South Florida

  • Thursday, 2/20

    Cabaret

    We loved her on “Smash” and “Sean Saves the World” and tonight at 8 p.m., blonde bombshell Megan Hilty joins Sirius XM Radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky to shoot the breeze, dish the dirt and raise the roof performing a host of classic Broadway songs at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Don’t miss the second installment in the WinterStage series, produced by local playwright Matthew Lombardo (“Looped,” “High”) at Fort Lauderdale’s historic theater venue. Tickets are $51.50 – $126.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.

    Friday, 2/21

    Art

    Tonight the monthly Island City Art Walk and boutiques and galleries along Wilton Drive will be hosting open houses and artists’ receptions from 7 – 10 p.m. While strolling the drive, be sure to stop by Art Frenzie, 2151 Wilton Dr., and meet painter Thomas Acevedo. In addition to a collection of the artist’s powerful male nude acrylic paintings on display, giclee prints and originals will also be on sale. For more information about the monthly art walk, go to IslandCityArtWalk.com. Learn more about Thomas Acevedo’s works at Facebook.com/ArtFrenzie.

    Friday, 2/21

    Dance

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the Arsht Center, Feb. 20 – 23, as part of a 24-city United States tour. In his third season as artistic director, Miami’s own Robert Battle continues to expand the company’s diverse repertory with premieres from a wide range of important choreographers, including the storyteller Ronald K. Brown and Broadway legend Bill T. Jones, but the highlight of his homecoming performances will be the company founder’s own masterpiece, “Revelations.” Tickets are $25 – 125 at ArshtCenter.org.

    Saturday, 2/22

    Theater

    This weekend is your last chance to catch the critically acclaimed production of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s “The Last Schwartz,” presented by Parade Productions at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theater, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Laufer’s award winning play chronicles the funny, surprising and ultimately moving story of a family at a key turning point in their history and stars Ken Clement, Kim Ostrenko, Betsy Graver and Mark Della Ventura. Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 23. Tickets are $35-40 at ParadeProductions.org.

    Sunday, 2/23

    Theater

    One of the breakout hits of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” comes to Miami at Bar 377 (formerly PAX Bar), SW 8th Street in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Welcome to the new world of immersive theater, 

    where the lines between the audience and the performers are blurred, as Prudencia Hart dances with the devil. Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts, Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 23. Tickets $30 at MDCLiveArts.org.

    Tuesday, 2/25

    Theater

    Turn up that dial! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center comes the hot Broadway musical, “Memphis,” bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, “Memphis” tells the story of a radio disc jockey who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Tuesday – Sunday through March 9, tickets $34.50 – 79.50. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org.

  • Thursday, 2/6

    Exhibit

    Find out just how far ahead of her time Abigail Van Buren — best known for her nationally syndicated advice column, “Dear Abby” — was on issues of LGBT compassion and understanding. An exhibit, “Dear Abby: Letters and Advice on Homosexuality” is currently on display at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, through Feb. 22. With a daily readership in the millions, Van Buren’s wisdom did much to promote civil public discourse and acceptance. For more information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.

  • Thursday, 1/16

    Theater

  • Thursday, 1/23

    Theater

    Four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh reprises her tour-de-force performance as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in “Golda’s Balcony,” the historic play that became the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history. From Russian immigrant to American schoolteacher to the epicenter of international politics, “Golda's Balcony” traces the amazing trajectory of Meir, one of the most influential women of our time. Opening tonight and playing through Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $28.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.

  • Thursday, 1/9

    Art

    Unleash your inner Michaelangelo or Picasso or Matisse at the monthly men’s drawing class, tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at LeatherWerks, 1226 NE 4th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A nude model will be provided for both short and long poses, but you’ll need to bring your own art supplies. Whether you prefer pencil, watercolors, oils or chalk, this is an opportunity to explore your creativity. Internationally recognized artist Ira C. Smith will be coaching participants. Cost is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. To reserve your spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Thursday, 3/13

    Cabaret

    Don't miss the legendary Patti Lupone, two-time Tony Award-winning star of “Evita” and “Gypsy,” with Sirius XM Radio's Seth Rudetsky as they engage in a riveting evening of conversation and song, tonight at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. They’ll sing some songs, but the real treat is the conversation as they discuss and dish life on the Great White Way. This event is a must for any serious theater fan as Lupone is showcased in a unique live forum. Tickets are $51.50 – 126.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.

