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What’s Hot South Florida: March 4 – 12

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Thursday, March 4

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Winter Party Festival goes virtual this year from March 4-6 with the theme: The Power of us! For more information go to Winterparty.com.

Starting today through Sunday, March 7, Gulfstream Park will host a “Drive-In Laser Light Show,” an immersive laser light show experience. The socially distanced event will include action-packed laser lights and exciting graphic effects, all set to current pop, classic rock, a tribute to Van Halen, and other popular artists. There will be two shows per night, each show length is approximately 40 minutes. Gates open at 5pm for the 7pm show, and 8pm for the 9pm show.

Friday, March 5

It’s 305 day and many places have specials to celebrate Miami. Two such places are: Kush Hialeah (1000 East 16th Street) – Guests can enjoy complimentary Voli 305 Vodka shots, raffle prizes, a live DJ, plus a breakdance battle performance by Olympic qualifier, Sergio Garcia a.k.a. B-Boy Zeku, along with a special appearance by DJ Laz! They will also feature $3.05 ham croquetas with a portion of all sales benefitting 305 Gives BackAt 6PM the Kush team will break out the “786 Piñata” and in addition to many other specials guests can also enjoy cigars and domino tables outdoors all night long. in Hialeah. For more information call (305) 887-8863; or go to kushhospitality.com. Pincho – Their fan-favorite El Crispy and Spicy El Crispy chicken sandwiches will be priced at $3.05 until 3:05PM at all eight locations in Broward and Miami-Dade. PINCHO hours of operation are daily from 11am to 10pm. For more information, go to: Pincho.com.

Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) has partnered with New River Artist Cooperative to host a Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser to benefit History Fort Lauderdale and the participating guilds of Broward Quilt Expo. The mini-quilts will be on display at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Avenue) from today, through Sunday, March 7, from 10 am – 3 pm.  On March 7, there will be an “Airing of the Quilts” featuring traditional and modern quilts adorning the New River Inn of History Fort Lauderdale and surrounding buildings. Each Quilt Guild will also have quilting fabrics, supplies and items for sale to benefit History Fort Lauderdale. Admission to Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser is free. For more information about the Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser, visit: Browardquiltexpo.com.

Saturday, March 6

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood will present two new contemporary exhibitions – the collaborative show Fractured Landscapes with Cara Despain and Emanuel Tovar, and Cloning the ghost by Javier Barrios – opening today, and closing Sunday, May 16 at 1650 Harrison Street. The opening reception is today 5-7 p.m. and will feature a live performance. Registration is required for the reception due to Covid-19 attendance restrictions. To register, visit artandculturecenter.org or call 954-921-3274. Admission is $4 for youth, $7 for adults, and free for members.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room from today through October 31. This large-scale installation by New York-based artist Eric N. Mack expands the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and fashion while dynamically reflecting and framing the rich visual experiences of the everyday. Originally presented at the Brooklyn Museum in 2019, the installation is being reimagined for its NSU Art Museum presentation. Mack’s textile-based works will be hung, mounted and draped in conversation with the architecture of the Museum’s grand second floor gallery, transforming this space while acknowledging the history of abstract (expressionist) painting. For more information, go to: nsuartmuseum.org.

Domenic Esposito will be showing his new series of artwork entitled Blank Slate, along with select pieces of his signature work addressing the Opioid Crisis, at the socially conscious Box Gallery in West Palm Beach’s “Cultural Corridor” with an opening reception today and the exhibit goes through March 29. The exhibit will be curated by The Box Gallery owner and curator Rolando Chang Barrero.  Esposito’s new series titled “Blank Slate” represents the artist’s reflections upon current times and the era of fear, depression, and loneliness experienced in the “new normal.” Esposito explores the isolation of those living with mental illness and those suffering from substance abuse whose challenges have been exacerbated and laid bare.  All the figures depicted in Blank Slate are hooded; their faces are either totally or partially hidden from view. Many pieces contrast bronze patinas with painted backgrounds illuminating the hooded figures’ hidden, inner world, alluding to the wearer’s identity. Through the combination of two and three-dimensional media, the artworks push the hooded subject into our visceral space creating conflict between the figure’s desire to be hidden and the viewer’s own incompatible impulses to ignore, expose and understand. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-6 p.m. or by appointment. For more information go to: TheBoxGallery.Info.

