A Florida Story at GableStage
Engage at GableStage will premiere its 3rd completed Artist Grant project on August 21st at 7pm with A Florida Story by Jessica Farr and Caleb Scott exclusively at GableStage.org. A Florida Story is a filmed performance monologue, adapted from stories written by award-winning artists Jessica Farr and Caleb Scott as part of their ongoing narrative series that aims to tell the stories of the hundreds of voiceless people whose anonymous faces constantly pop up in mug-shots and headlines all across Florida. A Florida Story gives voice to the misunderstood and the misrepresented, celebrating the secret trials and unspoken desires of the underdog, the outlier, and the renegade in the spirit of the world it is inspired by.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue”
VH1 announced the expansion of the Emmy Award-winning “Drag Race” franchise with a six episode new docu-series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue” premiering Friday, August 21st at 8pm. Cameras follow six legendary drag queens in their professional and personal journeys as they take on Las Vegas in a brand new “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” residency. The cast includes season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, and iconic queens Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo. “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue” brings viewers behind the scenes of a jaw-dropping live stage show as it launches on the world-famous Las Vegas strip. The series gives fans a deeper look into the lives of their favorite queens as they showcase the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent it takes to pull off groundbreaking performances in front of a live audience.
Benefit for Metro Inclusive Health LGBTQ+
St, Pete Pride presents a Tito’s Cocktail hour to benefit Metro Inclusive Health LGBTQ+ Youth Programs on August 20th, from 7-8pm. Follow along as a Tito’s mixologist walks you through the creation of select specialty cocktails with trivia, drag performances, and chances to win prizes throughout the evening. To purchase tickets go to: https://one.bidpal.net/spptitos01/ticketing.
Netflix Presents Hoops
Hoops is an animated comedy sitcom that centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Jake Johnson) who thinks turning around his god-awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around. Hoops is created by Ben Hoffman, and the guest cast includes the familiar voices of Jake Johnson’s New Girl costars Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr. and Hannah Simone along with Guy Fieri, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Sam Richardson, W. Earl Brown and Steve Berg. For more information, about Hoops which premieres on August 21, go to: Netflix.com/Hoops.
Erasure presents 18th Album, “The Neon”
ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced The Neon, and share the album’s luminous opener, “Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling).” The 10-track album is out August 21 on Mute and will be released digitally and on standard and deluxe limited editions of vinyl, CD and cassette. The Neon is a place that lives in the imagination. It could be a night club, a shop, a city, a cafe, a country, a bedroom, a restaurant, any place at all. It’s a place of possibility in warm, glowing light and this is music that takes you there. Written and produced by Erasure, the album’s initial sessions saw Vince and Andy reunite to work on the follow up to 2017’s World Be Gone with a fresh optimism and energy, in part born from their own recent personal projects. Vince goes on to explain, “Our music is always a reflection of how we’re feeling. Andy was in a good place spiritually, and so was I – really good places in our minds. You can hear that.”
Troye Sivan’s In A Dream
On August 21, Capitol Records will release In A Dream, Troye Sivan’s new six-song concept EP. “A story that’s still unfolding, this small collection of songs explores an emotional rollercoaster period in my life when the feelings and thoughts were most shockingly fresh,” explains Troye Sivan. “Revisiting these songs and moments is tough, but I’m proud of this music and excited to have it out in the world.” Troye recorded five of the EP’s six songs with producer Oscar Görres (The Weeknd, MARINA, Tove Lo) between Stockholm and Los Angeles, just prior to the lockdown. The leadoff track, “Take Yourself Home,” trended at #1 on Twitter worldwide following its release earlier this year and has now attained over 76 million cumulative global streams. The New York Times hailed “Take Yourself Home” as an “understatedly lush quasi-soul thumper.” PAPER said, “It’s perhaps the first great song to come out of our collective apocalyptic state of mind during the COVID-19 outbreak.” See below for the full EP track listing. To order In A Dream, go to: https://TroyeSivan.lnk.to/Store.
Miami DadeGay and Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce Presents SOCAM
The MDGLCC invites everyone to join them on August 26 from 5-6pm at a new virtual program entitled “MDGLCC Virtual SOCAM (Support Our Cultural Arts Members) Social.” This event will be conducted via Zoom with free admission to Chamber members and the community at large. The concept is to provide a virtual networking opportunity where a cultural arts organization of our Chamber interacts with guests. A museum guide or curator will showcase an exhibition and field questions from attendees during the hour-long event. The event is supported by Bacardi, and at the beginning of the event, a Bacardi Aficionado will showcase how to confection your favorite Bacardi drink at home. Get ready to enjoy your Bacardi Lime Mojito drink and the exhibition presented by Frank Luca (Chief Librarian at The Wolfsonian-FIU). For more info or to register go to: Gaybizmiami.com
P-Town’s Carnival Goes Online
The Provincetown Business Guild (PBG), one of the oldest LGBTQ business organizations in the country, has announced Carnival, their largest annual event, is going online. The PBG has partnered with Jonathan Hawkins and his production company, Live from Provincetown, to create a virtual celebration, titled Forever Provincetown, that will take place Saturday, August 22nd. Kicking off Carnival at 5pm is This MaskQueerAde, a virtual tea dance and costume celebration hosted by The Boatslip Resort. Following the tea dance will be a live broadcast at 7pm featuring appearances by beloved Ptown performers including Peter Donnelly, Jon Richardson, The Boy Band Project, Mackenzie, Qya Cristal, Zoe Lewis, Marti Gould Cummings and Miss Richfield 1981 plus international drag artist and singer, Courtney Act and actor Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking.) Additional acts to be announced.Forever Provincetown is free to view and will be available via Facebook live and YouTube live.
Comedy Central Productions Presents Reno 911!
Reno 911! let’s viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn’t blink – and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be nearer. Starring: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver, Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio and Mary Birdsong. Launch Date is August 24, with new episodes every weekday until September 7.
Shane Duncan is next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Shane Duncan as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, August 20, at 5 pm, on Facebook Live. Duncan will be accompanied on vocals by Tiffany Rosario. The virtual show will begin with a new wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event. To see this performance or any of the archived ones or to find information about future performances go to: facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.