SFGN Datebook for September 19, 2012

Theater and community calendar for the tri-county area.

*Romeo and Juliet

Palm Beach State College¹s theatre department will be presenting Romeo and Juliet on October 17-20 times varies. Tickets are $12 for general and $5 for students with ID. This play will take place at Duncan Theatre, which is located at Palm Beach State College. Visit Palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre

IL Volo

Coming off their acclaimed PBS TV special, Il Volo Takes Flight - Live From the Detroit Opera House, this trio of teenage tenors from Italy have become an international sensation. These three amazing singers will be at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit Kravis.org

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

One of the best-known and most popular progressive rock bands of all time, Jethro Tull released the groundbreaking album Thick As A Brick in 1972. Four decades later, Jethro Tull flautist and composer Ian Anderson is revisiting the musical genre, imagining the various characters young Gerald might have become in his journey to adulthood. This concert will be Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center. Visit Kravis.org

Jake Shimabukuro

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, this ukulele sensation’s concerts – featuring an array of genres including jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock – are a high-energy, jaw-dropping musical treat not to be missed. Jake Shimabukuro will be at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Visit Kravis.org



Creators of the original musical tesla coils, ArcAttack takes the stage on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Miramar Culture Center from 1 and 4 p.m. as part of the Family Theater Series presented by WastePro.  This high-energy concert mixes science and the arts to create an electrifying performance.  As seen on the popular TV show America’s Got Talent, ArcAttack's six members use high tech wizardry, Tesla coils and robotic drums to produce rock, electronica, indie and punk music. Individual tickets are $15 with subscriptions offering savings of up to 15 percent. Visit Miramarculturalcenter.org

*Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Judy Blume’s best-selling book Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great from the Fudge series of books comes to life on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. as part of the Family Theater Series presented by WastePro.  Sheila Tubman learns how to face her fear of dogs, swimming, spiders and more in this poignant coming-of-age musical. Individual tickets are $15 with subscriptions offering savings of up to 15 percent. Visit Miramarculturalcenter.org

*An Encounter with Simone Weil

The life of the French philosopher and political activist Simone Weil brings to light profound questions of moral responsibility in the film An Encounter with Simone Weil on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m., which will be screened as part of the Southern Circuit Independent Film Series.  From the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to anti-war protests in Washington D.C., from intimate exchanges between the filmmaker and her older brother, to captivating interviews with people who knew Weil, the film takes viewers on an unforgettable journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being. Tickets are $15. Visit Miramarculturalcenter.org

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, and Whitesnakeand. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! Oct. 9-14 at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Visit Arshtcenter.org

Idle Warship: Talib Kweli & Res

Talib Kweli’s buzzworthy duo act Idle Warship, with singer/songwriter RES, will make its anticipated Florida debut at the Center's Knight Concert Hall on Oct. 19. In 2009, the famed rapper joined longtime collaborator RES to form Idle Warship. The hip-hop/electro group released their first official album, Habits of the Heart, in November 2011. Visit Arshtcenter.org


For his Arsht Center debut on Oct. 26, Lenine will perform hits from his highly-acclaimed career, including award-winning favorites “Ninguém Faz Idéia” and "Martelo Bigorna," as well as new songs from his tenth album, Chão (Ground in English), produced by Bruno Giorgi, JR.Tostoi and LENINE himself. Chão consists of ten songs marked by intriguing, unconventional sounds like a canary's chirp, a kettle’s whistle, a child's heartbeat, waterfalls and a hypnotic digital ping-pong noise courtesy of a Facebook chat. Visit Arshtcenter.org

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

Through Nov. 4, at the Arsht Center is convening community organizations, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, in a county-wide calendar of performances, activities, education programs and public forums. This program will be a three-month, county-wide human rights collaboration that will focus attention on the work that is being done in Miami-Dade County toward the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate. Visit ArshtCenter.org

Broadway in Miami 2012-13

This season Ziff Ballet Opera House on Oct. 9 to May 12 will hold the Broadway In Miami spectacle.  Experience the return of the world's greatest musical spectacle - Les Misérables - in its lavish new 25th anniversary production, along with the Miami premieres of Broadway's biggest fun-filled hits - including the high-stepping Mary Poppins, the outlandishly colorful Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the awesomely cool Rock of Ages, and - the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical - Memphis, a triumph of explosive dancing and powerhouse songs. Visit  Arshtcenter.org

