Hot Sheet: Straight, Cuban, and in Love

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10. FILM: Outfest: Closing Weekend
Don’t miss the closing weekend of Outfest, the premier LGBT film festival of Los Angeles. Tonight brings the screening of Tiger Orange at the Ford Theatre, featuring porn star-turned-actor Johnny Hazzard as a gay man estranged from his brother, as well as the debut of The Dog, a true-crime documentary on John Wojtowicz, whose robbery to fund his partner’s gender reassignment surgery inspired the film Dog Day Afternoon. Saturday’s lineup at the Directors Guild of America also boasts some of the strongest programming of the festival, including the powerful documentary Back on Board: Greg Louganis, the drama Last Weekend starring Patricia Clarkson, the lesbian prostitute comedy The Foxy Merkins, and the chilling suspense film Tom at the Farm. On Sunday, be sure to check out the Outfest Awards Brunch, where the festival winners will be announced, as well as It Got Better panel featuring George Takei, Jason Collins, Dan Bucatinsky, lawyer Melissa Goodman, and moderator Michelle Garcia, The Advocate’s managing editor. And finally, the Closing Night Gala at the Ford Theatre features a screening of Space Station 76, the farcical sci-fi film starring Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer, and Liv Tyler, followed by one last soiree. For a full schedule, visit — Daniel Reynolds

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9. MUSIC: Unrepentant Geraldines Tour, Tori Amos
After traversing Europe and Africa with her Unrepentant Geraldines Tour, iconoclast Amos brings the show to North America this week, with performances all over the West Coast before making her way east (the tour wraps August 24 in Miami). Amos loves to switch up her set list, so you never know what you're gonna get — will you hear "1,000 Oceans," "A Sorta Fairytale," "Glory of the '80s," Trouble's Lament"? Tori is also wild about covers; she recently played Madonna's "Frozen" in Amsterdam. Watch below. —Neal Broverman

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8. DVD: The Last Match
Set in Havana, The Last Match is a romantic drama that focuses on the comely Rey and Yosvani, friends and teammates on an amateur soccer team whose relationship kicks into romance with an unexpected tryst after a nightclub encounter. Although he has a wife and child, Rey has engaged in sexual relationships with men for quite some time, prostituting himself, at the encouragement of his mother, in order to pay the bills. Yosvani has a fiancée of his own, with whom he lives along with her father, who makes a living off black market dealings. But the pair seem far more interested in each other than their female partners, and the film, directed by Antonio Hens, trains its lens on this tension between Latin machismo and the closeted culture it engenders amid a story of sex, sweat, scandal, and soccer. Released by TLA, The Last Match is now available on DVD. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds

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7. DANCE: DancerPalooza
Fans of all styles of dance can both watch and participate during this event in Long Beach, Calif., which opens Tuesday and continues through July 27. Performances include Shaping Sound, with out So You Think You Can Dance star Travis Wall and several of his colleagues offering a sneak peek at the 2015 Shaping Sound world tour; A Man’s World, about a lonely guy looking for love, the first full-length work by 2013 Studio of the Year JCSOD; and several others. Plus you can take classes on a wide range of dance styles, for both children and adults, and browse a vendor expo where there will also be free performances and meet-and-greets with star dancers and choreographers. It all happens at the Long Beach Convention Center; find more information here and check out a video preview below. — Trudy Ring


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