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What’s Hot South Florida: Oct. 27 – Nov. 9

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Thursday, October 27

Mdglcc’s Young Professionals network (YPN) presents a Social Mixer from 6-8pm at the Carilllon Wellness Resort (6801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) that is sponsored by Amazon. This event is geared towards young professional between the ages of 21-39. The event is open to ALL members of the Chamber and the community at Large.  Complimentary lite bites and beverages will be served (courtesy of our liquor sponsor, Bacardi). There will be a business card drawing for fabulous prizes Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members; $20 for all at the door (CASH ONLY), and there will be a $10 discounted valet.

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood invites you to join them for the third edition of The Art of Drag Fundraiser at Lips Fort Lauderdale where guests will enjoy dinner and performances by both professional drag queens as well as four Board members of the Center at this fundraising evening benefiting the Center. Doors open at 7 pm with dinner and performances to follow. Tickets are limited and are $85 a person and include a 3-course dinner plus a cocktail, wine or domestic beer. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: Artandculturecenter.org/.

Friday, October 28
Club Xtra presents Valley of The Skulls with a $500 Halloween Hot Body Contest hosted by JoJo And Harley.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Stranger Beats” with totally 80’s music starring DJ John Bata. The night will feature $1,000 in cash and prizes for the best 80’s costume! $15 cover after 10pm.

Tonight, and tomorrow, Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents costume contests with $125 cash prize for each seating.

LeBoy presents “Getting Lucky with the Blackcats” with music by DJ Drew and hosted by Eris Delight Lords. They feature 30 dancers and are open till 3am!

Twist presents Tricks and treats the entire Halloween Weekend with DJ Sushiman tonight, DJ JRNY on Saturday, DJ Bill Hallquist on Sunday and DJ Mike James on Monday (Halloween).

Saturday, October 29

The Pub on the Drive presents the one and only Electra at 8pm. She is back to “Brew ha ha” and hosting a Halloween Costume contest with $150 in cash and prizes. The Synergy Twins follow with their electric violins playing indoors at 10pm.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents their annual Halloween Party where they invite everyone to take home their share of $2,500 in cash and prizes at their costume contest at 1am sharp. The night stars the sounds of DJ Drew. G. $15 cover after 10pm.

Smorgasburg Miami, the 50,000 square-foot food market adjacent to the Wynwood Walls and what the Miami Herald dubbed as “Disneyland for food”, is hosting the ultimate Halloween Market Celebration starting at 12pm and going to 7pm.  For more information go to: Smorgasburgmiami.com.

LeBoy resents “A night with the Playboys” with a $500 costume contest (with the cash and prizes sponsored by Bedroom Box) and music by DJ Richie Rich.

The Manor presents “Halloween Ends” with celebrity DJ Nina Flowers in the Empire Room. Noche Latina Saturdays moves into the Epic Ballroom and presents the theme “Beetlejuice” with their resident DJ Duniel. Tonight, the Manor is opening their doors one hour earlier at 10PM, and feature a $10 cover until 11pm for Fl Residents and $20 after 11pm. Non residents $20 all night long.

Sunday, October 30

Holy Angels National Catholic Church presents special prayers and anointing of the sick in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month with an 11am Mass in English and a 1pm Mass in Spanish. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents Sunday Funday starring DJ Alex Ramos with a $10 cover after 10pm.

Monday, October 31 (Halloween)

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents Wicked Manors, the largest Gay Halloween festival in Florida taking place up and down the drive from 6-11pm. The presenting sponsors for Wicked Manors are Hunters Nightclub and AHF and the VIP Sponsor is ViiV. Admission is $10 at Entry Points. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance go to: Pridecenterflorida.org.

Alibi Monkey Bar presents their annual Halloween Parking Lot Party with music, drag shows, outdoor bars, food, costumes, go-go boys and no cover. They will also feature a costume contest where the best costume wins $200.

The Pub on the Drive presents the Synergy twins performing at 8pm on top of the Pub’s rooftop. The at 11pm, join Electra inside for their Halloween contests with $600 in cash & prizes.

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents a Halloween Lot Party from 5pm to 2am with music, drinks, food and drag shows, and featuring a Costume contest and a Hot Body Contest each paying out $250 in cash! DJ Frankie P from Y-100 will be spinning.

