What’s Hot South Florida 06/05 – 06/11

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A week ago Wednesday Village Pub had their finals of the Village Voice where 3 contestants competed for the title. In the end the winner was Jeni Kacker who won $500 and a performance spot at Stonewall Summer Pride. On Saturday Score featured Valley of the Male Sex Dolls with DJ Alyson Calagna on the turntables and Manor had the battling DJ’s – Romulo Azaro vs. Jalil Z, which was an Epic battle. In addition they had the twin acrobats perform to the gasps of the audience and in the Latin room and patio they celebrated Lady Charisse winning the title of Miss Continental Elite. Sunday early afternoon featured the first Game of Miami Dade LGBT Women’s Softball League. In the later afternoon it was Flip Flops Dockside Eatery’s monthly Sunday T (1st Sunday of the month) with DJ Silvio and hostess Amanda Austin. This month Amanda’s special guests were Velvet Lenore and Saphyre. Sunday night was the premiere of Marytrini’s new Sunday Show! “Cabaretera – Casa de las Estrellas” at Wet-Bar.

Thursday, June 5

The Village Pub presents Anthem, Music of the 90’s starting at 9 pm and starring Billboard reporting DJ Bill Hallquist.

The Day It Snowed In Miami, with a screening and discussion at 7 pm at the classic Gateway whsf_thur_snowTheater is presented as a benefit for Stonewall and SAVE. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the Door, with a VIP ticket available for $75 which includes a Reception at Chill. “The Day It Snowed In Miami“ is an 86-minute documentary film chronicling South Florida’s role in the LGBT-rights movement. The film by Joe Cardona, in association with the Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) and WPBT2, examines the 1977 tug-of-war over a human rights Miami-Dade ordinance that set the stage for a polemic debate between pro-gay activists and opponents led by entertainer/activist Anita Bryant. The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Fred Fejes of Florida Atlantic University and featuring filmmaker Joe Cardona, Miami Herald columnist Steve Rothaus, LGBT Cindy Brown and invited guests.

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents an information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 10:00am – 11:00am.  June 5th, 2014.  Whether you are a new, existing or potential new MDGLCC member, learn how to maximize the use of all the Marketing tools and Programs available through the Chamber. Learn about the new Chamber’s website and access to features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to chamber staff and Membership Committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and / or services. Free admission.  RSVP at www.gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

Saturday, June 7

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents “A Little Night Music” at the Amaturo Theater whsf_sat_browardin the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm. Tickets are available at BrowardCenter.org or by calling the box office at 954-462-0222. For more information go to PrideWindEnsemble.org

Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents their 4th annual Glow Party with free glow toys provided. In the Ballroom catch DJ Daniel Kristopherre spin and in the Ivy Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays features hostess Viva Mirage, DJ Nena and special guests. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.

Milancita.com and Danny Villar Productions present a Gay Days Celebration at Discotekka starring DJs Carlos G and Sushi with their house divas Poizon, Sasha, Gina, T. Lo and door hostess La Chupi Cool.

whsf_sat_ramThe Ramrod presents Pig Dance #70 with special guest DJ/producer Scott Mann. In addition to DJing Scott will be singing his Billboard hit “Earth, Wind Fire” at midnight. They will also feature free CD giveaways all night.

The fledgling “Down in Front Theater Company presents “Visiting Mr. Green”, a play by Jeff Baron,  beginning June 7.

Gay people know that we sometimes find our friends and “family” in the most unlikely situations.  In “Visiting Mr. Green” an elderly conservative Jewish Manhattanite has retreated from life after his wife’s death, and he’s letting himself and his apartment go to ruin. Then chance brings a younger “type-A” gay corporate executive — lonely too but instinctively nurturing — into his life.  In the soul-searching moments that follow, the men sort through family and social issues: children who don’t grow up according to parents’ plans, the value of tradition versus the benefit of rethinking old rules.   “Visiting Mr. Green” is an often funny and heartwarming story of how two unlikely soles become best friends and help each other learn and grow.

The show is directed by M.J. Baum and features seasoned local actors Bill Roach as Mr. Green and John Hernandez as Ross Gardiner.  The show runs Saturday and Sundays (only) from June 7 through June 22, 2014.  The Saturday shows are at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  The Sunday shows are at 4:30 pm.  “Down in Front Theater Company” is housed at the Soreff JCC Complex at 6501 West Sunrise Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33313.

