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What’s Hot South Florida: June 8 – 21

Thursday, June 8

Claudia Castillo Art Studio (2215 Wilton Drive) presents “Endless Summer” by Gabriel Garbow showing through July 28. Visit the studio exhibit Sun, Wed, and Thurs 4-10pm; Fri and Sat 4-11:55pm or shop online at claudiacastilloartstudio.com.

Dr. Guy Harvey will be in South Florida for a series of events during this week when we celebrate World Ocean Day. The first starts today from 4-7pm: International Ocean Film Festival Fundraiser at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Deerfield Beach (950 S. Ocean Dr.). The second is the Launch of Guy Harvey’s New Book – “10,000 Chicken Sandwiches – The Story of my Fishing Family, Jamaica 1956-1986,” and takes place on Saturday, June 10, from 11am to 6pm at the Guy Harvey Gallery & Shop (816 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale). The last event in the Meet-and-greet & signing in Dania Beach which takes place on Sunday, June 11, from 12:30 to 2:30pm at Bass Pro Shops (200 Gulf Stream Way) in Dania Beach.

Ronnie Larsen presents “The Prisoners” starting today and starring Jeffrey Roach,  Brandon Campbell, and Jack Stein. What happens when one man’s prison fantasies turn into reality? A gay man obsessed with prisoners discovers the world of prison pen pal websites and finds himself drawn into a complex and dangerous relationship with a felon who is up for parole and needs a place to live. WARNING: Contains nudity and sexual situations. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to RonnieLarsen.com. (The Foundry now has assigned seating so order today to get first pick of your seats).

Friday, June 9

In commemoration of June being Pride Month,  tonight at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will be welcoming the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida who will join their clergy in leading a Shabbat Service celebrating love and inclusion. The Pride Shabbat service will be in-person at the temple’s Schaefer Family Campus as well as available via Virtual Beth El on the temple’s LivestreamFacebook Live or YouTube channel. The public is welcome to attend. For more information about Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, its programs and eventsReligious SchoolEarly Learning CenterBeth El Mausoleum and membership, please visit tbeboca.org or call 561-391-8900.

Eagle Wilton Manors presents Rock Hard starring Alex Ramos.

Saturday, June 10

The 4th Annual Floatarama Flotilla presented by Hunters Nightclubs takes place from Esplanade Park, down the New River and up the ICW, to Sunrise Bay. FLoatarama is the biggest and best Pride on Water in America! The signature Flotilla will feature up to 40 private boats, all fabulously decorated for Pride, with Sun Dream Yacht Charter’s magnificent 130-foot M/Y Catalina leading the fleet. They are honored to welcome Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to serve as their Grand Marshal, leading the Flotilla aboard the spectacular 130-foot M/Y Catalina. FLoatarama is an official Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival event. For more information go to Floatarama.org.

Noche Latina Saturdays In The Windsor Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex celebrates Puerto Rican Pride starring Puerto Ricans Yeisa Jovovich and Jose Manuel Vega along with sexy Go-Go Papi’s and resident DJ Duniel. There will also be a free raffle with over $300 on prizes. Doors open at 11pm and the cover is only $5 for FL Residents until Midnight.

Sunday, June 11

The World AIDS Museum presents “Sundays Best Gospel Brunch: A Time To Celebrate Us” at 1pm at Hunters Nightclub. General admission is $45 and incudes brunch and live entertainment. VIP is $60 which adds preferred seating and a complimentary beverage. To purchase tickets, go to: bit.ly/3KG5In4.

Monday, June 12

Scandals Saloon presents the Celebration of Life for one of Fort Lauderdale most beloved bartenders for over 45 years, Pooch. The event will take place from 6-9:30pm.

Pub on the Drive presents the 5th anniversary of the Stilettos show at 8pm starring Candy Cox, Mercury Rising Cox, Leila Cox Verandah Lenai and Shardee L. Ross.

Wednesday, June 14

Stonewall Pride in association with he City of Wilton Manors and the Wilton Manors Business Association present the Stonewall VIP Kickoff reception at 5:30pm at Hagen Park Community Center. RSVP at WMBA.biz/pride.

Arad Winwin

Friday, June 16

Leboy presents Arad Winwin live tonight and on Sunday, June 18. Arad will also be with them in the parade and do a meet and greet following his appearance at LIT.

Saturday, June 17

It’s the annual Stonewall Pride from 3-11pm with the twilight parade at 7pm. The festival runs up and down Wilton drive and over 50,000 people attended last year, so if you want to save n waiting on the line, purchase your tickets at Stonewallpride.lgbt.

The Alibi celebrates Stonewall with a parking lot party starring DJ Gusttavo Farrias. Inside catch the sounds of DJ Sushiman and DJ Maikel in the Latin room.

The Eagle celebrates Stonewall with Proud Pride weekend starring DJ Renato Cecin.

Hunters presents Beth Sacks singing live n their Stonewall Stage. They will also featre the Hunters Go-Go dancers, VIP access and Lola’s and LA Mexicana food trucks.

The Pub presents the Synergy Twins Live 6-10pm on the Pubs Rooftop and the 11pm on the inside stage. They will also be performing on Sunday, April 18 at 6pm on the inside stage.

Sunday June 18

The Arsht Center presents PRIDE ANTHEMS at 7 pm at the Knight Concert Hall. Join them as they celebrate Pride Month with a journey through the past 50 years of Pride anthems. From Donna Summer to Queen, George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and many others, these essential songs take us from disco to the present day. The story of the fight for LGBTQ+ equality is linked to this music, which evokes the struggles, heartache and liberation of queer lives then and now. A portion of the proceeds for Pride Anthems will be donated to Pride Live and the Stonewall National Monument Visitors Center, which will open in June 2024. To learn more about Pride Live, please visit pridelive.org. To purchase tickets, which are $25-$65, go to Arshtcenter.org. 

Monday, June 19

B.L.A.C (Black Lives Allocating Change) presents a Juneteenth Cookoff at Mills Pond Park (2201 NW 9th Ave) from 12-6pm. This is a free event. For more info email: Tweetysfrontporch@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 20

The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their June Mixer at Pub Wilton Deive from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome drink (well drink, beer, wine, or soda); and a complimentary Hors D’oeuvres. Admission is free for members with early registration or $5 within 24 hours of event; future members $10 with early registration and $15 within 24 hours of event. For more info, contact Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org.

Wednesday, June 21

Twist, the iconic gay bar in south beach will be celebrating their 30th anniversary featuring performances by Adora, CC Glitzer, Ebonee, Poizon Ivy, Josefina La Globos, and TP Lords. They will feature open bar and Hors D’oeuvres from 9-11pm. Behind the turntables will be my friend DJ Sushiman! I would like to take this opportunity to wish Joel, Peter and the entire management and staff at Twist a very happy Anniversary and wish them many more years to come! (Take a look at feature in this mag).

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