This past week was all about gay weddings becoming legal in the state of Florida (the 36th state to do so)! Some highlights of the ceremonies were: Aaron Woodard and Broward County Sheriff David Currie at Broward County Courthouse; Monroe County plaintiff couple Aaron Huntsman and Lee Jones in Key West and Suze Orman and wife Kathy Travis helping to celebrate a friend’s weddings at the Delray Beach Courthouse. On Friday night, The Grand Resort and Spa celebrated their 15th anniversary by honoring two of Fort Lauderdale’s outstanding community organizations: The Pride Center at Equality Park and SunServe. 100% of the $20 admission went directly to these charities. Hundreds of people came out to celebrate with Casey, JD and the entire Grand Resort and Spa staff. Afterwards I headed to Broadway Across America’s The Lion King at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This much-loved and long-running musical has been updated and is definitely worth seeing again! On top of all that, Adult Simba is super sexy…LOL! Saturday afternoon, The SMART Ride held their annual check presentations to the not-for-profits at Elan 1640, the new luxury apartment building on Sunrise Boulevard. This year The SMART Ride raised $1,153,220…all I can say is AMAZING! On Saturday night there were two big events, Score Nightclub in association with Give Me A Beat Productions presented “Avant Garde George Coronado’s Birthday Event” which featured a Ilde Swimwear Fashion Show, and The Manor Complex’s Burst Saturdays featured international recording artist Kristine W live in concert. On Sunday, Village Pub presented the hilarious ventriloquist Jerry Halliday and his dangerous dummies. This show was wickedly funny!
Thursday, January 15
The Pride Factory presents a sale staring today and going through the 21st where for every $50 you spend you get $5 off and for every $100 you spend you get $15 off.
Village Pub presents Shardé Ross’ Jumpstart Thursday: Diva Men starring Jose Vega (Mr. South Florida Illusion) and Albie (Mr. Village Pub) at 9:45pm.
Stonewall Author presentation features author Lance Ringel discusses his novel, Flower of Iowa, in person at Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors) at 7pm. Light refreshments provided for this free even (read an interview with the author at smashwords.com).
Miami Beach Gay Pride presents Angels Soiree at the Hotel Victor. The event will honor their 2014 best float: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and feature guest host Roxanne Vargas, NBC 6 and a surprise celebrity. Admission is free with Angels membership or $75 in advance and $100 at the door which includes complimentary premium bar and Hors D’oeuvres.
Friday, January 16
The Ramrod presents their monthly Leather and Fetish Mandance (third Friday of the month) with DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Saturday, January 17
Experience both of Wilton Manors’ world-class museums during the Island City Art Walk on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Admission is free, and there is also the free Hopper shuttle bus service to/from Stonewall Gallery, and the World AIDS Museum. Galleries open and shuttle service from 7 – 11 PM. Refreshments served.
Hunters presents Woof! A monthly dance event (every third Saturday of the month) from 9am – 3pm starring DJ Doug Jacson and no cover.
Discotekka presents Wild Kingdom in honor of Danny Villars birthday. The night will star DJs Just Oliver, Teo Moss and Carlos G along with Diva’s Poizon, Sasha and Lola. Don’t forget Marco Perez and his dancers and La Puta Nota afterhours starting at 3:30 am.
Burst Saturday’s at the The Manor Complex present South Beach Pioneers party hosted by South Beach Pioneer Elaine Lancaster and starring from Salvation DJ Power Infiniti; from Warsaw Adora, from Amnesia Daisy Deadpetals and from Paragon Kitty Meow. In the Latin Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the final appearance of Miss and Mr. Noche Latina: Taina Norell and Rolly Villaverde along with hostess Viva Mirage, and DJ Nena. 11pm to 4 am with Hot Go-go Boys and no cover.
Sunday, January 18
Village Pub presents Electra: Living the Legends with Liza at 9:45pm.
Monday, January 19
Village Pub presents Dragacide at 10pm (sign up at 8 pm; limited to the first 8 contestants) with special guest hostess with special guest hostess Daisy Deadpetals.
Wednesday, January 21
The Annual Miss and Mr. Noche Latina pageant takes place on Wednesday, January 21 at Bailo Nightclub. The presentation and theme of the pageant this year is Gold, and the categories other than presentation are Evening Gown/Wear, Q&A, Talent and Swimwear for the boys only. The night will honor your reigning Miss & Mr. Noche Latina: Taina Norell and Rolly Villaverde. The night will also honor Champagne Bordeaux and Lewis Nicholson, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary of being Miss and Mr. Noche Latina. In Addition, there will be performances by the Noche Latina family. Doors Open at 9 pm with the pageant starting promptly at 10pm. For more information call 954-478-4587.
Sign up for a special clothing optional, men’s erotic life drawing event from 7-10pm. They will have 2 nude male models, chosen for their style and sexual energy, for short 20 minute erotic poses. All levels welcome – explore your creativity – bring your art supplies: drawing, charcoal, pencil and/or watercolor. Tables and chairs will be provided. Please let them know if you want to bring an easel. The session will be held in a private studio at LeatherWerks in Ft. Lauderdale, $30 fee with advance reservation (No walk-ins and absolutely no photography). This is a totally clothing optional event with lockers provided. Bring a towel on which to sit. Artists are expected to arrive with art supplies and be prepared to work! To secure a reservation (and a guaranteed spot – space is very limited) please send your name and phone number to MensEroticArt@aol.com. You will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word EVENT in the subject line to weed out spam.
The Stable Presents White Elephant Bingo Party at 8:30 where they invite everyone to bring in your unwanted holiday gifts and re-gift them as bingo.
Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate comedy special has added 2 shows due to popular demand. On Sat Jan 24 the shows are 8pm and 11:30pm at the Colony Theatre and on Sun Jan 2 at 7 pm and 10pm at the Amaturo Theater. For tickets got to ColonyTheatremiamibeach.com or BrowardCenter.org.
Next Thursday, January 22nd, Hunters celebrates its first year on the drive from 7-9pm followed by the dance floor opening.
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The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Training Harder, Getting Stronger, & Gaining the Competitive Edge by Stephanie Gaudreau. Are you ready to take your fitness goals to the next level? Love cooking healthy meals, but need a little “food-spiration?” Well, look no further: Paleo expert and author Stephanie Gaudreau, award-nominated for her Stupid Easy Paleo Recipes, delivers just that with her new book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook [Page Street Publishing, January 2015, $21.99]. Stephanie has filled the book with more than 100 mouth-watering, nutrient-dense, high-energy recipes.
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- Pumpkin Pie Superfood Pudding
- Avocado Toad in the Hole
- Sweet and Spicy Oven-Baked Jerky
- Pizza Burger Bites
- Turkey Veggie Meatloaf
- Creamy Coconut-Braised Sweet Potato
- Smoked Salmon Egg Bake
- Blueberry Pork Patties
- Cocoa Almont Plantain Pancakes
- Potato, Leek and Spinach Fritilla
- Korean Bibimbap
- Green Immunity Boost Veggie Juice
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