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What’s Hot South Florida: December 7 – 20

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Thursday, Dec 7

Tonight, is the monthly Pride Skate (first Thursday of the month) at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road, Ft laud) from 7-10pm. The night will star Velvet LeNore, Rianna Petrone, DJ T-pro, and a full liquor bar and lots of fun! Pride Skate Nights are a benefit for Stonewall Pride.

Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors presents their annual “Glad to Give Gala,” an event benefiting Flockfest and The Pet Project from 7-10pm. The dress code is Elegant, and tickets are $75 and include hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, and a silent auction.

The 16th annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival returns today through Sunday, December 10 with their new partner Wine Spectator. Renowned for its culinary excellence and immersive gastronomic experiences, the festival will feature 26 action-packed food and beverage events and an expanded wine program this year with over 60 wine tables pouring only selections with a prestigious 90+ rating by Wine Spectator. Guests can anticipate a star-studded lineup of renowned chefs and culinary personalities from around the globe. Tickets are still available at PBFoodWineFest.com.

Friday, December 8

Art Basel Miami Beach, said to be North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, returns for its 21st edition today and goes through Sunday December 10. Thousands of art dealers, artists, collectors, and art aficionados will enjoy modern and contemporary art from 277 galleries. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: artbasel.com.

Arts Garage in Delray Beach presents Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Seventies

today and tomorrow, Saturday December 9, at 8 pm. Tickets are $55-$60, and can be purchased at https://artsgarage.org.

The Bears of South Florida present their annual Holiday Party from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Pride Center. Join them for drinks, dinner, fellowship, and fun, with performances by the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida and the South Florida Pride Band. Admission is $20. A cash bar will be available, and dinner will be served. They will also be selling merchandise. During their evening program they will be awarding grants to local LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations! Get your tickets quickly at bosfl.org as they will be unable to accommodate walk-ins.

Join the Master Chorale for an evening of holiday songs that will warm your heart and fill you with holiday spirit. Their 2023 holiday program will feature breathtaking new arrangements of classic carols, time-honored Chanukah songs and other pieces that make traditions come alive. Included in this special evening of sacred and secular tunes are spellbinding versions of “O Holy Night”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, and “Silent Night” sung by candlelight. Tonight at 8pm at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale and tomorrow, December 9, at 8pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Boca Raton.

Premiering tonight at 8:30pm and every Friday thereafter Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents ‘CRUSH” starring Jelika Boom, Mia Starr, and Jahsyra with DJ Aulden Brown.

Saturday, December 9

Tonight, The Manor Complex celebrates its 14th anniversary, and they have a party planned for you. In the main room, they present opening DJ (from Mexico) Erich Ensastigue followed by festival DJ, direct from Spain, Leo Blanco. In addition, they will have spectacular productions and incredible décor. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates the anniversary by Presenting “Velvet’s Boylesque” show starring Velvet Lenore and her sexy men, along with Oscar Novva hosting, resident DJ Duniel playing your favorite Latin tunes and sexy Go-Go Papi’s Justin and Amone. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $5 before midnight for FL residents.

Leboy presents a winter celebration called “Polar Express…Running a Train.” The night will star DJ Richie Rich and the sexy Leboy dancers.

The Winners of the Justin Flippen Manatee Contest 2023; the top winning students from Wilton Manors Elementary and Somerset Academy Village will exhibit at Claudia Castillo ART starting tonight through January 5th.  This year the contest celebrates its 5th anniversary.  They received close to 600 entries from both schools.  Winners to be announced at the December 12th City of Wilton Manors Commission meeting.

The December Boca Raton Fine Art Show will feature 100 juried artists selected from applying artists across the nation. Something for everyone, in all price ranges today and tomorrow Sunday, December 10 from 10am to 5pm at Sanborn Square Park (72 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton). For more information, go to: https://hotworks.org.

Sunday December 10

Stork’s Bakery features artist Ken Harrison photography from today through Jan 7th with a meet and greet on December 20th. Ken’s photography will be on display and is for sale.

Monday, December 11

The Wilton Manors Business Association and Harmony Waves presents the annual Holiday Spectacular in Richardson Historic Park. This event will be hosted by television and radio personality FayWhat?!, and Stoli USA National LGBTQ+ Ambassador Patrik Gallineaux. The headliner will be Tony Award-winner Matt Doyle, accompanied by a lineup of local South Florida entertainers: Christopher Hamblin, Delta Miles, Eytan Deray, Jennifer McClain, João Santos, Jonathan Hawkins, Julia Lemigova, LeNora Jaye, Matthew Darren, Miss Bouveé, Qya Cristál, Roxy Pops, Synergy Twins, Tina Burner, and Yoli Mayors. General Admission tickets are $39 with VIP tickets $99, and includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and holiday cookies. Ticket can be purchased at Harmonywaves.org.

