What’s HOT South Florida (8/08-8/14)
Thursday, August 8
Creative Male (222 NE 25th Street, suite 106, Miami) will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary from 6-10pm with cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and boys in the latest underwear and swimwear. There will also be special discounts throughout the store.
Starting today and going through August 14th, The Pride Factory presents their semi-annual clearance sale with huge savings storewide.
Mix Designer Men’s clothing (2258 Wilton Drive, next to Alibi) is having a HUGE summer clearance starting today with 50% off selected merchandise. The mix is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 11 pm.
Miami Gay men’s Chorus is getting ready for their 15th Gala Season. If you want to become part of their musical family all you need to do is sing for Anthony so he knows what section to put you in. Voice placements will be held: tonight from 7-7:30pm and next Thursday, August 15 from 7-7:30 pm. All voice placements and rehearsals take place at All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach (On the corner of 41st Street and Pine Tree)
Saturday, August 10
The 8th annual Pridelines Gala takes place tonight at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables (180 Aragon Avenue) from 7-11 pm in the hotels historic rotunda. The Gala will be honoring my sista, Josue Santiago, and the Miami Foundation. Tickets are on sale at PrideLines.org
Score will be celebrating their 15th anniversary today with a block party from 5 pm to 12 am and then the party continues inside until 5 am. The night will star DJs Nina Flowers and Paulo and is hosted by Karent Sierra of Bravo’s Housewives of Miami and Commissioner Michael Gongora. For more information see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to ScoreBar.net.
Bill’s presents their monthly D.I.L.F. night, a Levi leather cruise night where leather is requested but not required. Event starts at 9 pm and feature s the sounds of DJ Herbie James. The $5 cover enters you into a raffle for a chance to win $500.
Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents a celebration of Madonna’s birthday, entitled Madonna-Rama, a video and music tribute in the main room with guest DJ Ed Bailey and a performance as Madonna by Erika Norell and cast. Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and patio presents Champagne Bordeaux’s birthday party with hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Larry Larr. 10:30pm with no cover!
The Village Pub presents Trailer Park Trannies hosted by Paula Queen which will be a drag benefit to help send the Village Pub Mayhems to Washington DC for the World Series.
Sunday, August 11
Starting tonight the Village Pub presents Sunday Showcase where they invite the best of the best to come out each week to showcase their talents. Contact the Village pub at 754-200-5244 to set up an audition.
Tuesday, August 13
The monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Power Mixer takes place at Dapur (1620 N Federal Highway) from 6:30-9:00 pm. The $10 entry includes one complimentary Kettle One Cocktail. No RSVP is required. For more info go to MackPlanet.com
Wednesday, August 14
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce & GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month. This month it is held at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Guest Speakers: DOMA Immigration Panel - "The Post DOMA Effects Relative to LGBT Immigration." Registration 11:30 am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:30 pm. Admission is $35 for MDGLCC members and $45 for potential members (with $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 50 persons. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, or by calling 305-673-4440.
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga has announced that the first single from her long-awaited forthcoming album/app ARTPOP is "Applause," and has released its single artwork shot by Inez & Vinoodh. "Applause" will be available worldwide beginning August 19th, and is the first single from the pop icon’s highly anticipated fourth studio album/app ARTPOP, which will hit stores around the world on November 11th through Streamline/Interscope Records. Due to popular audience demand, the pre-order for ARTPOP will also now arrive on August 19th. Fans who visit iTunes on August 19th will be able to purchase the single "Applause" and pre-order their copy of ARTPOP with just one click. The single will also be available at digital retailers across the globe at the same time, and CD pre-orders will be available at Amazon.com and other select retailers. Lady Gaga is set to perform "Applause" for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 25th.
The American Conference of Cantors (ACC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional growth and development of cantors in the Reform movement, has installed openly gay cantor Mark C. Goldman of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation, Fla., as the next president of the conference. Goldman has begun his term as of July 3, 2013, at the ACC’s annual convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit the ACC’s website at ACCantors.org.
This is Hot
Miami’s City Theatre, now in its 18th year of their renowned Summer Shorts Festival, will spread its wings in a new collaboration with Island City Stage to bring an evening of hilarious and provocative short plays. Take 6 actors, 7 playwrights, 4 directors and let them loose with 8 short, provocative, funny and thoroughly entertaining plays that are tailored to explore the values, issues and humor that are relevant to the LGBT and Progressive communities. And just to keep the actors on their toes, they will let the audience decide what play comes next in the evening.
It is perfect summer fun that features brand new never performed plays from local playwrights up close and in your face in South Florida’s hottest intimate theatrical space. "Shorts Gone Wild" is Produced and Conceived under the Artistic Direction of Andy Rogow & John Manzelli
The Company of "Shorts Gone Wild" will include: South Florida playwrights Mark Della Ventura, Chris Demos-Brown, Kim Ehly, Tony Finstrom & Michael Leeds. Directors: Andy Rogow, John Manzelli, Michael Leeds & Kim Ehly. Acting company includes: Nikki Fridh, Rayner Garranchan, AndyQuiroga, Gladys Ramirez, Matt Stabile & Janet Weakly. Set Design by Michael McClain, Costume Design by Peter Lovello, Sound Design by David Hart and Lighting Design by Preston Bircher.
"Shorts Gone Wild" will be performed August 8 - September 1 at Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler, Ft Lauderdale), Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 5 pm. Previews August 8-9, with opening night on August 10. All tickets just $30 and seats are up close and personal.
Get your tickets fast before they’re gone by going to IslandCityStage.org or by calling 954-519-2533.