Thursday, May 8
Deliver The Dream, presents the 2nd annual “Red Hot & In Style,” a Bachelor and Bachelorette auction for the LGBT community taking place at the Manor at 8 pm. For more information go to DeliverTheDream.org or call 954-564-3512.
Village Pub presents LIVE from Key West, Christopher Peterson, in EYECONS with ShowTime at 9:45pm.
Friday, May 9
Tonight is the gay night for Becoming Dr. Ruth, an unexpected journey at the Parker Playhouse starring Debra Jo Rupp with 20% of the proceeds to benefit Broward House. This event will feature a VIP meet and greet with Debra Jo Rupp immediately following the performance. For tickets go to ParkerPlayhouse.com or call 954-462-0222 and use the code: Broward.
The Ramrod presents “Leather Bear,” an official Beach Bear Weekend event from 11pm to 3 am with discounts all night long for showing your Beach Bear Id.
Starting tonight and going through the 12th, Slammers presents the official Beach Bear Weekend Bear Party starting at 1 am with discounted entry with Bear tags.
Saturday, May 10
The Manor features another “Super Epic” Saturday with the Balroom featuring direct from San Diego Haus of Stiel DJ, Shane Stiel and direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, Laganja Estranja with a special meet and greet and photo Op for the first 100 guests. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays will be celebrating the birthdays of their Maestra, DJ Nena and their current reigning Miss Noche Latina, Taina Norell. The night is hosted by Viva Mirage. 11pm to 4 am with no cover!
Tuesday, May 13
The Boardwalk presents a birthday celebration for manager Kevin.
Wednesday, May 14
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce & GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month. Open to others who want to engage with this target group at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Registration 11:30 am with luncheon/networking from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Cost: MDGLCC Members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 50 persons. Guest speaker will be Sue Perez of Morgan Stanley. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Sidelines 8th Anniversary Weekend
On Thursday, May 8th, Michael Papendrea’s Men’s Night returns to Wilton Manors. The Men’s Night Out Smart Ride Fundraiser will take place from 8PM-11PM. Hosted by Brian Tyler Leonard. Men’s Night Out will return to a monthly rotation at Sidelines, on the first Thursday of each month. On Friday May 9th, Model Mayhem continues with week 5 at Sidelines. Enter to win $100 Cash each week Hosted by Mia Patryck with DJ Jason Gonzales!! Each week contestants can enter the contest, the winner each week is invited by for the Finale. The 10 finalist will come back on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 for the Finale where all 10 will compete over $3500.00 in Cash and Prizes. On Saturday, May 10th, Mariah Carey CD Release Party w/ Special Guest DJ with CD Giveaways all night long starting at 10PM. On Monday, May 12th, Sidelines 8 Year Anniversary Party Sponsored by Absolut. After a private event, join them for a night on laughs, memories, cake, and so much more as they celebrate 8 Years in Wilton Manors! The Cheers of Wilton Manors! Sidelines 8 Year Anniversary T-Shirt Giveaways throughout the 5 day celebration!
Monthly Men’s Life Drawing Events
Join a group of guys for 2 monthly freestyle male Life Drawing Events, the second Wednesday each month, and the following Sunday, the next ones being on Wednesday May 14th from 7pm – 10pm for short poses, and Sunday May 18th from 2-5pm for long poses. They have 2 nude male models posing separately and together. All levels welcome – explore your creativity – bring your art supplies. Drawing/ charcoal / pencil / watercolor. Sessions will be held in a private studio at Push Fitness in Oakland Park, with guest artists from the community attending. $25 fee with advance reservation, $35 walk-in – (subject to available space).To secure a reservation (and a guaranteed spot – space is limited) please send your name and phone number and which session you wish to attend to MensArtEvent@aol.com Please let us know if you are bringing an easel. You will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word EVENT in the subject line to weed out spam.
Spa Cabanas has a new Body and Face Contouring treatment using ultrasounds of high and low radio frequencies to penetrate layers of skin where fat cells are stored. They are excited about this new treatment so make sure to check in with them at the Spa for more info on pricing. Packages for the specific areas you are wanting to concentrate on are available. They are offering a special for the month of May to introduce this treatment in addition to an Anti-Aging facial for the price of $149.00. See the ad in this issue of Hotspots for their specials.
Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.
XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson’s archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.
Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity. It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.” The album’s lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work. Additional producers include global hit makers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.
The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project. Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and produced by Jackson and Jerkins, “Xscape” has further significance in that it is the one track on the album that was ‘contemporized’ by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.
For more information go to: MichaelJackson.com