Last Tuesday, was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer at it took place at Timpano Chop House on Las Olas and once again was a busy networker. On Wednesday, the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Last Tuesday, was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer at it took place at Timpano Chop House on Las Olas and once again was a busy networker. On Wednesday, the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (October 10-13, 2013), continued its monthly movie series “954 GLOW” (Gays & Lesbians on Wednesdays) by presenting “Pit Stop,” at 8 pm at the Gateway theater. On Thursday the GLBX held their Quarterly Luncheon entitled “Broward Equality Means Business Roundtable” at the Hyatt Pier Top. There luncheons are usually successful, but this was by far the busiest! Later that night, Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag (Pride Flag), received the Key to the City of Miami Beach by Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and Commissioner Deede Weithorn. The ceremony was held at the Miami Botanical Garden. Saturday was a busy night. In Miami TP Lords took over her new residency at Coliseum Miami with Music by International superstar DJ Theresa. The night also celebrated the birthday of my friend, Raul Vegas. At Score Hilton Wolman’s Salvation presented DILF 2.0, a tribute to Tom of Finland which starred DJ/Producer Brett Henrichsen and was hosted by Juan Pablo Castro. In Fort Lauderdale Epic Saturdays at the Manor presented 2 big events. In the Ballroom they presented Carmen Carrera of RuPaul’s Drag Race on her Beautiful Showgirl Tour with the sounds of DJ Oren Nizri. Also, Noche Latina Saturdays’ Papi party in the Latin Lounge and Patio presented an official preliminary for the Celebrate Orgullo dance contest that was hosted by Viva Mirage and Erika Norell. The winning couple will represent NLS at the finals. On Sunday The Leather Men’s Brotherhood presented their annual leather auction at Scandals from 1-5pm and once again many of the leather community came out to model and to purchase to raise money for a good cause. Later on The Ramrod presented the Softball League’s after party with a free BBQ at 4:30pm.
Thursday, September 19
The Village Pub presents Jump Start Thursdays at 9pm starring Sharde Ross, Anastasia Ross and Dee Dee Van Carter. The show is followed by high NRG dance music with VJ Scott.
Join a fun group of guys for an ongoing freestyle male Life Drawing Class from 6pm – 9pm. All levels welcome – explore your creativity and please bring your art supplies. All forms of art including drawing, painting, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, acrylic or oil. This event will be held in a private studio at Leather Werks in Ft. Lauderdale, with guest artists from the community attending. $25 admission with advance reservation, and $35 walk ins – (subject to available space) and there is no bundle or long term commitment. Ira C. Smith is scheduled to be their first guest artist. To secure a reservation (and a guaranteed spot – space is limited) please send your name and phone number to [email protected] and you will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word CLASS in the subject line to weed out spam.
Starting today and going through September 25, Creative Male (222 NE 25th Street, #106, Miami) is featuring a storewide sale with everything reduced 25% including previously reduced merchandise.
Friday, September 20
Dapur will be celebrating their 2 year anniversary with a “Red and White Party” from 8pm to 12 am to benefit the Ann Stock Center. There will be a special performance by Rey Wowow Productions, as well as DJ Misha and VIP goodie bags. Suggested attire is Red or White.
The Smart Ride presents a Fundraiser Tupperware party starring Dixie Longate at 8pm at C & I Studios (541 NW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale). Regular admission is $35 and VIP admission is $100 and includes premier seating and open bar courtesy of The Village Pub. For tickets go online to TheSmartRide.org or call 866-696-7701.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its 2nd installment of the “Building a New Foundation” Networking Series Luncheons with an engaging presentation by Bill Warren of “Benefits Design Resources, Inc“. Be part of the discussion to understand how the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will affect or benefit you as a self-employed individual, an employee or as a business owner. This event takes place at The LGBT Visitor Center (1130 Washington in Miami Beach) from 11:30pm – 1:30pm. Space is limited and admission is $15 for members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, by email [email protected] or by phone at 305-673-4440.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents the Video Release party of “ChaCha” from Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 5 and Manor Cast member Serena Cha Cha. The night will also star TP, Estephania as well as DJs JPS and Miik.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance starring DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Saturday, September 21
Coliseum Miami presents Drag superstar Nina Flowers of RuPaul’s Drag Race in a rare Drag Performance (as of late she has been concentrating on her DJing). This will be her first Miami drag performance in almost 3 years!
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents Madonna’s MDNA World Tour DVD Releaase Party with music by celebrity DJ and Madonna friend, Tracy Young! In the Latin Room Noche Latina Saturdays presents the weekly hot party Papi hosted by Viva Mira with special guest Athena Dion, HOT Latin Papi dancers and DJ Larry Larr spinning all your Latin favorites. 10:30pm to 4am with NO COVER!
Smarty Pants has been celebrating their 10 year anniversary all month long and today they feature breakfast with Shawn and Fritz from 8am to 1pm and a special anniversary showcase featuring Sally West, Robin Swallows and their Karaoke contest winners Steve and Oz.
Discotekka presents “House Arrest” featuring DJ Jalil Z.
Sunday, September 22
Smarty Pants features the Flamingo Auto Groups 10th annual Classic Car Show from noon to 4 pm in their parking lot.
The Boardwalk presents their annual Employee Turnabout where they invite you to come and see the entire staff of hunky bartenders in full drag. Show starts at 7pm and goes till midnight.
Monday, September 23
Rumors presents their first annual Turnabout at 9pm to benefit Florida Initiative For Suicide Prevention, Inc. (F.I.S.P). They will feature a red carpet, awards and great entertainment including Daisy Deadpetals, Brenda Betweenya, Missy MooseKnuckles, Felicity Umbridge, and Kiki Carmichael.
Hitchhikers beware! RuPaul is behind the wheel, and picking up passengers on the streets of Hollywood! RuPaul Drives… is the brand-new webseries produced by World of Wonder. And it’s about to get REAL. “Everyone in LA needs a lift; spiritually and physically” said the Supermodel of the World, “from drag racing to a leisure drive, I always enjoy being behin d the wheel.” The concept is simple, every episode RuPaul will chauffeur a special guest vagabond with no clear destination in sight. These drifters paint the town with she-larious moments, sprinkled with bite size gems of RuPaul’s wisdom. Tune in every Monday when a new pilgrim will ‘tuck’ into RuPaul’s charriot. The list includes Courtney Stodden, Henry Rollins, Agnes, Lady Bunny, The Drag Race Pit Crew, Alyssa Edwards, Chad Michaels and many more. Hitch a ride on RuPaul Drives… only on World of Wonder’s YouTube channel WOW Presents every Monday!
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About a year ago when I heard that they were making a movie about Liberace’s life I was a bit skeptical on how it would turn out. However, I could not have been more wrong, as this made for TV movie was AMAZING in every aspect and in my opinion is a must see for all gay men. Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star as the legendary Liberace and his young lover, Scott, Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub. This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace (Michael Douglas), the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time. The story focuses on Liberace’s tempestuous relationship with Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) during a time when Liberace was at the peak of his popularity but remained closeted as a homosexual. Featuring a pair of electrifying performances by Douglas and Damon who are both Emmy nominated), Behind the Candelabra captures the essence of Liberace’s appeal while reminding viewers how different attitudes were at the time. The movie also stars Rob Lowe, Dan Aykrod, Debbie Reynolds and many more and is available on DVD for $19.95 and on Blu-ray for $24.95. Wolfe Video has them on sale now for $17.96 for the DVD and only $19.95 for the Blu-ray.