Art Museum Events in Fort Lauderdale

NSU Art Museum is part of Nova Southeastern University. Located at One East Las Olas Boulevard, they always have unique and fun events going on, plus, GREAT COLLECTIONS OF ART!

SU Art Museum’s permanent collection contains more than 7,000 works, including the most celebrated and largest holdings in America by the post-war, avant-garde European Cobra artists, and the largest collection anywhere of works and archival materials by American painter William J. Glackens and his circle, including John Sloan, George Bellows, Maurice Prendergast, and Glackens’ wife Edith Dimock.

The museum recently received a significant promised gift of 100 works from the highly regarded contemporary art collection of David Horvitz and Francie Bishop Good. With an emphasis on the work of multi-cultural and women artists, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary art and includes numerous pivotal works in the artists’ careers. Among the artists represented are: Cecily Brown, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and Kara Walker.

Free First Thursdays Starry Nights presented by PNC Bank with FREE museum admission on the first Thursday of every month, from 4 – 8 pm.


  • 2-for-1 specials on wine and craft beer
  • light bites in the Museum Café
  • free admission to exhibitions
  • hands-on art projects for all ages
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Summer Deals In Fort Lauderdale


Summer Off Season Deals in Ft Lauderdale!

Travelers now have twice as many reasons to kick off their summer in Greater Fort Lauderdale with the destination-wide 2-for-1 Summer Savings program. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades, dive into 70 BOGO (buy one, get one) offers representing more than $2,000 in savings. Back by popular demand, the destination’s value-packed summer program has been extended through October 12, 2015.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Summer Savings 2-for-1 card includes special offers on land, sand and sea at more than 70 attractions, including options for watersports, spa, dining, museums, tours, and more. Highlights for the 2-for-1 Summer Savings include an airboat ride through the Everglades at Billie Swamp Safari, scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, strolling among thousands of butterflies at Butterfly World, catamaran cruises and Water Taxi rides, shopping at the world’s largest luxury discount mall, Sawgrass Mills, rejuvenating spa treatments, deals at popular restaurants including Mai Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Revue, Shula Burger and 15th Street Fisheries plus visits to area museums and historic sites including the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and the Museum of Discovery & Science.

“Everyone loves a deal,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “And Greater Fort Lauderdale is a GREAT deal this summer, for visitors’ wallets, sense of adventure, and general well-being that comes with a summer vacation.”

Make the most of 2-for-1 fun when you combine it with the summer 2015 Vacation Like a VIP promotion, which runs now through October 12. The Vacation Like a VIP package includes a two-night minimum stay, a room upgrade, $100 resort credit, a $25 American Express Gift Card, complimentary resort valet parking, plus additional savings. Add to these deals the ease and accessibility of the area with 600 flights daily to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, South Florida’s low fare airport, 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, 300+ miles of inland waterways and travelers get so much more out of their summer getaways in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Events not to miss when visiting this summer include Lauderdale Live, a three-day waterfront music festival with headliners Phillip Phillips and O.A.R. (June 19-21) and Jon Lovitz’s stand-up comedy show at Improv Fort Lauderdale (June 26-27). Concerts at BB&T Center include New Kids On The Block with special guests TLC and Nelly (June 4), Imagine Dragons “Smoke + Mirrors” Tour (July 11) and South Florida native Ariana Grande’s “Honeymoon Tour” (July 18). At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the events line-up includes Bette Midler (May 8-9), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (May 21) and The Gipsy Kings (June 13), while Charli XCX (June 15) takes to Fort Lauderdale’s hot downtown venue, Revolution Live.

For a complete listing of deals and to print free 2 For 1 Summer Savings cards, or sign up to receive up to two cards by mail, visit

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Condragulations Tour




RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of The Seasons “Condragulations” Tour


featuring a night of show-stopping performances by the world’s most talented drag performers, including winners and fan favorites from Logo TV’s hit series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Over 40 cities in the US, Canada and Europe. The largest drag tour in history!