  • Thursday, 3/20

    Cabaret

    More than a few gay men of a certain generation grew up fantasizing about Bo and Luke Duke, the hot young Georgia boys whose escapades were broadcast every Friday night on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” After the series ended, actor Tom Wopat (Luke) headed to Broadway where his suave singing and dancing earned him critical accolades. Wopat comes to Palm Beach’s Colony Hotel for a repeat engagement this week at the swanky Royal Room. Enjoy a three-course dinner and show through Saturday, March 22. Reservations at TheColonyPalmBeach.com.

  • Thursday, 3/27

    Art

    Join artist Joe Horton at the opening night reception for his new, one-man show, “Extremes – Lake Worth to Santa Fe,” tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Bruce Webber Gallery, 705 Lucerne Ave. in Lake Worth. Horton, who now resides in Jupiter, has been a professional artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1987. His impressionistic oil paintings reflect the diversity of his homes in Florida and New Mexico. A portion of sales will benefit Compass, the GLCC of the Palm Beaches. For more information, go to WebberGallery.com.

  • Thursday, 5/22

    Theater

    Island City Stage closes out its season with the poignant and searing drama, “The Pride” by Alexei Kaye Campbell. Betrayal, guilt, identity and passion are at the core of the drama in “The Pride” as itunfolds separate, but parallel, love triangles between Oliver, Philip and Sylvia which alternate between 1958 and 2008. The cast includes Carbonell Award winners Michael McKeever and Bruce Linser. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.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.

  • You don’t need to tune in to TV Land to see the stars of your favorite ‘70s and ‘80s shows.

  • The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking and advisory body for the Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH) Ryan White Care (RWC) program in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • When Darran Mazaika was looking for an outdoor sports league in the spring of 2013, he joined the South Florida Gay Flag Football League (SFGFFL).

  • As October comes to a close, so does LGBT History month.

  • Being LGBT in the latinx community comes with extra challenges for acceptance and extra responsibility for representing and growing positive images.

  • Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to remember the millions who have died from the virus, honor the people living with the disease, and praise the people working to keep up the fight.

  • The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presented its 10th annual “State of Our Community” EXPOsure & Luncheon on Jan. 27 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami.

  • Every new development in the fight against HIV/AIDS changes the landscape for men’s health, especially in the gay and bisexual communities.

  • A woman who loved animals and volunteered her time to work with abandoned and abused animals died after being bitten by a dog.

  • In a few major American cities this summer, Pride Month devolved into anything but.

  • Sasha Sommers was a blonde bombshell with an infectious smile.

  • The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Slow Burn Theatre Company and Island City Stage led the pack when the nominations for the 38th annual Carbonell Awards were announced this week.

  • West Palm Beach – The South Florida Water Management System confirms that their 1,500 employees are protected from discrimination based on gender identity and expression, whether or not they live in an area that offers those protections.

  • From West Palm Beach to Key West here’s a look at some extraordinary gardens throughout South Florida. From butterflies to sculptures to rainforests and jungles South Florida gardens are as varied as they are spectacular. Take a trip to Japan at the Morikami Museum in Delray or The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove for a glimpse of Hawaii.

  • The museum’s archives currently contain more than 5,000 items, and document a century of LGBT cultural and social history with an emphasis on the southeastern United States. The collection has been professionally catalogued and is maintained according to strict conservation standards. It is used by community leaders, writers, scholars, researchers, historians, and members of the general public. Among the many treasures in the archives are our extensive pulp fiction collection; organizational records of local, national and regional LGBT organizations; our large serials collection; personal records of local and national personalities; the Joel Starkey Collection; gay erotica –pictorial works; and LGBT ephemera, film, audio and oral histories. The Archives recently added a significant collection of material donated by the Dade Human Rights Foundation. Materials were also added to the collection from GLSEN of South Florida. ]

  • Joe Rodriguez has been bowling since he was 10.

  • When the pandemic hit, LGBT centers, which provide a multitude of support services for the community, were forced to shut down and shift their operations online. 

  • Robert DeBenedictis impacted hundreds, if not thousands, of people during his life, including many in South Florida. 

  • SunServe has new faces it hopes will usher in a new day at the organization.