Thursday, November 29
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors (2157 Wilton Drive) presents, Home for the Holidays – stonewall movie night at 6 pm. Jodi Foster’s 1995 star-studded directorial debut is a perfect representation of why they say you can’t go home again…When her teenage daughter opts out of Thanksgiving, single mother Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family. Claudia quickly tires of her parents, her long-suffering sister (Cynthia Stevenson), her snobby brother-in-law (Steve Guttenberg) and her nutty aunt (Geraldine Chaplin). But the evening gets interesting when Claudia’s gay brother Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.) turns up with a new friend named Leo Fish (Dylan McDermott). The parents seem to accept their son’s homosexuality without acknowledging it, which is an accurate note for many families. Claudia is disturbed by the absence of Tommy’s former boyfriend, who was popular with the entire family. Free to attend with a $5 suggested donation.
Friday, November 30
The City of Oakland Park presents their 3rd annual Holiday Village at Jaco Pastorius Park (4000 N Dixie Hwy) starting tonight with the Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30pm and featuring events all weekend long. Friday is from 6-10pm, Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday. The events are free and open to the public!
Saturday, December 1
Today is World AIDS Day and Broward House along with CAN Community Health presents a Vigil and Remembrance Walk which starts at 6:30pm at Hagen Park and ending at the Pride Center.
Miami Beach is also doing something, but the details were not available at Press time. Keep an eye on our Website and Social Media channels as we will be posting.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #124 (first Saturday of every month) from 10pm to 3am with this month’s guest DJ Barry Huffine.
The Club Fort Lauderdale features their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10p.m. This is always a sold-out event, so get there early!
Sunday. December 2
The Pub presents Brutbears the Bear Necessi-T Dance form 4-10pm with great music and Go-Go bear dancers.
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of the month) from 4 to 7p.m., hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle spinning and this month’s special guests: Nickey Monet, LuLu Cavali and Joanna James.
The Ramrod presents the closing party for Pig Week, which will be a Happy Hour Pig Roast hosted by Chad Bush with free food on the patio from 6-9pm.
Tuesday, December 4
Art Miami (art-miami.com), the city’s original and longest running international contemporary and modern art fair returns for its 29th edition, together with the seventh edition of its adjacent sister fair Context Art Miami, (contextartmiami.com) running from today until December 9th. They will present an array of iconic and exemplary works, dynamic projects and special installations. Art Miami and Context Art Miami will kick off Art Week with a VIP Private Preview at the Art Miami Pavilion located at One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways. A One-Day Fair Pass provides admission to Art Miami and Context Fairs at $50. A Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, Context and Aqua Art Miami Fairs for $90. Students aged 12 – 18-years, and seniors aged 62-years and older are $35. Children under 12 are free. The VIP Pass costs $250 and provides access to the VIP Previews; unlimited admission to Art Miami + Context Art Miami during public fair hours; and access to Art Miami VIP Lounge + Context Art Miami VIP Lounge; and complimentary admission to partnering museums. This pass will also provide access to Aqua Art Miami for the VIP Preview and during fair hours.
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Capitol/UMe celebrates a half-century of top-shelf music-making with the release of Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, a 6CD retrospective that spans the singer/songwriter’s entire storied career. This fully loaded collection contains 115 tracks overall set in a hard-cover book, featuring scores of Diamond’s most beloved hits alongside demos, rarities and 15 previously unreleased tracks.
Diamond’s unique connection with audiences the world over is evident all throughout the breadth of material presented on this box set. Witness the folk-rock reverie of “Solitary Man,” the unbridled exuberance of “Cherry Cherry,” the sweet acoustic twang of “Forever in Blue Jeans,” the pure Americana swing of “Kentucky Woman,” the eternal sing-along sunshine of “Sweet Caroline,” the raw emotionality of “I Am…I Said,” the welcoming arms of “America,” and the deeply expressive heart light that’s on full display in his chart-topping duet with Barbra Streisand, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” for just the tip of the iceberg of Diamond’s artistic achievements.
A full disc containing 12 unreleased songs, including recently unearthed gems such as “Sunflower,” (written and recently updated by Neil Diamond, originally recorded by Glen Campbell), “Before I Had a Dime” and “C’est La Vie” a song that Neil co-wrote with friend Gilbert Bécaud. Meanwhile, the original demos of two of Diamond’s most indelible tracks, “I Am…I Said” and “America,” give listeners further insight into the creative process behind a pair of his most iconic songs.
Order Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition here: NeilDiamond.lnk.to/50CollectorsEdition