Last Monday, the Day after Gaydays, was the 50th birthday of Malcolm, the cruise director of Atlantic Cruises at Rosie’s. The event was hosted by the Sparkle sisters and all of Malcolm’s friends, colleagues and admirers showed up to pack Rosie’s for this occasion. Tuesday was the now quarterly Mack Lunch, this time being hosted by the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 on the fabulous Rooftop. Once again the luncheon was sold out and a great place to network. Later that night the Law offices of George Castrataro celebrated the grand opening of their new…
Last Week in Review
Last Monday, the Day after Gaydays, was the 50th birthday of Malcolm, the cruise director of Atlantic Cruises at Rosie’s. The event was hosted by the Sparkle sisters and all of Malcolm’s friends, colleagues and admirers showed up to pack Rosie’s for this occasion.
Tuesday was the now quarterly Mack Lunch, this time being hosted by the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 on the fabulous Rooftop. Once again the luncheon was sold out and a great place to network. Later that night the Law offices of George Castrataro celebrated the grand opening of their new office in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Congratulations to my buddy George, Tom Runyan, and George’s entire staff on their fabulous new office. On Saturday, Mona’s had a retirement/benefit party for John “Mary” Lyons. John has been bartending in South Florida for many years and it was obvious how much he is loved by the outpouring of people that came to his party. I haven’t confirmed this with Jerry (owner of Mona’s) yet, but I think it’s the busiest Mona’s has ever been as it was wall to wall people.
On Sunday the Palace honored Henrietta who was celebrating her 50 years as a Miami Beach resident. Henrietta, Originally from Boston, was crowned as the first Miss Florida in 1969 and has been a Miami Beach icon ever since. We at Hotspots love you Henrietta as does everyone and wish you many more years of reigning as the queen of South Beach!
Sunday night was the annual Miss Stonewall Pageant at Bill’s and in the end the new Miss Stonewall, who stole the show with her fabulous talent, is my friend Miss Velvet LeNore and the new Mr. Stonewall is Keith Allen (bartender at Sidelines).
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, June 16
The Pride Factory celebrates Stonewall with 15% off all Rainbow Gear until June 22nd.
Friday, June 17
Living Room Nightclub presents a Stonewall Weekend party with direct from New York City, DJ Jalil Z. alongside their resident DJs Maximus 3000 and Pride. The night will be hosted by Alex Prieto and Ryan Work and as always there is no cover!
The Boardwalk presents Raging Stallion exclusives Adam Killian and Angelo Marconi tonight and tomorrow with 2 shows nightly at 11pm and 1am.
Growl at Bill’s Filling Station presents a Bear Appreciation party featuring sexy video star Tommy Defendi and don’t forget the sexy man contest at midnight hosted by Miss Kitty.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents a Stoplight Party where red is taken, yellow is ask me and green is available… wear the right color for everyone to know.
Saturday, June 18
Jason, Randy and Scandals Saloon who have partnered with Sidelines, Alibi Wilton Manors, Matty’s, New Moon, and Bill’s Filling Station will present the first ever Pride Strut through Wilton Manors as a fundraiser for Broward House. Participants in the pride strut is a race through the streets of Wilton Manors, starting at Sidelines and ending at Scandals, all while stopping at local watering holes to don pieces of drag gear and doing a shot in each location.
Beginning at 4:00 in afternoon contestants will meet at Sidelines sports bar, there they will be allowed to have a two man “pit crew,” once they are given the go the crew will help them “apply their faces”, they will have to do a shot supplied by the bar and leave, running down Wilton Drive to their next stop Alibi.
Once at Alibi, they will have to pick out and get into a fabulous frock and again do a shot supplied by the bar and make it out the door to their next stop, Matty’s where they will now have to get into their wigs and yes……do a shot…..once out that door they will step into the New Moon Bar where they will have to get themselves into some fab accessories including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings and yes…..do a shot.
From there they cross the street and run back down Wilton Drive to Bill’s Filling Station where they will put on their final accessory…..their heels…..and yes, you got it…..do a shot….once out of Bills it is a race down 6th avenue to the finish line Scandals Saloon. There at the finish line, Scandals, will have a bbq waiting for all the contestants. There also will be prizes for first across the finish line, most money raised, highest heels, etc. Got questions on how to get involved or sponsor the stride? Call Ken, Jason or Randy at Scandals (954) 567-2432.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Immortal Tribe with wild beats by DJ Abel and hosted by South Beach’s own Chyna Girl. Sean David invites you to be the first to experience Johnny’s Miami by going to Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale tonight where 200 guests will receive a pre-grand opening invite for Tuesday, June 21.
