What's HOT South Florida (8/9/2012 - 8/15/2012)
|Written by Scott Holland|
A week ago Monday was the 5th annual Bartenders Boxers and Briefs Auction at Bill's, which is a benefit for Tuesday's Angels. As is the case every year, the bar was packed and many sexy bartenders sold their undies for this good cause. At press time somewhere between 12,000 and 13,000 was raised. Congratulation to producer Don Clark, and the entire staff of Bills for once again organizing this fabulous benefit! Thursday night there were 3 events around town. In Fort Lauderdale the GLBX featured their "Stuff The Bus" at the Pride Center, which was an event where people donated school supplies for underprivileged children. For those of you who could not attend and still want to donate their are drop boxes around town with one being at Copy This (2157 Wilton Drive). In Miami, Creative Male celebrated their 2nd anniversary with a sexy fashion show in their store. Lots of cute boys were modeling the newest fashions in swim wear and underwear. Congrats to Bruce and Ben for 2 fabulous years and wishing them many more years of success. In addition, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presented its Chamber Spotlight Mega - Mixer from 6-9pm at the Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables showroom. This was a chance to mingle and network with fellow members and guests and featured hors d'oeuvres & Grey Goose Vodka. Friday night was hoping around town as both Rosie's and Sidelines had huge parties for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Our Photographer Daddy Snaps covered the Rosie's party while I covered the Sidelines party, which was one of the busiest crowds I have seen at Sidelines. In addition, they decorated the entire club with USA flags and Olympic banners. On Saturday, was the Bi-annual Kind of a Drag Kind of a Drag, the Studio 54 version at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts. Kind of a Drag always celebrates our community this time the honorees were Alyson Thomas, Champagne Bordeaux and Erika Norell. There was also a special tribute to Judy shepherd. Kudos to Corrie Boyd and his entire team for producing another great event. On Sunday was the On Sunday, Scandal's featured two great events starting with Sun-T with DJ Kastraphoe and Lil P, on the patio, starting at 4pm and followed by their monthly Gospel Jubilee at 6pm which starred the Lady Fancy and featuring the Gospel Jubilettes. As usual, Scandals was packed for this uplifting and joyous event!
Thursday, August 2
From today until August 8th the Pride Factory invites everyone to beat the heat with cool savings by featuring 15% off all Swimwear. In addition they remind everyone not to forget the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday with tax free shopping from August 3 -5 (items include: underwear, swimwear, clothing, bags, hats and more...restrictions apply).
Friday, August 3
Starting tonight and going through Sunday, Smarty Pants presents Trailer Trash Weekend with special trailer trash events all weekend long.
The Boardwalk presents the queen of videos, Chi-Chi LaRue spinning live tonight and tomorrow.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents L-U-V Madonna, a tribute to the queen with performances as Madonna by Erika Norell, Estephania St. Lords and Daisy Deadpetals.
Saturday, August 4
There will be 2 big events celebrated today at Mona’s Bar. The first will be their 15th anniversary and the second is owner Jerry’s 65th birthday. Some of the things Jerry has planned during the day are: at 3 pm a fabulous cook-out with hot diggity dogs, and chef John’s homemade potato salad, the first 250 people get a $15 bar tab good on their birthday and 65 minutes of open bar in random intervals throughout the day and night. Jerry invites the entire community to come celebrate and get ready to eat, drink and be Mary!
Ramrod features their monthly party, Pig Dance XLVIII with special guest DJ Alex Ramos (Muscle Fest, Beach Bear Weekend, Winter Music Conference, Roxy NYC).
The Gay Worlds Series send off party is at Alibi at 7pm with raffles, giveaways, etc..
Monday, August 6
Tonight at The Stable’s is the Lady Fancy Show and she will be in character as Reba, so check it out starting at 8 pm sharp!
Tuesday, August 7
A few weeks ago I made Kathy Griffin: Pants Off and Tired Hooker my This is HOT of the week and starting today you can buy it on DVD. I urge you to do so for it contains 2 incredible hilarious stand-up specials that you will watch over and over for hours of laughs!!
Wednesday, August 8
Bill’s presents their monthly wine tasting where they invite you to sample wines with food pairings by Chef Ron Kerr. This event is $25 per person and usually sells out pretty quickly. To register see any manager on duty.