Sunday March 7

Flip Flops Dockside Monthly Tea Dance (first Sunday of every month) takes place today from 2-6pm. The party will feature Jasmine Pryce Lords and Kat Wilderness from 2 to 4 pm and Sasha Lords and Calypso Monroe Lords from 4pm to 6pm. DJ Josh Atom spins all day.

The Pub presents their Weekend Brunch in paradise starring Lenore Jaye from 2 to 4pm.

Twist presents Siempre En Domingo starting today and going every Sunday at 10pm starring the comedic drag of Josefina La Globos.

Wednesday, March 10

Silk Laser and Aesthetics is feeling a raffle. If you follow them on Instagram

@silklaseraesthetics starting at today, you are entered into the raffle to win

1 syringe of Restylane Kysse Lip Filler. The value is $675, and the winner will be selected on St Patrick’s Day.

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Webinar Series continues with Relationship Repair Skills for the COVID-Challenged. A panel of 3 psychology experts from Albizu will convene via Zoom at 2pm to explore the relationship conflict process, from what happens to our bodies physiologically during an argument to differences among age groups and psychological influences on how we relate to one another. The one-hour complimentary webinar is open to the public and will be broadcast live via Facebook.com/AlbizuMIA/. For more information on the panelists, and to register as a participant, visit https://bit.ly/3ujrRP0.

Powerstories Theatre is debuting the Voices of Truth Festival today through March 28, as a fully virtual event. Among the 16 conversation-starting, thought-provoking plays they have accepted, they are proud to represent the LGBTQIA community with a beautiful play called “A Conversation with Myself” about a young transgender woman searching for her place in the world. Tickets are $10 individual shows or $79 for a festival pass to enjoy all 16. For more information go to: https://powerstories.com/voices-of-truth-theatre-festival-schedule/

Thursday, March 11

The Pub presents the Synergy Twins live on stage from 10pmto 12am.

Wednesday, March 17 (St. Patty’s Day)

The Eagle Wilton Manors invites everyone to celebrate St. Patty’s Day the way it was supposed to be celebrated with no cover, green beer, green beads and ginger men. They are also offering everyone a $20 bar tab if you text “EagleWiltonManors” to 85100.

Enjoy a traditional taste of Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. The award-winning restaurant will be offering special menu items and Wine Club selections (full regular menu also available) for dine-in at its Broward County locations (The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2568 E Sunrise Blvd; 10310 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; Dania Pointe, 1822 Pointe Blvd., Dania Beach’ and 4473 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek). St. Patrick’s Day dine-in menu items will be: Corned Beef Sliders – Toasted Mini Slider Rolls, Braised Corned Beef Brisket, Dijon Mayonnaise, Melted Fontina Cheese, French Fries – $15.99; and Corned Beef & Cabbage – Slow-Braised, Fork-Tender Beef Brisket, Braised Cabbage, Carrots, Mary’s Potatoes, Horseradish Cream – $20.99. Both will pair with Cooper’s Hawk’s March Wine of the Month, Artist’s Red Blend, in partnership with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a full-bodied red blend with loads of dark fruit flavors and an exceptionally long, spicy finish. Coppers Hawk Winery & Restaurants are open, daily, for dine-in, carryout, contactless curbside and delivery services from 11am to 9pm. Reservations for dine-in service can be made via phone or online by visiting Chwinery.com.

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Twilight Features, and Epic Outdoor Cinema and Marando Farms & Ranch (5151 SW 64th Ave, Davie,) give you a taste of Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day. This fun, farm-to-fork dinner and event features the movie, Wild Mountain Thyme, from John Patrick Shanley who created the classic film, Moonstruck.  Set against the breath-taking landscapes of rural Ireland, the “mad-cap love story” stars Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm and Christopher Walken. The evening begins at 6pm with a complimentary green beer upon your arrival at Marando Farms & Ranch. You’ll have time to explore the grounds and enjoy a Garden Walk and Talk before the dinner and movie begins. Chef Sabrina Farmer will prepare a buffet-style Irish feast featuring a salad made with local greens, Corned beef and cabbage with boiled or roasted baby potatoes or Vegan Irish stew featuring farm-fresh vegetables and hearty potatoes.  For desert enjoy apple crumble with warm vanilla custard; a non-dairy vanilla custard will be substituted for vegans. A cash bar will be available, serving a variety of beer, wine, and mixed drinks.  Admission:  $60 for priority reserved seating.  $50 for general seating which is first come, first serve. For more details visit: fliff.com/dinner.

