Art Basel Miami Beach

Thursday, December 6

It’s the annual Art Basel Miami Beach. For a list of all the events, exhibitors, etc., go to:

Sordid Lives creator Del Shores’ new one-man show, directed by Emerson Collins, proves once and for all that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief!  In “Six Characters In Search Of A Play“, riffing on Pirandello’s classic title, Shores brings to life six one-of-a-kind characters he has met in real life that haven’t quite made it into one of his plays, films or TV shows.  In 90 minutes, the audience will hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics and their stories as he portrays his hilarious, off-the-rails encounters with them. The show runs from today until December 16 at Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Drive Ft. Lauderdale). For tickets, which are $35, go to or call 954-678-1496

Friday, December 7

Twist presents “This Place is Smokin’! with DJ Mike James hitting hard until 5am!


Saturday, December 8

Come experience Aviation up-close-and-personal during Mayor Wayne M. Messam’s 2ND annual 2018 Aviation Expo sponsored by Spirit Airlines. The event is a Community Day, open to the public from 9am to 3pm. The Expo will take place at The Miramar Amphitheater, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, and admission is free!

Tonight and tomorrow at 7pm, Lillusion du Plumage, a feathered costume and dance production takes place at the War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8th St). For more information or to order tickets, go to:

The Manor Complex will feature a South Beach Reunion party. In the Ballroom, they will feature DJ Monty Q along with South Beach Drag Icons Kitty Meow and Adora. In The Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays, honors the most famous Latina from South Beach Gloria Estefan, with performances by Erika Norell and Estephania St. Lords (Miss Noche Latina 2018) along with DJ Cubano Miik and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4 am and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Sunday, December 9

Thinking Cap Theatre (1501 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale) presents ‘Tis The Season,” their 2019 winter/spring season announcement. Enjoy live performances, Hors d’oeuvres, photos with Santa, Raffle prizes, and special offers on season passes and gift certificates. There is a cash bar and admission is a $10 donation (

Monday, December 10

I met Deja Devonier when he (I said he because I met him before he did drag) was 17 and a customer at Kashmir in West Palm Beach. I went up to support my friends John and Joey and to see Velvet perform, and I was introduced by Velvet to this energetic young man. He eventually became a she, but the wonderful person I met at 17 never changed. I am so sad that I have to go to her Celebration of Life, but will rejoice in the joy she brought us all tonight at Lips from 7-10pm. If you knew Deja, or she touched your life in any way, please come out and celebrate with all of us!

Tuesday, December 11

SAGE of South Florida, in partnership with the Pride Center proudly presents “Man In An Orange Shirt” at 1:15pm in the main hall. Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England—from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this “heart-rending” drama. This drama contains brief scenes of male nudity. This showing is free of charge, open to all, and popcorn and sodas will be served.

Miami will be the last stop of The Ritz-Carlton Fashion Santa Tour and visitors and locals alike will have an exclusive opportunity to see former model-turned “Fashion Santa,” Paul Mason, at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Donning the season’s hottest looks from Neiman Marcus, Fashion Santa isn’t your average Kris Kringle. Don’t miss your chance to snap selfies with the most dapper Santa of them all, and for a charitable cause.  The property will donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade for every selfie taken with Fashion Santa tagging #FashionSanta and #RCMemories in addition to a portion of proceeds from the evening.

Wednesday, December 12

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents Holigay – their 9th annual Celebration & Toy Drive from 6-9pm at the LGBT Visitors Center (1130 Washington Avenue). Admission is an Unwrapped Toy or $20 as contribution to the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund. This event will feature food, beverages, music and an appearance by Santa!

Hot Stuff

J. Marks, one of my favorite restaurants, is offering a $10 complimentary Gift Card for every $50 gift card purchased. This is a great way to buy gifts for your loved ones and get a gift for yourself… ☺

This is HOT

Dolly Parton recently released Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring exceptional guests including Sia, Elle King, Mavis Staples, Miranda Lambert, Willa Amai, Rhonda Vincent, Alison Krauss, Macy Gray, and Dorothy, as well as cameos by Dumplin’ stars Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, the project was produced by Grammy nominee Linda Perry. 

Dumplin’ (Macdonald) is the teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Aniston), who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. The film stars Macdonald (Bird Box, Patti Cake$) and Aniston (Upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), in addition to Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), and Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost) and is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses). 

Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track Listing:

  1. Here I Am (Dolly Parton & Sia)
  2. Holdin’ On To You (Dolly Parton & Elle King)
  3. Girl in the Movies
  4. Red Shoes
  5. Wonder Why (Dolly Parton & Mavis Staples)
  6. Dumb Blonde (Dolly Parton & Miranda Lambert)
  7. Here You Come Again (Dolly Parton & Willa Amai)
  8. Who
  9. Push & Pull (featuring Jennifer Aniston & Danielle Macdonald)
  10. If We Don’t (Dolly Parton & Rhonda Vincent with Alison Krauss)
  11. Two Doors Down (Dolly Parton & Macy Gray with Dorothy)
  12. Jolene (New String Version)