A week ago Tuesday was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, held this month at Dapur. As usual, the mixer was packed with business professionals, all networking over cocktails and some Hors d’oeuvres. Friday was the monthly Art Walk down Wilton Drive and once again it was filled with an array of artists showcasing their work.
A week ago Tuesday was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, held this month at Dapur. As usual, the mixer was packed with business professionals, all networking over cocktails and some Hors d’oeuvres. Friday was the monthly Art Walk down Wilton Drive and once again it was filled with an array of artists showcasing their work. Hotspots’ own Pompano Bill showcased his Photography at Print Matters. Saturday was an exhausting day as there were a million events (ok, I am slightly exaggerating). I started out at the Sunshine Catedral for the semiannual Kind Of A Drag which is a benefit for the church and, this time, also benefited the RBC and NVEEE. This event also honors leaders of our community. A special congratulation goes out to Milancita for being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Afterwards, it was off to Richardsons Park for the Pride Centers 2nd annual “An Evening in Paradise.” Thanks to the wonderful talent of Bobby Keyser, the event looked spectacular and, of course, was a huge fundraiser for the Pride Center. At the same time these events were happening, the LGBT visitor’s center on South Beach was hosting a Cocktail Reception in honor of Gay Lesbian International Sports Association’s 4th World Outgames 2017 site inspection. The powers that be from the Outgames were in town to inspect Miami as 1 of 2 locations being considered for the 2017 games. Later that night I was at The Manor Complex, which seems to always be packed on Saturdays, for the Doreanse Underwear Fashion Show. Sexy Models in Underwear, who can complain?…LOL! A special shout out to Jay B. whose booty is just non-stop (ok, ok, I am a butt man). Also Saturday night Discotekka was celebrating the birthday of one of its managers, Danny Vilar with special guest DJ Escape at the turntables. On Sunday, Bill’s celebrated the birthday of Trannie Palace hostess Misty Eyez and as they do every year, the crowds came out to wish her a Happy Birthday!
Thursday, January 24
The annual Miss Noche Latina Pageant will take place at The Manor Complex inside the Epic Ballroom. The categories include Presentation (Carnaval), Evening Gown, Q&A and Talent. Doors open at 9 pm with the pageant starting at 10pm. Admission is $10 in advance or before 9:30pm day of event and $20 thereafter. VIP Seats are $20 in advance or before 9:30 pm and $25 thereafter. The night will feature performances by Erika Norell, Champagne Bordeaux, Vegas Dion, Maite West, Alyssa Kartiar, Justice Divine, Sheena Divine Hawkins, Viva Mirage, Lady Charise, Francina Holliday, Yuri Too Much, Amanda West, and the current reigning Miss Noche Latina Sasha Lords and your current reigning Miss Noche Latina Elite Alyson Thomas. For more information call 954-478-4587.
Twist presents the Sounds of Argentina with hosts Aquiles and Adora and Argentenian Hors’ d’oeuvres.
The Stable presents the Sisters of the Rising Sun at 8 pm in a benefit for PAWS South Florida Rescue.
The Pride Factory is featuring a sale until January 30th where if you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off.
Friday, January 25
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents the gay debut of Interscope/Epidemic recording artist K. Rose. She is from Miami and is poised to set the pop world on fire. Doors open at 10 pn with DJ Willy Gee behind the turntables.
Boom presents Studio 54 Weekend. Tonight is the pre-party; Saturday the big party and Sunday the T Dance with no cover all 3 nights.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor honors Nikki Minaj as the Sasha, Estephania and TP take on her songs.
Saturday, January 26
Check out the first annual Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt. Grab your friends or come alone and make new friends while you experience an adventure on Wilton Drive. The hunt takes place at 1pm. They will be meeting at Hagen Park, where teams of 3 to 4 players will be formed or you can come with your own group. “It’s a great opportunity to come out and explore historic Wilton Manors,” said event coordinator Adrienne Foland. The cost is $10 for 1 ticket, $15 for 2 tickets, and $7.50 for 3 or more tickets. Children under 12 and accompanied by an adult are free. The Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt is a fundraising event to benefit both the non-profit Wilton Manors Historical Society and the Wilton Manors Development Alliance (formerly Main Street). For more information and scavenger hunt tips, please visit their website: WiltonManorsScavengerHunt.com.
