Thursday, May 11
Greater Fort Lauderdale’s tourism industry takes center stage when Visit Lauderdale and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Broward Chapter host the Together We Shine Tourism Luncheon on from noon to 2pm at the newly expanded Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. A highlight of this year’s event will be the Laudable Awards ceremony, as Visit Lauderdale recognizes seven exceptional individuals for their service and dedication to the tourism and hospitality industry. Nominated by their travel industry colleagues and ranging from hoteliers and tour guides to food and beverage servers, event managers, housekeepers, and everyone else who plays a vital role in creating spectacular visitor experiences, the awards will recognize contributions of outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond the ordinary in making Greater Fort Lauderdale shine. Tickets for the 2023 Together We Shine Tourism Luncheon are $40. For additional information or to register, please visit visitlauderdale.com/togetherweshine.
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Elvis Duran’s Spring Break featuring OneRepublic is coming to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood today at 8pm. Elvis Duran and iHeartMedia’s Y100 Morning Show will start the day with a celebrity-filled broadcast, live from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood from 6 to 10am, followed by a night of performances. Tickets start at $55 at Myhrl.com. Doors open one hour before show time.
Friday, May 12
Eagle Wilton Manors presents Titanium starring DJ AJ Reddy.
Are you ready to sing your heart out and have a blast? Join the Gay Men’s Chorus for an unforgettable karaoke night at Scandals Saloon at 7pm! Whether you’re a seasoned singer or just love to belt out a tune, the chorus welcomes all voices and all levels of experience. You’ll be singing alongside some of the most talented and supportive men in your community, and they guarantee you’ll leave feeling uplifted and energized.
Saturday, May 13
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will be presenting “A Night at the Pops” today at 7pm in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This one-night-only concert will include familiar favorites from the classical era to modern pop music. Several incredible soloists will join the band, including virtuoso pianist Ross Salvosa, playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor; Jon Diernbach playing Tuba Tiger Rag; and the 2023 Floatarama Youth Band Solo Competition winner, Maggie Stuteville, on flute, performing Chaminade’s Concertino Opus 107. From a rousing rendition of Casey at the Bat with narrator Brian French to Gershwin, Sousa, Barry Manilow, and the Rolling Stones, there will be something for everyone in this uplifting and fun-filled concert.
Twist presents DJ Alex Ferbeyre spinning till 5am!
Monday, May 15
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents from Rupaul’s Drag Race UK, the very talented Baga Chipz in her first ever performance in Florida for one night only at 8pm.
Tuesday, May 16
The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their May Mixer at Plunge Beach Resort (4660 El mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea) 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. 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.
Thursday, May 18
It’s Tracy Jones, and Tracy Jones, and Tracy Jones! In Island City Stage’s newest comedy production, Tracy Jones by Stephen Kaplan, part of National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in three different cities, this touching story of individual connection in an increasingly complicated world hits the South Florida stage from today through June 18. Tracy Jones is having a major life crisis. Her job at the bank is taking her nowhere, her panic attacks are getting worse and having such a common name is giving her an identity crisis. With everything spiraling out of control around her, it’s time to find something she can take control of. That’s when it hits her; she’s going to throw a party to celebrate every woman named Tracy Jones. Tickets for Tracy Jones start at $40. Enjoy a special Mimosa Sunday on May 28 for $55 that includes a light bites pre-reception and a post-show talkback, sponsored by Home Instead. This production is also supported by FAB (Funding Arts Broward). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 19
The Mesozoic Era will soon come to life at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Expedition: Dinosaur, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will stomp into the Museum today and this traveling exhibit will run, through Monday, September 4. Expedition: Dinosaur combines life-size, lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, featuring realistic movements and sound. Engaging and educational interactive experiences explain dinosaur movement, digestion, and evolution, and showcase the life and methods of dinosaur fossil hunters from the 1800s to today. In addition to large animatronic dinosaurs, interactive highlights include a digital sandbox, paleontologist camp, and an interactive robot that allows visitors to manipulate dinosaur eggs! For more information, please visit mods.org/expeditiondinosaur.
