Thursday, April 28
Celebrate Wilton Manors 75th Anniversary from 5-7pm at Hagen Park (2020 Wilton Drive), where the Wilton Manors Historical Society will present a timeline and storytelling experience that explains their city’s history. They’ll also read letters from the 50th Anniversary and discuss the future and what Wilton Manors could look like in 2047, when the city will celebrate its 100th anniversary! Enjoy light refreshments, share commemorative items, and more.
From today through May 1 is Sunfest, which is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, and is held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May (GPS Location: 100 S. Clematis Street). SunFest attracts more than 100,000 visitors. For tickets or more information, go to sunfest.com.
The Coffee Butler Amphitheater in Key West presents Adam Lambert on April 28th. Doors open at 5:30P, with the show starting at 7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Thekeywestamp.com.
Friday, April 29
Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents from season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Naysha Lopez, in their “Dining With The Diva’s” with two shows at 7pm and 10pm. If you can’t make it tonight,catch Nyasha one more day tomorrow in their two shows at 7:30 and 10pm.
Empire Stage Theater (1140 N. Flagler Dr. Ft. Lauderdale) presents “ART” by Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton. How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. Art stars Dean Nigro, Ben Prayz and David R Gordon (a member Actors Equity Association) and runs from today through May 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are $35 (20% off with promo code – EARLY), by going to EmpireStage.com.
Saturday, April 30
LeBoy presents the birthday party of sexy adult male star Paul Canon, who will be performing two shows live at 11pm and 1am. The night will also be starring hostesses Nicky Monet and Eris Delight along with DJ Richie Rich.
Prism’s 2nd anniversary gala takes place from 7-10pm at the Hotspots Gallery (3500 NE 12th Avenue). The anniversary will feature interactive art, food and drinks and a silent auction. For more information visit prismfl.org/gala.
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show takes place today and tomorrow, Sunday, May 1. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: fortlauderdaleairshow.com. Galleria Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, will offer parking access during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show to raise money for local children’s charities. Parking will be $20, and the fee will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, Julian’s Fountain of Youth and the Undercover Santa Holiday Toy Drive. For more information about Galleria Fort Lauderdale or for a complete list of retailers, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit Galleriamall-fl.com.
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents the 7th Annual Sankofa Jazz Festival from 3:30 to 9pm. Headlining the family-friendly, celebratory event for 2022 is six-time Grammy nominee jazz pianist Christian Sands with the Christian Sands Trio. They will be joined by Melton Mustafa, Jr., “Mustafa on Sax,” a two-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist and educator, in addition to Aniye Strachan, Robert Bradley, Luis Disla, Arnitris Williams, John Dixon, and HOT 105’s Rodney Baltimore! Tickets are available on Eventbrite. General Admission is $25, Reserved Seating is $45, and VIP tickets, which include front row seats, reserved parking, and complimentary food and drinks, are $75.
The 2nd Annual “Savor SoFLO” is a part of the “Savor Florida Series” and launches in Hollywood Beach today and tomorrow May 1. In addition to tastings, the festival will open with a Chef Culinary Competition at 11am. Tickets to the Grand Tasting Village will provide access to South Florida’s most interesting culinary establishments and is the top choice for food, wine, and craft beer aficionados. Enjoy fabulous tastings from the area’s most delicious restaurants, boutiquey hot spots, and world-class hotels. Taste wines from across the state and the globe. Enjoy the best local and national craft brews. Tickets are available for purchase online at Savorsoflo.com.
Monday, May 2
A Fish Called Avalon is hosting a prix-fixe dinner with 100% of the proceeds going to Miami-based Global Empowerment Mission (GEM). Limited to 100 guests, the restaurant is underwriting the dinner to benefit GEM’s efforts to provide food, water, medicine, medical equipment and housing assistance to the people of Ukraine. A Fish Called Avalon is located at 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, and reservations may be made at https://bit.ly/700Ocean. Donation: $125 per person. To learn more about Global Empowerment Mission, go to Globalempowermentmission.org.
Wednesday, May 4
Hotspots Magazine and Happening Out TV present Pride Skate which this month celebrates “Cinco De Mayo” at Xtreme Action Park from 7-10pm. Pride Skate, which takes place the first Wednesday of every month is a fundraiser for Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and street festival. The event features DJ T-Pro mix, divas Velvet Lenore and Rianna Petrone, skating, and a full liquor bar. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.
Friday May 6
The Eagle Wilton Manors presents Morabito from 9om to 3am with a $10 cover.
Saturday, May 7
Today is the Grand Re-Opening of the Pride Center’s Flea Market, live and in-person on the Equality Park Campus at 8am. The Flea Market will feature OVER 50 Unique Vendors, Live Music and Surprises.
Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a special “Why We Sing” concert and retrospective exhibit at 8 pm, at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Attendees will enjoy a sentimental selection of favorite songs from the vocal group’s past and present repertoire plus an historical showcase comprised of banners, art, posters and other ephemera, costumes and photographs. General admission tickets are $35; VIP tickets in the first five rows with priority seating are priced at $50, plus a small service fee, and include premium seating and a drink ticket with pre-intermission drink order option. Tickets are available online at ftlgmc.org/35th-anniversary or by calling (954) 832-0060.
Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor Complex features a Cinco de Mayo Celebration as they honor “Selena” and celebrate the birthday of Taina Norell. The night will star Taina, Calypso Monroe Lords (Miss Noche Latina 2022), resident DJ Duniel and sexy go-go papi’s. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $5 until midnight for Fl residents.
Congrats to Visit Lauderdale
Visit Lauderdale, the destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) Florida, won a Silver Adrian Award from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for travel marketing excellence in the category of Public Relations – Special Event for the May 5, 2021 launch of the new Visit Lauderdale “Everyone Under the Sun” brand. Formerly known as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Lauderdale staged an exciting brand launch day during National Travel & Tourism Week that included the dedication of an Everyone Under the Sun mural and press conference, the debut of the Everyone Under the Sun beer, new Visit Lauderdale flags flying at hotels and attractions, a brand launch video, a social media influencer campaign and more.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Crowns a New Winner
Season 14 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race was probably the stiffest competition the series has ever seen (just ignore Snatch Game this Season…LOL). In the end, we here at Hotspots Magazine would like to wish a HUGE congratulations to America’s Next Drag Superstar, Willow Pill!