The Southeast Florida Chamber of Commerce presents the 2013 Home Show: Health, Fitness, Family Expo today and tomorrow from 10am to 6pm at the War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8th Street). The show will feature over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in home improvement and personal health care. They will also feature a drawing for $15,000 in cash, shopping spree and raffles. For more information call 561-245-8985 or go to SEFCC.com
The Manor presents Tropical Heat with DJ Terrence Lalley in the Epic Room. In the Latin Room they celebrate the first performance in 4 years in south Florida by Alyssa Kartiar. The night will also star Champagne Bordeaux and DJ Larry Larr. 10:30pm – 4am; No Cover!
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents an Uncensored Party starring DJ Eddie Martinez from New York City with a warm up set by DJ Troy Landon.
Sunday, January 27
The Ramrod presents the Flamingo Auto Group in the afternoon.
Tuesday, January 29
The Alibi has a great special on Tuesday with All You Can Eat Ribs from 6-10pm. The ribs come with your choice of Chicken Chili, House Salad or Caesar Salad and unlimited sides including: Truffle Fries, Three cheese Mac-n-cheese, Cole slaw, potato salad, jalapeno bread and roasted veggies. And don’t forget to save room for dessert as you also get either Key Lime Pie or Chocolate cake; All this for only $24.95.
Zuckerello’s invites everyone in the community to Tuesday nights (alternative night) for great food, great ambiance and great service.
Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts will be holding a casting call at 7pm Tuesday night Jan. 29 at the theatre (7143 pine island rd). This is an open call in which they are looking to cast two upcoming productions; one for April and the other for July. These are non- musicals, and do not require any children actors. Bring a headshot and resume and be prepared to give a 3 minute reading. Call the theatre 954-531-9152 to reserve your time or you can e-mail the director for a time slot at Greasepaint76@gmail.com“>Greasepaint76@gmail.com. Please visit their web site at TTOPA.org.
JuiceBlendz announced today a promotion to benefit local non-profit, Kids in Distress. Each time a staff member – or anyone who associates with Kids in Distress – makes a purchase of $5 or more during the month of February, at the Wilton Manors JuiceBlendz, one dollar will be donated to Kids. “I’m thrilled to be able to help our community,” said Mike Mason, Manager of JuiceBlendz. JuiceBlendz, offer much more than just delicious – and healthy – frozen drinks, they also have a full menu of wraps, sandwiches, salads and breakfast bagels. A running promotion offered by JuiceBlendz is $1 off the price of a smoothie to any customer that shows they are a member of a gym or fitness center. “JuiceBlendz Smoothiez are an excellent source of protein, blended with all real fruits which taste great,” continues Mason.
If “Dancing With the Stars” isn’t exactly your gig, volunteer your groove thing to be a go-go boy or go-go girl – as visual entertainment for one of the signature dance events at this year’s 20th Edition Winter Party Festival, March 6 – 11, 2013. If you think you have what it takes, please send a PG-13 head shot and full body picture to the Entertainment Manager at WPFentertainment@aol.com“>WPFentertainment@aol.com. Please use the subject line: “WPF Entertainment Casting.” Dancers at Winter Party Festival are among the hundreds of volunteers who help make the six-day event a success. While there is no monetary compensation, free tickets to events are provided to those who volunteer their time. Costumes will be provided.
Andrew Christian is known for his skimpy bathing suits and underwear so imagine my surprise when I came across his great workout shorts entitled the Palm Training Shorts. This retro inspired, longer length, gym short is a modern take on a classic short. The Palm Training shorts are great for working out as the have dual pockets on each side to hold your keys and all of your devices. Both sides feature sporty contrasting trim for a pop of color. The bottom of the leg is finished with contrasting stitching. The woven drawstring with a red stitch on the end adds a modern twist to this classic short. The bottom left leg has a textured flocked super soft print California palm tree logo. The Palm Training Shorts are available in Navy in sizes small through Extra Large for only $46.93 and can be purchased at AndrewChristian.com.