#DRINKNDRAG returns to Wilton Manors with an all-new home at the Pub!

Thursday, March 22

Stonewall 50: Then, Now and Beyond – A Conversation with Karla Jay and Toni Armstrong, Jr. at 7p.m. at Stonewall National Museum Wilton Manors. As hard as it is to believe, next June will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings, which led to the modern LGBTQ movement. What was the Stonewall raid really about and what is its significance for us today?  Two long-time activists look back on the events of 1969-70 and their aftermath as well as some of the planned celebrations for the 50th.  Karla Jay and Toni Armstrong, Jr. will converse with each other, then engage the audience in a lively conversation about what we hope for-and are working toward-during the next half century. Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.

My Tropx presents their monthly Ruby Member Sale where Ruby Members get 40% off from today until Sunday March 25. For more info go to: MyTropx.com.

Friday, March 23

Stonewall National Museum Wilton Manors presents an Author presentation: Beyond Face Value by Rajee Narinesingh from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join reality television star Raje (Trans Activist Author, & Actress) for an evening of dynamic conversation, as she discusses her memoir Beyond Face Value. It will be an in-depth look at Rajee’s journey from victim to victorious. Get ready to discuss a juicy read! The evening is sponsored by trans activist and independent consultant JC Crawford. Copies of the book are available for purchase at Amazon.com. This event is free to attend with a suggested $5 donation. Refreshments provided courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Ramrod presents a “Uniform Party” hosted by Mr. Ramrod 2017, Scott.

Saturday, March 24

Compass Community Center of the Palm Beaches presents the annual Palm Beach Pride today and tomorrow (Sunday, March 25) from 12 p.m. to 6p.m. The Parade is on Sunday at 11:30a.m. on Lake Avenue. Tickets to Pride are only $10 at the gate. For more info go to CompassGLCC.com or call 561-533-9699.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents the 2 year anniversary of “Drag Yourself 2 Brunch.” The event will star cast members Starlet Skye, Sharde L. Ross and Erika NOrell along with special guests Carmen Adore (original Cast Member), Charisma and Asheeria Pryce.

The Equality Park Garden Club presents their annual “A Tropical Plant Fair” at Richardson Park today from 9a.m.to 4:30p.m. and tomorrow from 10:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. The event will feature Plant Vendors, Garden Supplies, Master Gardeners, Plant Societies, Food/Drinks and a silent auction. Admission is free, but for more info call 954-296-2019.

#DRINKNDRAG returns to Wilton Manors with an all-new home at the Pub! The cast features hostess Nicole Halliwell along with Mhi’ya, Calypso Monroe Lords, Sasha Lords and new cast member Missy Meyake Lepaige. Show time is 10 p.m. with two back-to-back action-packed shows.

The Legends of Vinyl presents Claudja Barry performing live at The Hub (826 NE 4th Avenue) as the second event of their Classic Disco Concert Series.  She will be performing her hits including Sweet Dynamite, Down & Counting, (Boogie Woogie) Dancin’ Shoes, and more. Doors open at 8p.m.  Following the performance the evening will conclude with dancing to DJs Luis Mario and Ricardo Torres (DJ Richie Rich).  For more information please contact Luis Mario Orellana at (954) 979-4493, or via email at luismariodj@comcast.net or go to: LegendsofVinyl.com.

Southern Nights Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary with special guest Vanessa Vanjie Mateo from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. She will perform during their weekly drag show at midnight, which will also feature Fantasia Royale Gaga, Erika Norell, Athena Dion, and Taina Norell. This is a 21+ event and there is no cover. In honor of their anniversary they are featuring free drinks from 10-11pm, as their way of saying THANK YOU to all who have supported them! DJ Aulden Brown spins all night!

Speaking of RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Manor features 1st Runner up of All Stars, Kennedy Davenport in the ballroom along with the sounds of DJ Sushiman. The first 100 people on line by 11 pm will get a meet and greet with Kennedy. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents hostess Viva Mirage with special guest, Miss Daytona Continental Elite, Lorna Vando, along with resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor feature NO COVER before midnight (FL res) and only $7 after for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Wednesday, March 28

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents the annual “Mr. Alibear, King Of The Forest, Bear Pageant” hosted by Starlet Skye and Antonio Edwards. The categories include Presentation/Q&A (Into the Woods); Swimwear, and Bearwear/Evening Attire. For additional info or to register send an email to: Trae@alibiwiltonmanors.com.

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Multi-platinum, seven-time Grammy Award-winning superstar and icon Toni Braxton will release Sex & Cigarettes on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings. Sex & Cigarettes –  the ninth album in Toni’s legendary career – is her first studio album since 2014’s Grammy-winning collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce and her first solo album in almost a decade. The album was co-produced by Toni herself and includes the single “Deadwood,” (released September 2017), which recently topped the charts at Urban AC radio. Her brand new single “Long As I Live” is out now, and is one of several tracks Toni co-wrote and produced for the album. The album also includes a duet with Colbie Caillat (on “My Heart”).  Sex & Cigarettes is available at https://ToniBraxton.lnk.to/SexandCigarettes

This year commemorates 25 years in the music business for Toni Braxton, since the release of her eponymously titled 8x-platinum debut album in 1993, on Arista Records.  The album included her career-defining worldwide hits “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again,” which made Grammy history by winning consecutive awards in 1994 and 1995 respectively, for Best Female R&B Performance.  The album also generated Toni’s 1994 Grammy as Best New Artist.