Tuesday was what we call in the event going business a trifecta. It was a pleasure to be invited to the swearing in ceremony of Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick and all the commissioners. The event was held inside the main hall at Hagen Park and was catered by Alibi Catering. Congratulations to Mayor Resnick, Scott Newton and all the other commissioners. Afterwards I headed over to McSorley’s on the beach for the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, which once again was packed. From there I was off to The Manor for the 1st annual employee Turn-A-Bout night which was a benefit for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Much needed money was raised for AHF and one lucky employee, Monica Inferno (Harry), won the $100 prize for best performance in drag. To launch the new AlandChuck.travel, Legendary Journeys invited all gay media in Florida on a 3 day complimentary cruise aboard the MSC Poesia. While enjoying all the amenities the boat had to offer it was so much fun getting to know the other gay media in Florida and the staff of Legendary Journeys, who by the way were very attentive to all our needs. Check them out at either LegendaryJourneys.com or AlandChuck.travel. Sunday night was the …
Gay Events in South Florida This Week
Last Week in Review
Tuesday was what we call in the event going business a trifecta. It was a pleasure to be invited to the swearing in ceremony of Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick and all the commissioners. The event was held inside the main hall at Hagen Park and was catered by Alibi Catering. Congratulations to Mayor Resnick, Scott Newton and all the other commissioners. Afterwards I headed over to McSorley’s on the beach for the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, which once again was packed.
From there I was off to The Manor for the 1st annual employee Turn-A-Bout night which was a benefit for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Much needed money was raised for AHF and one lucky employee, Monica Inferno (Harry), won the $100 prize for best performance in drag.
To launch the new AlandChuck.travel, Legendary Journeys invited all gay media in Florida on a 3 day complimentary cruise aboard the MSC Poesia. While enjoying all the amenities the boat had to offer it was so much fun getting to know the other gay media in Florida and the staff of Legendary Journeys, who by the way were very attentive to all our needs. Check them out at either LegendaryJourneys.com or AlandChuck.travel.
Sunday night was the annual Equality Florida Broward gala, which for the 3rd year in a row was held at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Once again the gala was packed with over 300 community members that wanted to honor and support the important work that Equality Florida does locally and across the state. Congratulations to Martin Gill who was the 2010 Voice for Equality Award winner. His speech, which told the struggle of adopting his 2 boys and getting the ban against gay adoption lifted in the state of Florida, brought tears to my eyes. This was a wonderful event!
Thursday, November 18
From today until November 24th the Pride Factory presents a create your own sale event, where if you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off. The more you shop, the more you save!
Lighthouse ArtCenter’s next theme is “Peace on Earth,” presented by Kathryn W. Davis. The exhibition starts today and goes through December 30th and features artists’ visions for world peace. The juried exhibition will include cash and purchase awards. A highlight of the exhibition will be a Picasso owned by Mrs. Davis. At the same time, the ArtCenter also will hold its Annual Faculty Exhibition, with works in many styles and media by faculty of the School of Art. The opening reception and awards ceremony for Peace on Earth and the Annual Faculty Exhibition is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm tonight. Members attend free, $5 for non-members ages 12 and older. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101.
ES Art Group announces its third annual Erotic Art Exhibition Weekend entitled ARTundressed, from today until Saturday, November 20th at Harvey’s By The Bay, located at 6445 NE 7th Ave. Miami, FL. The tour will then travel to four other cities. A one-of-a-kind event, The ARTundressed exhibition is a celebration featuring the sensual attributes in art, music, fashion and entertainment. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the sensual aspects of the visual and performing arts with a collection of beautiful, sexy artworks from some of the world’s top visual artists, as well as a very impressive lineup of other great talents and incredible performers. The principal concept of the exhibition is to create an interactive environment which allows everyone attending to become participants and even performers themselves by engaging them in a memorable experience. For more information visit ArtUndressed.com
Friday, November 19
Living Room Nightclub presents a special themed event entitled ASIA starring direct from New York the return of DJs Dave and Gerardo. Also, find out about their free special event shuttle bus from Miami by going to LivingRoomTickets.com
The Manor and Noche Latina Florida present a special event in the Epic Nightclub, a tribute to Celia Cruz, the voice of Cuba. The night will feature Salsa music by The Charlie Roc Band from 10 to 12:30 am and then DJ Larry Larr at the turntables from 12:30 to 3 am playing some of the hottest Latin music around. They will also feature a special performance by Gina D’Angelo as Celia Cruz. There is no cover for this special event. For more information, go to NocheLatinaFlorida.com or TheManorComplex.com
The Ramrod presents Muscle Bear Dance starring DJ/producer Herbie James.
