Thursday, March 2
The National LGBTQ Task Force presents the Winter party Festival’s VIP Cocktail reception at the Esme Hotel from 7:30 to 10pm featuring the sounds of DJ Miguel Clark. The weekend filled with parties and events continues through Monday night March 6. For a full list of events, or to purchase tickets, go to: Winterparty.com.
Friday, March 3
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Honey Davenport with 2 shows at 8 and 10pm. If you can’t make it tonight, not to worry as Honey will be back tomorrow night, Saturday, March 11 for 2 shows at 8 and 10pm. For reservations, go to Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.
The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will host the 26th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration. All proceeds will benefit MODS’ mission of connecting people to inspiring science. Guests will enjoy an unforgettable night highlighted by delectable fare from South Florida’s leading restaurants and a vast array of flavorful wines and spirits from around the world, as well as local craft beers. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of unique and exciting offerings during the silent auction to benefit the Museum’s mission of connecting people to inspiring science. For tickets, which are $300 for individual VIP Platinum tickets and $150 for individual Grand Tasting tickets visit modsevents.org.
Celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Miami Dade College’s acclaimed Miami Film Festival, which returns today through March 12. Considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., this year’s festival will feature over 140 feature narratives, documentaries, and short films of all genres, from more than 30 countries worldwide. The 10-day festival will open with Somewhere in Queens, directed by comedian and actor Ray Romano, and close with Stephen Frears’ The Lost King. In addition to spectacular movie screenings, Miami Film Festival is also known for its legendary parties, workshops, masterclasses, and industry happy hours. Individual tickets for Festival screenings range from $10-$30. All other events vary in pricing. Visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).
Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running nonprofit alternative art space, will open its new 8,000-square-foot home in Little River (297 NE 67th Street) on today from 5-9pm. The move coincides with Locust Projects’ 25-year anniversary. The organization, which has been instrumental in fostering Miami’s vibrant art community by providing artists with a laboratory to create new breakthrough ideas, will open its doors with a monumental installation by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech. Free and open to the public
Saturday, March 4
The Pub on the drive presents the first lady of rhythm, beauty, and laughter, Helena Handbasket. This is a drag show of comedy and live vocals!
Heaven Nightclub presents “Tribal Bitch” starring DJ Paulo (Los Angeles). Doors open at 11pm and for advance tickets go to their ticket link on Facebook or Instagram – @Heavensouthbeach.
Hotspots/Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents March’s Opening reception from 6-9pm. This month’s exhibition is “The Women: Power Imagined.” This is a celebration of women artists and art featuring 40+ women artists in observance of Women’s History month.
The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Red party” where they challenge you to wear your best red as you listen to the sounds of DJ Joe Gauthreaux.
Gulfstream Park’s “Taste at the Track” series is back, featuring a special winter edition of Tacos & Tequila from 1-4pm. This fan favorite themed event series combines the best of both worlds: food and drink and horse racing. Taking place in the third floor Flamingo Room overlooking the racetrack, guests can indulge in all-you-can-eat food and drink stations while taking in the excitement and energy of high stakes horse racing. Tacos & Tequila is the event to enjoy the very best tequilas, including Casamigos, Volcan, Lunazul, Tres Agaves, Casa Noble and many others. Pair with an unlimited assortment of tacos, including Modelo Negro Mahi, Tinga, Sweet Potato & Black Bean, Carne Asasde and Cochinita Pibil. Fresh guacamole and assorted salsas complete the experience, bringing authentic flavors of Mexico right to the table. End the meal on a sweet note with an assortment of desserts. For more information on Taste at the Track and to purchase tickets, please visit: gulfstreampark.com.
The 32nd Annual Asian Culture Festival taking place at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street, in Miami today and tomorrow, Sunday, March 5th from 11am to 6pm. The two-day, fun-filled family festival offers music and dance performances, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and a selection of authentic and delicious Asian cuisine with a variety of dishes from numerous Asian communities. Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Iran, South Korea, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Tibet, Vietnam, Mongolia and Yemen will all be represented at this year’s festival. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, the festival seeks to continue bringing together the South Florida community-at-large for years to come and keep promoting the importance of cultural diversity and inclusivity for building a vibrant, prosperous and healthy and humanitarian community. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are FREE. Tickets are available at Asianculturefestival.net.
Saturday, March 11
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Miami Beach Garden Tour taking place from 10am-3pm. From mansions with lush tropical settings to bungalows with native plantings – from elegant rooftops to fun condo courtyards – all types of Miami Beach gardens are a part of the tour. Ticketholders begin their day at the Garden, picking up their guides and wristbands for the Tour. With addresses in hand, they are free to travel at their own pace to each location. After the Tour, all are invited back to the Garden for fun activities including the Miami Beach Garden Club’s annual flower show where voting takes place for the “people’s choice award.” Light bites will be available for purchase and wristband holders enjoy complimentary Sangria. Tickets are available mbgarden.org.
Tonight, is the grand opening of Krave X Miami. For more information, see the feature in this mag or go to: Kravemiami.com
Pub on the Drive presents The Royal Pub Show starring the current royal court of the Pub: Lady Marisa, Sharde Ross, Shasta McNastie and Alain Marquez at 9:30pm.
The Sunshine Cathedral Center for the Performing Arts presents, back by popular demand, Miss Richfield 1981 in “Cancel Cultured Pearl.” To purchase tickets, go to: Sunshinecathedral.org/arts.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Winsor Room at the Manor Complex presents the official Victory Party for Kimberly Venom and Joseph Thiels winning Miss and Mr. Noche Latina 2023. The night will also star Mr. Noche Latina 2021, Oscar Novva as well as resident DJ Duniel and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm!
Due to popular demand, the Center for Visual Communication (CVC) in Wynwood announced the stellar exhibition featuring 15 of Miami’s leading artists – The Miami Creative Movement – has been extended through April 8th. The group show features powerful new works by: Mira Lehr, Carlos Betancourt, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Karen Rifas, Robert Thiele, John Bailly, Asser Saint-Val, Kathleen Staples, Paola Gracey, Jacqueline Gopie, Robert McKnight, Regina Jestrow, Gustavo Oviedo, Pablo Contrisciani, and David Marsh.
This is HOT
Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and global pop icon P!NK recently released her ninth studio album “Trustfall,” via RCA Records.
Produced by GRAMMY-nominated electronic artist Fred and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, who co-wrote the lead song, “Trustfall,” with P!NK, which is a synth-laden euphoric anthem and the next great hit in P!NK’s already impressive musical catalogue. Driven by a pulsating dance beat and P!NK’s signature powerhouse vocals, “Trustfall” is a declaration to leave one’s fears behind and put faith in the unknown.
Accompanying the release of “Trustfall” is its cinematic visual, choreographed by Ryan Heffington and directed by Georgia Hudson. The video follows its main character and P!NK as they converge over the course of one night, each ultimately choosing to fall in their own way.
Trustfall is available now and trust me you will love this album!