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Friday, July 10

Boca Black Box presents Comedian Chris Porter tonight at 7 & 9pm and then again tomorrow (Saturday) at 7 & 9pm. Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham.” Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand-up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Tickets start at $26 at BocaBlackBox.com

 

The Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Dr) presents Sex and The City LIVE Trivia Contest hosted by comic Sheba Mason from 8-9:30pm. Sheba Mason is inviting you to put on your face mask, keep your social distance, and come on back to the era of safe sex, promiscuity, and post-it note breakups. Where was Smith when Samantha went up that elevator to Richard’s waiting arms? Who is the father of Miranda’s baby? Who was Mr. Big married to while having a secret rendezvous with Carrie? Think you know? Then come on in to this High Tech (video clips, audio clips, identity rounds, what came first rounds), test your skills, and stump the host Comic Sheba Mason and win a prize! The audience will be seated safely by masked escorts and will be limited to 50% capacity with an abundance of hand sanitizer throughout the theater. Lines to the box office will be socially distanced. Masks are required. Tickets are $20 to $25.

The Birth of Ultraman Collection  

Mill Creek Entertainment is pleased to announce, “The Birth of Ultraman Collection”, a Blu-ray set containing some of the best episodes of the original Ultraman series with both the original Japanese language and the classic English dub audio tracks plus The Birth of Ultraman – Ultraman Pre-Premiere Special, the very first appearance of the hero that would become famous across the world as Ultraman. This exclusive Blu-ray release also features art created by Alex Ross which is also featured on The Rise of Ultraman cover for Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Production’s recent collaboration with the debut issue releasing September 2020. “The Birth of Ultraman Collection” Blu-ray will be exclusively sold on DeepDiscount as part of the launch of a dedicated Ultraman storefront that will offer up all of Mill Creek Entertainment’s current Blu-ray/SteelBook releases in addition to other Ultraman related merchandise and product.  Available July 10, the set retails for $25.99.  Order today: https://bit.ly/DDUltraman

 

FREE COVID-19 Tests in Palm Beach

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Florida, especially in our Southern Counties, Compass is offering Free COVID-19 testing at their Community Center on Saturday, July 11, from 10am-2pm. This testing is FREE for all, regardless of insurance status. Registration is encouraged. Testing will be drive up and nose swabs will be taken. You can register by https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUKSNZcU_QP8ftz0EByBy2PDq-UIazzzpw7hHQpYE5DMiXIg/viewform or calling 800-641-0133. The testing is performed by Lab24 and are not being done by Compass Staff. Compass staff does not issue the tests and we do not deliver results. That information comes directly from Lab24. 

South Florida Symphony is Virtual

The South Florida Symphony presents their monthly Concert and Chat on Sunday July 12 at 7pm on their Facebook and Youtube channels where they feature Pianist Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin. Martin returns to the Intermission Music Series with her second installment of “The Music You Love.” Enjoy masterpieces such as the Albinoni Adagio, a controversial work that’s wildly familiar for its frequent use in film scores; a haunting melody from the Italian Renaissance, Ave Maria; Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, written for the 1941 World War II love story film Dangerous Moonlight; and a medley of works from some of the greatest classical composers all time — Rachmaninoff, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more. Experience the magic of passion, and raw emotions of joy, sorrow, delight and love. Sofiya will join us for the watch party and share her insights on the moving music – including two of the greatest mysteries in musical history.

 

Peter London Global Dance Company Welcomes Kal Gajraj as Executive Director

Miami’s leading multicultural, contemporary dance ensemble, the Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and has named Kal Gajraj as its first Executive Director. Mr. Gajraj comes to PLGDC after serving as the Chief Marketing Officer of Florida Grand Opera. For more information about the Peter London Global Dance Company and to view the full schedule of events, visit Plgdc.org

 

Galleria Mall extends Michael Murphy’s The Front Porch Projects 

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, has extended the run of The Front Porch Project, a photography portrait exhibit by Michael Murphy chronicling South Florida life during the COVID-19 quarantine. The walk-through retrospective is now available to view until July 26, from 11 am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 pm on Sunday outside of Neiman Marcus. Captured by professional photographer Murphy, The Front Porch Project features 32 18” x 24” canvas-style portraits illustrating a cross-section of Fort Lauderdale leaders and community members enjoying life from their front porches, yards and places of business. To ensure public health and safety during the coronavirus epidemic, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has instituted additional protective measures according to government guidelines. Please visit Galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for details.

