Saturday night was the much anticipated 11th anniversary of Marytrini Y Las Diva’s Del Jacuzzi at Manuel Artime theatre in South Miami. The venue was sold out and packed to capacity as people were begging to purchase tickets just to stand and watch the show which featured 47 performances. Congratulations to Marytrini, Sophia and Teresita on 11 fabulous years of entertainment and here’s wishing them many more years of success. Sunday was a day filled with events. It started in the early afternoon at Mona’s for their 1 annual Babcock Pet Rescue, which featured lots of raffles and people falling in love with their new best friends. Thanks to Jerry for always thinking of the animals and having their best interests in mind! Afterwards it was off to The Palace for their monthly Latin T Dance which as usual brought out the cute Latin boys scantly clothed and performances by some of South Florida’s hottest diva’s. Then it was back to Fort Lauderdale for the Ramrod’s 17th anniversary, which packed the house with well wishers all of whom were anxiously waiting to receive their anniversary pin to add to their collection.
Last Week in Review
Saturday night was the much anticipated 11th anniversary of Marytrini Y Las Diva’s Del Jacuzzi at Manuel Artime theatre in South Miami. The venue was sold out and packed to capacity as people were begging to purchase tickets just to stand and watch the show which featured 47 performances. Congratulations to Marytrini, Sophia and Teresita on 11 fabulous years of entertainment and here’s wishing them many more years of success.
Sunday was a day filled with events. It started in the early afternoon at Mona’s for their 1 annual Babcock Pet Rescue, which featured lots of raffles and people falling in love with their new best friends. Thanks to Jerry for always thinking of the animals and having their best interests in mind!
Afterwards it was off to The Palace for their monthly Latin T Dance which as usual brought out the cute Latin boys scantly clothed and performances by some of South Florida’s hottest diva’s.
Then it was back to Fort Lauderdale for the Ramrod’s 17th anniversary, which packed the house with well wishers all of whom were anxiously waiting to receive their anniversary pin to add to their collection. Hotspots own Rich Loprimo had all 16 pins and presented them to owners Zach and Steve as a 17th an anniversary present. Congratulations to the entire staff of Ramrod for 17 fabulous years!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Friday, September 16
GuyGoneWild.com presents a model contest “Boys Gone Wild” at the Boardwalk both tonight and tomorrow night. They will also be featuring giveaways all weekend long including hats, t-shirts, lube, and DVDs.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents the other Gaga, Courtney Act singing live.
Saturday, September 17
Vaudeville and Burlesque Producer Betty Pickle will introduce and emcee the only running strictly “Boylesque” event to an audience of performers, artists and members of the gay community at Bill’s Filling Station in Wilton Manors at 10 pm. With the current popularity of female burlesque troupes in South Florida, it seems only natural that a male-themed version was bound to expose itself locally sooner or later. The event is free admission and hosts a lineup of international performers featuring EmperROAR Fabulous!,”the Exposing Composer from Seattle”, Johnny Deep, Gio Profera, Hero, Charlie and more. For more information call 954-567-5978.
Chic Optique invites you to join them at Moment In Time Catering and Gourmet (3429 Galt Ocean Drive) in support of the Smart Ride 8 from 6 to 9 pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 which includes a raffle ticket, food and drinks. Chef Jack Atwell is donating his place and hand serviced appetizers and Hans Stahl is donating the spirits with music by DJ Sol. TheSmartRide.org
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents DJ Joe Gauthreaux with an opening set by DJ Maximus 3000.
The Manor introduces to Fort Lauderdale Producer/Songwriter and International DJ Sin Morera in the Epic Lounge. Don’t forget that in the Ivy Lounge and Patio DJ Larry LArr spins the hottest Latin beats with performances by Latin Diva’s.
The Stable presents their 3rd Saturday of the month Bear Model Contest with winner receiving $75 cash, 2nd receiving $25 in cash and 3rd receiving a bear necklace. Augusts’ sexy bear winner was Hunter Van Buren.
