Thursday, October 5

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents an information sharing and networking at the HUB of the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach from 10–11a.m.  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.

Friday, October 6

The Outshine Film Festivals 9th annual Fort Lauderdale edition premieres tonight and goes for 10 days. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to OutShineFilm.com

Oakland Parks Oktoberfest presented by Funky Buddha Brewery is 3 days of Oompah fun: today (6-11 p.m.); Saturday (1-11 p.m.; and Sunday (1-7 p.m.) at Jaco Pastorius Park (4000 North Dixie Highway in downtown Oakland Park). The event will feature live german music, Dachshund Dash, a Funky Buddha Biergarten, German food, rides, entertainment and lots of fun. Admission is $5 and free for children under 12. For more information, go to OaklandParkFL.gov.

Saturday, October 7

The annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala Miami takes place tonight at the beautiful Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The night will be honoring Gloria Estefan with the National Leadership Award and Alberto Arias and Wood Kinnard, longtime activists and philanthropists.  For more information, see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to TaskForceGala.org.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents, direct from London, Twisted: unleash the inner deviant. The party which goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. features UK DJ Paul Coals as well as Beefy Go-Go Bears, and no cover.

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #110 (first Saturday of every month) featuring the sounds of DJ Richie Rich. In addition they invite you to come meet Major Ty, International Leather Sir 2017 up front in their tent from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Lounge and Patio at the Manor Complex celebrates the 13th Anniversary of Viva Mirage as a Female Impersonator. The night also stars special guest Lady Charisse, resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4am and feature NO COVER before midnight and only $7 with Manor card after midnight and $10 without (18-20 is $12 all night).

Sunday, October 8

Rolando Chang Barrero will host the Boynton Beach’s 6th Annual Golden Fest, which is a token of appreciation to the artists and community and began in 2011. The festival has become a day long showcase of art, music, and performances by young emerging artists and musicians in South Florida. All are invited to stroll the district embellished with murals, visit with the various resident artists studios, meet with some of the best talent in Palm Beach that will be setting up tents throughout the area and enjoy treats from the food trucks and specialty vendors.

The Ramrod presents the annual Mr. Ramrod Contest at 10 p.m. If you want to enter, you must sign up behind the bar before Saturday. In addition, they will be giving away free Ramrod Anniversary pins throughout the night.

Stonewall Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive) presents Six Neckties by Johnny Diaz as part of their Stonewall Author Series at 4p.m. This is Free to attend, with a suggested donation $5, with refreshments courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Signed copies will be available for sale.

Monday, October 9

The Village Pub will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with a different event every day for 7 days. Tonight features Electra in “From Bathhouse to Broadway, direct from P-Town show at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 9

The Village Pub will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with a different event every day for 7 days. Tonight features a benefit for Mr. Village Pub, Efrain Reyes to send him to Mr. Florida Male Entertainer. The benefit starts at 9 p.m. and features many guest performers.

Wednesday, October 11

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLLC) & GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges & legal professionals sponsored by Kauffman Rossin, but open to the public, and takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Perricones Marketplace and Café (15 S.E 10th Street, Miami).  Guest speakers will be David Treece (David Treece Financial), Joan Schaeffer (LAMBDA Living / JCS), and Vicki Brail (Vicki Brail and Company).  Topics to be discussed include: The need for long term care in the LGBT community, issues of isolation, and available services/facilities. Admission: $35 (members) and $45 (others).  RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

Once again Equality Florida and The Village at Gulfstream Park are teaming up to host a mouthwatering exciting evening, packed with great raffle prizes, tasty treats, savory sips, and an opportunity to learn about what Equality Florida is doing to bring about LGBTQ equality in Florida. Bring your friends… and make a few new ones along the way. Your ticket entitles you to a pairing at any or all of the participating hosts! Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased at EqualityFlorida.org.

Upcoming events

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is starting a quarterly networking Breakfast, presented by Northwestern Mutual: The Striano Financial Group premiering today at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Registration & coffee is at 8:30a.m. with the breakfast from 9 to 9-45 a.m. They invite you to enjoy a plated breakfast with bacon, eggs, and potatoes served with pastries, muffins, and orange juice. The cost for the breakfast is $20 for members and $25 fir future members, which includes tax and gratuity. Parking is free. Advance registration is required at emailing keith@gflglcc.org

The 45th anniversary of Miss Florida F.I. takes place on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the beautiful Bahia Mar Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The night will honor the current reigning Miss Florida F.I. Shantell D”Marco, as well as Tasha Long who is celebrating her 15th anniversary, Electra celebrating her 20th anniversary, Stephanie Shippae celebrating her 25th anniversary, Sandy Laurent celebrating her 30th anniversary, Dana Douglas celebrating her 35th anniversary and Emore Dubois first time she has been back at Miss Florida in over 25 years) celebration her 44th anniversary. For tickets go to: MissFloridaFIpageant.com and for hotel rooms call the Bahia Mar, and ask for the Miss Florida discount. For more information about the pageant call 954-478-4587.

This is HOT

International pop icon P!NK is back with her highly anticipated seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, which is available for pre-order now and set for release on October 13th.

While P!NK co-wrote all 13 tracks on the album, she worked with a variety of songwriters and producers including Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, Max Martin, Shellback, Jack Antonoff, Julia Michaels, Greg Kurstin, busbee and so many more (full track list below).

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry.  She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.