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What’s Hot South Florida: Dec. 21 – Jan. 4

Thursday, December 21

Hunters Nightclub will be celebrating their 10th anniversary tonight from 7-10pm and performing live is “The Voice’s” Marisa Corvo. In addition, they feature food, an open bar, giveaways, performances, and an open dance floor. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Mark, Patrick, Bruce, and their entire staff a very happy anniversary and wish them many more years of success.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents a very special Holiday Market! Eat, shop, and socialize from 6pm to 10pm. Try the incredible food trucks, vendors, artists, authors, local businesses, and craftspeople at Equality Park After Dark! Bring your pet, bring your friends, and go and enjoy a curated monthly market that happens every third Thursday of the month.

Saturday, December 23

The Manor Nightclub presents “Santas Ball” with festival DJ Isis Muretech (of Mexico) in the main room along with spectacular production and décor. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates with Latin Icon Erika Norell along with host Oscar Novva and resident DJ Duniel and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Remember doors open at 11pm and there is NO COVER for Fl Residents from 11pm to 12am.

Tuesday, December 26

Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean hosts 7 days of Kwanza starting tonight and going through Jan 1. On Dec 28 from 6:30-8:30 they feature the Ujima Men’s Collective event with Kwanza entertainment, cocktails, and hearty cuisine.

Wednesday, December 27

Murray and Peter present a Drag Queen Christmas hosted by Miss Cracker and featuring many of your favorite RuPaul queens. For specific queens, more info, or to purchase tickets go to: Dragfans.com.

Casa Monarca (2980 N. Federal Highway) is starting “Pride Wednesdays” where a portion of the proceeds will go to Sunshine Cathedral to support their Food Sharing Ministry, their Pride house, and their performing arts center. Check out the ad in this mag for more details.

Thursday, December 28

Floatarama presents “Sights & Lights,” an evening intracoastal cruise on the Sundream Caprice Yacht from 6:30-9:30 presented by Hunters Nightclub. The night will feature live music, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres all while taking in the mesmerizing holiday lights on the water.  To purchase tickets, go to: Floatarama.networkforgood.com/events/62843-holiday-lights-evening-cruise.

Saturday, December 30

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents the one and only Lady Bunny for one night only with 2 seatings: 7:30pm and 9:30pm. To make your reservations go to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Sunday, December 31 (NYE in alphabetical order)

Eagle Wilton Manors presents DJ Edu Quintas with DJ Adora in the VIP Lounge. General admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and includes party favors and a champagne toast. VIP starts at $119 and includes open bar from 9pm to 1am, snacks, VIP Area, no lines, VIP bar& DJ, favors and a toast.

Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar presents a New Year’s Eve Block Party hosted by TP Lords and featuring DJs Sushiman, Maikel, and Gusttavo. As always there is no cover, and they will feature Go-Go boys.

Hamburger Mary’s features Dinner with Malaysia Babydoll Foxx, direct from season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The seating time is 7:30pm, and to make your reservations go to: Hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

Hunters Nightclub celebrates New Year’s Eve with a balloon Drop, an outside stage, a champagne toast and the sounds of DJs Ed Talks and Will Calder,and as always no cover.

Lips presents New Year’s Eve Glitter Gala hosted by Velvet Lenore and featuring 2 seatings, 7pm and 9:30pm. For more info call 954-567-0987 or go to Lipsfla.com.

Nomanors is offering 3 NYE VIP Packages: Diamond (up to 10 people), Platinum (up to 8 people) and Rose Gold (up to 6 people). To find out more information or to make your reservations, email them at: info@NOmanorsbar.com.

Pub Wilton Manors presents Hollywood Glam where they invite everyone to walk their fabulous red carpet. In addition, they will feature a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight, and as always, no cover.

Ramrod celebrates New Year’s Eve with a midnight Balloon Drop with $1,000 in cash and prizes (including a helicopter ride); a free champagne toast, noisemakers, guest DJ Todd Furey (Fire Island/NYC) and as always, no cover.

R House Wynwood and Athena Dion presents NYE 2024 Midnight in Rio. The night will also star Kat Wilderness, British Jay Foxx, Juicy Love, Chachita Rubio, DJ Ill, and Samba Dancers. Doors open at 8pm and they have many different options for admission. To find out what they are or for more info, go to: Rhousewynwood.com.

The Manor presents Arabian Nights with doors opening at 10pm and starring International DJ/Producer Nina Flowers, with an opening set by DJ Alex Infiniti. In addition, they will feature a performance by recording artist Gabby B and shows by Rollying with the Finest and Stance Productions. Admission is $20 before Dec 25, $25 from Dec 25 to Dec 30. They also have a VIP option which includes admission and an open bar in an exclusive furnished VIP lounge, and that cost is $95 until Dec 25 and $110 from Dec 25 to Dec 30. This is a 21 and over event.

Twist presents DJ Bill Hallquist and a Champagne Toast at midnight. They invite you to arrive by 12 to avoid the line. To make NYE reservations email VIP@twistsobe.com

Touted as one of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, the Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown (SW 2nd Street and SW 5th Avenue) is a free street festival from 4:30pm to 1am that is full of fun and excitement for children and adults. Each year revelers pack downtown to ring in the New Year and see the magnificent lighted drop at midnight. Festivities for kids include bounce houses, inflatables, face painting, games, contests, dancing with the DJ, and a special kid’s countdown. When night falls, the party begins for adults with live music!

The last Sunday of each month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days. For FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address. Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Thursday, January 4

The monthly Pride Skate (first Thursday of the month) at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road, Ft laud) from 7-10pm happens tonight as they celebrate the New year! 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.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) “Just Use It” billboard campaign now is running in three new cities – Miami, Chicago, and New York City. The billboards featuring a condom-covered banana with the “Just Use It” slogan and the “useacondom.com” URL originally only appeared in six central Los Angeles locations. AHF offers free condoms at almost all of its facilities nationwide, including its 69 Healthcare Centers, 36 Wellness Centers, 62 Pharmacies, and 22 Out of the Closet thrift stores and offers free sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing at 36 Wellness Centers across 14 states. In Florida, case rates of gonorrhea and syphilis rose 36% and 76.8% respectively between 2017 and 2021. The advertisements are posted at N Miami Ave & NW 11th St (until 12/31/23) and NW 22nd Ave & NW 28th St (until 12/24/23).

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