Monday, February 15th was the annual Miss Florida Continental, Elite and Plus pageants at the Voodoo Lounge. There were 10 contestants vying for these prestigious titles. Some of the highlights of the evening were Viva Mirage’s and Sandra Lopez’s evening gowns, India Channel Braxton’s Jill Scott talent (lyp synch at its best) and India Demore’s Q&A. Congratulations to all the winners and to Samantha Perez for keeping the tradition alive. A special thanks to Jim Fiynt (owner of the Continental system and the Baton Show Lounge) for gracing us with his presence. Last Friday Poverello presented “An Evening with the Stars” which was a 79th birthday celebration for Father Bill and a fundraiser for Poverello. The event took place at the Italian American Civic League and featured performances by hostess Nicolette as well as Nikki Adams, Florida’s Dame Edna, Cashetta, Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, Shardee Ross and much more. The delicious hors d’oeuvres and bar were provided by Alibi Catering.
On Saturday night it was feathers, beads and glitter around town as Boom celebrated Mardi Gras and the Manor celebrated Carnaval with great performances by Champagne Bordeaux and Justice Divine in very HOT costumes. Sunday was the inaugural Island City Fest in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors which featured live music, artists, food and lots of discounts in all the shops. It was a beautiful day and lots of people showed up to take advantage of all the fun. If you missed it, fret not – Island City Fest will happen the 3rd Sunday of every month!
Thursday – Feb 25th
Back by popular demand DJ Miik presents the return of Cuchifrito Thursdays at Club 11 at Johnny’s. The night will feature DJ Miik spinning the best in house, hip hop, pop,meringue and salsa, as well as an underwear contest at midnight sponsored by Elite Underwear and hosted by TP Lords.
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business Builders Luncheon (downtown location) will be at Hard Rock Café Bayside Restaurant, 401 Biscayne Blvd., #R200 (behind the Bayside Marketplace). MDGLCC member Michael Wallman of Wallman Financial is their moderator. Registration is at 11:30 am with luncheon/ networking from noon to 1:00 pm. Cost is $30 per person including seated style lunch. Limited to 30 persons; RSVP to 305-573-4000 or MDGLCC @bellsouth.net
Friday – Feb 26th
For the first time in my memory 2 clubs in south Florida are working together to produce a 2 day event entitled Avatar. Tonight’s event is Lights Out and is being held at Living Room Nightclub and Saturday’s event is The Glow and will be at Discotekka. I am assured by both Christian Leonard (co-owner of Living Room) and Vegas Dion (GM of Discotekka) that this is going to be an event that will blow South Florida away!
The Manor presents direct from P-Town DJ Chris Racine and Kevin Aviance performing her hits live.
Sean David in association with Raging Stallion presents Raging Stallion exclusive Dominic Pacifico live in the flesh tonight, at Johnny’s Bar, Saturday and Sunday with 2 shows nightly.
The hit original series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” which airs Friday nights at 10 pm ET/PT on Starz, will be featuring the relationship between two male members of the gladiators. Barca (played by Antonio Te Maioha) continues to seek freedom for himself and his lover Pietros (played by Eka Darville) in episodes 106 and 107 premiering tonight and next Friday, March 5th.
Saturday – Feb 27th
Atomic/Boom celebrates the release of Madonna’s “Revolver,” the second single from “Celebration, the Ultimate Madonna Hits Collection” with free CDs, t-shirts and posters. Billboard reporter DJ Paulie will be spinning all night long.
The Sunshine Cathedral proudly presents a night of pro-am drag community recognition starting at 8 pm at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts (1490 SW 9th Avenue). The night will honor Pompano Bill with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Gary Santis with the Diversity Award, Wendy Phillips with the Community Service Award and Tiffany Arieagus with the Living Legend Award. Special guest appearances by Nikki Adams, Champagne Bordeaux, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra, Kitty Meow, Misty Eyez, Sheena Devine (Miss Noche Latina 2010), TP Lords, Myles from the Larmic Kings and cast members from Drag it Out. Tickets are on sale at SunshinePerformingArts.com
The Pride Factory, as part of their 14th anniversary celebration, invites the entire community to meet the face of Manifest Men Vin Marco live from 2 to 4 pm.
