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What’s Hot South Florida: Feb. 4 – 13

The 35th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival Returns Saturday, February 5.

Friday, February 4

Hamburger Marys Wilton Manors presents a special celebrity guest from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12, Widow Von’du, with 2 seatings at 7:30 and 10:30 and in between a viewing of Drag Race. If you can’t make it tonight, Widow will be there on Saturday as well. Book your table now at Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Gerry Mastrolia of the “Golden Gays NYC” stars in “Legendary Divas, Kiss My Sass” at the Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Dr. Ft. Lauderdale) for 6 performances only starting tonight.  All aboard the Very Gerry Vessel, as it journeys through Old Hollywood and pays tribute to the legendary ladies who made Hollywood what it is today. Ever wanted to know what past stars think of the present stars? Or maybe what they would talk about or even sing? His solo impersonation show will be presented in the style of some of the greatest character actors and impersonators of the 20th century… like Danny LaRue, Frank Gorshin, Charles Pierce, T.C. Jones, Jim Bailey, Rich Little and Craig Russell. Today through Feb 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Tickets are $30 (Use Promo Code GERRY to get $5 off) at EmpireStage.com or call 954-678-1496.  

The Renand Foundation & SunServe brings you: Love On Top, A Benefit Concert Affair. This will be an elegant black-tie evening of music, appetizers, cocktails, and a night to celebrate love at the Center for Spiritual Living (4849 N. Dixie Hwy) with cocktails at 6:30 and concert at 8pm.  It takes a village to raise a child and tonight they raise funds to continue the efforts of building sustainable communities in Haiti. They are also raising funds for SunServe to help raise funds to maintain their LGBTQ mental health and social services. In the spirit of love and collaboration, the evening will feature music by: LeNora Jaye, Antonio Edwards, The BoyS, Miss Bouvee’, Alexander Zenoz, Matthew Darren, Eytan Deray, Jonathan Davis, Synergy Twins, and Christopher Hamblin. For tickets or more info, go to: SunServe.org/Love.

Saturday, February 5

Noodle Station (3045 N federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) opened right before the pandemic, so they are finally able to celebrate their GRAND OPENING, but they are combining it with their 2 Year Anniversary. The event takes place from 12-9:30pm, and they will feature many specials.

The Cookout, a Black History Month Field Day Fundraiser, takes place today from 1-6pm at the Pride Center For Equality Park Courtyard (2040 N Dixie Highway) and features food, games and entertainment.

The 35th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival Returns for Outdoor Fun today and Sunday, Feb 6th throughout Mizner Park. Better than ever with 140+ Artists and Artisans from Across the Country. The Museum kicks off the new season with several major events celebrating the success of “Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru,” the world premiere exhibition breaking all previous attendance records. The Museum anchors the northern tip of the shops and restaurants, at 501 Plaza Real in downtown Boca Raton. Admission is free and open to the public.

From today through March 4, Claudia Castillo ART studio (2215 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors) presents “Soulmates” by John Davies. The art gallery is open Sun, Wed, and Thurs from 4-10pm and Fri and Sat from 4-11:55pm or by appointment by calling 954.274.7047. You can visit the studio exhibit or shop online at claudiacastilloARTstudio.com.

Our Fund Foundation presents the Third Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards  at the Broward Performing Arts Center’s Mary Porter Riverview Ballroom from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The cocktail reception and awards ceremony will celebrate individuals and families whose generous donations of time, talent and resources have had a significant positive impact on South Florida’s LGBTQ community. Tickets to the cocktail reception and awards ceremony are $75 per person and may be purchased at our-fund.org/awards. For additional information please email ocaballero@our-fund.org or call 954-565-1090.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents Dark Circuit from 9pm to 3am starring DJ Thiago Oliveira with opening DJ Alle Reich. $15 cover.

Monday, February 7

Compass Community Center Presents Miss Palm Beach Pride Pageant at the Lake Worth Playhouse at 7pm. The event will be hosted by Miss Florida F.I. at Large, Velvet LeNore and the first lady of the Palm Beaches, Melissa St. John, and will honor Miss Palm Beach 2020, Taquoya Love Dupree. For more information, go to Compassglcc.com.

