July 4th weekend ended with a packed Saturday night at Sidelines (see pictures in this week’s magazine) and a phenomenal T Cruise where the boat was sold out. Keep in mind that Peter Burke will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the T Cruise August 2nd, but get your tickets now as this will surely sell out! After the cruise I went over to Scandals, who welcomed 99.9 KISS Country and their staff. They gave away lots of prizes, including 2 concert tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert. I ended the night with Ric Sena’s inaugural Alegria party in Fort Lauderdale, which did not disappoint. The party was held at Exit 66,and the boys were definitely out to play. Believe it or not, after a busy weekend I somehow found the energy to treck out on Monday to Alibi to see the one and only Lady Bunny, who as usual was hilarious. I heard her shows on Tuesday at Bill’s and Wednesday back at Alibi were just as good.
After going directly home from work Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday a couple of the Hotspots gang and some friends went to Zucherello’s for dinner. This is definitely one of our favorite places and some of the best Italian food around. On Friday I went to Bill’s for their monthly bear contest hosted by Miss Kitty. The finals will be September 11th where the winner will receive $1,000 in cash and a free cruise from Freedom Travel. Saturday night a few friends and I headed down to South Beach for the 2 year anniversary of Halo, which was so packed there was a 20 minute wait to get in. Congrats to Babek and Jason for creating such an original and successful establishment for the gay community and here’s wishing them many more years of success. Afterwards I went down the block to Score’s Bigger Saturdays, which featured the DJ debut premiere event of DJ William Umana who rocked the dance floor all night. I was there with my friends Harry D, Noel Leon and Nikki Whyte who was celebrating her birthday. A special thanks goes out to Asia Aviance at the door and host Michael Stanley for the VIP service!
Drag it OUT casting call if from 7 to 9 pm at Rosie’s Bar and Grill. You can sign up today on Facebook.com/Dragitout FREE classes in the Art of DRAG with no experience necessary.
DragItOut.org – Drag it OUT is a community project that offers free workshops incorporating the desire to enable people to experience freedom, self-expression and fun. This liberating project involves community organizations, leaders, and members to step outside their comfort zones and experience theatrical gender bending. Either through workshops, community events, outreach and committee meetings, Drag It Out brings forth awareness and participation by giving back to the community through leadership and fundraising.
Friday, January 15th
The Depot invites you to come meet the cast of the hilarious play “Sordid Lives” at 11 pm. They will also feature a best potluck contest and a sordid costume contest at midnight where they invite you to come as your favorite “Sordid Lives” character.
Shawn and Nick’s Courtyard Café is helping to protect local youth from being victims of hate crimes and so can you by dining with them from 5 to 11 pm tonight. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), a new non-profit aimed at preventing and responding to victims of hate crimes, particularly those associated with gay and lesbian discrimination.
The Ramrod presents the Muscle Bear Man dance with DJ Herbie James.
Saturday, January 16th
Score, in association with Hilton Wolman, presents Liberty, the official sailaway party for the largest gay cruise in history. The night will star DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Abel with performances by Power Infiniti. In addition the bartenders and dancers will be styled by Ilde Goncalves Swimwear and 2 exclusive
swimsuits will be given away.
Catch Jin Hi Kim and Ittai Shapira in concert with the South Florida & Key West Symphony Orchestra at 8 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8 pm. For tickets call the box office at 954-462-0222 or go to BrowardCenter.org
The monthly Market Bazaar in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors takes place from 9 am to 2 pm.
Trannie Palace Sundays at Bill’s presents Misty Eyez’s birthday bash starting at 10 pm and starring the Trannie Palace cast Diamond Dunhill, Latrice Royale, Noel Leon, Nikkay Waters, Nikki Wyte also starring Alandra Matthews, April Chanel, Champagne Bordeaux, Chloe Godiva, Erika Norell, Evelyn Monroe, Franchesque Richards, Kassandra Hilton, Kennedy Davenport, Maxine Padlock, Monica Morre, Tiffany Fantasia and extra special guest, direct from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race Rebecca Glasscock.
Monday, January 18th
Entertainer and hip hop icon Snoop Dogg has announced that his eighth annual “Snoop Bowl” will be played in South Florida on February 6. Snoop’s nearly undefeated team, the Snoop Dogg All Stars, will square off against a local youth football team from Miami coached by Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter and superstar wide receiver Terrell Owens. The event promises to be a spectacular one and with an amazing plight focused on kids.
Team Sidelines, the group of 18 cyclists riding in the SMART Ride, along with their sponsor, Sidelines Sports Bar, have reached the extraordinary fundraising total of over $35,000 for the charitable cause. Along with the numerous car washes, Jell-O shots sold, raffles, silent auctions, bar-sponsored charity parties, and Facebook posts, members of Team Sidelines continuously solicited donations from their friends, families and co-workers. In addition to the fundraising efforts, during the last several months, team members have been working hard to prepare for the ride by getting themselves into optimum physical condition through exercise, diet, and training rides.
The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings has partnered with EMI Music to release the 2010 GRAMMY Nominees CD, the 16th edition of the best-selling series highlighting artists and songs nominated for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 20-song collection will be available Jan. 19 and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the MusiCares Fundation and the GRAMMY Foundation, two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy. For more information about the Foundations, please visit www.grammy.com