On August 3rd the monthly Mack Lunch was held at the beautiful China Grille on the 17th Street Causeway overlooking the intercoastal. Congrats to Danny and DJ for once again having a sold out business luncheon. A few special mentions are to: 1) Casey, who I went to graduate school with, for leaving his job and going for his dream to become a pilot, 2) to Tom Runyon’s mother, who recently moved down to South Florida to be near her successful son and 3) to the beautiful Lauralina just because I always love seeing her gorgeous smile! On Wednesday the guys at Atomic/Boom had a birthday party for GM Chris Burdekin with free chicken wings, pizza, cake and of course Russell behind the bar serving it up as only he can. Happy birthday to my friend Chris and I wish him many more to come! Wednesday late night I went by Voodoo Lounge for their new promotion …
Last Week in Review
On August 3rd the monthly Mack Lunch was held at the beautiful China Grille on the 17th Street Causeway overlooking the intercoastal. Congrats to Danny and DJ for once again having a sold out business luncheon. A few special mentions are to: 1) Casey, who I went to graduate school with, for leaving his job and going for his dream to become a pilot, 2) to Tom Runyon’s mother, who recently moved down to South Florida to be near her successful son and 3) to the beautiful Lauralina just because I always love seeing her gorgeous smile!
On Wednesday the guys at Atomic/Boom had a birthday party for GM Chris Burdekin with free chicken wings, pizza, cake and of course Russell behind the bar serving it up as only he can. Happy birthday to my friend Chris and I wish him many more to come!
Wednesday late night I went by Voodoo Lounge for their new promotion, Whip It Out Wednesdays starring DJ Daisy Deadpetals who also has brought back her famous Wheel of Dare. This is a fun new night you must put on your things to do list! Friday night I stopped by Johnny’s, which by the way was door to door people, to see Channel 1 Releasing’s Jeremy Bilding performing live. I then headed down to Club Sugar for their fabulous Fridays hosted by Milancita.com and starring DJ Jarell with shows by TP and Sasha. This is such a HOT Friday night party I am not sure they could even fit anybody else in the door, so get their early!
I couldn’t stay too late because I had to get up early Saturday morning for the 20th annual Poverello Bowl-a-thon at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac. As usual this event was packed with people all there to raise money for this good cause. At the event they announced that they raised over $12,000 and that did not include online pledges or money that came in from the raffles and 50/50. When they tally everything I will report on the exact amount. Hey, I am just happy I broke a 100 score…yay me!
HOT! Events in South Florida This Week
Friday, August 13
Broward House presents Broward County’s sexiest HIV/AIDS fundraiser, “Broward Bares,” at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The emcees for the night are Terry Decarlo and Florida’s own Dame Edna with performances by Andrew Sixx, Bambi LaFleur, Dance Attack, Electra, The Full Monty Boys, Erika Norell, The Male Member Orchestra, Candy Caramello, Gavin Andrews, Debra Hampton, Jesse Carlo, Jennifer McClain, Rod Stephens, Men of Boardwalk, Micky Havens, Nikki Adams, Next Step, LaPair Productions, Rainbow Cirque and C&J Productions. This will be a one night only traipse through the world of tantalizing temptations, titillating temptresses and torrid testosterone.
Living Room presents the first part of a 2 part party entitled “True Blood,” it hurts so bad. The second part will take place at Discotekka the next night.
Bill’s Friday night party, Growl, presents a Bear Appreciation Party with the Sexy Bear Contest at midnight hosted by Miss Kitty with the winner receiving $500. The first runner up gets $175 and the second runner up receives $75.
The Manor presents their monthly Bear Nation party where they invite you to dance and be hairy. The night is hosted by Tony Lima and features DJ Pannik in the Epic Nightclub and DJ Rene in the Ivy Lounge.
At Johnny’s – Sean David in association with JetSetMen.com invites you to 2 live shows by Landon Mycles tonight and tomorrow.
The Boardwalk in association with Mustang Studios presents Alexsander Freitas live with 2 shows tonight and two show on Saturday.
Saturday, August 14
Discotekka presents the 2nd part of a 2 part party (the first part was yesterday at Living Room) entitled “Twilight.”
The Lounge in West Palm on Clematis presents Party Monster, a theme party starring DJ Daisy Deadpetals and DJ JD on patio.
The Manor presents the world retirement tour of legendary DJ Billy Carroll. Billy’s love for music began in the 70’s and he has DJ’d at virtually all the major nightclubs around the world. Come say goodbye to a legend who has put his mark on the world of dance. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents the release of Hot Latin Summer Nights Volume 2 with over 100 free CDs mixed by DJ Larry Larr and hosted by Latina icon Erika Norell. The party starts at 10 pm to 3 am with no cover!
Grand opening of Paredes Fine Arts Studio (2311 NW 2nd Ave.) in the Wynwood Arts District during Wynwood’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 8 pm to 10 pm. The 1,500 sq. ft. space will house Paredes’ past and current collections including Los Niños, Salseros, Digital Art, Culture in a Bag, Pop Collages, select sculptures and more. Miguel Paredes is a New York native and combines cutting-edge styles of street art, pop art and Japanese animation to create distinct, trend-forward pieces. Drawing inspiration from pop icons such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, he has created his own niche of street graffiti, landscape and pop art affording him the ability to singlehandedly crossover from street walls to creating decorative art. Over the years, Paredes took the Miami Beach art scene by storm, selling out numerous venues to become one of the most prosperous local artists. Paredes, who has been Miami Beach based for over two decades, acquired a private studio space on Lincoln Road to further expand his inspirational environment while simultaneously showcasing his works at local, national and international shows such as Art Basel. For more information on Miguel please visit MiguelParedes.com
Hilton Wolman’s monthly Salvation Saturday at Score presents “Casino” starring DJ/remixer/producer Dan De Leon celebrating his birthday starting at 10 pm. The night is hosted by Omar Gonzalez.
