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In Issue 11

What’s hot around town, what to do, where to go and the hottest toys and gifts!

 A week ago Saturday was the much anticipated 2 year anniversary of the club that took downtown Miami by storm, Discotekka. For the last 2 years it has been one of the hottest places to be on a Saturday night, and their anniversary was over the top with decorations, performances and a tremendous amount of fun. Check out the pictures on pages 40 and 41. Congrats to Wendy Joe, Vegas, Danny and Milancita, and we wish you many more years of success! Last Saturday we made a romp around Fort Lauderdale starting out at Bill’s for the Atlantis Cruise pre-party , we then went over to Johnny’s to see some dancers shake their thangs and to say hello to our friends. Afterwards we headed to Jackhammer for DJ Phoenix’s Ashes 2 Ashes CD release party. Since we had dancer fever we ended the night at Boardwalk, where Falcon Studios and Fabscout Entertainment presented video star Josh West. It was nice to see some of our clubs packed!

Friday, March 13

Starting tonight and continuing every 2nd Friday of the month Jackhammer presents the Stonewall Knights MC, where all motorcycles and all friends of bikers are welcome, starting at 8 pm with a door prize drawing at 10 pm.

Three cities, two choruses, one incredible concert. The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus and their guests, the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus, open Choral Festival 2009 with a selection of new and favorite songs. Together they present “Songs of My Family,” a program about the power of love, conducted by guest Director Jeff Buhrman of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. and in cooperation with Sun Serve “Valuing our Families Annual Award Night.” There will be two shows: tonight at 8 pm and Saturday, March 14th at 8 pm. Both will be held at the Sunshine Cathedral on 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale (just south of Davie Blvd.). Call today for tickets!
Bill’s Sexy Bear Contest starts tonight at midnight and then the second Friday of every month for 6 months completing on September 11th, where the winner will receive $1000 in cash and a free cruise for two on the November Bear Cruise. For contestant information call 954-567-5978.
Steam Fridays at the Honey Pot in Gaybor city presents “The Sexy Side of Oz,” a themed event with an exclusive live performance by Kat DeLuna singing her hits “Whine Up,” “Run the Show” and “Unstoppable.” DJ Greg Anderson and Ramsey will be spinning.
Congregation Etz Chaim (CEC), Wilton Manors’ only synagogue and Florida’s only synagogue with a special outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews, welcomes Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum to speak at its regular 8 pm Shabbat service. Since 1992, Rabbi Kleinbaum has been the Senior Rabbi of New York City’s Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST), the world’s largest LGBT synagogue. Congregation Etz Chaim, which is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is located at 1881 NE 26 Street, Suite 101, in Wilton Manors. In addition to its 8 pm Friday night services, CEC offers a variety of religious, educational and social programs along with its Sisterhood and Men’s Club. For more information contact CEC at 954-564-9232 or congregation@etz-chaim.com.

Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster presents Harry Demasiado’s 25th Birthday Paradise Xtravaganza from 9 pm to 3 am. The night will star J Music Group’s international recording sensation Ceevox performing Jimmy D Robinsons “In the Night” from the book Timewarp along with great hits such as “Love Is,” “Believe in We” and “My Imagination.” The night will also star Ragging Stallion exclusive and NakedSwords 2009 Man of the Year Steve Cruz, as well as house Diva’s Erika Norell and Champagne Bordeaux, with door by Gemini Stone. In addition, DJ Juan Carlos will be spinning the best in Latin and dance.

Saturday, March 14

Club 11 Saturdays opens tonight at 1116 West Broward Blvd. The night will be hosted by Jordan Bailey, Omar Gonzalez, and Tpromix with music from DJ Cire Cintron. The new 11 nightclub is located next to Johnny’s.

The Pride Factory invites you to catch Ragging Stallion exclusive Steve Cruz signing autographs from 3 to 6 pm.
The Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival celebrates its 13th anniversary today and tomorrow. The streets will be transformed into an outdoor craft art showcase, complete with 150 crafters with affordable original works available for sale. Admission is free and open to the public. Navigational address: 4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308. For additional information on the 13th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit ArtFestival.com or call 954-472-3755.
From the producers of Lazy Bear Weekend, catch Sweat Fort Lauderdale tonight at Jackhammer starring DJ Blaine Soileau. They will also feature video star dancers courtesy of Grey Rose.
Smarty Pants presents a dazzling dragathon featuring Ms. Fritz Ann, Anita Barr, Veronica Michaels and Samatha Montclair.

The Boardwalk is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Dean Coxx performing live on stage with two shows.

