DJ Dani Toro

Thursday, September 20

Galleria Fort Lauderdale presents “Take a Break Thursdays” a progressive night of shopping from 5:30pm to 8pm. The night features complimentary admission, as they invite you to shop, sip and taste with raffles, giveaways, and exclusive offers all raising money for these charities: Slow Burn Theatre Co., Covenant House Florida, and Flite Center. The participating stores are Ann Taylor, Bbungalow, Godiva, Michael Kors, Seasons 52, Sephora and more.

David Castillo Gallery (420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) is proud to present Sundown, Xaviera Simmons’ fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features all new text paintings, photography, and sculpture from today until November 17. Opening Reception, is tonight from 6-9pm.

Friday, September 21

Oakland Park Latin Fest is a celebration of the Latin culture through food, drink, music, dance and art at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 North Dixie Hwy from 6-10pm. The night will include a variety of authentic and Americanized Latin food vendors: El Guanaco, Inkanto, Empanada Top, The Whole Enchilada, and a Pig Roast presented by El Guanago. They will also have: a Rum Bar presented by Big Dog Station, a Cafecito-Cortatido-Coffee Bar presented by Calusa Coffee Roasters, live art by Oakland Park Brazilian artist Carlos Cesar Alves, live music by Grammy & Latin Grammy nominated Palo, as well as a dominoes and card playing area.

Saturday, September 22

Let’s Get Artsy at the Wilton Manors Art & Entertainment Expo, from 6-9pm up and down Wilton Drive. For more information go to:

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex will be pulling the winner of the airline trip for 2 to Puerto Rico. Anyone who buys ad drink in the Latin Room or Patio tonight from 11pm to 12am will still get entered for a chance to win. The more drinks you  buy, the more chance you have to win. The winner will be picked at the 2:45am show. The night will star Lana Novva Lanudde and Dominique Taylor, along with guest DJ Cubano Miik and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s.  Inside the Ballroom, The Manor World presents Sound Factory Edition starring international DJ Dani Toro, as well as productions, and fabulous dancers and décor. 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).

Wednesday, September 26

Compass GLCC will be introducing a new series through their Youth Program. They are teaming with the Book Cellar to bring Drag Story Time to Palm Beach County. The story time is for all ages including children and will feature different drag performers reading some of our favorite books and, of course, there will be performances!  The first Drag Story Time event takes place at the Book Cellar in Lake Worth from 5:30pm – 7pm and features Charlotte Shottgun reading Charlotte’s Web. Admission is free!

Hot Stuff

The 46th anniversary of Miss Florida F.I. takes place on Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1. at the beautiful Pier 66 Hotel and Marina. The 2nd anniversary of Mr. Florida M.E. will take place on Sunday, September 30. The night will honor the current reigning Miss Florida F.I. Kalah Mendoza, the current reigning Mr. Florida M.E. Antonio Edwards, as well as Cezanne who is celebrating her 15th anniversary, Erika Norell celebrating her 20th anniversary, Esme Russell celebrating her 25th anniversary, Tiffany Arieagus celebrating her 40th anniversary and Emore Dubois celebrating her 45th anniversary. The pageant starts at 8p.m. sharp, but doors open at 6p.m. For tickets, which start at only $50, or to book a hotel room go to: For more information about the pageant call 954-478-4587.

The Equality Garden Club (EGC) has donated $3,500 to the Wilton Manors, Kids in Distress (KID) program. The funds will be used to help develop and teach horticultural programs for the children in their care.

This is HOT

Billy Idol’s 1980’s remix collection, Vital Idol, is getting a modern-day upgrade with Vital Idol: Revitalized, set for release on CD and digital by Capitol/UMe on September 28. A 2LP 180-gram black vinyl in addition to a limited edition, color variant will follow on November 16.

More than 30 years after his groundbreaking Vital Idol compilation cemented the vibrancy of the dance-rock remix genre in the second half of the 1980’s, Idol’s Revitalized collection features 11 brand-new remixes of his most classic and enduring hits. Lending their hands to the Revitalized proceedings are electronic dance luminaries Moby, The Crystal Method and Paul Oakenfold as well as current innovators including Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean , CRAY and RAC, who’s remix of “Dancing With Myself”.

Vital Idol, initially released in Britain in 1985 and subsequently issued in the United States in 1987, was the first remix record released by a rock superstar. Besides being certified platinum, Vital Idol was accompanied by a version of “Mony Mony” that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, as well as hitting the Top 10 on the U.K. Singles chart.

Highlights found within the grooves of Revitalized include The Crystal Method’s percussive, explosive stab at “Rebel Yell,” CRAY’s bass-and-keyboard-blessed “White Wedding,” Tropkillaz’s trop-house framing of “Eyes Without A Face,” St. Francis Hotel’s shimmering stop/start caress of “Flesh For Fantasy,” and RAC’s retro-harmonic, fist-pumping “Dancing With Myself.”

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