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What’s Hot South Florida: Jan. 21 – Jan. 29

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Thursday, January 21

Miami Beach Culture Crawl Art Exhibit: Winter – A Sound Picnic by Frozen Music from 6-9pm. Frozen Music creates and performs artificial sound environments from field recordings and electronics signals that feature bird calls, insects and amphibian noises found in South Florida yards and gardens as well as in remote areas of the Everglades. Its electronic sound installations blend into, and interact with, the natural environment in outdoor spaces. They aim to activate and interact with the surrounding environment to make us aware of aspects of the acoustical nature of a given site not easily available to our naked ears.  “Winter” will be performed in conjunction with the Miami Beach Culture Crawl for one night only between 6pm – 9pm. Stop for a quick stroll, or for extended periods of time, in which case we recommend you bring a blanket.

The Palm Beach Improv presents Actor/comedian Jeremy Piven from today through Saturday, January 23. Jeremy is best known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit HBO series Entourage, which aired for eight seasons; led to three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globes win. He can be seen in the upcoming feature film Crabs in a Bucket opposite Oscar winner Bruce Dern and Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning. He starred as Harry Gordon Selfridge in the critically acclaimed series Mr. Selfridge 2013-2016. In 2015, Piven reprised the fan-favorite role in the Entourage feature film released by Warner Bros. Tickets are $30 at Palmbeachimprov.com.

The Miami Improv presents Preacher Lawson from today through Sunday, January 24. Preacher Lawson moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he’s from he’d say Orlando, FL because that’s where he grew as a comedian. Preacher is best known for his appearance on season 12 of NBC’s hit series, America’s Got Talent (2017) where he made it to the final rounds. Based off his stellar performance in season 12 Preacher was invited to compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions (2019) and Britan’s Got Talent: The Champions (2019) where he advanced to the finale after he received the most votes from the fans. Preacher was the host of the Facebook Watch series World’s Most Amazing Dogs (2019) with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of over 500,000 subscribers. In 2019 Preacher shot his first stand-up special which premiered on BET+ and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country. Currently, Preacher can be seen starring in the NBC series Connecting and as a judge on the new Nickelodeon competition show Unleashed. Tickets are $25 at Miamiimprov.com.

Friday, January 22

Twist presents special guest, the one and only Sunny Dee-Lite performing at 10pm sharp. Sunny was originally from south Florida but moved many years ago and now resides in Jacksonville. Check out this beauty at a rare south Florida appearance. The night will also feature the sounds of DJ Sushiman.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents: Rob Schneider: Backlot Live at the Broward Center, located at the Lillian S. Wells Backstage Parking Lot, experience a one-of-a-kind evening of entertainment under the stars. A household name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting and has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy. He created and stars in the Netflix docu-series ‘Real Rob’, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of Rob’s life. Schneider first came to prominence on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He starred in some of the top comedy features of the past 20 years including ‘Grown Ups,’ ‘You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,’ ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘The Waterboy.’ Rob also starred in the movie ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,’ which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, along with ‘The Hot Chick’ and ‘The Animal.’ Rob is also a three time Emmy winner as part of SNL’s writing staff. This event contains adult language or content. Face coverings are required at all times unless actively consuming food and beverages in designated seating areas. Two shows at 7 and 9:30pm. To purchase tickets, go to BrowardCenter.org.

Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton) presents Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti. Heidi Klum’s unforgettable 2016 Golden Buzzer recipient and finalist of America’s Got Talent, is an Italian-American crooner known best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality, and his heart of gold. Born August 26, 1995, Sal was raised in the small town of Bethpage, New York where he still resides today. From a very young age Sal was influenced by his grandmother to love the musical genius of the classic crooner sounds of Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. In 2016, Sal made his debut on Season 11 of the NBC hit show ‘America’s Got Talent.’ That night, The 20-year-old college student went from delivering Pizzas for his cousin’s restaurant, to delivering what’s considered one of the best performances in AGT history. Before long, the world would come to know and admire him as ‘Sal the Voice’. Since racking up over 350 million views worldwide with his captivating AGT audition, the celebrated charismatic crooner has been invited to appear in hundreds of sold out solo performances on stages around the world. The show starts at 7pm and tickets range from $47 to $90 (meet and greet package) at Bocablackbox.com.

Saturday, January 23

The Manor complex presents the spectacular debut of DJ/Producer & “RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar” Nina Flowers. In the Latin room, Noche Latina Saturdays features the sounds of sexy DJ Duniel along with Latin divas performing. Doors now open at 10pm with no cover before 11pm, and only $10 thereafter (18-20 – $15 all night). The Manor adheres to all CDC guidelines with temperature checks art the door and masks required for entry. 

Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center (3100 Ray Ferraro Jr Blvd, Davie) presents Reza Edge of Illusion at 8pm. They invite you back inside the theater, under a County approved physically distanced seating plan per CDC guidelines.  Reza is recognized as one of today’s most highly sought-after entertainers in the illusion industry, delivering innovative, engaging and spectacular performances worldwide! Reza’s recent tour and television appearances have astounded over 30 million viewers from across the World on networks such as MTV, A&E, The CW, PBS, Reelz, CX, Fuji, and Telemundo, to name a few. Reza’s newest show “Edge of Illusion,” is a ground-breaking, grand scale production mingling interactive comedy and magic with cutting-edge, jaw-dropping mega illusions. Reza is intriguing, engaging, and captivating. He isn’t just a magician…he is an entertainer! For tickets or more information, go to: BrowardCenter.org.

Thursday, January 28

Comedian Pam Ann is back in the air with her brand new show PAMDEMIC! Have you missed flying? Missed delays? Missed the sound of jet engines and the smell of jet fuel? Miss the smell of First Class? Missed being verbally abused over the Atlantic? Then this show is for you! Pam Ann international air hostess to the stars and beyond has been grounded in Florida due to a nasty bug going around but she can still take you places you’ve never been before. Join Pam Ann as she serves up more than salty nuts and a jab in the arm. Nothing can flatten her curves and don’t Touch the Trolley bitches! This will be Pam Ann’s first live performances in over 10 months. Pam is beside herself at the thought of having a live human audience and very excited to be sharing this moment with you at her new home and family at Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors, premiering on tonight and then February 4th, 11th and 18th, boarding time at 7pm/Takeoff at 7:30pm. 

Friday January 29

The Adrienne Arsht Center (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce a new lineup of in-person performances which will be presented as part of the was formed in Miami for the love of playing soul music and New Orleans Funk. Guitarist Nick Tannura and drummer Aaron Glueckauf joined forces with organist and keyboard wiz Brian Robertson to create an outlet for their joined passion. Since then, the band has continued to push its envelope and blend influences to create a niche amongst organ trios. Since its first release, Welcome to the Neighborhood, the Lemon City Trio has shown a taste for cinematic guitar textures, hip-hop grooves and slinky Cajun beats. Lemon City Trio’s newest studio album, Cliffs, was released in December 2020 and is available on all streaming platforms. The show starts at 7:30pm, and tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, go to Arshtcenter.org.

MSE Entertainments and Empire Stage present An ongoing weekly variety show with different acts each week starting tonight and going through February 28. Welcome to thier vibrant, risqué variety show world, where you will see a 70-minute blend of Burlesque, Comedy and Drag Queens. Every week they will have a different mix of entertainers, and some repeats too. From comedians and jugglers to magicians and singers, don’t miss your chance to see a scandalizing mix of talent in one night. It’s time for you to enjoy some live entertainment and a well needed night out to have some laughs and be truly entertained by talent that has performed all over the world and local talent as well. Due to Covid restrictions: they have very limited seating of 25 seats all spaced out for safe distancing. Masks will be required, and you will be given touchless temperature test at the door. Those experiencing an elevated temperature or COVID -19 symptoms will not be allowed entrance and instructed on how to arrange for a ticket exchange or refund. Tickets are $35, but use promo code “SAVE” For $10 Off by calling 954-678-1496 or by going to: empirestage.com

Just For Fans Raises $25,00 for BLM

JustFor.fans (JFF) today announced that the adult social platform has raised more than $25,000 in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement over the past year. Through the company’s Charitable Giving Program, many of the site’s models and influencers have raised funding on their pages since July to raise social awareness while prioritizing philanthropy and the power of generosity. “By raising over $25,000 for Black Lives Matter, our models have shown that their successes on JFF translate directly to the success of those members of our community in need,” said JFF company founder Dominic Ford. The JustFor.fans Giving Program prioritizes the concept of equality for all while highlighting the importance of social good; the company continues in its quest in 2021 to create and maintain a strong, powerful social standing both within and outside of the JFF community. Since its launch in 2018, the online fan site has grown into a compassionate community that brings together studios, agents, photographers, and affiliates in order to generate more revenue for its patrons, with charitable activities that support JFF users.

Key Wests Headdress Ball

The Ball was originally rescheduled for February 20, has been moved to the fall and its traditional position as part of the Fantasy Fest Celebration on Thursday, October 28. Patrons who have purchased tickets for the February 20th performance will have their tickets honored at the October 28th performance If you need a refund, they are happy to do that. For more information call 305-294-4603.

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