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What’s Hot South Florida: Nov. 24 – Dec. 7

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FlockFest and Pride Fort Lauderdale proudly present “SPLASH” Pool Party T-Dance on Friday, November 25

Thursday, November 24

The Alibi opens at 3pm and they invite everyone to join them for Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Dinner (available 3pm to close) which is only $16.99 and includes turkey, smashed potatoes, homemade stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberries and savory gravy.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents DJ Strypes on Thanksgiving eve with no cover.

The Pub is open Thanksgiving Day and serving Thanksgiving dinner from 10am to close. For $18.99 you get Turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green bean casserole or creamed corn with peppers and onions, Yukon gold mashed potatoes or candies sweet potatoes and a dinner roll.

Friday, November 25

Tonight, starts the annual Urge Miami Thanksgiving Festival, with events happening all weekend long through Monday morning, For more information see the feature in this mag or go to UrgeMiamifestival.com.

The Lambda Men’s Brotherhood presents Leather Masked Ball XVII from 10pm to 4am at the Crystal Ballroom behind the Manor. The night will feature the sounds of DJs Aulden Brown and Daniel Kristopherre and admission is $39 in advance (scan the QR code in their ad in this issue) and $55 at the door.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents Black Friday with DJ Ralphi Rosario at 9pm.

Chad Bush’s annual Pig Week starts tonight and goes through December 4. For more info, go to Pigweek.com.

From today through December 15th mention you saw their ad in Hotspots magazine and Isarat’s Thai Massage and Men’s Spa (2931 NE 6th Avenue, Wilton Manors) will give you 20% off all services.

The Manor Complex is starting a new tradition over Thanksgiving weekend with a 2-day festival called “RESIST.” Tonight, is the first night and features Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Abel and Karsten Sollors. Doors open at 10pm and admission is only $10 until 11pm (18-20 – $25 all night).

Each year, in partnership with the GMCSF, Bears of South Florida collects teddy bears for the Broward Health System. Every child admitted to the hospital receives one of their bears, and the family is told that the bears come from our two organizations. This year they will return to the tradition of collecting new bears at the event. We will also purchase bears on your behalf with donations. The cost of each bear is around $5, and we want to buy as many as we can. Hunters is supporting the bear drive with free drink tickets for a beer, glass of wine or well drink to help encourage donations. Hunters is also generously donating hot teddy shots for us to sell with all proceeds going to our cause. Bring your friends (and your cash) and show your support at Hunters today for Fur Friday’s. If you can’t make it and want to donate, go to: http://bosfl.org/teddy-bear-drive.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach will transform into a winter wonderland this holiday season. From today until Dec. 24, locals and visitors can experience “Wonderland,” and make lasting memories through an array of sights, sounds, and special events, including expanded holiday markets featuring strolling characters, live music, and visits with Santa, as well as holiday movies, Fit for the Holidays series and the introduction of Boogie Wonderland, a Silent Disco experience. The official kickoff takes place today, when singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Mayer returns to Las Olas Oceanside Park for a stop on the 23rd anniversary of his widely acclaimed Christmas tour “Stars and Promises.” The series concludes with the reprisal of “Christmas Eve with Sinatra,” featuring Jeff Grainger as Sinatra, and the Hoboken band.

FlockFest and Pride Fort Lauderdale proudly present “SPLASH” Pool Party T-Dance from 12-5 pm featuring DJ Marky Mark and Emcee Priince Trilla. The rooftop pool is located on the 9th floor overlooking downtown Fort Lauderdale. General Admission tickets are just $25 ($40 at the door if available), and bag check $5 in advance or $10 at the event. They also feature VIP tickets. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to: TurkeySPLASH.eventbrite.com

 

Saturday, November 26

As part of the inaugural RESIST FESTIVAL at The Manor Complex, day 2 features the sounds of DJ Mohammed and Manny Lehman. As always on Saturday, they feature the Latin Room with sounds by resident DJ Duniel and shows this week by the beauties Erika Norell and Yeisa Jovovish. Doors open 1 hour early this week at 10pm and the cover is only $10 before 11pm.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents dark Circuit from 9pm to 3am with DJ Hector Fonseca.

Twist presents “Blast Off” with DJ Kidd Madonny, and as always, no cover! 

Sunday, November 27

The Alibi family invites everyone in the community to a Celebration of Life for Don Clark at 8:30pm. They are honoring the memory and legacy of Don and offer anyone to share stories of his warm and welcoming personality. They will also be toasting to good memories; feature a silent auction to raise funds and have performances all hosted by TP Lords.

