Thursday, 10/9

Literature

The Wilton Manors Gallery of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, 2157 Wilton drive, hosts transgender youth activist Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel, director of the Stonewall National Education Project, at 7 p.m. for a discussion of “I am Jazz,” the book they recently co-authored. This important addition to children’s literature explains Jazz’s real life experience as a transgendered youth and serves as an inspiration to children, parents and teachers. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.

Friday, 10/10

Theater

The Broadway Across America season kicks off this week with the heartwarming musical, “Annie,” playing through Oct. 19 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Davie resident Issie Swickle stars in the touring production that features such unforgettable favorites as, “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything but You” and that eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Martin Charnin, the show’s lyricist and original director, directs this production. Tickets start at $34.75. For show times and tickets, go to BrowardCenter.org.

Saturday, 10/11

Music

Tigertail Productions opens its 35th year tonight at 9 p.m. with neo-bop jazz pianist Johnny O’Neal at the Miami Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler in Miami. O'Neal's playing ranges from the technically virtuosic to tender ballad interpretations. Though unique in style, he is influenced by many jazz elders, including Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum, and was a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Largely self-taught, Johnny has a repertoire of over 1,500 songs. Tickets are $25 at Tigertail.org.

Sunday, 10/12

Music

The Chopin Foundation of the United States opens the new season of Chopin for All concerts, October 11–12, with outstanding young American pianist Ivan Moshchuk performing an all-Chopin program. Just 23 years old, Moshchuk is among the most promising artists of his generation. He will perform at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, and on Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University drive in Coral Gables. Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, go to Chopin.org.

Monday, 10/13

Fundraiser

Let’s face it, we all have to eat. Chances are you like to eat meat, too. Today from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., you can enjoy delicious tender beef, pork and ribs at Red Cow BBQ, 1025 N. Federal highway across from the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Pride Center. How easy is that? Just mention “Pride Center” or “Dining with Pride” to your server. Now you have your excuse to pig out on Columbus Day. For more information, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org or RedCow.com.

Tuesday, 10/14

Workshop

Who knew that Lesbian like their kink, too? Ladies: If you’ve ever wanted to explore your fantasies and push the boundaries of sexuality through BDSM, plan to attend Kink 101, a special class offered by the Pride Center and the LBTQ women’s S&M community. Skilled presenters and esteemed teachers will answer your questions from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in a safe environment at the center’s main hall in the Schubert building at the Equality Park campus on Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. The workshop is free. For more information, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org.


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