What's HOT! South Florida September 16, 2010
|Written by Scott Holland|
HOT! Events in South Florida This Week
Last Week in Review
I was so wiped out from the last 2 weeks that Friday I decided it was a "me" night and stayed home to relax (that is a rarity in my life). Saturday afternoon I stopped in at Sidelines to see everyone dressed up in their favorite football jerseys and to say hello to Laurie and Jennifer.
Saturday night I ventured out to The Manor to see Zayra performing live to a packed house. I also went to the Latin Room to say hello to my friend Viva Mirage who was the special guest.
Sunday was a bit crowded with events, but I managed to take in a lot of them. In the afternoon, after I finally went back to the gym at Island City Health and Fitness (God knows it was about time) I peaked my head into Alibi Brunch, which always seems to be busy and had some delicious edibles.
Sunday night I went to Ramrod for their 16th anniversary celebration. Now admittedly I am not a leather person and I don't get to Ramrod often (I leave that for Guido and Rich) but every time I am there this bar is wall to wall people. Congratulations to Zack and Steve for 16 fabulous years and I wish them many more years of success. I then headed down to Voodoo Lounge for Kennedy Davenports birthday celebration and, as usual, Life's A Drag was great!
Afterwards I went down to Mekka in downtown Miami for the 1st annual Mr. Miami Gay contest. The contest was hosted by Kitty Meow and featured many celebrity judges including recording artist Kevin Aviance. This was the finals for Miami which featured 4 contestants (down from 20) and in the end congratulations go out to the winner, sexy Avi. He will be representing Miami at the nationals.
Thursday, September 16
Torpedo's 6 year anniversary celebration continues tonight with the theme Street Wise in Paris. This night will be geared toward the gay hip hop crowd with giveaways and entertainment by papicock.com with music by DJ Tpromix.
The Pride Factory is having a sale on movies and music from today until the 22nd. They feature previously viewed adult movies for buy one get one free and select music CDs for only $5. Hurry in as this is only while supplies last.
Friday, September 17
Ramrod, voted the #1 leather bar in the world, presents their monthly Muscle Bear Man Dance with DJ Lee Majors.
Sidelines presents co-owner Marty's birthday celebration at 9 pm. Join them as they celebrate Marty's youthful character and well preserved spirit.
Club Sugar invites you to get your gleek on as they honor the release of "Glee, The Complete First Season" with free "Glee" boxed sets and giveaways while supplies last.
Scandals Saloon and the FGRA present the first Miss Cowpatty Contest. This event starts at 7 pm with contestants singing their hearts out to raise money for Camp Dream Oaks, a ranch for children with handicaps that uses horseback riding as a physical therapy for those with MS, HIV and Down Syndrome. They will feature great raffle prizes, a silent auction and a FGRA membership drive. At 9:30 pm open dancing starts with Outlawz DJ Tim.
Saturday, September 18
Discotekka presents The Return of Cleopatra, a birthday celebration for all Virgos and the queen of their temple, Vegas Dion.
The Manor presents Studio 54, a theme party starring Studio 54 diva Linda Clifford performing her hits "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Runaway Love" and more. The night will also star Studio 54 classics and funky house beats by DJ Lazaro Leon.
The Stable presents the erotic talents of sexy Rod Stephens at 9 pm.
"Love Hate," written and produced by DJ Scott Mann and featuring the vocal talents of Jennifer Carbonell of "Time" and "Broken Pieces" fame, is expected to become an instant dance floor anthem. This track is the follow up single to his smash hit "It's Over" which featured vocals by dance diva Amuka. "It's Over" spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Dance Charts in the US and 14 weeks in Europe. "It's Over" received honorable mention at the 2010 Billboard World Song Writing Awards for being among the top 500 songs written worldwide in the Dance/Electronic categories in 2009-2010. The official release party will be at Bill's tonight and feature an appearance by DJ Scott Mann and a special live performance by Jennifer Carbonell. This evening is highlighted by the live debut performance of "Love Hate" and will include the performance of a few of Jennifer's hits. The performance will be followed by a meet and greet and CD signing. Giveaways and special guest performers will also be part of this special event. For more detailed information and bios on Jennifer Carbonell and DJ/producer Scott Mann, please visit JenniferCarbonell.com and DJScottMann.com
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Black Light Party with DJ/producer Paulo spinning the main room and Ricardito and his dancers on the second level.
Sunday, September 19
The Leather Masked Ball presents their annual fundraiser Barbecue and Leather Auction from 12 noon to 4:30 pm at Scandals Saloon. For more information go to LeatherMaskedBall.org. To donate previously worn leather items call Ken at 832-978-1622.
Monday, September 20
Peter Rodier's Celebration of Life will be held at The Depot at 5:30 pm on the patio where he was a bartender. Depot was Peter's family. Peter's legendary collection of Barbie dolls will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to charity.
Tuesday, September 21
Planeta Macho at Score presents El Apagon, the Blackout Party with DJ George Ferrero and no cover until 11 pm.
The Depot presents Pet Bingo Night from 8 to 10 pm with proceeds to benefit The Pet Project.
Wednesday, September 22
The Center for Cosmetic Surgery presents an end of summer blow out sale Sculptra event from 11 am to 2 pm. Sculptra is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for up to 2 years. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin's structure is reinforced as Sculptra helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time. The result? Sculptra is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. This can provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance that can last up to two years
Thursday, September 23
Bill's presents their monthly Full Moon party which will also be a birthday celebration for Electra, Miss Continental Elite 2010. Come check out which of her many characters Electra pulls out of her hat for her birthday celebration!
I would like to wish congratulations to Gannon, former general manager of Dudes, who recently became the new owner of Dudes. Gannon tells me he has some fantastic changes coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
Last week a federal judge in California ruled that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy which bars openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military is unconstitutional. Judge Virginia A. Phillips stated that DADT infringes upon the fundamental rights of gay and lesbian United States service members in many ways, including the right to enjoy "intimate conduct" in their personal relationships and the right to speak to loved ones while serving their country in uniform.
GRAMMY winning recording artist Maroon 5 is back with their highly anticipated third studio album, "Hands All Over" (A&M/Octone), set for release on September 21st. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), "Hands All Over" is a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B. Maroon 5 began writing the songs that appear on "Hands All Over" after winding down from a world tour in support of their 2007 studio release "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." Several months later, the band received a phone call from Lange, who had heard that the band were beginning to write a new album, and expressed an interest in producing it. "We didn't even talk to anyone else," Adam Levine, Maroon 5's front man says. "Mutt is undeniably one of the most successful producers who's ever lived." Jesse Carmichael, the band's keyboardist, added, "Mutt really helped us play to the best of our ability. And it drove us to be bigger and better than ever."
The result is "Hands All Over," a monumental record chock full of buoyant, unforgettable melodies. Recorded at Lange's Switzerland studio, the members of Maroon 5 locked themselves in the mountains to patiently craft their latest effort. Starting with the hard-rocking title track, the album's 15 tracks take several intoxicating twists and turns including such compositions as "Out of Goodbyes," a stunning country ballad infused with musical and vocal contributions from Nashville chart-toppers Lady Antebellum. Long-time fans will get a thrill out of "Misery," with its funky guitars and high-stepping melody, as well as the propulsive "Stutter," melody rich "Give A Little More" and "Don't Know Much About That," which professes a classic soulful vibe. Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" can be purchased at all major record stores and online staring Tuesday, September 21st.