A week ago Wednesday was the monthly general meeting of the Rainbow Business Coalition (RBC) which had a very nice attendance including quite a few new members. Everyone seemed to be very excited about the upcoming International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s (IGLTA) International Conference being held in Fort Lauderdale in mid-may. The amount of business and exposure that Fort Lauderdale will have is going to be astronomical. Friday night was the first of 2 packed shows at the manor starring Miss Richfield 1981. It is clear that this entertainer clearly has a large fan base. Later that night Living Room featured the talents of Raja from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3. She wowed the crowds with her unique style. Sunday morning was the annual Florida AIDS Walk produced…
Last Week in Review
A week ago Wednesday was the monthly general meeting of the Rainbow Business Coalition (RBC) which had a very nice attendance including quite a few new members. Everyone seemed to be very excited about the upcoming International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s (IGLTA) International Conference being held in Fort Lauderdale in mid-may. The amount of business and exposure that Fort Lauderdale will have is going to be astronomical. Friday night was the first of 2 packed shows at the manor starring Miss Richfield 1981. It is clear that this entertainer clearly has a large fan base. Later that night Living Room featured the talents of Raja from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3. She wowed the crowds with her unique style.
Sunday morning was the annual Florida AIDS Walk produced by AHF Pharmacy and Out of the Closet Thrift Store. Thousands attended this magnificent event that raised much needed money for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Broward House, SunServe, Women in Network and The Pride Center at Equality Park.
Sunday Afternoon Mona’s produced a very special event to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Fund of South Florida. The event featured a live jazz concert, a hot diggity dog cook out and lots of raffles. A big thank you goes out to Mona’s owner Jerry and his entire staff for throwing another successful event.
Sunday night was the annual Equality Florida Miami Gala held at The Webster on Collins Avenue. As usual Nadine Smith and Stratton Politzer spoke eloquently and assured us our fight for Equality is moving forward. The night honored 3 deserving people with the Voice for Equality Awards: Elizabeth F. Schwartz, George Sheldon and Ellen Freidin. Congratulations to all involved for another successful gala.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, March 24
Red Hispana Florida presents, for the 6th year in a row, a Nelson Vergel’s Seminar: Promising Advances in HIV Cure and Long term Survival from 6:30 to 8:30 at Georgie’s Alibi in the Manchester room. There is limited seating available so you are urged to RSVP with name and number of people to Rhfceo@gmail.com
The Pride Factory presents 15% off all regular swimwear from today until March 30th, so go stock up for the summer.
Actors’ Playhouse in conjunction with CoralGAYbles.com presents a special theater event with a pre-show reception from 6:30-7:30 pm. To purchase tickets, which are $30, call 305-444-9293 ext 613 or email KGibson@actorsplayhouse.org. The tickets include admission to the play August: Osage County plus a drink voucher and free hors d’oeuvres. This special price will not be available at the door. All reservations must be made and paid prior to 3/24/11 get the $30 ticket and reception.
Johnny’s new Thursday night features the world’s tiniest male entertainers with this week’s theme being Wizard of Oz, the Lollipop Guild starring the Munchkins.
Smarty Pants presents the antics of the one and only Auntie Mame with show time at 9 pm.
NYC fashion designer Richie Rich is hosting a night of music and glamour in collaboration with MTV presenter Pachi Lake, at Lords South Beach hotel. The event will preview Richie Rich’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection, and double as the official release party of Official Hank’s new single, “Know Me,” featuring Karen Anderson and Richie Rich himself, with an exclusive live performance. The event is taking place during Miami Funkshion Fashion Week. RSVP is required: RSVP@Jean-LucQ.com
Friday, March 25
The Parker Playhouse presents Spring Awakening, winner of 8 Tony Awards from today until the Sunday, March 27th. To purchase tickets call 954-462-0222 or go to BrowardCenter.org
Alex Infiniti and Club Sugar presents an official single release event for Jennifer Lopez’s new hit “On The Floor.” The night will feature Jennifer Lopez giveaways as well as the sounds of DJ Jarell and performances by TP Lords and Sasha Lords.
The Boardwalk presents a Grab Bag weekend where the first 100 people in the door tonight and tomorrow receive a $100 value adult gift bag.
