Thursday night was the Miguel’s bathing suit Fashion show at the Dennis Dean Galleries in Wilton Manors. The event featured many models wearing the bathing suits which you could purchase and then have the opportunity to take the suit right off the sexy model. All this fun was to raise money for charity. Afterwards I headed on down to South Beach to the Palace’s 23rd anniversary celebration that was so busy it spilled onto Ocean Drive. Congratulations to the owners, managers and staff for 23 fabulous years and for a fantastic anniversary celebration. Friday night was the much anticipated opening of Karma in West Palm Beach and the reopening of Calentura at Sandals in Miami. Both openings drew in the crowds and make us very aware that there are great party places in all 3 counties of South Florida.
Last Week in Review
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, February 10
The Pride Factory continues to celebrate their 15th anniversary all month long with 15% off “toys” priced $10 and higher from today until the 16th, 15% off all Wet brand lube until February 28th, 15% off all swimwear until the 16th and 15 prizes every Thursday in February.
Smarty Pants features Jennifer McClain singing live from 9 pm to midnight.
Opening tonight Johnny’s club side presents One Saturdays, which is a party for everyone: Straight, BiSexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transexual and everyone in between.
The Manor presents a Valentine’s Weekend special entitled “I Feel Love” starring DJ Terrance Lalley.
The Castle Lounge (1322 North Dixie Highway) presents the 40th birthday party for Amy Rivers starting at 7 pm with a free buffet.
Boom presents Boom Voyage in honor of RSVP cruises 25th anniversary with a party entitled Red Hot Lover Boy.
The grandeur of the 16th century will make its mark in South Florida once again at the 19th annual Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach. Join the King, the Queen, and their royal court for five exciting themed weekends, beginning Saturday, February 12th at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach through March 13th. The 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, 12 stages with continuous entertainment and more than 20 stage acts from around the world. For additional information, visit: Ren-Fest.com or call 954-776-1642.
Art Modern Gallery is launching its new location in the Wynwood Art District of Miami with a dynamic group exhibition, “Stencil & Candy” featuring a vast display of works from emerging urban artists and blue chip offerings from POP Masters. The Grand Opening of the innovative space will be from 7 to 9 pm which coincides with the Wynwood Art Walk that evening. The new location of the gallery is at 175 NW 23rd Street in Miami and is under the direction of Robert Fontaine. The exhibition runs from February 12 through the 28th and is free to the public with the art available for viewing and acquisition. For more information please call 305.397.8530 or visit ArtModernGallery.com
For the second year in a row, gay and lesbian couples are invited to Commit 2 Love. The event will be held once again on Jungle Island. The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is offering gay and lesbian couples the opportunity to honor and celebrate their relationships with a special ceremony and reception that will serve as a life-changing memory. For additional information on how to be a part of this special day, visit Commit2Love.com
Boom invites all the Atlantis Cruisers to return to the largest T-Dance in town.
The Cubby Hole is featuring a welcome home Atlantis Cruise Party with a mini buffet a 7pm and a blackout party from 9 pm till close.
My friends Debbie and Bernadette (Art Frenzy and Anywayz bar fame) are hosting karaoke at Beefcakes from 630 to 9:30. Check it out as they are a hoot! Tonight they will be celebrating Bernadette’s birthday!
Monday, February 14
Tedesco’s (2460 East Commercial blvd) presents a Valentine’s Day Dinner for $49.95 for 2 and includes 2 entrees, soup, salad garlic bread and a carafe of wine. For reservations call 954-493-9233.
Bill’s features Jennifer McClain’s Cast Party at 10:30 pm where they invite you to join Jennifer for a cabaret style show featuring various local entertainers.
The Ramrod invites everyone to come celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chad and Paul.
Tuesday, February 15
Planeta Macho presents the official Miami Pre-Party to Inferno Puerto Rico (May 26th – 30th – InfernoPuertoRico.com) starring DJ George Ferrero on the main floor and Ricardito and his dancers on the 2nd level.
If you are planning on going to Typhoon Lagoon during Gay Disney weekend this year then you should purchase your tickets now when they are only $79 as shortly they will go up in price. For more information go to: LetsGoPlay2011.com
Columbia Records/XL is proud to announce the North American release of 21, the eagerly awaited sophomore album from British singer-songwriter Adele, on Tuesday February 22. 21, is the follow up to Adele’s critically acclaimed, award winning debut album 19 (both named after her age at the time the songs were written). Renowned for her incredibly unique vocal ability and songwriting, Adele’s debut received two Grammy Awards in 2009 (Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) as well as a BRIT Award in 2008 (Critics Choice). This new collection of songs showcases the growth of this incredible artist, who at the very young age of twenty two, exhibits the poise of a seasoned veteran.