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What’s Hot South Florida: Sept. 30 – Oct. 13

Pride Skate Night returns to Xtreme Action Park on Wednesday, October 6.

Friday, October 1

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents “RuPaul’s Drag Race” superstar Mayhem Miller performing at 8pm and 10:30pm tonight and tomorrow.

Alibi Monkey Bar presents a new Friday night show at 7pm called “Music and Vibez” with Jordana Forrest.

The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson, a historical little-known chapter in Southern California history, returns in dramatic form through 31 to kick off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season. This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company’s award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants.”  Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California. The play stars Clay Cartland as “Warren,” who originated the role in the Island City Stage production, and newcomer Alfonso Vieites as “Brown.” For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800.

Celebrate Orgullo starts their events today and goes through October 15. For tickets or more info, go to: Celebrateorgullo.com.

Saturday, October 2

The Manor Complex presents celebrity festival headliner Nina Flowers in “NINALAND” in the ballroom. The night will also feature spectacular productions, novelty acts and dancers. Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Dance room and Patio features a Salute toe the Miss Florida F.I. Pageantry System with performances by Miss Florida F.I. Kylee Hunter, Miss Florida F.I. Supreme Erika Norell, and Mr. Florida M.E. Raul Vegas. The night will also feature resident DJ Duniel and sexy Go-Go Papi’s.  Doors open at 11pm with only a $10 cover until 1am and $15 after 1am for FL Res. Non-FL Res $15 all night.

Tuesday, October 5

Legendary jazz-rock icon – Steely Dan – has set the “Absolutely Normal Tour ’21,” which kicks off with a four-night residency at the Fillmore Miami Beach tonight, through Saturday, October 9. Each night will feature the band performing a different album in its entirety.  On the 5th it will be Aja; 6th will feature The Royal Scam; 8th will feature Gaucho; And on the 9th they will be doing selected cuts from their new live album Northeast Corridor. Reserved seat tickets for each Steely Dan Residency performance are $256.50, $181.50, $131.50, $96, $76, and $41.50.   Tickets now on sale through Ticketmaster or the Fillmore Box Office during show days.

Wednesday, October 6

The monthly Pride Skate to benefit Stonewall Pride takes place today from 7-10pm at Xtreme Action Park. Join the fun with beats by DJ TPro and performances by Velvet LeNore all while skating the night away. You can purchase tickets at the door but save time and get them in advance by going to: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.

The Pub presents their annual Turnabout: Express Yourself, at 8pm benefitting The Smart Ride.

Starting today and every Wednesday thereafter Le Boy presents “The School Of Shade,” with shade, cocktails, boys and a hell of a good time with music by DJ Frank-O. Tonight’s special guests are Naya Lords and Morphine Love with showtimes at 12 am and 1 am.

Minnie Behind Bars, a Bouvee murder mystery by Robert Leleux takes place at the Foundry starting tonight with additional shows on October 7, 14, 25. 16, 18, 27, and 28 at 8pm. The show stars Miss Bouvee, Jennifer McClain, Terry Dyer, and Christopher and Steven Ross-Dybash. To purchase tickets, go to: showtix4u.com.

Thursday, October 7

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction, returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale today from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s event that benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor the Moss Foundation as Child Advocates of the Year 2021. Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets on sale at  heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Friday, October 8

Latinos Salud presents their 9th annual Hispanic Heritage Food Bazaar at 6:30pm at their new Wilton Manors location (1401 NE 26th Street) outside on the lawn. There will be over a dozen countries with tables, and $10 donation gets entry food and soft drinks. There will be a bar for tip donations.

Oakland Park/Wilton Manors Uptown council luncheon sponsored by Broward Health takes place from 11:30am – 1:15pm at Hughs Catering 4351 NE 12th Terrace Oakland Park. State of the city featured speakers are: City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Wilton Manors Mayor Scott Newton, City of Oakland Park Mayor Jane Bolin, and City of Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Ganz. Ftlchamber.com

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District. The series is returning for the second half of its 6th season tonight from, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. with ReaXtion Band who will bring their high-energy mix of Classic Top 40s, Disco, Funk, Old School, R&B and Motown music to the main lawn at The LOOP. Bring those dancing shoes and get ready to boogie on down.