Courtney Act and Vanity Launch New Podcast: “Brenda, Call Me!”

In their new podcast,  best friends, drag superstars and sisters in crime, Courtney Act and Vanity chat about all things drag.  From the political to the downright silly, no topic is off limits. They’ll even call up a celebrity friend along the way to help them nut it out.The show is high energy camp, featuring plenty of sass, with each wildly entertaining episode transporting listeners into the conversation, no matter where they are in the world.”’Brenda, call me’ is the text Vanity and I send to each other when we want to chat,” explains Courtney Act.   “We have been friends for twenty years, lived all around the world, in different time zones, and we are super excited for listeners to join in on our best friend conversations.  We’re just glad the shows are not live and that the legal department will be reviewing them before they hit listener’s ear drums. “Brenda, Call Me!”  is available on the Nova Podcast Network, with new episodes launching every Thursday. Episodes are available at https://omny.fm/shows/brenda-call-me/ or wherever you get your podcasts.

Naked Boys Reading – Florida

Naked Boys Reading (“NBR”) is an international literary salon where men read curated literature, naked. The concept originated in London, UK, immigrated to Canada, and landed in the United States in 2019 to a sold-out crowd. This month, NBR will perform in Florida at the Empire Stage, a relaxed theater run by an artist collective, with readings centered around the theme of madness. Prepare for a night of Poe and Prozac. Show Dates are Friday, March 12 at 8pm; Saturday, March 13 at 8pm and 10:30pm and Sunday, March 14 at 5pm. Tickets are $35 in advance. For more information Email: plumstabllc@gmail.com or call 954- 678-1496.

YES DAY Releases Friday, March 12

Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before. The film stars Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, H.E.R., Nat Faxon, Molly Sims, Fortune Feimster, and Arturo Castro.

Chaos Walking – Thursday, March 4 in theaters

In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets. The film also stars Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo.

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Swedish “rainbow” multimedia company Tallbergs Förlag will publish North American English language versions of their “Perfectly Me” series of educational children’s books about trans kids. Written by Camilla Gisslow and illustrated by Klaudia Drabikowska, “Perfectly Linus,” “Perfectly Bella,” and “Perfectly Charlie” are sweet coming out stories where each child asserts their chosen gender identity, which is then celebrated with a party at school for their new names.“My journey began when my child came out in 1997 at the age of four and a half. He clearly explained to me one evening that he was not a girl, but a boy,” says Swedish author, transgender and LGBTQ+ rights activist, educator and filmmaker Gisslow. “Back then, there was no information available about children with a gender identity different from the sex they were assigned at birth. We were totally alone, so I had to do my own research and let my son show me the way.” Gisslow went on to say: “I felt it was important to teach others that trans children exist so we can better respond to their needs, both at home and in society.” She created TransForming (transforming.se), a consulting company that offers lectures and seminars on trans and LGBTQ+ inclusiveness to schools, businesses and organizations, including the Swedish Armed Forces. The “Perfectly Me” series is for parents, family, friends and teachers.

Pineapple Press is pleased to announce their publication of Florida’s Incredible Wild Edibles, 2nd Edition by the Florida Native Plant Society. From Sassafras to Dandelions to Wild Onions and Garlic, readers will enjoy the flavors of the Sunshine State in an all-new way with this helpful book. Florida is filled with an abundance of native plants with roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds that can provide tasty and nutritious food for people. Salads, teas, soups, and even breads can be made from flora that grows wild and can be foraged throughout the year. This guide offers identification tips, recipes, and other useful information for foragers interested in venturing out to sample the bounty of the land. Clear pen-and-ink illustrations aid in identification of leaf, fruit, and root shapes—key to harvesting the delicious and interesting plants that can be found throughout the state.

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