theatre

  • A lot has changed since Andy Rogow’s Island City Stage presented its first production, Tom Jacobson’s “The Twentieth Century Way” at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Enter the Twilight Zone with me. Imagine a world in which communism, and the economic and cultural blockades and sanctions (not to mention an oppressive government) had not impacted Cuba.

  • Playwright and producer Ronnie Larsen is best known for his racy, gay-themed sex romps: “Making Porn,” “Cocksucker: A Love Story,” “All-Male Peep Show,” “Bathhouse the Musical.” Nearly all feature gratuitous frontal nudity and most regularly sell out extended runs to the mostly older, male gay audiences resident in South Florida.

  • GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The initial rush for gay couples to marry in Montana has declined after 436 couples married during the first year since the state's marriage ban ended, but couples say they're happy with the changes that have made their lives easier.

  • Sensually aerobatic and sexually athletic, the performers of AirOtic amaze audiences.

  • Thursday, 2/27

    Film

    Join film buffs at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, at 7 p.m. for movie night. In honor of Black History Month, the museum will screen “Black Is….Black Ain’t,” a 1994 feature-length documentary by Marlon Riggs. The documentary uses the filmmaker’s own grandmother’s gumbo as a metaphor for the rich diversity of Black identities across the country. Riggs, who died of AIDS in 1994 at the age of 37, also make an appearance. Free, for information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.

  • Thursday, 1/2

    Television

    If you’ve been celebrating the holidays all week, then a quiet night at home is certainly well deserved. Tonight, check out CW Seed, the CW television network’s online channel. The network is offering up Husbands, a hilarious comedy about a couple of quirky, gay newlyweds starring Brad Bell and Sean Hemeon. Each 7-10 minute episode offers the stuff of tabloid sensation because our husbands also happen to be celebrities experiencing wedded bliss under the lens of the paparazzi. To view all available episodes, go to CWSeed.com.

    Friday, 1/3

    Dance

    Christmas may seem like a distant mystery—funny, since CVS, Wal-Mart, Target and the like kicked off the commercial blitz as early as September—but you can still experience the magic of the holiday with the Miami City Ballet’s heartwarming performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s timeless music comes to life in this holiday tradition at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, tonight through Sunday, Jan. 5. Performances Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets at BrowardCenter.org.

    Saturday, 1/4

    Theater

    Ghosts, Lesbians, lusty widows and lab reports!  No wonder Danny wants to escape down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. At 81, the world Danny has always loved is falling apart. Joe Feinstein’s new play, Last of the Aztecs, gets its South Florida premiere on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan 5 at 5 p.m. at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth. Tickets are $15 at SmartTix.com or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org.

    Sunday, 1/5

    Dance

    Tap your feet to the beat. Tap: The Show offers nonstop, rhythmic dance wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestral score. An extravaganza featuring award-winning dancers and singers, this show offers breathtaking re-creations of Broadway showstoppers, soft shoe, flamenco, Irish step, and more at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. You’ll be dancing in the aisles before it’s over. Experience the magic on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25-40 at Give.Lynn.edu/TheatreArts.

    Monday, 1/6

    Sports

    LGBT sports fans will be tuning in tonight to the BCS Championship Game, the biggest game of the college football season, this year pitting Florida State University Seminoles against the Auburn University Tigers. What better place to cheer on your favorite team than South Florida’s most popular gay sports bar, Sidelines, 2031 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors? Kick-off is at 8:30 p.m., but be sure to arrive early for a great seat at the bar and the 2-4-1 happy hour specials. For more information, go to Sidelinessports.com.

    Tuesday, 1/7

    Theater

    No story has touched the LGBT community more than L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the tale of Dorothy Gale, a farm girl from Kansas who is whisked away by a tornado to adventures in the magical land of Oz. This timeless story, retold through the theatrical magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber, returns to the Broward Center tonight through Sunday, Jan. 19. Expect plenty of surprises, including new songs from Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. Tickets start at $34. For show times and tickets, go to BrowardCenter.org.

  • Thursday, 7/17

    Books

    Miami Beach writer David Leddick introduces his new book, “I’m Not for Everyone. Neither Are You,” tonight at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr. An effervescent octogenarian author, playright and performer, Leddick asserts himself a role as everyone’s favorite gay life coach in this smart, savvy and hilarious new book. Discover your signal inner style and apply it to your personal and professional relationships with Leddick’s unapologetic approach. Reading and book signing begins at 7 p.m. For more information, go to StonewallNationalMuseum.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.

  • 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, 5/22

    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.