This past week there were so many events that I couldn’t even write about them all and fit it on this page, so I will just list them and use as many pics as possible…
This past week there were so many events that I couldn’t even write about them all and fit it on this page, so I will just list them and use as many pics as possible. Monday was the grand opening of the Village Pub, annual Celebrity Servers benefit for Smart Ride at Rosies and the annual Miss Lady Boy Pageant. Wednesday was the 5th anniversary of Lips (damn, time flies). Thursday was Laurie’s birthday at Sidelines and the MDGLCC Spotlight Mixer. Friday was the Wilton Manors Art Walk, the TropiXXX Gear Up 2 Fashion Show at Boom and the opening of Rehab Fridays at Solare Coliseum. Saturday featured the Stonewall Library and Archives Celebration of Marriage Equality at Manor, a Hurricane Sandy benefit at Bill’s and Island City Health and Fitness’s (a division of Steel Gym) 4th anniversary, a customer appreciation party featuring Gioia Bruno at Corner Pub and Joe Marcello’s boyfriends birthday at Discotekka (also celebrating 18 years together). Sunday was the 9th anniversary Classic Car show at Smarty Pants. Damn I am exhausted just writing about all these events. South Florida is a happening place to live!
Wednesday, November 21
White Party Week started yesterday with the official after Madonna concert event. For a full listing of events, look at the feature in this week’s issue or go to WhiteParty.com.
Boom presents a Black-Out Party starring DJ Richie Rich where they invite you to bring your own light. They will also be giving out a free music CD to the first 50 customers.
The Manor presents a special Thanksgiving week Propoganda starring Kidd Madonny. This party is 18 and over with no cover for 21 and up and only $10 18-20.
Starting tonight and going through Saturday night the Boardwalk presents iconic video star Jeff Stryker live! They are also selling VIP tickets which include a private meet and greet with Jeff including an open bar. They will also be selling exclusive Jeff Stryker merchandise.
Thursday, November 22
Its Thanksgiving day and for those of you who do not have family here or just dont feel like cooking check out some of the fine restaurants that advertise in Hotspots for some great menu choices.
The Stable presents Turkey Turnabout where their entire staff will be in drag.
Friday, November 23
The Leather Masked Ball Seven takes place at Boom from 8 pm to 4 am. The party will star DJs David Merrill (Washington D.C.) in the main room and DJ Richie Rich in the front lounge. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. VIP Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door and include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and demonstrations from 8-11pm. The Leather Masked Ball Seven will benefit Prideline Youth Services and the Smart Ride Locally and the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. For more information or to purchase tickets go to LeatherMaskedBall.org
From today until November 28th the Pride Factory presents a “Black Friday Special” where you get a $10 gift card for every $50 you spend (not including red tag purchases).
Smarty Pants presents the birthday of John W. at 5pm with a free Buffet.
Bubble Gum Friday’s at the Manor presents direct from RuPauls Drag Race Jessica Wild. The night will also star DJs JPS and Miik.
Saturday, November 24
The MDGLCC, Greater Miami Convention Visitor Bureau (GMCVB), and the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), present a ninety-minute guided Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour of South Florida. Tour starts at 5 pm and departs from the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Dr. and 10th St. Miami Beach. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center. FREE to MDPL and MDGLCC members. RSVP to 305-672-2014.
The Manor presents “Starlight” starring DJ Manny Lehman in the Epic dance club. In the Latin Room and Patio they feature direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Puerto Rican Jessica Wild performing. The night will also star Viva Mirage and DJ Larry Larr. 10:30 pm to 4 am with no cover!
Discotekka presents “Frost” a pre-Christmas Foam Party where they invite you to let the foam be your snow. The night will star DJ Escape with performances by Gina D’Angelo and TP Lords.
The Stable presents the Lady Fancy show at 9pm with Lady Fancy in chracter as Reba.
The Ramrod presents the official after party for Club Fort lauderdale’s Zone Tea/Pool Party from 10 pm to 3 am.
Score presents Bitch Saturday starring direct from season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Willam with music and videos by DJ Willy Gee and hosted by The PennyBack Boys and Alex Prieto with Door by Asia.
Sunday, November 25
Scandals presents the 4 year anniversary of Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee. They invite eveyone to join them at 6pm for a thanksgiving celebration of the best in good ole fashioned southern gospel music starring Lady Fancy and her Jubilettes choir.
Once again Bill’s hosts the official Hurricane Showdown closing party with a complimentary buffet at 6pm and the awards ceremony at 7 pm. The at 10:30 pm dont forget that Misty Eyez presents her very popular Trannie Palace.
Club Boi’s Hip Sundays at Score presents “White Affair” starring DJs Dias and Gavin T from 10 pm to 5 am.
Tuesday, November 27
Free public screenings of “Gen Silent,” the critically acclaimed documentary, from filmmaker Stu Maddux, will be held at 7:30pm – At The Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores. “Gen Silent” addresses the question, Do LGBT seniors need to go back in the closet? For many LGBT elders the wrenching decision to enter a nursing home is just one of the problems they are facing. Presented by Creative Arts Enterprises, in association with Treece Financial Group, Inc. this event is free and open to the public with street parking. The screening will be followed by a panel of local experts who will address the issues discussed in the film. For more information call Ellen Wedner at 305.573.6477or through e-mail at [email protected]“>[email protected] or Michael Vita: 786-586-4286 or [email protected]“>[email protected].
Wednesday, November 28
Starting tonight and playing through December 2nd the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents ‘It’s A Fabulous Life,” which is the story of a gay man that wishes he was born straight, then gets his wish. This is a makeover of It’s A Wonderful Life and is filled laughter.
This is HOT
After a successful national theatrical release, Kenneth Del Vecchio’s An Affirmative Act – the first-ever courtroom drama about the legalization of gay marriage – is now available on iTunes and DVD. This historic film, released by Screen Media Films and Universal, will be available on VOD beginning December 4. Starring multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, An Affirmative Act tackles the illegality of gay marriage head-on. In this thriller, a lesbian couple are arrested and prosecuted for fraudulently marrying as a “man and woman” in order to obtain equal benefits. Several states had same-sex marriage on their ballots this November, and Kenneth Del Vecchio – a Renaissance Man filmmaker/author/former judge who has brazenly produced one star-filled controversial film after another – created An Affirmative Act as an effort to change the law. LGBT publication Go Magazine wrote, “An Affirmative Act is a masterpiece of artistic commentary.” Echelon Magazine proclaimed the film, “A riveting courtroom drama guaranteed to inflame the passions of the masses.” This landmark film stars Charles Durning (2-time Academy Award, 4-time Golden Globe, 9-time Emmy winner & nominee), Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles), Costas Mandylor (Saw movies; The Pledge), Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner), Randy Jones (Cowboy – “The Village People”), Robert Clohessy (“Boardwalk Empire”; “Oz”), Thomas G. Waites (And Justice For All; The Thing), Rachael Robbins (O.B.A.M. Nude), Jackie Martling (“The Howard Stern Show” ), and Eric Etebari (“Witchblade”; The Lincoln Lawyer).