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What’s Hot South Florida: March 18 – 28

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Velvets LeNore’s Birthday Weekend

Velvet is so loved around town that many places will be celebrating her birthday. The one’s I know about at Press time are LeBoy on Friday night March 19 and then on Saturday night  March 20, stop by The Pub to celebrate early and Noche Latina at the Manor to celebrate all night! We here at Hotspots wish Velvet a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, March 18

Continue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery with exclusive specials and promotions that go through Sunday March 21!The Chop Shoppe Meat Provisions is offering the finest food selections from local purveyors to bring high quality offerings to the local community. Enjoy featured items such as, Irish Red Stew, Beer Bangers & Mash, Drunken Corn Beef Sandwich and Khoffner Brews Specials including Basil Lager Pints and Limited Edition Pistachio Pastry Ale Pints. Live music will be performed Thursdays 6:30– 10:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 7 – 11pm, and Sundays 2 – 6pm. All guests must book their reservations in advance online at: https://sistrunkmarketplace.com/

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts are both presenting “Art Heist Experience” through April 4.  Put your NCIS, CSI and Law & Order skills to use and walk off the quarantine poundage to solve a ripped-from-the-walls, real-life master robbery of thirteen works of art, valued at half a billion dollars. Based on a true story of the world’s biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true crime walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations. The amateur gumshoes interact with a wild group of wily career criminals, slimy con men, rumpled art recovery specialists, a possible inside man, a gentle psychopath, and the larger-than-life but definitely real self-proclaimed “Greatest Art Thief of All Time”.  The story is based on the biggest art heist in history that took place on March 18, 1990, when two thieves disguised as police officers entered Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the middle of the night, telling guards they were investigating a disturbance. Valued at a half a billion dollars, 13 works of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet were stolen. The $500 million pieces as well as the robbers remain at large today. Actors, through conversations and scenes, will reveal clues to the detective audience that lead them on their way… but then again, a red herring or two might present itself. Sharp sleuths will guess who the liars are and hopefully solve the case. No two performances will ever be the same as the actors improvise with every interaction. The experience ends with an opportunity for you and your friends to become living art inside a giant picture frame. For more information, to find out their CDC guidelines, or to purchase tickets go to: BrowardCenter.org or ArshtCenter.org.

Saturday, March 20

WMEG presents their monthly Art Walk Wilton Manors, which takes place on Wilton Drive every third Saturday. The event features multiple art clusters (groups of vending artist) and LIVE music along The Drive. Interested vendors can send in their applications at Awwm.org.

Boca Black Box presents Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti, Heidi Klum’s unforgettable 2016 Golden Buzzer recipient and finalist of America’s Got Talent, who is an Italian-American crooner known best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality, and his heart of gold. Born August 26, 1995, Sal was raised in the small town of Bethpage, New York where he still resides today. From a very young age, Sal was influenced by his grandmother to love the musical genius of the classic crooner sounds of Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Showtime is 8pm and admission is $46.35 and $61.80 and for an extra $25 there is a meet and greet opportunity. For more information, go to Bocablackbox.com.

Sunday March 21

The Pub presents Broadway Brunch starring the talents of the one and only Jennifer McClain from 2-4pm. There is no cover, and Brunch features the delicious food of Chef Howie!

Thursday, March 25

Johnsons Presents “Sunserve Strips,” a benefit for the Sunserve AIDS Walk team. The night will be hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and Velvet LeNore and feature a swimwear auction, a silent auction, and bidding on dinner and drinks with a Johnson’s dancer. Doors open at 8pm with no cover till 9pm. For more info or to RSVP, go to: Sunserve.org/Strips.

Saturday, March 27

The Original Drag Brunch on the Drive: Alibi Saturday Drag Brunch returns today starring TP Lords and special guests Rianna Petrone, Fantasia Royale GaGa, and Poizon Ivy. There will be two seating’s at 11:30am and 2:30pm. For more information, or reservations call 954-565-2526.

