Thursday, November 16
Unity Coalition, in association with the Israeli Consulate in Miami and The Betsy-South Beach invites everyone to an intimate setting for coffee with Miss Trans Israel, Talleen Abu Hanna. They will be discussing Human & Trans Rights in the Middle East, being a Catholic Israeli Arab trans woman, and more. The event takes place at the Conservatory at The Betsy (1433 Collins Avenue) from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery’s Stonewall Author Series presents Neil Placky reading selections from Next One Will Kill You and Nobody Rides for Free
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.
Signed copies will be available for sale.
Saturday, November 18
Latinos Salud will literally light up the Miami Tower, and deliver everything from top notch hors d’oeuvres by Junior’s Catering to the evening’s upbeat soundtrack, provided by local favorite, DJ AJ Reddy, and TP Lords will wow the crowd as they present DiversiSAFE. The cover charge is left up to you as you donate whatever amount you feel is right. Space is limited, though, so please register now at: www.bit.ly/LATINOSSALUD.
The Club Fort Lauderdale features their Bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10 p.m. This is always a sold-out event so get there early!
The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Raise For The Cure” at Fire & Ice Lounge (1672 Collins Avenue) from 6-11p.m. The night will star Samantha Diaz, Ann Atomic Lords, Candi Dixxx and Stephanie Cockroach. Admission is $20 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Care Resource on December 1, World AIDS Day.
W Fort Lauderdale will debut ‘Art of Swim’ – an eclectic evening extravaganza celebrating the intersection of art and fashion poolside on the rooftop WET Deck from 7 to 10p.m. (ish). The multi-faceted event will include runway shows and curated presentations from local Fort Lauderdale fashion boutique, Jypsea Local, a showcase from 14-year old Miami prodigy Ariel Swedroe, and collections from Brazilian bikini extraordinaire, Lenny Niemeyer. In between shows, look out for the mermaids and fire breathers mingling throughout the WET Deck, pop up shops from the designers, cocktails courtesy of Oak & Cane, body casting by #1000Mermaids, and musical tunes provided by DJ La Trice Perry. VIP tickets to the event are available for $40 and include reserved runway seating, one Oak & Cane welcome cocktail, valet parking and a swag bag. There are also Super VIP options, to find out more or to purchase a ticket, visit artofswimw.com.
Rumors presents “Totally 90’s Turnabout,” which is their fifth annual charity turnabout to benefit the SMARTride. The event starts at 9 p.m. and thy invite everyone to watch as their staff takes the stage to entertain for a great cause. The event will also feature a silent auction and a 50/50.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents South Florida’s newest, critically acclaimed ballet company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami for an evening of ballet dubbed Rapture: Ballet’s Pointe of Passion. The evening will showcase entrancing works by renowned choreographers Jerry Opdenacker (Ballet Florida, O Dance), Tania Vergara, Gerald Arpino (Joffrey Ballet), and more. The performance is at 8pm, and tickets are $25-$45 and can be purchased at SMDCAC.org or by calling 786-573-5300.
Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex presents, hostess Viva Mirage along with special guest former Miss Continental, Miss GayUSofA, Entertainer of the Year, Miss National, the one and only Mokha Montrese. The night will also star 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).
Tuesday, November 21
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents their November Mixer at BalQony (spelled correctly) at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (505 N Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd) from 5:30-7:30p.m. Admission is complimentary for members and $10 for future members and includes a complimentary Reyka Vodka drink, and Complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres. For more information, or to RSVP (which is highly encouraged) please email: Ronny@gflglcc.org.
Wednesday, November 22
The Boardwalk celebrates Thanksgiving Weekend starting tonight as they present the winner of Mr. Golden Boy, the sexy Kevin, performing 2 shows nightly from tonight through Saturday.
Logo founder Matt Farber presents Pam Ann “NYE Flight 2018” a special New Year’s Eve show at Sunshine Cathedral at 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31. Pam Ann is back by popular demand after her sold out show this past February. There are three levels of seating—Economy, Business Class (premium seating), and First Class (first 4 rows plus meet and greet/photos with Pam Ann).
This is HOT
The Christmas season is in full show tune swing now that the 19th volume of Broadway’s Carols for a Cure has arrived. The latest compilation from the beloved series continues Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ tradition of pairing the casts from award-winning Broadway musicals with seasonal songs that are both classic and new. Once again, the result is pure magic and is sure to help make the 2017 holiday season shine brighter than ever before.
Fans of Broadway will be overjoyed to hear recordings from Tony Award winning casts of Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Come From Away and many more including: Aladdin, Anastasia, Avenue Q, Beautiful, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Chicago, Groundhog Day, Jersey Boy, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Waitress, War Paint, and Wicked.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with serious illnesses including AIDS receive the health care and support they need. In addition, they provide financial support in the form of grants to AIDS and family service organizations throughout the country.
“The 19th volume of Broadway’s Carols for a Cure is the best yet,” promises Lynn Pinto. “It exudes such warmth, like a cozy blanket on a snowy Winter’s day.”
“Broadway’s Carols for a Cure” can be purchased at BroadwayCares.org or by calling Broadway Cares at 212-840-0770.