Accomplished race car driver Guy Cosmo will host all three Destination Supercar Experience events in 2010. Supercar Experience— A series of racy, high-tech mega-events will take place in three vibrant and affluent locations: Palm Beach, New Orleans and the Hamptons.Young entre-preneurs and auto aficionados John Temerian and David Lee Adams, alongside new partner Jan Otto, are the visionaries behind this one-of-a-kind event series which kicks off in Palm Beach today along the Flagler Drive Waterfront from 11am to 6 pm.
Sunday – Feb 28th
The Barker Pet Resort (761 SE 17th Street) presents their grand opening from 12 pm to 4 pm where they will feature 20% off the entire store, 20% off any service booked that day and gift bags for the first 100 guests. They will also be featuring the Humane Society’s mobile pet adoption.
The Pride Factory, as part of their 14th anniversary celebration, invites the entire community to meet Raging Stallion exclusive Dominic Pacifico live from 1 to 3 pm.
The Manor presents a special event DJ David Knapp spinning from 8 pm to 2 am.
On Saturday, March 13th at 9 pm Scandals Saloon, as part of their 5th anniversary celebration weekend, in association with Absolut Vodka will hold their first Sexy Cowboy Contest. If you would like to be a contestant (deadline for registration is March 1st) and have the chance to win great cash and prizes please register online at ScandalsSaloonFLA.com
J Miles is featuring their 30th anniversary sale with all swimwear, underwear, T’s and clothing for only $10 each (nothing held back). Brands include Pistol Pete, Tulio, Sauvage, Jocko and Unico.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today that Golden Globe Award-winning actress and producer Drew Barrymore will receive the Vanguard Award and Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Wanda Sykes will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented in Los Angeles by ABSOLUT Vodka on April 17, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
Letter from Jackson Pagett to Florida Hospice and Palliative Care – I speak for all members of the Alibi and Bill’s corporation when we say thank you to you and your team for making Travis Hensley’s final days as comfortable as possible. It is with much regret that we lost Travis, but he will live on brightly through all of our hearts and memories. Enclosed you will find $4,000 raised during the Celebration of Life Party honoring Travis, and hosted at Bill’s Filling Station on January 25th, 2010. The patrons and staff donated $1,000.00, Mark Negrete and myself matched the $1,000 donation, and his grandmother, Ms. Julia Neal, matched that total of $2,000 additional. It is our hope that these funds will be used to assist someone else in their time of need.
Glee Volume 1: The Road to Sectionals. From Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Nip/Tuck,” comes “GLEE,” a new comedy for the aspiring underdog in all of us. The series follows an optimistic teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach – attempts to save McKinley High’s Glee Club from obscurity, while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential. It’s a tall order when the brightest stars of the group include Kurt (Chris Colfer), a soprano who hits a high note in fashion; Mercedes (Amber Riley), a larger-than-life diva with a voice to match; Artie (Kevin McHale), a geeky guitarist who rocks and rolls; and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), a punk rocker who hides behind her stutter and blue hair extensions.
Will’s only hope lies with two true talents: Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), a self-proclaimed star who is convinced that MySpace and show choir and are her tickets to fame; and Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), the popular high school quarterback with movie star looks who must protect his reputation from his holier-than-thou girlfriend and “Cheerios” head cheerleader, Quinn (Dianna Agron), and his arrogant football teammate, Puck (Mark Salling). Will is determined to do whatever it takes to make Glee great again, but his only ally is fellow teacher and germaphobe Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays). Everyone else around him thinks he’s nuts – from his tough-as-nails wife Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig) to McKinley’s scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) – but he’s out to prove them wrong. “GLEE” can be purchased on sale at WolfeVideo for $29.95.