On July 18th Bill’s and Don Clark produced the annual Bartenders, Boxers and Brief Auction, which was a benefit for Tuesday’s Angels. For those of you who haven’t been, the premise is well known bartenders from around town auction off their underwear to the highest bidder and then the said winner gets to come on stage and take them off (its behind a towel…sorry). The event always draws in a big crowd and this year raised over $10,000 for this much loved charity. Congrats to Bill’s owners Jackson and Mark, to Don Clark, his life partner Pooch for once again being the back stage coordinator, all the MC’s, all the bartenders and bidders and everyone who came out to support this great event! Saturday featured 2 fun pool parties; in Fort Lauderdale the Depot featured …
Last Week in Review
On July 18th Bill’s and Don Clark produced the annual Bartenders, Boxers and Brief Auction, which was a benefit for Tuesday’s Angels. For those of you who haven’t been, the premise is well known bartenders from around town auction off their underwear to the highest bidder and then the said winner gets to come on stage and take them off (its behind a towel…sorry). The event always draws in a big crowd and this year raised over $10,000 for this much loved charity. Congrats to Bill’s owners Jackson and Mark, to Don Clark, his life partner Pooch for once again being the back stage coordinator, all the MC’s, all the bartenders and bidders and everyone who came out to support this great event!
Saturday featured 2 fun pool parties; in Fort Lauderdale the Depot featured their 1st monthly Sabado Latino event featuring DJ Lannier Alvarez and in Miami Sunmmerfest, a benefit for the National Gay And lesbian Task Force, presented their 4th annual Pool Party (they also had other events throughout the weekend) at the Shore Club Hotel featuring DJ’s Miik and Charlie Rojas.
On Saturday and Sunday nights Boom paid tribute to the Roman Empire with a theme party. Saturday was entitled 400 B.C. Roman Toga Party and Sunday was called Dance of the Gods T Dance. Congrats to Craig, Chris, Diego and the staff for the fabulous transformation of the club. Sunday night Edison Farrow presented the grand opneing of House Sundays. He created a new night life concept of actually 2 houses combined to create a unique club space. It’s located downtown Miami, just blocks away from the Arsht Center. DJ Alex Infiniti spun the main room and famous SOBE drag icon Adora, was seen spinning by the fireplace. You get the ambiance of both a club and a home in this unique space. The evening was magical and well attended. Dance or lounge outside, either way you’re at home at House Sunday’s.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, July 28
Stonewall National Museum & Archives invites you to join them for a special Stonewall day at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale’s The Art of Caring exhibition. Mention you are a member of Stonewall National Museum & Archives (or show your Stonewall Library card) and receive FREE admission all day from11 am-8 pm. For more information about The Art of Caring, please visit: MOAFL.org/exhibitions.html or call 954-525-5500.
Friday, July 29
The Boardwalk presents a Falcon Studio exclusive, Landon Conrad, live and in the flesh with 2 shows tonight and tomorrow.
The Bass Museum (2100 Collins Avenue) presents Hot Nights, Cool Jazz on certain Fridays from 7 to 9 pm. tonight they feature Silvano Monasterios and the Fourth World Ensemble.
Laugh Lounge Productions in conjunction with The Manor, presents live stand-up comics one Friday a month. The Manor transforms the Ivy Lounge into the Laugh Lounge Comedy Club, where headline comics from across the country perform live standup comedy. Tonight the Ivy opens at 7pm with show time at 8 pm Hosted by Anna Collins and featuring openly gay comics Jeff Jones, and Long Island Mary. Full dinner and tapas menus are available before and during the show. VIP advance tickets are available on line at TheLaughLoungeCC.com
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents their monthly Boxers and Briefs Underwear Party with the $500 (cash and prizes) sexiest underwear contest.
Saturday, July 30
The Manor presents Peak Cock Underwear event where they invite you to check your clothes at the door. The night will star DJ David Knapp on the turntables and a performance of Katy Perry’s “Peacock” by Erika Norell. In the Latin Lounge and Patio they feature their annual Hot Latin Nights of Summer CD giveaway produced by resident DJ Larry Larr, with over 100 CD’s being given away. Larry is at the turntables with performances by Latin diva’s Yuri Too Much and the goddess Taina Norell.
Discotekka in association with Milancita present Erotikka, a themed event starring DJ George Ferrero with free admission for anyone in fetish, sex or erotic attire (I can only imagine what Vegas is going to wear…LOL).
