Last Thursday was the monthly GLBX mixer at Bank United. The night featured fabulous hors d’oeuvres as well as a great opportunity to network. Afterward, we went to Matty’s for their weekly calendar contest which had 4 cuties entering. In the end, Kyle became Mr. September. Check out the calendar contest every Thursday at 10:30pm. Saturday night Corey Boyd expanded his annual Kind of A Drag event to a twice a year event and produced a Christmas in July edition at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts. The night featured fabulous entertainment by some of the top names in drag (men’s and women’s) as well as giving out awards to some of our …
Last Week in Review
Last Thursday was the monthly GLBX mixer at Bank United. The night featured fabulous hors d’oeuvres as well as a great opportunity to network. Afterward, we went to Matty’s for their weekly calendar contest which had 4 cuties entering. In the end, Kyle became Mr. September. Check out the calendar contest every Thursday at 10:30pm.
Saturday night Corey Boyd expanded his annual Kind of A Drag event to a twice a year event and produced a Christmas in July edition at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts. The night featured fabulous entertainment by some of the top names in drag (men’s and women’s) as well as giving out awards to some of our community’s best including Terry DeCarlo, T.P. Lords, Judy Shepherd and Blake. Congrats to Corey on once again producing a fabulous event that raised money for fantastic charities. On Sunday, Mona’s celebrated their 14th anniversary as well as the 64th birthday of owner Jerry. The event was a super success and Jerry took this opportunity to give away hundreds of prizes to his loyal customers. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jerry and wish him many more years of success!
Sunday night I headed to SoBe Social Club’s House Sundays which is held in downtown Miami where 2 houses were attached and turned into a club. It is such a unique concept and the place is so beautifully decorated I urge everyone to check it out. What a cool vibe!
Later on, I went to Club Sugar for the Marytrini and the Diva’s de Jacuzzi show, which has been packing them in for over 13 years (starting from the old Concord). This show is always hilarious and filled with fun!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, August 4
The Pride Factory presents Dive Into Summer with 20% off swimwear until August 10th.
Bill’s Filling Station presents Boyz in Bahamas 2011 bon voyage party featuring prizes and giveaways at midnight.
Friday, August 5
Chic Optique will be having their annual Smart Ride benefit from 6 to 9 pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 which includes a raffle ticket, Hors D’oeuvres provided by Courtyard Cafe and drinks. They will feature thousands of dollars in prizes including a signed electric guitar by Kathy Griffin, which includes a hotel package, a 2 night stay at the luxurious Fontainbleau Miami Beach, Persol Sunglasses, Chic Optique gift certificates and much more.
CHAMBORD Vodka Weekend, starts tonight and goes through Sunday night. For details of all the events including where Youtube sensations, Jessica & Hunter will be check out the feature in this week’s magazine or check it out on FaceBook.
Johnny’s Miami presents College Night (18 and over) with DJ Miik spinning and celebrating the release of Kristin Chenoweth’s (Broadway and Glee Diva) single “I Want Somebody” from her forthcoming CD “Some Lessons Learned.” There will be giveaways all night long.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents a Sleazy Pajama Party to celebrate the release of Kesha’s new album. The night will feature the $500 (cash & prizes) Sleaziest Pajama contest with performances by Estephania S. Lords and T-Lo Ivy.
Club Sugar, Alex Infiniti and Live Nation invite you to get sleazy with ticket giveaways to Kesha’s Get Sleazy tour.
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents a CD release for Meital’s new single “Yummy Boyz” from the upcoming album “I’m in Hate With Love.”
If you are as ga ga over fashion as you are about the first lady of pop, Lady Gaga, Town Center at Boca Raton is looking for the most outrageous and avant-garde creations to be part of its “Design Wars” competition that will be showcased during Simon Fashion Now, the nation’s premier, trendsetting free-to-the public fashion event coming to Town Center at Boca Raton on September 23-24, 2011. The most original creations will be selected to be showcased on Facebook.com/TownCtrAtBoca. The Shopper Fan Favorite will receive a $250 Simon gift card and Judges Choice winner will receive a $500 Simon gift card. The submission deadline for designers is today at 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 6
The Manor celebrates gay marriage in New York with a theme party entitled I Love New York. The night will star DJ Oren Nizri in the main room with Bridezilla Erika Norell and DJ Larry Larr in the Latin Lounge and patio with performances by Amanda West and Estephania St Lords. As always on Saturdays, there is no cover!
