Last Wednesday the Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted its 1st Big Networking Luncheon of 2013, sponsored by American Airlines, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. They featured a business expo prior to the Luncheon and the guest speaker at the luncheon was Art Torno (VP Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America with American Airlines). Over 120 were in attendance. Congrats to Steve Atkins, Jorge and their entire staff on such a successful luncheon. On Thursday the Pride Center was home to the GLBT Travel Expo. The same expo was on Miami Beach at the Art Deco Welcome Center on Sunday. On Friday night…
Last Wednesday the Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted its 1st Big Networking Luncheon of 2013, sponsored by American Airlines, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. They featured a business expo prior to the Luncheon and the guest speaker at the luncheon was Art Torno (VP Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America with American Airlines). Over 120 were in attendance.
Congrats to Steve Atkins, Jorge and their entire staff on such a successful luncheon. On Thursday the Pride Center was home to the GLBT Travel Expo. The same expo was on Miami Beach at the Art Deco Welcome Center on Sunday. On Friday night, Bills presented Eric Hyman as a RSVP Bon Voyage Party along with One Magical Weekend and the bar was packed. It’s always busy on Growl Fridays, but this week I could barely walk. Also Friday night the Manor presented Lineysha Sparx from this season of Rupaul’s Drag Race who turned the house out! On Saturday, Infinity Lounge had a DJ and a great vibe and the place was packed. Sunday saw a bunch of T Dances, The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill had their Fuzz T, and the Bears might have been hibernating for the winter up north, but they were out to play in our warm tropical weather. Flip Flops hosted the first of their monthly T Dances and it was a great success. See you there next month?
I also wanted to point out that The City of Wilton Manors will close Wilton Drive on Friday February 15 for an evening under the Starts a night of art, music, food, and drinks! Stop by Print Matters for a stroll down memory lane as they relive the Magic of Studio 54. Meet Studio 54 Bartender Sal DeFalco
Thursday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day)
Rosie’s is featuring an Anti Valentine’s Day party (you can come with your loved ones as even happy people are welcome) which includes a four course meal for only $30 includes Voodoo juice and a chance to win a whack at the black heart pinata for big prizes. They also invite everyone to “Shred The Ex,” where you bring a pic of your favorite ex to shred and get a free shot of Patron Fireball (1 per person).
Tropics Restaurant is featuring a Valentine’s Day Special of $39 per person for a 3 course meal: Appetizers (Shrimp Cocktail or Escargo En Croute or Tropics House Salad); Entree (Rosmary Roasted Prime Rib of Beef or Salmon and Tri-Colored Caviar or Pasta Pillows with Lobster and crowned with Grilled Shrimp or Roasted Half Long Island Duck A L’Orange) and Dessert.
Mona’s is the official host of the Clay Court Classic Tennis registration party and they invite everyone to come meet the sexy tennis players.
Wet Bar presents a preview of their new Thursday night party entitled “Lifestyles of the Broke and Fabulous” with its “All About Love.” The night will feature hip-hop, house and Latin with no cover all night!
Dapur presents the King and I Valentines Dinner with a 5 course meal and live entertainment by Rey Wowor. There will be 3 seatings at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm.
Love is in the air at Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, as it presents a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner and show at 7 p.m. This sweet opportunity is priced at just $40 per person, inclusive of a delicious three-course dinner and entertaining show. The lovey-dovey dinner package includes a choice of a Lips Garden Salad or Oysters Rockefeller and one select entrée including Pesto Salmon, Chicken Roulade, Seafood Pasta or Pepper Crusted Sirloin Steak. To sweeten things up, guests will also enjoy a luscious red velvet cake. Tax and gratuity are not included. In recognition of Valentine’s Day, Lips’ very own “Dinner with the Divas” show hosted by Nicolette will pay tribute to love songs of the past and present. The talented cast of Lips will impersonate leading ladies such as Dolly Parton, Cher, Donna Summer, Tina Turner and others. Reservations are recommended by calling 954-567-0987.
Friday, February 15th
Depot Cabana Bar and Grill welcomes the 2013 Sunshine Cup Teams and fans for the official opening registration pool party at 7:30pm.
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score invites everyone to dare to be different with a special performance by up and coming artist Noel Aru.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Serena Cha Cha.
