Sunday, August 2
The Haus Lounge and Miss Noche Latina 2020, Velvet Lenore, presents Palm Beach Queens Werkin it at “Soul On 2nd Ave” (205 N. Federal Highway, Lake Worth) from 5 to 8pm. Also from 3 to 5pm you can drive up and get your plate to go and you can call in your order. Food by Big Mama aka Shannon Atkins, Velvet LeNore and Woodie Woodster Dawsey Jr. But starting at 5pm go hang out and have some food and catch an awesome drag show by Velvet, Rianna Petrone, Melissa St John and Kataleya Davenport. With your bartender and shot girl Brian Hirschberg and Shay’trese Williams. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK.
Wednesday, August 5
The Key West Business Guild invites everyone to join them for another social distanced luncheon at the Marriott Beachside (3841 N Roosevelt Blvd) from noon to 1pm. This time featuring their current Mayor-Teri Johnston, and opposing candidates: Rick Haskins & Mark Rossi. Each candidate will get 10 minutes to state their pitch to be mayor and then they will open it up for questions so get your questions ready. RSVP is required for this event. **Vegetarian option is available upon request. Please email us if you would like this option. Extra precautions will be taken to ensure safety of all attendees.
Taylor Swift Releases Folklore
Most of the things Taylor Swift had planned for the summer of 2020 didn’t end up happening, but there was something magical that did happen, the surprise release of her 8th studio album, folklore. “Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the “perfect” time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed,” said Taylor. “My gut telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with.” This spectacular 16-song album was produced by Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift and features a musical collaboration with Bon Iver. Vinyl editions of the album will feature one bonus track.
GLAAD Media Awards Go Virtual
Logo will air the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards virtual ceremony on Monday, August 3 at 8pm. The awards will honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally. The hosts will be Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere, and special guests include: Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union, The cast of Pose, Cara Delevingne, Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Lena Waithe, Jonica T. Gibbs, Dan Levy, Rachel Maddow, Ryan O’Connell, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Brian Michael Smith, Olivia Wilde, Raquel Wills and Sonya Deville. To see a list of the nominees or for more information go to: Glaad.org/mediaawards.
SNMA Presents Artist and Filmmaker Sasha Wortzel
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives invites you to join them on August 5, at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with artist and filmmaker Sasha Wortzel. Blending the archival and the imaginary, Sasha Wortzel’s films, installations, and performances map the ways that structures of power haunt and inextricably shape our contemporary landscape. Joined in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Wortzel will present on three recent films – Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2018; co-director Tourmaline), We Have Always Been on Fire (2018), and This is an Address (2020) – that utilize gaps in the archive as creative departure points for reimagining queer histories and narratives of political resistance that have been marginalized or systematically excluded from the official record. The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gRfRNjlVTf-6yRpKmfZlGA. Upon registration, a link and password will be emailed to you.
Find It In Oakland Park
The City of Oakland Park and CRA are spearheading the roll out of an exciting new campaign called “Find It In Oakland Park” to support local businesses. The purpose of the campaign is to spur a movement among residents to dine and shop local within our community. To engage residents and provide support for local businesses, the City and CRA are launching a #LiveLikeALoakL Incentive Program. The program will provide businesses with a unique promotional opportunities like features on the OPCRA website, access to the City’s digital advertising, events, and contests driven through social media. Business can enter by logging on to the OPCRA.com website.
Engage at Gablestage presents Sight and Sound
Engage@GableStage will be kicking off on July 31 at 7pm with Sight and Sound by George Schiavone and Matt Corey exclusively at GableStage.org. Sight and Sound is an original photomontage set to a newly created musical score. It is a retrospective and new perspective on the Art of GableStage and its productions over the past two decades. This special project was commissioned by GableStage for the Engage@GableStage’s launch.
Bad Ideas With Adam Devine Series Premieres on Monday, July 27
This series is Adam’s twisted take on an adventure series. In each episode, he and a famous actor or comedian will travel to a new location in search of adventures that are already inherently dangerous – only they’ll add their own extra special sauce to ensure they are truly terrible choices. Entering a chili pepper eating contest with the most scorching peppers on earth… when you don’t like spicy food? Unwise. Visiting a haunted place… to purposely conjure a demon? Wouldn’t do it. Driving the narrow cliff trail aka The Death Road in South America… in an ice cream truck? No thanks. Yet for Adam and his friends, this ill-conceived way to experience the world is just their (bad) idea of travel. Guest stars include: Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, Brent Morin, “CJ” Lana Perry, Rebel Wilson and Thomas Middleditch.
