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What’s HOT South Florida: April 25 – May 8

OUTshine Film Festival Miami 2024

Thursday, April 25

The Dolphins Democrats presents a Membership Mixer from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at
Pub on the Drive. This is their first mixer of the year, and they invite everyone to meet Dolphin Dems members. If you are a 2024 member, you will get a free drink.

Starting tonight and going through Sunday, April 28 is the second and final weekend of Outshine Film Festival Miami 2024. For more information or to purchase tickets go to Outshinefilm.com.

Friday, April 26

ArtBuzz Theatrics in Coordination with Empire Stage present Falsettos. Hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly unique, Falsettos is a contemporary musical about family, relationships, bar mitzvahs, baseball, and AIDS. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina and son Jason to be with his lover Whizzer, tempers flare, problems escalate, and everyone learns to grow up. Falsettos by William Finn & James Lapine play from today through May 19 on Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sun at 5pm and stars Larry Buzzeo, Christopher Dybash, Steven Fuentes, Jackson Goddard, Jodie Langel, Casey Sacco. Tickets are $40 with a $5 Off Code “EARLY” at EmpireStage.com.

Saturday, April 27

Twist presents Italian American DJ/Producer Tony Zuccaro for one night only, and as always never a cover!

Monday, April 30

Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar presents their new Mondays with 30% off everything for people “In The Biz Industry Night” (pay stub proof). On Mondays they feature Daisy Deadpetals at 8:30pm with Trivia and the TP Lords at 10pm with 5 Minutes of Fame Karaoke.

Thursday, May 2

Tonight, is the monthly Pride Skate (first Thursday of the month) at Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Road, Ft laud) from 7 to 10pm with a Cinco De Mayo Theme. 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.

Friday, May 3

The Miami Gay Chorus presents their Spring concert featuring the talents of Mailyn Soulfree at 8pm at the St John on the lake (4760 Pinetree Drive, Miami Beach). Enjoy great music, Hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. Tickets are $30 in advance at Unitycoalition.org and $40 at the door.

Saturday, May 4

SAVE presents their annual Champions of Equality Gala entitled “A Force For Good” taking place at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. The night will star American Idol Alumni Kimberly Locke and will be honoring individuals who have advanced the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community. The honories are: Nicola Frachesen (Young Luminary); Sarah Leonardi (School Board Member); Afro Pride Co-founders Damon Jones and Donald Gunder; Jessica Lam (Trans activist); and R House Chef Rocco Carulli and R House Entrepreneur Owen Bale. To purchase tickets for the gala, go to: Championsofequality.org.

Batch New Southern Kitchen and Tap Fort Lauderdale presents their 3rd annual Kentucky Derby Party. They invite you to join them for big hats, bow ties, and mint juleps. They will also feature prizes for best dressed, best hat and for picking the trifecta. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 754-757-0000.

Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean in association with the 25th anniversary of Arts United presents “Art Explosion” from 6-9pm with the awards at 8:30pm. This is a juried art exhibition with $1,000 cash in prizes awarded…come vote for your favorite artwork. The event will be hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and feature live art by artist Sergio Cabrera.

Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance from 10pm to 3am with this months DJ Dylan Drazen and as always, no cover!

Ujima Men invites everyone to their “The Man Up! Festival in the Park,” which is an event designed to encourage all men, regardless of race or ethnicity, to take control of their health and to bring their sexual partners and their children to the event.  This event takes place at Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale (next to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center). The Festival in the Park will include:   HIV testing and other health screenings, distribution of condoms, prevention education, and demonstrations on the proper use of condoms;  Speakers, workshops, and vendors addressing various topics;  live entertainment (Singers, Dancers, rappers, DJs, poets); and  Physical activities (Three-legged race, Zumba, Egg ‘n’ spoon race, Sack Race, 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, football toss, horseshoes, and other activities. The Man Up festival takes place from 12 to 6pm, and for more information go to Ujimamen.net.

Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor Complex celebrates with a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta starring Miss Florida F.I. 2023/24 Yeisa Jovovich and hosted by Mr. Stonewall 2023/24 Oscar A Novva with guest DJ Zehno spinning the best of Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata, Latin house, etc. The night will also feature sexy go-go papi’s and giveaways from Modelo and Corona. Doors open at 11pm with NO COVER for Fl res until midnight!

Tuesday, May 7

Starting tonight and going through Sunday, May 12, the Arsht Center presents the Broadway touring company of “Peter Pan.” The adventure begins when Peter Pan and his mischievous sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the bedroom of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of fairy dust and a few happy thoughts, the children are taken on a magical journey they will never forget. This extraordinary musical full of excitement and adventure features iconic and timeless songs including “I’m Flying,” “I Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Neverland.” For more information or to order tickets, go to Arshtcenter.org

Wednesday, May 8

Opening today Oolite Arts’ new exhibition, “Everything is a Spiral,” is an invitation to reconsider our relationship with time. In the show curated by Dejha  Carrington, Oolite Arts’ 17 Resident Artists come together to explore the concept of time as an ever-evolving coil, where the present moment is layered with multiple pasts and possible futures. The participating artists include: Liene Bosquê, Alberto Checa, Emma Cuba, Mark Delmont, Diana Eusebio, Matt Forehand, AdrienneRose Gionta, Faren Humes, Diana Larrea, Amanda Linares, Juan Luis Matos, Yucef Merhi, Alejandra Moros, Lee Pivnik, Chire “Vanta Black” Regans, Onajide Shabaka & Carrington Ware. During the opening reception, from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 924 Lincoln Road, the artists will also open their studios at Oolite Arts, so that the public can learn more about their work and experience works in progress. To learn more and RSVP, visit https://oolitearts.org/exhibition/everything-is-a-spiral/. The exhibition will be on view May 8 – July 14.

The Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino presents Diana Ross live. Diana Ross is the ultimate icon, trailblazing as an entertainer across decades and throughout the world. Her classics include, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Reach Out and Touch,” and many more. If you haven’t seen Diana Ross in concert you are missing an experience of a lifetime, so I urge you to grab your tickets which range from $56 to $131 at casino.hardrock.com/hollywood/events. The concert starts at 8pm, and don’t be late Diana starts on time.

Hot Stuff

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center in Fort Lauderdale proudly announces the appointment of Jessica Reimers as its new Executive Director. With her extensive leadership experience and dedication to HIV/AIDS advocacy, Reimers is poised to lead the museum into a new era of education and awareness. Until April 30, all donations made to the organization will be matched in full.

You asked for it, you got it, the South Florida version of Dancing with the Stars is back on Monday, May 13 at The Manor, and is a benefit for the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade. Bobby Blair and Brian Neal moved back to South Florida and are bringing back one of the most popular yearly events that they produced, so get ready to see some of your favorite Entertainers paired with community stars putting on their dance shoes to entertain. At press time the confirmed pairs are Jessican Channing and Danny (Scandals), Alyson Thomas and Rolly Villaverde (Hotspots and Rolling with the Finest); Sasha Lords and Frank (Alibi & Drynk); Tony Lima and Velvet Lenore (Sunserve & Lips); Jennifer McClain and Patrick (Tropics and Stoli); and Chris Caputo and partner (City of Wilton Manors Commissioner). Hosting the event is Poizon Ivy with the Red Carpet being hosted by Eric Restivo and Kitty Meow. General admission tickets are only $20, and VIP Seats are $150 and include a 3 course sit down dinner are available at Hotspots.click/Soflastars.

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