What’s Hot South Florida 8/19 – 8/23

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Last Monday, was the much anticipated return of Miss Florida F.I., the Social Event of the Season, at the beautiful Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. The theater sold out with the who’s who of the Miami scene in addition to dignitary’s from all over Florida and beyond. All I kept hearing was how fabulous the opening production was and the fact that Miss Florida has returned with a bang. Preliminary’s starting soon, so stay tuned! On Thursday, Creative Male celebrated their 4th anniversary with cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and sexy men in the latest underwear and swimwear. Congrats to Bruce and Ben! Also that night Italo Italian Street Food presented a second benefit for the Smart Ride where 50% of all food, beer & wine purchased by Smart Ride supporters was donated back to support The Smart Ride. Saturday was chocked filled with events: Rumors hosted a leather party in honor of Int’l Mr. Leather – Ramien and Int’l Mr. Boot Black – Scout from 9pm to 1am and Daisy hosted a leather contest. Pridelines Youth Services, South Florida’s oldest LGBTQ service agency, hosted their annual gala (Masquerade) to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Marytrini and Las Divas Del Jacuzzi celebrated 15 years of performing at the Teatro Manuel Artime, and as is the case every year the theater was packed. The biggest party of the night was Score’s 16th anniversary extravaganza that started at 8 pm and went to 5 am with a packed house. Congrats to Billy and Luis for another fabulous year and a fantastic party! On Sunday, Panache Style, presented the first annual Gay Nuptials, a gay-friendly wedding expo to showcase top-notch caterers, venues, florists and more at Hagen Park Community Center featurinh an impressive roster of nearly 50 gay-friendly vendors. Congrats to Bobby K! Swinging Richards presented a Dancer Underwear Auction and Silent Auction to benefit the Pride Center at Equality Park.

Thursday, August 21

The Pride Factory is having a big sale from today until August 27 where you receive 30% off all regular marked Swimwear and fashion, 25% off regular priced underwear and take an additional 15% off already discounted clothing.

Untitled-1 copyThe Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6-9 pm at Gale South Beach (1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). Cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka.  Mingle and network with over 150 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 including 2 tickets to see Erasure at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Admission: $10 (MDGLCC Members) / $20 (Others).  Portion of admissions to benefit Celebrate ORGULLO (LGBT Hispanic Festival).  RSVP at gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.

Village Pub presents Sexy in the City starring Sharde Ross, Natalia Monae, April Chanel and Maxine Massengill at 9:45 pm.

Friday, August 22

Johnny’s will be celebrating the birthday of owner, Sean tonight and tomorrow. Since Sean has a big personality they decided to celebrate for 2 days. They will feature free admission and lots of other surprises.

The Boardwalk will be celebrating the birthday of their Friday night hostess, Kitty Meow from 9 pm to close. The night will also star DJ Scott Mann and special guest appearances.

Saturday, August 23

Untitled-2 copyRumors presents Art Pop Masquerade glow party  starting at 10pm. Drag show at 11pm hosted by Daisy Deadpetals, Best mask contest at midnight – first prize is an Absolute gift basket and second prize is a $50 Rumors gift certificate. Lots of Lady Gaga art pop giveaways throughout the evening.

Discotekka presents “White Lies” in honor of DJs Carlos G, Italo Fernandez and Just Olivers birthday, and don’t forget the Underwear contest with $100 in cash going to the winner.

Untitled-3 copyWoof Events in association with JC Ventura invites you to WOOF! Fort Lauderdale (Bear Bash Kick-Off) at Hunters Nightclub; from 9pm to 3am. The night will star International DJ/Producer Roke Cabrera and Interational DJ Doug Jackson. There is no cover and for more info go to WoofEvents.com

The Leather Masked Ball presents Lock-Up, a Jail and bail Fundraiser at Scandals Saloon from 9 pm to midnight.

Village Pub and the Village Pub Mayhem Softball Team present “The Best Little Whorehouse To Texas,” a turnabout extravaganza, underwear auction and silent auction benefitting the Mayhem’s trip to Dallas Texas to compete in the 2014 Gay Softball World Series. For more information or VIP tables call 954-465-8559.

Drag at The Drive Classy Cabaret at 5 pm features Dee Dee Van Carter, Melissa Fuller and Kyla McCray Taylor.

Untitled-4 copyEpic Saturdays at the Manor goes Super Epic again as they feature the spectacular finalist from RuPaul’s Drag race, Courtney Act. There will be a meet and greet with photo opp for the first 100 guests online at 11pm. The night will also star DJ Daniel Kristopherre in the Ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the final performance of Jose Vega before he goes to Mr. Continental in Chicago to compete for the title. The night will also star hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena. HOT Go-Go Boys, and No Cover!

Sunday, August 24

Untitled-5 copySidelines Sports and Video Bar presents top finalist from The Voice, Karina Iglesias live at 7 pm.

HOT Stuff

It’s the sixth year anniversary at the Spa Cabanas and the guys are looking forward to another great year.  Need a lift?  Spa Cabanas is continuing the Ultrasonic Cavitation lift special thru August.  See them for a ninety minute Facial w/Lift that will leave you feeling refreshed and looking vibrant for only $149.00.  They are also featuring a combination Anti-Aging Facial and a Sixty Minute Swedish Massage which has been one of their most popular specials for $149.00 as well.  Make sure and take advantage of the massage package special…five sixty minute massages for $235.00, good for a year.  Hurry before the month of August is over and you miss out on these great deals.

This is HOT

Barbra StreisandColumbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” album, to debut on September 16th, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists.

Ms. Streisand took to Instagram on August 11th to announce to the world the official September 16th release date for “Partners.”  Fans can pre-order “Partners” now on itunes and those who do will receive a new downloadable song “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel.  The Lionel Richie duet of the classic “The Way We Were” will be also be made available to pre-ordering fans on August 26. The third Instant Grat track, the Michael Bublé duet “It Had To Be You,” - will be downloadable via pre-order on September 2.

The inspired new musical pairings on “Partners” include, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of rock n’ roll, Elvis Presley

“Partners” is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics.  Among the songs included are “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel, “It Had To Be You,” with Michael Bublé, “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” with John Mayer, “Love Me Tender,” with Elvis Presley, “The Way We Were,” with Lionel Richie, “What Kind Of Fool,” with John Legend, “People,” with Stevie Wonder, “I Can Still See Your Face,” with Andrea Bocelli, “Evergreen,” with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand’s first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on “How Deep Is The Ocean.”

Ms. Streisand is currently the best-selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling artists list, an honor which includes “Partners” duettist Elvis Presley.  Ms. Streisand has recorded 51 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career, including nine #1s, and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 album in five consecutive decades.

All the artists featured on “Partners” have achieved global acclaim.  Below are just a few highlights from their prestigious careers.