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What’s Hot South Florida May 30 – June 5

Key West Pride!

Thursday, May 30

Arts United presents their 20th Anniversary celebration at Lips at 7 pm with “Dining with the Divas.” The exclusive night will include the chance to mingle with celebrity hosts: Richard Gray, Keith Blackburn, Jane Bolin, Nik Harris, and Glen Weinzimer and Mark Byrd. Guests will enjoy a scrumptious dinner and an unforgettable show featuring Lips’ fabulous Divas. The celebrity hosts may make a special appearance dressed up as his or her favorite Hollywood movie star/diva. Attendees are invited to dress up, too, with a contest for who is the fiercest star of all! The cost per ticket is $55 and can be purchased at Artsunitedflorida.com.

Friday, May 31

To the American Airlines Arena tonight and tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, at 8pm. Since 2013, she has racked up such hits as “Problem,” “No Tears Left to Cry” and the current “Thank U, Next.” Opening for Ariana are Normani and Social House. For tickets go to: AAArena.com.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA 770 NE 125th Street

Miami,) is thrilled to present Jean P Jam Haitian Project at 8pm, as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series in celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. Jean Almatas (“Pokito”), born and raised in Haiti, is a talented singer and songwriter who brings deeply rooted music and expands what we know as “world music.” He calls his music “Rootsy Juicy.” This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 1

Ramrod presents Pig Dance #130 (first Saturday of every month) featuring the sounds of guest DJ Fero from Italy, from 10pm to 3am.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10p.m. This is always a sold-out event, so get there early!

The Manor Complex presents a Glow Party with free glow toys all night. In the ballroom they feature DJ Scott Shephard and in the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents hostess  Diva Novva Gala and special guest Petty Sometimes along with DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm to 4am, and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Sunday, June 2

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of the month) from 4 to 7p.m., hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle spinning and this month’s special guests: Carmen Adore, Taina Norell and Misty Eyez.   

Monday, June 3

Savor the flavors of Italy with the men of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida between 4-10pm at Bona’s Italian Restaurant where 10% of sales will support our Chorus mission. Bring your friends for a night of fun, delicious authentic Italian combinations and festive drink! Buon Appetito! Make a reservation to be sure you are able to get a table at (954) 565-7222.

The Ramrod features a Puppy Night from 10pm till close with DJ Pup Rockit. Anyone in Pup attire gets discounts.

Wednesday, June 5

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents the annual Miss Alibi Pageant hosted by All American Gent 2019 Antonio Edwards and his sidekick Michael Cavo. With performances by Miss Alibi Emeritus Erika Norell, and Mr. and Miss Alibi 2018 Efrain Reyes & Alexis Couture. The winner receives $300 plus a crown and sash, 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100. The categories include: presentation, talent, gown and Q&A. Registration is at 6pm, and there is no Entry Fee.  

The Pub presents the Pub Voice finals for 2019 at 10pm tonight, where it’s the best of the best competing to see who gets the cash, the prizes and the crown.

Starting tonight and going through Sunday, June 9, it’s Key West Pride! Celebrate Pride on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid-back style and its open and accepting atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to party with friends, travel with family, or get lost in the magic of their tropical island, rediscover Key West. For more information, or a list of events, go to: Gaykeywestfl.com.


The Lake Worth Playhouse invites all interested to sign up for their Adult Beginning Acting Class Taught by Daniel Eilola on Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm. The class runs from June 5 through July 24 (8 weeks), and 18 and up are welcome and the cost is $225. This class introduces students to acting for the stage through improv, scene study and monologue preparation. This 10-week class is designed to focus on the fundamentals of the craft. The class highlights methods to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. No experience is necessary. A great start for the beginning actor! To register, please call the box office at 561-586-6410 or go to: Lakeworthplayhouse.org.

This is HOT

The very first Gay books I read when I came out was Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” and its sequels. I felt transported to Barbary Lane and felt like I was friends with all the characters. In 1993 they made a mini-series of the books which among many honors received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Limited Series.

In 2017 I loved watching the movie “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” which was a documentary all about his life.

Can you imagine how excited I was when I read that Netflix Original Limited Series announced “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career.  Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane. 

Season 1 premieres on Netflix on Friday, Coming June 7.

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