Florida trying to cash in on NY marriage law

South Florida, and especially Fort Lauderdale, is expecting a gay honeymoon boom with the beginning of same-sex marriage in New York, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is running a contest and winners will get a five-night stay at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa or the Atlantic Resort & Spa.

Very nice. Glad Florida wants the gay bucks. But why would a New York couple celebrating their wedding — and new rights — honeymoon in Florida?

After a hard-fought battle to win the right to marry, then another month-long wait to marry, then after entering their names in a lottery to find out how soon they can get one of those precious marriage certificates — why would a couple leave a place where they finally have gotten their rights and travel somewhere that offers them no rights just a few hours later?

—  David Taffet

Arts notes … and some things to do this weekend

5 Women extends run at CTD

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, a catty Southern-fried (and queerish) comedy about bridesmaids that’s in a fun production at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, has extended its run. Rather than closing this Sunday, you get an extra weekend to see the show (which I reviewed here). The additional performances will be Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 17.

Ease on Down the Road to Wyly tonight

The Dallas Theater Center holds a pay-what-you-can performance of the new show, The Wiz, tonight at 8, but before that you can come to a street party in the Arts District, starting at 5 p.m.

Tiff’s Treats opens this weekend in Plano

I don’t mind admitting that I am addicted to Tiff’s Treats, the local company that delivers warm, delicious, fat-, calorie- and cholesterol-free (OK, I make up those last ones) cookies. They come in a metal lined box — how can you not love these? There are now three Tiff’s Treats stores in the Metroplex, and the fourth opens this weekend. You can come the pre-opening event on Saturday, where sales will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation, with the grand opening on Sunday. The locale is 5750 State Highway 121.

Dish holds Drag Brunch Sunday

Dish Restaurant in the ilume continues its monthly drag brunch on Sunday, with hosts Krystal Summers and Erica Andrews. There are two seatings, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a flat $25 including bottomless mimosas.

Page One opens July 15

In today’s print edition, we reviewed the documentary Page One, but the movie is not opening today but rather next Friday, July 15, at the Angeilka Fil Centers in Plano and Mokingbird Station.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones