Miami Pride Weekend started out for me Friday night at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Superhero Soiree at the W South Beach from 9pm-midnight. This was a VIP, invitation only, evening that featured a constellation of stars, including MBGP 2011 Grand Marshal and Bravo Emmy Award winner, Andy Cohen, cast members from “The Real Housewives of Miami,” and many more.
Last Week in Review
Miami Pride Weekend started out for me Friday night at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Superhero Soiree at the W South Beach from 9pm-midnight. This was a VIP, invitation only, evening that featured a constellation of stars, including MBGP 2011 Grand Marshal and Bravo Emmy Award winner, Andy Cohen, cast members from “The Real Housewives of Miami,” and many more. This event was HOT!! I then headed to Mova for their Block Party starring DJ Brett Hendrichsen. Afterwards I headed to Score for Filthy Gorgeous Fridays, hosted by The Pennyback Boys. Score is always fun, and DJ Mac turned the beats out.
Saturday, was the 3rd annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival and once again record crowds (estimated at 40,000 people according to Cindy Brown) attended this fabulous all day event. I am looking forward to next year already!
Saturday night was the 4th anniversary of Discotekka and the official Miami Beach Gay Pride closing party, Urge, at Ice Palace.
Ok, I have to finally admit it, I am getting old and could not attend these 2 events, but I am told (yes, I do have spy’s everywhere) they were both super successful! Sunday, I went over to my buddy Jason’s house in Oakland Park for a pool party celebrating his birthday. Do you think I had fun there… just look at the pic!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, April 21
The Boardwalk presents a private meet and greet with Brent Everett and DJ/Producer Chi Chi LaRue from 7 to 9 pm. They are only selling 50 VIP tickets so hurry in and purchase these tickets. Then catch both Brent and Chi Chi performing live on Friday and Saturday (Easter Weekend).
The Pride Factory presents their annual Pick An Egg Savings Event where anyone who spends more than $25 picks an egg from their Easter basket for additional savings, gifts or goodies.
Friday, April 22
Anthem Fridays at Boom presents their new Friday DJ Richie Rich. The night is hosted by Serena Norell Stone.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents the Underwear Party. They invite you to wear them in or check your clothes at the door. They will feature a $300 in cash and prizes contest for the best underwear or lingerie.
LGBT Action Group after-hours mixer presents a benefit for Gilda’s Club from 6 to 8 pm at New Moon Bar. There will be a free wine tasting and food. For more information or to RSVP call Elizabeth Wynter at 954-763-6776 or e-mail elizabeth@GildasClubSouthFlorida.org
Saturday, April 23
Tabu Nightclub presents Erotiqa Saturdays, which they promise to be the biggest grand unveiling extravaganza in West Palm Beach history. The night will star DJ Oren Nizri, TP lords, Poizon Ivy, Sasha Lords, Monica Chanel, Velvet Lenore and Valerie Dior. They will feature complimentary admission until midnight and 500 VIP card giveaways. For more information, go to TabuWPB.com
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti and Granda Entertainment present Elvis Crespo live in concert in the indestructible gay club tour. If you purchase his CD you receive a VIP meet and greet which includes an autograph and photo with Elvis. The night will be hosted by Teresita “La Caliente” with music by DJ Juan Carlos.
Bill’s Filling Station presents recording artist Eric Himan live in concert on the main stage starting at 10 pm. Eric will be promoting his new CD “Supposed Unknown.”
The Stable is proud and excited to welcome Ironmunkie Productions Bearcodes Saturdays starting tonight at 9 pm with hot, hairy bears. Also this Saturday they will feature the amazing talents of Rod Stephens.
The Lounge on Clematis presents a theme party entitled “Egypt” starring DJ D-Stu, and Daisy Deadpetals, Brielle and Nicole Saphire.
Sunday, April 24
The Manor presents Gospel Brunch with special entertainment by the Nikki Kidd Band. Every dining guest receives an egg with a special gift in it. The grand prize egg has a $300 value. Then later that afternoon they feature an Easter T Dance from 6 pm to midnight starring DJ Alyson Calagna with no cover.
Bill’s Filling Station presents their annual Easter Bonnet Contest at 6 pm with a $100 grand prize and gift basket for runner up. They also feature a complimentary Easter Buffet at 5 pm and of course the popular Misty Eyez’s Trannie Palace at 10:30 pm.
HG Roosters presents their 2nd annual Easter Bonnet Contest at 7 pm directly following Easter Dinner from 5 to 7 pm. They will be featuring many prizes for the winner and runner ups as well as hidden eggs for you to find to win prizes.
Scandals presents a special Gospel Jubilee “On The Wings Of A Dove,” for Easter Sunday at 6 pm starring Lady Fancy live performances, new members of the Jubilettes, the Scandals Choir, the Happy Goodman Family and an amazing cast.
Boom and Jackhammer presents their 7th annual Easter Bonnet contest from 6 to 8 pm hosted by Serena Norell Stone.
Wednesday, April 27
Southern Country South Florida invites you to kick up your heels and let off steam with DJ Gina as she plays the best in country music at Scandals Saloon.
16th Annual Las Olas Food & Wine Festival, presented by Tequila Herradura, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Martin Codax, & Premier Beverage Company benefiting the American Lung Association starts today and goes through Saturday, April 29th in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Advance online tickets required at $100 per person and VIP tickets at $225. For more information, call 954-524-4657 or visit LasOlasWineAndFood.com
Last season, eight bartenders from all across the country came to Palm Springs to compete for the ultimate Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge which was one by Alibi Fort Lauderdale’s own Scot Newel. This year, it is bigger and better than before. One of America’s gay oasis is once again challenging bartenders in twelve cities to shake, mix and stir Palm Springs inspired drinks to compete for the 2011 winner of the Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge presented by Here! Media. At each club, bartenders will compete and create their own signature cocktails, and will be evaluated on taste, presentation and name. The bartenders will also be judged on looks and attire, as well as presentation and audience participation. Contestants will receive bonus points if “Palm” or “Springs” is in the name or recipe of the signature drink. Club attendees will receive Palm Springs swag and can enter to win a six day, five night vacation for two people to Palm Springs. A winner will be selected from each city and brought to Palm Springs to compete in a finale on June 2, at Georgie’s Alibi/Azul’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, which is the official kick-off of Summer Splash presented by Desert Gay Tourism Guild. For updated information, visit PalmSpringsCocktails.com or contact clubs directly. Palm Springs is home to nearly 30 gay and lesbian-owned and/or operated resorts and guesthouses, including many that are clothing optional.
The Australian original 2EROS offers a range of swimwear apparel for men who are looking for slick, clean cut designs that are both stylish and functional. The brand rejects mediocrity and is not afraid to explore beyond typical swimwear color palettes. Conceptualized by Australian designer Jason Hoeung, 2EROS differentiates itself from other labels by consistently delivering quality, unique and eye catching designs, suited for the man who revels the attention of onlookers. Alternatively, Eros, the Greek god of lust and love, symbolically represents sex, male virility and passion. As a result, ‘To Eros’ can also mean ‘to the god of love’, swimwear apparel designed for men looking for a point of difference on the beach, resort or pool party. You can purchase 2EROS at their online store (2Eros.com) or they are available worldwide, and has JUST hit US soil for the first time!