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What’s Hot South Florida: March 23 – March 29

Thursday, March 23

MiFo LGBT Film Festival presents “BWOY” a MiFo Glow Miami Screening at 7 p.m. at O Cinema Wynwood. BWOY follows Brad O’Connor who, after the death of his son, becomes entangles in a chaotic and passionate love affair with Yenny, a young Jamaican man. With both Brad and his wife Marcia seeking solace in destructive ways, their lives and relationships are pushed to the brink, culminating in tragic confrontations that no one can avoid. Watch the trailer and purchase tickets at MiFoFilm.com


My Tropixxx presents their monthly sale, where all Ruby members receive 40 percent off from today through Sunday.


The Crest Theatre (51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach, FL) is proud to announce the return of Jim Caruso’s “Cast Party” with Billy Stritch at the piano starting at 8 p.m. “Cast Party” is a wildly popular open mic night that has been bringing a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night for the past 15 years. Interested open mic participants can learn more about the event and sign up to secure a spot by emailing the host at caruso212@aol.com. For more information, visit: www.CastPartyNYC.com


Friday, March 24

Village Pub presents Delighted Tobehere, as seen on America’s Got Talent and winner of NYC’s Best in Drag 2015, in “Delighted With A D!” at 10 p.m. If you can’t catch the show tonight she will also be performing Saturday at 10 p.m.


To kick off the season nine premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1 is throwing a LIVE viewing party on Friday nights hosted by Wendy Williams. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Ross Mathews will also join in on the fun beginning at 5:30 p.m. during the broadcast of “Pitch Perfect.” The fabulous duo will go LIVE from New York City with the fiercest party of the week, leading into new episodes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  Join Williams and Mathews throughout the night as they dish on the season nine queens, welcome surprise guests, and react in real time to the gag-worthy new season.


Saturday, March 25

Compass GLCC presents the annual Pridefest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches today and tomorrow from 12 noon till 6 p.m. (parade starts on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.). Tickets are $8 per day pre-sale and $10 per day at the gate. For more information call 561-533-5699 or go to CompassGLCC.com.


The Vagabundos 2017 Season Launch Party takes place at Hunters starting at 10 p.m. and featuring DJ Dan De Leon.


Equality Park Garden Club is proud to announce Equality Park Tropical Plant Fair 2017 today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This two-day outdoor event is located on the beautiful grounds of The Pride Center at Equality Park (2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors) and includes more than 30 plant vendors from around the state showcasing outstanding plants and related accessories. For further information: ChipJones14@hotmail.com, or 954-296-2019 or go to their website at: epgcwm.com.     


General Admission Only

Chris MacDonald’s “Memories of Elvis in Concert” takes place at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center at 8 p.m. This show is a dynamic full production tribute that shares the incredible story of “the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock-n-Roll” through highlights of stages of his iconic career: the 1950’s, the movies, the black leather 68 Comeback, and the white fringe 70’s Concerts. With this national touring production, you are in for a big Las Vegas-style show with a dynamic band, singers & dancers as Chris draws his audience in with the look, sounds, & nuances that made Elvis the King. Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, Chris has the ultimate honor of being the “Only Tribute Artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel”.

Wednesday, March 29

In support of the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Miami which takes place this April, Care Resource is hosting a fundraising event entitled “RED Party: Cocktails ‘N Bites for a Cause” from 6:30 p.m. till 12 a.m. at Hunters Nightclub The event will feature a premier competition and talent search for “Miss EmpoweRED 2017” where entertainers will be judged to find one winner who will be crowned as “A leader in our community; committed to raising awareness, education & prevention of HIV/AIDS through entertainment and advocacy.” Tickets are on sale now for $20 in advance or $25 at the door.


Hot Stuff

The Cabana’s Spa has some great March specials and you only have a one more week (until the 31) to take advantage of them. They are: three (60 min) massage package for only $159 (regularly $285); Exfoliation and Bamboo Massage $125 (regularly $180); Brow, Ears and Nose Waxing $30 (regularly $45), and a three facial package for $215 (regularly $387).


This is HOT

For those of you who are avid readers of this column, you know that just a few weeks ago I wrote about “Grace & Frankie” season two being on DVD. Well now, Netflix has surprised us and is releasing season three this Friday, March 24 (two months earlier than previous seasons).

The Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris-created series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as a straight-laced former cosmetics company founder and a counter-culture artist who are thrown together when their lawyer husbands announce they are gay, in love and leaving their spouses to get married. With Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson as the said husbands, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series has followed the couples in the sudden new state of their lives at a time when at least Grace and Frankie themselves thought things were going to be smooth sailing — which they have proved to distinctly not be.

Season two ended with Fonda and Tomlin’s characters deciding to blend their skills and start a company making sex aids for women.

The third season of the Skydance Television-produced series sees June Diane Raphael and Brooklyn Decker return as the daughters of Grace and Sheen’s Robert. “Sneaky Pete’s” Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn are also back as the sons of Frankie and Waterson’s Sol. The upcoming season will also see “Ghostbusters” alum and “Angie Tribeca” actor Ernie Hudson guest starring again on the Devorah Herbert production designed show.


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