On Thursday I went to see “Young Frankenstein” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and this is a fun musical, especially for those of you who are big fans of the movie like I am. Who can forget the incredibly talented movie cast including Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Terri Garr and Madeline Kahn (one of my favorite comedienne’s of all time). This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster-but not without scary and hilarious complications.
Gay Events in South Florida This Week
Last Week in Review
On Thursday I went to see “Young Frankenstein” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and this is a fun musical, especially for those of you who are big fans of the movie like I am. Who can forget the incredibly talented movie cast including Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Terri Garr and Madeline Kahn (one of my favorite comedienne’s of all time). This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster-but not without scary and hilarious complications. If I have convinced you to see this upbeat, fun show, then hurry up because it only runs through the 17th. To order tickets go to BrowardCenter.org
On Friday, Hotspots Publisher Peter Clark and Reece Darham of Island City Health and Fitness were in Tampa to attend the monthly GAYBOR meeting. Later they stopped by to take in the finals of the Miss US of A at Large Pageant at The Honey Pot, where 30 states were represented. They were blown away by the caliber of the talent. Congratulations to all of the contestants. Friday night, The Stable presented the 2nd annual Miss Korn Queen Pageant starring the Lady Fancy and last year’s winner, Miss Candy Cornhole-Cox. As it was last year, this pageant was hysterical. If you missed it put on your things to do next year! Saturday and Sunday was the 3rd annual Bubba’s Country Fair at Scandals Saloon. Starting from 3 pm to the evening hours this was 2 days of nonstop, good ole fashion fun, games, rides and entertainment (even our publisher was tempted to ride the bull). Congratulations to Ken, Lloyd and their entire staff on another successful year.
Sunday I headed up to Orlando for the annual Orlando Pride and Parade and once again it was a huge success. Thousands and thousands of people (the exact number hasn’t been released yet) came to Lake Eola Park for this incredible event. A big congratulations to the entire board of Come out with Pride for a very organized, detail oriented and superior event! I can’t wait to go back next year. After pride and a disco nap it was off the world famous Parliament House for the official After Pride T Dance and the property was wall to wall people. The Footlight Theatre was so packed I could barely get up the steps and then I had to squint to see the show because I was on the back wall. Thank God my camera has zoom! The show hosted by Darcel Stevens was, as usual, fabulous. All I have to say is it’s Sassy Devine’s world and we are just living in it. This entertainer always takes my breath away… she is going to be huge… remember I predicted that!
Congratulations to Don, Susan and the entire P-House staff for another fabulous T-Dance!
Thursday, October 14
Mike Trost, Founder’s Circle member of The Pride Center (formerly the GLCC of South Florida) invites everyone to join him at his home (2024 NE 6th Terrace in Wilton Manors) for his 4th annual fundraising event to support the Pride Center. The night will feature a silent auction, entertainment, hors d’oeurves and cocktails. Tickets to this yearly fabulous event are only $50 and include complimentary valet parking. For more information call the Pride Center at 954-463-9005.
Sublime Restaurant & Bar has teamed up with Vigneti d’ltalia Imports to host a wine tasting featuring a unique variety of wines from regions throughout Italy. Over 15 different wines have been selected and paired with a sampling of Sublime’s finest finger foods. Owner Nanci Alexander says, “It’s very exciting to be hosting our very first wine tasting at Sublime. We have a great lineup of wines at terrific prices.” As an added bonus, after the wine tasting, guests will enjoy 20% off their dinner check. The wine tasting will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For tickets and more information, please visit SublimeRestaurant.com/wine or call 954-615-1431.
Friday, October 15
Bill’s Filling Station celebrates their 15th anniversary and 3rd anniversary on The Drive all weekend long starting tonight with prizes and giveaways including an Apple iPad, flat screen TVs, a 3 day/2 night gay Bahamas cruise for 2, a beach cruiser bicycle and much more. The weekend will also feature top notch entertainment and contests. For more information look at the feature on their anniversary in this week’s Hotspots or check out their website at BillsFillingStation.com
Tonight and tomorrow Johnny’s in association with C1R present video star Kayden Hart live in his first live appearance in South Florida.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Muscle Bear Man Dance with DJ/producer Herbie James.
Come celebrate the birthday of one of South Beach’s most notable business and community leaders, Babak Movahedi, tonight and tomorrow from 10 pm to 3 am. The proprietor of Mova Lounge, previously Halo, celebrates his 50th birthday and wants everyone to be a part of it. In lieu of birthday presents, Mova Lounge is accepting donations for Care Resource, with complimentary drinks and raffle opportunities available.
Saturday, October 16
The Manor presents Ritmo Brazil, a tropical theme party starring direct from Brazil the Winter Party 2010 beach party headliner DJ Ana Paula. In the Noche Latina Lounge and Patio they present Una Noche En El Tropicana, a tribute to the Tropicana club in Cuba. The night will star Erika Norell with special guest direct from Cuba Concha Aratha Del Sol and DJ Larry Larr. Also back by popular demand, Latin band Tropical Dreams featuring Dayami in the Windsor Lounge. The Main room and Noche Latina Saturdays is from 10 pm to 3 am and there is no cover.
