Tuesday night was the Monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer at The Schubert Resort and as always a nice crowd showed up. Thursday afternoon the MDGLCC presented the 1st Annual “State Of Our Community” Luncheon – at the Hilton Miami Downtown. This was the first time 4 area mayors have convened together to address the LGBT Business Community. Thursday night was the bi-monthly GLBX networker at the law firm of Kaufman, Rossin & Co in the old Hot Chocolate building on Federal and Oakland. Later Thursday night some of the Hotspots staff went over to Smarty Pants for Nikki Adams monthly show and as always she was perfection! Friday night, The Manor premiered their new addition, Tapa and Tapas with free samples. Saturday night feature theme parties all over town and the clubs were packed including Jungle Love at Discotekka, XOXO at Score with DJ Paulo, Red, & White Ball at Boom and the annual I Feel Love Ball party at the Manor with Kidd Madonny. On Sunday the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted their 4th annual EXPLORE Expo in Miami’s famed design district at the Moore Building. This year they were joined by the LGBT Travel Expo topped off by a fashion show hosted by Swinging Richards. Congratulations to the show organizers on a great event!
Last Week In Review
Tuesday night was the Monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer at The Schubert Resort and as always a nice crowd showed up. Thursday afternoon the MDGLCC presented the 1st Annual “State Of Our Community” Luncheon – at the Hilton Miami Downtown. This was the first time 4 area mayors have convened together to address the LGBT Business Community.
Thursday night was the bi-monthly GLBX networker at the law firm of Kaufman, Rossin & Co in the old Hot Chocolate building on Federal and Oakland. Later Thursday night some of the Hotspots staff went over to Smarty Pants for Nikki Adams monthly show and as always she was perfection! Friday night, The Manor premiered their new addition, Tapa and Tapas with free samples. Saturday night feature theme parties all over town and the clubs were packed including Jungle Love at Discotekka, XOXO at Score with DJ Paulo, Red, & White Ball at Boom and the annual I Feel Love Ball party at the Manor with Kidd Madonny.
On Sunday the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted their 4th annual EXPLORE Expo in Miami’s famed design district at the Moore Building. This year they were joined by the LGBT Travel Expo topped off by a fashion show hosted by Swinging Richards. Congratulations to the show organizers on a great event!
This past week was an exceptionally emotional week in the music industry as first we tragically mourned the loss of one of the most gifted artists of our generation, Whitney Houston, and then we celebrated one of the world’s newest talents and my favorite artist, Adele, by awarding her the 6 Grammy’s she deserved!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, February 16
Humpy’s Pizza and Panini celebrates their 5th anniversary today with a customer appreciation day featuring $5 medium pizzas, a wine tasting from 5 to 7 pm and many more specials. Stop by and wish Steve, Dennis and their entire staff Happy Anniversary!
Continuing their month long celebration of turning 16 the Pride Factory features 15% off swimwear from today until February 22.
Friday, February 17
Tonight from 7 to 10 pm is the monthly Island City Art Walk where artist swill be displaying their merchandise in stores and out on the streets.
Falcon Studios only lifetime exclusive, Matthew Rush, returns to the Boardwalk tonight tomorrow and Sunday with 2 live shows each night.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents the official opening Pool Party for the Sunshine Cup Flag Football Tournament at 7pm
Actors Community Theatre of Davie is presenting Charles Busch’s hilarious satirical comedy, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”. Performances run from today through Feb. 26, with Saturday performances at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sunday performances at 2 pm, and Friday evening performances at 8 pm. All performances are at the Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and $12 at time of performance. Tickets may be purchased at the Pine Island Center on weekday mornings and afternoons. To order tickets, or to obtain more information, please call 305-823-5330 or 954-767-5637, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents Mardi Gras…Masks, beads and drinks hosted by the Penny Back Boys and starring DJ Willy G.
GROWL at Bill’s Filling Station presents a Bear Appreciation Party starring Pete Finland.
Starting tonight at the Manor with a second show tomorrow, both at 8pm, catch the one and only Miss Richfield 1981 in her new show 2012 We’ll All be Dead By Christmas. Tickets are $25 and $35 and can be purchased at MissRichfield.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Later on Bubble Gum Fridays presents The Feud Continues with Estephania St Lords as Lil Kim vs. Sasha Lords as Nikki Minaj.
Saturday, February 18
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com, Miami Gay Blog and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force present the official Winter Party Kick-off event as they invite you to party with a purpose with free giveaways with a chance to win 2 gold passes to the Winter party Festivals. The night will feature the beats of DJ Carlos G in the main room and DJ Spin in the hip-hop lounge with performances by TP Lords and Gina D’Angelo and hosted by Vegas anf Athena Dion. No Cover!
Bigger Saturdays at Score invites everyone to party like a Ca-Rio-Ca (swimwear made in Brazil) featuring DJ Stephan Grondin with a warm up set by DJ Alex Infiniti.
