What's HOT South Florida (9/22/2011 - 9/29/2011)
|Written by Scott Holland|
Last Week in Review
A Week ago Tuesday was the quarterly Mack Luncheon, this time held at the beautiful Seasons 52. As usual it was a sold out event and a great place to network your business. Thursday night I went to dinner at The Manor where I finally had time to try the Prime Rib special, which I must say was mouth watering. I don't know what spices they use to marinade the Prime Rib, but damn it's good and a must try for everyone! Friday night I headed down to South Beach as my good friend (she is really my sista) and former editor of Genre Latino, Josue Santiago, had a house party. Gay, Straight, Lesbian...it was a fun time for all and reminded me of New York parties. Saturday, was a pack filled night. First was Bill's for their first Boylesque show.
Then I headed to Miami to Club Sugar for one of the official preliminary's to the Celebrate Orgullo dance contest. The show was hosted by Teresita and there were 5 couples who entered including a lesbian couple and a couple with a gay man and a transsexual as a partner. Thanks to Club Sugar for such a fabulous contest!
Afterwards I headed to Discotekka for Vegas' birthday Foam Party extravaganza. After the success of the last few foam parties, where the foam was in the Forbidden room, they decided to move the foam to the main room, and festive it was! Lots of cute boys all foamed up in cute little outfits! A very happy birthday to my good friend Vegas (pictured her with promoter extraordinaire Milancita). Sunday afternoon was the monthly T Dance at Royal Palms and once again it was a big success. It's fun standing around the pool mingling while sipping on a delicious drink! Afterwards I went with a few friends to J. Marks for dinner, which as usual was FABULOUS! There are just so many dishes on that menu that are my favorites. It's always hard for me to choose, but this time I settled on the Chicken Madeira...melts in your mouth!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, September 22
Starting tonight and going all weekend long Johnny's Fort Lauderdale celebrates its 31st anniversary with free Hors D'oeuvres from 7 to 10 pm each night and no cover all weekend with the ad in this week's magazine.
The Hardrock Live at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino presents Disco Night with the Tramps, The Village People and Gloria Gaynor performing live. To order tickets call 800-745-3000 or go to TicketMaster.com
The Pride Factory is featuring 15% off all adult toys over $10 from today until the 28th.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the end of Florida's notorious anti-gay adoption ban. Today, all across our state, LGBT families are able to adopt children. In striking down the ban, the Florida appeals court stated something we already knew, that "gay people and heterosexuals make equally good parents." The repeal of Florida's anti-gay adoption ban has been a huge victory for both LGBT people and for the thousands of children looking for forever homes. The ACLU led the legal battle while Equality Florida worked with the Governor and DCF to ensure the repeal would go into effect immediately, rather than get delayed in the Supreme Court. Equality Florida will be marking the one year anniversary of this historic day by showcasing Florida's LGBT families, because nothing changes hearts and minds more than seeing the love our families share.
Friday, September 23
Matty's will be celebrating the birthdays of Matty and Timmy from 9 pm to close.
The Boardwalk presents, back by popular demand, Zeb Atlas tonight and tomorrow with 2 shows each night. This will also be the release party for Zebs new movie, "The Boyfriend." Reserve VIP early as this is sure to sell out!
The Stable presents their monthly party "Turn The Beat Around" starring Miss Cowpatty and her stable of unique performers.
Saturday, September 24
The Manor presents "Replay, Club Hits from Yesterday and Today with a Twist" in the Epic room starring DJ Kidd Madonny with a performance by Erika Norell. In the Latin Room and Patio they present an official preliminary to the Celebrate Orgullo Dance Competition. The winning person or couple will get over $300 in cash and prizes and qualify for the finals on October 1 with over $1,000 in cash and prizes. The night will star DJ Larry Larr and be hosted by Taina Norell.
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com present a themed party entitles "Tango" featuring DJ George Ferrero and Latin diva Justice Divine performing her award winning talent from Miss Continental 2012.
The Sunshine Cathedral presents Vegas Night as they turn the Cathedral into a Caesars Palace. They invite you to enjoy Blackjack, Poker, Craps, and Roulette tables. Admission is only $10 and can be purchased online at SunshineCathedral.org or at the door. For more information call 954-462-2004.
CoCo Bar premieres CoCo Caliente a Latin flavored mixed format with DJ Bill James with a performance by Noel Leon.
Sunday, September 25
Edison Farrrow presents the Grand Opening of Chalet Sundays at Treehouse (323 23rd Street, Miami Beach) starting at 10pm starring DJ Kidd Madonny. "The venue is a teak walled sanctuary." "A woodsy cove of late-night mischief on 23rd Street." - UrbanDaddy.com. "Upon entering Treehouse, guests will find themselves in a small, intimate boîte that evokes the warmth of a ski-lodge. Lounge seating is accented by ribbons of raw teak wood lining the walls, along with a black button-laced bar draped in cargo netting that anchors the space." - Joseph Quinones Examiner.com. This venue was formerly Rain Nightclub and Groove Jet. There is no cover charge and there is street parking. There are also parking lots across the street. And, there is a huge parking lot on Collins Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets. For more info visit SOBESocialClub.com
The monthly toe stomping, hip moving, uncontrollable lip synching Gospel Jubilee takes place at Scandals Saloon starting at 6 pm. This event stars Lady Fancy and features special guest entertainers plus the Scandals gospel choir and is filled with the best in old fashioned southern gospel music. Arrive early for best seats as this does get packed every month.
Wednesday, September 28
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents 3 CD release parties tonight. They are for Katrina's "In The Blink Of An Eye, " Tori Amos' "Night Of Hunters" and the debut album from electro pop superstar DEV, "THE NIGHT THE SUN CAME UP" featuring the scorching club hits "In The Dark" and "Bass Down Low."
The Cottage in West Palm Beach is holding a fabulous drag fashion show that is guaranteed to be wild, wacky and fun and is a benefit for CAP to raise money for their participation in the Smart Ride. Last year, the Smart Ride raised more than $75,000 for CAP of which 100% went for direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County.
Centaur Entertainment, the premier gay record label is proud to announce the inaugural release in the new series Retromix: Fleetwood, featuring the classic songs of one of the most successful bands of the rock era, Fleetwood Mac. Retromix is a new series that takes classic hits from one artist and remixes them for the dance floor. DJ DeMarko! mixes this collection of Fleetwood Mac hits with a new beat sure to get you moving. Retromix: Fleetwood became available nationwide this past week including on iTunes. "We are excited to bring our fans this new series," says Centaur's president Nick De Biase. "Fleetwood Mac's music with its infectious lyrics and melodic tunes translates and remixes great for the dance floor." "Look for future Retromix titles featuring more classic artists and classic songs," says Centaur's marketing guru Tye Hogan.
In the Cost Of Love, Dale is a male escort based in Greenwich, London. Sexy, confident, full of attitude and imagination, he is the king of his domain. Some loathe him because they secretly want to be him; others secretly hire him. On the surface Dale seems to lead a very together existence, but one major component is missing; love. He is secretly in love with his best friend Raj, a handsome compassionate doctor who announces that he is getting married. Dale, shocked and despaired, turns to his friend Sean for answers, not knowing that Sean has strong feeling for him. Sean is a rebellious drag artist. Underneath the glitz and fabulous makeup, Sean is on a journey for self-discovery and acceptance. They are all connected by their friendship and their feelings varying from love to lust, but at what cost? The movie is directed by: Carl Medland and stars Christopher Kelham, Frank Jakeman, Michael Joyce and is 90 minutes long. The DVD is available for purchase for only $19.95 at WolfeVideo.com on Sep. 27th.