What’s Hot South Florida 05/22 – 05/28
On Monday, Sidelines finished its weekend long celebration of its 8th anniversary with a huge cake and of course the sidelines 8th anniversary T Shirt giveaway. Congrats to Laurie and Jennifer on 8 years of success. On Tuesday the Miami Recognition held their kickoff party at the Shore Club where they announced this year’s honorees. The party was packed which is a sure sign they will once again have a fabulous dinner. On Thursday, The Alibi stared their 4 day celebration of their 17th anniversary. All weekend featured different events, but of course one of my favorites is the yearly ring presentation to employees who have worked at the Alibi Corporation for 5 years. This year they had 8 recipients. Congrats to Mark, Jackson and the entire Alibi team on a wonderful anniversary.
Also on Thursday, Lips–the ultimate in drag dining, presented an exclusive dinner show “Never Say Farewell–Tribute to Cher” in Cher’s honor as a launch party to the 11th Annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2014). On Friday night the Boardwalk celebrated the birthday of my friend and Fabscout owner, Howard Marr. Lions and tigers and Adult Video Stars, oh my…enough said! On Saturday was the much anticipated opening of Mark Lowe’s House Nightclub in the Wynwood District of Miami. The club was decorated over the top with every attention paid to detail. In addition, they have performers throughout the club and bartenders in aprons. Congrats to Mark on a project well done. Also on Saturday, the Manor featured the 16th anniversary “Sweet Sixteen” of Noche Latina Florida with a huge show, hot go-go boys and a raffle with lots of amazing prizes. Congrats to the entire staff of Noche Latina Florida and the Manor on a packed event.
Thursday, May 22
The Miss Village Pub Pageant which is presented by Shardé Ross at 8pm and features $1,500 prize package including cash, a sash, MVP Crown and paid bookings. Contact Shardé (Shavedhead2toe@comcast.net) or the bar for entry info.
The Pride Factory presents a Memorial Day Sale where the more you spend the more you save from today until May 28. If you spend $50, you save $5 and if you spend $100 you save $15.
Island City Stage closes its award-winning second season with the poignant and searing drama “The Pride” by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Betrayal, guilt, identity and passion are at the core of drama “The Pride” as it unfolds separate but parallel love triangles among Oliver, Philip and Sylvia which alternate between 1958 and 2008. The play explores the trio’s complex, tumultuous relationships as it shifts from the repression of the 1950’s to the hyper-openness of the modern era and back again – with both sets of characters separated by a half a century- sharing the same names but wildly different relationship issues. Added to the tension are a pseudo-Nazi sex partner, a doctor specializing in gay aversion therapy and a crass magazine editor who provide further obstacles with which the trio must confront. The production, helmed by Artistic Director Andy Rogow, features Carbonell Award winning actors Bruce Linser and Michael McKeever, Faiza Cherie (Crimes of the Heart) and Sean Dorazio (Chess). Previews begin tonight, with an official opening on Saturday, May 24. The production runs through June 22 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 5 pm at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive, Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets are $30 and may be reserved at islandcitystage.org or by calling the box office at 954-519-2533.
Don’t miss a special screening of “Next Goal Wins” the film which chronicles journey of American Samoa’s attempt to qualify for World Cup 2014 by former Fort Lauderdale Strikers legend Thomas Rongen. Special Appearance by Thomas Rongen! The film is scheduled for tonight at 7:30 PM at Cypress Creek Station Stadium 16 in Fort Lauderdale. To make your reservation go to nextgoalwinsmovie.com
Friday, May 23
Johnny’s presents Adult Video star Nate Oakley, live and in the flesh tonight and Saturday with 2 shows each night at 11:30pm and 1:30am.
The Boardwalk presents Menage a Trois exclusive models Donny Forza, Vadim Black and Johnny Forza. They will be performing through Sunday with 3 shows each night; 10pm, 11:30pm and 1 am.
Saturday, May 24
Bill’s presents the Beefcake party starring DJ Kurt Jo, direct from Brooklyn. Doors open at 9pm, cover is $7 and they will feature Go-Go Dancers and a Mr. beefcake Contest.
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents the only official White Party Fort Lauderdale event with NO COVER, the Silver Party starring, Bianca Del Rio, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6. The first 100 guests will receive a VIP meet n greet with photo OP. The night will also star DJ Monty Q in the Ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents special guest DJ Richie Rich as well as hostess Viva Mirage and special guests Miss and Mr. Noche Latina, Taina Norell and Rolly Villaverde. 11 pm till 4 am with special extended Liquor License.
The Club Fort Lauderdale will feature a Poolside BBQ today, tomorrow and Monday at 1 pm.
The Leather Masked Ball presents Surge, a military fetish theme event at Scandals starting at 9 pm and featuring DJ Phillip Esparza.
Sunday, May 25
If your looking for an amazing party, starring Broadway & Billboard Charts dance diva Deborah Cox, spectacular decor, shows & music by world class DJ David Knapp it all happens tonight as Gary Santis presents his 16th Annual White Fort Lauderdale Party. Advance discounted tickets can be purchased online at Showclix.com/event/whiteftl2014 until. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. VIP Bottle service meet and greet with Deborah Cox is also available, all inclusive admission and drinks is available in a private lounge, as well as general admission tickets. In addition to all of this the White Fort Lauderdale party is hosted by Elaine Lancaster, celebrates Flavio’s birthday and features performances by the one and only Kitty Meow.
Scandals presents their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee at 6 pm; a joyful celebration of old fashioned southern gospel music. There is no cover, but arrive early for best seats.
Village Pub presents their monthly Menergy T dance starring DJ Bill Hallquist and hosted by JC Ventura starting at 5pm.
Wednesday, May 28
Village Voice finals is tonight and they invite you to come watch the final 3 battle it out to win $500 and a performance spot at Stonewall Summer Pride.