This past weekend was filled with big events. Saturday was the return of Tampa Pride after 13 years and it was a huge success with 30,000 in attendance from what I heard from police estimates, and I believe it, because the streets were PACKED! On Saturday night, Ybor City was also packed, where I saw lines to get into Bradley’s on 7th, G Bar and Liquid Tampa. At Liquid they featured Pearl from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 to a packed house and she turned it! Also on Saturday night was the eighth anniversary and closing party for Discotekka (sad I couldn’t be there, but I did have a blast in Tampa), which as you can see from the pic was packed all night, well into the wee hours of the morning (La Puta Nota after hours). Congrats to Joe, Mike, Alyson, Milancita, Danny, Christian and the entire staff on a closing party that will be talked about for years to come! Also, Saturday and Sunday was Pridefest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches, which once again was successful. Congrats to Compass. On Sunday night, my buddy Josh T. Maywalt presented the annual Florida Regional Entertainer of the Year Pageant at The Honey Pot in Ybor City. I really had a blast as it was a great and fair pageant. Congrats to Josh, Chrissy and the entire staff, as well as your newly crowned Florida EOY, Vanity Love, who did an AMAZING job!
Thursday, April 2
Starting today and going through April 8th, The Pride Factory presents a ticket a tasket, pick an egg from their basket. With every purchase, pick an egg for extra savings, gifts and goodies.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents an information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 10am – 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
The Boardwalk presents the 7th anniversary of Felipe’s 23rd birthday starring, special guests, Elaine Lancaster, Alyson Thomas and Kitty Meow. They will also feature complimentary hors D’oeuvres from 9-10pm.
Friday, April 3
Tonight and tomorrow night Le Boy presents Raging Stallion Studios Billy Santoto live and in person with 2 shows nightly; at 11pm and 12:30 am.
Hunters Fort Lauderdale takes you to new heights as they present “Elevation” starring iconic DJ Robbie Leslie from 9pm.
Saturday, April 4
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents “Gang Bang” featuring DJ Erez Ben Ishay.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #80 (first Saturday of the month) starring, special guest DJ Alex Ramos.
The Club Fort Lauderdale presents a new beginning, Res-Erection, a blackout naked play space event from 10pm.
Burst Saturdays at the Manor presents “South Beach DJ Invasion” in the Ballroom starring DJs Alex Infiniti, Sushi and Jalil Z all spinning their own styles. In the Latin Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays honors South Florida’s own Lady Charisse in her final appearance as Miss Continental Elite 2014. The night will also star hostess Natasha Danielle Hearts and DJ Nena. 11pm to 4 am with Hot Go-Go boys and no cover.
Sunday, April 5
Lips, the ultimate in drag dinning, presents the “Best Easter Bonnet Contest” with fabulous prizes during their world famous Gospel Brunch hosted by Nicolette. For more information or to make reservations call 954-567-0987.
The Clubhouse II invites everyone to join them for an Easter Afternoon of mimosa’s, nibbles and candy. For more information Clubhouse2.com
Village Pub presents world renowned impressionist extraordinaire, Mark Alan Smith star of Puerto Vallarta, Dallas and RSVP Cruises in “They Call Me Cybil” at 9:30pm. Marks shows features live vocal impressions and comedy.
Tuesday, April 7
Comedy Night Tuesdays premiers tonight at Rumors Bar starting at 8pm. Join them for an evening of laughter as 3 stand up comedians take to the stage, hosted by Comedian Natalie Tyler (check her out on Facebook). Open mic sign up is from 4 to 7:30pm every Tuesday.
Village Pub presents the second and final show of world renowned impressionist extraordinaire, Mark Alan Smith star of Puerto Vallarta, Dallas and RSVP Cruises in “Who Does He Think She Is” at 10pm. Marks shows features live vocal impressions and comedy.
Wednesday, April 8
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce & GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Registration is at 11:30am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:30 pm. At this luncheon there will be a panel discussion on “Immigration”. Open to the general public. Cost: MDGLCC members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 50 persons. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Adams Interiors (3900 N. Federal Highway) presents their “Spring Clearance Event” where they feature up to 40% off on selected floor models.
This is HOT
A contemporary screwball comedy about a young gay couple, Richard (Michael Urie, “Ugly Betty”) and Alex (Randy Harrison, “Queer As Folk”), who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for their wealthy humanitarian friends, who have unfortunately just died in a car accident while doing missionary work for the children Bhutan!
Though saddened, Richard and Alex want what everyone wants: success, money, and, of course, a fabulous house in LA! After the boys discover wads of cash that the deceased couple will now obviously no longer need, mayhem ensues as they deal with jealousy, sibling rivalry, greyhounds, labradoodles, porpoises, and other friends who want the money as well.
Such Good People is a refreshing and lighthearted throwback to the classic caper comedies of the 60s and 70s.
The DVD, which features deleted scenes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes footage, and the Such Good Trailer is available on Apr. 14, and is 98 minutes long and is unrated. Such Good people is on sale at WolfeVideo.com for only $19.95