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This weekend was so chocked full of events I decided to let the pics speak for themselves…Enjoy!

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Gay Events in South Florida This Week

Last Week in Review

 

This weekend was so chocked full of events I decided to let the pics speak for themselves…Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 7


The Pride Factory invites you to create your own sale from today until the 13th. If you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off.

 

gay-events-south-florida-8The Stable, as part of Bubba’s Country Fair Weekend, presents the Backwoods Bear Contest with your host Russell.

 

Team 995 of the Smart Ride is holding a benefit at The Manor entitled “That 70’s Party” where they will transform the Manor into a 70’s theme. The event starts at 9 pm and stars Styx’s Chuck Panozzo performing the #1 hit “Come Sail Away” and many more. The night also stars legendary DJ Robbie Leslie (Studio 54 and the Saint Nightclub in NYC). Tickets are $20 and are available at The Manor’s box office or at Juice Blendz. $100 VIP tickets are available at the door.

 

Friday, October 8

 

Starting tonight and continuing through Sunday Shannon and Anthony’s Corner Pub will celebrate their grand opening with special raffles and prizes all weekend long.

 

Club Sugar presents Rob Sky in concert performing his single “Stupid Ex-Boyfriend” and more from his debut album, which is available on iTunes. They will also be giving away CDs and t-shirts.

 

The Manor presents their monthly Bear Nation party with music by DJ Pabel Lima and hosted by Tony Lima.

 

gay-events-south-florida-9Saturday, October 9

 

Bubba’s 3rd Annual Country Fair takes place today and tomorrow at Scandals Saloon.

 

gay-events-south-florida-10The Ramrod presents Kink Dance, an official Ft. Lauderdale Leather Pride Weekend event with live fantasy demos throughout the night. This event is hosted by the Internation Mr. Leather organization.

 

The Manor, Give Me A Beat Productions and George Coronado present DJ Oren Nizri’s 32nd birthday bash.

 

gay-events-south-florida-11Omar Gonzalez and Tony Ferro present Click, Reunion Party at Score with DJs Roxx and Power Infiniti. Asia will be at the door and there will be shows by Chyna Girl, Adora and T-Mama.

 

Sunday, October 10

 

The Alibi Wilton Manors celebrates VJ Barry Browder’s 10th anniversary as a VJ at Alibi.

 

The Ramrod presents the most anticipated event of the year, Mr. Ramrod Contest 2010, at 10:30 pm sharp. Come cheer on the contestants and Joe Watkins who will be giving up his title. Contestants can sign up at the bar.

 

gay-events-south-florida-12Monday, October 11


Guido is turning old again and he is celebrating his birthday with his annual food drive for charity. At noon there will be a potluck lunch at Monkey Business and then at 10 pm there will be a birthday paddling at Ramrod. He invites everyone to come celebrate with him at both places by bringing canned goods, food cards or other items for charity.

 

Tuesday, October 12

 

Planeta Macho at Score celebrates Hispanic Heritage Day with shows by Jackie Wilson as Celia Cruz, Poizon Ivy as Gloria Estefan, Noel Leon as Shakira and Joanna Douglas as La Lupe. The night stars resident DJ George Ferrero as well as Ricardito and his dancers on the second level.

 

Wednesday, October 13

 

Florida International University (10975 SW 17th Street) invites you to join them from 6 to 9 pm for the exhibition opening of La Habana Moderna in the Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Drawing on the Wolfsonian’s collection of architectural materials, graphic design, and other media, La Habana Moderna explores the emergence of a modern identity for the city of Havana in the decades before the Cuban Revolution and the contribution of international commercial and cultural links. The exhibition is co-curated by Marilys Nepomechie, associate professor at the FIU School of Architecture, and made possible with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The opening will take place during Target Wednesday after hours. For more information call 305-348-3892 or e-mail delgadoj@fiu.edu. This event is free.