 

NSU Presents Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami are proud to present Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art, an online lecture that will premiere on NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel on Thursday, July 9 at 6pm. The lecture is free and open to the public and all those interested in viewing may register at: Nsuartmuseum.org/event. To explore additional virtual resources offered by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, including virtual tours and educational resources, visit www.nsuartmuseum.org/#virtual.  To become a member and further support Fort Lauderdale’s premier museum, visit: nsuartmuseum.org/join/ 

 

Drag Therapy

Leon Silvers, LMHC, will deliver a virtual presentation on “Drag Therapy: Theory and Practice” on July 15. This online event will be held in conjunction with the New York Center for Living and is open to mental health professionals, educators, and patients across the country. As the creator of this innovative form of psychotherapy, Silvers will discuss the history of drag as an art form, cultural practice, and means of self-exploration, giving each participant the ability to uncover and reflect on different aspects of their identity. By examining the various therapeutic modalities that have been used to develop Drag Therapy, Silvers will give participants the tools to help their patients develop drag personas and connect with their struggles, accomplishments, and personal characteristics in a new and exciting way. “Drag Therapy is an experiential therapy that allows participants to identify and embody different aspects of themselves through drag, costume, performance, makeup, and improvisation,” Silvers explained. “It is an effective way for patients to gain insight, work through fear and trauma, and increase their creativity and spontaneity.” To provide more opportunities for clients and practitioners to learn about and experience Drag Therapy, Silvers will hold a completely experiential virtual workshop on July 26, 2020, that is open to the general public. Please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gR6MOjeIRYS6NloVb-xQaw to sign up for “Drag Therapy: Theory and Practice”, or email Jessica Fraser at [email protected] to enroll in the virtual workshop.

 

Online Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction

Mathesons’ Fine Art & Antiques presents an online antiques and decorative arts auction on Sunday, July 12, at 3pm. Mathesons’ will be featuring over 200 lots including: decorative arts; rare books; Chinese silver, porcelain and snuff bottles; crystal; fine art; folk art and outsider art; collection of miniatures, sterling silver including tiffany, rare art deco by keller; bronze sculpture and more! Online bidding through liveauctioneers.com. 

 

Katy Perry “Daisies”

Accompanied by guitar, Katy Perry gives a passionate, stripped-down performance of her anthemic new single on “Daisies” (Acoustic), released by Capitol Records.  Since its release in May, “Daisies” has amassed more than 105 million combined global streams. Oliver Heldens and MK have remixed the song. “Daisies,” which is approaching the top 10 at Hot AC radio, is from KP5, as fans refer to Katy’s as-yet-untitled fifth studio album, which will be released on August 14 by Capitol Records. Fans can pre-order “Daisies”-themed bundles at http://katy.to/KPshopPR. For more info go to: Katyperry.com

 

KWBG Mixer

The Key West Business Guild presents a special mixer hosted by Mangoes Restaurant. This month, they are switching things up a bit. Not only are they having their mixer on a Sunday, but they felt after practicing the ” Safer At Home” order the last few months, a little drag show and mimosas might be necessary. Taking place this Sunday, July 12th from 11am-2pm out on Mangoes’ patio – still maintaining social distancing and following all guidelines set in place! The price is only $20 per person for KWBG members (RSVP via email blast invite-coming soon, and pay at the door) or $25 per person for non-KWBG members – which includes unlimited mimosas & a Drag Show. A full item priced breakfast menu will also be available if hunger strikes! So, come out and safely mingle with your fellow membership (&others) and enjoy the “new normal” together! Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh5ud4v1b7554f17&llr=oxmjlhcab

 

Netflix Releases The Old Guard on July 10

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond The Lights), The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks. Starring Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, with Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor. For more information go to: Netflix.com/theoldguard

 

“Virtual Business Chat” with Chamber President & CEO, Steve Adkins

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites its members to a “Virtual Business Chat” with President & CEO, Steve Adkins on Tuesday July 14th from 12 to 1pm. They will be doing this event via Zoom and are asking all attendees to join them with their webcam, if possible. This “Virtual Business Chat” will include remarks by the Chamber’s President & staff, an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the group, as well as participation in a moderated discussion with Q&A. They want to know how you are doing, remind you how they can be of assistance, and hear from you what else they can do to support you during these unprecedented times. For more information, go to: https://www.gaybizmiami.com/events/details/virtual-business-chat-with-chamber-president-ceo-steve-adkins-20809?calendarMonth=2020-07-01

HyperX x Champion Reflective Collection

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX x Champion Reflective Collection, an exclusive limited-edition apparel collection drop with Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919. The reflective, logoed collection includes a black t-shirt and fleece hoodie, and for the first time, slides. The line features a unique heat transfer application that illuminates the design when reflecting light. The HyperX x Champion Reflective Collection just became available for purchase through Champion.com. The clothing items in the line are available in a range of unisex sizes from S – XXL, with the cotton t-shirt retailing for $35 and the Powerblend fleece hoodie retailing for $80. The slides are available in Men’s S – XL for $45.