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Friday, June 12

FLIFF Drive-In Cinemas will rock you Friday, June 12 with the sing-along version, in true CAR-eee-oh-kee fashion, of Bohemian Rhapsody. The winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Actor Rami Malek, will be presented by Twilight Features’ on a colossal 40’ screen, on the waterfront across from Pier 66 Hotel and Marina in Fort Lauderdale (The waterfront lot is located on the Southeast side of the SE 17th Street bridge across from the Pier 66 Hotel near the Marina) Space for 150 cars and sound will be through your car’s speakers set to an FM station. Come sing-along, clap and stomp your feet to Queen’s hits in this celebratory biopic. The gates open at 7pm. Get your parking place by 8:15pm for the 8:30pm screening.  Ed Morse Automotive Group will have new cars on display. Pier 66 Hotel and Marina will have Concessions and a bar on site.  Bagged popcorn and soda will also be available. Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Admission is $30 per car and tickets may be purchased in advance online at fliff.com/fliff-drive-cinema .  The Admission price includes a bag of popcorn.   

 

Saturday, June 13

Boca Black Box presents, back by popular demand, Richie Minervini, who is a club favorite because he has the ability to appeal to all ages and audiences. He was a writer and regular guest performer on the hit show “King of Queens.” He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and can be most recently seen in the hit movies “Zookeeper” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop” with Kevin James and “Grown Up’s” with Adam Sandler. Richie is keeping audiences in stitches around the world with his cutting edge comedy – Always pleasing, never offending. How they will keep you safe: 1) they will be operating under limited occupancy in order to promote social distancing guidelines; 2) parties will be spaced accordingly, with no less that 6-ft between each party; 3) they have amplified their sanitary procedures, disinfecting all surfaces/ spaces before and after events; 4) to ensure proper sanitary hygiene, staff are required to wear masks as well as be subject to temperature checks, and 5) guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks. To purchase tickets to the 7 or 9pm shows, go to: 

https://bocablackbox.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=153&coupon=barcard

 

Monday, June 15

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will reopen to the public today, just in time to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The attraction will present “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a historical fine art exhibition produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) through June 29 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue). Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit them online at historyfortlauderdale.org

 

Virtual “LGBT Sip & Pitch Fridays” w/ National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Sip & Pitch, which takes place on Friday, June 12 from 3 to 6pm, is a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas. This is an open forum! Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC community businesses to enjoy: 1) No-cost constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch, whether a casual elevator pitch, coordinated matchmaking opportunity, or formal pitch for upcoming RFPs; 2) Judgment-free, safe-space for you to practice your pitch. Everyone in the room wants to help you succeed and share best practices; 3) See and be seen by representatives from NGLCC Corporate Partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE companies seeking your goods & services. Participation is a great way to build relationships with key buyers and strategic partners while presenting to a national audience eager to see your innovations; and 4) learn what other NGLCC Certified LGBTBE suppliers do. You will likely be amazed to hear what some of your fellow NGLCC members are up to which could lead to ways for you to work together. Free Admission. You do not need to present a pitch to join. RSVP at: https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-1

 

Schitt’s Creek wins BIG at the Canadian Emmy’s

For Years I would see commercials for this show and knew I would love it, but didn’t have the time to watch it. Well then a little thing called the PANDEMIC came along, and I decided it was time to give Schitts Creek a shot. Not only do I love it, but it has to be in my top 5 comedies of all time. I binged the first 5 series…I literally couldn’t stop watching and I am on baited breath for season 6 (the final season…yes I am in tears) to come to Netflix. A few weeks ago the series took home six trophies from the Canadian Screen Awards, referred to by some as the “Canadian Emmy’s.” Among the trophies for the show, was Best Lead Actress — Catherine O’Hara (who has won the award for five years in a row),  Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Levy and Emily Hampshire grabbed those trophies. Best Achievement in Hair and Best Achievement in Casting were also among their wins. The show also won Best Comedy Series. The only thing that shocks me is that Dan Levy has not won acting awards for his genius performance as David….now can someone fix that? 

The King of Staten Island Premieres on Demand Friday, June 12

Over his storied career, Judd Apatow has elevated a series of promising young comedy talents to their first major big-screen performance, including Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer and Kumail Nanjiani. Now, Apatow directs Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island. 

Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow, HBO’s Euphoria) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Oscar winner Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar (Ricky Velez, Master of None), Igor (Moises Arias, Five Feet Apart) and Richie (Lou Wilson, TV’s The Guest Book)—and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley, Apple TV+’s The Morning Show). But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr, Netflix’s F Is for Family), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.  

 

Netflix Presents Lenox Hill

Chief Resident OBGYN — as they navigate the highs and lows of working at the renowned Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. With extraordinary access and an unflinching eye, the series shows each physician’s struggle to balance their personal and professional lives, and delves into each patient’s personal journey. From birth to brain surgery, each case offers a rare inside look at the complex, fascinating, and emotional world of medicine. Directed and produced by Adi Barash and Ruthie Shatz. This 8 episode series dropped this past week, and for more info go to: Netflix.com/LenoxHill

 

South Florida Symphony continues their Intermission Music Series 

While the virus is keeping us apart physically, music is bringing us together. As we have seen over the past few months, people around the world are turning to music for healing and happiness — the transformative power of music is undeniable. Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso and her South Florida Symphony orchestra join in this celebration with their Intermission Music Series this Saturday, June 13 at 7pm on Facebook and their website (southfloridasymphony.org), where they present Huifang Chen (violin) and Tao Lin (piano). 

 

Mr. Iglesias Part 2 Launches on Netflix Wednesday, June 17 

In the multicam series Mr. Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias portrays Gabe Iglasias, a good-natured public high school teacher in Long Beach, CA who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal (Oscar Nuñez), but also to help them unlock their full potential. Sherri Shepherd co-stars as the school’s principal, Paula. Love is in the air for Part 2 of the series as Mr. Iglesias convinces his star student, Marisol (Cree Cicchino), and fellow student, Mikey (Fabrizio Guido), to go out for the school play of Romeo and Juliet while, unbeknownst to Gabe, Principal Paula plays Cupid to find him the girl of his dreams. The show also stars Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Richard Gant, Fabrizio Guido, Cree Cicchino, Tucker Albrizzi. For more info go to: netflix.com/mriglesias

 

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