Community Calendar

Broward County

*Rio at Rosie's for Charity

On Thursday Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation and Rosie's Bar and Grille combine to provide a festive night of food, drinks, silent auction, raffles, DJ, music, and surprise visitors. The gorgeous Lady Fancy will MC and proceeds will go to local charities. Support our community while meeting old friends and making new ones. Only $35 per person, food and cocktails, plus free valet. Contact Thomas Dwyer at 954-847-5000 ext. 1169

*Pride Center Hosts Senior Health Expo

The Pride Center’s third annual LGBT Senior Health Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Pride Center, 2040 North Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors.  The Expo will again provide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) seniors with a unique, comprehensive overview of available healthcare services.  Over fifty LGBT-friendly medical, professional, support and financial providers in the fields of healthcare, aging and geriatrics will showcase their services and products through this popular event. Contact: Kristofer Fegenbush, Pride Center Deputy Director at 954-463-9005 ext. 111

*Whitney Houston and Donna Summer Tribute

Songs we all know and love made famous by the one and only Whitney Houston and Donna Summer will come to life when Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, presents “A TRIBUTE” to benefit Women In Distress on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. This one night only dinner and show, hosted by leading female illusionist Diva. Visit Womenindistress.org/divas-glitz-glam or call 954-760-9800, ext. 1253

*Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk

Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk is an annual event that encourages the community to dress up like zombies and march around downtown Ft Lauderdale This event will take place Oct. 12. Doors at Green Room open at 6 p.m. for an all ages crowd. Make-up will be provided by Body Art By Keegan and an army of make-up artists inside Green Room from 6 to 10 p.m. (costs TBA). Entertainment throughout, including carnival-style games, DJs, live entertainment, and an art show. Visit Zombieftl.com

*Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

For the fourth annual Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF), Oct. 4 through 7, the schedule of films showcased will expand to nearly 40 films, including a mix of men’s and women’s interest screenings, short films and documentaries, including a special documentary, “I Stand Corrected,” on transgender jazz bassist Jennifer Leitham, who has performed with Mel Torme and Doc Severinsen among others. Visit Flglff.com or call 305-751-6305

*The South Florida Gay Flag Football League

Boys and Girls of South Florida, are you ready to play some football? The South Florida Gay Flag Football League (SFGFFL) http://sfgffa.com/FallSeason is right around the corner! South Florida’s most exciting and social sports league will hold mandatory new player clinics for all new and returning players on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Noon to 2 p.m. The SFGFL welcomes players from every skill level. As an inclusive league, we welcome all players regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. Visit Facebook.com/groups/286707928027779

*Fort Lauderdale Garden Club Presents "Gardening in South Florida"

Learn about gardens and gardening in South Florida. Garden club members will be available to answer your questions. On Oct. 5 at the Garden Center at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park with Coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. Contact Donna Parker at 954-464-3928.

Adventure Bears - Fall 2012 Caribbean Cruise

Adventure Bears offers a truly unique travel experience where you can relax/recharge from a stressful job or be social with other like-minded traveler -- all while being pampered on one of the finest cruise lines in the world, Princess Cruise newest ship, the Ruby Princess. Call or email Paul B. Stalbaum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 954-566-3377

Breast Cancer "PINKOUT"

Join Gallery 101 as they host another Great Fashion and Art Exibit for a Wonderful Cause. Gallery 101 has had a Breast Cancer event for the past 2 years. One which included a Full Runway Fashion Show with Breast Cancer Heros. They will again revisit this Tradition as we Present “PINKOUT.” Live Singing Proformances By Florida Opera Tenor Rolando Polo and special guest. Sept. 29, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit Rapunzelproject.org/OurStory.aspx

Broward House presents Wanda Sykes, A World AIDS Day Benefit Concert

Sykes will make her only South Florida appearance in 2012-13 in this one-night only engagement during World AID Days weekend on Dec 2, at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center Au Rene Theater as a benefit for Broward House, Broward County's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization. Wanda Sykes is considered "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Pozitive Attitudes