Discotekka Nightclub in association with their promoter Milancita.com is honoring the local DJs with a Battle of the Sound starring DJs George Ferrero, Calos G, Maximus 3000 and Miik. The night also features 6 local performers: Vegas Dion, TP Lords, Sasha Lords, Athena Dion, Poizon Ivy and Gina DiAngelo.
The Manor presents, direct from New York City, the queen of neo-freestyle dance music Vanessa Conde performing her hit “An Endless Night” in the main room with DJ Oren Nizri. In the Latin Lounge and patio they celebrate Pride Latin Style with DJ Larry Larr and special guests Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 2011), Charise and a special appearance by Rickie Lee (direct from Palm Springs).The club will stay open till 4 am serving liquor with no cover.
The Ramrod presents Stonewall Dance starring, back by popular demand, Lydia Prim from the Heretic in Atlanta.
The Clubhouse II presents one of their most anticipated parties of the year Sleaze 2011 at 8 pm. Reserve early by calling 954-566-6750 as rooms are sure to sell out!
The Stable features a Bear Model Contest presented by Bear Codes with the winner receiving $75 in cash and featured in a future ad, second place $25 bar tab and 3rd place receives a Stable bear model necklace.
The Shoppes of Wilton Manors presents Pride Under The Stars on Saturday night from 8 pm to 2 am with an outdoor video screen, music food and fun.
Sunday, June 19
The 12th annual Stonewall Street Festival and Parade takes place from 4 tp 9 pm on Wilton Drive with the parade, led by MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts at 6:30 pm. For more info see the feature in this week’s magazine or visit StonewallWiltonManors.com
The Manor presents Pride Dance starring DJ Ralphi Rosario (of Rosabel) starting at 9 pm and serving full liquor till 4am with no cover.
Tuesday, June 21
Planeta Macho at Score presents a Luau Party with a sexy hula dance contest hosted by Mariloly with DJ George Ferrero on the main floor and DJ Carlos G with Anthony Diaz and his sexy dancers on the 2nd level.
Two Fort Lauderdale restaurants are featuring fabulous deals for the readers of Hotspots. Zuckerello’s fine Italian Cuisine (3017 East Commercial Blvd) has a coupon in their ad where if you purchase an entrée you get 50% off your second entrée (equal or lesser value) 7 days a week after 6 pm.
Tee-Jay Thai Sushi (2254 Wilton Drive) features 20% off your entire check Mon-Fri from 11:30 am to 4 pm just by mentioning you saw the deal in Hotspots. You have learned 2 things from these specials: 1) it pays to read Hotspots and 2) you know where I will be eating next week!
The Outlet (2031 Wilton Drive – next to Sidelines Bar) is featuring at HUGE clearance sale Pride weekend Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19 where you will also get a free gift with purchase. Famous event producer, Marc Silverstone, who has spent the last few years producing events in the Bahamas has now decided to focus his efforts back here in Florida and has a specific division for Gay weddings. Check out his company’s fabulous website at Equilibriumeventsinc.com
On Tuesday, June 28, MBK/J Records/Legacy Recordings will release a new Deluxe and Collector’s 10th anniversary editions of Alicia Keys’ songs in A minor, the groundbreaking debut album masterpiece that propelled then-teen-aged Keys into international stardom in 2001.
Available in a 2-CD Deluxe Edition and a 2-CD/1-DVD Collector’s Edition, the 10th Anniversary sets include songs in A minor era bonus tracks, demos, live performances and more, hand-picked by Alicia for her fans for these editions. The two disc Deluxe Edition will include the original songs in A minor in its entirety in addition to a second disc featuring two previously unreleased recordings: the original funky blues demo for “If I Was Your Woman” and an early version of “Typewriter,” recorded in Alicia’s Harlem apartment in 1997. The second disc also features hard-to-find rarities from the era including “A Woman’s Worth” (Remix) featuring Nas, “Juiciest” (Mixtape version), “Fallin'” (“Ali” Soundtrack Version) and “Butterflyz” (The Drumline Mix). Included in the Collector’s Edition of songs in A minor are a track-by-track commentary by Alicia Keys, an essay by Quincy Jones, rare period photos and more.A limited run 10th Anniversary 2-disc 180g Vinyl Edition of songs in A minor, with original cover art, will also be available, making the first time the album has ever been struck in vinyl. The 10th Anniversary Collector’s, Deluxe and Vinyl Editions of songs in A minor may be pre-ordered at Alicia’s website, where fans have an opportunity to win a trip to New York to see Alicia Keys perform.