On Sunday, BMW, in partnership with NYC Pride, presented a virtual special broadcast event featuring five custom-wrapped BMW 8 Series convertibles that served as parade vehicles for a symbolic parade driven down the traditional Fifth Avenue route. As Pride events worldwide were altered due to unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19, BMW and NYC Pride worked together to create this live convoy featuring five custom-wrapped BMW 8 Series Convertibles, one of which was specially wrapped to honor frontline workers of the COVID-19 crisis. The specially wrapped vehicles featured blended rainbow colors that represent the entire Pride flag and LGBTQIA+ community.
Thursday, July 2nd
Walk & Grub South Beach will take place from 6:30 to 9pm. Walk & Grub is NOT a group event, individuals will be on their own for over 2.5 hours sampling complimentary bites from restaurants/bars during their Walk & Grub. The Walk & Grubbers will show up at the restaurant and will be provided with a small sample of one of the restaurants favorite dish. Walk & Grubbers will not be entering the restaurant, samples and bites will be distributed in front of the restaurant. Walk & Grub South Beach will feature some of the best “food spots” in town. Cost is $25 per person. The goal of this event is to promote local restaurants/eateries to the community. Event will bring awareness of the diverse restaurant choices opened post-coronavirus in South Beach. Price includes sampling dishes from all the restaurants participating. Walk & Grub Wynwood coming July 23rd. To purchase tickets visit: Walkandgrub.eventbrite.com.
Friday, July 3
Empire Stage Theater has re-opened with 3 more weekends of laughs with The Sheba Mason Comedy Club, starting tonight and going through July 19, with a different show each night! Featuring Sheba (daughter of Jackie Mason) and other hilarious comedians as well as the occasional talented singer or two! The audience will be seated safely by masked escorts and will be limited to 50% capacity with an abundance of hand sanitizer throughout the theater. Lines to the box office will be socially distanced. Masks are required. No more than 25 tickets sold for each performance to enable strict adherence to Broward County guidelines. PLEASE ARRIVE WITH FACE COVERING! Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets $25, but only $20 when using code: MASK. For tickets go to: Shebamason.com or call 954-678-1496
Saturday, July 4
Hidden Treasures Thrift Boutique (2200 NW 9th Avenue/Powerline), which benefits the Pet Project for Pets, has their grand re-opening today from 10am to 6pm. They will feature a brand new look, all new merchandise, a backyard Jamaican lunch and music, and specials all day long.
The Box Gallery (811 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach) will re-open as planned with overwhelming safety measures and with additional expenses. “The Aesthetics of Politics In time of Protest” exhibition (opening reception today from 7-10pm) of works by 11 local artists that have taken it upon themselves to document the Black Lives Matter protests and some other challenging issues that have been unveiled throughout the last few turbulent months of unrest. Safety is of paramount concern, as is this exhibitions opening on Independence Day. Guests will be able to view installations and displays of the images from outside of the gallery where “social distance markers” will be placed on the sidewalks as they wait to enter the gallery on a rotating cycle allowing for a brief preview of the exhibition which runs through August 1, allowing for private viewing by appointment. “Social distance markers” will be set inside the gallery to avoid unnecessary grouping of individuals. As mandated no-one can enter without a face mark and no beverages or food will be served so face marks are not removed at all while inside the galley. Soft drinks and water will be served outside. Artists exhibiting work: Saul Martinez, Kevin Lawson, Reese Blanke, Zack Smith, Rolando Chang Barrero, Reche Nelson, Kevin Jantunen, Jose Zaragoza, Joey Melendez, Nicholas Brooks and Brittney Davis. For more information go to: TheBoxGallery.Info or call 786-521-1199.
