What’s Hot South Florida 04/03 – 04/08

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A week ago Monday the Boardwalk held the first annual Mr. Boardwalk Adult Entertainer contest. Congrats to winner DJ Greyson Jubilee. On Tuesday Latinos Salud held their Florida AIDS Walk benefit at Chill Wine Lounge and raised much needed funds for this worthy cause. Congrats to Stephen (director) and Chad (Chill owner) on a great event. On Thursday, the Village Pub presented Electra live in concert as Bette Midler. It was so successful they planned another Electra concert in April.

The Gay night of Vanities at the Parker Playhouse took place on Friday night and Hotspots Editor Mike Halterman came down from Central Florida to see the show and meet Heather and Nicholle Thom. Saturday started out with AIDs Walk Orlando where Hotspots proudly represented and then we drove down south to Palm Beach for the first day of Palm Beach whsf_1Pride. Sunday started with Florida Aids Walk and Musical Festival which once again was a huge success. Afterwards we went back up to Palm Beach for the parade and second day of Palm Beach Pride, which never ceases to amaze me. Sunday evening Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale presented an even at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens where they celebrated Lambda Legal’s victories for equality and to commit to work ahead. The night honored Robert Boo, the Pride Centers Chief Executive Officer. Congrats to Robert on a well-deserved honor and to Lambda for a great event.

Thursday, April 3

Score’s WTF Thursdays presents a Pride official fundraiser, where proceeds benefit the 2014 Miami Beach Gay Pride. The night will feature a live performance by up and coming recording artist Mark Catarroja as well as shows by Latrice Royale and house diva Daisy Deadpetals with beats by AJ Reddy. WTF Thursdays is hosted by Chyna Girl and the Ferro Bros.

whsf_thur_rodeoThe Sunshine Stampede presents “Queens and Cowboys” one screening only at the Gateway Theater at 7:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased online at FGRA.org.

The Village Pub welcomes the Sunshine Stampede and following the Gateway’s Theatre’s screening of “Queens and Cowboys” they present the official after party.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents “Wonders of America and More,” featuring photography by Albert Barg, Jeff Weisberg and Brandon Quarters of spectacular scenes and animals from national parks across America, and around the world. This gallery is free and open to the public, including the wine & cheese reception today from 7-9PM. Show runs until April 30, (please note the exhibit is closed the day of April 5). For more info Email: galleries@pridecenterflorida.org

Friday, April 4

Filthy Gorgeous, one of the hottest Friday night dance parties takes place at Score the largest whsf_fri_filthygay nightclub in Miami Beach will be celebrating their 6th anniversary tonight. Filthy Gorgeous Friday has been a big bridge of publicity for some of today’s World renown artists such as: Kat D’Luna, Kat Graham, Liz Primo, Meital, Jessie & the Toyboys, Neon Hitch, Natalia Kills among many others! Tonight’s anniversary extravaganza will feature some avant-garde performances, and the return of the deejay who made Filthy Gorgeous such a success, DJ Mac. DJ Mac whsf_fri_macpromises to entertain the crowd on a weekly basis with a mixture of pop, house music, 80’s, funk rock, hip hop, current video hits  and some of our favorite old school beats.  Billy, Luis and the entire Filthy Gorgeous staff invites everyone to help celebrate their 6th anniversary!

Magic City Casino presents Disco Diva’s and Drag Queens featuring Thelma Houston, whsf_magicMartha Wash, Yvonne Elliman and Maxine Nightingale at 8 pm at Stage 305. Tickets are only $25, and there are also a Limited VIP tables are available for $300 and include seating for four and a complimentary bottle of champagne. Magic City Casino offers free self-parking with valet parking available as well. For more information either call 305-460-6579 or go to MagicCityCasino.com.

Starting today and going through Sunday evening the Florida Gay Rodeo Association presents the 8th Annual Sunshine Stampede. For more information go to FGRA.org

whsf_fri_ramrodThe Ramrod presents an official Sunshine Stampede event entitled “Cowboy Up” from 10 pm to 3am.

Saturday, April 5

Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents Tropical Nights with DJ Oren Nizri and a performance by Erika Norell in the Ballroom and in the Ivy lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents hostess Viva Mirage with extra special guest Rossette Enchanted with music by DJ Nena. 11pm to 4am with no cover.

The Ramrod presents Hog-Tied Pig Dance with special guest DJ Doug Jackson.

The Club Fort Lauderdale in association with Rebirth present “Temptation a Sinful Experience,” a naked blackout party starting at 10pm.

Sunday, April 6

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents the 1 year anniversary of T-dance starring DJ Silvio and Amanda Austin from 4-7pm.

Scandals Saloon presents Evolution: Sunday T Dance, Rodeo Edition from 4-11pm.

Tuesday, April 8

The monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Power Mixer takes place at Thasos Greek Taverna from 6:30pm to 9pm. No RSVP required, but for more info go to MackPlanet.com.

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride from 6pm – 9pm Poolside at The Shore Club (1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach).  Food courtesy of The Shore Club and CrepeMaker.  Open bar courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka & Bacardi. Cash bar for all other beverages. Mingle and network with Chamber members, guests and the community at large.  Leverage of the “Business Cards Bulletin Board” and members of the “Membership Committee” who will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions/connections. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of Chamber members including a chance to ride in the Pride Float of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at the Parade on Sunday 4/13.  Spinning by DJ Ted Seijo. Decor accents by Continental Party Rental.  Event photos by Juan Saco Mironoff of Miami-Gay-Blog.com. Admission: Member ($10) / Non-Members ($20) RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

Wednesday, April 9

The annual Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Pageant, a fundraiser for Miami Beach Gay Pride takes place today at Score honoring Tiffany Fantasia, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2013. The night will be hosted by Tiffany with special guest performances by Missy Meyakie Lepaige and Nikki Wyte and many others. Doors open at 10pm with pageant starting promptly at 11pm. General Admission is $15, with seats $20 and VIP Bottle service available. For more information call 305-215-7270 or email at SoBeTiffany@yahoo.com.

Starting tonight the Village Pub presents “Village Voice” a 6 week preliminary competition hosted by Nicolette with the semifinals on May 21 and the finals on May 28.

Hot Stuff

Rumors presents Chubs in Paradise weekend where on Thursday they present the Chubs Meet and Greet from 9 pm to 12 am; Friday they feature The Big Belly Contest hosted byDaisy with a $100 cash prize and the Daisy Deadpetals Show, and on Saturday they invite all the chubs to dance their hairy bear butt off. For more info go to ChubsInParadise.com

This is HOT

whsf_thisGoodbye Yellow Brick Road, the seminal 1973 elton2breakthrough album by Elton John, has been re-mastered and re-issued on CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box set featuring recordings of “Live at Hammersmith 1973” on CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things, along with a 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Also included in the Deluxe Edition and box set versions is a suite of nine, new cover versions of classic songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band. This album originally sold 31 million copies and created a true superstar.  Available Nationwide!

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