Topic driven Peer lead support group for gay and bisexual men who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.  Meets every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the Pride Center 204 N.Dixie Hwy Room 204.   Refreshments, no charge, open meeting. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.PozitiveAttitudes.com

Queer Youth Friday Nights

LGBTQ and allied youth group for people13-21. This Is a drop in group anytime from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This youth group will be SunServe building on 1480 SW 9th Ave on the second floor. A Safe Space to be yourself! Queer Themed Movie showing at 7 p.m. on Friday nights. This group is a safe hangout to meet new friends, free Wi-Fi to bring your laptop or your iPad, plus board games that you can bring or play the ones that they provide at the group.  Visit Sunserve.org/youth/index.htm

GLBX Business Advantage Referral Group

GLBX Business Advantage Referral Group will be held at the chamber offices on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9 a.m. The leads group is looking for additional members. If you are interested joining, please contact Ken Stollar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if your category is open and to attend as a guest. Visit Ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=GLBX_home&category=GLBX

Queer Youth Nights

LGBTQ & allied youth 13-21 are welcome any time after 6 p.m. at the SunServe building on Wilton Drive for a great place to meet new friends, play board games and a Queer Themed Movie at 7 p.m. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latinos Salud's programs

Multiple programs and groups for bi/gay Latino guys. Latinos Salud's SOMOS program is for guys 18 to 30. All proceeds will benefit Latinos Salud in our efforts to educate on HIV Prevention and testing.  Every Thursday night at 7 p.m. join the Core Group, and help plan alternative activities. Also offers Popular Opinion Leader group for guys ages 25 to 44 and a Life Coaching program for guys ages 18 to 44.  Come by Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for free one-on-one life coaching with certified CRCS coaches. Located at 2330 Wilton Drive. Call 954-533-8681 or visit Latinossalud.org

Man2Man Discussion

Man2Man Discussion Group meets at the Pride Center on Mondays from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Any subject may be discussed. Members regularly reassemble afterwards for 'repast' at The Courtyard, PeterPan Diner. Visit Glccsf.org

Meditation After Work

On Mondays from 6-6:30 p.m. there will be Guided meditation w/ western Buddhist teacher Gui Passow. Looking for a way to rest and re-charge before starting your evening? Come in for a free guided meditation to clear your mind at the end of the day. This class is free at Drolma Buddhist Center. Call 954-537-9191 or visit meditationinfortlauderdale.org

Buddhist Meditation Classes

All the happiness there is in the world arises from wishing others to be happy. By abandoning self-centered thoughts and replacing them with the belief that others are important, we will overcome our suffering and find true happiness inside our own hearts. $10/class or $30/series includes vegetarian food after class. Call The Drolma Buddhist Center at 954-537-9191.

Dream Car Classic

Every Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-1980s classic cars, modern classics and custom cars from 1981-2012 will be showcased. $10 car registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Show Car Entrance: 20th Avenue & Tyler Street). People's Choice Award - 2 Classes; Top Ten Vehicles Award. Call  954-214-2457

Living Healthy

Fusion in Wilton Manors will be having a free workshop on healthy choices, and healthy living on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This workshop provides interactive learning, practice and mastery techniques for a healthier and more active life, and positive changes for quality of life. Call 954-630-1655

Life Coaching

Latinos Salud's Life Coaching program is for Latino gay/bi guys ages 18-44.  Come by Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for free one-on-one life coaching with certified CRCS coaches.  Set your goals, and meet action steps to make them come true. 2330 Wilton Drive. Call 954-765-6239.  Visit Latinossalud.org

Sex & Love Anonymous

S.L.A.A. believes that sex and love addiction is a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which, like many illnesses, can be arrested. It may take several forms -- including, but not limited to, a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on one or many people, or a chronic pre-occupation with romance, intrigue, or fantasy. Meets at The Pride Center at Equality Park in Bldg A, Room 200 Fridays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit Slaafws.org

Survivor Support

A Survivor Support Group is being held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the 211 Community Center, 250 NE 33rd Street, in Oakland Park. The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) is sponsoring this free support group and is open to all family members and friends of those who have died by suicide. Call 954-384-0344 to register. Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit Fisponline.org.