From today through April 24, Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center present Zoetic Schmoetic, a fun, fast-paced 80-minute performance of high-energy improv comedy. Six of South Florida’s funniest improv performers will bring a taste of live comedy back to the Arsht Center through various games and stories. With a little help from the socially distanced audience, their actors will thrill and delight with brave, contemporary, and Miami-based humor. Please note: Seating for this performance is purchased by the table. Digital tickets for each member of the party will be available within 72 hours of the performance time. Doors open one hour prior to performance time with light bites and beverage service. Seating is reserved in socially distanced tables of up to four and is assigned based on the order of purchase. For more info or tickets, go to ArshtCenter.org.

Sunday, March 28

The Pub presents Gospel Brunch from 2-4pm hosted by Candy Cox and RaeJean Cox, with special guests Velvet Lenore, Franchesque Richards, and Sharde Ross.

Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer Brandi Carlile will perform a special livestream concert from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium at 8pm. The show, which is Carlile’s first full-band performance since before the pandemic, will broadcast via Veeps with a portion of ticket sales benefitting two organizations—The Rainey Day Fund and Fanny’s School of Music—with all remaining proceeds supporting Carlile’s band and crew. Tickets for the show are on-sale now with two purchase options: general admission and a bundle that includes a pre-order of Carlile’s forthcoming memoir, Broken Horses. Full ticket details can be found at brandicarlile.veeps.com.

Sake R-Evolution

The Consulate-General of Japan is proud to announce and host SAKE R-Evolution, a two-part series of programs spotlighting sake – Japan’s most popular liquor. The film is available now for anyone to enjoy freely at Miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/11_movie_program1.html.

See your photo featured on permanent display in the Pulse Museum 

Be a part of history and have your photo featured on permanent display in the Pulse Museum in Orlando, Florida and on the global community being created on the Outlove Hate website. Your participation allows you to be a Face of Change right now and you can also Outlove Hatefor generations to come. It only takes $49 to change the world and leave a legacy of love. All donations from the Outlove Hate campaign will go towards building a permanent National Pulse Memorial & Museum, offering educational programs, community outreach and 49 Legacy Scholarships. As an advocate for Outlove Hate, simply go to Outlove Hate.com, donate $49 or more, upload your pic, share it on your social, tag and challenge 10 of your friends. #Outlove Hate; #WeWillNotLetHateWin

Lakeworth Playhouse Looking for Volunteers.

Lakeworth Playhouse is looking for Stagehand positions for their upcoming musical “Next to Normal.” No experience necessary, as they will train. Run Dates: March 26th – April 11th, (9 performances total). All interested candidates are required to be available for all performance dates as well as tech rehearsals leading up to the production. For more info, scheduling and general inquiries please contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org. For more information go to: lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/volunteer.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

Shantay, g’day! Emmy-winning media company World of Wonder today announces RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, the next international edition of the global phenomenon. The series will stream exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the US and other international markets. Hosted by executive producer RuPaul with Drag Race veteran Michelle Visage on the judges’ panel, production kicked off last week in New Zealand and premieres later this year. The series will see the fiercest queens across Australia and New Zealand going head-to-head, in the hopes of taking home the title of Down Under’s first Drag Superstar.

New Chief of Police in Wilton Manors

In a recent City Commission Meeting, they unanimously confirmed the appointment of Assistant Chief Gary Blocker to serve as the city’s next police chief. The appointment comes following the retirement announcement by Chief Paul O’Connell. Assistant Chief Blocker will assume his new role as police chief on April 3, following Chief O’Connell’s retirement on April 2. We here at Hotspots Magazine wanted to congratulate Chief Blocker on a well-deserved promotion!

Queen: Rock Tour – The Game

With live music in lockdown and the return of tours still uncertain, rock group Queen has come up with a safe alternative – no masks, no social distancing, just the good old fashioned live experience, with ‘Queen: Rock Tour’, the band’s first ever official game for Android and iOS devices. The arrival of the play-along rhythm game comes at a significant landmark for Queen. With 50 years now having passed since the 1971 recruiting of John Deacon, completing Queen’s classic line-up, 2021 marks a Queen Golden Jubilee that the band was hoping to celebrate with fans. A massive 29-date European stadium and arena tour planned for this year has been forced to be delayed to 2022.

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