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What’s Hot South Florida: Oct. 28 – Nov. 10

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Friday October 29

Pride Fort Lauderdale presents Halloween Extravaganza from 9pm to 2am at DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas – 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach). The night will feature a Fetish and Fantasy Costume Contest with cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250. The hostesses for the evening are Kitty Meow and Fay What and the music will be by DJ Kidd Madonny. General Admission tickets are $40, or $85 which includes open bar all night. To purchase tickets, go to Pridefortlauderdale.org.

SAVE and R House Wynwood present “Under The Big Top: Annual SAVE Halloween Ball” from 9pm to 2am. The event is hosted by Athena Dion with performances by TP Lords, Tiffany Fantasia, Fantasia Royale GaGa, Morphine Love and Juicy Love. Music by DJ Beats, Mike Trottier and Cesar Hernandez. They will also feature a costume contest. For tickets go to SAVE.lgbt/Halloween.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents their Halloween Weekend Kick Off Party starring DJ AJ Reddy from 9pm to 3am with a $10 cover after 10pm.

The boys are back! Naked Boys Reading, the literary salon that has been playing to sold out houses all over Europe is returning to Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Dr., Ft. Lauderdale) for 2 performances only, tonight and tomorrow (October 30th) at 8pm. This month’s theme is “Oh, the Horror!” and promises to be a show you’ll not soon forget. Men in the buff will be reading everything from thrillers to killers. Don’t miss your chance to grab tickets while they are still available.  Tickets are $35, but use Discount Code EMPIRE For $10 Off.  For more information or to reserve tickets: call PlumStab Productions at (716) 479-9907 or send email to NBReadingFL@gmail.com.

After last year’s virtual-only performances, the annual Daniel Lewis Dance Sampler returns to live, in-person events for its 11th year. Celebrating the tenacity and creativity of Florida’s dancers and choreographers, it will showcase a curated group of eight works, featuring some of the best the state has to offer. Named for the Founding Dean of the Dance Department of New World School of the Arts (NWSA), the program of short works and excerpts launches the season of dance. This year, for the first time, the Sampler will be presented in two counties: today at Lake Worth’s Duncan Theatre, and Saturday and Sunday October 30 and 31 at Miami’s NWSA Dance Theater. General admission: $25, with $15 for students at dancenowmiami.org/events/dlds, or in-person at the performances.

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) will host its 13th annual fundraising banquet to raise awareness of and funds for ocean conservation with an in-person celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 Southeast 12th Street, in Fort Lauderdale. Attire is island cocktail. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tickets are limited. Each year, the GHOF honors researchers, anglers, divers and conservationists who have demonstrated a lifetime of appreciation for the world’s natural resources and have worked to instill that appreciation in the next generation. Tickets are $300 per person, and a table of 10 is $2,500 at https://one.bidpal.net/ghof2021/.

Saturday, October 30

The Pub Wilton Manors presents the Synergy Twins performing live today at 8pm on their main stage and then again tomorrow (Halloween) at 6pm on the rooftop.

The Manor Complex presents “Halloween Kills: He’s Back” starring Festival DJ Alain Jackinsky in the Ballroom. Noche Latina Saturdays stars the House of Novva: Lana and Oscar, resident DJ Duniel and Latin G-Go papi’s. Doors open at 11pm and the cover is $10 until 1am for Florida residents and $20 thereafter or for non-Florida residents. 21 and up!

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents The Price Is Right Live at 8pm. This is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television’s longest running and most popular game show… from Plinko to Cliffhangers to The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Tickets start at $15 at kravis.org or by phone at 561.832.7469.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents their Halloween Costume Contest at 1am sharp where they invite you to take home your share of $2,500 in cash and prizes. The night will star DJ Rentboy and DJ Sin Morera. $15 cover starts at 10 pm.

Sunday, October 31

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents their annual Halloween party on the drive: Wicked Manors, with this year’s theme being “Turn Back Time.” The event takes place from 6-11pm, when Wilton Drive is closed to traffic. For more information, or to purchase VIP tickets (GA $5), go to Wickedmanors.org.