Tuesday, November 29

Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary and modern art fair, and its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, will kick-off Miami Art Week 2022, opening tonight with an invitation-only VIP Preview evening with public days beginning Wednesday, November 30th and running through Sunday, December 4th.Art Miami continually showcases the most significant artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries and is a “can’t miss” event for collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts. Distinguished for its quality, depth, and diversity, Art Miami 2022 will feature investment quality paintings, drawings, design, sculpture, NFTs, video art, photography and prints from more than 160 leading galleries across 17 countries. For more information, go to artmiami.com.

Wednesday, November 30

Wilton River Suites is having their grand opening party today from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and will have light bites, open bar, and live entertainment by Black Tie Optional Show featuring Kerst Lehmann The event is being cohosted by the Wilton Manors Business Association and is a benefit for Sunserve. WMBA has set up an Eventbrite listing to collect suggested donations for the event and will also be collecting donations at the entry. 100% of the proceeds are going to benefit Sunserve.

Join the MDGLCC’s Young Professional Network’s Social Mixer at Axel Beach Hotel (1500 Collins Avenue) from 6-8pm. Admission is $10 for members in advance and $20 for everybody at the door. The event will feature lite bites, and one free drink for all who register.

Thursday, December 1

Care Resource in association with Gilead, Janssen ad ViiV invites everyone to join them at 3510 Biscayne Blvd on the rooftop from 7-9:30pm for World AIDS Day Miami. The event will feature a special performance by the united houses of South Florida, a candlelight vigil a radiant art exhibit and more. For more information, go to: WorldAIDSDayMiami.org.

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center and Galleria Fort Lauderdale are collaborating to honor World AIDS Day with an official public event designed to raise awareness and voices in unison for global health. The public is invited at 8:30 am, to participate in an official kickoff ceremony in honor of World AIDS Day at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Blvd). Rock The Ribbon will commence with a gathering of elected officials including Broward County Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Special performances by Cassie Ortiz, Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, and DJ Aulden Brown will add flair to rock the crowd. The event will take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance.

The annual Art Basel Miami starts today and goes through December 3. In this American version of Basel, leading galleries from five continents show significant works by masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Artbasel.com/miami-beach.

The Pub is producing their annual Holiday Wreath Auction hosted by the one and only Electra and benefitting Kids In Distress. The event starts at 8pm. If you or your business would like to donate contact them at info@thepubwm.com or by calling 754-200-5244.

Lips presents Amanda Austin’s Holiday Spectacular with Dragettes tonight and also on Dec 8, 15, 22 and a special show on December 24.

Friday, December 2

Hamburger Marys Wilton Manors presents RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Shuga Cain performing during Dinning With The Divas at 8 and 10pm. If you are busy Friday, don’t worry as Shuga will be back again on Saturday at 8 and 10pm. To make a reservation, go to Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

For one night only, the Epiphany Theatre presents “The Joan and Bette Christmas Spectacular.” The last time Joan and Bette worked together was in 1962 for the film Whatever happened to Baby Jane. Now in December of 2022 they are singing and dancing in their very own Christmas special to promote their new film: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane 2. Be a part of the audience at the taping of this Christmas special. The show stars Ed Sparan and Francois Ratzel. The show is at Elliot Hall (2501 N.E. 30th Street, FTL) and tickets are $25 at JoanBette@eventbrite.com.

“Red Speedo,” a critically acclaimed drama, will make its Florida premiere today at The Foundry (2306 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors).  Multiple Carbonell nominee and Silver Palm Award winner Gabriell Salgado will star as Ray, an Olympic hopeful swimmer, faced with the loss of a big-time endorsement when he becomes involved in a performance-enhancing drug related, locker room scandal. “Red Speedo” will play through December 30 and is intended for mature audiences only.  Tickets are $35-$50 and can be purchased at www.playsofwilton.com.

Saturday, December 3

The Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Peace On Earth” at 8pm at the UCC Fort Lauderdale (2501 NE 30th Street). They invite everyone to celebrate their final performance and to enjoy a collection of music that embraces the spirit of peace and unity during this holiday season. For tickets, go to: FTLGMC.org.

LeBoy will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of new owner, Charles Horton, being at the helm. They will feature free food and a big ol’ party so go on down and party with Charles!

Wednesday, December 7

Aqua Foundation for Women presents their biggest event of the year, AQUA Affair 2022, at 6:30pm at the Bacardi headquarters in Coral Springs. This event honors their AQUA scholars, shining a light on their pillar of education and leadership. In the past 18 years, this historic program has awarded nearly $700k to create emerging leaders. To purchase tickets or to find out about all the incredible work this organization does, go to: https://aquafoundation.org/.

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