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What’s Hot South Florida Oct. 4 – Oct. 10

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Thursday, October 4

Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA), with generous support from the Florida Humanities Council, presents visiting Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Giles, Ph.D. who will present Silent Victims: The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals. The 50 minute visual presentation and lecture will be followed by a Q&A and take place at the Pride Center at Equality Park – Main Room, 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors at 7pm. Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.

As part of their One Year Anniversary celebration the Pub in association with the House of Condeghi present “Turnabout Ball at the Infamous Pub.” The event starts at 9pm and features a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and tons of your favorite Pub employees in drag all to raise money for team Cintora for the Smart Ride

Friday, October 5

The Pub presents as part of their One Year Anniversary “The Royals Show” at 9:30pm hosted by honorary Miss Village Pub and the current reigning Miss Stonewall Sharde Ross and starring the current Pub court Tayanna Love and Raul Vegas and former Mr. Village Pub Malik Diamond.

The City of Oakland Park in conjunction with Funky Buddha Brewery, presents its 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring music and dancing, field activities including barrel and stein races, the Central Bark Dachshund Dash and the always entertaining apple strudel eating contest. Biergarten guests can select from a variety of authentic German-style and craft beers to accompany the fine Bavarian cuisine, or you may wish to visit their vendor area for some Oktoberfest trinkets and crafts. Oktoberfest starts tonight and goes through Sunday afternoon. For more info go to: oaklandparkfl.gov.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden invites you to celebrate Oktoberfest from 7-11pm in their Botanical Biergarten. A beer lover’s paradise under the stars, featuring South Florida’s finest craft breweries, Bavarian inspired menu, and music by The Tall Boys. Guest admission will be $45 per person, including a sampling glass, unlimited beer and delicious bites.  (You must be 21 to attend). mbgarden.org/calendar/tickets.

Jessie Hoffman, Producer & Artistic Director for Lightning Bolt Productions, today announced the theatrical company’s first major production this season: Little Shop of Horrors presented two weekends in a row, October 5-14, at the West Boca Performing Arts Center, located within West Boca High School, 12811 Glades Road in Boca Raton (33498). Performances will be presented at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $35 each and are now available for purchase at https://lbptheatre.booktix.com/.

Saturday, October 6

Lillusion du Plumage is holding an open call for auditions for males and females over the age of 21 with experience in stage, dance and modeling. The auditions will take place at 12 noon (check in at 11am) at the War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8th St). Pre-registration is required at info@Lillusionduplumage.com, as no walk-ins will be allowed.

The Pub presents as part of their One Year Anniversary “Joe Posa as Joan and Thirsty Burlington as Cher” at 10pm.

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #122 (first Saturday of every month) from 10pm to 3am with this month’s guest DJ Guy DeGiacinto.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10p.m. This is always a sold-out event, so get there early!  Also, today, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day Weekend) they feature a poolside luncheon at 1 pm. 

The National LGBTQ Task Force presents their annual Miami Gala which is an evening to celebrate being you and honoring heroes and advancing equality. This year they honor Sam Champion and Robin Roberts with the National Leadership Award and Charles Million and Tim Nardi with the Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. The MC for the night will be Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye) and American Idols Kimberley Locke will entertain the crowd with her sultry voice. The gala takes place starting at 6:30pm at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. For more information, or to order tickets, go to: TheTaskForceGala.org.

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex in association with Celebrate Orgullo presents a salute to the one and only Celia Cruz. The night will star Nelly Norell in character, as well as guest DJ Edgar and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s.  Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4 am and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Sunday, October 7

Ramrod presents their annual Mr. Ramrod Contest at 10pm.

Life In Stills is part of the Gay Jewish Film Series presented by Stonewall National Museum & Archives and Congregation Etz Chaim with generous support from the Jewish Federation of Broward County. Tickets: $10 or support the Gay Jewish Film Series and see all four films for $36. Refreshments provided courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Snacks provided. Congregation Etz Chaim – Pride Center Equality Park, Rear Building  from 4-6pm (2038 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors). For more info or to purchase tickets go to stonewall-museum.org.

Broward House invites everyone to join them for their 30th anniversary grand brunch at the Riverside Hotel from 11am to 2pm. For ticket information visit BrowardHouse.org or call 954-568-7373.

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of the month) from 4 to 7p.m., hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle spinning and this month’s special guests: Taina Norell, Sharde Ross and Fantasia Royale.    

The Pub presents “BrutBears” Bear Necessi-T Dance from 4 to 9pm with DJ Guy Degiacinto, and sexy Go-Go bear Dancers. This followed directly of an encore performance of Joe Posa as Joan and Thirsty Burlington as Cher.

Tuesday, October 9

SAGE/Pride Film Series proudly presents “A Fantastic Woman:” at 1:15 pm in the Main Hall at The Pride Center at Equality Park. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the 2018 Best International Film Winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Marina, a young “Trans” waitress, and Orlando, who is 20 years older, are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando passes away suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion and is investigated for possible involvement in Orlando’s death. The film is rated R and admission is FREE and open to the public as a community service by SAGE of South Florida. Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. 

Wednesday, October 10

The Pub presents Lady Fancy’s “Liza Variety Show” at 8pm with special guests Rae Jean Cox, Nancy Ross and Candy Cox. 

This is HOT

We have been hearing about the remake for about a year and then when I heard who the stars were I got even more excited. Unless you are living under a rock, you know “A Star is Born,” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the film, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The Film is rated R and opens on Friday, October 5, which is the day I will see it!

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