Thursday, November 21
The Law Offices of George Castrataro and the LGBT Alliance presents a Meet and Greet Fundraiser to elect Scott Israel back to the Broward County Sheriff. The event will take place at the Manor from 5-7:30.
Give Miami Day is one of the nation’s largest annual giving events. The 24-hour online giving campaign makes it easy for everyone to become a philanthropist and champion their favorite causes. Throughout the day, individuals may explore online profiles of hundreds of nonprofits serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable donation. Since 2012, Give Miami Day has raised more than $47 million. The Miami Foundation hosts Give Miami Day as part of their mission to increase local philanthropy and provide community engagement opportunities for every Miamian. Learn more at MiamiFoundation.org.
Join the MDGLCC from 7pm-9:30pm at Novotel Miami Brickell (1500 SW 1st Ave) for another YPN (Young Professional Network) Social Mixer. Enjoy free cocktails, food bites, music & networking opportunities. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of Chamber members; Miami Seaquarium, Downtown Flowers, Meat Market Steakhouse, Alton Road Digital, City Bike Miami, O Cinema, Bacardi among others. The YPN is a group meant for LGBT professionals between the ages of 21-39. Admission: $10 (pre-register & pay online), and $20 at door.
Teresa Arcq, a noted art historian and curator of the work of women Surrealists and Mexican modernism, will deliver NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Annual Stanley and Pearl Goodman Lecture on Latin American Art at 6pm. Her talk, titled Leonora Carrington in Mexico: The Mirror of the Marvelous, will examine the influence of Mexico on the work of the legendary Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917 – 2011), an enigmatic figure whose paintings feature evocative dreamlike imagery and symbolism. The lecture will be held in NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Horvitz Auditorium. (One East Las Olas Blvd.) Admission is $10 for non-members and free for Museum members. For tickets, visit nsuartmuseum.org or call 954-262-0221.
The Gay8 Festival Kick-off party takes place at 6pm at Casa Juancho in Little Havana (2436 SW 8th Miami).
Friday, November 22
Latin superstar Marc Anthony will be bringing his Opus Tour to the American Airlines Arena tonight and tomorrow. Tickets start at $115 at Aaarena.com.
The Pub has a night of entertainment lined up for the community. At 9:30pm they presents TGIF Electra. She’s back and better than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity to see ne of America’s classic female impersonators. Then at 11pm to 1am the Synergy Twins perform live. The vibe and the violins are electric and the performance is one of a kind. Let twins Steve and Jeff take you on a feel good, high energy musical journey that seamlessly combines well known classics and the latest dance tunes.
American Idol Season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino, returns to the stage with special guest Tank & The Bonfyre at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood at 8pm. Tickets start at $55 at Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Saturday, November 23
The eighth edition of PeruFest will be taking place today and tomorrow at Magic City Casino at the new Pavillion. This Gastronomic festival grows every year, and features Peruvian cuisine, which is known for its variety and flavors. For more information go to: Perufest.com.
The National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKFF) and Miami Heat legend, and NBA Hall of Famer, Alonzo Mourning, along with the Mourning Family Foundation (MFF), have partnered for the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk at 8am at its new location of Plantation Central Park, located at 9151 NW 2nd Street. To become a corporate sponsor or a team captain, contact Barbara Chatman at 954-947-4033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit kidneywalk.org for more information.
Sunday, November 24
The Pub presents their monthly “Joyful Noise” at 6pm with the three hostesses: RaeJean Cox, Candy Cox ad Nancy Ross.
Tuesday, November 26
The Ramrod presents Antinous’s birthday Toga/Undies Party. If you wear a Toga you get a free roman goblet drink, plus Toga and undies get you great specials from 11pm to 1am.
Wednesday, November 27
Due to overwhelming fan demand, multi-platinum, record-breaking global superstar Ariana Grande will be returning to South Florida with her Sweetener World Tour at the American Airlines Arena at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $41 at AAARENA.com.
For one night only, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear and the power of music to connect all of us. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.
Marks Restaurant is sharing the joy of the holidays and for every $50 gift card you purchase, you receive a complimentary $10 gift card.
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GRETA – Pedro, a 70-year-old gay nurse, and a big fan of Greta Garbo, needs to find an empty bed in the hospital where he works to save his best friend, Daniela. To do so he decides to help Jean, a criminal in police custody, escape from the premises.
But then, worried about Jean’s health, Pedro sets the criminal up in his apartment to treat his wounds. The two wind up having a highly-charged affair that brings to the surface Pedro’s own solitude, now augmented by Daniela’s imminent death.
This daring Brazilian LGBTQ drama is available on DVD & VOD on November 26, at BreakingGlassPictures.com.