Wilton Manors Arts & Entertainment Expo

Friday, April 20

OUTshine Film Festival presents the 20th edition of their Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival starting tonight and running through Sunday, April 29. With more than 80 films being screened, there’s something for everybody’s taste. For tickets and info, go to outshinefilm.com. 

Murray and Peter present, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3, Trixie Mattel, in Now With Moving Parts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, go to: DragFans.com. 

The 23rd annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival takes place from 7:30–10:30pm on (where else?) Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue. Guests will sample dishes from 50+ of South Florida’s finest restaurants and sip more than 200 wines, spirits, and breweries. The Festival is brought to you by Breakthru Beverage, William Hill Winery, New Amsterdam Vodka, Woodford Reserve and benefits the American Lung Association. For tickets and more info, go to lasolaswff.com. 

Miami Beach Botanical Garden invites everyone to a pre-Earth Day celebration from 5:30pm to 9pm. Activities include: energizing yoga class by Tropical Vinyasa’s Mike and Amy Dannheim; meditation and sound bowls by Innergy Meditation; a performance of The Mermaid Tear Factory by Elizabeth Doud; art exhibits by Miami Eco-Artists Matt Stock and Colin Foord from Coral Morphalogic; the reveal of the Garden’s new Demonstration Pine Rockland; a native plant giveaway. Timely information will also be distributed by local environmental groups and artisans. Admission is free with registration (mbgarden.org/calendar/tickets). 

Saturday, April 21

Wilton Manors Arts & Entertainment Expo presents its monthly Art Walk on Wilton Drive from 6–9pm. For more information, go to wmae.org. 

My favorite drag quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, is back with Things You Shouldn’t Say at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. If you love Trump, you’ll hate this show! For tickets and info, go to browardcenter.org.

Sunday, April 22

Care Resource presents its 30th annual AIDS Walk Miami, its beloved 5K walk-a-thon through the picturesque streets of South Beach. Proceeds from the Walk help provide critical services and support for more than 15,000 individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who are affected by HIV/AIDS. For information or to donate, go to aidswalkmiami.org. 

The Pub invites everybody to come out at 9:30 to see performances by Michael Scott, Erica Lauren and Scott Galens, all past winners of The Pub Voice. If you get inspired and wanna show off your own vocal stylings, stick around afterward for Karaoke with 2 Guys on a Mic.

In honor of Earth Day, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society invites visitors of all ages to celebrate the living planet we call home at the Historic New River Inn (231 SW Second Ave) form 11am to 2pm. This year’s Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution, and the riverside attraction will host the South Broward High School Coral Club, whose members will demonstrate things we all can do to decrease water pollutants and help heal the aging coral on our reefs. Nova Southeastern University Halmos College Peer Educators will also be on-hand to answer questions about the marine ecosystem that surrounds us, and Colorful Warrior Writers will offer a breezy literary respite from an otherwise warm and bustling day of activities on the New River. The event is free. For more info, call 954-463-4431 or visit fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org.

Songwriting superstar David Foster’s The Hitman Tour is at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach tonight and at the Arsht Center in Miami on Wednesday, April 25. Over his four-decade career, Foster’s racked up 16 Grammy Awards (including three for Producer of the Year), an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe plus three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He’s worked with all the greats: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige and many more.

Wednesday, April 25

The Pub presents the sixth annual edition of The Pub Voice. Hosted by Nicolette, the talent showcase kicks off tonight, then runs for six weeks of preliminary competition. The semifinals are June 6, and the finals are June 13. After the contest, stick around for Karaoke with 2 Guys on a Mic. 

Upcoming Events

On Thursday, April 26, Broward House presents its annual Dine Out For Life, the one day of the year when you can fight AIDS simply by dining in some of South Florida’s favorite restaurants. To find out which restaurants are donating a portion of their evening’s receipts, go to, diningoutforlife.com.

This is HOT

Legendary songwriter. International icon of peace. Renaissance man. John Lennon’s legacy lives on through his artistic and humanitarian accomplishments.

And now you can buy the action figure!

The finely detailed, foot-tall mini-Lennon, produced by Molecule8, memorializes Lennon from the era of “Imagine,” his revolutionary anthem for peace and unity.

“We are honored to have been approved by Yoko Ono and Epic Rights to develop a line of distinct premium collectibles under the John Lennon brand,” said Vijay Chadha, CEO of Molecule8.

“The John Lennon Molecule 8 figures highlight a delicate balance of creativity, quality and artistry,’ says Lisa Streff, EVP of Global Licensing at Epic Rights. “The team at Molecule 8 are well known for creating figures of the highest quality that are eagerly sought by collectors and fans.”

The $300 figure comes complete with three iconic outfits: Basic-Black John, Velvet Blazer John, and — because you don’t always need to give peace a chance — U.S. Army Jacket John. There’s also three footwear options (Cuban heels, cowboy boots and sandals), two pairs of glasses (both round, one with yellow-tinted lenses), interchangeable hands, and two heads (one singing, the other not), which we hear is better than one.

For more info: molecule8.com/product/john-lennon/ ($299.95.)