Last Wednesday was the 4th and final day of Sidelines Sports Bar celebrating their 4th anniversary. There was a free buffet of delicious food, raffles all night long and a ton of fun that lasted until 2 am. If on a Wednesday you can pack your bar until 2 am, you know you are doing something right! Congratulations to Marty, Laurie, Jennifer and the entire staff for 4 fabulous years and here’s hoping they have many more to come.
Saturday night was the 12th anniversary of Noche Latina Florida and they celebrated at their popular Noche Latina Saturday’s at the Manor Complex. The night was themed Havana B.C. (before Castro) and starred international recording artist Ceevox singing her new song “Celia,” Erika Norell, Josue Santiago and AJ Kline. In addition they took over the Windsor Room and featured Latin band Tropical Dreams featuring Dayami, who kept the energy up and the room packed. The free raffle to win a basket was amazing, and whomever won it was super lucky. Congratulations to the entire Noche Latina staff for 12 years of fabulous music, lots of fun and hot papis and here’s hoping they have at least 12 more years!
Sunday the South River District (SORDI) and the 13th Street Alliance produced the Green Dog Day Festival on 13th Street which brought out lots of spectators and their furry best friends. Kudos to SORDI and the alliance for a fantastic inaugural event. Also Sunday was the Aqualicious T Dance, which is the only event during Aqua Girl weekend that is specifically a mixed boy/girl event (of course boys are welcome to all of their events). This was the 2nd time they had this event and once again it was successful, with Tracy Young taking the helm at the DJ booth and keeping the old Amnesia venue (now called Klutch) packed until closing. Alan T and Flavio Nisti were hosting and kept the party exciting. Until next week, be safe, play safe and party safe!
Thursday, May 20
Crème and Sugar at Score presents a special birthday celebration for celebrity socialite Flavio Nisti. The night will star DJs Pride, Alyson Calagna and Abel and feature performances by Alan T, Vegas Dion, TP Lords, Wild Child, Kitty Meow and Erika Gabriel. There is no cover for this event, but they will be accepting donations for South Beach AIDS Project (SOBAP).
Cuchifrito Thursdays at Johnny’s presents the I Love New York Party with a special appearance by, direct from New York City, exotic dancer Papi Junior.
Friday, May 21
Recovering celebrity publicist Jon Paul Buchmeyer, author of “Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life,”swings through South Florida May 19 through the 23 revealing hilarious NYC antics, including how he survived making a pass at Gloria Estefan’s husband—in front of her! The Miami appearance is part of the Alphabet City Book Club Tour, which travels across the nation from Boston to Portland, New York to LA sponsored by Kimpton Hotels, and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force,. More information about Jon Paul, the book and tour is available at ABCityblog.com. Check the website for tonight is and tomorrow’s locations.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Muscle-Bear Man-Dance with DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Saturday, May 22
Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center (3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd) at NOVA Southeastern University presents an evening with David Burnham in “Mostly Broadway” at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at MiniaciPAC.org or by calling 954-464-0222. With purchase of VIP ticket meet David Burnham and receive a free signed CD.
Zeus is dating Neptune and taking him to the prom. Other gods, goddesses and perhaps a Hercules or two are expected as Pridelines Youth Services hosts its 15th Annual Youth Prom for South Florida’s LGBTQ community ages 13 to 24 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Ballroom. This year’s theme: “A Night on Mount Olympus.” “Unlike the unfortunate situation in Mississippi recently, the Pridelines prom has provided a safe and welcoming event for same-sex dates and their allies for 15 years now,” said Victor Diaz-Herman, executive director of Pridelines. Guest hosts for “A Night on Mount Olympus” are celebrity choreographers Glenn Packard and Daniel Miagany. Glenn has been featured on “Brooke Knows Best,” Brooke Hogan’s reality show. He’s also worked with Michael Jackson and Britney Spears. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple and are available from the Pridelines website, Pridelines.org, or cash at the door the night of the event. For more information call (305) 571-9601.
The Gold-Diggers, Inc. is proud to present this year’s musical adventure: “New York Nights.” This Broadway-style revue is sure to delight as The Gold-Diggers, Inc. take a bite out of the Big Apple. Show Producers Holly Beth Billington, Justine Chichester and Natalie Tappert will take you on a journey to some of New York’s hottest districts through music and dance at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami. Performances will be held on today at 2 pm and 8 pm and tomorrow at 2 pm. The Gold-Diggers, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization now in its 33rd year, has raised over one million dollars for its beneficiaries, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida and The Food for Life Network. The Gold-Diggers, Inc. is comprised of 60 women from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who raise money for these charities through various fundraisers and their annual spring musical revue. For more information, ticket prices and group rates, please contact Executive Producer Donna Marr-Capparelli at 305-281-8667, or visit our website at Gold-Diggers.org
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents “Walk in the Shade,” an exclusive sunglass fashion show by Funky Sexy Couture Styling Group.
