On Monday there was a powerful Town Hall Meeting at The Pride Center addressing the ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program). The meeting was presented by Tracer Foster and Tony Sandonato of the Human Rights Campaign to educate the public of the importance of such programs as ADAP. On Wednesday, The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presented its Chamber Spotlight Mixer from 7 to 9 pm at the “EPIC Hotel” located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way. This was a n opportunity to mingle and network with fellow members and guests and enjoy the free hors d’oeuvres. Later that night the Palace was celebrating the birthday of its owner, Thomas Donall, with a big party filled with lots of performances, including Erika Norell as Marilyn Monroe singing…
Last Week in Review
On Monday there was a powerful Town Hall Meeting at The Pride Center addressing the ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program). The meeting was presented by Tracer Foster and Tony Sandonato of the Human Rights Campaign to educate the public of the importance of such programs as ADAP. On Wednesday, The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presented its Chamber Spotlight Mixer from 7 to 9 pm at the “EPIC Hotel” located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way. This was a n opportunity to mingle and network with fellow members and guests and enjoy the free hors d’oeuvres.
Later that night the Palace was celebrating the birthday of its owner, Thomas Donall, with a big party filled with lots of performances, including Erika Norell as Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to Tom. A very happy birthday to Tom and the entire staff of Hotspots wishes him many more to come!
Friday night was the much anticipated 3rd anniversary of Living Room Nightclub. The night was hosted by the beautiful Melissa Gorga of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey and yes she did bring along her sexy husband Joe. It was terrible how all the guys were gawking at Joe and not giving me the opportunity to get close enough to…LOL!! Both guest DJ Patrick M and resident DJ Maximus turned the music up for the crowds of well wishers to enjoy. Congratulations to Mark, Christian and the entire Living Room team on 3 great years!
Saturday and Sunday was the 4th annual Bubba’s Country Fair at Scandals and once again it was a good ole country time filled with entertainment, food and lots of friends. With Country in my system I can’t wait for Thursday when the new Southern comfort restaurant Portia’s opens up (see ad in this week’s mag).
Sunday night was the bi-annual Dolphin Democrats Gala and silent auction at the Fishing Hall of Fame in Dania. This is the second time they had their gala in this beautiful location and once again it was successful. Congratulations to the organizers (especially my buddies Michael Albetta and Richard Cimoch) and the award winners (too many to name but a special congrats to Hotspots Owner Peter Clark, Sidelines owners Laurie and Jennifer and Congresswoman and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz).
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, October 27
Uncork the spirit of giving with an exclusive wine tasting event benefitting the Pet Project at Texas de Brazil, 2457 East Sunrise Blvd., from 5:30 to 8 pm. The cost is $25 per person which includes a selection of signature appetizers which will be paired with Chilean wines from Santa Rita. Space is limited so hurry and RSVP to Amber Cohen at 954-400-5630 or AmberCohen@TexasdeBrazil.com
The much talked about Portia’s (199 East Oakland Park Blvd.) opens her doors today and Miss Portia promises to serve the best in Southern Comfort food and will be open 7 days a week from 11 am to 9 pm.
The Pride Factory presents Pick-A-Pumpkin savings event from today until November 2nd, where if you spend more than $25 you pick a pumpkin for extra savings, gifts and treats.
Friday, October 28
Club Sugar presents a $500 costume contest. The night features DJ Juan Carlos spinning top 40, house and Latin music all night long, shows by T.P. Lords and guests and hosts Alex Infiniti and Milancita.com
The Boardwalk presents Jetset exclusive Angel Rock in 2 live shows nightly all Halloween weekend long through and including Monday.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents “Lost in the Devil’s Triangle” with a $1,000 in cash and prizes best costume contest.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa presents the Best Of Rio Headdress Contest from 7 to 11 pm hosted by Nikki Adams where they invite you to compete for a $200 cash prize. The night also features DJ Jason Gonzales and giveaways all night long.
Saturday, October 29
The Save Dade 17th annual Halloween extravaganza takes place tonight and this year is entitled Hellrotika, Seed of the Beast from 8 pm at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. The night will star DJs Pabel Lima, Doug Jackson and Miik along with Essential 6 and special appearances by MTV’s Tyler Duckworth and Rachel Robinson all hosted by Michael Martini. Advanced VIP and general admission tickets are available at Hellrotika.com (tickets are also available at the door).
