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What’s Hot South Florida Oct. 17 – Oct. 23

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents “Revolution” a concert commemorating and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall hosted by Miss CoCo Peru.

Thursday, October 17

Millions of people around the world will go purple on Spirit Day. Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against the bullying of LGBTQ youth. Join the movement to end bullying by visiting glaad.org/spiritday to take the pledge and learn more about how you and your community can support LGBTQ youth. 

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents RuPaul’s Drag Race UK weekly viewing party (this is the uncensored UK version) hosted by TP Lords

Friday, October 18

SAGE of South Florida & Prime Gentlemen present the movie: Tom of Finland at 1:30 pm at the Pride Center (2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors). This is a FREE event with free soda and popcorn served during the movie. For those interested, there is an optional lunch planned before the movie at 12pm at Galanga’s Thai Restaurant, 2389 Wilton Drive (two blocks south of Five Corners).

The play Daddy Issues starts today at the Theater at the Center for Spiritual Living (4849 N Dixie Hwy). For tickets go to: Daddyissuestheplay.com or call 800-595-4849.

Saturday, October 19

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents “Revolution” a concert commemorating and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall hosted by Miss CoCo Peru. The event takes place at the Broward Center at 7pm. For tickets go to PrideWindEnsemble.org or call 800-745-3000.

The National LGBTQ Task Force presents its 23rd annual Gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to honor Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp for their leadership in the LGBTQ community. Cruz and Rapp currently co-star on the award-winning CBS All Access original series Star Trek: Discovery, where they play the first openly gay couple in the Star Trek universe. The theme is Fifty Years of Fierce! Fierce celebrates the intensity and passion with which the LGBTQ community has loved and lost, fought, and thrived in the fifty years since the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Tickets for the event are $450, available at: Thetaskforcegala.org.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents their monthly Beast party starring DJ Alex Ramos

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! 

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents the 10th annual Active Aging Health Expo from 10am to 2pm. The event will have 60 vendors and last year had over 600 attendees. For more information contact Bruce at 954-463-9005 ext 109. 

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.

The Manor Complex presents their annual Pink Party in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the Ballroom hear the sounds of DJ Sushiman. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays, stars Sasha Lords and Juliana Rivera (Miss 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 20

SAGE of South Florida proudly presents: The Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists performing an afternoon of arias from the four operas to be presented in their 2019-2020 season. The concert will be held at 2pm in the Main Hall of The Pride Center. The concert is free, open to the general public and plenty of free parking will be available. Light refreshments to be served after the performance.  For further information, please call the SAGE message line at 954-634-7219.

The Ramrod presents their monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code) on the patio from 9pm until midnight hosted by the new Mr. Ramrod: Blaze Onyx.

Monday, October 21

The Wilton Manors Business Association presents a Health and Wellness Expo at Hagen Park Community Center (2020 Wilton Drive) from 5 to 8pm. The event is free and will feature giveaways, food, and music by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, fitness demonstrations, health checks and more! 

Wednesday, October 23

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites you to its popular and well attended bi-monthly Spotlight Mega-Mixer at the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd) from 6-9pm. Mingle and network with Chamber members, guests, visitors, and the community at large. Leverage the “Business Card Bulletin Board” for visibility. Chamber Ambassadors will assist in making connections and answer inquiries on membership & benefits. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of various Chamber members including tickets to the play “The Cake” at the Adrienne Arsht Center from December 5th – 22nd. Courtesy tours of the Adrienne Arsht Center during the event. Complimentary food bites by BRAVA by Brad Kilgore restaurant. Open bar courtesy of Bacardi. Music by DJ JesiMixx of Event Party Productions. Photos by Marta Neira Photography. There is a maximum capacity for this event of 150 guests. Guests must rsvp and pay for their admission online. No walk-ins/ admission at the door. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for all others.

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Key West will be celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy Fest, with this year’s theme: “In Tune but Off Key!” Whether you’re an alto, a baritone, a soprano, or even tone deaf, you can march to the beat of your own drum in your most creative costumes. Become your rock star idol, create a dance routine with your favorite jazzercise group, or transport yourself back to the best songs of your childhood. The ideas are endless, so find the right pitch, sing along with the melody, and do the twist down to Key West this October!

Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups. Started in 1979 by a small group of Key West locals, the party was created to bring visitors to the island in what was a typically quiet, but beautiful season. It worked. Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Fun-loving revelers from around the globe bring their creativity and imaginations as they descend upon Key West each year in October for 10 days filled with costuming, parades, libations, and excitement! While there check out 801, and Bourbon St Pub for music, dancing, boys and great libations. If you need a place to stay, New Orleans House is right on top of Bourbon Pub and right in the center of all the action! 

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