Thursday, April 13
The Chain Smokers, who burst on to the popular scene last year with their hot song “Closer” will be appearing at American Airlines Arena tonight. Tickets start at $21 at Ticketmaster.com.
“Bathhouse: The Musical!” which follows Billy, a wide-eyed youth venturing into a bathhouse for the very first time, starts tonight and goes through April 16 at Empire Stage Theater. Tickets start at $35 at empirestage.com. This musical montage
Friday, April 14
Bearsurrection Fort Lauderdale presents “Glow Night” at Hunters Nightclub starring DJ Neon, the Glowbear. The party starts at 9pm with no cover.
Ramrod welcomes the Men of Bearsurrection, an official party from 12 midnight to 3am starring DJ/Producer Barry Huffine.
The beautiful and talented Ariana Grande returns to American Airlines Arena tonight in her Dangerous Woman Tour, named after her mega-anticipated third full-length album.Tickets start at $53 at Ticketmaster.com.
Saturday, April 15
Southern Nights Fort Lauderdale is having their official Grand Opening starring DJ Barry Harris with a drag show at 12 midnight sharp with Roxxxy Andrews, Fantasia Royale GaGa, Athena Dion and Axel Andrews.
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents their monthly Beast, Fetish and Gear Party Volume 4 starring DJ Alex Ramos.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex presents Special performance to raise money to send Olga Dantelly (Miss Noche Latina At Large) to Miss Florida F.I. at Large. Performing will be Olga, Sabrina De Rico and Gally Allisson. The night will also star resident DJ Larry Larr, and sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s. Hours are 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. with NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 after midnight with Manor Card and $10 without (18-20 $12 all night).
Sunday, April 16
Lips presents Dragalicious Easter with their annual Best Easter Bonnet Contest during their infamous Gospel Brunch. For more information call them at 954-567-0987.
The Ramrod presents EDC (Enforced Dress Code) on the patio from 9pm to 12 am hosted by the South Florida Kennel Club.
Tuesday, April 18
The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and lesbian Chamber of Commerce) presents their April Mixer the Ramada Oakland Park Inn (3001 N Federal Highway) from 5:30-7:30pm. Admission is free for GFLGLCC members and only $10 for future members and includes one complimentary Reyka Vodka drink and Hors D’oeuvres. To RSVP (which is highly encouraged) or for more information email: Ronny@GFLGLCC.org.
Wednesday, April 19
Village Pub presents their 5th annual Village Voice starting tonight at 10pm and going through June 7. This is a 6 week preliminary competition hosted by Nicolette with semifinals May 31 and finals on June 7.
Hunters presents Mimi Imfurst as Charity Case in “Cocktails Fot A Cause” from 6-9pm with the show at 8pm. They will also feature prizes and giveaways by Dominic Ford.
You have a few weeks left to take advantage of the Cabanas Spa’s April specials, which are: Facial with Microdermabrasion for only $84 (Reg $149) and five 60 minute massages for only $259 (Reg $475). For more information, call them at 954-565-2307.
Latinos Salud is now offering Ryan White Part A case management to any eligible Broward resident living with HIV. What is a case manager? Your ally in navigating the system who connects you to free medical and support services. Stop in and meet their case manager, Vanessa Rodriguez, and their peer education counselor, Alejandro Acosta, at their Wilton Manors location, Monday through Friday.
I want to congratulate my 3rd best straight friends (inside Joke) Dr. Max and his girlfriend (now Finance) Lauren on their engagement last week while they were on vacation in NYC. I have been waiting on this one for a while, and can’t wait for the engagement party and wedding. Love you guys!
This is HOT
Nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award nominee and multiplatinum R&B legend Mary J. Blige will release her 13th studio album, Strength of a Woman, on April 28th via Capitol Records. Featuring production by DJ Camper, Bam, Hit-Boy, and Kaytranada, the highly anticipated release will feature collaborations with Kanye West, Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled and Missy Elliot amongst others.
The album’s latest single, “Love Yourself,” features vocals from Kanye West as well as production by DJ Camper. The single once again proves Blige to be at the top of her game, displaying the songstress’ signature R&B sound while delivering yet another powerful and soulful vocal performance.
“Love Yourself” follows the successful tracks “U + Me (Love Lesson)” and “Thick of it.” The latter marks a career milestone for Blige. Co-written by MJB along with Jazmine Sullivan, the song spent 16 weeks at #1 on the Urban AC Chart, marking her longest running #1 single on that chart. What’s more, “Thick Of It” climbed to #1 faster than any other song since 1995, when Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” reached No. 1 in its second week. Only three songs have ever reached No. 1 in 4 weeks or less (including “Exhale”). “U + ME (Love Lesson)” is currently #6 on the Urban AC Chart.