Thursday, December 8
Village Pub presents their 3 annual Holiday Wreath Auction, where they invite you to deck the hall with their fabulous wreaths. The event is hosted by Electra and benefits Kids in Distress. If your business would like to donate a wreath, contact them at [email protected]
You are cordially invited to a free workshop, Coping with Grief During the Holidays, sponsored by Brockway Memorial Library and Treece Financial Group, Inc., from 6-7pm at the Brockway Memorial Library – 10021 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, FL. Our society does not prepare us with the skills needed to cope with our losses and with death, nor how to help a friend, family member or colleague during their loss. Patricia Stauber, a registered nurse (RN) and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), who specializes in individual, couples and family therapy primarily surrounding grief and loss issues, will address the main ingredients for healthy grieving for oneself and others. RSVP: to reserve your seats for this free session by calling: 305-751-8855, or by emailing your RSVP to: [email protected] or register at our website: treecefinancialgroup.com at the “Events” tab.
ArtServe (1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale) presents the much-anticipated holiday return of “unWRAPPED: A Curated Collection of Art + Gifts,” through Friday, January 6. The annual all-member showcase features a variety of styles, media and artistic techniques including wearable art, paintings, sculpture, textile, photography and more. The gallery reception is tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. and is free. Along with live entertainment and special holiday munchies, all items will be reduced 15 percent and a free ArtServe T-shirt will be given with every purchase over $50. Gift certificates and free gift wrapping and are also available. More information is available at ArtServe.org or by calling 954-462-8190.
Poverello presents “We Got Jokes, a Poverello Comedy Night” featuring 5 comedians at Hunters from 8-10pm. Admission is $20 at the door or $15 with a bag of food donation.
Friday, December 9
Global superstar Pitbull returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on at 8 pm with doors opening at 7pm. Ticket Prices are: $70, $90, $105, $130 and $140 and can be purchased at: TicketMaster.com.
Marytrini, Danny Villar, and Misael Cabanas invite you to the grand opening of Zirkuz Miami. It will be open 7 days a week with xxx dancers, divas and dancing.
Saturday, December 10
Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and Patio inside the Manor Complex will be celebrating the birthday of their Maestro, DJ Larry Larr, who will be spinning some of the hottest sounds in Latin music. The night will also star Kalah Mendoza and Jose Vega (All American Gent 2016). And feature Sexy Go-Go papi’s provided by Marco Perez. Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4 am and features No Cover before midnight and after midnight only $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
Grammy-nominated vocalist Taylor Dayne brings her signature style to Stage 954 at 8 p.m. at The Casino @ Dania Beach, the newest casino to hit the South Florida gaming scene. The 90’s icon will be performing in South Florida as part of her Tell It To My Heart Tour. Tickets start at $25. VIP tables are available for $500 and include seating for four. All ages welcome. For more details, visit casinodaniabeach.com or call 844.234.SHOW.
Bigger Saturdays at Score features DJ Serving Ovahness (LA) and will also be celebrating the birthday of Mel Chestnut.
Ramrod presents “Underground Invasion” (2nd Saturday of every month) with this months special guest DJ Tomas Arias.
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents “Holiday Treasures” in the New River Room and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm. Tickets are available at BrowardCcenter.org or by calling the box office at 800-745-3000. For more info on the ensemble go to:PrideWindEnsemble.org
Sunday, December 11
Cabaret du Jour presents “December Song’s” starring David Meulemans. David shares holiday memories and smooth vocals in this show comprised of traditional holiday favorites sprinkled with new works. Phil Hinton accompanies David on piano, with arrangements by Hubert “Tex” Arnold and Sally Mayes, Directed by Sally Mayes. The event takes place at the Tennis Club (600 Tennis Club Drive, Fort Lauderdale). Doors open at 2pm with showtime at 3pm. Tickets are $20 plus a two drink minimum, Tennis Club Residents $15:00 plus a two drink minimum. A selection of appetizers will be available. For reservation & ticket information, call Ken Harrison 954-547-2819 or by email at [email protected]
Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center during its Dragalicious Gospel Brunch with two show seating’ at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ world famous frozen cosmo during a future visit. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. A $10 cover charge in addition to brunch will apply to each attendee and go directly to Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center.