The Ramrod presents a fundraiser from 10 pm to 1 am to send Mr. Ramrod, Joe Watkins, to International Mr. Leather in Chicago Memorial Day weekend. The night will feature raffles and prizes and they invite everyone to come wish Joe good luck.
Sunday, May 23
Sidelines challenges the community to see who has the best BBQ ribs in their BBQ Ribs Cook Off at 5 pm. Special guest judge will be Norm Kent, publisher of SFGN.
Aria events presents Studio 54 T Dance at The Manor starring recording artist Lime performing their #1 hits “Your Love,” “Angel Eyes” and more as well as DJ Lazaro Leon spinning studio 54 classics and funky house sounds.
Voodoo Lounge’s Life’s A Drag presents Poizon Ivy’s (Miss Florida Continental 2010) birthday extravaganza. As always, Sundays is in the biz at Voodoo.
Top Stop Music is the leading label of the tropical genre, based out of Miami, Florida, under the creative vision of well-known producer, Sergio George. Their roster of artists includes Luis Enrique, Prince Royce, India, and BKidz. Top Stop Music celebrates their artists’ top-notch positions on the Billboard Tropical Charts. India’s newest single, titled “Estúpida” was recently launched and is already #1; while Prince Royce’s single “Stand By Me” is #2 on the Billboard Tropical Charts. India, known as the “Queen of Salsa,” will launch her new album “Única” on June 1st, while Prince Royce continues promoting his self-titled, debut album in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Prince Royce, Bachata’s newest sensation, has quickly conquered the music charts with his single “Stand By Me” which climbed the charts from last week’s #7 position, to this week’s #2 on the Tropical charts, as well as #8 in Pop and # 1 in the Top Gainer charts reported by Media Base.
Gracenote and Univision Interactive Media, the digital division of the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc., today announced an agreement to provide users with the ability to access and search for authorized Spanish-language song lyrics from Gracenote’s lyrics service. Users across Univision.com’s online and mobile websites now have access to the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality lyrics database at Musica.Univision.com/letras, providing a new and exciting way to connect with their favorite songs.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced that it will honor Cindy Brown and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson at the 14th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner on Saturday, October 2nd, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This major fundraising event recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the social, cultural, political and humanitarian needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Since assuming responsibility for the dinner and its sister event, Winter Party Festival, in 2004, the Task Force has donated close to $800,000 from the proceeds of the two events to the Miami-Dade community. Information on individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities is available by calling the Task Force’s Miami office at 305-571-1924. Tickets will go on sale in mid-May.
Artware Editions is pleased to announce the launch of E for Effort’s Loose Leaf apparel for women, men, kids and babies. This marks the first time they have included apparel in their ever-expanding selection of functional objects by visual artists! The design for Loose Leaf apparel is based on the widely-known loose leaf notebook paper that has a simple white background with blue horizontal lines and a red margin line. E for Effort turned this nostalgic design into a screenprint and has hand-printed each piece of apparel thereby turning basic white t-shirts and tanks into unique works of art. Each piece of Loose Leaf apparel is thus unique and can be left as is or become an interactive “canvas” for writings, drawings or otherwise. All pieces are machine washable and range from $20 to $65. For more information or to place an order please visit ArtwareEditions.com.
The Miami crime scene continues heating up for master spy-for-hire Michael Westen as the third season of USA Network original series “Burn Notice” arrives on to DVD June 1st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Jeffrey Donovan (“Changeling,” “Crossing Jordan”) plays blacklisted spy Michael Westen, a free agent following his “burn notice” that effectively wiped out his existence: no work history, money or identity. Watching his back are friends, Sam played by Bruce Campbell (“Army Of Darkness”) and sexy ex-girlfriend Fiona played by Gabrielle Anwar (“The Tudors,” “Scent Of A Woman”), but with friends like this Westen often finds himself in even hotter water! “Burn Notice” Season Three also features Emmy Award-winner Sharon Gless (“Queer As Folk,” “Cagney & Lacey”), Moon Bloodgood (“Terminator Salvation”) and Jay Karnes (“The Shield,” “Sons of Anarchy”). Combining action, suspense and a twist of humor, the “Burn Notice” Season Three DVD features all 16 full hour episodes on four discs and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada.