Winter Party Festival is an annual, week-long celebration of music, dance, and community, produced to raise critical funds for the LGBTQ community. It is produced by the national LGBTQ Task force ad features some of the top DJ’s in the world. Tons of parties including the infamous Sunday Beach Party.
Tues, March 4 through Mon, March 10; various locations; Winterparty.com
BROADWAY – Mean Girls
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Tues, March 3 through Sun, March 15; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: start at $35; Browardcenter.org
VENTRILOQUIST – Jeff Dunham in Seriously
For the past twelve years, Jeff and his somewhat-inappropriate-proteges, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have filled arenas across the U.S. and the world with their multiple, blockbuster tours.
Fri, March 6; 7pm; The BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: start at $49; thebbtcenter.com.
TRIXIE MATTEL – Grown Up
Join this glamorous biological woman, Alumni of RuPaul’s Drag Race, for an evening packed with music, comedy and unnecessary costume changes. Backed by a live band for the first time, this show will leave you jamming with flower power and wondering how the skinniest legend grew into the world’s funniest comedienne.
Tues, March 3; Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: start at $40; Browardcenter.org
MUSICIAN – Kenny G
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, this Grammy Award-winning saxophonist has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ’80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.
Thurs, March 5; 7:30pm; Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $56 to $78; Parkerplayhouse.com
COMEDIAN – Heather McDonald
This headlining comedian has consecutively sold out shows at clubs and theatres throughout the country. Her debut stand up special I DON’T MEAN TO BRAG originally premiered on Showtime and then was later acquired by NETFLIX. She was a regular on Chelsea lately, After Lately. Appeared in many movies and has a widely popular podcast.
Fri through Sun, March 6-8; Palm Beach Improv (550 S Rosemary Ave #250, West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $25; Palmbeachimprov.com
FORT LAUDERDALE GAY MEN’S CHORUS – “Divas Thru The Ages”
The FTLGMC is celebrating female music legends and others from the past 100 years for this show. Attendees will enjoy timeless hits that will live on forever from favorites like Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, Idina Menzel, Bette Midler and the Andrew Sisters. Recognizable songs will include “New York, New York” by Liza Minnelli, “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle, a medley of “Man That Got Away” and “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland plus more!
Sat, March 7; 8pm; All Saints Episcopal Church (333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $25-$40; theFTLGMC.org
FESTIVAL OF FIRE
This is an adrenaline pumping celebration of speed, combined with the raw power of 5000 hp flaming jet engines, pyrotainment, and choreographed lights and sound. Featuring Vulkanas, Jet Dragsters, Jet Funny Cars, Jet Truck, and Fire Dancers!! Mark your calendars!! It’s going to be the pyrotainment event of the year!
Fri, March 6; 5 to 11pm and Sat, March 7; 3 to 11pm; Palm Beach International Raceway (17047 Bee Line Hwy, Jupiter); Tix: Start at $15 for adults; VIP Blast Zone $60; lmsjets.com
BENEFIT – Grateful Paws
My friend of over 20 years, Uwe Schroeder, Bartender at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar and owner/creator of Wolf Cuff Custom Leather Fashion Design, presents the 10th annual fundraiser for this very important no kill dog and cat rescue organization.
Wed, March 4; 6pm; Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar (2266 Wilton Drive); Performances; 50/50 raffle; Silent Auction; GratefulPaws.org.