There was a lot going on this past weekend all over South Florida with WMC, Ultrafest, Florida AIDS Walk, Palm Beach Pride, Bravissimo and the Sandra Bernhard concert. Score was packed both Friday and Saturday night. Friday they featured DJ/producer Danny Tenaglia and Saturday they had a WMC showcase with tons of performances and DJs spinning to the wee hours of the morning. There was a long line to get in both nights. Congratulations to Billy and Luis for a fabulous weekend of events. Saturday and Sunday was the annual Palm Beach Pride produced by Compass of the Palm Beaches and once again it was a successful event filled with thousands of attendees. There was great entertainment both days, but the highlight for me was Velvet Lenore and her dancers (there were like 12) number that lasted like 20 minutes and was filled with costume changes, many songs, other drag queens and props galore…it was drama and production at its best! Saturday night there were 2 concerts: the 4th annual Bravissimo, which is a benefit for the Sunshine Community Foundation, was sold out; the Sandra Bernhard concert at the Parker Playhouse was attended by about 500 people.
On Sunday thousands of walkers gathered at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale for the kick-off of the 2010 Florida AIDS Walk. Men, women, children and even some animals set out on the 10K walk to raise money to raise awareness and help reverse the continuing epidemic of HIV/AIDS in South Florida. 100% of the funds raised from the Florida AIDS Walk stay right here in Florida and will benefit the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Broward House, the Pride Center at Equality Park, SunServe and the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. This community fundraising and awareness event helps ensure the expansion of HIV/AIDS testing, education and prevention initiatives in South Florida and throughout the state. It is just amazing to me that we can have so many events on one weekend and that they are all so busy…
…Kudos to gay South Florida!!
Thursday – April 1
Johnny’s presents “Big Brother” star and now Channel 1 Releasing video star Steven Daigle live in the flesh tonight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you want to know more about Steven check out the feature in this issue.
The Pride Factory presents their annual pick-an-egg savings event where if you spend more than $25 from today through the 7th you get to pick an Easter egg from their basket for extra savings, gifts and goodies.
Friday – April 2
The weekend celebration of Georgie’s Alibi’s 13th anniversary starts tonight with a T-shirt giveaway. Saturday they present Jennifer McClain in the Manchester Room with lots of giveaways. Sunday they invite everyone to come party with Porsche with giveaways starting at 8 pm including a $500 cash giveaway at midnight and 5 $100 Visa gift cards, gift baskets and much more (you must be present to win).
After the success of their “Avatar” parties, Living Room Nightclub and Discotekka are combining once again to bring South Florida Alice in Naughtyland. On Friday, April 2nd, at Living Room and on Saturday, April 3rd, at Discotekka.
The Manor presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” theme party with DJ Daisy Deadpetals spinning.
A breakthrough in reality television, “Get Out! of the Closet!” follows host Natty Ice as she crosses the country helping those struggling with their sexuality in a direct, no-nonsense, in-your-face fashion. She dishes out truth sticks – sticks made out of THE TRUTH – to each and every closet case that she meets, inspiring them to lead a brand new life full of rainbow flags and exciting opportunities. Natty emphasizes (through an intervention-style confrontation) that there’s no reason to live your life full of shame, or more importantly, full of shame-rage. Each candidate that appears on the show is given carte blanche access to the life they could have – opportunities to say yes to themselves, to fussy meals and tight, expensive clothing – to explore themselves, their own bodies, and the bodies of strangers who share the same sex. Natty has stirred a great deal of controversy thus far, and though her methods are unconventional, this show pushes the boundaries of traditional television while giving the flagging reality genre a shot in the arm. Motivated by a love for the gay community and a passion against “homophobic douche-blowers,” Natty Ice is a gay boy’s greatest advocate and she’s not taking no for an answer. Zenfilm is thrilled to announce the global launch of this exciting new webseries, premiering online at GetOutOfTheCloset.tv
Saturday – April 3
The Manor presents celebrity and Grammy nominee DJ Chris Cox spinning. Chris has done remixes for Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Cher and many more. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio they feature the popular Noche Latina with DJ Larry Larr and hostess Erika Norell and guests.
Score presents Hilton Wolman’s Salvation party with this month’s theme being “Spring Break” and stars sexy DJ Paulo.
The Ramrod presents their monthly (first Saturday of the month) Pig Dance with DJ Lee Majors (Mega Woof, Hoist, etc) and Tribal Son Jewelry out front.
