“Celebrity Escape Room” This Thursday, May 21 at 8 pm

If you are a fan of Escape Rooms like I am, you are going to really enjoy this special kicking off NBC’s annual “Red Nose Day” fundraising night as Ben Stiller brings the phenomenon of escape rooms to television in spectacular style with “Celebrity Escape Room.”  Jack Black serves as host and all-knowing Game Master, putting celebrity players including Stiller, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Scott to the test as they all work together under intense pressure to beat the clock, unlocking a series of colorful, themed puzzle rooms.  

 

Lady Gaga Release New Album Chromatica

Lady Gaga announced that her highly anticipated sixth studio album Chromatica will be released on May 29th via Interscope Records.  (Pre-order the album http://smarturl.it/Chromatica). The album features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink. The album is executive produced by BloodPop and Lady Gaga.  Chromatica will be available in a variety of physical formats including standard CD, vinyl in various colors, and cassettes in various colors. In addition, Lady Gaga has launched an array of new merchandise and an exclusive vinyl color at ladygaga.com.  The first single from the album, “Stupid Love,” which debuted at #1 on iTunes in 58 countries, has 300 million streams worldwide since release and marks Lady Gaga’s 16thBillboard Top 10.  The video, which was shot entirely on an iPhone 11 Pro, skyrocketed to number #1 trending on YouTube worldwide upon release and currently has more than 70 million views. 

 

Pride Fort Lauderdale to Distribute Groceries 

Pride Fort Lauderdale will distribute 150 free bags of groceries and personal hygiene products to people affected by the COVID-19 shutdown on Friday, May 22 at 6 pm at Hunters Nightclub in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, 2262 Wilton Dr. The bags will include proteins and vegetables, canned goods, grains and pasta, and pantry staples, as well as soap, shampoo and other necessities. One bag will be distributed per person/household while supplies last. For more information, go to Facebook.com/PrideFortLauderdale or call 754-222-2234 between 9 am and 5 pm.

 

Selling Sunset: Season 2

Chrishell Stause, Christine Quinn, Maya Vander, Mary Fitzgerald, Heather Young, Davina Potratz, Romain Bonnet, Amanza Smith, Jason Oppenheim and Brett Oppenheim. The top real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group are back! Selling Sunset, a Netflix reality series set in the world of LA’s high-end real estate, follows seven of the city’s most successful female realtors who all work under the same roof at the #1 agency in the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip. They work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market and each other. These ladies will do what it takes to make it to the top of their game, all while trying to keep their personal lives intact. This season, the ladies deal with even more mind-blowing mansions, shocking new romances, and explosive truths that will change their lives, relationships and careers forever.  Season 2 drops on May 22, and for more info go to netflix.com/SellingSunset 

 

Drake Jensen releases “Burn the Floor”

Out Canadian country artist Drake Jensen has released his brand new single “Burn The Floor,” a track that is at the forefront of LGBTQ country music innovation. “Burn The Floor” is a modern country tune born out of the collaboration between Drake and Jon Hemingway, the Nova Scotia-based LBGTQ singer/songwriter/producer, and Rob Preuss, former keyboardist of The Spoons and Honeymoon Suite as well as the former Associate Musical Director for Mamma Mia on Broadway. For more information or to download, go to: Drakejensen.ca

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Emmy and Peabody award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby stopped the comedy world in its tracks with her genre bending show, Nanette.  Having given herself her very own tough act to follow, Gadsby decided to name her difficult second album after one of her dogs in the hopes he could inspire comedy obedience. Did it work? Fortunately, you can make up your own mind because after taking her metaphorical muse off for a world tour of a walk she filmed the f*cker in Los Angeles. Hannah Gadsby: Douglas is a grand tour of guffaw that takes you from the dog park to the High Renaissance and back into an unnamed box. With one of comedy’s most sparkling and surprising minds as your guide of honour, you can expect your expectations to be set and then met in the most unexpected ways. Woof. Premieres globally on Netflix on May 26. 

 

Fab The Duo releases “Stubborn”

Fab The Duo, a biracial glam pop-rock duo and real-life couple, today release a brand new track “Stubborn” from their forthcoming EP. Fab The Duo, who met each other on Tinder, are aiming to change the cultural narrative about love in the LGBTQ space. The duo’s most recent single, “No Prince Charming (feat. MariahLynn),” was released in February exclusively through Billboard Pride. https://www.fabtheduo.com

 

Compass’s Monthly Pride Business Alliance

Compass continues its monthly Pride Business Alliance socials, though not in person. They will have it as scheduled on Wednesday, May 27 starting at 6 pm on Zoom. They expect it will be 60 to 90 minutes. They want to hear from everyone individually on how they are adjusting and what they need in these new times. Please register for free (members and non-members)  at pba-may.eventbrite.com, and they will send you the link details for their Zoom meeting. 

 

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

Leading up to his 2019 arrest, mysterious tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades, assembling a network of enablers to help carry out and cover up his crimes. Epstein came from humble beginnings yet managed to lie and manipulate his way to the top of the financial world. He eventually gained tremendous wealth and power while running an international sex trafficking ring. The serial sex abuser made a secret plea deal with the government in 2008 avoiding a potential life sentence and continued to abuse women. With their frightening firsthand accounts, Epstein’s accusers are the leading voices in director Lisa Bryant’s four-part docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. By revealing their emotional scars, some for the very first time, the sisterhood of survivors intend to stop predators — and the American justice system — from silencing the next generation. Released in May 27, and for more info go to: netflix.com/filthyrich.

 

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Live Streams a Concert

SFSO presents a livestream recital featuring Huifang Chen on violin and Tao Lin on piano, Intermission Music Series favorites, who have both previously appeared with pianist Catherine Lan. Coming live from their living room, enjoy Tchaikovsky’s charming Melodie; Ponce’s Mexican love song, Estrellita; Brahms’ Sonata for violin and piano in G major, also called the “Rain Sonata”, and Kreisler’s popular showpiece, Tambourin Chinois which he described as “a free fantasy in the Chinese manner.” The live stream will take place on Thursday, May 28 at 4pm on Facebook and 6pm on Youtube. 

 

Holographic Wall Decals To Benefit GLSEN

Tempaper recently launched an assortment of holographic wall decals with Bobby Berk, celebrity designer and star of Netflix’s Queer Eye. The eye decals, named You Are Seen, feature shimmering rainbow pastel hues as a reminder that anyone and everyone should be seen in all their colors. During the month of June, Tempaper will donate 20 percent of proceeds from the collection to GLSEN in honor of Pride Month. GLSEN was selected as Bobby Berk’s charity of choice due to its mission of creating safe and inclusive schools for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. The organization works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. In addition to Tempaper’s 20 percent donation, Bobby plans to show his personal support for the cause by matching Tempaper’s contributions during the month of June. Part of Tempaper’s larger holographic decal collection, You Are Seen decals are available in 18” x 18” sheets of 43 pieces, and are designed to bring a rainbow of color to a variety of surfaces, from notebooks, school lockers, and car windows to counter tops, tile floors, and accents walls. 

 

Business for the Arts of Broward Introduces Virtual Art Class 

BFA is introducing these classes for everyone starting this month. To kick off this initiative that helps support the arts community and artists, No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, an art class to encourage participants to release their fears of creating and enjoy the process, will be hosted by nationally acclaimed artist Lori Pratico on Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 5pm. The class is $20 per family or screen. Tickets may be purchased at bit.ly/3dZ6FEV and participation is limited.

 

SAVE presents Fundraiser for Food Distribution

SAVE & Hôtel Gaythering present Blamie’s Booze Bingo fundraiser in support of food distributions led by Commissioner David Richardson on Friday, May 22 at 6pm. To RSVP go to Save.lgbt/gaythering, and/or to donate go to Save.lgbt/food. Hôtel Gaythering have graciously offered to host this event and match up to $5,000