Thursday, May 9
Deliver the Dream presents their Red Hot & In Style – Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction at Hunters starting at 7pm. This annual event features some of the hottest Bachelors and Bachelorettes (who all come with a full nights date) in town auctioned off to raise money for their Family Retreat for LGBTQ Youth. The event also features a great silent auction, games and raffle prizes.
The Palace is starting a new Thursday night called “Candela,” a Latin explosion hosted by Elishaly D’witshes, with Marco Perez and his dancers, and DJ Cesar Hernandez. 11pm with no cover!
MOAD MDC Presents: The Experimental City at 6pm at Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami (5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227, Coral Gables). The Experimental City is a documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is renowned scientist, inventor, and comic-strip author, Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city—a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions. This new city would employ the newest technologies in communications, transport, pollution control, energy supply—even large-scale domed enclosure—in an attempt to create more livable cities for the twenty-first century. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future. Admission is Free at:
Friday, May 10
The Ramrod presents DJ Rockit from 10pm to 3am playing Dog House Music.
Saturday, May 11
Pride Fort Lauderdale will host the 5th annual Caribbean PrideFest from 2 – 8 pm at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The FREE festival will feature food booths, vendors and live entertainment with headliner Amara La Negra, Dominican-American recording artist and star of MTV’s “Love and Hip Hop: Miami.” The festival will also feature steel drum bands, singers, dancers, and drag performers. Kitty Meow (Shawn Palacious), a Bahamas native, will be the mistress of ceremonies. For more information go to: PrideFortLauderdale.org.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, at the Manor Complex presents the official after party for “CARIBBEAN PRIDE.” The night will star Kalah Mendoza and Champagne Bordeaux, and feature a FREE raffle to win tickets to Alexandre Pires in concert. The night will also star DJ Ricardo Torres and sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s. In the ballroom, they feature from European producers in association with Zone: “La Maison: Les Hommes Au Travail!” starring international DJ/Producer Dani Toro (Barcelona). Doors open at 11pm to 4am, 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).
The Ramrod presents their monthly “Underground Invasion” (2nd Saturday of the month) with DJ Doug Jackson from 10pm to 3am.
The House of Alibi presents an OMW edition, as they present “Black: a Leather Playground” starring DJ AJ Reddy and featuring OMW ticket prizes (2 Riptide or afterhours tickets) and surprises.
The American Civil Liberties Union turns 100 in 2020. To mark the historic milestone, the organization is hosting a two-day interactive exhibition in Miami Beach (Collins Park 2100 Collins Park Ave) today from 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday, May 12 from 10 am – 6 pm. The Miami event is part of an interactive exhibition traveling across the country on a national, centennial tour. The event will bring together artists, community organizations, supporters, and ACLU of Florida staff to spark a deeper conversation about the challenging, high stakes civil liberties battles of the nation’s past, present, and future. Visitors will have opportunities to participate in immersive experiences on mass incarceration, immigration, and voting rights. Through these experiences, they will hear the stories of people whose lives and communities have been impacted by the criminal justice system and the stories of people who came to this country seeking safety and a new life. They will also be able to learn about the many barriers that prevent Americans from voting and steps they can take to help expand the right to vote. The event is free and open to all. As an official co-sponsor of the event, Ben & Jerry’s will also offer free scoops of ice cream on-site, while supplies last.
J. Cohen’s Day Spa is offering some great specials: Three 60 minute massage for only $179 (Reg: $255), and/or Three 90 minute massages for only $279 (Reg: $375). Check them out at 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale (Suite #42), and tell them Hotspots sent ya!
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Witness a transformative tale full of deep emotional truths in PEEL, debuting at Redbox May 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Emile Hirsch stars in this quirky, coming-of-age story about a young man’s journey to find and rebuild his broken family and the eclectic collection of misfits he meets along the way. This unique dramatic comedy explores how the power of innocence can cut through the cynicism and betrayals of our world.
PEEL also stars Amy Brenneman (TV’s “The Leftovers,” “Private Practice,” “Judging Amy”), Jack Kesy (Baywatch, TV’s “The Strain,” “Claws”), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead; The East), Yaya DaCosta (The Butler, TV’s “Chicago Med”) and Jacob Vargas (TV’s “Luke Cage,” “Sons of Anarchy”).
Directed by Rafael Monserrate and written by Lee Karaim, PEEL was produced by David Hillary, Jeffrey Thal and Rafael Monserrate; with Timothy Wayne Peternel, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, David Vaccari and Ray Bouderau as executive producers.
PEEL has a run time of approximately 101 minutes and is rated R for language including sexual references, and for some drug content.