Brian's Datebook and Community Calendar for October 10, 2012

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Community and Art Events in the Tri-country area.

Broward County

Keiko Matsui

International Concert Agency presents pianist and contemporary jazz artist Keiko Matsui in her Florida debut as she performs songs from her latest album “The Road” alongside her band on Thursday, October 11 at 8 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center. The Tokyo-born star was rated Billboard's number three “Top Contemporary Jazz Artist.” Tickets are $40, $45 and $50. VIP tickets are $70 and include a post-show meet and greet with Matsui. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Last Call

Last Call starring actress, stand-up comedian and world-class bartender Terri Girvin in the Abdo New River Room. The hilarious one-woman show takes place during one chaotic bar shift at the Manhattan bar.  Showtimes are Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 27 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 28 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Adventures in Darkness starring Tom Sullivan

Lighthouse of Broward presents Adventures in Darkness starring Tom Sullivan on Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center. An actor, singer, entertainer, author and producer who has been blind since birth, Sullivan takes audiences on his journey to live a “normal” life with a performance that will bring tears, laughter and inspiration to all. Tickets are $45 and $75.  Visit BrowardCenter.org

Sticks and Stones

A musical play about social issues, bullying and lessons learned, Sticks and Stones is performed as a Smart Stage Matinee in the Amaturo Theater on Friday, October 26 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. This one-woman musical uses music, poetry and video projection to teach children about the critical effects of bullying based on real life experiences of adolescents. It focuses on siblings Scott and Lyn who both experience different problems with bullies, peer pressure and loss of friends. Tickets are $6 and under. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Palm Beach County

*Little Shop of Horrors

A mean eating plant. A hapless hero. A beautiful maiden. A sadistic dentist. What could possibly go wrong? Little Shop of Horrors will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. at Olympic Heights, 20101 Lyons Road in Boca Raton. Call 954-461-5672 or visit FourthWallTheater.com

*The King and I

In this romantic musical, the boy-meets-girl plot is woven into the historical context of British Imperialism in Asia.The King of Siam invites an English governess to teach the children of his many wives about the modern world. However he resists changing his role as the benevolent dictator until the bold young governess wins his heart. Runs through October 21 at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., prices range from $23-35. Call 561-586-6410 or visit LakeWorthPlayHouse.org

*Avenue Q

Won the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Call 954-323-7884 or visit SlowBurnTheatre.org

The Rocky Horror Show

Halloween is just around the corner, and who better to celebrate with than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter’s home-sweet-castle in Richard O’Brien’s beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. And Entr’Acte Theatrix is inviting audiences to come do the Time Warp again… when they present ‘Rocky’ at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square from October 25 through November 4. Visit Entractetheatrix.org

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

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

Miami-Dade

The Choreographer’s Ball

Pablo Malco Foundation presents The Choreographer’s Ball on Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Filled with riveting entertainment, the dance showcase features some of South Florida’s best dancers and choreographers performing various forms of street dance, hip hop, contemporary ballet and more. Tickets are $22, $28 and $35. Visit AventuraCenter.org

Martha Speaks

A funny new musical based on the series of books by Susan Meddaugh on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Martha is an ordinary dog who gains the ability to speak after eating a bowl of alphabet soup. Children will enjoy free pre-show art activities and themed airbrush "tattoos" by Young At Art Museum. Tickets are $16 and under. Visit AventuraCenter.org

Dancing Around the Iron Curtain

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Blue Door String Quartet’s Chamber Series continues on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. The program features Piazolla’s “Tangoes,” a unique blend of jazz improvisation, counterpoint and dissonance; Shostakovich’s “String Quartet No. 8, 0pus 110,” known as one of the most powerful and personal works of twentieth-century art; and concludes with Beethoven’s “String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3.” Tickets are $25. Visit AventuraCenter.org

THE Vampire Circus

Lock your doors, secure your home’s The Vampire Circus will release an army of vampires into Miami and transform Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park into a haven for the beautiful and seductive creatures of the night on October 18 to 31 at 8 p.m. At The Vampire Circus, spectators will witness a world filled with super natural Circus performers, terror and suspense, enchanted magic and comedy that will leave them dying for more and an exotic ambiance of panic and fear that would make Tim Burton proud. Visit theVampirecircus.us

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

Lenine

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

The Four Noble Truths

We all have certain things that feel to us like true sources of happiness, but which in reality have caused us no end of suffering, time and time again. It is our mind of attachment that continues to deceive us, causing us to relate to these things in mistaken ways, and leading us straight into problems and misfortune. Learn how to break this cycle. $10/class or $30/series includes vegetarian food after class, members free. Visit MeditationInFortLauderdale.org

Taste of the Island

Wilton Manors is holding its 7th annual Taste of the Island at historic Richardson Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets available at Barton Miller Cleaners, Wilton Manors Library, and at Wilton Manors City Hall. Includes a Silent Auction, which will take place in the Richardson’s historical house. Visit TasteOfTheIsland.org

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

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

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

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

Toastmasters

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

PFLAG

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

Mask-Erade

The exhibition continues through. November 7. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday. These amazingly crafted masks were worn by the indigenous people of Peru living under the Spanish occupation in the 19th century. At a time when the Spanish allowed little room for self-expression among native Peruvians, the indigenous people crafted these masks for their dance festivals, subtly mocking their overlords. Visit Griffingallery.net

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

Oktoberfest

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

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

BrothasSpeak

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

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

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

Miami-Dade

Curtain Up

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center will host a community-wide Curtain Up on Sunday, October 14 from 12 to 3 p.m.  The day’s festivities include art activities and themed airbrush "tattoos" by Young At Art Museum, food trucks, ticket giveaways and a Latin Fusion concert featuring music by Venezuelan jazz singer Maria Rivas, Brazilian pop star Beatriz Malnic and the Araya-Orta Latin Jazz Trio. Curtain Up is free and open to the public. Visit AventuraCenter.org

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/.

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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