In Issue 21
What’s hot around town, what to do, where to go and the hottest toys and gifts! Friday was the 11th anniversary of Noche Latina Fridays and all the cute Latin boys were out to see Dominican Diva Shelina performing all her hits and rocking the stage. In addition Billy H was playing some of the best Latin music we have ever heard. It was a fabulous 11th anniversary and we here at Hotspots wish NLf 11 more years of calienteness! Friday and Saturday Alibi and Bill’s presented a 2 night benefit for Nancy’s House which raised much needed money for an organization that very much needs it. Congrats to Jackson, Mark and their staff for a job well done. Speaking of great charities, Scandals and the Stable had a benefit weekend for the American Heart Association. After a very hard and exhausting week and running around Friday night, Saturday’s Bartenders Underwear Auction at Scandals definitely woke me up! In addition they had a beautiful silent auction table with lots of fabulous items. A 2nd congrats goes out to Ken, Lloyd, Howard and the staff of Scandals and the Stable for raising money for a great cause. My buddy and Classifieds Manager Mikie and his partner Javier went up to represent Hotspots at CitySide Lounge’s 19th anniversary and he said the place was jammed with well wishers. He wanted to personally thank owner Jimmy for being treated like a king (Ok, maybe a queen).
Sunday was my good friend Howard Marr’s (Fabscout) birthday at the Boardwalk, and was attended by lots of the movers and shakers of gay Fort Lauderdale, and lots of video boys (which certainly didn’t hurt the eyes…LOL). In addition it was the final of sexy (and I mean sexy) randyiblue.com model Chris Rockway performing live on
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FRIDAY, MAY 22
Living Room presents a Silver Party in honor of owner Mark’s birthday and stars DJ/Producer Chris Cox.
Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster presents Fuego Blanco. This is a White Party geared specifically toward the Latin community with a show starring Alyssa Kartia, Champagne Bordeaux, Justice Divine, DJ Billy Hallquist spinning the hottest Latin music and a Hot in White Contest at 1:30 am, where the winner will receive $300 in cash and prizes. However, all entries receive prizes. This event is sponsored by UniK Wax and Fabscout Entertainment.
Azucar presents, direct from New York, a special performance by Jim Linehan and his dancers with complimentary CDs.
The Boardwalk presents Brent Everett live tonight, Saturday and Sunday with 2 shows each night.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
Wendy Joe, Danny, Vegas and Milancita brings White Wear to Discotekka. The night will feature opening music by resident DJ Jarell and spinning to the wee hours of the morning is DJ Tracy Young. They will also feature performances by Vegas Dion, TP Lords, Erika Norell, Victoria Sky’s and Gina D’Angelo. In addition, that night will be a stop on the Manhunt Roadtrip and they will be giving away DVDs, gift baskets and tickets to GayDays events.
Angels in White is at Bill’s and stars recording artist Jeannie Tracy live at midnight, singing her hits “Everybody UP,” “Cha-Cha Heels,” “Party People” and more. VJ/DJ Gary Nolan will be spinning all night long.
The Jackhammer, in association with BigMuscleLeather.com and BigMuscle.com, presents SIN starring DJ Larry Monteleone.
The Fort Lauderdale Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Maestro Todd Wiley, is proud to present Sing for the Cure, A Proclamation of Hope, with special guests encore the select Ensemble of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus and Dinggin, South Florida’s Filipino-American Choral Ensemble at 8:00 pm at the Sunshine Cathedral.
Score’s Bigger Saturdays is giving everyone a Memorial Day gift with free admission this Saturday. The night stars DJ Drew Tribe.
The Pride Factory presents a book signing and wine and tasting with internationally known gay photographer Henning Von Berg from 5-7pm. There will be a silent auction of personalized books with all proceeds benefiting the Gay American Heroes.
Maracas presents the pre party to Aquafarm from 7 pm to 11 pm and starring DJ Scott Mann and hosted by Nicolette. With every entrée purchased receive a reduced admission to Aquafarm.
SUNDAY, MAY 24
From 5 pm to 4 am Voodoo Lounge and Gary Santis Events join together to present the White Wear T dance, followed by Voodoo Lounge’s 10th annual White Wear Party and the 2009 White Fort Lauderdale Event. T-dance starts at 5 pm to 10 pm and features free drinks from 5 to 7 pm, DJ Miik in the main room, DJ Misha playing classic disco and 80’s on the patio and DJ Roque in the Noche Latina room. The main event features 2 of the hottest DJs on the circuit, DJs Peter Rauhofer and Tracy Young as well as international recording artist Kim English performing her hits “Unspeakable Joy,” “Everyday,” “Higher Things” and much more.
