Festivals & Fairs Miami Beach

Out in the Tropics Opening Kick Off

Out in the Tropics Opening Kick OffThursday, June 9, 7pm – The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Out in the Tropics, a different kind of performing arts festival, brings a full range of award-winning, contemporary GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to South Florida, June 9 – 19, 2011. Out in the Tropics kicks off its second year with a panel discussion and opening reception at our official hotel, The Shore Club. The evening begins with the ideas and insights of some of the best GLBT contemporary artists in Words and Power, a panel discussion moderated by Founding Artistic Director Robert Rosenberg. This opening event features Festival artists Bitch, Keith Hennessy, Andrea Askowitz and South Florida-based performance artist Octavio Campos, in an in-depth discussion addressing how many GLBT artists turn words that have often been seen as oppressive and offensive- bitch, queer, dyke, fag-around to find different, and liberatory meanings. At 8:00 p.m., the evening continues with a reception featuring food courtesy of Meals That Heal and a cash bar.