This past weekend it rained horribly in most parts of South and Central Florida; so much so that even Orlando’s Pride Festival (Come out with Pride) needed to be rescheduled (November 13th). Having said that the events were plentiful here in South Florida (I guess everyone owns boats…LOL). Friday night Broward House featured their annual gala at the Signature Grand this year entitled The Cotton Club. As usual, the costumes were great, the event spectacular and the shows amazing…all to raise money for one of Broward County’s most beloved not for profits. Congratulations to Terry, Nikki and the entire Broward House team, for once again producing a fabulous gala. Starting Friday night and going all weekend Sidelines presented a “Knock Out Cancer 4 The Cure” …
Last Week in Review
This past weekend it rained horribly in most parts of South and Central Florida; so much so that even Orlando’s Pride Festival (Come out with Pride) needed to be rescheduled (November 13th). Having said that the events were plentiful here in South Florida (I guess everyone owns boats…LOL). Friday night Broward House featured their annual gala at the Signature Grand this year entitled The Cotton Club. As usual, the costumes were great, the event spectacular and the shows amazing…all to raise money for one of Broward County’s most beloved not for profits. Congratulations to Terry, Nikki and the entire Broward House team, for once again producing a fabulous gala.
Starting Friday night and going all weekend Sidelines presented a “Knock Out Cancer 4 The Cure” (a new not for profit dedicated to help assist people dealing with breast cancer) benefit which pitted people against one another boxing to raise money for this new not for profit. This event was lots of fun and of course raised much needed funds.
On Sunday afternoon the Pride Center produced “The Eyes Of Bingo” which was a benefit for the Smart Ride 8 and they invited everyone to come in the biggest, flashiest lashes they could find and from what I saw lashes were everywhere! Sunday night, I finally took some me time for myself and a couple of friends and we went to Alibi for dinner. I had the award winning burger which is just delish…..The only thing left on my plate were crumbs! Afterwards we went inside to hang out and ran into owners Jackson and Mark who were hanging with a group of friends including Catering Manager Little Jeff and owner of Twist, Joel Steadman and his boyfriend Peter. The Alibi was very busy and I got to see people I haven’t chatted with in a while. It was a fun night and I was still home by 10pm to watch the finale of the Housewives of New Jersey (ok, ok, I am a reality show junkie!)
LGBT Events for South Florida
Bill’s Filling Station 16th Anniversary Weekend
This year’s anniversary starts on Wednesday with a Woofy Full Moon kickoff party hosted by Nikki Adams with a full moon contest starting at 11 pm. Thursday they are featuring Karaoke Split between the mustang lounge and the main stage starting at 9pm. Growl Fridays presents a Bear Appreciation Party with video star Ricky Sinz. On Saturday they feature Jeff and Judy in the Mustang Lounge from 6 to 9 pm and then a special Pajama Party show at 10 with the one and only internet sensation Sherry Vine. Sunday wraps up the anniversary weekend with a special Misty Eyez’s Trannie Palace at 11 pm with the theme “Follow The Yellow Brick Road.”
Thursday, October 13
Tonight starts the 4 day Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. For more information see the feature in this week’s issue or visit FLGLFF.com
Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale presents and Underwear Weekend Party starting tonight and going through Sunday where if you come in underwear there is no cover as well as other specials!
Friday, October 14
Club Sugar presents a Gloria Estefan CD release event for her 26th album “Miss Little Havana” featuring the hit single “Wepa.”
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents direct from “America’s Got Talent,” Swingshift Sideshow. They invite you to witness feats of unimaginable pain and wonder that you will be talking about for weeks. FGF is hosted by the Pennyback Boyz and features the music of DJ Willy G.
In celebration of the movie premiere of “Footloose,” Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents a $250 (cash and prizes) dance contest.
Saturday, October 15
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 15th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event includes an amazing silent auction, an awards ceremony and dancing. This year the Task Force will honor Ben Cohen, the Rugby World Cup champion who recently founded the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness about the long-term, damaging effect of bullying; and Georg Ketelhohn, a local community activist whose many contributions include leaving his paying job to serve as the unpaid campaign manager for SAVE Dade’s successful 2002 “No To Discrimination” campaign, which defeated an attempt to legalize discrimination against lesbians and gays. The majority of the proceeds from the Miami Recognition Dinner are donated to organizations serving the local LGBT community. The Task Force has donated over $1 million to date from the Dinner and Winter Party Festival. For ticket information, please visit TheTaskForce.org/miami or call 305.571.1924
Score in association with Hilton Wolman present their monthly Salvation party starting at 10pm. This month DJ Tony Moran takes over the turntables and it the night will also be a CD release party for Tony’s new CD “Sugar House”. The night will also feature a warm up set by DJ Maximus 3000, salvation Go-Go Gods and hostess Chyna Girl.
