On Monday November 7th, Dawn Scott presented the third annual Miss Lady Boy Pageant at the Sunshine Cathedral. It was a great pageant all around. Congratulations to Justice Divine for winning the crown. Again on Monday was the 6th annual Wilton Manors Taste of the Island at Richardson Historic Park and Reserve featuring over 50 area restaurant and drinking establishments with hundreds of people showing up for this fun event. On Thursday Lyons, Snyder & Collins, P.A. and the Law offices of George Castrataro presented the first annual Giving Back to Broward thanksgiving Charity event to benefit H.A.N.D.Y ..
Last Week in Review
On Monday November 7th, Dawn Scott presented the third annual Miss Lady Boy Pageant at the Sunshine Cathedral. It was a great pageant all around. Congratulations to Justice Divine for winning the crown. Again on Monday was the 6th annual Wilton Manors Taste of the Island at Richardson Historic Park and Reserve featuring over 50 area restaurant and drinking establishments with hundreds of people showing up for this fun event.
On Thursday Lyons, Snyder & Collins, P.A. and the Law offices of George Castrataro presented the first annual Giving Back to Broward thanksgiving Charity event to benefit H.A.N.D.Y (Helping Abused, Neglected, disadvantaged Youth) at the Market 17 on the 17th street causeway. Both Law offices were happy to be able to give back to this important charity. Over 200 people attended this great event and we would like to congratulate both law offices on a hugely successful event!
Photographer Dennis Dean and the Animal Rescue Fund introduced their collaborative charity calendar at a packed cocktail party Friday night. Hosted at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, the event featured all 12 months’ of hunky models from the Ruff Riders clothing line selling calendars and auctioning off bonus prints, raising over $3,000 for the Animal Rescue Fund.
On Sunday, Florida’s LGBT movers and shakers turned out in support of Equality Florida’ s Evening of Art and Stars. This year’s honorees were Michael Rajner and Teri Williams who both spoke eloquently about their personal commitment to continue raising awareness for LGBT issues both at home in Florida and in Washington. Congratulations to the entire Equality Florida team and its sponsors for hosting such a memorable evening! Orlando’s annual pride event was cancelled last month due to horrific weather. However, the producers rallied together and organized an alternate date for Sunday, Nov. 13th. The entire community came out to support this fabulous pride parade and festival, it was packed!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, November 17
The MDGLCC presents its Chamber Spotlight Mixer from 7 pm to 10 pm at “Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes” located at 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach. Mingle and network with fellow members and guests. Come ready to enjoy a fun night of free bowling, pool table, games, and music to the tunes of DJ Vertigo. There will also be drawing for great prize, complimentary food items and a fabulous select open bar. Admission is free for MDGLCC members and $10 for everyone else. For more information call 305.673-4440 or e-mail: [email protected]
The Pride Factory features a pre-holiday clearance sale where they feature 15% off already discounted merchandise until November 23rd.
Friday, November 18
Contrary to some rumors the Living Room Nightclub is not closed and is OPEN for business featuring a “Men At Work” construction party. Although Mark Lowe has departed to Miami Christian stays on and he promises bigger and better things.
Copy This presents Leather & Lace a one man show, Snapshots 4 by Hotspots’ very own Pompano Bill as part of the Artwalk from 7 to 10 pm.
Tonight and tomorrow the Boardwalk presents a Fetish Party starring Dylan Roberts and Robby J.
My TropiXXX presents a Gear Up fashion show at Boom starting at 10 pm benefitting Broward House.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents the one and only Amanda LePore live!
Saturday, November 19
The Manor presents recording artist legend CeCe Peniston performing her hit “Finally” live. The night will also star DJ Oren Nizri in the main room and DJ Larry Larr in the popular Noche Latina lounge and patio along with Latina divas. No Cover!
The Depot Cabana and Grill presents singing group Signal 2 performing live from 8 to 11 pm.
BearCodes at The Stable presents their monthly Bear Model Contest with $75 cash to the winner, $25 bar tab from 2nd place and a $10 bar tab for 3rd place.
Sunday, November 20
Bill’s Filling Station presents a Celebration of Life for longtime Bill’s employee and one of South Florida’s favorite bartenders, Frank Holden. They invite everyone to join them at 5:30 pm to celebrate the life of a dear friend.