Superfine! NYC E-Fair is now Virtual
Superfine! NYC E-Fair, created by founders Alex Mitow and James Miille in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will allow everyone in every state to enjoy the disruptive exhibition during quarantine. Superfine! is known for creating more than just an art show. They create an experience by merging visual art with experimental performance art, gourmet food, and music in a welcoming environment. Now with cutting-edge technology, the event is coming directly into people’s homes with three distinct art fairs — (Wo)man (work by female artists), Myth (Surrealism artwork), and Magick (work by LGBTQIA+ artists). With a focus on inclusivity, the online gallery is giving everyone access to uniquely-shaped canvases, mixed media light-based works, macro portrait photography, edgy sculptures, and oil paintings from 114 different artists. The Superfine! E-Fair also allows visitors to interact with the artists via online chat to understand the story behind the art they make. For more information on how to discover and collect affordable art online, right from the comfort of your own home, visit the Superfine! E-Fair website:https://superfine.world/superfine-virtual-exhibition-online-art-gallery-nyc-affordable-art-online
Toni Braxton and Missy Elliott’s “Do It”
Multimillion-selling R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Toni Braxton is joined by the legendary Missy Elliott for a remix of “Do It.” On the track, Braxton pulls inspiration from her own experiences and shares advice for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. The original version of “Do It” is a Top 10 iTunes R&B single and is Top 5 on the Adult R&B Chart. Produced by Missy Elliott with co-production by Hannon Lane, they bring a fast-paced tempo to the remix while reiterating Braxton’s encouragement to leave a toxic relationship by rapping “let him know I gotta do it, ‘cause he already done and blew it.” Fans can purchase and stream “Do It” with Missy Elliott at: https://tonibraxton.lnk.to/DoIt-MissyElliotRmx. Braxton is the legendary, with timeless hits such as “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Un-Break My Heart” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” If that wasn’t enough, the multi-talented singer/songwriter has also expanded her skillset along the way: music producer, Broadway musical star, television actress/producer and best-selling author.
Revry Presents “Putting On” Season 2
Queer virtual cable TV network, Revry, is taking the drama around the world in Season 2 of its juicy reality series, “Putting On,” starring Israeli-born underwear model, Instagram star, and entrepreneur, On Mekahel. The first season explored the trials and tribulations that On experienced in starting his own underwear brand…with his ex-boyfriend. Premiering this July 3rd, the full-length Season 2 dives deeper inside the private and professional life of On Mekahel–and the new love of his life, Dave Cederberg. High-stakes (and high reality TV drama) abound this season with episodes featuring: business ventures in the “Big Apple”, Israel and the West Coast, as well as a wedding in Paris. As On deals with his own trials, Dave has his own challenges: while On travels to LA to do press for his new underwear line, Dave is busy navigating the justice system and wrapping up his parole duties in order to make On’s dream wedding in Paris a reality. And that’s just the first episode! What else can you expect from a 26 year old who wants to rule the world?
Nina West and Hamilton Star Sydney James Harcourt Debut “She’s A Riot”
On Thursday June 25th during the “She’s A Riot” LGBTQIA Virtual Pride Rally, Hamilton Star Sydney James Harcourt and Drag Icon Nina West debuted the new video for their collaboration “A Safe Place to Land”, a cover of Sara Bareilles and John Legend’s touching duet about supporting people in need. The “She’s A Riot” event raised Awareness and Funds for the Marsha P Johnson Institute and GLAAD to benefit Transgender People of Color and was hosted by POSE star’s Billy Porter and MJ Rodriguez. The video can be seen at https://youtu.be/JGRL-FwHLOE and all funds raised by the video will go to the Marsha P Johnson Institute.
MTV’s+1 Supports Trans Youth
MTV’s +1 the Vote and Logo today announced that they have joined forces with non-profit organization Trans Lifeline to develop a new youth microgrant program to support Trans youth in changing their government ID documents to appropriately reflect their gender identity. To showcase the importance of voter access for the LGBTQ+ community, MTV’s +1 the Vote, Logo and Trans Lifeline created an animated short that follows the journeys of three transgender and non-binary young people from across the United States as they reflect on the experiences of updating their government IDs in order to easily and safely participate in the upcoming election. The international pop singer-songwriter and outspoken advocate for the transgender community, Kim Petras, who recently released her single, “Malibu”, serves as a narrator of the introduction and closing. Watch the full animated videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=845fOs7Gkbc. To register to vote and make your voice heard this year, go to translifeline.mtv.com or translifeline.logotv.com.
