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What’s HOT South Florida: June 6 – 18, 2024

Thursday, June 6

Pride Skate at Xtreme Action Park, (the first Thursday of the month) is happening today from 7-10pm. Pride skate is presented by Hotspots Magazine and Happening Out TV and is a fundraiser for Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street festival. The event features DJ T-Pro mix, divas Velvet Lenore and Rianna Petrone, skating, and a full liquor bar.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights. TONIGHT there will be a FREE Raffle for someone to win 2 VIP tickets to Stonewall Pride! 

Friday, June 7

Coral Springs Center for the Arts (2855 Coral Springs Drive) to Present “In The Heights” from Invision Theatre Company today and tomorrow at 7:30pm. With Music & Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, the Super-Hot Show Won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008. “In The Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights—where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. Tickets are $36-$43 and can be purchased online at thecentercs.com/events/detail/in-the-heights. Student tickets are $20 each and are available only at the box office.

See the world premiere of the play “20 Points” at Empire Stage. Paul and Ollie, a happily married couple, are taking a moment to escape their hectic lives with a much-needed vacation in the woods. But when a stranger knocks on their cabin door seeking help, their night descends into terror. This tense, provocative drama starring Brian Bloomer, Larry Buzzeo, and Chris Ruggere is for mature audiences only and plays Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sun at 5pm through June 16. Tickets and info at EmpireStage.com.

Oakland Park presents “Wonderland Pride” from 6-10pm at Jaco Pastorius Park (4000 N. Dixie Highway), where they invite you to enjoy a wonderland of whimsical fun and entertainment including live DJ, Cash Bar, Kids activities, lighted dance floor, food trucks and more. For more information on this free event, go to Oaklandparkfl.gov/pride.

Saturday, June 8

NSU Art Museum presents Creativity Exploration: Power Paintings from Noon – 1:30 pm. Inspired by the artistic practice of Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), and his blending of spirituality, science, and mysticism, create a mixed media work of art with psychedelic colors and floral patterning. Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of material exploration and the mind-to-body experience. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education. Preregistration Required. Space is Limited. The cost is$15 for members, $25 for non-members and this is an 18+ event.

The Pet Project presents the 5th annual Swimwear Auction at Pub on the Drive from 2 to 5pm. Hot models and cute pups walk the runway to raise funds to benefit the Pet Project. The event will once again be hosted by Lady Marisa and also includes a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, so they invite everyone to come and bid on their favorite model.

FLoatarama, the largest LGBTQ+ Pride-on-Water in America, presents their Fifth Annual Flotilla presented by Hunters Nightclub with breakout gay reality star, Sam Lantz, a finalist on Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge, serving as the 2024 Grand Marshal. For information or to purchase your tickets, visit FLoatarama.org.

Noche Latina Saturdays in The Ultra Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex celebrates Puerto Rican Pride starring Puerto Ricans Yeisa Jovovich (Miss Florida F.I. 2023/24) and AJ Kline Edwards with host Oscar Novva (Mr. Stonewall 2023/24) along with sexy Go-Go Papi’s and guest DJ J Atom spinning the best mix of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, and Latin House. There will also be a free raffle with over $300 in prizes. Doors open at 11pm and there in NO COVER until Midnight for Florida Residents.

Sunday, June 9

Check out this month’s artist here on the walls at Stork’s Bakery. Peter Meyerhofer photography will be on display & for sale from June 9th till July 7th, 2024. Also, please join Peter for a meet & greet on June 18th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Oscar A Novva (Mr. Stonewall 2023/24) and The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival 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.

Tuesday, June 11

Misty Eyez and Hotspots and Happening Out present the annual Mr. and Miss Stonewall Pageant, sponsored by Sunserve and taking place today at Eagle Wilton Manors with pageant starting promptly at 8pm. The pageant will star last years winners Oscar Novva and Rianna Petrone, as well as many of the formers. This year they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Misty Eyez and the 10th anniversary of Greyson and Alexis.  Categories are Gay Pride Presentation, Evening Wear/Gown, Q&A and Talent. General Admission is $7, and table seats are $12. For more information email Misty at: Mistyeyez@sunserve.org. To reserve a seat or purchase a ticket call Scott (moi) at 954-478-4587 or email VPO@hotspots.lgbt.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their quarterly Luncheon at Olive and Sea (181 SE 17th Street) presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida. Registration and Networking from 11:30 to 12 and then the luncheon from 12-1pm. Admission is $40 for GFLGLCC members and $45 for future members (taxes and gratuity is included). To register, email Keith at Keith@gflglcc.org or go to Gogayfortlauderdale.com.

