Friday, November 10
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery presents “A Community Responds, Our Response to HIV/AIDS” from 6-8p.m. Exploring the human response by the communities most affected by the AIDS epidemic at a time when politicians, and most notably President of the United States would not acknowledge the disease. In cities across the US, gay and lesbian communities responded to AIDS with informational campaigns, organized community support, and a galvanizing of community resources in dynamic and creative ways distinct to American LGBTQ culture. Free to attend. Refreshments provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.
Saturday, November 11
The Manor Complex will be celebrating their 8th anniversary extravaganza with the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9: Sasha Velour. They will also feature the soinds of celebrity DJ Paulo Pacheco. In the Ivy Dance Room and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents, Miss Florida F.I. 2017 Kalah Mendoza and Champagne Bordeaux, along with resident DJ Larry Larr and hot Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and feature NO COVER before midnight and only $7 with Manor card after midnight and $10 without (18-20 is $12 all night).
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents “Heavy Classics 2” at 7p.m. at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center. For tickets go to BrowardCenter.org and for more info go to PrideWindEnsemble.org.
Bigger Saturdays at Score in association with Eliad Cohen and the Score Hunks present “Papa Black Party” starring DJ/Producer Pablo Lopez with a warm up set by Paulo Fragoso. Advance tickets are available at: Showclix.com.
The Ramrod presents their monthly “Underground Invasion: where it’s all about the music” (2nd Saturday of every month) with DJ Doug Jackson.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents a Business & Community EXPO with a focus on the LGBT community. The event will be held at the Westin Fort Lauderdale from 11a.m. to 5p.m. Admission and Parking are free and they will also feature exclusive expo-only discounts. Meet and mingle with representatives from their business members and community partners. They are also offering free seminars throughout the day, and complimentary health screenings (cholesterol, glucose, vitals and BMI) provided by Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital.
Sunday, November 12
The 15th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala takes place at the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six from 5:30-8:30p.m. The Voice for Equality Award will be awarded to two-time Olympian and four-time gold medalist, Greg Louganis (see interview in this week’s mag), and the inaugural Florida Business for Equality Award will be presented to PNC Bank. Tickets are $175 and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed under the law. For tickets or further information on sponsorships, please go to equalityflorida.org.
Monday, November 13
The 12th annual Taste of the Island takes place in Richardson Historical Park from 6-9p.m., and features samples of culinary delicacies from more than 20 local restaurants and bars. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Manors Historical Society, the Wilton Manors Development Alliance, the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors and the City of Wilton Manors’ Leisure Services Department. Tickets range from $30-$35 and are limited to the first 700 people. To purchase tickets or for more information, please go to: TasteoftheIsland.org.
Tuesday, November 14
Lips Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary starting today and going through Sunday, November 19. They will have special anniversary shows every night of the week!
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Six albums into their storied career, Maroon 5 continue to expand the signature style that not only transformed them into one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also elevated them among the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY Awards, become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, sold over 20 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. March 2017 saw the musicians close out a massive world tour that touched down in 30-plus countries for 120 concerts in front of more than 2.5 million fans. Never stopping or slowing down, they went right back to work upon landing in Los Angeles.
For their sixth full-length, Red Pill Blues (via 222/Intersceope), Maroon 5 enlisted the talents of longtime collaborator J. Kash as Executive Producer. “What Lovers Do” [feat. SZA] introduced this latest body of work with a proverbial bang. Driven by handclaps, tropical house flavors, funked-out bass grooves, fiery falsetto, and sizzling chemistry with SZA, the track emerged as another phenomenon right out of the gate.
Once again, the group add a worthy cadre of new anthems to their ever-expanding discography of smashes. “Wait” builds into shimmering synths and a stunning vocal run, spotlighting frontman Adam Levine’s powerhouse pipes. The minimalist production of “Lips On You” conjures a sultry bedroom anthem bolstered by a seductive hook that lies somewhere between Duran Duran and The Weeknd. Meanwhile, Julia Michaels makes a show-stopping cameo on the unpredictable and undeniable “Help Me Out.” There’s also “Best 4 U,” which shuffles towards another unshakable chant, “I just want the best for you.” A$AP Rocky also makes a guest appearance on the cinematic rhythmic track “Whiskey.”
At one point in 2017, Levine jokingly proclaimed, “We are never going away.”Now, album number six proves Maroon 5 are certainly here to stay. Connect with Maroon 5 at: maroon5.com