A week ago Monday was Alyson Thomas’ annual Carolina’s Continental held at Mekka Nightclub. As usual, Alyson brought in tons of National title holders as well as local favorites. In the end the New Carolina Continental Court is Fontasia Lamour, Viva Mirage, Kyle Hagerty and Asheeria and the new South Carolina court is Athena Dion, Lady Charisse, Noah Richards and Jose Vega, and Jasmine Pierce (spelling by chance). Congrats to Alyson on her 15th anniversary and for being such a great sponsor!
On Wednesday Equality Florida held their first Palm Beach Gala to a very positive response. On Thursday, Miami Beach Gay pride held there sponsor and VIP reception at the Clevelander Hotel’s rooftop with fabulous Hors’ D’oeuvres and open bar and was filled with the who’s who of South Beach royalty. It was great to see Joel, Ivan, Herb, Richard, David, Dale and many more. Later that night was the PegaTmas New Thursday Night Party at Melones Bar & Lounge Hialeah hosted by Romay from Farandula Flash. Congrats to my friend on a new party. On Friday and Saturday was the South Florida Gay Flag Football Tournament at Mills Pond Park and don’t let the name fool you as there were teams from all over the country. So many sexy men in uniform….YUM!!
Sunday I headed over to Orlando for some Hotspots business, but I made sure to stop by Ember for their fabulous T dance filled with many sexy boys and then went to Savoy to meet the new owners. Savoy has been a staple in the Orlando gay bar community for many years and is still a great place to hang out and see sexy dancers (go by and check out my favorite….Magic).
Thursday, February 20
The Pride Factory presents a sale where the more you spend, the more you save. If you spend $50, you get $5 off and if you spend $100, you get $15 off.
Friday, February 21
Art Frenzie is proud to announce the release of world class Thomas Acevedo artwork available now. Tonight is the monthly Wilton Manors Artwalk (7-10pm) and is a perfect time to stop by Art Frenzie to see Mr. Acevedo’s works of art. For more information call Debbie at 954-560-3684.
The Ramrod presents their monthly (3rd Friday of the month) Mandance with DJ Producer Herbie James.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents, back by popular demand, Sharon Needles in her new show performing hits from her new CD. The first 100 guests in the Manor get a meet and greet and photo op with Sharon. The night will also star DJs JPS and Miik with no cover before midnight for 21 and up and after midnight only $7 (under 21 – $12 all night).
Saturday, February 22
Discotekka in association with Milancita present their annual “La Nota” party which is always a fun event. The night will star DJ’s Dio Zambrano and Carlos and hosted by Poizon Ivy and Sasha Lords with performances by Serena ChaCha, Gina D’Angelo with special guest T Lo and door hostess Lola Lotus.
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 Premiere Party starring the one and only Alaska Thunderfuck live on stage. There will be a special VIP meet and greet with Alaska for the first 100 guests in the door. The night will also star DJ Terrance Lalley in the Ballroom and Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and Patio presents DJ Nena along with Hostess Viva Mirage and special guests. . NLS will pay tribute to RuPaul’s Latin Diva’s. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
The Village Pub presents “Pitchers and Catchers” a My TropiXXX spring fashion event starting at 7 pm. This will also be a fundraiser for the Village Pub’s Smart Ride team (Very Important Peddlers).
The Pride Center at Equality Park presents their annual Evening in Paradise. This year the theme is Carnaval and once again it takes place the Manor House in Richardson Park from 7 to 10 pm.
Sidelines Red, White & Blue Team USA staff sports night starts at 9pm.
Sunday, February 23
Sidelines Sports and video Bar presents the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics starting at 7 pm.
The Village Pub presents their monthly Menergy T dance starting at 5 pm with DJ Galaxy until 8:30 and form 8:30 till close the fabulous sounds of DJ Bill Hallquist. Menergy T Dance is hosted by JC Ventura.
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee at 6pm, which is a joyful celebration of Southern Gospel music
Monday, February 24
Latrice Royale Inc. presents the Miss Pride South Florida pageant called “The Legends Ball” at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors. This year’s pageant is packed with excitement, and a prize package worth over $3500! Honoring their current Queen Porsha Chambers who has done an outstanding job during her reign. They will also be celebrating Latrice Royale’s 10 year anniversary as Miss Pride South Florida 2004! As if that’s not enough excitement, Miss Pride South Florida will be honoring our community’s very own legends, Electra, Nikki Adams, and Tiffany Arieagus! To host this spectacular event, The Lady Tajma Hall (Miss Continental Plus, Miss Gay USofA at Large) will be flying in from the Windy City of Chicago! The show will also feature some of our amazing local talent so you don’t want to miss this. General admission is $10 at the door. For more info, contact the LRI office at (954) 933-8172 or e-mail Latrice@LatriceRoyale.com.
Tuesday, February 25
Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Luncheon will be held at Dos Caminos – Modern Mexican Cuisine and Lounge, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd., from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Admission is $30 for GFLGLCC Members and $40 for future members. Complimentary parking courtesy of Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale. RSVP email: Keith@GFLGLCC.org
Wednesday, February 26
Starting tonight from 9pm to 1 am, the Village Pub presents 2 Guys on a Mic Karaoke Wednesdays. An interactive Karaoke experience.
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Bluewater’s Productions will be releasing a new comic book about the life of iconic singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer, director & activist Barbra Streisand. Female Force: Barbra Streisand will be released this week; the comic book will be available in print and digital. Female Force comic book series offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. This comic book covers everything from her beginning acting lessons, to winning eight GRAMMYs! Melissa Seymour writes the 32-page comic book with art by Manuel Díaz. “Barbra Streisand is one of the best singers of all time and she is known worldwide. His voice conveys emotions that other singers do not. It has been a great honor to draw her biography,” said artist Manuel Diaz. “It’s been an honor writing about Streisand. She’s dedicated to making the world a better place–whether that is through music, film, or philanthropic work. Her activism and artistry is truly inspiring!” says writer Melissa Seymour. “We wanted to showcase the strong women in today’s society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today,” Davis said. “Kids and adults alike can look up to these women as great role models. One of the coolest things about the comic books is that we found schools using them for reluctant readers.” Said publisher Darren G. Davis. Female Force has been embraced by the media and featured on several television news outlets including The Today Show and on CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as Forbes, MTV.com, Time Magazine, and People Magazine. Female Force individual issues are also available on Amazon.com, where they have been ranked among the site’s top 300 books. To order the book on iTunes click here for $2.99: http://bit.ly/1jF5Pg2. Print copies of Female Force can be ordered at Comic Flea Market for $3,99: http://bit.ly/1eO4z8B. You can download these titles on iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, OverDrive, Iverse, Wowio, Bilbloboard, Comic Bio, ComicsFix, Entitle, Axis360, Kobo & wherever eBooks are sold.