Hunters Nightclub presents two DJs spinning for your listening and dancing pleasure: DJ Will Calder and DJ Ed Talks and performing live on the Hunters stage is the one and only Robin S performing her hits “Show Me Love,” “Luv 4 Luv,” and “What I Do Best.” As always there is n cover!

Lit Wilton Manors presents a Haunted House with food by Sixth boro, and special LeBoy’s pole dancing zombies.

The Manor presents their annual indoor/outdoor Halloween Street Party with their huge outdoor dance area and LED wall. They will also feature a performance stage with shows and dancers and food trucks. On the outside stage they feature DJ JPS and inside they feature DJ ZOG, Duane Cedic, Sushiman and headliner DJ Alex Acosta. They will also feature a $2,500 best costume contest and no cover!

The Ramrod presents Best and Butchest Costume Contest at midnight with $2,000 in cash and prizes with no cover charge.

Wednesday. November 2

Hotspots Magazine and Happening Out TV present Pride Skate which this month celebrates the South Florida Flag Football League at Xtreme Action Park from 7-10pm (the first Wednesday of every month) and 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.

Thursday, November 3

The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will present its fourth annual Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at Galleria Fort Lauderdale. This event will recognize and highlight individuals and corporate entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and/or supporting worthy related causes. Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards are $55 for members and $65 for non-members and can be purchased at ftlchamber.com/bca.

Friday, November 4

The South Florida Men’s Wellness Conference takes place today and tomorrow. To register go to: Hotspotsmagazine.com/menshealth.

Saturday, November 5

Agave lovers will descend upon Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) from 4-10pm for the inaugural Sunset Tequila & Mezcal Festival. Guests will enjoy unlimited tastings of some of the world’s best tequila and mezcal spirits. Festivalgoers can explore the Sunset “Mercado” featuring an array of cultural artisans and makers, and dance to feel-good live music while sampling a variety of blancos, reposados, añejos and mezcals, as well as seltzers, cervesas and Tito’s Vodka. They will also feature restaurant pop-ups. Tickets are $55 and $125 for VIP) and are available at sunsettequilafest.com.

Hotspots/Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents their November opening reception (6-9pm) which will feature new art and live models featuring vintage Broadway Wardrobe from Showbiz Costume Gallery. The artists featured are: Chuck Prescott, Teresa Korber, Franco Sotillo, Sherman Yee and Michael Craft, Heather Neiman, Diane Lublinski and Dennis Dean.

Friday, November 4

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum will stage its American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC), today and Saturday on the museum’s festival grounds from 10am to 5pm. This year’s event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the museum and a return to this annual event. Admission is $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students. Tribal members, children four and under, and museum members are free.  For more information, please visit https://www.ahtahthiki.com/AIAC/.

Gable Stage invites everyone to join them for A Taste of the Season to celebrate and support the 2022/23 season. You will enjoy preview readings of the five 2022-2023 season productions, accompanied by a cocktail buffet from our partner restaurants. Choose your theatre time 6:30 pm followed by a cocktail buffet or 8:15 preceded by a cocktail buffet. Purchase your tickets by calling the GableStage Box Office at (305) 445-1119.

Saturday, November 5

The Ghost Light Society once again shines a light on the award-winning arts-in-education programs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with its annual Ghost Light Society Soirée with this year’s theme being “Soirée in Space” from 7 to 11 pm at The Parker (707 N.E. 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Tickets start at $250. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3rsvl1H. For more information, visit ghostlightsociety.org or email ghostlight@browardcenter.org.

The Box gallery (811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach) presents Myth America (NA): Deconstructing Americana Culture and Imagery reception at 7pm. This exhibition explores aspects of real and imagined popular culture in The United States of America between 2016-2022. The exhibition runs from October 29 through November 26. For more details go to:  www.TheBoxGallery.Info.

Monday, November 7

History Fort Lauderdale, presents a book signing with Christiana Lilly, author of “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die,” from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Lilly’s appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a free meet the author monthly series that offers literary and history enthusiasts a chance to speak with local authors, purchase their latest releases and have them signed at the New River Inn Museum of History. For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org.

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