For tickets and more information call 954-609-7153 or go to http://www.downinfronttheater.com/home.

Tuesday, June 10

The monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Power Mixer takes place tonight from 6:30-9pm at the “New” Shooters Waterfront (3033 NE 32nd Avenue). $10 entry at door includes one complimentary Ketel One cocktail. No RSVP is required, but for more info go to MackPlanet.com

Wednesday, June 11

Monthly Men’s Life Drawing Event – Guy’s Night Out!    Join a fun group of guys for 2 monthly freestyle male Life Drawing Events, the 2nd Wednesday evening each month (tonight from 7-10pm) , and the following Sunday afternoon. They have 2 nude male models at each session for both short and long poses. All levels welcome – explore your creativity – bring your art supplies. Drawing / painting / charcoal / pencil / watercolor. Sessions are held in a private studio at Push Fitness in Ft. Lauderdale, with guest artists from the community attending. $25 fee with advance reservation, and $35 or walk-ins (subject to available space). To secure a reservation please send your name and phone number to MensArtEvent@aol.com  You will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word EVENT in the subject line to weed out spam. MensArtEvent.tumblr.com

Hot Stuff

Spa Cabanas is gearing up for the long lazy days of summer and they are very pleased to welcome Richard on staff who is busy building up a steady clientele.  Call and book an appointment with him or any of the other great specialist at the Cabanas.

Stonewall National Museum and Archives presents Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryant’s Anti-Gay Crusade at their Wilton Manors Gallery. In 1977 the Metropolitan Dade County Commission added ‘sexual preference’ to its existing ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing and public services. Anita Bryant was instrumental in repealing the gay-rights referendum. It’s taken decades of effort, but LGBT people have made tremendous gains in equality, including more states allowing same-sex marriage. But we still face discrimination and bullying on many levels. The exhibit Days without Sunshine, in reminding us how far we’ve come, lets us know there’s still more to do. Explore a history of Anita Bryant’s campaign and the response it drew from community LGBT activists. Also included is an exhibit on the history and formation of the organization SAVE Dade.

Congratulations go out to the FTL Village Pub Underdogs (3rd in Division D) as well as the FTL Felicias (4th in Division C) at the Atlanta Big Peach Softball Tournament.

World Gym (1440 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is having a Family and Friends incredible sale where new members can purchase a year’s membership for only $200. For more information you can call them at 954-566-4750 or you can visit their website at WorldGymFL.com

This is HOT

PARTY GROOVE: GAY DAYS Vol. 11 is the official CD from GAY DAYS Orlando and is mixed by whsf_thisBillboard reporting DJ Randy Bettis.  Randy has selected a fantastic mix of songs ranging from current hits climbing the Billboard Dance Chart, pop megahits remixed for our gay dance floors, and all-time classics. Martha Wash delivers her latest hit “I’m Not Coming Down” which is the fastest rising song on the Billboard Dance Chart – expect a number 1 hit from this song.  Jason Walker (a multiple # 1 artist) has teamed with Bimbo Jones to remake the Taylor Dayne classic “Tell It To My Heart” – Jason’s soaring vocals match those of Taylor and the new remixes have made this song a big current hit on the charts.  Legendary DJ-Producer Tony Moran has contributed several songs to this year’s GAY DAYS CD, including his new track “Take It All Away” with mega-producer Todd Terry.  No Gay Days CD would be complete without a strong presence of remixed pop records – DJ Randy Bettis here features “Happy” (Pharrell Williams), “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry), “Live It Up” (J Lo), “Best Day Of My Life” (American Authors), and “Drunk In Love” (Beyonce).  Two beautiful, stellar new releases end the CD – Peyton’s “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot” and Brian Kennedy’s all-time classic “Life, Love & Happiness”.  This is a fun, vocal, dance CD from start to finish and destined to be a favorite.  GAY DAYS Vol. 11 will be sold exclusively at the GAY DAYS Expo in Orlando starting June 5th, and then nationwide starting Tuesday, June 10th on iTunes, Amazon, and TheOutClub.com.