A week ago Monday was 2 very important benefits: At Rosies they featured their 2nd Annual Last Chance, Dinner with Celebrity Servers, as a a benefit for Smart Ride and at The Stable Lady Fancy featured a benefit for beloved bartender Rambo. Both events were well attended and raised much needed money! Friday evening was the monthly Art walk on Wilton Drive with lots of artists setting up shop up and down the drive to show off their exquisite works. A special shout out to our own Pompano Bill who had a photographic exhibit “Leather and Lace” set up that night at Copy This. As soon as the Art Walk was over I headed to Boom for the TropiXXX GearUp Fashion show which was a benefit for Broward House. Tom Scog (owner of TropiXXX) featured lots of unique leather and fetish gear…
Last Week in Review
A week ago Monday was 2 very important benefits: At Rosies they featured their 2nd Annual Last Chance, Dinner with Celebrity Servers, as a a benefit for Smart Ride and at The Stable Lady Fancy featured a benefit for beloved bartender Rambo. Both events were well attended and raised much needed money!
Friday evening was the monthly Art walk on Wilton Drive with lots of artists setting up shop up and down the drive to show off their exquisite works. A special shout out to our own Pompano Bill who had a photographic exhibit “Leather and Lace” set up that night at Copy This.
As soon as the Art Walk was over I headed to Boom for the TropiXXX GearUp Fashion show which was a benefit for Broward House. Tom Scog (owner of TropiXXX) featured lots of unique leather and fetish gear, which the crowd was loving. If you haven’t bought your outfit for the Leather Masked Ball 6 yet, Check out TropiXXX in Wilton Manors or go online at MyTropixxx.com.
Saturday evening Sidelines celebrated the birthday of owner Laurie Whitaker. All of Laurie’s close friends and loyal customers came out to wish her a fabulous birthday evening. Although I was there to wish her a happy birthday in person, I would like to send her more birthday love! Sunday night Bill’s featured the Celebration of Life for Bartender and friend Frank Holden, which drew a packed house. Frank has bartended in Fort Lauderdale for many years and had built a tremendous base of fans and loved ones. Condolences go out to his partner for 12 years, Nick, and the entire Bill’s staff on this untimely loss. Sunday night was also the first annual Miss State of Florida Continental Elite and Plus pageants. With 5 Elite girls and 4 plus girls the newly crowned Miss State of Florida Continual Elite is Diva and plus is Ginger Minj. Congratulations to both of them and I am sure they will represent Florida incredibly at the Nationals. After the pageant Drags A Bitch at Discotekka announced their new Sunday cast. Want to find out who they are? Then get to Drag’s a Bitch every Sunday at Discotekka!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Wednesday, November 23
Propoganda, one of Europe’s largest parties, invades The Manor with direct from London DJ Tom Stephan “Superchumbo.” The production design will be by Gary Santis Events and the night will be hosted by Alex Prieto & Ryan Work. Admission is $10 before 11 pm and $15 after and they feature an extended liquor license.
Score presents the Night Before Thanksgiving Party featuring actress, deejay, singer, songwriter and comedienne DJ Lady Bunny along with DJ Alex Infiniti. No Cover.
Starting tonight and going through Saturday the Boardwalk presents RandyBlue.com exclusive Reese Rideout live with 2 shows each night.
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents a celebrity birthday bash celebrating the birthdays of Kathy Griffin, Natasha Bedingfield, RuPaul, Miley Cyrus. Clay Aiken and Bjork starring Cashetta with a special birthday show at 9:45 pm.
Thursday, November 24
It’s Thanksgiving and if you are not eating a home cooked meal with your family (whether biological or not) then check out some of the fine menus the restaurants that advertise on the pages of Hotspots Magazine!
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents their annual Hurricane Showdown and Orphans Thanksgiving Buffet at 5 pm and then the Hurricane Showdown registration from 6 to 9 pm.
Friday, November 25
The Leather Masked Ball Six takes place tonight at Boom starring DJs John LePage, Jimmy P and Richie Rich. Tickets and information are available at LeatherMaskedBall.org
Swinging Richards (17450 Biscayne Blvd.N. Miami Beach, FL 33160), which opened its doors a few weeks ago, presents their Grand Opening party with special guest Leslie Jordan of “Sordid Lives,” “Will & Grace” and “The Help.” Set in a newly renovated building on Biscayne Boulevard, Swinging Richards is a state-of-the-art club with multiple stages and a stable of incredibly handsome and friendly dancers from around the world. And just like in Atlanta, the Fort Lauderdale/Miami Swinging Richards will feature this all-male review in all their stripped-down glory – that is, all-nude, all-night. For more information call 954-357-2532.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents recording star Zelma Davis of C&C Music Factory singing her hit “Everybody Dance” with the introduction of Hip Hop Lounge with DJ Daisy D.
The Alibi Wilton Manors Presents the Hurricane Showdown Host Party.
Scandals Saloon presents the official Hurricane Showdown party with specials for players with official lanyard.
The Pride Factory presents a Black Friday Special where you get a $10 gift card for every $50 spent while supplies last. They will also feature in store specials all week.
Saturday, November 26
The Manor presents the queen of the Circuit DJ Tracy Young taking over the turntables in the main room with a performance by Erika Norell. In the Latin Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays in association with Granda Entertainment present Animal Productions recording artist Andres Cuervo with his club tour performing his latest single Love, Love, Love and presenting free t-shirts, posters condoms and CDs with exclusive remixes by Manny Lehman, Klubjumpers and more; available on itunes now. The night will also star DJ Larry Larr and the beautiful Taina Norell. 10 pm with an extended liquor license and NO COVER!
