Thursday, September 6
The GLLN next CLE Luncheon, which is open to everyone, takes place at Timpano Chophouse (450 E Las Olas Boulevard) from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The speaker will be the Honorable Dean J. Trantalis, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, recently elected as Fort Lauderdale’s first openly gay mayor, and the topic will be “The State of Fort Lauderdale.” The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members, by registering at GLLN.org.
Saturday, September 8
Murray and Peter presents “War on the Catwalk: The Queens of Season 10” at the Parker Playhouse at 8pm, with a VIP Meet and Greet at 6pm. The night will star drag race queens Miz Cracker and Monet X Change as hostesses and Vanjie, Vixen, Blair, Dusty and Monique performing.
SAGE Book Group presents Insomniac City: New York, Oliver and Me by Bill Hayes at the Stonewall National Library & Archives (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale) from 11am to 12pm. Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at forty-eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city’s incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera. And he unexpectedly fell in love again – with his friend and neighbor, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks (Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, etc.) whose exuberance is captured in funny and touching vignettes throughout the book. What emerges is a loving tribute to New York and a portrait of Sacks at his most personal and endearing, from falling in love for the first time at age seventy-five to facing illness and death (Sacks died of cancer in August 2015).
The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens presents their Second Saturday Seminar: How To Create Ecologically and Sociologically Sustainable Landscapes with Steve Woodmansee from 10am-12pm. Learn to create an ecologically and sociologically sustainable landscape which incorporates aspects of native plant habitats, rockland hammocks and pine rockland communities. Steve will discuss plantings for our coastal region. Following the talk, you are invited to join him on a special tour identifying the plants in their Pine Rockland Garden. Native species will be available for purchase to add to your garden.
The Ramrod presents their monthly “Underground Invasion,” (2nd Saturday of the month) where it’s all about the music with DJ Doug Jackson.
The Club Fort Lauderdale presents their monthly Cumunion party from 3 to 7p.m.
The Pub presents a benefit for Sasha Lords to raise money to send her to Miss Florida F.I 2018 from 10pm to 12am. The Drink N Drag show will be extended and include 15 entertainers, and also feature silent auction items. Sasha is always there for our community, so let’s all go out to support her!
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex celebrates Brazilian Independence starring Lana Novva Lanudde, and Juliana Rivera as well as sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4 am and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).
Sunday, September 9
The Ramrod will be celebrating their 24th anniversary with a free raffle drawing for a sky diving jump (from 11pm to 1am), the annual free Ramrod Anniversary Pin (ask your bartender), plus Leather werk prizes, bar tabs, things for fun and free pig week tickets and much more.
Monday, September 10
The WMBA (Wilton Manors Business Association) presents their Monthly Evening Mixer, which will for the first time ever feature Speed Networking, so bring plenty of business cards. The event will take place at Hunters Nightclub, from 6 pm- 7:30pm. The cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.
Tuesday, September 11
SAGE/Pride Film Series: “Eastern Boys” will be shown on at 1:15pm in the Main Hall of the Pride Center. They are Eastern boys and come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They might be prostitutes, but there is no way of knowing for certain. Daniel, a discreet man in his late fifties has his eye on one of them – Marek, who agrees to visit him the following day, at his home. Has Daniel fallen into a trap? Free and open to the public. Popcorn and sodas will be served.
Wednesday, September 12
The one and only Kathy Griffin is back with her “Laugh Your Head Off World Tour” at the Adrienne Arst Center for the Performing Arts. To purchase tickets go to KathyGriffin.com.
Next Thursday, September 13 is the grand opening of a sensual experience unlike any others called Throb Thursdays at Miami Velvet (3901 NW 77th Avenue)). This is a private men’s club and will include: private and public rooms, live dancers and performers, free lockers, full dance floor, and BYOB with free mixers and bar staff at your request. Book online and receive 25% off.
This is HOT
On Saturday, September 8, is Poverello’s 28th annual Bowling To Fight Hunger from 12 noon to 4 pm at Sawgrass Lanes. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Poverello and features about 50 teams bowling all to raise money for this incredible organization. The event also features lots of fabulous silent auction items and raffles. Even if you are not bowling, go out and support! For more info, go to: HungerFighter.org.