11/2/15 10:12:04 PM -- Second City Green Touring Company Front Row, Jo Feldman, Peter Kim, Julie Marchiano, Back Row, Jeff Murdoch, Julia Weiss and Chucho Perez . © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Thursday, March 2

The National LGBTQ Task Force presents their annual Winter Party week with events from today and going through Monday. For a list of events go to WinterParty.com or see the feature in this week’s magazine.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents Maximizing your Membership Benefits Networking Breakfast, at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, from 10-11am. Whether you are a new, existing or potential new MDGLCC member, learn how to maximize the use of all the marketing tools and programs available through the Chamber. Learn about the Chamber’s website and access to features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to chamber staff and Membership Committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and/or services. Free admission. RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.
Rumors presents CCBOY (Chubs, Chasers, Bears, Older and Younger), an annual event for Gay men starting today and going through Saturday. Tonight is the meet and greet starting at 9pm with karaoke till 1:30am. Friday is the “Big Belly Contest” at 10pm hosted by Daisy Deadpetals with a $100 cash prize, and Saturday is the Pick-A-Chub Dating Game hosted by Amanda Austin.

Friday, March 3

The company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Mike Myers, Bill Murray and Martin Short opens its comedy vault when The Best of Second City comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8:30 p.m. This must-see show features the greatest sketches and songs from The Second City’s legendary history as well as its trademark improvisation. Tickets are $39 and can be purchased online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954-462-0222; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

Saturday, March 4

Club Fort Lauderdale presents Res-Erection, their monthly Naked Blackout Event starting at 10pm. This is always a sold out event so get their early!

Ramrod presents Pig Dance #103 (first Saturday of every month), with this month’s special guest DJ, direct from Chicago, Ted Eiel.

Aqua Foundation for Women is preparing to once again host, TransCon, the only FREE conference for the transgender community and their allies in South Florida. TransCon 2017 takes place today from 9am to 5pm, with a job fair kicking off the weekend on Friday (yesterday), from 12p – 5p. All events will be held at Barry University. For more information regarding the conference, please visit TransCon.Miami or email info@aquafoundation.org.

Sunday, March 5
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance, the only T dance in Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal. The T Dance, which is from 4-7pm, is hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Barry Huffine and this month’s special guests Kataleya Davenport, Starlet Skye and Natalia Monae.
Rumors presents “Punch Drunk Brunch” a brunch comeback starting today and every Sunday thereafter. It will feature live music, and brunch style favorites from award winning Chef Robyn Almodovar.
Tuesday, March 7

Stonewall National Museum & Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, is pleased to present and author reading and panel discussion surrounding the book Ending Anita: How Two Key West Bartenders Won Gay Marriage For Florida, by Anthony Adams at 7 pm. Free to attend, with a suggested donation of $5. Panelists will include Aaron Huntsman and Lee Jones, Key West plaintiffs; Bernadette Restivo, their lawyer; former Marine Mark Ebenhoch, their media advisor; Susan Kent, event and social media coordinator; Fort Lauderdale’s Tony Cicalese and Brian Steele who were part of the suit; and Fred Fejes, PhD professor sexuality and media. Panelists are featured in chapters in the book.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once on his own and again as the lead member of the Miracles – legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson comes to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. The concert has been generously underwritten by Daniel Baker and Gladys Taggart. Tickets are $39–$110 with $129 Latam Airlines Club Level tickets. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954-462-0222; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

Wednesday, March 8

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLLC) & GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association) presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges & legal professionals sponsored by Kauffman Rossin.  This event is open to the publics and they invite everyone to join them from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Perricones Marketplace and Café (15 S.E 10th Street, Miami).  Hear from attorneys as they engage in a panel discussion on “Religious Freedom, Immigration Ban, and the President’s Executive Orders.” Guest speakers will be Anthony Falzon (Simon, Schindler & Sandberg, LLP), Patricia Hernandez (Rotella & Hernandez, LLC), and other speakers are in the process of being confirmed. Admission: $35 (members) / $45 (others). RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or call 305-673-4440.

This is HOT

The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings and Atlantic Records have partnered for the 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album, which is now available in stores and via all digital retailers. Now in its 23rd year, the album features a collection of GRAMMY-nominated music and a portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — The Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.
“The 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album provides a unique playlist, and showcases some of the greatest songs and talented artists that make up this year’s incredible nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.”
The album features: Beyonce (“Don’t Hurt Yourself” Feat. Jack White), Twenty One Pilots (“Stressed Out”), Sia (“Cheap Thrills” Feat. Sean Paul), Drake (“Hotline Bling”), Adele (“Hello”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), The Chainsmokers (“Closer” Feat. Halsey), Kelsea Ballerini (“Peter Pan”), Maren Morris (“My Church”), Sturgill Simpson (“Brace For Impact (Live A Little)”), Anderson Paak (“Am I Wrong” Feat. ScHoolBoy Q), Demi Lovato (“Confident”), Ariana Grande (“Dangerous Woman”), Kelly Clarkson (“Piece By Piece (Idol Version)”), Lukas Graham (“7 Years”), Carrie Underwood (“Church Bells”), Keith Urban (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”), Brandy Clark (“Love Can Go To Hell”), Thomas Rhett (“Die A Happy Man”), Miranda Lambert (“Vice”), and Tim McGraw (“Humble And Kind”).