On Tuesday was the first Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer of 2011 and took place at the popular J. Marks restaurant on their new patio. The Hors d’oeuvres were delicious, thanks Steve and Ariel! With over 250 guests, the mixer was a huge success. Congratulations once again to DJ and Danny for doing a fabulous job! Boom started their 10 year anniversary weekend on Wednesday and continued all weekend with record crowds including a 3D party on Saturday that was really freaky. The decorations were amazing (kudos Chris and Diego) and when you tried on the 3D glasses it really looked like things were coming at you… very cool job guys!
Last Week in Review
On Tuesday was the first Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer of 2011 and took place at the popular J. Marks restaurant on their new patio. The Hors d’oeuvres were delicious, thanks Steve and Ariel! With over 250 guests, the mixer was a huge success. Congratulations once again to DJ and Danny for doing a fabulous job!
Boom started their 10 year anniversary weekend on Wednesday and continued all weekend with record crowds including a 3D party on Saturday that was really freaky. The decorations were amazing (kudos Chris and Diego) and when you tried on the 3D glasses it really looked like things were coming at you…very cool job guys!
Saturday night was the annual “Kind Of A Drag” which takes place at the Walt and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts and benefited many important charities. I was personally humbled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award (quick not to Lewis Nicholson…if I can ever afford a PR Agent, you are definitely the one I am hiring!) and would like to thank Corey Boyd and the board of Kind Of A Drag for bestowing me with such an honor. The event was a huge success and filled with fabulous entertainment. The Golden Globes aired Sunday night and kudos to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring Gay actors/movies and actors playing Gay roles. Congratulations to The Kids Are All Right, Annette Bening, GLEE, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer.
After enjoying the GG’s I headed out to Bill’s for Misty Eyez annual birthday party. This party always features tons of entertainers and a packed house and this year was no exception. Congrats to Misty and Bill’s Filling Station on another fabulous birthday celebration!
Gay Events in South Florida
Thursday, Jan 20
Starting today, the Pride Factory presents their semi-annual Shop The Box Clearance Event. Rocky Bowell, GM of Pride Factory told me that this is their deepest discounts ever with some items as low as only $5.
Friday, January 21
Alex Infiniti and Club Sugar welcome drag superstar Nina Florwers performing throughout the night and celebrating the release of her new single “Feeling Flowers” featuring the remixes by DJs Jarell and MDW. In addition they will be celebrating TP Lords birthday. Music by resident DJ Jarell in the main room and DJ Willy G in the Spice Lounge with shows by TP Lords, Sasha Lords and guests.
Living Room Nightclub presents direct from America’s Got Talent, Derrick Barry who is known as the best Britney Spears Impersonator in the world.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Bear Man Dance starring DJ Herbie James.
Saturday, January 22
Latinos Salud invites everyone to join them for a night of celebration from 7 to 10 pm as they celebrate the grand opening of their new location, 2330 Wilton Drive with live music, food, great prizes and tributes to the community leaders who make a difference. That night you can meet their dedicated staff members who are making a difference for the gay Latino community and their friends. For more information go to LatinosSalud.org or call 954-765-6239.
Winter Party Festival 2011 presents “So You Think You Can Dance, You Choose,” an audition for the Winter Party official dancers at Score from 10 pm to 5 am. This is an open call for dancers. E-mail Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org for information by January 20th. That night the official Winter Party beach DJ Alyson Calagna will be spinning and the night will be hosted by TP Lords.
Hot Works presents the 2nd Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show at Royal Palm Place (302 S Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL on Federal Highway, South of Palmetto Park Rd) tonight and tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm daily with free admission and free parking. For more information call 941-755-3088 or go to HotWorks.org
Discotekka invades The Palace for their monthly bar crawl which has become quite popular. Start the party at Palace at 6 pm then end the night at Discotekka at 11 pm.
The Manor presents international sensation DJ Kidd Madonny who will take you on a visual musical journey for your mind, body and soul. Don’t forget DJ Larry Larr spinning in the Latin Lounge and Patio.
Sunday, January 23
Georgie’s Alibi Wilton Manors presents the Flamingo Car Show from 11 am to 4 pm with music and cars from the 40’s thru the present day. While there don’t forget their scrumptious brunch on the patio from 11 am to 2 pm.
