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What’s Hot South Florida June 6 – June 12

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Thursday, June 6

Key West Pride starts today with a weekend filled with events that go until late in the evening Sunday. For a full list of events, see the feature in this week’s mag or go to: Gaykeywestfl.com.

GLLN will have their annual board of director’s election! There are 5 vacancies for the 2019-2020 calendar year. All members interested in running to become a board director, please submit your name to Gian Ratnapala at gian@gcrbl.com Please note that you must be a GLLN member and attend the luncheon if you wish to participate in the voting and/or election process, which will take place at Timpano Chophouse (450 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale) from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. Cost is $30 for Members and $35 for Non-Members at GLLN.org.

Friday, June 7

Tonight, in association with Brutbears, is the premier at the Alibi of a new monthly Party (first Friday of each month) called “Savage,” featuring the sounds of resident DJ AJ Reddy.

Saturday, June 8

Sunserve and Julian’s Fountain of Youth present the annual LGBTQ+ Youth Pride, this year themed: “Alice in Wonderland.” They invite you to join them down the rabbit hole at the Sanctuary Church (1400 N. Federal Highway) from 7 to 11pm with a very special appearance by Cynthia Lee Fontaine. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and include food, music and refreshments. For more info call 954-764-5150.

The Pet Project for Pets presents a benefit Swimwear Auction from 4-6pm at The Pub. The event will feature hot bartenders walking the red carpet with their pets, a silent auction and DJ Cliff spinning.

The Ramrod presents their monthly (2nd Sat of each month) “Underground Invasion” starring the sounds of DJ Tomas.

The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents John Cameron Mitchell’s The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig. The double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, who will bring songs and stories from his history in a big, brash and bold rock spectacle, performing songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regaling audiences with stories from 20 years of Hedwig with special guest Amber Martin. Mitchell will also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem, which stars himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard. The show starts at 8pm, and tickets which start at $35 can be purchased at Arshtcenter.org.

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex presents their annual “PUERTO RICAN PRIDE” featuring their “HOT BORICUA” contest with $300 in prizes. The night will star Puerto Ricans Kalah Mendoza and Zaira Houston and Puerto Rican DJ Ricardo Torres along with sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s. In the ballroom, they present “JOY” (The party form Rio de Janeiro) starring Brazilian DJs Eudes Freire and Di Carvalho with design and production by ZONE. 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 9

Island City Stage presents their Tony Awards watch party at The Pub from 7 to 11pm and will feature the very best of Broadway from the red carpet to the final curtain.

Wednesday, June 12

Compass Community Center and the Book Cellar present “Drag Story Time” where Kevin Dixon reads the Little Mermaid from 5:30 to 7pm at the Book Cellar (801 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth). This is a FREE kids and family-friendly event!

Palm Beach County Human Rights Council invites everyone to join them for a “Pride Happy Hour” at Meat Market Palm Beach (191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach) featuring complimentary Hors D’oeuvres. In addition, 10% of dinner proceeds to be donated to PBCHRC.

HOT Stuff

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. is the first casino in the country to offer Aruze Gaming’s Lucky Roulette. The new machine, with eight stations, is located in the casino’s new gaming space as part of the $1.5 billion property-wide expansion. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will also offer Lucky Roulette beginning next week. Considered a “hybrid roulette” game, Lucky Roulette combines classic mechanical elements with innovative projection mapping technology.  The HD projector displays high-resolution graphics of the roulette wheel on to a spinning mechanical wheel. The result is a beautiful, crisp, hyper-realistic 3-D visual experience that melds the appeal of a traditional roulette wheel with vibrant graphics that significantly enhance the gaming experience.

This is HOT

Actor Taron Egerton got my attention in 2014 when he starred in Kingsman: The Secret Service, and then again in 2017 in the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In February of this year I was on a cruise and got to see Robin Hood (came out in 2018) where he once again impressed me. However, in Rocketman, he has gotten my respect as an actor, and my prediction that this sexy man will one day win an Academy Award. His portrayal of Elton John is breathtaking.

I was glued to the screen from the moment the movie started and I am definitely going to see this movie again (which is something I rarely do).

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

In addition, the album ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’ (which was released on May 24 on Interscope Records is amazing), which sees celebrated producer and composer Giles Martin re-interpreting and re-imagining Elton’s iconic hits, tailoring the music specifically to support the narrative of the movie, with a truly show stopping vocal performance from Rocketman lead actor Taron Egerton.

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