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Fort Lauderdale Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Swinging Richards Florida
Amateur Sundays

Sundays 5pm-2am at Swinging Richards, 1350 SW 2nd St, Pompano Beach. Moved from North Miami Beach, the famous all-nude male stripper club from Atlanta has an all-new facility between N Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Sunday amateur contests with $300 cash prizes, buffet 8-11pm, open bar 9:30-10:30pm. Check out the weekly schedule online below:
Workshops for LGBTQ writers & their allies

Wednesdays, 5:30-8pm, Stonewall Museum/Wilton Manors. Weekly Wednesday writing group to share your work, gain valuable feedback and share the challenges and joys of writing with others in an LGBT affirming space. All genres and walk-ins welcome. Currently a mixed group of individuals meets to read a maximum of 5 pages each week.
The EAST COAST PREMIERE of New Play by Jamie Morris
Gilligan's Fire Island

Now ongoing through August 14, 2016, at Empire Stage, 1140 N Flagler. Hot, young Youtube sensation Cody Tanner, on the ferry for his first trip to Fire Island, goes overboard, knocked unconscious by an overzealous drag queen. He washes ashore on a certain "uncharted desert isle" with seven stranded castaways who are suffering from a severe case of island fever.
The Stonewall archives hold a rich collection
Gay Advertising: The Clothing Catalogs

August 11 - September 18, 2016 at Stonewall Museum, Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr.  Clothing catalogs popular among gay men. Through pages of International Male, Ah Men, Brawn of California, and Abercrombie & Fitch, examining the desire created from these catalogs, and their contribution to the long history of “coming out” in mainstream advertising.
The award-winning musical and the acclaimed Broadway classic return
Rent + Cabaret - The National Tours

October 7–9, 2016, at the Broward Center - Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. January 10–22, 2017 - MC Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take to the Kit Kat Klub stage nightly to tantalize the crowd, and leave troubles outside. But will Berlin nightlife get them through dangerous times?
Showtime presents the 18th annual
MiFo Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2016

October 7-16, 2016. Screenings throughout greater Fort Lauderdale. Major cinema venues include: The Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E Sunrise Blvd and Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th. International/ culturally diverse films, video and other media offering historical and/or contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. See website for details.
South Florida's favorite LGBT Halloween event
Wicked Wilton

October 31, 2016, 7pm-midnight, on Wilton Drive. “Once Upon A Drive.” Annual event of Halloween costume contests and stage entertainment, with thousands of party goers filling the streets, bars and businesses along the drive. The crowd can exceed 20,000. MAIN STAGE DIVA SHOWS!
The 31st annual
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016

November 4-20, 2016 - over 200 films from around the globe; filmmakers and celebrities attending the many screenings and events over 3 weeks. At Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St - art-house films all year long.
Some of the finest cruise lines at affordable rates
Adventure Bears 2016 Cruise

November 5-13, 2016. Sailing on the Caribbean Princess from Fort Lauderdale, visiting Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba. Adventure Bears is an informal, social group of bear-friendly, low-maintenance, drama-free men who enjoy traveling in the company of other like minded, adventurous men.
Leather Men's Brotherhood
Leather Masked Ball 11

November 26-27, 2016, 9pm-2am. Saturday Leather Masked Ball: South Florida's premier annual charity dance party event centered around the leather community. The 11th anniversary this year - a night of serious beats, edgy, erotic entertainment, and red hot leathermen. See their website for venue and more details:
In a truly diverse community, what a bear run for ALL should be!
Bears Of ALL Colors: The Family Reunion

February, 2017 (TBC). The most un-bear run....bear run you will ever be a part of! Stress/Drama Free + ALL Inclusive! No matter race, size, shape we are family! Re-connect with brothers/ meet that new cousin. Weekend of activities, group dinners, mixers, parties, plus a day at Sebastian St. Beach with games/ fun in the sun. FRI Meet/Greet at Rosie’s + Bear Party at Village Pub.
A week at sea with three of North America's biggest men's party groups
Pitbull, Bearracuda, Heretic Caribbean Cruise

February 19-26, 2017 on board The Celebrity Silhouette. Ft Lauderdale departure to Coco Cay, Bahamas, then Cozumel, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica, and back to Ft Lauderdale. $794-1774.
Back at the beach
Chubs In Paradise 12

March or April, 2017. Annual gay men's gathering for chubs, chasers and bears - meals, cook-out, pool parties, bar hopping. Host Hotel for 2017: The Ramada Oakland Park Inn, 3001 N. Federal Hwy.
‘We’re Coming Out’
Pride South Florida

April, 2017 (TBC), festival stage entertainment, vendors, dance tent, food & drinks. See website for details and for photos and videos of 2016 and previous years' events:
On Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas
Hustle & Salsa Dance Cruise to Cuba 2017

April 15, 2017 !Check for new dates at facebook page - scheduled event has been booked to capacity. Departing Fort Lauderdale - with Dance Workshops, over 25 hours of Social Dancing Sessions, gorgeous pools, spas and Jacuzzis, Broadway Shows, Ice-Skating Shows, coordinated shore excursions (optional) - Hospitality Desk - Jack ‘n Jill Dance Contests - Dance Hosts & MORE.
Pride in Streets of Wilton Manors
Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors

June 19, 2017 (TBC), 1-11pm, Street Festival and evening parade from the South end of Wilton Drive at Ft. Lauderdale High School, continuing up Wilton Drive to Five Points at Dixie Hwy. Festival includes multiple stages, exciting live entertainment; exhibits, merchants, games; street performers, gourmet food trucks & beverage stations.