Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Oscars 2018 Host

Thursday, March 1

It’s the 25th anniversary of Winter Party, and the task Force will be having events going from tonight through Monday evening, with a special shout out to my favorite event, The Beach Party (the party that started it all) on Sunday. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: WinterParty.com.

Friday, March 2

Twist presents their monthly Flamboyance Party starring the one and only DJ Power Infiniti. This month’s theme is: “A Winter Storm is Blowin’ In!”

Saturday, March 3

The annual ArtSea Festival brings together an array of multicultural groups from throughout the South Florida community to dive deep into ocean conservation through art, music, educational activities, and more. Festival-goers of all ages are encouraged to create alongside local artists and learn through hands-on marine science experiences to discover their love for the sea – and to discover ways to get involved in protecting our ocean’s resources. ArtSea is curated by The Big Blue & You, Inc., a non-profit headed by science communicator and television host Danni Washington, and dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about ocean conservation through the arts and media. The Festival takes place at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, in Miami, and is free to attend. For more information, go to: BigBlueandyou.org/artsea/.

The Outlandish Performance series at Sunshine Cathedral presents Dixie Longate in “No Instructions” at 8p.m. To purchase tickets go to: OutlandishFL.com.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their Bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10 p.m. This is always a sold-out event so get there early!

The Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance (#115) with his months guest DJ Bryan Hukill (Deep, Hypnotic, House Grooves) from 10p.m. To 3a.m.

Sunday, March 4

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of the month) from 4-7p.m. hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle spinning and this month’s special guests: Nicole Saphire, Alexis De La Mer, and Kat Wilderness.

Miami Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Love is Love” at 7pm at the Coral Gables Congregational Church (3010 De Soto Boulevard). Love comes in all forms. Whether it’s the love of a mother, friend, or lover, it’s a universal feeling no one can truly live without. They invite everyone to go celebrate love with them at this one night only event! For tickets, go to: mgmchorus.org/tickets.html.

It’s Academy Award Night and The Pub is having a viewing party with a red carpet and they invite the community to watch the Oscars with them!

Wednesday, March 7

Wolf Cuff presents their 8th annual benefit for Grateful Paws taking place at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar. From 6-8 p.m. is the VIP reception (admission is $20 and is available to purchase at Alibi), and at 8 p.m. the main event is open to the public, with show time at 9p.m. This incredible fundraiser also features a large silent auction, a 50/50 raffle , and much more. For more information, check out the feature in this issue of Hotspots Magazine.

321 will be celebrating their 11th anniversary tonight from 9p.m. to midnight with a member sponsored open bar and lots of giveaways. For more info go to: 321Slammer.com.

Upcoming Events

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is proud to honor Mike Jackson – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of AutoNation, Inc. at its 18th Annual Riverwalk Tribute on Thursday, March 8th at the Riverside Hotel. From the corporate headquarters located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Jackson has been singularly responsible for modernizing the automotive retail business while delivering an unprecedented degree of customer service. Honored guests, sponsors and special ticket holders are treated to a VIP cocktail reception followed by an exquisite evening of cocktails, Hors d’oeurvres, live entertainment and an impressive silent auction. Fort information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karly Young at (954) 468-1541 x208 or karly@goriverw.

Hot Stuff

Spa Cabanas once again has amazing specials this month (March), which are: A package of three 60 minute massages for $174 (reg price: $285), a package of 3 PCA Facials for $275 (reg price: $387); and a massage and exfoliation for $125 (reg price: $170). For more information call them at 954-565-2307.

If you like J. Marks Restaurants as much as I do then you will be happy to hear that they have brought the coupons back in their ads. Go to their ad in this week’s mag to clip it out and get the certified Angus Beef 10pz New York Strip for only $15.99 or the Scottish Salmon, Miso Salmon, Chicken Parmesan, any burger, or the J. Marks Tender for only $13.99. Offer expires on March 14, so hurry up and take advantage of these great savings!

This is HOT

Speaking of the Academy Awards, I thought it appropriate to make the This is Hot of the week the movie: “Call Me By Your Name.”

WATCH:

It’s the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

With four Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song (“Mystery of Love,” Sufjan Stevens), Call me By Your Name will be available for purchase at WolfeVideo.com on March 13, at a discounted price of only $19.95 (MSRP: $25.99).