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July 9, 2009

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

Juan Bracho, one of the models in our Summer Fashion spread (and one of the sexiest men I have ever met), celebrated his 35th birthday in a beautiful oriental style in midtown Miami at the Cite Condominium in the Social Room. Flowers, music, delicious food everything was perfectly set up for the theme. Juan was accompanied by twenty friends, including the Venezuelan Model Mima Valvuena who was beautifully dressed as a geisha.  The birthday cake, made by Paul Bakery was exquisite. Tuesday night I went to Intoxiskate for the first time in about a year and reminded myself how much fun this weekly gay skate is. Among the many patrons was Jon Elu (owner of the Lounge in WPB) and 2 of HGTV’s Design Stars, Mikey V from Season 3 and Nathan Galui of the upcoming season (check out his exclusive interview in next week’s Hotspots). Wednesday, July 1st was the 16th anniversary of Twist and once again their anniversary was a who’s who of the South Beach scene. Congrats to Joel, Richard and the entire Twist family on a fabulous anniversary! We wish them many more years to come! Thursday was the 43rd birthday of AJ Cross at Club 11/Johnny’s and was a benefit for Kids In Distress. Congrats to Sean and his entire staff for throwing an all-star birthday party and raising lots of money for a good cause! Saturday afternoon my neighbor across the street, Jeff Miller, had a pool party and as you can see from the pic there were plenty of sexy men. Now that’s what I call celebrating independence.

Thursday – July 9th
Join ArtsUnited for a special Arts NightOUT at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale as they present “The Muscular Body as Living Art,” a fun, live exhibition featuring NPC Bodybuilding Champions hosted by Deco Drive entertainment reporter Ellie Rodriquez.  Nova Southeastern University faculty members will discuss male and female muscular body images throughout art history, from Greek sculpture to pop art. During the discussion, NPC Bodybuilding Champions will bring the iconic sculptures to life. The live exhibition will be held at MOA’s Horvitz Auditorium, with a reception following in the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Terrace featuring refreshments, male and female body posing, music, and an extravagant wall-to-wall screening of the Arnold Schwarzenegger documentary Pumping Iron. The museum is located at One East Los Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $20 available at Will Call and RSVP’s are a must. RSVP to Emily Crater at 854.262.0236 or emccrater@mo afl.org.

Friday – July 10th
Caldwell Theatre Company Presents Vices: A Love Story. Passion! Energy! Humor!  Vices: A Love Story is a sophisticated exploration of relationships told through music and dance.  The pastiche of musical styles encompasses Celine Dion, Manhattan Transfer, Journey, R&B, Disco and even 1930’s movie musicals. The variety of dance flavorings includes contemporary, modern ballet, modern tap and a variety of ballroom disciplines.  Fans of So You Think You Can Dance will be in heaven.  Runs through August 2nd, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Admission is: $47.50, $42.00 and 38.00 by calling the Box Office at 561-241-7432.  

Bill’s Growl Fridays presents on the second Friday of each month the Sexy Bear Contest hosted by Miss Kitty at midnight sharp! The finals will be on Friday September 11th where the winner receives $1000 in cash and a free cruise on the November Bear Cruise courtesy of Freedom Travel.
The 10th anniversary of Marytrini y Las Divas del Jacuzzi takes place tonight at the Teatro Manuel Artime (900 SW 1st Street, Miami). For reservations call 305-441-6974 or 305-502-2096.

Johnny’s, in association with Channel 1 Releasing, presents video star Lucas Knowles live in the flesh tonight, Saturday and Sunday with 2 shows nightly at 11:30 and 12:30 hosted by Justice Royale.

Saturday – July 11th
Mona’s presents the 10th annual PHD (Pizza Hut Dave) Day for Poverello at the Italian-American Hall (2310 NE 7th Avenue) from noon to 9 pm. Admission is $15 and includes an open bar all day, an abundance of great home-made food, entertainment all day, DJ Freddy and lots of games and raffles. If you would like to donate anything for this event or for more information please call Jerry at 954-525-6662.
Azucar Nightclub presents an Ed Hardy Vodka Party with a tattoo artist, body painting, hot dancers and a special show.

Monday – July 13th
Orlando Fringe hit Truth or Dare with Pepe has found a new home at The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave., and added the enviable talents of Miss Sammy. The show will be presented on the second Monday of each month at 10 pm. Audience members who are brave enough to play Truth or Dare will have a chance to win exciting prizes. Prizes for the July 13th episode include a $25 bar tab at The Peacock Room, two tickets to see Hazel & the Bugman at Parliament House, dinner coupons to Hamburger Mary’s and two Surf Salad t-shirts. For more information visit PeacockRoom .com or call 407-228-0048.

