Friday, April 19
The Pub presents the triumphant return of Lady Bunny to their stage at 9:30pm. Bunny’s filthy mouth offers scowling, spiked comedy, with political jabs sweetened with southern-fried gregariousness. If you can’t catch her tonight she will be back at the Pub on Sunday for one more performance at 9pm.
Sage/Prime Gentlemen monthly film presentation presents: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at 1:30pm at The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. Winner of Four Academy Awards including Best Actor – Rami Malek, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Drama. The film is a celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. The film also chronicles the band’s reunion and one of the greatest performances in rock history. This is a FREE event with free soda and popcorn.
Saturday, April 20
The Pet Project presents their annual Easter contests at the Pub from 4-6pm, where they invite you to go and watch the pet competition for best bonnet, best costume, and best owner look-a-like. Featuring lots of prizes, great fun, a silent auction, and no charge to enter your pet.
The WMAE (Wilton Manors Art Expo) presents their monthly Art Walk from 5-8pm. South Florida’s fine artists will be displaying paintings, photographs, jewelry, and sculpture at various locations up and down Wilton Drive. For more info, go to: WMAE.org.
Female impersonators are to transform the 700 block of Key West’s Duval Street into an improvised speedway entertaining crowds of spectators during the wacky Great Conch Republic Drag Race. The eclectic event features racing drag queens dressed in their highest heels and most stylish racing attire. The first qualifying heats are scheduled for 2pm with finals around 5pm. Hosted by the Bourbon St. Pub, the event typically spoofs an auto-racing spectacular with a starting gate, pit stops, finish line, and viewing areas. Organizers are outfitted as pit crew and race officials, while an island DJ blares the sound of air horns and revving engines. The drag competition is part of Key West’s 37th annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration. Drag Race information: New Orleans House Guest House at 305-293-9800.
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 Easter starring Kalah Mendoza and Carmen Adore. We will also be celebrating the birthday of King Jomar. 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 21
The Ramrod presents their monthly E.D.C. (enforced Dress Code) from 9pm to 12am on the patio hosted by the Minotaurs.
The Pubs Sunday Brunch is expanded today in honor of Easter. At 1pm catch Skye and her girls performing and Easter Drag Brunch and then at 3pm they feature a most outrageous bonnet contest and a hottest gym bunny contest. This event will be a benefit for Julian’s Fountain of Youth.
Tuesday, April 23
The Broadway Across America touring company of Anastasia come to the Broward Center starting tonight and going through Sunday, May 5. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. For tickets, which start at only $35go to: BrowardCenter.org.
Wednesday, April 24
The Broadway smash hit, The Lion King, makes 2 stops in South Florida as part of its Broadway Across America tour. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. This show also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. Starting tonight through May 5th at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach and then moves to the Arsht Center in Miami from May 8-26.
Broward House presents their annual “Dining Out For Life,” on Thursday, April 25, where restaurants donate a portion (up to 50%) of their sales back to the organization. For a list of participating restaurants and what they are giving back, see the ad in this week’s mag or go to: BrowardHouse.org/DOFL.
This is HOT
The original cast album to the Broadway hit The Cher Show was released digitally this past week via Warner Bros. Records (you can download it on Spotify, Amazon or most music streaming services) with the physical CD album release scheduled for Friday, May 10th. The bio-musical, which opened on December 3rd at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York, is a celebration of the one and only Cher and her amazing six decade career and life story.
The release contains 22 songs including the legend’s biggest hits like “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “I Got You Babe,” “Believe,” “The Beat Goes On,” “Bang, Bang,” and “Strong Enough” and is performed by a stellar cast. Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond (in her Broadway debut) all play Cher at various times in her life. The cast also includes Tony Award-nominee Jarrod Spector as Sonny Bono, Tony Award-nominee Michael Berresse as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik as Gregg Allman, and Tony Award-nominee Emily Skinner as Georgia Holt.
“I can’t imagine anyone else but this incredible cast performing my songs and telling my story. I truly love them all,” commented Cher.
Cher, currently on tour, is an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning star and recent Kennedy Center Honoree. She has enjoyed over 50 years of success as an actress, recording artist, producer and global entertainer breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. That story is told nightly on Broadway at The Cher Show.