What’s Hot South Florida: July 7 – 20

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Thursday, July 7

The Pub presents “Duets” starring Antonio Edwards and Lenore Jaye from 7:30-10pm.

Friday, July 8

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors presents, back by popular demand, from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Trinity K Bonet with 2 seating’s, at 7 and 10pm. If you can’t make tonight, fret not as you can catch Trinity tomorrow, Saturday, July 9 at 8 and 10pm. For more information or to make a reservation, go to: hamburgermarys.com/wiltonmanors.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Rubber” starring DJ Tony Ruiz with a $10 cover after 10pm.

Saturday, July 9

Flockfest gathers at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park to do something fun and make a difference; this is an informal gathering. Flockfest Ft. Lauderdale raises money for several local non-profit organizations. The idea that started in 2015 with a small number of floats has grown to over 500 floats and 1800 attendees. VIP Packages are available and includes complementary cocktails, food, access to FlockFest float – blown up and ready for you, Gift Bag with FlockFest swag and access to their VIP Appreciation Party at Hunter’s Nightclub on Friday, July 8 from 6-8:30pm.

NSU Art Museum presents “Creativity Exploration” from noon to 1:30pm. Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. Look at the works of Roxy Paine, Beatrix Potter, Yayoi Kusama, Amanda Cobbett, and others. Advance reservations are required, as space is limited. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members (For ages 18+).

The Pub presents Vauz Allen’s Drag Roulette at 8pm followed by Lady Marissa’s Flashback show at 10pm.

The Manor presents “Menergy” in the Ballroom starring DJ/Producer GSP from Greece hosted by designer Andrew Christian. Noche Latina Saturdays, in the Ivy dance room and patio invites the entire community to come together to celebrate the 50th birthday of South Florida icon, Erika Norell. The night will also star Oscar Novva, resident DJ Duniel and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 11pm.

Sunday, July 10

Flockfest introduces Flamingo Sunday Tea Dance from 12pm-5pm at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Rooftop (721 North Federal Highway). General Admission is $20, and VIP Admission is $80 and includes entry to Rooftop pool deck area; all beverages; valet; $10 food voucher for the restaurant and a bag check. Come out and meet Designer Andrew Christian and his Trophy Boys.

The Pub presents The BoyS brunch from 2-4pm and they from 5-7pm catch Cruzin with Suzi and Steve Ceuz.

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” from today through Sunday, September 11. This all-new summer art exhibit featuring Forman’s award-winning work alongside lauded local artists including Dan Caldwell, Linda Apriletti, Hitomi Saito , Diane Delorey, Tammy Seymour, Danielle Perry and Connie Commette will focus on Florida’s tropical beauty and its conservation. The exhibit will open with an artist group meet and greet reception at noon at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue). Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always 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 us online at historyfortlauderdale.org.

321 Slammer presents Ray Dalton’s Fornication Tour, a Big D Production starring Tony Vega, Jake Lawrence, Jordi Massive and Rob Montana from 4-8pm. Limited tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the door at Fornicationparty.com.

Wednesday, July 13

Hotspots/Happening Out presents the monthly Vibes on the Drive (every second Wednesday of the month) from 5-8pm at 6th Avenue Park in the heart of Wilton Manors. Performing this month, back by popular demand, is Erica Gard. For more info, call JB at 754-333-0740.

Friday, July 15

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Oil” starring DJ AJ Reddy with a $10 cover after 10pm.

Saturday, July 16

The Pub on the Drive presents a Community Love and Support Fundraiser for Pastor Patrick Rogers. Patrick has been a pillar of our community, and a personal friend, so I urge everyone to come out and support Patrick in his time of need. The event is hosted by Lady Marisa and Candy Cox. Any singer/performer interested in participating please email the Pub at: info@thepubwm.com.

The Bears of South Florida presents “Bears at the Movies” as they present “Thor Love and Thunder” at 3:30pm at AMC Coral Ridge. The entire theater is reserved for them, and tickets are $16 and must be purchased in advance. Seating is on a first come basis.

