On Monday the Boardwalk hosted a benefit to send Daisy Deadpetals to Miss Florida F.I. and lots of entertainers came out to support their sister. On Wednesday, The Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival presented the next movie in their GLOW series entitled My Straight Son at Gateway Theatre. On Friday I went around Wilton drive and hit Alibi, and Pj’s and they both had nice crowds. I then walked up and down the street and met my good buddy Marcello. On Saturday morning was Poverello’s 24th annual Bowling to Fight Hunger at Sawgrass Lanes. For Once again there were many teams all raising thousands of dollars for this worthy cause. Saturday night we headed down to Miami and stopped in at Floppy Rooster and damn did I see a lot of Floppy’s LOL! We then went next door to Bailo to party with the Latin Crowd and see shows by the one and only Marytrini and her special guests. On Sunday, Arcade in South Beach started Soul Logic, The Sunday Dance Nation, which was kind of a T-dance and featured Carlos Rojas and Jared Coetzee. Another busy week in South Florida!
Thursday, August 14
Creative Male will be celebrating their 4th anniversary from 6-10pm. They invite everyone to join them for cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and boys in the latest underwear and swimwear. They will also be celebrating special discounts throughout the store.
The Pride Factory is featuring a sale from today until August 20, where if you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off.
Italo Italian Street Food (2151 N Federal Hwy Ft Lauderdale, FL 33305) presents a benefit for the Smart Ride from 4 pm to 10 pm where 50% of all food, beer & wine purchased by Smart Ride supporters will be donated to support The Smart Ride (next to The Vitamin Shoppe). ItalioKitchen.com
Miss Village Pub 2014, Ashley Blake, presents “The Big The Bold and The Beautiful” starring Rae Deluxx, Kyla McCray Taylor and Ashley herself at 9:45pm.
Friday, August 15
The Ramrod is featuring a Leather/Fetish Friday Mandance, where they invite everyone to meet International Mr. Leather, Ramien Pierce and International Mr. Bootblack 2014 Scout.
The Clubhouse II welcomes the Gold Coast Bareskins and they invite everyone to join them for a naked meet and greet with members of the nudist group from 8-11pm.
Saturday, August 16
Rumors is hosting a leather party in honor of Int’l Mr. Leather – Ramien and Int’l Mr. Boot Black – Scout from 9pm to 1am. Come join them for cocktails and fellowship. The hottest man in leather that night will win a $100 cash prize. Everyone that shows up in leather will get $1.00 off their cocktails.
Drag at the Drive features “Classy Cabaret” from 5-8pm starring Dee Dee Van Cartier, Melissa Fuller and Kyla McCray Taylor.
Pridelines Youth Services, South Florida’s oldest LGBTQ service agency, is proud to announce its annual gala to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. Pridelines’ Masquerade Ball, presented by Jim Tyrrell, Jay Richard DiBiaso and Roger Thomson, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Tickets are on sale now for $150 per guest or $1,500 for a table of 10. Tickets are available at PridelinesMasquerade.com. Table host and sponsorship opportunities are also available on the website or by contacting Victor Diaz-Herman Victor@Pridelines.org or 305-571-9601 ext. 3.
Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents Madonna-Rama, a musical video mix of today’s club hits plus a tribute to Madonna and all the great divas. The night will star Deejay/Veejay Ed Bailey and shows by Erika Norell. & Cast. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents Champagne Bordeaux’s Birthday extravaganza. NLS starts hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena. Epic Saturdays is from 11pm to 4 am and features Hot go-go boys and No Cover!
Discotekka features La Nota Ultimatum starring DJ Sushi with hosts Poizon and Sasha and the weekly Underwear contest hosted by La Chupi Cool. This is followed by La Puta Nota After hours starring DJ Carlos G.
Sunday, August 17
Swinging Richards presents a Dancer Underwear Auction and Silent Auction to benefit the Pride Center at Equality Park from 9 pm to 1 am. Go on by and bid on your favorite dancer’s underwear as all the money goes to a great cause!
Monday, August 18
The Boardwalk presents a benefit for April Chanel with many special guests to send her to Miss Continental in Chicago Labor Day Weekend.
Tuesday, August 19
Join the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as they cheer on “EnVee” from The Cabaret South Beach, their representative singer in the 6th annual Talent Show-Down competition at 6pm at the Hard Rock Cafe-Miami (401 Biscayne Blvd. R-200) inside the Bayside Marketplace. Free admission, free food buffet and cash bar. Park ($10) in the North Bayside Garage, bring your parking ticket to the event for $5 credit on any bar drink. RSVP at Gaybizmiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 305-673-4440.
Wednesday, August 20
Starting tonight and going every Wednesday is: Completely Incorrect, a spiritual and Philosophical conversations about life’s perspectives and such at I Love Yoga, 2990 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. Speaking about the unspeakable is Sean David. 7-8pm is registration and the conversation begins at 8pm. There is no admission for this event, but the success does rely on your donations. CompletelyIncorrect.com
Hunters features the talents of Kat Riggins every Wednesday starting at 9pm. Kat will be performing her show “Way Back Wednesday” featuring funk, soul and pop.
As promised, Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced new U.S. dates on his upcoming international tour – a unique itinerary that will see the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. The dates celebrate Mraz’s new album, “YES!,” which recently was released and if I didn’t write about former Hotspots Editor and friend of mine Sheri Elfman would kill me. By the way, if you see Sheri wish her a happy 40th!
The “YES!” tour – which finds Mraz teaming up with his longtime friends and “YES!” collaborators, Raining Jane – gets underway with a series of intimate North American shows and surprise multi-show runs in select cities.
Following the now sold-out show on August 21 in his adopted hometown of San Diego, Mraz will perform an additional local show before making his way along the West Coast and to Texas. More U.S. dates will be announced soon.
In addition to the newly announced tour dates, USA Today premiered Mraz’s short film, “We Can Take The Long Way”: http://usat.ly/1w5Eglk. Directed by Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven and produced by The Uprising Creative (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna), the film includes three songs from “YES!”: “Love Someone,” “Hello, You Beautiful Thing,” and “Long Drive.”
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please log on to jasonmraz.com/tour.