Last Wednesday a benefit was held at Monkey Business for my friend Eduardo Nunez, Mr. Carolina Continental, to send him to Mr. Continental in Chicago this Labor Day Weekend. Seen and performing there were Latrice Royale, Misty Eyez, Amanda West, Athena, T-Lo and many more. Afterwards I headed over to the Voodoo Lounge for the grand opening of their Whip It Wednesdays. The night is hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and deejayed by Daisy and Misha. After a soft opening a few weeks ago, it is packing in the late night crowd every Wednesday. On Friday night a few of the Hotspots staff headed to the Tampa Bay area, checked in to the Hampton Inn and Suites Ybor and headed straight to Hamburger Mary’s Tampa for dinner and the Leigh Shannon show. This was the first time Leigh brought her Illusions show to the Tampa Hamburger Mary’s and it went over extremely well…
HOT! Events in South Florida This Week
Last Week in Review
Last Wednesday a benefit was held at Monkey Business for my friend Eduardo Nunez, Mr. Carolina Continental, to send him to Mr. Continental in Chicago this Labor Day Weekend. Seen and performing there were Latrice Royale, Misty Eyez, Amanda West, Athena, T-Lo and many more. Afterwards I headed over to the Voodoo Lounge for the grand opening of their Whip It Wednesdays. The night is hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and deejayed by Daisy and Misha. After a soft opening a few weeks ago, it is packing in the late night crowd every Wednesday.
On Friday night a few of the Hotspots staff headed to the Tampa Bay area, checked in to the Hampton Inn and Suites Ybor and headed straight to Hamburger Mary’s Tampa for dinner and the Leigh Shannon show. This was the first time Leigh brought her Illusions show to the Tampa Hamburger Mary’s and it went over extremely well…congrats to all! Later that night I went to the Honey Pot, which is always packed and fun on Friday nights. Thanks to Stephen Moss and Steve Donahue for always taking care of us. Saturday was Pride on 7th, the first time Tampa had a pride event in 10 years. Thanks to Jorge Alvarado and the Umbrella Management Group for organizing this event in only 60 days. Later at night Jorge presented a fashion show for his new underwear line. The show was fabulous and featured a lot of hot men and a special performance by Power Infiniti.
Sunday night we headed over to St. Petersburg to the Flamingo Resort for the final day of their weekend long celebration of the Flamingo’s 1st anniversary.
We then headed over to Georgie’s Alibi St. Pete for their 10 year anniversary celebration featuring Morgan McMichaels and Sonique from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” along with house girls Natasha Richards and Stephanie Shippae. In addition they gave out hundreds of their 10 year anniversary CDs. Congrats to Dave Baker and the entire staff for a fabulous 1st year at the Flamingo and Ed and the entire staff at Alibi for 10 fabulous years at the Alibi.
While I was away from South Florida I heard it was happening all weekend long. Some special parties that packed them in were Living Room featuring Alyson Calagna, The Manor’s Fire Ball featuring Tony Moran, Club Sugar with a Katy Perry CD release party, Tiny Tina’s benefit at Bill’s and the monthly Gospel Jubilee at Scandals.
Believe it or not, Labor Day Weekend is here again and what does that mean in South Florida? It means there are Black Parties in 3 big clubs. Chronologically it starts with The Manor who will feature Black Fort Lauderdale all weekend long. On Friday they present Bearlesque, a Bear Nation event featuring DJs Pannik and AJFTL, pole dancing and flagging bears, no cover and hosted by Tony Lima. Saturday they feature a fashion show from Bottoms & Tops and Zoo Two with DJ Lazaro Leon. On Sunday the 8th annual Black Fort Lauderdale event stars celebrity DJ Manny Lehman with productions by Kitty Meow and company. Discotekka starts their events on Saturday with the official pre-party for the Black Wear Party with a dark, lavishing show by Vegas Dion and guests. Then on Sunday, September 5th the Blackwear party stars DJ Tracy Young in the main room, DJ George Ferrero in the Latin Room and they are also opening a hip-hop room. The night is hosted by Flavio Nisti, Alan T and Vegas Dion with shows by Vegas and Latrice Royale. The doors open at 10:30 pm and they don’t care what you wear as long as it is black! Voodoo Lounge presents the 10th annual Black Wear Party, a black magic event. The night will be hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and their Life’s A Drag cast and stars DJs Misha and Sky. Doors open at 8 pm and there’s no cover until 12 am and only $10 thereafter with doors open until 4 am.
Thursday, September 2
Elaine Lancaster wears many wigs: socialite, activist, fundraiser, actor, writer and philanthropist and soon, reality star. She is without doubt one of the most recognizable unorthodox celebrities of her kind in the world. Elaine will be honored tonight just days after her birthday by the staff, management and owners of Score Bar. Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Gongora will also be on hand to honor Miss Lancaster. Score will give Elaine and her legions of friends, family and fans, Ho’tel Lancaster 2010. Elaine is fresh back from Vienna, Austria where she was an honored co-host of the 18th Annual Life Ball along with President Bill Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Diane von Furstenberg and Kenneth Cole among others. Elaine has served as the host of White Party for the past 10 years, represented Miami Beach in this year’s New York City Pride Parade and has become an icon for Miami and the Beaches. In honor of the theme the bartenders will be outfitted in skimpy speedos, bellhop hats, white gloves and ready to attend to Ho’tel Lancaster guests with service. Early check-in at 8 pm with late check-out at 5 am. Cocktail music and conversation in the early evening, followed by classic vocal dance music in the ballroom.
