I was out of town the last week as I was lucky enough to be able to go on the RSVP Cruise on the beautiful Eurodam from the Holland America line. Stay tuned in the next couple weeks for the feature on this amazing trip! Having said that I had all my people out and about reporting what went on.
A week ago Monday my good friend and Miss Noche Latina Elite, Alyson Thomas, produced her pageant, Carolina Continental at Mekka. This feature many pageants all in one night and from what I was told the place was packed and the entertainment was some of the best this country and the Continental system has to offer. Congratulations to Alyson, the entire staff of Mekka and the winners: Victoria, Stasha Sanchez, Ginger Ming, Joanna James, Kalil Valentino and Jose Vega. On Thursday night another season of Drag Wars at Azucar came to an end and the winner was Eva Starr. Friday evening the City of Wilton Manors in cooperation with local businesses hosted Hearts On The Drive for an evening of art, music, food and drinks. While the heavy rain may have proved a deterrent for many of the businesses, Print Matters (Bruce Bogan and Jason Otero produced the event) hosted a Studio 54…
A week ago Monday my good friend and Miss Noche Latina Elite, Alyson Thomas, produced her pageant, Carolina Continental at Mekka. This feature many pageants all in one night and from what I was told the place was packed and the entertainment was some of the best this country and the Continental system has to offer. Congratulations to Alyson, the entire staff of Mekka and the winners: Victoria, Stasha Sanchez, Ginger Ming, Joanna James, Kalil Valentino and Jose Vega. On Thursday night another season of Drag Wars at Azucar came to an end and the winner was Eva Starr. Friday evening the City of Wilton Manors in cooperation with local businesses hosted Hearts On The Drive for an evening of art, music, food and drinks. While the heavy rain may have proved a deterrent for many of the businesses, Print Matters (Bruce Bogan and Jason Otero produced the event) hosted a Studio 54 themed night, transforming the showroom into a time capsule with memorabilia, interviews, video presentations and guest artist Sal De Falco of Studio 54 fame. As they say, “thanks for the memories”! I also heard that Tropics was packed, especially the piano bar where everyone seemed to think they were actually Barbara Streisand! Also on Friday night was the Grand Opening of Rumors which packed in the crowds. They had some sexy go-go dancers, great performances including a special performance by Latrice Royale. Congrats to owners, Nick, Shawn, Brendan and all the managers and staff. Saturday night was the Grand Opening of XXXtreme Saturdays at Solare Coliseum and I am told it was packed wall to wall. Big congratulations to Angela, Armando, Vegas and Marytrini for putting together a wonderful party.
Thursday, February 21
Wet Bar presents the grand opening of Lifestyles of the Broke and Fabulous hosted by Vegas Dion and featuring the sounds of DJ Alex Infiniti with no cover all night long!
Sabroso Thursdays at Twist presents the Taste of Venezuela with DJ Adora, host Aquiles, special guest Venezuelan Justice Divine and Venezuelan appetizers.
Friday, February 22
The SOBE Wine and Food Festival, brought to you by the Food Network, presents the annual Burger Bash. For the first time an openly gay owned and operated establishment (THE ALIBI) was invited to participate, so I encourage everyone to buy tickets and go support one of our own. For more information go to SOBEFest.com
The Divas (T.P., Estephania and Sasha) of Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor take on the 80’s in honor of 80’s Fest (look below).
Saturday, February 23
The first annual 80’s Fest takes place at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater (12551 Glades Road in Boca) from 3 to 10 pm starring Eddie Money, Debbie Gibson, Stacey Q, E’Casanova, Gioia Bruno of Expose, Pretty Poison – Jade Starling, and hosted by Todd Newton. To purchase tickets go to The80sFest.com.
Discotekka presents a Sin City Party where what goes on after dark stays at Discotekka. All your temptations will become reality after dark or after the sun rises. This sinful party will star DJ’s Just Oliver, Miik and Carlos G with performances by TP Lords, Gina D’Angelo, Poizon Ivy and Sasha Lords.
Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor in the Ivy Lounge and Patio presents the official Victory Party for Athena Dion winning Miss Noche Latina 2013. The Night will be hosted by Viva Mirage with DJ Larry Larr spinning some of the hottest Latin tunes. 10:30 pm to 4 am with No Cover!
Bigger Saturdays at Score will be showcasing the 2(X)ist Vivid Colletion with 2(X)ist giveaways and music by DJ Aron with a warm up set by south beach’s own DJ Handell Leyva.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents the SFAA Softball First Pitch Pool Party starring DJ Bill -Hallquist from 1 to 5pm with the poolside bar proceeds to be donated to the SFAAA.-
Boom presents Heatwave, the legend continues with DJ Frank Corr. They will be saluting the Grammy’s with mix CD give-a-ways with the best dance hits from the show.
Sunday, February 24
The Youth Pride Band presents their second annual concert tonight at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 6 pm. Students from Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties join forces with the South Florida Wind Ensemble for this concert. For more information, go to PrideWindEnsemble.org. To Purchase tickets go to BrowardCenter.org or call the box office at 954-462-0222.
The Alibi presents the official opening party for the SFAAA, with a large complimentary buffet and lots of hot softball players….need I say more?
The Manor presents the 85th annual Academy Awards viewing gala and the 4th annual Besties awards honoring the community’s best of the best with the red carpet at 6 pm, the awards starting at 7pm and the Oscars staring at 8 pm. The night will be hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and co-hosted by Mike Verdugo. There is no cover for this event but dinner is available, so make your reservations by calling
Monday, February 25
Latrice Royale (Miss Pride 2004 and the break out star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 and All Stars) presents the return of the Miss Pride South Florida Pageant at 8 pm (Pageant promptly at 9pm) at Boom Nightclub. The night will also star Erika Norell, TP Lords, Sasha Sommers (Miss Pride 2005), Missy Meyakie, Champagne Bordeaux and honoring Tayanna Love (Miss Pride 2012). Categories include Presentation (Pride), Swim Wear, Talent, Gown and Q&A.
The Ramrod presents special guest bartender, John Fuller, who is a pro wrestling superstar.
These are HOT:
Kidd Madonny :: Wurkout Vol. 1 features a great combination of Hi-NRG tracks mixed with new remixes of current hit songs and classics – perfect for any workout. DJ Kidd Madonny helps launch the WURKOUT series with great mixes from Taylor Dayne, Deborah Cooper (C+C Music Factory), Tony Moran and Michelle Weeks, plus current hits from Swedish House Mafia, Rihanna, Calvin Harris and Alicia Keys. Are you ready for your wurkout? CD is $12.98 and Digital Download is $11.98 and are both available at TheOutClub.com
Crossover is a fun and fully customizable new iPhone 5 case from social development company, Quirky. Crossover is made of stretchy silicone bands with protective corners that clip onto the back of your phone. This new case is part of their special line of iPhone 5 accessories collaboratively designed in 24hrs by the Quirky online community and design team. Cross the bands over the back of your phone to keep your items tight and your phone safe. Securely store money, an ID or cards and you are good to go. Choosing your own colors for each of the straps helps craft a case to suit your individual style. Crossover is available at Quirky.com for $34.99.