In Issue 12
The 32nd anniversary of Pride South Florida’s Pridefest takes place this weekend, Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd at Holiday Park/War Memorial Auditorium. For more information check out their schedule and ads on pages 16 through 19.
Thursday, March 19
Broward House, Broward County’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization will rededicate it’s Client Service Center located at 2800 N. Andrews Ave. in Wilton Manors at 4 pm after extensive remodeling and improvements to the facility. Being recognized with plaques at this dedication will be Broward County Commissioners Ilene Lieberman, Kristin Jacobs, Stacy Ritter, Ken Keechl, Lois Wexler, Sue Gunzburger, John Rodstrom, Diana Wasserman-Rubin and Josephus Eggelletion, plus the Wilton Manors mayor and commission including Gary Resnick, Tom Green, Justin Flippen, Ted Galatis and Scott Newton. The reception, hosted by Pinnacle Constructors, will honor the David Gendal Family Foundation and Broward County for their financial contributions which enabled the remodeling to be done.
Lina Marie and her team invites you to the grand opening of Temptation Thursdays at Krystal Kendall. The night will be themed Fantasy Carnaval and stars DJ George Ferrero, Vegas Dion, Maite West, TP Lords and guests. Doors open at 9 pm with no cover before 11 pm and only $5 thereafter.
Starting today through the 25th Pride Factory features a pride sale with $10 off you purchase of $50 or more and $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.
Friday, March 20
The Boardwalk presents super video star Zeb Atlas tonight through Sunday with two shows each night for your enjoyment!
Liquid Fridays at the Living Room presents the official opening event for Pridefest 2009.
The Depot premieres WOOF Fridays with DJ Sol (Woofest and Bear Voyage) spinning from 6 pm until 10 pm.
Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster invites you to celebrate Latin Pride on Pridefest Weekend. The night will be hosted and feature performances by Louis of CircleJerkBoys.com. In addition the night will star Erika Norell with special guests Gloria Klein and Monica Moore, Hot Go-Go papis and DJ Juan Carlos spinning your Latin favorites all night long.
Saturday, March 21
The official Pride after party tonight is at Sidelines starting at 9 pm. If you stop by their booth at Pridefest you will get a free drink chip for the after party as well as other goodies.
Bill’s presents international recording artist AMUKA performing her hits “Miss You,” “Appreciate Me,” “I want More,” “My Man” and more. Showtime is at midnight and there is no cover!
Starting tonight the Stable presents late-nite pig pile with Dan from 1 am to 3 am.
BigMuscle.com and BigMuscleLeather.com present SIN, a pride party at Jackhammer starring DJ Larry Monteleone, with no cover all night long!
The Depot invites you to celebrate with them as they celebrate their 1 year anniversary.
Sunday, March 22
Jackhammer presents iconic DJ Robbie Leslie for their Pride dance, which opens at 6 pm and goes to 2 am with no cover.
Voodoo Lounge, Wendy Tacione and Gary Santis present “Where The Boys Are,” a spectacular gay pride celebration, starting at 7 pm and starring DJ’s Tony Moran and Jarell. The night features no cover before 8:30 pm.
Noche Latina Sunday T at Club 11 invites you to an after Pridefest Latin party where the first 100 people will receive a free Latin Pride CD compiled by DJ Roque.
Monday, March 23
Bill’s presents RuPaul’s Drag Race finale hosted by contestant and top 3 finalist Rebecca Glasscock.
Tuesday, March 24
Planeta Macho at Score, in association with Granda Entertainment and White Lion/Universal Music Latin Entertainment, presents the WMC Latin Showcase introducing Jeri Sandoval direct from Baranquilla, Columbia. The night will also star DJ George Ferrero on the main floor and DJ Ruben and Ricardito La la la and his hot dancers on the 2nd floor.
Wednesday, March 25
Rock Hard presents its grand opening event from 6 to 10 pm which will be a benefit for Tuesday’s Angels. They will be donating 20% of the sales from the evening as well as raising funds from a raffle. The event is sponsored by the Naked Grape Wine Bar, Swiss Navy Products and Wet.
Nine DJ’s and dance music fans will come together once again for Keep On Dancin’, a series of fundraising events to remember Mel Cheren. Mel was the financial backer of the legendary Paradise Garage nightclub. Mel later became known affectionately as “The Godfather of Disco” for his championing of DJs, dance music and club culture from the early days of the disco movement. The music pioneer and activist died December 7, 2007 from complications of HIV/AIDS. DJ’s Jellybean Benitez, Erv, Quentin Harris, Hex Hector, Jovonn, Danny Krivit, Eric Kupper, John Mateo and Victor Rosado will all hit the decks at Keep On Dancin’ Miami to pay tribute to Cheren with dance music from and inspired by the Paradise Garage. Performer Dawn Tallman will also take the stage for a special tribute performance. This will take place from 9 pm to 5 am at SCORE (727 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach). Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at KeepOnDancin09.com or $20 at the door. Special $10 tickets will be available at the door with a Winter Music Conference badge or Paradise Garage ID.
Anthony DiCocco (Las Vegas); Rick (HOR-waiian) Ruttan; Robert Eldridge; Mark Cole; John (Sonja); Todd (Virginia Ham); Cliff (Chiffon) Flowers; Michael (Bo’s Barber Shop); Marciel Castro; Patrick C.; Joseph Dang; and Mike Vonder Meulen. Our very best wishes to all of you, and to those we may have missed – Happy Birthday!
Russ Johanson and Chris Burdekin (Jackhammer) celebrate 17 years together on March 26th. Our very best wishes to you both!
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Anthony Niedwiecki, a longtime and dedicated LGBT rights advocate, has won his election in Oakland Park, part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. As the top vote getter in the race Anthony will become Vice Mayor in 2010 and Mayor in 2011.
Only 3 weeks left to purchase your chance to win $1,000 to help pay your mortgage or rent. Tickets are just $2.00. Drawing will be April 6 at 10 pm at Scandals Saloon. Winner need not be present to win!
Congratulations to the Stable, who won the 2009 Best Theme Night Sleazy Award for Underwear Tuesdays. We would also like to congratulate all the other winners of this year’s Sleazy’s. In addition, we would like to congratulate Guido for another fabulous event (or should we say events as it encompassed 3 events this year?). Take a look at the pictures on pages 58 and 59.
Congratulations go out to Orlando’s own Leigh Shannon, who won the title of Miss Metropolitan Continental Elite last week at Revolution Nightclub. Leigh can be seen every Wednesday at Studio 54 at the Parliament House or at her store Ritzy Rags.
Revolution Nightclub will present a very special fundraiser for Leigh, starring the Leigh Shannon’s Illusions In Revue Show, on Thursday, April 2nd in the Majestic Theater. The show, which starts at 9 pm, will star the characters of Bette Midler, Reba, Cher, Madonna, Donna Summer and more. All funds and donations will help Leigh go to Chicago and bring the crown home to Florida.
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