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  • South Florida’s Winter Wonderland

    Winter Theater Guide -- Jan to March 2014

    South Florida’s Fabulous Festival’s

    South Florida's Many Museums

    9 Intriguing People of South Florida’s Arts Scene

    The Top 10 Hot Winter Tickets

    5 Exhibits You Must See

    Your Guide to Everything A&E This Winter

    South Florida's Gorgeous Gardens

  • — Police say a New York City man has been arrested in connection with a bias attack in lower Manhattan against the first gay couple to be married at West Point.

  • The first meeting of Wilton Manors’ public art advisory committee yielded a lot of ideas and attendees expressing a desire to bring the city’s art scene into focus.

  • Alexander Guerra, co-owner of Hotel Gaythering, is all about art. An artist himself, whose photos of gorgeous male models in red rabbit masks adorn his hotel rooms, Guerra decided three years ago to do a group show for Art Basel called Art Gaysel, a play on everyone's mispronunciation of Art Basel. "They say Art Basil. Basil is a fresh market," Guerra laughs.

  • Art is returning to Wilton Drive this season. On the third Saturday of each month, artists and businesses will resume showcasing and selling their original work. It’s called the Wilton Manors Art Expo. The first one is Nov. 21 along Wilton Drive’s Art and Entertainment District.

  • When the Wilton Manors Arts & Entertainment Expo returns this Saturday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., it will be under new owners and a shortened season.

  • Here’s your opportunity to give art a chance. John Lennon’s artwork that is – his inspirational sketches, song lyrics and nearly 100 limited edition lithographs are going on display in South Florida.

  • Those who want to have an influence on the future of public art in Wilton Manors will have a chance with the city’s proposed public art advisory committee.

  • Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn Mississippi's last-in-the-nation ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out.

  • Religion and politics are generally not considered safe topics for polite conversation, but two new art exhibits opening this week will force viewers to confront prejudices about their faith and immigration.

  • Director Silvio Nacucchi talks about his strange gay parenting tale

  • A group of 49 artists from across the country have come together to pay their respects to the victims of Pulse by painting portraits and giving them as gifts to the victims’ family members. 

  • JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.

  • Marc Jacobs, the famed fashion designer, evidently enjoys the company of men.

  • According to a 2012 Census report, 56.7 million Americans have a disability. This figure translates to roughly 19 percent of the population -- making people with disabilities the largest minority group in the country.

  • Arts, entertainment, and happenings around South Florida.

  • Thursday, 7/3

    Nightlife

    Miami Beach promoter Edison Farrow, founder of the ever popular SoBe Social Club, launches a new Thursday night party tonight, Eye Candy Thursdays. Enjoy craft beers at music by DJ A.J. Reddy at ArtCADE, 235 12th St. in Miami Beach, part art gallery, part bar and most importantly, part arcade. We’ll be playing the vintage video games all night long. Remember Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Frogger, Qbert and Galaga? You’ll find them all at Eye Candy Thursdays. Best part is there’s never a cover. For information, go to SoBeSocialClub.com.

    Friday, 7/4

    Holiday

    It’s Independence Day, so enjoy a traditional fireworks show. In Miami-Dade County, enjoy a concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band on the grounds of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables or “Fire on the Fourth” at Lummus Park in Miami Beach. In Palm Beach County, Lake Worth celebrates the Great American Raft Race before fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway while Zambelli Fireworks will light up the skies over Boca Raton at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. In Broward County, enjoy the fireworks shows on Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Beaches and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

    Saturday, 7/5

    Sports

    Our crystal ball is a bit foggy, but hey, who could have ever predicted the United States would make it out of the Group of Death in the first place? So, assuming out boys in red, white and blue knocked out Belgium on Tuesday, they’ll be playing either Argentina or Switzerland this afternoon. In any case, butch it up a bit and take in the game at one of the local bars: Sidelines Sports Bar, 2031 Wilton Dr.; The Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors; or Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr.

    Sunday, 7/6

    Attraction

    Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Outside of a few scary gay bars, you’ll find furry beasts at Zoo Miami and, July 2 – 6, the zoo is offering $5 adult admission, a sweet summer deal. In addition to the exotic animal exhibits, guests will be treated to giveaways, refreshments and special activities. Don’t be a monkey and miss out on this special opportunity to see the animals. Zoo Miami is conveniently located near Exit 16 on the Florida Turnpike at 12400 SW 152nd St. For tickets and more information, go to ZooMiami.org.

    Monday, 7/7

    Theatre

    Mondays are no longer dark in professional theaters across South Florida. Every Monday through Aug. 25,the South Florida Theatre League presents Summer Theatre Fest, free readings of new plays by local playwrights at member companies. Tonight, experience “Endless Song” by Andie Arthur at Lost Girls Theatre at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. in Miami, at 8 p.m. Arthur’s play is a comedic drama about chosen family, mental illness and Christmas Eve services that are all too “Jesus-y.” Fun! For more information and a complete list of Theatre Fest play readings, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.com.

    Tuesday, 7/8

    Art

    Halloween is still a few months away, but for fans of the macabre, Miami’s Frost Museum of Art, 10975 SW 17th St. on the campus of Florida International University, offers a chilling exhibition, “The School of Night,” from Cuban-American artist Arturo Rodriguez. The exhibit includes drawings and poetry from Rodriguez’s late night wanderings, including ghastly masks and shadows of the artist and his wife traveling through his vaguely discernable dreams. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Sunday. For more information, go to TheFrost.FIU.edu.

  • Thursday, 7/31

    Dining

    Miami Spice, Miami-Dade’s two-month-long dining festival, kicks off tonight with the Iron Fork gala from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave. in downtown Miami. Taste the specialties of more than 50 restaurants, sample cocktails at 18 bar stations and mingle throughout 75,000 sq. ft. of displays, entertainment and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength. Tickets are $50 general admission and $85 VIP early admission at Ticketfly.com. For information about Miami Spice dining specials in August and September, go to MiamiAndBeaches.com.

  • Thursday, 3/6

    Theater

    “Sister Act,” the zany Broadway musical based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film, comes to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center through Sunday, March 9. Enjoy the adventures of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a crumbling convent! It’s a rollicking good time with plenty of spirited music as Delores saves the day for the nuns. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.

  • Thursday, 5/29

    Film

    Angelina Jolie stars in "Maleficent,” the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic film, “Sleeping Beauty." In the same way “Wicked” shed some light on the back story of L. Frank Baum’s Wicked Witch of the West, this film explores the betrayal that turned a queen’s pure heart to stone and fired her burning hatred for the innocent and beautiful Princess Aurora. Any bets on what the hot costume is going to be next Halloween? Check local listings for theaters and show times.

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