AGING SMART: “GEN SILENT”
Free screenings of “GEN SILENT,” the critically acclaimed documentary, from filmmaker Stu Maddux, will be held at various locations on Monday, August 6, Thursday, August 9, and Friday, August 10. “GEN SILENT” addresses the question, Do LGBT seniors need to go back in the closet? For many LGBT elders, the wrenching decision to enter a nursing home is just one of the problems they are facing. Presented by Creative Arts Enterprises, in association with Treece Financial Group, Inc. Free and open to the public, free parking. The screening will be followed by a panel of experts addressing issues discussed in the film. Dates and times: Monday, August 6 at 7 p.m., Temple Israel (137 NE 19 St., Miami). Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m., The Pride Center at Equality Park (2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors). Friday, August 10 at 2 p.m., at Art Serve (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale).
For more information, contact Ellen Wedner at wednerfriends@ hotmail.com, or Michael Vita at email@example.com.
What if you were conceived twice in one lifetime: once by the illegitimate passionate sex of a young couple in love, and next by a “missionary position”-loving, conservative couple who long to have a child, but the “little guys” never make it to the egg? What if you were adopted by the married couple, only to find out you are everything they can’t stand—I mean, understand? After coming out as a lesbian, and being alienated by her adoptive family, Ashley, a spirited young daydreamer, goes on an extraordinary journey to find love, and a place to call home. When Ashley’s fantasies meet reality, expect the unexpected! Baby GirL runs now through August 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. All performances are at Empire Stage, 1140 North Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale.
NATHAN SAWAYA: THE ART OF THE BRICK
Through August 19 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison Street). The works of internationally renowned LEGO artist, Nathan Sawaya, returns to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. In the 2012 exhibition of “The Art of The Brick,” New York-based Sawaya presents a variety of both large- and smallscale works. For Sawaya’s show, the Center is bringing back the popular LEGO interactive room, where children of all ages can create their own masterpieces. Also in conjunction with the “The Art of The Brick,” the Center is presenting again the Florida BRICK Creation Challenge. Florida residents ages 6 and older can use their own LEGO pieces to create and compete in this exciting, statewide contest and exhibition. Pieces will be displayed in the Center’s gallery and each participating group of entrants will be awarded prizes according to the contest’s categories. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults; $6 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17; free to Center members and children under 4.
The 20th Annual Womenfest will be held in Key West from September 4 through 9. Parties, dancing, film festival and outings for women.
For more information: womenfest.com.
BROWARD BARES IT!
The immensely successful show returns to the Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock on Friday, August 17. In a departure from last year’s engagement, this year’s show will definitely “TILT” the hot and steamy meter. Superstar comedian Lois Bromfield will perform her hit SNL Skit, “Sorority Girls From Hell” (“Irma, Irma, Irma—stupid, ugly Irma!”) live on stage. This year’s Celebrity Co-Emcee is Power 96 superstar radio personality Nicki Ramirez. Ticket prices are $35 for general admission, $75 for the regular VIP area (currently 80% sold out), and $1,200 for the UBERVIP Party Sections for 14 people, (which includes a lot of amenities).
For more information and tickets, visit BrowardBaresIt.com.