Corrie Boyd and the State of Florida Continental Pageantry System present Miss State of Florida Continental Plus and Elite at the Sunshine Cathedral. At 7pm they will feature a fashion show from local designers and the pageant will start promptly at 8 pm. Admission is $20 in advance (TaylorAceProductions.com) and $25 at the door. The night will star Chelsea Pearl (Miss Continental Plus 2011), Daesha Richards (Miss Continental Elite 2011), South Florida’s own Phillip Alexander (Mr. Continental 2011), former continentals: Electra, Danielle Hunter, Tommie Ross, Tajma hall and local favorites Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 2011), Lola Lush, Lewis Nicholson, Alyson Thomas, Estephania St. Lords and the newly crowned Miss Black Universe and the current reigning Miss State of Florida Continental, Tatiana Braxton. For more information call C. Taylor at 954-687-5287.
Directly following the pageant Discotekka in downtown Miami presents “Drag’s A Bitch” with the announcement of their new cast and also special entertainment by the newly crowned Miss State of Florida Continental Elite and Plus.
Tuesday, November 22
The MGLFF is hosting its last HBO GLOW screening before the end of the year. This will be a double feature of “The Grove” and “Mom and Dad, I Have Something To Tell You.” Movie producer and TV Star Assi Azar will be in attendance to sign autographs and answer any questions you may have. The night will begin with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. immediately followed by the screenings at 8 p.m. at the Miami Beach Cinemateque.
Wednesday, November 23
Miami Beach “Arts in the Parks” events feature a variety of cultural offerings such as concerts, plays, musical performances and other acts and are free and open to the public. The Arts in the Parks program further elevates Miami Beach’s role as a leader in the cultural arts and is all thanks to the generous support of the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Foundation. Miami Beach SoundScape is located at the southwest corner of 17 Street and Washington Avenue and shows movies on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Tonight’s movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark with upcoming movies: December 7 True Grit, December 14 Chicago, December 21 Some Like It Hot and December 28 Gremlins.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is featuring 2 specials. This week’s special is a Swedish massage and facial combo for only $150. Their Royal Massage Club features a $59 introductory massage and $69 monthly massage for a one year commitment. For more information visit the spa or call 954-564-6444 ext 403.
Sidelines Sports Bar is featuring a ground bus trip to the Miami Dolphins game on Sunday, December 4th with game time at 1 pm. The price is $75 and includes roundtrip bus transportation from Sidelines to Sun Life Stadium, game ticket, beer on the ride down, and a food voucher and non-alcoholic beverage at the game. For more details see any manager on duty at Sidelines.
Celebrate Gay Marriage with The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa Honeymoon Package and enjoy a total pampering for the body, mind and soul. The package includes 3 nights stay in their 1 Bedroom Waterfront Suite with continental breakfast, 2 Massages, 2 Anti-Aging Facials, 2 Body Treatments or 2 Manicures/Pedicures, 2 Spa Lunches, dozen roses, fruit tray, crudités tray and a Babor cosmetics gift. Couples will have the option to extend their stay based on availability. The Honeymoon package is priced according to season at so for full details on this fantastic and value laden package, please visit TheCabanasGuesthouse.net.
Once again the Poverello Center Food Bank will provide Thanksgiving Dinner to its’ nearly 2500 clients. In years past the dinner included turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and dessert. The Poverello Center feeds men women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Broward County. The cost of the dinner is $14.57 for one family, $29.14 for 2 families or $43.71 for 3 families. You can donate online at Poverello.org or by calling the center at 954-561-3663.
With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, the Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 18 years America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.
When the Kinsey Sicks began in 1993, its founders were a group of refugees from successful careers as professionals and activists. Member Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. Keller authored Chicago’s gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”).
FL – Friday, December 2
Catch the Kinsey Sicks performing Oy Vey in a Manger at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Friday December 2nd at 7:30 pm and then at the day, December 3 Broward Center with two performances of Oy Vey in a Manger, on Saturday December 3rd at 6 and 9 pm. For tickets go to StrazCenter.org or BrowardCenter.org
They will also be making an appearance at the 4th annual Hotspots Holiday Party on Tuesday December 6th at the Embassy Suites at 7pm.