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Thursday, October 26

The Haunt presents “Pride Night,” this year benefitting Sunserve. The Haunt features 4 haunted trails, live performances, chef curated food, live music, full bar and more. Get your tickets at: Floridahaunt.com.

Friday, October 27

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Kahanna Montrese, with the seating at 7:30pm and showtime at 8pm. If you can’t make it Friday, no worries as she will be performing on Saturday as well, same show time. Book your reservations by going to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Saturday, October 28

R House Wynwood and SAVE LGBTQ present Hall-O-Queen from 8pm to 2am hosted by Athena Dion and special guest Latrice Royale with performances by Morphine and Juicy Love. Admission is $45 for general admission or VIP is $200 for 4 admissions that also include a vodka bottle service, mixers, snacks, and VIP gift bag. To reserve call 305-576-0201 or go to Rhousewynwood.com.

Returning for another year of thrills and chills, the Headless Horseman Halloween gallops into Gulfstream Park Village located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Gulfstream Park Village will be transformed into a delightfully eerie Halloween destination that will scare and delight guests of all ages. Taking place from 6:30-9:30 pm, the Headless Horseman Halloween is open to the public and FREE to attend.  For more information, please visit: https://gulfstreampark.com/event/entertainment/sleepy-hollow-halloween/

The Manor Complex presents “Nina-Mare” starring festival DJ Nina Flowers in the White Room. Noche Latina Saturdays presents “Chucky: A Halloween Extravaganza” in the Epic Ballroom starring DJ Duniel along with performances by Miss Noche Latina 2023, Kimberly Venom, and Mr. Stonewall 2023 Oscar Novva (as Chucky) along with sexy and scary Go-Go Papi’s. The Latin party will also feature a $1,500 (cash and prizes) costume contest. Doors open 1 hour early at 10pm and cover is only $10 before 11pm for Fl res.

Sunday, October 29

Spooky Symphony is a one-hour free performance of great music for young listeners by the Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler St., at 3pm. Video images will be projected behind the orchestras. Musicians and audiences are invited to come in costume to enhance the supernatural experience. Admission is free, but tickets are required. To be sure you’ll have a seat, it’s best to get your tickets in advance at the MDCA theater box office, on Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the website at MiamiDadeCountyAuditorium.org.

Tuesday, October 31

The Pride Center at Equality Park along with presenting sponsor Hunters Nightclub brings everyone the largest Halloween extravaganza in South Florida with the 10th annual Wicked Manors up and down Wilton Drive. This year’s theme is “Little Drive of Horrors,” with general admission $10 with the VIP experience being $65. You can pay at the door, or you can purchase in advance at Wickedmanors.org.

Alibi/Monkey Bar presents “Villains Halloween” starring DJ Sushiman (main room inside), DJ Gusttavo Farias (on stage outside), hosted by TP Lords, and DJ Maikel in the Latin room. All starting at 5pm with 8 outside bars and the shows starting at 9pm. The night also features sexy go-go gods, and a costume contest with $300 for winner, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place.

Hunters presents “Little Drive of Horrors” starring Tamejo Star of “Livin’ Joy” singing the hits “Don’t Stop Movin,” “Dreamer,” and “Something Beautiful.”

Pub on the Drive presents the Synergy Twins performing live on their rooftop at 7:30pm. Then at 11:30pm they present their Halloween party inside with an $800 in cash and prizes costume contest hosted by Electra (sign up begins at 9pm). Their Halloween party will feature music by DJs Marky Mark, Bill Hallquist and Don Drennen.

Ramrod presents their local dead gay bar cemetery, as well as their $2,000 in cash and prizes costume contest, where $1,500 of it goes towards best costume and $500 goes towards butchest costume. The night will star DJ Hukill from 10pm to 2am.

Twist presents DJ Mike James and performances by Ebonee Excell and as always never a cover.

Thursday, November 2

Tonight, is the monthly Pride Skate (first Thursday of the month) at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road, Ft laud) from 7-10pm. The night will star Velvet LeNore, Rianna Petrone, DJ Tpro, and a full liquor bar and lots of fun! Pride Skate Nights are a benefit for Stonewall Pride.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce presents the GLBX Business Community Ally Awards at the Galleria Fort Lauderdale from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  Admission is $25 for member s and $35 for future members, and includes open bar, light bites, and complimentary valet parking. For more information go to: Ftlchamber.com/bca.

Friday, November 3

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Starts today and goes through November 16. For more information see the feature in this mag or go to: Fliff.com.

Lesbian Thespians presents Cloudburst. Two women face one of the more difficult challenges of navigating their decades-long relationship…marriage. Set during a time when gay marriage had yet to be formally recognized across the US, “Cloudburst” depicts one couple’s Thelma & Louise style road trip to “make their love legal.” Heading toward the Canadian border, the women must confront some pretty formidable obstacles before they can say “I do.” Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker embarking on their own personal journey who teaches them a few things about what it is to truly live life on your terms. Showing at the Our Fund Foundation auditorium at Art Serve today and tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 4, and the Sunshine Cathedral on November 12. For more info or to purchase tickets go to: Lesbianthespians.com/.

