On Monday, July 19th Bill’s presented their 4th annual Bartenders, Boxers and Briefs Underwear Auction benefitting Tuesday’s Angels. The event featured some of the sexiest bartenders from around town selling their underwear on stage for such a good cause. A special shout out to Tyrone of Rosie’s who I found to be the sexiest of all. Congratulations go out to Don Clark (organizer), Pooch, Jackson, Mark and the entire staff of Bills for such a successful event that raised over $15,000. Also that night, Monkey Business presented the annual Female Impersonator of the Year pageant and the winner was Kennedy Davenport with Noel Leon taking 1st runner up.
This past weekend I headed up to Orlando for the Parliament House’s 35th anniversary weekend, and let me tell you Don and Susan did not disappoint! They had a full line up of events, with the main event being Saturday night starring recording artists Expose’. I also had the opportunity to sit down and interview the group, after their sound check, who were just as sweet and lovely as can be (look for that exclusive interview in the next few weeks). While in Orlando I went to Paul Anderson’s Feel It Friday’s at Lyrica which just opened a few weeks ago and is bringing all the cute boys out to party. This is a great space and a great party, so check it out. On Saturday night, before Expose’s performance, Scott Spar (Hotspots’ Central Florida Advertising and Marketing Manager), our friends Derek (former Hotspots cover model) and Shawn (from Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency) and I went to Savoy, which is a great neighborhood bar with lots of eye candy dancing on and off the bars. We then headed to Pulse, which was jamming. There was a line to get in, but manager LuLu who walked us right in (Thanks!). All the rooms including the patio were wall to wall people. Clearly Pulse is still pulsating! We then headed back to P-House to catch the captivating performance of Expose’. After the performance the girls signed autographs for over an hour (a special kudos to Jeanette, who broke her toe, but sat there like a trooper until every single autograph was signed). Sunday early afternoon Scott and I went to Hamburger Mary’s for brunch and although our waitress Erica was super nice I could not keep my eyes off of hottie waiter Gerritt. A special thanks to owner John for being such a great host. Well I had a fabulous time in Orlando, and rest assured I will be visiting again real soon!
Thursday, July 29
Starting today and going through Wednesday August 4th the Pride Factory presents their semi-annual Shop the Box Clearance Event with items as low as $5.
Get ready for the 2010’s second quarter edition of Drinking & Drawing: Miami, which will take place at 8 pm at The News Lounge at the 55th Street Station. Brought to you by Miami World Cinema Center Animation in association with Frederator Studios, this edition will be the first one to feature a guest artist; Krave. Powered by Spencer Morin, Drinking and Drawing is an animated session where animators and animation fans get together to draw and mingle. Groups of animators are called up to the drawing area, 10 at a time. Each animator receives 8 blank note cards, as well as the last card from the animator that drew before them. They have exactly 20 minutes to animate their own original segment of the piece as well as tie their animation into the segment being drawn by the person on their right. At the end of the 20 minutes, all of the animators surrender their seats and a new batch is called to the table. This collective work becomes a short animated film made by dozens of animators all in the span of one unforgettable evening. For more information on Drinking and Drawing or MWCC Animation, please contact Spencer Morin at 786-252-0965 or via email at animation@MiamiWorld.org.
Friday, July 30
Living Room Nightclub presents, direct from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” top 3 finalists JuJuBee.
The Manor presents a free concert and dance party entitled Freestyle Friday starring C&C Music Factory’s Zelma Davis performing the hits “Gonna Make You Sweat” (Everybody Dance Now), “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm” and more. Music by freestyle god DH Marc Scott and don’t forget that the Leesa Richard Band will be performing live in the Windsor starting at 8:30 pm.
Club Sugar welcomes Milancita on board to promote their Friday nights. The night stars DJ Jarell with shows by Vegas Dion and TP Lords. The night is hosted by Alex Infiniti. Tonight the will be featuring giveaways from Charice, the debut album from the international singing sensation featuring the smash hit single “Pyramid.”
Rising Action Theatre presents a benefit for the theatre starring comedienne Lea Delaria live tonight and tomorrow at The Manor. Tickets, which are $39 and $59 for VIP, are available either at RisingActionTheatre.com or by calling 800-595-4849.
Saturday, July 31
The Manor presents Splash, a theme party celebrating the birthday of and starring DJ Bill Bennett. The night will also feature hotties on the bar and bathing beauty Latrice Royale. The Noche Latina Lounge and patio invites you to enter their FREE raffle to win 2 VIP tickets which includes a meet and greet to the concert starring La India, Tito Nieves and Issac Delgado. That night they will also be Ben’s going away party as he is moving to Canada.
