Thursday, August 17
Pub on the Drive invites the entire community to come out at 4pm for the grand opening of “Pride Hub at The Pub.” This is their new open space design which is Wilton Manors largest covered back patio.
Friday, August 18
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8, Mrs. Kasha Davis along with special guest Aggy Dune with the first seating at 7:30 and the second seating at 9:30. If you are busy tonight, no worries, as they will be performing at the same times on Saturday, August 19. For reservations, go to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.
The Hardrock Live at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino Hollywood presents “Gabriel Iglesias: Back on Tour” tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing at sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with almost a billion views and has more than 25 million fans across social media. In 2018, Iglesias was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden in New York, Staples Center (now Crypto.com Arena) in Los Angeles and Sydney Opera House in Australia. To purchase tickets, go to: seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Sunday August 20
Tuesday, August 22
Join the Bears of South Florida on at 6:30pm at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Pompano Beach (1299 S. Federal Hwy.) for a four-course meal paired with wine. The menu is as follows: Luna Fritte, Citrus Salad, Pork Chop Ardente, and Berries and Buttercream. Enjoy some of Carrabba’s favorite dishes and learn how the wines were paired with each dish, while socializing with your fellow Bears. The price is $60 per person and does not include gratuities. They will have a “Bears only” section of the dining room. A free raffle with a range of prizes from the restaurant will follow the meal. BOSFL events raise money to help support local LGBTQ+ organizations.
Wednesday, August 23
Pride Business Alliance Social at Kendra Scott (119 PGA Boulevard, Suite G-119, Palm Beach Gardens) in the Palm Beach Gardens Mall takes place from 6-8pm. Compass invites you as this is going to be a sip-and-shop event where 20% of the sales will be donated directly back to Compass. Drop by to check out their exclusive Scott Brothers jewelry collection which is usually only available online.
Friday, August 25
The Miami Improv presents Melissa Villaseñor tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Melissa Villaseñor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. A comedic impressions expert, she got her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Melissa has voiced characters on Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! and Adventure Time, Comedy Central’s TripTank, Fox’s American Dad, Family Guy, and most recently, Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4. She has received a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the animated feature Ralph Breaks the Internet. Forbes named Melissa one of their 30 Under 30 in 2017 and Rolling Stone named her as one to watch on their 50 Funniest People Right Now list. Tickets are $25 at Miamiimprov.com.
Saturday, August 26
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts will host a free open house for the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center from 10am to 2pm. Guests can tour the education center facilities, observe, or sample a class, meet the teaching artists, win prizes, register to win a free fall class, and enjoy family-friendly activities and light refreshments. The Broward Center’s singing, dance, improv, and acting classes are for kids, teens and adults and includes a class for those with physical and intellectual disabilities. Classes are designed to encourage artistic expression and teach theater skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. The open house schedule and complete class listing are available at BrowardCenter.org/Classes. First time registrants will receive a discount at Open House. Classes begin September 11 and most continue for 10 weeks. Please RSVP to attend the open house at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, August 27
Tuesday, August 29
The Pride Center at Equality Park presents “La Cage Aux Folles” at Savor Cinema with cocktails at 6pm and film at 7pm. Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin (Michel Serrault) are happy that their son, Laurent (Rémi Laurent), is getting married. Unfortunately, the bride’s father (Michel Galabru) is a die-hard conservative — and Renato and Albin are rather conspicuously gay. To ensure that the marriage goes off without a hitch, Albin uses his skills as a drag performer to play mom for a meeting with the in-laws. But, before long, both men learn that playing it straight isn’t as easy as it seems! For more information, go to pridecenterflorida.org.
Artists, no matter where they live, are invited to submit their original artwork by Oct. 1, 2023, to the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale office at 888 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. Office hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The artwork must depict Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk. For details visit Goriverwalk.com/call-2-artists-35.