GET OUT AND VOTE as the Primary Election is August 14, and early voting starts Saturday August 4. It is important for all of us to vote in the next two elections, the Primary and then the general election on November 6, for as GLBT Americans we have more to lose then we have in any other election. We dont want to lose years of progress in gay rights! If you are not registered to vote, do it now. For more election info go to BrowardSOE.org. On a personal not, if you live in West Wilton Manors, my friend Richard Blaise Cimoch is running for Democratic Precinct Committeeman-P004. As Committeeman he will continue to motivate people to register and vote. Please vote for him. For more info go to RichardCimoch.com
Beachbear Weekend was a big success for a first year event, and after all the hard work going into the weekend from all the businesses and the guys that put this on, Bob Young representing the BeachBear crew presented Mark Ketcham from Sunserve with a check for $12,000. Mark Ketcham stated "This was the best party event I've ever worked on and for it to raise this kind of money is amazing" BeachBear 2013 is on its way for May 8-13 2013 with a whole lot of fun events.....stay updated at BeachBearWeekend.com
Nobody likes to think about it - aging, growing old. As people in the LGBT community lead more open lives than ever before, it is becoming apparent there are additional aging issues to face besides creaky bones. For many LGBT elders the wrenching decision to enter a nursing home, where homophobia may exist among some of the staff, or how to create a support system if family has deserted you, are just some of the problems LGBT seniors face. Creative Arts Enterprises, in association with Treece Financial Group, Inc., is bringing a unique film, GEN SILENT to both Miami–Dade and Broward Counties. On August 6, 9 and 10 free public screenings of GEN SILENT (60 MIN) will be held along with a panel of experts who will address some of the issues discussed in the film. Screenings will be held: Monday, August 6th at 7 pm, at Temple Israel of Greater Miami (137 NE 19th Street, Miami). Panelists will be David Treece, AIF, MBA., Patricia Stauber, R.N., L.C.S.W, and Elizabeth Schwartz, Esq, Thursday, August 9th at 7 pm, at the Pride Center, in Equality Park, (2040 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors), and Friday, August 10th at 2 pm, at Art Serve (1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale). Panelists for the last 2 screenings will be David Treece, AIF, MBA, Dr. Adele Besner, Psy.D, Brett Landsman, CPA, and Jake Miller, Esq.
This is HOT – 2 movies on DVD/Blu-ray
“Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” 15th Anniversary Edition starring Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Award® winner Lisa Kudrow releases nationwide on August 7. Experience the fun, the laughs and the sizzling soundtrack like never before on Blu-ray with an all-new digital restoration! Romy and Michele are carefree party girls who reinvent themselves for their 10-year high school reunion. Their plan is working perfectly until a former classmate (Janeane Garofalo) blabs their real story to everyone. But Romy and Michele have one more big surprise up their sleeves. This is one reunion you won’t want to miss. Teh movie also stars Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Julia Campbell (“Dexter”), Camryn Manheim (“The Ghost Whisperer”), Justin Theroux (Wanderlust), Vincent Ventresca (“The Mentalist”) and is directed by David Mirkin (Heartbreakers) and produced by Barry Kemp (Catch Me If You Can), Laurence Mark (Julie & Julia), Richard Luke Rothschild (The
Game Plan) and Robin Schiff (“Huge”). The suggested retail price is $20 and can be found nationwide and online.
Inspired by the “vogueing” sensation featured in the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning, Sheldon Larry's exuberant musical Leave it on the Floor debuts on DVD August 14th from Wolfe Video. With music by Beyonce’s music director Kim Burse, screenplay and lyrics by Glenn Gaylord, choreography by Beyonce’s dance master, Frank Gatson Jr. and eye-popping visuals and direction by Sheldon Larry, the film is an ode to the wild funky and heart-aching life of this underground subculture. The score is an impressive mix of hip-hop, techno and house and gives the entire film its heart-pumping pulse; the dance numbers and choreography bring it alive. Thrown out of his home by his dysfunctional mother, Brad (Ephraim Sykes) steals her car and travels into Los Angeles where, through a chance encounter, he stumbles into a noisy raucous, chaotic event and meets the ragtag members of the struggling House of Eminence. Initially only looking for a place to sleep (and perhaps someone to sleep with), Brad ends up engaging with the colorful members of the house led by the indomitable house mother Queef Latina (Barbie-Q), herself an aging ball-legend and the fierce protect rice of her family. Laughter, tears, sex sirens, and butch queens up in pumps ensue and remarkably, Brad ends up finding an extraordinary home and loving, caring family in this, the strangest of places. Leave it on the Floor has a running time of 107 minutes and is not rated. The DVD will feature extras including music videos and interviews with cast and crew and is available at WolfeVideo.com.