Thursday, June 28
The Hospitality Council of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (only active members of the Chamber can participate) presents a Hospitality Council Meeting from 10-11am at 1 Homes South Beach (2341 Collins Ave, South Beach). This group was established to guide the Chamber in all matters relating to: Advocacy and industry trends &analysis, LGBT tourism trends and tracking, Pink Flamingo Hospitality Certification Program, and Marketing Greater Miami and Beaches as a premier LGBT travel destination. Admission is free.
My TropiXXX is featuring their monthly Ruby Member Sale, where Rub y Members get 40% OFF in the store only. The sale starts today, and goes to Sunday, July 1.
Friday, June 29
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA… 770 NE 125th Street, Miami) is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month with a unique performance by Julio Montalvo as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Montalvo is a leading trombonist from the island of Cuba. Inspired by his island roots, Montalvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern jazz to create his original style – New Latin Jazz. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211.
GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced a first-of-its-kind, three-hour broadcast called “Pride Live,” which will stream live from 3-6 p.m., on GLAAD’s YouTube channel. The brainchild of award-winning comedian and GLAAD board member Hannah Hart, the interactive variety program will harness the power of celebrities and social media to raise $50,000 for LGBTQ youth. Musicians, performers and beloved online personalities will converge at YouTube Space LA for the event, hosted by Hart, YouTube Space, BuzzFeed and INTO. One-hundred percent of proceeds raised will go toward GLAAD’s youth initiatives, including their Amp Your Voice campaign which empowers LGBTQ young people to speak up, speak out, register to vote, and then take the issues that matter most to them to the polls on November 6th. The multi-stage event will include performances by country artist Brandon Stansell, The Voice finalist Stephanie Rice, soul singer Shea Diamond, YouTube sensation Sam Tsui, and more.
The Pub presents their monthly event (last Friday of every month) starring Electra at 9:30pm, and if you know Electra, you never know who she will show up as.
Starting today and going through Sunday, July 8, The Club Fort Lauderdale is offering a 50% off special on a six month membership. The price drops from $40 to only $20.
Saturday, June 30
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at the Manor Complex is featuring a Luau Party in honor of summer. The night will star Champagne Bordeaux and Sasha Lords as well as resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s in Hawaiian skirts. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4 am and there is no cover before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 after midnight for members and $10 for non-members (18-20 $12 all night long).
Sunday, July 1
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of the month) from 4 to 7p.m., hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle spinning and this month’s special guests: Marci Mogul, Melissa Hilton and Miss Florida F.I. at Large 2018, Noel Leon.
Tuesday, July 3
Johnsons, who is normally closed on Tuesdays, will be open tonight to celebrate Independence eve, and there present to the community…No Cover! Johnson’s will be closed on Wed July 4, so if you want to have fireworks for Independence Day with their dancers, you need to stop by tonight!
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents “IndepenDANCE Party” from 9pm to 2am starring DJ AJ Reddy with no cover.
Quick wit takes on a whole new meaning when a group of fiercely funny, emerging comics take the mic for a series of 15-minute stand-up sets, filmed live in front of an intimate crowd at Atlanta’s historic Terminal West. The eclectic mix of comedians bring fresh takes on life’s issues, big and small, in a series of solo sets. The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 includes Michelle Buteau, Phil Wang, Taylor Tomlinson, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Sam Jay, Sabrina Jalees, and Tim Dillon. The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 will premiere today on Netflix.
Wednesday, July 4
The Pub presents Brut Bears Independence with DJ Barry Huffine and sexy bear dancers.
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It’s the last week of Pride month, so I figured I would focus on one more fabulous Pride product…Barefoot Wine, an ally to the LGBTQ community since 1988, is launching its “Barefoot Bestie Labels,” allowing wine lovers everywhere to customize Barefoot wine labels for them and their best friends to enjoy. Now through September 8, anyone looking to celebrate their best friend or “sole mate” can choose from three varietals – Pinot Noir, Rosé, or Pinot Grigio – to customize their own special rainbow labels through the “Barefoot Bestie Labels” website found at barefootbestielabel.com. Barefoot fans can craft their own special message or select one of six fun compliments for their bestie such as, “You always leave a little sparkle wherever you go” and “You’re made of 100% best friend material.”
Barefoot, America’s most awarded wine and bubbly brand, has been a long-standing ally to the LGBTQ community, making its first donation to an LGBTQ charity in 1988 and proudly sponsoring more than 200 LGBTQ events around the globe each year. For every “Barefoot Bestie Label” ordered, Barefoot will donate $1 to Outfest, the leading organization in promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen. Proceeds will be used by Outfest to continue building community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss, and celebrate stories of LGBTQ lives.
“At Barefoot, we believe that wine is better when we’re together, and we continuously celebrate inclusivity, authenticity and community,” said Anna Bell, Senior Director of Marketing at Barefoot. “We’re thrilled to partner with Outfest to support its many initiatives that celebrate and share Barefoot’s similar values.”