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What’s Hot During Quarantine?


During the Quarantine I changed the way What’s Hot looked to talk more about things happening virtually, and on TV, as there weren’t any events we could go do as everything was closed. As we start to get back to the new normal the column will slowly metamorphosis back to its original format. 


Last Sunday, May 31 there were 2 events happening in town. The first was a car wash at Johnsons that featured some of their hot strippers washing cars for a $20 donation. All the money raised went to the strippers to help them in this time when they are not working. Pictured here is owner Matt with Wilton Manors Commissioner and Mayoral candidate, Julie Carson, along with some of their hottest men! 


Afterwards, we headed to Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey bar who were giving away FREE Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks as a prelude to their opening the next day, Monday, June 1. Their kitchen is now open 11am to 11pm (Sun –Wed) and to 1am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (curfew permitting). 


Friday, June 5

Boca Black Box presents: Hot Legs: A Tribute to Tina Turner, at 8pm. The Voice, the Heels the Strut are back on stage, with a stunning and powerful portrayal of one of pop’s biggest divas ever. Expect a blistering set of Tina Turner’s top hits. This show takes the audience through the life of Tina Turner from the early days when Anna Mae Bullock first met Ike Turner and later becoming the superstar Tina Turner. Capture the moment as she delivers a pulsating Tribute Show, emulating the sounds of the greatest ever Female Rock Legend. Due to current government restrictions and CDC regulations and guidelines, only 100 general admission tickets are available for this show meaning it’s on a first come, first seat basis. When you purchase your ticket, you will not have an assigned seat. This is to help us manage theatre capacity and ensure everyone will be socially distanced during the performance. Additionally, they are taking these measures to ensure the health of our guests, staff, and entertainment: Taking staff temperature before entering the theatre; Disinfecting every surface before and after events; Bartenders and ushers are wearing masks. Please call the box office at (561) 483-9036 if you have any questions or concerns! Boca Black Box Management.


Saturday, June 6

The Pet Projects Hidden Treasures at 2200 NW 9th Avenue, in Wilton Manors is featuring a Huge Sidewalk Sale entirely outside from 12 to 4pm. The sale will include furniture, artwork, pet items as well as bags of clothing for only $10. For more info go to Thepetprojectfl.org


30th Anniversary Magical beats

On Saturday June 6 at 2pm, One Magical Weekend and CircuitParty.Live will be hosting 12 hours of 30th Anniversary Magical beats. Their DJs generously donated their time and incredible talent to the Kindred Pride Foundation and the #taketheredshirtchallenge mission. Love, Thanks, and Hugs to their International DJs Paulo, Twisted Dee, Oscar Velazquez, Edgar Velazquez, GSP, Cindel, Obra Primativa, Bio Zounds, Sinna-G, Alex Cabot, Edil Hernandez, and JB Burgos!  Shout out and Thanks to their Hostess, Peaches from Atlanta (aka as Tiger Queen)! Nationally sponsored by Pride Radio26 Health, and Engayged Weddings. This event is a partnership with Kindred Pride Foundation, Pride Radio, CircuitParty.Live, One Magical Weekend, and more!


Out at the Fair: Virtual

Out at the Fair Summer Tour 2020 has been adjusted drastically by the COVID-19 pandemic. The OATF festival continues to evolve and find new ways to connect with our community. June 6, 2020, it would have been their 10th Annual Festival at the San Diego County Fair. Even though that celebration will be postponed until 2021, they are bringing Out at the Fair to LIVE Showcase to celebrate together. This show will be streamed LIVE on June 6, 2020, at 4pm (EST) at: OutattheFair.com/live 


Queer Eye: Season 5

This boat couldn’t hit land soon enough! Grab your oars, a life vest, and an extremely absorbent box of tissues because Queer Eye Season 5 is arriving in Philadelphia, June 5th! #QE5. The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye returns ready to transform the stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants at the hands of the Fab Five. Now in its fifth season, Queer Eye’s fearless ambassadors head east to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, to bring their infectious brand of self-love, confidence and encouragement to a whole new roster of heroes. The series returned to Netflix in 2018 going global and introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspectives and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture) and Tan France (Fashion). 


History Fort Lauderdale

While History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, has not officially reopened to the public amidst COVID-19 concerns just yet, its “Walk Fort Lauderdale” app is available year-round. Offered as a free download via the Florida Stories app through the App Store and Google Play, “Walk Fort Lauderdale” is an ideal way to celebrate Historic Preservation Month by viewing archival photos, renderings and cultural narratives that allow visitors to learn about the colorful history of Fort Lauderdale at their own pace and on their own time during this period of coronavirus social distancing. “Walk Fort Lauderdale” includes up to 1.5 miles and 12 significant locations with accompanying audio descriptions of five minutes or less per stop plus historic renderings.  Stops include the banks of the New River and Bryan Homes on the History Fort Lauderdale Campus, the Bryan/Abreu building (201 SW 2nd St.) the bus station, Pace Furniture and Bivans Hotel (200 SW Brickell Ave.), the Main Library (100 S. Andrews) and more. The Fort Lauderdale tour is complemented with a 4”x 9” printed full-color rack card with tour stop icons and a map. For more information about reopening times and new visitor guidelines for History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit them online at historyfortlauderdale.org


