Friday, February 17
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, direct from the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Princess Poppy. Tonight, there will be one seating at 7:30pm and includes a Drag Race viewing. If you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry, as Princess Poppy will also be there tomorrow Saturday, February 18 for 2 seating’s: 7:30 and 9:30pm. Make your reservations at: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.
Saturday, February 18
The Manor Complex presents two events: In the Ballroom they present the birthday of DJ/Producer Jace M. Also, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the final appearance of Calypso Monroe Lords as Miss Noche Latina 2022. The night will also feature special guests Chanel Picaso, and Axel Montana, as well as resident DJ Duniel and sexy Go-go papi’s.
The monthly Art Walk Wilton Manors takes place up and down the drive today (3rd Sat from Oct-May) from 6-9pm. For more information, go to: AWWM.org.
Twist presents special guest DJ JRNY.
Tonight, is the Mr. Florida Rubber contest at the Eagle Wilton Manors with community cocktails at 6pm with the contest starting at 7pm. This event is free to all. Later that night they present “Carnival” (masks, beads, carnival performers) starring DJ Alex Ramos.
From 5:30 to 8pm, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom, Our Fund Foundation presents their Annual Philanthropy Awards recognition reception, where they celebrate outstanding philanthropists who give of their time, talent, and treasure to the South Florida LGBTQ community. Tickets are $75, and can be purchased at our-fund.org/awards/.
Sunday, February 19
The Annual Gay 8 event takes place today up and down Calle Ocho from 11am to 11pm. For more information see the feature in this magazine or go to: Gay8festival.com
The Pub presents their monthly “Publicity” show at 6pm sharp. The event stars Miss Florida’s Nikki Adams and Electra along with special guest, the iconic Dina Jacobs.
Monday, February 20
The 19th Annual Miss and Mr. Noche Latina Pageant (Official Preliminaries to the Florida F.I. And M.E. Pageantry Systems) takes place tonight (President’s Day) at Lips – Fort Lauderdale with the theme of “Under the Sea”. The night will star Calypso Monroe Lords and Javier Rivera (Miss & Mr. Noche Latina 2022) as well as Juliana Rivera, Rolly Villaverde, Tasha Long and Tayanna Love (Miss, Mr., Supreme and At Large – The Florida court 2022/23), as well as plenty of the Noche Latina formers. Categories for Competition are Evening Gown/Wear, Swimsuit, Talent, and Q&A. Doors open at 8pm and the pageant starts promptly at 9pm with general admission in advance is $25 (includes a seat) and VIP seats $35 (best seats in the place)! For more information, to order tickets, or to sponsor pageant call 954-478-4587.
Tuesday, February 21
The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their February Mixer at Gallery One Fort Lauderdale from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome drink (Vodka, Beer, Wine or soda); complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, and a chance to win a 2-night stay with parking and breakfast. Admission is free for members with early registration or $5 within 24 hours of event, and future members $10 with early registration and $15 within 24 hours of event. For more info, contact Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org.
Wednesday, February 22
Beginning tonight at 6:45pm at Holiday Park the Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale (FRWFL) will offer a FREE nine-week COUCH TO 5K training program for new or aspiring runners. Individuals who participate regularly through the nine weeks will receive a free registration for goal race, The Pride Center’s Rainbow 5K on April 30. The training will be offered three times each week during the club’s regular meetup times/locations. Membership in FRWFL is not required. For more information visit Frwfl.org/couchto5k
Thursday, February 23
The 22nd annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF) taking place from today through Sunday, February 26. Widely recognized as America’s favorite gourmet gathering on the beach, the four-day Festival returns to the sand with more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For the 22nd installment, Food Network personalities, Grammy-winning musicians, and more than 450+ chefs and wine and spirit producers will come together for an unforgettable celebration comprised of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, master classes, wine seminars and more! To see the complete line-up of events or to purchase tickets, go to: sobewff.org.
Friday, February 24th
WEAM presents Ask A Sexologist with the Kinsey Institute from 8-10pm. Everyone has a question (or two or three) they wish they could ask a sexologist. Sexologists from Kinsey will be answering the most common questions they hear, the most unique questions they’ve been asked, as well as any questions submitted anonymously by attendees. After ticket purchase, attendees will receive an email with a link to a form where they can anonymously submit questions, they’d like the sexologists to address during the evening. Ticket includes light bites, drinks, and admission to museum galleries. Space is limited.
Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Industrial Vibes” starring the sexy Latrice Perry from 9pm to 3am. They also present a Women of Drummer Meet n’ Greet at 8pm.
Saturday, February 25
Latinos Salud presents their annual gala, this year entitled: “Evolution.”This spectacular event takes place at the DCOTA with the VIP cocktail starting at 6pm and the main event at 7pm. For more information see the feature in this issue or go to: Gala.lsalud.org.
The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center presents American Idol’s Kimberly Locke in “The Sum of All Parts” at 8pm. In her acclaimed one-woman show Kimberley Locke shares the songs and stories that have shaped her life. From her childhood in Tennessee, through her breakout on American Idol, to her success as a #1 recording artist, Kimberley performs the soundtrack of her journey. Reg tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are available at Aventura.culturalcentermiami.org.
Gulfstream Park, located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, will again be the site of the highly anticipated Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience on from 7–11 p.m. as part of the 22nd annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF). Hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Florida International University, the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. General admission tickets are $75 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased by visiting sobewff.org/groove.
Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band at 7 pm as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2023 Annual Celebration. Proceeds from the evening benefit the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center. A limited number of VIP tickets which include valet parking, a 90-minute cocktail reception, preferred seating for the performance and complimentary cocktails throughout the evening are available for $1,250 per person by calling 954.468.3298 or emailing Foundation@BrowardCenter.org. Also available online at https://bit.ly/3Qyq5oT.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County is proud to present AILEY II, the next generation of dance, for one night only at the Knight Concert Hall at 8pm. AILEY II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. The critically acclaimed ensemble will inspire audiences with performances of Andrea Miller’s Psūkhe, William Forsythe’s Enemy in the Figure and Francesca Harper’s Freedom Series . Tickets to AILEY II are $30, $45, $55 and $65, and may be purchased now at arshtcenter.org or at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722.
Eagle Wilton Manors presents Trailer Trash with DJ Dan DeLeon and they invite you to meet Jack Dixon.
Sunday, February 26
South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble’s 12th Annual Youth Pride Band Concert takes place at 7 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Amaturo Theater. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at browardcenter.org/events/detail/sfl-pride-wind-youth-pride-band-2023. For more information on the Youth Pride Band program visit pridewindensemble.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pub presents the Synergy Twins at 2pm. Catch this talented duo as they play their electric violins.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is making it easier and more affordable to indulge in self-care with the return of Miami Health & Wellness Months through March 31, the program features discounts on wellness and self-care activities, treatments and experiences. Explore the more than 60 offers at MiamiTemptations.com. For a complete list of special offers available from the GMCVB’s Miami Temptations Program, visit MiamiTemptations.com.
Kim Petras made Grammy Awards history as the first transgender person to win a Grammy (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) for her collaboration with Sam Smith on their hit song, “Unholy.” Beyonce became the most prolific Grammy winner in history, thanking queer people for “inventing the genre” of ballroom and vogue music, which was a primary influence on her Grammy award winning album, Renaissance.