Friday night Natura Dermatology and cosmetics presented an open house featuring Dr. Will Richardson, Board Certified Dermatologist. The evening included a demonstration of the Photo Finder system as well as a presentation on the role of green tea and peptides in anti-aging which was very insightful. All who attended this packed event received a 15% discount on all services and products and you know how much I love products! Congrats to Dr. Will on another fabulous open house. Right afterwards I headed over to the grand opening of the 4th Out of the Closet Thrift store that Aids Healthcare Foundation has opened in Florida. The store was dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Taylor and on hand for the event was Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney. Mr. Rooney spoke about what a fabulous person Elizabeth Taylor was …
Last Week in Review
Friday night Natura Dermatology and cosmetics presented an open house featuring Dr. Will Richardson, Board Certified Dermatologist. The evening included a demonstration of the Photo Finder system as well as a presentation on the role of green tea and peptides in anti-aging which was very insightful. All who attended this packed event received a 15% discount on all services and products and you know how much I love products! Congrats to Dr. Will on another fabulous open house.
Right afterwards I headed over to the grand opening of the 4th Out of the Closet Thrift store that Aids Healthcare Foundation has opened in Florida. The store was dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Taylor and on hand for the event was Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney. Mr. Rooney spoke about what a fabulous person Elizabeth Taylor was and how she was dedicated to the AIDS cause from the very beginning. A plaque was unveiled in her honor and everyone was encouraged to support this great cause.
Saturday night Discotekka presented the Taurus event which was a birthday celebration for owner Joe Marcella and GM Alyson. Tons of well wishers came out to wish these 2 a very happy birthday. Sunday afternoon the Palace T-Dance was fabulous as usual as Noel Neon was rolling canon ball style on the concrete ground, wowing the crowds… and then went to the beach sea wall to finish her performance with back splits & high kicks which made the traffic and on lookers stare in amazement. Latrice Royale larger than life performance got the crowds moving as well, and she was showered with dollar bills.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, May 12
The 5th anniversary celebration of Sidelines Sports Bar starts tonight and goes through Saturday. Check out the feature in this week’s magazine for more information.
Friday, May 13
IGLTA and the RBC present Celebrate Fort Lauderdale 2011 at Hagen Park from 6pm on featuring a consumer expo and performances by Kristine W, Tony Cruz and Charlotte McKinnon (live concert starts at 9:30pm).
The Boardwalk presents 2 nights in Rio, tonight and Saturday, where bartender Carlos and new dancer Tony will be appearing live on stage together for 2 shows nightly at 11 pm and 1 am. Tonight they will also be celebrating the 50th birthday of Howard Marr “Mr. Fabscout.”
The Alibi Wilton Manors defends its title as the best burger in Lauderdale today at the Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle II.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents the $500 (cash and prizes) International Hottie Contest featuring Sahara Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 performing her new song “Pump With Me.” The night also stars DJ JPS, Oliver Douglas and Anjo.
The Silver Celebration fund raiser dinner gala which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the South Florida Performing Arts family will be held at Laffing Matterz in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 6 pm. There are 2 levels of support for this event. General Seating, $125 per person: includes complimentary wine from 6 to 7:30 when their silent auction & raffle items will be available for bidding, open bar from 7:30 – 8:30, dinner a song or 2 from the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus & the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble and the full Laffing Matterz comedy show and Sterling Seating, $175 per person which includes all of the above plus Champagne with dinner, 1 ticket to each of their June concerts (Wind Ensemble’s June 12 & FTLGMC’s June 25th, a $65 value) as well as a special gift commemorating the evening! If you would like to purchase tickets, make an auction donation or underwrite a portion of the evening’s expenses, please call 954-832-0060.
In a special performance to benefit The Modern Day Mystery School of Ft. Lauderdale, Omar Prince will star in a riveting solo performance as the incomparable Montgomery Clift, one of the screen’s greatest matinee idols of the 1950s and 1960s. The play is based on the filming of Freud in Germany in 1962. Director John Huston locks Montgomery Clift in his dressing room to work off his inebriation. Clift ruminates about his life and career, revealing his drug and alcoholic addictions and his struggles with homosexuality. There will only be one performance at 8 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living. Tickets are $25 cash or check only. Please RSVP at the school’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 14
Dennis Dean Galleries (2440-B Wilton Drive) presents the artist reception from 7 to 10 pm of “The Art of Capturing Alluring Images” featuring photography by Gio.