Friday, September 3
The Rainbow Business Coalition presents the 1st annual Fort Lauderdale Bar Hop for Labor Day Weekend. 13 businesses are coming together in a way you have never seen before as they are going to do the driving for you. There will be 2 buses taking you to and from over 13 popular Fort Lauderdale clubs, bars and restaurants all weekend long (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
The Boardwalk, in association with Colt Studios, presents porn star John Magnum live and in the flesh with 2 shows nightly tonight, Saturday and Sunday.
Johnny’s presents the Badpuppy Weekend tonight, tomorrow and Sunday with former Mr. Cupids and porn star Gotti live and in the flesh. They will have free Badpuppy access cards all weekend.
Saturday, September 4
Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor in the Ivy Lounge and Patio celebrates Brazilian Independence Day with special Brazilian performances all night long. The night stars DJ Larry Larr with Erika Norell and guests. Noche Latina Saturdays goes from 10 pm until 3 am with no cover.
Atomic Boom presents a Construction Party tonight and tomorrow for T Dance, with T Dance being Blackout T- Dance… dancing in the dark.
The Ramrod presents their most popular monthly party, Pig Dance XXV starring DJ Lee Majors (Mega Woof).
Sunday, September 5
Johnny’s, in association with Fleshjack.com, invites you to meet and greet porn star Brent Corrigan (this week’s Hotspots cover model) tonight only. You can get your autographed photo and DVD from 10 pm to 1 am plus 50 lucky people will receive a Fleshjack for free.
The economy’s got us all bent over and feeling a bit ruffled ‘n’ plucked, but Gaydar.net has a cool summer deal to take the heat off college-conscious wallets: free unlimited access for new and existing members aged 18 – 23 to the world’s largest gay dating website. Guys 18 – 23 need only follow the easy steps on GaydarU.com to join six million guys online–without limits on messaging, profile views or photo updates and most of all, no unexpected credit card charges. Gaydar has also upgraded over 50,000 US members in the same age bracket from paid to free unlimited memberships.
In March 2010, a hate group called the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) came to Richmond, Virginia to protest local LGBT and Jewish organizations. Instead of fighting the WBC’s hate with more anger, four local moms came together and used the visit as an opportunity to spread kindness through the community. In less than a week, they founded Pennies in Protest, raised over $14,000, and gave it directly to the targeted organizations. Those moms have now set up a “how-to” website that teaches anyone, anywhere how to do what they did: PenniesInProtest.com. The WBC’s website, which is GodHatesFags.com (yes, really) has a full schedule of where the WBC plans to visit next and which organizations they plan to protest. Anyone is free to use the name, anyone is free to use the materials on their website, including sample letters, press releases, tweets, etc. They even have a photograph of the thank you note they sent to the WBC on behalf of the GLBT and Jewish organizations who got all the money. They say the thank you note was a very fun and satisfying part of the process!
Many of you may already know, but The Depot Bar is MOVING! The new location is at 2935 Federal Hwy. Come October 1st they will be in their new location – the new name will be The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill! Yes – they have a pool there, too!
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded The Pride Center at Equality Park a $1.5 million, five-year program grant which began on August 1, 2010. The funding will be used to develop and implement HIV Prevention Services for men who have sex with men (MSM) groups in which there may be a high risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection regardless of race or ethnicity. “The Pride Center was able to show the Health Department meaningful results with its current HIV prevention programs,” Jorge Gardela, Senior Health Outreach Manager, said in a statement. “As a result, CDC funding will enable the agency to continue its important work in the community on a much larger scale.” The CDC grant will give The Pride Center the ability to expand on-going efforts and incorporate the CDC’s Health and Community Services Program (HCSP): Counseling Testing and Referral Services, RESPECT Intervention for Behavioral Change, and Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services into the highest risk segment of the MSM population.
Do you feel like G-d hasn’t given you enough beef in the booty? Well fret not because designer Andrew Christian just released ActiveSHAPE which instantly creates the perfect bubble butt with Active Shaping Technology, a removable curved foam shaping cup that adds up to 2″ (5 cm) onto your buttock measurement. Designer Andrew Christian says, “The inside of the curved cup is concave and has beveled edges so it fits snug to the natural shape of your butt and looks completely natural without any strange bumps or lines, unlike other rear shapers that are made up of a thick flat foam. The Active Shaping Technology was hard to develop but I wanted something that would look completely natural when worn.” ActiveSHAPE comes in five colors with fun, retro style lines. This item also comes with an extra-wide Anti-Muffin Top elastic band to slim the appearance of your waistline. This item is great for sports like cycling that require a little extra cushion in the rear. This item features super sporty style lines down the front and an inset contrasting panel on the sides along with contrasting leg openings. This item is made from 90% soft cotton and 10% spandex for great fabric stretch and recovery for sports and other activities. As with all Andrew Christian products they are handmade in the Andrew Christian Design Studio in Los Angeles, California. For more information or to purchase any of the Andrew Christian line go to AndrewChristian.com