On Monday, February 22nd the annual Miss Gay Black USofA pageant and was held at J’s. It was a fab pageant and in the end local entertainer and my friend, Champagne Bordeaux, won her first national pageant and is the new Miss Gay Black USofA 2010. On Tuesday I was privileged enough to go see one of the true divas of our generation, Patty Lupone, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. To say her show was moving would be the understatement of the year. Thursday was the return of DJ Miik’s Cuchifrito now being held at Johnny’s. If the crowd was an indicator, this is definitely a promotion that has beenn missed. Congrats to Miik and Sean David for bringing this back to South Florida. On Friday, Hotspots’ own Bobby Furedi celebrated his birthday at Bill’s. During the Hot Man Contest Miss Kitty brought Bobby on stage and brought out a cake that was sent by Miss Beasley. She also made Bobby show the audience a piece of his body. I won’t tell you what piece, but I will tell you Miss Kitty smacked it. I then walked down the block to see Kevin Aviance perform at the Manor.
Afterwards I went to Living Room for their Avatar Party, which was packed and decorated to the max. Congratulations to Mark and Christian and their entire team for such a fabulous party!
On Saturday in the Manchester Room of the Alibi Peter Clark produced a surprise party for his life partner, Cleto, for his 50th birthday. The food was delish and the guests entertained, with all of them happy to partake in such a stellar individual’s celebration. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Cleto a very happy birthday! Later that night Miami photographer Dale Stine celebrated his birthday at the Manor in the VIP Room. DJ Oren Nizri was pumping the beats phenomenally and kept the dance floor packed all night. Afterwards I headed down to Discotekka for the 2nd part of the Avatar Party entitled “Glow.” For those of you who haven’t been in a while, Discotekka now has 4 DJs in 3 rooms, with DJ Miik in the Forbidden Room with strippers, DJ Carlos G and MDW in the Discotekka Room spinning Hip Hop and Latin and DJ Jarell in the Mekka Room, spinning his fabulous mix of house music that keeps the boys entertained all night long. This was a busy week, so after 3 birthday parties and many other events its time for me to go into a coma before next weekend, which is Winter Party Weekend.
Thursday – March 4th
Cuchifrito Thursdays at Johnny’s/ Club 11 presents Latin video star Mario Costa live and in the flesh!
Friday – March 5th
Living Room Nightclub presents a special live event with Bebe Zahara Benet and her “I’m The S#!T” tour. Bebe is the 2009 winner of the RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The Manor presents special guest star and hostess Mizz Cori with music by resident DJ Daisy Deadpetals.
Saturday – March 6th
The Manor presents a Bon Voyage Atlantis Sail Away party with superstar DJ Manny Lehman in the Epic Lounge, DJ Larry Larr in the Ivy Lounge and patio spinning the best Latin hits and Diva Erika Norell and guests with high seas drama.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance with DJ Lee Majors spinning and featuring adult video Star Nick Moretti in the cage.
Smarty Pants presents Don Casteel’s birthday bash. The party begins at 8 pm with a free buffet followed by karaoke.
“Elements” will be on exhibit from March 2nd through March 25th at Art Expressions Gallery, 1428 NE 26th Street in Wilton Manors. Opening reception will take place today from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Award ribbons will be presented to the winners at 8:00 pm, including “People’s Choice” selected by the guest of the reception. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information on this exhibition or the participating artists, please contact Gerard Delaney at 954-305-1854, or e-mail info@BrowardArtGuild.org or Francisco Sheuat at 954-537-9000, or email francisco@ artexpressions.tk
Sunday – March 7th
Sidelines invites the entire community to a Car Wash for charity benefiting AIDS Walk Florida from 11 am to 3 pm. Car wash is only $7.
The Alibi presents the softball after-party and buffet and the Academy Awards will be shown in the Manchester Room.
The Manor presents the 82nd Annual Academy Awards viewing gala and the first annual Besties Awards honoring South Florida’s best of the best. The night will be co-hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Mike Verdugo (HGTV “Design Star”). The red carpet begins at 7 pm with the awards starting at 8 pm.
Atomic/Boom invites you to come watch the Oscars on their 14 large screen TVs in the video lounge and in the dance room they present a Jackhammer black-out party.
Monday – March 8th
The Stable will be celebrating the Lady Fancy Show one year anniversary at 8 pm. This versatile entertainer has captured the hearts of everyone who has enjoyed her show at the Stable this past year. Her characters delight and entertain a packed house every Monday night. Go early for best seating.
The Annual Sleazy’s weekend will take place starting Saturday, March 6th with the Sleazy Slumber Cruise which boards at the Sea Monster at 5:30, leaving the port at 7 pm and returning at 9 pm. On Sunday they present the Sleazy Pool Party at the Cheston House from 1 to 6 pm. The event will be hosted by Joe Watkins and Bill Hoeppner and food will be provided by Matty’s and the bar by Bill’s. Admission is $2.72. On Monday they present the Sleazy Awards Main Event at the Sea Monster. Doors open at 7:03 pm and the show starts at 8:07 pm and is hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and Russell from the Stable with DJ Miik on the turntables. For those of you who have not been, the Sleazy’s give out awards for the Sleaziest Bar Owner, Sleaziest Bottom, etc. Admission is only $2.73. The official post party is at Scandals.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, OutHistory.org will award five substantial prizes for the best online exhibits about the local LGBTQ histories of particular villages, towns, cities, counties and states in the U.S. since June 1969. The top five exhibits will receive awards from $5,000 to $1,000. The contest is supported by a grant from the Arcus Foundation to the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), an institute of the City University of New York Graduate Center. OutHistory.org, the LGBTQ history website, is an ambitious attempt to put reliable information about this history online and to enlist the community in the effort. Exhibits must be completed by March 31, 2010 to be eligible for the contest. OutHistory.org will offer some technical and scholarly assistance to participating individuals and groups as they work to recover and present their local LGBTQ histories.
Want to be part of all the glitz and glam of the Academy Awards but, don’t have a ticket to the big event? Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will present their annual Oscar night Academy Awards Party, Sunday, March 7th at Cinema Paradiso. Dress the part and walk the red carpet upon arrival. Go as your favorite celebrity or use your sense of panache and don your own L.A. or South Florida look. Prizes will be awarded for the best look-a-like and the best dressed. You can also win prizes by speculating which of the nominees will receive an esteemed Oscar in FLIFF’s “And The Winner Is” contest. Entry fee is $5 and includes a ballot listing the top categories and nominees. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a sumptuous buffet and drink specials. At 8:00 pm watch the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on the larger than life screen at Cinema Paradiso. You’ll feel as if you were there. Tickets in advance: $25 general admission and $15 for FLIFF members; at the door: $30 general admission and $20 for FLIFF members. “And The Winner Is” Oscar contest entry fee is $5.00. For memberships, advance tickets and additional details visit FLIFF.com or call 954-525-FILM(3456).
As you may have heard, on April 1, 2010 the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is moving to its NEW offices in OLD CITY HALL, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, (right in front of the MBPD).In connection with the Chamber’s relocation, we will be opening what we believe to be the ONLY LGBT Visitor Center in America! We are very excited about the LGBT Visitor Center and look forward to your help now, more than ever. The Chamber has put together the MDGLCC March 2010 Membership Drive with some very handsome prizes for those who qualify. For the MDGLCC membership kit visit GoGayMiami.com
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