Last Wednesday, Wolf Cuff (WolfCuff.com) celebrated their 2nd anniversary party and combined it with a fundraising event for Grateful Paws at Alibi. Grateful Paws is a local, not for profit and no kill rescue organization providing much needed services for cats and dogs in South Florida (GratefulPaws.org) and Ewe (owner and creator of Wolf Cuff) was so happy to raise almost $8,000 for this very needy organization. On Thursday, Humpy’s Pizza and Panini celebrated their 5th anniversary with a customer appreciation day featuring lots of specials and many community people came out to wish Steve, Dennis and their entire staff Happy Anniversary!
Last Week In Review
Last Wednesday, Wolf Cuff (WolfCuff.com) celebrated their 2nd anniversary party and combined it with a fundraising event for Grateful Paws at Alibi. Grateful Paws is a local, not for profit and no kill rescue organization providing much needed services for cats and dogs in South Florida (GratefulPaws.org) and Ewe (owner and creator of Wolf Cuff) was so happy to raise almost $8,000 for this very needy organization.
On Thursday, Humpy’s Pizza and Panini celebrated their 5th anniversary with a customer appreciation day featuring lots of specials and many community people came out to wish Steve, Dennis and their entire staff Happy Anniversary!
Friday Night Growl at Bill’s presented a Bear Appreciation Party starring Pete Finland, who was Miss Kitty’s co-host during the Sexy Man contest.
On Saturday Discotekka in association with Milancita.com, Miami Gay Blog and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force presented the official Winter Party Kick-off event with giveaways and a chance to win 2 gold passes to the Winter party Festivals.
On Sunday night, Corrie Boyd presented the annual Mr. and Miss State of Florida Continental pageant at the Sunshine Cathedral. The night will starred the current court of continental as well as many of the formers. The competition was fierce with some amazing productions. The new Mr. and Miss State of Florida Continental are Kyle Ian Haggerty and Fontasia Lamour. Congratulations to all of the contestants and to Corrie Boyd for a fabulous show!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, February 23
Continuing the month long celebration of their 16th anniversary the Pride Factory presents 15% off all toys, including clearance, from today until February 20.
Friday, February 24
The Boardwalk presents Hungarian and International karate champion Marco “Lucas” Cseko on stage tonight and tomorrow with 3 live nightly demonstrations at 11 pm 12 am and 1 am.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents Beyonce Rama with DJ Alex Infiniti in the main room and DJ Daisy D in the hip-hop lounge with Estephania St Lords, Sasha Lords and TP Lords all starring as Beyonce.
Saturday, February 25
Florida Gay Rodeo Association (FGRA’s) invites everyone to come meet their board as they have a membership dive at Scandals at 9 pm.
Boom presents a pre-Oscars dance with DJ Paulie.
The Ramrod presents DJ Doug Jackson from P-Town Bear Week, Hellrotila and Foundry parties.
Join the Center For Spiritual Living in Fort Lauderdale as they present a Celebration of Life for Paul Harris. Paul was the Publisher of the Independant Newspaper during its print run. He was a hard hitting newsman that always pushed for gay rights. The service is at 2 pm followed by a Tea and sandwich reception. For more information contact Ken Harrison at 954-547-2819 or e-mail at Kenh7748@yahoo.com
Sunday, February 26
Bill’s Filling Station presents Oscars in the Mustang Lounge where you can cast your vote before the first award is given and the ballot with the most correct winners and turned in first wins a Bill’s gift basket worth $250.
Alibi Wilton Manors presents the Oscars hosted by Cashetta starting at 6 pm with prizes and giveaways.
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Gospel Jubilee with Lady Fancy and the Scandals Jubilette’s choir at 6 pm sharp.
Monday, February 27
The one and only Diva will be the cause for celebration as Lips rolls out the red carpet for “A Night of 1000 Divas” at 8 pm. This premier event will celebrate Diva’s recent Miss State of Florida Continental Elite 2012 win and raise funds for her chance to bring home the crown from the national pageant in Chicago. Diva, who is the lead hostess of Lips every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, won the title back in December and now she will lip synch for her life, this April, to win the coveted national title. Suggested donation at the door is $10. A silent auction and raffles will be available. For more information, call 954-567-0987 or visit A Night of 1000 Divas on Facebook.
Tuesday, February 28
Dudes, which is under new ownership, presents their Amateur Strip contest tonight and every Tuesday thereafter with $250 in cash and prizes, no cover charge and lots of specials.
Starting tonight and every Tuesday thereafter Mona’s presents an in house 8 Ball Pool tournament with free pool and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. And don’t forget you can practice all day long because it’s free pool day!
Wednesday, February 29
Pinche Taqueria, the new Mexican place down the street from Sidelines, opened its doors quietly a couple weeks ago. However, tonight is their grand opening, so go by for some delicious Mexican food and flair!
Bill’s Filling Station presents Woofy Wednesdays Leap Day Party featuring bartenders extraordinaire Bob Fedak and Eddie Heller.
Starting tonight and going through March 4th catch Kathleen Turner alongside Tim Altmeyer and Evan Jonigkeit in Matthew Lombardo’s play High at the Parker Playhouse. According to Rex Reed of the New York Observer “Kathleen Turner is Brilliant; it is by far the best thing she has ever done.” For tickets go to ParkerPlayhouse.com or call 954-462-0222.
Swinging Richards has announced that coming in April they will feature the Mr. Nude USA contest. More details as they become available!
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grille welcomes back bartender Mark Layton who will be serving you sexiness behind the bar Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights from 6 pm until midnight!
Gardenworks, which is right across the street from Lips, is a place to get all your garden needs and for the next 2 weeks mention that you saw their ad in Hotspots and receive 10% off your purchase!
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Convention Visitor Bureau, and the Miami Design Preservation League, present a ninety-minute guided Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour of South Florida on Saturdays. Tour departs at 5 pm from the Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Drive and 10th Street, and ends at the Lords South Beach Hotel, where a refreshing drink will be provided. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at MDGLCC or at MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center. FREE to MDPL and MDGLCC members. For more information call 305-673-4440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City based singer-songwriter Justin Utley will release 2nd studio album “Nothing This Real”. Utley’s sophomore release follows a string of major market gay pride performances during the summer of 2011 including Denver, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Atlanta, San Diego and Utley’s first international performance in Stockholm Sweden. Released in 2005, Utley’s first album, “Runaway,” received critical acclaim from audiences and critics in the LGBT community and created a dedicated online following.
Utley’s 2010 single “Stand For Something” won the 2011 OutMusic Award for Outstanding Country/Folk Song of the Year by the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts. A previously unreleased live version of the single, recorded at Salt Lake City Pride, is included on the new album. An Ex-Mormon raised near Salt Lake City, Utah, Utley is perhaps the only openly gay performing artist to have survived ex-gay therapy, a practice that he vocally opposes. His experience coming to terms with his sexuality and religion have emerged as strong themes in his songwriting and on-stage storytelling. “I’ve been asked if I could take any of it back, you know, what I’ve experienced. I wouldn’t,” says Utley. “It’s part of me, my story, and it’s been a hell of a journey. And I’m here to share that.”
Utley is also known for his leading role as country superstar Tommy Dautry in the New York musical Our Country, for which he won Best Actor at the Planet Connections Theater Festival in 2010. The album is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com, as well as JustinUtley.com and Facebook.com/justinutleymusic