What's HOT South Florida (11/10/2011 - 11/17/2011)
|Written by Scott Holland|
Last Week in Review
On Thursday, Adams Interiors presented the 3rd annual Evening of Elegance to benefit the Hospice by the Sea Foundation. The event featured live music by Atlantis, magician Stephan, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, open bar, fabulous raffles, and a silent and live auction. We were in awe about all their beautiful contemporary furniture and custom accessories as Adams Interiors has pieces you have not seen anywhere else! Congratulations to Mike Flick, Mike P and Christine on another fabulous benefit!
There was so much going on this past Saturday that it was impossible for me to cover it all, so we split up the staff to try and cover everything. In Fort Lauderdale the South Florida Wind Ensemble took the Amatiro theatre of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts by storm with their sold out concert "Beyond Borders, The Music of Our World." Also that night, the Pride Center and Equality Park presented a benefit entitled "An Evening in Paradise" at the beautiful home of Jim Walker. There was a silent auction with fabulous items as well as some incredible speakers all to benefit our wonderful Pride Center. In Miami the Miami Beach's LGBT Visitor Center sponsored by MetLife, hosted a visual art exhibition, titled "This Art is So Gay," with the artist reception coinciding with Sleepless Night. Afterwards we continued the Sleepless Night party by heading over to The Palace for some performances by Noel Leon, Erika Norell and Tiffany Fantasia. I then headed back to Fort Lauderdale to attend 2 events.
First I poped my head into the Ramrod for their monthly Pig Dance which brings out all the leather aficionados, bears and all their admirers and then I headed to The Manor for my friend, Viva Mirage's (Miss Noche Latina 2011), 7 year anniversary of doing female impersonation. The Latin Lounge and Patio were even more packed then they normally are and this just goes to show you how loved Viva is. Congrats Viva!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Friday, November 11
Eros Lounge, a new gay video bar and lounge, will open tonight at 8201 Biscayne Blvd with no cover and free parking. Eros will feature DJ/VJ Reddy and DJ Charlie Rojas. For more info go to ErosLoungeMiami.com
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents Back to the 80's with a best outfit contest with a cash prize and fun giveaways. They will also be celebrating the birthday of Melvin Pennyback. The night features music by DJ Willy G and hosted by the Pennyback Boyz.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill starts Leather Fridays with host and bartender Colin Steele.
Saturday, November 12
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents, back by popular demand, Music diva Abel. The night will be hosted by Leslie Quick, Chyna Girl, Asia and Geraldine.
Jon Elu presents the Lounge Saturdays now at Mara (1132 North Dixie Highway) starring Daisy Deadpetals, with no cover and open to 5 am.
The Manor presents the premier underwear party for the new underwear line M.I.A. (Men In Action) starring international DJ Kidd Madonny with performances by Erika. In the Latin Lounge and Patio DJ Larry Larr spins with performances by Taina Norell and guests. 10 pm with no cover.
Windamar Beach Resort presents a College T-Dance from 2 to 5 pm with DJ Julian Marsh. They invite you to BYOB; mixers and hot bartenders provided. Get in free with College ID.
The Club Fort Lauderdale presents Black Out Party where they invite you to come play in the dark with adult video stars Mike Rivers and Raging Stallion exclusive Alexander Garrett. DJ/Producer Nineteen69 will be spinning the beats.
BearCodes at The Stable presents Underwear night with special guest Rod Stephens.
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents a birthday for Felix from 7 pm to close.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents Chumley's Bon Voyage Pool party from 4 to 7 pm with DJ Barry Thomas Huffine.
Palm Beach Dramaworks, launches its 12th Anniversary season with Arthur Miller's acclaimed play "All My Sons" at 8 pm at their brand new Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). The production will play through December 11th. The performance schedule is as follows: Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 7 pm; Matinee performances are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Individual tickets are $55 for all performances. Student tickets are available for $10. Group rates for 20 or more, and discounted season subscriptions are also available. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm, or visit our website at PalmBeachDramaWorks.org
Sunday, November 13
Cubcuda presents Fuzz T-dance with DJ Daddy O spinning poolside and guest bartender Chad Bush at the Depot Cabana bar and Grill.