The Manor presents Mutiny, a Halloween Rebellion with DJ Oren Nizri in the main room with sexy dancers and lots of surprises and in the Latin Lounge and Patio they feature DJ Larry Larr, a $500 in cash and prizes costume contest hosted by Taina Norell and a free raffle for a basket valued at over $500. Doors open at 10 pm with an extended liquor license and No Cover!
Discotekka, in association with Milancita, present The Awakening starring DJ Escape and DJ Carlos G with a $1000 in cash and prizes costume contest. For details visit Discotekka.com
Matty’s presents Cazwell live DJing and performing his hits “Ice Cream Truck” and “I Seen Beyonce at Burger King.”
Scandals presents the Muppet Ranch, where your favorite bartenders will dress up as your favorite Muppets!
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents Horror in the Halls with a costume contest at 10 pm hosted by Nicole Halliway as Elvira with winners receiving $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa presents Zombie Lane from 7 to 11 pm hosted by Twat LaRouge where the costume contest winner will win a 2 night stay at the Royal Palms Resort. The night will also feature DJ Lydia Prim and giveaways all night long.
Bearcode Saturdays at The Stable presents Big Bear Hairy Halloween Masquerade Underwear night. Masks will be provided for all in underwear with music by Carlos Capilla.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents The Freaks Party featuring direct from New York City DJ Eddie Elias with an opening set by DJ Maximus 3000.
The Clubhouse II presents Blackout Mayhem at 8 pm.
Bill’s Filling Station presents Sideshow Freaks with a show and costume contest at midnight hosted by Nicole Halliwell as Elvira with the grand prize of $350, 1st runner up $150 and 2nd runner up $100.
Sunday, October 30
Manors Masquerade, an OUTrageous Fantasy from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Hagen Park. The night will feature DJ Roland Belmares and celebrity judge Jay McCarroll, first winner of Project Runway. The costume categories are: Best Outrageous Fantasy, Best Celebrity Look-a-Like, Best Scary Costume, Best Drag, Best Leather, Best Ensemble (Group) Costume. Admission is free with the availability of VIP parking for only $10 at Hagen Park. For more information, go to: ManorsMasquerade.com
Trannie Palace at Bill’s Filling Station presents “Nightmare on the Drive” with Misty Eyes hosting the show and costume contest at 11 pm with the grand prize of $250, 1st runner up $150 and 2nd runner up $100.
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents Detention with a costume contest at 10:30 pm hosted by Nicole Halliway as Elvira with winners receiving $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third.
Matty’s presents a costume contest at 10 pm with $250 in cash and prizes.
The monthly toe stomping, hip moving, uncontrollable lip synching Gospel Jubilee takes place at Scandals Saloon starting at 6 pm. This event stars Lady Fancy and features special guest entertainers plus the Scandals gospel choir and is filled with the best in old fashioned southern gospel music. Arrive early for best seats as this does get packed every month.
Fuego returns for a Havana Halloween party at Bongo’s with a $1,000 in cash and prizes costume contest. They will also feature a monster music mash with DJ’s Lazaro Leon and Bill Hallquist with hosts and divas T.P. Lords, Sasha Lords, Poizon Ivy, Adora, Rudy Rafuls, Ricardito LaLala and Alex Diaz. This is an 18 and over party and to purchase $10 reduced tickets go to Wantickets.com
The Manor presents a special Halloween Event, Survivor Island, starting at 9 pm starring DJ David Knapp with no cover and extended liquor license.
Monday, October 31
The Manor presents an indoor/outdoor block party in honor of Halloween entitled Pirates of the Manor starring DJ Kidd Madonny with a $2,500 in cash and prizes best costume contest hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. There is no cover and an extended liquor license.
Ramrod features a costume contest at Midnight with 2 categories; best costume and butchest costume.
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents Prom Night with a costume contest at 8 pm hosted by Florida’s own Dame Edna with winners receiving $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third.
Matty’s presents another costume contest at 10 pm with $250 in cash and prizes.
Score invites everyone to enjoy the Lincoln Road parade at 7 pm and then join them for the Funhouse featuring DJ/Producer Abel along with drinks, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy and confetti.
Mona’s presents a Halloween extravaganza starting with Karaoke at 9 pm with freaky boy Freddie and a Burlesque or Cabaret contest where they invite you to dig into your closets and put together you’re most fabulous outfit and you just might win their costume contest!
Bill’s Filling Station presents “Cirque de Freaks” with a show and costume contest hosted by Jennifer McClain at 10:30 pm with the grand prize of $250, 1st runner up $250 and 2nd runner up $150.