Last Monday was the much anticipated Roast of Pompano Bill at the Boardwalk. If you were there you know how obvious it is that this community loves Pompano as the Boardwalk was packed with the who’s who in the Fort Lauderdale gay scene. Pompano took the roasting as a champ as you could tell he felt the love from everyone. A special two thumbs up to the fabulous Nikki Adams who had me and the entire crowd in stitches. This was just one of those nights that you don’t forget as it will be kept in the memory vault. From myself and the entire Hotspots staff we would like to tell Pompano Bill how much we love him! Wednesday evening was…
Last Week in Review
Last Monday was the much anticipated Roast of Pompano Bill at the Boardwalk. If you were there you know how obvious it is that this community loves Pompano as the Boardwalk was packed with the who’s who in the Fort Lauderdale gay scene. Pompano took the roasting as a champ as you could tell he felt the love from everyone. A special two thumbs up to the fabulous Nikki Adams who had me and the entire crowd in stitches. This was just one of those nights that you don’t forget as it will be kept in the memory vault. From myself and the entire Hotspots staff we would like to tell Pompano Bill how much we love him!
Wednesday evening was the grand opening of Wilton Manors Doggie Day care on Dixie Highway. Owners Josh and Alan created a environment that is modern but yet a cozy place that one would be happy to leave their “best friends” at! Mayor Resnick and a lot of city officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and to partake in the festivities afterwards. Check them out whether you want a day of grooming, a weekend stay or some spa treatment (s) for your pooch!
Friday evening, Hotspots own editor, Sheri Elfman, was celebrating the start of her birthday weekend with a small get together at the Alibi. Just close friends and a fun time.
I then headed over to the annual Chic Optique benefit for the Smart Ride. The event was packed and after 20 minutes I left because I wanted to give the people on line a chance to get in. Congrats to Karen, Julie and the entire staff for organizing such a successful event for such a worthy charity!
This past weekend was the 1st annual Chambord weekend in Miami with lots of events starting on Friday and going through Sunday night. Congrats to Hernan, Thomas and the entire Chambord weekend staff for a fabulous inaugural year!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, August 11
Join Bruce and Ben from 6 to 10 pm for the opening party of Creative Male at their new location (222 NE 25th Street, Suite 106, Miami). The party will have music, models and cocktails. Tonight will also be the last day of their gigantic sale which features 20-80% off everything.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the movie “Mommie Dearest” the la weekly theater award-winning comedy Mommie Queerest comes to Fort Lauderdale’s Empire Stage as the fourth stop on its national tour. The hit parody will play 12 shows only beginning August 11 through Sunday, August 28. The play runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at SmartTix.com
Friday, August 12
From today until the 14th the Pride Factory reminds everyone that it’s Tax Free weekend. Eligible items include underwear, swim wear, clothing, bags, hats and more, so don’t forget to take advantage and save money!
Del Shores, southern iconic writer of Sordid Lives, Daddy’s Dyin… Who’s Got the Will? and the newly filmed Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife brings his new one-man show Del Shores Sordid Confessions to The Manor tonight at 8 pm with special guest Sordid Lives: The Series star and Top 20 Billboard artist Jason Dottley who will perform his new single “Pop It.” Later on Bubble Gum Fridays at presents a Back 2 School Party and introduces the Lip Sync For your Life contest hosted by Daisy Deadpetals with performances by Estephenia St. Lords and special guest Taina Norell.
Saturday, August 13
The 21st annual Poverello Bowl-A-Thon takes place today from 11 am at Sawgrass Lanes (8501 North University Drive in Tamarac). To donate or for more information go to Poverello.org
The annual Poverello Bowl-A-Thon After Party takes place at Bill’s Filling Station starting at 6 pm and sponsored by Pisco & Zyr with the buffet starting at 7 pm.
Discotekka in association with Milancita invites everyone to Dare to be Bare as they present an Underwear Party. The night stars DJ’s George Ferrero and Carlos G. Doors open at 11 pm and if you are 21 and over and are wearing underwear there is no cover (reduced cover for 18-20 wearing underwear).
Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor presents the Official Victory Party for Eduardo Nunez winning Mr. Noche Latina 2011. The night stars DJ Larry Larr spinning the hottest Latin Beats as well as Eduardo and Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 2011). In the Main room DJ Terrance Lalley takes over at the turntables with a performance by Erika Norell.
The Stable presents pure sex appeal at its finest as they feature Rod Stephens live at 9 pm.
Sunday, August 14
Tony Lima presents his monthly Bear Nation T Dance starting at 7 pm at The Manor. The party will feature DJ Bill James, dancers, flaggers and no cover.
VH1 presents “Behind The Music: Ricky Martin at 10 pm. Nobody’s got female fans’ hearts fluttering more than Ricky Martin with his sexy dance moves and sultry voice. As one of the most successful crossover singers in history, Ricky sold upwards of 60 million albums with global chart toppers like “Living La Vida Loca,” “She Bangs” and “La Copa de la Vida.” In this “Behind the Music,” Ricky Martin recounts his career from his early days with the Latin pop group Menudo through his days as a soap opera star and finally to his career as a music phenomenon. Viewers will watch as Ricky opens up to “Behind the Music” for the second time, including discussing his decision to come out a gay man, a topic he first revealed in his 2010 autobiography “Me.” Finally, Ricky reflects on his 20-year career and how he balances his life as a father of twin boys, as an international performer and what’s next for him. Catch candid interviews with the people who know Ricky the best, including Enrique Iglesias, President of Sony US Latin, Ruben Leyva former Menudo band members Robi Draco Rosa and Robert Avellanet, President of GLAAD, Jarrett Tomas Barrios and of course Ricky Martin himself.
Monday, August 15
Johnny’s Miami premiere’s their new Monday’s “Drag On” starring TP Lords and Daisy D with DJ Rob Sky and no cover.
Ramrod Mondays features guest bartender Pro Wrestler John Fuller “Slammer” from 10 pm to 2 am.
Wednesday, August 17
Bill’s Filling Station monthly wine tasting takes place at 6:30 pm. This event sells out every month, so hurry and reserve your spot through either Frank or Nick in the Mustang Lounge or the manager on duty. All the wines are accompanied by unique pairings of dishes prepared by chef Ron Kerr.
Long before her star turns in Homicide: Life on the Street, Frozen River, Welcome to the Rileys, HBO’s Treme or The Fighter, Oscar- winner Melissa Leo delivers a tour-de-force performance in the 1985 motion picture Streetwalkin’ as a teen runaway seduced into the sleazy world of Times Square hookers, pimps, gangsters and lowlifes. Directed by Joan Freeman (Satisfaction), who co-wrote the screenplay with her husband, Robert Alden, Streetwalkin’ is a time capsule that captures the sights and sounds of the underbelly of 1980s Times Square, with it’s streetwalkers, gunsels, transvestites, S&M freaks and assorted dope fiends and outcasts. Featuring newly re-mastered anamorphic widescreen movie presentation, Streetwalkin’ is a must-have for cult film buffs and is available now at Amazon.com and major retailers.
From Pride South Florida
“As the newly elected President of Pride One of Broward County, Inc. A.K.A Pride South Florida, producers of the annual Pridefest event, it is my honor and pleasure to also introduce our newly elected board and announce our theme for the March 10 & 11, 2012 Pridefest. The 2012: 35th Anniversary of Pridefest in Broward County’s theme was voted on by our new Board and will be “Beyond the Rainbow.” Now may I introduce our 2011/2012 board: Vice President – Roger Handevidt, Secretary – Rocky Bowell, Treasurer – Sonia Mitchell (all 3 are former Executive Board Members on previous Pride of South Florida Boards with great experience to lead us into our 35th Anniversary year). Also I would like to welcome as new members to the board at large: John Fugate, Michael Rohrs, Marc J Scharphorn and Michael Tisdale. Continuing on the board are our former President Jacqui Charvet, Shawn Manning and Emeritus Miss Vicky Keller. The new Executive Board at this time is looking for assistance from the Broward County GLBT & GLBT friendly community for a Web Master that would possibly be interested in either a volunteer or sponsorship for helping us revamp our website…. Sincerely, Marc Hansen, President Pride One of Broward County”
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