Last Tuesday was the 6th anniversary celebration of the Mack Mixer (1 week after the 6th anniversary celebration of the Mack Luncheons) at the beautiful newly opened Bongo’s at the Hardrock Seminole Casino. As usual they had a wonderful crowd. When we checked in we got a free play certificate so I saw a lot of the Mack regulars in the casino after the mixer was over…fun, fun, fun! Thursday night Sidelines held one of their annual benefits for the Florida AIDS Walk from 7 to 9 pm. For only $40 (all of which went to Florida AIDS Walk) you received open bar and delicious food from J. Marks, Humpy’s and more. Later Thursday night Johnny’s premiered their new …
Last Week in Review
Last Tuesday was the 6th anniversary celebration of the Mack Mixer (1 week after the 6th anniversary celebration of the Mack Luncheons) at the beautiful newly opened Bongo’s at the Hardrock Seminole Casino. As usual they had a wonderful crowd. When we checked in we got a free play certificate so I saw a lot of the Mack regulars in the casino after the mixer was over… fun, fun, fun!
Thursday night Sidelines held one of their annual benefits for the Florida AIDS Walk from 7 to 9 pm. For only $40 (all of which went to Florida AIDS Walk) you received open bar and delicious food from J. Marks, Humpy’s and more. Later Thursday night Johnny’s premiered their new Thursday nights starring the World’s tiniest male entertainers. Last week’s theme was Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Friday night Bill’s Filling Station had a surprise performance by Jessie and the Toy Boys which rocked the house.
Friday night Club Sugar featured, direct from Puerto Rico, Jessica Wild from Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Jessica rocked the crowd with a fantastic amount of energy.
Saturday and Sunday was the 34th annual Pridefest produced by the volunteer board of Pride South Florida at Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park. Lots of booths, dancing and some fun entertainment headlined by Linda Clifford and Debbie Holiday.
Sunday night The Manor had an after Gay Pride T Dance starring Celebrity DJ Tracy Young which packed the house.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, March 17
The Boardwalk invites you to celebrate St Patrick’s Day Weekend with video star Gavin Waters. Tonight he will be performing 2 shows at 9 pm and midnight and Friday and Saturday he will be performing 2 shows each night at 11 pm and 1 am.
Sidelines Sports Bar invites everyone to come celebrate St Patty’s Day with a birthday party for manager Al starting at 9 pm.
Johnny’s presents a St Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold starring the Leprechauns, which is part of the world’s tiniest entertainers.
The Pride Factory is featuring 15% off already discounted clothing.
Friday, March 18
The Manor presents Miss Richfield 1981. Yes she has been on the throne for 30 years and she is bringing her over the top show to Fort Lauderdale for 2 shows, tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm. There will also be a silent auction and raffle to benefit GLAAD. For tickets call 1-800-838-3006 or visit MissRichfield.com
The Ramrod presents their monthly Muscle Bear Man Dance starring DJ Herbie James.
Saturday, March 19
The Pet Project for Pets presents a yard sale in their parking lot (1164 East Oakland Park Blvd) from 10 am to 4 pm with 50% off everything in the store. They will also feature hot dogs, sodas, water, face paintings, balloons, dog wash and a car wash. To donate items for the event call 954-318-7145.
The Sunshine Cathedral presents out lesbian comedienne Vickie Shaw for one show only at 8 pm. The show will take place at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts at 1480 SW 9th Avenue and tickets are only $25. For more information or to purchase tickets call 954-462-2004 ext 204 or go to SunshinePerformingArts.com
Discotekka presents Glow with DJ/producers William Umana and Erich Ensastigue, Jarell and Carlos G. They will be making the city glow with a battle of sounds.
Score presents Studio 54 Score with 70’s, 80’s and 90’s classics of a lifetime by Deejay Abel with special performances by Power Infiniti, Kevin Aviance and Kitty Meow.
The Manor presents circuit DJ David Knapp in the main room with Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and patio with DJ Larry Larr and performances in both rooms by Erika Norell.
Sunday, March 20
AHF Pharmacy and Out of the Closet Thrift Store presents the annual Florida AIDS Walk starting at Huizenga Plaza starting at 8 am. Florida AIDs Walk will benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Broward House, SunServe, The Pride Center at Equality Park and Women In Network. For more information, to register, volunteer or donate go to FloridaAIDSWalk.org
The Shoppes of Wilton Manors presents their monthly Market Bazaar from 9 am to 3 pm with this month having a St Patty’s theme.
The Equality Florida Miami Gala takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Webster Miami (1200 Collins Avenue). Tickets are $125. RSVP at EQFL.org or call 813-870-3735. For more information call 954-682-6094.
The Stable features a major birthday celebration for Ricky and Russell starting at 8 pm and you know anytime these 2 are together the celebration will be over the top.
