A week ago Monday the Boardwalk presented the 2nd annual Pink Bra Auction, which was a benefit for the Susan G. Komen south Florida chapter. Many bars/businesses participated and Bling-out pink bras. Between the bra auction and the silent auction, thousands were raised for this incredible charity. On Thursday, The 6th annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival had their Centerpiece movie, Beyond Love, at the Classic Gateway Theatre and was followed by the after party at Stache. On Saturday, The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the House of the Rising Sun presented their annual Fall Car Wash at the Stable and anyone who was driving down Oakland Park that afternoon, could see they definitely got attention! Later that night Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor celebrated their hostess, Viva Mirage’s, 10th anniversary of Female Impersonation with décor, go-go papi’s, productions and special guest Miss Florida, Brittany Moore as well as a performance by Willow Bearce Austin. Speaking of Miss Florida, she performed all over South Florida this weekend including Palace, Rumors, Manor and Azucar. Brittany will be making her next South Florida tour in December so stay tuned. Sunday night was the Closing night film of the FLGLFF, Queen of Amsterdam followed by the Closing night party at the beautiful Bahia Mar on the beach. The food, atmosphere, attendees and the hotel were all gorgeous and was the perfect finale to a great festival. Congrats to my friend (yes, I am admitting it in print) Mark Gilbert for directing this festival and giving Fort Lauderdale a Gay and Lesbian Film Festival we can be proud of!
Thursday, October 23
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6-9 pm at Museum of Contemporary Modern Art (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami). Cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka & Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Mingle and network with over 150 Chamber members, guests and the community at large. Leverage of the “Business Cards Bulletin Board” and members of the “Membership Committee” who will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions / connections. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of various chamber members. Food nibbles, music, & entertainment. Photography by Juan Saco Mironoff of miami-gay-blog.com. Admission: Free (MDGLCC Members) / $15 (Others). RSVP at Gaybizmiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Friday, October 24
Electra in association with friends and family presents a Musical Tribute to the talented Terry M. Cain (October 24 1961-June 23, 2015) starting at 7 pm at Miami Shores Community Church (9823 NE 4th Avenue, Miami Shores). Everyone is invited. For directions go to MiamiShoresCommunityChurch.com
Saturday, October 25
The Pride Center at Equality Park presents their 4th annual Community Day from 11 am to 2 pm with free admission. Community Day features a pet costume contest outdoors, a kids costume contest indoors, K9 demonstrations, Bomb Squad, Funky Police Vehicles, Fire Truck, and more. In addition they will be hotdogs, hamburgers, cotton candy and more!!
Discotekka in association with Milancita and Danny Villar productions presents the last foam party off the year starting at 11 pm.
The Pet Project presents a Doggie Pool Party at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store (2200 NW 9th Avenue) from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission is $5 per dog. Lunch and soft drinks are available for $5 a person. Pet treats and towels are free. There will also be a 25% discount to Hidden Treasures all day for attendees.
Bigger Saturdays at Score invites everyone to get freaky as the present “Freak House” featuring DJ Kidd Madonny.
The annual Save Halloween party is entitled “One Upon a Midnight Scary” this year and starts at 10pm at the historic Alfred I. Dupont in downtown Miami. The event will star DJs Tracy Young, Alex Ramos, Carlos Rojas, Bill James and Maximus 3000. They will also feature a $1,000 Costume contest. The admission charge including fees is $60 for general admission and $120 for VIP’s and can be purchased at SaveDade.org/Halloween
Rumors presents Paws 4 Paws a Twilight Pet Parade from 7 to 9 pm. Dress your pets up and walk from Hagen Park to Rumors where there will be a pet Halloween Costume contest. They will also feature goodie bags, raffle drawings and giveaways.
Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents “Enchanted” a pre-Halloween party with a $1,000 in cash and prizes best Disney Villain costume. The night will star DJ Daniel Kristopherre and is hosted by Erika Norell. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays is always a party with some of the hottest Latin sounds in South Florida starring hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena along with special guest Latin Diva Erika Norell. 11pm to 4 am with Hot Go-Go Boys and no cover!
Sunday, October 26
Scandals Saloon presents Lady Fancy’s monthly Gospel Jubilee. They invite you to experience a joyful celebration of old fashioned southern gospel music starting sharply at 6pm.
The Second Annual Mizz Hallows Eve Pageant, takes place at Bills and is a Halloween themed drag queen pageant with Rupaul’s Drag Race and other celebrity judges and is presented by Mizz Cori, ClubMizz.com, FierceQueen.com and PrideMonkey.com. This Pageant will be a star filled event complete with a combined prize package worth over $1500. Local celebrity drag queen Misty Eyez plays ringleader and MC. The Trannie Palace Cast along with other entertainers will be providing the entertainment in-between categories. The Red Carpet is at 7pm, and the pageant starts at 8pm. General admission tickets are $20 or $50 for VIP table seating. Presentation is Circus freak show ; Gown is Black and creative and Talent is anything Halloween themed. Contestant registration, tickets and additional information is available at MizzHallowsEve.com
Monday, October 27
Starting today if you are going to Scandals Saloon you can no longer park at the K Mart Parking lot or take the chance of being towed. However, every day after 5 pm they feature Valet parking and valet tickets are redeemable for a credit towards your first drink purchase.
Tuesday, October 28
Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents a Lunch, Learn & Network taking place at the Bali Room at Dapur Asian Tapas and Ultra Lounge, 1620 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale from 12 Noon to 1:00PM. They will present an overview of the newly formed Young Professionals Group – YPG, which was developed to empower young LGBT professionals and their allies to preserve and grow a culture of diversity, service, leadership, advocacy and camaraderie among LGBT and allied GFLGLCC members. All GFLGLCC, LGBT and allied professionals 21- 40 years-old are invited to participate. Lunch will be served “family style.” GFLGLCC members $35.00/Future members $40.00. Lunch price includes non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. Limited seating. For more information, contact: Keith Blackburn at 954-523-3500 or Keith@gflglcc.org or Adam Alvarado at email@example.com
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I think most of us came to know Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias from his run on Last Comic Standing. Since then, in my opinion, he has had some of the funniest stand-up comedy specials around. That’s why I invite you to laugh out loud with one of the most entertaining stand-up comedians of all-time when the side-splitting comedy, The Fluffy Movie on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In addition, the Blu-ray DVD and DIGITAL HD feature an exciting extended edition of the film providing exclusive never-before-seen footage from this year’s sold-out “Unity Through Laughter” national tour with Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.
“Fluffy,” the world-famous Hawaiian shirt-clad comedian, takes viewers on a joke-filled journey into his life in this nonstop laugh fest. The funnyman delves into subjects such as the joys of parenting a teen, the similarities between India and Mexico, and more amusing observations. See “Fluffy” himself unleashed, as he puts his animated storytelling, spot-on impressions and vivid sound effects on display before audiences around the world in this
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