Halloween in South Florida was once again over the top; after all it is the gay Christmas. Some of the costumes amazed me. Check out the South Florida galleries inside.
Gay Events in South Florida This Week
Last Week in Review
Halloween in South Florida was once again over the top; after all it is the gay Christmas. Check out the South Florida galleries below.
Wicked Weekend 2010
Halloween 2010 – Broward
Halloween 2010 – Miami
Thursday, November 4
From today until November 10th the Pride Factory is offering 15% off already discounted merchandise, which is a total savings of up to 40%.
As part of the 25th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Cinema Paradiso presents the premiere of “An Ordinary Couple” at 9 pm with special guests director Jay Gianukos, writer-producer Susan Barnes/ and film subjects Orin Kennedy and Bernardo Puccio.
Friday, November 5
Hype at 721 Bar presents a party for Drag Me the new iPhone application. Drag Me is the only iPhone game app to dress you up like a true star! You can get costumed up in your images, and those of your friends. It’s fabulous to discover your true Queenliness! Check it out at iDragQueen.com. That night there will be performances by Adora, TP Lords and a special show by the reclusive Strawberry. There’s no cover at Hype all night.
The Manor presents their monthly dance party Bear Nation. This month is the official bon voyage bash for Chumley’s Bear Cruise. The night features music by DJs Pabel Lima and AJFTL and is hosted by Chumley and Tony Lima.
Saturday, November 6
The Stable presents 190 pounds of pure sex appeal, Rod Stephens, performing live at 9 pm.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance XXVII, one of South Florida’s craziest monthly parties with the music talents of DJ Lee Majors.
Sunday, November 7
Georgie’s Alibi Wilton Manors presents Jackie Beat performing live at 9 pm.Drag superstar Jackie Beat has been entertaining audiences across the U.S. and in Europe for over ten years with her razor-sharp comedy and hysterical song parodies. Jackie not only warps hits by Britney Spears, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Cher and many others, but she flawlessly sings her twisted new versions live — hitting every last note. Her one-woman show “Jackie Beat Is A Whole Lotta’ Love” ran a record 18 months at NYC’s premiere cabaret, Fez, and she returns every year with her award-winning, standing-room-only Christmas show. Jackie’s stand-up has been featured in comedy clubs across the country and on Comedy Central, VH-1 and MTV. She has appeared on many TV shows and in several movies including “Flawless” with Robert DeNiro and the cult hit “Wigstock The Movie.” Jackie has also been in many off-Broadway productions, performed on cruises ships, and is lead singer of the popular electroclash band Dirty Sanchez. Whether you’re looking for one or two show-stopping, jaw-dropping numbers — or a full 90 minute set of music and comedy — Jackie Beat is your “girl”!
The Manor presents a Retro Disco T Dance from 7 to 11 pm where everyone who attends will be eligible to win 2 front row Diana Ross concert tickets plus a VIP package from The Manor. They will also have a Diana Ross look-a-like contest with a grand prize of $1,000 in cash plus 2 front row Diana Ross concert tickets and an overnight stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. No cover!
Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, presents “Diva’s Glitz & Glam,” an exclusive one-night show hosted by Lips’ leading lady, Diva, with special guest Tamara Gant from 97.3 The Coast Morning Show at 7 pm. This drag-a-licious fun-raiser to benefit Women in Distress of Broward County will bring a fabulous “Vegas” style drag show to life in South Florida. “Diva’s Glitz & Glam” at Lips will deliver a glitter storm for all those that attend. Guests will enjoy the exclusive female impersonator show, a delicious three-course meal with one complimentary glass of wine or a world famous Lips’ cosmo for $50. A VIP package for $75 per person also includes premium seating for dinner and the show, a champagne reception with a meet and greet with the cast of Lips, a special gift bag and one raffle ticket. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. To purchase tickets for Lips’ “Diva’s Glitz & Glam” to benefit Women in Distress, please visit womenindistress.org/community-partners.html or call 954-760-9800 ext 1253 *Price per person includes tax and gratuity.
JUMP Sundays at Lux presents Tracy Young’s Birthday Party starring Tracy in the main room and DJ Jarell for her opening set and DJ Bryan Zero spinning in the Star Bar.
Monday, November 8
Gone By Dawn Productions presents the 2nd annual Miss Lady Boy USA Pageant and the Bazaii Cabaret at Voodoo Lounge starting at 8 pm sharp with doors opening at 7 pm. The night will star Jennifer Grant (Miss Lady Boy USA 2009), Poizon Ivy (Miss Florida Continental 2010), Natalie Thai (Bazaii Cabaret show girl along with special guests Vegas Dion and TP Lords. This will be an extravagant Las Vegas show girl pageant and cabaret. Admission is only $15. For more information call 954-524-4118 or e-mail them at GoneByDawnProductions@bellsouth.net
Tuesday, November 9
The Manor comes “Out of the Closet” and invites you to see your favorite Manor staff member transformed into your favorite Housewives reality star. There will be a red carpet walk of the Manor Housewives, a re-designed jeans fashion show and auction and lots of surprises, all as a fundraiser for AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
LeatherWerks in now exclusively featuring the new Wesco boot styles.
Sidelines Sports Bar’s advertisements this week feature the new parking spaces (located near Sidelines and the old City Hall). The owners of Sidelines, Laurie & Marty, have acknowledged for some time that parking in Wilton Manors has been a significant challenge, but with the development of these 213 new spaces, they believe it is a good start for the South end of the drive. “We look forward to seeing more parking facilities and services added to Wilton Manors so that many of our regular and new customers can come and enjoy all that Sidelines and Wilton Manors has to offer”, commented Laurie Whittaker.
If you love Norah Jones like I do, then you are counting the days until November 16th, when EMI’s Blue Note Records will release “…Featuring,” a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones’s musical collaborations from the past decade (ok, I have admit I received a review copy already and it phenomenal. I have probably listened to the entire album like 10 times already). The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters. “It’s so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire,” says Jones. “It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you’re doing something with another artist. You don’t know what to expect—it’s kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate.” The tracks on “…Featuring” span her entire career, from one of her earliest recording sessions (a version of Roxy Music’s “More Than This” with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) to her most recent performance, a song called “Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John” that she cut with Belle and Sebastian, which will also appear on their new album.
The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her own four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide. These collaborations reveal Jones’s astonishing musical versatility, from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock. Three of the songs on “…Featuring” originally appeared on records that won Grammy awards for Album of the Year (Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company, ” Herbie Hancock’s “River: The Joni Letters,” and OutKast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”), and several others were also nominated for Grammys. The album also includes recordings by some of Jones’s own bands and side projects (The Little Willies and El Madmo), and performances with artists that she’s toured with including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Songs on “…Featuring” range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging innovators as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip. “A lot of the people on this record are people I’ve worshiped since I was a kid, and some of them are younger and more my contemporaries,” says Jones. “Even though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together.”