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What’s Hot South Florida: Aug. 10 –Aug. 13

The 20th anniversary of “Black Fort Lauderdale” at the Manor Complex Featuring DJ Dani Toro

Friday, August 10

The Pub presents Menergy: Leather, which is a social and dance party for those into leather and kink starting at 9:30pm. The event will feature VJ Marky Mark, and shows by NBB.

Saturday, August 11

Unity Coalitions 2018 State of Hate Summit takes place today from 9am to 2 pm at Miami Beach Community Church – Hice Hall, 1620 Drexel Avenue. The State Of Hate Summit was established in 2011 to create dialogue & bring together local, state & federal law enforcement, along with community leaders, to discuss how to educate, reduce and more accurately identify “Hate Crimes & Bullying” in our communities. The Summit goals and expectations are to talk about crime and discrimination, sexual orientation, labels and perception, opioids and bullying…and how to improve community relations and reduce attacks to our community. This will be an open and honest review through a series of exercises and panel discussions. For more information go to: Unitycoalition.org.

Southern Nights presents “Destination Saturdays: ABC Party, Anything But Clothes” with a best outfit contest with $250 in cash and prizes. The night will star RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Roxxxy Andrews along with Fantasia Gaga Royale, Cara Cavalli and Marci Mogul with no cover for 21+ all night.


Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents, direct from London, “Twisted: Bear Fort Lauderdale” version, where they invite you to unleash your inner deviant. The night will feature twisted beats by Paul Coals, and also feature beefy go-go bears. 9pm to 2am with no cover.
The Ramrod presents their monthly “Underground Invasion,” (2nd Saturday of the month) where it’s all about the music with DJ Tomas Arias.

Join the SAGE Book Group as they discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning novel – Less by Andrew Sean Greer, from 11am to 12 noon at the Stonewall Library, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. All are welcome – no reservation is required.

Gary Santis Events in association with Hilton Wolman Events, Alexey Roude and Mel Chesnut present the 20th anniversary of “Black Fort Lauderdale” at the Manor Complex. The night will star DJ Dani Toro and feature fetish performances, dancers and over the top productions in the Ballroom. In The Ivy Dance Room and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates with performances by Miss Florida F.I. 2017/18 Kalah Mendoza, Miss Noche Latina 2018 Estephania St. Lords, DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4 am and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Monday, August 13

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will be the first casino in Florida to receive IGT’s Dynasty Auto Roulette Electronic Table Games (ETG), which are scheduled to be delivered today, and will be operational a few days later. IGT’s Dynasty Auto Roulette retains all the functionality and excitement of the live table game in a relaxed environment, which makes it very approachable for new players. The game includes all traditional bets.

Wednesday, August 15

Pride Skate Nights (3rd Wednesday of each month), is a unique fundraising event benefitting Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival and takes place at Xtreme Action Park from 8-11p.m.. The event features roller skating, dancing, DJ Cliff, Kitty Meow, special guests and a full liquor bar. The after party is at LeBoy with no cover. But tickets online at: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) presents its Arts Mean Business Speaker Series featuring Rebecca Bradley of Cadence Landscape Architects and Jordan Magid of Unconventional as they share the thought process behind the collaboration for “Main Course,” the first multi-sensory mural brought to Broward County’s Mockingbird Trail from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wells Coffee, 737 NE 2nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. After the artists’ presentation, guests will be invited to join The Friends of Mockingbird Trail to explore first-hand the socially impactful art installation. To RSVP, call 954-940-5344 or email rvegas@bfabroward.org.

Hot Stuff

The Grille, on the Drive presents Summer Sunset specials where 6 of their most popular entrees (full size) are only $9.95 from 4-6pm Monday through Thursday with the purchase of a beverage. You can also add the Salad bar and choice of 2 soups for only $3.95.

Dermalucence is having a Summer Special where Botox is only $11 per unit with the first 5 units free. Call them today for a free consultation at 954-260-7137.

This is Hot

McQueen the Movie (documentary), tells the story of the iconic and sometimes controversial fashion designer Alexander McQueen.  Even for someone, like myself, who is not a fashionista, this personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Lee Alexander McQueen was fascinating and I learned a lot. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family including some with recovered archives, (Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen, Dana Thomas, Naomi Campbell, Grace Jones, Charlie Rose, André Leon Talley and the recently deceased star of the Ladies of London, Annabelle Neilson who was the onetime muse of McQueen), McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui.

For anyone who is a fashionista or just loves watching and knowing about fashion this is a must see. This movie is worth watching just for the archive footage of some of his iconic runways.

For more information on McQueen, go to: bleeckerstreetmedia.com/mcqueen.

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