The Pub Wilton Manors presents their Halloween Party and Costume Contest hosted by Electra at 11:30pm (sign up at 11pm) with 900 in cash and prizes. The winner will receive $250 in cash and a $250 gift card, the 1st runner up gets $150 in cash and a $150 Gift card, and the 2nd runner up receives $50 in cash and a $50 gift card.

The Ramrod presents their annual Halloween Costume Contest at midnight where you can win, cash, prizes and a $900 Pig Week package, and as always, no cover.

The Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a big indoor outdoor (parking lot) party, with bars inside and outside, DJ’s  inside and outside, and drag shows inside and outside. At Midnight the House Of Alibi Sunday drag show starring Missy takes place on the inside stage. The y will also feature dancers, food tents, and house music in the Monkey bar.

Wednesday, November 3

The monthly Pride Skate takes place tonight (the first Wednesday of every month) from 7-10pm at Xtreme Action Park starring DJ TPROmix with shows by Velvet Lenore. Admission is $15 which includes skate rental. You can purchase your tickets in advance at xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights or at the door.

Friday, November 5

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Honey Davenport today and tomorrow during the 8pm and 10:30pm drag shows. To make your reservation go to: hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Renowned Jeweler Joe Pacetti will bring “His World Collection” of affordable Men’s Jewelry to South Florida for just ONE DAY ONLY! Shop beautiful pieces starting at $115 while sipping wine during the popular Friday Wilton Collective Wine Social from 6:30-9pm. A portion of the proceeds sold that evening will be donated to Julian’s Fountain Of Youth.

Saturday, November 6

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents Gilberto Santa Rosa in his Caminalo Tour at 8pm. With six Grammy Awards, four multi-platinum albums, 13 platinum and 13 gold albums, Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most enduring salsa singers of his time. His continuing popularity has ensured that salsa music, especially the unique improvisational style known as “soneo” that he champions, has remained relevant well into the 21st century. Tickets start at $39 at kravis.org or by phone at 561.832.7469.

Claudia Castillo ART studio (2215 Wilton Drive) presents “Sensual” by Brad Welch showing today through Dec 3 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-10opm and Friday and Saturday from 4-11:55pm) or by appointment at 954.274.7047. VISIT the studio exhibit or shop ONLINE at claudiacastilloARTstudio.com.

Monday, November 8

The 16th annual Taste of the Island takes place tonight at Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, from 6-9pm. This is an evening of food and libation featuring local food and beverage establishments and spotlighting their culinary and beverage specialties at Wilton Manors acclaimed outdoor tasting event. “Taste” welcomes everyone in our community and South Florida to join together to explore the wide range of culinary delicacies available in our area.

Wednesday, November 10

Vibes on the Drive (2245 Wilton Drive) presents Atlantis Duo band with live music from 5pm to 8pm. They will be singing classic favorites from the 60’s to today including oldies, rock and R&B.

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Elton John, The Lockdown Sessions. A Collection of 16 Songs, which were all recorded in lockdown with some of the biggest, most exciting artists in the world today featuring UK #1 Single ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’ with Dua Lipa.  Also including Brandi Carlile, Charlie Puth, Eddie Vedder, Gorillaz, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, Rina Sawayama, SG Lewis, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Surfaces, Years & Years and more. Out Now on Three Physical Formats; CD, Cassette and 2LP Vinyl, Plus Digital Formats Available. Just last week, Elton set a new record as the only solo artist in Official UK Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades. An unparalleled career that has forever changed the cultural landscape, Elton John’s collaborations with Bernie Taupin and others continue to shape the cultural landscape, break records, top charts and win new fans across the generations. We’ve had the book, the film, the farewell tour, the fashion collections and the greatest hits. And now with The Lockdown Sessions fans can enter Elton’s new world, which is no doubt another fitting addition to his career.

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