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What’s Hot South Florida: June 10 – 19

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Thursday, June 10

To celebrate Pride month, the Miami Shores Brockway Memorial Library, presents the documentary Chronicle of an Ordinance from 6-8pm. They invite you to enjoy a pre-program wine and cheese reception at the Miami Theater Center (9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores FL 33138), and following the viewing they will bejoined by some of the key LGBTQ activists that made LGBTQ protections in South Florida a reality: Dennis Leyva, Jorge Mursuli, Clark Reynolds, and Rosemary.

Friday, June 11

Queen Bees is in theaters today. While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen (Academy Award winner-Ellen Burstyn) moves into a nearby retirement community ― just temporarily. Once behind the doors of Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls” the likes of which she hasn’t encountered since high school, all of which leaves her yearning for the solitude of home. But somewhere between flower arranging and water aerobics Helen discovers that it’s never too late to make new friends and perhaps even find a new love. Cast | Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd, Loretta Devine, Elizabeth Mitchell and French Stewart. 

Love, Victor” season 2, the popular teen dramedy returns with all 10 episodes on Hulu. Season two picks up with a newly out-of-the-closet Victor (Michael Cimino) entering his junior year at Creekwood High. However, being out brings new challenges as Victor faces a family struggling with his revelation, a heartbroken ex-girlfriend in Mia (Rachel Naomi Hilson), and the difficulties of being an openly gay star athlete – all while navigating the excitement of his new relationship with Benji (George Sear).

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is pleased to announce three live shows by legendary bassist George Porter Jr and Runnin’ Pardners. The performances are part of the Garden After Dark music series. Today and Saturday, June 12, the Garden’s lush main lawn plays host to evening shows with doors opening at 6pm. Opening entertainment (TBA) begins at 7pm with George Porter Jr and Runnin’ Pardners expected to take the stage at 8pm. Tickets are $65, Garden members receive a discount. On Sunday, June 13, guests will enjoy a New Orleans style Rosé Jazz Brunch featuring a picnic style meal and “national rosé day” celebratory cocktails provided by concert sponsor Whispering Angel. Doors open at noon with George Porter Jr and Runnin’ Pardners taking the stage at 1pm. Tickets are $125, Garden members receive a discount.Tickets are available by visiting the Garden’s website: mbgarden.org.

Saturday, June 12

The Pub presents Violinist Stephen Neil along with w/ Nicolette at 8pm.

The Area Stage Company cordially invites everyone to the official opening night of their next Mainstage production, and the inaugural production in their brand new Black Box Theatre: ANNIE!, presented with 8 actors and no children. The show opens tonight at 7:30 pm. A cocktail reception will follow the performance. This new take on the classic story will be housed within an immersive theatrical experience that will begin as soon as the audience enters the theatre through a speakeasy-looking door, reminiscent of Annie’s 1933 New York setting. Once inside, audience members will find themselves in The Soap Box, an abandoned, industrial Brooklyn warehouse turned speakeasy, complete with cabaret table seating, a bar, and a live jazz quartet. This production is fully in the round, in a Brechtian, theatre-of-the-poor style with only 8 actors playing all roles; a contrast to the original 25-person Broadway cast. Actors will double and sometimes triple and quadruple up on roles, fleshing out the full cast of characters and bringing a new dimension and emotional weight to the piece. This is Annie like you’ve never seen before. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Areastage.org.

Wednesday, June 16

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is in theaters today. The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman.

Thursday, June 17

The Pajaro Pride Wall Project is a collective art installation created by artist and activist Rolando Chang Barrero, that celebrates community. Over 70 artists, friends, allies, and community leaders donated an embellished work of art on a woodcuts of his iconic Pajaro design to create a cornucopia of styles, vision, and color exemplifying the diversity and intersectionality of the LGBTQA+ community, allies inclusive. visit www.PajaroPride.com for details. The installation will be displayed in Miami Gallery of the Consul General of Mexico at 6:30 PM. An auction to follow will benefit SAVE LGBT and Palm Beach County Human Rights Council.

Friday, June 18

The new musical Story of A Life comes to the Broward Center from today through June 20. at 2 pm. Story of a Life is conceived and written by Amy London and features Steve Anthony, Barry Tarallo, Terry Hardcastle, Elijah Word, Patti Gardner, Laura Hodos, Emily Tarallo and Irene Adjan. It is directed by Patrick Fitzwater with musical direction and arrangement by Caryl and Roy Fantel.The songs of Harry Chapin, Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce and other great storytelling songwriters heighten the musical’s examination of music and memory as seen through the eyes of patients, caregivers and family members of Alzheimer’s patients. A portion of the proceeds from the performances will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information or to purchase tickets go to Browardcenter.org.

The Parish of Sts Francis and Clare (2300 NW 9th Avenue – Powerline Rd.) presents a Pride Interfaith Service, which is a song, reading and praise service to be shared by various faith communities.at 7pm. For more information call 954-731-8173 or visit Stsfrancisandclare.org.

In The Heights is in theaters today as well as available on HBO Max for 31 days after theatrical release. Lights up on Washington Heights, a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community.  At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi, who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.  

