Thursday, March 16
After a two-year hiatus Slow Food Miami’s 12th annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party is back, taking place at The Palms Hotel & Spa on Miami Beach at 7pm. This year the event welcomes Multi Emmy Award winning television personality Cynthia Demos as the Emcee, and Eater Miami editor Olee Fowler and Time Out editor Falyn Wood are the event’s judges. General admission tickets are $128 per person in advance; $148 per person at the door. For more information, go to: Slowfoodmiami.org.
Lit will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a 3-day party starting tonight as they have a St Patty’s Day theme where at 4pm the celebration begins; at 8pm they show RuPaul’s Drag Race and at 9pm they feature Loveshack. Tomorrow, Sat March 18, they feature Revolution with games, 360 cam, and surprises all day from 2pm to 2am with DJ Nena starting at 9pm. Then on Sunday, March 19, they feature a Beach Bum Blowout!
The Pub celebrates St Patty’s Day with an $18 corn beef and cabbage meal, and they are offering this ALL month long. Then at 8pm they show RuPaul’s Drag Race and then at 9pm they celebrate, their Friday night hostess, Velvet Lenore’s birthday party.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation presents their annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music festival starting at 9am. The event will star Flo Rida and DJ Citizen Jane. For more information see the feature in this issue or go to FloridaAIDSwalk.org.
Alibi/Monkey Bar welcomes all Florida AIDS Walk participants offering 20% off food orders all day long with proof of participation.
The Pub invites everyone to “Come Cool Down” at the Unofficial Aids Walk After Party. They will feature many specials and a portion of the money raised will be donated back to the organization. At 7pm, they will feature Brian Mason who is a live singer singing top 40 hits.
The Pride Center at Equality Parks monthly “Jammin at the Center” stars The French Horn Collective. Admission is $25 and includes ample free parking, two complimentary beverages, and a small club intimate setting. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Pridecenterflorida.org.
The monthly Art Walk Wilton Manors takes place up and down the drive (3rd Sat from Oct-May) from 6-9pm. For more information, go to: AWWM.org.
The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Shameless” starring DJ Alex Ramos.
Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway concert series, presented by Mark Cortale, featuring Jessie Mueller takes place at 8m at The Parker. Mueller most recently starred in The Music Man, as Marian Paroo with Norm Lewis at the Kennedy Center. Previous Broadway credits include Carousel, starring as Julie Jordan opposite Joshua Henry, and originating the role of Jenna Hunterson in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles’ hit Broadway musical Waitress for which Mueller was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award. She won all three for her starring role as Carole King in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical.
The Manor Complex is Celebrating 2 DJ birthdays tonight. In the Ballroom they celebrate the birthday of the one and only Abel, with RESIST. Joining Abel at the DJ Booth and making his Manor debut is DJ/Producer Eddie Martinez. TP Lords will also be performing. Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Windsor Room and Patio celebrates the birthday of their resident DJ Duniel. The night will also star Vasti Love Montana (Miss Palm Beach Pride), and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $5 for Fl Res before midnight.
Sunday, March 19
Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents the monthly Artist Showcase from 5-8pm at 2401 N. Dixie Highway. The event, which is part of Women’s month and their “The Women: Power Reimagined…A Celebration of Women Artists and Art” will feature performance by MrlyJade and a fashion show by Silvana Arbak. For more information, go to Hotspotsmagazine.com/artgallery.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the second annual Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices from 2 to 6 pm at Esplanade Park, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Rhythm by the River features live music, dance, drama and spoken word poetry performances as well as interactive events for the entire family. To learn more about Arts for Action: Black Voices events or to get involved, visit BrowardCenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pub presents their monthly party, Publicity, starring the OG’s: Electra, Nikki Adams and Tiffany Arieagus at 6pm.
Tuesday, March 21
The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their March Mixer at Residence Inn by Marriot (3333 NE 32nd Avenue) from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome drink (well drink, beer, wine, or soda); complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, and a chance to win a 1-night stay with 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.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Shen Yun from today through Thursday, March 23. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
Wednesday, March 22
In honor of Women’s history month, Hotspots Happening Out presents “That’s So (Not) Gay: LBTQ+ Women’s Town Hall” at the Sunshine Cathedral Center for the Performing Arts (1480 SW 9th Avenue) from 6-8pm.
Hunters Nightclub presents “Crash The Gala, A Sunserve Gala After Party” at The Venue Fort Lauderdale form 10pm to 1am. The event will feature Ultra Nate performing her hits “Free,” “If You Could read My Mind,” and more. Tickets on sale at Sunserve.org/crash
The Eagle Wilton Manors presents a weekend of “Lucid Dreams” with tonight starring DJ Joshua Ruiz and tomorrow starring DJ Ale Maes.
Saturday, March 25
Latinos Salud presents their annual Miami Gala, this year entitled: “Evolution.” This spectacular event takes place at the The Current Miami (9520 W Flagler St) with the VIP cocktail starting at 6pm and the main event at 7pm and performing live will be Franser Pazos. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Gala.lsalud.org.
Le Boy presents “Carnival Brazil” with host Gee and DJ Nitrx.
Palm Beach County’s premiere LGBTQ+ Pride Festival, Palm Beach Pride, is returning to Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach, FL today and tomorrow, Sunday March 26, from 12pm-6pm both days. The Palm Beach Pride Parade takes place on Sun March 26, at 11am on Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth Beach. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, go to: Compassglcc.com.
Tampa Pride with their street festival and diversity parade with live entertainment, food, and music takes place today starting at 11am with the parade at 4pm and of course after parties all night long in Ybor City. For more information go to: Tampapride.org.
Twist presents, back by popular demand, DJ JRNY!
Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery presents, in honor of Women’s History Month, Women of Comedy at 7pm.
The second annual Riverwalk International Food Festival (RIFF) celebrates the unique flavors with cuisine from around the world from 12 to 4pm at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. This festival features some of the best local gourmet food trucks and restaurants as well as great music and activities for all ages. Confirmed international cuisines include Italian, British, Brazilian, Caribbean, Greek, Asian and Mexican so guests can taste the world without ever having to leave the park. Spicing up the event will be international music by DJ and emcee Lori McQuestion, and a vendor village featuring local artists and artisans, family-friendly games and more. Admission to the event is free. All food vendors will offer one $5 food item so you can taste them all! For additional information, contact Donisha Brockington at (954) 468-1541 extension 204 or at Events@GoRiverwalk.com.
Sunday, March 26
The Pub welcomes back Daisy Deadpetals for Brunch at 2pm.
Wednesday, March 29
Arianna’s Center, The Mckenzie Project, Transinclusivegroup.org, and Trans Social present “Transgender Day Of Visibility” walk through Wilton Manors. At 6pm they will gather and invite everyone to join them at Justin Flippen Park and will walk to the Pride Center where at 7pm they will have an evening of celebration, advocacy, food, and performances highlighting our transgender community. Fr more information or to register go to: TDOV2023.Eventbrite.com.