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On Friday, I went by Alibi and by Humpy’s before I made my way to Rumorswhere Pepper Mashaywas livein a free concert, to the delight of the crowd. On Saturday night there were many events: Infinity Lounge celebrated their 2nd anniversary; Discotekka presentedtheir 7th annual Black Wear Party which featured the soundsof DJ’s Sushi, Pride, Jalil Z and resident DJ Carlos G at the original La Puta Nota Afterhours that started at 4am; Epic Saturdaysat the Manor invited everyone to “Dance Their Ass Off” with celebrity DJ Chris Coxin the Ballroom and  In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays featured Erika Norell and Taina Norell (Miss Noche Latina 2014) and DJ Nena spinning. On Sunday there were many events as well: Scandals Saloonpresented their monthly LadyFancy’s Gospel Jubilee which as always was busy; Gary Santis presented the16th annual Black Fort Lauderdale Erotic Carnivalat theManorwhich featuredDJ David Knapp and lots of sexy guys in Fetish Wear and some really sexy dancers. I went their early and when I was leaving at midnight it was already busy and there was a line to getin; I then headed down to Miami where Marytrini and Miami Gay Blog presented Bailo’s Mega Cabaret with special guests Valeria Coutier (Miss Bailo 2014), Cynthia Dietrich, Lili Martin, Angelica Monroe, Concha Aranxtha Del Sol, La Chupi Cool, and Estephania St Lords. I got the last VIP table available….I guess that tells you how busy it was!  Later on it was on to Urge Labor Day at Cameo presented by Score Productions and Hilton Wolman and once again they packed the house! I really needed Monday to rest….LOL!!

Thursday, September 4

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 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, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.


Friday, September 5

The Club Fort Lauderdale is having a sale all weekend long through Sunday. For every Express Card you purchase you get 2 extra visits.

Saturday, September 6

WHSF-copy-1Village Pub presents the Dallas Divas Turnabout at 6:30pm hosted by Nicolette which will be a World Series fundraiser for the Village Pub Underdogs. For more info or for VIP tables email Vpunderdogs@aol.com.

WHSF-Copy-2Yo Bailo presents Marytrini’s Birthday Bash featuring special guests Jessica Wild and Kalah Mendoza along with DJs Delma and Otto.

Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents End of Summer Party in the Ballroom with guest DJ, direct from Brazil, Romullo Azaro with a fabulous production by Erika Norell. In the Ivy Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents their annual Brazilian Independence celebration starring Brazilian dancers, hostess Viva Mirage, DJ Nena and special guest Rolando Villaverde (Mr. Noche Latina 2014). 11pm to 4 am with no cover!

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #73 with special guest DJ Doug Jackson.

WHSF-Copy-3The Club Fort Lauderdale presents a Wrecking Party starting at 10 pm which will include a black out party and a naked play space.

Bigger Saturdays at Score celebrates Brazil’s Independence by featuring Brazilian twin DJ’s the Ohalley Brothers with a warm up set by DJ Paul De Leon.


Sunday, September 7

The Popular Men’s monthly Art Event is moving to the FAT Village Center For The Arts in Ft Lauderdale starting today. They will now be doing Sunday afternoon sessions from 2-5pm…every week! Their models will be posing simultaneously in 2 adjacent studios, 1 model for long poses and 1 model for gesture and short poses. The artists will be able to move from one studio to the other if they wish. These Sunday sessions will continue to be all male (artists & models). The studios are fully equipped with professional easels and drawing boards. $30 with advance reservation. They will continue to post pics and the latest info to our website: Mensartevent.tumblr.com

Flip Flops Dockside presents their monthly Sunday T Dance (1st Sunday of the month) from 4-7pm hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Silvio special guests Saphyre L’Sweet Cardoza, Misty Eyez and birthday girl Angie Ovahness.


Tuesday, September 9

WHSF-Copy-4The Monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer takes place this month at Thasos Greek Taverna from 6:30 to 9 pm. The $10 entry includes one complimentary Ketel One Cocktail. No RSVP is required, but for more info visit MackPlanet.com.



Wednesday, September 10

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) & the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association (GALLA) invite you to attend a social cocktail mixer tailored for attorneys, judges, and legal professionals.  Socialize, mingle and network with members of GALLA, the MDGLCC, and University of Miami OUT Law students from 5- 8:00pm at the Hard Rock Cafe (401 Biscayne Blvd. R-200) inside the Bayside Marketplace. Free food bites provided by Hard Rock Cafe.  Complimentary wine, cash bar for all other.  Free Admission. RSVP requested at Gaybizmiami.com, rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440.


Hot Stuff

WHSF-Copy-7I would like to wish my friend, Tiffany Fantasia a very happy 10th anniversary of performing at the Palace.

Tropics is featuring Prime Rib on Wednesdays for only $15. Also, check out their ad in this week’s issue for a coupon that offers 20% off dinner through the end of September.


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WHSF-Copy-5The Jewish High Holidays
, which are just around the corner, are all about family and friends sharing meals and nothing enhances the celebration like a decadent dessert. Paris-trained pastry chef, Paula Shoyer, known as “the Jewish baking maven,” has created the essential baking book for Jewish home cooks with The Holiday Kosher Baker. This stunning book will forever change the way people bake for the Jewish holidays because now choosing the right dessert is easy as pie, or babka or layer cake!

Paula has created desserts that follow the latest trends but also ones that remind us of those our grandmothers used to make – only she has given them a distinctively modern twist. There are 37 gluten-free recipes along with some vegan, dairy-free, low-sugar and nut-free recipes—something for everyone in the Jewish community or those that love Jewish food – and all special-diet recipes are labeled.

Her sections for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur break-fast have recipes to satisfy all appetites.  Along with new versions of sponge cakes, babkas, challahs, and rugelach, Paula suggests these inventive and tasty recipes for High Holiday entertaining: Quinoa Pudding with Caramelized Apples and Honey; Nana’s Holiday Apple Cake; Apricot and Berry Strudel; Vanilla and Chocolate 12-Layer Cake; Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake Squares with Fruit Sauce; Apple Pizza Tart; Raspberry and Rose Macaron Cake; Apple and Honey Challah Rolls; Orange and Honey Madeleines and Pecan Sticky Buns with Butterscotch Whisky Glaze.

“My hope is that The Holiday Kosher Baker will become your new holiday baking manifesto,” says Paula.  “Now you have a guidebook that shows you how to create new, creative, and yet holiday-appropriate desserts that no longer reflect the ‘same old, same old’ approach that we have used for a generation. Kosher food is becoming more gourmet and mainstream and it’s time for dessert to do the same.  So take a step forward, get into the kitchen, and realize that a new world of baking is at your fingertips. Join my revolution.”

The Holiday Kosher Baker is the must-have dessert cookbook for the holidays and one that you’ll go back to all year long.  You don’t have to be Jewish or kosher to love Paula’s delicacies!