Lake Worth Heritage Festival’s inaugural event (formerly Hispanic Fest) will be held today and tomorrow in beautiful Bryant Park, downtown Lake Worth along the intracoastal waterway. The Chamber and the community will be celebrating the diversity of Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida and the USA. Today they will honor their friends from Latin America who populate a large part of the fabric in our area. On Sunday, the focus will be on people from the USA, Finland, Ireland and others. Entertainment, dancing, ethnic foods and a unique arts and crafts show will all be a part of the celebration.
Mercedes-Benz of Fort Lauderdale, along with Geo Vax Labratories present “The Great Gatsby Gala” a benefit for the Poverello Center from 9 pm at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (1527 SW 1st Avenue). Stroll through the museum and marvel at the beautiful works of art. Over 30 fully restored Packard automobiles, many which are one of a kind, including a Fort Lauderdale Police paddy wagon and a Fort Lauderdale fire engine. Return to the days of Jay Gatsby, self-made millionaire and his ill-gotten fortune as he worked his way into Long Island society. Listen to the sultry sounds of chanteuse Kimona (currently featured at the Pier Top at Pier 66 Sunday Brunch) along with keyboardist Rick Harris and incredible culinary delights created by Master Chef Ron Kerr and staff. You’ll have the opportunity to bid during the live auction on such items as an autographed guitar by all members of the legendary rock band Styx, exotic trips and stunning jewelry. You’ll also enjoy not just the sounds but also “cigar, cigarette girls,” Blackjack, and join in the “speak easy” bar for unlimited cocktails. Admission to the event is $100. For more information or to purchase tickets go to Poverello.org
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents I Love New York starring DJ Theresa and special guest DJ/producer Hector Fonseca with hot NYC dancers on the stage. On the second level catch Ricardito and his dancers.
Sunday, October 17
Edison Farrow, Omar Gonzalez and Tony Ferro present the grand opening of Jump! Sundays, South Beach’s hot, new Sunday night at Lux (1439 Washington Avenue), formerly the legendary Liquid Nightclub! The night is hosted by: Gerry Kelly, David Bromstad, Craig Stevens, Wire Magazine, Chyna, Chris Aguilar, Aaron Gillego, Michael M, Larry Candelario and Maiko Xavier. Tonight will feature Rob Sky’s CD Release Party and he will be performing tracks from his new CD. There is no cover for the grand opening. Doors open at 10 pm. The night will star DJs Jarell and Bryan Zero.
The monthly (3rd Sunday of the month) Market Bazaar at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors takes place from 9 am to 3 pm with music by DJ Sol and a Pet Costume Contest at 1 pm.
Monday, October 18
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans will get to experience the nation’s largest gay dance music festival on BRAVO TV tonight at 9 pm ET/PT when the show takes viewers to Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs, the nation’s largest gay dance music festival. In the episode, Kim Zolciak and fellow cast member Kandi Burruss are filmed on-location throughout White Party Weekend in this special Episode # 3 – season three. Said White Party Palm Springs producer and founder Sanker, “I called her up last winter after hearing her song on the radio and asked her to perform her hit single, and without hesitation she said, ‘I would LOVE to!” At the Sunday outdoor T-Dance, Zolciak was joined on stage by Burruss and introduced by legendary adult video director Chi Chi Larue.
The Royal Palms is celebrating their 19 year anniversary. Since opening in 1991 Richard Gray and his great team are continuing to raise the bar in the gay accommodations world. In January, The Royal Palms will become the largest full service luxury gay resort in North America. With a total of 62 rooms, a bar, café, spa and gym, the RP will be launching a new, sleek, stylish and sexy look.
Longtime Alibi bartender Scot Newell showed off his creativity and cocktail mixing skills recently at a national bartender challenge in Palm Springs, California. The Tourism Board of Palm Springs, LOGO Television and Gay.com held a national cocktail challenge where bartenders that work in gay bars had to create a signature cocktail, a martini and a shot. Local competitions were held in Seattle, West Hollywood, San Diego, Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale. On September 12th, the local winners were all flown out to Palm Springs and they competed head to head on national television (look for it on LOGO). Scot wowed the crowds with his “Picnic In Three Glasses” that consisted of a “Palm-egranate” Lemonade, a S’mores Shot and the clincher … a “BLT” Martini that included a Bacon flavored vodka (strange but true)! We are thrilled to announce that Newell took the winning spot! Congratulation, Scot!
Argentine director Marco Berger repurposes the conventions of a Shakespeare-styled comedy in his clever, witty and poetic feature film debut. Bruno is dumped by his girlfriend; behind a calm, indifferent expression, his mind plans a cold, sweet vengeance. He befriends her new boyfriend Pablo, with the idea of eroding the couple, either by introducing Pablo to another woman or by seducing him himself. Thus emerges “Plan B,” a perilous romantic journey that calls his own sexuality into question. “Plan B” stars Damiain Canduci, Lucas Ferraro, Manuel Vignau, Mercedes Quinteros and it’s 103 minute run time is in Spanish with English subtitles. The DVD is available for purchase on October 26th for the sale price of only $14.95 at WolfeVideo.com