SFGN Nites for the week of September 26, 2013

Thursday, 9/26


Latinos Salud, the non-profit organization founded in 2008 and serving the LGBT Latino community in South Florida, invites you to join them for a winetasting fundraiser tonight, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Naked Grape, 2163 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. Your $50 donation includes unlimited house wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres while supporting the organization’s important mission in the region’s diverse Spanish-speaking community. The organization offers HIV/AIDS testing and education, as well as a safe space for Latinos to access services. For information, go to LatinosSalud.org.

Friday, 9/27


It may be after Labor Day, but you can still wear white! Get out your chic white gear because Compass, the gay and lesbian community center of the Palm Beaches, is hosting its own White Party at Penny’s at the Duke, 902 Dixie Hwy. in Lantana. The event will serve as a fundraiser for World AIDS Day and will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, drink specials, music and dancing and, of course, a fabulous drag show. This is a great opportunity for readers in Palm Beach County to connect and make a difference in their community. For more information, go to CompassGLCC.com.


Are one of those people who just can't resist licking the cake batter or frosting from the bowl? If the answer is yes, we’ll see you at the SweetTooth Soiree tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. in the second floor Sport of Kings at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy. in Hallandale Beach. Taste desserts and treats from South Florida's best confectioners, bakeries, candy makers and pastry chefs at this massive sugar fest. Did we mention there will be a bar, DJs and an after party, too? Who cares about cavities? Tickets are $45 for general admission and $80 for VIP access at SweetToothSoireeMiami.com.

Saturday, 9/28


It’s a great day to put a little culture and class in your life. Today is Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live and museums across the country are offering free admission. Dozens of museums in South Florida are participating from the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami and the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum in Fort Lauderdale to Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach and National Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce (definitely worth the drive). For more information and a complete list of participating institutions, go to SmithsonianMag.com. And, remember, they’re all FREE!


Gay men of a certain age don’t have to ask who the Go-Go’s are! Yes, the most successful all-female band of all time is headed to South Florida and will be taking the stage tonight at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. It’s hard to believe it’s been three decades since the band, led by vocalist Belinda Carlisle, released its debut album, Beauty and the Beat, but every one of those songs still sound as fresh and bubbly as ever. From We Got the Beat to Vacation, they’ll be rolling out their unique rock sound right here. Tickets are $35-55 at Ticketmaster.com.

Photo Caption: Celebrate the upbeat sounds of the 1980s with the Go-Go’s on Saturday night at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Credit: Courtesy of the Go-Go’s.

Sept. 29


Meet artist Jacqueline Roch tonight from 4 to 6 p.m., whose intense, colorful pastels are on display through Oct. 30 at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center in Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. Roch, who grew up in Miami Beach and studied in New York, is one of South Florida’s most distinctive painters, layering her pastels to achieve an effect more like complex oils. Afterwards, take a walk along the dunes and beaches around the educational center on scenic Key Biscayne. Free, $6 parking fee. For more information, go to BiscayneNatureCenter.org.

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