Thursday, November 7
The grand opening of the 2nd Avenue Gallery & Art Center takes place from 7 to 11pm at 6391 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.
The GLLN next CLE Luncheon is open to everyone and takes place from 11:45am to 1:15 pm at Timpano’s (450 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale). The speaker will be Louis A. Doherty, Mortgage Loan Officer for CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. with the topic: “Helping Clients Qualify for Mortgage Loans. The cost is $30 for Members and $35 for Non-Members. To purchase tickets or to find out more info go to: GLLN.org
Friday, November 8
The Ramrod presents Underground Invasion (2nd Sat of every month) where it’s all about the music. This month’s guest DJ is Doug Jackson.
Saturday, November 9
Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Dr) presents their Second Saturday Seminar: Floral Design from 10 to 11am – Free Lecture, and then from 11am to 1pm is the workshop. Join floral designer extraordinaire, Raul Rivera for a seminar and workshop on elements of stylish arrangements. The lecture is free of charge with an optional $50 hands on workshop featuring a Center Piece for a Dining Table, An Art Piece Design perfect for an entrance and a third piece utilizing Garland. Each participant will take home three arrangements and all the tips and tricks to create stunning designs. For more info, go to: mbgarden.org.
Oakland Park is hosting its 3rd annual Art & Antique Walk + Craft Show from 10am to 4pm. Tour and shop the eclectic of Oakland Park by visiting their vintage, thrift, consignment & antique stores + Craft Show in Art Park. Art Park is center hub for this event. Live music, a craft show, and a food court will be located in the park. Complimentary shuttle service to all stores will be provided. Oakland Coffee & Juice Bar will be serving coffee & pastries and Needa Pita Food Truck will be serving lunch from Noon-4pm.
The Club Fort Lauderdale presents Cumunion from 3-7pm.
Equality Florida’s 17th Annual Broward Gala at Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach (6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex presents, in honor of Veteran’s day, Camouflage. The night stars Kalah, Mendoza, Juliana Rivera, DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4am and feature No Cover before midnight for Fl Res. After Midnight admission is only $7 for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).
Monday, November 11
Our Fund Foundation, in partnership with Equality Florida, is proud to announce the 9th Annual National LGBTQ Leadership Forum. They have convened a panel of visionary leaders positioned at the forefront of the national and state LGBTQ equality movements. The moderator is Nadine Smith, CEO – Equality Florida, and the panelists are: Michael Adams, CEO – SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders); Mara Keisling, Executive Director – National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE); and Shannon Minter, Legal Director – National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Doors open at 6pm and the panel discussion is from 6:30 – 8pm and the reception is from 8 to 9pm at the NSU Museum of Art, Horvitz Auditorium (One East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale). Admission is free, but RSVP is required at: our-fund.org.
Tuesday, November 12
An evening of art and music benefitting the Broward Art Guild stars Merl Zlev and David Meulemans singing for your entertainment from 7 to 8:30pm at Broward Art Guild (3280 NE 32nd street, Fort Lauderdale). Reservations are suggested with tickets only $15, and includes show, and the wine and cheese reception after the show. For reservations and ticket information call Ken Harrison at 954-547-2819 or the guild at 954-537-3370.
Wednesday, November 13
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department continues its successful jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents, with Hammond B-3 organist Akiko Tsuruga, who will perform at noon, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, in downtown Miami. All Jazz at Wolfson presents events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of concerts, please visit mdc.edu/main/jazzatwolfsonpresents. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.
Join the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) and the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association (GALLA) for a networking luncheon tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals at the Hilton Miami Downtown (1600 Biscayne Blvd) from 12 to 1:30pm. The topic of this luncheon will be “Bankruptcy Basics & Beyond“. The event will feature a panel of guests speakers (among these Dana Quick of Bast Amron, LLP) and an opportunity for Q&A. Luncheon is open to the general public. Admission: $35 for members, and $45 for others. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to GoGayMiami.com
The Key West Business Guild November Mixer and Toy Drive takes place today and is hosted by Old Island Restoration Foundation (322 Duval Street) from 5:30-7:30pm. Admission is $10 plus a toy which will be donated to Wesley House and Samuel’s House. For more info go to Gaykeywestfl.com.
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By the time an artist releases their 18th studio album, there’s usually not much they haven’t accomplished by then, but for Reba McEntire it was just another way she smashed the mold and created several new career milestones. Upon releasing Read My Mind in 1994, the album went on to sell more than three million copies, becoming one of the most popular of her career, and earned Reba her first Billboard Hot 100 single with the aching ballad, “Till You Love Me.” Along with singles, “Why Haven’t I Heard From You,” “She Thinks His Name Was John” and “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,” which all dominated the country chart, Read My Mind was one of the biggest albums of the year, soaring to #2 on both the country album chart and Billboard 200. The record was also a launching pad for many firsts for the country megastar including her New York Times best-selling autobiography, “Reba: My Story,” as well as her first-ever NBC Television concert special, filmed while she toured more than 60 dates across the United States and Canada.
Despite all those landmarks, there’s one the album has yet to receive, until now. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Read My Mind, MCA Nashville/UMe will release the album on vinyl for the first time ever on December 6. The triple Platinum album will be released in several expanded anniversary editions with a new bonus track, a live performance of “And Still,” complete with Reba’s humorous story of filming the video in Guatemala. Read My Mind will be available on both standard black vinyl and as a limited edition color pressing on white vinyl, available exclusively at Reba.com. The 25th edition of the album will also be released digitally and on CD for the first time in 12 years. Pre-order Read My Mind here: https://UMe.lnk.to/ReadMyMind.
For both lifelong and more recent fans, the 25th anniversary edition of Read My Mind provides a perfect opportunity to revisit one of Reba’s most beloved albums or to fall in love with it for the first time.