In Issue 22

What’s hot around town, what to do, where to go and the hottest toys and gifts! Last Wednesday was the premier of Pledge Wednesday at Club 11 with pledge master DJ Daisy D and rushee bartender Jordan. This is an 18 and over night with no cover and $1000’s in giveaways hourly. The opening night was a huge success and we here at Hotspots Magazine would like to wish Sean and the staff and management at Club 11 congrats on a job well done! As reported in last week’s magazine this past weekend was White in Florida. Noche Latina Fridays featured Fuego Blanco with a $300 “Hot in White Contest.” Bill’s featured “Angels in White” starring recording artist Jeannie Tracy. Discotekka featured DJ/Producer Tracy Young and the Manhunt road trip and the finale to White Wear Weekend and White Fort Lauderdale was at Voodoo Lounge on Sunday and starred DJs Peter Rauhofer & Tracy Young, with opening DJs Miik, Roque, Skyy and Misha. The night also starred recording artist Kim English. All the white parties were successful (as you will see from the pic pages in the next few weeks) culminating with 2000 people at Voodoo lounge. Congrats goes out to Sea Monster, Bill’s, Discotekka and Voodoo Lounge for giving South Florida a fabulous weekend!
3d Thursday’s at Sea Monster now opens at 9 pm. Don’t forget the HOT Wet Jockey Contest at midnight, hosted by Nikki Adams with a $100 cash prize.
From today until June 3rd the Pride Factory features Pjur original Body Glide (100ml bottle) for only $16.95 (reg pice $24.95).

Life Lines opens at Cinema Paradiso. Writer-producer-director Rob Margolies’ debut feature bristles with smart dialogue, complex characters and heart wrenching performances. Set against the backdrop of suburban utopia, the Bernstein family leads a dysfunctional existence. With three foul-mouthed kids (Robbie Sublett, Dreama Walker and Jacob Kogan), a caffeine-addict mother (Jane Adams) on the brink and a less than forthcoming father (Josh Pais), they suffer an atmosphere so heavy with collective hostility and tension it seems as if the floral-papered walls will come crashing down at any minute. Forced to the breaking point, they concede to a family therapy session, where it quickly becomes clear that what’s at stake is “about a lot more than dry turkey.” Repressed anger and antagonism give way to moments of self-revelation, as a patient and compassionate Dr. Livingston (Joe Morton) draws out demons and dark secrets, allowing the family to start accepting their own humanity.  
Fierce Fridays at Club 11 presents live and in the flesh Zilla, King Dingo and Phat Daddy with hundreds of free DVDs and giveaways.

 Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster presents the movie release party for Little Ashes with plenty of free movie passes. Little Ashes opens at the Gateway on Friday, June 5th. The night stars DJ Billy Hallquist along with shows by Alyssa Kartiar, Champagne Bordeaux and special guest Francina Holliday.

Bill’s has 2 HUGE events tonight. The first is the South Florida Athletic Association benefit from 8 to 10 pm and features an underwear auction at 9 pm, a 50/50 raffle, and a Carnaval Cruise raffle. The 2nd event, which starts directly after, is the first official Gay Days South Florida Party. The night will feature performances by Electra, Tiffany Arieagus, Miss Kitty and Misty Eyez as some of your favorite Disney characters. There will also be plenty of prizes and giveaways, including Blue Man Group tickets, Gay Days event tickets, Let’s Go Play (Typhoon Lagoon) tickets, Gay Days and Disney T-Shirts and Red Ball tickets. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Broward House.

 Score, in association with Hilton Wohlman, presents Salvation Exterminator with DJ Abel and performances by Power. They will also be celebrating Flavio’s birthday.
Exit 66, which is powered by Crobar, brings you the weekly pool party on Fort Lauderdale beach, Splash, starting today. Doors open at 2 pm and the event is hosted by your cabana and pool boys Paolo Pincente, Jeff Hoppy and Jordan Bailey. The first 200 guests get in free.

 The Gay Tea Cruise sails for another gay afternoon on the intracoastal in Ft Lauderdale, the Venice of Florida, for a pre-GayDays weekend party cruise! Win a free 3 night stay in Orlando sponsored by DamronVacations.com. Welcome back DJ Izzy spinning your favorite t-dance vocals while Nikki Adams and Erika Norell entertain with Rod Stephens and the other hotties. There will also be lots of complimentary appetizers and cash bars. You can purchase tickets online at GayTeaCruise.com. You can also purchase a VIP card good for 6 cruises for only $90 (no expiration). Call Peter at 954-649-1107. GAYDAYS is the registered trademark of Gay Days, Inc. Used under license and with permission. All rights reserved.
Matty’s presents the softball after party with a free BBQ for all!

