The annual Sleazies (the main event) took place at the Sea Monster and as usual it brought out a great crowd filled with Fort Lauderdale bar and business owners partying together to benefit the Wellness Center. Congrats to Guido and the entire Sleazies team for once again having a great event. On Thursday Sidelines held their second Florida AIDS WALK Team fundraising event. Great music, a silent auction and food provided by J. Marks, Humpy’s and Hi-Life Café were enjoyed by all. 100% of all money collected from ticket sales, silent auction and all the bartenders tips went to the Sidelines Team…
The entire weekend was the 5th anniversary of Scandals Saloon and Ken, Lloyd, Howard, Craig and the boys turned it out with events starting Thursday and going through Sunday night. I personally went by Saturday night to hang out and damn was the K-Mart parking lot packed. Once inside, it was wall to wall men.
Most of the times I go to Scandals it is busy, but damn this time you could hardly walk around. Congrats to the entire team for such a successful event and also to Mike Peterson who won the Absolutly Sexy Cowboy Contest. This weekend was also the 33rd annual Pridefest, which this year moved to Jaco Pastorius Park in the heart of Oakland Park. With tons of entertainment, vendors, and food, this 2 day festival which starts the season of Florida’s Pridefests was a huge success! Congrats to Jacqui, Marc and the entire board for a job well done.
Thursday – March 18th
Blaq Boi Entertainment presents the opening of Temptation Thursdays at Sea Monster featuring DJs Gavin T and Dimples. There’s no cover before midnight and a $500 Hard Body Contest.
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce: Business Builders Luncheon – Upper Eastside Location is a monthly networking program for the Upper Eastside /Midtown area membership group and Dr. Gregg Pizzi will be the moderator. This month’s meeting location is at Soyka’s Restaurant Private Room located in the 55th Street Station (5556 NE 4th Ct., 305-759-3117); registration is at 11:30 am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:00 pm. Cost is $30 per person including seated style lunch and limited to 20 persons. RSVP to 305-573-4000 or via email to MDGLCC@Bellsouth.net
Cuchifrito Thursdays at Club 11 at Johnny’s presents Florida’s Best Escort 2010 Kid Power live at midnight followed by their underwear contest at 12:30 am hosted by TP Lords.
Friday – March 19th
The Epic Show Lounge at the Manor presents comedienne Judy Tenuta live in concert at 7:30 pm. Judy has starred in her own HBO, Showtime and Lifetime specials. She also had two smash comedy CDs and has been nominated for 2 Grammys.
Living Room Nightclub presents Fashion Week starring, direct from New York DJs Dave & Gerardo (D&G) along with resident DJs Pride and Maximus 3000.
The Grand Re-opening of Waterfront (3615 NW South River Dr, Miami) takes place tonight with DJ Juan Carlos and house queen Teresita La Caliente and special guests, including Yuli Mastrosimone. There is no cover and free parking.
Notable comedian and actor Bob Golub will headline a stand-up comedy show, New York Comedy Club at the Cinema Paradiso, tonight at 9 pm and Saturday at 8 and 10:15 pm. One of the most versatile performers working today, Bob “The Polish Madman” Golub’s credits include “The Tonight Show,” “Evening at the Improv,” the films “Goodfellas” and “Art School Confidential,” and guest spots on hundreds of radio stations around the country. His hit one-man show, “Dodo,” was turned into an award-winning sports-theme docu/comedy and subsequent film that will be released nationwide on April 20th. Tickets are $15 or $22 for VIP seating. Upcoming headliners include award-winning comic Dante in three shows April 23-24th. For more information call Stefany Stocker at 561-470-6887 or visit the New York Comedy Club of Boca Raton website at NYCCBoca.com or Cinema Paradiso at FLIFF.com/cinemaparadiso.asp
Saturday – March 20th
Bill’s presents their first annual turnabout and Florida AIDS Walk Fundraiser.
The Ramrod presents a fundraiser to send Joe Watkins, Mr. Ramrod, to International Mr. Leather in Chicago.
The Stable presents Dudes as Dames Battle Royale at 9 pm with Stable bartenders Mike R. & Mike L. facing off with the girls, Lady Fancy & Nancy Ross.
Sunday – March 21st
The Equality Florida Miami Gala takes place at the spectacular River Lounge (270 Biscayne Blvd) from 5 to 7 pm. The event will honor Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen with the 2010 Voice for Equality Awards. They will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and 100% of the proceeds directly benefit our statewide LGBT rights organization, Equality Florida.
The Over Easy Cafe (318 E Oakland Park Blvd) presents a great brunch from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and you will find a new wait staff that will work really hard for you and hopes that you will tip them with a sizable donation to the Florida AIDS Walk. Thirsty? Any drinks purchased will also be donated! Come hear a little “Kiss my grits!” by their loving staff! Drag yourself out to brunch, but get there early!
Monday – March 22nd
Gus Sanchez presents the annual Miss South Florida Illusion National, Classic and Plus pageants at 8 pm at Atomic/Boom. The night will star the current court of Viva Mirage, Ciara Douglas and Tiana Love and feature entertainment by Velvet Lenore, Diva, Amanda West, Vanessa, Misty Eyez, Tonna McKenzie and Monica Moore. The pageant will also be a memorial of and celebration of Moldavia Ishtar’s 10 year anniversary of winning the pageant. For more information or tickets call Gus at 954-226-1213 or Randy at 954-773-5170.
The Bird and the Bee, the duo of singer Inara George and multi-instrumental/producer Greg Kurstin, kicked off a musical scavenger hunt for their fans by premiering all nine songs from their new album “Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates” on nine different websites: AOL Spinner, BrooklynVegan, Entertainment Weekly, Idolator, MySpace, PerezHilton, Prefix, SPIN and USA Today. The acclaimed band’s third full-length album, which will be released March 23rd on EMI’s Blue Note Records, is a love letter to famed “rock and soul” duo Hall & Oates that features eight classic covers along with one new original song, “Heard It On The Radio.
WoofWares.com got tired of what they considered boring gay t-shirts and decided to remedy that situation! WoofWares isn’t a big corporate entity; quite the contrary, they are just two part timers enjoying the creative outlet, having fun and trying to pay the bills. They think someone needs to offer t-shirts that are as individually daring, bold, funny, campy, trashy, original, cool, sexually deviant and fabulous as you are! Whatever your mood, WoofWares has a t-shirt for the occasion (well, almost). Ok, they concede that some of their designs you won’t be wearing home for Thanksgiving. Some are downright nasty. And yes, some are stereotypically self-indulgent (but in a really well-designed way). Hey, if we can’t make a statement, or poke a little fun at ourselves to incite a little laughter, then the world would be . . . well, far less fabulous.