Wednesday, March 18

The Melting Pot (1135 N. Federal Highway) presents the bi-monthly Boys Night Out, a benefit for the Broward House. The meal is preset at $35 and includes a 3 course fondue dinner, models with fashions from Dillard’s, the latest from Clinique for Men, Paul Mitchell products presented by the Michael Leigh Salon, Cookies by Design, Victoria Park Florist, psychic readings from Gracie, gift bags, door prizes and more!
Underwearable.net presents their 2009 collection launch with a sexy fashion show at Azucar. Admission is free.
Georgie’s Alibi celebrates Liza Minelli’s birthday with a show at 9:45 starring the incomparable Jimmy, as well as cake and surprises.

HOT STUFF

Want to have a fun brunch, Mexicano style? Get on over to Maracas every Saturday and Sunday for their $14.95 brunch with a selection of unlimited brunch cocktails from 11:30 am until 4 pm on both days. They are located at 3001 N. Federal Hwy, just south of Oakland Park Blvd. Check it out soon!
The Poverello Center announces that longtime columnist and event planner, Dale Madison, has joined the staff in the capacity of fundraising coordinator. Madison has long been associated in raising funds for many local 501(c)(3) organizations with his monthly Martini Madness events held at local clubs and restaurants. Dale is very excited about joining the Poverello team and we are sure will bring them only wonderful things! Madison will plan and execute various events throughout the year, including the annual Bowl A Thon in August to raise funds to continue to purchase and provide food for those living with HIV/AIDS. Dale can be reached by calling the Poverello Center at 954-561-3663 ext. 123.

The recent fundraiser held at Sidelines Sports Bar was heralded by most as an awesome success, raising nearly $8,000 for the Florida AIDS Walk. Sidelines Sports Bar, Wilton Manors’ popular gay nightspot, hosted an exclusive three-hour charity celebration with open bar and hors d’oeuvres for the who’s who of gay Fort Lauderdale. Loyal patrons, media representatives, community leaders and many of Team Sidelines’ walkers were on hand to show their support and offer donations for this important cause. One hundred percent of the funds raised during the Party for Charity and at the Walk will benefit HIV/AIDS organizations in Florida, such as AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Broward Human Rights Initiative, Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC), and Pet Project. “The warmth we felt as a result of the outpouring of community spirit was so overwhelming. The charitable feeling filled the air and shows what can be accomplished when we, as a community, support each other in standing together for a cause”, noted Jennifer Morales, director of marketing for Sidelines Sports Bar.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Troy (Torpedo); Brian; Sean; Tim M.; Eric Eilers; Terry McDevitt; Frankie Tamburelli; Russell (Ramrod) and brother Ricky; Miss Puddin’; Todd Boggs; Lloyd (Poverello); Terry DeCarlo; Charles “Michael” Trunck; John Cote (Delray); Michael Hulett; Mark Kramer; Harry Demasiado; Harry Miranda; Scott MacKay; Richard Brensil; Jim Prentice; Joao Carlos and Jose Romero. Our very best wishes to all of you, and to those we may have missed – Happy Birthday!


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Ginch Gonch

…the unapologetically sassy underwear and lounge-wear company, is putting the ‘hip’ in hippity hoppity this Easter with the launch of its limited-edition Pretty in Pink collection, featuring pink hotdogs, stars and a pink version of its popular argyle brief. The  collection will be available in major department stores, select independent retailers and online at www.GinchGonch.com beginning April 3rd, in time for Easter. Made from a breathable, body-conforming stretch fabric (95% cotton/5% Lycra), the pastel  briefs are available in wieners, multiple stars, and argyle. The signature 1 1/4 inch microfiber elastic logo waistband with matching stitched trim, gives the collection a stylish, tailored look. The  collection will also be available as long johns. Ginch Gonch – the title of the company comes from the Canadian slang words for underwear “ginch” and “gonch” – is heralded for its innovative and oftentimes outlandish designs. The  collection is Ginch Gonch’s first Easter-inspired collection. “We wanted to have a little fun this Easter,” explained Ginch Gonch founder and Director of Stitches and Inches Jason Sutherland, at this week’s announcement. “Born out of a vision to revitalize the underwear market, Ginch Gonch designs are outrageously fun with a dab of sexual innuendo in every style. With product lines for men, women, and even children, Ginch Gonch’s luxury brand is pushing boundaries in an effort to instill their motto “Live Life Like a Kid” into every underwear drawer. Ginch Gonch has attracted the attention of buyers from all over the globe, and is a favorite of celebrities including Ashton Kutcher, Avril Lavigne, Tori Spelling, and Britney Spears.

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