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What’s Hot May 14th 2009

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What’s hot around town, what to do, where to go and the hottest toys and gifts! A week ago Saturday was the 50th birthday party of owner Joe Marcella at Discotekka. Boy did they spend some serious cash on 50’s décor for the Grease themed event. Congrats to Joe, Wendy, Vegas and Danny for always delivering fabulousness and a special happy birthday from the entire Hotspots team to Joe. Last Thursday from 6 to 9 pm was the grand opening of Adams Interiors on Federal Highway on Furniture Row. When I arrived at 7 pm, there were no parking spots and it took me 10 minutes to find a spot. The store was jammed to support Big Mike and his team as well as to see and purchase some of the nicest and unique furniture South Florida has ever seen. Also on Thursday was the grand opening of 3D Thursdays at Sea Monster with DJ D Roller and hosted by Nikki Adams. This is a new alternative to your Thursday night plans and stays open until 4am, so check it out. Friday was the monthly (2nd Friday of the month) Sexy Bear contest at Bill’s hosted by Miss Kitty and Matthew Rush. They had 7 contestants, which they narrowed down to 3 and in the end the hot Freddy won. Now that was one sexy, hairy Latin man! On Saturday was the first day of celebration of Sidelines’ 3 year anniversary and the troops were out to party as the bar was jam packed. Congrats to Laurie, Marty and Jennifer for 3 fab years, and we will apprise you of the rest of the anniversary weekends festivities in next week’s magazine.

The Pride Factory presents their annual huge spring clearance sale from today until next Thursday. This is the time to get some of the fabulous items you have been wanting at a very reduced price!

Friday, May 15

Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster celebrates their 11th Anniversary Extravaganza, The Pirates of the Sea. The night stars recording artist Shelina (the Dominican diva) singing her sassy new single “Vivir Sin Tu Amor” plus her other hits, Erika Norell, Champagne Bordeaux and DJs Roque and Billy Hallquist. They will also feature HOT Go-Go papis, a free raffle where 1 person will win a treasure worth over $1,100 and hundreds of other giveaways. For more info visit NocheLatinaFridays.com.
Outrage premieres today at the Gateway 4 and other theaters. From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States’ most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they’ve inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media’s complicity in keeping their secrets. With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), Outrage probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures and much more.
The Alibi presents a benefit for Nancy’s House. For more information visit NancysHouse.org

The Boardwalk in conjunction with RandyBlue.com present Chris Rockway tonight, tomorrow and Sunday with 2 shows nightly. They will also be celebrating the birthday of FabScout owner Howard Marr all weekend long!
Scandals & The Stable is hosting a birthday weekend celebration for Ismael “ISH” Cintron with all proceeds to benefit American Heart Association.  Event scheduled: Porn Bingo with Guido at The Stable tonight and then on Saturday at Scandals Saloon: Bartender Auction Silent Auction (over 100 prizes) 50/50 Raffle and then Sunday at The Stable: FREE breakfast buffet; FREE pizza late afternoon features the Lady Fancy Show where ISH will guest bartend starting at noon.

Saturday, May 16

City Side Lounge in Tampa turns nineteen this year and can’t wait to get all of our friends together to celebrate! Nineteen years giving the GLBT community a place to call their own isn’t an easy reputation to build, and the folks at City Side and The WOW Lounge, (their posh smoke-free bar) are proud to keep serving you up the friendliest staff in Tampa! So make sure you stop by and celebrate with them at their 19th anniversary BLACK AND BLUE Ball! Enjoy Double M Band, Sandi Moody and other performers from their Signature Series as well as Karaoke in the WOW Lounge after 9 pm with Stormin’ Normie and MUCH MORE! Raffles and prizes, terrific drink specials, and of course the charming and professional staff that makes City Side your favorite neighborhood bar! Wear your best Black and Blue attire for a chance at even more fabulous prizes!  City Side and The WOW Lounge can’t wait to WOW you, and remember: good friends meet at City Side and The Wow Lounge… 19 years and going strong!

