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What’s HOT South Florida: March 14 – 27

Art Walk Wilton Manors

Thursday, March 14

Out Pro presents their Networking Social for LGBTQ Professionals at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (2900 Riomar Street) from 5 to 8pm. Make new connections at our sunset networking mixer that warmly welcomes the full diversity of the LGBTQ community and supportive allies. Every guest will enjoy a complimentary cocktail or nonalcoholic alternative, and canapes, courtesy of the Shorebreak. Their events help create meaningful professional connections that can lead to opportunities and advance careers. They also feature color-coded industry badges to help connect with people in your industry or those where you want to make a connection.

Friday, March 15

Hotspots Happening Out Television Network presents the premiere of our new show “The W Boys…Weho to Wilton” today with a new show every Friday. The Show stars Eric Restivo and John Hayden.

Saturday, March 16

Get ready to paint the town green! The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival draws thousands of spectators to the streets of downtown for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish. The parade features decorative floats, bagpipers, marching bands, street performers, classic automobiles, and more. The festival features live music, a kid’s zone, exhibitors, interactive games, cultural activities, and Irish food and beverages. The festival is 10am to 7pm with the Parade starting at 12 noon and will travel east on Las Olas Boulevard from Huizenga Plaza to SE 9th Avenue.

Pub on the Drive and the Pet Project presents “Toss for Paws” from 2 to 5pm hosted by Fay What?!

Art Walk Wilton Manors returns today (3rd Sat of the month) from 6-9pm, will feature 6 locations: 6th Ave Park, The Well/Indelible Art and Tattoo, Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Castelli Real Estate, Apt 9f, and Dixie Village. For more information, go to AWWM.org.

Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents the Artist Showcase from 6-9pm for their “The Women: Power Reimagined.” The showcase will feature comedian Nat and Author Stephanie J reading from her book ‘Why Me.”

The Manor nightclub presents MENERGY in the main room starring DJ Jackinsky, shows by TP Lords and spectacular décor and productions. Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ultra Room and Patio celebrates 2 events: The official Victory Party for Ali Mantilla winning Mr. Noche Latina 2024, and the birthday of Velvet Lenore (former Miss Noche Latina and former Miss Florida F.I. at large). The night will also star, back by popular demand, DJ Zehno; host Oscar Novva, and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm with NO COVER till midnight for Florida residents.

Sunday, March 17 (St Patty’s day)

On St Patrick’s Day Lit Wilton Manors celebrates its 4th anniversary.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey bar presents A Deck Party in honor of St Patrick’s Day and as always, no cover.

Pub on the Drive celebrates St Patty’s with a Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner starting at 1pm for only $21.99. The meal includes slow cooked corned beef paired with hearty cabbage, seasoned potatoes, and carrots with cornbread…YUMMY!

J. Marks will be celebrating St Patty’s all weekend long (fri-sun) with corned beef and cabbage and green beer in both locations.

Monday, March 18

The Icon Paul Anka comes to the Broward Center at 8pm. One of the most successful singer/songwriters in music, with over 100 million albums sold, Paul Anka has the distinction of being the only artist in history to have a song on the Billboard charts during seven consecutive decades. This concert features his instantly recognizable hits from the last seven decades including “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Diana,” “My Way,” “Puppy Love” and “Lonely Boy,” among many others. Paul Anka is a force of nature and a consummate showman, commanding every audience and playing to standing ovations around the world backed by his all-star band! Tickets start at $49.50 at Browardcenter.org.

Tuesday, March 19

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their March Mixer at Wild Thyme at the Atlantic Hotel from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes two complimentary welcome drinks, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar with happy hour prices, and complimentary valet parking. Admission is free for members with early registration or $5 within 24 hours of the event; future members $10 with early registration and $15 within 24 hours of the event. For more info, contact Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org.

Thursday, March 21

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts invites everyone to experience the ultimate ladies night with pop-icons Taylor Dayne, Sheena Easton and Tiffany at 7:30pm. With over 75 million albums and singles sold worldwide, Grammy Nominee Taylor Dayne burst onto the scene with the groundbreaking debut single “Tell It To My Heart” turning her into an overnight international star. Grammy Award Winner Sheena Easton topped the charts hits like “Strut”, Sugar Walls, “U Got The Look” (With Prince), “Morning Train” (9 to 5), For “Your Eyes Only (James Bond)” and many more. She was the first, and still the only artist to have top five records on five major Billboard charts with a recording career including Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Europe and Asia. Tiffany set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album earning two number one hit singles with “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been.” In 2000 Billboard Magazine raked “The Color of Silence” as among the ‘Top Ten Best Albums of the Year.’ Her current album “Pieces of me,” is her 10th studio album and is her best work ever. Tickets start at $40 at: Browardcenter.org.

Friday, March 22

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida presents “Hooray for Hollywood” under the direction of Gabe Salazar (Artistic Director and Conductor) at 8pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  Travel through a century of cinematic sound with a night dedicated to 100 years of musical movie magic! From the roaring rhythms of the 1920s to the evocative epics of the 2020s, immerse yourself in the iconic soundtracks that defined generations for the LGBTQ+ community. Their Hollywood themed concert promises a musical experience and a journey through time, evoking memories of silver-screen legends and modern-day masterpieces. For tickets go to Browardcenter.org.

Saturday, March 23

Today starts the 2-day celebration of Palm Beach Pride produced by Compass. The festival is 2 days and goes from 12 noon to 6pm today and tomorrow, and the Parade is on Sunday at 11am. For more information or to read the interview with headliner, country star Brooke Eden, check out the feature in this magazine. You can find additional info or purchase your tickets in advance at: Compasslgbtq.com.

Starting today and going through April 7, Slow Burn Theatre Co presents “The Prom.” Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So, when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. Tickets start at $54 at Browardcenter.org.

Sunday, March 24

Join some of the most diverse and contemporary Black voices of Broward County as they perform at the third annual Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices, hosted by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, from 2 to 6pm at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second Street, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition to the lineup of top-notch live musical performances, Rhythm by the River also features free dance and drumming workshops for all, plus several interactive events ideal for the entire family. To learn more about Arts for Action: Black Voices events or to get involved, visit BrowardCenter.org or email artsforaction@browardcenter.org.

Tuesday, March 26

The Kravis Center presents Six, the Musical from today through Sunday, March 31. From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over! SIX won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (music and lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Kravis.org

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Rock legend Billy Idol is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his landmark album Rebel Yell with a deluxe expanded edition due April 26 via Capitol/UMe. Available for pre-order now, and the reissue includes a selection of previously unreleased songs and demos, the Poolside remix of Idol’s smash hit “Eyes Without A Face” and the never-before-heard Billy Idol/Steve Stevens original “Best Way Out of Here” from the original sessions. Idol’s never-before-released cover of the Rose Royce single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” from the album’s original recording sessions are available to download/stream. Originally released in November 1983, Rebel Yell is the twice-platinum followup to Idol’s self-titled debut. The album features the iconic singles “Eyes Without a Face,” Flesh for Fantasy,” “Rebel Yell” and “Catch My Fall.” The reissue is available in 2xLP, 2xCD, and digital formats.

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