Wanda Sykes

Thursday, May 10

Deliver the Dream presents their 6th annual Red Hot Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction at Hunters starting at 7pm. The event is hosted by Electra and Daisy and features some of our community’s most eligible singles who are putting themselves on the auction block to raise funds for the first retreat for teenagers who have or are struggling with coming out. For more information and a full description of sponsor levels call 954-564-3512.

My Tropixxx presents their monthly Ruby Member Sale, where all Ruby member get 40% (that’s HUGE) off from today through Sunday, May 13. For more info, call them at 954-522-5988.

Friday, May 11

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is hosting a cultural tour from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This fully-guided tour, presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, takes participants on a guided exploration of the cultural treasures of Broward County. The tour starts at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, where guests meet for breakfast and return there at the end of the tour. Sites included on the tour are the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Stonewall National Museum, Sailboat Bend Artist’s Lofts and lunch at Young at Art Museum. Tickets are $50 per person and include continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, transportation, networking, admission and guided behind the scenes tours. For more information contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or rvegas@bfabroward.org.

The Pub presents “Menergy Leather” starting at 9:30p.m, which is a social dance party for those into leather and kink. The night will feature Dirk Caber, Jesse Jackman and VJ Marky Mark.

The Palm Beach Improv presents the one and only Wanda Sykes tonight and tomorrow. Admission is $35, but hurry as these shows will sell out!

Saturday, May 12

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents “Drag Your Mom 2 Brunch” starring cast members Sharde L Ross, and Erika Norell and introducing new cast members TP Lords and Kitty Meow, along with special guest Daizee Deluxx and featuring Drag Brunch DJ Antonio Edwards. Two show times at 1 pm and 2:15pm.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents a Mother Day Bingo with doors opening at 6:30p.m. and games beginning at 7:30p.m. Game packages start at $15 with over $1,200 won at their April Bingo. The snack bar will be open and you must be 18 to attend.

Latino Salud presents their 2nd annual Broward version of DiversiSAFE, which raises funds for Latinos Salud and all the important work it does. The event takes place at 7 pm at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania, and Tatianna from Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will be the headliner, along with DJ AJ Reddy and the hot DiversiSAFE dancers. This is a “Pick Your Pledge” benefit: Make a contribution that fits your budget. But be sure to register beforehand. Pre-registered guests enjoy valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and gift bags.

The Ramrod presents Underground Invasion (2nd Saturday of every month) where is all about the music. This month’s special guest DJ is Doug Jackson.

The Club Fort Lauderdale presents their monthly Cumunion party from 3 to 7p.m.

Noche Latina Saturdays, inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, at The Manor Complex presents special guest, in her first appearance at Noche since being crowned Miss Florida F.I at Large, Noel Leon. The night will also star Champagne Bordeaux, resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin go-go papis. Saturdays at the Manor feature NO COVER before midnight (FL res) and only $7 after for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Sunserve presents LGBT Caribbean Pride from 4 to 9 p.m. at Richardson Park (1937 Wilton Drive). General admission is free.

Sunday, May 13

Lips invites everyone to treat their mother like a Queen and bring her to either Dragalisious Gospel Brunch or Dinner with the Divas where they will be giving a free glass of wine for all moms. Lips does sell out a lot, so its suggested to make a reservation at 954-567-0987.

Monday, May 14

Sharde Ross and The Pub present the sixth annual Mr. And Miss Pub Wilton Manors honoring last year’s winners Efrain Reyes and Asheeria Pryce.  The pageant starts at 7:30 and will also honor Tariq Dupree, Albie Pierantoni, Jose Vega, Malik Diamond, Kataleya Dupree, Alexis Couture, Ashley Blake and Brianna Damore. For more information contact Shardee at Shavedhead2toe1@gmail.com or Alexis on Facebook.

Wednesday, May 16

Stonewall Skate Nights (3rd Wednesday of each month), is a unique fundraising event benefitting Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival and takes place at Xtreme Action Park from 8-11p.m.. The event features roller skating, dancing, DJ Richie Rich, Kitty Meow, special guests and a full liquor bar. But tickets online at: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.

This is HOT

The board of Pride Fort Lauderdale is now accepting applications for community grants for local charitable organizations and a new scholarship for an LGBTQ student. The grants and scholarship are funded from proceeds from the annual Pride Fort Lauderdale festival and first South Florida Trans Pride held on Feb. 11 at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Pride Fort Lauderdale will award up to ten (10) $1000 grants to 501(c)3 charitable organizations that serve the local LGBTQ community and up to five (5) $1000 South Florida Trans Pride grants to 501(c)3 organizations that specifically serve the local transgender community. Grants may be used for a special project or to advance the organization’s mission by funding operations.

This year, the board also established a $2500 scholarship for a deserving LGBTQ student. Applicants must either be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited professional school, college or university and the scholarship may be used for tuition, books or other related expenses. Applicants are asked to complete a short online application and provide two academic or personal references.

“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to give back to our community,” said Pride Fort Lauderdale president Miik Martorell. “A record 50,000 people came together as a community to celebrate the Love Pride on Valentine’s Weekend and the scholarship and grants will help develop future leaders and strengthen our community throughout the year.”

The scholarship and grant applications, which are due in by 25, can be found at PrideFortLauderdale.org.