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What’s Hot South Florida Dec. 27 – Jan. 1

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Thursday, December 27

Starting today and going through Sunday, December 30, My Tropixxx features their monthly Ruby Member Sale, where Ruby Members get 40% off!

Friday, December 28

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to welcome back Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series (770 NE 125th Street, Miami) starting at 8pm. Known as downtown Miami’s resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, Miami Big Sound Orchestra combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, funk and soul. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Rafael “Cali” Valencia, legendary Miami bassist/composer; Chino Nunez, GRAMMY Award-winning producer; and Jaui Schneider, former pianist/composer of Ray Barretto; along with classics from legends such as the great Mario Bauzá. This event is free and open to the public.

The Pub presents Electra’s Merry Christmas to Jew at 9:30pm. This will be a great night with one of the divas of South Florida.

Saturday, December 29

Today, tomorrow and Tuesday, the Club Fort Lauderdale is featuring a free poolside lunch at 1pm.

Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors (2157 Wilton Drive) in partnership with Ujima Men’s Collective presents a Kwanzaa Celebration at 7pm. Presented with generous support from Our Fund Foundation, this is free to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $5.

The Manor Complex presents the “Last Dance of 2018” with DJ Kidd Madonny taking over the turntables in the Empire Room, which will also feature beautiful dancers, shows and novelty acts. In the Ivy Dance Room and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays features productions by Sasha Lords and dancers as well as special guest Petty Sometimes. DJ Larry Larr will be spinning and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s will be on display for your visual eye candy. Saturdays at the Manor are 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, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a New Year’s Eve Ball which will be a huge indoor/outdoor party, which starts at 8pm and features DJs, AJ Reddy, Duniel and Alex Infiniti, hotspots drag performances, Latin Party in the Monkey Bar, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.

The Grille has a fabulous pre-fixe New Year’s Eve menu for only $49.95 where you get to choose a first course (Baby Beef Carpaccio, Shrimp Cocktail or Oysters Rockefeller), a second course (Lobster Bisque, Caprese Salad or Strawberry Fields), a third course (Veal Osso Bucco, Fliet Gorgonzola, Stuffed Lobster, Branzino, Double Cut Pork Chop, or Roasted Duck), and a dessert (Cheese Cake or Key Lime Pie). Also includes champagne toast. For more information call 954-530-3361.

Johnsons once again is featuring their fabulous NYE Party which is $50 in advance (Johnsonsfl.com) and $60 at the door (if available), and gets you: Free Entrance into the Club (Open – Close), Open Bar all night (All Liquors), Free VIP rooms (just pay dancer) and lots and lots of eye candy.

Twist New Year’s celebration features the sounds of DJ Mike James, champagne toast at midnight and full liquor bar till 7am. But don’t forget to arrive early to avoid the line.

Hunters Nightclub presents “Neon New Year” starring DJ Neon the Glowbear, with a special performance by Robin S performing her hits (“Show Me Love,” “Luv 4 Luv,” and “What I Do Best.” They will also feature a Balloon Drop, a confetti throw, party favors a countdown and the Hunters dancers.

Le Boy features no cover, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and sexy boys dancing all night!

Ramrod features a $1,000 balloon drop in cash and prizes at midnight along with free champagne and the sounds of DJ Vlexx all night long.

Scandals features country dancing at 9pm with Posse DJs and iconic DJ Robbie Leslie on the patio. They will also feature $1,000 in prizes, party favors, midnight fireball toast, free valet and free pool.  

The Pub features over $700 in cash and prizes at midnight along with a complimentary champagne toast.

Tuesday, January 1

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch from 11am to 3pm. They will also have a New Year’s Balloon Drop Rewind at 7, 8 ,9 and 10pm.

Hot Stuff

The 16th Annual Miss and Mr. Noche Latina Pageant (Official Preliminaries to the Florida F.I. And M.E. Pageantry Systems) takes place on Monday, January 14th at Lips – Fort Lauderdale. The night will star Estephania St Lords & Erik Garcia Lords (Miss & Mr. Noche Latina 2018) as well as Kylee K Hunter, Noel Leon, and Carlos Roque (Miss, Miss At Large and Mr. Florida 2018/19), as well as the Noche Latina formers. Celebrating Anniversaries this year are:Jose Manuel Vega – 15 years, Francina A Holliday – 10 years, and Rolly Villaverde & Taina Norell – 5 years. Categories for Competition are: Evening Gown/Wear, Swimsuit, talent and Q&A. Entry Fee for Contestants is: $75 if paid before Jan 7, $100 from Jan 7-13 and $125 day of. Doors open at 8pm and the pageant starts promptly at 9pm with general admission $20 (includes a seat) and VIP seats $30 (best seats in the place)! For more information, to order tickets, or to sponsor pageant call 954-478-4587.

This is HOT

Elijah Malcomb, Joseph Morales, Kyle Scatliffe, Fergie L. Philippe and Company – HAMILTON National Tour – (c) Joan Marcus 2018

I was lucky enough to see Hamilton last Wednesday and it was everything it promised to be and more. The acting, the story telling and singing are top notch (I am still dreaming of Eliza’s voice).

The show runs until January 20 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Although it’s not easy to get tickets, there are some random seats available and I urge you all to try your best to see this blockbuster show!

In addition, producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Fort Lauderdale are featuring a digital lottery for Hamilton, where forty (40) tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Please visit http://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery for all the details and to register.

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