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On Monday, February 22nd the annual Miss Gay Black USofA pageant and was held at J’s. It was a fab pageant and in the end local entertainer and my friend, Champagne Bordeaux, won her first national pageant and is the new Miss Gay Black USofA 2010. On Tuesday I was privileged enough to go see one of the true divas of our generation, Patty Lupone, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. To say her show was moving would be the understatement of the year. Thursday was the return of DJ Miik’s Cuchifrito now being held at Johnny’s. If the crowd was an indicator …

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whatshot2Mack Lunch celebrated its 5th anniversary at Trina at the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It was a sold out crowd once again. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Danny and DJ on 5 fabulous years and wish them many more years of success. Friday evening Noel Leon’s husband, David (Honey Love), celebrated his birthday at the Palace on South Beach with a small group of friends that included Misty Eyez, Harry Demasiado, Nikki Whyte and a few others all on hand to give him some birthday love.

 

whatshot4After the party I headed to Kiehl’s on Lincoln Road for the final destination of Winter Party’s Passport to Lincoln Road. Kiehl’s was jam packed with cute boys all taking advantage of the 20% off everything in the store. In addition, Kiehl’s made a donation of 20% of all sales to the Task Force. Sunday afternoon Winter Party Weekend presented one of my favorite parties of the year, the beach party. After the opening set by DJ Brett Henrichsen, Brazilian DJ Ana Paula took over the turntables. I have heard good things about her, but she far exceeded any expectations I had. She played a perfect mix of music that kept the boys packed on the dance floor until the party ended. Everybody could not help but move to these high energy feel good songs.

 

whatshot3Congratulations to the Winter Party and to DJ Ana Paula for a party that people will soon not forget! Sunday night the Manor presented the Oscars and in between commercials they presented the 1st annual Besties Awards honoring some of South Florida’s best, hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Mikey V. of Design Star. Congratulations go out to all the winners, with a special nod to our own Peter Clark who won for Best Publisher.

 

Thursday – March 11th

 

whatshot5Sidelines presents an exclusive party where 100% of the proceeds will go to Florida AIDS Walk. The event takes place from 6 to 8 pm and features an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffles and prizes. The bar will not be open to the general public until 8 pm. Admission to this charity event is $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

 

Starting today and going through March 17th the Pride Factory offers 20% off all regular price clothing and 15% off already reduced clothing.

 

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The 5th anniversary of Scandals starts tonight and goes all weekend long. On Saturday they feature the Cattleman’s Ball and the Absolutly Sexy Cowboy Contest, where the grand prize winner will receive $200 and a basket of Absolut; Sunday they present Absolut Angelic Sunday with the Gospel Jubilee with Lady Fancy and her Absolut Angels. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ken and Lloyd for bringing our community a bar that was desperately needed and wish them many more years

of success!

 

The Manor presents the official Friday night Pridefest Party with a special performance by recording artist Debby Holiday.

 

Living Room Nightclub presents a special pride event featuring America’s Got Talent superstar Derrick Barry as Lady Gaga.

 

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The Manor, in association with Centaur Records, presents The CD release party for “Big Muscle Remixed” by and starring DJ Bill Bennett. In addition they feature the popular Latin Lounge and patio starring DJ Larry Larr and hosted by Erika Norell. The Latin room will feature a special birthday for Harry Demasiado with special guest Gloria Klein.

 

whatshot8Kareem Mortimer’s film “Children of God” will be premiering at the Miami International Film Festival tonight and tomorrow on South Beach. “Children of God” is an intimate, powerful drama that addresses the climate of homophobia in the Caribbean with a critical and compassionate look at violence and religion. The film follows three main characters: the religious zealot married to a secretly gay pastor, a young black Bahamian who fears the consequences of his sexual preference and a white Bahamian who is struggling with his sexual identity. The trailer can be found at ChildrenOfGodTheMovie.com

