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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.
On Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas
Hustle & Salsa Dance Cruise 2016

March 27 - April 2, 2016. Departing Fort Lauderdale for Georgetown, Grand Cayman), then Falmouth, Jamaica, Labadee, Haiti and back to Fort Lauderdale. Over 25 hours of social dancing, gorgeous pools/ spas/ Jacuzzis. Broadway + ice-skating shows, shore excursions, Jack ‘n Jill Dance Contests, themed cocktail parties, all-star DJs/ dance staff, mixed-music + Hustle + Salsa parties.
Back at the beach
Chubs In Paradise 11

March 31 - April 2, 2016. Annual gay men's gathering for chubs, chasers and bears - meals, cook-out, pool parties, bar hopping. Host Hotel in 2016: the Lush Royale.
The Slow Burn Theatre - Directed by Patrick Fitzwater Company
Spring Awakening

Through April 3, 2016, at Amaturo Theater/ Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The poignant journey of a 19th-century group of German students as they move from adolescence to adulthood. The landmark musical is a rock musical adaptation of morality, sexuality, rock n roll, and the trials and tribulations of growing up. Book/lyrics: Steven Sater, based on Frank Wedekind play.
John Waters Turns 70 Film Festival
Divine Trash

April 7, 2016, 7pm at Stonewall Museum, Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr. 1997 documentary by Steve Yeager looks at the early career of the cult filmmaker from childhood puppet shows in Baltimore to the release of Pink Flamingos (1972). A portrait of a fiercely dedicated and ambitious young filmmaker and the loving family of actors, collaborators and oddballs surrounding him.
The classic film comes to the stage in this unprecedented live experience
Dirty Dancing - The National Tour

April 12–24, 2016, at the Broward Center. Heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. The worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives - featuring all the hit songs.
‘We’re Coming Out’
Pride South Florida

April 14-17, 2016, festival stage entertainment, vendors, dance tent, food & drinks. See website for details:
Pride in Streets of Wilton Manors
Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors

June 20, 2016, 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.
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!
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.
The 31st annual
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016

November, 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.
Leather Men's Brotherhood
Leather Masked Ball

Late November, 2016, 9pm-2am (TBC). 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 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.
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.