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  • Jai Tahlea Allen-Ible is the founder of The Uproar Project which promotes peaceful co-existence, normalizing peace rallies, and inclusivity through the arts and entertainment.

  • The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF) in Miami Beach will present, “Hello Gorgeous,” October 14, 2021 – February 20, 2022, dedicated to living legend Barbra Streisand.

  • Broward College will host the third annual Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, April 20 – 23. The festival will feature dozens of experimental performances by emerging artists in sometime unconventional venues.

  • This week read about pro rugby player Jack Dunne coming out as bisexual, trans teen Victor Langlois' artwork selling for $2.16 million, and "Rugrats" reboot featuring Betty DeVille as a lesbian.

  • Janelle Monáe is honored as an advocate by the Trevor Project, the Human Rights Campaign names a new head, and Molly Kearney is joining "Saturday Night Live."

  • After two years of COVID cancellations and restrictions, South Florida’s arts scene is still finding its footing.

  • The Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale reopened in September with a new name, following a $30 million renovation and expansion of the historic landmark.

  • What will life in Miami be like in the year 2100? How will climate change, sea-level rise and the plight of environmental refugees transform South Florida?

  • Follow the light to IGNITE Broward, Jan. 26 – 30, a new, family-friendly immersive art experience showcasing interactive light and video installations created by leading contemporary artists and designers.

  • Manatees are magnificent creatures that wend through South Florida’s waterways.

  • It’s been a whirlwind year for Carol Wartenberg and the Lesbian Thespians.

  • One person sees an empty hummus container and thinks, “I need to add hummus to the grocery list.”

  • In her youth, Carol Wartenberg always dreamed of a career on the stage.

  • With the arrival of an effective COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year, both artists and audiences alike rejoiced as life slowly returned to shuttered stages and concert halls across the region.

  • Zoetic Stage, the regional theater company in residence at Miami’s Arsht Center, is honoring local gay playwright and theater patron Tony Finstrom with the first annual Finstrom Festival of New Works, debuting online next week with streamed readings of five new plays.

  • On Thursday, the City of North Miami announced plans to construct a sculpture dedicated to the LGBTQ community.

  • Florida Grand Opera (FGO) recently announced a 2021-22 season featuring a mix of classical favorites and 21st-century works performed at the Arsht and Broward Centers, as well as new venues in both counties.

  • Arts organizations have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with theaters and performing arts venues largely shuttered until a vaccine can be developed.  

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the LGBT arts scene in South Florida. The shutdown impacted theaters, art walks, musical performances, and an entire community of people working in the arts and beyond. 

  • FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics, April 7 – May 7, is a month-long, multi-disciplinary arts festival founded more than a decade ago to bridge the diverse cultures of South Florida with an emphasis on the Latin community.

  • Quirky and colorful, fierce and fabulous, the Pajaro Pride Wall Project is a collaborative artistic vision driven by South Florida artist and activist Rolando Chang Barrero.

  • Starting a nonprofit is tough. Being able to nurture and develop it long enough to celebrate a second anniversary is an accomplishment.

  • The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) had just resumed rehearsals in June before a freak accident left the 35-year-old ensemble’s future in question.

  • Playwright and producer Ronnie Larsen is prolific. Unlike most regional theaters that follow season and subscription models, his commercial model, not unlike Broadway, is much more fluid and flexible.

  • When was the last time you saw an opera singer undress on stage?

  • We’re still weeks away from Christmas, but it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit.


    Thursday, 4/24


    Movie Night at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, features Robert Mamoulian’s gender-bending classic, “Queen Christina,” the pre-Hayes Code film starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Garbo, who was both bisexual and Swedish, lends her trademark “ambiguous sexuality, tragic aloofness and boyish playfulness” to her performance as the eccentric, cross-dressing monarch. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Gather early for refreshments and stick around for discussion afterwards. Information at

    Friday, 4/25


    The House Theatre of Chicago (“Death and Harry Houdini”) brings its latest imaginative production, “Rose and the Rime,” to the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theatre as part of the center’s Theatre Up Close series. When the town of Radio Falls, Mich., is trapped in perpetual winter for a generation, it’s up to the only remaining youth, a young girl named Rose, to break the curse of the Rime witch. But, the residents learn to be careful what they wish for. Through Sunday, May 18. For tickets and show times, go to

    Saturday, 4/26


    Lorna Luft returns to South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. for an intimate interview, audience Q&A and live performance at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Not only will Luft shed some light on her relationship with her mother, the iconic Judy Garland, she’ll discuss her own career and perform some of the songs that have made the women in her family famous. Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the door for “Up Close & Personal with Lorna Luft & Scott Nevins.” For tickets, go to

    Sunday, 4/27

    Poetry & Prose

    Arts at St. John’s presents “Writing Women’s Voices,” a program of diverse readings—fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs—from the Women’s Writers Group, today at 2 p.m. at St. John’s on the Lake church, 4760 Pine Tree in Miami Beach. The program will include readings by Irene Sperber, “Have You Ever Been Crestone(d);” Ginger Vela, “Street Songs; and project director Carol Hoffman-Guzman, “Coño Means ‘I Love You’.” Other featured writers include Cassandra Buery, Rossie Cortes, Rosalind Merrit and Dena Stewart. The program is free. For more information, go to

    Monday, 4/28


    Hey, sailor! It’s Human Fleet Week Port Everglades and hundreds of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are arriving today for a week of liberty in South Florida. They’ll be participating in a wide variety of community service projects, as well as recreational and professional activities. The festivities kick off tonight at 6 p.m. with the All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party at the Seminole Paradise Shoppes in Hollywood. The public is invited to welcome our men and women in uniform. For a schedule of Fleet Week Port Everglades events, go to

    Tuesday, 4/29


    One of our favorite “bisexual” actors, hunky Brit Tom Hardy (“Star Trek: Nemesis,” “Dark Knight Rises”), will be appearing live in a special video uplink at the Classic Gateway tonight before the screening of his new film, “Locke.” The thriller, which takes place over the course of a car ride, is a riveting exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of Hardy’s character, a seemingly successful, content construction manager and family man. For show times and tickets, go to

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