New Year’s Eve was once again big all over the state of Florida. This year after spending 17 New Year’s Eve’s in South Florida I decided it was time for me to see Central Florida for New Year’s Eve and off to Orlando I went. I stayed at the Gardens (the beautiful time shares) at the Parliament House, which if you haven’t stayed there consider it a great option. The rooms are so beautiful I never want to leave. For New Year’s Eve I went to Southern Nights, which was packed, and I have to thank Owner Rick Kowalczyk and GM Danny Vega for treating us so special with a VIP booth and incredible service by VIP host D’andre. Here are some pics of New Year’s Eve all over Florida:
Thursday, January 8
Starting today and going through January 14th, The Pride Factory presents their semi-annual storewide clearance sale with huge savings on underwear, swimwear, gym wear, fashions and much more!
Village Pub presents Throwback Thursday with Wanda Wednesday. Relive the Copa and Marlin Beach with Kelly Anderson and Tiny Tina! 9:45pm.
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, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Friday, January 9
The Grand Resort and Spa will be celebrating their 15th anniversary from 5:30 to 10pm by honoring 2 of Fort Lauderdale’s outstanding community organizations: The Pride Center at Equality Park and Sunserve. 100% of the $20 admission goes directly to these charities. For more information on this fabulous event see the feature in this week’s magazine.
Beloved Sisters opens exclusively in Broward County at Cinema Paradiso-Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood and in Miami at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Beloved Sisters depicts the unconventional romance between two aristocratic sisters and a rebellious poet who took the European literary world by storm in the late eighteenth century. As the German Enlightenment flourishes in Weimar, vibrant Caroline von Beulwitz (Hannah Herszsprung) finds herself in an unhappy marriage to provide for her mother and shy younger sister Charlotte von Lengefeld (Henriette Confurius). When both sisters fall for outspoken writer Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter), their desire ignites a journey of shared passion and creativity. Charlotte and Schiller marry so that the lovers may pursue their menage a’ trois under the guise of convention, but as Caroline reveals herself to be a talented author in her own right, the trio’s fragile equilibrium is threatened and the sisters’ once unbreakable connection is irrevocably changed. Not Rated; Running Times: 170 minutes.
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery 2157 Wilton Drive, presents David Leddick Portrait of a Life at 7pm. Join them for the public reception for the opening of a retrospective exhibit of the lifework and humor of David Leddick. Light refreshments provided. David Leddick, who was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1930, was a dancer with the New York Metropolitan Opera in the mid-1950s. After that, he worked at various advertising agencies and was the worldwide creative director for Revlon, working in both New York and Paris. He has written and edited numerous books of photography, including the Lambda Award-winning Naked Men and The Male Nude. He has also authored novels, such as My Worst Date, and self-help books, including How to Hit 70 Doing 100, about aging gracefully as a gay man. As an actor, Leddick has appeared in many theatrical shows, including Some Men by Terrence McNally. He has written five musicals with composer Andrew Sargent. The latest is Rent Boy…The Musical.
Saturday, January 10
Score Nightclub in association with Give Me A Beat Productions present “Avant Garde George Coronado’s Birthday Event” featuring: Ilde Swimwear Fashion Show (ldeswimwear.com). Music by world renowned DJ Oren Nizri with special host Giorgio Miranda.
Ramrod presents DJ Jeffrey Blackston from 10pm to 3 am.
Burst Saturdays at the Manor presents live on stage, the one and only Kristine W. You can also meet and Greet Kristine in the VIP Room with Bottle service. DJ Daniel Kristopherre will be spinning in the Ballroom. In the Latin Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents hostess Viva Mirage, Dj Nena with special guest Velevet LeNore and her sexy back up dancers. 11pm to 4 am with hot Go-Goy boys and no cover!
Sunday, January 11
Tuesday, January 13
If you missed the first show on Sunday, this is your last chance to see hilarious ventriloquist Jerry Halliday at the Village Pub. Showtime will be at 9:45pm. There is no cover, but reserved seating available for $25…call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massa Spa (1201 NE 26th Street, #104 in Wilton Manors), Chines Traditional Massage Culture [presents a Grand Opening special of 20% off any service. In addition they are offering a 2 hour massage (1 hour deep tissue and 1 hour reflexology) for only $100 (normally $165) and a 1 hour classic European facial with a 1 hour deep tissue massage or only $100 (normally $155). These specials are good through January 31.
This is HOT
Director Mischa Kamp’s (Winky’s Horse) critically-acclaimed, award-winning gay romance BOYS is available on all digital platforms including iTunes and WolfeOnDemand now, before making its DVD debut Feb. 3 from Wolfe Video. In this beautiful and uplifting drama, two teen track stars discover first love as they train for the biggest relay race of their young lives. Dutch phenom Gijs Blom (Sonny Boy) stars as Sieger, a thoughtful 15-year-old who grapples mightily with his emerging gayness. Ko Zandvliet (Furious) co-stars as the spirited and outgoing Marc, the object of Sieger’s attention. They gradually find the courage to be vulnerable with one another. With its authentic and perfectly poignant tone Mischa Kamp’s BOYS ranks as one of the most wholesomely romantic gay teen films ever and features an irresistible pop soundtrack.
BOYS has a runtime of 78 minutes and is not rated.You can pre-rder the DVD at WolfeVideo.com for only $24.95.