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This was supposed to be my weekend to relax, but when you are in the magazine business there is hardly ever a dull moment, much less a dull weekend. The weekend started early, on Thursday (although it went all weekend long) with the 31st anniversary of Johnny’s which was combined with the 25th anniversary of Uncle Al working there. Damn, Johnny’s has been serving up the slender boys for a long time. Congratulations to Sean and his entire staff! Friday was the birthday celebration for owner Matty at Matty’s and you will see from the pic page next week that it was a blast. Damn, those grape martinis! Saturday the Sunshine Cathedral featured their first annual Vegas Style Casino night and the place was decorated into Caesars Palace. Congratulations to Corrie Boyd and …

Last Week in Review

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This was supposed to be my weekend to relax, but when you are in the magazine business there is hardly ever a dull moment, much less a dull weekend. The weekend started early, on Thursday (although it went all weekend long) with the 31st anniversary of Johnny’s which was combined with the 25th anniversary of Uncle Al working there. Damn, Johnny’s has been serving up the slender boys for a long time. Congratulations to Sean and his entire staff! Friday was the birthday celebration for owner Matty at Matty’s and you will see from the pic page next week that it was a blast. Damn, those grape martinis! Saturday the Sunshine Cathedral featured their first annual Vegas Style Casino night and the place was decorated into Caesars Palace. Congratulations to Corrie Boyd and the entire church on this fabulous fundraiser. After the church I went to the Dennis Dean Gallery for their relocation celebration. As of October 1st you can see all of Dennis Deans fabulous art at his new gallery located inside the Royal Palms Resort and Spa.

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Later on that night I went to Boardwalk to celebrate Jackson Padgett’s (co-owner of Alibi and Bill’s) birthday with him and his crew. I had a ball there and the place was packed! A very happy birthday to Jackson from the entire Hotspots team!

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Sunday night there were 2 big events. The first was the Voodoo Closing Party at Manor which was also a benefit for Daisy and her other half Raul in order to raise money to keep Raul in the country. All of Daisy’s fans from all over the state showed up to support one of South Florida’s most beloved entertainers in her time of need. This is the precise reason why gay marriage needs to be legalized! The second event was the grand opening of Edison’s Farrow’s Chalet Sundays at the Treehouse starring Kidd Madonny. Now Edison Farrow and SOBE Social Club have a successful Thursday and Sunday. Next Weekend is Celebrate Orgullo, see you all there!

LGBT Events for South Florida

Thursday, September 29

The Pride Factory presents “Create Your Own Sale” from today until October 5th where when you spend $50 you get $5 off and when you spend $100 you get $15 off.

Friday, September 30

The Official Friday Pre-party for Celebrate Orgullo will take place at Heaven Fridays Remixed brought to you by George Coronado at Bar 721. The night will be hosted by Adora, Marcos Carioca and Nico and will be celebrating the birthday of Miami’s own DJ Troy Landon. Hey also feature hot go-go dancers and no cover! This party is sponsored by Inferno Puerto Rico and Give Me A Beat Productions.

The Stable features their monthly disco party, “Turn The Beat Around,” starring Miss Cowpatty and her stable of unique performers.

Club Sugar in association with Milancita.com present giveaways from Leona Lewis’ 3rd CD, “Collide.” The night also stars DJs Jarell and Cyklone ans performances by TP and Sasha Lords.

The Ramrod presents a kick-off party for Extreme Male Enhancement product, “Stiffy Extreme.” Free samples for the first 25 people, after 11 pm.

lgbt-events-south-florida-4Saturday, October 1

Today is the first annual Celebrate Orgullo (Latin Gay Pride) on Miami Beach at 12th street from 12 to 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public and features incredible entertainment (Latin singers, folkloric dance, Female impersonators, a dance contest, etc), booths, food, and much much more. For more information, go to CelebrateOrgullo.com

The official Celebrate Orgullo After parties take place at Score and Bar 721. Inferno Puerto Rico in association with Score brings you the boy’s party which will star DJ/Producer Abel and is also the Inferno Puerto Rico 2012 Kick Off event. The night will also feature giveaways and hot go-go boys!

Pandora Events brings the official women’s dance event to Bar 721 with their monthly La Descarga party. The night stars DJ Pat Pat, go-go girls and live entertainment. Please support all the official Celebrate Orgullo events as they supported this important event!

The Manor presents DJ Oren Nizri’s birthday bash in the Epic nightclub with a special performance by recording artist Faith Michaels. As Always, don’t forget the Latin Lounge and patio with DJ Larry Larr with this week’s special entertainment by Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 2011) and La Radisson. 10 pm with no cover!

lgbt-events-south-florida-5Tuesday, October 4

Bravo will cool off and fall into fashion with the premiere of two brand new series  – “Mad Fashion” at 10:00 p.m. with over-the-top designer Chris March and “Fashion Hunters” at 10:30 p.m. featuring the team at New York City’s Second Time Around consignment shop.  For more information, visit BravoTV.com. Former Project Runway alum, Chris March, has something up his sleeve in “Mad Fashion” From start to finish, viewers will see March and his eccentric crew as they create one-of-a-kind designs for his high-profile clientele. No creation or idea is too crazy for this team as they design Jennifer Coolidge’s Mardi-Gras float ensemble and model Chrissy Teigen’s gown for the MET Costume Gala. Tensions rise as March pushes the boundaries of fashion and challenges his clients’ comfort zones. In the end, will the design fulfill the client’s fashion fantasy or will it turn out to be more than they can handle?

Wednesday, October 5

Scandals Saloon premieres their Poker tournament with Peter at 7 pm at the dance floor bar with Jabba. For more details visit ScandalsFLA.com

Hot Stuff

CoCo Bar is now open 7 days a week from 4 pm to 5am, so check them out!

This is Hot

Image Entertainment is delighted to present the Divine Miss M’s triumphant return to Las Vegas with Bette Midler:The Showgirl Must Go On, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4th.  The New York Times exults, “Like all great showgirls, she [Midler] may wear sequins like a second skin, but the woman underneath is all flesh and blood, humor and heart.”  The $10 million extravaganza played over 300 performances in a nearly three-year run at the famed Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace.  The Blu-ray is $24.98 and the DVD’s is $19.98.   Taped before thousands in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the 70-minute cavalcade features many of Ms. Midler’s colorful and classic stage and screen characters.  

lgbt-events-south-florida-7lgbt-events-south-florida-8Joining her on the gargantuan stage is an energetic corps of talented performers, including the staggering Harlettes, twenty dazzling dancers she calls The Caesar Salad Girls and a 13-piece band.  Ms. Midler’s superstar power shines in renditions of her immortal songs including “The Rose,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “From a Distance,” “Hello in There” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.”  The production is nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. In a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Ms. Midler has won four Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, a special Tony Award and been nominated for two Academy Awards.  Some of her most memorable films include “The Rose,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “Ruthless People,” “Beaches,” “The First Wives Club” and “For the Boys.” Bette Midler:The Showgirl Must Go On, was produced by Midler and Seanne Farmer; directed by Midler; executive produced by Midler; choreographed by Toni Basil with original stage production conceived and directed by Midler. Damn, Bette does everything and that’s why she is such a powerhouse in Hollywood!

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