The Manor introduces DJ Alex Infiniti to Fort Lauderdale as well as an official Gloria Estefan CD release event for her 26th album “Miss Little Havana” featuring the hit single “Wepa.” As always the Latin Lounge and Patio features the sounds of DJ Larry Larr spinning Salsa, Latin House and all your Latin favorites with Latin divas performing.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard) welcomes Michael Montlack and his two amazing friends, Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor to read from their poetry collections and showcase “Cool Limbo,” Mr. Montlack’s latest release from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Cool Limbo navigates a lavish parade of constantly shifting sexual codes, zeroing in with wit and precision on such topics as the pursuit of beauty, the lure of indifference, the gaudy charm of the suburbs and mortality. Even the somber pieces maintain a tone that celebrates subversive pleasure. Neil lives in Miami and teaches at Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University and Barry University. This event is FREE and open to the public. For further information please call 954-763-8565 or visit StonewallNationalMuseum.org
Monday, October 17
It’s time to clear out the clutter and spruce up the fall wardrobe because The Style Network is launching “Clean House New York,” a spin-off of its popular home makeover series, tonight at 8pm. “Clean House New York” will transform the Big Apple’s messiest dwellings by creating chic and inviting rooms amidst the hustle and bustle of America’s largest city. Introducing top New York designers and former HGTV “Design Star” competitors Nina Ferrer and Michael Moeller as hosts, the new series will combat the Boroughs’ untidiest burrows, one interior disaster at a time.
An intoxicating revival in night life entertainment, Madame Monsters Mondays at Score, offers a twist on the art of Vaudeville. South Beach personality Tony Ferro presents this weekly extravaganza, featuring Zaza, Lucky and the rest of the Circ X troupe. Every Monday Night at 9 pm. Madame Monsters opens her doors, inviting you to cavort with her colorful creatures. Although guests are encouraged to participate, they can simply sit back and enjoy the journey. Lavish choreographies, outrageous theatrics, video interruptions and avant guard burlesque will be injected throughout the evening. Acts change each week so guests will never experience the same show twice.
Wednesday, October 19
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its Chamber Networker Mixer from 7-9 pm at the EPIC Hotel (270 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami). Mingle & network with fellow members and guests. The event will feature free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a drawing for great prizes. Admission is complimentary for MDGLCC members and $10 for future members. Valet parking only $5. RSVP requested. For inquiries call 305-673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alibi presents a birthday party for Gwen Stefani starring Diva at 9:45 pm on the main stage. Don’t forget to grab a free birthday cupcake in honor of Gwen’s birthday.
The annual Bubba’s Country Fair takes place next weekend at Scandals Saloon so get your overalls out and get ready for some good ole fashion country fun!
Spa Cabanas located inside the Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is celebrating its 3rd anniversary and Oktoberfest. All new clients are welcome to enjoy their Anti-Aging Facial for only $89 (reg. $129) and 20% off all Massage services. Visit TheCabanasGuestHouse.com for a full list of all their Spa services.
Gloria Estefan, the “Queen of Latin Pop” continues her reign with the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Dance chart with “WEPA” (this song is so addicting I can’t get it out of my head…what a great tune) and scoring her 23rd hit on the chart. With a music career that started more than 30 years ago, Gloria Estefan sits squarely on the charts with current artists such as David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and LMFAO. Produced by Pharrell Willams and co-produced by Estefan, the album represents the artist’s return to dance music.
Estefan’s release celebrates her musical roots and embraces a new pop sound that translates into music full of life, love and energy. Released 2 weeks ago on September 27th on Verve Forecast, “Miss Little Havana” is Gloria’s 26th album and first English-language release since 2003. Available exclusively at all Target stores nationwide, Target.com and digitally on iTunes, “Miss Little Havana” will also be released digitally worldwide on Oct. 18.The music video for “WEPA” is already in rotation on all the major video channels and was directed by Norwegian director, Ray Kay, winner of this year’s MTV VMA award for Best Pop Video for Britney Spears ‘Till the World Ends.’ Named one of “The 25 Most Influential Women” by People en Español in its October 2011 issue, the Cuban-born, Miami-raised performer has sold a remarkable 90+ million albums worldwide and earned seven Grammy® awards since debuting as the front woman for what would become the Miami Sound Machine, a band she joined as a teenager upon meeting her now-husband and producer Emilio Estefan, eventually evolving into solo superstardom and a Hispanic female role model. Gloria heads back on the road to continue her major promotional appearances including Jay Leno (10/13 NBC 11:30pm ET) & Dancing with the Stars (10/18 ABC 8pm ET). For more information on Gloria visit GloriaEstefan.com