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Last Saturday, September 26, Roosters organized a Voter Registration event that was held in the Compass Parking Lot, and starred Randy Fenoli and chewy form “Say Yes To the Dress.”  This included a celebrity meet and greet with social distance selfies and community outreach. The event was held all outside, and masks and social distancing were practiced. 

Also on Saturday, Latinos Salud invited everyone to come meet their Homestead staff at Harris Field Park from 3 to 8pm. While their attendees were invited to take their survey and 3 lucky people won a $50 gift certificate. While there you were also offered a free HIV test and the opportunity to meet one of their Latino nurses and learn about how you could get a same day Prep prescription. 

 

Friday, October 2

The Pub Wilton Manors presents TGIF Electra, better late than never. You can’t stop this showgirl as she celebrates 62 with a birthday of pandemic proportions at 8:30pm.

 

Sunday, October 4

National Vodka Day – Toast Distillers, Inc., best-known for its ultra-premium vodka, Toast Vodka, the world’s first ultra-premium, unflavored vodka made with coconut water is celebrating National Vodka day on October 4. Their vodka is 100% corn based, six times distilled, gluten-free and non-GMO. Toast Distillers, Inc., has recently launched its e-commerce website at Toastvodka.com. The site makes it easy to purchase Toast Vodka™ from anywhere in the U.S. In honor of National Vodka Day they are sharing with us:

 

The Perfect Dirty Martini: (Ingredients: 2 oz. Toast vodka, .5 oz. dry vermouth, .5 oz. olive brine, and Olives to garnish)

  • Stir all of the ingredients in a mixing glass, but even a pint glass will work in a pinch. First, add 2 oz. of Toast vodka to the mixing glass. 
  • Next, add .5 oz. of dry vermouth and olive brine to the glass. 
  • Add just enough ice to cover the liquid. When you start stirring, you’ll the ice drop below the liquid line and the glass will get nice and cold. As soon as this happens, strain the liquid into a previously frozen coupe or martini glass. Make sure to quickly strain the liquid so that you do not over dilute the cocktail. 
  • Garnish the martini with an olive skewer, and sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 

New Single for fab, The Duo

Fab The Duo, biracial glam pop-rock duo and real-life couple, released their brand new single,”Party For Two.” The perfectly-timed quarantine bop is a celebration of staying in and bringing down the house with your dance partner of choice when you’ve got “nothing to do.” Buy/stream the song: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/fabtheduo/party-for-two

 

Starry Nights are now Sunny Days at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.                               Starting October 1, the Museum (One East Las Olas, Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer free admission to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month from 11 AM to 5 PM during Free First Thursday Sunny Days presented by AutoNation. Sunny Days replaces NSU Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Starry Nights evening programming, which has been discontinued at this time. The Museum’s new health and safety guidelines that include reduced capacity (25 percent capacity limit), required wearing of facial coverings and physical distancing can be found at nsuartmuseum.org. All of the Museum’s exhibitions have reopened to the public, including Happy!, which has been extended through October 11. Other exhibitions currently on view are: I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America; Transitions and Transformations; and William J. Glackens from Pencil to Paint. In support of AutoNation’s DRV PNK Initiative which kicks into high gear in October, NSU Art Museum is proud to offer FREE Admission to all frontline healthcare workers on Saturday October 3. For additional information, please visit nsuartmuseum.org or call 954-525-5500. Connect with the Museum on social media @nsuartmuseum. 

 

Dolly Parton Releases Holly Dolly Christmas on October 2 
GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly Parton releases her Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, available everywhere on October 2. Releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, A Holly Dolly Christmas is Dolly’s first holiday album in 30 years and includes some of the timeless Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as a few original tracks. Five of the 12 tracks were written solely by Dolly with one additional co-write with Kent Wells. Duet partners and featured artists on the album are some of Dolly’s dearest friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton. To purchase a A Holly Dolly Christmas, go to Dollyparton.com. Recently, Dolly also announced her partnership with Chronicle Books to release Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. The visual memoir and annotated songbook will give an intimate look at Dolly’s enduring career as a songwriter, musician, and Country legend. Fans will have access to the stories behind the lyrics in Dolly’s own words with never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia, bringing them closer to her work than ever before. The Recorded Books audiobook form and CD of Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics will be available on November 17, 2020 and is currently available for preorder at Dolly.ChronicleBooks.com.