Michael Tronn and Bigger Saturdays at Score present the return of Anthem with the theme of “In The Garden” and celebrating Michael Stanley’s birthday. The night will star DJ Paulo with shows by Kitty Meow. Cover is only $15, but free if you wear an Anthem tank top until midnight.  

The second night of the Nancy’s House benefit weekend takes place at Bills from 9 pm to 3 am with performances by Aaliyah Shane and hosted by Nikki Adams.
The Community Health Fair, Mind, Body and Spirit, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm at the GLCC new campus at 2040 North Dixie Highway. They will feature free admission and free testing including, hearing, mammograms, HIV, blood pressure checks, vision, acupuncture, meditation techniques, spiritual guidance and nutritional guidance. For more information call Janet Vargas at 954-463-9005 or Lynn Corning at 754-422-6671.
Smarty Pants presents Amatuer Drag War at 9:30 pm hosted by Veronica Daniels with a cash prize for the winner. Contestants must register before May 13th by calling or stopping by the bar.

Sunday, May 17

Tonight feature an enforced dress code in the Gauntlet at the Ramrod where it is going to be a cologne and flip-flop free, cigar friendly space for South Florida’s leather community.

Tuesday, May 19
Matty’s presents Ultimat Martini Madness from 7 to 9 pm hosted by Nicolette and Dale Madison and is a benefit for the Poverello Center. The night will feature 50/50 raffle, silent auction and a live auction to win a date with Brendan (personal trainer at Island City Fitness).

Wednesday, May 20th
The SAVE Dade Board of Directors are pleased to present the SAVE Dade Champions of Equality Awards today from 6:30 – 9:00 pm with a cocktail reception, awards and silent auction  at Karu & Y Ultralounge, 71 NW 14th Street, Miami. The awards go to Miami-Dade County commissioners, former executive director of SAVE Dade, and the University of Miami’s UM for Equality student group.  Admission is $75.00 per person, and the dress code is business attire or casual chic. More than 150 civic leaders and community luminaries will attend the reception. Tickets can be purchased at SaveDade.org/champions.html or by calling 305-751-7283.
The Alibi presents a Golden Girls tribute to Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty. Come as your favorite Golden Girl and win prizes.


Tim Gunn, TV personality and fashion consultant, will make an appearance at Kate Spade at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and Town Center at Boca Raton during his Spring Style Tour.  Tim will be sharing his expert style advice and offering tips on taking a chance with personal style.  The Galleria–Friday, May 15 from 4 pm to 6 pm Town Center at Boca Raton–Saturday, May 16 from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Kate Spade at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2414 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Kate Spade at Town Center at Boca Raton 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

Even though Absolut® Vodka celebrates pride every day, the world’s most iconic vodka is proud to pay special tribute to four decades of gay pride with a limited-edition Absolut Pride bottle that marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The special bottle package, which features a hopeful rainbow design that has become an iconic symbol of gay pride, honors the men and women who stepped out of the bars and fought back on the streets of New York City’s West Village during the summer of 1969. The limited-edition Absolut Pride bottle, containing a 750ml bottle of Absolut, is available in select markets beginning in April. For more information and cocktail recipes celebrating the colors of Pride, log on to Absolut.com/colors.

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Armed with a magical love potion and empowered by dazzling musical fantasies, struggling with his identity and acceptance, adorable teen Timothy (dreamy Tanner Cohen, As the World Turns) turns his narrow-minded town gay while capturing the heart of Jonathon (buff Nathaniel David Becker), the rugby jock of his dreams. Also starring Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Broadway star Judy McLane (Mamma Mia), Zelda Williams (House of D and daughter of Robin Williams), and Jill Larson (Opal on All My Children), Were the World Mine uses vibrant imagery, a first-rate cast, and innovative music to push modern gay cinema and musical film beyond expectation. Director/writer/producer Tom Gustafson brings us his feature directorial debut in Were The World Mine. This critically acclaimed, multi-award winning film about the truth of love was inspired by his award-winning musical short Fairies, which has screened in over 75 International film festivals. The movie features original music by Jessica Fogle and a tremendous score by Tim Sandusky. Were the World Mine – A musical dream come true, is 95 minutes long and is available to order at WolfeVideo.com for only $19.95.



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