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What’s Hot South Florida: May 27 – June 8

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Gary Santis’ Events presents the 24th annual “White Fort Lauderdale” at The Manor Complex on Sunday, May 29.

Friday, May 27

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents “RuPaul’s Drag Race” All Stars Season 6 star Jiggly Caliente with two shows: at 8:30pm (after RPDR Viewing party) and 10 pm. If you can’t make it tonight, Jiggly will also be performing Saturday, May 28 at 8 and 10 pm shows. Book your table now at Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents Dan DeLeon with a $10 cover.

Saturday, May 28

Back again, The City of Fort Lauderdale and ArtServe present The Great American Beach Party, which will feature 20 local artists with artwork and handmade crafts including drawings, photography, small sculptures, visual artists, jewelry designers, caricaturists, and more at Las Olas Oceanside Park from 11am to 6:30 pm.

NSU Art Museum presents Community Voices: The Annual Conni Gordon Art Talk with Rachel Panton, Ph.D from 3-4pm, and is free. In this gallery talk, Dr. Panton explores the following questions: What stories are Black women artists telling about the interior lives of Black women? What “light and truth” are they illuminating against the dominant narrative of Black women’s lived experiences? And more. This talk will highlight critical considerations that traverse the intersections of gender and race in the diaspora, as well as art as resistance in the reimagining of Black female identities through selected works in the Lux et Veritas exhibition now currently showing at the NSU Museum.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents DJ Drew G with a $15 cover.

The Manor Complex celebrates Memorial Day weekend with an official pre-party to Gary Santis annual White Fort Lauderdale event. In the Ballroom they present “Nasty Confessions” starring festival superstar producer DJ Alex Acosta. Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio presents “Repent” starring Diva Novva Gala, DJ Duniel, Sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s and special guests. Doors open at 11pm and I suggest you get to the Manor early as admission is always cheaper the first hour.

Hotspots/Happening Out Art Gallery by Dennis Dean (3500 NE 12th Avenue) presents their May’s Artist Showcase from 9-11pm. The night features performances by Joe Posa and Y Dolly Fox with artists Jamie Roxx, Dennis Dean, Robert Reda, Robert Deutsch, Laurence Panadero, Walter Mcbride,  and author photographer David Vance. For more information go to Hotspotsmagazine.com/art.

Sunday, May 29

Gary Santis’ Events presents the 24th annual “White Fort Lauderdale” at The Manor Complex with the Red Carpet starting at 10pm. The event will star, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, finalist BOSCO, and on the turntables will be Festival superstars Nina Flowers and Paulo Pacheco. Admission varies depending on when you purchase your tickets so get them now at Whiteftl2022.eventbrite.com! There are also VIP options.

Tuesday, May 31

A cast of over 40 colorful drag artists will adorn a prominent Wall of Fame as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s  “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This never-before-seen tribute at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will showcase the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors. Tickets are now on sale for the opening reception today at 6 pm, at Galleria Fort Lauderdale featuring a special pioneer presentation, guest performances and more. Six drag pioneers – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale – who, based on their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame – will be celebrated For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org.

Wednesday, June 1

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) is celebrating its first half-century with a Town Hall Tea Time, Where Were You in ’72? Fashions of the 1970s, at 2pm at the newly remodeled space in historic Town Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway. For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit BocaHistory.org. From hippie wear to disco, this program will feature a fashion show and designs by the students from THOS Fashion School. This is the perfect opportunity to look back at the way we were—50 years ago!—while supporting talented designers of the future. Presented by Letty Sanchez, THOS Fashion School students, and Olivia Hollaus. The cost to attend either of these Town Hall Tea Times is FREE for BRHS members; and $10 for nonmembers. To RSVP, please email office@bocahistory.org or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.

