Friday, May 26
Melissa Markowitz invites everyone to a meet & greet from 6:30pm till 8:30pm where you can meet the artist to see her work on display. This is part of the monthly “Artist on the Walls” exhibit at Stork’s Bakery & Coffee House (2505 NE 15th Ave, Wilton Manors). The exhibit is on display until May 28th.
Saturday, May 27
The City of Fort Lauderdale presents their annual Great American Beach Party from 11am to 6:30pm at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Kick off the summer on Memorial Day weekend as this great tradition continues!
Eagle Fort Lauderdale presents DJ Hector Fonseca.
The Manor Nightclub, in association with Gary Santis events, present “United,” an official White Fort Lauderdale Festival’s weekend event. This spectacular event will feature music by DJs Alex Acosta and Karsten Sollors in the Ballroom along with shows by TP Lords and spectacular décor and productions. Noche Latina Saturdays will feature resident DJ Duniel with special guests Kalah Mendoza and Oscar Novva along with sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $10 before midnight.
Sunday, May 28
Gary Santis events presents White Fort Lauderdale Festival’s 25th anniversary taking place at the Manor Complex with the red carpet starting at 10pm. This spectacular once a year event stars Nina Flowers and Isis Muretech, as well as spectacular productions, cirq acts, décor, and massive visuals. To purchase advance tickets, go to Whiteftl2023.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, May 31
History Fort Lauderdale presents “Take Pride!,” a retrospective of LGBTQ life in South Florida and is the official kick-off of Stonewall Pride month. The opening reception takes place from 6-8pm at Galleria Mall. For more info, or to purchase tickets, look at the feature in this magazine or go to Historyfortlauderdale.org.
Thursday, June 1
Pride Skate at Xtreme Action Park, which last month moved to the first Thursday of the month is happening today from 7-10pm. Pride skate is presented by Hotspots Magazine and Happening Out TV and is a fundraiser for Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street festival. The event features DJ T-Pro mix, divas Velvet Lenore and Rianna Petrone, skating, and a full liquor bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights. The event also includes a Limbo Contest at 8:30pm where the winner will get a hundred-dollar worth of prizes.
Friday, June 2
In celebration of National Caribbean American Month in June, The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach will host a weekend of festivities, from today through June 4. The month-long observance promotes the rich culture and heritage of the Caribbean-American people and their contribution to the United States of America. The inaugural Caribbean American Heritage Month Cultural Celebration Weekend at Las Olas Oceanside Park will showcase food, art, music, and entertainment which are a rich and thriving part of the Caribbean culture in South Florida. The free event is open for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/cahmcelebration.
Eagle Fort Lauderdale presents Brazilian Music Weekend “Bacano” with DJ Alle Reich tonight and DJ Ale Maes on Saturday.
Saturday, June 3
The Pet Project presents their “Swimwear Auction” featuring hot models and cute pups walking the runway to raise much needed funds. The event takes place at Pub on the Drive and will be hosted by Shasta Mcnastie and feature sexy models, a 50/50, and a silent auction.
Sunday, June 4
CommuniTEA, the Arsht Center’s LGBTQ+ Pride celebration returns for its sixth year, with festivities on the Thomson Plaza for the Arts. CommuniTEA Dance is a FREE event featuring South Florida’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community with performances and DJs in the heart of downtown Miami headlined by Martha Wash, the original Weather Girl, platinum-selling recording artist and two-time Grammy Award nominee. Ms. Wash, also known as “The Queen of Clubland” and lauded for her distinctive and dramatic voice, will delight fans with megawatt hits such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” “It’s Raining Men,” “Strike It Up,” “Everybody Everybody” and C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. For more information on everything happening this day, see the feature in this issue or go to Arshtcenter.org.
Monday, June 5
Tuesday, June 6
Our Fund Foundation (1201 NE 26th Street Suite 108, Wilton Manors) presents Demystifying Critical Race Theory – In honor of their Fund’s Legacy Society and as part of The Howard Greenfield Memorial Lecture Series In partnership with Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters from 6- 7:30pm. Put simply, Critical Race Theory describes work and research done by “activists and scholars interested in studying and transforming the relationship among race, racism, and power” (Delgado and Stefancic). This discussion will cover topics and issues that bring us toward a more critical understanding of systematic racism including social constructions of race, racial discrimination and racism, racial Othering, “post-racialism,” and colorblindness rhetoric, historically and in our contemporary moment.
Wednesday, June 7
The Pride Center at Equality Park in association with Wellness with Pride presents “It’s All about Non-Traditional Relationships from 6-8:30pm at Hunters nightclub. This is a free 21+ event. For more info or to register go to Pridecenterflorida.org/wellness.
The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is proud to continue offering active military personnel and their families FREE admission all summer long through the Blue Star Museums program. This is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the United States. This started on Armed Forces Day, May 20, and goes through Labor Day, September 4. The Blue Star Museums free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Blue Star Museum guests can upgrade to watch an IMAX documentary film on the GIANT screen for $5 per person upon arrival at the Museum’s box office.
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