 

whatshot9Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa: Dancing on Hitler’s Grave! tells the story of Frannie Sheridan, a nice Catholic girl who grew up with dumpling soup and candlesticks on Fridays, Manischevitz-spiked eggnog at Christmas and a score of other traditions that led her to discover the truth: her parents were Holocaust survivors who decided to hide their Jewish heritage, even from their children. The strikingly original play is based on Sheridan’s real life story. The former stand-up comic leavens pathos with humor as she shows the hilarious cultural misunderstandings of her stalwart mother and her damaged but determined father. Eccentric neighbors and friends round out the cast of this one-woman show that resonates with anyone who has struggled with questions of identity and family. Arthur Hiller, director of “Love Story,” said of Frannie, “She moved me to tears and laughter, expertly performing a range of characters from her incredible family story.” “Frannie Sheridan is a gifted artist with an important and unusual story to tell,” says Dr. William Shulman, president of the Association of Holocaust Organizations. “Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa: Dancing on Hitler’s Grave” is at the  Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road tonight at  8 pm and tomorrow at 7 pm. A talkback with Frannie will follow each show. Box Office 305 674-1040 or ColonyAndByronTheaters.com

 

Sunday – March 14th


The Sea Monster presents the official Pride Finale Sunday T Dance starring Bill Hallquist spinning all your favorites from the past to the present. The doors open at 4 pm with no cover and free parking.

 

Tuesday – March 16th


whatshot10The Depot starts their 2 year anniversary celebration today with David’s birthday bash from 2 to 5 pm. At 7 pm they present Pet Bingo, benefitting the Pet Project, where they invite you to bring your special 4 legged friends. On Wednesday they celebrate St

 

Patty’s Day. Catch the rest of their 2 year anniversary celebration line up in next week’s What’s HOT!

 

Church of the Holy Spirit Song is happy to announce its first annual Revival from today through March 21st where they invite you to join them in praise, worship and dynamic preaching by Rev J.R. Finney II, Senior Pastor of Covenant Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Service times are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am. On Saturday, March 20th at 7:30 pm they will feature a special concert performed by singer/songwriter Ray Boltz.

 

Planeta Macho at Score presents an official fundraiser where the door proceeds will be donated to Miami Beach Gay Pride. The night features a salsa dance contest at 10 pm hosted by Teresita, DJ George Ferrero with Pelu Rivero on the drums, and Ricardito and his dancers on the second level.

 

Hot Stuff


whatshot11Photo Impression Gallery (2223 Wilton Drive) is having a March Portrait sale; only $99 for couples and only $59 for pets.

 

whatshot12Through a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Florida Grand Opera is giving away 1,100 pairs of free tickets in a random drawing for the April 26th performance of Georges Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen. Starring Mezzo-Soprano Kendall Gladen, the performance will take place at 8 pm at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Now through April 5th, simply go to FGO.org and sign up or mail in an entry on a 3″x 5″ card with name, address, phone number and email address to: Carmen Ticket Giveaway c/o Florida Grand Opera P.O. Box 561837, Miami, Florida 33256-1837 by midnight on 4/5/10. Limit one entry per person. Each entry must be mailed separately. There is no purchase necessary. Go to FGO.org for complete rules and regulations.whatshot13

 

Kristine W scores her 15th #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart as “The Power of Music” featuring Big Daddy Kane ascends from 2 for 1. Billboard is reporting that Kristine now ties Mariah Carey for third-most toppers. Only Madonna (40) and Janet Jackson (19) have had more number ones on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart American Airlines has just informed Broward House that they will be giving a certificate for 10% off a future airline ticket to those who purchase tickets and attend the Sandra Bernhard concert on Saturday, March 27th. For more information go to BrowardHouse.org/sandra.html

 

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Swiss company Blacksocks, known for the innovative “sockscription” service that delivers socks to your door year round, is going down under. Top quality boxers, briefs and boxer briefs, sold as a two-pair trial pack (starting at $24), an annual subscription (starting at $87) or as a single-delivery starter kit of 10 pairs (starting at $149), are available at BlackSocks.com.  All prices include shipping costs.

 

whatshot15Thoroughly tested for quality and comfort, Blacksocks underwear products feature cotton/Lycra construction and a durable waistband that retains elasticity. Doing away with scratchy labels and sharp seams that leave those embarrassing marks on your nether regions, these unmentionables create a smooth barrier between you and the outside world. “Our sock customers rely on us for high-quality inventory and hassle-free service,” said Blacksocks President and Founder Samy Liechti.  “Forget wasting your time on underwear shopping in an overcrowded department store. Our underwear line is designed for the busy male who wants to eliminate time dedicated to shopping chores.” Blacksocks also carries men’s dress socks, fine T-shirts and travel shave kits, available via subscription.

 

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