24th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

Thursday, April 4

Don’t forget its Miami Beach Pride weekend with multiple events happening every day leading up to Saturday and Sunday, the main event days. The parade is on Sunday at noon. For more information, go to Miamibeachpride.com.

Starting today and going through Sunday, is the 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament.  This event is presented by RSM US. The weekend includes A Wigstock party, the tournament and a Brunch. For more information or to purchase tickets to any of the events, go to: Gaypolo.com/tickets.

Friday, April 5

If you love magic and comedy like I do then you will want to get yourself to the Parker Playhouse tonight to see Piff The Magic Dragon in his “The Lucky Dragon Tour.” You may remember Piff from his appearances on Americas Got Talent and Penn & Tellers Fool Us. This will be a show that you will be laughing out as well as be amazed out from some of the astonishing tricks Piff performs. More info r tickets at: ParkerPlayhouse.com.

Tonight is the 24th annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival from 7:30-10:30pm. This event features 60 restaurants, 40+ wineries, and many interactive experiences which will take over the boulevard for an evening of unlimited food, drinks, and entertaining fun, all in the name of charity, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting American Lung Association and their fight against the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to: Lasolaswff.com.

Saturday, April 6

Matt Farber’s Outlandish Series at the Sunshine Cathedral ends its 2019 run with “An Evening with Liberace and Peggy Lee…Lee Squared.” This is a touching and award winning tribute to music legends who defined four decades of music and culture.  The event starts at 8pm, and to purchase tickets go to OutlandishFL.com.

Ramrod presents Pig Dance #128 (first Saturday of every month) featuring the sounds of guest DJ Brian Hukill, from 10pm to 3am.

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!

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, at the Manor Complex celebrates the birthdays of the original Mr. Noche Latina and the current reigning Mr. Renaissance Jose Vega and our sexy bartender Marc. The night will be hosted by the one and only Diva Politte. The night will also star DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s.  Doors open at 11pm to 4am, 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, April 7

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: Shardee Ross, Ana Rexia Lords and Vanity Flair.   

Monday, April 8

If you love theater like I do, then you will want to get yourself to the 43rd annual Carbonell Awards at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. This is South Florida’s answer to the Tony Awards and a highlight of each arts season. These awards pay tribute to the very best theatrical productions on local stages and features the area’s top entertainers and theater insiders as they step out from behind their roles in an unforgettable behind-the-scenes celebration. The benefit performances of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious arts honors raises scholarships for South Florida arts students. Tickets are only $25 at BrowardCenter.org.

Tuesday, April 9

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway hit “School of Rock” from today until Sunday April 14. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. For tickets go to ArshtCenter.org.

Hot Stuff

The Bourbon Pub and New Orleans House in Key West present “Spring Fling” every Saturday from noon to 5pm they are the only clothing optional pool party on Duval Street. 18+ to party and 21 to drink with live DJs, shot boys, pool volleyball, beer pong and much more…all genders welcome!

Check out the new ad for Miami Playground in this week’s issue and grab your coupons for a $10 gift certificate with a minimum $50 purchase and a $20 gift certificate for a minimum $100 purchase. They have 2 locations in Miami and Pompano and are open 24 hours a day!

This is HOT

I always love it when Cirque Du Soleil brings a new production to South Florida and this summer from July 24 through August 4th they will be presenting Corteo at the BB&T Center Arena.

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The cast of Corteo includes 52 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

My friends are always complaining they can’t get good seats to Cirque show,  and that’s why I am writing about this now as tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.