Aqua Farm Pool Party will hold a pool party on Memorial Day Weekend at the Best Western Oakland Park Inn (3001 N. Federal highway) with doors opening at 10 am and reduced admission before noon. The party will be hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and feature DJs Scott Mann and Official and a special guest appearance by Ralph Woods with some Go-Go boys courtesy of Johnny’s. They will also feature an amateur soak down and calendar model search competition. For more info go to AquafarmPoolParty.com
Honey Pot in Tampa presents the Royal Ball, a themed party starring DJ Lydia Prim with a special performance by Kevin Aviance singing his hits “Alive,” “Give It Up,” “Rhythm Is MY Bitch” and more.
Gay Glass Bottom Catamaran Cruise exclusively for gay men sails the intercoastal from 5:30 to 8:30 pm aboard the new 42 ft catamaran from Bahia Mar in Ft Lauderdale. There will be narration by the captain sharing the fascinating stories of the sights and homes along the “Venice of America!” Sail the New River, intercoastal, visit the cruise ships in Port Everglades, swim and snorkel off Sebastian gay beach. The ship also features music and Snacks with BYOB ok. Admission is $40 per person with reservation by Friday, May 22nd and $45 thereafter. Call Peter 954-649-1107. Parking: Behind Bahia Mar Hotel, 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Ft Lauderdale (Sunrise Blvd East – A1A – South – Pass Las Olas – 1/4 Mi south see Bahia Mar – go right into hotel driveway – back to guard gate. Go to RIGHT parking lot).
Villa Venice presents a Memorial Day weekend pool party with a benefit for the Florida Storm Soccer Team from 1 to 5 pm. They will have plenty of food, cocktails, fun and those hot, hot, hot Florida Storm Soccer Boys – always the formula for a great afternoon of fun and frivolity!
MONDAY, MAY 25
The Alibi celebrates Auntie Mame’s birthday with a show starring Auntie Mame at 9:45 pm.
TUESDAY, MAY 26
The Alibi presents singer and diva Denise Clark singing live at 8 pm in the Manchester room.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
Bill’s presents a wine tasting in the Mustang Lounge from 6 to 8 pm featuring wines from WJ Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. Admission is $15 per person and includes tastings of 7 delightful wines, appetizers and one full glass of wine.
Want to do ‘more’ than party on this Memorial Day Weekend? How about winning a 42” HD Flat Screen TV? Gay American Heroes Foundation and Rosie’s Bar and Grill invite you to “Remember Our Heroes Weekend” at Rosie’s Bar and Grill, 2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Gay American Heroes honors the lives of those who were murdered under the cloak of hate of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. Their mission is to build a memorial to these women and men and to educate the entire community that hate and bigotry is wrong and can kill. On Memorial Day a raffle will be held at 3:00 pm for a 42” HD flat screen television as well as many gift baskets and prizes. Tickets for the television raffle will be sold at the information table beginning Friday, May 22 from 6 to 9 pm, Saturday, May 23rd, 12 to 3 pm, and on Sunday, May 24th from 4 to 7 pm. You do not have to be present to win the television.
The Depot presents a beach party the entire Memorial Day weekend with the largest indoor beach in south Florida. The weekend starts on Friday with Woof Fridays starring DJ Sol. Saturday is packed with fun starting with a sand castle building contest from 2 pm to 5 pm a beach BBQ cookout at 4 pm, a best beach wear contest at 9 pm followed by “A Night in Key West” hosted by Desiray with Charlize Angel. Sunday starts off with Beach Blanket Bingo hosted by Ivana Du at 3 pm and is followed by Sunset Karaoke at 7 pm hosted by Don Casteel. On Monday they feature a Tidal Wave cookout at 2 pm. All weekend long if you come in swimwear you receive a free shot, so put your best beachwear on and head on out to Depot.
Until There’s a Cure is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Phelps to their public service announcement campaign. The Until There’s a Cure public service advertising campaign features celebrities from the entertainment industry and the sports world wearing the bracelet. The Bracelet…Wear it in memory of those who have fought the war called AIDS. Wear it as a reminder of those who today continue this fight. Wear it in support of vaccine development that will stop HIV infection. Wear it Until There’s
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Celebrity fashion designer Andrew Christian from Bravo’s The Fashion Show brings you his vintage tattoo inspired FATE Boxer. This fun new style includes a slimming black body and bright yellow binding around the fly, crotch and legs. The right front features a furious clawing panther with three gold stars and the front left side has a dagger with the word “FATE”. The front also has a small custom woven red and white Andrew Christian cross logo. This style features square-cut boxer brief styling with contoured male pouch. Another hot style from Andrew Christian is the Good Luck Brief. This style includes a slimming black body and red binding around the fly, crotch and legs. The right side had a dagger with the word “FATE”, the center has a lucky horseshoe and clover with the words “Good Luck” and the left side has a heart and the word “LOVE”. The front also has a small custom woven red and white Andrew Christian cross logo. These fine underwear styles are part of Andrew Christian’s newest collection. They feature an improved fit and a softer, more conforming Andrew Christian “Anti-Muffin Top” elastic waistband to minimize the appearance of love handles.