Home Columns What's HOT! South Florida Events What’s HOT South Florida: Feb. 29 – March 13, 2024

What’s HOT South Florida: Feb. 29 – March 13, 2024

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Winter Party Festival 2024 makes its return to Miami Beach for its 31st anniversary celebration now through March 5.

Winter Party

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Winter Party Festival 2024 makes its return to Miami Beach for its 31st anniversary celebration now through March 5. Winter Party is an annual dance and music festival featuring a week-long series of events benefiting both local and national LGBTQ+ organizations. This year’s festival features a diverse mix of music, community programming, and entertainment. The Winter Party Festival brings in over 10,000 attendees annually and hosts 14 events across nine exhilarating world-class Miami and Miami Beach venues. Guests will be treated to upbeat tunes from 17 international DJs including Calagna, Deanne, Sagi Kariv, and more.

Friday, March 1

Esteemed improv veterans, Tim Meadows, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris, and Joe Canale are set to bring the Chicago Improv experience from Second City to The Studio at Mizner Park for two shows, today and tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 at 7pm and 9:30pm each evening. Tickets are $25-$30, available at Tickets.thestudioatmiznerpark.com. The dynamic quartet, with a repertoire that spans Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, Veep, Ted, Flamin Hot, and more, promises a unique show at The Studio. For more information, visit Thestudioatmiznerpark.com.

Saturday, March 2

LeBoy presents a birthday event for owner Charles where they will feature 30 dancers, Shower shows, food and guest performers. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Charles a very happy birthday!

Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents the opening reception for “The Women: Power Reimagined,” a celebration of women artists and art in celebration of Women’s History Month from 6-9pm. This is a juried exhibit with $1,000 cash prize as well as ribbons. This event will feature special announcements with FayWhat?! of the fay What?! Show and is hosted by Claudia Castillo. For more info, go to: Hotspotsmagazine.com/womenshistorymonth.

The Lakeworth Playhouse presents “Afternoon Tea at the Playhouse” at 2pm. Join them as they continue their theatre building’s 100th birthday by partaking in a traditional English Afternoon Tea. First you will get a backstage tour of the set of CLUE: on stage and then you will sit down for tea in Boddy Manor right on the set of the show! Your host, their Board President, Michael McKeich, will teach you about the history of the Afternoon Tea, the etiquette involved, and you will be served traditional finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and petits fours. Only Limited to 12 participants so call today at 561-586–6410 or email info@lakeworthplayhouse.org.Pinecrest Gardens is spicing up the first weekend of March with its 9th annual Chili Cook-Off. This exciting event, presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group, will take place from noon to 5pm. This year, the Chili Cook-Off introduces a special twist – the “Home Cook” challenge, inviting amateur chefs to compete with their best homemade chili recipes for a chance to win a cash prize. Tickets are $10 per adult, $8 per child, and free for children under 2, and Pinecrest Gardens members enjoy a discount. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and available at pinecrestgardens.org.

Sunday, March 3

In a milestone musical event, South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will pay passionate homage to Beethoven, one of classical music’s most revered composers, with a 200th anniversary celebration of his monumental choral masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125! One hundred voices from South Florida Symphony Chorus, directed by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios, featuring talented singers from Barry University, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, and the community, will add to the revelry. Soloists Elizabeth Caballero (soprano), Rebecca Ringle Kamarei (mezzo-soprano), Adam Diegel (tenor), and Luis Ledesma (baritone) will also perform a selection of grand opera arias. The performance takes place at 7:30pm at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) in Fort Lauderdale. A pre-concert chat illuminating the works and composers will take place 30 minutes prior to the concert with Dr. Alan Mason. For tickets and additional information, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.

Storks Artist of the Month is Timothy Leistner and his Shadow Gardens which is on display and for sale starting today through March 31. Tomorrow, Monday, March 4 from 5 to 7pm is the Meet the Artist event.

Aqua Annual LGBTQ+ Family BBQ takes place from 12pm to 4pm at the main pavilion at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The event features DJ Jessica Lam, free food, free Kona Ice, a waterslide for the kids, games, socializing and more. For more information, go to: Aquafoundation.org.

Tuesday, March 5

Starting today and going through Sunday, March 17, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. For tickets, or more information, go to: Browardcenter.org.

Thursday, March 7

Tonight, is the monthly Pride Skate (first Thursday of the month) at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road, Ft laud) from 7 to 10pm with this month’s theme “Mardi Gras.” where they invite you to come get your beads and masks. The night will star Velvet LeNore, Rianna Petrone, DJ T-pro, and a full liquor bar and lots of fun! Pride Skate Nights are a benefit for Stonewall Pride.

Saturday, March 9

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization, is partnering with entertainer Todrick Hall for the 19th Annual Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach (1100 Seabreeze Blvd). This annual spring break event that attracts more than 2,000 attendees and raises $2 million for 13 local nonprofit organizations providing HIV/AIDS services in the South Florida community. To register, or for more info go to: FloridaAidsWalk.org.

Billy Porter will be receiving a Harvey Milk Champion Medal

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park,  exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood returns tonight at 7pm. They are thrilled to announce the fabulous, out and proud Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated, actor, singer, director, composer, playwright and activist Billy Porter will be receiving a Harvey Milk Champion Medal. Also receiving awards are Belinda Carlisle, Spencer Battiest, Mark Hunter Seymour, Tatiana Williams, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida.  Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased at: DiversityHonors.org.

NSU Art Museum presents Creativity Exploration: Figure and Form from noon to 1:30pm. Make your own magical figure sculpture inspired by the daily art practice of Frode Bohuis. Alter a figurine using a variety of materials, including clay, fabrics, and beads. Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of material exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education. Preregistration Required. Space is Limited. The cost is $15 for members, and $25 for non-members. 18+.

Sunday, March 10

FLIFF (Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival) is rolling out the red carpet for the 96th Academy Awards with an over-the-top celebration that promises to be a night of fun, fashion, and music, as well as a celebration of cinematic creativity. Corks pop at 6:30 PM at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Guests will be treated to an “Affair to Remember”, with champagne flowing, open bar, lavish hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and multiple viewing screens indoors on the theatre’s 30-foot screen and outdoors in the courtyard and beyond. Space is limited, and advance purchase of tickets is required. Tickets are $100 for FLIFF members or $125 general admission. Complimentary valet parking, or free parking in the courthouse garage on SE 5th Avenue adjacent to the theater.  For tickets and further information, go to Fliff.com/events/fliffawardsparty/ or call (954) 525-3456.

Tuesday, March 12

Starting today and going through Sunday, March 17, the Kravis Center presents Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. An uplifting comeback story like no other, this show is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.  Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much loved songs, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. For tickets, or for more information, go to Kravis.org.

Wednesday, March 13

Starting today and going through Sunday March 24, The Arsht Center presents Hamilton. Hamilton is the epic saga that follows the rise of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as he fights for honor, love, and a legacy that would shape the course of a nation. Based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and set to a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Hamilton features book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. In addition to its 11 Tony Awards, it has won Grammy, Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. For rickets, or more information, go to Arshtcenter.org.

Exit mobile version