A week ago Monday, Village Pub had their first Dragacide Tournament of Champions and congrats goes out to Kiara Lords for winning and Calypso Monroe for being 1st Alternate. On Thursday was the annual Dining Out For Life. In Fort Lauderdale the event benefited Broward House and 14 of the Hotspots staff went out to eat at Rosie’s to support this great event. On Friday I made a romp around town which started at Gregarious (look at this HUNKY bartender….I knew they were serving drinks, but I didn’t know Beef came with it…LOL).
My next stop was Hunters for Fresh Fridays to say hello to my buddy DJ AJ Reddy who is building the crowd there with his wonderful music. After Hunters I went to PJ’s and finally had the privilege of meeting PJ. What a nice comfortable place to hang, play pool and have some cocktails. I then headed to Rumors, where I unfortunately missed the show (drag on time, what?) but got to see Willow Bierce Austin and her heathers. Also on Friday, some of the Hotspots team went to the Renaissance Orlando near SeaWorld for the MBA Orlando Pride in Business Awards. The venue was breathtaking, and the hosts, Jorge Estevez and Miss Sammy, were engaging and hilarious. There were also performances by the Orlando Ballet, among others. All-around, the awards were great! Saturday night, I headed to the Manor to see Ben DelaCreme of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and not only did she pack the house and put on a great show, but she was a really nice person. It was really nice meeting her and getting to know her! Sunday morning was the annual Miami AIDS Walk and once again thousands came out to support this great event.
Thursday, May 1
The Boardwalks 29th anniversary extravaganza takes place tonight with a gourmet dinner buffet at 9 pm along with many other exciting surprises.
Beefcakes, the restaurant of Boardwalk, presents a very special May promotion entitled “Eat for Free.” During the month of May purchase any lunch item from 11am to 4 pm that $9.95 or higher and receive a $10 gift certificate to Boardwalk.
Village Pub presents Anthem: A Night of Music from the 90’s – presented by VP’s softball teams; The Underdogs and Mayhem. VJ Bill Hallquist 9pm-close.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents an information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach from 10-11:00am. Whether you are a new, existing or potential new 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 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. Free admission. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Friday, May 2nd
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents “Dos de Mayo” a red hot fiesta with dancers, sombreros, give-a-ways and more.
Saturday, May 3
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents a celebration of everything Mexican. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents a Cinco De Mayo party with special guest, celebrating her birthday, Dominique Taylor with hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena. In the Ballroom they feature Tequila Nights, a tribute to Selena with a performance by Erika Norell as Selena and DJ Oren Nizri. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
Discotekka presents a Mexican Fiesta in honor of Cinco De Mayo and Joe Marcella’s 55th birthday. Lots of items will only be $5 including the cover… until 2 am. The night will star DJ Sushi in the hip hop room and DJ Carlos G for after hours along with their cast of entertainers (Poizon, Sasha, Gina, and Lola).
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #69 with special guest DJ/producer Barry Huffine.
Score’s Bigger Saturdays presents Cha Cha De Mayo featuring DJ/Producer Abel with DJ Troy Landon in the Score Lounge from 7 pm to 12 am.
The Club Fort Lauderdale in association with Rebirth presents “Sodom Resurrected” a naked blackout party and play space from 10pm till late. This is going to be a truly sinful experience.
Sunday, May 4
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery celebrates the birthday of their hostess Amanda Austin from 4-7pm with special guests Daisy Deadpetals and Calypso Monroe along with resident DJ Silvio.
In Honor of Cinco De Mayo, the Palace presents a Mexican Brunch with unlimited Margarita’s with Noel Leon and DJ Mika.
The Stable presents the South Florida Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, The House of the Rising Sun annual Spring Car wash benefit from 2 to 5 pm.
Monday, May 5
Rumors celebrates Cinco De Mayo with a Taco Buffet from 5 to 9 pm for only $10, a Mariachi Band from 8:30 to 9:30 and a piñata drop at 10:30pm with cash and prizes.
Tuesday, May 6
Village Pub presents LIVE from Key West, Christopher Peterson, in EYECONS with ShowTime at 9:45pm.
Feel It Tuesdays, at Vibe Las Olas, the new Tuesday night party features guest hostess Noel Leon along with music by DJ Maximus 3000.
Wednesday, May 7
Beach Bear Weekend starts today and goes through Sunday. For more information go to: BeachBearWeekend.com
Some of you may remember that Hotspots did a feature on the documentary “South Beach On Heels” and its director Dmitry Zhitov a few month ago and now the film is having its World Premiere on Friday, May 9th at 9:45 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139).
In the next coming weeks we have 3 big anniversary’s in South Florida. Sidelines will be turning 8, Noche Latina Florida is turning 16 and the Alibi is turning 17. Stay tuned in next week’s mag for more information on all 3 of these events!
This is HOT
If you can imagine Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as younger, hotter ex-boyfriends, you’ll have the basis for Hot Guys With Guns, a modern take on the old-fashioned detective story landing on DVD May 6th from Wolfe Video. It’s Chinatown meets Boystown in first-time Writer/Director Doug Spearman’s (a 2009 Outfest Screenwriting Lab fellow) action-comedy-thriller starring Marc Anthony Samuel (TV’s “General Hospital”) and newcomer Brian McArdle. Ex-boyfriends Danny (Samuel) and Pip (McArdle) become a West Hollywood version of Nick and Nora Charles when they set out to solve a string of gay sex-party robberies. The films also stars Alan Blumenfeld (The Ring, WarGames) and Jay Huguley (12 Years a Slave). Bonus materials include a blooper reel highlighting some of the film’s funniest outtakes. In this comedy-action-thriller, an actor taking a night class for aspiring private detectives – to help him win a part in a TV show – bumbles into a real life crime investigation with his ex-boyfriend in this hilarious film from Doug Spearman. Hot Guys With Guns has a runtime of 105 minutes is not rated and can purchased at WolfeVideo.com for only $24.95