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What’s HOT South Florida: May 9 – 22, 2024

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Friday, May 10

The Stonewall National Museum, Archives and Library presents the opening reception for “Flights of Fiction Exhibition by artists Adam Chau and Howard Kottler. The exhibition opens for members at 6pm and for the public at 7pm. RSVP to Monique@stonewall-museum.org.

Saturday, May 11

NSU Art Museum presents Creativity Exploration: Folky Florals from noon to 1:30pm. Celebrate the coming of spring by creating a work of art inspired by the folky flower paintings made by painter, Chelsea Granger. Learn about the language of flowers and incorporate a message into your work. Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of material exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education. Admission is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers, and pre-registration is required at nsuartmuseum.org.

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show takes place today and tomorrow, Sunday, May 12 on Fort Lauderdale beach. The show program starts around 11:45am and ends around 3pm on both days. For more information, go to fortlauderdaleairshow.com.

Speaking of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, the Galleria Fort Lauderdale will offer parking access on both days to raise money for local children’s charities. Parking will be $20 (cash), and the fee will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County and Julian’s Fountain of Youth. The Galleria’s parking availability helps to provide a short walk to Fort Lauderdale Beach for thousands of Air Show attendees, reducing traffic and parking concerns while raising much needed funds for worthy causes. Parking for eventgoers is in the Lime parking area on the south side of the property, which is accessible from Bayview Drive south of Sunrise Blvd. to 9th Street.

To celebrate the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard the City of Hallandale Beach and the YMCA of South Florida will host “Fleet Week: Salute to the Military.” The event will take place from 9am – 12pm, and will be held at the Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center (501 SE 1st Ave., Hallandale Beach) and Peter Bluesten Park. Admission is free, open to YMCA members and non-members.

Sunday, May 12

321 Slammer presents Ray Dalton’s Fornication Tour (A Big D Production) from 4-8pm starring Evan Sterling,   Rick Kelson, Eden Daniels and Archer Croft with Live DJ Bryan Reyes. To purchase tickets, go to Fornicationparty.com.

This month’s artist on the walls of Stork’s Bakery is Lu Henriquez, a mixed media & Acrylic artist and she will be on display & for sale from today until June 9th. Please join Lu Henriquez for a meet & greet on May 22nd from 5:00 – 7:30pm.

Monday, May 13

Bobby Blair, Brian Neal and The Manor Nightclub present the return of “Dancing With The South Florida Stars” with doors opening at 6:30pm featuring a silent auction and the red carpet and meet and greet of the contestants at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets at a table are $100, at Hotspots.click/Soflastars. All the proceeds are going to support the Stonewall Pride Street Festival and Parade.

Wednesday, May 15

Sunserve presents their Sunsocial Young Professionals Mixer from 6 to 8pm at Violet’s and Zen’s second floor (2010 Wilton Drive). Sunsocial is a group designed for younger LGBTQ+ professionals aged 21-45 from diverse fields. They hold social events to network and share fun experiences, all while creating a welcoming environment for authentic expression and professional growth.

Friday, May 17

The snap, crackle and pop of contemporary dance has a destination this season when Dance NOW! Miami presents its Program III, today at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater, and Saturday, May 18, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, both at 8pm. The program will feature the world premiere of Diego Salterini’s musical and dance journey Pop, a restaging by Daniel Lewis of his Open Book, and a revival of Hannah Baumgarten’s Tethered. Tickets for Broward are $50 reserved seating, and $20 for students with valid ID, at box office only. For Aventura, tickets are $45 reserved seating, and $20 for students with valid ID, at box office only. Advance tickets and full information are available at Dancenowmiami.org/events/pop.

Saturday, May 18

The Queen of the North, Brooke Lynn Hytes (host of Canada’s Drag Race) is coming to the Palace today from 7pm to midnight, and tomorrow, May 19th for Brunch from 11am to 4pm. There is a $50 Meet and Greet option which includes a signed Palace fan. For more information or to make a reservation go to Palacesouthbeach.com

Outsfl in association with Grieco Ford Fort Lauderdale present The MZ Outsfl Pageant which will be a night of pageantry showcasing volunteerism, community activism, and philanthropy at the Sunshine Cathedral. Doors open at 6:15pm and the pageant will be hosted by Melissa St. John and feature special guests Serena Cha Cha and Kitty Meow. Tickets are $20, and 100% of all ticket sales are donated to the Outsfl, Melissa St. John College Scholarship fund.

The Bears of South Florida presents “Bowling With The Bears” at Manor Lanes. Join them for happy hour at the Sports Den Pub (onsite) at 5pm, and then the bowling starts at 6pm. Whether you’re a good or not-so-good bowler, you’ll have a great time at what has become a popular event for the club. The cost is $35 per Bowler Bear, and if you are not Bowling but want to cheer on your fellow Bears, its $15 per Bowler Bear Fan, where food and soda included.

Art Walk Wilton Manors presents their last Art Walk of the season (Art Walk returns in October) from 6-9pm, and 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.

The Dolphin Democrats presents their 42nd Anniversary Awards Gala entitled “Unite, Embrace & Soar” at Westin Fort Lauderdale with the welcome reception at 6pm and the Awards Dinner at 7pm. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to Dolphindems.org.

Sunday, May 19

Oscar A Novva (Mr. Stonewall 2023/24) and The Stonewall Street Festival and Parade present a benefit for the Stonewall Pageantry System entitled “The Trailblazer Awards” from 4-7pm at the Hotspots Happening Out Gallery with Dennis Dean (2401 Dixie Highway). The event will honor Tiffany Arieagus with the Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award, Misty Eyez with the Trailblazer Pioneer Award and Commissioner Chris Caputo with the Trailblazer Community Advocate Award. There will also be performances by former stonewall court and guests as well as a silent auction. For more information or to become a sponsor call Oscar at 954-398-3154.

Sage of South Florida in association with Christopher Bates and the Stonewall National Museum, Archives and Library present “Celebrate Life” with Michael Vita and Juan Tobon at 3pm at The Pride Center (2040 N. Dixie Highway). This is a free event!

Tuesday, May 21

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their May Mixer at Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Downtown from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome drink, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar with $5 happy hour specials, $5 valet parking, and a chance to win a 2-night stay. 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.

Wednesday, May 22

Kitty Meow, Flavio Nisti, Joval Valdivia, Alan T, Adora, along with many friends and family present a “Celebration of Life for Chyna Sengmany” from 9-11pm at Twist. The celebration will feature performances, heartfelt tributes, and a special recognition from the city of Miami Beach. If you would like to help Chyna’s family with her final expenses, you can donate at venmo.com/u/S-lea_collins713 (Chyna’s sister).

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