What's HOT South Florida :: April 21-26
Friday, April 21
Starting tonight and going through April 30 is the MiFo LGBT Film Festival's 19th annual Miami Edition. With over 65 films there is at least one film for everybody's taste. For more information, to see the schedule, or to purchase tickets (use code MifoHOT for a 10% discount) go to MiFoFilm.com
Saturday, April 22
The Boardwalk presents the many faces of Ramon Ventura (Mr. Liberty Continental 2017, and Mr. Europe Continental 2016) tonight and tomorrow with two shows nightly.
Ramrod presents DJ Vlexxx spinning tonight from 10 pm to 3 am.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor presents the final appearance of Nicole T Phillips as Miss Florida F.I. at Large 2016, before she gives up the title Monday night at Parliament House. The night will be hosted by Sasha Lords, and feature the sounds of resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go papi's. Saturdays at the Manor Complex are from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. with NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 after midnight with Manor Card and $10 without (18-20 $12 all night).
Sunday, April 23
The 29th annual AIDS Walk Miami takes place today benefitting Care Resource and Food For Life. To organize a team, donate or just to get more info go to AIDSWalk Miami.org
Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Inc., as the fundraising arm of the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, is hosting a brand new fundraiser today. It will be a Hawaiian themed, men's sportswear fashion show and brunch with delicious, locally sourced food catered by Peacock Pantry as well as unlimited mimosas and bloody mary's provided by Hunters. The fundraiser will be held at The Pride Center at Equality Park located at 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale. The event will highlight men's fashions from stores around town including: Pride Factory, H&H Closet and True Blue and will appear on models of chorus members and community members. Fashions that appeared on the models will also be available as part of the auction! There will also be a silent auction of fabulous items that have been donated from various local businesses. To purchase tickets call 954-832-0060.
Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar will be having a benefit called "Disco Inferno" from 8-11pm for Lenora Jaye who performs there on at their Sun Jazz Brunch, their Sun Night Mega Mix, Tuesday's for Night Groove Session, and The once a month Wed Duets event. She was recently invited to Germany & Africa for 3weeks in May as part of a collegiate music program to be a cultural musical ambassador (representing Western/U.S. music in the genres of Jazz/Gospel & Soul) by the University of Lusaka in Lusaka, Zambia (Africa). While overseas, she will be hosting & participating in various workshops, concerts, performances, etc. This includes visiting and performing in Frankfurt/Germany, Lusaka/Zambia & Matabeleland/Zimbabwe. This fundraiser is to assist in covering some of the associated costs of her participation in this program. This fundraiser will be held on the main stage and feature some of her friends including: Jennifer McClain, Dezhon Fields, Mickey Havens & the Ladies of Soul (LOS). Her Wed night Duets partner Antonio Edwards is hosting. There will be music CDs for sale, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction of donated packages from local venues. I urge everyone to go out, have a fun night and support one of our local talents!
Rumors presents the SFAAA (South Florida Amateur Athletic Association) After Party at 4:45pm with an after game buffet for all players provided by Palate Party.
Monday, April 24
Feel like a small road trip, well get on over to our sister city of Orlando where it's time to crown a new Miss Florida F.I. at Large. The pageant will take place on at The Parliament House with doors opening at 7 pm and the pageant starting promptly at 8 pm. There have been many girls who have qualified by doing preliminaries, but since this is only year 2 of the return, the pageant is still open for anyone to enter as long as they are 225 pounds and above. The categories include Evening Gown, Swim Suit, Talent and Q& A. The pageant will star Nicole T Phillips, your current reigning Miss Florida F.I. at Large, Shantell D'Marco, your current reigning Miss Florida F.I. and many of the formers. To purchase tickets go to: BrownPaperTickets.com and search Miss Florida F.I. at Large. Rooms at the P House are only $54.95 including tax and can be booked by going to ParliamentHouse.com. For more information call 954-478-4587
Tuesday, April 25
The legendary Susanne Bartsch brings her nightlife magic to El Tucan Miami for an over the top cabaret extravaganza, titled, "Bareback Follies." Enjoy eclectic and eccentric acts by guest performers Violet Chachki, Brent Fraser, Amanda Lepore, Joey Arias, Shequida, Leonid The Magnificent, Aquaria, TP Lords & Adora. Stick around for the after party with beats by Deejay Smeejay, as you dance, mix and mingle with the artists. Two show times at 8pm and 11pm Hosts: Queef Latina, Richard Alvares, Athena Dion, Ernesto Arambatzis, Michael Tronn, Edison Farrow, Tony Ferro & David Saada. Tickets: $25 at: eltucan.ticketleap.com/susanne-bartsch-presents-bareback-follies/ (includes 1 complimentary drink). Dinner Reservations: Please inquire on their website eltucanmiami.com or call 305-535-0065
Wednesday, April 26
Tropics Restaurant and Bar owners Jackson Padgett, Gary Hillis, and Mark Taylor invite the entire community to come and celebrate their 25th Anniversary, which will also be a benefit for Kids in Distress and feature raffles, a 50/50, baskets, give-a-ways, a pre-show at 6pm and entertainment by: Bill Campbell, Michael Laird, Glenda Grainger, Brendan John, Mary Jane Cunnigham, Chris Autora, Roberta Demuro, Ruben Gonzalez, Scottie Thompson, Dane Jaboe, and Amber Nicole. For more information call 954.537.6000 after 4 p.m. or visit their website at TropicsWM.com
321 Private Men's Club in now smoke free, but vaping and e-cigarettes are allowed. They do however have a smoking lounge and play area outside on their patio.
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Season 4 picks up where Season 3 left off: The inmates splashing about in the nearby lake after the mass escape; and Alex facing a menacing prison guard in the greenhouse. There's also another matter, which-once everyone's rounded up-causes headaches for everyone: A flood of new inmates. Piper also finds herself facing difficulties with the Dominicans who, after she rebuffs them, launch their own panty business; and she also inadvertently forms and becomes de facto leader of a white-power group. Healy, meanwhile, takes a special interest in Lolly, who reminds him of his mother; celebrity chef Judy King makes herself at home in a spacious cell-slash-suite; Taystee becomes Caputo's personal assistant; and a peaceful protest by the inmates results in an unexpected death. The DVD Set is available on May 9, but is available for pre-order right now at WolfeVideo.com for only $29.95 (Reg $34.95).