On Monday, October 11th the Law Offices of George Castrataro hosted a fundraiser for Gary Resnick to continue as the Mayor of Wilton Manors. On Thursday the Pride Center at Equality Park (formerly the GLCC) had one of its best fundraisers of the year at the home of Mike Trost. Once again Mike generously opened his home and the masses attending raised thousands of dollars for this much worthy organization. This past weekend Bill’s Filling Station celebrated its 15th anniversary and its 3rd anniversary on The Drive. I went on Saturday when they were featuring Madonna impersonator Melissa Totten, who I must say wowed the crowd with her spot on impersonation and fabulous voice. In addition, I was lucky enough to chat with Melissa backstage and she is a really nice and warm person who has been impersonating Madonna for just shy of 20 years. Congrats to Jackson, Mark and the entire Bill’s team for a fabulous anniversary weekend! Afterwards I headed down to Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor for their tribute to the Tropicana.
Gay Events in South Florida This Week
Last Week in Review
On Monday, October 11th the Law Offices of George Castrataro hosted a fundraiser for Gary Resnick to continue as the Mayor of Wilton Manors.
This past weekend Bill’s Filling Station celebrated its 15th anniversary and its 3rd anniversary on The Drive. I went on Saturday when they were featuring Madonna impersonator Melissa Totten, who I must say wowed the crowd with her spot on impersonation and fabulous voice. In addition, I was lucky enough to chat with Melissa backstage and she is a really nice and warm person who has been impersonating Madonna for just shy of 20 years. Congrats to Jackson, Mark and the entire Bill’s team for a fabulous anniversary weekend! Afterwards I headed down to Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor for their tribute to the Tropicana. The decorations were amazing, the performances fierce (including the live band Tropical Dreams) and the Ivy Lounge and Patio were packed. This was a great themed night filled with lots of cute Latin men…YUM!
Thursday, October 21
Broward House presents their yearly gala, The Little Gala of Horrors, at the Signature Grand from 7 to 11 pm. The gala will feature casino games, DJ and dancing, awards ceremony, live and silent auctions, gourmet sit down dinner, surprise ghoulish entertainment and a pre-dinner spooktacular reception. The night will honor Congressman Ron Klein, Jackson Padgette and Mark Negrete (Bill’s and Alibi Corporation) and Bruce Chaskin, Bruce Silverstein and Michael Berry of the Signature Grand. Tickets and tables available at BrowardHouse.org
Living Room presents their 2nd anniversary extravaganza with the theme 7 Deadly Sins and they suggest that it’s time for you to sin. What I have been told from Mark and Christian is that they will be decorating the club in a way that has not been seen before. Christian said, “Watch out South Florida, we are going to blow you away.”
Club Sugar, in association with AlexInfiniti.com, Hollywood Records and Milancita.com, brings you an official CD release event for Selena Gomez and the Scene’s “A Year Without Rain.” The night will feature free giveaways, DJ Jarell with performances by TP Lords, Sasha Sky and Kiara Knight.
Saturday, October 23
The 3rd annual Explore/EXPO takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall C), 1901 Convention Center Drive, from 12 noon to 5 pm. Explore/EXPO is a business expo for the South Florida community, gay and allied, where Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) member companies can showcase their products and services to the general public while interacting with hundreds of fellow exhibitors. Explore/EXPO is presented by MDGLCC in collaboration with chamber member IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association), the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Herald and Miami.com. This event is free and open to the public!
The grand opening of The Bay starts at 10 pm with the theme A Night of Illusions, where nothing is ever what it seems to be. The night stars DJ Twisted Dee. For more information see the feature in this issue.
The Manor presents special guest DJ David Knapp in the Epic Nightclub with performances by Erika Norell. They also feature the Latin Lounge and Patio with DJ Larry Larr.
Sunday, October 24
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Gospel Jubilee starring Lady Fancy and the Jubilettes at 6 pm. This is good ole fashion southern gospel music. There will be special performances by the Happy Goodman Family and the Spear Family.
The Ramrod presents Mr. Rubber Fort Lauderdale contest at 10 pm sharp. They also invite you to come out and meet Mr. Rubber International Stephane Donaldson.
The South Florida Lambda Chorale, under the direction of Gary Keating, will present the ground-breaking “Sing for the Cure, A Proclamation of Hope,” for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on Thursday, October 28th at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 County Line Road, on the Miami-Broward county border at 7:30 pm. Commissioned jointly by the Dallas Women’s Chorus and Turtle Creek Chorale, the Lambda Chorale and two choruses from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School (MKHS), accompanied by orchestra, will honor the tenth anniversary of the work. This is the second time Keating has combined the Lambda Chorale, which he co-founded with Carmine Martorilli in 1991, with his high school students. “Our first joint concert was a great success and we look forward to this concert being as successful.” The Chorale, now in it’s 19th season, is a mixed chorus of men and women which celebrates the great diversity of its membership. The Chorale meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Wilton Manors. For information, call 954-650-0143. Tickets are $15 and available through Lambda Chorale members or the high school.