Some of the Hotspots staff went to Swinging Richards on Friday night for the soft opening and were pleasantly surprised. Hot Bartenders, a clean and well lit environment, comfortable furniture, exactly as in Atlanta and 20 incredibly hot men (ok 15 men and 5 boys) but still fully nude and hot! They feature private rooms and table dances right out there in the open, but rules are rules and there is no touching and no hard-ons in public. Matt (general manager) and his team did a great job of converting a rundown titty bar into a welcoming and inviting gay male strip club, very reminiscent of the old Cupids days. Congratulations to Hotspots very own Pompano Bill who won first place in the Broward Arts Guild exhibit, which culminated in a fund raiser for Arts United on Saturday.
Last Week in Review
Some of the Hotspots staff went to Swinging Richards on Friday night for the soft opening and were pleasantly surprised. Hot Bartenders, a clean and well lit environment, comfortable furniture, exactly as in Atlanta and 20 incredibly hot men (ok 15 men and 5 boys) but still fully nude and hot! They feature private rooms and table dances right out there in the open, but rules are rules and there is no touching and no hard-ons in public. Matt (general manager) and his team did a great job of converting a rundown titty bar into a welcoming and inviting gay male strip club, very reminiscent of the old Cupids days.
Congratulations to Hotspots very own Pompano Bill who won first place in the Broward Arts Guild exhibit, which culminated in a fund raiser for Arts United on Saturday. The pic was of Peter from Russia and it was taken at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa’s grand opening.
As most of you realize, unless you were hiding under a rock, Halloween Weekend was VERY RAINY! Having said that, there were a few places that still packed them in.
Friday night both Bill’s Filling Station and Living Room were jammed and Saturday started with the annual SAVE Dade Hellrotika party which was at the beautiful Jungle Island. Later that night both Discotekka and Score in Miami and The Manor is Fort Lauderdale were packed. It was almost as if people didn’t care “weather” (LOL) or not they got rained on, waiting on lines to get in. Sunday was more of the same with rain, rain everywhere. I am hoping Halloween night is better, but will let you all know the outcome in next week’s magazine!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, November 3
Adams Interiors (3900 North Federal Highway) presents the 3rd annual Evening of Elegance from 6 to 9 pm to benefit the Hospice by the Sea Foundation. The event will feature live music by Atlantis, magician performances, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, open bar, fabulous raffles, and a silent and live auction. In addition you can check out all their beautiful contemporary furniture and custom accessories as Adams Interiors has pieces you have not seen anywhere else!
The Pride Factory presents “Create Your Own Sale” from today until November 9th where if you spend $50 or more you get $5 off and if you spend $100 or more you get $15 off.
Club Sugar Thursday’s Drag Wars presents their new hostess Sasha Lords along with DJ Alex Infiniti. Tonight they also feature Rihanna’s single release party for “We Found Love” with free giveaways!
Friday, November 4
Pride Center of Equality Park, 2040 N Dixie Highway, in Wilton Manors, presents a town hall meeting from 3 to 7 pm where there will be an opportunity for you to hear about the history of our transgender community efforts, an overview of CATCH (Coalitions in Action for Transgender Community Health), and become part of a network to help increase access to culturally competent health care and HIV prevention services. For more information call Jodi at 954- 213-0610
Who doesn’t love sex? But what happens when that love becomes an obsession or addiction? Or you don’t feel the love at all? Sexual issues – from promiscuity to sexual phobias and love addiction can destroy lives – and in some cases end them. Noted sex specialist Christopher Donaghue has dedicated his professional life to helping people reclaim control of their sex lives through intense individual and group therapy sessions. In the docu-reality series “Bad Sex,” the cameras capture the dynamic group sessions and the explosive and frequently heart-felt exchanges among clients. “Bad Sex” will offer a frank and shocking behind-the-scenes look at the process of healing severe sexual issues – both inside and outside the therapy room. The 10-episode series “Bad Sex” premieres tonight at 9 pm ET/PT on Logo.
Saturday, November 5
Fall has become the season of the arts in South Florida and to showcase the contributions of LGBT artists to the area’s arts scene, Miami Beach’s LGBT Visitor Center (1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor, Miami Beach), sponsored by MetLife, will be hosting a visual art exhibition, titled “This Art is So Gay,” that will launch in conjunction with Sleepless Night and conclude during Art Basel Miami Beach. “This Art is So Gay” will run from today through December 5. All work on display will be offered for sale to the public with proceeds benefitting the not-for-profit MDGLCC Foundation for its LGBT scholarship program. In addition to the exhibition, the LGBT Visitor Center will host two receptions where guests can mix and mingle with the exhibition’s artists. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, November 5, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in conjunction with Sleepless Night. The Closing Reception will be held Sunday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Art Basel Miami Beach. Both receptions are free and open to the public. For more information on the LGBT Visitor Center or the “This Art is So Gay” LGBT Artist Exhibition, contact Cindy Brown at 305-397-8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents “Beyond Borders, The Music of our World” at 8 pm at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at BrowardCenter.org or by calling the box office at 954-462-0222.
Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor presents Viva Mirage’s (Miss Noche Latina) 7th year anniversary as a female impersonator in the Latin Lounge and Patio. Viva would like to thank all her friends and supporters for 7 incredible years and would like to invite you all to come out and celebrate with her as she promises a fabulous show with Gia Nicole and other special guests. The night will also star DJ Larry Larr. In the main room they feature special guest DJ Mike Cruz. 10pm with no cover!
Lords South Beach will be featuring the artwork of ‘Deal Maker turned Art Maker’ Ricardo Bellino as part of Sleepless Night, Miami’s cultural all-nighter from 9pm – 12am.
Starting today and every Saturday thereafter Scandals presents Cowboy Boot Camp at 11 am. This will be one hour of foot stompin’, heart pumpin’, ass kickin’, calorie burnin’ fun. There is a $5 gratuity to your dance instructor!
The Ramrod presents the Pig Dance XXXIX.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Insomnia as part of Miami’s Sleepless Night and features DJ Charlie Rojas with production by Circ X.
Bill’s Filling Station presents Porsche (there is no substitute) live at 11 pm.
Sunday, November 6
Starting tonight Cashetta is back from Vegas and will be at Alibi Wilton Manors every Sunday at 8, 9 and 10 pm and on Wednesdays for comedy night with VJ Varry from 9 pm to midnight.
Monday, November 7
Gone By Dawn Productions presents the 3rd annual Miss Lady Boy U.S.A at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Doors open at 7 pm with the show time at 8 pm sharp. The night will star Poizon Ivy, Tlo Ivy and Jennifer grant along with special guest appearances by international recording artist Charlotte McKinnon and Mr. Continental 2012 Phillip Alexander. The night will be hosted by David Meulemans and Vegas Dion. For more information e-mail GoneByDawnProductions@gmail.com or call 954-524-4118.
Tuesday, November 8
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents live music with the band A Girl Named Chuck featuring Paul Bellantoni from 7 to 10 pm.
Everyone’s favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet, The Kinsey Sicks returns to South Florida to perform “Oy Vey in a Manger” at the Broward Center for the performing Arts on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 and 9 pm. I have seen this show and it is hysterical, a must see! For tickets and group discounts call Broward Centers AutoNation box office at 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org
Speaking of Drag Discotekka is starting Drag’s A Bitch on Sunday November 13th with an open casting call to be in their new Sunday cast. Go check out and cheer for your favorite. In addition they will feature special performances by Erica Andrews (Miss Everything) and the current reigning Miss Continental, Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington.
Celebrate Gay marriage with the Spa Cabanas soon to be released “Honeymoon Guesthouse/Spa Package.” They are working hard on the finishing touches and will be announcing it soon as well finding it in their website. They promise a full pampering of the body, mind and soul! Don’t forget to take advantage of their 3r year anniversary massage, wax and facial specials for all new clients.
Five decades after its historic debut, a timeless classic returns to dazzle audiences young and old. Based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, the iconic film WEST SIDE STORY returns in brilliant Blu-ray form November 15, 2011 from Twentieth Century Home Entertainment. With a record-breaking ten Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Score, the film took home more awards than any other movie-musical in the history of cinema. This monumental production not only featured the timeless lyrics from master American composer Stephen Sondheim, but a brilliant score from Leonard Bernstein, and beautiful direction from Robert Wise. WEST SIDE STORY: 50th Anniversary Edition boasts hundreds of hours of restoration, new 7.1 digital audio, and a collection of bonus features spotlighting the harmonious songs and elaborate dances of the original film. This “brilliant” (The New Republic) film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950’s New York.
A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry between two street gangs – the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (Richard Beymer, The Longest Day) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass), the sister of the Sharks leader, it’s more than these two warring gangs can handle. As mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale. Featuring the famous songs “Maria,” “America,” “Tonight,” and “I Feel Pretty,” WEST SIDE STORY: 50th Anniversary Edition showcases thrilling performances by Best Supporting Actress winner Rita Moreno (The King and I), Best Supporting Actor winner George Chakiris (Two and Two Make Six) and Russ Tamblyn (How the West Was Won). The Blu-ray will be available in a Limited Edition 4-Disc Boxed Set featuring 2 disc Blu-ray, newly-restored DVD, Tribute CD and collectible memorabilia, as well as a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.