Last Tuesday was the monthly Mack Mixer at Solitas Las Olas and as usual it was a busy networker. Later that night it was off to the Village Pub for the start of Show Tunes Tuesdays, where I heard lots of my favorite show tunes (hey, I am a gay boy from New York City, so show tunes are in my blood).
On Thursday night there were 2 fundraisers in Fort Lauderdale. The first was a benefit for The Stonewall Museum and Archives and featured Megan Mullally live at the Parker Playhouse and was a sold out performance. Miss Mullally was wonderful and extremely gracious in the Meet and Greet afterwards. This is an entertainer that truly appreciates her gay fans. The second was a benefit for Pride South Florida at Sidelines. It was a Casino theme and a few thousand dollars was raised. Congrats to the entire board of Pride and a special kudos to Corrie Boyd who spearheaded this event! Also that night, the MDGLCC featured a social networker event at Lucky Strike Lanes entitled “Rainbowling.” What a great concept, to network and also have fun! This past weekend was the annual F.L.I.R.T Bowling Tournament Kick with pre and post parties in many of the bars.
Also this weekend was the Miami Art Deco Open XIX which was hosted by the Miami Mavericks Tennis Club. Friday night the Ramrod presented their monthly Mandance with DJ Herbie James. On Saturday B.I.G Productions presented the main event for Bear Invasion Weekend at Hunters which featured DJ Sean Mac of Atlanta spinning for all the bears to enjoy. On Saturday Discotekka celebrated the birthday of one of its managers, Danny Villar. On Sunday was the final day of Angels Café (sad) and Bill’s celebrated the hostess of its Trannie Palace Sundays, Misty Eyez.
Thursday, January 23
The newest edition to the Miami nightlife, The Floppy Rooster, presents their Grand Opening. The Floppy Rooster is all male and all nude all the time and feature a huge main stage, 4 private VIP rooms, a friction area, a full kitchen all in a brand new facility at 7018 NW 72nd Avenue (5 minutes from the airport). For more information call 786-766-0778 or go to FloppyRooster.com.
The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) presents their monthly after hour’s networker from 5:30-7 at Ruth Chris Steak house at 2525 N. Federal Highway. For more information call Chad at 954-793-7275 or email him at GLBX@FTLchamber.com
Friday, January 24
Latino Salud presents their 5th anniversary bash where they invite the entire community to come out and celebrate at Alibi, from 7-9 in the Manchester Room. Latino Salud proudly serves the community with free HIV prevention, testing, life coaching, community events and linkage services.
The artists at the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD) will host the first satellite exhibition for ArtPalmBeach, from 7pm-1am, at 401 – 422 West Industrial Ave. Organized by Lee Ann Lester, ArtPalmBeach is an International Art Fair held Jan. 23 – 28 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. To register, please visit ArtAlfrescoBoyntonBeach.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, at ColesDobayD@bbfl.us or Rolando Chang Barrero, ActvistArtistA, at 786-521-1199 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The World AIDS Museum in association with The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is proud to present a stage reading of the play by Larry Kramer, “The Normal Heart.” The Normal Heart is the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winning play about the beginning of The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in New York City in 1985. The film version will debut in the Spring of 2014 on HBO and will star Julia Roberts. This will be directed by Michael Shayne and will be a benefit for The World AIDS Museum. It will be present at The Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale. Reception will be 6pm and show time will be 7pm. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased by calling 954-559-6512 or by email: Ed@worldaidsmuseum.org
Saturday, January 25
Hunters presents RuPaul Drag Star Latrice Royale performing.
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com and Danny Villar productions presents “Shine Bright, The Event” starring, direct from Spain, DJ Mike Gentile and for after-hours DJ Carlos G. The night also stars the Discotekka divas Poizon, Sasha, Serena, Gina along with door hostess Lola Lotus.
Sidelines Sports and Video Bar presents an Underwear Night where all their staff will be working in their underwear all night long!
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents “Red Hot” a theme party. In the Ballroom catch Masterbeat.com’s DJ Brett Henrishsen and in the Ivy Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents DJ Nena along with hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Champagne Bordeaux. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
The Ramrod presents “Drummer, Drummer, the Leather Fraternity Party” starting at 10 pm and starring DJ/producer Herbie James. This event is sponsored by the South Florida Minotaurs, and boots and leather/fetish gear is recommended. There will be leather demos throughout the night.
Sunday, January 26
The Village Pub presents its monthly Menergy T Dance starring DJ Galaxy and Icon Robbie Leslie playing Tea Classics starting at 5 pm. Menergy T is hosted by JC Ventura.
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee at 6pm, which is a joyful celebration of good ole fashion southern gospel music.
Tuesday, January 28
Planeta Macho at Score in association with Granda Entertainment, Club Papi and Vlado Footwear present Ivy Queen on her Viva Puerto Rico Gay tour. There are also VIP Meet and Greet tickets available at Wantickets.com/ScoreIVYQ. The doors open at 9 pm and stay open till 5 am. The night also stars DJ George Ferrero and is hosted by Teresita La Caliente.
Wednesday, January 29
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites its members and the community at large to the 3rd Annual “State of our Community” Networking Luncheon & EXPO. Listen to City Mayors and Community Leaders share their 2014 plans and how these will impact the LGBT community at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami). Speakers: State Representative David Richardson, Mayor Tomas Regalado (City of Miami), Mayor Jim Cason (Coral Gables), Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Miami-Dade County), Mayor Philip Levine (Miami Beach), Brian Adler (SAVE Dade), and Stratton Pollitzer (Equality Florida). Sponsors: Morgan Stanley & Miami Herald. Business EXPO at foyer prior and post luncheon. Registration 11:30am with luncheon from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Cost: MDGLCC Members ($50), Non-Members ($65). Includes seated style lunch limited to 200. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Michael Vita has joined the staff as the Director of Marketing and Membership. Previously he was a Board Member and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Vita will oversee membership and facilitate networking events, quarterly luncheons, and the Annual Equality Awards Dinner. Michael was the Executive Director of the Espanola Way Association. He has held positions with the City of Miami Beach (Special Events Coordinator/Director of CiviCall) and Manhattan Towers and Morton Towers (Property Manager). Prior to 1989, Michael enjoyed a successful career on the Broadway stage in New York City. For further information, please contact Keith Blackburn 305-798-5455
This is HOT
Golden Globe Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Actor, Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Magic Mike) delivers a career-defining performance as Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof in the “hugely entertaining” Dallas Buyers Club, the inspiring story of an imperfect man’s fight for survival during an controversial time in America. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) Dallas Buyers Club arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on February 4, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After his journey to find a cure leads him to an unlikely ally in Rayon played by Golden Globe Award and Critics Choice Award winner for best supporting Actor Jared Leto (Lord of War, Alexander), he establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club” and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined.
Also starring Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Denis O’Hare (J. Edgar) and Steve Zahn (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).