What's HOT South Florida (7/5/2012 - 7/12/2012)
|Written by Scott Holland|
Two days after Stonewall was the Celebration of life of one of the creators of the Stonewall festival here in Fort Lauderdale, Bob Kecskemety. The Celebration was filled with Friends and co-workers, food and drink. Speeches were made by Robert Boo, Brad Casey, Peter Clark, Dennis Dean, Norm Kent Ryan Dixon and a few more. All were there to celebrate the life of this newsmen and community leader. On Wednesday night I went down to Palace to see my friend, Noel Leon’s show. This is a one-woman cabaret show and Noel commands the stage as only she can. In addition to the fab show we had delicious food and a delicious waiter, although we weren’t allowed to taste him. After we finished eating and ogling the waiter we made our way over to Twist for their 19th anniversary celebration. As we walked in Joel and his other half Peter were walking outside, so we got to see them immediately, which was good because as we stepped in we realized it was packed everywhere and it would have been hard to spot Joel at that point. We started on the bottom floor where we of course had to sneak a peak in Bar 5 with all the hot dancers and say hello to my friend Jerry (dance Manager) and then went upstairs and hung out there for quite awhile. While there we saw Rafa (Wire), Rob (Club Sugar), Bruce and Ben (Creative Male), Tom (Palace), Ken (Naughty Rooster), Mark (House), Henrietta, Edison (SoBe Social Club), Ivan (newly appointed Executive Director of Miami Beach Gay Pride) and many more. We ended the night in the downstairs Latin room and danced some salsa before calling it a night. Congrats to Joel, Richard, Valentino and the entire Twist team on 19 fabulous year!
Friday, July 6
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents Tony Ferro’s Birthday Bash with a live performance by Missing Molly.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor features a party for Selena Gomez’s birthday starring DJ JPS and Daisy D with performances by TP Lords, Estephania ST Lords and Sasha Lords.
Saturday, July 7
She has made us Floridians all proud for so many years winning such prestigious national titles as Miss Gay USof A, Miss Continental and Miss Universal Latina as well as Miss Florida and many more but tonight Erika Norell will be celebrating her 40th birthday (today is her actual birthday) at Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor. The night will also star special guest (and her sista) Champagne Bordeaux as well as DJ Larry Larr. In the Epic Room DJ AJ Reddy is introduced to Fort Lauderdale with his delicious and provocative sound! 10pm with NO COVER!
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill’s Splash Pool Party presents DJ Jeffrey Jacobs.
Discotekka is once again doing what they have become famous for, throwing a theme party and tonight’s is Superheroes starring DJ Escape, with performance by TP Lords, Gina D’Angelo, Athena Dion and Vegas Dion.
The Ramrod presents their busiest monthly party, Pig Dance XLVII with special guest DJ/producer Barry Huffine.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Diva, with music by DJ Abel with a tribute to the divas of dance music from the past till the present. The night will also star timeless go-go boys through the ages and will be hosted by TP Lords, Chyna Girl, Asia Aviance and Alex Prieto.
Starting tonight and going through August 7th, GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel,
(1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables), presents the Southeastern Premiere of the new play “RACE” by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet with Ethan Henry, Joe Kimble, Gregg Weiner and Jade Wheeler and Directed by Joseph Adler. The playwright tackles the biggest four-letter word of all...RACE! Two lawyers, one black--one white, find themselves defending a wealthy white executive against the charge of raping a young black woman. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can't say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared. For your tickets, please call 305-445-1119 or go online at GableStage.org
Sunday, July 8
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents their monthly Fuzz T Dance starring DJ Daddy O and hosted by Chad Bush.
Tuesday, July 10
The bi-monthly Mack Power lunch (business networking at its finest) takes place today at Stout (3419 N Andrews Avenue) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Admission is $33 in advance and $40 at the door if available. For more information, go to MackPlanet.com.
Sideline’s Sports Bar invites everyone to come watch the Major League Baseball All Star Game at 8pm.
Starting tonight its Lobster Tuesdays at the Alibi (yum) where they will feature all you can eat lobster from 6 to 10 pm for only $35 per person. As if this wasn’t enough it’s served with unlimited sides.
Who will be the Latin King this year? Well there is only one way to find out as on Friday, July 13th Noche Latina Florida presents the 8th annual Mr. Noche Latina Pageant at the beautiful Discotekka Nightclub in Miami. Categories include Presentation (Hollywood Legends), Talent, Evening Wear, Q&A and the ever popular swim suit. The night will star the court of the Noche Latina Family, so this will be a pageant filled with talent, class and oh yeah lots of beautiful boys! There will be a special appearance by Alexis Mateo, current reigning Miss Noche Latina from RuPaul’s Drag race and Drag U. Doors open at 9 pm with the pageant starting promptly at 10pm. General Admission is $20 and VIP seats are available by calling 954-568-7149. NocheLatinaFlorida.com.
Esurance became the first car insurance company in the country to offer new car insurance savings to those in domestic partnerships and civil unions in 21 new states across the country, regardless of their state’s laws regarding same-sex partnerships. This announcement could have a huge impact on the industry as a whole, and hopefully will encourage others to follow suit!
For the first time, a new poll shows more Americans “strongly support” same-sex marriage than “strongly oppose” it, a finding that could be attributed to changes occurring within organized religions, says a Presbyterian elder and lay preacher. “For 2,000 years, religion has been the genesis of antipathy toward homosexuals, but now, three major American denominations have approved ordination of openly gay clergy,” says Paul Hartman, a retired PBS/NPR station executive and author of “The Kairos” (CarpeKairos.com), a novel that imagines Jesus as gay. “Gay has become the civil rights issue of the 21st century,” he says. Overall, Langer Research Associates says, 53 percent of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be legalized – up from only 36 percent just six years ago.
This is HOT
Known for her rapid fire wit and unabashed commentary, three-time Grammy nominee and two-time Emmy® Award–winning comedian Kathy Griffin is back with a double scoop of salacious celebrity gossip in “Kathy Griffin: Pants Off” and “Tired Hooker.” Get ready for a wild ride behind the scenes of Hollywood as only Kathy Griffin can reveal! This uncensored double feature of Griffin’s latest Bravo comedy specials will be released for the first time on DVD on August 7th from Shout! Factory. From Kim to Lindsay to Demi to Cher, no one is safe, nothing is sacred, and everything is hilarious! Star of television’s “Kathy and Life On The D-List,” Griffin takes the stage before sold-out crowds in Atlantic City, NJ, and Costa Mesa, CA, delivering the kind of knockout performances that have made her a true Comedy Queen. Griffin’s raunchy and revealing narratives have become legendary and “Kathy Griffin: Pants Off “and “Tired Hooker” are no exception. A Chicago native, Kathy Griffin got her start with the Los Angeles improvisational comedy troupe Groundlings alongside Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman, and guest starring on various TV shows before landing a role on NBC’s “Suddenly Susan.” Kathy has co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row; had roles in films such as "It's Pat" and "Four Rooms" among others, won ABC’s “Celebrity Mole Hawaii,” hosted the NBC reality show “Average Joe,” as well as the series “Kathy’s So-Called Reality” on MTV. On the small screen she has guest starred on “Privileged,” “Days of Our Lives” “Defenders”, “Law and Order SUV”, “Ugly Betty” and she had a role written for her on “Glee.” Griffin has released three Grammy-nominated comedy albums and is a bestselling author whose autobiography; Official Book Club Selection: “A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin” topped the New York Times Best Seller list in 2009.