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What’s Hot South Florida: October 13 – 26

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Art Walk Wilton Manors

Thursday, October 13

Tonight, starts the 14th edition of the Outshine Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. For more information see the feature in this mag or go to Outshinefilm.com.

Friday, October 14

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars Ongina performing live for one night only for one seating at 8pm (seating at 7:30pm). The night will be hosted by Jasmine Pryce Lords, and feature performances by Kahtya Tehnsion and CoCo Lords. To make a reservation call 754-779-7424 or go to Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Saturday, October 15 

Art Walk Wilton Manors returns for the 2022/23 season (October -May) from 6-9pm. For more information go to: AWWM.org.

Puertas Abiertas at Compass takes place from 2-6 pm and is a free event that recognizes National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. There will be resources, HIV testing, health screening, mental health information, exhibitors, activities for children, music, food and more. Also today, Compass will also have a presence at the Latin Quarter Hispanic Heritage Festival 11 am-4 pm at Phipps Park and Caridad Center Hispanic Heritage Resource Fair from 9 am-12 pm.

The Pride Center presents their 13th Annual Active Aging Health Expo from 10 am until 2 pm.  This year’s Expo will be held in-person at The Center, along with virtual, online components for those unable to attend in person. The Expo once again will provide LGBTQ+ adults with a unique, comprehensive overview of community resources. Exhibitors represent health, housing, finance, insurance, legal, travel, entertainment, retirement, and a number of helpful community organizations that will showcase their services and products through this popular event. Admission and parking are FREE.

Sawgrass Mills (12801 West Sunrise Blvd) presents Home Living Expo; 1 day…1 big expo from 10am to 6pm. Tickets are free.

The 7th Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival takes place from 12 to 4pm at Esplanade Park and will feature bushels of afternoon fun for the whole family: Food Trucks, Carnival Themed Games, and of course Pumpkin Decorating and special VIP Beer Garden

The Sunshine Cathedral’s Center for the Performing Arts presents Thomas Patrick Goss who is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Goss has self-released five studio albums, one live album, two EPs, and multiple non-album singles. He has seen commercial success with his music featured on MTV’s Logo TV. He won Best Gay Musician in DC from The Washington Blade, both in 2011 and 2012. Tickets can be purchased at sunshinecathedral.org/sunshine-cathedral-center-for-the-performing-arts/.

Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents the October Artist Showcase (Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month) featuring Author Traci Asher “I Cancer Patient” and the singing sensation Channing Ramsey. They will also be featuring the art works of over 20 artists.

LeBoy presents an Andrew Christian Underwear Party with giveaways all night.

Sunday, October 16

The Pub on the Drive presents The Boys from Brunch at 2pm and then from 8-10pm they feature the Rhythm Chicks.

Monday, October 17

Compass presents Coffee Clatch from 10 am – noon and Starbucks sponsors free coffee & pastries. The speaker will be from the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts to discuss the studio in Lake Worth Beach featuring glass blowing, flameworking, fusing & welding.

Friday, October 21

Tonight, is Pride Night at “The Haunt.” The Haunt is a terrifying walk thru 3 haunted trails at Tree Top Park in Davie. A portion of all tickets purchased tonight will benefit Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors. To Purchase tickets, go to: FloridaHaunt.com

Latinos Salud presents their annual Hispanic Food Bazaar from 6-10pm and will feature foods from a dozen countries. They invite you to join them and prepare foods from the heart for the community. Celebrity judges will give awards for Best Food, Best Booth Decorations, and Best Costume / Traditional Dress. Entry is just $10, with all tickets kicking off their Florida AIDS Walk fundraising. Drinks by tip donation. For more information go to: latinossalud.org/foodbazaar/

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Widow Von’Du live performing during “Dining with the Divas” at 8 and 10pm. If you can’t make it tonight, no worries as Widow will be performing on Saturday as well. To make a reservation call 754-779-7424 or go to Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Saturday, October 22

The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala presents “Red, White and You” at 6:30pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center. To purchase tickets or for more info, go to: Thetaskforcegala.org.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents Dark Circuit VI starring DJ Eddie Martinez with a $15 cover from 9pm to 3am.

The Sunshine Cathedral’s Center for the Performing Arts presents standup comedian Judy Gold. Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She is the host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now with Judy Gold. Tickets can be purchased at sunshinecathedral.org/sunshine-cathedral-center-for-the-performing-arts/.

Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews takes place from 1 to 6pm at Esplanade Park. Enjoy Funky Brews and Hard Seltzers as well as great eats from some of the best food trucks around.  Several bands battle it out live; all for your afternoon entertainment!

Sunday, October 23

Celebrate the season steps from the sand! The Second Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest returns to the LOOP (3000 E. Las Olas Blvd on Fort Lauderdale Beach), from 9am to 4pm.

The day will provide a fair-like atmosphere with tasty fall flavors, local vendors, live music, contests and activities to celebrate Fall’s arrival, Florida-style. Families and well-behaved dogs on leashes are encouraged to dress in costume to capture fun photo moments and prizes. This event is free and open to the public, and game tickets are available to purchase in advance or onsite. For more information or to enter the Second Annual Pie Baking Competition, visit theloopflb.com/events/pumpkinspalmtrees.

The Cabanas Guesthouse and Spa Hosts Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham

The Cabanas Guesthouse is delighted to host Australian Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham during October for his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. There have been many other gay Olympic winners such as Greg Luganos who came out after competing. Having achieved the highest single-dive score in Olympic history at the 2008 Olympic Games, in Beijing, China, Matthew executed an extremely difficult dive (two-and-one-half somersault with two-and-one-half twists in the pike position) for his final dive. The judges awarded him four 10s, making history and acquiring him the gold medal for this event, while also being the first openly gay male to win an Olympic Gold Medal. For more information on Matthew follow him at Instagram.com/matthewmitcham88.

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