Outshine’s Cocktails & Cinema Virtual Happy Hour
Cocktails & Cinema, a FREE Monthly Movie Happy Hour presented by OUTshine that normally takes place the Second Tuesday of Every Month at The Gayest Hotel in Miami Beach: Hotel Gaythering, is NOW VIRTUAL! For June 9th, the category Is… Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall (2017). Join them at home for their Cocktails & Cinema Happy Hour as you fix yourself a cocktail… or two, and mingle with your fellow filmgoers & other movie buffs starting at 6:30pm via Zoom Video and Chat before grabbing a seat in their Virtual Theater for the movie starting at 7pm. Rsvp at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsd-Csrj0qGNSY7LgbpCQ7V6sPxgQ1qFbo. Stick around after the movie for their Cocktails & Conversations Trivia where you can treat yourself to another drink, share your thoughts on the film in their ChatBack, and “Virtually” spin their OUTshine Sun Trivia Wheel to win Free Tickets to any OUTshine Film Festival Regular Film Screening at their Miami & Fort Lauderdale Editions happening in October! 


National Donut Day

The Salvation Army of Broward County has partnered with Dunkin’ to honor local first responders on National Donut Day, Friday, June 5. Dunkin’ will supply hundreds of donuts to The Salvation Army to distribute to Broward men and women presently saving lives on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “National Donut Day is a reminder that small acts can make a big difference in our community, as evidenced by these past two months which have emphasized our heroes and our hardships,” said Major Stephen Long, area commander for The Salvation Army of Broward County. “We are most grateful to Dunkin’ for their generous donation and support of our mission to do the most good.”Established by The Salvation Army in 1938, National Donut Day is held annually on the first Friday in June to honor the Donut Lassies, who served the tasty treats to soldiers in France on the front lines of World War I. The donut now serves as a symbol of the services and comfort The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people each year. The Salvation Army still serves donuts, in addition to warm meals and hydration, to those in need during times of disaster. Organizations interested in donating food and/or funds to The Salvation Army of Broward County should contact  Alyse Gossman, director of development, at (954) 712-2431 or via email at Alyse.Gossman@uss.salvtionarmy.org.To learn more about National Donut Day, visit salvationarmyusa.org/usn/national-donut-day/.

Eye of the Storm

The Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) invite families across the nation, especially those in hurricane-prone regions, to explore this FREE virtual series, Eye of the Storm.  In this episode, you’ll learn about hurricane science and fly into the eye of the storm with hurricane hunters. Step aboard a uniquely-outfitted plane, hear directly from a hurricane hunter about her career and see all of the latest gadgets, drones and tracking devices from inside the storm. Then you’ll fly over to the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Leighton Family Hangar, a brand new, state-of-the-art aviation-themed makerspace, for some awesome aeronautical activities. Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jZmUSoEysY


Hottest Gay TV Scenes of All Time

In celebration of June’s Pride month, Mr. Man, the world’s leading online library of every male nude scene in the history of film and television, has revealed its Hottest Gay TV Scenes of All Time.  “This follows last year’s Pride celebration that featured the Ten Hottest Gay Scenes in Hollywood History,” says Phil Henricks of Mr. Man. “Since movie theatres remain closed due to the pandemic, we thought we would focus this year’s list on the guys heating up the small screen.” The top ten winning scenes were selected through a comprehensive process that included the editorial, production and marketing teams from Mr. Man.  HBO reigns supreme among the paid TV networks with the greatest number of shows on the list.  ABC-TV is the only major network to appear on the list. The #1 Hottest Gay TV Scene of All Time features a Game of Thrones star before he appeared on the hit show.  “The talent and the networks featured on the Hottest Gay TV Scenes of All Time list should be applauded this Pride,” says Henricks.   “They are pioneers who dared to portray gay sex on the small screen, many times in the face of adversity.”  For more information and the complete list of the Hottest Gay TV Scenes of All Time, visit:  Mrman.com

Historic Private Membership Club For Sale

321 Slammer, the legendary private club located directly on Sunrise Boulevard, is for sale.  The owner, John Pradon, comments “I was the first bartender hired at 321 in 2007, and worked my way to owning this amazing business.  I’d like to see it continue … but it’s now time for me to explore other interests and opportunities.” The club was previously the infamous Platos Repeat, and is one of the most unusual private clubs anywhere.  The business and licenses go back over forty years at this location.  The list price of $1,795,000 includes the business, building, and land, with an additional parcel of land to the west.  Contact Toni Barone (954-253-0499) or Pat Burnside (305-389-5800) at Patricia Burnside Realty for more information.  Serious inquiries only please and by appointment only.


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