Thursday, May 24
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors presents Movie Night: Free Havana at 6pm. This event is free to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $5.Refreshments courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Free Havana paints a vivid picture of what it has been like to be gay in Cuba through the candid stories of six gay and lesbian individuals. From the Batista era to the Revolution to the Mariel Boatlift to present-day Cuba, Free Havana exposes the evolution of gay life from a time when homosexuality was considered a punishable crime to current efforts to promote a greater acceptance of freedom of sexual orientation. Honest in approach and poignant in content, the stories of the six Cubans will inform and inspire as they touch your heart.
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from today through Aug. 5. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated. The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back. Admission to MOCA is $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents.
Friday, May 25
The Pub presents their monthly (last Friday of the month) show staring Electra at 9:30pm, and with Electra you just never know which famous celebrity she will show up as.
Saturday, May 26
As part of their Memorial Day weekend extravaganza Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents “Alibi Underground” with guest DJ Barry Huffine and featuring a live performance of their hit song “Sexy Motha U” by Zhana.
As part of Rumors weekend long celebration of Memorial Day, they present a daytime dance party form 1 to 6 pm starring DJ Ricciardi’s. They invite everyone to come play their favorite outdoor games while listening to the music.
Club Aqua Miami presents their monthly “CumUnion Party” starting at 10 pm.
Ramrod presents guest DJ Vlexxx on the turntables from 10 pm to 3 am.
The Manor presents another one of their famous themed parties entitled “Dominate.” In the Ballroom catch celebrity DJ Tony Moran spinning and a performance by recording artist Emily Perry performing her hit songs “Walk in Silence” and “Summer on Lock.” In The Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents “Dominame” with their queens: Kalah Mendoza (Miss Florida F.I. 2017) and Yeisa Jovovich (Miss Universo Latina 2017) dominating the boys! The night will also star resident DJ Larry Larr, and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. They wil also be featuring a free raffle to win 2 VIP tickets to One Magical Weekend’s Riptide at Typhoon Lagoon.
Sunday, May 27
Rramon Miami presents another one of his famous Bear Splash Pool Party starring DJ Mike James at the Windamar Beach Resort from noon until 6 pm. This will be the last pool party before Windamar closes its doors at the end of May. Admission is $20 and features a complimentary BBQ from 1 to 3 pm.
Rounding out Rumors weekend long celebration of Memorial Day, they present Evan Grushka live on stage singing from 12 to 3 pm. While there don’t forget about their brunch style favorites from award winning chef Robyn Almodovar.
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents the 1 year anniversary of Crazy Daisy’s P-Town Tea Dance from 6-11pm. Music by DJ Mike James, and featuring hotspots drag go-go boys, pick a pop song and lots of Daisy’s antics.
Wednesday, May 30
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents the Mr. Alibi Pageant, an official preliminary to Mr Florida M.E. 2018 at 9p.m. The pageant will be hosted by Nikki Adams and Honorary Miss Florida 2017, Michael Cavo with performances by Mr. Florida M.E. 2017, and reigning Mr. Alibi Antonio Edwards, Noel Leon (Miss Florida F.I. At Large, and Jose Vega. The categories are Swimwear, Evening Wear Talent and Q&A. Registration is at 6pm, and there is no entry fee. Contact Antonio Edwards for more information.
This is HOT
The Gospel According To Andre, which is rated PG and is 94 minutes in length opens June 1 at O Cinema Wynwood Miami. André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to becoming one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times.
Novack’s film draws fascinating, heretofore unexplored connections, between the elegance of André’s beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth and his later iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history with André’s poignant reflections on his life and career, The Gospel According to André is a cinematic monument to one of the most unique figures of 20th Century American culture.