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What’s Hot South Florida: March 3 – 16

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Hotspots Art Gallery with Dennis Dean Opening Reception

Friday, March 4

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 star Jaidynn Diore Fierce during “Dinning With The Diva’s” at 7 pm and 10:30 pm. If you can’t make it tonight, Jaidynn will also be performing on Saturday brunch, Saturday night seating and Sunday brunch.

After being the first U.S. film festival to hold in-theater, in-person screenings in 2021 after a year-long quarantine mandate, Miami Dade College (MDC)’s acclaimed Miami Film Festival returns to present its 39th annual edition from today through March 13, in a hybrid format, with both in-theater and virtual presentations. Precious Gem Awards will be presented to Ramin Bahrani (2nd ChanceThe White Tiger) and Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car). Art of Light Awards will be presented to inematographer Ari Wegner (Zola, The Power of the Dog) and composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer (The White Lotus). The 2022 Festival will celebrate more than 120 feature narratives, documentaries, and short films of all genres, from more than 35 countries worldwide.  For more information, visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

Bill Maher will be appearing live at the Fillmore Miami Beach with an HBO Comedy Special taping today and tomorrow Saturday, March 5th! For tickets go to Livenation.com or call the Venue Box Office (305)673-7300.

Saturday, March 5

The Pub presents iconic American Disco diva, the one and only Pamala Stanley performing live at 8pm.

Hotspots Art Gallery with Dennis Dean (3500 NE 12th Avenue, Oakland Park) presents the March opening reception from 6-9pm, featuring works by Bryin Smoot, Jacki Rosen, Francisco Sheuat, Joel Shapses, Dennis Dean, and Pi Dugger. In addition, they will feature Franovik Designs with designers Francisco and Viktor Franovik. 

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents the Red Party starring DJ Joe Gauthreaux from 9pm to 3am with the cover $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Compass West Palm beach presents “Drag Story Time” reading “My Princess Boy” read by Lupita Hollywood. The event takes place at Rohi’s Readery (600 S. Rosemary Ave, WPB) from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

The 31st Annual Asian Culture Festival taking place at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street, in Miami today and tomorrow, Sunday, March 6 from 10am to 5pm. The two-day, fun-filled family event offers music and dance performances, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and a selection of authentic and delicious Asian cuisine with a variety of dishes from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Iran, South Korea, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Vietnam, Mongolia and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. There is no entry fee for children under 6. Tickets are available at asianculturefestival.net.

Sunday, March 6

NSU Art Museum presents Fashion Icons: Anna Sui and Barbra Hulanicki in conversation from 2-3pm. This event is free with museum admission and totally free for members. Advance reservations are required, space is limited; RSVP at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1106679

Tuesday, March 8

Join comedy queen Blamie Forret at the new monthly event “Drag Out the Movies” at Savor Cinema (503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale) for an evening of laughter, cocktails and some of Blamie’s all-time favorite films.  Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of every month with happy hour drink specials at 6pm outside in the courtyard, and showtime at 8pm in the auditorium. To kick off the series, the inaugural film will be the over-the-top comedy (“that caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival and won an Academy Award”) The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; a smart, endearing road-trip comedy that was ahead of its time on LGBT issues. Admission is $8 for Fliff members and $10 for non-members and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Fliff.com. 

Wednesday, March 9

The Key West Business Guild presents their March Mixer at Wine-o at La Concha from 5:30-7:30pm. Guild members $10, non-members $20. For more information, go to: gaykeywestfl.com.

Friday, March 11

Wine, dine and discover at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) during the 25th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits & Culinary Celebration. Enjoy a night of live entertainment, food, and fantastic silent auction packages as you help raise funds that will benefit the Museum’s mission to connecting people to inspiring science. VIP access begins at 5:30pm and the Grand Tasting begins at 6:30pm until 10pm. Highlights include delectable fare from South Florida’s leading restaurants and a vast array of flavorful wines and spirits from around the world, as well as local craft beers. To purchase tickets, visit modsevents.org 

Saturday, March 12

City Place Doral is celebrating its 5-year anniversary as the crown jewel of one of South Florida’s growing cities with a month-long celebration in March. Throughout its 250,000 square feet of retail space in the heart of Miami-Dade County, CityPlace Doral will host live music, dancing, a block party, scavenger hunt, interactive games for the entire family to enjoy and beer and coffee samples for adults, and much more. Tonight, they will feature a block party at 5 pm, complete with sound truck and DJ, interactive games for kids, a scavenger hunt and more. Each Saturday, guests can enjoy Music on the Plaza, from 6 – 9 p.m., with a variety of music performances.

City Place Doral

The 20th annual Miami Beach Garden Tour takes place from 10am-3pm. They will explore six beautiful, diverse, and private gardens in Miami Beach. Your day starts at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden where you’ll pick up your guidebook for the Garden Tour. With addresses in hand, you are free to travel at your own pace to each location. After the Tour, join them back at the Garden for fun activities including the Miami Beach Garden Club’s annual flower show where you can cast your vote for the “people’s choice award.” Stop by the Botanical Bar to sample their new signature cocktails and have a light bite. Tickets: Non-members $45, Members $35 (members call for discount code) by going to EventBrite.com and search for miami-beach-garden-tour-tickets. 

Sunday, March 13th

The Bears of South Florida presents a Pool Party from noon to 5pm at The Augustin Fort Lauderdale (1110 Northwest 7th Avenue). Capacity for this party is 100 guests, and they expect to sell-out very quickly. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/march-pool-party-tickets-275193068877, will not be sold at the gate. Ticket includes lunch. Bar & beverage service available – cash donations accepted, and there will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Monster Jam is the most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world and returns to Miami for an adrenaline-charged weekend at loanDepot Park today and tomorrow, Sunday March 13. Monster Jam, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: MonsterJam.com. 

Wednesday, March 16

321/Slammer presents their 15th anniversary celebration from 7pm to 1am with a member sponsored open bar and refreshments. They suggest you ride share or taxi as the parking lot will fill up quickly.

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Bring home West Side Story on Digital March 2 and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD March 15.

Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg presents an inspired reimagining of the beloved musical West Side Story. The film that critics celebrate as “electrifying” (Alonso Duralde, The Wrap) and “a total triumph” (Matt Goldberg, Collider) has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress and 11 Critics’ Choice Awards. West Side Story” tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); with Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works); and introducing Rachel Zegler (Maria.) Moreno – one of only three artists to be honored with Academy, Emmy, GRAMMY, Tony and Peabody Awards – also serves as one of the film’s executive producers. Rejoice in the spectacular new choreography alongside the iconic songs – plus see astonishing all-new footage of Spielberg at work in documentary filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau’s revealing “The Stories of West Side Story” – by adding 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story to your musical collection.

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