Kaboom, from Filmmaker Gregg Araki, premiere’s at the Gateway 4 Fort Lauderdale and Living Room Theater’s on the FAU’s Boca Raton Campus today. See the review in this week’s Hotspots.
Saturday, March 26
Compass of the Palm Beaches in association with Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, presents the annual Pridefest of the Palm Beaches with this year’s theme being GLEE. Pridefest of the palm Beaches is a 2 day event (Sat & Sun) from 12 to 6 pm with the parade on Sunday starting at 11:30am sharp on Lake Avenue. They will feature live entertainment and music as well as fabulous food and merchandise. For more information call Compass at 561-533-9699 or go to their website at CompassGLCC.com
The Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents “A Royal Affair” their 10th annual Anniversary Gala and Awards Celebration at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel (1601 Biscayne Blvd). For more info either see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to GoGayMiami.com
The Manor presents a birthday bash for the one and only Lady GaGa and for DJ Michael Tank who will be spinning. In the Latin Lounge and patio Dj Larry Larr will be spinning with ticket giveaways for Palm Beach Pride courtesy of Compass. Erika Norell performs in the main room as Lady GaGa and in the Latin room along with special guest Lady Charise.
Discotekka in association with Pure Jaus records presents After Hours starting at 4 am with DJ/producers Carlos G and Tom Sawyer from Panama.
Karma (3097 Forest Hill Blvd) presents the official Pridefest of the Palm Beaches weekend party with DJ Oren Nizri and hosted by Sean D. The night will be benefitting Compass.
Score presents “Ultra Bitch,” a tribute to the Ultra festival with deejays J. Felix and Alyson Calagna and shows by South Beaches own Chyna Girl. The night is hosted by the Pennyback Boys and don’t forget Ricardito and his dancers on the 2nd floor.
Logo Docs, Logo’s critically-acclaimed documentary series that showcases the true and sometimes shocking tales of today’s innovators, magic makers and underdogs, returns for a new season with the premiere of “Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens” at 8 pm on Logo. This new season of “Logo Docs” examines the iconic personalities and up-and-coming pop culture movements that are currently shaping the ever-growing and diverse community of gays, lesbians and their allies.
Sunday, March 27
Bear Nation events presents the premier of their new monthly Bear Nation T-Dance at The Manor hosted by Tony Lima with DJ Bill Lames.
Scandals Saloon presents the monthly Lady Fancy and the Jubilettes Gospel Jubilee. For those of you who haven’t been to this fabulous monthly party it features down home, good ole boy country gospel that will leave you with a song in your heart and feeling good.
Monday, March 28
The Ramrod’s Beer Bust Mondays with your host Chad presents special guest bartender video icon Jack Radcliffe.
Tuesday, March 29th
Truluck’s Ft. Lauderdale will host the kick-off celebration for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s “Spring for the Arts” from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale for this first-time fundraiser in support of Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), which will include the recognition of a select few who are impacting the arts in our community. For tickets, at $75 per person, or for more information, please call 954-703-7938.
The highly stylized and hard edged brand, Affliction, is proud to collaborate with Buckle and Romane Fragrances in introducing its first men’s scent… Affliction Cologne. Affliciton is designed for the guy who demands attention. The cologne is inspired by the brands highly styled rock n roll lifestyle. The subtle power of this cologne conveys the attention to detail contained in each Affliction piece and is the finishing touch to the Affliction Man. The new Affliction cologne is modern and bold with a refreshing burst of lemon, pear and persimmon that are spiked with the unique combination of jasmine and juniper.
The scent then evolves into a deep, complex structure that combines sweet almond and tonka with sensual patchouli and rich mahogany capturing the masculinity of this fragrance. Musks linger on the skin allowing the fragrance to evolve and last throughout the day. Yann Vasnier, the Givaudan perfumer says “Persimmon, the fruit of the gods, was the inspiration. The scent is powerful, for an adventurer not afraid of the smokey, leathery cade wood notes that give the signature and essence to the Affliction Man.” The 4oz whiskey stained bottle is distressed leather with African rust finish studs that frame the bottle. The bottle is encased in an Affliction black metal collector’s tin.
Affliction Cologne retail’s for only $59.95 and is available exclusively at Buckle.com, Buckle Stores, and Affliction Stores nationwide.