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July 16, 2009

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

July 4th weekend ended with a packed Saturday night at Sidelines (see pictures in this week’s magazine) and a phenomenal T Cruise where the boat was sold out. Keep in mind that Peter Burke will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the T Cruise August 2nd, but get your tickets now as this will surely sell out! After the cruise I went over to Scandals, who welcomed 99.9 KISS Country and their staff. They gave away lots of prizes, including 2 concert tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert. I ended the night with Ric Sena’s inaugural Alegria party in Fort Lauderdale, which did not disappoint. The party was held at Exit 66,and the boys were definitely out to play. Believe it or not, after a busy weekend I somehow found the energy to treck out on Monday to Alibi to see the one and only Lady Bunny, who as usual was hilarious. I heard her shows on Tuesday at Bill’s and Wednesday back at Alibi were just as good. After going directly home from work Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday a couple of the Hotspots gang and some friends went to Zucherello’s for dinner. This is definitely one of our favorite places and some of the best Italian food around.  On Friday I went to Bill’s for their monthly bear contest hosted by Miss Kitty. The finals will be September 11th where the winner will receive $1,000 in cash and a free cruise from Freedom Travel. Saturday night a few friends and I headed down to South Beach for the 2 year anniversary of Halo, which was so packed there was a 20 minute wait to get in. Congrats to Babek and Jason for creating such an original and successful establishment for the gay community and here’s wishing them many more years of success. Afterwards I went down the block to Score’s Bigger Saturdays, which featured the DJ debut premiere event of DJ William Umana who rocked the dance floor all night. I was there with my friends Harry D, Noel Leon and Nikki Whyte who was celebrating her birthday. A special thanks goes out to Asia Aviance at the door and host Michael Stanley for the VIP service!

THURSDAY, JULY 16th

Starting tonight and going all weekend long is the 3rd annual Miami Beach Bruthaz. From  fant-astic parties to engaging workshops, this event creates opportunities for networking and socializing and it promotes camaraderie among bruthaz. For more info visit MiamiBeachBruthaz.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 17th

The Boardwalk presents Raging Stallion lifetime exclusive Ricky Sinz tonight and tomorrow with 2 shows each night.
Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster is celebrating La Independence de Colombia with special performances by Alyssa Kartiar as Shakira and Colombian Noel Leon, DJ Bill Hallquist spinning some of the hottest Latin sounds and Hot Latin Go-Go Papis.
Key West has been historically known as “Bone Island” for over two centuries, and Bone Island
Bare It All Weekend, today through Sunday, gives that name a whole new meaning. Two weekends each year, hundreds of gay naturists and guys who just 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. Check out the schedule of 2009 events at NakedKeyWest.com for information on what’s happening this year.
Saturday, July 18th
Tonight is the grand opening of Voodoo Lounge Saturdays and features the diva Kristine W in concert. In the main room music will be spun by DJ Bill Hallquist DJ Miik will spin an open format on the patio and DJ Sabroso will be featured in the Noche Latina Lounge. Also catch extravagance by Erika Norell and Alyssa Kartiar.
Azucar, in association with Universal Music Latino and Granda Entertainment, presents a CD release party for Paulina Rubio’s new CD “Gran City Pop.” The night will feature free CD singles, free posters, exclusive Paulina autographed posters and Teresita as Paulina.
Church of the HolySpirit Song (2040 B North Dixie Highway, Suite 3 in Wilton Manors) is having a community open house.  Their open house reception will start at 5:30 pm followed by a concert featuring Christian artist and songwriter Shawn Thomas starting at 7 pm.  To learn more about this incredible artist please visit his web site at ShawnThomasOnline.com or look at the featured article in this week’s Hotspots Magazine.
Bill’s presents their monthly birthday party celebrating their staff members, Michael Bartlett, Chip and Gary Nolan, who were born in July. They also are celebrating their customer’s birthdays by giving all July babies their first drink free.
Club 11 presents a CD release party for the Pussycat Dolls, featuring Nicole Scherzinger,  
new CD Hush Hush; Hush
Hush. They will feature free
CD giveaways.