Wednesday, March 23
Pals Project and The Life Goes On are proud to announce Happy Hiney Health, a presentation by Dr. Elie Schochet at The Pride Center (2040 N Dixie Hwy) with diner at 5:30 and the presentation from 6 to 8 pm. This will be a fun, educational and informative talk discussing anal health where you can ask anything you ever wanted to ask your doctor. For more information call 954-463-9011 or e-mail: Pals.Project.FTL@gmail.com
Scandals Saloon in association with Southern Country South Florida invites you to a hoedown starting at 8 pm.
Alibi Wilton Manors presents a CD release party for OH! Land. Their song “Son Of A Gun” is climbing the Billboard Club Chart and at press time is #27.
Dr Jeffrey Caron passed away a week ago Sunday of a massive heart attack in his home. Dr Caron was a 10 year Ft Lauderdale resident with his practice called “Urgent Care of Wilton Manors” Dr Caron is survived by his large family in Maine. Plans are in the works for a local memorial gathering in Dr Caron’s honor. Send condolences for Jeffrey to Sandra Caron (mother) at 36 Elm St. Thomaston Maine, 04861.
Support one of our own
Long time Fort Lauderdale bartender John W. who has worked at Smarty Pants since it opened has had some medical problems and is currently in the hospital. Anyone who would like to help John W out, they are taking donations anytime at Smarty Pants.
Leather Men’s Brotherhood, producers of The Leather Masked Ball, is celebrating its sixth anniversary fundraising season. In its five year history, The Leather Masked Ball has become one of the Largest and most well respected Leather charitable events on the East Coast, receiving a Pantheon of Leather Award for their event in 2010. This year The Leather Masked Ball will reach a milestone of over $100,000.00 in charitable gifts. Local IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are invited to participate in this year’s selection process. Grant applications are available online and are now being accepted until April 8, 2011 for consideration for this year’s Leather Masked Ball 6 Grant Awards. Applications and information are available online at LMBFTL.org. LMB will be awarding two (2) $10,000 grants this year to a deserving local and national charity. The Leather Masked Ball 6 will be held at Sea Monster in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Friday, November 25, 2011.
Last season, eight bartenders from all across the country came to Palm Springs to compete for the ultimate Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge. This year, it is bigger and better than before. America’s Gay Oasis is once again challenging bartenders in twelve cities to shake, mix and stir Palm Springs inspired drinks to compete for the 2011 winner of the Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge presented by Here! Media. At each club, bartenders will compete and create their own signature cocktails, and will be evaluated on taste, presentation and name. The bartenders will also be judged on looks and attire, as well as presentation and audience participation. Contestants will receive bonus points if “Palm” or “Springs” is in the name or recipe of the signature drink. Club attendees will receive Palm Springs swag and can enter to win a six day, five night vacation for two people to Palm Springs. A winner will be selected from each city and brought to Palm Springs to compete in a finale on June 2, at Georgie’s Alibi/Azul’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, which is the official kick-off of Summer Splash presented by Desert Gay Tourism Guild. For updated information, visit PalmSpringsCocktails.com or contact clubs directly. Palm Springs is home to nearly 30 gay and lesbian-owned and/or operated resorts and guesthouses, including many that are clothing optional. Palm Springs is located within two hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, and daily direct flights from the Palm Springs International Airport.
From the gentle rolling wheat fields of Moldova, near the shores of the Black Sea, comes an escape reminiscent of icy mountain tops and crystal clear streams. What was once only for royalty and members of high society can now also be exclusively yours. With its Russian heritage gifting the highest standards for the production of vodka, Exclusiv Vodka is truly a world-class vodka. This luxurious tasting spirit is made with only the highest quality winter wheat and the finest distilling process, giving it a sweeter, more polished taste without polishing techniques, just like the members of high society preferred over the course of history. Described as,”Clear. Subtle, creamy mocha aromas and flavors with hints of dried cherries and spice and a long, delicate cream and powdered sugar fade. Very smooth, tasty, and appealing,” it’s an expensive taste without the expensive price. Add some passion to your parties with some new, Latin American flavored drink recipes from the mixologists at Exclusiv Vodka. Perfectly timed with the arrival of Spring, these tasty recipes will add zip to any gathering.
Exclusiv Passion – 2 oz. Exclusiv Vodka, 1 oz. Alize Passion Red Liquor, 1 oz. Mango Puree, 1 oz. Fresh Sour mix, 3 Lemons, 1 Mango Slice, Combine first four ingredients in a shaker. Strain into martini glass. Squeeze 3 lemons. Garnish with mango slice.
Exclusiv Latin Summer – 1 oz. Ginger infused Exclusiv Vodka, 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 2 oz. cranberry juice, Shake all liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass.
Exclusiv Sangria – 1 750 ml. bottle dry white wine, 12 oz. Exclusiv Citrus Vodka, 4 oz. Grand Marnier, 4 oz. Orange Juice, 4 oz. White Grape Juice, 4 oz. Pomegranate Juice, 4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice, 2 oz. Simple Syrup.