What’s Hot South Florida 05/29 – 06/04
On Monday night, the Boardwalk featured the return of the Sleazy’s, where it is decided in many categories who is the sleaziest. This is all done in fun as a benefit for a Not for Profit. This year’s charity was Sunserve and thousands of dollars were raised for this incredible organization. Starting on Thursday and going all weekend long was the official re-grand opening of Tropics under its new ownership; Godfrey and Alex. The restaurant was packed when I was there and featured a piano player and performances by the one and only Nikki Adams (Miss Florida 1981). Also on Thursday night was the annual Miss Village Pub Pageant. There were many qualified contestants, but the well-deserved winner and your new Miss Village Pub is Ashley Blake.
On Saturday night in Miami, Marytrini along with many friends presented the grand opening of “Yo Bailo” the newest dance club for the Miami gay scene, which I am told was packed wall to wall. Congrats to my friend Marytrini on once again bringing Miami’s Mainland another fantastic venue to party. Also on Saturday night the Manor featured the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, Bianca Del Rio, to a packed house! Seriously every room and area was packed. This had to be one of the busiest or the busiest night the Manor has ever had. A special note, I have been a fan of Bianca all season and it was so nice to meet her and see that in addition to being extremely talented she is a really nice person. Not only did she take the time to chat with me, she gave me a hug and kiss goodbye. I am even a bigger fan now then I was before….if that’s possible! On Sunday, Scandals presented their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee, which is a joyful celebration of old fashioned Southern Gospel music, which once again was wall to wall people. Later Sunday night, the Manor featured Gary Santis’ annual White Fort Lauderdale, this year starring the one and only Deborah Cox who turned the performance to the delight of the crowd.
Thursday, May 29
Score’s WTF Thursdays presents “Oh Mickey You So Fine” party with a Booty Poppin contest to win FREE tickets to One Magical Weekend (Orlando). Plus crazy performances by the one and only Daisy D. Hosted by The Ferro Bros and Ms. Chyna Girl.
Score’s Filthy Gorgeous Friday’s celebrates the release of Mariah Carey’s latest album “Me. I am Mariah” featuring a special performance by T-LO Ivy and the beats of DJ MAC. Hosted by The Pennyback Boys.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents Spring Fling. They invite you to join them for their farewell to spring as they dive deep in to the poisonous garden of imagination with production, design and performers by WildChild World.
Saturday, May 31
Epic Saturdays at the Manor goes Super Epic again with 2 big events. In the Ballroom catch “Acrobat Night” starring the world famous Acrobat Twins plus 2 DJ’s; DJ Romullo Azaro from 12 am to 2 am and DJ Jalil Z from 2 am to 4 am. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the official Fort Lauderdale Victory Party for Lady Charisse winning Miss Continental Elite. The night will also star hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena. 11pm to 4 am with no cover!
Score’s Bigger Saturdays presents “Valley Of The Sex Male Dolls” featuring the music of DJ Alyson Calagna. Plus DJ Troy Landon in Score lounge 7pm – 12am.
Sunday, June 1
Flip Flops Dosckside Eatery presents their monthly Sunday T (1st Sunday of every month) starring DJ Silvio and Amanda Austin with special guests Velvet LeNore and Saphyre. This is Fort Lauderdale’s only T dance on the intracoastal.
Tuesday, June 3
Wednesday, June 4
Get into some mischief at Curiosities Auction House (1105 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale) next auction starting at 7 pm, which includes complimentary wine and beer for bidders. For more info call 954-763-8118 or go to CuriositiesAuction.com.
Twist premiere’s Josefina Los Globos with La Fiesta La Croqueta (Comedy Drag) at 2 am in Bar 5 along with VJ and host Yessie.
This is HOT
Before the national vote ended––or even began––Adam Lambert stepped out as an unpredictable and undeniable talent in the eighth season of American Idol®. Since finishing as the runner-up competitor, Lambert has entertained compellingly with his impeccable, up-to-the-second fusion of left-field eclecticism and faultless command of classic rock and pop, surveyed in this specially-chosen Playlist: The Very Best of Adam Lambert.
Slaying the Idol judging panel and viewer/voters with faultless audition performances of AI standby tunes “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Satisfaction,” and “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Lambert became the season’s primary water-cooler news in the early voting rounds with a touchingly insightful revival of Tears For Fears’ obscure “Mad World” that instantly became a new Idol signature moment, and he even strayed, with disarming taste and assurance, into the female repertoire with Cher’s “Believe,” 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up,” Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You,” and “Crying,” the Roy Orbison rock-n-roll torch song now often identified with k.d. lang. All the while, Lambert’s fierce vocal range, unfailingly persuasive delivery and fabulous visuals singled Lambert out as one of Idol’s most intriguing and provocative contestants ever. Within a few weeks of hitting America’s TV screens, on his way to performing and even touring worldwide with Queen on lead vocals, Lambert had firmly branded himself, along with all of his fascinated followers and Idol voters: they, and we, were, and are, the Glamberts.
Before the kick-off of the now-traditional post-season summertime Idol U.S. tour, Lambert was planning his first solo tour and recording his first album, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone and forthrightly identifying himself as a gay man. When Lambert’s second RCA album, Trespassing, entered the U.S. Billboard album sales chart at No.1, much was made across the world media of the fact that for the first time, an openly gay artist had achieved a U.S. No.1 album debut on a major label. In response, Lambert gently assured the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper that he wasn’t on a social mission, as such––although, as it happens, the track “Aftermath” has at its basis the kind of introspection and common sense taken from life lessons which had been appropriate––urgently needed, in fact––for some years in pop music, but arrived just on time to express the millennial zeitgeist along with similarly-themed songs by Katy Perry, Ke$ha, P!nk, Lady GaGa and even country’s Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes. “If I Had You,” among other album tracks, also joined a prevailing wave within pop, its driving electronic rhythms updating 1980s digital and pop-funk sounds into a fresh post-2K incarnation.
Playlist: The Very Best of Adam Lambert is available online and around the country now!