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What’s Hot South Florida: March 30 – April 12

Miami Beach Gay Pride

 Friday, March 31

Today begins the 17-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of Miami Beach Pride. For more information see the feature in this mag or go to Miamibeachpride.com.

The Pub presents singer crooner Jerry Lenoir live at 6pm.

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Trinity K Bonet with 1 seating at 7:30pm. You can also catch Trinity on Saturday with 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Saturday, April 1

The 7th annual Diversity Honors takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood at 7pm. For more information, see the feature in this mag or go to Diversityhonors.org.

WEAM Presents Yoga for Better Sex from 11:30am to 1pm. This movement workshop, taught by sexologist and yoga instructor Sonjia Kenya, combines aspects of yoga and chakra-awakening strategies to provide a sacred, safe place where learners are guided through postures and techniques that encourage connecting with their inner sensual self. Participants will learn to align their physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual powers while increasing flexibility and strengthening muscles used for sexual stimulation. Thoughtful infusions encourage students to explore the healing powers of self-love, release limitations, and become more comfortable expressing intimacy. Ticket includes admission to museum galleries. BYO mat.  Space is limited, at Weam.com.

Gulfstream Park’s “Taste at the Track” is back, featuring a special “Wine & Dine” edition of this fan-favorite tasting series from 1-4 p.m. This event combines the best of two worlds: food and drink and horse racing. Taking place in the third floor Flamingo Room overlooking the racetrack, guests can indulge in all-you-can-eat food and drink stations while taking in the excitement and energy of high stakes horse racing. This gourmet wine-tasting experience will feature an array of top wine producers. Guests can enjoy a variety of charcuterie, cheeses and gourmet tapas paired with their favorite premium red, rosé and sparkling wines. For more information on Taste at the Track, and to purchase tickets, please visit Gulfstreampark.com/events/.

Today and tomorrow is the 9th annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration from 11am-8pm today and 11-6pm tomorrow at Frost Park (300 NE 2nd St).. The celebration will include live music, great food, and artists.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “HEAT” starring DJ Seth Breezy.

Tuesday, April 4

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) continues with artist Gustavo Oviedo for an intimate evening, meet & greet and cocktail hour from 5 to 7:30pm at Pipeline Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE 3rd Ave., 10th Floor. Presented by the Castle Group and the Cathy and James Donnelly Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, the event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email rvegas@bfabroward.org. For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/arts-means-business/.

Wednesday, April 5

Hotspots Magazine and Happening Out TV present Pride Skate 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. The event also includes a Limbo Contest at 8:30pm where the winner will get a hundred-dollar prize.

Thursday, April 6

The Lexus international gay polo tournament presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate takes place from today through Saturday, April 8. For more information see the feature in this mag or go to Gaypolo.com.

Friday, April 7

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents, in honor of Easter Weekend, “Bunny Fetish Ball” starring DJ Charly.

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Tammie Brown with 2 seating’s at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. You can also catch Tammie on Saturday with 2 seating’s at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Saturday, April 8

NSU Art Museum presents Creativity Exploration: Tropi-Collage from noon to 1:30pm. This adult class will be held in person. Workshops are led by award winning instructor, Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education. Inspired by the tropical collages of Naíma Almeida, create a work of art using cut and layered felt to welcome the spring season. Advanced reservations are required at nsuartmuseum.org as space is limited. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

The Pub presents disco queen Pamala Stanley live at 8pm.

Bearsurrection presents Full Moon at the Eagle Wilton Manors starring DJ Isaac Escalante.

Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor Complex, in the Windsor dance room and patio, celebrates the birthday of the first Mr. Noche Latina, Jose Vega, with a theme party called “Let’s Hear it for the Boys” starring Jose, Oscar Novva (Mr. Noche Latina 2021), and Xtian St Cartier (Mr. Babalu Florida 2023). The night will also star resident DJ Duniel and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $5 until Midnight for Fl residents.

Tuesday, April 11

The world’s largest gathering of high-impact decision-makers, founders and investors in cannabis is returning to Miami Beach, Florida. The 16th edition of the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, today and tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12. This is the place where deals get done, where money is raised, M&A starts, and companies meet investors and key partners. In addition, the two-track, two-day conference will offer great content for retail investors to find key companies for their portfolios, for entrepreneurs to learn how to survive and thrive in a tough economy and for brands to identify the next big trends. For more information, visit: benzinga.com/events/cannabis-conference/.

Kravis Center Live and Social

To honor its 30th Anniversary season, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is holding “Live & Social,” a series of free performances for the community to enjoy on the Kravis Family Plaza prior to ticketed shows. “The Kravis Center is always striving for artistic excellence and remaining relevant to our entire community,” said Diane Quinn, Kravis Center CEO. “Our free Live & Social performances are the perfect way to combine arts and the community for this momentous anniversary year. We look forward to continuing to engage our residents and visitors on our Kravis Family Plaza with performances year-round.” The scheduled performers to date for Live and Social include: April 1 at 6:30 p.m. – Andres Espinoza Trio (prior to Wicked); April 8 at 6:30 p.m. – Andres Espinoza Trio (prior to Wicked); April 29 at 6:30 p.m. – Andres Espinoza Trio (prior to Ain’t Too Proud); and May 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Gyorgy Lakatos (prior to Legally Blonde). For general information about the Kravis Center, please visit kravis.org.

LGBT Floridians facing Alzheimer’s

The Florida chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association and Lambda Living, a program from Jewish Community Services, have partnered to offer a new virtual support group for LGBT Floridians facing Alzheimer’s. Held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2 – 3:30 pm, the group will provide a space for both caregivers and those facing Alzheimer’s to connect. Cindy Brown, support group facilitator and Lambda Living program manager, has worked in the South Florida LGBT community for years. To her, this initiative fills a large gap in services. “This group is important for several reasons. Older LGBT folks have access to fewer services than their heterosexual counterparts. In addition, many older LGBT folks are not comfortable sharing personal information in a group that may have members who aren’t as supportive of them,” said Brown. For secure and confidential registration, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or contact Cindy Brown at cbrown@jcsfl.org or 304.403.6515.

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