Adore Delano, Alaska 5000, Ben Dela Crème, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Darienne Lake, Detox, Ivy Winters, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Manila Luzon, Pandora Boxx, Phi Phi O’Hara, Raja and Sharon Needles. Plus Special Guest Cary NoKey and host Michelle Visage. (Lineup varies by city and is subject to change.)

GET  TICKETS before they are gone!!

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Gay Fort Lauderdale Marriage Update

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Finally, We All Do! Love is Love in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau selected 100 lucky couples of all loves to exchange vows in a historic group beach wedding on February 5 at sunrise. The response was tremendous, but unfortunately, some of the couples are unable to participate.

ALERT*******We have some open spots if you or someone you know would like to exchange or renew your vows on the beach with us.

Couples will need to be at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel by 6:45am Thursday, February 5 to check in with our Ambassador of Bliss. Promptly at 7:10am, the procession will depart from the W and continue across the street to the beach for the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30am. The ceremony will be presided over by Reverend Dr. Durrell Watkins, senior minister of the Sunshine Cathedral.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this momentous occasion. If you are interested in exchanging or renewing your wedding vows, please register here: to be included in this special event.


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Gay Marriage Fort Lauderdale Contest


Finally, we all do

Greater Fort Lauderdale celebrates marriage equality in Florida by hosting a historic wedding with pride. You and your sweetie are invited to say “I Do” during a sunrise beach ceremony on Thursday, February 5, 2015 in front of the W Fort Lauderdale.

Interested couples can register to participate in the nuptials, of which 100 couples will be selected. All couples that tie the knot during the ceremony — presided over by Reverend Dr. Durrell Watkins, senior minister of the Sunshine Cathedral, will receive a commemorative wedding photo, plus other surprises.



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Fort Lauderdale Supports Gay Marriage

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Same-sex marriages will be legal in Florida as soon as Jan. 6, the Fort Lauderdale area’s tourism bureau is planning a massive gay-wedding celebration on the beach.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to invite at least 100 couples from around the country and around the world to marry oceanside in a common ceremony sometime this winter, said Nicki Grossman, president of the Broward County tourism group in an interview Wednesday.

The 100 number also will honor Broward’s 100th birthday celebration now underway.

“We’re going to pull out all the stops, just like a proud father does when their child marries,” said Grossman, calling gay travelers “a very loyal and important part of our destination.”

The wedding extravaganza is just the first of many gay-marriage activities planned in Broward, a pioneer in promoting gay tourism. In the early 1990s, the county’s convention and visitors bureau was among the first in the nation to market specifically to gay travelers. More recently, it became the first to designate an employee solely to work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  Read more  at  Sun Sentinal.


MEANWHILE, other parts of Florida are trying to avoid the passage of gay marriage!  Dimwit Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked Judge Robert Hinkle to clarify the scope of his August ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban. –  WTF?!  Same Sex marriage should now be LEGAL. Get over it and start issuing those licenses!!

UPDATE!!!!  (January 1, 2015) – Today, federal district court Judge Robert L. Hinkle confirmed his marriage ruling in a new order stating that clerks of ALL Florida counties must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after his stay expires end of day January 5th.

When the stay of his prior order invalidating Florida’s ban on marriage by same-sex couples expires on January 5, 2015, the federal Constitution requires that all Florida county clerks must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Leather Pride comes to Fort Lauderdale Oct 10-13th, 2013

Get your leather out!  The Fourth annual Fort Lauderdale Leather Pride weekend kicks off on October 10. 

The theme this year is  a celebration of the past, present and future. Author Guy Baldwin is this year’s guest of honor.

