What’s Hot South Florida Oct 31 – Nov 2
This week was bookended with pageants. It started on Monday with the Amy Rivers’ Miss South Beach pageant, which was held at the Catskills Comedy Club in Fort Lauderdale. Congratulations to the new Miss South Beach, Nikki Wyte. On Tuesday night my good buddy Diego celebrated his birthday at Boom. I couldn’t resist putting a tiara and birthday hat on his head (see pic). Thursday was the much anticipated CVB Marketing Luncheon which had over 500 people in attendance. It was held at the Broward Convention Center. Nikki Grossman and her team gave a wonderful presentation on what’s ahead for Greater Fort Lauderdale and I, for one, am excited. That night was the VIP opening on The Drive, which featured hors d’oeuvres, an open bar for two hours, and some very sexy bartenders. Needless to say everyone was happy. On Friday, The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills presented Tour de Fashion starring George Kotsiopoulos (Hotspots’ cover model two weeks ago) of Fashion Police. There was a great fashion show (although many mini fashion shows were happening all day long) featuring some of the hottest brands including Versace, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Ermenegildo Zegna and many more. Afterwards there was a VIP luncheon which Michael Goodman of the firm Bitner and Goodman invited me to (shout out and a thank you to Michael). In addition to all this, there was a fantastic gift bag (everyone knows I am a gift bag whore). On Saturday SAVE Dade presented their annual Halloween party, this year entitled Armageddon, at the Miami Convention Center, which starred DJ Tracy Young as well as DJs FR8-O and Bill James along with South Beach diva Tiffany Fantasia. On Sunday, Mizz Cori, Deadpaint.com and Bill’s Filling Station present the first annual Miss Hallows Eve Pageant. The night featured many famous judges and performances including Detox and Latrice Royale from RuPaul’s Drag Race. There were five good contestants and in the end the winner of every category and the first ever Miss Hallows Eve is none other than Miss T.P. Lords. Congrats to T.P. and Mizz Cori for a fabulous pageant!
Thursday, October 31
The Pride Center and the City of Wilton Manors present Wicked Manors 2013 a Halloween street festival with the theme “Walking Dead on the Drive.” The festival begins at 7 pm and features lots of contests and fun. For more info, go to WickedManors.org.
The Manor presents Dracula’s Lair, an indoor/outdoor Halloween block party featuring a huge outdoor dance arena with DJ JPS and featuring LED screens and stage performances, and food trucks. Indoors dance to the sound of DJ Monty Q along with MC Electra and a $2500 in cash and prizes costume contest.
Alibi presents “Night of the Living Dead” with a costume contest on the outside stage hosted by Nikki Adams at 11 pm with the winner getting $500, 2nd place $300 and 3rd place $200.
Score presents Halloween XIII Trick or Treat…You’re Dead Meat starring the dark beats of DJ DAISY D, hosted by the queen of darkness Chyna Girl with a midnight Costume contest with prizes for the scariest and the funniest.
The Ramrod presents their annual Halloween Costume Contest at midnight with $700 in cash and prizes. There will be 2 categories Best Costume and Butchest Costume.
Twist presents the diva herself, DJ Power Infiniti, at the turntables and a $500 in prizes costume contest at 1 am.
The Village Pub presents Zombie Prom with 2 contests with $1300 in cash and prizes up for grabs. At 9:30pm they feature The Most Interesting Man in the World Look-a-Like Contest sponsored by Dos Equis Beer where the winner receives $300 in cash, 2nd place gets $200 in cash and 3rd place receives $100 in cash. The at 11pm they present a costume contest where the winner receives $200 in cash and a $200 VP gift card, 2nd place receives $100 in cash and a $100 VP gift card and 3rd place receives $50 in cash and a $50 VP gift card.
Friday, November 1
Kretzer Piano Music Foundation presents Keys To The Cities Kick-Off Party which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Waterfront Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach. At the fun-filled event, the Foundation will unveil 18 different baby grand and upright pianos, all of which have been whimsically designed, each with its own unique theme, by 17 extraordinary local artists. The official unveiling will also include an unforgettable performance by a one-time-only 18 Piano Orchestra with 18 distinguished pianists all playing together: Dr. Robin Arrigo, Ruo Balko, Sandra Baran, Shawn Berry, Jerry Crank, Susan Dahlberg, Copeland Davis, Terrence Dwarika, Jan Fulford, Linda Johnson, Pat Johnson, Linda Jordan, Kathi Kretzer, Monte Lambert, Laurie McDonald, Betsy McHugh, Janet Owens and Michael Yanette. Tickets to attend are $100 each, and can be purchased by calling Kretzer Piano Music Foundation at 561.748.0036. The festive event will include Keys To The Cities Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to meet and mingle with the artists, the pianists and other music-loving supporters.
The Manor continues to celebrate Halloween with a Blood Sucking Weekend. Tonight they celebrate with a themes party entitled “Twilight” with a $1,000 in cash and prizes best Twilight costume contest MC’d by TP Lords with DJ JPS at the helm of the music.
Saturday, November 2
The final night of the Manor celebrating Halloween with a Blood Sucking Weekend is tonight with Bram Stroker’s Dracula with a $1,000 best costume contest. In the Ballroom dance to the sounds of DJ Oren Nizri and in the Latin Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents DJ Larry Larr with hostess Viva Mirage and special guests. 10:30pm to 3 am with no cover
C*mUnion – an International sex party, will be held at Club Fort Lauderdale beginning at 10pm until 2am. The atmosphere is deeper, darker and more intense. Everyone who enters before 2am will receive a C*mUnion Card which entitles you to a Free Club Ft. Lauderdale six month membership card ($30 Value) at next month’s party. Also everyone who enters between 10pm and 2am will receive a $5.00 off coupon for a locker or a room to come back for a “rebound “ on Wednesday, November 6, between 4pm and Midnight.
The stage curtains of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311) will open for “A Devastating Impact,” staged by the Theatre of Creative Consciousness of the Arts (TCCA). The matinee performance is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. and the evening performance for 6 to 9 p.m. Doors will open at noon. The production is co-sponsored by the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The theatre will perform this production in various cities throughout the tri-county area. Please visit TheatreOfCreativeConsciousness.org for more information about activities and events. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and are available online at tccaflorida.eventbrite.com. or by calling the Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.
Bill’s presents Apocalypse Ball hosted by Nicole Halliwell as Elvira and a costume contest with winner receiving $300, 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100.
Scandals presents the Chumley’s Bear Cruise kick-off party at 6pm.
Alibi presents “Day of the Living Dead” with a costume contest on the inside stage hosted by Nikki Adams at 11 pm with the winner getting $500, 2nd place $300 and 3rd place $200.
Boom presents Studio 54 Halloween party with a costume contest at midnight.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #63 with guest DJ Alex Ramos.
Discotekka presents the Nightmare Before Christmas with DJ’s Sushi, Tony and Carlos G along with house diva’s Poizon, Sasha, Serena, Maite and Gina.