Gay Miami Beach: Out In The Tropics

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Enjoy some sizzling entertainment at Miami’s GLBTQ contemporary performing arts festival Out in the Tropics. Miami sets the stage for queer performing artists at The Colony Theater on Lincoln Road from June 13-16. The fourth-annual celebration features a full range of adventurous award-winning GLBTQ artists. The event is produced by FUNDarte, a non-profit arts organization celebrating its tenth anniversary, and dedicated to producing arts events that speak to diverse audiences with a proud history of commitment to the community.

This year, Out In the Tropics boasts performers such as New York’s Taylor Mac debuting his newest work, “A 20th Century History of Popular Music Abridged.” Prepare to be amazed by New York’s Cuban-American diva of queer comedy Carmelita Tropicana as she brings you a part performance/part video show that offers viewers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture fights to prove what came first, their virtual lives or artistic lives. If you are a fan of both pop and instrumentals, Well-Strung, the hunky all-boy string quartet will dazzle you with their own spin on Mozart, Vivaldi, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, and more. Expect to be taken on a trip through the Cuban soul as Havana’s notorious lesbian feminist performance group El Ciervo Encantado attempts to explore the margins of Cuban cultural identity in their very first U.S. performance. Also part of the festivities is the U.S. premiere of Verde Verde, a Cuban film about homophobia and gay life in Cuba.

With no other GLBTQ performance festival quite like this anywhere else in the country, Out In the Tropics continues to break new ground via a bold program that once again showcases an unparalleled collection of queer talent. Out In the Tropics kicks off on Thursday, June 13 with a panel discussion and reception, at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor Center that is free to the public.

-Trudy Knockless