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LGBT Events for South Florida
Friday, December 9
Club Sugar Fridays presents a Kylie Minogue DVD release party for her Aphrodite Les Folies: Live in London. DVD giveaways while supplies last!
The Alibi Wilton Manors Angels will be having a fundraiser raffle from 9 to 12, so go out and support gay sports!
Saturday, December 10
Wilton Manor’s brobdingnagian (this is a word Google it) world class nightclub The Manor will celebrate it’s second year anniversary. The Manor in its short two years has hosted a vast variety of social events that include Billboard chart topping recording artist, community fund raisers, educational pharmaceutical dinners, pageants, yearly circuit events, theatrical events and the list goes on. This year The Manor will step up its game for the anniversary, In addition to adding a barrage of spectacular lighting to enhance the nightclub experience, they also will spruce up the existing fabulous decor by incorporating some new design elements. It will all culminate and come to a presentation crescendo as Producer Manny Lehman will be brought in to embed his signature sound to the event. In the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates the Manors 2 year anniversary by announcing their new cast; Viva Mirage and Taina Norell, As usual, expect the unexpected at The Manor as they aim to impress, and succeed they do with every event they host.
The Ramrod presents DJ Lydia Prim’s Birthday Dance where they invite you to come celebrate as the dance floor is open!
The Depot Cabana and Grill presents Pancakes by the Pool, a fundraiser for the Naked Cabana Boys softball team with 3 seatings; 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. The cost is $10 per person and includes pancakes, ham/sausage, eggs as well as Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s. You can purchase your tickets from the NCB team members or at the Depot.
Scandals Saloon presents the Miss Cow Patty Contest at 9 pm.
Bear Codes, the weekly bear party at The Stable presents Underwear Night starting at 9 pm.
Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale presents the birthday celebration for their hostess Mia Sangria. In the main room check out house music maestro DJ Bugie.
Sunday, December 11
The Depot Cabana and Grill present Fuzz T for bears and the men who love bears with DJ Daddy O and guest bartender Chad Bush. T dances at the Depot are from 2 to 6 pm with no cover!
The 3rd Annual Taste of Miami, benefiting the MDGLCC Foundation Scholarship Fund and the LGBT Visitor Center takes place today from 7 – 10 pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall C. Join the MDGLCC Foundation as they enjoy tastes from some of Miami’s finest restaurants including City Hall and Seasons 52 among others, sip signature cocktails, spend time with friends and support the MDGLCC Foundation Scholarship Fund and the LGBT Visitor Center. Individual Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door Want to join their host Committee? $450 gets you listed as a host and 6 tickets for the evening. Sponsorships are available from $500 to $5,000. The MDGLCC Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and your contributions are tax deductible.
Fort Lauderdale’s largest monthly poolside event, the Royal Palms T Dance, presents 2 DJs; DJ Jeffrey Jacobs and DJ Lydia Prim (celebrating her birthday). T dance is from 2 to 6 pm and is hosted by Nikki Adams with only a $5 cover.
Wednesday, December 14
Scandals Saloon premieres their new Wednesdays; Southern Country Nights starting at 7 pm with dance lessons with Rebecca.
The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus presents their Holiday Concert: “Tales from Toyland.” Tales from Toyland is a musical journey complete with Santa and Ms. Claus, and even some very interesting elves. Join them as the stage comes alive with characters, music and dance. The show is guaranteed to fill you with holiday spirit and leave you prepared to take on the season. MGMC, under the artistic direction of Anthony Cabrera will proudly perform at the beautifully renovated Art-Deco Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus is an inclusive, community-based organization of gay men and gay-supporting people that inspires and changes lives through the power of music. With humor and heart, they proudly entertain their audiences while striving for artistic excellence. Catch Tales from Toyland on December 16th & 17th at 8 pm and on December 18th at 3 pm. Tickets are $35 for premium and $30 for regular with balcony only $25. Student, senior and goup discounts are available. To purchase tickets go to MiamiGayChorus.org or at the Colony Theatre box office.
Bravo Media’s buzzy, interactive talk show, “Watch What Happens: Live” is expanding to five nights of original episodes making it the only live daily show in all of late night television. Hosted by Bravo executive Andy Cohen, the sixth season will air live every Sunday through Thursday beginning Sunday, January 8th at 11:00 pm ET/PT . This past season of “Watch What Happens: Live” was its best ever with double digit growth both on-air and online and the show, now in its fifth season, continues to deliver the highest program engagement of any late night talk show (Nielsen IAG). The show evolved from Cohen’s daily narrative blog to a live web series, then catapulted to instant success with its unique format premiering as a weekly show on Bravo in July 2009. For more information, visit BravoTV.com
Image Entertainment is delighted to present the pre-eminent authority on the Great American Songbook live in concert with Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD now. Widely regarded as “the keeper of the classics,” Feinstein performs many of this country’s most loved and enduring songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and others in a most contemporary setting. The Blu-ray SRP is $24.98, with the DVD SRP at $19.98. Michael Feinstein has devoted much of his career to the preservation and performance of America’s Popular Song. This five-time Grammy-nominated performer presented an evening dedicated to The Sinatra Legacy in a live concert taped in May in the new, state-of-the-art Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.
Backed by a thirty-two-piece orchestra, Feinstein entrances viewers with a musical journey of what is regarded as popular music’s Golden Era made famous by Sinatra and fellow stars. Through anecdotes and stories, Feinstein brings contemporary poignancy to these numbers, along with his unique song stylings. This enthralling concert is based on Feinstein’s Grammy nominated 2008 CD “The Sinatra Project” and the recently released “The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life.” Directed by Leon Knoles with musical director Bill Elliott, the program features a non-stop hit parade of classics including Once in a Lifetime, I Thought About You, For Once In My Life, Put On A Happy Face/Lotta Livin’, Fly Me To The Moon, So In Love, There’ll Be Some Changes Made, Begin the Beguine, Brazil and New York, New York. Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy offers viewers a unique television experience. It sings – and it most definitely swings – with all-new arrangements that bring these classic songs up to date and pays tribute to a time when this music perfectly captured the American spirit of boundless optimism.