The Eagle Wilton Manors presents “Full Moon” starring DJ Decodong Jesus with a $10 cover after 10pm.

Tuesday, July 19

Lips presents the grand opening of “Tilted Tuesdays” hosted by London Adour where they promise to expect the unexpected craziest night of the week. For more information or to make a reservation call 954-567-0987.

Wednesday, July 20

Festival of the Arts BOCA, Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS), and The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) announced the second concert in the Summer Sips & Sounds. Scheduled for today at 6 pm, it will feature Music from the Seventies, and will be held in the museum’s lecture hall, located in Historic Town Hall, 71 North Federal Highway in downtown Boca Raton. The evening starts with a cocktail reception at 6 pm sponsored by The Seagate Hotel and the actual performance will run from 6:45 to 7:30 pm. Musicians include Rick Krive (keyboard and vocals), Scot Klarman (saxophone), and Joanna Marie Kaye (vocals). Tickets for each concert are $30 for BRHS members and $40 for nonmembers and are available for purchase online at https://shop.bocahistory.org/collections/tickets/products/summer-sips-sounds-1.

This is HOT

Peccadillo Pictures presents “Boys on Film 22: Love to Love You” just released on DVD, and Blu-ray and also available on demand. They both have foreign language subtitles in Spanish. Swedish, German and Italian

The latest in Peccadillo’s critically acclaimed series – now established a leading showcase for new and emerging queer filmmaking talent from around the world – features a fresh and exciting selection of the very best contemporary gay short films. Each self-contained drama in this diverse and thoughtfully curated collection offers fascinating and insightful new perspectives on the gay experience – sensual, affecting, sometimes provocative and always entertaining.

Boys on Film 22: Love To Love You brings together filmmakers from UK, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, as well as featuring appearances from some of Britain’s exciting young actors including Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Penny Dreadful) and Simon Lennon (Emmerdale).

The eight films in Boys On Film 22: Love To Love you are (Approx 142 minutes):

Have We Met Before? (UK, 12 mins) Dir. Oliver Mason

Prepare for a kitschy, kinky voyage via the homosexual gaze from the 1970’s to the present day. The internet may have changed the way gay men meet, but as always, some things never change.

The Act (UK, 18 mins) Dir. Thomas Hescott

It’s 1965, the eve of decriminalization for acts of male homosexuality. We meet Matthews, a young gay man at odds with the world and his own sexuality, as he discovers love, sex and a family in the back alleys of Soho.

First Position (USA, 20 mins) Dir. Michael Elias Thomas

In 1980’s San Francisco, aspiring dancer Zachary fights to keep his dream alive after falling ill. Meanwhile, a fleeting romance with fellow dancer Jamie provides brief respite.

Winter (Mexico City, 16 mins) Dir. Luis Pacheco, Rafael Ruiz Espejo

Out of the blue, cabaret performer Nico receives a call from their estranged father who is coming to visit them. Keeping their queer lifestyle under wraps, Nico soon realizes that they and their father are much closer than they previously thought.

The Suit Weareth The Man (UK, 30 mins) Dir. Mitchell Marion

Maciej suppresses his sexual and cultural identities in order to climb the corporate ladder, struggling with the conflicting wishes of his conservative mother Marta and the orders of his handsome yet ruthless boss Christopher.

Infinite While It Lasts (Brazil, 19 mins) Dir. Akira Kamiki

At a party, Danny and Seiji fall in love. While those around them think their relationship is doomed to fail, Danny believes the differences between them can prove stronger than their feelings.

Melon Grab (Australia, 10 mins) Dir. Andrew Lee

An uncertain future dawns upon two young best friends as one of them is moving away from their coastal hometown. Their way of dealing with it is skateboarding as the descending sun marks a new point in their lives.

Thrive (UK, 17 mins) Dir. Jamie Dispirito

Joe and Alex enter into a mobile phone hook-up conversation that leads to a physical meet-up. The attraction between them is obvious, but it quickly becomes apparent they’re looking for different things. Nominated for Iris Prize 2020.

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