Two weekends ago, when I was in New York, I missed 2 events in Miami. The first was Asnel Medina’s (bartender at Discotekka) birthday party and the second was Marco Sanchez and Orlando Orta’s annual Xmas brunch. A week ago Tuesday was the Hotspots annual Holiday Celebration at the Embassy Suites which was a benefit for the Pride Center at Equality Park and Broward House. Over 400 business owners and community leaders were in attendance and once again made this one of the best parties of the year. This year’s highlight was a fantastic performance by the Kinsey Sicks. On Thursday, the GLBX celebrated their 3rd anniversary with a toy drive at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Over 100 people attended and 140 toys were donated. Saturday, Fort Lauderdale’s famous holiday …
Last Week in Review
Two weekends ago, when I was in New York, I missed 2 events in Miami. The first was Asnel Medina’s (bartender at Discotekka) birthday party and the second was Marco Sanchez and Orlando Orta’s annual Xmas brunch.
A week ago Tuesday was the Hotspots annual Holiday Celebration at the Embassy Suites which was a benefit for the Pride Center at Equality Park and Broward House. Over 400 business owners and community leaders were in attendance and once again made this one of the best parties of the year. This year’s highlight was a fantastic performance by the Kinsey Sicks.
On Thursday, the GLBX celebrated their 3rd anniversary with a toy drive at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Over 100 people attended and 140 toys were donated. Saturday, Fort Lauderdale’s famous holiday boat parade took place on the intracoastal waterway. Jennifer Morales and Laurie Whitaker of Sidelines Sports Bar invited friends and family to join them at their beautiful home to enjoy the splendor of this annual festival of lights afloat. Great food, friends and as always lots of good cheer was had by all. Also packed for the Boat Parade was Flip Flops Dockside Eatery.
Later that night I went to the Manor to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. The club was packed everywhere, but I will let the picture speak for itself. Congratulations to Brett, Paul, Roby, Gary, Jason and the entire management and staff of the Manor for 2 fabulous years and here’s hoping they have many more to come! On Sunday, I went by Smarty Pants, which was overflowing for their annual Christmas Show with Sally West and guests. Also on Sunday, the Alibi Angels softball team fund raiser was held at Bill’s Filling Station. The team raised $1200 for Kids in Distress, and the Alibi matched it. They also received 5 bags of toys donated from Michaels in Deerfield Beach.
LGBT Events for South Florida
The Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents their annual LGBT Holigay celebration and toy drive from 6 to 9 pm at the LGBT Visitor and Community Center (1130 Washington Avenue). Admission is and unwrapped toy benefitting the Miami Beach Police Toy drive. This event will feature complimentary food, drinks, music, Santa Claus and other special surprises. RSVP requested to MDGLCC@bellsouth.net For more info call 305-673-4440.
Friday, December 16
During the monthly Artwalk up Wilton Drive, Art Frenzie will present a book signing with Blake Little. His book is called “The Company of Men” and is a beautiful photography book that celebrates “Masculinity” and has already had rave reviews in LA & NY.
Living Room Nightclub presents a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive starring DJ Alyson Calagna where they invite you to bring a new unwrapped toy. The night also stars DJ J. Felix, is hosted by Alex Prieto and Ryan work and as usual there is no cover!
Growl Fridays at Bill’s Filling Station presents a Bear Appreciation party with Raging Stallion exclusive Jason Michaels.
Bubble Gum Fridays (18+) at The Manor presents the annual Xmas show with performances by Estephania St. Lords, Taina Norell and Sasha Lords. DJ JPS in the main room and DJ Daisy in the hip-hop room.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Muscle Bear Man Dance starring DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Discotekka presents circuit DJ Joe Gauthreaux taking over the turntables for one night only! Also catch DJ Carlos G for afterhours.
Bill’s Filling Station presents “A Very Beary Christmas” hosted by DJ Shane Phoenix (from Q Nation FM) which will be a benefit for the Pet Project. The night will also star Signal 2 (live band), Ray Boltz (out singer) and the South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents DJ Paulo. The night is hosted by Alex Prieto.
The Stable presents Bear Codes Bear Model contest at midnight. 1st place wins $75, 2nd place $25 bar tab and 3rd place $10 bar tab.
The Manor presents The Red Party starring DJ Michael Tank with a performance by Erika Norell in the main room and in the Latin Lounge and patio they present the birthday extravaganza for DJ Larry Larr. The Latin Room also stars Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 2011), Taina Norell and special guests.
Sunday, December 18
“A Soulful Christmas” featuring TAKE 6 with the Miami Mass Choir & Unity on the Bay Choir at 4 pm at the Knight Concert Hall . Celebrate the holidays with your favorite multiple GRAMMY-winning a cappella recording stars! Take 6 are not only the heirs to the swinging, harmony-rich tradition of the doo-wop and gospel groups of the 1950s, but also the leaders in today’s second wave of jazz and pop vocal groups. Their many recordings of holiday music are now some of the best-selling Christmas albums in the world. Call the Box Office at 305.949.6722 or online at ArshtCenter.org
Johnny’s Miami presents a one night only Bear Nation event, Stripped Tea Dance with Bear Pole-dancers starring DJ Mike Pucci with no cover starting at 7 pm.
VH1’s beloved, popular franchise, “VH1 Divas,” returns and will pay tribute to the cities where soul gave birth to music’s most powerful classics and inspired today’s divas. Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence & The Machine, Kelly Clarkson and Jessie J will pay homage to these cities and soul music’s timeless classics at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” tonight at 9 pm. As in previous years, this edition of “VH1 Divas” will benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation and its programs to restore music education in public schools. For more information, please visit VH1SaveTheMusic.org
Tuesday, December 20
Planeta Macho at Score in association with Granda Entertainment present Animal Recording Artist Andres Cuervo in his international tour performing his hit single “Love, Love, Love” and presenting the Saber Amar Campaign with free t-shirts, posters, condoms and CD with exclusive remixes by Manny Lehman, Klubjumpers. The night stars DJ George Ferrero and is hosted by the queen of comedy Mariloly.