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July 30, 2009

What’s hot around town, what to do, where to go and the hottest toys and gifts!

Last Thursday evening, July 23rd, Fort Lauderdale’s Grand Resort, together with Hotspots Magazine, presented an evening of jazz under the stars featuring the Nicole Henry Soul Band of Miami. A few hundred people enjoyed a mystical evening of music and celebration featuring specialty hors d’oeuvres from some of  Fort Lauderdale’s finest restaurants, including: Alibi Catering, Galanga, HighLife Café, Mario’s Catalina Restaurant and Rosie’s Bar and Grill.  A very special thanks to everyone who made this evening so memorable, including Casey, Herb and their amazing staff at the Grand Resort and, of course, JD and his team at The Spa, event coordinator David Rost and 6 Star Entertainment and Marketing. In the end it was a picture perfect evening that raised almost $4,000, of which 100% will be donated to the following community services: GLCC, The Stonewall Library and Tuesday’s Angels. Once again, our community was inspired to unite in common cause to support these wonderful agencies. Thanks to everyone who helped make this memorable evening possible!

Friday, July 31
Summerfest 09’ and the second annual Equality Florida Bar Crawl, presented by Belvedere, take place tonight through August 2nd in South Beach. For more info go to SummerFestMiami.com.

Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster presents 2 events this Friday. The first, a benefit for Mr. Sunshine State Continental, P Alexander, to send him to Mr. Continental and stars TP Lords, Kitty Meow, Poison Ivy, Kassandra Hilton and house dive Alyssa Kartiar. The second is the 30th birthday of Herman. The night also features hot Latin go-go papis and the sounds of DJ Billy.

The Boardwalk presents Raging Stallion Studios lifetime exclusive David Taylor tonight and tomorrow with 2 live shows each night.

Steam Fridays in GayBor presents a live performance by National recording artist Crystal Waters singing her hits “Destination Unknown,” “100% Pure Love,” “Gypsy Woman” and more.

Saturday, August 1
Voodoo Lounge Saturdays presents the moving away event party for Tracy Young. Come wish Tracy good luck in Los Angeles. Music in the main room by Tracy with theatrical performances by Kitty Meow and hosted by Miami’s own Elaine Lancaster. The Noche Latina Lounge features DJ Nena and hostess Alyssa Kartiar and the open format hip hop rooms stars DJ Miik.

Bigger Saturday’s at Score presents an official Summerfest 09 party starring DJ Drew Tribe benefit the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Equality Florida.

The 25th anniversary of White Party week takes place this year from November 25th to the 30th and Florida resident passes (Vizcaya and Beach Party) go on sale today for only $150 ($50 savings).
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance XII starring DJ Lee Majors.

Sunday, August 2
The 5th anniversary of the Tea Cruise on the Musette yacht takes place today with boarding at 2:30 and sailing from 3 to 6. Admission is $25 with reservation and $30 day of cruise (if available). This is sure to sell out so if you want to purchase tickets or get information call Peter at 954-649-1107.

Jerry and the entire staff are celebrating the 12th anniversary of Mona’s where they are giving the first 300 people a $12 bar tab. In addition they will feature 12” hot dogs, delicious sides and everyone gets a chance to win a 5600 watt generator.

The 8th anniversary of Jackhammer T Dance takes place today at Boom starting at 6 pm. For more information look at the feature in this week’s magazine.

Scandals presents their GM and my good friend Howard Merritt spinning today from 4 pm. Howard, formerly of Casablanca records, was one of the hottest DJ’s in New York back in the  day. Howard will be spinning his favorite tunes and getting ready for a command performance in Fire Island on August 9th.

Tuesday, August 4
Johnny’s and Alan Pratt present the opening of Kink Tuesdays, a new weekly fetish party, from 9 pm to 2 am. The night will feature massage touch, foot fetishes, rubber, latex, leather, master/slave, tie-ups and they invite all other non extreme fetishes. They will also feature the best fetish wear contest at midnight with $100 in cash and prizes.