Eating Disorder Support

Meets Friday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. At Sun Serve’s Wilton Manors location at 2123 Wilton Drive, second floor. A “drop-in” psycho-educational support group.  Free. No registration required. Donations welcome. Call 954-764-5150

Sunday Jazz Brunch

First Sunday of every month. An ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's scenic Riverwalk. Live, outdoor concert series bringing the area's best local jazz artists. Listen to the soulful sounds on four different stages. Well-behaved, leashed pets welcome. Plenty of room for chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

Young Adult GLBT

A social group open to all LGBT people ages 18-35. Meets Fridays at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors from 7:15-9 p.m. Meeting starts with a discussion on current events followed by introductions and then a group activity. Visit PrideCenterFlorida.org/contact-us

Boardwalk Friday Fest

Come out to Hollywood Beach Theatre East of A1A at Johnson St and the ocean. Admission: Free every Friday of every month. Live jazz, blues, pop and everything in between along Hollywood's signature 2.5 mile boardwalk. Charming oceanfront cafes and restaurants serve up delicious innovative cuisine while you enjoy the best array of live music and tropical ocean breezes. Visit Hollywoodfl.org or call 954-924-2980


Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of about 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or so. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. Toastmasters meet at the GLCC/Pride Center Monday at 7:15 p.m. Call Ted Verdone at 954-566-2074 or email: [email protected]?ast.net

Tuesday Night Eatin Meeting

Tuesday Night Eatin’ Meeting will be held at The Alternative MC Clubhouse at 4322 NE 5th Ave in Oakland Park. Fun, food, and fellowship. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, all the fixins, cold drinks, desserts, and snacks. Meeting begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Visit Alternativemc.com/events/florida-events

Gay Male Empowerment

Topic discussions include issues and concerns about being a gay man in South Florida. Meets Thursdays at the Pride Center from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Call 954-353-9155


Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at the Sunshine Cathedral at 1480 SW 9th Avenue to support the parents of LGBTQ youth in Broward. No charge. Visit Community.pflag.org/pflagfortlauderdale

SunServe Therapy Groups

Provided for the LGBT community at SunServe on a regular basis. Call the Intake Coordinator at 954-764-5150 to learn which therapy groups have openings. Groups Include a Gay Men’s HIV+ Long Time Survivors’ Group, a Safe “T” support group for gender variant adults, an Intimate Partner Abuse group and others.Visit SunServe.org

Fusion Wilton Manors - Connections

Gay men’s group discussion. Different subject every week. Dr. David Fawcett, a gay therapist, who has been in private practice in Fort Lauderdale for the last ten years, leads the event. No charge. Starts at 7 p.m. Call 954-630-1655.

Women4Women Support

A safe and loving place to explore all the concerns and topics raised by group members. This open drop-in meeting is held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New Sun Serve Building at 2312 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Call 954-764-5150

Man2Man Discussion

Man-2-Man talk is an informal discussion group of gay men, with all age ranges and backgrounds welcomed. Bldg A, Room 206. Visit Glccsf.org/calendar/

Palm Beach County

*Flavor Palm Beach

Savor the best of local dining from Sept. 1 to 30 with Flavor Palm Beach as it showcases the culinary delights found throughout The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton. From surf and turf to burgers and fries, Flavor Palm Beach along with local restaurants invites you to enjoy a three-course lunch for $20 and/or dinner for $30 or $35 per person. Visit Flavorpb.com

*Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

Foodies have a reason to celebrate as a flood of epicurean talent descends upon the area for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012. Award-winning chefs and culinary personalities, authors, winemakers, journalists, and mixologists are creating a culinary event of a magnitude never before seen on the illustrious island and beyond. This sixth anniversary year of the Festival includes an expanded lineup, growing from five nights of culinary delights to nearly a dozen events with both day and evening programming, including a star chef golf tournament and trade-only panel discussion. On Dec7-11 at various locations. Visit Pbfoodwinefest.com