Kind of A Drag, Christmas in July takes place at 8 pm (doors open at 7) at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts (1480 SW 9th Avenue). The event will feature performance by TP Lords, Rico Suave, Tayanna Love, Myles, T Lo Ivy, Champagne Bordeaux, Missy Meyakie, Vision Dejure, Velvey LeNore, Kitty Meow, Estepania St Lords, NVEEE, Rachel Brown and many more. The night will also honor Terry DeCarlo, TP Lords, Blake and Judy Shepherd. Tickets are on sale at SunshinePerformingArts.com
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Valley of the Male Sex Dolls starring DJ Drew Tribe with a warm up set by DJ Alex Infiniti. The night will behosted by South Beach’s own Chyna Girl and feature Male Dolls on stage.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives invites you to join them for a special Stonewall night at the Caldwell Theatre Company’s production of Stuff, a world premiere comedy by Michael McKeever. Mention your special code “Stonewall” when ordering tickets and receive your Stonewall member discounted price of $25 per ticket (limit 6 tickets per member). As a special bonus, sign up for the 6:45 pm behind the scenes tour of the theatre. To order your tickets to the show and for more information about the Caldwell Theatre Company and Stuff, please call the Box Office at (561) 241-7432 or visit: http://caldwelltheatre.com. Before the show, have dinner at Carlo of Boca and receive “Sunset Menu Prices” that evening by mentioning “Stonewall.” For dinner reservations before the tour and show, please call (561) 988-9699 and mention Stonewall. You can visit Carlo of Boca, Italian Fusion Cuisine, online at http://carloofboca.com. Carlo is just minutes away from the Caldwell.
Sunday, July 31
Mona’s presents their 14th anniversary combined with Jerry’s 64th birthday for an all day event that is sure to be remembered for years to come. They are planning many surprises, but what is a definite is the first 300 people get a $14 bar tab, good on your very own birthday and the next 200 people will get a t-shirt that says “I celebrated Mona’s 14th Anniversary” and every time you wear this shirt your first drink is 2-4-1. Make sure you stop in and give Jerry 2 big hugs for the 2 celebrations!
The monthly toe stomping, hip moving, uncontrollable lip synching Gospel Jubilee takes place at Scandals Saloon starting at 6 pm. This event stars Lady Fancy and features special guest entertainers plus the Scandals gospel choir and is filled with the best in old fashioned southern gospel music. Arrive early for best seats as this does get packed every month.
Monday, August 1
The Boardwalk presents a star studded roast for Hotspots’ own Pompano Bill at 8 pm. They invite the entire community to come out and roast Pompano if you have a story to tell and show him your love. The night will be a benefit for Pompano’s favorite charity, Poverello!
Wednesday, August 3
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents a CD release party for Genius Lovers.
Congrats to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation with 345,000 students, who has added gender identity to its harassment and bullying ordinance.
Jack Daniels held a contest at the Hard Rock Casino where they invited 8 bars to compete in decorating the Jack Daniels white alabaster statue. The winners were chosen by audience ballots as well as three judges. Scandals (the only gay bar asked to compete) bartender Todd Eller and his amazing creativity won first place! The prize is a weekend for 4 at Bush Gardens as well as their very own, life size statue of Jack Daniels. In addition, the Jack Daniels judges asked if they could keep Todd’s display for promotional purposes.
Sidelines Sports Bar is delighted to announce that Joseph Green has joined the team at Sidelines. In his new role, Joseph will assist in running of the day-to-day business of Wilton Manor’s popular sports bar. Approximately fifteen months ago, Joseph left Fort Lauderdale and returned to his home in Philadelphia, PA after the death of his father to care for his mother who was in failing health. While in Philadelphia, he worked at the famous “Voyeur” nightclub and gained a tremendous amount of experience in the gay nightclub business. It is from this experience that Joseph brings a fresh insight and innovation to Sidelines Sports Bar. Laurie Whittaker, Sidelines’ owner, Al Morris, General Manager, and Daniel Shannon, Manager, will continue to lead the team and oversee the daily responsibilities of the Sidelines operation.
If you are like me, you are doing a lot of around the house fix it up projects over the summer. Something I found that is absolutely fabulous is a unique new product that offers an easy and efficient way for painters to complete residential and commercial painting tasks nationwide.
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