Last Thursday, The Alibi was off the chain busy. Definitely the busiest Thursday night I have seen there, which is saying something since every Thursday is packed there. Later on we went to Bailo for a special Thursday night party, and this place is beautiful. On Friday night we started the night at Hunters for their Fur Fridays Happy Hour which is filled with Bears, Muscle Bears and their admirers. Afterwards Mona’s featured their annual benefit for the Pet Project for Pets and once again raised a lot of money for this great organization. Then we went back to Wilton and headed to PJ’s for a visit. For those of you who have not been yet, this is a fun, chill place to either play a game or just relax with your friends while enjoying the libation of your choice. We then headed down to Rumors for the Daisy Deadpetals show, which that night also featured a “Most Patriotic” contest. Check out the pic of the sexy Calypso Monroe performing. On Saturday, the Ramrod had their monthly Pig Dance and the Manor featured, direct from Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Darienne Lake live. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrated the birthday of Latina Icon Erika Norell. In Miami Score featured “Born in the USA” starring South Florida’s own DJ Abel. On Sunday we went to Flip Flops Dockside for their 1st Sunday of the month T-Dance on the water starring Amanda Austin and guests along with DJ Silvio. Once again it was a sold out crowd.
Thursday, July 10
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 – 11am. 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, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Saturday, July 12
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com and Danny Villar Productions presents Bollywood, in honor of Sasha Lord’s birthday. They will also have their weekly Underwear contest with the winner receiving $100 in cash. DJs Sushi and Carlos G spin along with divasPoizon Ivy and La Chupi.
SAGE Book Discussion Group takes place from 11am– 12 pm at the Stonewall National Library and Archives (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale). The SAGE Book Discussion Group meets to discuss Cooper’s Promise, by Timothy Jay Smith. The selection is an action-packed suspense thriller. Set in the fictitious African country of Lalanga, it puts a human face to serious geopolitical issues including mercenary warfare and espionage, and human-rights violations. All Readers are welcome – no reservation required. For more information, contact Philip Collier 443-614-7135 or Alan Dorfman 561-499-2913. stonewall-museum.org
Sunday, July 13
Wednesday, July 16
Gay Writes – Stonewall Writers Group takes place from 5:30-8pm at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale). Gay Writes provides a safe and constructive writing workshop experience for LGBTQs and heterosexuals who write about LGBTQ issues. Join a weekly Wednesday writing group to share your work, gain valuable feedback and share the challenges and joys of writing with others in an LGBT affirming space. All genres and walk-ins welcome. Currently a mixed group of individuals meets to read a maximum of 5 pages each week. Call Stonewall with question or more information 954-763-8565. stonewall-museum.org.
Scandals presents Double Trouble with guest bartender James Mack of the Scandals Flash on the patio with Bubba starting at 7pm.
Starting next Thursday, July 17 and going through Sunday, July 20 is the annual Miami Beach Bruthaz this year entitled Carnival Party Weekend. To purchase or pick up tickets go to the LGBT Welcome Center at 1130 Washington Avenue on Thursday July 17 or Friday, July 18 from 12-5:50pm. For Hotel reservations call 866-848-5509. For more information go to MiamiBeachBruthaz.com.
This is HOT
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer won four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Best Actor (Neil Patrick Harris), Best Featured Actress (Lena Hall), and Best Lighting (Kevin Adams). In addition, the production has been honored with Best Musical Revival by the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.