It’s been more than a couple of years since the New Kids on the Block were on top of the charts, but they’re still sounding—and looking—great. They step into the ring tonight at 7 p.m. at the BB&T Center in Sunrise for their summer tour event, “The Main Event,” with guests Grammy-winning and multi-platinum artists TLC and Nelly. All will be performing on a 360-degree stage in the center of the floor for a unique concert experience. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.com.
You either love her or hate her, but you can’t deny comedian Lisa Lampanelli, “The Queen of Mean,” has no internal filter. She tells it all like she sees it and nobody is off limits. That’s one reason she has earned a huge gay following over the years. She delivers her signature slurs tonight at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live in the Seminole Paradise in Hollywood. While you’re there check out the restaurants or test your luck on the slots in the Hard Rock Casino. Tickets start at $45 at MyHRL.com.
South Florida is fortunate to be home to one of the leading LGBT and allies concert bands in the nation, the Pride Wind Ensemble. Tonight at 7 p.m., the talented 60-piece ensemble takes the stage of the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale for “Now Playing,” a program of favorites from the Broadway stage and silver screen. Artistic Director Dan Bassett conducts and the concert will feature a special performance by the Pride Steel Drum Band. Tickets at BrowardCenter.org.
Summer Shorts, the annual short play festival presented by City Theatre and the Arsht Center, has been a summer tradition in Miami for 20 years. This year, enjoy another season of the best new 10-minute plays, selected from hundreds of submissions from across the country, in the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theatre, all in one hilarious evening. Join the fun Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. through June 28. Tickets are $40 at ArshtCenter.org.
ArtsUnited, the region’s LGBT visual arts cooperative, hosts its annual Pride month exhibition, “United & Proud,” beginning today through June 26 at the Pride Center Art Gallery, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. The juried exhibition will feature all types of mediums from pen and ink and pastels to mixed media and sculpture, representing the diversity of styles within the LGBT art community. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 12. For information, go to ArtsUnitedFlorida.org.
Breaking Glass Pictures releases “Folsom Forever,” a new documentary about the legendary, rebellious San Francisco kink fest, on DVD and Video on Demand. This film from Mike Skiff (“Kink Crusaders”) bares the social, political, charitable and cultural implications of the world’s most notorious public baccanal. Oh, and there’s more to be bared – pun intended! The film is available on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, iNDEMAND and more. For information, go to BGPics.com.