Audition for“Escorts, The Docu-Musical,” a VJC Production, premiers at the Rising Action Theatre (840 E. Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park). This is a non-equity, paid open audition from noon to 4 pm. They are seeking actors to play the roles of gay escorts (and also a slightly older client) for the week of June 1st to June 6th. This is an original musical conceived and written by South Florida author David Leddick, with music by Andrew Sargent. The show contains partial nudity. The show will rehearse in Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Please be prepared to sing a song (bring sheet music or CD) and read (cold) from the script. You may be asked to dance/light movement too. If interested please contact SouthBeachVince@hotmail.com or 305-490-2454.
Johnny’s club presents an iPad Release Party with free iPad giveaways and music by DJTProMix.com To get complimentary admission text iPad to 99158 and reply yes.
Sunday – April 4
Bill’s presents an Easter Bonnet Contest at 6:30 pm with $100 to the grand prize winner and a gift basket for the runner up. They will also feature a complimentary Easter buffet at 5 pm and the very popular Trannie Palace at 10 pm.
Monday – April 5
As part of Fort Lauderdale’s Leather Social Intercourse and Recreational Society Inter-national Mr. Leather Jeffery Payne returns to Fort Lauderdale and LeatherWerks has reserved the award winning Hi-Life Café for dinner on Monday evening. As is the tradition of L-Sirs events, they will gather at the Ramrod for libation and social intercourse before heading to the Hi-Life Café for dinner at 8:00 pm. Dinner is only $36.50 and there is limited seating with advanced purchase required.
Tickets are on sale now for the Scandals Saloon/FGRA VIP Ranch. The Ranch is an exclusive area dedicated to the 2010 Sunshine Stampede Rodeo: dance floor, DJ, complimentary buffet and happy hour prices on ALL drinks. 3-Day ticket just $20.00 – April 16th through 18th. Purchase tickets at Scandals after 7 pm now until Thursday, April 15th.
Care Resource has been awarded a $94,000 grant from Health Foundation of South Florida for the operational cost of a new four chair dental clinic at their Miami facility located at 3510 Biscayne Boulevard. The grant monies will be used for start-up funding to support the staffing, equipment, and operational costs of the clinic. Now open, the clinic will specialize in dental services for those affected/infected with HIV/AIDS. It is projected that in the first year nearly 1,000 patients will benefit from the services. Care Resource has partnered with Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine to provide a full-comprehensive range of dental care services from consultations, to basic care, to more complex services such as bridgework and dentures. In conjunction with Nova Southeastern University, Care Resource has been operating a two chair dental clinic at their Broward County facility. Additional specialized services are available at Nova Southeastern’s North Miami Branch. The construction of the clinic was made possible with funds from the Miami-Dade County Building Better Communities Project.
Adult talent management group FabScout Entertainment is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Baker as the new VP of Marketing and Special Events. In his new role with the company, Brandon will oversee the day-to-day logistics of live event bookings for the large roster of talent represented by the company. For additional information please contact Howard@FabScout.com or call 954-290-6831.
Norman Lachance, owner of the Spa at the Cabanas Guest House, is offering a fabulous special. For only $89 you will get a 30 minute massage with a mini facial. Included in this package you will have free access to the pool areas, hot tubs, steam room and he will provide you with a beach towel and a bottle of water. To book this or any of the other services he offers call the spa at 954-565-2307.
Hungarian glassmaker Eshemel has become a shining star amongst crystal aficionados who have celebrated her creative vision of merging high quality crystal with superb aesthetics since she first established her eponymous Emeshel in 2004. She debuted a new brand of perfume in Miami a couple years ago that is delivered in bottles that are provocatively designed to resemble the human sexual organs, taking the art of perfumery to a whole new dimension of artful sensuality and symbolism. The men’s cologne, Rajul, is named for the ancient Arabic word for “man.” Rajul “tells the story of an aroma representing the power of the Grand Seigneur of Arabia. After reaching the coast from the desert at dawn and leaving the vast sand dunes of the cool Arabian night, you are touched by the fragrance of the wet wind and the endless water.” The bottle design is “purposely shaped in the form of a man’s most intimate sexual organ, honoring the power and masculine virility of his royal Arabian highness.” This is a clean, intoxicating smell that is quite addictive. When you wear it you are constantly smelling it and falling in love with it over again. The Emeshel gallery is located at 3930 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami’s Design District. A 4.2 oz bottle of Rajul is $120 dollars and can be found at most high end cologne retailers or online by googling Rajul cologne.