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Thursday February 8

OOOPS, I made an error….whereas I try and be as perfect as possible with this column, last week I made an error on the date of Genesis Health Institute’s 10th anniversary…..They will be celebrating their 10th anniversary TONIGHT as one of South Florida’s premiere anti-aging centers. They are inviting the entire community to celebrate with them from 5-7:30 p.m., where they will be serving Hors D’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks. They will also be raffling off various gifts throughout the evening. In addition they will be selling 20% off certificates with a portion of the sales going to local charities.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents “Black Art Awakening,” a Black History month exhibit with the reception today from 7-9 p.m celebrating history month and Black HIV?AIDS Awareness Day.

Slow Burn Theatre presents “Disaster: a 70’s Disaster Movie…Musical!” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts starting today and going through February 18. BrowardCenter.org.

Friday, February 9

Pride Fort Lauderdale presents the Official Kick-Off Party from 6:30 to 10p.m. at the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale. The night will star Charo, Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and DJ Adora.  To purchase tickets go to: PrideFortLauderdale.org.

The Florida Panthers presents Pride Night in partnership with the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the You Can Play Project. The panthers will be playing the Los Angeles Kings at 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center and admission, which starts at $25, includes the game, Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida singing the National Anthem, a portion of your ticket price going to charity, an exclusive Pride Night Panther Themed Gift, and if you buy the Lord Stanleys Loft ticket ($60) you get food, wine, beer and soda. To purchase tickets, go to: Groupmatics.events/event/pridenight2.

The Pub presents “Love Shack,” a show in honor of The Love Pride starring Starlet Skye, Erika Norell and Scott Galens (original Viillage Voice winner) at 10:30 p.m.

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Saturday, February 10

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents “sip-n-nibble” at Lucky’s Market from 6-9 p.m. Donate $10 and sample various wines, beers and foods while you check out the newest market in the Gayborhood. All proceeds go to support the transformative programs and services at the Pride Center.

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a new promotion Saturdays on the Patio from 6-9 p.m. catch the one and only Antonio Edwards (Mr. Florida M.E. 2017/18) singing live in dinner show!

Ramrod presents “Underground Invasion” (2nd Saturday of every month) featuring DJ Tomas Arias.

The Club Fort Lauderdale presents their monthly Cumunion party from 3 to 7 p.m.

Noche Latina Saturday inside the Ivy Lounge and Patio at the Manor Complex celebrates Pride and Valentines…Latin style. Starring Kalah Mendoza (Miss Florida F.I. 2018, and Sasha Lords. The night will also star resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s dancing on the bar. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11p.m. to 4a.m. and is free before midnight (Fl res) and only $7 after for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 $12 all night).

Sunday, February 11

Today is the 41st annual Pride Fort Lauderdale taking place on the beach from 12 noon to 9p.m. The event will star Grammy Award winner Estelle, Charo, Trans activists and performers: Laith Ashley, Camen Carrera and Jamie Wilson, DJs Tracy Young, Deanne, and Power Infiniti, as well as many other entertainers. For more info or to purchase VIP tickets (general admission is free) go to: PrideFortLauderdale.org.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble Youth Pride Season 7 will take place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7p.m. with tickets ranging from $15-$30. Guest conductor and prolific composer Robert Longfield will conduct the students in the first half of the performance. Adult mentors and members of the Pride Wind Ensemble will join forces with the Youth Band on the second half of the performance with well over 120 musicians on stage.

The Pub presents the officially sanctioned “After Party” for the Love Pride at 9 p.m. The night will feature a live DJ, many drink specials and the kitchen will be open.

Wednesday, February 14

Chardees Lounge presents the one and only Dezhon featuring Nevada on the Piano in “Decades: A Musical Tribute for Valentine’s Day.” Call 954-533-4916 for reservations.

Mona’s presents a special event for Valentine’s Day featuring Karaoke Jockey Freddy at 9 p.m.. They invite the community to come over and sing a song to your sweetheart, then “Stack his Package” and win great prizes.

Gay 8 presents the first Miss & Mister Gay 8 pageant at Azucar. The categories include Presentation/Talent 4 minutes (creative LGBTQ Flag Colors), Evening Wear and Q&A. The pageant will be hosted by Marytrini and star Kalah Mendoza (Miss Florida F.I. 2017/18 and honorary Miss Gay 8), and Raul Vegas (Honorary Mister Gay 8). For trickets call 305-467-5765 or 786-344-2074.

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Mini Pita Plus and Maria’s Cantina (2400 and 2410 Wilton Drive) will give everyone $5 off a $50 purchase if you mention the ad you saw here in Hotspots!

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In celebration of his 70th birthday this March, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION will be available March 16th.
As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s repertoire includes some of the world’s most celebrated musicals; Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express, The Phantom of The OperaSchool of Rock and Love Never Dies – to name but a few.

The collection is personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber. Of the new album, Lloyd Webber says: “I owe everyone involved in putting this compilation together a huge thank you.  A vast amount of thought has evidently gone into selecting tracks from my almost fifty year old career.   This compilation brings back a heap of memories – it has made this ancient composer very happy.  I particularly love the new tracks and of course I love the orchestral suites.   There’s nothing a composer likes more than hearing their melodies played by a cracking orchestra.”

Unmasked: The Platinum Collection is available as 2 CD and 4 CD editions. The 4-disc version contains an exclusive 40-page book with a personally penned introduction from Lloyd Webber and in-depth notes on each track, written by respected theatre critic and Lloyd Webber biographer Michael Coveney, together with tributes from Barbra Streisand and Glenn Close among others.

The fourth disc encompasses a mix of overtures and showstoppers from Lloyd Webber‘s key works, as well as newly created orchestral suites. The five new orchestral suites have been specially prepared from existing recordings, emphasizing the grand orchestral aspects of his work. All CDs were mastered at Abbey Road Studios.