The world of daytime will get the ultimate wake-up call when The Wendy Williams Show launches in national syndication.  Called a “breakthrough in daytime” by the New York Times, Williams made headlines the minute she hit the air last summer, delivering her unique brand of topical, not typical content – the result: a top-rated, six-week run in four major markets where Williams broke every rule in the book, winning over TV viewers by giving them the content they’d been craving. Taped live in New York, The Wendy Williams Show will combine the latest buzz and hot topics with a diverse mix of celebrities from the arenas of film, music, sports and television.  

Tuesday – July 14th
Scores Planeta Macho celebrates Colombia’s Independence Day with a live Vallenato band on stage. The night also stars DJ George Ferrero and Ricardito La La La and his dancers on the second level.

Wednesday – July 15th
The bi-monthly Boys Night Out at the Melting Pot takes place tonight benefitting Tuesday’s Angels. Admission is only $35 and includes 3 course fondue dinner, models with fashions from Dillards, the latest from Clinique for Men, Paul Mitchell products presented by the Michael Leigh Salon, Cookies by Design, psychic readings from Gracie, gift bags, door prizes and more.
Pledge Wednesdays at Club 11 in association with Jordan Shorr present a Reality Superstar Extravaganza with Glenn Packard from Brooke Knows Best, Tommy from Tool Academy and JD from the Real World Brooklyn. The night, as always, is hosted by Daisy Deadpetals.
The Annual Mr. Azucar Pageant takes place tonight at 10 pm. The presentation is Super Heroes, and there will be over $4,000 in cash and prizes. For information and/or reservations call 305-441-6974.

Hot Stuff
Maracas Bar and Grill features Pet Wednesdays where they invite you to eat with your pets on their patio. In addition 10% of the check will benefit the Pet Project.
Check out Rock Hard’s ad in this week’s magazine and bring it in for 15% off anything in the store.
Key West has been historically known as “Bone Island” for over two centuries and Bone Island Bare It All Weekend (July 17th-19th) gives that name a whole new meaning. Two weekends each year, hundreds of gay naturists and guys who like to get naked fill up Key West’s clothing-optional gay guesthouses. Featured events include dance parties, foam parties, pool parties, naked shopping and the playful ‘Bad Boys’ party.  Check your clothing at the doors of Key West’s famous gay bars or arrive in the naked shuttle. Play in the video room or hang out in the pool.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a defining moment for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) movement, AARP announced the launch of a multiplatform media campaign consisting of exclusive new online, television, radio and print content that includes contributions from many of the nation’s most prominent and outspoken members of the LGBT communities (available online at AARP.org/ Stonewall).

Sidelines Sports Bar is delighted to announce its inaugural sponsorship of the SMART Ride 6, the two-day, 165 mile, bicycle ride from Miami, FL to Key West, FL. The SMART Ride, also known as The Southernmost AIDS/HIV Ride, is a fundraising effort born out of a vision that 100% of what the participants raise could go to charity and could maintain some control over the distribution of their funds. Last year alone The SMART Ride raised almost $600,000 for a number of charitable organizations. The Ride begins in Miami, FL on Friday, January 8th, 2010 with Opening Ceremonies and an early morning Ride Out to Duck Key, where riders will stay overnight. Then on Saturday, January 9th, the Ride Out begins and ends in Key West, FL with a much heralded Closing Ceremony. The Ride is fully supported and is designed to allow riders of all different degrees of experience to participate. The Ride is not a race, it is a ride. Sidelines Sports Bar will also be joining this year’s ride with “Team Sidelines,” a group of committed individuals who desire to give of themselves for this worthwhile cause. The team is made up of staff, loyal patrons, friends and family who see this as another opportunity to give back to the LGBT community.

Help Neglected Animals
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals.  It takes less than a minute (about 15 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box ‘fund food for animals for free’. This doesn’t cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here’s the web site: TheAnimal RescueSite.com.

This is Hot
The New Twenty offers a totally fresh take on urban gay-straight friendships, charting the lives of a tightly knit circle of New Yorkers (who are about to turn 30) tracking the highs and lows of a wall-street world destined to disappear overnight. The hot cast includes: Terry Serpico (Michael Clayton, Hannibal), sexy Ryan Locke (American Gun), Outfest Best Actress award-winner Nicole Bilderback (Bring It On), Bill Sage (Mysterious Skin), Colin Fickes (Roger Dodger), Andrew Wei Lin, Thomas Sadoski and 2009 Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story). Awards Include Best Actor Colin Fickes (Calgary Int’l Diversity Fest); Best Leading Actress Award Nicole Bilderback (OUTFEST); Best 1st Time Director Award (Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival); Best Screenwriting Chris Mason Johnson/Ishmael Chawla (FilmOut San Diego). The bonus features include commentary, deleted scenes, and the music video “End of the World.” The New Twenty, 92 minutes, hits the stores on July 21st but can be pre-ordered on WolfeVideo.com for only $19.95.

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