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What’s Hot South Florida: Aug. 29 – Sept. 2

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Grammy Nominated DJ Tony Moran

Thursday, August 29

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6 to 9pm at the NBC Universal Telemundo Center. ​Enjoy complimentary food bites, an open bar with Bacardi spirits, entertainment, and a free drawing for great prizes. Mingle and network with over 150 Chamber members, guests and the community at large. Leverage of the “Business Cards Bulletin Board” and Chamber Brand Ambassadors who will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions/connections. The music is by DJ JesiMixx of Event Party Productions.  Admission is : $10 for members who pre-register online, and $20 at door. All others are $20 if you pre-register online and $25 at door.

The WEAM Museum on South Beach (1205 Washington Avenue) presents Tea & Sex: Tinder and Relationships from 7-9pm. Tea & Sex is a monthly event that explores a variety of topics related to human sexuality. This month, join them for a roundtable discussion exploring Tinder and relationships. Is Tinder making it harder or easier for people to form connections and relationships? Writer Nancy Jo Sales argued in an article for Vanity Fair that Tinder and similar dating apps are behind what she calls “the dating apocalypse.” Ticket, which are only $10,  includes light refreshments and admission to museum galleries. Space is limited and price goes up at the door. weam.com/events.php.

Friday, August 30

Twist presents superstar DJ Power Infiniti live spinning till 5am! 

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

Miami) is thrilled to present Dirty Works, a Steely Dan tribute band, as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series 8pm.. Dirty Works is led by bassist James McCoy along with saxophonist/vocalist Greg Diaz, pianists Pete Wallace and David Siegel, guitarist Lindsay Blair and other outstanding musicians. Jazz at MOCA attendees can expect to hear all their old favorites including songs from the album Gaucho, such as Peg, Rikki Don’t Lose that Number, Reelin’ in the Years, Bodhisattva, Deacon Blues, Babylon Sister and more top hits. This event is free and open to the public.

From today until September 8, the Club Fort Lauderdale features their annual coupon sale where $84 get you 9 visits, instead of the normal 7. That’s 2 free visits!

Saturday, August 31

The Manor Complex presents their annual Black Party Fort Lauderdale, where they opening 1 hour early at 10pm. I the ballroom catch Grammy nominated DJ Tony Moran spins alongside fetish dancers and productions.  In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents hostess Sasha Lords, special guests Diva Novva Gala and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s in fetish wear along with DJ Larry Larr. Doors open at 10pm to 4am and feature no cover before 11pm for FL Res, and only $10 after (18-20, $12 all night). 

Sunday, September 1

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of every month) hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle and this month’s special guests: CoCo Lords, Alexis De Le Mer, and Mhi’ya Iman Lepaige. 

Tuesday, September 2

Sunserve and AHF are joining together to present a body positive pool party that centers and uplifts trans and fat bodies. They are making and taking space to reclaim “bikini body” to mean all bodies. Celebrate with them with BBQ style food, beer, wine, spiked punch, swimming and trans + fat + queer joy. Special guest DJ JesiMixx aka Jessica Lamb. This event, which is from 2 to 8pm, is free, and will be taking place in a private home. To get address RSVP to: Sunserve.org/poolparty.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their annual Labor Day poolside luncheon at 1pm.

Hot Stuff

J Cohen’s Day Spa for men is having a September giveaway where every time you visit in the month of September you will be entered into their raffle to win a spa package and gift basket valued at $415. In addition they have 2 great specials: buy THREE 60 minute massages for only $179 (reg: $255) or THREE 90 minute massages for only $279 (reg: $375). For more info call them at 954-206-4687.

This is HOT

Since achieving stardom with his breakthrough album Doin’ My Thing, Luke Bryan has maintained his stature as country music’s most beloved artist. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Doin’ My Thing, Bryan’s acclaimed album will receive its vinyl debut on October 4 via Capitol Nashville/UMe as an expanded deluxe edition featuring 13 tracks, including two rare bonus songs, “Ya’ll Can Have This Town” and “Favorite Flowers,” previously only available on the iTunes exclusive version of the album. The LP will be released on standard black vinyl as well as limited edition translucent clear vinyl, available exclusively via Luke Bryan and UMG Nashville’s web stores.

Preorder Doin’ My Thing now: https://UMe.lnk.to/DoinMyThing

Upon release, Doin’ My Thing went Platinum and peaked at #2 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and #6 on the Billboard Top 200. The album produced a trio of hit singles: “Rain Is A Good Thing,” which became Bryan’s first #1 hit and was followed up by “Do I” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.” All three hits were co-written by Bryan and are a part of his 22 #1 song career tally, twelve of which he co-wrote. Doin’ My Thing also features Bryan’s distinctive cover version of the OneRepublic hit “Apologize.” 

In the decade since Bryan released Doin’ My Thing, he has twice been named a two-time Academy of Country Music and a two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a celebrity judge on ABC’s American Idol, a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years. Bryan has more certified digital singles than any other country artist, with 46 million tracks and 12 million albums with four Billion music streams. 

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