 

Hot Stuff

 

gay-events-south-florida-13Lady Gaga made it to #44 on the New Statesman’s list of People Who Matter in 2010, which recognizes individuals “with global influence and the power to change our world.” Gaga is the only singer selected for the list, where she sits alongside political leaders, business magnates and visionaries. The publication commends Gaga not only for her record breaking sales and digital achievements, but above all, her role as “champion and heroine” to millions of Little Monsters who consider her “the ultimate self-professed freak.” The article notes, “While she is mainstream enough to sell huge quantities of records and duet with Beyoncé (on the nine-minute song ‘Telephone,’ whose video features prison bondage and lesbian kisses), she has established herself as an ambassador for the marginalized, the lonely, the misunderstood.”

 

gay-events-south-florida-14The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today released the 15th annual Where We Are On TV study, a comprehensive review of scripted LGBT primetime characters in the 2010-2011 television season. After more than doubling last year, the overall number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast networks continues a steady rise.

 

gay-events-south-florida-15Wicked Weekend 2010 to be Held October 28th -31st

 

Wilton Manors Main Street, Inc., in conjunction with an events council consisting of representatives from all nine of the bars along Wilton Drive, is delighted to announce an expanded series of Halloween events this year. Beginning Thursday, October 28th through Sunday, October 31st, the bars along Wilton Drive will be hosting various events each day under the unified nautical theme of “FantaSea Island.” “We’re anticipating this year to be larger and better than ever,” said Doug Blevins, President of Wilton Manors Main Street, Inc. “However, we also want to make the public aware of some changes, in particular that Wilton Drive will be open to traffic this year. We are working closely with the city and the bars on the drive to make certain that the events are both safe and successful.” Anticipating the largest crowd on Saturday night, additional parking with on-site security will be provided at Fort Lauderdale High School, Equality Park, the city parking lot on Dixie Highway, the parking lot by City Hall and behind the Sun Trust Bank, with complimentary shuttle service to and from the drive. More convenience facilities and security to assist the City of Wilton Manors will be provided, co-sponsored by Wilton Manors Main Street, Inc. and all participating bar members, Rosie’s Bar & Grill, New Moon, Matty’s on the Drive, The Manor, Bill’s Filling Station, Alibi Wilton Manors, Atomic/Boom, Sidelines Sports Bar and Tropics. Wilton Manors Main Street is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on Wilton Manors Main Street, visit WiltonManorsMainStreet.org

 

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Decca Records is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated collaboration between two musical legends, Elton John and Leon Russell. with “The Union” available October 19th in the U.S. This album marks the first time these iconic artists have worked together since 1970. Produced by Oscar and multiple-Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett, who took home numerous awards in 2009 for his production work on Raising Sand with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “The Union” features songs written by John and his lifelong lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as in combination with the extraordinary talents of Russell and Burnett. Recorded live in the studio with John and Russell on dueling pianos, the album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock. Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals on the 14-track record along with legendary R&B organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and a 10-piece gospel choir. Russell first met John in 1970 when he attended John’s first ever U.S. show at the famous Troubadour in Los Angeles.

 

gay-events-south-florida-17The meeting heralded the beginning of a long friendship and a mutual appreciation between the two artists. “In the late ’60s and early ’70s, the one piano player and vocalist who influenced me more than anybody else was Leon Russell,” John said. “He was my idol.” The pair went on to tour together shortly thereafter at New York’s Fillmore East and to this day have held such high admiration for each other’s work. After years of being out of touch, John listened to Russell’s music while on safari in Africa last summer and was inspired to reconnect with his idol. “Elton called to ask if I would do a duet album with him,'” Russell said. “I’m very happy that he chose me to do this.” The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and more than 250 million records sold worldwide. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has awarded John multiple Grammys, including the Grammy Legend Award. Russell has performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music for over 50 years. This legendary and Grammy award winning musician and songwriter has topped music charts, led the famous Joe Cocker’s “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour, performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert for Bangladesh and in 2006 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Bare Bones International Film Festival. The Union is a unique collaboration of two of the most talented artists in the music business. Combining forces and fusing diverse talents, John and Russell along with Burnett have produced an extraordinary album.

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