Thursday, October 30
Crunch Fitness in Oakland Park (3500 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park), features a Costume Party from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a live DJ as well as food and refreshments. The judges will pick the top three costumes. Grand prize is a paid in full free year membership. Contest is open to members and their guest’s. Any guest who mentions they saw this in Hotspots will receive a $0 enrollment on any membership as well as a Crunch t-shirt. RSVP online at Crunch fitness Oakland Park.
Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors) presents the US premiere of Queer Kids: Coming Out In America (Photographs by Michael Sharkey) and it will be on view through January 4, 2015. The opening reception is today from 6-8 pm, and is free. For the past 8 years M. Sharkey has been documenting queer youth across the US and in Europe. Sharkey’s photographs are intimate testaments to his subjects’ powerful self-awareness; at once empathetic and opulent, they are the visual counterpart to the voice these young people have struggled—and lately succeeded—to find. Rooted in the long tradition of portraiture, Sharkey’s images grant his subjects a full measure of the dignity with which they deserve to be seen.
Wicked Manors, with this year’s theme Freak Show takes place today from 7pm-midnight with drag-tastic Emcee, Miss Misty Eyez returning to the main stage along with some of South Florida’s fiercest drag queens. Enter one of their eight costume contests with cash prizes! Proceeds from Wicked Manors help The Pride Center to provide vital HIV support, education, outreach, prevention and testing. Join in the fun and tradition of their Second Annual Wicked Manors Flash Mob! Since this year’s theme is Freak Show they are having a Super Freak Show Flash Mob including the music of Rick James’ “Super Freak” and “Le Freak” by Chic. They are incredibly fortunate to have the talents of Tito Abdelredo once again as their choreographer! Trick or Treat on the Drive starts at 5:00 with a Kids Costume Contest at 7:00 and a Pet Costume Contest at 7:30!