Monday, December 12
VH1’s highly anticipated reincarnation of “America’s Next Top Model” premiere’s tonight at 10pm. The new season returns to the show’s roots in New York City, featuring an all-female cast of aspiring supermodels. Singer, actress and entrepreneur, Rita Ora will host the reinvented show with supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper Magazine Chief Creative Officer Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach serving as panel of judges. Tyra Banks and Ken Mok will continue as executive producers with Banks set to make surprise appearances throughout the season. VH1’s ‘America’s Next Top Model’ preserves the DNA that viewers have come to know over the course of 22 cycles, yet the franchise has evolved to appeal to a new audience and reflect the modeling industry today.
Scandals Saloon’s new Monday night promotion, “Cigars & Stilettos” presents their Christmas Show at 8pm with Mitzi hostessing and special gusts Lady Fancy and Nancy Ross.
Tuesday, December 13
The newest concert by folk icon Judy Collins, produced by Music Works, is called “A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim,” and takes place at 8pm at the Palm Beach State College. Her concerts typically find her playing the guitar and piano, singing, reminiscing and reflecting throughout her popular one-woman show. Tickets: are $75 for Premium Seating and a Meet & Greet with Judy Collins and $45 for Balcony & Orchestra, and can be purchased by calling the box office at 561.868.3309.
321 Slammers presents their Christmas Party from 9pm to midnight with an open bar, refreshments, and music by DJ Vlexxx.
Starting tonight and going every 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, Rumors presents “Trivia Night” hosted by Marcus Raul from 7:30-10:30pm. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Wednesday, December 14
Hunters presents the “Glad To Give Gala,” a fundraiser for Poverello Food Bank and the Gamma Mu Foundation. The dress code is “Elegant Event,” and the event features Hors D’oeuvres, Open bar and a silent auction. Admission is a $50 donation in cash or appropriate grocery cards.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is again seeking submissions of new, unproduced plays for its developmental lab, The Dramaworkshop. The submission period is open now through January 31, and the selected plays may receive any or all of the following: workshops, staged readings, and developmental productions. Interested playwrights can find guidelines and submission links on PBD’s website, palmbeachdramaworks.org/dramaworkshop.
Argenti Jewelers, which has been in business for 30 years, is featuring an Anniversary Holiday Store wide Sale, which features unique Designer Jewelry at affordable prices with jewelry for the family–mom–dad–sisters…brothers etc. If you mention HOTSPOTS Magazine you will get FREE SHIPPING throughout the Continental United States.
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From director Casper Andreas (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”) and screenwriter David Michael Barrett (“Such Good People”) comes “Kiss Me, Kill Me,” a sexy gay thriller. Dusty (“As the World Turns” four-time Emmy nominee Van Hansis) blacks out while confronting his cheating boyfriend Stephen, (“Queer as Folk” gay icon Gale Harold). When Dusty comes to, Stephen was murdered and he’s the prime suspect. The movie also stars Brianna Brown (“Devious Maids”), Yolonda Ross (HBO’s “The Get Down”), Jai Rodriguez (“Queer Eye”), Matthew Ludwinski (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”), Craig Robert Young (“The Last Ship”), Kit Williamson (“Mad Men”), Jonathan Lisecki (“Gayby”), D.J. “Shangela” Pierce (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) and Michael Maize (“Mr. Robot”).
Casper says “I have always enjoyed a good who-done-it. Growing up, I was a huge fan of both Agatha Christie novels and suspense thrillers, so when screenwriter David Michael Barrett sent me the script for KISS ME, KILL ME, I got very excited. Not only was this a bona-fide murder mystery, it was centered in a world I am very familiar with – gay West Hollywood. We had quite an extensive development period, which gave me plenty of time to school myself in film noir. David’s knowledge of the genre was extensive, and the screenplay pays homage to many of the greats, from Hitchcock to DePalma to even Verhoeven. “
The movie has played in over three-dozen festivals all over the world.
For more information on Kiss Me Kill Me, the Movie, go to: kissmekillmemovie.com/