*Palm Beaches Marathon & Run Fest

December in Florida and striding through tropics. Now that will impress your friends and family. Palm Beaches Marathon & Run Fest isn’t just a race or a way to keep in shape before the holiday parties and cheer; it’s a vacation onto itself. This event will start and finish on Flagler drive on Nov 20-Dec 2. Visit Runpalmbeaches.com


Next to the Christmas tree, Oktoberfest is the most popular custom Germany (actually Bavaria) has ever exported to the rest of the world. The American German Club of the Palm Beaches proudly hosts its time-honored Oktoberfest on the second and third weekends of October. A yearly celebration of beer and good times held on ten acres of ground, under pavilion and massive tent; making this "Original Oktoberfest” one of the largest in the country. Visit Americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest.html

Lake Worth Bike Night

The Lake Worth bike night is fun, and it’s for a cause. Join loads of people in downtown Lake Worth every Thursday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.. The event is free and open to bikers and non-bikers. Visit Lakeworthbikenight.com

Alternative Life Style Show

Featured guests contribute to the community. All are welcomed to call in. Many give aways and prizes including a contest for free buffets at  Isle Capri Casino in Pompano. You can also listen by adding W4CYRADIO to SKYPE or call in at  561-623-9429. Up coming spotlights on parties of interest and special events.


PFLAG is a monthly support, coming out and rap groups for families of & for Gay, Lesbian, Bi, and Transgender people. Meeting in Palm Beach County is at 6:30 on the third Wednesday of the month. Call or email Carol at 561-716-9464 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Alternatives

Social group with regular outings and social mixers for LGBTQ ages 18 to 30. This meeting will take place at The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Visit Compassglcc.com.

Sober Sisters AA

Support group is dedicated for lesbians who are recovering from alcoholism. Meeting happens every Monday at 7 p.m. at Lambda North Clubhouse. Visit LambdaNorth.net

PBC Gender Support

All ages support group dedicated for transgender individuals. This meeting happens the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30  p.m. These meeting will take place at The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County. Visit Compassglcc.com

Good Orderly AA

These meetings now take place at Lambda North at 18 S. J Street, and geared toward recovering alcoholics. Every Tues. and Thurs. at 7 p.m. and on Sat. at 5:30 p.m. These meetings will help recovering alcoholics cope with the stress of everyday life without the use of alcohol. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seniors vs. Crime

Seniors vs. Crime is a free service that provides help to seniors who have been victimized by businesses or service providers and need assistance. This event will take place at Mae Volen Senior Center at 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road. By appointment only so call 561-736-3820 or 561-395-8920.

Yoga On The Waterfront

Lake Pavilion at 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL / Yoga On The Waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach on Wednesday Evenings at 5:45 p.m. Residents $40 per 8 week session, Non-Residents $50 per 8 week session, Drop-ins $10 per class. To register, please call 561-804-4902.

YOGA Among the Orchids

It’s time for Yoga Among the Orchids at the American Orchid Society, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach. Relax and replenish the flower inside with an hour of breathing exercises, toning, and yoga poses under a canopy of lush orchids. Classes are Wed. at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 and RSVP is suggested. Call 561-404-2011. Visit OrchidWeb.org

Jazz on the Palm

Jazz on the Palm - Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront - Gather with friends and family to enjoy the diverse vibrant sounds of jazz under the stars every 3rd Friday of month at the new Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront concert series. Free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit Wpbgo.com/2010/06/jazz-on-the-palm

Sunday on the Waterfront

Sunday on the Waterfront is a free concert series, which takes place the third Sunday of most months in the beautiful downtown West Palm Beach waterfront area. Bring blankets, chairs, and coolers or purchase treats at the concert. Free parking in all city lots and at city meters. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May through October. Visit OnTheWaterFront.com


This group is a black gay men’s discussion group that is held at the Compass in West Palm Beach. Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. this group will be directed toward issues for and about black men. Visit Compassglcc.com


Paths is a social/discussion group held at Compass in Lake Worth. This men’s group takes place every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Paths men’s group will be discussing relationships, coming out, safer sex issues and more. Visit Compassglcc.com


Yoga with Deborah will change your life. Bring a mat and get ready to stretch the stress away every Tuesday at The GLCC in Palm Beach from 6 to 7 p.m. This yoga experience will uplift and transform your life. $6 Entry Fee. You must bring your own mat. Visit Compassglcc.com

