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  • A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.

  • — 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.

  • Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to the new year with three back-to-back parties taking place in the hottest Miami clubs.

  • Director Silvio Nacucchi talks about his strange gay parenting tale

  • 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.

  • Avant guard came to Fort Lauderdale Thursday night with the appearance of a living legend from the New York underground.

  • Arts, entertainment, and happenings around South Florida.

  • Thursday, 1/30

    Cabaret

    "R" returns to the Andrews Living Arts stage, 23 NW 5th St. in Fort Lauderdale, by popular demand. "R" is an unpredictable burlesque, driven by an ensemble of engaging female vocalists performing a wide range of musical genres en route to a glimmering finale. Musical numbers will take you from Old Berlin cabaret and Off Broadway to Hollywood, Las Vegas and even, perhaps, Amsterdam's Red Light District. Stick around for “X,” an American view of sex as told through music and dance. Tickets are $24.99 for each show at AndrewsLivingArts.org.

  • 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.