Tuesday, December 12

Uwe will be celebrating his 60th birthday and he is making it a fundraiser for Grateful Paws Dog and Cat Rescue at The Hub Patio at Pub on the Drive. From 6-8pm is the private event and then at 8pm it’s open to the public and will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a special show with Brian Mason. Every dollar raised goes to Grateful Paws.

Wednesday, December 13

321 Slammer presents their XXX Christmas Party from 8pm to midnight featuring a member sponsored open bar and refreshments. Invitations are required for entry and are available from bartenders inside the club while supplies last. Without invitation, standard membership rates apply.

Thursday, December 14

Santa’s workshop will take over The LGBT Visitor Center & Pridelines space in Miami Beach for the 16th Annual HoliGay Celebration and Toy Drive, from 6-9 pm. This event is produced by the Greater Miami LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) and Pridelines in collaboration with the LGBT Visitor Center. The entire LGBT & Allied communities are invited to bring an unwrapped toy as a contribution to families and children in need on Miami Beach.  The Miami Beach police department will manage the distribution of the collected toys to these families. The event which will feature and open bar, complimentary food and other beverages will be available for the delight of guests courtesy of partners including CrepeMaker, Pizza Rustica, Southern Glazer, Bacardi & Twist among others.  Festive music by DJ JesiMixx of Event Party Productions. The event will also feature the Miami Gay Chorus singing some holidays songs for us all.

Key West’s vibrant, Cuban-inspired hotel Havana Cabana (3420 N. Roosevelt Blvd) is about to serve up a festive fiesta in partnership with the iconic Provincetown, Massachusetts, LGBTQ+ hotel and entertainment complex Crown & Anchor. From today until the17th, Havana Cabana is bringing Key West a falala-fabulous experience with their Gay Holiday Getaway that you won’t want to miss! Sip on punchy poolside cocktails and engage in sensational sunset performances that’ll have you caroling all the way home. From classic holiday sing-alongs hosted by Tina Burner to Vibrator Races at Mary Ellen’s Bar (yes, you read that right), this is a yuletide experience that’s anything but ho-hum. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, all travelers can warm up their winter with this memorable holiday getaway. Accommodation starts from just $169 per night. For the weekend details or for more information go to: Onlyatthecrown.com.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their Quarterly Luncheon presented by Holy Cross Health at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar (800 East Las Olas Blvd) with registration from 11:30am to 12 noon and the lunch from 12 noon to 1pm. The Chef is creating a 3-course lunch served with a non-alcoholic beverage. A vegetarian option and a cash bar will be available. Admission is $40 for GFLGLCC members, with future members $45 with taxes and gratuity included at Gflglcc.org.

Blinc presents Thou Art Woman: From Rain to Rainbows Art Exhibitions opening reception at 6:30pm at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale downtown (721 N Federal Highway, Fort Laud). Register for free admission at: Thouartwoman.com/tickets.

Friday, December 15

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Thorgy Thor, with one seating at 7:30pm. If you can’t make it on Friday, no worries as she will be performing on Saturday as well, same seating. Book your reservations by going to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Saturday, December 16

The monthly Art Walk Wilton Manors takes place today from 6-9pm up and down Wilton Manors. For more information, go to: AWWM.org.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents their monthly “Jammin at the Center” from 7 to 9pm. This month features Davis & Dow in a holiday concert.

Tuesday, December 19

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their December Mixer at Le Meridien Dania Beach (1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach) from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The event includes two complimentary welcome drinks, cash bar with happy hour prices, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win a dinner for two ($200 value) and complimentary self-parking. In addition, all guests will receive a card for a complimentary Margarita or appetizer for a future visit. Admission is free for members with early registration or $5 within 24 hours of event; future members $20 with early registration and $25 within 24 hours of event. For more info, contact Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org.

Thursday, Dec 21

Hunters will be celebrating their 10th anniversary tonight from 7-10pm, with food, open bar, giveaways, open dance floor and a performing live is, direct from The Voice, Marisa Corvo.

HOT Stuff

“The Art of Drag” Pop-Up Truck Tour, powered by Max’s “Human By Orientation,” the app’s audience initiative designed to elevate and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, will stop at Palace Bar in South Beach on Friday, December 8 and the following day in the Arts District’s R House Wynwood on Saturday, December 9, for two drag brunch sittings each day, embedding itself into Miami’s busy fair weekend programming. Both stops include dozens of free drag makeovers for attendees during scheduled drag brunches, plus pop-up performances, product giveaways, and other surprises.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar and Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors join together for “Miracle on the Drive” a Toy Drive benefiting “Kids In Distress.” From now until December 15, drop off a new unwrapped gift(s) at either location and get a complimentary drink as their thanks. Check out their ad in this mag for suggestions of gifts.

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