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Wednesday, November 27

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a Thanksgiving Pre-Party starring DJ AJ Reddy at 9pm. 

Thursday, November 28

Starting today and going through Monday December 2nd is the 2nd annual Circuit Festival Miami. For more info see the feature in this issue or go to: Circuitfestival.net/miami

Bourbon Street Pub presents “Turkey Turnabout” which starts out with their free Thanksgiving Day Buffet featuring roasted turkey and all the fixing’s at 5pm. At 10pm they present their annual employee turnabout show where you can see performances by all your favorite bartenders and staff. This event benefits the “Sister Season Fund.” 

My Tropx is starting their Black Friday Sale one day early, from today through Sunday December 1 they are featuring 30% off everything (no membership required, but you will receive a free membership with 100 purchase…effective date Dec 2). However if you are already a Ruby member, you get 45% off and a free 1 year renewal if you spend ore then $100. 

The Pub opens at 4pm today and features their complimentary all the trimmings Thanksgiving Buffet starts at 5:30pm. They are accepting donations to support the Poverello Food Bank.  

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar will open at 4pm and feature their annual Orphan Dinner, and later on their weekly What’s The Tea Drag Show hosted by TP Lords with special guests and resident DJ Alex Infiniti

Friday, November 29 (Black Friday)

The Pride Factory features their annual “The Black Friday Sale” featuring huge savings storewide from today through Tuesday, December 3. 

Adams Interiors is featuring major savings from today through Sunday December 1. Check out the deals you have been waiting for all year throughout their showroom. 

Creative Male is offering $25 off your purchase of $100 or more from today through Cyber Monday. They are also offering free domestic shipping. 

Pig Week starts tonight and goes through Sat December 6. Chad has tons of events planned. To see the whole list go to: Pigweek.com.

Twist presents their “Flamboyance” party starring the one and only superstar DJ Power Infiniti! 

Fort Lauderdale’s 25th annual Hurricane Showdown starts today and goes through Sunday, December 1. They are playing on 3 fields this year and will feature a weekend filled with games, parties and a whole lot of fun. For more info, go to: HurricaneShowdown.net

Saturday, November 30

Enjoy a Holiday Cabaret as the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Tori Scott in “Vodka is the Reason for the Season” at 8pm. For tickets for this one night only show go to: BrowardCenter.org.  

The Pet Project presents “Push-Ups for Pets” at Hunters Nightclub from 3-5pm, This is a fun way to raise money for this amazing organization. The event will also feature a Silent Auction! To register or for more info call 954-568-5678 or email: [email protected]

Lambda Men’s Brotherhood is proud to present The Leather Masked Ball XIV, which is the preeminent leather charity event in the Southeastern United States.  Since its founding, the Leather Masked Ball has raised funds within our community to help at-need local nonprofits.  In the past 14 years, they have raised over $250,000 with the help of our attendees and sponsors.

Money raised by their events have gone to important direct assistance groups such as Gilda’s Club, Tuesday’s Angels, Tertium Quid, and more!  They hope everyone will join them at 9pm at Scandals for a night of demonstrations, dancers, and music by world famous DJ Herbie James as they continue their legacy of gay philanthropy!  Tickets are available in advance at LMBFTL.org.  

Bayfront Holiday Village invites everyone to join them for their Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:30pm at Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami. The event will feature their 50ft Led Christmas Tree light show, Bayskate roller rink, shopping, food, entertainment, activities and more! 

Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex celebrates “PANAMA” hosted by Panamanian Diva Novva Gala along with performances by Zaira Houston. The night also stars guest DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4am and feature No Cover before midnight for Fl Res. After Midnight admission is only $7 for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night). 

Sunday, December 1 (World AIDS Day)

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of every month) hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle and this month’s special guests: Kitty Meow, Vauz Allen, and Joanna James. 

Broward House and Can Community Health presents the annual World AIDS Day Vigil and Remembrance Walk starting at Hagen Park (2020 Wilton Drive). Gathering starts at 6:30pm and the walk kicks off at 7pm down Wilton Drive to the Pride Center at Equality Park where they will end with the Vigil. 

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar welcomes the Hurricane Showdown starting at 5pm with a buffet at 6pm and awards ceremony to follow. 

Monday, December 2

Twist presents the 26th annual “Swan Song” starring DJ Sushiman, and hosted by VJ Nathan P Smith and Ruby Dior from 11pm to 5am. This event benefits Care Resource. 

Wednesday, December 4

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents the third annual Mr. Alipig Contest at 10pm. The Categories are: Presentation (Fantasy Wear), Q&A, and a Mystery Category. The winner will receive $300, a trophy and the leather sash. 2nd place gets $200 and 3rd place gets $100. For more info contact: [email protected]

Hot Stuff

W Swimwear has re-opened at 1225 Washington Avenue. They have a huge selection of fabulous swimsuits. Our cover models this week are wearing their suits! Check them out and tell them Hotspots sent ya!

The Pride Center at Equality Park & Women With Pride presents the 14th annual Judy Shepherd Toy Drive to benefit the Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. The Pride Center is collecting new and unwrapped children’s toys with a minimum value of $10 for ages 6-12. They will be collecting through December 17. This is a great way to help less fortunate children enjoy the Holiday season! 

This is HOT

For over twenty years, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ holiday CD, Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, has been a staple of every theatre-lover’s wish list.   The beloved series pairs casts from award-winning Broadway musicals with seasonal songs that are both classic and new.  This year’s compilation, Broadway’s Carols for a Cure Volume 21, features 18 tracks from the companies of Hadestown, Beetlejuice, Ain’t Too Proud, Freestyle Love Supreme, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, and more!  It is available now for $25 in the Broadway Cares store, along with Volumes 1 through 20.   Broadway’s Carols for a Cure Volume 21 is also available at participating theaters.

Fans of today’s Great White Way will be overjoyed to hear original recordings from today’s top productions, including the cast of Hamilton with a sweeping rendition of “What Child is This?,”  the cast of Frozen performing “O Holy Night,”  and the cast of Tootsie singing an all-new, frolicking version of “Jingle Bells.”

Additionally, this year’s album includes two unique Chanukah songs.  The cast of Dear Evan Hansen performs “Hine Ma Tov/Together” and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof presents “Drey Dreydele,” sung in Yiddish!

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with AIDS and other serious illnesses receive the health care and support they need.  In addition, they provide financial support in the form of grants to AIDS and family service organizations throughout the country.

For more information go to: Broadwaycares.org.