Thursday, December 7
The Pub Wilton Manors presents their annual Holiday Wreath Auction at 7 p.m. hosted by Electra. They invite the entire community to come bid on incredible wreaths donated by local businesses and individuals. 100% of the proceeds go to Kids In Distress.
RJR Presents at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach College (4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth), an evening with International recording artist Petula Clark. Tickets are $50, $60 and $75 at DuncanTheatre.org or by calling 561-868-3309.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is bringing virtual reality to Miami with the solo exhibition “How to Unlock a Portal” by Swedish photographer Jacob Felländer! In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, the exhibition will be on display from today through Feb. 11, 2018. “The Brave Frontier” allows guests to enter inside the artwork, made possible by virtual reality goggles. Felländer takes the process a step further and creates portal prints – images taken inside this virtual landscape and then brought back into the real world. The experience ends with a portal print that is brought to life with a 3D printer.
Whether you are a new, existing or potential MDGLCC member, join them for their monthly website training workshop at the LGBT Visitor Center (1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach) from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., where you will learn how to utilize GayBizMiami.com, one of the many marketing tools made available to our members to attract new customers and increase your visibility. Bring your laptop and engage with chamber staff as we teach you how to utilize these online tools to: complete your organization profile and add SEO phrases, advertise promotions through “Shop at the Dot”, promote your upcoming events, upload videos, photos and multimedia content, recruit talent with job postings, and get technical support and much more. Free admission. RSVP is required at gaybizmiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Saturday, December 9
The Pub presents the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida’s holiday after party where you will be able to meet and greet the members of the chorus after their holiday concert. Be prepared for some spontaneous holiday fun.
The Club Fort Lauderdale presents Cumunion, and International sex party (second Saturday of each month) from 3-7 p.m.
Ramrod presents their monthly Underground Invasion (second Saturday of every month), where it’s all about the music. This month’s special DJ is Tomas Arias.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex celebrates the Birthday of their Maestro, DJ Larry Larr with special guest, direct from Puerto Rico: Amalara Sofia, along with hostess Taina Norell. They also feature Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and feature NO COVER before midnight, and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members.
Sunday, December 10
Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center during its Dragalicious Gospel Brunch on with two show seating’s at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In the spirit of giving, guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ world famous frozen cosmo valid for a future visit. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. A $10 cover charge in addition to brunch will apply to each attendee and go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery presents Expose: A Collection of Classical Nude Photographs by Anthony Timiraos. This is a STONEWALL AUTHOR PRESENTATION and takes place at 4 p.m. Almost two years in the making, “expose” is a rich collection of 246 pages of full color nude photos of nearly 40 different models. Shot in the style of Old Master’s paintings, the artists’ collection of nude photographs provides a diverse look at the (mostly) male bodies positioned in classical poses. His diversity of models is unique, not just diversity of race and ethnicity but of age, body type and most significantly, diversity of culture. Free to Attend. Suggested Donation $5. Signed copies will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Tuesday, December 12
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce present their quarterly luncheon at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost including tax, gratuity, and valet parking is $40 for members and $45 for future members. RSVP is required by emailing Ronny@gflglcc.org.
321 Men’s Club presents their Christmas Party from 9 p.m. to midnight with a member sponsored open bar and refreshments (regular membership and entry rates apply).
Wednesday, December 13
Tonight promises to be a very special day for the LGBT community as Hotspots Media Group hosts its 9th annual Holiday Celebration at the W Fort Lauderdale from 7 to 10 p.m. This celebration doubles as a benefit; for: The Pride Center at Equality Park and Latinos Salud, two organizations that work so hard for our community. The night will also feature the sounds of internationally acclaimed DJ Tracy Young, a Silent Auction area with more than 40 items to bid on, and as usual one of the best Holiday parties of the season. Tickets are only $10 in advance by going to Hotspots.LGBT/Celebration and $15 at the door. If you are a Hotspots advertiser, go to Hotspots.LGBT/VIP for your complimentary tickets or you can call 954-928-1862 ext 14.
Chardees Lounge is presenting their Grand Opening two night event tonight and tomorrow Thursday, December 14 with complimentary well drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 6-8 p.m. both days. The will also feature live entertainment with Ruben tonight and Brendan on Thursday.
Neptune’s Daughter Tattoo’s (in the Rumors Shopping Plaza) is offering 15% gift cards if you mention their ad in Hotspots.
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If you are gay and have been to Atlanta, you have more than likely made a trip to Swinging Richards, one of the most famous Male Strip clubs in the world.
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to award-winning filmmaker Gerald McCullouch’s first documentary All Male, All Nude, which had its DVD and digital release on December 5. The DVD will contain additional filmmaking by McCullouch utilizing the skin heavy outtakes as well as a dedication to one of the dancers who went missing shortly after filming wrapped.
Described by Michael Musto as a “fabulous”, “sexy”, and “illuminating” (OUT) film that will “change your mind about male strippers forever” (BearWorld Magazine), Gerald dives into the lives of men who work at America’s only all male, all nude, gay strip club located in the heart of the Bible Belt.
“Gerald has pulled back the curtain on Atlanta’s notorious and legendary gay strip club, Swinging Richards” said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass. “He examines the mind and soul of the men who bare their bodies nightly for our enjoyment. If you ever wondered, who are these men, and why would they do this, you’ll walk away with an appreciation, and greater insight, of the whole club culture and camaraderie.”
All Male, All Nude, the documentary is 64 minutes in length, NR, and is only $19.99.
If you like to read, you have undoubtedly have read Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” series of books. And if you don’t like to read maybe you saw the movie. Either way, you know what an incredible story teller Armistead is. I am a big fan! Therefore, you can only imagine how excited I was when I heard about Jennifer M. Kroot’s Documentary The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin.
The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin is the winner of the SPECTRUM Audience Award from the Nashville Film Festival, Best Documentary from FilmOut San Diego and Best Documentary Jury award from OutShine Miami Film Festival.
The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved story tellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth.
Jennifer M. Kroot’s documentary about the creator of Tales of the City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friend, Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war. Featuring Laura Linney, Ian McKellen, Olympia Dukakis, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Cho, Jonathan Groff and Amy Tan.
The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin is now available on DVD and will have its broadcast premiere January 1, 2018 on PBS Independent Lens. The documentary can be ordered on Amazon.com and WolfeVideo.com for only $24.99