Get bent! How many times have you been told that by someone? Rising Action Theatre presents the 30th anniversary production of Martin Sherman’s play “Bent” from June 5th through July 19th, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm. Bent takes place in 1934 Berlin, where Max and Rudy are lovers leading a frivolous lifestyle. After a night of debauchery they are faced with a Gestapo raid that leads Max and Rudy on a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany. In the camps, Max bribes a guard for a Jewish Star in lieu of a pink triangle as homosexuals are ranked lower on the human scale than Jews. There he meets a fellow prisoner, Horst, who makes him confront his own humanity. For ticket information or reservations go to RisingActionTheater.com.

Let’s Go Play 2009 is honored to donate a portion of the net proceeds from Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon to two Florida charities: Broward House (BrowardHouse.org), Fort Lauderdale’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization providing a myriad of services including medical, case management, and housing to those infected and affected HIV/AIDS and other debilitating diseases; and Hope and Help Center (HopeAndHelp.org), providing assistance with programs such as case management, peer support services, food pantry, education and care for individuals living with the HIV/AIDS in the Central Florida community. “We are very grateful to the promoters of Let’s Go Play 2009 for including Broward House as one of their charitable recipients this year and are looking forward to attending an incredible event,” said Terry DeCarlo, Public Relations and Marketing Director for Broward House, “We also could not think of a better charity to be partnered with than Hope and Help. They are an amazing agency helping the Central Florida community and we are proud to have our logo alongside theirs”. Tickets are only $69 and are available now at LetsGoPlay2009.com.

ShutterLounge.com just announced the exclusive sale of a Beyonce Knowledge Portrait by photographer Isabel Snyder. Proceeds will benefit Beyonce’s charity The Survivor Foundation (TheSurvivorFoundation.com). ShutterLounge.com is a new photo gallery concept, who allows collectors to purchase ready-to-hang photography from the comfort of their own home, regardless of their access to local art galleries.

This Is Hot
 Trigg Laboratories, Inc., one of the leaders in personal lubricants and sexual wellness products, announced today the launch of Wet Gellee, a new gel-based lubricant, available in Original and delicious Kiwi Strawberry. Gellee is Wet’s twist on the classic jelly lubricant. It is a thick, water-based gel formula that is ultra long lasting, sugar-free, stain free, silky smooth and never sticky. Wet Gellee is extra thick, so it stays where you put it. “Roughly thirty percent of the lubricants that consumers are buying are jelly,” said Michael Trygstad, founder of Trigg Laboratories. “There is definitely a market for this type of product, so we wanted to offer a jelly option to our loyal customer base.” Wet Gellee comes in a value-sized 6 oz. tube and retails for $9.99. The product is available online and in adult specialty boutiques nationwide. Doctor recommended and trusted for more than 20 years, Wet has been a market leader in the development of personal lubricants with a commitment to enhance intimacy and sexual well-being.
Lakisha Jones – If you are an American Idol junkie like I am, you are probably still depressed that the best singer this season, Adam Lampert, did not take home the title. However, have no fear I am confident his career will far outshine anyone else from Season 8. Having said that, Season 6’s Lakisha Jones recently debut her first album, “So Glad I Am Me” to critical acclaim. You will probably remember Jones from her electrifying performance of the Dreamgirls showstopper “I Am Telling You.” My style is very soulful,” notes Jones. “I’m not one for doing big run-ups, riffs or frills. I’m just a straightforward singer without all the extras, giving out what was given to me.” You may remember that Jones is a single mother. “My daughter is very special to me,” says Jones. “A lot of times on this journey I was told no….That I couldn’t make it; that I couldn’t do anything with a child in my life now. But I wasn’t going to stop. Everything I do is for her.” Among other noteworthy songs on the 14 track album is the Diane Warren-penned “Same Song,” a sparkling ode to reconnecting the dots on a failed relationship. Not afraid to make a classic song her own, Jones puts her stamp on Whitney Houston’s “You Give Good Love.” Then she gives a shout out to her gospel roots on the inspirational “Just As I Am.” “This album is basically a story of my life,” says Jones. “I sat down with the writers and producers, telling them about different things happening in my life during the last two years.” It was Jones’ 92 year old grandmother who left the most lasting impression on the fledgling singer. It was at her urging (“let your voice shine”) that a five year old Jones began singing in church choirs and music programs. Jones goes on to say “One lesson I learned from Chaka Khan is don’t ever be scared to use what God has given you; don’t hold back.” LaKisha Jones’ “So Glad I’m Me” was released on May 19th from Elite music, LLC and is available everywhere.