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, January 14th
Drag it OUT casting call if from 7 to 9 pm at Rosie’s Bar and Grill. You can sign up today on Facebook.com/Dragitout FREE classes in the Art of DRAG with no experience necessary.
DragItOut.org – Drag it OUT is a community project that offers free workshops incorporating the desire to enable people to experience freedom, self-expression and fun. This liberating project involves community organizations, leaders, and members to step outside their comfort zones and experience theatrical gender bending. Either through workshops, community events, outreach and committee meetings, Drag It Out brings forth awareness and participation by giving back to the community through leadership and fundraising.
Friday, January 15th
Sean David, in association with Raging Stallion, presents Raging Stallion 2110 Man of the Year, Austin Wilde live in the flesh tonight, Saturday and Sunday with 2 shows nightly.
The Depot invites you to come meet the cast of the hilarious play “Sordid Lives” at 11 pm. They will also feature a best potluck contest and a sordid costume contest at midnight where they invite you to come as your favorite “Sordid Lives” character.
Sordid Lives, the play by Del Shores starts tonight through February 22nd at the Rising Action Theatre (840 East Oakland Park Blvd). For tickets either call 800-595-4849 or go to RisingActionTheatre.com
Shawn and Nick’s Courtyard Café is helping to protect local youth from being victims of hate crimes and so can you by dining with them from 5 to 11 pm tonight. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), a new non-profit aimed at preventing and responding to victims of hate crimes, particularly those associated with gay and lesbian discrimination.
Pandora Events presents their new monthly comedy show, Laugh Out Loud, starring for one night only the amazingly talented Suzanne Westenhofer for an intimate performance at the newest and hottest entertainment complex in South Florida, The Manor. Suzanne Westenhoefer’s ground-breaking career as the first openly gay comedian ever to appear on television includes appearances on Letterman, HBO, Bravo, Logo and GSN as well as performances across the US in popular theaters, clubs and fundraisers. You’ve seen her on TV now see her live! For more information go to PandoraEvents.com To order tickets visit the Manor or call 954-288-8691.
The Ramrod presents the Muscle Bear Man dance with DJ Herbie James.
Saturday, January 16th
Tim Foutch and Craig Attebury invite the entire community to the 9th anniversary of Atomic/Boom where they will feature a themed event, a blast from the past when DISCO was good. The night starts at 9 pm and features DJ Richie Rich spinning until 3 am.
Everyone’s favorite Midwestern beauty queen, Miss Richfield 1981, makes her south Florida debut at 8 pm at Cinema Paradiso. To purchase tickets, which are $25, go to FLIFF.com or call 954-525-3456. Join Miss Richfield 1981 for an after party at Georgie’s Alibi following the show.
Score, in association with Hilton Wolman, presents Liberty, the official sailaway party for the largest gay cruise in history. The night will star DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Abel with performances by Power Infiniti. In addition the bartenders and dancers will be styled by Ilde Goncalves Swimwear and 2 exclusive
swimsuits will be given away.
Catch Jin Hi Kim and Ittai Shapira in concert with the South Florida & Key West Symphony Orchestra at 8 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8 pm. For tickets call the box office at 954-462-0222 or go to BrowardCenter.org
Sunday, January 17th
The monthly Market Bazaar in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors takes place from 9 am to 2 pm.
Trannie Palace Sundays at Bill’s presents Misty Eyez’s birthday bash starting at 10 pm and starring the Trannie Palace cast Diamond Dunhill, Latrice Royale, Noel Leon, Nikkay Waters, Nikki Wyte also starring Alandra Matthews, April Chanel, Champagne Bordeaux, Chloe Godiva, Erika Norell, Evelyn Monroe, Franchesque Richards, Kassandra Hilton, Kennedy Davenport, Maxine Padlock, Monica Morre, Tiffany Fantasia and extra special guest, direct from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race Rebecca Glasscock.
Monday, January 18th
Noche Latina Florida, in association with HotFlyers.com, presents the annual Miss Noche Latina Pageant on Monday, January 18th at The Manor. Doors open at 9 pm and the pageant starts promptly at 10 pm (must be over by 2 am). The night will star Justice Divine (‘09), Erika Norell (‘03), Vegas Dion (‘04), Maite West (‘06), Victoria Grantty (‘07), Charisse (Elite ‘06), Viva Mirage (Elite ‘07), Yuri Too Much (Elite ‘08), Francina Holiday (Elite ‘09), Jose Vega (Mr. ‘06), Lewis Nicholson (Mr. ‘07), Adriel Munoz (Mr. ‘08), AJ Kline (Mr. ‘09) and Champagne Bordeaux (Miss ‘05) celebrating her 5th anniversary. For tickets, contestant or sponsorship information call 954-568-7149 or visit NocheLatinaFlorida.com
Get the cocktails ready and cozy up to the Bravo Clubhouse every Thursday night at midnight when “Watch What Happens: Live,” the late night, interactive, weekly talk show that features guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture, returns with host Andy Cohen. The winter season begins with 22 new episodes starting on Thursday, January 14 at midnight ET/PT, with Tamra Barney from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and Jeff Lewis from “Flipping Out” as the premiere guests. Other guests this season will include Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Ricki Lake, Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock”) and Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson.
Entertainer and hip hop icon Snoop Dogg has announced that his eighth annual “Snoop Bowl” will be played in South Florida on February 6. Snoop’s nearly undefeated team, the Snoop Dogg All Stars, will square off against a local youth football team from Miami coached by Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter and superstar wide receiver Terrell Owens. The event promises to be a spectacular one and with an amazing plight focused on kids.
Team Sidelines, the group of 18 cyclists riding in the SMART Ride, along with their sponsor, Sidelines Sports Bar, have reached the extraordinary fundraising total of over $35,000 for the charitable cause. Along with the numerous car washes, Jell-O shots sold, raffles, silent auctions, bar-sponsored charity parties, and Facebook posts, members of Team Sidelines continuously solicited donations from their friends, families and co-workers. In addition to the fundraising efforts, during the last several months, team members have been working hard to prepare for the ride by getting themselves into optimum physical condition through exercise, diet, and training rides.
The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings has partnered with EMI Music to release the 2010 GRAMMY Nominees CD, the 16th edition of the best-selling series highlighting artists and songs nominated for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 20-song collection will be available Jan. 19 and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the MusiCares Fundation and the GRAMMY Foundation, two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy. For more information about the Foundations, please visit www.grammy.com