What’s HOT :: South Florida (6/21-6/28)
Well after Memorial Day weekend and Gay Days we had one weekend of down time and then all the events started happening again! Thursday started out with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual donation to the Miami Foundation’s GLBT Community Projects Fund at the Bacardi Headquarters in Coral Gables with which was sponsored by Grey Goose. Friday night I stayed in and cleaned my house so that FEMA wouldn’t condemn it. Saturday was the grand opening of the new retail store Great and Young around the corner from the Gateway Theater on Sunrise Blvd. Great clothes and accessories at great prices! While there say hello to owners Robert and Steven and tell them Hotspots sent you. Saturday early evening the Pride Wind Ensemble presented their concert "Music of Our Lives" which according to Hotspots’ Business Manager Brian Burda "Was Amazing" (ok, ok, I can’t make every event). Later that Night Discotekka celebrated their 5th anniversary in style with a Circus themed event with over the top productions and decor. Congrats to Joe, Wendy, Alison (mama bear), Vegas, Danny, Milancita and their entire staff on 5 fabulous years! Sunday afternoon, the Leather Masked Ball featured one of their benefit Pool parties at Inn Leather. Later that night was the annual Miss & Mr. Stonewall pageant at Bill’s. Congratulations to winners Deja Devonier and Malik (spelling by chance). You can see them both in the Stonewall Parade next Sunday.
Thursday, June 21
The Dugout Sports Bar (Midtown Miami 3215 NE 2nd Ave), Miami’s only gay sports bar will have its grand opening at
The Stonewall national Museum & Archives presents a free Pop Up Museum at The Gables Wilton Park (2190 Wilton Drive) until Sunday night with special events today, tomorrow and Sunday. For the exact events see the ad in this week’s magazine or go to StonewallNationalMuseum.org.
In honor of Stonewall weekend Bill’s presents a Wet Briefs Contest at 11 pm hosted by Alexis Couture. Sign up is at 10:30 and the winner gets $50 in cash with the first runner up getting a $25 bar tab. The audience decides the winner so bring your friends. Bills will be providing the briefs and the towels.
From today until June 27 the Pride Factory presents 15% off all Rainbow Gear.
POP Fever Thursdays at Score presents a "Magic Mike" movie release party featuring an Amateur stripper contest, participate and win some cash. Deejays Daisy D & AJ Reddy with no cover.
Smarty Pants features Jennifer McClain’s monthly performance from 8 pm till midnight.
From today until June 25th The Outlet by Anthony features a Pride Weekend Blowout Sale with up to 90% off everything in the store. While you are there enter to win a $2,000 shopping spree giveaway.
Friday, June 22
Marytrini will celebrate the 1st anniversary of Wet Bar, (1728 SW 8th St), and she tells me that she has many surprises for the anniversary celebration!
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents "The Best of Kylie Minogue" album release party with videos and giveaways! Music & videos by DJ Willy G and hosted by The Pennyback Boyz
Saturday, June 23
The MDGLCC will feature their annual gala this year themed the Orange Gala and held at the Hilton Miami Downtown. To purchase tickets for the Orange Gala or for more information go to GayBizMiami.com or call 305-673-4440.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents their 2nd annual Pride Bear Pool Party hosted by Chad Bush with DJ Daddy O.
Rosie’s is featuring an 80’s T Dance from 6 to 9 pm with Rehoboth DJ Jeff Harrison and then at 10 pm they feature the Wig Dance with big prizes for big hair. Contest at 10 pm.
Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor presents one of their most packed parties of the year, Puerto Rican Pride. The night will star Viva Mirage, special guests, DJ Larry Larr and feature the annual "Hot Boricua Contest" with $300 in cash and prizes. In the main room the Manor features DJ Kidd Madonny with a performance by Erika Norell.
Score’s Bigger Saturdays Summer Fusion brings the fierce beats of Deejays Gigi & Paul De Leo. The night will also be a birthday celebration for South Beach’s Diva, Asia Aviance.
Sunday, June 24
The annual Stonewall Summer Pride takes place today from 12 noon to 10 pm with the twilight parade at 7 pm. The event will star Andy Bell, Johnny McGovern, Mary Griffin and many more including Grand Marshall Bruce Vilanch. For more info see the feature in this week’s mag or go to StonewallSummerPride.com
In honor of Stonewall Summer Pride, Matty’s presents Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday at 6 pm live at their outdoor stage.
Rosie’s has brought back the big tent with DJ James Leombruno, and for those of you have been there before you know the tent gets packed and is a fun place to be!
Scandals Saloon proudly presents their monthly Gospel Jubilee at 6 pm with this month’s theme being "Pride of Ages" and starring the one and only Lady Fancy and featuring the Jubilettes Choir and the brothers and sisters celebrating the best in old fashioned Southern Gospel music.
The Ramrod presents their yearly free barbecue before the Stonewall Parade, starting at 4 pm.
Boom is celebrating gay pride all weekend long, but tonight will be extra special as they feature the Jackhammer T Dance 3rd anniversary at Boom with DJs Richie Rich and Frank Corr.
The Depot invites you to celebrate Pride and get wet at their Pride T Dance starting at 2 pm. Pride T will star legendary DJ Bill Hallquist as well as guest bartender Rich Rodriguez, Mr. Ramrod 2010.
Dudes Bar presents an after pride Leather vs. Bear party starring DJ Jeffrey Jacobs. The event will support local charities.
Club Sugar in south Miami premiers Salpica Sundays hosted by the talented Teresita La Caliente with special guests every week. The show time is at 11:30 pm (doors open at 9:30 pm). For reservations call 786-970-3836.
Monday, June 25
The Stable presents the Lady Fancy Show at 8 pm and this week Lady Fancy will come in character as Marilyn Monroe. This will be the perfect wind down to a bust Stonewall Summer Pride Weekend!
Tuesday, June 26
Planeta Macho one of the Hottest Latin parties on Miami Beach celebrates the release of "The Amazing Spiderman." The night feature shows by The Queen of comedy Mariloly, Latin beats by DJ George Ferrero and Teresita "La Caliente" and her HOT Male dancers on the 2nd level.
Wednesday, June 27
Bill’s presents the next global superstar, direct from the "Ellen Show" and star of "Vampire Diaries" Kat Graham live in concert on the main stage at 11 pm performing her debut club jam "Put Your Graffiti on Me."
James Turley, Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young and a Board member of the Boy Scouts of America, announced tonight that he supports an end to the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders. In a statement issued tonight by Ernst & Young, Turley said that he will work from within the Boy Scouts as a national board member to help change their policies. "Ernst & Young is proud to have such a strong record in LGBT inclusiveness. As CEO, I know that having an inclusive culture produces the best results, is the right thing for our people and makes us a better organization. My experience has led me to believe that an inclusive environment is important throughout our society and I am proud to be a leader on this issue," Turley said. "I support the meaningful work of the Boy Scouts in preparing young people for adventure, leadership, learning and service, however the membership policy is not one I would personally endorse. As I have done in leading Ernst & Young to being a most inclusive organization, I intend to continue to work from within the BSA Board to actively encourage dialogue and sustainable progress."
The World Erotic Museum (1205 Washington Avenue) has extended the Tom of Finland Male Masterworks exhibit through July 31. The exhibit features 20 original drawings, amazing slideshow and 20 vintage magazine articles. For more information call 305-532-9336 or go to: WEAM.com
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