This past holiday weekend was chock filled with activities. Friday night featured the monthly Artwalk down Wilton Drive and Copy This featured pics taken by Hotspots’ own Pompano Bill. After the Artwalk I stopped in at the Manor as my good friends at Pandora Events presented their monthly comedy spotlight staring Suzanne Westenhoffer, who was hilarious! Saturday night was the 9th anniversary of Atomic Boom where I ran into a lot of friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. Kudos to Chris Burdekin (GM) and his team for some fabulous decorations and congrats to Tim and Craig on 9 great year!
Afterwards I headed down to Score for the official sailaway party for the Atlantis Cruise produced by Hilton Wolman. As usual the club was packed with hotties who were kept entertained by the music of Abel and Joe Gauthreaux. Sunday started with the monthly Market Bazaar at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors and even the rain couldn’t keep the shoppers away. The evening started with Johnny’s, and Austin Wilde, Raging Stallion Studio Man of the Year 2010, performing live. With his ruggedly handsome looks and incredible body you can only imagine how hot the show was. Later that night I headed over to Bill’s for Misty Eyez’s yearly birthday extravaganza. To say Misty is loved would be an understatement because Bills was packed!
Thursday – January 21st
Smarty Pants will be celebrating bartender Robert’s birthday with a free buffet. The party starts at 8 pm and is followed by karaoke.
The Pride Factory features 20% off Joe Snyder merchandise from today until January 27th.
Club Sugar presents the grand opening of Drag Wars hosted by Amanda West with DJ Juan Carlos and a $100 cash prize weekly.
Friday – January 22nd
Living Room invites everyone not to be tardy for this party as they present Kim Zolciak (of the Real Housewives of Atlanta) singing her hit “Don’t be Tardy for the Party” live! Get there early to avoid the lines!
Tonight and tomorrow the Boardwalk presents the 2010 RentBoy.com calendar event with lots of giveaways.
Saturday – January 23rd
The Boardwalk presents Tiffany Arieagus’s birthday extravaganza starting at 9 pm. They invite everyone to come and join in on the celebration of a true legends birthday.
Discotekka welcomes you to the 70’s as they present a theme party, Aquarius, in honor of Danny Vilar’s and TP Lords birthdays. The night also stars DJs Jarell, MDW and Carlos G as well as performances by Vegas Dion, Victoria Sky, Teresita and Gina D’Angelo.
Magnum Lounge invites everyone to come out and party with the best of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with music and entertainment by Ready Eddy. Showtime is 9 pm with no cover!
Don Casteel will be celebrating his 2nd anniversary as karaoke host at Smarty Pants with a free buffet at 8 pm.
Bigger Saturdays goes wild at Score as they present DJ Drew Tribe.
Club Sugar presents Rihanna’s “Rated R” CD release event with house and hip hop with a Latin twist by Alex Infiniti and shows by Noel Leon and Nikki Whyte.
Sunday – January 24th
The Cottage in West Palm Beach (522 Lucerne Ave) presents “It Ain’t Just Tea,” their 2 year anniversary celebration. The event will be themed Denim & Diamonds, a Country Hoedown. The anniversary, which stars Daisy Deadpetals, Ricky Rollick, Nicole Saphire, Go-Go God Rod Martin and DJ Gil Martin, starts at 5 pm.
Stylus gay speed dating presents their first event for 2010 today at 5:15 pm sharp in the Manchester Room at the Alibi. Pre-register at MyStylus.com and save 25% by using the voucher code HS25.
LeatherWerks presents The Art of Pumping, an educational experience today at 4 pm and then again on Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Call 954-761-1236 or stop by to sign up for the class.
Bill’s invites you to meet and greet the cast of “Sordid Lives” including songs and scenes from the play. They will also feature a white trash buffet and they invite you to dress as your favorite character to win prizes.
Monday – January 25th
Bill’s present a celebration of the life for Travis Hensley who tragically passed on December 13th. Everyone is invited to join his family and friends for a memorial celebration benefitting Florida Hospice & Palliative Care. There will be performances from some of Travis’ favorite entertainers including Miss Kitty, Nikki Adams, Misty Eyez, Jennifer McClain, Nicole Piro, Two Guys on a Mic (Rick and Andy) and many others.
