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What's HOT South Florida :: Nov. 30 - Dec. 3

by Scott Holland
Thursday Nov 30, 2017
The Manor Complex Welcomes 'Drag Race' Star Valentina
The Manor Complex Welcomes 'Drag Race' Star Valentina  

Thursday, November 30

The Young Professional Network (YPN) is a collaboration between the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) and the Gay Vista Social Club (GVSC) for LGBT professionals between the ages of 18-39 presents a social mixer entitled "Unlock the Power of Partnerships" from 7-9 p.m. at the Rooftop "C-Level" of The Clevelander South Beach (1020 Ocean Drive). Enjoy free cocktails and food bites, drawing, DJ, & networking opportunities. Admission: $10 (online) and $20 (at door). Limited to 150. RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors Gallery presents the Transgender Community and the Media - PANEL DISCUSSION. This event is free to attend with a suggested donation of $5. Refreshments provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Panelists include: Tiffany Arieagus: A case manager at SunServe with experience advocating for the transgender community and those with HIV/AIDS, she is also an international singer and dancer and the 1978 Miss F.I. Florida; Emery Grant: Director of Programming and Education at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives who also serves on the board of directors of SunServe and The Association of American Cultures, and Rajee Narinesingh: a transgender activist, who has worked closely with the media and has appeared on television shows such as "I Am Jazz," "Anderson Cooper 360," and "Dr. Phil."


Friday, December 1

Broward House invites the entire community to join together for the annual World AIDS Day Vigil & Remembrance Walk. Participants are invited to meet at Hagen Park in Wilton Manors prior to the start of the walk, which will step-off at 7 p.m. The Walk will conclude with a brief Vigil at the Pride Center at Equality Park and will include a performance by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and short remarks by members of the community. Free parking will be available for participants in the Hagen Park and Richardson Park lots from 6-10 p.m. World AIDS Day has been recognized internationally since 1988 with a variety of events held across the globe to raise awareness, decrease stigma, remembering those who have died from HIV/AIDS and to stand in unity with those currently infected and affected.

Meet D. C. Chambers on World AIDS Day at Barnes and Nobles (2051 N. Federal Highway, Ft Laud) at 6pm as he does a book signing for "The Last Goodbye: Sonny Noir Story." Sonny Noir, the protagonist is dedicated to Gay and Lesbian rights, but he loses hope in the American Dream along the way. The story shows a complex friendship between twenty-five-year-old Sonny Noir, a gay man feeling beaten by the system, and forty-two-year-old Jacqueline, a newly transplanted wealthy New York socialite now living in Chicago. The Last Goodbye opens with a riveting quadruple homicide at the Miami International Airport on February 13, 1981, and then circles back in time with Sonny telling his life story from his teen years to the day he and Jacqueline witness the unfolding scene at MIA. You can also order the book at: dcchambers.com .

Twist presents their monthly "Flamboyance" party starring superstar DJ Power Infiniti with outrageous beats all night long!


Saturday, December 2

Bigger Saturdays at Score in association with Mel Chestnut presents DJ Serving Ovahness. The night will also celebrate the birthdays of Mel and DJ Jalil Z.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives has entered into an exciting partnership with the Center for Independent Documentary and Pride of the Ocean Saving History Film Cruise to present the documentary Before Homosexuals on at 4 p.m. at the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Before Homosexuals director and Emmy Award-winning producer John Scagliotti will be in attendance to present the film, followed by a Q&A. Tickets are $15 General/$10 Members of Stonewall National Museum & Archives and can be purchased only at stonewall-museum.org or on the day of the screening. Seating is limited.

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

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #112 the first Saturday of every month) with this month's guest DJ/Producer Barry Huffine.

The Manor Complex presents A SPECIAL EVENT, back by popular demand, the return of VALENTINA, the breakout star of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 performing in the Ballroom along with DJ Sushiman. In the Ivy Dance Room and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays stars Viva Mirage and Sabrina DeRico, along with resident DJ Larry Larr and hot Latin Go-Go Papi's. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and feature NO COVER before midnight.


Sunday, December 3

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents its monthly T Dance, the only T dance in Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal. The party is from 4-7 p.m, hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle. This month's special guests are Champagne Bordeaux, Angie Ovahness Pryce and Marci Mogul.


Tuesday, December 5

Starting today and going every Tuesday thereafter Scandals Saloon presents "Barnyard Bingo" with hostess Candy Cox. There will be a weekly cash rollover, 50/50 raffle, and extra bingo cards to benefit United Dog Rescue Inc.


Wednesday, December 6

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) & Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association (GALLA) presents their monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges & legal professionals sponsored by Kauffman Rossin. This event is open to the public, and takes place from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Perricones Marketplace and Café (15 S.E 10th Street, Miami). Guest speaker will be Mark Scott, J.D., LL.M (Principal, Estate & Trust Services @ Kaufman Rossin) discussing "Taxes." CLE credit will be available. Topics to be discussed include: Tax planning, retirement plan contributions/conversions, identity theft and scams, flexible spending accounts/health services accounts, foreign investment disclosures, estate & gift tax planning, charitable contributions, & investment planning strategies. Admission: $35 (members) / $45 (others). RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a holiday spectacular: LeNora's Lads & Ladies, a benefit for Grateful Paws hosted by Lenore Jaye with duet partners. This event is produced by stage dad Mark Rosen with special guests Dezhon Fields, Antonio Edwards (Mr. Florida M.E.), Ladies of Soul, Angel, and Mickey Havens. Showtime is 9 p.m. on the main stage and they will also feature a silent auction, 50/50 auction, and a pre-show buffet.


This is HOT

The "Christmas Queens" franchise is back and bigger than ever with a third album, exclusive merchandise collection, new music video and the first ever drag concert film. Producer Entertainment Group (PEG), a 360 artist representation company, oversees the franchise and all artists involved.

The "Christmas Queens Sing-Along Concert Special" is a combination of live performances, interviews, music videos and backstage moments from various stops along the sold-out 2016 world tour.* Featuring music from the first two holiday albums, the special was filmed live in London and Los Angeles and stars Alaska Thunderfuck, Ginger Minj, Ivy Winters, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Katya, Manila Luzon, Phi Phi O'Hara and Sharon Needles, and features Michelle Visage. With a total runtime of just over 46 minutes, the full special is currently available to rent or own on Vimeo, and will be available on other major platforms in December.

Now available everywhere, the third album includes many "Christmas Queens" alumni as well as new additions, including: Alaska Thunderfuck, Bob The Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, Ivy Winters, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Katya, Manila Luzon, Michelle Visage, Peppermint, Phi Phi O'Hara, Sharon Needles, Sherry Vine and Thorgy Thor. Both prior "Christmas Queens" albums reached #1 spots on iTunes and #2 on Billboard Comedy Album Charts in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The "Christmas Queens" albums are a co-production between PEG Records and Killingsworth Recording Company.

iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1310212645?ls=1&app=itunes

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