A week ago Wednesday was the annual Miss and Mr. Noche Latina pageant this year taking place at Bailo Nightclub. The presentation and theme of the pageant this year was Gold, and the contestants (7 girls and 5 boys) were not playing. Mr. Noche Latina 2014, Rolly Villaverde did one of the best openings I have ever seen at a pageant and it blew the audience away. In the end this pageant was so filled with talent that there was an exact tie for the girls at 489 out of 500 points and therefore 2 Miss Noche Latina’s were crowned: Missy Meyakie LePaige and Kalah Mendoza and the new Mr. Noche Latina is Monte St James. On Thursday, Hunters celebrated its first year on the drive from 7-9pm with drinks, butler served Hors d’oeuvres and DJ Richie Rich followed by the dance floor opening with my buddy DJ A.J. Reddy. Congrats to Mark, Patrick and their staff on a successful first year and wishing them many more years of success. Also on Thursday, Latinos Salud celebrated their 6th anniversary with an event entitled Art For A Cause, hosted at House of Art in Wynwood. This was a successful celebration and benefit for this worthy organization. On Friday, as part of their performing arts series, the Sunshine Cathedral presented comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer. On Saturday in Miami and on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate tour hit south florida with 2 shows each night. Also on Saturday, Dr Neel Amin celebrated his birthday once again at the beautiful W Hotel and he made his birthday a benefit for 2 worthy charities: Yoga Gangsters- and The Dominican Joe Foundation. Congrats to Dr. Neel on another fabulous event. On Sunday, Scandals presented Miss Anastasia’s Gospel Revival, which was a Joyful celebration of Southern Gospel Music and will continue the last Sunday of every month. Also, on Sunday Village Pub presented the vocal talents of Dezhon Fields presenting his one man show Decades!
Thursday, January 29
Starting tonight and every Thursday thereafter, Le Boy will be featuring a Hot Bod contest at 11pm with $500 in cash and prizes to the winner.
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery presents “Teacher Accused” & “Our Lives Together” by Alvin Granowsky as part of their Stonewall Author Presentations. Alvin Granowsky shares excerpts from his novels Teacher Accused: When Homophobia Explodes in a Texas Town and Our Lives Together: Two Men in Love. Signed copies will be available for sale. Light refreshments provided. Free Admission
Friday, January 30
Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray presents Drama Desk Nominee Linda Eder live in concert at the Colony Theater tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: ColonyTheatreMiamiBeach.com.
Rentboy.com presents a preliminary for the International Hookies Awards: Mr Florida 2015 Escort of the Year Contest at Boardwalk at 11pm. Six contestants will be battling for the title, and there is only 1 way to find out which one wins, be there!
The Manor presents the 4th anniversary of Bubble Gum Fridays with spectacular shows, surprises and fun starring TP Lords, Sasha Lords, Erika Norell and Serena Cha Cha with music by DJs JPS and Miik.
Saturday, January 31
My TropiXXX presents their annual Valentines Fashion Show at Village Pub starring Velvet LeNore and her sexy boys.
The 2015 Performing Arts Series at the Sunshine Cathedral presents Steve Grand in concert. Regular tickets are $30 online at $40 at the door abd VIP tickets which include a pre reception and performance are $50 online or $75 at door, if available. The VIP reception is at 7pm with the concert starting at 8pm. For tickets go to the SunshineCathedral.org.
Burst Saturdays at the Manor presents a Bon Voyage To Atlantis Cruisers starring DJ Manny Lehman along with an Andrew Christian Underwear Fashion Show hosted by Andrew Christian himself. Noche Latina Saturdays, in the Latin Lounge and Patio features hostess Viva Mirage along with DJ Nena, special guests and Hot Latin papi dancers. 11 pm to 4 am with No Cover!
Discotekka features special guest DJ Ovahness along with DJs Sushi and Carlos G and house queens Poizon, Sasha and Lola and don’t forget Marco Perez and his dancers. La Puta Nota after hours starts at 3:30am.
The Premiere of Cabaret Saturdays with Electra is at Le Boy from 6-8pm.
Sunday, February 1
Village Pub presents Touch Down Headquarters with the game at 6:30 broadcast on all screens and a complimentary buffet at halftime. After the game at 9:45pm they present an Evening at the Birdcage starring Thirsty Burlington and Joe Posa.
Rumors presents Super Bowl XLIX Party with a free buffet at halftime and $1,000 in cash and prizes.
Stable presents a Drag Bazaar & Car Wash from 1-6pm, a benefit for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with Jessica Channing featuring Josephine Designs.
The Alibi/Monkey Bar presents Jennifer McClain’s Broadway Brunch from 11am to 2pm and at night LeNora Jaye live in the Manchester Room at 8,9, and 10pm. In between they invite everyone to watch the Super Bowl live on all of their TV’s with a complimentary Tailgate Buffet at Half Time. They will also feature a FREE flat screen TV giveaway after the game (one free entry per purchase. Must be present to win).
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery present their monthly T dance, which is Fort Lauderdale’s only T Danc eon the Intracoastal and is hosted by Amanda Austin and features DDJ Silvio. This month’s special guests are Sasha Lords, Dee Dee Va Carter and Alexis Couture.
Sidelines Sports and Video Bar presents Superbowl XLIX starting at 6:30pm on their 24 screens and on a 120 inch screen on the patio. They will also feature BBQ Ribs, Buffalo wings, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers available for purchase from the FAFFL Football league.
Swinging Richards is now featuring a free shuttle service from Wilton Manors at PJ’s Cocktails on Fridays and Saturdays at 10, 11 and 12 am with the last drop off back at 2am. Also, ½ off Swinging Richards cover at PJ’s.
Massa Spa wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day and if you book any couples massage package before February 5th you get complimentary wine and chocolate.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives is pleased to announce a partnership with the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art in presentation of the exhibit Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall, from February 4 to March 8, at Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery. A gallery talk by Stroke curator and New York-based artist Robert W. Richards and Leslie Lohman Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian will take place on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 pm. A public opening reception will be held on Friday, February 6, from 7 – 9 pm. Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall, is a historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists who made work for the gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. Curated by New York-based illustrator Robert W. Richards, Stroke features 23 original illustrations. This exhibition of a forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but for the first time ever, offers an examination of gay male private life, as experienced through magazines which were available on nearly every street corner in America – but often kept under their mattresses for fear of being discovered. The exhibition will feature some original illustrations which appeared in the magazines, along with other works of art that have never been seen publicly.
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Eric Schaeffer’s new film, BOY MEETS GIRL is a poignant, sexy, romantic coming of age comedy about three twenty year-olds living in Kentucky. Robby (Michael Welch, Twilight) and his best friend since childhood, Ricky, a gorgeous transgender girl, have never dated. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. In walks Francesca, a beautiful young debutante waiting for her Marine fiance to return from the war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby to face his true feelings for Ricky. This is a sex/human positive modern fable and identification with its story crosses all gender and sexual orientation lines.
Some of the awards it has received are: WINNER! – Audience Award, Best Feature, Teaneck International Film Festival; WINNER! – Best Feature, Iris Prize Festival; WINNER! – Jury Award, Best Feature, Memphis Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and WINNER! – Audience Awards: Best Feature, Best Actress (Michelle Hendley), Best Supporting Actress (Alexandra Trushen), FilmOut San Diego.
This movie is currently playing at film festivals with a Run Time of 95 min. It will be available at WolfeVideo in the near future.