Thursday, July 18
Miami Beach Bruthaz is back and this year they have moved from Miami to Fort Lauderdale from today until Sunday, July 21. The host Hotel is the Grand Resort and Spa and the star of the weekend is Phoenix Fellington. To book a hotel room, find out more information, or to purchase tickets (many events are free) go to: MiamiBeachBruthaz.com
OUTshine is bringing “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” a 2019 Miami favorite to Fort Lauderdale. Sixteen-year-old Jamie New lives on a council estate in Sheffield and doesn’t quite fit in. He is terrified about the future, but little does he know – he is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness into the drag queen spotlight. Filmed live from London’s West End, with songs that have the wow factor, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation will sweep you away on a tide. Showing at the Classic Gateway Theatre at 7pm. For tickets, go to: mifofilm.com.
Friday, July 19
The Pub and Nicole Halliwell present a new night on the drive: Spotlight: A Cabaret of Unique Talents premiering tonight at 9:30pm. Nicole will be the mistress of events and her cast includes: the singing medium Jordana Forrest, the insatiable duo Xaviex, the guilty pleasure of Bruce Negron, the temptress Jenna Beth, and the wild card Jadynn Starr.
Compass Community Center of the Palm Beaches presents their 2019 Youth Wellness Event from 1-4pm. The event is free, but please register at YouthWellness2019.EventBrite.com.
SAGE of South Florida & Prime Gentlemen present The Favourite: at 1:30 pm at The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway. The Favourite is set in early-1700s England which is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne plagued by physical ailments and the trauma of losing 17 children, occupies the throne. Wickedly funny and at times devastating, it focuses on Anne’s childhood friend and lover Lady Sarah Churchill who governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Some of the absurdist fun in the movie comes from the men of Parliament and Court who entertain themselves by racing ducks and throwing oranges at a naked man wearing a wig. FREE and open to the public. Soda and popcorn served during the movie. For those interested, an optional lunch is planned before the movie at 12pm at Galanga’s Thai Restaurant, 2389 Wilton Drive (two blocks south of Five Corners). There is a 2 for 1 lunch menu priced $10 to $13 (i.e. $5, $6.50 + Beverage per person).
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, this next edition of LIVE@Frost Science is proud to welcome Senator Bill Nelson as he shares his voyage to space and offers insights into the long-range economic and sociological impacts of the space program on commerce, research, technology and education at 7pm. As a fifth-generation Floridian, Senator Nelson’s roots run deep in Florida. Senator Nelson was born in Miami, FL and grew up in Melbourne, FL, near where he would one day launch into space as a crew member on the Space Shuttle Columbia. To register, visit frostscience.org/event/live-bill-nelson/.
Saturday, July 20
The WMAE (Wilton Manors Art Expo) presents their monthly Art Walk from 5-8pm. South Florida’s fine artists will be displaying paintings, photographs, jewelry, and sculpture at various locations up and down Wilton Drive. For more info, go to: WMAE.org.
The Club Fort Lauderdale features their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection A Second Coming event at 10p.m. This is always a sold-out event, so get there early!
The Ramrod presents DJ Bo Bear (Monte-Carlo, Sao Paulo, Germany, Ibiza, Istanbul, San Diego, DC and Atlanta Eagle) from 10pm to 3am.
The Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race takes place in Key West as part of the annual Hemingway Days events and recall the legendary author’s vigorous sporting lifestyle. Paddlers compete on an ocean course, while runners and walkers proceed through Key West’s colorful historic district past landmarks that include the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum. For more information go to: keywesthalfmarathon.com.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Lounge and Patio at The Manor Complex Celebrates Colombia’s Independence starring Colombians Sasha Lords and Juliana Rivera (Miss Noche Latina 2019), along with DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4am, and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).
Monday, July 22
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar and the south Florida community come together to present the annual Bartenders Boxers and Briefs annual underwear auction. The auctioneers will be Missy Meyakie LePaige, Nikki Adams and TP Lords. Your favorite bartenders will be auctioning off their underwear and a date with them, and if you win, you get to go up on stage and take their underwear off of them. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction (7-10pm), with the bartender auction at 9m sharp. This is a benefit for the Tuesday’s Angels Fund.
Wednesday, July 24
Compass presents their next Pride Business Alliance Social from 6-8pm at Steel Tie Spirits Distillery. They are located in the Warehouse District (next to Grandview Public Market) in a 100 year old building, lovingly making rums and vodka. This event is free for members of the Pride Business Alliance or Compass Community Center, and $20 for non-members. Register at pba-july.eventbrite.com.
Your Patio Store (3050 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is featuring 50% off Floor Samples until July 31. This is the perfect opportunity to get the Patio furniture you wanted!
This is HOT
During this month’s Art Walk, on Saturday, July 20, my good buddy Steven Shires will present a solo exhibition of his work entitled “My Eye Too” at the South Florida Symphony Orchestra (2201 Wilton Drive, Suite 12) from 6-8pm. The exhibition run through July 31. For more information, call 954-881-3117 or go to: StevenShires.com.