Thursday, December 14
Our Rainbow Nest invites the community to a free event: Makin’ Babies from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Pride Center and Equality Park. Discussion topics are: Donor sperm, fertility issues, health insurance, legal, surrogacy, adoption and cost. Must RSVP (ourrainbownest.com) as space is limited. For more info or to become a sponsor contact Yesi at 305-495-6969.
Join the Miami Chamber, the LGBT Visitor Center and the community at large at their traditional and festive “8th Annual Holigay Celebration and Toy Drive.” There will be complimentary food, open Bacardi bar, music by DJ Nightvisionn, a Santa appearance, and special surprises! Event will take place at The HUB at the LGBT Visitor Center (1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Admission: An unwrapped toy benefitting the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund. RSVP at Gaybizmiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Tonight is the second night of the two-night grand opening of Chardees Lounge (in the old Progress location) featuring complimentary well drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. and entertainment by Brendan.
Friday, December 15
The Ramrod presents their monthly MANDANCE party (3rd Friday of every month) featuring the sounds of DJ Herbie James from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Saturday, December 16
Bigger Saturdays at Score is featuring from RuPaul’s Drag Race, the fabulous talents of DJ Nina Flowers.
Miami’s Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Joy for the Season” with special guest Jon Secada. The Grammy, Latin Grammy, World Music and Billboard award winning artist will join them for one night only. Tickets are available now at MGMChorus.org for only $25 per adult and free for kids under 12.
Rossetti Fine Arts (2176 Wilton Drive) invites everyone to the Basel Broward Artists Awards Reception from 7-9 p.m. Cosmos, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and parking is available at Wilton Manors City Hall and Hagen Park lot.
The Club Fort Lauderdale features their Bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10 p.m. This is always a sold-out event so get there early!
Sunday, December 17
Empire Stage Theater presents “Cock Talk,” which is a real look at the issues, and thoughts going through a man’s head at any given time. Just four guys talking about…..whatever comes up! If you love Vagina monologues, then come experience the wacky issues that men deal with, in this cute, funny, and just a little dirty night of laughs! The material is a factual look at the issues, thoughts and problems of growing up, from boyhood to manhood. Cock Talk is written by Wayne Keller, directed by Jason Hershin and stars Christian Baquero, Jacob Harriss, Benny Reyes,and Chris Merryman. There is only 2 perfromances: tonight at 8p.m. and Wednesday, December 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30, but only $25 when using the code EMPIRE. For more info call 954-678-1496.
The Ramrod presents their monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code) night on the patio from 9 p.m. to midnight hosted by Mr. Ramrod 2017: Scott Blumstein.
Tuesday, December 19
The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) presents their December Mixer on the River Queen Riverboat (docked at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center…801 Seabreeze Blvd) from 5:30-8 p.m. The boat will remain dockside until 7 p.m., and then there will be an optional 1 hour complimentary river cruise. The cost is complimentary for GFLGLCC members and $20 for future members and features an open Reyka Vodka bar until 7p.m. and hors d’oeuvres (while docked) by Beehive Kitchen and desserts on the cruise by Big Chef Catering.
Wednesday, December 20
Stonewall Pride Parade and Festival presents Stonewall Skate Nights, a unique monthly fundraising event at Xtreme Action Park. The event will take place the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting tonight through June 20, and feature Roller Skating, dancing, performances, a live DJ, full liquor bar and much more. You can pay at the door, or skip the line and purchase your tickets early at Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.
Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, has announced its call for grant applications for 2019 funding. Local 501(c)3 arts organizations are encouraged to apply by the deadline of Tuesday, January 9, to be considered for funding. To apply, organizations must be based in Broward, Palm Beach or Miami-Dade County and offer visual, music or performing arts focused programming in Broward County. Eligibility requirements and applications can be found online at fundingartsbroward.org/grants/grant-applications.
Adams Interiors presents a holiday special, where all accessories are 30% off until December 31.
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Fans can also swing into Walmart for an exclusive Spider-Man: Homecoming Limited-Edition Gift Box in stores today, the perfect gift for Spidey fans this holiday.
This holiday, fans can join Spider-Man in sharing the gift of giving to children everywhere. An official Spider-Man suit worn by Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming will be auctioned to benefit Toys for Tots. Fans can celebrate with Spider-Man: Homecoming by participating in the auction to win the suit or by entering a sweepstakes through the Official Spider-Man Facebook Page to win a second official suit.
Fans can bid on the online auction starting today by registering at https://spiderman.screenbid.com. Bidding will close on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9 a.m. EST.
“Finding a present under the tree on Christmas morning is an experience every child deserves,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “With this generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten.”
For those who don’t win the suit at auction, a second official Spider-Man: Homecoming suit is up for grabs through the official Spider-Man: Homecoming Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter. To enter the sweepstakes, fans can simply take a picture of themselves showing a photo of their purchase of the new Walmart-exclusive Spider-Man: Homecoming Limited Edition Gift Box or any Blu-ray, DVD or Digital purchase of Spider-Man: Homecoming at retail. Fans can then post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #SpidermanHomecomingSweepstakes for their chance to win.
The official sweepstakes will remain open throughout the holidays, closing on
January 2, 2018 giving fans one more opportunity to bring an official Spidey suit home. For official rules and more details on how to enter, visit Spidermanhomecoming.com/WinTheSuit.