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What’s Hot South Florida: May 11 – May 17

Thursday, May 11

Murray and Peter presents the Haters Roast – The Shady Tour at the Parker Playhouse at 8pm. The show will star Ru Paul Drag Races: Bob, Ginger, Latrice, Phi Phi, Kim Chi, Alaska, Cynthia and Jinkx.

Grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, The Weeknd – embarks on his first-ever world tour in support of his recent “Starboy” release, , at 7:30 pm at the BB&T Center. Tickets start at $35.25

Friday, May 12

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood features K.C. and the Sunshine Band live at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) at the Hard Rock Live. Tickets are: $50, $59, and $70 at TicketMaster.com

Scandals Saloon presents “Decades” a dance party at 8pm featuring a live DJ playing the best disco music from the 70’s and 80’s.

John Legend – preforms at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Friday, May 12 at 7:30pm. The singer, songwriter, musician and actor has scored with such singles as “All of Me,” “Love Me Now,” “Green Light,” and many more. Tickets start at $38.

Saturday, May 13

The Pet Project for Pets presents their annual Night Out For Pets hosted by the Wilton Manors Animal Hospital (2201 Dixie Hwy). The $25 admission includes a buffet dinner and drinks. The night will also feature a silent auction and a 50/50, and pets are welcome. To purchase tickets go to PetProjectForPets.org.

Rumors presents Bachelors night Pick A Trick at 9pm hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Joshua Atom.  Tis will also be a fundraiser to help sponsor the Impulse Group Smart Ride team and feature a 50/50 raffle, event ticket raffles, and Impulse Shots.

The Ramrod presents their monthly Underground Invasion (2nd Saturday of the month) featuring the music of DJ/Producer Doug Jackson.

Stonewall National Library & Archives (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard) presents Sage book discussion group on “What Belongs to You” by Garth Greenwell from 11am to 12 noon. The book is about a male American teacher in Bulgaria pays a young male prostitute for sex. But their affiliation extends beyond the initial transaction, developing into a complex relationship that is compelling, riveting, and, ultimately, shattering.

All are welcome – no reservation is required.

Sunday, May 14

Lips invites everyone to treat their mother like a queen and bring her to their Dragalicious Gospel Brunch or their Dinner with The Divas, which features a free glass of wine for all moms. To make a reservation call 954-567-0987.

Tuesday, May 16

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) presents their May Mixer from 5:30-8pm at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Rd). Admission is free for GFLGLCC members and $10 for future members and parking is free. The night includes a complimentary Reyka Vodka drink and Hors D’oeuvres. For more information contact Ronny at: Ronny@GFLGLCC.org

The Hub at the LGBT Visitor Center (1130 Washington Ave) presents their LGBT Cancer Support Group at 7pm. The cancer experience for the LGBT community is colored by specific needs that at times may not be addressed in general cancer support groups. This monthly group provides a safe place for survivors to discuss and process their cancer journey. How to join group: Please call 954-616-9070, or email mariafgarcia02@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 17

Deliver the Dream presents their annual “Red Hot & In Style, Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction” supporting the LGBTQA community at Village Pub at 7:30pm. The night will be hosted by Electra and feature some of the sexiest bachelors and bachelorette’s, and everyone is invited to bid on unique dates.

Matty’s Wilton Park presents Lady Bunny live at 10pm and, as always, no cover.

This is HOT

Heartland rocker John Mellencamp releases his 23rd full-length album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter—the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash—on Republic Records today.

This summer, Mellencamp will tour for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado with special guests, Emmylou Harris, tour-mate Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine. Every online ticket purchased comes with one physical CD of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

Sad Clowns and Hillbillies is the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s follow up to 2014’s critically-acclaimed, Plain Spoken, Mellencamp’s fourth consecutive Top 20 album, dating back to 2007’s Freedom Road.

According to Cryptic Rock: “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies” is a triumph for the rebellious, modern storyteller, a perfect homage to the craft of Folk Rock always with extensive influences and eclectic sounds interwoven to create a flawless end product.”

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is available nationwide, prices vary.

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