Sidelines invites everyone to come and party with them at 9 pm as they celebrate Laurie’s 50th birthday.
Saturday, November 20
Back by popular demand, Boom presents another Foam Party starring DJ Scott Mann.
The Stable presents the live performances of Rod Stephens starting at 9 pm.
Bigger Saturdays at Score invites everyone to get twisted with DJ MDW and wild performances by TP Lords.
The Manor presents a Demon Pack T-Shirt Show where they invite you to meet the artist, Brett Scmidt. DJ Michael Tank will be spinning in the main room and DJ Larry Larr will be spinning some of the hottest Latin music in the Latin Lounge and patio with shows by Latina icon Erika Norell and guests Viva Mirage and Sheena Devine (Miss Noche Latina 2010).
Sunday, November 21
The monthly Market Bazaar (3rd Sunday of the month, rain or shine) takes place at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors from 9 am to 3 pm and will feature the 2nd annual Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest.
The Bay features a T for 2000 from 4 to 10 pm starring DJ Eddie Baez and hosted by Rudy Rafuls, Maiko Xavier, Larry Candelario, Adora, Chyna Girl, Asia Aviance, Omar Gonzalez, Michael Stanley, Kitty Meow and Pussila.
The Ramrod presents Enforced Dress Code (E.D.C.) night in the Skull and Boner Bar sponsored by the Leather Masked Ball. Leather and or fetish attire is required for entrance to the patio bar.
Tuesday, November 23
Planeta Macho at Score in association with Jake Cavazos Entertainment present M’Dela performing her new single “Siempre Te Amare (Love Song).” They will be giving away DVDs and a chance to win an iPad loaded with M’Dela content.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. and MetLife are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new LGBT Visitor Center at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. This new venue is the only LGBT Visitor Center in America sponsored by MetLife. The Center provides a one-stop-shop for visitors and residents to learn about LGBT and allied businesses where they can stay, shop and dine on Miami Beach. For more information about the LGBT Visitor Center, please call 305-673-4440 or email MDGLCC@Bellsouth.net
Mark your calendars for Friday November 26th, when Club Sugar will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary which will star DJ Tracy Young, with opening set by DJ Jarell as well as hip hop and Latin in the Spice Lounge. The night will also feature shows by house divas TP Lords and Sasha Sky.
I have seen some clips of scenes, received many pics and have listened to the album and I can almost guarantee you that “Burlesque” is going to be the HUGE blockbuster of the holiday season. If the premise of the movie wasn’t fabulous enough, it stars 2 performers that the gay community loves, Christina Aguilera and Cher. Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingénue, who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician.
With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal. Christina Aguilera makes her theatrical film and musical debut as the lead character in “Burlesque” where she co-stars along with the legendary Cher in her first major film role since 1999. “Burlesque,” which will be released by Screen Gems / Sony Pictures nationwide on on Wednesday, November 24th, is written and directed by Steven Antin and produced by Donald De Line. Just 2 days prior to that RCA Records will be releasing “Burlesque,” the soundtrack to the Sony Pictures film. The highly anticipated soundtrack features new recordings performed and co-written by five time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, with production by Tricky Stewart, Linda Perry and Ron Fair and songwriting by Claude Kelly, Tricky Stewart and Sia. The soundtrack also features two brand new tracks performed by the legendary Cher, including “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me,” a powerful Diane Warren penned ballad which was produced by Matt Serletic. This marks Cher’s first new original song in seven years as well as her first movie musical. The soundtrack also includes remakes / covers of classic songs such as Etta James’ “Something’s Got A Hold On Me” and “Tough Lover” and Mae West’s “A Guy What Takes His Time” all performed by Christina Aguilera.