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Wednesday, November 24

 

The 26th White Party Weekend starts today and goes through Monday the 29th. White Party Week is officially announcing the relocation of the “Heatwave Pool Party” and “Welcome Center” to the National Hotel, located one block south at 1677 Collins Avenue. For a full list of events see the feature in this week’s issue of Hotspots Magazine or go to WhiteParty.org

 

The Manor invites the community to let the holiday season begin with a special Thanksgiving Eve party starring DJ Manny Lehman.

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Gay Events in South Florida This Week

 

Wednesday, November 24

 

The 26th White Party Weekend starts today and goes through Monday the 29th. White Party Week is officially announcing the relocation of the “Heatwave Pool Party” and “Welcome Center” to the National Hotel, located one block south at 1677 Collins Avenue. For a full list of events see the feature in this week’s issue of Hotspots Magazine or go to WhiteParty.org

 

The Manor invites the community to let the holiday season begin with a special Thanksgiving Eve party starring DJ Manny Lehman.

 

The Boardwalk presents DJ ChiChi LaRue spinning live on stage.

 

Thursday, November 25

 

gay-events-south-florida-1Tonight tomorrow and Saturday, The Boardwalk features the world famous Zeb Atlas live on stage with 2 shows each night.

 

The Alibi Wilton Manors annual Hurricane Showdown Orphans Thanksgiving Buffet begins at 5 pm tonight. At the same time the tournament registration begins.

 

gay-events-south-florida-2The Stable presents Turkey Turnabout 2010 Shitty Shitty Drag Drag at 9 pm with your hostess Lady Fancy. Following the show the wall is finally coming down and they invite everyone to come over take a hammer and smash the wall (a $5 donation which will be given to The Pantry of Broward, Inc will be asked for each hammer).

 

Friday, November 26

 

The fifth annual Leather Masked Ball takes place at the Sea Monster and stars DJ Paul Kraft. For more information or to purchase tickets go to LeatherMaskedBall.org

 

gay-events-south-florida-3Living Room presents The A-List Event hosted by 2 of the Logo TV shows stars, Rodiney Santiago and Reichen Lehmkuhl.

 

Bill’s Filling Station Friday night promotion Growl presents a Bear Appreciation Party starring Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond from HardFriction.com live on stage.

 

gay-events-south-florida-4Club Sugar will be celebrating their first anniversary with special guest DJ Tracy Young taking over the turntables. For more information see the feature in this week’s Hotspots.

 

Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents Pop It, Rock It with a live performance by house pop band Stereo Love and a CD release party for Nelly Furtado’s “The Best of Nelly Furtado.”

 

Bear Nation presents Bearlesque Holiday Edition starring DJ Shane Phoenix at The Manor. The event will be broadcast live on Q-nation.fm

 

The Pride Factory features a huge sale starting today and going through December 1st with 15% off all Andrew Christian underwear, 20% off swimwear and 30% off all denim. They are also featuring a Black Friday special where you get a $10 gift card for every $50 you spend.

 

Saturday, November 27

 

Discotekka features Burlesque with a cast of 10 female impersonators including Vegas, TP, Victoria, Gina, Marytrini and many more.

 

gay-events-south-florida-5The Manor features a tribute to one of Broadway’s most famous musicals, “Chicago,” with a spectacular performance of the Cell Block Tango by Step Ahead Dance Production choreographed by Gustavo Sumi with Erika Norell as Roxy. In the Latin Lounge and patio they feature DJ Larry Larr with performances by Erika and special guest, visiting from Tampa, Champagne Bordeaux.

 

Fat Village Arts District Art Walk is on the 4th Saturday of every month from 7 to 11 pm between 5th and 6th Streets and one block west of Andrews Ave to the Railroad tracks. Go out and support the arts and see artists’ studios in this blossoming arts district. Stop by Francisco Sheuat and Julio Green’s studio (115 NW 5th Street) who will feature the Broward Art Guild presenting “Small Works.” For more information call 954-537-9000.

 

Sunday, November 28

 

The Ramrod presents a Kink/Tattoo Party, an official Leather Masked Ball weekend event in the Skull and Boner Bar.

 

Bill’s Filling Station presents the closing banquet at 5 pm and awards ceremony at 7 pm for the Hurricane Showdown.

 

Wednesday, December 1

 

Broward House presents the 3rd annual “Our Memories Burn Bright” World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at Richardson Park (1937 Wilton Drive) starting at 7:30 pm with a rally following at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.

 

Red Hispana Florida presents a World AIDS Day tribute, “I Will Survive,” a tribute to long term survivors at the Artserve Auditorium (1350 East Sunrise Blvd.) from 6 to 10 pm. The event features Jenny Love, Richard Cortez and DJs Jimmy P and Sol and will be broadcast live on Radio Red Hispana. For more information go to RedHispanaFL.org or call 954-462-8889.

 

gay-events-south-florida-6Atomic/Boom is featuring their annual Holiday Wreath Auction which is a benefit for Poverello. Categories include Most Wintery, Best/Most Effective Use of Lighting, Most Inventive/Creative and Best Use of Accessories. Entries can be dropped off beginning November 26th during regular business hours at Boom Nightclub.

 

Art Expressions (Fort Lauderdale, FL) will present “Visions” at the Greenview Hotel (1671 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) in conjunction with the prestigious Art Basel|Miami Beach and surrounding Art Fairs from today until December 5th with an opening reception tonight. The lobby of the Greenview Hotel will serve as a gallery to showcase this important event. “Visions” will show works by three local artists: Judy Levinson, Lois Ostrov and Francisco Sheuat. The exhibit is free and the hours are from 11 am to 10 pm. For more information go to ArtExpressions.tk

 

gay-events-south-florida-7Miami Beach Community Health Center, a respected not-for-profit comprehensive health care network established in 1977, is proud to present the third installment of its thought-provoking “Through the Eyes of Love” juried art exhibition held in honor of World AIDS Day at Miami International University of Art and Design. The free exhibition is open to the public from 7 am to 7 pm staring today and going through December 3rd and from 7 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 4th. The exhibit will showcase unique works of art by San Francisco-based artist Daniel Goldstein, who was the featured artist at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria where his sculptures made up of everyday HIV-related objects were highlighted. His woodblock prints, collages and sculptures have been exhibited in leading galleries and museums throughout the world. Miami Beach Community Health Center, a member of Health Choice Network, operates centers in South Beach, North Beach, and its newest location in North Dade. For more information about health care services offered by Miami Beach Community Health Center, please contact 305-538-8835 or visit MiamiBeachHealth.org

 

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Argenti Designer Jewelers (218 Commercial Boulevard) is again collecting toys for children in need of this joyous holiday spirit of giving. Last year they were able to give Toys For Tots a huge amount of toys for children with the help of Lauderdale By The Sea and the many generous friends of Argenti Designer Jewelers. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

 

The Give a Damn Campaign, a project of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, has released its latest video during National Runaway Prevention Month to raise awareness about homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Susan Sarandon, Alan Cumming, Rebecca Romijn, Pete Wentz, Eden Riegel and Cyndi Lauper speak up about the need to bring an end to this epidemic. To learn more about this gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender homeless youth, please visit WeGiveADamn.org

 

You are invited on a journey to turn back time, refresh and restore, find and retain your ageless beauty on Friday, December 3rd at Doctor Max Zaslavsky’s office (6451 North Federal Highway, suite #129) from 5 to 7:30 pm. He invites you to his ageless beauty party where you will indulge in some yummy hors’ d’oeuvres, while you explore the secrets to ageless beauty including the latest in cosmetic procedures that really work, such as Botox and Juvederm. They will also be having great offers on Botox and Juvederm, raffles, an onsite beautician to answer any of your beauty questions and psychic readings.

 

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gay-events-south-florida-10Centaur Entertainment releases the 11th edition of their now famous White Party CD which features DJ David Knapp. David Said “I am thrilled every time I get to create the White Party CD, mainly because the project was my baby and harkens back to my South Beach roots. With so many interesting styles out there, and with pop music now greatly influenced by the dance music we DJ’s have been playing forever, this project was especially fun. ” He goes on to explain ” Zoe Badwi’s Freefallin’ is very White Party…..an energetic uplifting track! One of my favorite, upbeat pop songs out right now is Katy Perry’s Firework, and Paulette’s version gives it a great dance feel. I also loved being able to include versions of Commander and Only Girl (In The World) on the CD. Nowadays, I can’t imagine a DJ set without some Dave Aude, and his new track Dancin’ Circles is a perfect example of his skills. Tony Moran and Ultra Nate working together? When I heard this, I thought the idea was stellar. Their track “Destination” is awesome….really bringing out the best in them. I really like the energy of this Wawa mix! For my sets, Whole World Party has been a perfect hit from the summer and beyond, as has been the hot Latin Dirty Salsa (another hot Cube Guys remix)! I also loved Crystal Waters on When People Come Together for the same reason. The last part of the CD gets a little more classic in the beats and circuit style, with Deep Influence working their magic on a new Kathy Brown vocal (Feel The Music). Edson creates a great team-up with the veteran and hit mistress Jeanie Tracy, and again with one of my favorite, very uplifting performers, Cyon Flare. I was so excited to feature Cyon, as well as the masters on the mix, DJ Alexander and Mark VDH. I am equally psyched to close out the CD with yet another excellent, pumping Chad Jack remix of the Rhythm DB song Stars. I sincerely hope you all enjoy this offering!”

 

The CD is available for purchase at White Party welcome center starting Wednesday, November 24th, on the Centaur website (CentaurMusic.com) on Monday, November 29th and won’t be available elsewhere until Tuesday, December 7th.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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