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This weekend there were so many things going on around Fort Lauderdale that I didn’t leave the city limits. From Video stars, to art walks, to the Market Bazaar, to Presidents day weekend events, to the sports tournaments to the inaugural Fortitude weekend of events this weekend was packed full of unbelievable events that make me proud to call South Florida my home.

Last Week in Review

This weekend there were so many things going on around Fort Lauderdale that I didn’t leave the city limits. From Video stars, to art walks, to the Market Bazaar, to Presidents day weekend events, to the sports tournaments to the inaugural Fortitude weekend of events this weekend was packed full of unbelievable events that make me proud to call South Florida my home.

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LGBT Events in South Florida

 

lgbt-events-south-florida-13Friday, February 25

Living Room in association with Milancita presents direct from the A List New York and RuPaul’s Drag Race celebrity Fashion photographer Mike Ruiz. Mike will be searching for America’s next fashion model, could it be you? This will be having a live casting, so come camera ready!

Sandal presents a Latin Masquerade Party, Otra Vez, with DJs Tony and Willie G. and shows by Adora, Marytrini and guests.

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The Boardwalk presents video star Phoenix Saint live and in the flesh for 2 shows tonight and tomorrow at 11 pm and 1 am.

West Palm Beach’s longest residing professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its 11th anniversary season with Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Dinner with Friends” tonight at 8 pm. The production will play through April 17th. The theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 322 Banyan Boulevard, between Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue. For ticket information contact the box office at 561-514-4042, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, or visit their website at PalmBeachDramaworks.org

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Saturday, February 26

Donald Roberts and Laura Goldman in association with Nova Southeastern University present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in Twighlight Notes. The evening will include songs and anecdotes from Peterson and Mallory’s early years on Broadway in West Side Story, Follies, Dear World, A Little Night Music, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute and many others. The event takes place at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at NOVA at 7 pm. Tickets are available at Miniacipac.org or by calling 954-462-0222.

Sunserve presents the first annual South Florida Glee-a-thon from 3 to 7 pm at The Manor. You get 5 minutes to show how Glee-ful you are. Teams (up to 10 members) will compete for: Most Glee-ful performance, best overall and best lip synch. All proceeds will benefit Sunserve programs for LGBTQ Youth. For more information, go to SFLGleeathon.mobi

Bigger Saturday’s at Score presents the official Miami pre-party for Inferno Puerto Rico starring DJ Drew Tribe releasing his latest track “Feelin Tribal.”

Discotekka invades The Palace for a pre Oscars bar crawl.

Sunday, February 27

Bootylicious Sundays moves to Karma tonight and stars Sheena Devine Hawkins, Tariq Love Dupree and DJ Josh Atom spinning the best of hip-hop and Old School. Karma is 18 to party and 21 to drink.

The Manor presents the 2nd annual Besties Awards honoring the communities best of the best during the viewing gala of the 83rd annual academy awards. The night will be co-hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Mike Verdugo. The red carpet starts at 7 pm with the awards starting at 8 pm.

The Alibi welcomes back the Fort Lauderdale SFAA softball players with a banquet. The party starts at 4pm with the buffet at 5:30 pm.

Sidelines present their 1st of 2 charity car washes to raise money for team Sidelines for Florida AIDS Walk. Get your car washed between 11 am and 2 pm at the sidelines parking lot for only $7. Tickets are available at Sidelines or from any team member.

Rosie’s annual Academy Awards red carpet extravaganza with big screens, big contests and big prizes starts at 7 pm with the pre-show and the big show starts at 8 pm.

Alibi Wilton Manors and Bill’s Filling Stationsays the winner is YOU! They will have 2 parties going on simultaneously for the Oscars. At Alibi it is hosted by Casheta and at Bill’s it’s hosted by Frank in the Mustang Lounge. Get your ballots at each bar (which must be submitted before the 1st award is announced) and the person that gets the most correct and submitted first will win a gift basket.

Scandals presents Lady Fancy and the Jubilettes in their monthly Gospel Jubilee starting at 6 pm. They encourage you to sing along as they present the very best in good ole fashioned southern gospel music.

lgbt-events-south-florida-16The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected the Miami Beach Film Society to host and be the beneficiary of the official celebration in Miami for the Oscar Night America (ONA) party. Oscar Night America viewing parties are the official nationwide celebrations of the Oscars. ONA Miami Beach 2011’s cocktail soirée will also act as a grand opening event hosted at the film society’s yet to be unveiled cinematheque, located inside the historic Miami Beach City Hall. Additional Oscar Night sponsors include Escopazzo, Bombay Sapphire, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, Nespresso, Perrier and Audio Visual Services. Tickets to the 2011 Oscar Night America Miami Beach are available for $125 or $110 for Miami Beach Film Society & Cinematheque and MIFF members. Ticket prices include food and beverages, tax and gratuity, a $25 Escopazzo gift certificate, the official 83rd Annual Academy Awards program booklet and other event memorabilia. Please visit MBCinema.com for tickets.

Hot Stuff

lgbt-events-south-florida-17There is a special promotion happening at Scandals Saloon now through March 12th where you can win 2 tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert March 17th. In addition, Corona awarded Scandals ‘best decorated concert theme’ and their prize is 2 back stage passes to meet Kenny Chesney. Go check out Scandals, and you may be the winner!

Pride South Florida’s 34th annual Pridefest takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13th at Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park. This year they are featuring entertainment by Debby Holiday, Linda Clifford, Georgie Porgie, Chely Wright, Chantal Carrere, Shelina and many more. For more information, go to PrideSouthFlorida.org

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus’ production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will be presented on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, at 8:00pm at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets will be available soon! To be added to the “first come, first served waiting list” for tickets, send an e-mail to info@TheFTLGMC.org or call 954-832-0060.

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