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August 13-19


Quibi Presents About Face

Model and beauty mogul Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teams up with the titans of the beauty industry for About Face, a six-episode series for Quibi. In About Face, Huntington-Whiteley explores the entrepreneurship that built the beauty empires of Emily Weiss, Huda Kattan, Jen Atkin, Kylie Jenner, PONY Syndrome and Sir John. From tenacity to triumph, the series tracks the trajectories of the artists who shape tastes and blaze trails. Intimately told, About Face is a celebration of grit, diligence, and ingenuity.  


GaGa Radio on Apple Music

The inspiration for Lady Gaga’s hyperactive number one album Chromatica came from one magical place: the dance floor. Now, every Friday on her brand new GaGa Radio show on Apple Music, she honors the larger-than-life genre of dance music by speaking with the DJs, divas, and producers who inspired her and who helped bring Chromatica to life. And each episode will include an exclusive DJ mix from one of Gaga’s guests. It’s a celebration of dance music when we need it most. “The last few weeks I’ve been figuring out different ways at home that I can be of service to what I would call the singular global community, one that I believe to be kind in nature, one that I believe to be very special to my heart and I believe to the hearts of many,” Gaga said. “And so I’ve been thinking of all the ways that I can be someone that contributes to the society and the world. I’m super thrilled, excited to have this show and this opportunity to play an incredible mix of music every week”


Broward Center Presents Christopher Jackson Virtually

Christopher Jackson: live from the west side is a livestream event benefiting the Broward Center presented by Cleveland Clinic on Saturday, August 15. You know him as George Washington in Hamilton. now, see tony award-nominated actor and Grammy and Emmy award-winning songwriter/composer Christopher Jackson perform from New York’s new world stages in a special livestream event. Venuezoom at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Browardcenter.org


Smart Ride Virtual Town Hall  

The Smart Ride 17 invites everyone to join them for their virtual town-hall on Monday, August 17th at 7pm where they will present SMART Ride17. They are excited about this year’s ride and the potential it has to make a significant difference. To register for this town hall, follow this link TownHall.TheSMARTRide.org


Pitch Black and Flash Gordon
Arrow Video releases its first ever titles in 4K Ultra HD – two sci-fi classics, the superb space shocker Pitch Black, starring Vin Diesel, and the beloved and brilliantly timeless Flash Gordon, directed by Mike Hodges. These two definitive, and stunningly-presented editions, restored in 4K with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), are just the start of Arrow Video’s journey into a dazzling hi-definition world that offers viewers astonishing, pin-sharp resolution, bringing film favourites to life like never before.


Project Power

On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it. Netflix releases Project Power on Friday, August 14. For more information go to Netflix.com/projectpower. 


Anxiety and Depression Help

Struggle with anxiety or feel isolated or disconnected? We can help you recognize patterns that may lead to distress. Learn techniques to help you be aware of your thoughts & behaviors. This FREE program incorporates interactive journaling and is designed to help you prevent your challenges from becoming worse. Get individualized LGBTQI+ competent mental health care at NO COST! Sunserve.org/programs/mental-health-counseling/contact-us-mental-health/


One Blood Drive – August 15 – December 13

Looking for a way to give back to the community? Donate blood at Gulfstream Park Village and get a free COVID-19 antibody test. In partnership with One Blood, Gulfstream Park Village will be hosting a monthly blood drive starting on Saturday, August 15, from 1-7 p.m., in Pegasus Park. Donors will also receive a free One Blood tote bag and a wellness checkup. 


Send Lake Worth Playhouse Your Shorts!

The Playhouse is seeking short sketches to be included in Season 2 of thei Digital Short Series: The Not Ready for Covid-19 Players. All shorts must be comedic in nature, be less than 10 minutes (5 to 6 pages), and must take place on a virtual communication platform like Zoom, FaceTime, etc. No monologues. They will review your submission and if your sketch is selected, they will cast it and guide you through the process of getting it on its feet and recording it. Once recorded, they will edit it and include it in Season 2 of The Not Ready for Covid-19 Players. Please send submissions to daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org. Deadline for submissions are August 18. 


MOCA Virtually Hosts “I Am A Man”

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will host a free virtual program as part of its “Conversations at MOCA” series on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7pm.  In conjunction with Carl Juste’s current public artwork, “I Am A Man,” on MOCA plaza, art historian and curator Elizabeth Shannon will present “Two Voices, One Vision: When Writers and Photographers Collaborate.” During the event, Shannon will explore a variety of collaborations between photographers and writers. Looking at a wide selection of photographic artworks where image and text combine to create new meanings, she will discuss photobooks including James Agee and Walker Evans’ Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes’ The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal (1964), among others. The virtual event will be live via Zoom. To reserve a spot, guests may visit https://conversationsatmoca.eventbrite.com​.


The Lake Worth Playhouse Presents  Sister Act
They invite you to mark your calendars and join them for the On Demand release of the Lake Worth Playhouse’s Production of Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy on Friday August 14th at 7pm. Watch and relive this high energy and soulful production or experience it for the first time! Buy tickets at: Showtix4u.com/event-details/39185


South Florida Symphony’s Movie Night

It’s movie night with SFSO! Join us for Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic, a charming and revealing documentary that paints an intimate portrait of the revered Russian-born classical pianist. In extensive interviews, the famed performer jokes, talks about his life and his favorite music — including the work of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin and Frédéric Chopin. He also plays pieces by those and other composers, including Bach and Mozart. His wife, Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, appears alongside him and shares many memories about their life together. The movie starts at 8pm on Saturday, August 15 at southfloridasymphony.org/intermission-music-series/


See The Hollywood Sign on Camera

The Hollywood Sign Trust today announced that new high definition cameras have been installed to provide viewers with enhanced images of the Hollywood Sign when they log onto the official website, HollywoodSign.org. The Hollywood Sign was originally installed as a giant billboard for a real estate development (Hollywoodland) in 1923. Today, the Sign is a universal metaphor for the place, industry, lifestyle and aspiration known as Hollywood –and stands as one of the world’s best-known monuments.


FLIFF Drive-In Cinema Presents La Bamba on Saturday August 15

La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows the life and career of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Danielle von Zerneck, and Joe Pantoliano. The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Drive-In Cinema is held at Pier Sixty-Six Marina South at 2150 SE 17 Street in Fort Lauderdale (on the SE corner of the 17th Bridge). Gates open 7pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm. Food trucks are available on site. Admission per carload is $30 General Admission, $20 Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina neighbors, and $15 FLIFF Production Assistant & Director Level members. Drive-In Guidelines: Arriving, give your name to the Staffer at the Gate.  Follow parking directions – Taller vehicles in the back. If you leave your vehicle to go to the Food Truck or concession or rest rooms, WEAR YOUR MASK! Do not congregate – Maintain Social Distancing! Tickets must be purchased in advance online at FLIFF.com


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