Living Buddhism

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Compass in Lake Worth will be holding a discussion group for overcoming obstacles and obtaining happiness. This group is great for getting internal enlightenment. Release your inner stress, and become free. Visit Compassglcc.com


*Aqua Affair

The whole community is invited to Aqua Affair at the sultry red room in the Shore Club on Sat Sept. 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is to celebrate our scholarship recipients and to bis on one of the best silent auctions ever. This event will have open bar, light fare and sexy sounds. Sponsored by Grey Goose Cherry Noir and Bacardi. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Hispanic Art Expressions Exhibit 2012

Dolphin Mall will showcase the 13th year of the Hispanic Art Expressions Exhibit on Sept. 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., which includes the work of 35 local Hispanic artists, representing various countries. The Hispanic Art Expressions Exhibit aims to raise awareness of visual art as a form of Hispanic culture and help Miami-Dade citizens foster a better understanding of each other’s roots and cultures. Visit Shopdolphinmall.com.

Drag Queens at Sea

Join ALandCHUCK.travel and CRUISE on Dec 1, with the largest gathering of Drag Stars ever! Join nearly 40 stars along with Celebrity Hostess Michelle Visage for an incredible 8 day cruise with cocktail parties, drag performances, comedy shows, Q&A panels and so much more. Visit Facebook.com/events/148246971907863/

ORGULLO Festival

The world-wide Hispanic LGBT community will gather in Miami Beach on October 6th for the Celebrate ORGULLO Festival. The event is the first of its kind in the U.S. and showcases the community during the month of October, Hispanic Heritage Month. Miami Beach is world renowned for their gay-friendly atmosphere that city organizations such as the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority help cultivate through services like the Pink Flamingo Program and the LGBT Welcome Center on Miami Beach. More information on the festival can be found at Unitycoalition.org.

Fiona Apple at The Fillmore

The Fillmore in Miami Beach will have Fiona Apple performing Fiona Apple is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Apple garnered international acclaim for her 1996 debut album, Tidal, which was a critical and commercial success. She received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal" from that album in 1998. Sept. 30. Fillmore in Miami Beach. Visit Fillmoremb.com

Ransom Mondays

Need an excuse to keep partying well after the weekend is over? The Monday-night party at the recently renovated Collins Park lounge. This amazing party will take place at Mokai in Miami Beach. The party, hosted by Mark Lehmkuhl, sort of takes now-defunct Bella Rose's Black Sunday murder mystery theme but gives it a Patty Hearst twist. Every week, some prominent nightlife fixture gets held for ransom, and the only way it gets returned is if you party your ass off. Only $20 to attend. Visit Mokaimiami.com

Rainbow Circle

Rainbow Circle is a peer-led LGBTQ support & discussion group. Topics covered often include coming out, relationships, bullying, peer pressure, drugs & alcohol, depression and self-esteem. You pick and develop discussion topics and are able to express your thoughts and feelings without fear in a safe and supportive environment. This group will take place every Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Miami, Flipse Building #302. Visit Pridelines.org

Sex Talk

Sex Talk: Peer Health Educators are young LGBTQ adults who learn how to talk to other young adults about sex, sexuality and HIV/STD prevention. You’ll conduct outreach events, record video messages, participate in a series of performances and organize special events with a purpose. This event takes place the second and fourth Thursday every month at Pridelines Headquarters located at 9526 NE 2nd Ave #104 In Miami Shores from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Visit Pridelines.org

AIDS Quilt Panel Workshops

Miami Beach Community Health Center’s “Making Memories” will assist those interested in creating an AIDS Quilt panel as a way to pay tribute to a life lost to AIDS. Workshops are held the fourth Saturday of every month through October. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Workshops are free. Visit Miamibeachhealth.org or 305-538-8835 or 1-800-393-1290

Lambda Dade Clubhouse

A meeting place for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender communities and friends in recovery.  Hosts Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), Debtors Anonymous (DA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), meetings.  (305) 573-9608.  212 NE 24th Street.  Miami. Visit Lambdadadeclubhouse.org

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