Friday night was happening all over Fort Lauderdale. It started with “Broward Bares It,” a benefit for Broward House at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino. This was a takeoff of the very successful and long running “Broadway Bares, Equity Fights AIDS” in New York City. Congrats to Nikki Adams, Terry DeCarlo and the entire staff of Broward House for organizing this successful event. The Bears took over Wilton Manors again with both Growl at Bill’s and Bear Nation at Manor packing them in. Congratulations to my friend and former Hotspots cover model, Jay, for winning the Sexy Bear Contest at Bill’s and the $500 prize. Saturday night started with the grand opening of Book Nook right on Wilton Drive. Later on Fort Lauderdale had 2 porn stars in town with Landon Mykels at Johnny’s and the sexy …
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Friday night was happening all over Fort Lauderdale. It started with “Broward Bares It,” a benefit for Broward House at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino. This was a takeoff of the very successful and long running “Broadway Bares, Equity Fights AIDS” in New York City. Congrats to Nikki Adams, Terry DeCarlo and the entire staff of Broward House for organizing this successful event.
The Bears took over Wilton Manors again with both Growl at Bill’s and Bear Nation at Manor packing them in. Congratulations to my friend and former Hotspots cover model, Jay, for winning the Sexy Bear Contest at Bill’s and the $500 prize. Saturday night started with the grand opening of Book Nook right on Wilton Drive. Later on Fort Lauderdale had 2 porn stars in town with Landon Mykels at Johnny’s and the sexy Alexsander Freitas at Boardwalk (Alexsander is short hairy and Latin (ish) – can you imagine me thinking that he is sexy?…LOL).
Afterwards I headed to Torpedo to see my buddies DJ Oliver and manager/bartender Kevin. I haven’t been to Torpedo in a while (getting old here) but it is still the king of late night! On Sunday, Palace hosted a Latin T-Dance as a special kick-off event to Inferno, the international GLBT event held during Labor Day weekend in the beautiful Dominican Republic. George Ferrero kept the party going with the hottest Latin beats and to add to the festivities, our sister publication, Latino Boys Magazine, was present and Thomas Barker from The Wire celebrated his 27th birthday!
Sunday late afternoon was also a benefit pool party at La Casa Del Mar for Lewis Nicholson, to send him to Mr. Continental in Chicago (Lewis was 1st runner up last year and we are all hoping he brings back the crown this year!). The benefit featured food, drinks and a live underwear auction on some really hot boys. Now that’s the way I think I should end every weekend!
Thursday, August 19
The Pride Factory is featuring their really Big Sale from today until August 25th where if you spend $50 before taxes you get $5 off and if you spend $100 before taxes you get $15 off. The more you shop, the more you save!
Friday, August 20
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force invites everyone to the 3rd annual Summerfest starting tonight and going all weekend. For a list of all the activities or to purchase tickets visit SummerFestMiami.com.
Club Sugar in association with Milancita.com invites everyone to join them for a special benefit to help send Poizon Ivy to the Miss Continental Pageant in Chicago. The night will feature special performances by Poizon Ivy, TP Lords, Sasha Sky and many special guests.
The Manor and Bear Nation present the grand opening of Bearlesque, a monthly erotic theme party. The night will star erotic print and film star Vince Ferelli, pole dancing bears, DJ Pannik, no cover and is hosted by Tony Lima.
Johnny’s in association with Twinks.com invites you to meet Micah Andrews live and in the flesh tonight and tomorrow with 2 shows nightly. They are also having a porn store sale where everything is 80% from 9 pm to midnight.
Saturday, August 21
Bill’s presents Sherry Vine performing exclusively for them at 10 pm with no cover charge.
The Stable proudly presents the ultimate in erotic dancing, Rod Stephens at 9 pm. Not only can you see Rod live at The Stable but also in an exclusive “For Stable Customer Eyes Only” DVD. You won’t find this amazing DVD on the internet or anywhere else but at The Stable!
The Manor presents an Elite Underwear Fashion Show starring DJ Oren Nizri with performances by Erika Norell.
Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and Patio stars Erika, DJ Larry Larr and special guest, direct from Cuba Concha Aratha Del Sol. There is no cover!
Wednesday, August 25
Voodoo Lounge presents the grand opening of Whip It Out Wednesdays with DJ and hostess Daisy Deadpetals. Daisy has brought back the Wheel of Dare where she invites you to take a spin and get wild. Nothing is too crazy or off limits on the wheel. That night the grand prize will be free bottle service every Wednesday till the end of 2010.
Hotspots’ own Pompano Bill looks like a million dollars in his new 2011 Mustang that he purchased from Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale. Pictured will him is Michael Albetta, Business Development Manager of Maroone Ford and President of the GLBT Democratic Caucus and General Manager of Maroone Ford Leo Hillcock.
Sidelines Sports Bar was recently honored by the City of Wilton Manors when the city proclaimed Tuesday, July 27, 2010 as “Sidelines Sports Bar Day” during its City Commission meeting. The proclamation was presented to owners Laurie Whittaker and Marty Kildea by the city’s mayor, Mayor Gary Resnick. Sidelines Sports Bar is the first gay business on the Drive to be given such a proclamation and as such was applauded for their significant role in the community for supporting many charities and fundraisers in Wilton Manors and South Florida.
Owners Laurie and Marty looked like proud parents during the reading of the proclamation and were thrilled when asked to speak. “Thanks to our dedicated team and loyal customers, it is because of them that we could achieve all that we did. Thank you for this incredible honor,” stated Laurie Whittaker. “After only four years, we’ve come to value having Sidelines as business neighbors and hope to continue our relationship for many years to come,” commented Mayor Resnick.
‘Gleeks’ and ‘Cheerios’ worldwide will celebrate September 14th when the groundbreaking musical comedy – “GLEE: The Complete First Season The GLEEK Edition” – debuts on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment featuring all 22 one-hour episodes including the highly anticipated “The Power of Madonna” episode and other fan-favorites. From series creator Ryan Murphy (“Nip/Tuck”), GLEE is pitch-perfect with more than two hours of never-before-seen extras sure to hit the right note. “GLEE: Season 1, Volume 2: Road To Regionals,” featuring the last nine episodes of Season One and the complete bonus material available on “GLEE: The Complete First Season The GLEEK Edition,” will also be available on DVD for fans that previously purchased Volume One last year. Television’s most award-winning new series, “GLEE” was honored with a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
“GLEE” follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach – inspires McKinley High’s Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. The hit show has attracted celebrity guest appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Eve, Josh Groban, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, and Molly Shannon. The music from “GLEE” continues to shine with inventive renditions of past and present hit songs including Ike & Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” GLEE: The Complete First Season The GLEEK Edition” will be available in a four-disc Blu-ray and seven-disc DVD set for the suggested retail price of $69.99 U.S/$89.99 Canada and $59.98 U.S./$69.98 Canada, respectively. “GLEE: Season 1, Volume 2: Road To Regionals” is a three-disc DVD set that includes episodes 14-22 from Season One and all of the bonus features from “Glee: The Complete First Season The GLEEK Edition.” The set will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S./$49.98 Canada. Both of these sets can be bought on Amazon.com or stores everywhere September 14th.