I finally had the chance to visit my friend, Jennifer McClain, and her Sideshow Wednesdays at her new home at Karnival Beach Club and what a fun time I had. The night showcases some of South Florida’s finest live vocalists in a cozy jazz club atmosphere. Congratulations to Jennifer on such a successful show, which starts at 8 pm and goes to around midnight. Mrs. Beasley celebrated her 70th birthday and 25 years of writing a column on Monday, August 24th at the Boardwalk Penthouse. Read more about that in the feature in this week’s magazine.


I finally had the chance to visit my friend, Jennifer McClain, and her Sideshow Wednesdays at her new home at Karnival Beach Club and what a fun time I had. The night showcases some of South Florida’s finest live vocalists in a cozy jazz club atmosphere. Congratulations to Jennifer on such a successful show, which starts at 8 pm and goes to around midnight. Mrs. Beasley celebrated her 70th birthday and 25 years of writing a column on Monday, August 24th at the Boardwalk Penthouse. Read more about that in the feature in this week’s magazine. One of my favorite people in the world, Alison Burgos, was honored last Thursday at Halo for her contribution as chair of the Aqua Foundation for 4 years (Alison was also the founder of the foundation).  The event was filled with all the dignitaries of the women’s community as well as lots of media, all on hand to wish one of South Florida’s stars kudos on a job well done! Following that event I walked a couple blocks down Lincoln Road to Score to wish one of Florida’s diva’s, Elaine Lancaster, a very happy birthday.  She celebrated her birthday in an artistic way as Aaron Powell, Cecilia Paz, Joey Mugica, Samantha Perez, Haviart, Romero Britto and other international artists came together to showcase their works of art. All of the art was their own interpretation of Elaine Lancaster and gifted to her. The event was a VIP (invitation only) and filled the main room at Score. Congrats to Elaine for a fabulous birthday and for all the hard work she does on behalf of the LGBT community of South Florida and beyond.


Thursday – Sept 3

Starting today and going through September 9th the Pride Factory invites you to cut out the coupon in this week’s Hotspots magazine to get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more and $15 off any purchase of $75 or more.


Friday – Sept 4

Boom presents Studio 54, an excursion back in time with DJ Richie Rich playing a mix of retro disco infused with modern pop. Dress is 70’s style bell bottoms and polyester.


The Boardwalk presents Men Magazine Man of the Year and Randy Blue exclusive Reese Rideout live today, tomorrow and Sunday.


Living Room presents Angels and Demons, a themed party. The Opal Room will be Heaven and The Gate will be Hell. The entire club will be turned into a themed world of sin and pleasure. We will have a very special guest DJ as well.

Noche Latina Fridays at Sea Monster presents “Back 2 Black,” an official Black Fort Lauderdale 2009 Event featuring the Hot in Black Contest at 1:30 am with $300 in cash and prizes. The night stars Alyssa Kartiar, Champagne Bordeaux, DJ Bill Hallquist, hot go-go papi’s and much more!


Mortar and Pestle The Boutique Pharmacy, 900 South Miami Avenue, Suite 143 will celebrate its inaugural International Penis Day, partnering with the League Against Aids to commemorate the male sexual reproductive organ and break the silence of this often taboo subject. Participants are encouraged to engage in an open and light-hearted, yet informative discussion about threats and diseases associated with male health. Complimentary condoms, cocktails, music and fun surprises await those in attendance. Additionally, 10 percent of sales profits will benefit the League Against Aids. Mercedes Silva, Founder/Lead Pharmacist of Mortar and Pestle The Boutique Pharmacy and a Florida-registered pharmacist for 18 years, will be on site to speak with attendees and share her knowledge for living happier and healthier lives. The event is from 6 pm to 10 pm. For more info call (305) 373-9100.


Saturday – Sept 5

Sean David, in association with Fabscout, presents Freshmen Man of the Year Zack Randall,live with 2 shows nightly today and tomorrow at Johnny’s.

Joe and Wendy of Discotekka, the original creators of White Wear and Black Wear parties, present a black wear extravaganza, a Blackout Lockdown V2, starring direct from Dallas DJ/Producer William Umana. Opening DJ will be Jarell with Alex Infinii in the Forbidden Room and Carlos G for after hours.


11 Nightclub celebrates the release of Whitney’s new album, “I Look To You,” with tons of giveaways all night.


The Ramrod presents the 1st anniversary of the Pig Dance with video star Nick Moretti in the cage. In addition, they will feature giveaways of Pig Dance tank tops, posters and Lee Majors CDs.

Score presents Salvation Under Construction, starting at 10 pm and starring DJ/Producer Brett Henrichsen with décor by RKM.


Sunday – Sept 6

The annual Black Fort Lauderdale event takes place from 7 pm to 4 am at Voodoo Lounge. Doors open at 7 pm with DJ Miik in the main room and DJ Nena in the Latin Lounge until 10 pm when DJ Tracy Young takes over the turntables untll 4 am. The night will be hosted by Channel 7 news anchor Craig Stevens and features a special performance by national recording artist Deborah Cox. Advance tickets are available at, Voodoo Lounge, Joshua Tree and Bottoms & Tops (all 3 stores).


