This past Memorial Day Weekend it seemed like South Florida was happening in all the bars/clubs/restaurants, etc. Congratulations to Richard Gray of the Royal Palms for his inaugural Sunday T dance which was a huge success. This is the first T dance on the beach in Fort Lauderdale in many years and from the attendance it’s obvious that the public was craving aTdance on the beach. The bigger parties focused on White with White parties…
Last Week in Review
This past Memorial Day Weekend it seemed like South Florida was happening in all the bars/clubs/restaurants, etc.
Congratulations to Richard Gray of the Royal Palms for his inaugural Sunday T dance which was a huge success. This is the first T dance on the beach in Fort Lauderdale in many years and from the attendance it’s obvious that the public was craving aTdance on the beach.
The bigger parties focused on White with White parties (alphabetically) in the Discotekka, The Manor, Voodoo Lounge and of course Gary Santis’ 13th annual White Fort Lauderdale at Revolution.
Some of the biggest DJs in the world were in South Florida to spin for these events. Once again proving that Florida is one of the Mecca’s of Entertainment. Speaking of Entertainment, this weekend is the annual Gay Disney; the largest gay event in Florida. Hotspots will have a triple booth (with our media partners Genre Latino and Edge on the Net) at the Gay Days Expo. Also, don’t forget to get your free HotspotsTemporary Tattoo to win free prizes.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, June 2
Tonight is the grand opening of Sky Nightclub at 3101 North Federal Highway corner of Oakland Park Blvd with no cover.
Starting today and going through June 8th The Pride Factory is featuring 15% off all adult toys over $10.
Friday, June 3
The Naughty Rooster’s Grand opening party takes from 11 pm to 3 am at Twist. The night will feature a performance by Ebonee Excel as well as giveaways all night long while supplies last.
The Boardwalk presents video star Tyler Andrews tonight and tomorrow for 2 live shows each night at 11 pm and 1 am.
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays hosted by the Penny Back Boyz at Score Nightclub invites everyone to come over for their chance to win tickets to the Katy Perry California Dreams Tour.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents Glow, a glow in the dark event where they will be giving out glow sticks and they invite everyone to wear glow I the dark clothing.
Saturday, June 4
The Manor presents the Monster Ball, a tribute to Lady Gaga’s new album “Born This Way,” with a special performance by Erika Norell as Lady GaGa and music by DJ Terrance Lalley. In the Latin Lounge and patio they will be celebrating Rolando Garcia’s Birthday. The night will star DJ Larry Larr, with performances by Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 2011 and Jury Too Much (Miss Noche Latina Elite 2007). 10pm – 4am, no cover!
The Ramrod presents Pig Dace XXXIV starring DJ Doug Jackson (P-Town Bear Week, Hellrotika, Foundry party) in his inaugural performance at Ramrod.
Tuesday, June 7
Mack Planets quarterly power lunch takes place at the Hyatt Pier 66 roof top from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch is $33 in advance and $40 at the door (if available). This lunch is being presented by the Law offices of George Castrataro and Dynamix Unified Soulutions. For more information or to RSVP go to MackPlanet.com
Wednesday, June 8
MDGLCC presents its monthly networking program held on one of the middle Wednesday’s of each month. Today’s event is held at the Angler’s Resort Hotel, 660 Washington Ave., in Miami Beach and starts at 5 pm. The free event features cocktails, networking, business card exchange with drawing for prizes a cash bar and free hors d’oeuvres, but is limited to 50 people. RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmy award-winning director Andrew Goldberg, in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting, announced a new PBS special, OUT in America. The one-hour film will premiere tonight at 8 pm on PBS in conjunction with National Gay & Lesbian Pride Month. OUT in America is an uplifting collection of unique, transformative stories and inspiring personal narratives told through the lens of the country’s most prominent LGBT figures and pioneers, as well as many average, yet extraordinary, citizens from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The program weaves together diverse stories – from urban and rural America, from the heartland to New England, from San Francisco to Harlem.
Starting June 21, in cooperation with The City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department, Bike For Life will offer classes and seminars on bike safety, repair, and enjoyment to dozens of underprivileged youth in Miami Beach. To help make biking even cooler, Chad Ochocinco will now appear in Bike For Life’s Public Service Announcements to encourage kids to sign-up with this program to show them how cool it is to just get around on a bike without the expense of a car and the opportunity to save that money for college or other advanced training. He will also explain the health and environmental benefits to staying fit and thinking green.
Rainbow Rumpus, the online magazine for kids and teens with LGBT parents, is launching a free series of downloadable books designed to fight bullying and promote acceptance. Each book tells a story about a child with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents, and gives parents and teachers tools for talking about family diversity. The newest title, “Same, Same,” focuses on two pre-schoolers whose friendship flounders when one learns to do something the other cannot. The main character’s fathers support her as she figures out what to do. Young children from all types of families will identify with the friendship dilemma the characters face, be enthralled by the rhythm of the language, and enjoy the opportunity to create illustrations on the interior pages of the book. There has been an overwhelmingly warm reception to the series with families and teachers downloading an average of 50 books per month in 2011. “We can’t find any books in the bookstores and libraries where we live,” noted one parent. “We’re so glad these are here.” The picture books are available at RainbowRumpus.org/htm/printable.htm
The Boca Raton Museum of Art announced that it will again participate in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families. This started on Memorial Day and goes through Labor Day 2011. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at Arts.Gov/BlueStarMuseums
The Hotspots Magazine Team and Juan Saco Mironoff from Miami Gay Blog wishes a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Erik Carrera, who celebrated his special day at Discotekka!
Nationals competition is on the horizon, and Gleeks across the country will have their spirits lifted with news of a triple-play of star-crossed duets that have been recorded for Matthew Morrison’s self-titled debut album available now on Mercury Records. Matthew’s album duet partners include Sting on his classic ballad “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot” (from his 1996 album, Mercury Falling).
Matthew then teams up with Gwyneth Paltrow (who plays his recurring flame Holly Holliday on Glee) for a duet on Judy Garland’s Wizard Of Oz standard, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” And Elton John is already raving about his duet: “…It’s great, really fantastic. He [Matthew] sings great on it. It’s a medley of ‘Mona Lisa’s and Madhatters’ going into ‘Rocket Man’…” Morrison recently premiered the album’s debut single, “Summer Rain” on American Idol hosts Ryan Seacrest’s nationally syndicated morning radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, followed by performances of the song live on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NBC Universal’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Summer Rain” was co-written by Matthew with Claude Kelly and the Norwegian duo known as Espionage (Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund), who produced the track in New York City. “Summer Rain” is available on iTunes and all digital partners. Meanwhile, Gleeks and Glee Club members everywhere are grabbing up tickets for Matthew’s 6-week, 22-city summer tour, which will feature songs from his album along with many Glee fan favorites. In conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, the tour will offer regional Glee Clubs the chance to compete for the ‘opening act’ performance slot. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in our nation’s schools, is a proud partner in the competition. Entries can be submitted at MatthewMorrison.com/GleeClubContest