Sunday, September 18
Scandals presents the annual Barbecue and Leather Auction for The Leather Masked Ball with a preview from noon to 1 pm and bidding from 1 pm to 4:30pm. For more information go to LeatherMaskedBall.org
Thursday, September 22nd
The Hardrock Live at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino presents Disco Night with the Tramps, The Village People and Gloria Gaynor performing live. To order tickets call 800-745-3000 or go to TicketMaster.com
Are you a local filmmaker, film student, or just someone who loves to catch every moment on video? Show-off your cinematographic prowess on the big screen at “Open Reel Night” at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale) at 8:30pm. Whatever you have – an indie passion project, student film, or a funny cell phone video of your cat — if you bring it on DVD, they will screen it! That’s not all! Every admission purchased comes with a ballot and the 3 films with the most votes will be screened during the 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF 2011), held this year from October 21-November 11. Plus, every beverage or popcorn purchased comes with an additional ballot. Tickets are $5. For more information visit FLiFF.com or call 954-525-3456. Email Kevin@FLIFF.com with questions and funny jokes.
Domestic Benefits Passed for Fort Lauderdale City Employees
The mayor and commissioners of Fort Lauderdale unanimously passed domestic partnership benefits for city employees. Under the new policy, city employees will be able to include their domestic partners on their city health care plan and will be eligible for other vital benefits and protections employee spouses receive. Mayor Jack Seiler brought forward the issue today after months of meetings with a local coalition. Ft. Lauderdale now joins the growing number of cities, counties and companies that offer equal benefits to LGBT employees. Thank you Mayor Seiler for making this issue a priority within your administration and to all of the commission for standing up in support of all families.
Hit Shows on DVD
America’s favorite extended family is back for even more laughs when “Modern Family” The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD. Packed with tons of exclusive features and never-before-seen footage, “Modern Family” The Complete Second Season Blu-ray and DVD will satisfy even the most diehard fans. Each set includes all 24 episodes of the critically acclaimed hit plus deleted family interviews, extended and deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, a music video and much more. The ARP for Blu-ray is $49.99 and DVD is $39.99 respectively. “Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex and Rico Rodriguez as Manny.
Life at the Chance’s will never be the same when Jimmy comes home with an unexpected gift. Follow one ill-equipped family as they navigate through the pleasures and annoyances of raising a baby. The Emmy Award® nominated series, Raising Hope Season 1 comes to DVD packed with exclusive featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, commentaries and the un-aired pilot never shown on television. Created by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia, Raising Hope stars Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Shannon Woodward. Cloris Leachman guest-stars as Maw Maw. RAISING HOPE Season 1 DVD is available for $29.99.
Both of these hit shows will be available on September 20th and produced by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
I fell in love with Kristin Chenoweth and her beautifully pure voice (it always puts a smile on my face) when she starred in Wicked on Broadway as Glinda, “The Good Witch.” Born and raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, actress/songstress Kristin Chenoweth goes back to her country music roots with her new album Some Lessons Learned, was released this past Tuesday, September 13th from SONY MASTERWORKS. All of the songs on Chenoweth’s new album are very personal and explore her life experiences as a woman. Some Lessons Learned was produced in Nashville by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, KISS, Pink Floyd). It features songs by elite pop and country songwriters including Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Tom Douglas, Hillary Scott, Jodi Marr, Victoria Shaw, Dolly Parton, Eric Bazilian, Gary Burr and Shane McAnnally. Chenoweth herself contributed two songs, “What Would Dolly Do?”– written in honor of her hero Dolly Parton — and “Mine To Love,” about a woman who struggles with an emotionally unavailable man. This is Chenoweth’s fourth album on Sony. “Look at my recording career and it’s kind of funny. It’s all so different!” says Chenoweth who counts Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire and Linda Ronstadt among her major influences. “This album is more along the lines of what I grew up singing, like the music I sang in church in Oklahoma.
When I was hired at nineteen to sing at Opryland in Nashville, that’s what I wanted to do. I never anticipated my career going in all these great directions –which I’m grateful for! I’m finally getting to do what I want.” In television her credits include: Pushing Daisies (Emmy Award), The West Wing and recently in Glee for which she was Emmy Nominated. Her film credits include: Bewitched, The Pink Panther, Running With Scissors, Stranger Than Fiction, Four Christmases and RV. Her debut album Let Yourself Go (2001) centered on show and movie musical classics including the title track, from the 1936 Fred Astaire film Follow the Fleet. It was followed in 2005 by As I Am, an album of Christian music, and in 2008, a holiday album A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas. Chenoweth documented her life in her 2009 memoir A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, And Faith In Stages. Next, Chenoweth will star as Carlene Cockburn in the new ABC drama series, Good Christian Belles, alongside Leslie Bibb, David James Elliott, and Annie Potts. For more information on Kristin Chenoweth visit: Kristin-Chenoweth.com