What’s Hot South Florida 03/27 – 04/02
A week ago Tuesday, the Stable premiered its new Stable Kash Karaoke with my friends Ricky and Andy (2 guys on a mic) to a fun crowd. Congrats to all for another successful night. On Wednesday, Debra Hampton premiered Cabaret Wednesdays at Hunters and of course Debra’s Sexy raspy voice always draws a crowd. On Thursday, The Village Pub presented their Jump Start Thursday with a special theme of “Sexual healing” which starred Shardee Ross and her guests Vanity Fair, Tonna McKenzie and Alexis Couture. On Friday night the Stonewall National Museum & Archives presented A private VIP reception for Stonewall supporters and VIP’s from 7-9pm at its newly acquired Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery at 2157 Wilton Drive. The location is getting set to close its doors for remodeling during April and May of 2014. Also on Friday the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presented their spring concert “Totally Awesome, a tribute to the music of the 80’s” at the Museum of Art. Once again they put on a fabulous concert.
Saturday afternoon, I went down to Miami for the Genre Latino cover shoot with sexy model Rafael. Wait to you see how hot he is, but you will have to wait for the May edition to hit the streets to find out. On Saturday night, the Ramrod presented “Studs and Spurs,” which was a fundraiser to send Mr. Ramrod, Kirk Ruben, to IML (International Mr. Leather) in May. Afterwards it was down to Miami I went to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Discotekka with many of my friends who work there. Congrats to owners Joe and his partner Mike as well as managers Alyson, Danny and Milancita on 7 fabulous years and I wish them many more years of success. A special shout out to my friend Milancita for being so hospitable.
Thursday, March 27
The Village Pub presents Electra Living the legends performing as Bette Midler in concert starting at 9:45pm. This is Electra’s first full length show since her record breaking appearance in Provincetown.
Island City Stage is proud to announce it’s next show in the 2014 season; the award winning play Have I Got a Girl For You by local playwright Josh Mesnik. After a sold out run and extension in the New York International Fringe Festival, as well as winning the coveted TheatreMania Audience Favorite Award out of 189 shows, this comedy is making it’s regional theatre debut right where the true story actually happened: South Florida! Have I Got a Girl For You tells the hilariously true story of a young man fresh out of rehab, in debt, and in a land far-removed from the chorus calls of New York City – Boca Raton, where he soon finds an unlikely career as a Sondheim-quoting pimp. Directed by Island City Stage Associate Artistic Director Michael Leeds, the cast of Have I Got A Girl For You includes local favorites Mike Westrich (The Timekeepers, Tick Tick Boom), Sharyn Peoples(Next to Normal), Christina Groom (Agnes of God, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles) and Larry Buzzeo(Secrets of the Trade, Pig Tale).Performances begin tonight at Empire Stage, with opening night on March 29. The production performs Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 5:00 PM through April 27. Tickets are available at islandcitystage.org, or by calling the box office at 954-519-2533.
Friday, March 28
Vanities, the long running off-Broadway smash hit comedy starring 5 time Emmy award winner Heather Tom (Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless) along with Nicholle Tom (The Nanny) and Sonia Satra (Guilding Light and One Life to Live) presents their Gay Night at the Parker Playhouse. There will be a VIP reception with the cast after the performance. Tonight only 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Trevor Project. For tickets go to ParkerPlayhouse.com or call 954-462-0222 and use the code “Trevor.”
Starting tonight and going all weekend is the 15th annual Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami. For more information go to UltraMusicFestival.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the next function as part of our MDGLCC-U Educational Series of Events. Great opportunity at an incredible value to hear Jaime T. Yordan-Frau, respected coach and owner of Integro Success (www.integrosuccess.com), speak on the “Managing Sustainable Success: the untold leadership rule”. The world of business is shifting and in order to truly succeed we must lead others in as much different than in the past. Join us for a workshop on Leadership and Results entitled ”Managing Sustainable Success: the untold leadership rule” At this workshop you will learn: What is the #1 obstacle to business growth, About the missing component in strategic planning, How to make the shift that will increase your group’s performance. Space is limited to 50 people. Friday March 28th from 9:00am to 11:00am at Soyka Restaurant (5556 NE 4th Court, Miami) Members ($35), Non Members ($45). RSVP at www.gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.
