After months of excitement and speculation, last Wednesday was the grand opening of The Manor in the heart of Wilton Manors on the Drive. I have to agree with many people who said this place is amazing and beyond belief. I was walking around watching people in awe as they went from one beautiful room to the next. Nightclub gurus Brett Tannenbaum, Paul Hugo and Gary Santis, along with designer Michael Beemish, developed something for the South Florida nightlife scene that it has never experienced before and I am sure it will be a huge success.
Thursday Sidelines presented the Mrs. Claus Stocking Auction, a benefit that raised much needed money for Broward House. Thanks again to Marty, Laurie and Jennifer and their entire team for always giving back to our community. After that a few of us headed over for the inaugural Key West Symphony performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which starred Cho-Liang Lin and was inspiring. Friday night we went by Noche Latina Fridays in Miami at La Casa De Tula to wish Gloria Klein a very happy 50th birthday. The performances by Gloria, Vegas and AJ Klein (Mr. Noche Latina) were all off the hook! Saturday night we were invited to the first night of Club Azucar at its new location in South Beach on Jefferson between 4th and 5th and were happy to see a lot of familiar faces. Congratulations to Tony, Arturo, Giovanni and the entire staff on a fabulous new location. Their grand opening will be Sunday, January 3rd with what I am told will be a fabulous new show!
We then went to the grand opening of the Goddess Room at Discotekka, which was packed with wall-to-wall cuties. Joe, Wendy, Vegas, Danny, Milancita, Seth and the entire Discotekka staff have really spent a lot of time, effort and money into designing a great party space. Congratulations to all for a job well done!
Thursday, December 24th
Discotekka, in association with Milancita.com, presents a Christmas Eve party starring DJ Carlos G.
Until December 30th the Pride Factory is offering 25% off all 2010 calendars.
Friday, December 25th
Living Room will be announcing the winners of the Meet Lady Gaga contest. A few of our lucky and loyal customers will meet Lady Gaga while she is here in Miami for her two concerts 12/31/09 and 1/2/10. Winner must be present at time of drawing.
Noche Latina Fridays, now in Miami at La Casa De Tula, presents a Christmas gift to all with “Thalia En Primera Fila” CD release party. They will be giving away free CD singles, posters and a raffle to win an exclusive Thalia autographed framed poster. The night features some of the hottest Latin DJs spinning Salsa, Latin House, Merengue, Reggaeton and all your Latin favorites. For more info visit NocheLatinaFridays.com
Saturday, December 26th
The Manor presents the grand opening of Red Light District Saturdays, be a homoerotic fantasy world, starring DJ Oren Nizri and VJ Gary Nolan in the Epic Nightclub and the grand opening of Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and patio, starring Erika Norell and Alyssa Kartiar with DJ Larry Larr and bartender Ben. No cover.
Mona’s bar presents the world famous 12th annual Leftover Christmas Grab Bag, with over 425 gifts with 70% of them containing cash. All you have to do is stop in anytime today and buy a drink and then you get to choose a free gift.
Hilton Wolman’s Salvation Holiday takes place tonight at Score starring DJ Abel and hosted by Michael Stanley.
Raging Stallion video star Colin Steel will be roaming Scandals Saloon starting at 9 pm selling raffle tickets to benefit FGRA. Colin will also autograph his fully nude posters for just $6.00.
Monday, December 28th
The Stable celebrates the Lady Fancy’s ?? birthday! This will be a very special show featuring Lady Fancy (if she can still make it up to the stage) and her group of incredible entertainers.
Tuesday, December 29th
The Manor presents the grand opening of Madame’s Cabaret starring Electra and cast. This will be a theatrical dining experience like no other!
The new DJ/VJ booth at Bill’s Filling Station is hot and now right on the dance floor, check it out!
Eighties hearthrobs Spandau Ballet are planning an out-of-this-world performance – literally – by becoming the first band to make music in space. The aging rockers, who reformed the band this year, have reportedly signed up to perform outside the earth’s atmosphere on Sir Richard Branson’s new commercial spacecraft, Enterprise. They will have five minutes of weightlessness to perform one of their greatest hits, either “I’ll Fly For You,” “Gold” or “True,” to become the world’s first group in space.
Care Resource has been awarded a $94,000 grant from Health Foundation of South Florida, for the operational cost of a new four chair dental clinic at their Miami facility located at 3510 Biscayne Boulevard. The grant monies will be used for start-up funding to support the staffing, equipment, and operational costs of the clinic. Now open, the clinic will specialize in dental services for those affected/infected with HIV/AIDS.
J Alexander (affectionately known as Miss J) has recently written the book “Follow The Model.” In this book, Miss J reveals his secrets to succeeding at what you love most, shares life lessons and colorful (to say the least) anecdotes, provides a multitude of invaluable grooming and style tips, dishes on the celebrities he’s worked with so intimately and offers a glimpse into the world of America’s Next Top Model. Miss J takes readers through his remarkable life and career that began with creating couture knockoffs on his grandmother’s sewing machine and took a brief detour while he considered becoming an accountant. It was a public casting call for a Jean Paul Gaultier runway show that led him to take his first impeccably clad step on the catwalk and confirmed his conviction that he belongs in the world of fashion. “Follow The Model” is available at all major bookstores for $22.99.
Two-time Emmy Award-winning and self-proclaimed “D-Lister” Kathy Griffin is back with a riotous new special, “She’ll Cut A Bitch.” Her sixth Bravo stand-up special, “She’ll Cut A Bitch” originally aired on April 15th, and will now be available for the first time on DVD on January 12, 2010 from Shout! Factory. Uncensored and unrated, “She’ll Cut A Bitch” boasts hilarious never-before-seen footage that includes The Octo Mom and Sarah Palin, a Maggie Griffin update, texting Sarah Silverman and more! The star of television’s “My Life On The D-List,” Kathy’s sharp, revealing narratives have become legendary and her latest special “She’ll Cut A Bitch” is no exception. Written and performed by Kathy, her latest comedy special takes you backstage in Hollywood — from the Emmys to the Grammys and even to Cher’s Malibu mansion. Appearing before a sold-out crowd at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, Griffin is in top form dishing about Judge Judy, James Gandolfini’s “ring of fire,” her mother Maggie’s beloved box of wine, hosting the “Shmemmys” and supporting Suze Orman for president so she can go about flipping the White House “and turning it for a profit.” “She’ll Cut A Bitch” was a 2009 Emmy-nominee for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Kathy has hosted multiple comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central and Bravo. A two-time Emmy-winner, Kathy also recently hosted the 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and in September ‘09 released a new book titled “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin,” which is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. She has performances scheduled nationally throughout January 2010.