The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach from 9–10am…
A week ago Monday, Rumors presented their first annual Turnabout to benefit Florida Initiative For Suicide Prevention, Inc. (F.I.S.P). They will featured a red carpet, awards and great entertainment including Daisy Deadpetals (as close to a boy as she can be), Brenda Betweenya (Brendan looking great as a girl), Missy MooseKnuckles, Felicity Umbridge, Kiki Carmichael and many more. It was really nice to see the staff from many of the other bars around town come out to support. Congrats on a great night. On Friday, Mojo’s Barbershop presented their first annual Smart Ride fundraiser, Black or White Party and many came out to support this gret cause. Saturday was a busy night; it started with Julian’s 2nd annual Reverse Quinceanera, which was a benefit for Sunserve. How do I describe this? Hmmm….I will let the picture speak for itself. The next stop on Saturday was to the Royal Palms Resort and Spa for their Glow Party which featured DJ Daniel Kristophere, lots of glow, and a line of boys waiting to get their body painted (yum). This was definitely a fun party. Afterwards I headed to the Manor to see one of my favorite RuPaul’s Queens and the winner of Season 5 in her first appearance in South Florida, Miss Jinkx Monsoon. Not only was she super sweet, but she is such a talent and put on a live show. On Sunday afternoon the Village Pub presented their monthly Menergy (NRG, MEN, DISCO, TEA) party which started at 4 pm and went to 9 pm and featured DJ Galaxy and was hosted by JC Ventura. Later that night Twist presented the talents of the one and only Ebonee Excell.
Thursday, October 3
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach from 9–10am. Whether you are a new, existing or non MDGLCC member, learn how to maximize the use of all the Marketing tools and Programs available through the Chamber. Learn about the new Chamber’s website and access to new features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to chamber staff and Membership Committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and / or services. Admission is free, but please RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 305-673-4440.
Friday, October 4
Starting today and going through tomorrow the City of Oakland Park presents their 9th annual Oktoberfest at Jaco Pastorius Park and will feature live German music, Dachshund dash, Tucher Biergarten and authentic Bavarian food. Admission is $5 per adult and parking is free. For more information, go to: OaklandParkFL.gov.
Therapy’s Grand Opening Celebration is tonight and tomorrow starting at 9pm and ending at 9am each day. The celebration offers an open bar to all its new patrons from 9pm-11pm (on both nights), as well as some of the sexiest and most exclusive male dancers in the Miami area. Tonight they also feature Miami’s only fully-gay Afterhours with DJ LaTrice Perry, who takes over the decks from 4am-9am.
Saturday, October 5
The third annual Celebrate Orgullo takes place from 12 noon to 8 pm at its new home at Collins and 73rd street and starts Grammy and Emmy award winning artist Albita live in stage. The event also stars Adora, Diana Castilla, DJ Reddy, Enrique Santos, Jayquan, Jei, Madai, Sasha, Shanaya, Shelina, Rey Randal and many more surprises. For more information go to: CelebrateOrgullo.com
Epic Saturdays at The Manor has 2 big events tonight. In the Ballroom they will be celebrating resident DJ Oren Nizri’s birthday with a special performance by recording artist Sasha, and in the Latin Room and patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents the official Celebrate Orgullo After Party starring recording artist Papi Shulo singing his hit single “No Se Quien Soy” (I Don’t Know Who I Am) along with hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Larry Larr and Latin Papi dancers. 10:30 pm to 4 am with no cover!
Discotekka Miami and Milancita.com presents “Midnight Offenders.” The bad boys come out after Midnight and are more than ready to play… Nothing Is Out Of Reach… Music, and carnage will be served…After a Successful Tour for Venezuela, Brazil, Italy, Barcelona and Ibiza DJ/Producer Dio Zambrano is back at Discotekka along with your divas Poizon Ivy, Sasha Lords, From RuPaul Drag Race Serena Cha-Cha, Maite Ofarrel in the Latin Room and Cherry Selene at the door waiting for You to give a Night to Remember. The Night Is Yours to Sin…Are You a Midnight Offender?
Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance (#62) with special guest DJ, back from Provincetown, Chris Racine. The night will also star special model/adult video star Bjorn Nielson, direct from Europe.
Therapy’s Grand Opening Celebration continues from 9pm and ending at 9am with an open bar to all its new patrons from 9pm-11pm. Tonight they feature special guest; from Falcon Studios Ryan Rose and from Raging Stallions Trenton Ducati. This is also part of Falcon’s notorious party moniker “I Wanna Meet A Pornstar.”
Sunday, October 6
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their first Sunday of the month T, which is Fort Lauderdale’s only T-Dance on the intracoastal. The party will star DJ Silvio and is hosted by Amanda Austin.
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Evolution Party which will be DJ Merritt vs. DJ Katastrophy.
Monday, October 7
Amy Rivers Productions and the Comedy Club (840 East Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Laud) presents the annual Miss South Beach Pageant with show time at 9pm. Categories include presentation (pretty in pink), swimsuit, talent, evening gown and Q&A. They will feature $2,000 in cash and prizes and the winner will receive sponsorship for the Miss Florida Continental Pageant. For more info, contact Amy at 843-345-7514 or Dean at 954-793-5934.
Tonight starts the weeklong celebration of the Village Pub’s 1 year anniversary with an Employee Turnabout entitled “Circus, Circus…Under The Big Top” starting at 8:30pm and benefitting the Smart Ride.
Tuesday, October 8
The monthly Mack Mixer takes place tonight at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse from 6:30pm to 9pm. The $10 admission gets you a complimentary Ketel One cocktail. No RSVP is required. For more info visit MackPlanet.com
Wednesday, October 9
The Village Pub’s 1st anniversary week continues with the fabulous duo of Amy and Freddy at 7pm. His Musicianship and her voice will absolutely blow you away!
Twist presents their annual Turnabout which will feature exquisite shows by the Twist staff and star TP Lords with MC Sean Brady and DJ AJ Reddy.
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Capitol Records is proud to announce the release of Elton John’s The Diving Board, the artist’s first solo studio album in seven years. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as three piano interludes composed by the artist.
The Diving Board will be available in multiple formats: Standard, Deluxe, Super-Deluxe and a 180-gram 2-Disc Vinyl set. The Deluxe physical and digital packages will feature a bonus track from the album sessions, as well as three live tracks recorded by Elton and The Diving Board’s musicians during a special evening of music and conversation that took place at the famed Capitol Studios in April. The Super-Deluxe package will arrive in a specially-designed and embossed box and will include the Deluxe CD and 180-gram Vinyl versions of the album, a DVD of the Capitol Records Studios performances and behind-the-scenes, a case-bound photo book and exclusive art print.
Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett commented, “The Diving Board is simply a masterpiece. It is rare for an artist of Elton’s stature — one who has experienced decades of success and has sold literally hundreds of millions of records – to re-evaluate his artistic ambitions, to push himself and dig so deeply to create one of the strongest albums of his storied career. Yet, Elton has done exactly that. All of us at the company are incredibly proud to be presenting The Diving Board to the public, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Capitol Records is now home to Elton John.”