Thursday, February 22
A few years ago I finally had the opportunity to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform live, and it was even better than my expectations. It’s very hard to put into words the concepts and messages that they perform with dance. The only thing I can say is it’s a must see, so please get your tickets as they perform from tonight through Sunday, February 25 at the Arsht Center in Miami. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle and featuring company star Jamar Roberts, both Miami natives, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with exciting premieres including Roberts’ first work for the Company – Members Don’t Get Weary – an abstract look at what it means to have the blues, set to music by John Coltrane. Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece Revelations (all I can say is OMG) – an American classic acclaimed as a must-see – will provide the inspiring finale at each of the five performances.Tickets start at $29.
Friday, February 23
The Pub presents Electra and all her persona’s tonight (and every last Friday of the month) at 9:30p.m. In Electra’s shows you just never know who will show up!
Saturday, February 24
The Outlandish Series presents John Waters in “Filthy World” his one-man show; a “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career and obsessive tastes of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.” at the Sunshine Cathedral at 8p.m. John will focus in on his early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of sexual politics. To purchase tickets go to: OutlandishFL.Com.
Noche Latina Saturday inside the Ivy Lounge and Patio at the Manor Complex pays tribute to the Cuban Divas starring Taina Norell and Sabrina De Rico, along with resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s dancing on the bar. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11p.m. to 4a.m. and is free before midnight (FL res) and only $7 after for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 $12 all night).
Sunday, February 25
For those of you who love America’s Got Talent or just love doggies, then you must check out the Olate Dogs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 11 a.m. These sweet, funny and ultra-talented acrobat dogs perform amazing circus stunts and tricks with their entertaining dog handlers. This fast-paced, high-energy show has been featured in Las Vegas, on the Today Show and the Tonight Show, NBA half-time entertainment, and in sold-out venues across the country. Tickets start at $30.
Tuesday, February 27
The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce (Formerly GFLGLCC) presents their Quarterly Luncheon at the Coastal restaurant at the Atlantic Resort and Spa from 11:30a.m. to 1p.m. . The chef will create a wonderful 3 course plated meal served with coffee or tea. The cost is only $35 for member and $40 for future members (complimentary valet and taxes and gratuity is included) and RSVP is required: Ronny@gflglcc.org.
Mona’s Lounge is proud to present a “Meet & Greet” for your next Mayor of Fort Lauderdale: Dean Trantalis, from 5-7p.m. Mona’s will be giving away bottles of wine and liquor from a private collection. You get a raffle ticket with each campaign donation. Lucky winners choose a “Surprise Bag” containing one or more bottles.
The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, comes to the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts staring tonight and going through March 4. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South! Tickets start at $29.
Wednesday, February 28
The Young Professional Network (YPN) is a collaboration between the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) and the Gay Vista Social Club (GVSC) for LGBT professionals between the ages of 21-39. Join them from 7p.m.-9p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel (1200 Anastacia Avenue, Coral Gables) for free cocktails and food bites, drawing, music, & networking opportunities. Admission: $10 (online), and $20 at door. Please RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
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Barbra Streisand has been a show business staple for decades, from Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly to The Way We Were and, more recently, the Fockers franchise. Whether gracing a stage, screen, or album cover, Barbra’s iconic silhouette is a globally-familiar image. We know Barbra the star, but how well do we know Barbra the woman?
In Dr. Alma H. Bond’s (became a highly successful psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer. She has written 23 books) latest installment of her On the Couch series, Dr. Darcy Dale―a renowned New York City psychiatrist whose expertise has been sought by such larger-than-life women as Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Hillary Clinton―is confronted by Barbra, dismayed after 30 years of minimally successful therapy. Over the course of a year, Dr. Dale conducts an intimate psychoanalysis, breaking through ego, defense mechanisms, and repressions to go deep into the heart and mind of one of America’s last remaining superstars.
Barbra Streisand: On the Couch is a well-researched biography that spans Barbra’s life from early childhood to present day. Combining true facts from biographies with her own professional background in psychology, Dr. Bond provides a unique glimpse into this iconic figure’s remarkable life and work. Published before Barbra’s own, long-awaited memoir, it is an essential companion―a sensitive, objective, pitch-perfect opportunity to look behind the voice and image and fully understand and appreciate Barbra the woman.
“Barbra Streisand On The Couch” is presented by Bancroft Press, 320 pages, and is available nationwide for under $20.