Thursday, July 6
Pride Skate at Xtreme Action Park, which recently 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.
“Finding Fire Island” – a docu-podcast series which brings to life how a sleepy, 19th century beach town became a modern day queer mecca for artists and the New York City theater community – debuts todday via Broadway Podcast Network (BPN.FM). Queer history has often been told through the lens of loss and disappearance, but Fire Island has transcended that to survive as a stunning fantasy world and cultural touchstone. “Finding Fire Island” takes its listener behind the curtain of the mystique, legends, and lore of the LGBTQ+ communities (Cherry Grove and The Pines) from folks who experienced their evolution from the 1950s to today. “Finding Fire Island” features Joel Kim Booster, Margaret Cho, Matt Rogers, the iconic DJ Lina Bradford, screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Sister Act, The First Wives Club), Brian Moylan (Vulture, author of The Housewives), Zach Stafford (former editor-in-chief of The Advocate, Tony Award winner), cabaret director Ben Rimalower, and Cherry Grove legends Bob “Rose” Levine and Thom “Panzi” Hansen.
The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival today announced its cast line up for this summer’s Shakespeare by the Sea XXXIII and Shakespeare by the Palms III production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” The free, outdoor Shakespeare by the Sea is presented in partnership with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation from today through July 9 and July 13 – 16 at the Seabreeze Amphitheatre in Carlin Park, Jupiter. The encore performance of Shakespeare by the Palms is co-presented by The Village of Royal Palm Beach on July 20 – 23. The gates open at 6:30pm with performances starting at 8pm each evening. Performances start at 8pm and run until 10pm with a 15-minute intermission. Gates open at 6:30pm. Visitors are invited to bring a beach chair, blanket, and picnic basket. Mr. Shrimp’s Food Truck will be on-site in Carlin Park. Concessions will also be available at Commons Park. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. pbshakespeare.org.
Friday, July 7
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15, Aura Mayari tonight with seating at 8pm and show starting at 8:30pm. If you can’t make it tonight, no worries, as Aura will also be performing on Saturday with seating at 7:30pm and show starting at 8pm.
Saturday, July 8
Sex On The Beach is taking place at WEAM, and is an immersive day conference for sexually liberated folx looking for a safe haven to learn and socialize with like-minded people. Co-founders Marla Renee Stewart and Tia Marii have curated a lineup of 6 workshops facilitated by experts in the field of education, BDSM, kink, and sexual liberation. Keynote speaker Dr. Sonjia Kenya is a proud Miami resident, best-selling author, certified sexologist, professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and founder of the CHAMP HIV prevention program. Sex On The Beach is also seeking vendors who would benefit from positioning in front of a diverse audience. For more information, go to: Weammuseum.com.
The Manor Complex presents two big events tonight. In the Ballroom they present “MENERGY” starring festival DJ’s Aaron Aanenson and Karsten Sollors, along with shows by TP Lords and spectacular productions. Noche Latina Saturdays presents the official birthday party for Latina Goddess Erika Norell. The night will also star Mr. Stonewall 2023 Oscar Novva, as well as sexy Latin Goo-Go papi’s and resident DJ Duniel. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $5 for Fl res until midnight.
Sunday, July 9
Wednesday, July 12
In one of the world’s least affordable housing markets, Oolite Arts is providing its 2024 and future resident artists an additional $12,000-a-year housing stipend to ease the impact of the region’s affordability crisis. The housing stipend is supported by funding from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Miami-Dade County, where six out of ten employed adults are housing cost-burdened, recently declared a housing affordability crisis for residents. Artists are among the most affected, often earning a modest income as they establish their creative careers. Given the role artists have had in establishing Miami as an international cultural destination, it’s essential that they are able to live and work in Miami-Dade moving forward. Applications open July 12 for the 2024 residency at Oolite Arts. As one of Florida’s largest artist support organizations, Oolite Arts’ residency includes free studio space, access to exhibition and funding opportunities, and now the Knight Artist Housing Stipend. For more information, visit oolitearts.org.
MDGLCC Hospitality Council meeting takes place from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Cardozo Hotel. Stick around, as after the meeting they will feature their open house. Free for members only! gaybizmiami.com.
Thursday, July 13
This month’s artist at Stork’s Bakery is William Quigley and his photography will be on display until July 23rd. He will also be doing a meet & greet on July 13th from 6:30pm to 9pm. William Quigley wanted from an early age a creative life. This began not with photography but as a writer. In 2018 he published his first book, Joy Bliss This, a memoir of his life as a teacher. Then earlier this year he released his second book, Stories of the Great Within, a collection of short fiction. Both can be found for sale on Amazon.com. In 2000, William began pursuing his other love: photography. For the last 23 years he has taken images that moved him, and his work can be found on his website: Quigleyfotography.zenfolio.com.
Leboy starts a new promotion tonight entitles “Lube Wrestling Thursdays.” I think the name says it all!
Friday, July 14
Experience legendary music combined with laser light visuals during Frost Science’s next Laser Evening in their 67-foot dome tonight from 7-11pm. The lineup includes The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Band, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and more. Guests are encouraged to come early to hang out in the Museum’s main atrium where light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Laser shows rotate throughout the year, as each event has a different lineup. For more information and tickets, $10 per adult; $8 per child (ages 4-11). Members receive a 20% discount on all Laser Evening shows. Must be logged in to a member account to receive a discount, visit Frostscience.org/event/laser-evening-7-14/.
Saturday, July 15
Tuesday, July 18
The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their July Mixer at Water Taxi (335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Laud) from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome drink, Cash Bar with happy hour prices, small bites form Gran Forno Pronto, Mini pastries from Gran Forno Bakery, and giveaways. Admission is free for members with early registration or $5 within 24 hours of event; future members $10 with early registration and $15 within 24 hours of event. For more info, contact Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org.
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