Last Wednesday, was the 3rd annual State of our Community Luncheon presented by the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at Jungle Island. As usual the luncheon was sold out! Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Mayor Tomas Regalado, Mayor Jim Cason, Mayor Philip Levine, and State Representative David Richardson joined Joe Falk of SAVE Dade & Stratton Pollitzer of Equality Florida as they presented a snapshot of their plans and major initiatives for 2014 and how these will impact the LGBT community. Congrats to the entire MDGLCC staff for another wonderful event.
On Friday, Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor celebrated their 3rd anniversary with American Idol 2013 top 6 finalist, Lazaro Arbos performing live to the packed house. On Saturday the Boardwalk presented the annual Mr. Florida Hookies, a preliminary to the International Escort awards. The contest was hosted by Misty Eyez and there were 5 very qualified contestants, but in the end the first runner up was Ryan Rose and the winner was the sexy Cuban, Angel Rock. Also on Saturday, the Ramrod presented their monthly Pig dance with special guest DJ Barry Huffine.
Sunday, was the Super Bowl and of course there were parties all over town, but as I always do, I celebrated and watched the game at Sidelines (after all, they are the Sports Bar) and for another Super Bowl the bar was wall to wall people. Congrats to the Seahawks for the slaughter and to Bruno Mars for a great half time show. Later that night, my friend and Hotspots photographer, Juan Saco Mironoff celebrated his birthday at Solare Coliseum. He is pictured with house Diva Marytrini and friend along with Cuban singer Laritza Bacallao who will be performing a special concert at Coliseum on Friday, February 14.
Friday, February 7
Starting tonight and going all weekend long Rumors will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary. Tonight catch the Daisy Deadpetals show.
Sidelines Sports and Video Bar presents the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on all their 24 Television screens.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents a China White Reunion with hostess and performance by Mizz Cori and a special performance by Glitz Glamour.
Saturday, February 8
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com present “Insomnia,” where they invite you to come in your pajamas. This party is in honor of Robert Lamas birthday (Milancita’s Husband). The night will star DJ’s Willy Gee and Carlos with hosts Poizon and Sasha and performances by Serena, Gina and door hostess Lola Lotus.
The Pet Project presents a Valentines Pet Party from 11 am to 4 pm at 2200 NW 9th Avenue (powerline) where they are offering Valentine’s pictures with your pet in a heart for $10, Valentine’s dress up contest $5 entry fee, a silent auction, raffles and a 25% discount at Hidden Treasures.
Epic Saturdays at The Manor introduces to Fort Lauderdale DJ Romullo Azaro in the Ballroom, Brazil’s hottest international DJ with productions by Erika Norell and cast. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents special guest Puerto Rican Lorna Vando along with Hostess Viva Mirage and resident DJ Nena. 11pm to 4 am with no cover!
Rumors continues their anniversary weekend with an all-star drag show from 8 pm to midnight starring Daisy Deadpetals, Serena ChaCha, Misty Eyez, Ashley Blake and Erika Norell, a champagne toast and cake at 10pm and a balloon drop at midnight.
Sunday, February 9
Rumors finishes their weekend long 1 year anniversary celebration with a Country Fair T dance at 4 pm starring VJ Marcio with hi-energy dance music, along with carnival foods, games, magician, fire juggler, balloon artist and a duck tan for charity.
Monday, February 10
She goes by the titles of: My Friend, Momma Bear, GM of Discotekka/Mekka, Miss Noche Latina Elite 2012 and 13, Honorary Miss Lady Boy USA as well as many others and the infamous Alyson Thomas presents the 15th annual Carolinas Continental Pageant: Mr, Miss, Plus and Elite at Mekka Nightclub at 9pm sharp (doors open at 8pm). This is of course an official preliminary to the Continental Pageantry System and the categories include Presentation, Interview, Talent, swimwear and Q&A. The night will star (believe it or not), the reigning Continental Court: Farra N Hyte, Kourtney Van Wales, Kalil Valentino and Naysha Lopez; the Carolina Continental Court: Ginger Minj, Joanna James, Jose Vega, Victoria Grantty and Stasha Sanchez; with special guests: Lakesha Lucky, Erika Norell, Elecra, Dana Douglas, Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington, Taj Mahal, Danielle Hunter, Antonio Edwards, Sasha Sommers, Chanel Dupree, Christopher Iman Johnson, India Chanel Braxton, Sasha Colby, Tayanna Love, Tangela Armani, Phillip Alexander, Lola Lush, Gina D’Angelo, Nikki Adams and Lewis Nicholson. For more information call Alyson at 954-290-7474 or Corrie at 954-687-5287 or you can check out the website at CarolinasContinental.com
Tuesday, February 11
The Monthly Mack Mixer takes place this month at S3 at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton from 6:30-9pm. The $10 Entry fee includes one free Ketel One Cocktail. No Rsvp is required. For more information visit: MackPlanet.com.
The Stable presents Andy’s Karaoke Birthday Bash starting at 8 pm. They invite everyone to come out and help Andy and his life partner Ricki, celebrate as only they know how.
Downtown Miami’s vibrant and multicultural Bayfront Park will provide a dramatic and scenic backdrop for the inaugural debut of Miami Art + Design (MA+D) on President’s Day Weekend, February 13 – 18. MA+D will showcase more than 40 prominent international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from Old Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Post War and Pop Art offering collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museum collections. MA+D is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York’s Salon: Art + Design. MA+D will open with a Vernissage benefit for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on February 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Museum will also conduct special tours in conjunction with the fair. Tickets for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Vernissage benefit include a First View from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for $250 per person and a Collectors’ Invitational from 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. for $150 per person. Cocktails, canapés and live entertainment will be available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets, please contact Ximena Gallegos at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at 305-348-2254 or email@example.com.MA+D runs February 14 – 17 from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on February 18 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. All activities will take place at Bayfront Park located at 301 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Tickets are $15 per person for a one-day pass; $25 per person for a multi-day pass and are available at IFAE.ticketleap.com/miamiartdesign-fair/.
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