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What’s Hot South Florida: September 15 – 28

Twist presents “Gaga All Night” after party starring DJ Sushiman

Thursday, September 15

The Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents a spotlight mega mixer at SISU Clinic at Brickell City Center (799 Brickell Plaza, Level 3) from 6-9pm. This will be an evening of networking and connecting, and features complimentary food provided by SISU clinic and beverages by their liquor sponsor Bacardi. All attendees will get a special gift and a tour of the newly opened clinic.

Tropics Grille Bar and Restaurant presents Las Vegas comedy stars Jerry Halliday and company at 8pm. As always, no cover charge.

Friday, September 16

Pub on the Drive presents Velvet LeNore’s “Drag Star Search” every Friday at 8:30pm from today through September 30, with the finals on October 14. If interested in competing message Velvet on Facebook or Instagram.

LeBoy presents Gee Monroe’s Birthday party which will be hosted by Eris Delight Lords and Nicky Monet with music by DJ Nitrx.

Gilead and Sunserve present “Press Play: Connect to HIV Care” from 11am to 3pm at Artserve (1350 East Sunrise Blvd). Participants can know their status (free HIV testing), Enroll in HIV Prep, Connect to on-site medical health, mental health and wellness providers, enjoy lunch and refreshments, and more including free vaccines for monkeypox, meningitis, Hepatitis and and Covid. Admission is free, but please pre-register at Sunserve.org/Pressplay.

Saturday, September 17

R House Brunch in Wynwood is celebrating the return of their queen from Mykonos, Athena Dion. Come celebrate with Athena as she returns to her thrown at R house with 2 seatings today and 2 seating tomorrow, Sunday September 18!

Twist presents “Gaga All Night” after party starring DJ Sushiman.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents “Jamin at the Center,” which is a concert series featuring Jazz, R&B and Pop performances by consummate artists for our diverse community. Tonight at 7pm they feature Jesse Jones Jr. in the auditorium, Building B. To purchase tickets, which are $25, go to https://bit.ly/3aejl8y.

In partnership with United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention and the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, the Museum of Discovery and Science will host a Wellness & Prevention Check-in FREE Admission Day for the South Florida community. The Wellness Day is geared toward mental health and substance abuse prevention. The inaugural fun-filled day will begin with a ribbon-cutting followed by an abundance of activities designed to support family health and wellbeing. Attendees are invited to partake in everything from brain agility challenges, movements and music, mental health story time, sensory friendly activities, puppet shows and more!The FREE tickets can be reserved at mods.org/healthandwellness.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents International DJ Charly with a $15 cover.

Hotspots/Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents the Provocative Art Show Artist Showcase event from 9-11pm featuring performing artist Alexandria Thomas.

Pub on the Drive presents Glamazon starring Leila Cox and special guests Erika Norell, Taquoya Love Dupree, and J’miyah Lewisnky.

The Manor Complex presents “Menergy” starring the sounds of DJ Alexander Rendo (of Los Angeles) with shows by TP Lords. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Independence of Mexico starring Calypso Monroe Lords (Miss Noche Latina 2022) and Natsh D Witshes along with resident DJ Duniel and sexy Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $5 for Fl Res until midnight. 

Sunday, September 18

The Master Chorale of South Florida presents “Codebreaker: the Alan Turing Story” at 4pm at the Sunshine Cathedral (1480 SW 9th Avenue). James McCarthy’s acclaimed cantata dramatically recounts key episodes in the life of Alan Turing, the brilliant codebreaker whose decryption work saved countless lives during World War II. With contrasting energy and pathos, the score portrays Turing as both hero and martyr, a gay man of complexity inseparable from his genius who was destroyed by the unforgiving homophobia of his time. Admission is free, but registration is required at: Masterchoraleofsouthflroida.org.

Tuesday, September 20

Business for the Arts Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) kicks off the fall season with a live presentation, meet & greet and cocktail hour with post-graffiti artist Sergio Quinonez (aka SURGE) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Pipeline Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE 3rd Ave. (10th Floor). The Arts Mean Business Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Guests who wish to attend may visit https://bit.ly/3Cb40rc for more information or email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Sunday, September 18.

Wednesday, September 21

Equality Connection at NSU Art Museum of FTL from 6 – 8pm will be joined by Brandon Wolf, Manager, EQFL Press Secretary, who will be sharing what EQFL is doing to stop the DeSantis administration’s attacks on the LGBTQ+ community & women’s right to choose! They will also be providing lite bites & cocktails.

