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What’s Hot South Florida: September 2 – 14

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Thursday, September 2

Netflix premiere’s Q-Force today, a 10-episode arc that will feature Sean Hayes, Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Laurie Metcalf, Matt Rogers, Wanda Sykes, and Gabe Liedman

Synopsis: Steve Maryweather, AKA Agent Mary, was once the Golden Boy of the American Intelligence Agency (AIA), until he came out as gay. Unable to fire him, the Agency sent him off to West Hollywood, to disappear into obscurity. Instead, he assembled a misfit squad of LGBTQ+ geniuses. Joining forces with the expert mechanic Deb, master of drag and disguise Twink, and hacker Stat, together they’re Q-Force.  But, after a decade of waiting for their first official mission from The AIA, Mary becomes hell-bent on proving himself to the Agency that turned its back on him, and decides to go rogue with Q-Force. After finding their own case, and solving it on their own terms, they get the reluctant approval of The AIA, and are officially upgraded to Active Secret Agents in the field. But, that approval comes with one major caveat– they must put up with a new member of the squad: straight-guy Agent Buck. For more information go to netflix.com/QForce.

Friday, September 3

Strikingly beautiful, visually stunning scenes from marine expeditions around the world by renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey are featured in a new exhibition on display at the Miami International Fine Arts (MIFA) Gallery (5900 NW 74th Ave. in Miami),  in September. Dr. Harvey is scheduled to attend the exhibition’s opening reception on tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. Much of the original artwork on display is from Guy Harvey’s Underwater World, Dr. Harvey’s fifth book and most recently released memoir. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The reception is free and open to the public and no reservation is required. For additional details, visit mifagallery.com or contact info@mifamiami.com. The MIFA gallery exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and Saturdays from 9:30am to 4pm from September today through September 30 Special appointments outside of working hours can be made by contacting info@mifagallery.com.

The Lake Worth Playhouse presents The Great American Trailer Park Musical from today through September 12. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres – and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. The story has, at its center, a love triangle between an agoraphobic, a highway toll collector and an exotic dancer with an unhinged ex-boyfriend. A Greek-chorus-eque trio of trailer park women helps guide the narrative, playing any character or gender they choose while breaking the fourth wall at whim to air their own dirty laundry. The result is a sense of informality and community – the lifeblood of neighborhoods everywhere. All seats, which are available at Lakeworthplayhouse.org or by calling 561-586-6410 are $35 with a dinner and Show Packages at $55 and $75.

Saturday, September 4

Join SunServe for their annual body positive celebration for all body types from 5 to 8 pm. This year they have teamed up with Broward College – BC Pride to present a fun day on the lake in Dania Beach FL. Enjoy traditional beach activities and a backyard cookout style dinner. You’ll also be able to participate in a host of aquatic challenges all supervised by qualified lifeguards. This is all FREE to you with the generous support from Broward College BC Pride! Although this is a FREE event, you must register online at Sunserve.org to receive location details and entry ticket.

The Pub presents their monthly Decades show at 9pm hosted by Alexis Couture with guests Erika Norell, Candy Cox and Anna Recital.

Gary Santis events presents the 23rd annual Black Fort Lauderdale (the largest gay fetish party) at The Manor Complex. Doors open at 10pm and in the Empire Room catch the sounds of DJ’s Abe and Tony Moran, along with spectacular shows, productions and dancers. In the Ivy and Windsor rooms Noche Latina Saturdays features the sounds of guest DJ Larry Larr along with shows by Sasha Lords and her dancers and Oscar Novva.

Sunday, September 5

Lady Marisa returns to The Pub with her Variety Show from 2-4pm featuring drag and live singers with this months special guests Lola, Shasta McNastie and Zay.

Hilton Wolman returns with his iconic “Urge” party with the theme Fight Club, and 1 ticket gets you two sensational events. This is an Outdoor event early from 5-11pm and slugging it out under the stars is Dani Brasil and Hansell Leyva and then from 11pm to late go indoors where Hilton presents the world title matchup of DJs Isaac Escalante and Tom Stephan.  Urge takes place at 4000 NW 36th Avenue, Miami and to purchase tickets go to Urgemiami.com.

Friday, September 10

Recorded in Diana Ross’s own home studio, as the global pandemic shut down the world around her, “Thank You” – Her first new original studio recordings in more than two decades, offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness. Ms. Ross co-wrote and collaborated on the 13 songs along with award-winning songwriters and producers including: Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift / Lana Del Ray) , Troy Miller (Rag and Bone man / Laura mvula), Triangle Park (Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West), Spike Stent (U2, Beyonce, Madonna), Prince Charlez (Rihanna, Usher), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Kylie), Neff-U (Michael Jackson, Dr Dre, Justin Bieber), Freddie Wexler (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Halsey & Marshmello), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Disclosure, Clean Bandit), Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande), Fred White, and Nathanial Ledgewick. The new album, out today on Decca Records/Universal Music Group marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the unparalleled career of Diana Ross. For more information, go to DianaRoss.com.

Inspired by a true story, QUEENPINS is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million-dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime. In Theaters today and Coming Soon to Paramount+

Sunday, September 12

The Pub presents Boozy Belters from 2 to 4pm starring Miss Bouvee and Jennifer McClain.

Tuesday, September 14

The MDGLCC presents their “Spotlight Mega-Mixer” benefitting Miami Beach Pride @ Mondrian South Beach Hotel from 7- 9pm. Mingle and network with members of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, guests, and the community at large. Cocktails and Open Bar courtesy of Bacardi. Complimentary food bites and drawing for great prizes including a chance to ride on the Chamber float in the Miami Beach Pride Parade (9/19). Music by Event Party Productions and photography by Bonnelly Films. Admission is only $10 for chamber members and $20 for others.

Island City Stage will host their very own Behind the Red Curtain community forum entitled “Law Enforcement and the LGBT+ Community – Where are we today?” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at its theatre (2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors). This presentation coincides with the kickoff of Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 Season with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson this October. This true-story scandalous period drama chronicling the 1914 Long Beach sex scandal launched the theatre company’s award-winning decade-long run. This free, public event will review the advancements of South Florida law enforcement in how they interact with the LGBT+ community and promote diversity and inclusion, internally. Guest panelists will include Lieutenant Paul Auerbach of Broward Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Chief of Police Darren Brodsky of Wilton Manors Police Department, Captain Michael Dodson of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, FAU Professor Emeritus and author Fred Fejes, PhD. and Trans Advocate Kat Rios. This forum is supported by Equality Florida and the GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.Behind the Red Curtain is a free public forum. Guests may attend in-person or participate virtually. Registration is required by visiting Islandcitystage.org.

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