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Once again, Thanksgiving weekend was filled with a tremendous amount of events here in South Florida. I’ll let the pictures do the talking!

Last Week in Review

Once again, Thanksgiving weekend was filled with a tremendous amount of events here in South Florida. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

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LGBT Events for South Florida

 

lgbt-events-south-florida-13Thursday, December 1

The 4th annual “Our Memories Burn Bright” candlelight vigil in honor of World AIDS Day will lineup at Hagen Park at 6 pm with step off at 6:30 pm and rally at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors at 7 pm. Leading the walk with be comedienne and actress Margaret Cho. Directly following the rally Broward House invites you to catch Margaret in a World AIDS Day benefit concert at the Parker Playhouse. Tickets are available for only $30 at BrowardCenter.org.

The Poverello Center, a recognized charity that provides food and basic essentials to people living with HIV/AIDS, will launch its “Live, Love, Give” fundraising campaign at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale today through Dec. 23. Anyone offering a monetary donation or canned food items to The Poverello Center at The Galleria will receive a $10 discount (valid up to 4 people) to Cirque Dreams Holidaze playing December 27 – January 1 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Club Sugar presents a CD release event for Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk.” Thursday’s features their weekly Drag Wars contest ($100 cash prize) hosted by TP Lords with beats by Alex Infiniti and no cover!

The Boardwalk welcomes back Electra, from her fabulous 6 month gig in Atlantic City, as their hostess on Thursdays.

The much anticipated opening of Matty’s Kitchen is now here and officially opened as of today with homemade and hand prepared food!

Friday, December 2

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will host an art-inspired version of its popular “Food Truck Fridays” lunchtime event in honor of Art Basel Week and the Center’s upcoming programming from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Throughout the event, guests will enjoy lunch from a variety of “Burger Beast Approved” gourmet food trucks including gastroPod and Ms. Cheezious as well as a FREE performance on one of Steinway’s Pop-Up Piano by ELEW, a dynamic “Rockjazz” pianist at 1 p.m. In addition, all “Food Truck Fridays” attendees will have the opportunity to pose for Sketchy Miami artists and receive instant, complimentary portraits. Professional street chalk artist Betty Dominguez will also be on-site to create a large, 3D mural depicting everyone’s favorite green ogre, Shrek, in preparation for the Arsht Center’s debut of Shrek The Musical on December 6-11. Admission to “Food Truck Fridays” and entertainment is free. Food is available for purchase. Special event parking is $3.00.

Living Room Nightclub presents Glamour & Glow, A Blackout Event with Grammy award winning producer/remixer DJ Chris Cox at the turntables. The party is hosted by Alex Prieto and Ryan Work and, as always, there is no cover at Living Room!

lgbt-events-south-florida-14Filthy Gourgeous Fridays at Score features a party honoring the release of Rihanna’s new album, Talk That talk with a performance by Champagne Bordeaux. The night is hosted by the Penny Back Boyz and features the tunes of DJ Willy G.

Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents their monthly Boxers or Briefs underwear party (check your clothes at teh door) featuring a Paul Ferrer Underwear fashion show starring DJ JPS in the main room and DJ Daisy D in the hip-hop room.

Saturday, December 3

lgbt-events-south-florida-15Discotekka presents Brujeria, a themed event in honor of Milancita’s birthday where they invite you to come in costume and feel like Halloween all over again!

Scandals Saloon presents Bubba’s Slightly Used Treasures and such with a Yard Sale from 10 pm to 3 am in their back lot. See Bubba to reserve your spot!

Catch The Kinsey Sicks in “Oy Vey In A Manger” at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts with 2 performances: at 6 and9 pm. For tickets call 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance XXXX. Outside the SFBOL and Mr. Ramrod 2011, Ron Todd, will be hosting a Toy Drive benefitting Kids In Distress where they invite you to bring an unwrapped toy.

Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Art Attack in honor of Art Basel featuring the sounds of DJ J. Felix and hosted by Alex Prieto with door by Asia.

Acclaimed comedian Michele Balan, a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing,  will kick off the Aventura Comedy Series with her standup comedy show, “Still Standing, Now Get Me a Stool!,” at 8:30 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. Tickets are $31 or $36 for VIP seating. Call 954-462-0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org

Sunday, December 4

The Depot is hosting the South Florida Boys of Leather annual Food and Toy Drive from 1 to 6 pm. They invite you to come by and support a good cause!

Monday, December 5

Boom presents the 11th annual Wreath Auction for the Poverello Center at 8 pm. Categories are: Most Wintery, best/most effective use of lighting, most inventive, best use of accessories. Entries can be dropped off at GayMart USA or Boom during business hours.

lgbt-events-south-florida-16Tuesday, December 6

Hotspots Media Group proudly presents the fourth annual Holiday Celebration which is 100% benefit for the Pride Center at Equality Park and Broward House. The night will feature a guest appearance by the world famous Drag Acapella group, The Kinsey Sicks (catch their full show at the Broward Center on Saturday December 3rd at 6 or 9 pm) as well as dignitary’s from our beloved community. If you have not received your invitation yet feel free to e-mail me at: Scott@HotspotsMagazine.com.

The bi-monthly Power Lunch takes place today at DaPur (1620 N. Federal Highway) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Tickets are $33 in advance and $40 at the door, if they are available. However, take it from me; the Power Lunch’s almost always sell out in advance so purchase your ticket at MackPlanet.com

Hot Stuff

Check out the ad in this week’s publication for Muvico Broward 18 (2315 North Federal highway) and cut out the coupon for a free popcorn!

lgbt-events-south-florida-17Let There Be Balloons, a new, light-hearted but poignant musical that takes a look at some of today’s pressing social issues–makes its world premiere at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, December 7 at 8 pm.  The musical covers issues such as the impact of the global economy, unemployment, the brave new world of reproductive technology, autism and gay parenting. Created by the Lovewell Theatre Project (a division of Lovewell Institute) Let There Be Balloons tells the story of Sarah, an adventurous young woman who returns to her small Ohio hometown after a life-altering stint working in Africa.  Coming home, she must unexpectedly confront another disastrous situation. The pride of her family and her home town—a large balloon factory—is shutting down and its operations are being shifted overseas. Most jobs in the town are suddenly vanishing. To earn money to help her family out of their financial calamity, Sarah makes a daring move — she signs on to be the surrogate mother for a gay couple in New York. She soon finds herself caught up in the heartfelt, and sometimes hilarious, drama of not just her own family but also the new, non-traditional one she is helping to create.  Additional performances will be held on December 8 and 9 at 8pm, and weekend matinees on December 10 and 11, at 2 pm. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and can be ordered through TicketLeap.com or LoveWell.org. This production is sponsored by Funding Arts Broward.lgbt-events-south-florida-20

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The diva that has taken the world by storm, Lady Gaga, is making a splash this holiday season – the singer’s brand new A Very Gaga Holiday EP is out now on iTunes, and includes Gaga’s versions of “White Christmas” and “Orange Colored Sky” along with Born This Way’s “Yoü & I” and “The Edge of Glory.”

 

lgbt-events-south-florida-19In addition, Gaga’s Born This Way: The Collection, which includes Born This Way: The Remix and The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden Blu-Ray/DVD, is now available for purchase, along with the Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson photo book.For more info on Lady Gaga and all of her holiday releases, check out her official site at LadyGaga.com.

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