2020 Miss Pineapple Pageant Fundraiser
Falcon|NakedSword announced today that they will be the presenting the 2020 Miss Pineapple Pageant, a fundraiser for Pineapple Support, Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT. The pageant will be broadcast live online with two ways to watch: NakedSword.com/weekends or on the Falcon|NakedSword Twitch channel, twitch.tv/falconnakedsword. Drag and Adult Male film fans around the world, get ready to GAG as some of today’s hottest leading men of gay adult movies turn into stunning drag queens and battle it out to compete for the coveted title of Miss Pineapple 2020. The Queens of adult male fims slated to appear are: Beaux Banks, Calvin Banks, Jack Hunter, Avery Jones, Levi Karter, Steven Lee, Dakota Payne and Diego Sans. The first ever Miss Pineapple Pageant will be hosted by the legendary Sister Roma and the sexy, snarky Marc MacNamara with celebrity guest judges: RuPaul’s Drag Race star, The Vixen; NakedSword Originals award-winning director, mr. Pam; and, uber popular internet personality, Sophie Anderson. Join the fun, root for your favorite queen, and make it rain! Fans will be given the opportunity to tip their favorites contestants and donate to Pineapple Support during the live broadcast.
Miami Dolphins Announce New Movies at Hard Rock Stadium
After a successful opening week with several sold out shows, the Miami Dolphins announced additional movie showings and a dinner and a movie ticket package at The Outdoor Theaters at Hard Rock Stadium presented by AutoNation. Starting July 2, the private dining experience will include a three-course meal with options for adults and children. The venue also announced a partnership with Tribeca Enterprises and will be showing content curated by Tribeca throughout the month of July with tickets available for purchase now. For the full schedule of movies and to purchase tickets, fans can visit HardRockStadium.com/Theater and net proceeds from shows will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program at Dolphins.com/meals.
On the Fourth of July, the classic film Apollo 13 will be shown in the open-air theater with guests invited to stay for a fireworks display courtesy of the City of Miami Gardens after the film’s completion.
In-Stadium Theater Tribeca Drive-In Series Schedule
July 2 Jaws
July 3 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
July 5 Creed
July 9 John Wick
July 10 Back to the Future
July 11 Black Panther
July 12 Jerry Maguire
Open-Air Theater Tribeca Drive-In Series Schedule (For a full schedule, visit HardRockStadium.com/Theater)
July 3 The NeverEnding Story
July 4 Apollo 13*
July 5 Space Jam
July 9 Palm Springs
July 10 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
July 11 2 Fast 2 Furious
July 12 Inside Out
*Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. All other showings begin at 7:30 p.m.
The theater inside of Hard Rock Stadium can accommodate up to 175 cars, while the open-air theater can host up to 400 guests in small groups for an intimate viewing experience at the complex’s fountain plaza.
Mucho, Mucho, Mucho, The Legend of Walter Mercado
Every day for decades, extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic, and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado charmed the world with his televised horoscopes. Equal parts Oprah, Liberace, and Mr. Rogers, Walter reached over 120 million viewers at his peak, enthralling the Latin world with sequined capes, opulent jewelry and horoscopes that shared a message of love and hope to his devoted viewers. Then, he mysteriously disappeared. Over a decade later award-winning directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch and producer Alex Fumero capture Walter’s final two years, when the pioneering icon grappled with aging and his legacy, and prepared for one last star-studded spectacle. The documentary premieres on Netflix on Wednesday July 8. For more info, go to: Netflix.com/muchomuchoamor