Thursday, January 20
Empire Stage presents Drag 101 starring Delighted Tobehere as seen on America’s Got Talent from today until January 30 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She’ll pull from her over 20 years of experience to give you a behind the scenes look at the world of drag! Personal stories, gossip, pro tips, how-to’s, audience participation, side splitting comedy, and yes, 100% live singing entertainment! Everything that happens in a drag dressing room happens on stage right before your very eyes. Tickets are $35, but $30 When You Use Promo Code “EMPIRE” by calling 954-678-1496 or by going online to: EmpireStage.com.
Sunday, January 22
The Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council presents the inaugural “My Hollywood Pride” from 1pm to 12am in Downtown Hollywood. Velvet Lenore, Miss Florida F.I. at Large, will be the hostess and the event will feature lots of entertainment including Joey Young, DJ Citizen Jane, Damian Lenore, Daisy Deadpetals, Melony Munro (Miss Florida F.I.) and much more! For more information go to Myhollywoodpride.com.
HotWorks.org Presents, the Original 16th Boca Raton Fine Art Show takes place today and tomorrow, Sunday, Jan 23 outdoors at Sanborn Square Park and surrounding streets (72 N. Federal Highway). This show is voted in the top 100 art shows in America, and is a professionally juried fine art and fine craft show – all artwork is original and personally handmade in America by the artist in the show! All artwork is for sale to the public in all discipline – paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more – the link for the artists will be up week of the show. The event hours are 10am to 5pm both days and admission is free, with Optional Donation which supports Institute for the Arts & Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization with focus on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. Artist List and Map of the event online at: artsandeducationinc.org/events/boca-raton-fine-art-show/artist-list-layout/
Wednesday, January 26
From today through January 30 follow the light to IGNITE, Broward’s new family-friendly immersive art experience showcasing exciting interactive light and video installations by leading contemporary artists and designers. Site-specific artworks will illuminate and activate locations in Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach. Admission to all Ignite Broward art experiences and talks is free and open to the public. Featured artists are David Carson, Susan Narduli, Edison Peñafiel, Marcel Andristyak, and Glowing Bulbs. For more information, visit ArtsCalendar.com/Ignite.
Thursday, January 27
The MDGLCC presents the 10th Annual “State of Our Community” EXPOsure Luncheon at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay from 11am to 2pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with fellow attendees and listen to their speakers talk about their 2022 plans & its impact to the LGBT community. Guest speakers will include the mayors of various municipalities and leaders of local organizations defending LGBTQ equality. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: gaybizmiami.com/events.
The Wilton Manors Business Association (WMBA) invites everyone to their quarterly luncheon from 11:45amm to 1pm. This quarter join them at Bonas Italian Restaurant for a choice of five chef inspired entrees. RSVP online at WiltonManorsbusinessassociation.com.
Island City Stage presents the world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political thriller “Armature” from today until February 27. Racism, homophobia, eroticism and self-hatred are part of this political mystery thriller. Armature is a searing story of love, lust and betrayal. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this gripping drama of which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter. The play connects the stories of two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office. Armature features and ensemble cast including Karen Stephens as Blythe, Matthew Salas as Evan, Michael Ford as Shod, and Yesenia Ozuna as Monica. Joining them is Kent Chambers Wilson (Mama) and Keith Wade (Denson). Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 per show. For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Downtown Council Breakfast featuring Mayor Dean Trantalis takes place today with networking: 7:30am – 8am, and breakfast: 8am – 9am at the Tower Club Fort Lauderdale (100 se third avenue…one financial plaza, regions bank bldg. 28th floor). The cost is members $30, and non-members: $35 at ftlchamber.com.
Friday, January 28
Netflix presents “Getting Curious” with Jonathan Van Ness. This show consist of six 30-minute episodes where JVN lets his curiosity lead the way as he roves from wigs to bugs, to skyscrapers and gender expression in this new series chock-full of experts and special guests. Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness is an unabashedly smart and quirky exploration into topics and questions that make Jonathan curious. From skyscrapers to bugs, or from gender identity to snacks, each episode follows Jonathan as he meets with experts in various fields to uncover complexities in a wide range of subjects.
Revry premieres STEAM! The Musical, which is a contemporary Western about the conductor of a tourist steam train who deserts his boyfriend for a wild night with a real-life outlaw. STEAM! The Musical, which premieres at 9pm, stars Broadway actor Coby Getzug (Broadway/National Tour: The Book of Mormon (Elder Cunningham), Spring Awakening (Moritz) who is currently starring in the National Tour of The Band’s Visit as well as Barrett Riggins, and Liam Cronin.
LeBoy presents Pole Master and Templo live on stage teaching the boys new tricks all night long. If you can’t catch them today, you are in luck, as they will be at LeBoy tomorrow also, Saturday, January 29.
Saturday, January 29
The Eagle Wilton Manors invites everyone to their annual Mr. Eagle contest tonight at 7pm. For more information, go to EaglebarWM.com.
Sunday, January 30
Monarch is a multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music starring Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel, Trace Adkins and Beth Ditto. The series will premiere on FOX.
Tuesday, February 1
In celebration of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “60 Years of Black Art,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 1 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents historical and contemporary themes of equality from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 51 years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale and will be accessible as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org.
Wednesday, February 2
Hotspots Magazine and Happening Out TV presents “Love Skate” at Xtreme Action Park from 7-10pm. Pride Skate, which takes place the first Wednesday of every month is a fundraiser for Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and street festival. The event features DJ T-Pro mix, divas Velvet Lenore and Rianna Petrone, skating, and a full liquor bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.