Last Tuesday was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Power Mixer at the “New” Shooters Waterfront and once again this monthly Networker was a huge success. On Friday, The GLBX (Gay and lesbian Business Exchange of Greater Fort Lauderdale) presented Artopia at the Gallery One Hotel DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. This was an inaugural event for them and was very successful.
On Saturday afternoon I went down to Palace to enjoy the weather, the food, the beautiful boys and of course the fabulous drag shows. As usual it was a blast. Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents 2 big events. In the Ballroom they present, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, the loveable Adore Delano live and singing 3 of her songs. Adore was very down to earth and very sweet. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrated Puerto Rican Pride with their annual Hot Boricua contest where hot papi’s shook their booty’s. It was another very successful Saturday for the Manor.
On Sunday we headed to Gospel Brunch at Lips and as usual this was a blast. The girls put on a fabulous event every Sunday. Then in was off to the Daddy’s Day Pool Party at Inn Leather which was a benefit for the Leather Masked Ball and featured the sounds of DJ John B. Afterwards it was off to Johnny’s Amateur Strip Contest Sundays which presented a special party for their VIP members from 5-8pm and the Johnny’s boys were out to have fun. Later that night it was off to Bill’s for the annual Miss and Mr. Stonewall Pageant. As usual Misty Eyez did a great job in organizing and as hostess. Congratulations to our new Miss and Mr. Stonewall Alexis Couture & Grayson.
Thursday, June 19
Village Pub presents Shardee Ross’ monthly Jump Start Thursdays with this month’s theme being “A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll” and stars Nancy Ross, Rae Jean Cox and Candy Cox.
The Pride Factory presents a Swim Sale from today until June 25th with 30-50% off ALL Swimwear.
Friday, June 20
At 6pm at Village Pub, My TropiXXXpresents their next Fashion Show – Barcode Berlin – with models provided by Swinging Richards. This event will be a benefit for Latinos Salud and free pizza will be provided by Humpy’s.
Starting tonight and going through Sunday, the Boardwalk presents a Toga Party featuring adult video star Austin Wilde with 2 shows nightly. They will also be offering free admission to those in costume.
Tonight and tomorrow night from 7-11pm PJ’s Cocktails presents Christian Vincent of Noah’s Ark fame live.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance (3rd Friday of every month) starring DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Saturday, June 21
Stonewall Summer Pride Wilton Manors is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Stonewall with an all-day event. The festival starts at 12, the parade at 6:30, the world record challenge at 7:30, Sweet Ride giveaway at 8p and the headliner Sheila E at 8:15pm.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents the Emerald Gala from 6-10pm at the Hilton Downtown (1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami). The night honors Office Depot Foundation, Craig Smith and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Tickets are $200 a piece or $2000 for a table of 10. RSVP at GayBizGala.com or call 305-673-4440.
Back by popular demand is the return of Miami’s famous Foam Party – Waterworks 12.0 at Discotekka. If you haven’t been to one of their Waterworks parties yet, here is another chance to see what all the hype is. Make sure to get your bathing suits ready for this event… Foam will be in the Forbidden Room. They will also have dry areas like Discotekka’s Main Room and VIP Room, so feel free to make your VIP table reservations now. This will be 12 hours of nonstop music. The night will also feature the biggest water slide in a Night Club, and a cover of only $10 before 12:30am and $20 after for everybody. For more information go to Milancita.com.
Rumors presents DJ Marcio from 5 pm to 9 pm with drag shows from 7 to 9pm starring Daisy Deadpetals, and featuring Champagne Bordeaux, Selena Jimenez and Jennifer Grant and then at 9pm to close a glow party. At 9pm catch Neon Hitch spinning live and at 10pm they will be live and in concert.
The Manor’s Epic Saturdays presents a spectacular indoor/outdoor street festival in honor of Stonewall Pride from noon to 4am. The Pride Dance starts at 8pm in the Ballroom starring DJ/Producer Tony Moran. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays opens at 9pm and stars hostess Viva Mirage, DJ Nena and special guest Taina Norell (Miss Noche Latina 2014). They stay open to 4 am with no cover.
Swinging Richards is offering complimentary shuttle service from Wilton Manors from 9pm to 2am. They invite you to visit their facebook page for pickup locations. Also appearing for one stage set only DJ Matt and Chris in the flesh!
In Honor of Stonewall, the Alibi presents their annual Party Under The Stars in the parking lot.
Sunday, June 22.
Village Pub presents Cynthia Manley, the first lady of Disco, live at 9pm.
Rumors presents a Pride Art Festival entitled RJ Art Junkies (exhibit & sale) from 4pm to 10pm. Performing live will be Pandia at 6pm; Paul Bellantoni, a Girl Named Chuck and Elisa Seda at 7pm; Octo Gato at 8 pm, Emily Sheila at 9pm.
In honor of Stonewall Summer Pride Weekend Bill’s presents a Country T Dance starring DJs Cliff Roberts and Kenny Poole from 4-9pm. Then at 10:30pm is Misty Eyez’ weekly Trannie Palace show.
Wednesday, June 25
Twist is celebrating its 21st anniversary tonight starting at 9pm. For more information see the feature in this week’s issue.
We Got The Beats Record Store (wegotthebeats.biz) is blowing the roof off on June 20-21 with a triple celebration of four years in business, LGBT Pride weekend, and the grand opening of an expansion doubling their size for the second time in six months. In addition to huge sales all weekend, breaking in the new stage will be local favorite Jennifer McClain on Friday, June 20th from 6pm to 8pm. This is particularly meaningful for owner Tony Cicalese because he and Jennifer go “way back.” And, true to their disco focus, disco diva Cynthia Manley (of Boys Town Gang, recently featured in the book “First Ladies of Disco”) will be there on Pride Saturday, June 21 from 3pm to 5pm, signing copies of the book, meeting & greeting, and performing classic and new hits!) We Got The Beats is the only LGBT-focused record store in the area, specializing in disco, dance, club, freestyle, divas, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and classic rock on vinyl and CD, new & used, at great prices.
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