22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual 8/20/20, 8/21/20, 8/22/20, 8/23/20, 8/24/20, 8/25/20, 8/26/20, 8/27/20, 8/28/20, 8/29/20, 8/30/20

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual
Thursday, 08/20/2020-08/30/2020, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, is going virtual! For the first time in the organization’s history, 80 new contemplative, comedic and creative films from 20 countries, (many never-seen-before and not available on any streaming platform) with 44 screenings will be made available to viewers throughout the state of Florida from August 20 – 30, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and community safety, this year’s festival kicks off on August 20 at 7 p.m. with OUTshine’s Opening Night Drive-OUT, a preview of Stage Mother, at the Drive-In Theater at Dezerland Park (14401 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33181). Stage Mother, starring Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emmy-nominated Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Elementary, Ally McBeal), is a comedy drama about a conservative Texas church-choir director who moves to San Francisco in attempt to save her recently deceased son’s drag club from bankruptcy. In the process, she finds new meaning for her life and embraces the club’s flamboyant performers.

This year’s line-up includes Centerpiece film The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna) (Italy), Drama-Comedy on August 26 at 7 p.m.; a Ladies Shorts Package Night on August 22 at 5 p.m., a Men’s Shorts Package Night on August 23 at 5 p.m.; a South Florida Speaks – Shorts Program on August 30 at 5 p.m., Closing Night film Single Street (Singel 39) (Netherlands), Comedy on August 30 a 7 p.m.; and two FREE Community Showings – Letters to Eloisa (USA), Drama on August 22 at 3 p.m. and TRANSformations – a Trans Shorts Package on August 29 at 3 p.m.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com/films/program.

Presenting sponsors of the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are Gilead Sciences and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets for the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets. Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

9th Annual James Bond Soiree 8/22/20

9th Annual James Bond Soiree
Saturday, 08/22/2020-, 08:00 am-
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Cost: $20-$700

Partnering with Rolex, Versace, Luis Vuitton, Chanel, and others, this internationally-recognized 007 affair returns this year for a pandemic-proof evening of intrigue, adventure, and thrills, while benefiting breast cancer research. Join the live action without leaving home! Guests within the U.S. can also receive MI-6 party kits delivered straight to their door…

Guests within the U.S. also have the option of receiving VIP party kits delivered straight to their homes. Kits can include charcuterie boards or fresh oysters, magnum bottles of high-end sparkling wine, James Bond branded faced masks, champagne glasses, and more!

Purchase tickets with confidence, knowing that the event is fully pandemic proof. We will be in full compliance with all health and safety standards.

WARNING: This even has a history of selling out, and party kits are already running low. You’re well-advised to secure tickets right away: http://globalbondsociety.vip/tickets

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 8/22/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 08/22/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am

Cost: Free

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Storybook Picnic on Facebook Live! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will take place twice a month through August, will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.


Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos, será bilingüe y tendrá lugar dos veces al mes hasta agosto. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 22 de agosto a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.