The Club House II presents the Red Heart Blackout Party at 8 pm. Reserve early as rooms will sell out!
Bill’s Filling Station presents the Florida Sunshine Cup host party with a tight end contest and Cashetta in the mustang lounge form 9 to midnight.
Kamazoo at 1513 SW 8th Street presents their grand opening of House Night starring DJ/Producer Jarel with performances by Tiffany Fantasia and Adora and a special performance by Angel Rock. Doors open at 11 pm with no cover until 12 am. For VIP reservations call 305-767-6633.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents the Mr. Florida Rubber Contest from 9 pm to 11 pm and then directly following the contest the Victory Party from 11 pm -2 am.
Smarty Pants celebrates Mardi Gras from 3-7 pm with live dancers, free jambalaya while it lasts and beads!
Tamarac Theatre Of Performing Arts Presents “Beau Jest.” Beau Jest is the Jewish answer to Guess Whose Coming To Dinner. A single Jewish girl who can’t show her non-Jewish boyfriend to her family hired an actor/escort to be the Jewish doctor boyfriend her parents will quell over. Watch the laughs unfold as everyday things we take for granted, have to become a “memorized script” for those who are not acquainted with our ways. Show dates: Feb. 18th Thru Mar. 11th with show times: Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets are $25 and for reservations call 954-726-7898 or buy tickets online at TTOPA.org
Bears Under The Tropical Sun at the Stable presents Boxers and Briefs party with specials to those in underwear.
Sunday, February 19
Corrie Boyd presents the annual Mr. and Miss State of Florida Continental pageant at 8 pm at the Sunshine Cathedral (1480 SW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale). The night will star the reigning Continentals Phillip Alexander and Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington and the current reigning Miss Satte of Florida Continental Tatiana Braxton with special performances by Karloz Camacho, Diva, Ginger Minj, Erika Norell, Nicole T. Phillips, Lewis Nicholson and special celebrity judges Tiffany Arieagus and Sommore. The night will also feature Jim Flint (owner of the Continental Pageantry System and the Baton Show Lounge) in his only Florida appearance signing copies of his new book “The Boy From Peoria.” For more information contact Corrie at 954-687-5287.
The Manor presents the Coliseum Reunion Party with music by DJ Miik and performances by Erika Norell, Daisy Deadpetals and the Coliseum Flaggers…No Cover!
Monday, February 20
Alyson Thomas Productions presents the 13th annual Carolinas Continental pageant with 4 pageants in one (miss, mister, plus and elite) will take place at Mekka nightclub (950 NE 2nd Avenue). Doors open at 8 pm and the pageant starts promptly at 9pm. Admission is $10 and VIP seating is $15. There are so many entertainers it would take an entire page to type, so check out the ad in this week’s magazine to see the fabulous entertainment Alison has lined up. For pageant information contact Alyson at 954-290-7474or go to CarolinasContinental.com
Tuesday, February 21
Bill’s Filling Station presents Mardi Gras Porsche style!
Wednesday, February 22
Andrews of Boca Raton (99 S.E. Mizner Blvd, suite 110) presents Bazaii Ladyboy cabaret with show times at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. The night will feature performances by Poizon Ivy and Justice Devine with Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Thirsty Burlington as Cher along with Tlo Ivy, Natalie Thai, Evelyn Monroe and Justice Royale. Music will be by DJ Bill Hallquist. Get in free with the ad in this week’s Hotspots Magazine. For more information call 561-391-7939.
Congratulations to Karen, Julie and the entire staff at Chic Optique on celebrating their 9th anniversary!
Fans know Brad Goreski as a top celebrity stylist, fashion trendsetter, and the fun-loving former assistant to Rachel Zoe, but few know the story of how he got there. The book will recount Goreski’s childhood in Port Perry, Ontario, where he escaped the taunts of bullies by reading fashion magazines, performing in the local children’s theater group and playing stylist to Barbie. Moving to Toronto and landing an internship, and later a job at Vogue, helped him break into the competitive fashion world and eventually capture the hearts of millions as the quirky and endearing assistant on BRAVO’s The Rachel Zoe Project.
Along with the moving story of his road to success, he will offer a glimpse into his world now, filled with insider access to behind-the-scenes photo shoots and the countless red carpets and awards shows. And of course, the book will also feature his fashion advice and style tips and tricks, complete with color photos. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the creative team at It Books and to tell my story to my fans. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is be true to yourself. I hope that Born to be Brad will inspire others to pursue their dreams, because to make dreams come true we have to listen to our hearts and not be afraid to fail,” said Brad Goreski. “There’s no one out there like Brad, and this book will be as unique and creative as the style trendsetter Brad has become. Fans everywhere will be empowered by his moving life story, and entertained by his wit,” said Lisa Sharkey.