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  • 2014 Winter Arts Guide (Table of Contents)

    South Florida’s Winter Wonderland

    Winter Theater Guide -- Jan to March 2014

    South Florida’s Fabulous Festival’s

    South Florida's Many Museums

    9 Intriguing People of South Florida’s Arts Scene

    The Top 10 Hot Winter Tickets

    5 Exhibits You Must See

    Your Guide to Everything A&E This Winter

    South Florida's Gorgeous Gardens

  • 5 Exhibits You Must See

    The Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., is the newest landmark to rise on the shores of Biscayne Bay, transforming the city’s downtown skyline. Formerly the Miami Art Museum, the $131 million facility opened last month during Art Basel and Art Week Miami and promises to elevate Miami’s arts scene year-round, with more than 200,000 square feet of programmable indoor and outdoor exhibition space. In addition to galleries, the museum houses a library, auditorium, classrooms, art and digital media workshops, a restaurant and museum shop. Admission is free on the first Thursday and second Saturday of each month. Among the current exhibitions are: Ai Weiwei: According to What? (through March 16), Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity (through Feb. 23) and Americana (through May 1). One of the museum’s most striking exhibition is the installation of historic sailing vessels created by Hew Locke and hanging from the ceiling of the entry. For more information, go to PAMM.org.

  • 9 Intriguing People of South Florida’s Arts Scene

    An erotic art museum owner and an orchestra conductor both make the list

    Each year, Barbara Walters selects some of the most intriguing people to interview for her traditional holiday special. For this year’s SFGN Winter Arts and Entertainment Guide, we borrowed a page from the veteran reporter’s playbook and selected eight equally intriguing people—both gay and straight, performing on stage and behind the scenes—from our region’s vibrant and diverse arts community to introduce to our readers.

  • A Day In Gay South Florida: November 16, 2013 in Pictures

    Art Direction by David Griffiths, and Edited by Jason Parsley.

    Click a thumbnail for full view.

  • Congressman Challenges LGBT Community

    Hastings says he has carried the water for the cause

    U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings told a standing room only crowd of gay Democrats to increase their support of his efforts in the House of Representatives.

  • Florida’s Great Outdoors: This Group Is For The True Adventurer

    Folks in search of adventure should check out Florida Great Outdoors. Described as a social, recreational and educational membership organization, Florida Great Outdoors is “specifically designed for any active individual,” including “gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and other intelligent people.”

  • Gay Polo Tournament Returns to Wellington This Weekend

    The 5th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament will be held at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington on Saturday April 5 from noon to 7 p.m.

  • Gay Rodeo Returns This Weekend in Davie

    Once upon a time, Davie, Fla was a far western outpost in South Florida.

  • Gold Coast Derby Grrls Looking for a ‘Golden’ Opportunity

    The Gold Coast Derby Grrls have been hell on wheels since 2007. Back then, they were known as the Broward County Derby Grrls. In their first season, they played a total of 13 bouts; almost unheard of for a new team. By their second season, they placed third at the Sunshine Skate and were bringing in teams from all over the country to bout in South Florida.

  • Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Performing Arts Season Promises Blockbusters, Local Favorites

    Disney’s “Newsies,” based on the popular film about newspaper delivery boys during the Depression, is one of the new musical productions coming to South Florida during the 2014-15 season. Credit: Deen van Meer

    The current performing arts season may be winding down, but excitement is already building as local companies and presenters announce their 2014-15 line-ups:

  • Miami And Fort Lauderdale Gay Swim Teams Promote Interaction In The Water

    If you are interested in associating with gay swimmers, there’s a club for that.

  • Mormon Cast Light up The Tropics

    The best show in town this week was not ‘The Book of Mormon.’

  • New Documentary Chronicles Gay Civil Rights Movement in South Florida

    A decade after the Stonewall riots and a generation before marriage equality began to take hold in Massachusetts, the epicenter of the gay civil rights movement was right here in South Florida.

  • Sanctioned Softball Leagues Give Gay Players a Chance to Unite

    Twenty years ago, George Kessinger, Jim Stork and Bob Hagen founded the South Florida Softball League (SFSL) in an attempt to create a haven for LGBT (and non-LGBT) ball players to have an environment that was accepting and open. Starting with only six teams that year, the South Florida Amateur Athletic Association (SFAAA) now has 24 teams and approximately 375 members in its association.

