In the old days I used to drive all over the place for New Year’s Eve, but as I get older I have slowed down and I tend to just stay in Wilton Manors where I can walk around and go to lots of bars/clubs. Once again, Wilton Manors was packed, up and down the street, with Alibi and Village Pub being the busiest before midnight…
In the old days I used to drive all over the place for New Year’s Eve, but as I get older I have slowed down and I tend to just stay in Wilton Manors where I can walk around and go to lots of bars/clubs. Once again, Wilton Manors was packed, up and down the street, with Alibi and Village Pub being the busiest before midnight; after midnight the crowd shifted to the Manor which was one of the busiest I have ever seen it (the place was just jamming in every room) till at least 4 am, which was the time I pooped out and went home. I was also informed that Miami and All over Central Florida were also packed. So happy to know that our gay state is flourishing and season is here!
Thursday, January 10
Sidelines Sports Bar presents “Guys Night Out/Bears Night Out” a party for guys who like bears, cubs, chubs, chasers, admirers and more. J Silvio spinning from 9 pm to close
Friday, January 11
Boom in association with House XL Productions presents the inaugural Garage Party, which will take place every second Friday from 10 pm to 3 am. Tonight stars DJ Chris Padilla.
Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents their monthly Red Heat Party, for red heads and those who love them starting at 8 pm. The night will feature video star Steven Ponce along with hot ginger dancers and DJ. No cover and free parking.
Saturday, January 12
Boom will be celebrating their 12th anniversary starring direct from Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 4 and All Stars, Latrice Royale and sexy DJ Bryan Reyes.
Bill’s presents D.I.L.F (daddies I’d Like to F%#k) which is a levi/leather cruise night. Leather is requested but not required. This is a men’s event and the $5 cover charge enters you into a drawing for $500.
Discotekka presents Lust, a Night of Dance and Passion celebrating the birthday of Victor Manuel, Mr. Discotekka 2013. The night will feature performances by TP Lords, Gina D’Angelo and Estephania St. Lords.
Sunday, January 13
Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents their monthly Fuzz T-Dance from 1-6pm poolside with host Chad Bush and DJ Jeffrey Jacobs. No cover and free parking.
One of my favorite weekly events (note to self, it’s time to get back there) and a gret place to celebrate a birthday is the Gospel Brunch at Lips. They invite you to wake up and make some joyful noise with The Sisters of Sequins hosted by Nicolette (who is amazing on the microphone). The Brunch special is only $18.50 and includes unlimited (that’s right, I said unlimited) champagne or mimosa’s. To make your reservations call 954-567-0987.
Wednesday, January 16
The Pride Center at Equality Park presents Dining with Pride at Dapur (1620 N. Federal Highway). Whether you dine there for lunch or dinner, Dapur will donate a percentage of your check to the Pride Center.
The Dome Restaurant and Lounge’s Moskow Disko presents guest exhibitor Teepop.com. This along with fabulous food, international caviars, a champagne toast each week, and the music of DJ/producer Maximus 3000 makes for a fabulous hump day party.
Corrie Boyd’s twice a year event, Kind of a Drag, which is a benefit for the Sunshine Cathedral, NVEEE and the RBC will take place on Saturday, January 19th at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts (1480 SW 9th Avenue). The event, which is themed Carnaval will be co-hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and the honorees will be Victor Zepka (Community Service), Vision De’Jure (Living Legend: Drag King), Diva (Living Legend: Drag Queen), and Milancita (Lifetime Achievement). The night will also have over 15 performances and trust me, lots of fun. Doors open at 7 pm with showtime at 8 pm. To purchase tickets go to SunshineCathedral.org.
If you are booking a stay at the fabulous Grand Resort and Spa and mention that you saw their ad in Hotspots you get 10% off through March 31. While staying at the Grand drop by their Spa and say hello to Spa manager J.D. and get one of his decadent services. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
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Pop music royalty, passionate philanthropist and super mom, Cyndi Lauper is definitely more than just a girl who wants to have fun. With a successful career that has spanned over three decades, the icon is opening up her unavoidably chaotic, often comical and truly multi-faceted life in WE tv’s newest original 12-part series Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual, premiering Saturday, January 12 at 9pm. Viewers will be treated to a brand new episode of Cyndi directly following the series premiere at 9:30pm. Each 30-minute episode gives viewers an all-access pass into the personal and professional life of one of pop culture’s most beloved and influential icons as she juggles her many roles, including rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, New York Times best-selling author and philanthropist. Considering Cyndi’s hectic schedule, her family life with her husband of 20 years, actor David Thornton (My Sister’s Keeper, The Notebook), and the couple’s 14-year-old son, Declyn, plays a role throughout the series as Cyndi struggles with the same issues all working mothers deal with: splitting time between work and family and giving adequate attention to both. Her rock-star life may be a far cry from what most consider “normal,” however her attempt to manage her madness is surprisingly relatable. This season on Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual viewers will be along for one bumpy and entertaining ride as Cyndi launches the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” with Harvey Fierstein; performs on NBC’s hit series The Voice, after nearly being forced to cancel because of problems with her voice; struggles to make a deadline on her epic autobiography; serves as Grand Marshall of the Pegasus Parade at the Kentucky Derby (where she drops a certain four-letter word on live television, much to the chagrin of her son); works tirelessly to raise funds for her True Colors charitable foundation and much more. While she may be constantly running to keep up, Cyndi’s true colors always shine through equally be it at a glamorous photo shoot or while cheering on Declyn at a hockey game.