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What’s Hot South Florida: October 12-25

The National LGBTQ Task Force presents their annual Miami Gala entitled “Forever Strong: Unapologetically Queer” at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Saturday, October 14 / JR Davis

Thursday, October 12

The Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library presents the Documentary Screening of “The Stroll” from 6-10pm. Then tomorrow, October 13, they present “Meet The Stars” of the movie from 7-9pm.

Friday, October 13

Celebrate Orgullo presents the “Gods Gala” at the Ancient Spanish Monastery North Miami. Enjoy a Bacardi premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, living statues, fashion show by Bo Khasamarina, Ameyal Folkloric showcase, DJ Latrice Perry, Dancing and much more. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to: Celebrateorgullo.com.

Ujima Men’s Collective presents “Living in the Light Conference 2023” at the Gallery One Double Tree Hotel (2670 East Sunrise Blvd in Fort Laud) from today through Sunday, October 15. For more info, go to Ujimamen.net.

Saturday, October 14

The National LGBTQ Task Force presents their annual Miami Gala entitled “Forever Strong: Unapologetically Queer” at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information see the feature in this issue; to purchase tickets please go to Taskforce.org.

Pub on the Drive presents “The Pamala Stanley” experience at 8pm. If you can’t make it tonight or if you just want more Pamala she performs again on Sunday at 2pm.

Twist presents the Music of DJ JRNY, and as always never a cover.

Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist, and entrepreneur, will be available for meet-and-greets, photo ops, and signings at his gallery and shop on Las Olas Blvd today and tomorrow from 11am to 4pm. A portion of proceeds from sales of all Guy Harvey apparel and merchandise at the store and online benefit ocean research, education and conservation initiatives through the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF). For more information, call the store at 954-769-1996 or visit https://guyharvey.com/pages/las-olas-store.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce their first Kravis Center Block Party. Kick off the 2023 -2024 season with activities, workshops, and live entertainment at this free event from 11am to 3pm where the Kravis Center campus will be a buzz with live music; performances by Palm Beach Symphony, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches community sing-a-long and a variety of workshops including Miami City Ballet, Samba Percussion, Hip Hop/Street Dancing, an African Drum Circle, Indian Fusion Dance and much more for the whole family to enjoy. They are bringing the best talent South Florida has to offer as well as the National tour of Paige Hernandez’s Havana Hop! Participants are encouraged to arrive early to register for the free workshops. Doors will open at 10:30am. For more information on the Block Party and the schedule of events, please visit Kravis.org.

Sunday, October 15

Anthony Winn Entertainment with MC Nik Nak London and DJ Tpromix presents the opening of Sundays at The Hub. Doors open at 9pm, and admission is free before 10pm, $10 till 11pm and $20 after.

CAN Community Health presents “Gospel Brunch: A moment to celebrate with them.” The brunch will feature live music entertainment, soul food brunch, best church hat contest, and free vaccinations by Holy Cross Health (call 954-542-1663 to schedule vaccinations). The brunch is from 1:30-3:30pm at Hunters Nightclub, with general admission $45 and VIP is $60.

The Bears of South Florida present “Bears at the Taylor Swift Concert Movie” at 1pm at AMC Coral Ridge. An entire theater is reserved for them, and tickets are only $16 and must be purchased in advance and seating will be assigned at the door. There will be a meet-up at Scandals following the movie.

Tuesday, October 17

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their October Mixer at Timpano Las Olas (450 E. Las Olas Blvd) from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco, El Ray Liotta Craft cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage, cash bar with golden hour prices, and complimentary passed 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 October 18

Stonewall National Museum, Archives and Library (1300 East Sunrise Blvd) presents “Pen America Program: A Conversation About Banned Books” at 6pm. Join PEN America Miami/South Florida Chapter, and SNMAL for a censorship-centered discussion. This discussion will include Stonewall Executive Director Robert Kesten, the Director of National Outreach and Engagement at PEN America William Johnson, author and historian Dan Royles, and researcher and library administrator Tameka Bradley Hobbs. This in-person conversation will examine the history of book bans in the United States and offer strategies for navigating our current censorious moment.

