Thursday, April 26
Broward House presents their annual Dine Out For Life, where if you dine at participating restaurants, a percentage of your check will be donated back to Broward House. The legacy restaurants that are (participating 6 years) are: Rosies, The Over Easy Café and Mojo Restaurant and Lounge. The restaurants that are giving 50% back are: Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar, Wilton Creamery, Mini Pita and Maria’s Cantina. For all other restaurants visit their website at: Broward House.org. The Official after Party host is Hunters, who will be donating 100% classic cocktail proceeds. Be sure to stop by after you dine out for a great experience at Hunters Fort Lauderdale!
Friday April 27
Diversity Honors, presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, has announced featured special guest artists La Toya London and DJ Kidd Madonny as part of the prominent gala to benefit Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park at 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Event Center. The globally renowned celebration serves as a kick-off to Harvey Milk Day events around the world and spotlights those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. This year’s Diversity Honors gala, emceed by WSVN’s Lynn Martinez, will celebrate international, regional and local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBTQ community. Dolores Huerta, will receive the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal. Fort Lauderdale Mayor and LGBTQ Advocate Dean Trantalis will be the recipient of the first-ever Pride Center at Equality Park “Alan Schubert Award of Excellence.” Craig Stevens, WSVN-TV anchor, David Richardson, Florida State Representative serving District 113 and current primary candidate for Congress in Florida’s 27th District and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance will also be recognized for their effort in promoting equality and inclusiveness. Tickets are $200 per person, plus a service fee, for the black-tie optional event. To reserve tickets or for more information, please visit DiversityHonors.com.
The Pub presents Thirsty Burlington and her incredible Cher impersonation show ay 9:30p.m. If you cannot attend tonight, you can catch Thirsty for one more show on Sunday at 9:30p.m.
Taste of Oakland Park takes place from 6-9p.m.at Jaco Pastorius Park (4000 N. Dixie Highway). Admission tickets are $15 per person and include food and beverage samples from all participating vendors. FREE for children under 12. For more information, please visit: oaklandparkfl.gov.
Saturday, April 28
My favorite male ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham, returns to the BB&T Center on at 5 p.m.. Jeff has some of the most iconic puppet characters ever (Achemd, Walter, Bubba J, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno, and many more) that we can’t help to laugh with and about. Tickets start at $48.50.
The Manor Complex presents, a theme party entitled “Chains Of Love,” starring DJ Joe Gauthreaux in the ballroom. Noche Latina Saturdays, inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, presents special guests former Miss Florida, and former Miss Continental, Danielle Hunter and current reigning Miss Noche Latina, Estephania St Lords along with resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin go-go papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor feature NO COVER before midnight (FL res) and only $7 after for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).
Tuesday, May 1
If you have become a huge fan of the Dynamic Duo, or haven’t had the chance to see them the last two Tuesday, this is your last chance before they leave town., Catch Gerianne and Eric live at 8p.m.
Something Rotten comes to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from today through May 6. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self … and all that jazz. Tickets start at $28.
Wednesday, May 2
The Miami Backgammon Group has moved to Fritz and Franz Bierhaus (60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables). Play live games and tournaments with a friendly bunch of South Florida backgammon fans. Players of all levels welcome every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Tournaments start at 7p.m. No costs or membership dues, but tournaments are subject to $10 entry fee. For more information, go to: MiamiBackgammon.com.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with James Comey. In his book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, the former FBI director shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Each $45 ticket includes a copy of his book.
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It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning…and it’s still a cultural phenomenon 40 years after its original release. The iconic celebration of high school life in the 1950s, Grease is the way you’ll be feeling with a new 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital out now from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Featuring an explosion of song and dance, as well as star-making performances from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease made an indelible impact on popular culture. 40 years later, the film remains an enduring favorite as legions of new fans discover the memorable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story. Boasting unforgettable songs including “Greased Lightnin,” “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Beauty School Drop Out” and, of course, “Grease,” the film is a timeless feel-good celebration.
Paramount worked with director Randal Kleiser to restore Grease to its original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture resolution and color. The original negative was scanned and received extensive clean up and color correction using previously unavailable digital restoration tools such as high dynamic range technology. In addition, the audio was enhanced from a six-track mix created for an original 70mm release, giving the music more clarity. The resulting picture and sound create an exceptional home viewing experience.
The Grease 40th Anniversary Edition 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include the fully restored version of the film plus an all-new, in-depth exploration of the little-known origins of what would become a Broadway play and then a feature film and worldwide phenomenon. “Grease: A Chicago Story” features new interviews with writer Jim Jacobs and original cast members of the Chicago show. In addition, the discs include the original song the title sequence was animated to and an alternate ending salvaged from the original black & white 16mm work print discovered by director Randal Kleiser.