Sunday, July 19th

The Shoppes of Wilton Manors presents a Market Bazaar from 10 am to 4 pm where the stores are taking it to the streets to offer great deals, great shopping and HUGE discounts.
Paul Lopez and the State of Florida Continental Contest present a benefit for their winner, Lewis Nicholson, at the Coral Reef Guest House. The benefit will be a delicious brunch and outrageous pool party starting at 12:30 and featuring an underwear auction at 2:30 pm. They ask everyone to come out and support our local boy so that we can send him to Chicago for Mr. Continental in style. For more info contact Lewis at 754-366-2920 or Curt at 954-607-8595.
Gay Casino Cruise is sailing 6:30 – 11:30 pm aboard the Palm Beach Princess casino ship. There will be an exclusive boarding party with free cocktails and appetizers and a House DJ with entertainment by Nikki Adams and Erika Norell.

They also feature an exclusive buffet dinner with carving station, a Las Vegas casino action, free $10 Match Play, Drag Bingo and raffles. Bus transportation from Alibi is $10 per person with reservations required. Admission is $45.95 until July 17th and $50.95 after. For more information call Peter (Tea Cruise) at 954-649-1107.
The Voodoo Lounge’s “Life’s A Drag” presents a birthday party for cast members Daisy Deadpetals and Erika Norell. Life’s A Drag stars Daisy, Erika, TP Lords, Poizon Ivy and Gina Di’Angelo and features 2 shows, one at 11 pm and the other at 2:30 am, and 3 rooms of music including house, open format and hip hop.
The South Florida Bondage Club hosts Ramrod’s monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code Night) in the Gauntlet on the patio from 10 pm to 1 am. No tennis shoes or flip flops allowed and a minimum of a vest/harness and boots are required for entrance.

Edison Farrow presents The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s favorite dragapella quartet” who will be performing their fabulous show “Wake the F@#K Up America” at the Colony Theater for one show only at 7 pm. With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, six CDs and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe, the
Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 15 years America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.  Tickets are $25 or $35.

Hot Stuff

A fresh, new and different website for the gay community, RainbowPulse.com, launched on July 8th.  The difference from all the others is that it is community-based, focusing on the social aspects of the gay community and features news, shopping, travel, social networking and tips on ways of bringing all the members of the community together. No other site currently encompasses all the members of the community.  Social networking sections will allow all the members of the community to come together and provides for the organization of local clubs to help further the involvement of all members of the community. For Further Information visit  RainbowPulse.com or call
1-877-85PULSE.

Did you know that in Boise, Idaho fishing from a camel or giraffe’s back is illegal? That in Malibu, California laughing out loud in a movie theater could be considered disturbing the peace? That in Massachusetts tomatoes are not allowed in clam chowder? These are among the many laughable laws and wacky court cases detailed in a humorous new book titled “The Wacky World of Laws” (Paperback, $16.95 U.S.), written by Jeff Isaac, AKA “The Lawyer in Blue Jeans.”  “With the current legal landscape dominated by a glut of hard and downright depressing news, Americans are sorely in need of a quick chuckle on the ‘softer side of the law,’” notes Isaac, principal attorney at The Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group and a San Diego-area TV and radio personality.  “With the United States churning out upwards of 500,000 new laws each
year and 2 million regulations annually, this book is written for those who want a good laugh at the expense of the legal system and who relish being the hit of water cooler conversation.” “The Wacky World of Laws” is a compilation of U.S. and international laws and court cases that are decidedly out of the ordinary. “The Wacky World of Laws” is available for purchase online at BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com and LawyerInBlueJeans.com (purchase site for the 15% discount)
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The latest edition of the world’s best selling multi artist album series, “NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol.31” has recently been released and is super hot! This CD features 20 recent major hits from pop, rock, hip-hop and crossover country. The “Now That’s What I Call Music” series is a joint venture from EMI Music North America, Music Sony Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The series debuted in the US in 1998 after the brand had been a multi platinum international success for 15 years. The series has generated sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 73 million copies in the US. Every album in the numbered US series has reached Billboard Top 10. For more info go to NowThatsMusic.com.

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