Baldwin has been both participant and observer of the American leather scene since the mid-1960s. An acclaimed speaker, he is perhaps best known for his essays in Drummer magazine, many of which were collected in his 1993 book, “Ties That Bind.” His 2002 book SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude–Principles, Skills and Tools
now in its fourth printing, offers a compelling and controversial look at the inner dynamics of erotic servitude in the Master/slave dynamic.
Weekend run bags are available for $40. Run bags will be filled with discounts with area businesses and will also include a Fort Lauderdale Leather Pride commemorative dog tag as your admission ticket to the Guy Baldwin interview discussion on “History Speaks” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 12at Bill’s Filling Station.
Then at 10 p.m. the mood changes from the past to the future when the after party begins! DJ Herbie James sets the mood for debauchery as he spins some deep sexual sounds and grinding bass.
Other festivities include a dungeon/play party, clothing-optional beach fun, a Sir/Slave auction, cocktail parties, pool parties and much more!
For more information, please visit 
or visit the Leatherwerks store.     (954) 761-1236

1226 NE 4TH Avenue    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

10 AM – 8 PM Mon – Thu
10 AM – 9 PM Fri – Sat
12 PM – 6 PM Sun

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Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival are October 10 -13, 2013

 A film festival wouldn’t be a festival if it weren’t for the visiting actors, filmmakers and the festivities surrounding the screenings. True to form, the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF) promises an exciting variety of personalities and parties in conjunction with its fifth annual event, October 10 -13, at the newly remodeled Classic Gateway Theater in Ft. Lauderdale.


heart of the film festival is, of course, what’s shown on the silver
screen. But afterward, the festival is all about being seen,” said Mark
Gilbert, chair of the FLGLFF board of directors. 

Following the Opening Night screening of G.B.F., lead actor Michael J. Willett,
whom the “Huffington Post” has called the “next break-out star” for his
performance in the film, will be the special guest for the G.B.F. Opening Night Party. An evening of
cocktails, burlesque and beats hosted at Stache, a “1920s Drinking Den” in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Master mixologists will be on hand to serve uniquely crafted cocktails and beer courtesy of Bud Light.  Sultry, sexy burlesque star Aurora Natrix will tantalize guests with her provocative show and then after her show, Stache’s popular resident DJ will provide the beats.


The party begins at 9:30 p.m. with the burlesque performance at 10 p.m.
sharp. Stache is located within Revolution Live at 109 SW 2nd Avenue,
Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets are $15 for the opening night film; $30 for the
film and after party; $20 for the after party only and include two drink
tickets and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Elisa Catering. Tickets are
available now at


The 5th
Annual FLGLFF features a dynamic lineup of feature films, documentaries
and short films and includes 37 films from 10 countries, many of which
are South Florida premieres. All film screenings will be held at the
Classic Gateway Theater at
1820 East Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. The entire festival schedule and ticket purchase links are at  


new film festival app is also available from the Apple Store for
iPhones and iPads and from Google Play for Android mobile devices. The
FLGLFF is endorsed by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &
Visitors Bureau, Office of Film & Entertainment.


mission of the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is to
produce events and programs that bring the LGBT community together
through film.  Coming into its fifth year as a stand-alone festival, the
2013 FLGLFF will feature films by, about, and for the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender community.  Dates for the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale
Gay and Lesbian Film Festival are October 10 -13, 2013.  For more information, visit, or call 305-751-6305.

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Gay Fort Lauderdale Couple gets Immigration Benefits APPROVED!

Julian Marsh, left, poses with his husband Traian Popov, a Bulgarian graduate student, and their Yorkshire Terriers, Rosie, left, 4, and Phoebe, 4, at their home Monday in Fort Lauderdale. 

They are the first gay couple in the nation to have their application for immigration benefits approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, their lawyer says.
A Bulgarian graduate student and his American husband who live in Fort
Lauderdale are the first gay couple in the nation to have their
application for immigration benefits approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, their lawyer said.  READ MORE  
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04/01/2013: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance
with locating Cody Edward Diorio. Mr. Diorio was last seen in Lanark
Village on April 1st, at approximately 11:30 pm. His vehicle was found
on April 2nd, a short distance from his home.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigations at (850) 670-8500 or submit an online tip at this link:

Please share Cody’s flyer with your friends. A online flyer is a excellent way to get the word out about a missing person. 

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