Eagle Wilton Manors presents “A Night if Love” starring DJ Sharon O Love form 10pm to 3am.
The iconic Studio 54 nightclub scene will come to life again with a twist during “SCENE: Studio 54 Reinvented,” a new social happening! Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in support of FLITE Center, this ultimate party will take place from 6 – 10pm, at DAER Nightclub. From the moment guests step inside, they will be transported to a euphoric experience with pulsating music and lights, champagne toast, open bar, and food sensations. Nationally known celebrity impersonators, Joe Posa performing as Liza Minnelli and Michael Dean as Cher, will make special appearances. Their staged productions will turn back time with a nod to classic hits. All proceeds from the event will go directly to FLITE Center’s programs and services, which provide young adults with resources and support to help them transition to independent living. FLITE Center is a one-stop resource center offering all supportive services to youth aging out of foster care, chronically homeless youth, human trafficking survivors, and LGBTQ+ youth. Tickets to “SCENE: Studio 54 Reinvented” start at $150. General and VIP tickets can be purchased at https://flite-center.networkforgood.com/events/52000-scene-studio-54.
Saturday, May 20
Celebrate the unofficial kick-off of the summer season with a wine tasting featuring wines from around the world at Doris Italian Market & Bakery, 2077 N. University Dr. in Coral Springs, today from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Guests will have the opportunity to taste more than 100 wines from around the world, sample a selection of artisan cheeses, enjoy a full gourmet buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and top the night off with a slice of cannoli cake. Special pricing on wines is offered throughout the evening. Tickets are $39.95 plus tax and can be purchased in advance at the store’s Coral Springs or Sunrise locations or online at dorismarket.com/product-category/wine-event-tickets/. Tickets are non-refundable and availability is limited. Attendees must be over 21 years of age. For information, email email@example.com or call 954-572-5269.
The monthly Art Walk Wilton Manors presents the last Art Walk of the 2022/23 season which takes place up and down the drive (3rd Sat from Oct-May) from 6-9pm. For more information, go to: AWWM.org. The new season starts October 2023.
Leboy presents an Andrew Christian Underwear Party with free giveaways all night.
Sunday, May 21
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 actress, singer, and entertainer Toddra “HottToddo” Brunson as well as works by 8 artists. For more information, go to Hotspotsmagazine.com/artgallery.
Wednesday, May 24
Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival presents “Legendary Bingo” at Hamburger Mary’s to benefit the Stonewall Pride Pageant. Seating starts at 6pm with the balls dropping at 7pm called by the prettiest girl in the world, Misty Eyez. There are 10 games, and every game wins a prize. The cost for the 10 games is only $10 before May 17, $15 from May 18-23, and $20 at the door. To purchase advance tickets, go to Https://Form.Jotform.com/wmeg_marketing/legendary bingo or scan the QR code in the ad in this magazine.
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Butterfly World, Flamingo Gardens, Museum of Discovery and Science and Sawgrass Recreation Park will be offering the ‘South Florida Adventure Pass’ for the eighth year. The Pass will give pass holders unlimited admission to all four attractions throughout the summer!
Explore aviaries filled with 20,000 exotic butterflies and tropical birds at Butterfly World; see live animals, from alligators to panthers at Flamingo Gardens; take an airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park; and experience the roar of dinosaurs at the Museum of Discovery and Science…all for one low price!
The South Florida Adventure Pass will be available for purchase at each of the
participating parks beginning on May 15, 2023, and will be valid for admission to each of the attractions until September 30, 2023. Butterfly World, Flamingo Gardens, Museum of Discovery and Science and Sawgrass Recreation Park will also have the passes for sale online at their respective websites.
At $55 plus tax, per adult ages 13+ and $45 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12), this pass grants unlimited admission to each attraction. Existing annual pass holders/members at participating attractions can upgrade to the South Florida Adventure Pass for $45 plus tax, per adult, and $35 plus tax, per child. For more information on the South Florida
Adventure Pass, please visit southfloridaadventurepass.com.