Sunday, August 15
The monthly Market Bazaar in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors takes place from 9 am to 3 pm. They will feature great deals, music by DJ Sol, food, fun, a classic car show and a hula hoop contest at noon with prizes.
Tuesday, August 17
Planeta Macho at Score presents Bienvenido Viva Las Vegas Score style starring Las Divas Del Jacuzzi, DJ George Ferrero and Ricardito and his dancers on the second level.
Wednesday, August 18
Tony Rodriguez presents the annual Miss Divine Pageant taking place at Mekka (950 NE 2nd Avenue) in downtown Miami starting at 10 pm. The presentation for the pageant is the Roaring 20’s and will star the reigning Miss Divine 2009, Viva Mirage, along with all the former Miss Divines and many of the Miss and Mr. Azucars. For more information go to MissDivineFL.com
Latinos Salud (LatinosSalud.org ) has won a $1.3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to immediately initiate new HIV prevention programs that will serve Broward County’s gay and bisexual Latino communities. Latinos Salud Executive Director Stephen Fallon told this me, “Broward County is Ground Zero in our nation’s HIV epidemic. For the health of our communities, we need prevention programs that are delivered by professionals who understand the culture and values of their gay Latino peers. Latinos Salud will launch two new HIV prevention programs to meet this need.” All of Latinos Salud’s staff members are Latino, except for Fallon, who speaks conversational Spanish. Fallon added, “We are excited that the CDC chose our agency to carry out these vitally-needed services. For the past six years, no Broward-based agency had won CDC funding. Latinos Salud is the youngest of South Florida agency selected for funding.” Dr. Fallon and Mr. Narváez founded Latinos Salud in 2008 to address an urgent gap in local prevention services specifically targeting Broward’s Latino gay communities; The agency currently operates an HIV prevention program called “Somos” (which means “We Are!”) for gay Latinos, age 30 and younger. Funded by the Florida Department of Health, the Somos program offers a safe space for community members to find peer support, and education about reducing risks of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. The group currently has 300 members.
getOutFL invites everyone; singles, couples, families, new in town, just visiting, and anyone who wants to getOut and join them in having fun. People of all ages are getting out with getOutFL, South Florida’s newest LGBT and friends organization. The group formerly known as Venture Out has 1500 members. Plans are to provide a varied calendar of activities ranging from outdoor and active activities such as hiking, boating, camping, and bowling to casual indoor social gatherings like dinners, parties, movie nights, wine tasting and community volunteer/philanthropic activities. Membership is free but many events will have an associated cost. The group offers an alternative to the bar scene to meet new friends, network, and socialize while taking advantage of all South Florida has to offer. You never know who you might meet… For information please call Rick Zlotziver at 954-461-9016 or visit getOutFL.com
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced today that it will present a 2010 National Leadership Award to Tony Award-winning actor and longtime human rights activist Alan Cumming at the 14th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner on Saturday, October 2nd, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This major fundraising event, presented by Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the social, cultural, political and humanitarian needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Information on individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities is available by calling the Task Force at 305.571.1924. Tickets are available at TheTaskForce.org/miami
From award-winning director Rodrigue Jean comes this mesmerizing look into the lives of those who work the male sex trade industry on the streets of one of my favorite cities, Montreal. “Men For Sale” is a frank and fascinating documentary that chronicles a year in the lives of 11 men- most of them in their early 20’s – as they attempt to explain how they all arrives at the same profession.
With a humanistic eye the film uncovers the vulnerabilities of its subjects as they struggle to affirm their masculinity and make sense of their conflicting sexual practices. Some of them envision themselves escaping the sex trade industry, while others feel like prisoners in a vicious cycle of drug use and prostitution. The men for sale pursue their hardscrabble lives, knowing their prospects for the future are dim. An unflinching portrait with neither voyeurism nor false sympathy, “Men for Sale” acknowledges those society prefers to ignore. By artfully weaving together piercing confessionals and scenes of Montreal’s nighttime cityscape, Jean creates a dreamlike vision of a rarely-glimpsed world – one that often goes unnoticed even when in plain sight. The documentary is 145 minutes and can be ordered now at BreakingGlassPictures.com or on Amazon.com for only $24.95 with a street date of August 31.
Its summertime and we all want to get our tan on, but what bathing suit should you wear? Why not check out local South Florida designer Fabiano DeMoraes’ designs? Trust me you will not be disappointed as his designs are super sexy and will make your body look even better. Fabiano launched his swimwear line entitled T Fabiano Swimwear in 1998 and has been going strong ever since. Fabiano likes to stay ahead of the latest trends in fashion and his designs are always modern and in demand. Fabiano is committed to bringing high-end quality handcrafted garments.
His designs go from sporty to edgy and fashionable. Fabiano was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His label’s mission is to show the world the Brazilian beach style: comfortable and masculine with an attitude. However, he designs for all the continents and his products come in a wide variety of styles, to fit all kinds of body types and tastes. In this economy they are able to keep the prices reasonable because they manufacture and sell directly to the customer. When asked what are the hot colors for 2010, Fabiano said, “Prints are always a must. We work with exclusive ones like the “Tie Dye” in black and white. Solids like neon and shades of blue and red are in. Details in yellow and grey are also a good combination for any kind of sporty stylish man.” For more information about the T Fabiano line or to purchase a swimsuit go to TFabiano.com