1. The Guayabera: A Shirt’s Story (June 28 – Jan 13)  The Guayabera: A Shirt’s Story explores the changing uses and significance of the guayabera, a traditional piece of menswear worn by Latin American and Caribbean populations. Recognized for its functionality and style, the garment’s best-known characteristics are its four pockets and two vertical stripes of decorative pleating and/or embroidery. The precise origin of the guayabera is uncertain, though it is believed to have emerged in Cuba in the late 19th century. Also referred to as a Mexican wedding shirt, the garment is popular in Mexico and the American states to its north. The exhibition explores the changing uses, significance and styling of this traditional piece of menswear over time. Through various historic and contemporary examples of the shirt, photographs and information about tailors, fashion designers and other tradition bearers, the exhibition will tell the guayabera’s story.
  2. Tango Lovers (Aug. 17)  Tango Lovers (Enamorados del Tango) is a show where all the passion, sensuality and strength of Tango is artistically expressed by a  group of Grammy™ awarded musicians, acclaimed world Tango dance champions and singers with international careers; featuring one of the most important Tango dancers, Mora Godoy, the Queen of Tango. Tango Lovers has been rated by the audience and press as “the Best Tango Show in town!” Price: $45 – $65
  3. The Twentieth-Century Way (Aug. 9 – Sept. 9) The play is inspired by a real moment in gay history. In 1914, two out-of-work actors, B.C. Brown (Michael Westrich) and W.H. Warren (Clay Cartland), convinced the Long Beach, Calif., police department to let them conduct an operation entrapping and arresting gay men in public restrooms. The title refers to the combination of modern cleanliness, public facilities and the introduction of the zipper (vs. trouser fly buttons) – which made quick, anonymous oral sex more appealing and easier to accomplish. Thirty-one men fell victim to the actors’ scheme, with an arrest carrying the possibility of up to 15 years in prison.  *Play contains male nudity. Price: $30
  4. “Language of Color: The Unspoken Words” A Solo Exhibition by Dania Sierra (Aug. 4-25) Cuban-American Contemporary Artist Dania Sierra will be showcasing a collection of works of art spanning fourteen years of her artistic career (1998-2012). Dania Sierra is an award-winning, multi-faceted artist who specializes in figurative art. She’s an animator, an illustrator, and a painter in the United States, currently living in Miami, Florida. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s many different facets of her intuitive expressionistic oil/acrylic pieces showing her personal style, imagery, and deep seeded roots with her birth country of Cuba which is ever so present in her pieces
  5. Lady Day At Emmersons Bar and Grill (July 20 – Aug. 26) The Billie Holiday Story. The time is 1959 The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness on of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. Price: $38
  6. I Am My Own Wife at the Adrienne Arsht Center (Oct. 4-21) – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife is the astonishing story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a Berlin transvestite, who survived first the Nazis and then the Communists – as a woman. (Part of the LIGHT/THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT)

Summertime – Billie Holiday from Amos Mulder on Vimeo.