Wednesday, February 9

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents “On Your Feet,” the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. “On Your Feet,” features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish! The show plays today through March 6 on Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 pm, with matinees on Saturdays at 2 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: actorsplayhouse.org.

Tonight, is the monthly (2nd Wed of the month) Vibes on the Drive at 2245 Wilton Drive. This month will be starring the musical talents of Jayland and Mrly from 5-8 pm. 

Thursday, February 10

Stonewall’s newest exhibition Robert Giard will open today with reception from 6:30 – 8pm at the Stonewall Library & Archives: 1300 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. In 1985, after attending a performance of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart—one of the first dramas dealing with the impact of AIDS on gay life—Robert Giard decided to devote his energies as a photographer to some aspect of the gay and lesbian community. Thus, was born his two-decade long project of photographing over 600 gay and lesbian writers—from famous playwrights to emerging novelists to unsung poets and pioneering. The exhibition will be on display until April 15 and is curated by Hunter O’Hanian. A curatorial discussion and tour of the Archives will be included. Please RSVP to Monique@stonewall-museum.org.

The 4ward Gala 2022 Pa’Lante Awards takes place today at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables from 6-10pm honoring Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo, Leroy Jones, Judge Victoria Sigler and Grecia Ordonez. Tickets are $150 and table sponsors are $1,500, and to purchase go to Eventbrite.com, key word “4ward Gala.”

Saturday, February 12

AHF presents A West Side Story Burlesque Show at 6pm at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park. Free tickets available at AHFEvents.org.

Outlandish Performing Arts at Sunshine Cathedral presents Varla Jean Merman’s “Little Prick” with Gerald Goode on the piano. This is a one night only performance at 8pm and for tickets go to: Sunshinecathedral.org.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Radiance: A glow Party Event” starring DJ Alex Ramos. $15 cover.

LeBoy celebrates Valentine’s Weekend by presenting ChiChi Larue and two of her sexiest men: Arad Winwin and Alam Wernick. If you miss them tonight, you are in luck as they will all be at LebBy tomorrow night, Saturday, Feb 13.

Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur, will be available for meet-and-greets, photo ops and merchandise signing at his new gallery and shop (816 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale) today from 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm. If you miss today, he will be there again tomorrow, Sunday, Feb 13 during the same times. The unmistakable splash of Dr. Harvey’s iconic art, apparel, books and ocean-inspired accessories and gifts come to life in the new 2,600-sq.-ft. gallery and store. The retail store is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call the store at 954-769-1996.

Sunday, February 13 (Super Bowl Sunday)

Pub on the Drive and Gym Bar present the biggest tailgate party on the drive with a HUGE 20-foot screen. The party starts at 4:30pm!

LeBoy owner Charles Horton takes over Lit Bar and invites everyone to join them for a super-sized Sunday event: “The Big Game” with super-sized screens and free food. 

HOT Stuff

Genesis Health Institute, the intersection of next-generation medicine and medical aesthetics, is pleased to announce that they raised $27,760 for Abandoned Pet Rescue at their December event. A check for the proceeds was presented to Abandoned Pet Rescue leadership on Wednesday, January 19. The money was raised as part of the annual holiday party titled “Celebrate the Season at Genesis Health Institute.” The party welcomed more than 100 guests and featured entertainment, food, raffles, prizes, and a fashion show. For more information on Genesis Health Institute, please visit www.ghinstitute.com or call 954-561-3175.

South Florida Tennis Club (SFTC) presents The Clay Court Classic, the largest LGBTQ tennis tournament in the United States, and Sun Serve will be a beneficiary for the five-day event. The tournament will host approximately 350 participants and garner close to 1,000 people. On Wednesday, Feb 16th in partnership with the ATP Tour Delray Beach Open, there will be PRIDE Night with discount tickets. In addition to the tournament, there will also be a registration party held at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors on Thursday, Feb 17th. Tournament matches will be played at three locations: Lauderdale Tennis Club, Jimmy Evert Tennis Center at Holiday Park, and Dillon Tennis Center. For more information go to Claycourtclassic.com.

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