Last Thursday was the 29th anniversary of Johnny’s in Fort Lauderdale which brought out lots of dignitaries for the VIP party. Congrats to owner Sean David and original owner Johnny Moses on the continued success of this iconic bar. Halloween night brought south Florida 2 charity events. The first was the 3rd annual Wicked Manors down the street of Wilton Drive from 7 pm till midnight. The contest was hosted once again by Misty Eyez and I for one have to give her props for controlling the night with ease and professionalism. Thousands lined the streets of Wilton Drive for what has become one of my favorite Fort Lauderdale events. The second charity event was the annual SAVE Dade Halloween party, this year entitled Asylum. This party had 3 DJs, a costume contest with some of Miami’s most outrageous costumes and lots of hot men. Congrats to the organizers of both events for making South Florida shine. In addition, all the bars seemed to have packed them in. Let’s hope this is the start to a fabulous season!
Thursday, NOVEMBER 5th
The Pride Factory is offering an additional 15% off all sale and clearance clothing starting today and going through November 11th.
Friday, November 6th
The Alibi presents a cast party for “A Sordid Affair, A Very Sordid Evening of Laughter and Music” which stars Ann Walker, Jason Dottley, Del Shores, Georgette Jones, Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander and Leslie Jordan.
The Boardwalk presents Military Madness Weekend tonight, Saturday and Sunday, a party for those who serve, have served and love the military. The weekend will also feature 2 performances nightly from Brent Everett.
Saturday, November 7th
Score, in association with Hilton Wolman, presents their monthly Salvation party starring DJ/Producer Stephan Grondin with performances by Power Infiniti, hosted by Michael Stanley with projections and theatricals by Joy Entertainment and an Eco-friendly fashion expo by Alexis Carballosa. They will also feature free admission until midnight.
Voodoo Lounge Saturdays presents the Leather Fantasy Ball – if you wear leather you get in free.
The night will star DJ Lydia Prim in the main room, DJ Nena in the Latin Lounge and Hip Hop on the patio. They will also feature a Leather Fantasy show starring Johnny Hazard with fashions provided by LeatherWerks and Johnny Hazard clothing.
Speaking of Johnny Hazard, LeatherWerks invites you to come meet and greet Johnny today at their main store from 2 to 4 pm.
Sunday, November 8th
Scandals Saloon presents an after softball game party at 4 pm where all players in uniforms will get a free buffet.
Sailors in White Tea Cruise takes place today. November is “White Party,” month so get on board for a $100 cash prize for the best sailor! The views will be spectacular as we cruise by the tail end of the world famous Ft Lauderdale boat show. The Musette will also be rockin’ with the hotties from FabScout along with Rod Stephens and DJ Izzy spinning the perfect tea mix. There will be entertainment by Nikki Adams and Erika Norell while you enjoy generous drinks and lots of sumptuous appetizers. You can purchase tickets on line at GayTeaCruise.com or call 954-649-1107.
Wednesday, November 11th
Starting tonight and going through November 15th is the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film festival. For more info go to FLGLFF.com
The customers of Dudes were asking for it and new manager Gannon has listened and brought back the popular duo of Tony and Gloria at the piano on Fridays from 6 to 8:30 pm. Gannon has made so many positive changes in such a short time I can’t wait to see what else he has in store. Dude’s is getting HOT again, so check it out!
The Pride Factory presents 10% off all Gun Oil purchases through November 30th.
Kashmir Wednesdays at Ibiza (2677 Forest Hill Blvd) in West Palm Beach is the hot new place to hang with performances by rotating divas including TP Lords, Latrice Royale, Velvet LeNore and more, as well as DJ’s Joshua Atom and Stevie B. Admission is free before 11pm and only $5 after and, as always, its 18 and over.
The GLBX was founded in 2008 to foster a unified voice for gay and lesbian businesses in Southeast Florida and to open new opportunities for business-to-business networking among the diversity of businesses in the greater Fort Lauderdale community. “The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce recognizes the positive contributions of the gay and lesbian community within our city and surrounding area as being a major driver to our local economy,” says Mark Ketcham, partner with BackusKetcham Group and Chairman of the GLBX. Today, the GLBX is 280 members strong and growing. GLBX events are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. These fun networking events are hosted by GLBX member businesses at their locations throughout greater Fort Lauderdale. GLBX events are free to all members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and their guests. For more information, visit FtlChamber.com/GLBX. Prospective members are encouraged to contact Julian Cavazos, Business Development Executive, at 954-462-6000, ext. 8775 or Jcavazos @ftlchamber.com.
This is Hot
Leona Lewis, who took the music world by storm with the release of her 2008 debut album, “Spirit” (which has sold over 6 million albums worldwide, earned three Grammy award nominations, and resulted in her becoming the best selling new artist of 2008), is doing it again with the first single from her forthcoming album “ECHO” entitled “Happy.” “Happy” was co-written by Leona Lewis with writer/producer Ryan Tedder, the co-writer and producer of Leona’s mega smash, record-breaking hit single “Bleeding Love.” “Happy,” a soaring ballad featuring an anthemic, life-affirming chorus, showcases Leona’s stunning vocal prowess and introduces what’s to come on Leona’s second album “ECHO,” set for release on November 17th. “ECHO” sees Leona working with superstar talent Ne-Yo, John Shanks, Max Martin and Ryan Tedder, as well as with new collaborators Xenomania and Julian Bennetta. Clive Davis and Simon Cowell, who teamed up to sign Leona Lewis to a record deal with J Records/Syco Music, co-produced “ECHO”. Leona, is currently putting the finishing touches on her new album and states: “I’m actually more confident with this album than the last. I’ve taken more control this time, and I feel more at ease with everything. To me, it’s all about great songs and I hope the songs move people as much as they move me.” “Happy” is available via iTunes.