Thursday, October 19

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World, Baga Chipz. This is sure to be amazing shows with two seatings: 7:30 and 9:30pm. These shows are bound to sell out, so to book your reservations go to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

The 15th Anniversary of the Outshine Film Festival Fort Lauderdale edition starts tonight and goes through October 29. For tickets or more information, go to Outshinefilm.com.

Friday, October 20

Pride Fort Lauderdale presents “Unholy, the Annual Halloween Extravaganza” from 8pm to 1am starring DJ Jace M with their annual $2,500 Costume Contest with fabulous trips and cash prizes. Early bird admission (limited to the first 100 tickets) are $35, after that $45, VIP confessional balcony $70. Both admissions receive a complimentary New Amsterdam Vodka Cocktail.

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Ongina with two seatings: 8pm and 10pm. If you can’t make it Friday, no worries as she will be performing on Saturday as well, same show times. Book your reservations by going to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Latinos Salud presents their 11th annual Hispanic Heritage Food Bazaar at 1401 NE 26th Street Wilton Manors in the parking lot starting at 6pm 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 Traditional Dress. Entry is just $15, which gets you food, soft drinks, and first drink coupon (cash bar for other drinks) or $25 VIP which gets you everything above and 3 extra drink tickets. For more information go to: Latinossalud.org.

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, South Florida’s largest home expo is back from today through October 22 at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center. Tickets are $14.

Saturday, October 21

Come Out With Pride Orlando (Orlando Pride), takes place today from 12pm to 10pm and is an exciting day filled with a diverse series of events that include: two stages hosting live entertainment throughout the day, the trans pride march, as well as one of the most eagerly anticipated parades of the year. Come Out With Pride Orlando boasts over 200,000 attendees all coming together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ life, culture, and community. The festival boasts a diverse array of food trucks and beverage choices, while its marketplace showcases a vibrant collection of local vendors united in their support for the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information go to Comeoutwithpride.org.

One Magical Weekend presents Pride After party from 8pm to 2am at The Abbey (100 S. Eola Drive) and features DJ Twisted Dee and DJ Cam Scott. For tickets go to: OMW2023.com.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents their 14th annual Active Aging Expo from 10am to 2pm and features free admission, 50+ LGBTQ+ exhibitors, free flu vaccinations, blood pressure checks, great door prizes, giveaways, free drawing for giant flat screen television, and free lunch for the first 400 people compliments of Florida Medical center. For more info, go to: Pridecenterflorida.org.

The tenth annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina returns today, honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with a non-stop celebration of Latin culture and music at the Kaseya Center in Miami. The anticipated event, will feature performances from Ricardo MontanerFonseca, Servando y Florentino, Luis Figueroa, GALE, Menudo and Chayanne, the multifaceted Puerto Rican singer-songwriter will receive the iHeartRadio Corazón Latino Award, which honors an individual who exemplifies their big heart through their selfless work enhancing the lives of the Latin community and beyond. Join Latin music’s biggest chart-toppers and influencers at America’s only bi-lingual, bi-cultural music event, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina.

Sunday, October 22

Azucar Nightclub presents a benefit for Marytrini as she battles an illness. The night will star a host of entertainers including Shanaya, Sahira, Monica, Britney, Elishaly, Yamilette, Kalah, Cynthia, Oscar and many more. Doors open at 10pm and the show starts at 1am. RSVP at 783-234-4027.

Wednesday, October 25

Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Produced by Informa Markets, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Is the Largest In-Water Boat Show in the World. Show locations include the Broward County Convention Center, Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall Of Fame Marina, Las Olas Marina, 17th Street Yacht Basin, Pier 66 Marina, and Superyacht Village at Pier 66 South. The show starts today and goes through Sunday, October 29. For more info, go to: Flibs.com.

Hot Stuff

Boarderie, the premium direct-to-consumer cheese, and charcuterie brand (as seen on Shark Tank), set the new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Charcuterie Board ever crafted! On Wednesday, October 4th in Palm Beach, Florida, Boarderie and esteemed sponsors, Columbus Craft Meats, Yupik, Celebrity Goat, Divina, The Palm Beaches, The Vineyard House, Rustic Bakery, Dufeck Wood Products, and Atlas Event Rental, unveiled the breathtaking charcuterie board that measured 20 feet by 14 feet and weighed 769 pounds – a replica of Boarderie’s best-selling Arte board, only 169x bigger.

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