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What's HOT South Florida :: May 12 - 17

by Scott Holland
Thursday May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12

Savvy College Planning: 6 Ways to Cut College Costs - Pay Less for Higher Education takes place from 6-7pm at The Brockway Memorial Library, 10021 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores. At this workshop you will learn: the 5 sources of financial aid and which ones you should prioritize; the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, and how to find yours; the realities of college pricing and why you seldom pay full price, and much more. The reality is that paying for college isn't as scary as tuition-rates would lead you to believe. With some know-how you can slash the price-tag of sending your child to college. Presented by David Treece, AIF, MBA. Investment Advisor Representative - Treece Financial Group, Inc. RSVP to:, at "Events" tab or by calling: 305-751-8855. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 13

The 2nd annual Diversity Honors hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fl. to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will recognize national and South Florida honorees who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT community in the spirit of Harvey Milk. This regional event will coincide with celebrations around the globe for Harvey Milk Day (May 22), an equality movement that celebrates the civil rights leader's life story, message and legacy, while giving hope and inspiring disenfranchised communities. The event will include a cocktail reception, seated three-course dinner, live entertainment and more. Tickets are $175 per person and corporate tables of 10 are $1,750. Corporate and individual sponsorships are now available by calling (954) 446-0806.

Saturday, May 14

Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor presents the 18th Anniversary of Noche Latina Florida with the theme: "Circus." The night will star Erika Norell, Mia Patricyk (Miss Noche Latina 2016) jugglers, fire eaters and clowns with over $1,800 in giveaways, cash, prizes and raffles. Music by resident DJ Larry Larr, and hot Latin Go-Go Papi's provided by Marco Perez. In the Ballroom, they will feature a salute to Thailand starring Thailand's own DJ Sushiman. Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4 am and feature No Cover until midnight and only $5 after midnight for member and $7 for non-members.

The South Florida Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, will be presenting the first of three concerts in their 2016 Summer Chamber Series. This concert, called Allegro! will feature Invoke String Quartet as special guests. There will be three performances: the first will be at the Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center in Fort Lauderdale today at 7:30 p.m. Tickets which start at $36.23 are available at:

Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival, which takes place today and tomorrow, will showcase the artwork of the finest crafters in the country. This popular show returns to its original location in downtown, just a short distance from the beach. The displays of handcrafted art and affordable, unique gift items will be set up along A1A and Commercial Boulevard. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from $3 to $3,000. The Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce hosts this two-day annual tradition. Admission is free and open to the public.For additional information on the 20th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.

The Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida is celebrating its 2015-16 season by dedicating all of its shows to love. This season's theme also extends to all the songs we love, and the sublime emotions we feel when we listen to them. The Gay Men's Chorus's next show is called "The Wizard of Odds," and will perform the show at Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale for one performance only at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at and range from $25 to $40 per person. Tickets can also be purchased before the event at Sunshine Cathedral.

The Pet Project for Pets' Annual Night Out for Pets takes place from 7 to 10pm at the Wilton Manors Animal Hospital (located at 2201 Dixie Hwy). At the Annual Night Out for Pets, which will double as a fundraiser for the Pet Project, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and drinks, all for the price of $25. There will also be a silent auction going on throughout the evening, as well as a 50/50 raffle. Tickets can be purchased by going to the Pet Project's website at, or in person at the event itself. For more information, visit

Sunday, May 15

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a purr-fect "Dinner with the Divas" event to benefit Island Paws Rescue at 7 p.m. In addition to raising money to support a local cause, this glamourous, high-energy event will be a celebration of Lips' show hostess, Amanda Austin's birthday. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. A $10 cover charge in addition to dinner will apply to each attendee and go directly to Island Paws Rescue. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit

Fotomission and Tropicolor will host at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden the 12th South Beach Photomarathon, an exciting event that is open to all those who enjoy photography. Participants will be assigned six topics to photograph on South Beach over a period of five hours. The topics will be kept secret until the event day and are purposefully vague to give the contestants plenty of room for self-expression. The best photos from each topic will be selected, and from those the first, second and third place winners will be awarded cash and other prizes, including large plexi mounted prints of their winning images. The winners will also be exhibited permanently on fotomission's website along with all the contestants' images. School and universities that wish to participate as a team, may contact us at Those interested in participating should visit

Tuesday, May 17

Rumors presents their monthly Bingo for charity hosted by Amanda Austin, This month's charity is the LGBT Pride Flag at Jaycee Park.

This is HOT

Cyndi Lauper's celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on "Detour," her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.

Detour showcases Lauper's unmistakable voice on country classics from the '40s, '50s and '60s and features guest appearances. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city's top session players.

The album is Lauper's first for Sire Records and executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein. Detour is available on CD ($18.98), LP ($24.98), and digitally.

For the album, Lauper duets includeng country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson ("Night Life," a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's "You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly") and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas.") Jewel also makes an appearance on Detour, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart," which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.

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