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What’s HOT :: South Florida (1/4-1/9)

by Scott Holland
Friday Jan 4, 2013
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Friday, January 4

Forbidden Broadway: 30th anniversary tour is at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Forbidden Broadway is the award-winning New York sensation featuring a talented quartet of comic chameleons who perform hilarious parodies of Broadway’s biggest hits at a dizzying pace. From Phantom to Wicked, this fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits has outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of songs you know by heart and madcap impressions. New spoofs include Patti LuPone in Gypsy and Grease, "You’re the One That I Hate!" Whether you are a seasoned theatre-goer or new to it all, the Tony Award® winning Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs. "Side-splittingly funny," says John Heilpern in the New York Observer. "No show has given me more pleasure over the years. It’s my favorite show on earth." Forbidden Broadway has received a Tony Award, Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Best Off Broadway Musical. To purchase tickets which are $39 go to Browardcenter.org

Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor celebrated the season 12 premier of American Idol with DJs JPS and Miik with Sasha as Nicki Minaj, Estephania as Mariah Carey and TP as Paula Abdul.

Saturday, January 5

Tamarac Theatre Of Performing Arts (7143 Pine Island Rd Tamarac) presents "The Sunshine Boys." The play focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as "Lewis and Clark" who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act. Clark is convinced by his nephew Ben to revive one of the old routines one last time. Much of the humor is derived from efforts to get the two cantankerous actors into the same room for a rehearsal. Plays through Jan, 20 with show times: Sat 2pm & 8pm Sun 2pm. Tickets $25 and can be purchased at TTOPA.org.

Bigger Saturdays at Score presents "Blackout" with DJ Paul De Leon with a warm up set by DJ Willy G.

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #53 with special gust DJ Doug Jackson.

The Manor will be celebrating the birthday of Give Me A Beat Productions George Coronado with a special performance by acrobats from Orchid, Miami’s most exotic theatrical experience.

Sunday, January 6

Azucar welcomes new cast member Rossette Enchanted to their Escandado Sundays starting tonight, so go check it out and make Rossette feel welcome!

Tuesday, January 8

Sidelines Sports Bar presents Keith Allen’s birthday celebration and his 30 year In The Biz Anniversary starting at 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 9

The Dome Restaurant and Lounge presents the official Launch party of Moskow Disko tonight starting at 8pm. For more info see the feature in this week’s magazine.

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival continues its monthly movie series "GLOW Miami" by presenting "Love Free or Die," directed by Macky Alston. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2012, Love Free or Die follows the life of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in a major Christian denomination. The film chronicles Bishop Robinson in his quest for equality within the religious community he serves while, perhaps unintentionally, inspiring the change of perceptions around the world. Robinson, who was consecrated in 2003 wearing a bullet-proof vest for his protection, struggles with a major conflict between his love for God and his love for his partner Mark. This film shows both acceptance and rejection in a foreboding light. Scenes depicting hatred and aggressive disagreement from outsiders transition into Robinson’s emotional response in front of the congregation where he states so profoundly that, "The enemy of love is not hate, but fear." Audiences are faced with the harsh reality of one man’s journey to live freely and the dark aspects of attempting to win a never-ending battle. Glow starts with a 7:30 cocktail reception (cash bar) and the screening at 9pm at Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Avenue). For more information call 305-751-6305.

Hot Stuff

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus will be holding voice placement hearings and interviews for potential new members Saturday, Jan 5 at 1pm and Monday, Jan 7 at 7:30pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. You can RSVP by visiting theftlgmc.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.


The Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network, Inc. (GLLN) announces a law student scholarship essay contest with the theme: "How to Deal with Bullying, or How I have learned to survive as a Sexual Minority", with an award of $1200. The contest is open to all students currently enrolled in any South Florida Law school (FIU College of Law, Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, St. Thomas University School of Law, and University of Miami School of Law). Essay submissions are limited to 1000 to 1200 words, and must be postmarked between January 26 and February 2, 2013, to GLLN Essay Contest, 2301 Wilton Dr, Suite 3, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 by U.S. mail. Full details are available at the GLLN website, GLLN.org. The GLLN provides Continuing Legal Education luncheons and social events in Broward County open to lawyers, judges, law students and legal workers. The Florida Bar provided partial funding for this project.

This is HOT

Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state’s laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. "Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies" is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need-from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other’s finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more.

· Discusses power of attorney, health directives, and real estate and personal property ownership

· Covers considerations for bank accounts, investments, and estate planning

· The book’s accompanying CD-ROM includes dozens of helpful tools, forms, and letters

· Brings you up to speed on the latest in civil unions, workplace rights, rental agreements and leases, and much more.


The information contained in Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is invaluable for anyone in a same-sex relationship who needs to grasp the laws and regulations that apply to their unique situation. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies which is 384 pages is authored by Carrie Stone, John G. Culhane. Carrie Stone, along with her life partner, co-owns and operates Rainbow Law, an online legal information and document preparation resource for the LGBT community. John G. Culhane is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Health Law Institute at Widener University School of Law. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is available for $34.99 at Dummies.com or most major book stores or online retailers.

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