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What’s Hot South Florida Aug. 15 – Aug. 21

The Pub presents the Synergy Twins performing live

Thursday, August 15

Johnsons presents “Sunserve Strips,” a benefit for Trans Men and Women hosted by Velvet LeNore with performances by Tiffany Arieagus, Erika Norell, Melissa St. John, Jackie Jae, Fantasia Royale (Miss Alibi 2019), Rianna Patrone, and Luca Storm. Showtime is at 8pm, and they will also be featuring a Silent Auction from 7-10pm. 

The Outshine Film Fests next monthly Glow screening is at the Classic Gateway Theatre (1820 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale) at 7pm, where they will be showing the movie: “Fireflies” (Luciérnagas). After he stows away on a cargo ship leaving Turkey, Ramin unexpectedly ends up in Veracruz, Mexico. Having escaped persecution as a young gay man in Iran, his home country, he suddenly finds himself far from everything he knows, experiencing the limbo of exile in a tropical port where his past and future are constantly confronting new relationships and rekindled desires. Ramin tries to cope with the distance from his lover, who stayed in Tehran. The paradox of his feelings is immense: while in a state of longing and nostalgia, he savors his newfound freedom far from Iran.

Friday, August 16 

The Pub presents the Synergy Twins performing live from 9-11pm, and if you miss them tonight, you can catch them again on Tuesday August 20 from 7:30pm to 10pm. 

Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors (2157 Wilton Drive) presents the exhibition opening of PULP: Erotic Paperbacks in Gay Male Culture from 6 to 8pm with curator talk by Joe Madura at 7 pm. From the late 1950s, a robust gay publishing industry produced a steady stream of cheap paperback books exploring homosexuality as a practice and a burgeoning culture. Pulp fiction prompted men to navigate imaginatively their own sexual impulses and curiosities, many for the first time. Using SNMA’s extensive archival collection, this exhibition highlights several late twentieth-century authors and contextualizes their books as cultural artifacts within the rise and fall of pulp fiction. On exhibition until November 10. 

Prime Gentlemen/SAGE present: ‘King Cobra’ at 1:30 pm at the Pride Center (2020 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors). This is a sexy, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about a deliciously dark tale of murder in the gay adult film world. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, it’s a deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the gay p*rnography industry. It stars Christian Slater as a closeted gay p*rn mogul who runs the skin-flick empire, Cobra Video, from his seemingly ordinary suburban home, and James Franco as a rival gay p*rn producer. This is a free event and they will also serve free soda and popcorn. (For those interested, an optional 2 for 1 lunch menu is available before the movie at 12pm at Galanga Thai Restaurant). 

Saturday, August 17

Guests at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will have a chance to win a 2019 Ferrari today. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood will also be giving away a Maserati GranTurismo Sport as part of the promotion. During this promotion, ten winners will be selected every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. for their chance to win a 2019 Ferrari or between $1,500 and $2,500 in Free Play. Additionally, at 11 p.m. the top-10 entry earners will be entered into a drawing for a Maserati GranTurismo Sport.

The WMAE (Wilton Manors Art Expo) presents their monthly Art Walk from 5-8pm. South Florida’s fine artists will be displaying paintings, photographs, jewelry, and sculpture at various locations up and down Wilton Drive. For more info, go to: WMAE.org.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents direct from London, Twisted Bear Blackout from 9pm to 2am with no cover and featuring twisted beats by birthday master Paul Coals along with Beefy Go-Go bears. 

The Club Fort Lauderdale presents their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-erection, a second coming party starting at 10pm. This party usually sells out, so arrive early.

Noche Latina Saturdays in the In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex celebrates the life and music of Thalia starring Miss Noche Latina at Large 2019, Lana Novva Lanudde and Miss Noche Latina 2019 Juliana Rivera, 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, August 18

By now I would assume most of you heard that Rumors is closing (very sad), and tonight is the last night, so let’s all go out support and send them out with lots of love!!!

Hippiefest takes place in the at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39-$69 with $120 JetBlue Flight Deck at the Club Level tickets. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. 

Monday, August 19

Cathy Craig and Dee Dee Van Carter present “Cheap Bitch Bingo” starting tonight and every Monday thereafter at 7pm at Spencer’s Corner Bar (2390 Wilton Drive). This bingo is for charity and features bartender Louis Licitra, a 50/50 game benefiting Imperial Sun Court. The charities that will benefit from this weekly bingo are: Smart Ride, TranSocial, Bridge Outreach Deaf Outreach, Compass Youth, Camp Aranu’tiq of Harbor Camps for Transgender Youth, and the Pet Project. 

Tuesday, August 20

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their August Mixer at Lona Cocina Tequileria located in the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (321 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd) from 5:30-7pm. Admission is complimentary for GFLGLCC members and only $10 for future members. The event includes a complimentary Reyka vodka drink, complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, guests will receive 2 complimentary drink vouchers for future use, and some great networking. For more information and/or to RSVP email: Keith@gflglcc.org.

Wednesday, August 21

The monthly Pride Skate takes place tonight (3rd Wednesday of every month) at Xtreme Action Park from 7-10pm benefitting the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival. The event will feature roller skating, dancing, a live DJ, full liquor bar, and performances featuring the South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. 

This is HOT

Comedian and Girl’s Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish introduces the world to six of her favorite comedians in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready – a bold new collection of hilarious half-hour stand-up comedy specials. Hosted and executive produced by Haddish and She Ready Productions, the special features a diverse group of comedians with whom she shares a personal history, including Chaunté Wayans (Wild n’ Out), April Macie (Last Comic Standing), Tracey Ashley (The Last O.G.), Aida Rodriguez (Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar), Flame Monroe (Def Comedy Jam), and Marlo Williams (BET’s Comicview). Legendary comic Wanda Sykes and veteran producer Page Hurwitz also serve as executive producers via their Emmy-nominated production company Push It Productions. By the time you are reading this the special will be available on Netflix (netflix.com/tiffanyhaddishpresentstheyready).

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