Saturday, November 4

Central Bark Fort Lauderdale (3699 Dixie Highway) presents “Holiday Photos,” a fundraiser for The Pet Project from 10am to 1pm.

Hotspots/Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents “Here’s To Life: A Trans Joy & Liberation Art Exhibit” featuring artworks from trans folks and allies with the opening reception from 6-9pm. The event will also feature an open bar and is catered by Union Kitchen and Bar. For more information go to Hotspotsmagazine.com/artgallery.

Tonight from 8pm to 12 midnight the community comes together at Respectable Street ( 518 Clematis Street WPB) to raise money for Miss Palm Beach Pride 2023, Vasti Love Montana, for her gender reaffirming surgery. This benefit will feature drag, drinks, food, DJ, music, vendors, and burlesque. Tickets are available at the door or contact Vasti on facebook.

Guests will be treated to an “Evening at the Casbah” at the 14th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée presented by UKG from 7 to 11pm at The Parker, 707 N.E. 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale. This year, the unique evening of dining and dancing onstage at The Parker will be even more exciting, as guests will also enjoy a live, intimate performance by multi-faceted musician, producer and songwriter Michael Glabicki and guitarist Dirk Miller of the multi-platinum band, Rusted Root. This annual soirée will raise funds for the Broward Center’s free arts-in-education programs that benefit more than 100,000 students each year. Individual tickets are available for $300 each. For more information, visit Browardcenter.org or email ghostlight@browardcenter.org.

Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance starring guest DJ Mark DeMarko from 10pm to 3am with no cover.

Jim Hammond’s Puppet Network, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Inc. and Damn Good Hospitality, are thrilled to announce the 14th anniversary of the Florida Day of the Dead Celebration. Rising from the waters of the Ft. Lauderdale floods, this FREE family friendly event will begin at the Folklorica Stage in Esplanade Park at 3pm with the Skeleton Processional beginning at 6pm and ending at the Street Festival outside Revolution Live and Backyard with festivities running until 11pm. This unique South Florida event is a creative spectacle honoring Mexican and Latin American traditions while exploring modern interpretations that connect a broad spectrum of people.  For more information, please visit Dayofthedeadflorida.com.

Sunday, November 5

321/Slammer presents Ray Dalton’s Fornication Tour (A Big D Production) starring Adult Video actors Alex Tikas, Jeffrey Armani, Luis Logan, and Brian Bonds from 4-8pm. The party will also be featuring live DJ Bryan Reyes. This is a limited tickets event which are $80 until door opens at Fornicationparty.com, and $90 at the door.

The South Florida Pride Concert Band has been practicing for months, preparing to perform a masterful concert entitled And the Award Goes To, a compilation of extraordinary songs associated with a coveted Emmy, Grammy, Oscar or Tony award at 7pm at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. A highlight of the evening will be the sensational vocalist, Ashley Espinoza, the South Florida Pride Concert Band’s featured performer. Espinoza is best known for her work with Voctave, a professional a cappella group and Disney’s Voices of Liberty. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme and wear their finest red-carpet attire as the band pays homage to the greatest singers, composers, and actors of all time. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at browardcenter.org/events/detail/sfl-pride-concert-band-2023.

Ronnie Larsen presents Adam Sank in “Bad Dates,” a very limited engagement with 8 performances only at the Foundry (2306 N. Dixie Highway) from today through Nov 15. Adam Sank has been doing “Bad Dates” in New York for the last 6 months and every week he sends an audio recording of the performance, and every week is funnier than the last. Bad Dates tells the hilarious story of a gay New Yorker looking for love in the big apple with disastrous results. This fast-paced, laugh out loud comedy, chronicles every bad date Adam Sank has ever been on and he has been on a lot! Playing in rep with 108 Waverly this show is graphic, raunchy, shocking and a laugh a minute. If you love to laugh, you will love this show.

Wednesday, November 8

Saint-Saëns and Schubert Masterworks will launch South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s (SFSO) 26th season of artistic excellence at 7:30pm at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale (707 NE 8th Street) and at 6:30pm on Sunday, November 12, at New World Center in Miami Beach (500 17th Street). Led by Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso, SFSO will premiere its stirring, exotic performance of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5Op. 103, “Egyptian” featuring guest artist Tao Lin on piano and Schubert’s majestic Symphony No. 9, C Major, D. 944, “The Great.” Tickets may be purchased by visiting Southfloridasymphony.org/2023-24-season/ or by calling 954-522-8445. For additional information, email info@southfloridasymphony.org.