On Tuesday, March 1st The Mack Lunch celebrated its 6th anniversary with a packed luncheon at China Grill. Congratulations to Danny and DJ on 6 fabulous years and here’s hoping they have many more successful years to come. Thursday night I got a little butch and went to the Panthers game at the Bank Atlantic Center. I was lucky enough to be invited to the ADT box seats which came along with tons of free food and free beer and wine which helped console me after Montreal clobbered the Panthers…LOL! On Friday as part of the South Beach Comedy Fest a bunch of the Hotspots and Genre Latino staff went to see Wanda Sykes at The Fillmore.
Last Week in Review
On Tuesday, March 1st The Mack Lunch celebrated its 6th anniversary with a packed luncheon at China Grill. Congratulations to Danny and DJ on 6 fabulous years and here’s hoping they have many more successful years to come. Thursday night I got a little butch and went to the Panthers game at the Bank Atlantic Center. I was lucky enough to be invited to the ADT box seats which came along with tons of free food and free beer and wine which helped console me after Montreal clobbered the Panthers… LOL! On Friday as part of the South Beach Comedy Fest a bunch of the Hotspots and Genre Latino staff went to see Wanda Sykes at The Fillmore. Although we were not excited about the fact that it started 40 minutes late her opening act and then Wanda herself made up for this by delivering top quality performances that kept us in stitches.
Also that night, Smarty Pants was celebrating the birthday of Don Casteel, which brought in all his fans to a superbly decorated bar. Pompano Bill (who was there representing Hotspots) said it was a real fun crowd.
This weekend was also the annual Winter Party, which is 6 days in Miami Beach (and one party in Fort Lauderdale at Boom) with lots of events raising money for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. My favorite event is always the beach party, because there is just something magical about being on the beach during the day listening and partying to fabulous music. Kudos to my buddy Alison Calagna for spinning a fabulous set!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, March 10
Sidelines Sports Bar is having a benefit to raise money for their Aids Walk Florida team from 7 to 9 pm. The event is $40 per person and features a full open bar, catered hot hors d’oeuvres, raffles, prizes and giveaways. Tickets are available from your favorite bartender or manager at Sidelines or at the door on the day of the event.
The Pride Factory wants everyone to celebrate pride so they are taking 15% off all pride gear from today until March 16th.
Johnny’s is starting a new Thursday’s starring, for the first time ever, the world’s tiniest male entertainers. Each Thursday will have a different theme with tonight’s being Wonka’s Chocolate Factory starring the Oompa Loompa’s.
Score in association with Fly-Life inc. presents the official gay party for WMC 2011 featuring performances by Eva, iSquare, Kelli from Bravo’s hit NYC Prep, Neon Hitch, Wynter Gordon and Jessie and the Boys. The night will star house DJ Pride along with some special guest DJs.
Friday, March 11
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti brings Jessica Wild from RuPauls Drag Race Season 2. She will be performing, for the first time in Miami, her smash hit “You Like It Wild.” The night will also star resident DJ Jarell along with shows by TP Lords and Sasha Lords.
The Boardwalk presents live an in the flesh the boys from CollegeDudes.com and BrokeStraightBoys.com tonight and tomorrow.
YouTube sensation and producer, rapper, and nightlife impresario Cazwell will be making waves this Winter Music Conference. Known best for his scandalously titillating “Ice Cream Truck” video, Cazwell will be working the turntables at BASE on Lincoln Road, during an exclusive Cazwell CD/DVD meet-and-greet and cocktail reception on from 5 to 9 pm. Afterwards, he will be hosting a VIP dinner at The Lords South Beach, where he will premiere his new song and video, “Get My Money Back”, which has also been directed by Marco Ovando and feature a new batch of gorgeous dancers. This will be the first screening of the video in the nation!
Saturday, March 12
Today and tomorrow is the 34th annual Pridefest produced by Pride South Florida at Jaco Pastorius Park from noon to 6 pm. For more information see the feature in this week’s Hotspots or visit: PrideSouthFlorida.org
Adamar Fine Arts, one of Miami’s premier art galleries in the Miami Design District, is proud to announce a Burton Morris exhibition, whose work builds on the legacy of Warhol and other Pop artist masters from the 1960’s and 1970’s. For the first time in Miami, the gallery will feature Inside the Museum – A Pop Art Perspective, and the popular Night Table series opening today from 7 to 10 pm.
The Manor presents D1 recording star Kimberly Davis performing her hit “Twist of Love” along with DJ Oren Nizri in the main room. The Latin Lounge and Patio features Harry Demasiado’s birthday, with the theme 17 again. The night stars DJ Larry Larr and features special guests Latina Goddess from Texas Erica Andrews and local favorite Noel Leon. There is no cover!
The Pride Factory and the Depot combine to bring the official Saturday after Pride party from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Depot. They will feature performances by Heather Craig and a swimwear fashion show/auction featuring styles by Tulio benefitting Pride South Florida.
