On Wednesday December 30, Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presented “Shake Your Money Maker: Go-Go Boy edition, hosted by Athena Dion. Seven contested competed for $200 in cash and 2 bookings. This was a fun contest that I am sure they will have again!
On New Year’s Eve, all the bars and clubs were busy and were all very conscious of CDC guidelines. It was nice to enjoy NYE and feel safe!
On Sunday, January 2, Flip Flops T dance made its triumphant return. The tdance featured performances by TP Lords, Sasha Lords, Divan Kingsley and Sharde Ross. Congrats to Michael, Anne, Edmund and the entire staff.
Over the week of New Year’s Eve, I binged a series on Netflix I highly recommend: “Bridgerton.” This is a period piece, which takes place during the Regency era in England, where the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London’s high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels. This series rocked my world, and I am hoping for a second season!!
Friday, January 8
The Miami Improv presents DL Hughley today through Sunday, January 10. One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York. DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour was turned into docu-reality series which aired on BET. As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, DL is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. Tickets are $40 at Miamiimprov.com. Strict Social Distancing rules apply.
The Lake Worth Playhouse presents “Always…Patsy Cline” from today through January 24. “Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/alwayspatsy-cline/
The Palm Beach Improv presents Rickey Smiley today through Sunday. Comedy legend and entertainment mogul Rickey Smiley is a television host, actor and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, and has become one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated performers. General Admission is $40 and VIP reserved seating is $50 at Palmbeachimprov.com. Strict Social Distancing rules apply.
Wednesday, January 13
Vibes on the Drive today. Vibes takes place every second Wednesday on Wilton Drive at 6th Avenue Park (located between Xtra Bar and Drynk Lounge). Music starts at 5pm with performances starting at 6pm. Chill at a café, bar or restaurant or stroll and shop Wilton Drive as our performers entertain for your pleasure.
Friday, January 15
Stage 954 inside The Casino at Dania Beach (301 E Dania Beach Blvd) welcomes the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumors from 8-10pm. Prepare to feel Stevie Knicks and her crew come back to life in this stunning ensemble of groovy music. Tickets range from $15 to $40 VIP Tables. For more information to purchase tickets go to: casinodaniabeach.com
Saturday, January 16
WMEG presents their monthly Art Walk, which takes place on Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors every third Saturday. The event features multiple art clusters (groups of vending artist) and LIVE music along The Drive. Interested vendors can send in their applications at Awwm.org or by clicking the VENDOR APPLICATION link found on WMEG.org
Sunday, January 17
Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin’ Birthday Bash at Boca Black Box takes place at 7pm. “Chris MacDonald has the ultimate honor of being the “Only Tribute Artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland”s Heartbreak Hotel”. This is a Full Production tribute to the King of Rock-n-Roll. Chris MacDonald draws his audience in with the look, sounds, and nuances that made Elvis the King of Rock-n-Roll! An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris has performed in Vegas, Branson and with the famous Legends in Concert stage productions He has also headlined with Elvis” own original back up group, the Jordanaires and D.J Fontana at the famous Hard Rock Live Concert Arena. For mor einfirmation, or to purchase tickets, go to Bocablackbox.com
BFA Presents Art Means Business Speaker Series
Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) kicks off the New Year with its ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) featuring a free virtual presentation and live Q&A with artist Federico Uribe on Tuesday, January 19 from 6 to 7 pm. This virtual event is part of Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week. Viewers who wish to attend must email their RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, January 18 to receive the invitation link. For more information, visit bfabroward.org or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or [email protected].
Dragapalooza Goes Live January 16
Dragapalooza ushers in a new era of LIVE Music Drag Performances bringing together the brightest and most dynamic live performers in the world of international drag. Peeling the tape off traditional drag performance and exposing their raw talent, the concert film features fan favorites Courtney Act, Derrick Barry, Rhea Litre, Trixie Mattel, Coco Montrese and Sharon Needles singing live with a world-class live band led by Grammy-nominated producer Chris Cox. The film was shot at Dragapalooza performances around the United States including Los Angeles (El Portal Theatre), Seattle (Egyptian Theatre), New Orleans (House of Blues), Milwaukee (PrideFest) and Atlantic City (Hard Rock Casino), and will Stream Exclusively on mySongbird for Watch-At-Home on Saturday, January 16, at 9pm.
Outside The Wire Premieres on Netflix January 15
Outside the Wire is set in the future, where a drone pilot (Damson Idris) is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer (Anthony Mackie) tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do. The show also stars Enzo Cilenti, Emily Beecham, Michael Kelly, and Pilou Asbæk.
Some Kind Of Heaven In Theaters January 8, and available on VOD & Virtual Cinema on January 15
Florida native and first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind Of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act
Mucho Mucho Amor
NSU Art Museum presents Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado LIVE Virtual Discussion and Q&A with Director Kareem Tabsch on Thursday, January 14 at 6:30pm. This event is free but there is a suggested donation of $5. Kareem Tabsch’s poignant 2020 documentary on the life and career of the legendary and much-beloved astrologer Walter Mercado was named one of 20 essential Latino films by The New York Times. Tabsch is one of the featured artists in NSU Art Museum’s exhibition New Art South Florida. His film Mucho Mucho Amor can be viewed on Netflix prior to the discussion.