Congregation Etz Chaim will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a retro T Dance entitled “Living The Chai Life” starting at 5 pm at the Pride Center at Equality Park. They will be featuring Hors D’oeuvres and prizes for the best 70’s costume. Admission is $25 per person or $54 per person with an open bar. For more information or for tickets either call 954-564-9232 or go to LivingTheChaiLife.org
Sidelines Sports Bar invites you to see the NFL playoffs by watching the NFC game at 3 pm and the AFC game at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, January 26
Georgie’s Alibi Wilton Manors presents comedy night hosted by Cashetta at 9 pm. This is a special night of comedy, prizes and ticket giveaways for the one night only performance of the all male ballet troupe “Les Ballets Tracadero De Monte Carlo” (see Hot Stuff for more details on the troupe) on Miami Beach on February 1st.
Bill’s Filling Station presents “Lights Camera, Action,” a show that will now take place the fourth Wednesday of every month with 2 shows. Tonight’s first show at 8:30 pm will feature the cast of the Showtime Theatre in Boca Raton performing select numbers from the off-Broadway hit “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. The second show at 10:15 pm will feature several professional singers performing musical numbers from a variety of genres. Tonight, the producer, Andy Fiacco, will also be celebrating his 40th birthday!
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo will return to south Florida for the first time in over six years direct from a sold-out, critically acclaimed engagement at The Joyce Theater in New York City for one performance only, on Tuesday, February 1 at 8 pm at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. The evening will feature a program of audience favorites performed by the primo ballerinas that have made this beloved troupe the foremost all-male comic ballet company in the world. With an astounding mastery of ballet technique, flamboyant personalities, and maybe a little more chest hair than your average Giselle, the world-renowned ballerinas of the TROCKS illuminate the passion, tragedy and joy of classical ballet, all squeezed into size 12 pointe shoes. As London’s Sunday Telegraph wrote recently about the company, “We might have come to laugh, but we stayed to worship.” With legends like Olga Supphozova, Sveltlana Lofatkina, Lariska Dumbchenko returning with the company, the TROCKS are guaranteed to provide a shimmering, comedic and superlatively danced evening of family-friendly ballet this holiday season. Tickets start at $25, range up to $75 and can be purchased through Live Nation online at LiveNation.com or call 800.745.3000.
Just over 2 weeks ago Sidelines Sports Bar reopened its doors as a “NEW”, clean, and smoke-free environment. It seems that many in Fort Lauderdale’s LGBT community, Sidelines’ loyal patrons and the non-smoking curiosity seekers have made their feelings known to owners, Laurie Whittaker and Marty Kildea. “Bravo”, “Great Decision”, “Thanks”, and “Love It” are just a few of the encouraging messages received thus far. On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, Sidelines became a smoke-free establishment. With the enormous help of the talented Sidelines’ staff, in two short days the sports bar was immaculately cleaned, refurnished with new bar stools, new sports memorabilia, and carefully hung team flags. In addition, a new outdoor patio area was constructed with tables and chairs for smokers. Not to worry, though, these changes have in no way affected the “sports theme” that has made Sidelines the repeated award-winning entertainment venue of Fort Lauderdale since their opening in 2006. They are still Sidelines Sports Bar, “Where Sports Come First”! We here at Hotspots congratulate Laurie, Marty and Jennifer and the entire Sidelines staff for a job well done!
Role/Play – When soap opera star Graham Windsor (Steve Callahan – East Side Story, Pornography: A Thriller) is outed as the result of a gay sex tape scandal, he seeks refuge at an exclusive Palm Springs resort. But quiet anonymity eludes him when marriage-equality activist Trey Reed (Matthew Montgomery – Pornography: A Thriller, Gone But Not Forgotten, Socket) checks in to escape the fallout from his own bitter divorce. As an undeniable passion begins to sizzle between Graham and Trey, they force each other to confront their professional downfalls and the firestorm each has created in the gay press.
Role/Play also stars David Pevsner (Pornography: A Thriller), Brian Nolan (The Lair), Matthew Stephen Herrick (Daydream Obsession: Legacy) and Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort) and is directed by Rob Williams.
The DVD, which is only 85 minutes, is available starting February 08 and can be purchased at Wolfevideo.com for only $16.95.