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What’s Hot South Florida Oct. 10 – Oct. 16

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Thursday, October 10

The Outshine Film Festival Fort Lauderdale starts tonight, and goes through next Sunday night October 20.  For more information on films or the parties go to Outshinefilm.com.

Friday, October 11

The Pub presents the first lady of rhythm, beauty and laughter, Helena Handbasket at 9:30pm. 

The American Airline Arena features one of the sexiest artists, Maluma, in his 11:11 World Tour. The 2018 Latin Grammy award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 5.1 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 40 million Instagram followers (making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram). The concert starts at 8pm, and tickets start at $61 at Aaarena.com.

Starting today and going through Monday, October 14, My Tropx is featuring a huge Columbus Day Sale where everything (except clearance) is 30% off for everyone!

Saturday, October 12

Stonewall Library & Archives (1300 East Sunrise Blvd) presents Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire & the Rise of Gay Liberation – SAGE Book Discussion Group from 11am to 12pm. Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler book – “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire” – chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic – families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors’ needs – revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. This event is free to attend, with a suggested donation of $5.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their monthly (2nd Saturday of the month) Cum-union event from 3 to 7pm. 

Magic City Casino is turning 10, and they are proud to celebrate in a big way with a FREE concert featuring these two Latin music legends: Victor Manuelle & Grupo Niche.  Labeled El Sonero de la Juventud, Victor Manuelle started his career in 1993 and has since sold millions of records worldwide and gained numerous accolades, becoming one of the most recognized Salsa artists of his generation. Known for their energetic, upbeat dance music as well as their romantic ballads, Grupo Niche continues to garner much success all over the world in a career that has spanned over four decades. The concert goes from 7 to 10pm, with general admission being free, and VIP options available at Magiccitycasino.com.

The Manor Complex presents guest DJ XKuse in the Ballroom. In the Ivy Dance room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturday’s pays tribute to the last weekend of Hispanic Heritage Month with 2 of their own royal members Estephania St Lords (Miss Noche Latina 2018) and Erik Lopez (Mr. Noche Latina 2019) along with DJ Larry Larr spinning 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, October 13

The second annual Hialeah Pride takes place at Hialeah Park (2200 E 4th Avenue) from 1 to 9pm. The event stars headliner Julio Iglesias Jr., Padrino Desmond Child, as well as Jaimie Wilson, Jessenia, DJ Citizen Jane, Nohemy, Vanessa Wong and a lot of local performers to light up the stage. They also feature a vendor area. General admission is free, but VIP tickets are $75, and I was there last year and they are well worth it! For more info or to purchase VIP tickets go to: HialeahPride.com.

Monday, October 14

The Re-election Campaign Kickoff and birthday party for our esteemed Mayor, Mayor Dean Trantalis takes place today from 6-8 p.m. at the Dalmar Hotel (299 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale). The Mayor says: “It’s been an exciting couple of years with great progress — we are improving our city infrastructure, we are launching a major initiative to improve our parks and build a new police station, we are partnering with David Beckham to revitalize the Lockhart Stadium property with a focus on youth and professional soccer, we are rebuilding the International Swimming Hall of Fame aquatic center, we’re taking a more comprehensive look at development, we stopped the Wave streetcar while making improvements to traffic planning, and so much more.  We won the last election because of the generosity of supporters like you. Your investment ensured we overcame the odds and make history. I hope you’ll help me again by becoming a kickoff supporter at one of these levels: Chair – $1,000; Host – $750; Champion – $500; Supporter – $250; Friend – $100*. If you can join them, please RSVP to campaign@trantalis.com. You also can donate online at electdeantrantalis.com.

Tuesday, October 15

GFLGLCC October Mixer at Living Room – W Fort Lauderdale (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Register Today!

Wednesday, October 16

The MDGLCC / GALLA, presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals. Join them for complimentary food bites and happy hour priced beverages at the Nau Lounge of the Intercontinental at Doral Miami (2505 NW 87th Ave). There will be free drawing of great prizes. Mingle and socialize with other professionals.  Take advantage of your visit to the Intercontinental at Doral Miami that evening dining at Blue Matisse (15% discount offered). Free admission. Open to the public. RSVP today at: Gaybizmiami.com. 

This is HOT

A decade ago no one heard the phrase Netflix and Chill and now it’s a huge part of our culture. There are so many amazing original content shows on Netflix: Sabrina, Dead to Me, The Crown, Queer Eye, just to name a few, and now you have to add The Politician to that list. 

The Politician dropped on September 27 and it tells the story of rich kid Payton who has always known he’s going to be president. But first he has to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: high school. The show stars Emmy, Tony, and Grammy winner Ben Platt, Oscar and Emmy winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and Oscar, Emmy, and Tony winner Jessica Lange, and is created by the fabulous team of Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.

Stream this show now. Its only eight episodes and I promise you won’t regret it!

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