Thursday, September 22

FLoatarama Check Distribution Party (of $50,000) takes place today from 7-9pm at Hunters Night Club, Wilton Manors. Floatarama-2022, was an official Stonewall Pride Event. 

Friday, September 23

GRAMMY Award-winning, RIAA multi-platinum certified artist Lizzo kicks off her “The Special Tour” at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise.

Get Out the Vote – Townhall takes place in the Main Hall of The Schubert Building, at The Pride Center at Equality Park from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Guest speaker Shevrin Jones will cover the latest issues and take questions at this informative Townhall. Florida State Senator Shevrin “Shev” Jones is an educator, public servant, and consensus builder who gets results on the issues facing Florida families. Voter registration will be available. For more information, contact Avani Vijayalakshmi-Ramanathan, Active Aging Specialist at The Pride Center 954.6003.9005 x 114 or avijayram@pridecenterflorida.org.

Saturday, September 24

Miami Dade County Auditorium is Honoring Hispanic heritage month with a free symphony concert at 7:30pm. Alhambra Orchestra Performs exciting classical favorites by Hispanic composers or inspired by music of Spain.  Featuring Rodrigo’s Lovely Concierto de Aranjuez with guitar soloist Koh Kazama. Admission is free but tickets are required. RSVP in advance at the MDCA Box Office, or at MiamiDadeCountyAuditorium.org. For more information call 305.547.5414, e-mail at mdca@miamidade.gov or alhambraorchestra.org. Free parking is available on-site.

Dicks Service Station presents a car wash from 10am to 3pm with the proceeds donated to support the Smart Ride’s “Give A Shift” team.

Pub on the Drive presents “The Boys” singing all request songs at 6pm. At 8pm they feature the many faces of Electra in a cabaret style show and then they end their night of performances at 10pm with Lady Marisa’s variety show.

Saturday, September 24 and Sunday September 25

“The Gay Men’s Project – An Exploration of Aging, Sex, and Intimacy” is a 10-hour workshop over 2 days, for gay men over 40. $179.00 to register which includes meals, sessions w/facilitators & a comprehensive workbook (Scholarships available). To register, go to: http://www.gaymensproject.com. For more information, contact Michael Rohrs at Michaelrohrs33301@gmail.com or (754) 801-0330.

Wednesday, September 28

Compass’s Pride Business Alliance social will be checking out the amazing Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. from 6-8 pm! They offer a wide assortment of classes and workshops for art lovers of every inclination! Ticket prices for the Pride Business social – $10 for members & donors, and $25 for others. Please sign up in advance to ensure your space at Compassglcc.com.

Miss Florida

The Current Court: Gustavo Rodriguez Cruz (Mr. Florida M.E. 2021/22); Velvet LeNore (Miss Florida F.I. at Large, 2021/22); Joanna James (Miss Florida F.I. Supreme 2021/22), and Melony Munro (Miss Florida F.I. 2021/22).

The 50th annual Miss Florida F.I. Pageantry weekend takes place on Sunday, October 2 (Mr., at Large and Supreme) and Monday, October 3 (Miss Florida) in the beautiful “Crystal Room” at the Venue Fort Lauderdale with doors opening at 7pm and pageants starting at 8pm each night. Tickets are now on sale at MissFloridaFIPageant.com. For more info call 954-478-4587. 

Hot Stuff

As America’s love for snacking continues to grow, Wisevoter, a bipartisan educational platform delved into America’s favorite snack by state. Doritos won hearts of 23 states and thus the title of America’s favorite snack beating M&M which is loved in 13 states. Americans’ snacking habit has seen a rise since the pandemic, the snacking continues to grow in 2022 with an increase of 13% compared to last year. Most Americans like their pantry stocked with sweet and salty snacks and 41% indulge in 2 snacks a day while 24% indulge in 3 snacks a day.

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago recently welcomed actress and human rights advocate (and former South Florida resident) Angelica Ross (“Pose,” “American Horror Story”) making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, November 6. Ross makes history when she joins the Chicago company, becoming the first openly trans woman to play a leading role in a Broadway show.

Advance Screening of “Bros”

Universal has teamed up with Hotspots to offer you and a guest an advance screening of “Bros” on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm at AMC Aventura 24. For your chance to win a complimentary admit two pass email us at Social@hotspots.lgbt.

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