Ellen Wedner, president of Creative Arts Enterprises, announced today that it will once again be kicking off Pride Month’s celebration of the local LGBTQIA+ community with PRIDE LIGHTS that will illuminate in multi-colored, rainbow lights the Centennial Fountain in Nancy M. Graham Centennial Park in downtown West Palm Beach. Located at 150 N. Clematis Street, the Centennial Fountain lights—along with those on the nearby Citizens Building, the marquee at Palm Beach Dramaworks, Brightline Station, and more—will be turned on at 8 pm following a festive PRIDE Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm at Pistache French Bistro just a few steps away.

The Key West Business Guild invites everyone to “Blur The Lines” with them at their Pride Edition Luncheon at the Marriot Beachside from 12 to 1pm. This event is sponsored by Aqua Plex Key West and the theme of the luncheon is “Trans and Proud and features presentations by Janiece Rodriguez and Elle Taylor.

Thursday, June 2

After three years, the return of Gay Disney (Gaydays, One Magical Weekend, Girls in Wonderland and Tidal Wave Bears) starts today and continues through Monday. For more information, see the feature in this mag.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights Featuring: Community Voices with Artist Djerlens Chery

Art and Hip-Hop. Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm.

Friday June 3

National Donut Day falls each year on the first Friday of June and we are getting geared up to savor our best-loved fried dough confections. Have you ever resisted eating one? It’s certainly an uphill battle. Fortunately, National Donut Day falls this year on June 3. Be sure to visit your favorite donut shop, choose a variety of chewy deep-fried goodness, and enjoy.

In an effort to give the cannabis community an opportunity to safely connect, engage, learn and grow, Cannabis LAB (CLAB) is pleased to host its 6th Annual Cannabis Law, Accounting and Business (CLAB) Conference and Expo on today and tomorrow, Saturday, June 4, at Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida. Ricky Williams, former NFL player and founder and president of Highsman, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. For more information, the complete list of speakers and the full schedule of events, please visit https://www.clabconference.com/.

Villain Theater Miami presents today and tomorrow, June 4, an all queer comedians “No fear We’re Queer,” a 2 day comedy festival. The show stars Josh Hamilton, Noel Harris, Patrick Rodriguez, Al D., Victoria Haig, Poppy J Snacks, Chachi Colon, Tarek Turjman, Dri Caraballo, and much more. Get tickets at Villaintheater.com/nfwqcomedyfestival.

Saturday, June 4

PBS special, True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs, performing his hit song “WONDER” alongside the American Pops Orchestra. The special will air starting today and also features performances by Indigo Girls, country-pop singer Billy Gilman, drag artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle and Jujubee, Glee star Chris Colfer, amongst a host of others, plus interviews with Cynthia Nixon, former NBA player Jason Collins, and hosted by Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider. Happy to send over the full press release with more info if interested.

Wednesday, June 8

Hamburger Mary’s presents a Charity Bingo benefiting the Stonewall Pride Pageant at 6pm with games starting at 6:30pm. The event is hosted by Misty Eyez and features six games and then the blackout final game with all games featuring prizes.

LeBoy Doubles Your Pleasure

This Memorial Day weekend Le Boy is featuring 2 adult male stars. From Friday through Sunday (May 27-29) catch Kenny Vesco live and on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, (May 28, 29 and 31) back by popular demand catch superstar Arad Winwin live!

Hot Stuff

Wilton Art®, with sponsorship from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has partnered with acclaimed photographer and Wilton Manors resident Sharron Demarest to create a bold, yet intimate, photographic montage of individuals who enrich the Wilton Manors community. wiltonproud.2022 captures images of individuals from all walks of life who live, work, eat and play in Wilton Manors. It celebrates the wide and diverse range of peoples, cultures, ethnicities, orientations and viewpoints found in our Community. Their day-to-day lives may not at first glance seemingly intersect, but each is deeply woven into the fabric of the City, creating a vivid tapestry of a proud, diverse and flourishing Community of interconnected individuals. For more information about the project or the photographer, contact Hunter Stephens at 202-907-6288 or email lovewiltonart@gmail.com or check out their website WiltonArt.org.

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