Friday night I headed down to Miami with my first stop being Club Sugar for their hot Friday nights, which always has a packed dance floor to the sounds of resident DJ Jarell. That night they were celebrating the release of Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour with lots of Madonna giveaways all night long. I then headed to Waterfront to see my friend Pablo, one of the new managers there. Most of you will remember Pablo from his years working at Club Azucar. Speaking of Waterfront, I hear that Milancita will be taking over their new Fridays starting sometime in June. As with all Milancita.com productions, this should be HOT!
Afterwards I headed to Living Room for their Summer Runway Fashion Show. The place was packed with hot models and cute guys. While there I ran into owners Mark and Christian, Poizon Ivy (Miss Florida Continental), Keith from Mary’s Resort and many others. Saturday night some of the Hotspots gang went to I Rock in West Palm to see hottie video star Rob Romoni, and let’s just say his shows were smoking! Congrats to owner Michael G (Cupids) for another successful Palm Beach club. Afterward we were off to Score for their monthly Salvation Reunion Party, which celebrated Hilton Wolman’s birthday and starred DJ Abel. Needless to say they were packed to the rafters with hot men! Sunday I went to Johnny’s for Matt’s Sunday Sinful Happy Hour which is filled with customers and a few dancers who are very friendly. This is definitely a nice way to put a smile on your face at the end of a weekend.
Thursday, May 13
The Pride Factory invites everyone to stop by for their really big sale from today until May 19th where they offer 10% off if you spend $50 or more and 20% off if you spend $100 or more.
Cuchifrito at Johnny’s presents Scratch a Cuchi and Win Contest, where everyone gets a free scratch off card at the door and every card is a winner.
An increasing number of same-sex couples are looking to expand their families and turning to surrogacy and egg donation as a way of becoming biological parents. This is why The Pride Center at Equality Park (2040 N Dixie Hgy) has teamed with Mindy Berkson, an international infertility / surrogacy expert and founder of Lotus Blossom Consulting, to help gay and lesbian couples and individuals plan for parenthood. Together they will be leading a complimentary session titled “Options for Biological Family Building in the LGBTQ Community – Surrogacy, Egg Donation and Treatment” from 7 to 9 pm. RSVP to mindy@LotusBlossomConsulting.com
Friday, May 14
Tout , the magazine that unfolds its features right before your very eyes at The Manor, presents GLOW, a glow in the dark theme party with fabulous performances by Daisy D, Erika Norell and cast as well as a free continental buffet from 2 to 3 am.
Saturday, May 15
Noche Latina Florida presents their 12th anniversary extravaganza, Havana B.C. (before Castro) in the Ivy Lounge and patio at The Manor. The night will be starring international recording artist Ceevox singing her new song “Celia” for the first time. Celia is produced by Sugavox and is a tribute to Celia Cruz. The night will also star Erika Norell, Josue Santiago and AJ Kline. In addition they will be taking over Windsor Room featuring Latin band Tropical Dreams featuring Dayami live from 10:30 pm to 2: 30 am. They will also have a free raffle where someone will win a basket worth over $1000 as well as hundreds of other giveaways. For more information go to NocheLatinaFlorida.com
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents DJ Stephan Grondin in the main room hosted by Miss Elaine Lancaster and DJ Bryan Zero in Mr. Big’s Room hosted by Omar Gonzalez.
The South Florida Lambda Chorale under the direction of Gary E. Keating presents An Evening of Sondheim at 8 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living (1550 NE 26th St). For more info call 866-973-4644 or visit LambdaChorale.com
Discotekka will be celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Milancita.com being a part of their staff. They will feature VIP card giveaways.
The Stable proudly presents 190lbs of Rod Stephens at 9 pm. A truly powerful entertainer – wait until you see what he can do with his cowboy hat!
Sunday, May 16
The 13th Street Alliance and the South of the River District (SoRDI) proudly announce their first annual Green Dog Day Festival from 12 Noon until 5 pm. This charitable and fun event, M.C.’d by Tedd Marefka, will benefit The Pet Project, enabling people with HIV/AIDS or otherwise disabled to keep their pets with the project’s ongoing care and support, plus support of shelter animals through donation, care, and adoption…help save a homeless poochie. Entertainment, DJ, live music, exhibitor booths featuring local retailers and vendors of eco-friendly merchandise, dog wash, fun contests and prizes too. Treat your pooch and yourself to a rollicking Sunday afternoon of socializing! Enter/vote for: Best Dog/Owner Look-Alike, Best Barker, Best Dressed (dog…not owner), Best Digger (judged on height, distance, volume and form) and Ugliest Dog (beauty’s more than skin-deep). The Fort Lauderdale Fire & Safety Museum will be showcasing their painstakingly restored and fully operational historic 1928 Ahrens-Fox piston pumper which served the Chicago Fire Department with distinction. Come join us for an entertaining afternoon filled with fun four-legged love!
