The Varsity Club, along with GLBX, WIN, iBeria Bank, Metro Media Works, and Fast Printz came together for the 6th annual Judy Shepherd Back Pack Drive at the Pride Center benefiting Thurgood Marshall Elementary. The event was very well attended and was a huge success in that it yielded 66 Back Packs, 250 Notebooks, 2,750 Sheets of Paper, 136 Folders, 32 Three Ring Binders, 116 Glue Sticks /Bottles, 51 Packages of highlighters, 110 Packets of Pencils, 55 Packages of Pens, 226 Boxes of Crayons And many other important items as well. Later that night was the opening party of Creative Male by …
Last Week in Review
The Varsity Club, along with GLBX, WIN, iBeria Bank, Metro Media Works, and Fast Printz came together for the 6th annual Judy Shepherd Back Pack Drive at the Pride Center benefiting Thurgood Marshall Elementary. The event was very well attended and was a huge success in that it yielded 66 Back Packs, 250 Notebooks, 2,750 Sheets of Paper, 136 Folders, 32 Three Ring Binders, 116 Glue Sticks /Bottles, 51 Packages of highlighters, 110 Packets of Pencils, 55 Packages of Pens, 226 Boxes of Crayons And many other important items as well. Later that night was the opening party of Creative Male by owners Bruce and Ben in midtown Miami took place Thursday Aug 11 with DJ Mike spinning and the boys from Johnny’s Miami modeling suits by Elite underwear, Andrew Christian and Diesel to name a few. The party continued at Jonny Miami later with a full line of suit’s and boys to sport them. Friday night Bubble Gum Fridays introduced the Lip Sync For Your Life Contest hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and the crowds came out as this was by far the busiest Friday at the Manor. Seen there was superstar Olivia Newton John.
Saturday morning was the 21st annual Poverello Bowl-a-thon and as usual this was a huge fundraiser with around 50 teams bowling to raise moeny for Poverello. Congratulations to Father Bill, Dale Madison and the entire Poverello team for another successful year. Afterwards Bill’s had the official after party as they raised the most money the previous year. The teams came out to party and partake in the free buffet that Jackson and Mark were generous enough to offer.
The Creative Male party then continued at Discotekka Saturday Aug 13th for “Bare if you Dare” underwear party and fashion show by Creative Male. Visit Creative Male to get your fashions in check. Sunday I headed to South Beach for the monthly Latin T-Dance at the Palace, which packs the crowd in there with great drag shows and even some fabulous Brazilian dancers in traditional costume… Lots of fun!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, August 18
The Annual Tropical Heat Key West takes place this weekend, which is a four day all male themed parties with DJs Bradford Lane, Nick Hatziantonio, Jay B Ferguson, Edwin Lucas and many more. For more information, go to TropicalHeatKW.com
Johnny’s Miami is starting their Latin night (18+) with shows by Teresita La Caliente and Marytrini with no cover all night and a sexy underwear contest at 1am.
The Pride Factory is featuring 15% off all regular priced underwear until August 24th.
Friday, August 19
Tonight starts the 3 year anniversary weekend celebration of Matty’s On The Drive with great events and free raffles through Monday. Monday they will also have all 12 winners of the calendar contest in order to pick the cover model. 12 hot guys, check it out!
The Boardwalk presents international video star Dean Monroe performing 2 shoes live tonight only.
Club Sugar welcomes back resident diva Nina Flowers of RuPaul’s Drag Race who will be performing live alongside DJ Jarell in the main room and Cyklone in the Spice Lounge and performances by TP and Sasha Lords.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Man Dance starring DJ/producer Herbie James.
The Manor transforms the Ivy Lounge into The Laugh Lounge Comedy Club once a month, where headline comics from across the country perform live standup comedy. Full dinner and tapas menus are available before and during the show. Tonight they are doing a very special show which will be a benefit for Bernadette. Bernadette Zizzo has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Over the years Bernadette has given of herself and now it is time for the community to give back to her. All proceeds will be going directly to medical expenses. Doors open at 7 pm with the show starting at 8 pm sharp. For information and reservations: TheLaughLoungeCC.com
The Stable presents “Turn The Beat Around Disco Party” starting at 9 pm with entertainment and dancing with your disco queen Miss Cowpatty.
Saturday, August 20
Chloe Dolandis will perform original songs from her album “Bring Back the Fever” at Mojo Restaurant and Bar in starting at 7:30 pm. The twelve songs include “New Suit,” her hot debut single from the album and video filmed at Mojo. Chloe’s singing is a stylistic blend reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler. This girl can wail, then in the next song settle down for a sexy jazz riff, then pick the beat up again for a majestic groove! There is no cover, but reservations recommended by calling 954-568-4443
The Boardwalk in association with DominicFord.com present Spencer Reed performing 2 shoes live tonight only.