The IGLTA 2011 Annual Gala Dinner takes place at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Ballroom starring Crystal Waters and a special recognition of Father Bill Collins and the Poverello Center. For more information go to IGLTA.org
Discotekka asks everyone if they are ready to pump it as they present Sahara Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 performing her new song “Pump With Me.”
The Boardwalk presents the continuation of 2 nights in Rio with the VIP after party for the gala grand opening show of Gio photography at the Dennis Dean Gallery.
The Stable and BearCodes present “Bear Underwear Night” starting at 9 pm. The night will also feature the talents of Rod Stephens on the Stable stage and bar.
Drummer Drummer, the Leather Fraternity Party takes place from 10 pm to 4 am at the Sea Monster and stars DJ/Proucer Herbie James. The $10 cover to benefit the Florida LeatehrSIR/Leatherboy community bootblack travel fund and ILS/B ICBB club player fund.
Sunday, May 15
As part of Aqua girl weekend the Aqua Foundation presents Aqualicious Tea Dance, a sizzling afternoon of dancing, cocktails and unity for a cause. The Tea Dance takes place at the Surfcomber hotel from 2 to 7 pm and stars DJ Theresa with the opening set by DJ Kidd Madonny. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information visit AquaGirl.org or call 305-576-AQUA.
Gryphon Nightclub at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino presents the opening of Queen Sundays starring DJs Bill Hallquist and Mika. Gryphon Nightclub features award winning design, state of the art light, earth shaking sound system by Funktion-One and 10,000 free parking spots. The night will be hosted by Milancita, Alex Prieto, Michael M and Ryan Work. Doors open at 8 pm with reduced admission of only $5 before 11 pm and only $10 after. For more info call 954-581-5454.
The Manor presents the official International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) T-Dance starring DJ Alyson Calagna starting at 6 pm with no cover.
The Ramrod presents the Enforced Dress Code send off party for I.M.L for Mr. Ramrod Rich Rodriguez. The party takes place from 10 pm to 1 am oon the patio and Leather/Fetish gear is a must.
Monday, May 16
Mojo’s, 4140 N Federal Hwy, presents Muscle Mondays with $6 bowl of mussels, happy hour all night at the bar, DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 spins at 10 pm.
Wednesday, May 18
Solita’s, 1032 E Las Olas blvd, features dinner for two for only $49.50 from 9 pm till closing.
Noche Latina Florida will be celebrating their 13th anniversary at Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor on Sat, May 21 in the Ivy Lounge, patio and in the Windsor room. The night will star Latin recording artist Tony Swing, Latin Band Tropical Dreams, Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 20110, and Josue Santiago (Mr. Noche Latina 2007). They will also be giving away over $1300 worth of cash and prizes. For more information go to NocheLatinaFlorida.com
Rock ‘n Roll’s reigning queen Stevie Nicks recently released her highly anticipated new CD In Your Dreams by Reprise Records and if you are a Stevie Nicks fan like I am you will LOVE IT! This is Nicks’ first CD of new material since the release of her Grammy nominated Trouble in Shangri-La ten years ago. In Your Dreams was written and recorded at Nicks’ Los Angeles home and is co-produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Nicks and Stewart co-wrote seven of the album’s thirteen songs. “I had written a song in Brisbane, Australia when I was on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 2009 called “Moonlight – A Vampire’s Dream” which was inspired by the New Moon film. When I finished writing that song, which came together really quickly, I knew the time was right to start recording. We had a core group of five people who were at the heart of the creation of In Your Dreams. Dave and myself, my longtime friend and musical director, Waddy Wachtel, and my girls, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks. It was a perfect blend,” commented Nicks. “This was one of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve had making a record. It is the first album that I have had this kind of collaboration since the making of Rumours. Dave created a situation where I could be totally creative and focused on writing songs and making music. I cannot remember ever having this much fun making a record.
Writing the songs and recording them in my home studio was the key element in how this music turned out. It made the whole process seem very similar to how we used to work back in the day,” she concluded. The first single “Secret Love” written by Nicks is currently on iTunes. “It was 1976 and Fleetwood Mac was opening for Peter Frampton at the time. It was written about a forbidden relationship – not Peter and I,” laughed Nicks. “I always knew that one day I was going to record the song.” Stevie Nicks is a multi Grammy Award winner and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her extraordinary career as a solo artist, songwriter, live performer and member of Fleetwood Mac is legendary. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was one of the biggest selling albums of all time. She has penned such Mac classics as “Landslide,” “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Rhiannon.” As a solo artist, beginning with the five time platinum debut Bella Donna, her solo hits include unforgettable singles such as “Edge of Seventeen,” “Leather and Lace” and “Stand Back.”