It’s Thanksgiving Day and after watching the famous Macy’s parade and counting your many blessings with family, head down to Wilton Drive to continue the festivities with your friends. Catch the football games at Sidelines Sports Bar, 2031-A Wilton Drive, or enjoy another Thanksgiving feast at Bill’s Filling Station, 2209 Wilton Drive, or at Village Pub, across the street at 2283 Wilton Drive both beginning at 5:30 p.m. After that, well, it is technically Black Friday and you can join the hordes at Wal-Mart, Best Buy and all the rest, if you dare.
Melissa Etheridge, the lesbian rock legend, brings her “This is M.E.” solo tour to Pompano Beach Amphitheater tonight at 8 p.m. Grammy-award winning Etheridge brings her powerful lyrics and incomparable voice, indelible melodies and blazing guitar to “The Amp,” 1806 NE 6th Ave. Showcasing songs from her new album, Etheridge will treat South Florida fans to unbridled passion powering every note. Can you think of any better way to cap off a frenzied day of shopping on “Black Friday.” Tickets start at $45. For tickets, go to LiveNation.com.
Tonight marks the 30th anniversary of Miami’s famed White Party. This year the main event moves to the jewel on Biscayne Bay, the new Perez Art Museum Miami. DJ David Knapp headlines the event, joined by the White Party Symphony, conducted by Sam Hyken. Individual and package tickets are still available, starting at $237. Tickets are also available for other White Party Week events, including the White Splash pool party on Saturday afternoon and Muscle Beach on Sunday afternoon. For a full rundown of events and tickets, go to WhiteParty.org.
Tonight at 7 p.m., the Broward County LGBT community will come together for a World AIDS Day Vigil. Marchers will gather at Hagen Park and walk down Wilton Drive, united in memory, healing and love. The candlelit walk will culminate at the Pride Center Pavilion for a few words of respectful remembrance, support, and continued vigilance. Free parking will be available from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. in all Wilton Manors city parking lots and transportation services will be provided between Hagen Park and the Pride Center. For information, go to BrowardHouse.org.
Join the Broward World AIDS Day Planning Committee tonight on the Dillard High School football field, 2501 NW 11th St. in Fort Lauderdale, from 5 – 8 p.m. for the first World AIDS Day community cookout, themed, “It Takes a Village to Stop HIV.” This family-friendly event is open to the public and will include speakers, youth performances, quilt displays, HIV testing and education, and free food. The cookout is sponsored by the Broward County schools, the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dept. of Health and community organizations. For information, go to WorldAIDSDayBroward.com.
If you survived Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, then it’s finally time to ring in the holiday season properly. Head down to the Village Pub where the incomparable Lady Bunny will be celebrating the season tonight for one show only at 9:45 p.m. We hear she’s been more naughty than nice—in fact, we’re counting on it—as she brings her unique flavor of humor to the stage in Wilton Manors. If you’re good, maybe she’ll even let you sit on her lap! For more information, go to VillagePubWM.com.