Discotekka presents a Thanksgiving theme party, “United, Pilgrams vs. Indians,” starring DJ George Ferrero and after-hours DJ Carlos G.
Sunday, November 27
Scandals Saloon presents the 3rd anniversary of Gospel Jubilee at 6 pm. Lady Fancy, the Jubilettes, Scandals Choir and all your favorite angels will be celebrating this day with the best in good old fashioned southern gospel music. This is sure to be a standing room crowd, so arrive early for best seating.
Bill’s Filling Station presents the Hurricane Showdown after party and awards ceremony with a buffet at 5 pm and the awards ceremony at 7 pm. As always, at 10 pm, they feature Misty Eyez’s Trannie Palace.
The grand opening of the new monthly event presented by DJ Marc Scott, Teddy Bear premieres at 7 pm at The Manor with no cover.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents the official consolation brunch and pool party for the Hurricane Showdown from noon to 4 pm. They also feature 10% off food and a free non-alcoholic beverage all weekend long for Hurricane Showdown participants.
Monday, November 28
Miami’s hottest new party brings the legendary Monday marathon to the beach as Score Productions and Hilton Wolman present Urge starring DJ Abel at Dream Nightclub. Buy discount tickets at ShowClix.com and for more info go to UrgeMiami.com
Bear Bust Mondays at the Ramrod feature special guest bartender, adult film star hunk Trace Michaels.
Tuesday, November 29
Miami Beach Community Health Center is proud to present “Through the Eyes of Love,” a juried art exhibition in honor of World AIDS Day, featuring nationally recognized artist, Barry Gross at Miami International University of Art and Design (1501 Biscayne Blvd). The opening reception is tonight from 6 to 8 pm and then the exhibit runs Wednesday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This exhibition will display a diverse collection of art, photographs and fashion, symbolizing the depth of local artists’ thoughts and feelings as it relates to HIV/AIDS. For more information go to MiamiBeachHealth.org or call 954-703-7934 or 1-800-393-1290
Wednesday, November 30
From 7 to 8:30, the GetEQUAL Florida, Students Working for Equal Rights, and If Not Now, When? will come out for equality not only as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) and/or undocumented, but also as individuals committed to the active and involved pursuit of equality at the Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, Room K413 (11011 SW 104 ST). The organizations will hold a public forum to provide solutions to the great injustices faced on a daily basis as minorities in a world of an oppressive majority. All members of the community are encouraged to attend this interactive event in which the audience will be able to raise questions and gain a deeper insight into the inequality that the LGBTQ and undocumented communities endure and the dire importance of ally involvement. For more information, go to GetEqual.org
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Tuesday November 29th sees the release of Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” concert film. It has been an incredible year for Adele, starting with her #1 album “21”, her #1 single “Someone Like You”, the global smash “Rolling In The Deep” and her spellbinding live appearance on The Brits. Her album “21” has become the biggest selling album in the world this year -12 million copies sold and counting – and “21”and “19” remain the UK’s 1st and 2nd highest selling albums so far. She has received rave reviews for her live shows and “Live At The Royal Albert Hall”, recorded at the height of this amazing year, showcases exactly why Adele has become one of the most sought after live performers in the world. “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” features the full 90 minute performance, plus behind the scenes footage shot throughout that day. The package also contains an exclusive live CD of the entire show. “21” has topped the charts in 20 countries. Adele is the most nominated artist at this year’s American Music Awards as well as recently receiving 4 nominations for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
Burlesque meets Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the new biography of Jim Flint, founder and owner of the world-famous Baton Show Lounge in Chicago-where the finest of female impersonators have been strutting their stuff onstage for more than 40 years. Jim Flint: The Boy From Peoria, by Tracy Baim and Owen Keehnen (Prairie Avenue Productions, 528 pages), chronicles the unfettered life of this pioneer of the modern LGBT community. The book just became available on Amazon.com. The black-and-white version will also be available after Nov. 25 in at the Baton Show Lounge. The black-and-white version is $29.95 and the deluxe color edition is $89.
She has had a career that has spanned almost five decades and she looks as amazing today as she did when she first began performing with her first husband, Sonny Bono. Now Bluewater Comics has got her in their latest issue of “Female Force.” “Female Force: Cher” is the new biography comic book is due out in December 2011 and it shares how the woman born Cherilyn Sarkisian came to be known by one name – Cher! “We have been creating the biographies of the famous in a sequential art form for almost two years and it was only a matter of time before we got to this icon,” said Darren G. Davis, publisher of Bluewater Comics. “Her life has been marked failures and successes, but she still stands boldly for herself and for her friends and we had to tell her story.” “Female Force: Cher” turns back time and tells how this platinum selling singer became an award winning actress and a performer for the ages. Writer Marc Shapiro said Cher’s life and career “reads like a comic book.” “The clothes, the times, the attitudes of the decades she’s lived through. The different styles of music she’s been involved in. So much of what Cher has experienced is so flamboyant, over the top and just plain out there,” said Shapiro. “She has been very much the real life equivalent of a superhero, and writing about Cher, to a large degree, has been just about letting my imagination go.” The 32-page comic features the art by Zach Bassett and the inks of Warren Montgomery as well as a cover by provided by DC Comics Joe Philips. The “Female Force” comic series offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured, Madonna, Britney Spears, JK Rowling, Ellen Degeneres, Selena Gomez, Sarah Palin and others. For more information on “Female Force: Cher” and other comics from Bluewater Productions, or check them out in your local comic book shop, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.