sports

  • While some may be bundling up in layers this holiday season, The Warwick Rowers are stripping down and baring it all for their calendar shoot, a project they started to combat gender bias in sports.

  • (WB) The U.S. Senate narrowly rejected Saturday morning a Republican amendment to the coronavirus relief package that would have defunded schools allowing transgender kids to participate in sports.

  • (AP) The Georgia school district said it was investigating the baseball players for "misbehavior" and "inappropriate physical contact." What it didn't reveal was that a younger teammate had reported being sexually assaulted.

  • 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.

  • (WM) South Dakota Republican lawmakers pushed the state’s high school activities association Sept. 23 to reconsider its policy of allowing transgender students to compete as the gender with which they identify.

  • After a year of being stuck at home, are you ready for some football?

  • After a second hearing on building a mixed-use land development in Oakland Park, the city commission has officially given the developer the go-ahead to build a Sprouts grocery store, residential space, a restaurant, and green space.

  • As a clinical research nurse in the 1980s, Bill Richardson saw first-hand the deadly end result of the AIDS virus.

  • A majority of soccer fans would not mind having an LGBT player on their national soccer team.

  • The 24th annual Hurricane Showdown softball tournament was deemed a success Sunday evening in Wilton Manors.

  • Athletes from over 60 countries have registered for this year’s World OutGames in Miami, the fourth annual event for LGBT athletes and allies and the first time the games are being hosted in the United States. 

  • Learning to run has never been easier or more accessible. As the Rainbow 5K quickly approaches, race coordinator Sergey Voronkin wants Wilton Manors residents to know that anyone can compete in the race. 

  • Homophobia isn't welcome in the sporting arena.

  • I want to say a few words about the problem with women’s sports. First, it has nothing to do with women. Second, it doesn’t have everything to do with men. When people ask “What’s wrong with women’s sports?”, or “Why aren’t women’s sports popular?”, we can instead consider how women’s sports and athletes are discussed. We should think about what language or lack of language, what care or lack of care, is put into conversations about female athletes.

  • It took some time for Chris Manning to become comfortable with who he is, but basketball played a huge role in helping him figure it out.

  • He’s a realtor with a two-step.

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