Thursday, January 9
The Pride Factory (Have you been there lately? I was just there and got so many nice things) presents 20% off selected underwear from today until January 15. What a great time to stock up!
The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents “American Son” from today through January 26. Set in a South Florida police station in the middle of the night, two parents search for their missing teenage son, who happens to be African American. A gripping tale of two people caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance. Fresh from its highly successful Broadway run, Zoetic Stage will be one of the first regional theaters to present this important new work about race in America. Tickets are $50 at ArshtCenter.org.
Friday, January 10
The Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino Hollywood’s Hard Rock Live presents the one and only Billy Joel at 8pm. Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, earning 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. Tickets start at $109 at Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Boca Black Box presents, direct from America’s Got Talent, finalist Jackie Fabulous today and tomorrow. She is a gut-busting, writer, producer, speaker, and headlining comedian who uses comedy to simultaneously entertain, encourage and empower audiences. Having survived her fair share of loves, tragedies, lessons and embarrassing moments, Jackie channels all of that energy into hilarious sets and inspiring keynotes. More than just a funny lady, she is on a mission to inspire and empower women all over the world to find the funny in their flaws. Tickets are $35 and $45 at Bocablackbox.com.
The Key West Business Guild’s January Mixer will take place at the Marriott Beachside from noon to 1pm, and feature a State of the City by Mayor Teri Johnson. There will also be a special presentation by Carol Shaughnessy of Newman PR.
Saturday, January 11
Alibi Sound Lab presents DJ Musso with no cover and the kitchen open late.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Underground Invasion, where it’s all about the music. This month catch the sounds of DJ VLeXXX. Never a cover and free parking.
The Club Fort Lauderdale presents Cumunion from 3-7pm.
Magic City Casino presents Air Supply & Poco at 7pm. Air Supply has been blazing the charts since 1975! Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple, yet majestic songs created the trademark sound that will forever be recognized. Their hits include “Here I Am,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “The Power of Love” and “All Out of Love.” The country rock pioneers, Poco gained platinum success early in their careers. The group continues to perform their chart-topping hits like “Heart Of The Night,” “Call It Love” and “Crazy Love” to venues across the country! Tickets start at $25 at Magiccitycasino.com.
The Manor Complex presents a theme party entitled “Guardian of The Galaxy” starring, back in the USA from his world tour, DJ Manny Lehman. The night will also feature shows, novelty acts and dancers. In the Ivy Room and Lounge, Noche Latina Saturdays presents “Super Heroes” starring Lana Novva Lanudde, DJ Larry Larr, sexy Go-Go boys and special guests. Saturdays at the Manor are 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).
Sunday, January 12
Mangoes in Key West presents Drunken Drag Brunch from noon to 4pm featuring a breakfast buffet, Bottomless Mimosas, and drag Queen performances. The cost is $55 per person.
Monday, January 13
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents the Naked Magicians today and tomorrow at 6:30 and 9pm. Seen in London’s West End, in more than 200 cities all around the world and by over 50 million people on major TV networks, The Naked Magicians is the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show. The show features magic, mirth and mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians take magic to a whole new level. Contains mature content. For ages 18+ only. Tickets starts at $43 at Kravis.org.
Wednesday, January 15
The South Florida Gay News will be celebrating their 10th anniversary at Grieco Ford of Fort Lauderdale (1333 N Federal Highway) from 6 to 8:30pm. The celebration will feature special performances by Kitty Meow and Champagne Bordeaux with Emcee Miss Bryan and VJ Cliff R. Reserve your tickets online at: bit.ly/2q0hzbq.
Pride Skate Night (3rd Wednesday of every month) takes place tonight at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road) from 7 to 10pm. This is a unique fundraising event benefitting the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival. The night features skating, dancing, live DJ, full liquor bar, special guest performances and the South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Buy tickets online at: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights
This is HOT
The award-winning HIV-positive musical comedy web series, MERCE — beloved for its MGM classic film ethos mixed with potty mouth flair — returns on January 21 for its second hilarious season. Produced by Skipping Boyz Productions and made possible via a crowdfunding campaign on Fractured Atlas that raised over $60,000 from fans, the second season of MERCE features eight new episodes, each with its own elaborately choreographed original musical number. All of the series favorite characters are back, too. The outrageous Southern Mama played by Tyne Firmin shines along with the fabulous fairies and, of course, the loveable Merce played by Charles Sanchez. Exciting new characters are introduced as well; among them are judgmental Aunt Bless, Lisa (with an S) Minnelli and a smattering of titillating Eye Candy Boys. The hijinks are raised to unprecedented heights in season two yet the series manages to dive into some hot button topics impacting today’s HIV community as well, including PrEP, slut shaming, and gay marriage. Additionally, and most particularly mahhvelous for fans of the series, Merce finds love in season 2!
The second season of MERCE premieres in the USA on Vimeo and Youtube.