Thursday, April 13
Broward House presents their annual Dining Out for Life, where participating restaurants and bars cover everything from food to drinks to ice cream! Your role is simple, bring the people you enjoy dining out with and go to a participating location on April 13th: The more you enjoy, the greater the contribution given back to Broward House! Some of the restaurants and bars participating include The Pub, Eagle Wilton Manors, Georgie’s Alibi, Hunters and many more. For a full list or to donate go to: browardhouse.org/dofl.
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is returning to South Florida with its ultimate automotive lifestyle event, today through Saturday, April 15, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Celebrating 20 years in Palm Beach, the 2023 Palm Beach Auction will once again be the East Coast’s epicenter for collector car enthusiasts featuring a docket of coveted collectible vehicles, dozens of sponsors and exhibitor displays, and thrill rides in the latest performance vehicles from Dodge, Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet. For more info go to: barrett-jackson.com/
Friday, April 14
Tonight, is the Miami Beach Pride VIP Beach Affair at 7pm and Lummus Park on Miami Beach. The event will feature Jonathan Bennett, Jaymes Vaughan, Jazzmun, Albita and hosted by the one and only Sandra Bernhard. To purchase tickets, go to: Miamibeachpride.com/viptickets.
In an art exhibit entitled “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health—An Artist’s Journey Through Healing” that runs from today through to Fri., June 16, ArtServe will explore how artists apply various genres and mediums to convey different journeys of well-being, self-love, and healing through their art. A free, public opening reception is planned from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, April 21. Admission is free to both the exhibit and reception. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Gallery hours are 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 6pm Saturday.
Dan Savage (creator of the Savage Love sex advice column, the popular Savage Lovecast podcast, and the It Gets Better Project) is thrilled to announce that the 18th annual HUMP! Film Festival is coming to O Cinema in Miami (1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), today and tomorrow, Saturday, April 15 with 7pm and 9:30pm showings. The HUMP! Film Festival is a showcase of sex-positive short films, all curated by Savage. These dirty movies are almost all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one just for this festival. The films run the gamut of body sizes, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes. It is a unique celebration of creative sexual expression. Audiences will get to choose their favorite entries in categories such as Best Sex, Best Kink, Best Humor and Best in Show. Online streaming dates are also available through May 28th.
Saturday, April 15
Starting today Miami Beach Pride will be celebrating 15 years with a 2 day festival which features their famous parade down Ocean Drive on Sunday at noon. For a full list of vendors, events, more info or to purchase VIP tickets, go to Miamibeachpride.com.
The Ben West Palm presents “Proper Pride Sundays” a once a month event at their Proper Grit Whiskey Library & Supper Club on their terrace. The event is from 2-6pm and there is no cover charge.
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 “Antidote” starring DJ Danny Verde.
As part of Pride week, Twist presents “Rough and Tough” starring DJ Kidd Madonny and as usual there is never a cover!
After you watch the ride parade and hang out at the festival for a few hours head on over to Twist for their annual Beach Ball T-Dance starring VJ Jason James and as usual never a cover.
Monday, April 17
The Alibi is starting a new promotion called Daisy Does Trivia, at 8:30pm. They invite you to test your knowledge with Daisy Deadpetals with new categories every week.
Wednesday, April 19
321/Slammer (private club and BYOB bar for men) will be celebrating their 16th anniversary today from 7pm to 2am with a member sponsored open bar and refreshments. Invitations are available from bartenders inside the club while supplies last.
Thursday, April 20
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce presents their quarterly luncheon at Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery at The Atlantic Hotel and Spa (601 N. Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd). Admission is $40 for members and $45 for future members. Registration and networking at 11:30 with lunch from 12-1pm. For more info, contact Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org.
Today starts the 10-day festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of Outshine’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival’s Miami edition. For a full list of films and parties, for more info, or to purchase tickets go to: Outshinefilm.com.
