Tuesday, was the bi-monthly Mack Lunch and this time it was held at The Outback on 17th street. The food and service were impeccable and to top it off I won a massage. Check out the next Mack Lunch in March as it will be their 7 year anniversary. Friday night some of the Hotspots team went down to Swinging Richards and boy we were impressed, not only by the sexy boys taking it off for our visual pleasure, but also by the amount of people they are getting. Saturday was jam packed and started out at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Wilton Bier Garden at 6 pm. For those of you who have not been there, this new Hotspot on the drive serve food and lots of beer and wines in a beautiful outdoor/indoor setting, so check it out!
Last Week in Review
Tuesday, was the bi-monthly Mack Lunch and this time it was held at The Outback on 17th street. The food and service were impeccable and to top it off I won a massage. Check out the next Mack Lunch in March as it will be their 7 year anniversary. Friday night some of the Hotspots team went down to Swinging Richards and boy we were impressed, not only by the sexy boys taking it off for our visual pleasure, but also by the amount of people they are getting.
Saturday was jam packed and started out at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Wilton Bier Garden at 6 pm. For those of you who have not been there, this new Hotspot on the drive serve food and lots of beer and wines in a beautiful outdoor/indoor setting, so check it out!
Immediately afterwards I high tailed it to the Corey Boyd’s Kind Of A Drag at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts which was a benefit for the Sunshine Cathedral and the Pantry of Broward. The show which was great played to a packed house. Congrats to Corey and his team for another fabulous production. Later that night I headed over to the Manor and the Noche Latina Lounge and Patio to see Viva’s final appearance as Miss Noche Latina and special guest Lorna Vando from Puerto Rico. They both turned out one of the best shows ever. As if I blinked, I was back at Manor at 1 pm on Sunday for the check presentation from the Smart Ride which raised over $650,000. Now that is an amazing feat. Congrats to Glenn W. and his entire team!
Sunday night I headed over to Bill’s for Misty Eyez’s annual birthday celebration at Trannie Palace, where she is the hostess. As usual they had a wall to wall crowd. Kudos to my friend Latrice Royal for performing one of my favorite songs and as usual turning it out! Check out Latrice on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race starting in 2 weeks on LOGO!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, January 19
Don’t miss out on the final week of the Pride Factory’s semi-annual shop the box clearance event. They also feature all 2012 calendars at 25% off.
Friday, January 20
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor introduces to Fridays and celebrates the birthday of TP Lords.
Saturday, January 21
Discotekka presents the Back & White Ball in honor of Danny Villar and TP Lords birthday. The night will feature the sounds of NYC’s DJ Escape with glamorous productions by TP Lords and no cover.
Dixie Longate will be hosting a benefit for the Hammerhead Aquatics at the Church of Religious Science (1550 NE 26th street in Wilton Manors). Tickets are $35 before Jan 21, $45 at door and VIP tickets which include preferred seating, preferred parking and a bar are $75. Contact John at 954-588-6371 or visit HammerheadAquatics.com to purchase tickets.
Back by popular demand The Manor presents “Replay,” the best of classic diva anthems, and all time hits remixed, dissected and served up fabulously by DJ Kidd Madonny. In the Latin Lounge and Patio DJ Larry Larr spins some of the best Latin music around with performances by Hot Latin Diva’s.
The Stable features the HomoRodeo.com calendar signing at 9 pm.
Scandals Saloon presents the Flash softball fundraiser from 7 to 11 pm with a 50/50, Flash softball team hotties in their underwear from 10-11pm and much more.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents the ultimate birthday celebration for DJ/Producer Hector Fonseca with a warm up set by Alex Infiniti. The night will be hosted by Alex Prieto and feature special show by Chyna Girl.
Sunday, January 22
The men of Rough Riders host a Pool Party at the Coral Reef guesthouse from 2 to 7 pm. Its free admission and features live music, food, pool games, contests and a chance to win a weekend stay at the newly renovated a newly owned Coral Reef.
Club Boi in association with Score Nightclub presents HiP Sundays at Score with DJs Gavin T and Diaz spinning Hip, Hop, R&B, Reggae and much more.
Tuesday, January 24
Rosie’s Bar & Grill presents the annual State of the Union watch party at 8 pm.
Remember those hardcore, old school action movies, when it was all about blowing up stuff… in-camera, without CGI enhancement? When fights actually looked real? When actual stuntmen did actual stunts? Anchor Bay Entertainment remembers with the January 2012 Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Sinners and Saints. Directed by William Kaufman (The Hit List, One In the Chamber), Sinners and Saints boasts a powerhouse action-genre cast including Johnny Strong (Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious), Kevin Phillips (Notorious, Pride), Costas Mandylor (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter – VII), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints & Boondock Saints II, Saw3D: The Final Chapter), legendary UFC Champion Bas Rutten (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Here Comes the Boom), Clifford “Method Man” Smith (How High, The Fast and the Furious, Gone In Sixty Seconds, 8 Mile, The Sitter), Kim Coates (Black Hawk Down, “Sons of Anarchy”), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jolene Blalock (“Star Trek: Enterprise”), and Oscar® nominee Tom Berenger (Inception, Training Day, Platoon). So, buckle up for non-stop thrills with high-powered gunfights, bloody fistfights, high-octane car chases and 100% adrenaline-rushing action! SRP is $22.98 for the DVD, and $24.99 for the Blu-ray™.
The Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) in partnership with the GMCVB and with the participation of the GLBT Travel Expo presents its 4th Annual LGBT Explore / EXPO at the Moore Building in the Design District (191 NE 40th Street, Miami FL 33137) on Sunday February 12th from 12pm- 5pm. Over 100 vendors, suppliers, companies, and organizations showcasing their products and services catered to the LGBT community. Food, beverages, entertainment, and drawing for great prizes. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Reserve your booth today! GoGayMiamiExplore.com. For information e-mail [email protected] or call 305-673-4440.
Bowing to continued pressure from Presente.org and other Latino and immigrant communities across the United States, the Obama Administration announced they are proposing a fix in immigration law that could spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from illegal immigrant spouses and children. Presente.org, a major national organization dedicated to amplifying the voice of Latino communities, called the announcement a small but important step, but said much more needs to be done.
KickOff is the latest and craziest British comedy from award-winning writer/director Rikki Beadle-Blair (Fit, Stonewall, Metrosexuality) and debuts on DVD from Wolfe Video. The outrageous comedy set in the world of 5-a-side footie (soccer to you Yanks), KickOff finds a macho football team forced to compete against a team comprised entirely of gay men in their Sunday soccer league. The straight guys have their assumptions challenged, while up-and-coming referee Elton Glixton (Duncan MacInnes) finds himself in the middle of a culture clash.
The cast includes Ian Sharp, Jason Maza, Nathan Clough, Jay Brown, Stephen Hoo, Micheal Lindall, Jack Shalloo, Jai Rajani, Ludvig Bonin, Craig Storrod, Duncan MacImmes, Rebecca Joerin, Alexis Gregory, Kyle Treslove, Sasha Frost, Samantha Lyden, Ryan Quartley, and Rikki Beadle-Blair. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, a “Cast Fitness Challenge” featurette and “Adrenaline” music video. KickOff will be available on DVD for $24.95.