Get a jump on the Pride weekend festivities tonight on Wilton Drive. Meet up with LGBT sports fans at Sidelines Sports Bar, 2031 Wilton Drive, or hang out with the ladies at 13 Even, 2037 Wilton Drive. Take in a Latin-themed Pride extravaganza at Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive. You could also partake of the legendary Long Island iced teas at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar and then dance the night away at Hunter’s in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. No matter your plans, get out there and celebrate.
To kick off Pride weekend, the Stonewall National Museum & Archives Wilton Manors gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, will open a new permanent exhibit honoring Luminary Couples-- LGBT couples who have been together 20 or more years. An opening reception will be held tonight from 7 – 9 p.m. Many of the couples will again participate in the twilight parade on Saturday. The project led to the establishment of a social group for the couples. For more information, go to LuminaryCouples.org.Saturday, 6/20
Not heading to Wilton Manors for the Pride parade tonight? Then be sure to stop by The Cabaret South Beach, 233 12th St. in Miami Beach, for an evening with that out-and-proud comedian and actor Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” “Sordid Lives”). Jordan never disappoints with stories of his childhood in Chattanooga and subsequent Hollywood acting career. The performance will be repeated on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 – 50 with two drink minimum at TheCabaretSouthBeach.com.
Enjoy the music of gay and bisexual composers at a special Arts at St. John’s concert this afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. John’s on the Lake, 4760 Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach. The series’ new artistic director, Phil Bracken-Tripp will lead a discussion and performance on flute of works by Copland, Tchaikovsky, Higdon, Corigliano and Senay. He will be joined by pianist Juvenal Correa-Salas and tenor Scott Bracken-Tripp. General admission is $15. For more information, go to ArtsAtStJohns.com.
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society presents its first Summer Solstice History Cruise tonight at 6 p.m. Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard the luxury yacht Anticipation as “Governor Broward,” “Ivy Stranahan” and other local authorities share stories of the early days of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. The cruise boards at New River Inn, 219 SW 2nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $20 for members and $35 for non-members by calling 954-463-4431. For more information, go to FLHC.com.
In honor of International LGBTQ Pride Month, the auction house Christie’s is offering a special online sale of pop icon Andy Warhol’s works through June 25. The collection, “Andy’s Randy Summer,” includes 100 photographs, portraits, prints and drawings with a focus on the gay undertones that permeated so much of his work during the 1970s and early ‘80s. While the artwork isn’t cheap—starting bids are $1600—the complete collection can be viewed for free at Christies.com/Warhol.