What’s HOT :: South Florida (6/14-6/21)
Last Friday Rosie’s featured a benefit to re-elect Sheriff Al Lamberti and many of the movers and shakers of Broward County came out to support our wonderful sheriff! On Saturday Bloomingdale’s Aventura presented "Cooking With Pride" in The Main Course Kitchen on Level 3. Ernest Walton of the Palace, utilized Bloomingdale’s state-of-the-art cookware and equipment as he demonstrated preparation of two of the Palace’s favorite dishes: the grouper and shrimp ceviche along with the basil penne pasta. Miss Palace 2011 and one of Palace’s regular cast members, Noel Leon, assisted Ernest, for an entertaining presentation. Everyone who attended was able to sample the fare and receive a copy of the recipe. Sunday was a busy day in Fort Lauderdale as Depot presented their monthly Fuzz T for Bears and their admirers and once again it was packed with plenty bears floating in the pool. The Royal Palms also had their monthly T dance and as usual they packed them in. Later on that night Leslie Jordan performed to a packed house at The Alibi (by the way, check out the new outside bar at the Alibi, which looks AMAZING!). Hey this was supposed to be one of 2 relaxing weekends between the combo weekends of Memorial Day/Gaydays and Stonewall Pride/St Pete Pride and yet there are just too many events for a guy to relax!
Also, this past weekend was Key West Pride which I am told was once again a huge success!
Thursday, June 14
Smarty Pants’ Thursday Spectacular Showcase features the talents of Nikki Adams tonight with 2 shows at 8 and 10 pm.
POP Fever Thursdays at Score presents a Magic Mike movie release party featuring an amateur stripper contest where you can win $$. The night stars DJs AJ Reddy and Daisy D with no cover.
The Pride Factory is featuring a sale on Private Structure Underwear from today until June 20. The sale price is only $10 each or 2 for $15 (while quantities last).
Friday, June 15
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score celebrates the release of Cher Lloyd’s single "Want you back." Music & Videos by DJ Willy G and hosted by The Pennyback Boyz.
Saturday, June 16
Discotekka, located in the heart of downtown Miami, celebrates their 5 years of dance-tastic existence tonight. When it opened its doors Discotekka brought Miami a vivid and bright new party alternative to the gay community and have become pioneers in their theme parties and events and their immense venue. Discotekka stands not only at the vanguard of house music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole. Since opening, Discotekka has been continually recognized as one of the best places to dance! The Anniversary will be featuring NYC’s newest house music’s breakout star of the year DJ/producer Billy Lace. The many faces, characters and acts that have paraded thru Discotekka that may have caused laughter, joy, and occasional gasp or a teary-eyed moment, will be summed up in the anniversary theme party "CIRCUS." Along with Milancita, one of South Florida’s favorite promoters and Danny Villar witness Discotekka’s greatest Show yet! Vegas as the Ringleader directs TP Lords as she takes stage for an unforgettable production along with the untamed Gina Di Angelo and the Statuesque Athena Dion. Far more than the decor, the fabulous music, and the great entertainment, it will be a night to have fun and celebrate what for 5 years our patrons have helped grow and evolve. Table reservations are highly recommended (Milancita.com - 305-393.6344). Doors will open at 10pm and complimentary champagne will be served in celebration from 11pm to midnight.
Great and Young (943 NE 19th Avenue, behind the Gateway Theatre), an all men’s exclusive clothing and accessories store will be celebrating their grand opening at 7pm. For more information go to: GreatAndYoung.com
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will proudly present "The Music of Our Lives." This one night only concert will begin at 8pm and will take place in the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. For this concert, audience members will see and hear the amazing talent for which the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble has become known. Their concert will feature small ensembles and soloists from the band along with some amazing local talent, including vocalists Tim Gibbs and Bob Pagano, and trombonist Gregory Campbell. The music being performed spans all music genres. You’ll hear classical favorites such as the "Flight of the Bumble Bee" mixed right alongside modern day hits by Lady Gaga and Freddie Mercury! Special effects, lighting and wonderful backdrops will set the themes for all of these numbers. Tickets are only $25.00 and may be purchased by calling the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222 or by visiting the website at BrowardCenter.org.
Score in association with Christian Drak & Youss Chris brings you "DIVOTICA." Experience the sound, lights, costumes, visuals and men of Madrid (Spain) newest Gay party. Featuring DJ SR. EDU and warm up set by DJ Alex Infiniti.
The Queen Extravaganza touring concert show designed to showcase the glorious music and the live experience of the legendary rock band Queen comes to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 8 p.m. Tickets are $59, $49 and $39*. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.
Sunday, June 17
(It’s Fathers Day, so make sure you get something nice for your Dad and your daddy...LOL)
The Leather Masked Ball presents a pool party (a benefit for the Leather Masked Ball 7 taking place on November 23), "Daddy’s Beer Splash," at Inn Leather. The party is from 1 to 5 pm and features DJ Jimmy P. There is a $10 donation at the door which includes beer and light food. LeatherMaskedBall.org
The Depot Cabana Bar & Grill presents, fresh from GayDays, DJ Wendy Hunt spinning Poolside for their weekly T Dance from 2 to 6 pm with guest bartender Debbie from Sidelines.
Trannie Palace at Bill’s presents the annual Miss and Mr. Stonewall Pageant. Watch Velvet LeNore and Keith Allen give up their titles and find out who the new court will be.
Monday, June 18
The Annual Miss Alibi Turnabout Pageant, which is the Official Opening Party for the Stonewall Street Festival, takes place tonight at 9 pm. The theme this year is "Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?" Turnabout will be a fundraiser for "The Trevor Project." For more information contact Scot Newell at 954-895-7268 or e-mail Scot at Scot4@aol.com or see the feature in this week’s magazine.
Wednesday, June 20
The Stable presents the DRAGO 2nd year anniversary at 8pm. Miss Candy Cornhole-Cox is holding a "Pajama Bingo Party" to celebrate her 2nd year hosting Wednesday night Drago. Prize awarded for best pajama costume PLUS cash, bar tabs and other great prizes for Bingo winners.
Michael Vita, formerly Secretary/Treasurer and board member of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has joined Treece Financial Group as Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Mr. Vita will be responsible for media relations, seminars and promotional materials. Treece Financial Group is a gay-owned and operated financial services and investment advisory firm that specializes in issues relating to the LGBT Community.
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