Thursday night was the Miguel’s bathing suit Fashion show at the Dennis Dean Galleries in Wilton Manors. The event featured many models wearing the bathing suits which you could purchase and then have the opportunity to take the suit right off the sexy model. All this fun was to raise money for charity. Afterwards I headed on down to South Beach to the Palace’s 23rd anniversary celebration that was so busy it spilled onto Ocean Drive. Congratulations to the owners, managers and staff for 23 fabulous years and for a fantastic anniversary celebration. Friday night was the much anticipated opening of Karma in West Palm Beach and the reopening of Calentura at Sandals in Miami. Both openings drew in the crowds and make us very aware that there are great party places in all 3 counties of South Florida.
Last Week in Review
Thursday night was the Miguel’s bathing suit Fashion show at the Dennis Dean Galleries in Wilton Manors. The event featured many models wearing the bathing suits which you could purchase and then have the opportunity to take the suit right off the sexy model. All this fun was to raise money for charity. Afterwards I headed on down to South Beach to the Palace’s 23rd anniversary celebration that was so busy it spilled onto Ocean Drive. Congratulations to the owners, managers and staff for 23 fabulous years and for a fantastic anniversary celebration.
Friday night was the much anticipated opening of Karma in West Palm Beach and the reopening of Calentura at Sandals in Miami. Both openings drew in the crowds and make us very aware that there are great party places in all 3 counties of South Florida.
Congratulations to Carlos I West Palm and Odalys and Marytrini in Miami for 2 great openings. Saturday night Wilton Manors was happening. I first stopped by Bill’s to see Sherry Vine and all her antics play it up and she did not disappoint! Afterwards I went over to the Manor for the Pirate party in the main room and The Victory Party for Viva Mirage winning Miss Noche Latina in the Latin Lounge and Patio. Every Room of the club was packed with hot men! This week I am heading on the Atlantis 20th anniversary cruise aboard the Allure, so stayed tuned to next weeks column for all the juicy stories, as I promise I will report them all to you!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, February 10
The Pride Factory continues to celebrate their 15th anniversary all month long with 15% off “toys” priced $10 and higher from today until the 16th, 15% off all Wet brand lube until February 28th, 15% off all swimwear until the 16th and 15 prizes every Thursday in February.
Smarty Pants features Jennifer McClain singing live from 9 pm to midnight.
Saturday, February 12
Opening tonight Johnny’s club side presents One Saturdays, which is a party for everyone: Straight, BiSexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transexual and everyone in between.
The Manor presents a Valentine’s Weekend special entitled “I Feel Love” starring DJ Terrance Lalley.
The Castle Lounge (1322 North Dixie Highway) presents the 40th birthday party for Amy Rivers starting at 7 pm with a free buffet.
Boom presents Boom Voyage in honor of RSVP cruises 25th anniversary with a party entitled Red Hot Lover Boy.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents the XOXO party starring DJ/Producer Tony Moran on the main floor and Ricardito and his dancers on the 2nd level.
The grandeur of the 16th century will make its mark in South Florida once again at the 19th annual Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach. Join the King, the Queen, and their royal court for five exciting themed weekends, beginning Saturday, February 12th at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach through March 13th. The 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, 12 stages with continuous entertainment and more than 20 stage acts from around the world. For additional information, visit: Ren-Fest.com or call 954-776-1642.