National LGBTQ Task Force Gala 2020
For 24 years, the annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala has been the premier celebration of South Florida’s LGBTQ community and a vital fundraiser supporting the oldest national organization dedicated to achieving equality for LGBTQ people as well as many Miami-Dade LGBTQ service organizations. In 2020 the cause is the same, but the format is different as we move our event online. The 2020 Gala is all about “The Power of US”. While we can’t gather in person, we can come together for a single night on October 3. There is no longer a fixed ticket price – any donation at all will get you in. And our table captains are no longer limited to just nine guests: we encourage you to invite all of your friends to join your virtual table! Please sign up to be a table captain today. If you can’t do that, then make a donation of any amount and plan to join us on October 3. This year’s Gala will support the Task Force’s Queering Democracy Initiative, including our “Queer the Vote” campaign. (The deadline for voter registration in Florida is October 5.) https://thetaskforcegala.blackbaud-sites.com/?modal=donate.
Maroon 5 debuts their latest single “Nobody’s Love”
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 debuts their latest single “Nobody’s Love” out now via 222 Records/Interscope. The band’s new song debuts with an accompanying music video shot by acclaimed film director, David Dobkin, who has also served as the band’s longtime collaborator on many of their acclaimed music videos. The video was recently shot in Los Angeles on an iPhone with only Adam and the director present. In tandem with the video release, Maroon 5 and Interscope Records will be making a donation to the ACLU of Southern California. They will also perform their new single on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on August 10th. In addition to the release of “Nobody’s Love,” Maroon 5 recently announced the new routing for their 2021 U.S. concert tour, produced by Live Nation. Tickets for the band’s 2021 tour dates are currently on sale now and they will be appearing in Florida on: September 23 in West Palm Beach, FL at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, and September 24 in Tampa, FL at the Mid Florida Credit Union. Tickets purchased for the band’s 2020 tour will be honored for the new dates.
BFA Hosts We Are Nice’n Easy
Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) hosts a virtual free event via Zoom featuring South Florida-based mixed media artist duo We Are Nice’n Easy on Tuesday, August 4 from 5 to 6 pm. Viewers who want to attend must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit Bfabroward.org.
The Fight Available July 31
At this defining moment in American history, The Fight follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. Town Hall is moderated by John Horn with Producer, Kerry Washington.
Sam Jay first hour-long Netflix original comedy special
Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, 3 In The Morning. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia, Sam Jay delivers the witty, candid and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic. For more information go to: netflix.com/SamJay3InTheMorning
The Fugitive Premieres on Quibi on August 3
Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook star in this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the creator of Most Dangerous Game and co-executive producer of Prison Break in which an innocent man on the run, desperate to clear his name, is chased through Los Angeles by the cop who will not rest until he is captured. Also starring Natalie Martinez, Tiya Sircar, Brian Geraghty, Genesis Rodriguez, Glenn Howerton, Daniel David Stewart, and Keilani Arellanes. There are 14 episodes with new chapters every weekday until August 18.
Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast & LGBT Awards online!
The LGBT+ Center Orlando presents their annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast & LGBT Awards online! Please join them on their official LGBT+ Center Orlando Facebook page at 10AM on Friday, July 31 as they honor local heroes! The Award recipients are: Trailblazer Orlando: Marco Quiroga; Trailblazer Kissimmee: Jeremy Lanier; LGBT Ally: Congressman Darren Soto; Champion of Equality: Representative Anna Eskamani; Business Award: SAVOY Orlando; Lifetime Achievement; Orlando Gay Chorus with special appearances by: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Representative Carlos Smith, Eric Rollins, Angelica Jones, Roxy Santiago, George Wallace, Joel Morales and Tommi Pritchett; with a special performance by: The Orlando Gay Chorus. The runtime is 1 hour. Grab breakfast and a cup of coffee and celebrate The Center and their awardees! No charge to watch but donations are accepted. You may text TheCenter to 50155 during the broadcast to make your pledge! Streaming live at facebook.com/thecenterorlando/
Gulfstream Park VillagePresents Food Truck Wednesdays
If you’re looking for free and fun events in Miami-Dade/Broward, Gulfstream Park Village is home to an exciting array of adult and family-friendly venues and activities. From August to December, the open-air entertainment destination will host exciting, socially distanced, family-friendly events to engage with the South Florida community. One example is Food Truck Wednesdays starting on Wednesday, August 5, from 11 am–2 pm., and every Wednesday thereafter for the month of August. Located on Silks Run near the Village Center, guests are invited to purchase lunch from the weekly featured local food truck, with menu items ranging in price from $10-12.