Rumors (Old Matty’s Location) will host their grand opening celebration hosted by Latrice Royale and Misty Eyez, with Special Guest Performances by Velbet Lenore and Justice Royale. Special prices and giveaways all night long and a balloon drop at midnight. www.rumorsbarwiltonmanors.com
Saturday, February 16
Solare Coliseum presents the re-launch of Saturdays with XXXtreme, the beginning of an epic future. The night will star Vegas performing on the main stage along with Estephania St Lords, Calypso Monroe and Eva Starr and feature the sounds of DJ Willy Gee and Otto in the main room and also feature a Latin room with performances.
The Manor presents a T Fabiano Beachwear fashion show with DJ Oren Nizri in the Epic room and Noche Latina Saturday’s in the Ivy Lounge and Patio invites everyone to come meet a Latin Papi to celebrate Valentines Weekend with or to bring your own papi and celebrate with them. The Night will star hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Sheena Divine. DJ Larry Larr spinning some of the hottest Latin tunes. 10:30 pm to 4 am with no cover.
Rentboy.com presents the Mr. Florida, a prelim to the Hookies, International Escort contest starting at midnight and hosted by ChiChi Larue and Misty Eyez.
The Clubhouse II presents the 3rd annual Red Heart Blackout party starting at 8pm. They suggest you reserve early as rooms will sell out.
Tamarac Theatre Of Performing Arts presents “Sugar Babies.” This delightful show is a series of skits and musicals numbers with many one liners that will keep you laughing the entire night, but you have to pay attention, or you might miss a punch line and there is a lot of those! Starts tonight and goes through Mar, 10 with show times: Sat 2pm & 8pm Sun 2pm with tickets $25.00. For reservations call 954-726-7898. Buy tickets online at TTOPA.org.
Bill’s presents a Tight End Contest starting at 9pm where they invite you to decide which SFGFFL Sunshine Cup player has the tightest end.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents XOXO Party featuring DJ/Producer Isaac Escalante with a warm up set by DJ Paul De Leon.
Sunday, February 17
Score Productions and Hilton Wolman in association with Jared Needle and Eliad Cohen present “Papa” with music by Pap resident DJ Roberto Barbero at Cameo. Doors open at 10pm. To order tickets go to ShowClix.com/event/papamia.
The Club presents the RSVP Pool Party with DJ Steven Ponce, huge free poolside BBQ and lots of fun.
The Pet Project for Pets invites all to the Dogbowl 2013 Dog Expo at T.Y. Park (3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood) from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information go to PetProjectForPets.org
Wednesday, February 20th
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival continues its monthly movie series “GLOW Miami” by presenting “Yossi,” directed by Eytan Fox. Returning to the role that won him Toronto Film Festival’s Best Actor Award in Eytan Fox’s Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A perennially sad, workaholic doctor, Yossi has his quiet world shaken when a middle-aged woman walks out of his past and into his examination room. Their brief but emotionally charged reunion unnerves Yossi enough to make him spontaneously leave Tel Aviv. On the desolate roads of southern Israel, a chance encounter with a group of lively soldiers ignites Yossi’s desire to awaken from his emotional slumber. HBO Latin America is proud to be the sole presenting sponsor of the Glow series. The screening is at the Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Avenue) with the reception at 7 and film at 8:30 pm. Admission is free for Produucers circle and $6 for members and $10 for guests + $2 transaction fee. NOTE: tickets will not be sold at the door for this movie. To purchase tickets or for more information call: 800-927-0939.
Through the entire month of February Game Show Wednesdays at the Alibi, hosted by Nikki Adams and Barry Browder goes Totally 80’s and you can win tickets to 80’s fest an all day celebration of 80’s music featuring Eddie Money, Debie Gibson, Gioia Bruno (Expose) and many more.
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Top Gun, the movie that helped define a generation (and brought tens of thousands of gay men out of the closet in their lust of Tom Cruise), prepares to soar into a new dimension as it makes its home entertainment debut in breathtaking 3D. The action packed drama will take audiences into the danger zone in a Blu-ray 2D two-disc set on February 19th from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Top Gun Blu-ray 3D Combo is available for $29.99 at most major retailers and is 109 minutes in length.