Wednesday, June 12

iHeartMedia and P&G will once again join forces during Pride Month for the return of Can’t Cancel Pride – an evening recognizing the impact of both music and LGBTQ+ organizations have on the community. The fifth annual special event will feature performances by Elton John Impact Award Recipient and host Billy Porter, Allison Russell, Ben Platt, David Archuleta, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Orville Peck, RAYE, Victoria Monét and more from the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles and remote locations across the country. The one-hour benefit special, will stream on iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages, Hulu, Revry, and The Advocate Channel today at 8pm stand 5pm pt and will be available to stream throughout Pride Month.

D- Rock Productions and The Crown present Pride Fantasia at The Manor at 8pm featuring Tina Burner, Matthew Darren, Marcos Aycox (The tatted Violinist), Miss Bouvee. Bailey Carson, Jonathan Casanas, QYA Cristal. Jonathan Hawkins, Phoenix LeNore, Mailyn Soulfree, Mariah Strickland Brown, and The Royal Peacock Dancers. For tickets go to Proudertogether.org.

Thursday, June 13

Hunters Nightclub presents a Meet and Greet with Steve Geller, democratic candidate for Broward County Sheriff from 6 to 8pm. The event will include lite bites and complimentary cocktails.

No Manors and The Crown in partnership with the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Present “The Disco Ball” with music by Stonewall Pride Grand Marshall Kevin Aviance and hosted by Boomer Banks starting at 8pm.  Shake Your Groove Thing and win $500 to The Crown and Anchor Provincetown. This is a benefit for Prouder Together and tickets can be purchased at Proudertogether.org.

Friday, June 14

Jungle Island is thrilled to announce the launch of Jungle Splash, a gigantic inflatable water park that promises thrills and excitement for visitors of all ages. This exhilarating new summer attraction introduces a new era of water park entertainment in South Florida. The massive inflatable attraction showcases three towering slides, three refreshing wading pools, and a dynamic multi-level playground. This unparalleled hydration destination will give families the chance to experience thrills all while cooling off from the scorching Florida heat. Guests can also enjoy a beer garden, live entertainment on weekends, and utilize a multi-use space in the splash zone for events ranging from birthday parties to company outings and happy hours. For more information about Jungle Splash and tickets, call 305-400-7000 or visit Jungleisland.com/jungle-splash/

Back by popular demand Twist presents the return of Jennifer McClain singing your favorite Pride Anthems live in the bungalow at 10pm.

The Pride Leather and Bear Ball is sponsored by Prouder Together at The Eagle Wilton Manors.

Saturday, June 15

The Annual Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival takes place today from 3-11pm with the parade moving to 8pm and for the first time being a Glow Night Parade. For more information see the 5-page feature in this mag or go to: Stonewallpride.LGBT.

Sunday, June 16

Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar presents a special version of the House of Alibi entitled “I Am A Proud Daddy” hosted by Tiffany Fantasia with music by DJ Sushiman and as always no cover.

Tuesday, June 18

Check out this month’s artist here on the walls at Stork’s Bakery. Peter Meyerhofer photography will be on display & for sale from June 9th till July 7th, 2024. Also, please join Peter for a meet & greet on June 18th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their June Mixer at Wilton River Suites from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome Beer, Wine or Non-Alcoholic drink, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 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.


Hotspots/Happening Out presents our 2nd annual “4th of July Cruise” where we invite you to view the fireworks from a front row seat aboard the yacht Musette. The cruise will feature a cash bar, free (light) appetizers, A DJ, Patriotic Go-Go Boys, Performances and much more. Boarding starts at 6pm; yacht takes off at 7:15pm and docks at 10:30pm. Tickets are $45 in advance by June 30 at hotspots.click/july4th and $60 after that if available.

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