The Gaybor district presents a special Labor Day Cabana Pool Party at the Tampa Howard Johnsons Riverfront Plaza Hotel from 3 pm until 9 pm. The party will be hosted by Arica Love and Alexis De La Mer and star DJ CK. There will also be a non-profit vendor show with food and full cash bar.

The Honey Pot presents Outback and Inside, an Australian themed event starring DJ Mike Cruz, and international recording artist Lea Lorien. This will also be the CD release of Mike Cruz’s newest CD, “Vocal Therapy.”


Jackhammer T dance at Boom presents Black Out. This will be a down and dirty raunch party where they invite you to dress as you like (or undress as you like). The club will be dim and the dance floor will intensify with the sounds of DJ Marc Scott


Monday – Sept 7

Azucar presents a special Labor Day show with no cover all night long!

Scandals presents free hotdogs and hamburgers from 3 to 5 pm

Hot Stuff

The Alibi Restaurant, which debuted a new menu about a year ago to rave reviews (did I mention the southern fried chicken…..YUM) is premiering a Sunday brunch from 10 am until 2 pm starting Sunday, September 6th. The brunch, which features many steady items and plenty of specials every week, ranges in price from $3 to $11 (for the steak and eggs). Some of the other regular items include a breakfast Reuben, stuffed French toast, the ultimate grilled cheese, smoked salmon, and pork sliders to name a few. The new Alibi brunch is sure to be a Sunday hotspot!


The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Lucky Strike Lanes, Edison Farrow

and SoBe Social Club are proud to announce the third season of the Miami Beach Gay Bowling League. The Miami Beach Gay Bowling League will meet once a week, on Tuesdays at 8 pm for ten week period starting on Tuesday, September 15th at Lucky Strike Lanes, 1691 Michigan Avenue in Miami Beach. There will be 14 teams consisting of four people per team. In order to join players must pre-pay the fee of $19 per week which includes two games a week, tax and shoes ($190 total). If you are interested in being involved and organizing a team of four players, or if you would like more information, please email Diego Perez at .


If you have questions regarding the league, please email Edison Farrow at  On the first Saturday of every month, the Lincoln Road and Miami Beach art-walk takes place from 7 to10 pm. 40+ local artists, museums and galleries in South Beach open their doors to share their work with the rest of the world. The core of the action takes place inside the three Art Center South Florida buildings that host the studios of some of the most important contemporary-artists living in Miami. The Art Center is located in #924, #810, and #800 buildings on Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Musicians, dancers, writers, media and celebrities gather every month in South Beach for this urban happening that shows the very best of art in Florida. This experience is free and open to the public interested in buying or enjoying art. The art disciplines include:  Photography, Painting,  Installation,  Video,  Mix Media and Glass. The artists will be also donating part of the art sales in support to diverse non-profit organizations in SF. Each month a resident-artist of the Art Center South Florida will design an art piece for the invitation. If you bring each month’s invitation printed (or in your cell phone) you’ll be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine inside the artist studios. If not, cash bar is also available.


The 2003 Tony Award-winning play by Richard Greenberg, “Take Me Out,” plays at the Rising Action Theatre until October 4th, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm. To purchase tickets go to or call 1-800-595-4849. Groups call 954-561-2225.  Show tickets: $35; 3 course dinner at Primavera restaurant and show ticket: $60


This is Hot

here!, America’s premium gay television network, is pleased to announce the premiere of the third season of the thrilling, sexually charged original series The Lair.  Season 3 of The Lair consists of 13 sizzling half-hour episodes. The season makes its debut on the network Friday, September 4th. The first season of the series, set in a small town, revolved around suspicions that arose when young men turned up dead with vicious, mysterious wounds on their necks.  Determined to solve the crimes, a young journalist, Thom (David Moretti), discovered clues leading him to a private gentlemen’s club called “The Lair,” a lust-filled and erotically energized environment where patrons are able to fulfill their deepest and darkest desires. As he closed in on the truth, he became ensnared by a coven of vampires led by the enigmatic Damian (Peter Stickles). As the series wore on, we were introduced to a bevy of new and interesting characters such as Dr. Jake Waldman, a botanist with a mysterious plant that seems to have a mind of its own and Ian, a wandering lost soul with a dark secret…he’s a werewolf!  The blood-tingling third season of The Lair adds even more mystery and intrigue to the sleepy island town inhabited by a mix of vampires and other supernatural residents. Sexy new characters bring more tumultuous turmoil to the island and leave our cast of characters scrambling to survive. Revenge remains a constant theme, weaving its way throughout the third electrifying season. Characters old and new, each with their own agenda, have arrived on the island to wreak havoc. The race is on to see who will wind up with the power on the island and which of The Lair’s characters will survive! The third season of The Lair will see the return of featured cast members Moretti, Stickles, Colton Ford, Johnny Hazzard, Dylan Vox and Brian Nolan, among others. Additionally, horror and action star Sybil Danning, last seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse, brings her star power to the small screen as The Lair’s enigmatic Frau Von Hess.