  • SFGN Nites for the Week of April 16 - 22, 2014

    A new exhibit, “The Male Nude: The Photography of Greg Lindeblom and Gordon Nebeker” opens Saturday and runs through Friday, April 25 at Broward Art Guild, 3280 NE 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Credit: Gordon Nebeker

    Thursday, 4/17

    Music

    Power up at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach for an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. “Video Games Live” combines the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game, all completely synchronized to cutting-edge visuals, lighting and special effects. Segments includeZelda, Warcraft, Mario, Halo, Final Fantasy and more! Tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 at Kravis.org.

  • SFGN Nites for the Week of April 2 - 8, 2014

    Thursday, 4/3

    Cabaret

  • SFGN Nites for the Week of April 9 - 15, 2014

    The big summer movie season gets an explosive jumpstart with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest film in the Marvel Comics franchise starring Chris Evans. Credit: Marvel Studios
  • SFGN Nites for the Week of December 25-31, 2013

    Thursday, 12/26

    Nightlife

    The day after Christmas is traditionally known in British Commonwealth countries as Boxing Day. Historically, this was the day servants or tradesmen received gifts, called “Christmas boxes” from their employers. We suggest changing the name to Bottle Day this year because it falls on a Thursday, the night when the Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors serves up infamous $3 Long Island iced teas in glass mason jars after 9 p.m. For more information, go to AlibiWiltonManors.com.

  • SFGN Nites for the Week of February 12 - 18, 2014

    Thursday, 2/13

    Art

    Channel your inner Michelangelo, Picasso or Matisse at the monthly men’s drawing class, tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at LeatherWerks, 1226 NE 4th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A nude model will be provided for both short and long poses, but you’ll need to bring your own art supplies. Whether you prefer pencil, watercolors, oils or chalk, this is an opportunity to explore your creativity. Internationally recognized artist Ira C. Smith will be coaching participants. Cost is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. To reserve your spot, email MensArtEvent@AOL.com.

  • SFGN Nites for the Week of February 19 - 25, 2014

    Thursday, 2/20

    Cabaret

    We loved her on “Smash” and “Sean Saves the World” and tonight at 8 p.m., blonde bombshell Megan Hilty joins Sirius XM Radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky to shoot the breeze, dish the dirt and raise the roof performing a host of classic Broadway songs at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Don’t miss the second installment in the WinterStage series, produced by local playwright Matthew Lombardo (“Looped,” “High”) at Fort Lauderdale’s historic theater venue. Tickets are $51.50 – $126.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.

    Friday, 2/21

    Art

    Tonight the monthly Island City Art Walk and boutiques and galleries along Wilton Drive will be hosting open houses and artists’ receptions from 7 – 10 p.m. While strolling the drive, be sure to stop by Art Frenzie, 2151 Wilton Dr., and meet painter Thomas Acevedo. In addition to a collection of the artist’s powerful male nude acrylic paintings on display, giclee prints and originals will also be on sale. For more information about the monthly art walk, go to IslandCityArtWalk.com. Learn more about Thomas Acevedo’s works at Facebook.com/ArtFrenzie.

    Friday, 2/21

    Dance

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the Arsht Center, Feb. 20 – 23, as part of a 24-city United States tour. In his third season as artistic director, Miami’s own Robert Battle continues to expand the company’s diverse repertory with premieres from a wide range of important choreographers, including the storyteller Ronald K. Brown and Broadway legend Bill T. Jones, but the highlight of his homecoming performances will be the company founder’s own masterpiece, “Revelations.” Tickets are $25 – 125 at ArshtCenter.org.

    Saturday, 2/22

    Theater

    This weekend is your last chance to catch the critically acclaimed production of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s “The Last Schwartz,” presented by Parade Productions at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theater, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Laufer’s award winning play chronicles the funny, surprising and ultimately moving story of a family at a key turning point in their history and stars Ken Clement, Kim Ostrenko, Betsy Graver and Mark Della Ventura. Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 23. Tickets are $35-40 at ParadeProductions.org.

    Sunday, 2/23

    Theater

    One of the breakout hits of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” comes to Miami at Bar 377 (formerly PAX Bar), SW 8th Street in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Welcome to the new world of immersive theater, 

    where the lines between the audience and the performers are blurred, as Prudencia Hart dances with the devil. Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts, Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 23. Tickets $30 at MDCLiveArts.org.

    Tuesday, 2/25

    Theater

    Turn up that dial! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center comes the hot Broadway musical, “Memphis,” bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, “Memphis” tells the story of a radio disc jockey who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Tuesday – Sunday through March 9, tickets $34.50 – 79.50. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org.