Thursday, March 19
My Tropx is featuring their monthly Ruby Member sale from today through Sunday, March 22 where Ruby members get 40% off everything.
A Gay Men’s Runway event will take place at Hunters starting at 6pm to benefit HANDY, Helping Abused Neglected and Disadvantaged Youths in Broward County. The cocktail reception starts at 6pm, which will feature entertainment, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. At 7pm, the runway show starts with fashions from Mix Men’s Wear, The Pride Factory, Gett Wett, and Leatherwerks. Admission is $20, and please dress to impress! For more information on HANDDY, go to Handyinc.org
Friday, March 20
Out of the Closet on Biscayne is moving and will be re-opening today at 2400 Biscayne Blvd. at 2pm. For more information, go to: Outofthecloset.org.
The Spice and Tea Exchange of Key West (511 Greene St #102) is having their grand opening from today at 11am through Saturday the 21st. They will be having tastings both days and Pirate Radio will be broadcasting on Saturday from 11am-1pm! If you haven’t stopped by the shop yet please do so! They would love to see you!
SAGE of South Florida & Prime Gentlemen present ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ at 1:30 pm at The Pride Center, Main Hall. Mary Stuart is Queen of France at sixteen and widowed at eighteen and receives pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history. Mary believed that her monarchy would only be secured if she married and produced heirs. Mary had to beat her husband, Lord Darnley, in order for him to get an erection so she could become pregnant and produce a successor to the throne. It’s interesting to note that one of Mary’s “ladies in waiting” was a gay man who liked wearing drag. The inept power maneuver set into motion related events involving murder, scandal, abdication, imprisonment, and execution. This is a free event. Soda and popcorn served.
Saturday, March 21
The Lake Worth Playhouse presents “Send in the Queens,” a one-night-only performance at 8pm! This annual Drag Show Fundraiser is back by popular demand for the 13th consecutive year! A high-end, high-energy drag concert that features a cast of dazzling drag divas. All proceeds will go to benefit the Playhouse. Featuring performances by Lupita Hollywood, Daizee DeLuxx, Melissa St. John, Vasti Love Montana, Velvet Lenore, Shardee Ross, Dee Dee Van Carter and Danielle Montgomery. Tickets are $35 at Lakeworthplayhouse.org
The Ramrod invites everyone to get ready for Progressive Tech House Music with special guest, direct from P-Town, DJ Wayne Michael.
Monday, March 23
The annual Mister and Miss Pride South Florida Pageant, owned and operated by Latrice Royale, Inc., takes place at the Aventura Arts Center at 8pm. This is a competition for Female Impersonators and Male Entertainers. Contestants will compete in five categories: Creative Presentation (with a “Show Your Pride” theme), Swimsuit, Talent, Evening Wear, and Question & Answer. The winners, decided upon by a nationally-recognized panel of qualified judges, receives a stellar prize package to include a cash prize, a custom crown, and a contract with LRI Talent & Management. Cash prizes are also awarded to the winner of each category. This year they celebrate the reign of Miss PSF 2019 Kennedy Davenport and Mr. PSF Raul Vegas. Interested contestants can contact Pageant Director Christopher Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954)507-2089. Tickets range from $10 to $30 at PrideSouthFL.com
The WMBA presents their monthly luncheon from 11:30am to 1pm at Holy Mackerel (1414 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors). This month they invite you to join them as they honor a few of their outstanding business leaders with WMBA Business Leadership Awards. They will also reveal the new Annual Directory and City Guide. Admission is $20 for WMBA members and $25 for future WMBA members at Wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com.
Tuesday, March 24
The Pub presents “The Dynamic Duo” in their Florida Tour 2020 from 8 to 9:30pm. This show is called Show stoppers and features Broadway and Disney sing along.
This is HOT
On May 1, Capitol Records will release Sam Smith’s third album, To Die For. Recently, Smith shared the title track and the accompanying video. Opening with a sample from the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko, the new track pairs soaring strings and evocative piano with Smith’s distinctive vocals and the plaintive confession, “I just want somebody to die for.” The global superstar recorded the song with Jimmy Napes and Stargate, who also collaborated with Smith on 2017’s “Too Good At Goodbyes,” now certified 4x Platinum in the U.S.
For the official video, Smith teamed up with Grant Singer (The Weeknd, Lorde), who also directed the video for 2019’s “How Do You Sleep?” The new clip takes place outside a wig shop in Los Angeles. Amidst the many mannequin heads with perfectly coifed hair, there is a wigless one in Sam’s likeness who sings “To Die For.” Couples and families pass the shop over the course of several seasons. Engulfed in their relationships, few even notice the bald singing mannequin. The other mannequin heads vanish, leaving Sam alone – until fate intervenes. View the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POIK1H3L86k.
Sam Smith explains, “I wrote the song with Jimmy Napes and Stargate in L.A. during a time of self-discovery and heartbreak. This is for all the lonely hearts out there.”
You can pre-order the album at http://samsmith.world/TDFAlbumPR. Fans who pre-order To Die For in digital format will instantly receive the new single, “To Die For,” plus “How Do You Sleep?” which has amassed over 600 million streams worldwide, “I Feel Love,” a cover of Donna Summer’s disco classic, “Fire on Fire” (from the Watership Down soundtrack) and Smith’s collaboration with Normani, “Dancing with a Stranger,” which has sold more than 10 million units and racked up over two billion streams worldwide. A No. 1 airplay hit in the U.S. & U.K., “Dancing with a Stranger” achieved Platinum status in 19 countries, including the U.S., where it is certified 2x Platinum.
Since the release of their 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide. They have won four GRAMMY Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards. Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, the album included the hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which recently became Smith’s second song to receive over a billion streams on Spotify, after “Stay With Me.”