What’s Hot South Florida 01/16 -01/22

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Last Tuesday was the Bi Monthly Mack Luncheon, which this time tool place at Thasos on Oakland Park Blvd. The food was delectable (recommend the Salmon Salad…YUM). I can’t wait for the next Mack Lunch in March. On Thursday, the Village Pub presented an Evening at the Birdcage which starred by Buddy Joe Posa, along with his partner in crime Thirsty Burlington. As usual the 2 of them put on a fab show to the delight of everyone there. Friday afternoon, Tea with Toy (Michael Toy that is…well he is British), celebrated the 88th birthday of Hotspots’ own whsf_billPompano Bill. Many friends and loved ones came out to celebrate with Pompano, and of course I was there to wish my good friend a very Happy 88th! Later that night, Cashetta was back with her fabulous show at the Alibi. I couldn’t find her at first because she has lost so much weight she is half her old self. Congrats to Cashetta (the other Scott….LOL) for looking FAB! Saturday started out with The SMART Ride 10 distributing the over $1Million that was raised by the participants of this year’s whsf_smartride at ArtServe. A special thank you to Village Pub and Rumors for the refreshments (pic inserted is not of the check presentation but rather from the ride. We loved it so much, we couldn’t resist). Later that night, Score’s Bigger Saturdays featured the sounds of RuPaul’s Season 1 and All Stars own DJ Nina Flowers. Also on Saturday, The Manor featured 2 big events; whsf_manorrecording artist Vernessa Mitchell, who rocked the house, and George Coronado’s (Give Me A beat productions) birthday extravaganza. It was a great party which lasted to 4 am.

Thursday, January 16

whsf_thur_meganBroadway and the Parker Playhouse presents a benefit for the Stonewall National Museum and Archives; An Evening with Megan Mullally. Megan is best known for her 2 time Emmy winning role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. Alongside Megan will be Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The event takes place at the Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th Street) with doors opening at 6pm for an open bar and silent auction with the show starting at 8 pm. VIP admission is $200 and includes VIP seating, pre-show open bar, post show champagne reception and photographs with Megan. General Admission is $100 and includes the pre-show open bar and orchestra seating. For more information or to purchase tickets call 954-763-8565 or go to Stonewall-Museum.org.

Sidelines Sports and Video Bar presents a Casino Night from 7-11pm as a benefit/fundraiser for Pride South Florida where 100% of the proceeds of the games and the silent auction goes to Pride. They invite you to pre-register now at PrideSouthFlorida.org, and receive a bonus buy in.

The Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth) jives and wails with a musical tribute to the greats of the jazz era with Ain’t Misbehavin,’ a musical biography celebrating the life of Thomas “Fats” Waller with humor and style. Preview Night is tonight at 8 p.m. ($23 & $27) Opening Night is Friday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. ($28 & $32 – includes Opening Night Elegance). Evening and Matinee Performances will run January 18 – February 2 at 8pm and 2pm. ($26 & $30) Dinner & Show Night is January 16 and includes a 6:00 p.m. pre-show dinner at Paradiso, an upscale Italian restaurant in downtown Lake Worth, prior to the 8:00 p.m. performance. The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $55 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance. Tickets can be purchased through the Lake Worth Playhouse Box Office at 561-586-6410 or online at lakeworthplayhouse.org.

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the LGBT Visitor Center invites you to an evening of bowling and social networking from 7pm – 10pm. “Rainbowling” at Lucky Strike Lanes (1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach). $15 for unlimited bowling. DJ, entertainment and giveaways.  RSVP at rsvp@gogaymaimi.com or 305-397-8914.

Friday, January 17

whsf_fri_tennisThe Miami Mavericks Tennis club is hosting the Miami Art Deco Open XIX Tennis tournament from today until the 20th at Crandon Park, 7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne.  About 150 players ranging from NRTP rating 2.5 to 5.0 will be competing in this 4 day GLTBQ annual tournament.   Entrance is free to all spectators. For more information call 786-908-6501.

F.L.I.R.T. Bowling Tournament Kickoff Party is at Sidelines starting at 9pm.

The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance Party (3rd Friday of every month) with DJ/Producer Herbie James.