The Ramrod presents their monthly party where anything can happen, Pig Dance XXXVI starring DJ Chris Racine back by popular demand. You can also be photographed out front in a private area by Sylvester Q.
Sunday, August 7
Sideline’s presents round 2 (Chicken Wings) of their 2nd annual summer cook-off at 5 pm. If you think your chicken wings are the best in town, then hurry and register your entry at Sidelines Sports Bar today! Contestants can enter their winning recipe by stopping by Sidelines to obtain the “Basic Cooking Rules” and “Judging Criteria” for the competition or by visiting SidelinesSports.com (go to the “Sports Calendar” and click on the contest date for an entry form and rules).
Behind The Music: Adam Lambert premieres tonight at 10 PM. Glam-rock powerhouse, Adam Lambert has taken pop music by storm with his handsome looks, electrifying stage theatrics and jaw-dropping vocal acrobatics. Adam Lambert opens up to VH1 about the many challenges he faced during life, including realizing he was gay in 6th grade. After finally coping with his identity, Adam freed himself at the age of 18, coming out to his family and moving to Hollywood, CA to pursue his dream of being an entertainer. Struggling to make ends meet, Lambert received his first big break when he landed a part in the European tour of “Hair” at age 19. The excitement of his first role brought out Adam’s wild side as he began to experiment with sex, drugs and rock n’roll. For the next eight years Adam was continually cast in various stage productions including “Wicked.” At age 27 Adam decided to audition for the iconic TV show, “American Idol.” Placing second, Adam quickly landed a record deal with RCA and 19 Viewers of this episode of “Behind the Music” will see never-before-seen home video footage, interviews with family, friends, industry experts and musical luminaries including Barry Weiss and “American Idol” Season 8 winner Kris Allen. With constant criticism about being too bold, too offensive and too gay, Adam Lambert comes clean to VH1 about who he really is and the obstacles he has overcome to get where he is today.
Wednesday, August 10
Scandals Saloon presents the monthly Lady Fancy’s Country Jamboree, which is always jam packed with lots of fun!
Apple has removed their iTunes store from the “Christan Values Network” (CVN.org) after more than 22,000 people angered by CVN’s funding of anti-gay, anti-women organizations like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council called on Apple to take action. The victory follows Microsoft’s decision to leave CVN two weeks ago, prompted by another customer-driven campaign on Change.org. Several other companies have removed their online stores since then, including REI, Macy’s, Delta Airlines, BBC America, and Wells Fargo. Started by Ben Crowther, a student and Apple customer, the campaign picked up significant momentum after 13,000.
Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC), celebrating more than 30 years of caring as a not-for-profit comprehensive health care network, will recognize “National Health Center Week” August 7 through August 13 by hosting a series of complimentary health screenings and more at its multiple locations in Miami-Dade County; South Beach, North Beach, and North Dade. For more information about health care services offered by Miami Beach Community Health Center, please contact (305) 538-8835 or visit MiamiBeachHealth.org
Congratulations to Sidelines Sports Bar who was recently honored by the Forum Publishing Group as having the “Best Potent Potions” in their 2nd annual edition of “Best of Pride”. As with last year’s selections, the businesses, people, events, and clubs were chosen by a panel of members & leaders from our diverse community. They know what they like, and they were eager to share their thoughtful picks. “The staff at Sidelines Sports Bar knows a thing or two (or a dozen) about cocktails”, stated Louis Hendry of the Forum Publishing Group’s “Best of Pride”. Mr. Hendry continues, “… the friendly and outgoing bartenders provide enough priceless comfort and conversation to keep you entertained”.
Boqari is a new luxury brand that is out to create a revolution in men’s underwear. The new 2011 seamless collection from designer JJ Boqari is charged with a modern, sexy style that is sure to satisfy event the most edgy guys that are tired of the same old tighty whities.
According to designer JJ Boqari “my mission is to design the sexiest, most comfortable men’s underwear in the world. These designs are sexy, modern, sleek…like nothing you’ve seen before. In fact, most of my designs are gender fluid. I think everybody is sexy.” The entire collection is woven using Italian seamless jacquard technology and a soft, silky nylon blend for an ultra comfortable, body hugging fit. They’re designed to be ideal for all day wear, as well as for yoga, resort wear or just lounging. They also make some of the sexiest, body clinging swimwear you’ve ever seen. And of course, they are perfect for the bedroom. The entire collection is available at Boqari.com