Discotekka premiere's their new night, Drag's a Bitch, with an open casting call to be in their new Sunday cast. Go check out and cheer for your favorite. In addition they will feature special performances by Erica Andrews (Miss Everything) and the current reigning Miss Continental, Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington.
Monday, November 14
Rosie's presents their 2nd annual Team 990 Celebrity Servers Last Chance Dinner Spectacular from 7 to 11 pm where 100% of the tips and 20% of the sales to benefit The Smart Ride 8. The invite you to wear your wildest eyelashes and make your favorite local celebs work hard for the money.
The Stable presents a special Lady Fancy Show which will be a benefit for Rambo with 50/50 raffles, all your favorite entertainers, a silent auction and a raffle drawing for a $1,500 Louis Richard watch donated by the Club Fort Lauderdale. Please go out and support one of our own!
Stonewall will open its first-of-its-kind and first-of-many celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture with the exhibition, Our Stars - Gifts from Celebrities. Personal photographs and artifacts from over 40 featured people include the pink jacket Carson Kressley wore on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the orange leather pants worn by Peter Paige on Queer As Folk, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet items from Leslie Jordan, autographed concert photo of Melissa Etheridge and an autographed poster by Lily Tomlin.
Tuesday, November 15
Planeta macho at Score in association with Crossover Agency presents Fanny Lu performing her new single Fanfarron exclusively at Score for the GLBT community of Miami. As always DJ George Ferrero spins and Mariloly hosts.
Wednesday, November 16
Johnny's Miami premiere's 2 events tonight; Karaoke hosted by DJ Miik starts at 9 pm with the largest song selection in south Florida and then later that same tonight they premiere their Amateur Strip contest with $1,000 in cash and prizes.
Everyone's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet, The Kinsey Sicks returns to South Florida to perform "Oy Vey in a Manger" at the Broward Center for the performing Arts on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 and 9 pm. I have seen this show and it is hysterical, a must see! For tickets and group discounts call Broward Centers AutoNation box office at 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org
International Leather Weekend at Ramrod
The Ramrod presents International Leather weekend with a host of events. On Friday, Nov 11 from 11 pm to 1 am they invite you to a meet and greet with International Mr. Bootblack Jim Deuder as the guest boot black and Eric Guttierez, International Mr. Leather on hand to meet the crowd. They will also feature a raffle for an IML 2012 run package. On Sunday from 10 pm to midnight they are calling all titleholders for sash bash, a title holder reunion hosted by Ron Todd, Mr. Ramrod 2011. On Monday from 10 pm to midnight, International Mr. Leather, Eric Guttierez is back and guest bartending.
From award-winning gay documentary duo Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster) comes the groundbreaking portrait of Chaz Bono's life as a transgender man which has touched hearts across America with its personal exploration of courage and strength. Through interviews with friends and family (including his mother, Cher) the film presents an illuminating story that everyone should see. Growing up as Sonny and Cher's adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn't his own was a crucible it took years to transcend.
Now, as he undertakes gender reassignment, Chaz bravely decides to share the process on camera. Becoming Chaz invites us along on Chaz's remarkable journey of transformation. Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato were given near total access to Bono as he deals with the physical and emotional challenges of transitioning (as well as the complex legal ramifications) in the documentary Becoming Chaz.
The film also includes interviews with Chaz's mother Cher, his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia, and his stepmother Mary Bono Mack, all of whom have their own ways of dealing with profound changes in someone they love. Becoming Chaz received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Becoming Chaz was nominated for 3 Emmys including Nonfiction Special, Directing, and Picture Editing and is an official selection of Oprah Winfrey's Documentary Club. The DVD sells for $16.95 and is available Nov. 29.