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What’s Hot South Florida: February 5 – 16

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Friday, February 5

The Adrienne Arsht Center is pleased to announce a new lineup of in-person performances continuing with Yoli Mayor, Live on the Plaza at 7:30pm Miami’s own powerhouse vocalist Yoli Mayor is a soulful singer-songwriter reminiscent of artists like Amy Winehouse and Etta James widely known for making it to the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” in 2017. Mayor shares her passion for music, honesty and heart to make people feel something. As a homegrown Cuban-American artist, Mayor continues to perform globally and will be self-releasing her first EP soon. For tickets, which are only $15 and more information, go to Arshtcenter.org.

Falling premieres today in theaters, on digital and on demand. Falling follows John (Viggo Mortensen) who lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago, while his conservative father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. In the early stages of dementia, Willis is brought to John’s California home to help him relocate. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.

Saturday, February 6

In an effort to change the negative perceptions of African American Men in the media, 5J Entertainment in collaboration with a prominent assembly of Black leaders and professionals is pleased to announce the pioneering documentary “What About Me” which will air in syndication today through February 28. The men featured in the film include actor Marcus Scribner of ABC’s “Black-ish;” actor Timon Kyle Durrett of OWN’s “Queen Sugar;” actor Roshon Fegan of OWN’s “Greenleaf;” attorney Todd Belcore of Social Change; and Civil Rights Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, The Warrior Lawyer. “What About Me is a riveting look into the experience of African American men and their history in America,” said D. John Jackson of 5J Entertainment. “Black men and boys have endured extreme racism and prejudice in every aspect of their lives from, economics, jobs, politics and even social existence to this very day. Yet, we are still succeeding. However, the struggle continues, and our stories, emotions and traumas need to be explored, heard and discussed.” For more information about the film, please visit us on Facebook and Instagram at @whataboutmedocumentary.

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents “Anticipation” by Gabriel Garbow, showing today through Apr 2 (SU, WED & TH 4-10pm & Fri & Sat 4-11:45pm or by appointment 954.274.7047.  Visit the studio at 2215 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors or shop ONLINE at claudiacastilloARTstudio.com.

Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor Complex celebrates Shakira in tribute to her birthday. The night will star Sasha Lords as Shakira as well as Miss Noche Latina 2020/21 Velvet Lenore, and  feature the sounds of DJ Duniel. Doors open at 10pm with no cover before 11pm.

Sunday, February 7

The Pub features an Under The Stars Super Bowl Tailgate Party from 4-11pm including a 20 foot screen on the Outdoor patio as well as specials all day. As always socially distanced tables and chairs at The Pub.

Flip Flops Dockside Monthly T Dance (first Sunday of every month) takes place today from 2 to 6pm with two shows. The first is from 2 to 4pm and features Rianna Petrone and Kataleya Davenport and the second show is form 4 to 6pm and features Selena Jimenez and Velvet Lenore. DJ Josh Atom Spins all afternoon!

The Alibi/Monkey Bar invites you to come watch the Super Bowl on many TV screens with great specials and the Get Lit Show starring Missy Meyakie LePaige directly following Super Bowl.

Friday, February 12

The Illuminate Coral Gables exhibition will turn the streets, historic buildings, and public spaces of Coral Gables into a brilliant outdoor museum. With downtown Coral Gables, FL as a three-dimensional canvas, this first-of-its-kind exhibition will fill the beautiful city with newly commissioned and existing works by world-renowned local, national & international artists and emerging virtuosos. Unveiling today, Illuminate Coral Gables will bring stunning interactive art, video projections, and light sculptures to the streets of Coral Gables.  This free experience will be on view through March 14th from 6 – 10 pm Wednesdays through Sundays.

Make a trip and break out of your shell with Barb and Star. From the gals who brought you Bridesmaids (co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) comes Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar. Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time…ever. Romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot.

Breaking News in Yuba County premieres today on digital platforms and select theatres. After her husband goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search in Yuba County to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hijinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna-be mobster (Awkwafina), a relentless local policewoman (Regina Hall), her half-sister (Mila Kunis) a local news reporter desperate for a story, and her husband’s dead-beat brother (Jimmi Simpson), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance. Breaking News in Yuba County is a dark and twisted comedy that explores the outrageous lengths some will go to in order to garner some much-desired attention.

Saturday, February 13

The Pub features a Cupid’s Crush Valentine show hosted by Lady Marisa and featuring Franchesque Richards as well as vocalists Jordana Forrest & Zay at 10pm.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation presents a virtual show entitled “Burlesque: A Show About Safer Sex” at 8pm. Free tickets available at AHFEvents.org.

Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor Complex Celebrates Valentines starring Erika Norell and special guest Vasti Love Montana, who will be celebrating her birthday. The night will feature the sounds of DJ Duniel. Doors open at 10pm with no cover before 11pm.

Tuesday, February 16

The Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a special Fresh Face show in honor of Mardi Gras at 9:30pm. They invite you to come see a great show and collect your beads.

Artserve Seeking Works that Promote Environmental Awareness

ArtServe is seeking ecologically thematic works and performances that promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices; and/or explore threats to local and global environments, while highlighting and drawing a sense of urgency to the human impact in South Florida’s fragile ecosystem. Through this exhibition and educational programming, they are aiming to celebrate climate solutions and ecological sustainability initiatives; and show how humanity must be anchored and connected to the natural environment socially, philosophically, economically, and spiritually. The fee to submit is $25 – ArtServe Members, and $40 – Non-Members at https://artserve.org/portfolio-item/call-to-artists-changing-landscapes. Submission deadline is Friday, February 12th at 11pm EST

Two Bad Tourists Name Two South Florida Hotels

Two Bad Tourists named 2 south Florida hotels on their 5 top Cool gay Hotels. Congrats to (below are quotes):

Hôtel Gaythering (Miami)
Located in South Beach where prestigious Lincoln Rd meets the Bay. More than just a hotel, Gaythering is a place where you can meet, socialize and enjoy a laid back Miami vibe.

The Grand (Fort Lauderdale)
Fort Lauderdale boasts roughly 15 gay-specific guest houses, hotels and resorts. For the most elegant and luxurious of the bunch, we recommend The Grand Resort located just off the beach in the center of town.

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