Last Wednesday was the annual Mr. Noche Latina pageant held at The Manor and with 6 qualified contestants the pageant was cut throat. In the end Tariq Love Dupree was the 2nd alternate, CJ Richards the 1st alternate and the new Mr. Noche Latina is Eduardo Nunez. Congrats to all involved for producing a fabulous contest! On Thursday was the grand opening of the new Poverello Center in Fort Lauderdale. Once again Father Bill has taken the organization he started many years ago to the next level. Later that night, Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale threw a party for their manager AJ Cross, which was also a benefit for Covenant House. The theme was Masquerade and the event was a lot of fun and raised money for a very good cause. Friday night Miami Beach Bruthaz presented …
Last Week in Review
Last Wednesday was the annual Mr. Noche Latina pageant held at The Manor and with 6 qualified contestants the pageant was cut throat. In the end Tariq Love Dupree was the 2nd alternate, CJ Richards the 1st alternate and the new Mr. Noche Latina is Eduardo Nunez. Congrats to all involved for producing a fabulous contest! On Thursday was the grand opening of the new Poverello Center in Fort Lauderdale. Once again Father Bill has taken the organization he started many years ago to the next level.
Later that night, Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale threw a party for their manager AJ Cross, which was also a benefit for Covenant House. The theme was Masquerade and the event was a lot of fun and raised money for a very good cause. Friday night Miami Beach Bruthaz presented their annual fashion show featuring some of the hottest designers on some of the sexiest models. This was only one event of many for African American & Latina Men and their admirers. Ian Smith once again succeeded on putting together a fabulous weekend. Later that night Living Room Nightclub presented the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 3 Raja performing her new hit, “Diamond Crowned Queen” live. As usual Raja put on a fabulous show to the delight of the packed crowd.
Sunday night was the 13th anniversary of Score starred Ukrainian Pop sensation Kazaky who performed in their first US appearance and International circuit DJ/producer Abel at the turntables. The place was packed all night long, well at least until 3 am when I pooped out and left! Congratulations to Billy, Luis and the entire management and staff of Score for a fabulous 13th anniversary!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, July 21
Creme and Sugar Thursdays at Score presents Lime performing live with the music provided by DJ J. Felix.
Blissguy Fort Lauderdale Face-Off, the search to find the next ‘blissguy’ Fort Lauderdale takes place from 7-9pm at W Fort Lauderdale (401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd) in the Living Room (4th Floor). Special guests include Judge Ben Simpson, Ford Models, Judge James Brown, Perry Ellis Marketing Director, Judge Lisa Morales, Professional Television Host and Maxim Model Judge Nikki Novo, Daily Candy Miami Host Y-100’s Chris Cruz
Friday, July 22
Living Room Nightclub in association with Milancita presents the return of DJ duo Dave and Gerardo (direct from New York City) with a themed event entitled “Fire Islands.” As always, there is no cover and the night is hosted by Alex Prieto and Ryan Work.
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti invites you to a live DJ set with DJ Nina Flowers alongside resident DJ/Producer Jarell and in the Spice Lounge (hip-hop and Latin) DJ Cyklone and shows by TP and Sasha.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents the Britney Spear after concert party with a $500 (cash and prizes) best Britney look-a-like contest.
The Stable presents Turn The Beat Around, Miss Cowpatty’s tribute to disco starting at 9 pm sharp. Arrive early as this event gets packed!
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents Jessie and the Boys performing live singing their smash club hit “Push It” and many others. Also that night, they will be featuring a live appearance by Derrick Barry, the worlds #1 Britney look-a-like from America’s Got Talent.
Saturday, July 23
The 4th annual Summerfest Pool Party benefitting The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force takes place from 1 to 6 pm at Shore Club and stars DJs Miik and Charlie Rojas. Later at night Score presents Summer Storm, the official Summerfest Saturday night event starring one of Brazil’s most acclaimed deejays, Rafael Calvente with a warm up set by Alex Infiniti. For a full listing of the Summerfest weekend program see the feature in this week’s issue or check out SummerFestMiami.com.
The 3rd annual community wide LGBTQ Family Health Fair takes place from 10 am to 2 pm inside the main hall of the Pride Center at Equality Park (2040 Dixie Highway). The event will feature health info for men/women/children/pets, seminars for HIV+ health, free medical tests/screenings and 50/50 raffle tickets and is free and open to the public.
Boom presents 400 B.C. Roman Toga Party a themed event with DJ Paulie.
The Manor presents Replay, your favorite club anthems from yesterday and today with a twist starring DJ Kidd Madonny with performances by Erika Norell. The Noche Latina Lounge and Patio presents DJ Larry Larr on the dance floor and the Latin Band Tropical Dreams in the Windsor Lounge playing live Salsa music.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa presents Bear Nation Splash, a bear pool party starring DJ Billy James from 2 to 8 pm. Admission is $5 and there is limited free parking so get there early!
