What's HOT South Florida (9/27/2012 - 10/4/2012)
|Written by Scott Holland|
Saturday morning started off the 2nd Amazing Race South Florida. There were 20 teams and a lot of rain, but still over $30,000 was raised for Broward House. Congrats to all the racers on a job well done! Saturday night featured 2 big events. In Miami Discotekka was celebrating the birthday of Manager and Saturday night host Vegas. Vegas just returned from a weeklong vacation looking refreshed and happy. I would like to take this time opportunity to personally wish my good friend a happy birthday...Love ya! In Fort Lauderdale, Noche Latina at the Manor was celebrating the Victory of Puerto Rican, Angel Saez, winning Mr. Continental 2012/13. The place was packed and featured a great show by hostess Viva Mirage and Angel himself. Look for Angel on this week’s cover and an interview with him (by moi) inside this magazine. Sunday was a very busy day in Fort Lauderdale for me which started out at Brunch at Lips for Eric’s (my roomie and Alibi Bartender) birthday extravaganza. A group of 10 of us got together to celebrate Miss Erica’s birthday (see the pic and you will know why I call him a miss) and had a fabulous time with the ladies of Lips and their inspirational and fun loving Gospel Brunch. A special shot out to Nicolette (hostess) who is just AMAZING on the microphone. She kept us in stitches all afternoon long! After brunch and a quick nap to rest off the unlimited champagne (unlimited and alcohol are a bad combination...just saying) I headed over to the Red Party at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. The Red Party was organized by Live Free Be Strong and was a benefit for the Smart Ride. Despite the gloomy overhead conditions the event was packed and featured performances by, my friend, recording artist Ceevox and a fashion show by Chic Optique, Pride Factory and 5 Star Monkey. Congratulations to Andy Lauer and the Live Free Be Strong Team for a great event and raising over $6,500 for the Smart Ride. Later that night we went over to Matty’s to celebrate Matty’s birthday. Sorry I couldn’t stay long, but I had to get home to watch the Emmy’s!
Thursday, September 27
The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) will be featuring their quarterly luncheon from 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Tower Club (100 SE Third Avenue). The topic will be: “Six Steps to Effectively Analyze and Assess Your Business Health” with keynote speaker Jaime Yordan-Frau, President of Integro Success Unlimited. The cost for the luncheon is $30 for members and $40 for non members. For further information contact GLBX chair Michael Faerber at 954-243-4535.
Friday, September 28
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents a Sexy Underwear Party with a Best Underwear or Lingerie Contest with $250 in cash and prizes. The night stars DJs JPS in the main room and Miik in the Hip Hop room with performances by Estephania, TP and Sasha.
Saturday, September 29
The Manor features 2 big events tonight. In the Epic Room they will be celebrating the birthday of resident DJ Oren Nizri. In the Latin Lounge and Patio they are featuring the last official preliminary to the Celebrate Orgullo Dance Contest with over $300 in cash and prizes. The night will star DJ Larry Larr and hostess Viva Mirage.
Scott Hauser events present Scott Hausers 8th anniversary party entitles “Crazy 8” at the rooftop at the TowneHouse Hotel from 10 pm to 2 am. This event is sponsored by Papi and will feature Papi underwear models and giveaways.
Compass (of the palm beaches) Youth Group presents a Potluck Picnic. The invite the community to join them for a day of fun at John Prince Park in the Smythe Pavilion from 12 to 3pm for volleyball, kick ball, water balloons, hula hoops, tug of war and lots more. Remember to bring a dish, because potlucks aren’t the same without variety. For more information go to CompassGLCC.com
Boom presents “Heatwave, the Legend Continues” with DJ Frank Corr and no cover.
Casino Nights at the Sunshine Cathedral (1480 Southwest 9th Avenue) presents the “Turnabout Show” with Vegas style shows and lots of gifts and prizes. The night will also feature DJ Silvio. Doors open at 7 pm and admission is only $10. For more information please contact Corrie at 954-687-5287 for the Casino Night and Ethan at 954-297-9170 for the turnabout show. To purchase tickets go to SunshineCathedral.org.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents the FLIRT bowling doubles tournament after party at 3pm.
Sunday, September 30
Get Out The Vote Bar Crawl starts at 2 pm at Sidelines with special guest appearances by Brandon Hilton, Nicolette and Jersey Dion.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill will be celebrating their 2 year anniversary at the new location with an Anniversary T Dance starting at 2 pm.
Catch Brandon Hilton live on stage at 8 pm at Matty’s.
Organizing For America (President Obama's campaign organization) will be having a Voters Registration event at the Gospel Jubilee at Scandals from 5-8pm, where they will be: registering voters, updating voter registrations with address changes and enrolling voters in Vote By Mail.
Broward House will be featuring the incredible talents of Wanda Sykes in her only South Florida appearance this year on Sunday, December 2nd at 8pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. At press time 35% of the tickets have already sold and this event is sure to sell out so get your tickets quickly at BrowardCenter.org or by phone at 954-462-0222.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida unanimously passed a resolution today declaring its support of LGBT History Month, October 2012. In doing do, the school district becomes the first in the nation to issue an official resolution supporting LGBT History Month. The Broward County School District is the sixth largest school district in the nation and includes Fort Lauderdale. The resolution states: Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society…Encompassing a number of historically important days, this October is set to remind both the LGBT and wider communities of important roles LGBT people have taken in creating the social, legal and political worlds we live in today. The School Board of Broward County, Florida appreciates and recognizes the importance of LGBT History Month as an effective means of educating and calling to action the citizens of Broward County to work together to promote equal protection of all Broward County students and staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This is HOT
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