Saturday, January 18

B.I.G. Productions and the Bears of South Florida present Bear Invasion Weekend Fort Lauderdale. The weekend starts toight with the Main event at Hunters Nightclub from 9pm to 3am featuring DJ Sean Mac of Atlanta. The Bear Invasion After Party immediately following the main event will be at 321 Slammer and goes until dawn featuring the music of DJ Chris Racine.

Discotekka in association with Milancita.com present “I Have A Dream, I Will Fly High” in honor of Danny Villar’s birthday. The night will star DJs Willy Gee and Carlos G alongside the diva’s Poizon, Sasha, Victoria, Missy, Serena, Gina, and Lola.

The Village Pub is the official after party for the F.L.I.R.T. bowling tournament tonight and tomorrow night.

whsf_sat_epicEpic Saturdays at The Manor Complex presents their annual Fireball Theme Party with sexy DJ Jalil Z in the ballroom along with Firemen Muscle Gods and a sizzling performance by Erika Norell and cast. In the Ivy Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents some of the hottest Latin boys and girls in town with DJ Nena spinning and hosted by Viva Mirage and special guest Athena Dion in her Final Appearance as Miss Noche Latina 2013. Epic Saturdays at the Manor Complex opens at 11pm and goes to 4 am with No Cover!

Sunday, January 19

The owners and staff of Angels Café invites the entire community to come out to their Last whsf_angelsSupper tonight from 6-10pm. About a year ago they remodeled their establishments in hopes of staying there for a long time, but unfortunately the building’s owner has refused to renew their lease. Lets all go out and support them and send them out with a lot of gay love!

Bear Invasion Weekend Fort Lauderdale continues with a pool party from noon to 6pm at Inn Leather Guest House featuring DJ Sean Mac with an opening set by DJ Roke Cabrera. For more information go to BearInvasionGroup.com

Wednesday, January 22

whsf_wed_pagThe 10th annual Miss and Mr. Noche Latina Pageant will take place at Coliseum Miami (3635 NW 78th Avenue in Doral, Miami). Doors open at 9 pm with the pageant starting at 10pm and starring the reigning court Athena Dion, Raul Vegas and Alyson Thomas along with the formers: Erika, Champagne, Maite, Amanda, Alyssa, Victoria, Sheena, Viva Sasha, Lady Charise, Francina, Yuri, Lewis, Jose N, AJ, Adrial, Josue and celebrating their 10th anniversary are Jose Vega and Vegas Dion. The categories include: Presentation (Red), Talent, Q&A, Evening Wear and Swimwear (for the men only). General admission is $15 in advance or at the door before 9:30pm and $20 thereafter. Table seating is $20 in advance or at the door before 9:30 and $25 thereafter. Tickets are available at Coliseum or by calling 954-478-4587 (or for more information).

Broward Center and Matthew Lombardo present The 10th Anniversary Production of  Golda’s Balcony starring Tovah Feldshuh  from today until Jan 26.  Show times vary. “Tovah Feldshuh gives such a fiercely committed performance that she does more than just resurrect Golda Meir: she embodies an entire country!”The New York Times. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh reprises her tour-de-force performance as Golda Meir in this historic play that became the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history!

This is Hot

whsf_thisInspired by the overlooked gas stations and rest stops of the Texas highways, award-winning Writer/Director Yen Tan’s (Ciao, Happy Birthday), minimalist drama PIT STOP will be available across all digital platforms now, before debuting on DVD February 4th from Wolfe Video. Illustrating the parallel lives of two gay men living in a small rural town, the film stars Bill Heck (TV’s “Pan Am”) as Gabe and Marcus DeAnda (K-11) as Ernesto, who are both searching for love when they fortuitously cross paths at the local gas station. Amy Seimetz (HBO’s “Family Tree”) plays Gabe’s ex-wife, with Alfredo Maduro (Twiharder) as Ernesto’s former lover, both of whom still factor into their former partner’s lives. During its run on the film festival circuit, PIT STOP garnered numerous awards. PIT STOP takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and there’s Ernesto: a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. At the end, when Gabe and Ernesto meet for a one-nighter – having endured all the struggles and heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again – they face the possibility that they might just be meant for each other. PIT STOP has a runtime of 80 minutes; is not rated and can be purchased at WolfeVideo.com on Feb 4 for only $19.95. For more information, visit PitStopTheMovie.com.