Boom invites everyone to Dive In as they present direct from New York City DJ Eddie Baez.
Starting tonight Noche Latina at Club Sugar with DJ Juan Carlos and shows by Teresita “La Caliente” y Sophia Devine opens the Spice lounge with Sexy Dancers. There will be “private” areas for lap dances as well.
Bearcodes at The Stable presents their monthly Bear Model Contest at 11 pm. First place winner receives $75, 2nd place a $25 bar tab and 3rd place a Stable bear necklace.
The Corner Pub presents Stonewall Knights Bike Nite starting at 8 pm and don’t be late or you will miss the Knights grand entrance with a special performance by Ringerz. The event will feature door prizes, giveaways, raffles, fun and games and bike related vendors.
The Manor presents DJ Kidd Madonny’s birthday bash in the main room and don’t forget Noche Latina Saturdays in the Latin Lounge and patio with DJ Larry Larr and guest diva’s.
Sunday, August 21
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa presents their monthly T Dance, this month starring DJs Lydia Prim and Jason Gonzales from 4 to 8 pm.
The Manor presents the celebrity roast cabaret show tribute of Victor Zepka starting at 8pm. The celebrity roast mob will be Sean David, Tiffany Arieagus, Michael Beamish, Pompano Bill, Auntie Mame, Paul Hugo, Norm Kent and Michael Murphy with performances by Tiffany, Nikki Adams, Erika Norell, Victoria Michaels, Aunti Mame, Champagne Bordeaux, Sasha Sommers and Justice Royale and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers as the hostess. They will feature a pre-fix dinner special featuring a 3 course meal for only $25 person. To reserve a table for dinner or cocktails call 954-557-4279.
The Ramrod presents E.D. C. (enforced dress code) from 10 pm to 1 am on the patio Skull and Boner Bar. This event is sponsored by the South Florida Bondage Club and leather/fetish gear is required for entrance to the patio.
Monday, August 22
Bill’s presents Emmy award winner and self-proclaimed gayest man I know, Leslie Jordan performing live at 9pm. This event features no cover as a gift back to the community. Directly following Leslie’s performance they feature Jennifer McClains cast party.
Wednesday, August 24
You can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt when Bravo’s most delectable series, “Top Chef Just Desserts” returns for a second season at 10 pm. 14 pastry chefs will see if they have what it takes to out bake, out blend and out brulee the competition where the main focus is the Achilles heel of most chefs: desserts. Gail Simmons returns as the host of this highly competitive series showcasing the best of the best in the world of pastry arts. To meet the cast of “Top Chef Just Desserts,” visit BravoTV.com
Join the Pride Business Alliance members of Compass and their guests at a favorite local hotspot at The Mad Hatter Lounge at 6:30 pm at their next social networking mixer on at The Mad Hatter Lounge. Last summer, the mixer hosted by proprietors Kelley and Broward at The Mad Hatter Lounge was attended by over 100 members and guests in a safe, warm and inviting atmosphere!
Gay-ville.com will help you rent, compare and even sublet gay-friendly properties for cheaper travel. Many times we find ourselves having trouble finding reasonable accommodations when we travel. The options are usually expensive, and they don’t always fit with the average gay traveler’s needs in terms of location, facilities, and a friendly attitude. Gay-ville.com is a new website, launched in early June this year. Its goal is simple: to make gay tourism easier and less expensive, enabling gay people to travel as frequently and freely as they would like. For more information please visit our website: www.Gay-ville.com
The incomparable Barbra Streisand’s long-cherished desire to release an album of music with lyrics exclusively written by her collaborators and friends, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, will be achieved with her latest release What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman for Columbia Records. The ten song album, and deluxe edition, will be available August 23, 2011 so start lining up! What Matters Most is Ms. Streisand’s first new album since the September 2009 release of Love Is The Answer, which debuted at Number One, making her the only artist to achieve number one albums in five consecutive decades. The new album, which Streisand personally produced, is comprised of ten Bergman songs which Streisand has never previously recorded. Included in the set are the Academy Award winning songs “The Windmills of Your Mind” (from the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair); “So Many Stars” (originally a hit song for Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66); “Nice ‘n’ Easy” (popularized by Frank Sinatra); and “That Face” (first recorded by Fred Astaire) .
The CD will be packaged in a jewel box with a 24-page color booklet. The deluxe edition CD will include ten previously released performances of Barbra singing the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman including “The Way We Were”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “Papa Can You Hear Me?” and “Pieces of Dreams”. According to the RIAA, Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists list, which includes Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Over the course of her career, Streisand has recorded 50 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums, all records for female performers. During their distinguished career, Alan and Marilyn Bergman have been nominated for sixteen Academy Awards, winning three. What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman will be available at all major outlets and online.