Tuesday – January 26th
Planeta Macho at Score and Jack Daniels presents Rock en Espanol featuring a live set by Latin pop band EXES with DJ George Ferrero and Ricardito La La La and his hot dancers on the second level.
Mark your calendars as tonight is the 3rd meeting of the newly formed Greater Fort Lauderdale Think Tank for businesses and community leaders in greater Fort Lauderdale. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm. Please rsvp to LGBTThinkTank@gmail.com
THE STRIP is a neo-burlesque club. What the hell is neo-burlesque? It’s a lot like classic burlesque, except it encompasses more than just a strip tease and a comedian with a spinning bowtie. “Those things are still present, but modern dance and mini-theatrical plays may also be involved with a bit of a freakish twist” says owner/artist director Glenn Douglas Packard. World renowned choreographer for his Emmy nominated work for Michael Jacksons 30th Anniversary Special is the driving force behind this exciting new Miami venue. “We have world class acts, with some of the biggest stars in neo-burlesque, its more tease than strip, but it will get you 100% naughty.” World class talent paired with the most shockingly seductive perform-ances are what set The Strip in a class of its own within elite nightlife entertainment. Cele-brity choreographer and Brooke Hogan’s bff in the “Knows Best” series has created a completely new concept in the heart of South Beach attracting top celebrities, athletes and the jet set from around the globe. Opening at the end of January, The Strip will host the who’s who of South Beach elite just in time for Super Bowl with a show unlike anyone has seen so far in South Florida.
SAVE Dade, in partnership with other LGBT organ-izations and the Dade Community Foundation, have set up the LGBT Community Response to the Crisis in Haiti Fund to ensure that our dollars are delivered to the most needed and deserving efforts. The Dade Community Foundation is in communication with major charitable relief efforts and will make quick and timely distribution of funds to the most urgent efforts. Contributions can be made online at DadeCommunityFoundation.org and then click on “Donate”; type “LGBT Community Response to the Crisis in Haiti Fund” into the “Purpose” box. Checks can also be sent. They should be made payable to: LGBT Community Response to the Crisis in Haiti Fund at the DCF and mailed to: Dade Community Foundation, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 505 Miami FL 33131-2343
Show your rainbow colors and enter to win an eight-day Pride vacation for two to America’s Riviera, Miami Beach, followed by a Caribbean cruise aboard the luxurious Norwegian Sky. Miami Beach Gay Pride has teamed up with Passport Magazine, Source Events and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) to host the Pride-ful vacation for two, April 16th through 23, centering on Miami Beach Gay Pride. This once-in-a-lifetime vacation includes roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the Continental U.S., three nights in the oceanfront Shore Club on South Beach and all the sights, sounds and excitement of Miami Beach Gay Pride on Saturday, April 17th. Then take your Pride from Ocean Drive to the ocean, and enjoy a sea-sational five-day Caribbean Pride cruise, courtesy of Source Events.
Entering is easy. The Miami Beach Gay Pride vacation contest will be online at PassportMagazine.com/miamipride from now through Sunday, March 14th, and the winner will be announced on March 15th. The winner and his or her traveling companion will be whisked away to Miami Beach on Friday, April 16th, just in time for the Second Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride. Following three nights at the renowned Shore Club, embark upon the Norwegian Sky, courtesy of Source Events, for a four-night, five-day Caribbean cruise with stops in Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. Enjoy a private party with Pride Cruise DJs, shore excursions, entertainment, tea dances and an exclusive movie screening, or just chill out and relax. The ship features six restaurants, ten bars and lounges, a full-service spa, fitness center, two glimmering pools, five hot tubs, a basketball/volleyball court, golf driving net, Internet cafe and a jogging/walking track. No purchase is necessary, and the contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years. Some restrictions apply. For details and information on Miami Beach Gay Pride, visit MiamiBeachGayPride.com