This Sunday, June 4th, won’t be a Sunday like any other. Biscayne Boulevard is going to come alive with vibrant colors, music and all-around entertainment thanks to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s sixth-annual CommuniTEA Dance. Everyone young, old and in between are welcome to this free event that encompasses what Pride Month is really all about: honoring and celebrating your local LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
From 1 to 3 p.m., guests of all ages are encouraged to explore the event’s Pride Marketplace, which showcases local LGBTQ+ organizations, artisans, creatives and vendors. Not only do you have a change to support them, but you’ll also be able to enjoy happy hour food and drinks and express yourself with all kinds of arts and crafts!
During that time, there will also be family-friendly performances, activities, storytelling and sing-alongs. Partners Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) and Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will be on-site with free art-making kits and interactive presentations.
After 3 p.m., the event will turn into an 18-and-over tea dance, MC’d by 99JAMZ’s She-J Hercules. You’ll see Miami’s very own DJ Smeejay who will also get you moving on the dance floor while Martha Wash, known as “The Queen of Clubland” and lauded for her distinctive and dramatic voice, will hit the stage for an amazing performance.
The original Weather Girl, platinum-selling recording artist and two-time Grammy Award nominee will delight fans with hits such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” “It’s Raining Men,” “Strike It Up” and C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
June is about to arrive, so if you’re on the lookout for Pride Month activities to partake in this year, now’s your chance! CommuniTEA Dance will be held at the grand Thomson Plaza for the Arts located on 1300 Biscayne Boulevard. It starts at 1 p.m. and will run all the way through 6 p.m., with 1 – 3 p.m. being an all ages celebration and 3 – 6 p.m. for ages 18 and over. Admission is free with RSVP.
Later in the month on June 18, the Arsht Center will host an exciting concert featuring Pride anthems from the past 50 years. From Donna Summer to Queen, George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and many others, “Pride Anthems” creates a vibrant musical experience that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and how far it has come since Stonewall. Click here to learn more.