Thursday, June 22
Brévo Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present the next edition to the “Dans Le Avant Garde” series with “The Brothers Size,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney. This contemporary tale explores the fragility of liberty and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone. The show preview will take place today at 7pm, with opening night on June 23 at 7pm. Other showtimes include June 24 at 1pm and 7pm, and June 25 at 2pm and 7pm. The performances will take place at Island City Stage located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Ticket prices for the June 22 preview are $20 with the remaining shows at $35. All shows run for 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission. Tickets can be purchased at brevotheatre.org.
PEN America’s South Florida/Miami Chapter and the Artists at Risk Connection will celebrate Pride month with a screening of the film “No Straight Lines: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Comics” which chronicles the lives of five influential queer comic book artists. The screening will be followed by a talkback moderated by acclaimed film critic and arts programmer Juan Barquin, featuring the film’s director Vivian Kleiman and comic book creator and musician Cristy C. Road. The screening is being hosted in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, at O Cinema in Miami Beach at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at O Cinema’s website.
The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “National Super Pride Weekend” today featuring Brazil’s #1 DJ Alberto Ponzo and tomorrow featuring DJ Guy Scheiman.
Saturday, June 24
Ahead of National HIV Testing Day, please join the Black AIDS Advisory Group of Broward County and the Broward County Health Department at 738 NW 3rd Street in Pompano Beach from 10am to 2pm for an event sponsored by Gilead Sciences. The event will offer free HIV testing, community resources, food, and entertainment to educate the community about the importance of taking this first step toward knowing their HIV status and steps to access prevention and treatment options.
Le Boy presents their Last Pride Party where they invite you win free tickets to the Trilogy Tour starring Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin. They invite you to show your Grindr at the door to be entered into the raffle.
Sunday, June 25
Voss Events presents “RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World 2023 World Tour” at the Hardrock Live at 8pm. For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com.
Thursday, June 29
New River Fine Art announced a fundraiser for the Stonewall National Museum, Archives, and Library to take place today on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The fundraiser will feature an exhibition from artist Elliot Tiber, who was a key figure in Woodstock and an early advocate for LGBTQ rights. A portion of all sale proceeds will go to the Stonewall National Museum, Archives, and Library.
Friday, June 30
Tonight, the Eagle Wilton Manors presents the first of 5 parties as part of their “Five for the 4.” Tonight, they feature DJ Deanne, Saturday DJ Drew G, Sunday DJ Barry Browder, Monday DJ Alex Ramos and Tuesday DJ Barry Huffine.
Sunday, July 2
History Fort Lauderdale presents “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections” from today through Saturday, September 10. The summer exhibit will include colorful impressionist fine art works by Tim Forman together with landscape photographs from History Fort Lauderdale’s archived collection. The exhibition can be viewed in the art space on the first level of the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue). Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit them online at historyfortlauderdale.org.
AHF presents “We The People.” Our most treasured American freedoms are under attack as close to 1,000 bills have been introduced that threaten our freedom and seek to undo 70 years of progress. The rights we hold dear could be erased. This country never has seen such blatant abuse of power against virtually every group – people of color, immigrants, women, lgbtq+ communities, Jewish people, and more. The courts used to be instruments to right wrongs. Now they are the lead deniers. This is how dictatorships take hold. We are not for one party or another, but we must speak out against tyranny. The local coalition will lead the “We The People National March” at Esplanade park to protect our democracy. For more information, go to WTPmarch.org.
Tuesday, July 4
Hotspots/Happening Out presents a “4th of July Cruise” where we invite you to view the fireworks from a front row seat aboard the yacht Musette. The cruise will feature a cash bar and free (light) appetizers. Boarding starts at 6pm; yacht takes off at 7:15pm and docks at 10:30pm. Tickets are $40 in advance at hotspots.click/july4th and $50 at the door.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to announce its newest community partner, Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library. The two Fort Lauderdale organizations will work together to create further engagement and awareness to the LGBTQIA+ community. NSU Art Museum embraces diversity and inclusion within its audience, as well as its featured and prospective artists. Throughout its educational programming, curatorial department and extensive permanent collection, the Museum strives to provide a platform for underrepresented groups such as the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. It is pleased to offer current Stonewall National Museum & Archives members (who present valid membership cards at NSU Art Museum) a $2 discount off NSU Art Museum’s general admission, effective immediately. For more information, please visit https://nsuartmuseum.org.
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Cher’s critically acclaimed classic album It’s A Man’s World is being reimagined as a special deluxe limited-edition vinyl box set that features a remastered version of the original 14-track UK album on 2 LPs, as well as a newly compiled double LP containing eleven rare remixes including “Walking In Memphis (Shut Up and Dance Vocal Mix),” and “One By One (JR’s Pride Mix)”.
The 4 LPs in the limited-edition box are each pressed on a different colored vinyl (red, blue, green, and yellow). The box includes an exclusive, numbered lithograph of an iconic photograph of Cher. The D2C version, sold via Cher’s official site, https://cher.store/ features its own exclusive lithograph. The deluxe album will also be released digitally and as a 2-CD set. The majority of the remixes are available digitally and on vinyl for the first time. https://lnk.to/itsamansworld.
GRAMMY-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has shared her summer-ready new single “favorite kind of high” – the latest off her highly anticipated tenth studio album chemistry, arriving June 23 and available for pre-order. “favorite kind of high” follows double singles “mine” / “me” released last month to fan and critical acclaim alike. Praised for their “depth and immaculate, soaring vocals” by The New York Times, the pair of songs first showcased the lyrical complexity featured on the project three years in the making. Meanwhile, “favorite kind of high” (co-penned and produced by long-time collaborator Jesse Shatkin) breathes a refreshing and effervescent energy into the 14-track collection.
“Having chemistry with someone is an incredible, and overwhelming, feeling. It’s like you have no choice in the matter. You are just drawn to each other. This can be good and bad. This album takes you down every path that chemistry could lead you down.” – KELLY CLARKSON
Clarkson’s upcoming tenth studio album chemistry was first announced last month alongside an exclusive Las Vegas engagement, chemistry…an intimate night with Kelly Clarkson, opening Friday, July 28, at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for the Bakkt Theater stage, Clarkson and her longtime band will immerse fans in an intimate music experience that spans her two-decade long catalog of award-winning hits. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit ticketmaster.com/KellyVegas.
PRE-ORDER chemistry: https://Atlantic.lnk.to/chemistry