Get ready to jump into action this summer! New action thriller Take Back, starring Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke (The WrestlerSin City), Michael Jai White (Black DynamiteThe Dark Knight), James Russo (Django UnchainedBadland), and Gillian White (How To Be A PlayerNever Back Down: No Surrender), premieres on VOD, digital and in select cinemas tody, from Shout! Studios. Take Back is a gripping, high octane thriller that uniquely blends a captivating storyline, epic hand-to-hand fight sequences, and all the bells and whistles in a kinetic action film in equal measures. Buckle up! Zara (Gillian White) and Brian (Michael Jai White) are living the perfect small-town life when Zara heroically foils a robbery and becomes headline news. This unwanted notoriety draws elements of Zara’s mysterious past back into her life, putting the lives of her family in danger. When Zara and Brian’s daughter is kidnapped by a sadistic gang of people traffickers led by the vicious Patrick (Mickey Rourke), the pair face a race against time to save her life. With Det. Chalmers (James Russo) also on Patrick’s trail, Zara and Patrick’s paths collide in a final stand-off in the desert. 

Dazzle dad with some meaty culinary skills this Father’s Day! Join Season’s 52 Chef Elvis Bravo as he shows you how to prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, at 2 pm. This delicious entrée will also be available for dine-in at Season’s 52. Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of thousands in the local community. Chef Bravo’s educational and spirited culinary segments have become anticipated programming. Viewers have tuned-in to learn how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork ChopChilean Sea BassGruyere French OmeletteMaryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood PaellaRoasted Vegetable GnocchiShrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Saturday, June 19

Today is the day we have all been waiting for as Stonewall Parade and Festival returns taking over Wilton Drive from 3pm to 11pm, with the parade at 7pm. Join over 30,000 people that come out to celebrate and party. There stages will include A Black Excellence Stage, A Latin Stage, The infamous Manor dance stage and many more. There will be a Flash Mob that will be paying tribute to Juneteenth, many entertainers, and lots and lots of fun. Once the festival ends, the bars stay open to the wee hours of the morning. For more information go to StonewallPride.Lgbt.

The Manor presents A Pride Festival with 2 major stages outdoors (3-11) and all the rooms open in doors. On the Outdoor Ultra Stage catch DJ Sushiman at 3pm followed by DJ JPS at 6pm till 11pm, and on the NLS Latin Stage catch DJ Larry from 3-11pm with Latin Diva’s, Dancers, continuous entertainment. At 10pm the main room open up in doors with DJ Kidd Madonny in the ballroom, and DJ Duniel in Empire Room. Also the Manor will feature recording Artist Kory Burns performing, American and International Food Trucks, Latin Food Trucks, Parade Viewing, Novelty Acts and a full day of entertainment. As a Pride present to the community there will be NO COVER!!! 

The Pub features a full day of Pride with 17 Giant TV Screens live streaming the parade, a full bar open out back on their patio with lots of tables and chairs and a live DJ, the kitchen is open all day, and Velvet LeNore and friends performing all throughout the show and then an 11pm show.

Alibi Monkey Bar presents Pride 2021 Parking Lot party featuring Go-Go boys, DJs Alex Infiniti and Alex Ramos and drag shows all day. In addition they will be celebrating pride all week long with tons of shows, and events.

PRIDE IN A BOX” BRINGS LGBTQ+ PRIDE HOME, Brand|Pride is proud to announce the official launch of Pride in a Box, ann at-home Pride kit that guarantees to bring fun, joy and unicorn love into your home! For 20 years, Brand|Pride has been guiding brands on LGBTQ+ promotional items and helping brands show their support for the LGBTQ community. Pride in a Box offers a convenient way to get unique Pride products to celebrate at home or virtually with friends and family. Their fantastical Pride boxes can be ordered from PrideinaBox.com

Lady GaGa will Release “Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary special edition”

Lady Gaga will release the reimagined tracklist on her  album on June 18th via Interscope. The six reimagined versions are a collection of songs created by artists representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pose’s MJ Rodrigues Releases Single

Singer, Actress, and Activist Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez has released her debut single, “Something to Say” via Access Records. Disco, R&B and Funk Tinged Pop, an immediate anthem that has Michaela calling people to step into their truth and let their voices be heard. The song is a poignant celebration of equality and love, an absolutely perfect single, as we head into pride month. Rodriguez wrote the track with PWP (comprised of the legendary Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire, multi-Grammy winning Neal Pogue and John Paris as well as Nick Ferraro and Duncan Hood). Michaela, on “Something to Say,” says, “This song is for every one around the world, for them to stop, look around and see how we have more in common than we actually realize. To stand up for what we believe. To embrace one another’s differences. Let’s stand for LOVE! We are one!” Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez recently finished 3 years as the housemother Blanca in the Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking series POSE on FX.  Michaela Jaé herself won the 2019 Imagen Award for Best Actress in Television and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series & an MTV Movie + TV Award in the category of Breakthrough Performance as well nominations for 2 Gold Derby Awards for Drama Actress and Breakthrough Performance. Mj was recently cast as the lead in the upcoming Apple TV+ series LOOT, alongside Maya Rudolph, created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard.

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