Last Wednesday started with the quarterly GFLGLCC Luncheon at J. Marks and ended with the 5th annual Woof Cuff and Uwe Schroeder benefit for Grateful Paws Dog and Cat Rescue at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar, which raised over $14,000. As a friend and a community member, I am so proud of Uwe. Starting Thursday, and going all weekend was the four-day celebration of the 10th anniversary of Scandals. Saturday night featured the Mr. Scandals Saloon contest and the sexy John won. I was a judge and this man was sexy in all three categories and was the clear winner in my opinion. Congrats to Ken, Howard, Craig and the entire staff on 10 fabulous years, and I wish them many more years of success! On Friday and Saturday night, Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray presented the Tony Award winner for Kinky Boots, Billy Porter, as part of the South Beach Broadway Series at the Colony Theatre. Owners of Hotspots Media Group Peter Clark and Cleto Beuren, along with Genre Latino Cover Photographer Dale Stine and his friend Michael, went and said it was an amazing concert. Also on Friday and Saturday night, Le Boy presented adult video star and XBiz Erotic Star of the Year Landon Conrad live with two shows each night. During the day on Saturday, my friends Raul and Jorge celebrated the grand opening of their new salon Jolure on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, and the place is amazing. It makes you want to get a complete makeover. Saturday night was the VIP party for the Florida AIDS Walk and Sunday was the 10th annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival produced by AHF Pharmacy and starring Salt-N-Pepa. Once again it was an amazing event!
Thursday, March 26
Village Pub presents, back by popular demand, the world renowned singer and dancer Dezhon in his one man show called “Decades”.
Stonewall Museum presents a Stonewall Author Presentations at their Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive) from 7 pm – 8:30 pm. James Aiello presents his novel, Forbidden Child. Signed copies will be available for sale. This event is free and light refreshments will be served. Sex, Money, Crime, Politics! All these and more combine to make Forbidden Child an exciting and provocative first novel for James Aiello.
Friday, March 27
The ULTRA brand, which was founded in 1997 by Executive Producer, President & CEO Russell Faibisch, began producing electronic music events in South Florida, which led to the inaugural Ultra Music Festival in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach. The internationally renowned festival, which has taken place every March since its inception, brings over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out waterfront event in the heart of the City of Miami. Ultra Music Festival returns to Bayfront Park for its 17th annual edition, today through the 29th. UltraMusicFestival.com
Saturday, March 28
The 22nd Pridefest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches takes place today and tomorrow from 12 to 6pm and attracts more than 15,000 attendees annually throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Since 1992, PrideFest has served as Palm Beach County’s largest gay & lesbian visibility event. The festival exemplifies the strength and growth of the gay & lesbian community by highlighting more than 140 businesses that stand by our community and welcome our business. The event features a parade, live performances and entertainment for all ages. For more information go to Compassglcc.com/pf.html.
Discotekka presents their Closing Party combined with their 8 year Anniversary Party, so stop by and party with Joe, Mike, Alyson, Milancita, Danny, Gloria, Poizon, Sasha, Lola and the entire staff of this iconic downtown club. Doors open at 11 pm and La Puta Nota Afterhours starts at 3:30am.
Burst Saturdays at the Manor presents recording artist Amuka performing her hit “Appreciate me” and much more. The Ballroom will feature the music of DJ Daniel Kristopherre and in the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays features the music of DJ Nena with guest Latin Diva’s. 11pm to 4 am with Hot Go-Go Boys and no cover!
Sunday, March 29
Scandals Saloon presents Miss Anastasia’s Gospel revival, a joyful celebration of Southern Gospel music at 6pm.
After the success of the inaugural monthly Bare Bear night, Swinging Richards brings it back tonight, so stop by to see all your sexy bear hairy dancers in the nude!
Village Pub presents a benefit for a friend in need, Alexis Couture. The night will be hosted by Nicolette and starts at 9pm. Scheduled to appear are Erika, Nikki, Electra, Nicole T Phillips, Franschesque, Amanda Austin, Saphyrre L’Sweet. Selena, Deja, Jennifer McClain, Sharde Ross, TP lords, April Chanel, Willow Austin and many more.
From today until Tuesday My Tropixxx is featuring 40% off for its Ruby members!
Monday, March 30
Pride Fort Lauderdale presents their inaugural Pride Honors taking place at the Pride Center from 6-8pm. The night will be honoring Dean Trantalis, city commissioner of District 2.
Miss Boardwalk F.I. 2015, an official preliminary to Miss Florida F.I. 2015 starts at 9pm at the Boardwalk with the theme “Debutante Ball, Opera Gloves Required.” The night will star Miss Boardwalk 2014, Deja Devonier and Miss Florida 2014, Brittany Moore as well as a slew of former Miss Florida’s and Miss Boardwalk’s. Categories include: Presentaion (Opera Gloves Required), Swimsuit, Evening Gown, Talent (solo) and Interview. For more information contact Kevin (954-646-1155), or Nicole (754-235-5124), or Deja (561-818-7812).
Tuesday, March 31
Village Pub presents the Stoli original Key West Cocktail Classic, which is a preliminary bartender competition for the Key West Cocktail Classic. Go by and support your favorite bartender and cheer them on!
Wednesday, April 1
The Alibi presents the Fort Lauderdale version of CashettaPalooza, a magical celebration of the life of an all star/legendary entertainer, Cashetta, starting at 9pm. For more information go to facebook/CASHETTAPALOOZAFTL
Miami Beach Gay Pride presents Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride pageant and silent auction at Score Nightclub (1437 Washington Avenue). The event honors TP Lords, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014. The categories include Presentation (show your pride), Swimwear, Evening Gown, Q&A and Talent. Doors will open at 9pm with pageant starting at 10pm sharp and hosted by Tiffany Fantasia, Adora, Peter Morales and will feature special guest performers. Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $20 for seats in advance (MiamiBeachGayPride.com) and $20 and $25 at the door.
This is HOT
Into the Woods was the first Broadway play I had ever seen and of course holds a special place in my heart. About a month after I saw it on Broadway Joanna Gleason won the Tony for best actress in a musical for playing the Bakers Wife, and hence a love for Broadway/Theater began. So I am sure you can all imagine how excited I was when I heard last year that they were making it into a movie and I saw the movie the first day it was out (Christmas Day) at 11am. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to see it or if you want to see it again, it is now out on DVD and Blu-ray and I highly recommend it.
From the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Woods. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s (Streep) curse. This spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!
The cast consists of Meryl Streep as the Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, James Corden as the Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and many more.