What’s Hot South Florida May 16 – May 21

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The MDGLCC (Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce) present their annual gala, this year with the color: Platinum.
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Thursday, May 16

Presented by Dixie Longate (America’s favorite Tupperware lady) & Hunters Night Club as a benefit for the Smart Ride, check out Dixie’s show at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets are $35 (General) & $100 (VIP). VIP: Seating overlooking the stage from the mezzanine of Hunters. Bar Stool seating for a clear up front view of Dixie. VIP seating includes 3 complimentary beverages by your dedicated bartender and light hors d’oeuvres. General Admission: G.A. provides seating on the Main Level of Hunters. Arrive early and secure a seat close to the stage. To purchase tickets, go to: thesmartride.org/product/dixie-2019/.

The Pub presents the Synergy Twins at 10pm (and if you can’t make today, you can catch them one more time on Sunday at 8pm). The vibe and violins are electric and the performance is one of a kind. Let twins Steve and Jeff take you on a feel good, high energy musical journey that seamlessly combines well known classics and the latest dance tunes.

Friday, May 17

ArtServe is proud to announce the launch of its “Changemaker Circle,” a new monthly networking and strategic planning series for artists, entrepreneurs, creative professionals, service leaders and change makers who are interested in making a positive and powerful difference in the community through the arts. The inaugural session of the Changemaker Circle takes place today from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at ArtServe, (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale). Future events take place at 6:30 pm on the third Friday of every month until the end of the year. For more information about the Changemaker Circle and potluck sign-up, visit artserve.org/changemaker-circle.

SAGE & Prime Gentlemen’s Monthly Film Series presents: “The Happy Prince” today at 1:30pm in The Pride Center Main Hall. Literary legend Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) comes to life in this historical drama based on his affair with Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas (Colin Morgan), which ultimately resulted in the infamous indecency trial that ruined Wilde’s career, put him in prison for two years and exiled him from society. There is also an optional lunch planned before the movie at 12pm at Galanga’s Thai Restaurant, 2389 Wilton Drive (two blocks south of Five Corners). There is a 2 for 1 lunch menu with around 20 items priced $10 to $13 + Beverage per person) There will be free soda and popcorn served during the movie.

Saturday, May 18

The MDGLCC (Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce) present their annual gala, this year with the color: Platinum. They will once again honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community at the Hilton Miami Downtown (1601 Biscayne Boulevard) starting at 6pm. The event will also feature pop-ups, a wonderful silent suction and a after gala moonlighting party. Tickets are $220, each and can be purchased at Gaybizmiami.com or by calling 305-673-4440.

The WMAE (Wilton Manors Art Expo) presents their monthly Art Walk from 5-8pm. South Florida’s fine artists will be displaying paintings, photographs, jewelry, and sculpture at various locations up and down Wilton Drive. For more info, go to: WMAE.org.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection A Second Coming event at 10p.m. This is always a sold-out event, so get there early!

The Pet Project for Pets presents their annual “Night Out For Pets”  at the Pet Project Play Yard (2200 NW 9th Avenue) from 7-10pm. Tickets are $25, and includes a buffet dinner, a soft drink, a cash bar, Doggie treats, Doggie-pools, agility tunnels and much more. Tickets are on sale at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store or online at: Thepetprojectfl.org.

Noche Latina Florida invites the entire community to come out and celebrate their 21st anniversary at Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, at The Manor Complex. The theme for the night will be “Lucky 21” (think Casino) and star Sasha Lords, and Miss Noche Latina 2019: Juliana Rivera, along with DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin go-go papi’s. In addition, there will be over $2,100 in raffles, and giveaways including a basket to the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino Hollywood which includes a night’s stay, a dinner, a guitar, a gift card and more. In the Ballroom catch, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, A’keria C. Davenport along with DJ Sushiman spinning. Saturdays at the Manor the doors open at 11pm and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL res) and only $7 after for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Sunday, May 19

The Ramrod presents their monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code) event on the patio from 9pm to midnights. This month’s event will also double as an IML send-off party for Mr. Ramrod, Elimination Onyx.  

Monday, May 20

The WMBA’s Monthly meeting is tonight from 6-7:30pm at Hunters Nightclub. This meeting will also be their 30th Anniversary Celebration and their Directory Launch Party. Admission is free for members and $10 for future members, and feature: Free Parking, and Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar. Register at: Wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com.

Tuesday, May 21

The GFLGLCC (Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce) presents their May Mixer at The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale (299 North Federal Highway) from 5:30-7pm. Admission is complimentary for GFLGLCC members and only $10 for future members. The event includes a complimentary Reyka vodka drink, complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, and some great networking. For more information and/or to RSVP email: Raymond@gflglcc.org.

This is HOT

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will release her new album, “Dedicated, May 17th on School Boy/Interscope Records. Jepsen will follow up the album release with a summer headline tour. The Dedicated Tour will kick off June 27th and stops right here in South Florida on July 26 in Miami Beach at The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater.

Jepsen has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Crisis Text Line, and their work providing free, confidential and 24/7 support for those in crisis. Crisistextline.org. For her San Francisco engagement specifically, $1 from every ticket sold will go to support The Trevor Project, and their work providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. TheTrevorProject.org

Jepsen’s U.S. debut album “Kiss” featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.  It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.  Jepsen released “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” in February, both songs will be featured on Dedicated.

For more information on Carly Rae Jepsen go to: Carlyraemusic.com.

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