Dwight Allen O’Neal will sign copies of his new novel Collar Confessions: Sharing the Man of God:  (available on Amazon or wherever books are sold) at Destination Sistrunk (Afro Pride Fest) 1033 NW 6th St., Suite 102 -103; Ft. Lauderdale from 6-10pm. The Fort Lauderdale book signing will include a special screening of the series premiering on Hulu today. Director Daniel Armando and stars Nathaniel J. Ryan and DeAngelo Jackson will attend.

Saturday, October 9

The Pub will be celebrating their 9th anniversary tonight on the 9th. The event will be hosted by Lady Marissa at 9pm. Go out and celebrate and see some great performances and have a piece of birthday cake!

The 6th Annual Diversity Honors, honoring those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness, takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Hollywood starting at 5pm. The event will be hosted by Jacey Birch with featured entertainers “Company B.” The 2021 honorees are: Brian Christopher (Harvey Milk Foundation Visibility Medal); Julie Newmar (DMK- Harvey Milk Foundation Icon Award); Romas Zabarauskas (LGBT+ Champion Award); Richard Gray and Stacy Ritter (The Pride Center at Equality Park Allen Schubert Award) for Visit Fort Lauderdale; Diversity Honors Honorees Gina Duncan, Shenika “Nik” Harris, Anthony Karrat Esq., and Linda Rae. Tickets are $250 + $9 processing fee and will feature continuous open bar, seated dinner, live entertainment, awards presentation. There is also a virtual option. For more info go to Diversityhonors.org.

Come Out With Pride Orlando presents Unified by Pride (Orlando Pridefest) at Lake Eola from 12-9:30pm. Todays events feature the National trans Visibility March, the most colorful parade presented by Winn Dixie, Orlando’s Pride Festival, and the official pride after-party at Amor. On Sunday, October 10, they feature the official COWP Brunch at the Dr. Phillips Center and Pride Night with the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. For more information, go to: Comeoutwithpride.com.

Monday, October 11

Also, as part of “National Coming Out Day,” October 11, ArtServe will show a 20-minute black and white documentary film entitled “Open Dialogues:  Stories from the LGBTQ Community” that will be followed by a panel discussion.  Produced by the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, the film captures the diverse coming-out narratives of seven Broward residents who took part in on-camera interviews. Directed by Freddy Rodriguez and produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, “Open Dialogues” explores how the LGBTQ community is marginalized among families, schools, churches and public spaces – and how individuals interviewed for the film learned to empower themselves in these spaces.

Wednesday, October 13

WMEG presents the Vibes on the Drive, Vibes Karaoke Competition Finale from 6 to 8pm. After many months the three finalists are: Cindy Cirtus, Jayland and Kamyron. Live streaming and voting at: Facebook.com/Wiltonmusiclive. Watch, vote and see who wins the $1,000 grand prize.

This is HOT

The Social event of the season returns, as the 49th Anniversary of the Miss Florida F.I. Pageantry System returns on Sunday and Monday, October 3 and 4th at the beautiful “Crystal Ballroom” at The Venue/The Manor Fort Lauderdale (2345 Wilton Drive). On Sunday October 3 it will be three pageants in one night with Miss Florida F.I. At Large, Mr. Florida M.E. and Miss Florida F.I. Supreme pageants. Then on Monday October 4th is The Miss Florida F.I. pageant. Both days doors open at 7pm with pageant starting promptly at 8pm. The host hotel is, once again, the Gallery One Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel (2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale), and is offering reduced rates with the code by mentioning “Miss Florida F.I.” To purchase tickets, go to MissFloridaFIPageant.com. For more information call Scott at 954-478-4587.

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