Friday night after a series of mishaps that tested my patience my life changed when I saw Broadway diva Idina Menzel in concert at the Arsht Center in Miami. Idina was the original Maureen in Rent (Tony Nominated)…
Friday night after a series of mishaps that tested my patience my life changed when I saw Broadway diva Idina Menzel in concert at the Arsht Center in Miami. Idina was the original Maureen in Rent (Tony Nominated) and the Tony award winning Elfaba in Wicked and is currently on GLEE as Leah Michelle’s mother. Her voice is magical and her wonderful personality shined through the entire performance. Usually when I go to a concert there are 1 or 2 songs that shine, but with Idina every song shined, it was truly an experience I will never forget. Saturday was the annual AIDS Vigil in honor of Worlds AIDS day down Wilton Drive with Grand Marshall Michelle Visage of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Over 2000 people walked from Hagen Park to the Pride Center, it was an incredible turnout! Saturday night the RuPaul stars were all over Wilton Manors with 3 being at Boom, 4 at Matty’s and 5 at Manor. Late in the evening (early morning) I was hanging with a whole bunch of them at Manor. A special shout out to the always entertaining and super nice Shangela! Sunday night was the much anticipated Wanda Sykes concert, a benefit for Broward House, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was sold out and after a 30 minute incredibly funny opening act Wanda went on for 75 minutes of what can only be described as non stop laughing. She was funny, gracious and personable. Sunday night was the premiere of Tony Ferro’s new party at Souz South Beach. Congrats to Tony on his inaugural party!
Thursday, December 6
The MDGLCC presents “Maximizing your Membership Benefits” Networking Breakfast at the LGBT Visitor Center (sponsored by MetLife), 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 9– 10 am. Learn how to maximize the use of all the marketing tools and programs available to you as part of your membership in the MDGLCC. Learn about the upcoming new MDGLCC’s website and your access to new features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to Chamber staff and membership committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and / or services. Open to MDGLCC members with free admission. RSVP requested at firstname.lastname@example.org“>email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Starting tonight and going through the 9th Rosie’s is celebrating 10 years in Wilton Manors with great parties and amazing giveaways. For more information see the feature in this week’s issue.
Smarty Pants’ Thursday night showcase features the talents of Alandra Matthews tonight with 2 shows at 8 and 10 pm.
Starting tonight and going through December 8th the Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Men’s Chorus presents “In The Spirit” at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Auditorium. This concert will provide the high entertainment value you have come to know and love from this great chorus and will be complete with holiday standards and favorites as well as a few surprises. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP. For more information either call 954-832-0060 or go to TheFTLGMC.org.
Friday, December 7
Men’s Night Out at Bootleggers presents their 2nd annual toy drive for Kids In Distress where although there is no cover they ask everyone to bring an unwrapped toy or gift card for a newborn to 18 year old kids. The event is from 7 pm to midnight and is hosted by Michael Papandrea and fetures the return of DJ Jason Gonzalez. For more information go to MensNightOutFLL.com
Twist presents Fashion, Style and all night shenanigans with Lady Fag and DJ Michael Magnan.
Saturday, December 8
The Manor presents their 3rd anniversary party entitled “The Emperor’s Ball” with special guest deejays Dave & Gerardo in the main room along with muscle gladiators and productions by Empress Erika Norell and cast. As always, don’t forget the very popular Latin room and patio with DJ Larry Larr spinning. 10:30 pm to 4 am with No Cover.
Discotekka presents a special fit for a queen 60th birthday party for Milancita. The night will also be celebrating the birthday of Jalil Z and star Jalil along with DJs Carlos G and Miik with stage drama by T.P Lords and her royal court.
The Lady Fancy Show at Stable features Lady Fancy as Janis Joplin this week with the show starting promptly at 9 pm.
Celebrate the holiday season this December as the Miramar Cultural Center at ArtsPark features multi-Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Shirley Caesar. Known as the “first lady of gospel,” Shirley Caesar will offer a dazzling performance at 8 p.m. Caesar has won 11 Grammy Awards and released more than 40 albums. Her hits include “Rejoice,” “Sailin’ on the Sea of Your Love,” “He’s Working it Out for You,” “You Can Make it” and more. She has performed all around the world exploring her gift and spreading messages of faith. Tickets are $35, $40 and $45.
Tuesday, December 11
Palace presents the Customer Appreciation Holiday Party hosted by Daisy Deadpetals with special guests Latrice Royale and Athena Dion. The event will feature complimentary drinks and Hors D’oeuvres from 7 to 9 pm.
Tonight and for the next 2 Tuesday in December Lips, the Ultimate in Drag Dining, presents their Holiday Spectacular with the Dragettes, a razzle dazzle of a show. To make a reservation for this show or any of their shows (including New Years Eve) call 954-567-0987.
Wednesday, December 12
Milancita .com in association with Danny Villar Productions presents the 1st annual Miss and Mr. Discotekka Pageant. The categories will include: presentation (Winter Wonderland), swim wear, evening wear, and talent. The registration for contestants is only $100. Doors will open at 9 with pageant starting at 10 pm and is MC’d by Raul Vegas (Mr. Noche Latina) and Electra with performances by Erika Norell, T.P. Lords, Alyson Thomas, Paloma Grimaldi, Marytrini, Noel Leon, Maite West, Poizon Ivy, Gina D’Angelo, Lady Charisse, Joanna Douglas and Angel Saez Amador (Mr. Continental). The pageant will feature $2,000 in cash and prizes and for more information call 786-444-6410.
MDGLCC/GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month at Morton’s Steakhouse at 1200 Brickell Avenue. Registration is at 11:30am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:30 pm. Cost: MDGLCC members ($35), potential Members ($50, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 20 persons. RSVP requested at firstname.lastname@example.org“>email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
The LGBT Visitors Center is holding its annual Holigay Celebration and Toy Drive from 6- 9pm. There will be complimentary food (provided by BeachWitch.com) and drinks (42 Below Vodka), music DJ, photos with Santa, Jewelry sale (Sobe Jewelry) and other special surprises! Admission is an UNWRAPPED toy benefiting the Miami Beach Police toy Drive. RSVP requested to firstname.lastname@example.org / 305397-8914 (or) 305-673-4440
Spa Cabanas is featuring a holiday special when you purchase a gift certificate you receive a 15% off discount, so go and stock up now!
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On the heels of Lindsay Lohan being charged last week with third degree assault after a fight in NYC, the biography comic book “Infamous: Lindsay Lohan”, follows her rollercoaster life, is hitting the e-book world. “Infamous: Lindsay Lohan,” follows the troubled actresses’ life who is now more famous for her off-screen exploits than anything she has done in movies. “Infamous: Lindsay Lohan” is written by New York Times Best Selling author Marc Shapiro and illustrated by Japan’s leading manga artists Mimei Sakamoto. “This issue can be seen as a tragedy in motion; its last chapter has yet to be written,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis. “Lohan is both a victim of the all-consuming celebrity culture and a perpetrator of bad decisions, the lack of self-control and an unhealthy sense of entitlement.” According to Shapiro, the book is not all about the salacious headlines, mug shots and outrageous behavior, but tries to examine the underlying causes of Lohan’s inability to “straighten out her life.” “Infamous: Lindsay Lohan,” features cover art by famed comic book artist Joe Phillips. The issue will retail for $1.99 and be available through Kindle, Nook, Wowio, DriveThru Comics, ComiXology My Digital Comics, and will be on released on iTunes soon.