Leatherwerks presents puppy day care from 2 to 5 pm where they can turn your bad dogs into good dogs. They invite you to drop your pets off on your way to other events.
Monday, May 17
Johnny’s is excited to announce the most exciting event of the year, Johnny’s Got Talent! This will be a televised elimination competition which will take place over 12 weeks. There will be a panel of 3 local celebrity judges on a weekly basis. The show will air on YouTube, Comcast.net and JohnnysGotTalent.com – Live auditions will take place tonight at Johnny’s. Only 11 acts will be chosen for the show. Each week there will be $400 cash and prizes given to the act voted off the show. The most exciting aspect to this competition is that you decide who wins! The voting will take place through the use of advanced text messaging system, such as that used in American Idol. The finale will be one of the biggest events of the season as the final 2 acts fight for the grand prize of $6,000 including an all expenses paid trip to NY City where they will stay at a 5 Star Hotel and perform their winning act in front of a live audience at the famous ESCO Club in Manhattan. They are pleased that TP Lords has signed on as the hostess. If you are a singer, dancer, magician, acrobat, drag queen or king, poet, musician, dance group or have any talent that you want to share with the world, please join them.
Just blocks from the Miami Design District sits the newest addition to South Florida’s art world. AD013 Studio is a brand new, all encompassing photography and videography sanctuary. From workshops to schooling, from shooting space to creative emporium, AD013 Studio offers the finest resources for the most creative minds. The Studio consists of top of the line equipment and software and the most knowledgeable and respected instructors. AD013 is a center for workshops in topics ranging from Photoshop to studio lighting, to video and printing. Ultimately, it will become an accredited certificate program school. Workshops begin on July 19, 2010. Please visit AD013Studio.com to register. The studio is also available for rent to photographers, casting and model agencies and anyone else in need of a professional artistic space. The studio comes with tons of equipment available for rent as well. AD013 Studio’s director is David Benoliel – a Parisian photographer with experience and a passion to create an environment where artists of all backgrounds can find a niche. For more information, please visit the web site or call the studio at 305.640.8758.
Entertainment Events, Inc. presents “Girls Night: The Musical” at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino through May 22nd. “Girls Night: The Musical” has earned rave reviews playing packed houses throughout the United Kingdom since 2003. It premiered in the U.S. in 2007 and has toured across the country since then. “Girls Night: The Musical” follows five friends in their 30s and 40s during a wild and outrageous girls night out at a karaoke bar. Friends since their teens, they have all had their fair share of heartache and tragedy, joy and success. Together they reminisce about their younger days, celebrate their current lives and look to the future, all the while belting out an array of classic anthems. The story behind “Girls Night” is an inspiration to any writer still waiting for their big break. One night, Louise Roche, a mother of three children under the age of five, went out with a group of friends to see a musical. She looked around the theater, saw that the audience was mostly women and thought, “I could do this…I could write a show that lots of women would enjoy watching.” So she did. The play sold out its entire run and gained legendary status in the area. Tickets cost $45, $55 and $80 (VIP packages). All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Monday through Saturday from noon to 7 pm and on Sunday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at TicketMaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000.
Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan is scheduled to release her first studio album of new material in 7 years, “The Laws of Illusion” on June 15th on Arista Records. The album is currently being recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah’s longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand. Sarah’s new album, “The Laws of Illusion” will be released just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair 2010, the historic all women touring festival founded by McLachlan, which became one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world. A special pre-order campaign for Sarah’s new album “The Laws of Illusion” is available now exclusively at SarahMclachlan.com. Fans that pre-order her new album will be offered the added benefit of exclusive access to purchase Lilith Fair tickets before they are made available anywhere else and will receive an instant download of Sarah’s new song, “One Dream.” A resident of Vancouver, Sarah recently performed at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics and wrote and recorded “One Dream,” which was used as part of NBC’s marketing campaign for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Between 1997 and 2009, Lilith Fair enjoyed over 2 million fans in attendance and over $10 million dollars raised for national and local women’s charities. Lilith Fair 2010 features performances by Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Erykah Badu, Sugarland, Heart, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, Corinne Bailey Rae, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tegan and Sara, and many more! Visit LilithFair.com for tour details and more information.