Pictured: The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. Photo via the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
(Mirror) With a thriving year-round LGBT community, there are several accomplished arts organizations that represent the diversity of South Florida — from four gay choruses and an LGBT concert band to theater companies, museums and arts collectives.
Here’s a look at some of the exciting performances and exhibitions ahead.
Monthly, Bona Italian Restaurant Gallery, Wilton Manors
ArtsUnited, the LGBT and allies arts collective, sponsors monthly exhibits featuring a wide variety of artistic mediums each month. Opening receptions will be hosted for exhibits by Suzanne Barton, Feb. 6; Kathy Linden, March 5; and Steven Shires, April 2. In late January, ArtsUnited also produces Arts Explosion, a popular local festival. More information at ArtsUnitedFlorida.com.
“STEAMWORKS THE MUSICAL”
Ronnie Larsen Presents
Through Feb. 16, Wilton Theater Factory
This light musical about the customers at the legendary Chicago bathhouse gets a South Florida update in this new production from Ronnie Larsen, also producer of the cult classics “Penis Talk Show” and “Ronnie Larsen’s Naked Comedy Tour.” And, just like the title implies, expect plenty of full-frontal nudity. Tickets at RonnieLarsen.com.
SOUTH FLORIDA YOUTH PRIDE WIND ENSEMBLE
Feb. 23, Broward Center
This annual concert will feature over 90 LGBT and allies high school band students from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties who have been accepted via an application. The first half of the concert will feature the Youth Pride Band and, for second half, they will join forces with the adult members of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble as a massed band of over 120 players. Tickets at PrideWindEnsemble.org.
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
April 24 – 25, Sunshine Cathedral, Fort Lauderdale
The 120-voice Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida celebrates Pride of the Americas with Andrew Lippa’s epic choral work, “Unbreakable,” Lippa’s musical tribute to the LGBTQ community — how we evolved, triumphed, suffered and soared. It’s also his “lament for a world still full of bakers who won’t bake for us, lawmakers who won’t make for us and conservative minds who won’t wake for us.” Tickets at GMCSF.org.
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