This was a busy week filled with many events and here are the highlights. It started on Friday night when both the Depot and Scandals had big parties…
This was a busy week filled with many events and here are the highlights. It started on Friday night when both the Depot and Scandals had big parties. The Depot had their inaugural Red Party for gingers and their admirers, which will now take place on the second Friday of every month (the next one is December 14). Scandals had the Chumley Cruise pre-party with lots of bears partying before their ship left the next day. Saturday featured the re-grand opening of Art Frenzie in its new location. This event included a Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Mayor and other dignitaries, food, entertainment and much more. Congratulations to Debbi on such a great party and new location. Later that night Eros was celebrating their 1st anniversary with recording artist Amuka who turned it out for the packed crowd. Congratulations to Peter, Carlos and the entire staff on a fabulous 1 year anniversary party. Sunday featured the Equality Florida Broward Gala at the Museum of Art and once again this event was wall to wall people who were all celebrating the victories in the election. Nadine Smith, director of Equality Florida, said it best when she said “The GLBT community is in the best times of our lives politically.” I then went over to the Pride Wind Ensemble concert at the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This concert was entitled “Broadway” and if you know me you know I am a Broadway baby, so needless to say I had a wonderful time and was extremely impressed with the Ensemble. I will definitely be at the next concert and I advise all of you to do the same as you will thank me afterwards!
Thursday, November 15
Twist presents Sabroso Con Sazon Cubano a Cuban Fiesta featuring salsa, mambo and rhumba in bar 5 with host Aquiles, DJ Adora and guest performers.
Sidelines Sports Bar presents Laurie’s Birthday party from 8 pm to 12 noon.
MDGLCC’s Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker invites you to mingle and network with fellow members and guests at Baoli Miami restaurant from 6 -9pm at their beautiful outdoor patio space located at 1906 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. They will be serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Baoli Miami & cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose® Vodka. Cash bar for other beverages and a drawing for great prizes. Leverage of the “Business Cards Bulletin Board” and members of the “Membership Committee” will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions/ connections. Admission is complimentary for MDGLCC members and $10 for future members. RSVP and inquiries at 305-673-4440 or by re-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org“>email@example.com. In the event of inclement weather the event will be moved inside.
Friday, November 16
My Tropixxx presents Gear Up 2 Fashion show at Boom starting at 11pm and benefitting Broward House.
Alex Infiniti presents “Rehab” the debut of Miami’s Frigay party at Solare Coliseum and featuring DJ Jarell and hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. The night is 18 and up and will also feature giveaways from Christina Aguilera’s new album “Lotus.”Text the word Rehab to 313131 to get on the list or visit AlexInfiniti.com
The Ramrod presents their monthly (3rd Friday of every month) Muscle Bear Man Dance starring DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents a Hannah Montana Theme Party starring DJ JPS and Miik with performances by Estephania, TP and Sasha.
Saturday, November 17
From 10 am to 3 pm The Pet Project presents a Dog Wash in the parking lot of Alibi. They invite you to enjoy lunch at the Alibi while your pup gets their spa treatment. The cost is $15 per dog and all proceeds benefit the PetProjectForPets.org.
The Manor presents a tribute to the movie Magic Mike, The Art of Stripping with DJ Oren Nizri and a performance by Erika Norell. In the Latin Room and patio catch DJ Larry Larr spinning with Erika and Maite (West) Ofarrel performing.
Bill’s presents a fundraiser to help victims of Hurricane Sandy starting at 7 pm with shows going on all night long. They are asking people to bring old clothes, blankets, etc or money as they are renting a truck to transport all the goods up to the Northeast. The night will star Porsche, Cashetta and many more.
Sunday, November 18
Smarty Pants presents the 9th anniversary Classic Car Show featuring the Flamingo Auto Group from noon to 4 pm with a BBQ in the parking lot.
Wednesday, November 21
Starting tonight and going all through Saturday night the Boardwalk presents live in the flesh Adult Video icon Jeff Stryker. They will also be selling 25 VIP tickets per night which includes a meet and greet with Jeff and an open bar.
Congratulations to Raul Vegas, Mr. Noche Latina 2012 who is the new Mr. Puerto Rico Continental 2013.
The City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department and Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors (CANA) will host its first annual juried art exhibition, November 30 through December 21, in Art Gallery 21 at the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors (600 NE 21 Court). Artwork in all mediums will be considered. Maximum size for two-dimensional art is 30 inches in either direction, not including frame. Artwork must be delivered to Art Gallery 21 on Saturday, November 24, 2012 between 10:30 AM and 4 PM with a completed entry form, including tags. One entry per artist is permitted. The fee is $20 per entry. Three cash prizes will be awarded during the Island City Art Social to be held Friday, November 30 from 7 to 9 PM. The 3 winning artists will be the opening exhibit of the New Year, January 18-February 8, 2013. The Artist Entry Rules & Form is available at CANAWM.org or by e-mail request to PoetC7@aol.com“>PoetC7@aol.com with “Call For Artists” in the subject line. Art Gallery 21 is open Fridays from 7 to 9 PM through December 21, 2012.
This is HOT!
Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon got the dreaded “chop” on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race in the biggest upset of the season (see their exit interview in this issue of Hotspots). This endearing, mismatched pair proved that team Latrila was a royal, magnificent force when they won the first challenge in All Stars history. Sent packing too early, these resilient two are not letting a minor setback discourage them as they release their inspirational duet, “The Chop.” Royale kept the competition in perspective. “As far as winning, my prize was the blossoming friendship with Manila.” Drawing from their personal struggles to “make it,” Royale and Luzon want to remind fans that even when faced with hard times, we have the power to stay on the path to our individual destinies. “It is crushing to fail, especially when you put yourself out there by just trying to be yourself. But it takes a lot of courage to truly be who you want to be, especially in the busted face of adversity,” Luzon said. The first original duet to feature RuPaul’s contestants came together regardless of conflicting schedules. Manila wrote and recorded the song in New York, while Latrice recorded her parts in South Beach, Florida. Remix producer Jared Jones, known for his work with RuPaul, Taylor Dayne, and Solange Knowles, combined their vocal tracks the night before the music video shoot. “I wanted ‘The Chop’ to represent the fierceness and sparkle that is Latrila,” Jones remarked. With their trademark humor and wit, team Latrila is back! Check out their video at HotspotsMagazine.com under “Videos” or you can Google it. This video is HOT and you will want to see it over and over again! I am SO PROUD of my friend Latrice!