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What’s Hot South Florida LGBT Events: Nov. 14 – Nov. 20

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The SMART Ride 2019

Thursday, November 14

Back by popular demand, Twist presents Doll Brawl Thursdays: Round 2 starring host and referee Athena Dion with DJ Aulden Brown spinning. The competition starts at midnight sharp where the audience decides the winner. 

Friday, November 15

SAGE of South Florida & Prime Gentlemen present “Rocketman,” at 1:30 pm in the Main Hall, at the Pride Center, 2020 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. “Rocketman,” starring an electrifying Taron Egerton as the young, addicted, conflicted, gay and gifted Elton John, 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 Reginal Dwight into international superstar Elton John.  There’s plenty of sex, not to mention pills being popped and coke getting snorted. There will be free soda and popcorn served during the movie. (For those interested, there is an optional lunch planned before the movie at 12:00pm at Galanga Thai Restaurant, 2389 Wilton Drive). This is a FREE event. 

M.R. Productions & National Showgirl Pageantry present the crowning of Atlantic Coast National Showgirl Supreme 2019/20 at 9pm at The Pub. The event will be hosted by Michael Cavo (Honorary Miss Florida F.I.) and feature Amy DeMilo (National Showgirl Supreme 2019), as well as Missy Meyakie LePaige, Sharde Ross and Lady Marissa

Saturday, November 16

The monthly Wilton Manors Art Walk takes place today from 5-8pm up and down Wilton Drive. Enjoy and evening of fun as some of south Florida’s artists display paintings, photographs, jewelry, and sculpture. For more info, go to: AWWM.org.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents their monthly Beast Party starring DJ Alex Ramos with no cover, and the kitchen is open late. 

The official Smart Ride After Party takes place at The Bourbon Pub where the New Orleans House Garden and Pool Bar is open to all. Jeff moss will be singing live from 8-10pm, and the Men of Bourbon starting at 10pm with VJ Gary Nolan

The Club Fort Lauderdale presents “Reserection: A Second Coming” starting at 10pm. Get there earlier as this event tends to sell out. 

Harmonics and Colors and The Pride Center at Equality Park presents Jazz at the Center featuring Fanni Sarkozy who is a classically trained pianist who transforms traditional and contemporary jazz favorites into soulful new interpretations. Doors open at7pm with the performance at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance at Eventbrite.com, and $25 at the door (cash only). 

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex presents special guest stars Selena Jimenez and Nicole T Phillips (Miss Florida F.I. at Large 2016). The night also stars guest DJ Cubano Miik and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4am and feature No Cover before midnight for Fl Res. After Midnight admission is only $7 for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night). 

Sunday, November 17

The Ramrod presents their monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code) on the Patio from 9pm to midnight hosted by the Lambda Men’s Brotherhood. 

Monday, November 18

Wilton Manors Taste of the Island takes place tonight from 6-9pm at Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve. For more information or to purchase tickets, which are $35, go to TasteoftheIsland.org.

Tuesday, November 19

Join Cultural Ambassador Everett Osceola of the Seminole Tribe of Florida as he shares the rich history of alligator wrestling and firsthand knowledge of interacting with gators during this month’s History Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stranahan House, located at 335 S.E. 6th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Everett will be joined by Jonathan ‘Cattail’ Vazquez, a noted alligator wrestler who has appeared on various television programs including History Channel’s “Swamp Men.” Discover how the Seminoles learned to interact with alligators and share their home and the Everglades with the large reptiles. Guests will even have the opportunity to interact with an albino baby alligator! Tickets for History Happy Hours are $15 for Historic Stranahan House Museum members and $20 for non-members and are available at www.tinyurl.com/StranahanHistoryHappyHour

Wednesday, November 20

Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) Observance The Pride Center – Schubert Building main room from 7 to 9 pm.  this worldwide annual candle lighting observance honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender bigotry and violence.

The monthly Pride Skate Night happens from 7-10pm at Xtreme Action Park. This is a monthly unique fundraiser benefitting the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival. The event features roller skating, dancing, Live DJ, Full liquor bar, and special guest performances including the South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. To purchase tickets in advance go to: Xtremeactionpark.com/Stonewall-Pride-skate-nights.

This is HOT

The New Line Cinema drama “The Good Liar” pairs Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen (“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “Gods and Monsters”) on the big screen for the first time.   

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online.  As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.  

“The Good Liar” also stars Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”). 

“The Good Liar” was filmed on location in London and Berlin.  It opens in theatres on Friday, November 15.

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