Friday, April 21
The Las Olas Wine and Food Festival (LOWFF) offers guests the opportunity to sip, sample and enjoy dishes from 40 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 150 domestic and international wineries, spirits brands and breweries from 7:30-10:30pm. The festival will also feature live music, DJs, dancing, and incredible interactive experiences. General admission tickets are $150. Guests looking for additional interactive entertainment, can purchase a VIP ticket for the VIP Kick Off Party, hosted by FPL and Amerant. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit LasOlasWFF.com.
Friday Night Sound Waves returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park…3000 E. Las Olas Blvd) on from 6:30–9:30pm. The producers of Friday Night Sound Waves are giving guests six more opportunities to check #41 off author Christiana Lilly’s “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” list, with a spring revival of the popular free concert series. Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy various pre-concert games on the main lawn starting at 5pm, along with local artisan vendors and a rotation of food and drink vendors to sip, sup and shop before, during and after the show. These events are free and open to the public, and for more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.
PūrWell is proud to host its fifth annual “Palm Beach Health & Hemp Wellness Festival” event from 4 to 11pm. General admission is $10. Food and drinks are available for purchase. VIP admission is $50, which includes an open bar and food stations from select vendors in the VIP lounge.
The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Candyland” starring DJ Dan DeLeon.”
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Alexis Michelle with 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. You can also catch Alexis on Saturday with 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
Lips Fort Lauderdale is launching a new Saturday Dragalicious Brunch beginning today at 1:30pm, and hosted by the fabulous Nicolette, with co-hosts Daisy Deadpetals and Velvet Lenore. This in-demand event is building on the success of Lips’ Sunday brunches, offering more opportunities for locals and visitors to experience its unique brand of drag dining. The all-inclusive package costs $34.45 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes the show and a brunch entrée of your choice along with unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Reservations are required by calling (954) 567-0987 or visiting www.fladragshow.com/reservations, and the seating time is 1:30pm.
The Pet Project presents “Toss For Paws” from 2-5pm at Pub On The Drive. For more information go to thepetprojectfl.org.
Follow the smoke to Esplanade Park from 12 to 4pm for the revival of the ever-popular Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast & Competition. This event features some of the best BBQ from local restaurants and food trucks showcasing their unique styles. All food vendors will have one item for $5 or less so you can try them all without breaking the BBQ bank. You can wash down all that great food with tasty craft beers compliments of Stephens Distributing. This free, family-friendly event features pit-masters battling it out to win over the judges for the best BBQ in Fort Lauderdale. Attendees will be amazed at the lip-smacking creations of ribs, chicken, brisket, pork and more.
The Studio at Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, will welcome two-time Tony Award winner and five-time Emmy nominee Alan Cumming, with his cabaret show, “Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age,” for two shows at 6:30pm and 9pm. This intimate evening will give audience members a chance to see this remarkable performer up-close and personal. His most recent projects include The Traitors, Marlowe, starring alongside Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange; and My Old School on Hulu. This event contains adult language or content. Tickets, available at Ticketmaster, are $99 to $150. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, visit thestudioatmiznerpark.com.
Sunday, April 23
NSU Art Museum presents Art Talk at 3pm, where they invite you to join collectors Andy and Christine Hall and Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater for a discussion about collecting contemporary art. Free for members and $16 for non-members.
Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents the monthly Artist Showcase from 5-8pm at 2401 N. Dixie Highway. The event will feature Christopher Calhoun and art by Robert Reda, Anthony Ardavin, Elliot Gerber, Alexander Heria, Walter Mcbride, Hector Urdaneta, Michael Jude Russo and Dennis Dean. For more information, go to Hotspotsmagazine.com/artgallery.
Hot StuffInterPride, the non-profit organization that licenses the iconic WorldPride™ brand, announced today that it will honor Joel Kim Booster, Fran Drescher, Laith Ashley, and Pride 365 at the inaugural InterPride Global Gala for their collective efforts in bringing LGBTQ+ issues into the cultural consciousness. The inaugural InterPride Global Gala, hosted at the Avalon Hollywood Theater and Bardot Lounge on April 29, 2023, will bring together LGBTQ+ icons and activists to celebrate InterPride’s 40 years of activism and education. https://www.interpride.org/.
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