 

The War With Grandpa 

Sixth-grader Peter (Oakes Fegley) is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences. Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, The War with Grandpa is a hilarious family comedy releasing in theaters on October 9, featuring an all-star supporting cast: Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Laura Marano and Jane Seymour.

 

Song Explorer Releases on Netflix October 2

Based on the acclaimed podcast of the same name, and from host Hrishikesh Hirway and Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, each episode of Song Exploder features some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. The series weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics. Featured artists include 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys, who breaks down “3 Hour Drive” from her 2020 album, ALICIA; Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who delves into the creation of “Wait for It” from the musical phenomenon “Hamilton”; Rock & Roll Hall of Famers R.E.M. who open up about the influences behind the life-changing track “Losing My Religion”; and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Ty Dolla $ign who discusses the inspiration behind “LA,” the deeply personal opening track from his gold-certified major label debut album, FREE TC. For more information, go to: 

Netflix.com/SongExploder.

 

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice. Winner of the Directing Prize at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Forty-Year-Old Version is a hilariously candid and deeply personal debut from writer/director Radha Blank. A fresh addition to the New York City slice-of-life canon shot in lush black and white 35mm, Blank’s film is an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell. Premieres on Netflix on October 9. 

 

Queen + Adam Lambert to release first LIVE album 

Since their first appearance together in 2009 when Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared as guests on the finale of the eighth season of American Idol on which Adam Lambert was a contestant, the combination of Queen + Adam Lambert has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the world’s biggest drawing touring bands. Their most recent tour of Oceania saw them selling out to massive audiences, with a single show at Sydney’s ANZ stadium drawing a record crowd of over 60,000.  To date the band has played to a worldwide audience approaching 4 million. However the arrival of COVID-19 forced their imminent UK and European summer tour to be postponed until next year. With this in mind, Queen + Adam Lambert looked to other ways to console the almost half a million disappointed fans already holding tickets. Queen + Adam Lambert have now confirmed they will release their first-ever live album Queen + Adam Live Around the World. The release comes worldwide October 2nd in CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray and Vinyl formats. To purchase go to: Queenonline.com

 

Absolute Queen, A Tribute band

c, is set for Saturday, October 3 doors open at 7pm and the concert begins at 8pm.  Absolute Queen has spent hundreds of hours in the studio studying Queen’s many layered harmony vocals and instrumentation to deliver the most authentic sounding Queen experience. Seating inside Stage 954 is limited to 226, including seven VIP tables. VIP Tables are $30 per seat for tables of four. Tier 1 tickets are $10. Tier 2 tickets are $8. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: CasinoDaniaBeach.com

Yellow Rose Premieres in Theaters October 9th

Yellow Rose is the timely story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known. The film stars Grammy-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown and Miss Saigon) in her feature film debut, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan (Mula sa puso) and Tony Award®-winner and Grammy®-nominee Lea Salonga (Mulan, Aladdin).  

The Doorman Premiering on Digital and On Demand on October 9

In this punishing action-thriller starring Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2), a former Marine turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader (Jean Reno, Léon: The Professional) – while struggling to protect her sister’s family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly fighting skills to end the showdown. Also starring: Aksel Hennie, Rupert Evans, Julian Feder, Louis Mandylor, Dan Southworth, Hideaki Itô, David Sakurai, and Kila Lord Cassidy. 

 

Hubie Halloween Stars and Produced by Adam Sandler

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph. Hubie Halloween drops on Netflix October 7. 

 

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