Thursday, January 31

The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens presents the 14th Annual Taste of the Garden from 6:30pm-9:30pm. This heralded gastronomic experience offers you the opportunity to indulge in a sampling of dishes from some Miami’s best chefs and restaurants. Stroll through Miami Beach’s tropical oasis sipping cocktails, wines and brews. Bid on silent auction items including an 8 day Viking River Cruise. Round out the evening with live music by Paul Shewchuk and DJ Jody McDonald, all staged under the big tent. Get tickets at:

The Lakewoth Playhouse presents The Altruists (by Nicky Silver) from today through February 10. The Altruists tells the tale of a group of self-absorbed 20 and 30 somethings, social benefactors who suffer the consequences of mistaken identity and misconstrued relationships. These are the kids who protest. They protest arts funding and arms funding. They protest school cutbacks and AIDS cutbacks and welfare cutbacks. But, one day, their morality is put to the test. Tickets available at

Direct from the NYC Fringe Festival, the Empire Stage Theater presents the South Florida premiere of “The Boys Upstairs,” which invites you into the fabulous living room of Josh, Seth, and Ashley. These twenty-something Hell’s Kitchen Boys encounter all of the ups & downs, tops & bottoms that New York City life has to offer! And just as these three besties settle into a rhythm of celebrating life and then analyzing it the next morning, they are thrown for a loop when an incredibly hot neighbor moves in downstairs! The “is he or isn’t he” question is one of many these city boys ponder with style, scandal and specialty cocktails! Starring: Brennan Staaf, Benjamin Salerno, Christopher Brian, Harris Sebastian, and Dean Nigro “The Boys Upstairs” plays from today through Feb 24. Tickets are $35 (Discount Code: BOYS) at or call 954-678-1496.

The MDGLCC invites everyone to join them from 7pm-9pm for another YPN Social Mixer at Hotel Croydon’s Rooftop with 360 views of the Ocean and Miami Beach. Enjoy free cocktails and food bites, music & networking opportunities plus a free drawing for great prizes courtesy of various Chamber members.

Friday, February 1

Twist welcomes all the cruisers with their “Flamboyance” party starring Superstar DJ Power Infiniti, and as always no cover!

West Palm Beach will get a monthly new drag show starting tonight entitled “QUEENZ, The Drag Experience,” at The Kelsey Theater in West Palm Beach at 7pm. Ages 16+ welcome. For show information, upcoming tour dates, and tickets go to:, or! Don’t wait as seats for our first show are going fast!

Saturday, February 2

Latinos Salud is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a big gala at the DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas…1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach) starting at 7pm. This event will feature a sit down dinner and special guests Roxanne Vargas (NBC 6 Mornign News Anchor) and Monda Guerra (Project Runway All Stars Winner and HIV Advocate. General admission is $150 with VIP admission $200 which can be purchased at

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #126 (first Saturday of every month) from 10pm to 3am with this month’s guest DJ Daniel Kristopherre.

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!

The Manor Complex presents the Fort Lauderdale’s Largest Cruise Bon Voyage Party starring DJ Scott Shepard. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays, presents hostess Taina Norell and very special guest Brittany Moore (Former Miss Florida, All American Goddess and current Miss Duval) along with special guest Go-Go Papi, Puerto Rican, Jose Dones, and guest DJ Ricardo Torres. 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, February 3 (Superbowl Sunday)

The Pub is featuring a Tailgate Party starting at 3pm, and they invite everyone to watch the game inside or outside on their 20 foot screen, as well as 50 cent wings, games, cook-offs and competitions.

The Grille is celebrating the Super Bowl starting at 6pm with an event benefitting the SFAAA Delirium Team featuring tacos, wings, burgers, sausages and much more. Call for VIP Packages – 954-530-3361.

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: Kelly Anderson, Marci Mogul and Nicole Saphire.   

Wednesday, February 6

Compass Community Center and the Book Cellar present Drag Story Time starring Rianna Petrone reading “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” at the Book Cellar (801 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth) from 5:30 to 7pm with free admission. This event promotes youth literacy and introduces youth to the beautiful diverse world in which we live.

Hot Stuff

The Pub now serves breakfast starting at 8am all day every day!

The Cabanas Spa once again has great specials for the month of February, they are: 1) A massage with anti-aging for only $175 (reg $224); 2) Gentelemans Pedicure only $35; 3) La Via en Rose couples special for only $298 (reg $390).

This is HOT

Ty-Amo is proud to announce the official launch of its gender-neutral collection of ties. Ty-Amo is the first company of its kind to offer an extensive selection of ties that can be worn in a multitude of ways, for all gender associations. Ty-Amo’s mission strongly lies in encouraging equality and empowerment for the LGBTQ community. The brand believes in the right to be accepted for who you are and how you love by breaking through stereotypes and focusing on human connection and tolerance.

Ty-Amo ties are made using the finest quality fabrics, trims, and 100% Japanese cotton. They are available in 8 designs and colors, in their two signature styles:  Classic and Wrap-around. The Classic ties, which come in fun and stylish designs such as Camo, Chambray, and Winter Plaid with antique pewter grommets on the bottom and fringed tip are perfect for matching any personality or style! The Wrap-around tie, a longer version of the Classic, is made for endless styling options including a trendy belt, headscarf, or neck scarf and comes in extended designs such as Lace and Beads. Ty-Amo best sellers include designs with the inspirational message, “When was the last time you did something for the first time,?” a wearable reminder to live life full-on and fearlessly.

Ty-Amo proudly manufactures its designs in Maine, USA, supporting the local and regional manufacturing industry, and the prices range from $50 – $70 at