Last week I told you about my trip to Central Florida and what a wonderful time I had there. This week I will catch up on some events I missed talking about plus tell you what happened this past weekend. The monthly Wilton Manors Art Walk which takes place the third Friday of the month, was once again successful with people walking up and down Wilton Drive gazing at all the fabulous art in the shops and on the street. The Village Pub had their End of World…
Last week I told you about my trip to Central Florida and what a wonderful time I had there. This week I will catch up on some events I missed talking about plus tell you what happened this past weekend. The monthly Wilton Manors Art Walk, which takes place the third Friday of the month, was once again successful with people walking up and down Wilton Drive gazing at all the fabulous art in the shops and on the street. The Village Pub had their End of World party starring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and even though Joe started stripping by the end of the party the world did not end…LOL! Alibi had their annual employee Christmas Party at Bills and once again this was a very fun time. The bartenders (spearheaded by Eric Brano) presented a signed and framed print of themselves to owners Jackson and Mark. This was a very tender moment! Congrats to Jackson and Mark for having such a thoughtful and nice staff! The Rainbow Business Coalition had their Holiday party at Satori on Sunrise Blvd, which was lots of fun. This past weekend the Manor went Asian with fierce productions, The Club Fort Lauderdale went black, the monthly Salvation Party had a special event at Nikki Beach starring DJ Abel, Discotekka had a Blast off to 2013 starring their original DJ Jarell, Boom had a Heat Wave, and the Depot had a New Year’s Eve Eve T Dance. Catch all the goings on from New Year’s Eve in next week’s column!
Thursday, January 3
The Pride Factory presents their semi-annual “Shop The Box” clearance event with some items as low as $5. The sale lasts until the boxes are empty.
Friday, January 4
Forbidden Broadway: 30th anniversary tour is at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Forbidden Broadway is the award-winning New York sensation featuring a talented quartet of comic chameleons who perform hilarious parodies of Broadway’s biggest hits at a dizzying pace. From Phantom to Wicked, this fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits has outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of songs you know by heart and madcap impressions. New spoofs include Patti LuPone in Gypsy and Grease, “You’re the One That I Hate!” Whether you are a seasoned theatre-goer or new to it all, the Tony Award® winning Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs. “Side-splittingly funny,” says John Heilpern in the New York Observer. “No show has given me more pleasure over the years. It’s my favorite show on earth.” Forbidden Broadway has received a Tony Award, Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Best Off Broadway Musical. To purchase tickets which are $39 go to Browardcenter.org
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor celebrated the season 12 premier of American Idol with DJs JPS and Miik with Sasha as Nicki Minaj, Estephania as Mariah Carey and TP as Paula Abdul.
Saturday, January 5
Tamarac Theatre Of Performing Arts (7143 Pine Island Rd Tamarac) presents “The Sunshine Boys.” The play focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act. Clark is convinced by his nephew Ben to revive one of the old routines one last time. Much of the humor is derived from efforts to get the two cantankerous actors into the same room for a rehearsal. Plays through Jan, 20 with show times: Sat 2pm & 8pm Sun 2pm. Tickets $25 and can be purchased at TTOPA.org.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents “Blackout” with DJ Paul De Leon with a warm up set by DJ Willy G.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #53 with special gust DJ Doug Jackson.
The Manor will be celebrating the birthday of Give Me A Beat Productions George Coronado with a special performance by acrobats from Orchid, Miami’s most exotic theatrical experience.
Sunday, January 6
Azucar welcomes new cast member Rossette Enchanted to their Escandado Sundays starting tonight, so go check it out and make Rossette feel welcome!
Tuesday, January 8
Sidelines Sports Bar presents Keith Allen’s birthday celebration and his 30 year In The Biz Anniversary starting at 7 pm.
Wednesday, January 9
The Dome Restaurant and Lounge presents the official Launch party of Moskow Disko tonight starting at 8pm. For more info see the feature in this week’s magazine.
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival continues its monthly movie series “GLOW Miami” by presenting “Love Free or Die,” directed by Macky Alston. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2012, Love Free or Die follows the life of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in a major Christian denomination. The film chronicles Bishop Robinson in his quest for equality within the religious community he serves while, perhaps unintentionally, inspiring the change of perceptions around the world. Robinson, who was consecrated in 2003 wearing a bullet-proof vest for his protection, struggles with a major conflict between his love for God and his love for his partner Mark. This film shows both acceptance and rejection in a foreboding light. Scenes depicting hatred and aggressive disagreement from outsiders transition into Robinson’s emotional response in front of the congregation where he states so profoundly that, “The enemy of love is not hate, but fear.” Audiences are faced with the harsh reality of one man’s journey to live freely and the dark aspects of attempting to win a never-ending battle. Glow starts with a 7:30 cocktail reception (cash bar) and the screening at 9pm at Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Avenue). For more information call 305-751-6305.
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