Wednesday, August 5
Naked Grape Wine Bar presents a wine tasting from the Bell Family Estate from 7 to 9 pm. Mr. Anthony Bell, owner of Bell Family Estates, will be there to pour his own wines. The wines are small production, boutique, family made wines. Admission is $10 per person. For reservations call the wine bar at 954-563-5631.

Hot Stuff
Porn Star Bingo on Thursdays at 8 pm and Ballsy Bingo on Sundays at 3 pm at Depot with new hostess Nikkay.

Leatherwerks features 25% off all Nasty Pig merchandise (excluding underwear).

Check out Scandals Saloon ad in this week’s Hotspots. Bo Odom is the first winner of Scandals/The Stable ‘Model Search Contest’.
Mention Hotspots and receive $10 off your entire dinner check at Sage restaurant.
Nikki Adams hosts “Let’s Make a Deal or No Deal” a combo of 2 game shows at Bill’s on Wednesdays.  The cash prize starts at $100 and increases $50 each week it is not won.  Prizes given away so far have been: $300, $200, Blue Man Group Tickets and many other smaller cash prizes and assorted items, including 2 goats (donated in your name to the World Wildlife Foundation to a family in need).

The Awakening of Spring premieres Friday, July 31 only on here! TV. Matthew (Javier Picayo) confesses to Michael (Jesse Lee Soffer) his fear that he will fail in school.  As the conversation shifts to the recent changes they have seen in their bodies, Matthew asks Michael for a written explanation of sexual reproduction. Later, Michael learns that Matthew was spotted sneaking into the faculty lounge.   His friends have a discussion and come to the consensus that Matthew will be caught and punished severely, as Matthew makes an entrance. Not only did Matthew successfully infiltrate the lounge, but he also discovered that he has been promoted to the next grade.  Matthew then makes a grim confession concerning how he would have reacted had he not been promoted. Soon after, Michael is in a wooded area looking at the stars and runs into Anne (Carrie Wiita).  Anne reveals something about her classmate’s relationship with her father and makes a startling request of Matthew, baiting him until he responds exactly the way she had hoped. When Anne returns home from her encounter with Michael, she learns that her sister has given birth to a boy. This prompts her to ask her mother to explain childbirth, but her mother avoids the conversation. Still reeling and dissatisfied in her search for the truth about human reproduction, Anne searches out Michael in a hayloft.  Michael begins making provocative sexual overtures towards Anne. At first Anne protests, but eventually succumbs to Michael’s advances.  Matthew receives a letter informing him that he will not be returned for the next school year. He heads into the woods and suddenly comes across Miriam, an old friend and now an artist’s model. The older, hardened Miriam flirts with Matthew. He declines her company and instead walks into the distance by himself. Meanwhile, Matthew’s father discovers the essay on sex and hands it over to the teachers. After conducting a handwriting comparison, it is determined that Michael has written the document.   Under the belief the essay may be linked with recent contentious events, Michael is expelled. Angered by news of the essay, Michael’s father, Mr. Gable (John Aniston) wants to send Michael to a reform school. Mrs. Gable (Constance Towers) defends her son’s right to explore and discuss the human body.  Mr. Gable proceeds to tell devastating evidence against Michael in regards to his recent encounter with Anne. Shocked, Mrs. Gable reluctantly concedes to her husband’s wishes. Once in the reformatory, Michael tries hard to avoid the sexual exploits of the other boys and plans his escape. At the same time, Anne’s mother, Mrs. Woodman (Victoria Tennant) has called a doctor to examine Anne, who has been feeling very ill and vomiting.  Anne is convinced that she is dying, but her mother now knows the truth about Anne’s condition.  Mrs. Woodman tells Anne that her health will improve and gives her medicine that she thinks will remedy the situation, only to see her plan tragically backfire. The climactic scene sees Michael escaping the reformatory and hiding in a graveyard.  He feels guilty and responsible for the plights of his friends.  There, he sees dramatic images which lead him to an epiphany about all of the recent events surrounding him and the true meaning of life. Call 1-800-HERE-NOW for ordering info.