Sunday, July 24
House Sundays has its Grand Opening tonight. The venue is a house that has been turned into a nightclub and event space. They opened about eight months ago and have been asking Edison Farrow / SoBeSocialClub.com to be involved with a gay night since they opened. But, at the time he already had three weekly events and was not able to add any new nights to his schedule. Recently, Buck15 got involved with the house. They now have one house which they call “Buck House”. There are several different rooms. So, it can have a different feel each week depending on which rooms are open. There is a front yard with lounge chairs, and a front porch. One side has a bar and DJ. The other side has a bar in the former dining room and a DJ by the fireplace. The upstairs has been transformed into a stunning art gallery. After taking a vacation for the month of June, Edison is starting all new events. He has been meeting with new venues and is looking forward to launching exciting new events for the gay community of South Florida. Farrow says “When I saw the house, I knew that my friends and customers would love it. I have been there several times for the straight nights and the venue and vibe are magnificent.” The house is located just off of 17th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. It is the first house behind the Burger King. It is three blocks north of the Arsht Center and two blocks west of the Venetian Causeway to Miami Beach. The address is 221 NE 17th Street Miami, FL.
Wednesday, July 27
Scandals Saloon presents Southern Country night where you can learn one new line dance (not taught on any other night)….yee-haw!
The Manor premieres Bitter Sweet Thursdays starting Thursday, July 28th, which is an evening for women who love women and their friends in the Epic Nightclub. The night will feature live shows starring the Reckless Dames Burlesque Troupe all night long intermingled with the best of Indi/80’s/top 40 music with DJ Chico Biscayne. For VIP or for more information call 954-626-0082.
Check out the Mr. Matty’s Calendar Contest every Thursday at 10:30 pm hosted by Nicolette. The winner is chosen by audience applause.
In a matter of hours, Microsoft decided to remove its online store from the “Christian Values Network” after more than 500 people signed Stuart Wilber’s Change.org petition asking the software company to stop allowing the funding of anti-gay “hate groups” identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Go Microsoft!
Congratulations to Matthew Eaton, who won the Hotspots/Genre magazines raffle for Rhianna concert tickets. Matthew said the concert was fabulous!
Centaur Entertainment, the premier gay record label is proud to announce the latest volume in the successful Gay Days series: Party Groove: Gay Days® Vol. 8. Gay Days is a total gay and lesbian vacation experience comprised of multiple events in and around Orlando’s greatest theme parks, nightclubs and attractions. Well over 140,000 attendees enjoy Orlando during the first week in June every year and once again Billboard reporting DJ/producer Randy Bettis provides the soundtrack to this event.
Party Groove: Gay Days Vol. 8 is available in stores nationwide including iTunes worldwide. This marks DJ Randy Bettis’s 8th turn at mixing this special summer soundtrack. “I can hardly believe it’s been 8 years!” Party Groove: Gay Days Vol. 8 is a non-stop dance party guaranteed to keep you on your feet and moving to the beat. The opening beats will get you up “On the Floor” with this great remix of Jennifer Lopez’s highest charting single to date. Next, Randy makes this the “Party of the Year” with openly gay dance artist Jipsta featuring #1 recording artist Sandy B. Next up is a remix of “Magalenha” from Sergio Mendes’ Grammy award-winning album Brasileiro. Top 20 Billboard recording artist Jason Dottley’s “Pop It” keeps the energy going, just like a Red Bull! Jason is best known as “Ty” from Sordid Lives: The Series. Dance remixes of top hits like Britney Spears’ top 5 hit “Till the Worlds Ends”, Adele’s #1 hit “Rolling in the Deep” and “Happiness” a #1 Dance Club Song for Alexis Jordan will keep you singing along with the music. Next are new songs from Top 5 Breakout Artists on the Dance Club Chart, Kelli with “Gave Up on Love” and Jackie Madden with “Falling” These two artists on the rise are getting played in clubs and dance radio stations across the country. Top 5 Billboard artist Debby Holiday is featured on the John LePage track “Catch a Fire”, a follow-up to their #1 Masterbeat hit “Heaven”. Internationally known star of stage and screen Matt Zarley performs the remake of Pat Benatar’s hit “We Belong”, which was recorded as a benefit for The Trevor Project. Star Search winner Marty Thomas closes this set with the uplifting “Love Conquers All”, the theme song from the off-Broadway play My Big Gay Italian Wedding. You can catch Randy locally on his 25 city national Gay Days Tour to promote Party Groove: Gay Days Vol. 8. The 2011 Gay Days Tour is presented by GuySpy.com and Centaur. Each host venue will be outfitted with promotional album downloads and VIP Passes that include great items from the Gay Days Tour Sponsors – GuySpy, JustCircuit.com, Interactive Male, and The Out Club so make sure you catch it when it comes to your city. Gay Days 2011 was one incredible week in Orlando, but you can keep the party groove going all year long with Party Groove: Gay Days Vol. 8. Get your copy today!