Thursday, January 24
Broward Bares It returns after a few year hiatus (Terry and Bill moved to Orlando for a few years, but are back in South Florida) to the beautiful “The Venue’s Crystal Ballroom” (2345 Wilton Drive).The event will feature local professional performers and community members, performing a night of burlesque, hot steamy dance routines, and comedy to raise money for charity from 7-10pm. To purchase tickets, which start at only $40, go to: BrowardBares.com.
The Pub presents “The Dynamic Duo.” Join Gerianne and Eric as they belt out Broadway and Disney standards and invite you to sing along. They will throw in some hilarious and heartwarming stories and they promise you will have a great time!
Friday, January 25
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA – 770 NE 125th Street) is thrilled to welcome back The French Horn Collective as part of the monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an extensive variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing and modern original French music throughout South Florida. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Vincent Raffard, the diverse group consists of highly talented musicians from various musical backgrounds. The performance, which is free, begins at 8 p.m. However, admission to the museum is $10 but free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors (2157 Wilton Drive) presents Sisters of the Commonwealth: Photographs by Meg Birnbaum – Exhibition Opening from 7-9pm. This event is free to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $5. An exhibition talk with photographer Meg Birnbaum will take place at 7:30 pm. There are 4,000+ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence worldwide with their origins dating back to 1979. The “Sisters” artfully manifest into “avatars” of social activism with the goal of inspiring acceptance, compassion, and the desire to shift intolerant perspectives while supporting and raising money for charities within the LGBTQ community.
The Pub presents Electra. It’s a brand new year and they are bringing the same old queen…LO… (Their words, but they promise another great night with one of their classic performers. And with Electra, you never know which celebrity will show up, but you always know you will have a good time!
Saturday, January 26
A Men’s Health and Wellness Conference takes place from 8am to 5pm at the Fort Lauderdale Marriot (6650 N. Andrews Avenue). This is a free event, but please register by calling Mark at 954-625-2598. Topics include: Sexual health, physical health, and mental health for gay, bisexual, trans and other men who have sex with men. Meals are included.
She rose to fame as “The Nanny” but Fran Drescher is a force to be reckoned with, not only in the entertainment industry but as a philanthropist and as a humanitarian. If you missed the interview in last week’s Hotspots, go back and read it and learn about this beautiful human being, and then go see her perform “Schmoozing with Fran Dresher” at the Outlandish Performance Series at the Sunshine Cathedral at 8pm. Tickets at: OutlandishFL.com.
Sunday, January 27
The Pub presents Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee, which is a church of a different kind and features good old fashioned Southern Gospel music at 7 pm.
Tuesday, January 29
The Pub presents Helena Handbasket: A one woman comedy cabaret. With each joke, story or song, Helena shares her wit, wisdom and outlook on the world. She is warm, loving, and controversial and loves vodka and chocolate.
Wednesday, January 30
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar and Stephen Tendrich present their annual Pink Nail Society: Give Prostate Cancer the Finger event. This year the benefit goes country. There will be live performances, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction (7-10pm) and a photo booth. In addition, there will be a VIP from 6-8pm for a $20 donation.
Twists’ Fresh Wednesday features guest host, Tiffany Fantasia (the current reigning Ultimate Miami Drag Queen), along with DJ Alex Infiniti.
This is HOT
One of my favorite musicals of all times and the one that always makes me cry is going to be live! That right, FOX’s live musical event RENT, airs this Sunday, Jan. 27, 8-11pm and will feature: Kiersey Clemons (“Hearts Beat Loud”), Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”), singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher (“Hamilton,” 2017 winner of “Dancing with the Stars”), Vanessa Hudgens (“Second Act,” “Grease: Live”), singer/songwriter Brennin Hunt (“Nashville”), Mario (Empire), Tinashe (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Valentina (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) Additionally, Keala Settle will perform the iconic solo from “Seasons of Love” and join the ensemble in the live musical.
The groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is a re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” and set in New York City’s gritty East Village. “Rent” tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson’s tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.
This is sure to be iconic and something everyone will be talking about Monday at the water cooler, so DON’T MISS IT!