Alyson Thomas produced the 16th annual Carolinas Continental pageant a week ago Monday at the beautiful Jazz Club inside of the Deauville Beach Resort. This was 4 pageants in one as Alyson crowned a Miss, a Plus a Mister and an Elite. IN actuality the pageants were so close that she will be sending multiple contestants. Congrat to Alyson on 16 years and also for once again having a wonderful pageant. Speaking of Pageants on Friday night Latrice Royale Inc. presented Miss Pride South Florida 2015 at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. There were 6 contestants and in the end congrats goes to 1st alternate Noel Leon, to your new Miss Pride South Florida Tanisha Cassidine, and of course to Latrice, her hubby Christopher and Chelsea for producing such a great pageant. On Saturday, during the SoBe Food & Wine Fest Chef Art Smith and Chef Duff presented 101 Gay Weddings at the James Hotel. Later that night was the monthly Wilton Manors Artwalk as well as the Pride Center at Equality Park’s annual Evening in Paradise at Richardson Historic Manor House. This year’s theme was Mykonos, Gods and Goddesses. And raised thousands of much needed dollars for the Pride Center. Saturday night Hunters Nightclub presented their monthly WOOF! Fort Lauderdale party and the Manor featured a Carnaval themed event with Samba dancers and Brazillian performances. Sunday was National Margarita Day, presented by El Jimador Tequila up and down Wilton Drive from 2 to 6pm. It was a fun event produced by Jason Tamanini. A special shout out to Javier (Jimmy the Luchador) who looked extra sexy with his hairy chest!
Community member, entertainer and longtime friend Kristina Grant was tragically murdered in her own home 2 weeks ago. Last Thursday Milancita Rodriguez organized a Candle light vigil to honor Kristina and other transgendered individuals who were tragically taken from us. Kristina, you will be missed!
Thursday, February 26
Starting today and going through March 4, the Pride Factory presents a sale where if you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off.
Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery presents as part of the Stonewall Author Presentations: The Art of Erotic Romance with Johnny Miles at 7 pm. Novelist Johnny Miles reads and discusses gay erotic fiction from Casa Rodrigo, Lauderdale Hearts and Yuletide Knights. Johnny Miles first burst onto the world of gay erotica in 1985, when he published his first short story. Since then, his work has been in Blueboy, Numbers, Stars, Honcho, First Hand, Skin, Male Insider and Hand jobs magazines. Signed copies will be available for sale.
The Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Avenue) presents Arsenic and Old Lace from tonight through March 15th. Arsenic and Old Lace is the hilarious misadventures of the Brewster sisters. Anxious to help elderly gentlemen find a peaceful and final resting place, the kindly sisters administer a lethal elderberry wine and bury them in the cellar. Add to the madcap mix three nephews: one who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, one who bears an uncanny resemblance to Boris Karloff and one who’s engaged to a minister’s daughter. Toss in a policeman who thinks he’s a playwright, sprinkle with a few corpses and you have the ingredients for a wild and nutty fruitcake – and one of the most hilarious and enduring comedies in American theatre. Buy tickets online or call 561-586-6410. Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
Friday, February 27
Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray presents Tony Award Winner Betty Buckley live on Friday February 27 and Saturday, February 28th as part of the South Beach Broadway Series at the Colony Theatre. To purchase tickets call the Colony Theatre box office at 305-434-7091 or go to the website at ColonyTheatreiamiBeach.com or stop by the Colony Theatre Box Office at 1040 Lincoln Road.
Saturday, February 28
Burst Saturdays at the Manor presents Vegas, a theme party with DJ Daniel Kristopherre, showgirls and show guys as well as Erika Norell as Elvis Presley. In the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the music of D.J. Nena along with performances by Champagne Bordeaux and Willow Bierce Austin. 11pm to 4am with no cover.
The Ramrod presents DJ/Producer Herbie James from 10pm to 3am with their light shows after midnight.
Sunday, March 1
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery monthly T dance, Fort Lauderdale’s only T-Dance on the Intracoastal, takes place from 4-7pm. The T-Dance stars hostess Amanda Austin, and DJ Silvio along with this month’s special guests Willow Bierce Austin, Noel Leon and Joanna James.
Logo TV invites everyone to meet RuPaul’s new queens at the South Florida official Season 7 Premiere Party at Mansion Miami at 8pm. For tickets go to VossEvents.com.
Village Pub presents Holly Faris LIVE at 9:45pm. Holly is the infamous Female-Female impersonator and she returns for Divalicious, a one woman show unlike and you have seen before.
Monday, March 2
Progress Bar will be featuring the RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party every Monday, with the season premiere tonight hosted by Twat Larouge with special guest Latrice Royale. The show starts at 9pm and they will also feature competitions, prizes, and raffles. Pick the queen that sashay’s away and win a free shot.
Rumors in association with Absolut will also be featuring a RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 viewing party at 8pm hosted by Daisy Deadpetals with surprise appearance by past Drag Race contestants.
Tuesday, March 3
Three Sissies Productions present the Miss Florida Continental Pageant (Preliminary to Miss Continental) to be held at Lips Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s pageant will show case Brooke Lynn Hytes Miss Continental, Lady Charisse Miss Continental Elite and The reigning Miss Florida Continental April Chanel…with special guests: Erika Norell, Electra, Nikki Adams, Champagne Bordeaux, Diva, & Antonio Edwards. There will be over $3,000 in cash & prizes awarded and a special award “Donna Richards Friend of the Pageant,” with all the awards being sponsored by Tiffany’s & Co. Ticket prices are $25 general seating, $40 VIP general & $60 VIP Premium. Pageant Time starts promptly at 8pm and the Victory party will be held directly afterwards at Village Pub in Wilton Manors. For tickets contact either: Keith Allen at 305-527-5360, Franchesque Richards at 305-725-3726 or Adam Northrop at 954-647-0689.
If you missed Holly Faris at the Village Pub on Monday, you can catch her impersonator show one last time tonight at 9:45pm.
This is HOT
The global superstar Ricky Martin debuts at No. 1 on the Latin albums chart for the U.S. and Puerto Rico with his new release A Quien Quiera Escuchar (To Whoever Wants to Listen), which debuted February 10 on Sony Music Latin. His 10th solo album has become one of the most highly anticipated of 2015, thanks in part to the success of its first two singles “Adiós,” an international chart-topper; and “Disparo Al Corazón”, currently No. 1 on the Latin Pop singles chart.
A Quien Quiera Escuchar is produced by the Colombian composer, arranger, and pianist Julio Reyes Copello and was recorded between Australia, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and Mexico City. The standard edition comprises 10 brand-new songs, with the Deluxe Edition featuring 13 tracks with exclusive acoustic performances. The songs of this album are composed by Ricky Martin himself in collaboration with such renowned songwriters as Pedro Capó, Yotuel Romero, Yoel Henríquez, Rafael Esparza Ruiz, Beatriz Luengo, José Gómez, David Julca, Johnny Julca and Jorge Ruiz Flores.
Ricky Martin returns to North American stages. For exact dates or more information go to: RickyMartin.com