Saturday, March 29
Compass presents the annual Palm Beach Pride takes place today and tomorrow from 12 pm to 6pm at Bryant Park in downtown Lake Worth. They feature entertainment all day long on both days. On Saturday catch the one and only Crystal Waters performing and Sunday don’t forget the parade down Lake Avenue starting at 11:30am. For more information go to CompassGLCC.com.
Epic Saturdays at The Manor in association with Give Me A Beat Productions present Winter Music Conference 2014 Wilton Manors edition starring 4 DJ’s in the Ballroom. From 12am to 1 am catch Israeli DJ Ben Ami, From 1 am to 2 am catch Czech Republic DJ Tommy Rogers, from 2am to 3 am catch Canadian DJ Josh Karmin and from 3 am to 4 am catch American DJ Jeffrey Taylor. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays feature DJ Nena at the turnatables with hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Dayani La Fontaine. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
Discotekka, in association with Pure Jaus Records, Danny Villar productions and Milancita.com presents Pure Jaus Miami Winter Music Conference 2014 House 3000K starring directly from Mexico City DJ Erich Ensastigue in the main room. The night will also star DJ’s Willy G, R. Rivera, Erick P and Sammy O along with resident after hours DJ Carlos G.
Sunday, March 30
The Annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival takes place today on the Fort Lauderdale beach. 7:30 am the onsite registration starts, with welcoming the walkers from stage at 9 am and the walk starts at 10am. The music festival starring the Go-Go’s follows the walk. For more information go to: FloridaAIDSWalk.org.
Scandals Saloon presents Lady Fancy’s monthly Gospel Jubilee, a joyful celebration of southern gospel music at 6pm. Join Lady Fancy and her Jubilettes for a show you will be talking about for weeks!
The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum (7901 North Federal Highway in Boca) in association with the Anita Priest Whispering Angels Foundation present an evening to remember with Ann Hampton Callaway, the American Diva, in concert for one night only. Tickets are $100-$150 and proceeds to benefit the Whispering Angels memorial Scholarship Foundation and the scholarship for LGBT students in design, arts and business. The Gala Reception is at 5 pm with the concert at 7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets go to TheWick.org or call 561-995-2333.
Monday, March 31
The Boardwalk presents the Miss Boardwalk Pageant, which is an official preliminary to Miss Florida 2014. The night will star the reigning Miss Florida Victoria Michaels and the reigning Miss Boardwalk, Jasmine Skiies, as well as guest appearances by the boardwalk divas. The categories include Presentation (pink), Swimsuit, Evening Gown, solo talent and Q&A. Registration is at 5 pm with the pageant starting promptly at 9pm. Both the winner and 1st alternate will receive sponsorship to Miss Florida.
Tuesday, April 1
Feel it Tuesdays starts tonight at Vibe at 301 East Las Olas Boulevard hosted by Kitty Meow. They promise that Tuesdays are about to get more colorful!
American Veterans for Equal Rights Florida Gold Coast Chapter (AVER-FGC) is having its’ “1st Annual LGBT Veteran Expo 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at the Pride Center at Equality Park. This expo is designed to help bring veteran related programs and services, as well as government agencies to our Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Veterans and help build relationships for the future. Since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and DOMA, GLBT veterans are now able to serve their country openly and proudly as well as receive new veteran benefits that were not previously extended to them and because of this, the people at AVER are in a position to connect with and serve their local Active, Reserve and Retired GLBT service members. Their goal is to provide a means of awareness as to the services and benefits that are available to them for serving their country. Veterans that want more information can call 954-651-2150.
Wednesday, April 2
Join Broward House at J Marks restaurant from 6-8pm for the Dining Out For Life South Florida 2014 Kick Off Party. Diningoutforlife.com