The Ramrod presents the Florida Leather Sir and Leather Boy contest at 8 pm.
Hollywood Tans is holding their “Season Premiere” where they will provide free tanning the entire day! Their 3 locations in South Florida are: Bal Harbour Square, 1634 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Tower Shops, 2064 South University Dr., Keystone Plaza, 13575 Biscayne Blvd.
Sunday, March 13
The Manor presents an after gay pride t dance starting at 6 pm starring celebrity DJ Tracy Young.
Wednesday, March 16
Bill’s Filling Station has brought back the popular game show Let’s Make A Deal or No Deal hosted by Nikki Adams at 9 pm. Any Wednesday in the month of March if you purchase a Voli cocktail you will receive a ticket for a chance to win 2 tickets to Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour. Also if you are a contestant in the game for a chance to win a chance to win a golden ticket for the contest finale which takes place on Wednesday , April 6th at 10 pm.
Scandals Saloon invites you to join them at 8 pm for the Gospel Hour where Lady Fancy, the Gospel Choir and special guests remind us of that good ole time religion. 10% of all sales during the Gospel Hour will be donated to The Pantry of Broward County.
The Broward County School Board just voted to add “gender identity and expression” to the district’s non-discrimination policy. The expansion of the non-discrimination policy means that students, faculty and all school district employees will be protected from any form of gender-based discrimination. With 256,000 students, Broward is now the largest school district in Florida to add “gender identity and expression” to its non-discrimination protections.
Win presents their 16th annual charity golf tournament at the Boca Greens Country Club on April 2nd with 1 pm shotgun and dinner and dance to follow. The proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. For more information visit WomenInNetwork.com or call 954-463-9005 ext 641
Miami Beach Gay Pride is once again setting sail for “Pride Celebration at Sea,” Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22, aboard Norwegian Sky. The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival is set for Saturday, April 16 along South Beach’s famed Ocean Drive, and this cruise is an ideal way to extend the magic of Pride for another five days at sea. The event also represents an opportunity to “cruise for a cause,” as a portion of the tickets sold will be donated to Miami Beach Gay Pride. The Pride Cruise stops in Grand Bahama, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. The cruise is produced by Source Events. Enjoy special Pride Cruise events designed exclusively for you, including free cocktail hours, Sail Away Tea-Dances, Bahama Mamas & Papas Costume Party, Exclusive Movie Screening, Beach Party on a private island and much more! Norwegian Sky features a choice of six restaurants, ten bars and lounges, a full-service Body Waves Spa, fitness center, two glimmering pools, five hot tubs, a basketball/volleyball court, golf driving net, Internet cafe and a jogging/walking track. Prices for the Pride Cruise begin at just $479 per person, based on double occupancy. For reservations or further information, visit SourceEvents.com/pridecruise or call 888-768-7238.
The US arm of the Mr. Gay World competition recently named Michael Holtz as the winner of Mr. Gay USA, just in time for the online voting portion of the Mr. Gay World competition, which is taking place now, leading up to the main competition in the Philippines March 9-16.
GAYXAMPLE, (pronounced GAY-SHAM-PLEH) is a ground breaking new web series set in the gay area of Barcelona’s Eixample district. It’s sexy, hilarious, outrageous as well as being thoughtful, sad and cutting edge. Over ten episodes bustle through the lives of seven characters who shag, fight, shout, laugh and cry with all the passion you would expect from the residents of this gorgeous, Spanish city. It features Alex, the divorced father who only realizes he’s gay when he meets the horny, handsome and nightmare that is Iván. And Montse, the generous and caring social worker who will do anything for anyone in need and does for beautiful battered wife Alicia from Argentina. Don’t miss Toni, our naughty beefy bear who likes nothing better than having his class A recreational drugs and a good party while managing to be an honest and sincere friend.
In contrast there’s Xavi, the cute and innocent country boy whose world is shaken when he discovers his favorite uncle is gay but who soon adapts to life in this alluring city. Finally meet tortured teenager Luis who has to move out of his parents place and starts doing drag and tricks in a drastic attempt to grasp at his dream of being an artist. GAYXAMPLE is more than the bastard child of Queer as Folk and Almodovar, its blood boiling Mediterranean drama with a heart and mind. GAYXAMPLE, directed by Giuseppe Storelli, is a reflection of daily lives, with all its joys and sorrows; it entertains and affects the viewer regardless of their sexual preference. Everybody, gay, straight or transgendered, will identify with one of the characters. The series will show the world the tolerance and respect that can be enjoyed in this wonderful city. GAYXAMPLE is an international web TV project in Spanish, subtitled in English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch and Italian. Giuseppe Storelli says “I am very grateful to GAYXAMPLE for bringing this undeniably wonderful cast of professionals into my life. We have built a team of extraordinary talent, which has made GAYXAMPLE a success even before it launches”.