A week ago Monday, Rumors presented Teen Dream Turnabout with the theme being Prom Night which was a fundraiser for Smart Ride 12. Thursday was a busy day of events. It started with the GFLGLCC presenting their Quarterly Luncheon at The Pelican Grand Resort. Later that night in Fort Lauderdale the Pride Center’s presented their monthly Founders Circle Mixer at the Westin Fort Lauderdale and the Boardwalk presented their annual Turnabout where many of their hunky bartenders and other staff were in drag. Also on Thursday, in Miami was the 3rd annual Pink Flamingo Awards, which was our community celebrating our community, and took place at the Jungle Island. Pictured is my friend Tony Lima (SAVE) who won the award for Community Hero. Friday night, was the first of 2 nights of HG Roosters in Palm Beach celebrating their 31st anniversary. On Saturday MiFo presented the Producers Circle Mixer at The W Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach where they also announced the winner of The Festival Mayor: Covey Davis. Also on Saturday, AHF presented Julains 4th Annual Reverse Quinceanera this year at the Armory and featured the sounds of DJ Robbie Leslie. On Sunday, we headed down to South Beach where we hung out on the beach for a while before going over to the Palace for Brunchic, where we ran into Mr. Continental 2014, Kalil Valentino, on vacation.
Thursday, October 1
Village Pub presents Alexis Couture and her sisters who invite you to play “Queens Against Humanity,” an interactive game and drag show at 9:45pm.
Join Latinos Salud at Hagan Park from 6 to 9 pm as they will be offering free HIV, STD, and HCV testing and presenters will be addressing HIV care issues.
Lunacy will reign supreme when the Wick Theatre kicks off its third season with Stephen Sondheim’s hilarious musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in previews tonight. The Gala Opening Night performance is on Saturday, with performances Wednesday through Saturday through November 1st with matinee performances at 2pm. and evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $70 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 561-995-2333 or online at TheWick.org. Pre-show, 5-star dining is now available at The Tavern at the Wick. Reservations can be made by phoning the box office.
Friday, October 2
Today (5-11pm) and tomorrow (1-11pm) the City of Oakland Park presents their annual Octoberfest at Jaco Pastorius Park, which will feature live German music, a Dachshund Dash, A Tucher Biergarten, authentic Bavarian food and much more! Admission is only $5 for adults. For more information call 954-630-4502 or go to: OaklandParkFL.gov
Funny or Die and Live Nation is partnering up once again, with the help of Redd’s Apple Ale, to present the third annual nationwide Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. The festival is currently touring the country, and will stop at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre (formerly the Cruzan Amphitheatre) in West Palm Beach tonight at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase via LiveNation; and prices range from $25 per person to $150 per person for front-row seating. For more information on the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, visit Oddballfest.com, or on Twitter @oddballfest.
Saturday, October 3
The Annual Celebrate Orgullo Carnaval takes place today from 12 to 7 at Miami Museum Park and features a writers pavilion, a cultural pavilion, an elevate pavilion, many vendors and lots of performances to keep you fun level on high all day long! For more information visit CelebrateOrgullo.com
Club Fort Lauderdale presents Res-Erection, the monthly jam packed Blackout Naked Play Space Event starting at 10pm.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #86 (first Saturday of every month) with special guest DJ Mark Demarko.
In honor of Cancer Awareness Month, The Manor Saturdays presents “The Pink Party: Fight Cancer, Find a Cure, Save Lives.” The night will star DJ Hansell Leyva in the Ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays invites you to catch the sounds of DJ Nena along with special guests Sasha Lords and Lady Charisse. The Manor Saturdays features spectacular productions, fabulous décor, and beautiful dancers. Doors open at 11pm and there is no cover before midnight and only $5 after midnight for members and $7 for non-members.
Sunday, October 4
The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) opens up its twenty-seventh season with a rousing season opener consisting of classical favorites and original compositions at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Knight Concert Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets to the entire season’s MISO performances can be bought for as little as $184 per person, and can be purchased online at miamisymphony.org or by calling the MISO box office at (305) 275-5666. To buy tickets to specific performances, such as the October 4 season opener, call the MISO box office to reserve your passes.
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their packed monthly T Dance from 4-7pm, which is Fort Lauderdale’s only T Dance on the Intracoastal. Hostess Amanda Austin will elevate your fun and this month her guests are Carmen Adore, Athena Dion and Rebecca Glasscock. The T Dance also features the sounds of my buddy DJ Silvio.
Monday, October 5
Starting today and going through next Monday, October 12, Village Pub will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary with different events every day. Tonight is the 3rd anniversary kick-off with their Annual Turn About. This year’s theme is “Showtunes Are A Drag,” and is a benefit for the Smart Ride. The night will feature a hilarious performances by your favorite employees, a silent auction and much more. For more information, check out the feature in this week’s mag. To reserve your stage side seating email: Info@VillagePubWM.com
Wednesday, October 7
The Stonewall Museum and Archives presents their 1st annual Pub Crawl from 5-11pm. They invite everyone to join them at participating bars and restaurants around Wilton Drive: Rosies, Thirteen, Mind Your Manors, Naked Grape, Rumors, Village Pub, Alibi/Monkey Bar, Hunters, Progress Bar, Thirteen Even, Courtyard Café, New York Grilled Cheese, Infinity Lounge, Pink Submarine, Novel Tea and more. This is an officially sanctioned event kicking off Pride Fort Lauderdale.
This is HOT
Revival, the eagerly awaited new album from multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez s now available for pre-order from all participating digital partners. The album will be released October 9th via Interscope Records.
Those who pre-order Revival will receive an instant download of the album’s second single, the Stargate and Benny Blanco-produced “Same Old Love,” which is also available for purchase and streaming from all digital partners today.
Fans who pre-order Revival on Selena’s online store will receive advance ticket access to her upcoming U.S. Tour. Also available is a limited edition deluxe version with an autographed book journal, color vinyl, forward by Gomez and exclusive and unreleased photos. Fans should visit Gomez’s online store for special pre-order packages and bundles.
The first single from Revival, “Good For You,” ft. A$AP Rocky has become Gomez’s biggest hit to date and has racked up the biggest first-week sales of any digital single this year. The song is No. 1 at Top 40 radio and has hit No. 1 on iTunes in over 30 countries. It is Gomez’s first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Digital Songs Chart and her fastest-ever platinum-seller as well as her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. The press has raved about Gomez’s new direction as well. Calling “Good For You” “a sultry come-on,” People magazine says that Gomez has “hit her stride,” while Entertainment Weekly calls it “one of this summer’s most scintillating songs.” Rolling Stone included “Good For You” on its “25 Best Songs of 2015 So Far” list. The video, directed by Sophie Muller, has garnered over 100 million views on Vevo.
Gomez’s 2013 album Stars Dance debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart and spawned the international hit “Come and Get It,” which earned the Grand Prairie, TX, native her first No.
1 single on the US Top 40 chart. Gomez, who has sold over 21 million singles worldwide, followed up the success of Stars Dance with a sold-out world tour.