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.
October 6-30, 2016, at Empire Stage, 1140 N Flagler. True stories, up close/personal encounters with complicated members of the other sex; a colorful lifetime of encounters with testosterone-fueled gentlemen/not-so-gentle-men - the source material for a memorable evening of theater. From young girl in a religious family through young adult sexual awakening, a bumpy ride on a rocky road.
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?
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.
October 21, 2016, 9pm-midnight at LeatherWerks, 1226 NE 4th Ave. Down with Pants/ Up with Cocks Shin-Dig/ GNI Party. No chance to let your cock blow in the fresh mountain breeze this summer? Here's your chance to make up for lost time, with guests of honor: Mr GNI Leather 2016, Ralph Bruneau + GNI Mr Bare Bear 2016, John Foster. Proceeds benefit GNI Travel Funds. Free clothes check.
October 21, 2016, 9pm, Ramrod. Leather/Fetish Fridays. Strip down to your jock for fun getting covered in sweat that's not your own. Special night to throw hands and ass up in the air with sexy men, all looking for the same thing: to leave with more guys than they came with. Act like lust-stricken sexaholics and party your faces off like the sex pigs you are - with DJ Herbie James.
October 28-31, 2016. FRI night B OCEAN Hotel Uniform Welcome VIP Reception. SAT Trick or Treat at Sebastian Beach + 6:30-8:30pm Grand Resort Spa WIG Party reception, with DJ JB Burgos + The Zombie Invasion Halloween Prty featuring DJ Tony Moran and $1,000 prize costume contest, 11:30pm at The Manor. SUN 12:30pm TACKY TOURIST BOAT CRUISE with DJ Twisted Dee and Hostess TP Lords.
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!
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.
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.
November 10 - December 11, 2016 at Stonewall Museum, Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr. Glimpse into everyday lives of LGBTQ couples who have been in their relationships for 10-40, even 50 years! Unlike stereotypical media, these portraits and stories seek to educate those who question; celebrating loving, devoted relationships and recording the strength of this community.
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:
January 26 - March 12, 2017 at The Stonewall National Museum & Archives. Featuring drawings of artist Dermot Meagher, the exhibit will coincide with After Dark - A Magazine's Secret Agenda 1968-1983. The museum's permanent collection houses almost the complete collection of this performance arts magazine that catered to gay men without ever saying a word.
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.
February 26, 2017, festival stage entertainment, vendors, dance tent, food & drinks. See website for details and for photos and videos of 2016 and previous years' events:
Late-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.
March 2-5, 2017. Annual gay men's gathering for chubs, chasers and bears - meals, cook-out, pool parties, bar hops. Host Hotel for 2017: The Ramada Oakland Park Inn, 3001 N Federal Hwy. Thursday evening happy hours; Friday luncheon; Friday night Belly Contest,; Saturday Charity Pool Party,; Sunday Ice Cream Social
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.
June 17, 2017 (TBC), 1-11pm, Saturday 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.