Last Monday was the much anticipated return of the Miss Pride South Florida Pageant produced by the first Miss Pride South Florida, Latrice Royale. The pageant took place at Boom Nightclub and was very well attended an in the new Miss Pride is Porsha Chambers (well deserved win). On Wednesday was the 3rd anniversary of SFGN at J. Marks and many of the Hotspots Media Group was there to support. Congrats to our friends at SFGN…
Last Monday was the much anticipated return of the Miss Pride South Florida Pageant produced by the first Miss Pride South Florida, Latrice Royale. The pageant took place at Boom Nightclub and was very well attended an in the new Miss Pride is Porsha Chambers (well deserved win). On Wednesday was the 3rd anniversary of SFGN at J. Marks and many of the Hotspots Media Group was there to support. Congrats to our friends at SFGN for 3 wonderful years and wishing them many more years of success. Thursday night began with the 5th anniversary of Beefcakes, which featured lots of free Hor D’oeuvres served by sexy waiters and some faces I havent seen in a long time. It was like old home week. Afterwards, I went down to Miami for the 25th anniversary of Palace and the who’s who of the South Beach community came out to celebrate with Tom and his entire staff. This was a very fun event filled with performances by the Palace girls. Friday night Boom started their new Latin Sensation in the video lounge with VJ Mark Rivera and performances by Natasha Danielle. Afterwards I went to the 2nd anniversary of Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor, which was packed and had a Cirque theme and a performance by the 3 Friday night divas together (TP, Estephania and Sasha). Saturday night featured the 55 Pig Dance at the Ramrod and later on my friend Joe Granda (Granda Entertainment) celebrated his birthday at Discotekka Nightclub. Here’s wishing Joe and very happy birthday and many more to come!
Thursday, March 7
Winter Party started yesterday and has events going through next Tuesday. For more info see the schedule in this issue or go to WinterParty.org
Friday, March 8
Pride South Florida will be featuring a new event during Pride Weekend; the Pride Comedy Night that they are co-promoting with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts at the Parker Playhouse. The show will star Jason Stuart and Jessica Kirson and start at 8pm. To purchase tickets go to ParkerPlayhouse.com.
After the comedy fest Scandals will be hosting the Official Pridefest welcoming party featuring some of the hottest country music with sexy cowboys!
As part of their Winter Party celebration Twist Presents DJs Lydia Prim and Jeffrey Jacobs spinning tonight for your dancing pleasure.
Island City Stage and Empire Stage are pleased to announce their co-production of the play Body Awareness by Annie Baker, which will be performed at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., beginning tonight. The official opening is set for tomorrow, March 9, and the play will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm, through April 7. The ticket price is $30. For reservations, or further information, call 954-678-1496 or go online directly to IslandCtyStage.org, EmpireStage.com or SmartTix.com or call Smarttix at 212-868-4444.
Saturday, March 9
Today starts Pridefest Fort Lauderdale at Holiday Park/War Memorial Auditorium from 12 to 7 pm. For today or tomorrow’s schedule visit PrideSouthFlorida.org.
The Depot presents the official after Pride Saturday party at 7 pm poolside featuring a special meet and greet with Frenchie Davis, the bon voyage celebration for Derek and Romaine and music by Melissa Fuller. This event is no cover and all are welcome.
Score’s Bigger Saturday’s presents direct from NYC DJ Eddie Elias with a warm up set by DJ Paul De Leon.
The Manor presents Pure Pride Party starring DJ Kidd Madonny in the Epic Room featuring the CD release event for Wurkout Vol 1, Kidd’s CD. In Latin Lounge and Patio they invite you to celebrate Pride Latin style with DJ Larry Larr and shows by hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Champagne Bordeaux.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force presents Sweat, A Leather Party at Bill’s form 9pm to 3am. DJ Herbie James will be spinning and advance tickets are available at WinterParty.com
Get ready to melt in this winter as Discotekka and Milancita.com bring you the Official Pre-Kick Off Party Of Winter Music Conference 2013. Feel the energy, dance to your favorite tunes, and join Discotekka in the party that will start the WMC2013 madness featuring DJ’s Miik, Sushi Man and after hours resident DJ Carlos G. The night will also star, the one and only TP Lords, Gina D’Angelo, Poizon Ivy and Sasha Lords as well as Juan Saco shooting your pics. The night will also be celebrating The Birthday Bash of Wildchild
The Ramrod presents, back by popular demand, DJ Lydia Prim.
The Anita Priest “Whispering Angels” scholarship foundation presents “Broadway to Hollywood” at the Costume World Broadway Collection (2313 30th Place, Pompano FL) at 6:30pm. This will be a huge gala celebration featuring performances by Michael Walters, Debra Hampton, Humberto Fortuna, Sandy Warren and hosted by Sandra Holiday. The special honoree will be Tony award winning actor Gary Beach. Tickets are only $100 and are available by calling 954-972-7929.
The newest sensation to seduce South Florida, The Knockouts Burlesque Show, features glamorous girls taking the stage with guest star Kristine W at 9 pm for a night filled with decadent burlesque dancing at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – The Pavilion (5550 NW 40th Street). The Knockouts perform under the direction of Emmy-nominated choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard who has worked with Michael Jackson, Usher and Destiny’s Child. For more information, please call Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at 954-977-6700, visit www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com
Sunday, March 10
The 2013 official Pridefest closing party takes place at Sidelines from 7pm to 12 am with no cover, DJ Silvio and entertainment by Yovanni.
The Manor is presenting their traditional after gay pride party featuring international recording artist Veronica performing her hits “Someone To Hold,” “Release Me,” and “I’m In Love” along with music by DJ JPS starting at 5 pm with no cover.
Monday, March 11
The Ramrod presents special guest bartender, legendary video star Trace Michaels.
Tuesday, March 12
The Village Pub presents Liza’s Back and they invite you to celebrate her birthday with the incomparable Jim Dionysius at 9:30pm.
One Direction step aside, there’s a new kind of boy band on the circuit. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele Lady Gaga, and more! Their self titled debut album recently became available through iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Well Strung, the singing string quartet was conceived by violinist Chris Marchant and producer/manager Mark Cortale. The group features first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, Cellist Daniel Shevlin and Violist Trevor Wadleigh. Well Strung began performing live with a workshop of a show directed by Donna Drake at Ars Nova in NYC on Feb 28th 2012. Musical arrangements were by David Levinson with additional arrangements by Daniel Shevlin. The same show sold-out Joe’s Pub in May 2012 before having an extended summer run at the Art House in Provincetown, MA and playing off broadway at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in the Fall.
They recently performed on the RSVP Caribbean cruise which I had the pleasure of hearing and instantly became a fan.
The group has also returned to off-Broadway at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater for 3 weeks in March and will be making their European debut this September with an engagement at the Leicester Square Theatre in London on the West End.
For more information about this sexy and super talented group go to Well-Strung.com