Mona and Lisa are throwing a surprise birthday party for their master, Jerry Schultz, all day long. Also that day Mona’s will be celebrating their 13 year anniversary of proudly serving the community. They will be featuring a cook-out from 4 to 9 pm and lots of other surprises.
Leather Werks presents Whips 101 at 2 pm which is a comprehensive discussion of the three major classes of single tail whips, including whip construction, materials and terminology, common care methods and minor repairs, with an overview of whip makers and on-line resources. Guest instructor Sebastian visits Fort Lauderdale. The class is instructed by Sebastian, co-owner of the Whip Enthusiast Group, the group recognized nationally as the sponsor and promoters of Sport Whip Cracking and World Championship Competition. He is also a well known and respected teacher of whip use in play settings. Sebastian is from Dallas, Texas.
Score’s Bigger Saturdays presents Valley of the Sex Dolls starring Barbarella, Sasha Iman Philips, Geraldine and DJ Drew Tribe. The night is hosted by Omar Gonzalez.
Discotekka presents Cyndi Lauper concert ticket giveaway for her August 3rd concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Sunday, August 1
Wonderland T Dance at Klutch (former Amnesia) presents DJ FR8-O with a special opening set by Elaine Lancaster and spectacles by Kitty Meow, Noel Leon and Geraldine.
Congratulations to Jerry Schultz, owner of Mona’s, and his entire staff on raising $12,420 for the 1st annual PHD (Pizza Hut Dave) day benefit for the Pet Project. Deidra Bergmann, director of events/fundraising for The Pet Project said “This community never ceases to amaze me with its compassion and strength to help the GLBTQ organizations. The July 4th benefit, organized and completely funded by Jerry at Mona’s, was pinnacle this year for our clients and their 4 legged companions in these economic times. Jerry and the community truly answered our call to “Help Us, Help Them” and this generosity of Jerry’s/Mona’s is an impact felt deep in all our hearts.”
Leather Werks is featuring a moving sale with 40% off most store inventory.
The Give a Damn Campaign today releases its latest video in its monthly series to highlight the discrimination that the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community continues to face. This month, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Osbourne and Karolína Kurková talk about why they give a damn about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents and their kids. These three moms are joined by a father and a grandmother to call attention to the discrimination that families headed by gay parents face each and every day in this country. Many mainstream child health and social service organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, Child Welfare League of America and National Association of Social Workers, have gone on record to support adoption by qualified lesbian and gay parents. Unfortunately, many road blocks remain in place, including 3 states that have blanket bans prohibiting any lesbian or gay couple from adopting. In many states, the parenting law for gay and transgender people is still unclear. In addition, there are 6 million to 14 million lesbian and gay parents in this country that cannot do all they would like to ensure the emotional and financial security of their children -in part, because current federal and state regulations extend thousands of protections to married couples and their families, but not necessarily to same-sex couples and their families. Also, many companies do not provide the same health insurance benefits for their gay employees, those employees’ health insurance won’t cover their domestic partners or the children of their domestic partners who are not adopted by the employee. It is time for things to change. The Give a Damn Campaign urges everyone to share this video – especially with the straight people in their lives – to educate them about the need to get involved in helping protect families headed by gay and lesbian parents.
A closeted TV star, Den (Travis Michael Holder), and his much younger disabled lover’s lives take an unexpected twist when they are confronted by Den’s troubled teenaged son which he never knew he had. David—a swaggering 16-year-old homophobe—arrives at the doorstep of an opulent and secluded Hollywood Hills home and discovers both his famous dad AND his top-secret much younger lover Colin (John Brotherton, “One Life to Live”), a former dancer now confined to a wheelchair. Their otherwise seemingly idyllic and coveted life is permanently altered, as they are forced to confront an already problematic relationship. Eventually, all three men with the help of their unconventional and extended family (Mary Jo Catlett, “Diff’rent Strokes,” and former Miss USA Deborah Shelton, “Dallas”), are compelled to join together and redefine the concept of what constitutes a family. Beginning as a critically-acclaimed Los Angeles stage play, “Surprise Surprise” is a moving and unpredictable family portrait “about respect, the need to belong, and the incalculable importance of reaching out to other human beings in distress.” – Los Angeles Daily News. This movie, which is 85 minutes, can be pre-booked at Ariztical.com now for only $29.95.