Art Modern Gallery is launching its new location in the Wynwood Art District of Miami with a dynamic group exhibition, “Stencil & Candy” featuring a vast display of works from emerging urban artists and blue chip offerings from POP Masters. The Grand Opening of the innovative space will be from 7 to 9 pm which coincides with the Wynwood Art Walk that evening. The new location of the gallery is at 175 NW 23rd Street in Miami and is under the direction of Robert Fontaine. The exhibition runs from February 12 through the 28th and is free to the public with the art available for viewing and acquisition. For more information please call 305.397.8530 or visit ArtModernGallery.com
Sunday, February 13
For the second year in a row, gay and lesbian couples are invited to Commit 2 Love. The event will be held once again on Jungle Island. The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is offering gay and lesbian couples the opportunity to honor and celebrate their relationships with a special ceremony and reception that will serve as a life-changing memory. For additional information on how to be a part of this special day, visit Commit2Love.com
C. Taylor Boyd presents the annual Miss and Mr. State of Florida Continental Pageant at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts at the Sunshine Cathedral (1480 SW 9th Avenue) starting at 8 pm sharp. The night will feature some of the finest female impersonators and male entertainers of Florida as well as the current and some former Miss and Mr. Continentals. For more information or to order tickets go to TaylorAceProductions.com
The Manor presents The Grammy Party where they invite you to watch the Grammy’s in its entirety from 8 pm to 11 pm in the Windsor Bar and then go into Epic to hear Grammy Award Winner Peter Rauhofer spinning with an opening set by Kidd Madonny. The night is hosted by Flavio Nisti.
Boom invites all the Atlantis Cruisers to return to the largest T-Dance in town.
The Cubby Hole is featuring a welcome home Atlantis Cruise Party with a mini buffet a 7pm and a blackout party from 9 pm till close.
My friends Debbie and Bernadette (Art Frenzy and Anywayz bar fame) are hosting karaoke at Beefcakes from 630 to 9:30. Check it out as they are a hoot! Tonight they will be celebrating Bernadette’s birthday!
Monday, February 14
Tedesco’s (2460 East Commercial blvd) presents a Valentine’s Day Dinner for $49.95 for 2 and includes 2 entrees, soup, salad garlic bread and a carafe of wine. For reservations call 954-493-9233.
Bill’s features Jennifer McClain’s Cast Party at 10:30 pm where they invite you to join Jennifer for a cabaret style show featuring various local entertainers.
The Ramrod invites everyone to come celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chad and Paul.
Tuesday, February 15
Planeta Macho presents the official Miami Pre-Party to Inferno Puerto Rico (May 26th – 30th – InfernoPuertoRico.com) starring DJ George Ferrero on the main floor and Ricardito and his dancers on the 2nd level.
If you are planning on going to Typhoon Lagoon during Gay Disney weekend this year then you should purchase your tickets now when they are only $79 as shortly they will go up in price. For more information go to: LetsGoPlay2011.com
The National gay and Lesbian Task Force is looking for volunteers for Winter Party from March 2 through the 7th. They invite everyone to bring their individual skills and expertise to support the festival. You will have a great time, meet new people, make friends, network and receive a free ticket to the annual Winter Party Beach Party held on the sunny sands of South Beach. For more information log on to: WinterParty.com and select volunteers.
Columbia Records/XL is proud to announce the North American release of 21, the eagerly awaited sophomore album from British singer-songwriter Adele, on Tuesday February 22. 21, is the follow up to Adele’s critically acclaimed, award winning debut album 19 (both named after her age at the time the songs were written). Renowned for her incredibly unique vocal ability and songwriting, Adele’s debut received two Grammy Awards in 2009 (Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) as well as a BRIT Award in 2008 (Critics Choice). This new collection of songs showcases the growth of this incredible artist, who at the very young age of twenty two, exhibits the poise of a seasoned veteran.
Adele’s music takes some new direction while staying true to her signature style. “I discovered lots of artists I’d never heard of, particularly Wanda Jackson, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Lady Antebellum and Steel Drivers who I fell in love with. Then I delved in to more from artists I’ve loved forever – Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Elbow, Mos Def, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits and Sinead O’Connor. There’s something in every single one of these artists that have really really inspired 21” noted Adele. “In early 2008, as her debut was reaching Double Platinum status in her native UK, Adele took North America by storm delivering groundbreaking performances on everything from Saturday Night Live to the Grammy Awards, where her four nominations yielded two impressive wins. Entertainment Weekly described Adele’s voice as “astonishing” and People called it “a knockout that’s rich and supple,” but The LA Times put it best when it proclaimed “Adele exudes stylish confidence.” Before returning home to work on her sophomore album Adele headlined the newly incarnated VH1 Divas Live and played a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ fabled Hollywood Bowl in front of 19,000 devoted fans.