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What’s HOT South Florida (01/02 - 01/08)

by Scott Holland
Thursday Jan 2, 2014
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Thursday, January 2

Starting today and going until supplies last the Pride Factory is featuring 30% off of all 2014 Calendars.

Friday, January 3

Adrienne Arsht Center and AEG Live present Jackie Evancho live at 8pm at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Thirteen-year-old soprano prodigy, "America’s Got Talent" star and platinum-selling artist, Jackie Evancho makes her much-anticipated Miami debut during a one-night-only concert event at the Arsht Center.

As part of the Center’s 2013-2014 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series, Jackie Evancho will perform some of the most acclaimed songs within her repertoire of operatic arias, show tunes and pop standards including songs from her newest album "Songs from the Silver Screen," with support from a 25-piece symphony orchestra. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50. For more information or to purchase tickets go to ArshtCenter.org or call 305-949-6722.

Saturday, January 4

Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents Havana B.C. (Before Castro). In the Ballroom they feature Show Boys and Show Girls Choreographed Productions with DJ Monty Q and in the Ivy Lounge, Noche Latina Saturdays presents "A Tribute to the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz" with hostess Viva Mirage, special guests Cynthia Dietrich and Kiara K. Lords with DJ Larry Larr and hot Latin Papi dancers. In the Windsor Lounge, they invite you to dance to live orchestra Tropical Dreams. Epics Saturdays is from 11 pm to 4 am with NO COVER!

The Pet Project presents a Dirty Dog Wash from 10 am to 3 pm at 2200 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Road). Dog washes start at as little as $10, and all proceeds will benefit Coastal Boxer Rescue.

Discotekka presents "The First One...1" with DJs Dio Zambrano and Carlos G along with their diva’s Poizon Ivy, Sasha Lords, Serena ChaCha, Gina D’Angelo, Maite Ofarrel and Lola Lotus.

The Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance (#65) with guest DJ Doug Jackson.

Start off the New Year with "Rebirth" the new monthly Blackout Party with naked play space at Club Fort Lauderdale beginning at 10 pm until 2am. You came into the world naked now play that way!

Sunday, January 5

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance from 4-7 pm, Fort Lauderdale’s only T Dance on the intracoastal. The event will star DJ Silvio and Amanda Austin hostessing as only she can!

Adrienne Arsht Center presents B.B. King live at 8 pm at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Multi-Grammy Award winning American blues legend B.B. King returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center. As a notable new addition to the Center’s 2013-2014 Live at Knight Series, the renowned "King of Blues" will once again captivate fans with a performance showcasing classic favorites such as "Three O’clock Blues," "The Thrill is Gone" and "How Blue Can You Get."

Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. KING, has dominated and redefined the musical genre of blues for more than 65 years. As a gifted artist, he is praised for combining traditional blues, jazz, swing, and mainstream pop into a unique sound. He is also beloved around the world for his crowd-pleasing showmanship and effortless ability to create an intimate concert experience at every show. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50. For more information or to purchase tickets go to ArshtCenter.org or call 305-949-6722.

Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Evolution Sunday T Dance starting at 4 pm and featuring DJ Katastrophy outside and legendary DJ Howard Merritt inside. Then at 9 pm 2 Guys on a Mic (Andy and Ricky) start Karaoke inside.

Monday, January 6

Sidelines Sports Bar invites you to watch the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship where Florida State (yay home team) goes up against Auburn. The game starts at 8 pm.

Wednesday, January 8

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce & GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month. Open to others who want to engage with this target group. January 8th, 2014 at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Guest Speaker will be Mark Scott, Esquire from Kaufman Rossin & Co., PA talking about "Tax Law Changes for 2014".

Registration 11:30am with luncheon/networking from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Cost: MDGLCC Members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 50 persons. RSVP at www.gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

This is HOT

Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Shinn, first-time Director Joshua Sanchez’s award-winning drama "Four" debuts on DVD January 14th, from Wolfe Video. The film stars 2013 Independent Spirit Award Best Actor nominee Wendell Pierce (HBO’s "The Wire," "Treme") as Joe, Emory Cohen (Smash), Aja Naomi King (Damsels in Distress, TV’s "Emily Owens, M.D.") and Daytime Emmy Award® nominee E.J. Bonilla (TV’s "The Guiding Light," "Revenge") round out the cast. Bonus materials include a behind the scenes featurette and film commentary by the cast and crew.

"Four" has received much acclaim on the film festival circuit, including the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, where the film’s four stars jointly won the festival’s acting award; the 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival where the film took home the award for Best Narrative Film; and the 2012 New Orleans Film Festival where it received Honorable Mention in the Narrative Feature Category.

SYNOPSIS: A steamy July 4th night brings four people together in two tales of seduction and conflicted desire. Joe (Wendell Pierce) is a black, middle-aged, married man out on date with June (Emory Cohen), a young white man he met on the Internet. Abigayle (Aja Naomi King) is Joe’s precocious daughter, out herself with a hot, wisecracking Latino basketball player named Dexter (E.J. Bonilla). As the two couples get to know each other intimately, their realities are tested and the outcome is bracing.

"Four" has a runtime of 75 minutes and is rated "R" for sexual content, language and brief drug use; is $24.95 and can be purchased at WolfeVideo.com

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