9th Annual FlockFest Beach Party on Saturday, July 6.

Thursday, July 4

Hotspots/Happening Out presents our 2nd annual “4th of July FIREWORKS 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, DJ Joshua Atom, Sexy Go-Go Boys, and performances. Boarding starts at 6pm; the yacht takes off at 7:15pm and docks at 10:30pm. Tickets are $45 in advance at hotspots.click/july4th and $60 at the door (if available). Get your tickets now, as last year’s cruise sold out!

Leboy celebrates Independence Day this entire weekend with Adult Video Star Drake Von, and his friends, live and in the flesh tonight, Friday and Saturday.

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 an Independence 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. To purchase your tickets in advance, go to: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights.

The Club Fort Lauderdale’s annual 6-month membership sale continues through July 7, where membership is only $20.

Saturday, July 6

Get ready to party at the beach and join DJ Deanne for this 9th Annual FlockFest Beach Party, presented by The Crown & Anchor!   Dance, soak up the sun, and enjoy the ultimate summer celebration at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park all hosted by the fabulous FayWhat?!  Grab your sunscreen and dancing flip-flops; it will be a fun-filled day! For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: flockfestevents.org.

Hotspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean presents their July Opening Night from 6-9pm with artists: Bryin Smoot, Adrian Diaz, Darling Salazar, Franco Sotillo, Heather Neiman, Kseniia Yeromenko, Roger Schinkler and Jill Sneidman. The People’s Choice Awards will be at 8:30pm, so come vote for your favorite artwork.

The Manor Nightclub presents “United Independence Weekend” starring festival superstar headliner Alex Acosta along with spectacular décor and production. In the Ultra Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturday celebrates the Independences of the USA and Venezuela and celebrates the birthday of our original Queen Erika Norell. The night will also feature surprise performances and sexy go-go papi’s.

Sunday, July 7

Flockfest presents SPLASH Flamingo edition at their Pool Party T-Dance from 12-5pm at the Easton at the rooftop pool on the 9th floor, with epic views of downtown Fort Lauderdale.   Groove to the beats of DJ Cartfish while you cool off in the pool and enjoy drinks with friends.   This is a 21+ event that you will want to attend!   Visit flockfestevents.org/splash for more info.

Wednesday, July 9

Scandals Saloon presents their all new “Celebration Wednesdays” hosted by Kitty Meow and Erika Norell and featuring one of Americas hottest live singing stripper Evan. Celebration Wednesdays is helping you celebrate and momentous occasion with free cover, free buffet, free cake, free live DJ, and a free show. Bring your friends and celebrate from 7 to 10pm with the show from 8-10pm. For your celebration reservations call 954-336-0436.

Thursday, July 11

Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is heading to Sunrise, at the Amerant Arena today through July 21 and set to charm audiences. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents. For more information or to purchase tickets go to cirquedusoleil.com/corteo or see the feature in this mag.

Friday, July 12

The Seminole Hardrock Hotel and casino Hollywood presents Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias today, tomorrow and Sunday at 8pm. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing at sold-out concerts worldwide. He is also one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with almost a billion views and has more than 25 million fans across social media. In 2018, Iglesias was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden in New York, Staples Center (now Crypto.com Arena) in Los Angeles and Sydney Opera House in Australia. Iglesias’ stand-up comedy combines storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages. Tickets start at $50 at casino.hardrock.com/Hollywood.

Saturday, July 13

The Pet Projects Hidden Treasures Thrift Boutique (2200 NW 9th Avenue, Wilton Manors) is having their annual Christmas in July Sidewalk Sale from 9am to 3pm, where they will have HUGE sales with 50% off furniture, clothing, electronics, artwork, housewares and more. They are also featuring a fill a bag of clothes for only $25. For more info, go to Thepetprojectfl.org.

As part of the City of Aventura’s Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Summer Concert Series, “The Great American Soul Book” promises to take audiences on a journey through decades of Motown, R&B and other iconic soulful musical chart-toppers at 8 pm. Performed by the high-energy American Soul Band of seven singers and six musicians, The Great American Soul Book will turn up the summer heat with groovin’ and dancin’ music from the ‘60s through the ‘90s and beyond. In The Great American Soul Book, lead singer Deanna Carroll is backed by four choreographed male singers and two dynamic female singers. Together, they bring to life music of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Luther Vandross, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Anita Baker, Babyface, Peobo Bryson, R. Kelly and many more. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222 or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box.

Tri-Rail announces its inaugural “On-Track Summer Fest,” set to take place on today from 2:30pm to 6:30pm at Tri-Rail’s Cypress Creek Station (5910 NW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale). This exciting event, tailored for families and music enthusiasts alike, promises an unforgettable afternoon of live entertainment, delectable cuisine, and charitable contributions benefiting Neighbors 4 Neighbors. Guests can make their journey hassle-free with Tri-Rail’s $5 all-day weekend fares. Ride the rails to “On-Track Summer Fest” and join in the free family fun, music, and local delights. For more information about Tri-Rail’s Rail “On-Track Summer Fest,” visit Tri-rail.com or call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) for train schedules and further details.

Tuesday, July 16

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their July Mixer at Bahia Mar (801 Seabreeze Blvd) from 5:30 to 7pm. The event includes a complimentary welcome drink, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary self-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.

HOT Stuff

Miami Beach Classical Music Festival is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated 11th Season with an exciting schedule of public concerts for all community members to enjoy. At the heart of this year’s festivities are MMF’s groundbreaking projection mapping performances – awe-inspiring productions that merge live classical music, visual arts, and technology. Experience the score like never before in these immersive productions that place the audience inside the scenery using MMF’s state-of-the-art 360-degree projections designed by our Artistic Director and Founder, Michael Rossi. MMF is excited to return with two immersive productions this summer: Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre and the Immersive Space Symphony. These productions feature MMF’s talented musicians and will take place in partnership with Faena Art and in one of the highest-profile venues in Miami Beach, the breathtaking Faena Forum. MMF will further promote Miami Beach as a cultural destination through a summer concert series on the Ocean Drive promenade featuring Chamber Music, Zarzuela, and Broadway performances. Join them every Sunday in July at 6pm and don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets!