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2011-hotspots-year-review-0This year, we saw the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Gay Marriage became legal in New York and practically every contestant from the three seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race entertained us at the clubs. Read on to see what else occurred in 2011, the year the world was supposed to end.

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This year, we saw the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Gay Marriage became legal in New York and practically every contestant from the three seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race entertained us at the clubs. Read on to see what else occurred in 2011, the year the world was supposed to end.

We’re sorry if we missed your event – we did the best we could!

JANUARY

January 5th- Sideline Sports Bar makes a New Year’s Resolution to become smoke-free!

The year starts off with a giant fist pump—the cast of The Jersey Shore stop by Living Room to party on Jan. 7.

Broadway/TV/Film actress/Miss America 1998 and AIDS Activist Kate Shindle performs at Steam at Honey Pot on January 7 to benefit Francis House.

2011-hotspots-year-review-1Ramrod starts Bear Bust Mondays with host Chad on January 10.

Boom celebrates its 10th anniversary with parties all week the starting January 12.

Kind of A Drag takes place at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, honoring Electra, Myles, She Magazine and Hotspots’ own Scott Holland on January 15.

Cazwell performs live in concert at Parliament House in Orlando on January 15.

Video star Austin Wilde appears at Boardwalk on January 15.

Gleek rejoice! Glee sweeps the Golden Globes on January 16 by pulling in 3 Golden Globes including Best Television Series Comedy or Musical and Best Supporting Actor — the out, proud and adorable Chris Colfer.

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The Annual Miss Noche Latina pageant takes place on January 17 at The Manor. Viva Mirage is crowned.

The world’s leading Britney Spears impersonator, Derrick Barry, performs at Living Room on January 21.

Alex Infiniti and Club Sugar present Nina Flowers, of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season on January 21.

Latinos Salud: A Place for Gay Latinos opens in its new location on January 22 in Wilton Manors.

Kidd Power, Hookies Award Winner, performs at Johnny’s on January 22.

2011-hotspots-year-review-3Parliament House has Orlando’s Official Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 3 Launch Party with Alexis Matteo, Mariah and Yara Sofia on January 23.

An Evening at The Birdcage, an all live vocal show at the Manor, takes place January 28-30 featuring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, Steven Brinberg at Simply Barbra, Tommy Femia as Judy Garland and Thirsty Burlington as Cher.

Ay, mateys! Gasparilla invades Tampa on January 28.

DJ Abel, along with Power Infiniti, perform at the first annual El Gancho party at The Ritz Ybor on January 29.

Tabatha Coffey of “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” takes over the Honey Pot on January 29 with a book signing and meet & greet. Tabatha us then a judge at Bob Taylors Miss Gay Florida USofA 2011 pageant on January 30, an official prelim to Miss Gay USofA in Dallas, Texas.

Erika Jayne performs her hits “Pretty Mess,” “Roller Coaster” and “One Hot Pleasure” at Parliament House on January 30.

FEBRUARY

The Pride Factory celebrates their 15th year anniversary with specials all month long!

Art Explosion, which started late last month, continues with art shows, parties and An Evening with Dan Savage on February 26.

The 2011 GLBT Travel Expo takes place at The Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on February 1.

2011-hotspots-year-review-4RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Mimi Imfurst performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on February 4.

The Flamingo Resort presents the 2011 Tampa Bay Leather SIR/Boy Contest in St. Pete on February 5.

The hilarious Sherry Vine performs at Bill’s on Wilton Drive on February 5.

Superbowl XLV takes place on February 6 – Greenbay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. Black Eyed Peas perform. No wardrobe malfunctions take place.

Living Room has their 2nd Annual Valentine’s Ball on February 11 with hostess Carmen Carrera of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Atlantis Cruise celebrates 20 years on the Allure early this month!

2011-hotspots-year-review-5Egg-cellent entrance! Gaga arrives at the Grammys on February 13 in a giant egg carried by four hot guys.

The Manor hosts a Grammy Party featuring Grammy winner Peter Rauhofer spinning live and an opening set by DJ Kidd Madonny on February 13.

C. Taylor Boyd presents Mr. and Miss State of Florida Continental on February 13 with Tatiana Braxton and John Marieh winning.

On February 13, The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce invites couples to Commit 2 Love at Jungle Island.

Sean David presents Pierre Fitch and Ralph Woods at a private VIP Meet and Greet at Johnny’s on President’s Day Weekend and then they perform all weekend long!

Local gal Alexis Mateo of RuPaul’s Drag Race performs at G.Bar on February 16.

New LGBT fundraising event Fortitude Weekend busts on the scene February 17-21 and includes a film festival, comedy night, live concert, Women’s and Men’s pool parties, sunset cocktails, brunch, and nightclub/bar events. Alec Mapa, Deborah Cox and many more entertain.

Alex Infiniti and Club Sugar present Jujubee, of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 on February 18.

The outrageous Nina Flowers of RuPaul’s Drag Race performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on February 18.

Lady Gaga releases “Born This Way” mid-month and a gay anthem is born!

The ClubHouse II in Fort Lauderdale celebrates its 35th anniversary on February 19!

Kaci Battaglia sings her hits “Body Shots” and “Crazy Possessive” at Elevate Saturdays at Parliament House in Orlando on February 19.

On February 19, Revolution Nightclub, in association with Neema Productions, presents The Miss Glamorous Contest, hosted by Miss Roxxxy Andrews.

The South Florida Gay Flag Football Association and the Sunshine Cup take place in South Florida! Bill’s presents a host party featuring a tight end contest hosted by Girth Brooks on February 19, Alibi presents The Sunshine Cup Awards Show on February 20 and Sidelines Sports Bar hosts a closing party for the sporting event on February 20.

TJ and Ryan of Logo’s A-List New York party hang with the crowd at Steam Fridays at Honey Pot in Tampa on February 25.

Living Room Nightclub presents Celebrity fashion photographer Mike Ruiz, of A-List New York, America’s Next Top Model and RuPaul’s Drag Race on February 25.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards take place on Feb. 27 featuring awkward hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway. The Manor celebrates the evening with a live viewing and the 2nd annual Besties Awards cohosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Mike Verdugo.

MARCH

2011-hotspots-year-review-6Winter Party takes over Miami Beach March 2 through 7. One third of the net proceeds of WPF support the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the remaining two-thirds are donated to local service organizations through a grant-making process administered by the Miami Foundation (formerly Dade Community Foundation).

Carmen Carrera, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, performs at Revolution Orlando on March 3.

New club, Bradley’s, opens on March 4 in Ybor City.

America’s Next Top Model’s Isis brings her glamour to Living Room on March 4.

Boys, Beads and More—Mardi Gras celebrations abound at clubs throughout Florida.

Lady Fancy’s celebrates her Two Year Anniversary at The Stable on March 7th with special guests.

Winter Music Conference separates from Ultra Music Festival. WMC is now March 8 to13 and Ultra is now from March 25-27.

2011-hotspots-year-review-7Pridefest takes place on March 12 and 13 at Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park. Out country singer Chely Wright performs.

Raja, who was later announced as RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 winner, struts her stuff at Living Room on March 18.

Boardwalk celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with video star Gavin Waters.

Carmen Carrera, of RuPaul’s Drag Race, performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on March 18.

Miss Richfield 1981 takes the stage at The Manor on March 18 and 19.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) honors Ricky Martin on March 19 at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media in New York.

AHF Pharmacy and Out of The Closet presents Florida AIDS Walk on March 20 starting at Huizenga Park in Fort Lauderdale.

Equality Florida Miami Gala takes place on March 20 at The Webster.

Mona’s Cocktail Lounge throws a special benefit for American Red Cross Disaster Fund of South Florida on March 20.

Nene Leakes, direct from Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Apprentice, appears at Living Room Fort Lauderdale on March 25.

Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents A Royal Affair, the 10th annual gala and awards celebration, on March 26.

2011-hotspots-year-review-8March 26 and 27 is Palm Beach Pridefest at Bryant Park in Lake Worth, presented by Compass.

APRIL

Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race kicks off April with a performance at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete.

A Ribbon Cutting takes place for Metro Wellness & Community Centers in Tampa early this month.

The 23rd Annual AIDS Walk Miami takes place on April 3.

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents Stars of the Rainbow on April 3 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 contestant Yara Sofia appears at Living Room on April 8.

Colt Model Nate Carlton appears at Bill’s on April 8 and Alibi on April 9.

Yeeee-haw! The Sunshine Stampede Rodeo two-steps into Davie from April 8-10.

Brighthouse Networks presents AIDS Walk Orlando on April 9 at Lake Eola.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) honors Kristin Chenowith at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media in Los Angeles on April 10.

Cazwell performs at Score in Miami on April 14 for Pride Weekend.

Venus D’Lite, of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Madonna impersonator performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on April 15.

Stacy Layne Matthews of RuPaul’s Drag Race performs at Living Room on April 15.

2011-hotspots-year-review-9Saturday, April 16 is Discotekka’s 4th Anniversary!

Pride Miami Beach Parade and Festival takes place on Ocean Drive on April 16.

Parliament House holds its annual White Party featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Jujubee, Alexis Mateo, Shangela and Yara Sofia on April 16.

The 15th Annual Tuesday’s Angels 100% Solution Bike Ride takes place on April 16 and 17.

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs from April 21 to May 1.

Pink Party, featuring Jonny McGovern “The Gay Pimp,” takes place on April 24 at Flamingo at St. Pete.

Dining Out for Life takes place on April 28 and raises money for Florida’s non-profits Care Resource, ASAP and more.

Millions don gigantic hats and watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29. Also that day, Kate’s sister Pippa becomes a media star.

Manila Luzon, contestant of RuPaul’s Drag Race, performs at Living Room on April 29.

On Friday, April 29, Alexis Jordan performs live in concert at Steam Fridays at Honey Pot in Ybor City.

Many enjoy “An Evening with Kevin Spirtas” on April 30 at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center in Davie. Spirtas is best known for his role as Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Lives.

Cazwell performs live at the 2nd annual Pride on 7th in Centro Ybor on April 30 with a meet and greet afterparty at G.Bar.

Chi Chi LaRue and Brent Everett spend Easter Weekend at Boardwalk!

MAY

2011-hotspots-year-review-10Out of the Closet opens a second location – on Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale on May 7. Screen legend Mickey Rooney attends the party, which is in honor of Elizabeth Taylor.

On May 7, it’s RuPaul Drag Race contestants Nina Flowers vs. Raja at Parliament House.

It’s Kentucky Derby at Dudes on May 7. Those wearing hats get a free mint julep!

Sidelines Sports Bar celebrates their 5th anniversary March 12-14.

IGLTA and the RBC present Celebrate Fort Lauderdale 2011 on May 13 at Hagen Park with a performance by Kristine W.

Boom hosts a Broward Bares It Pre-Event on May 13.

2011-hotspots-year-review-11Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete presents Raja, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race on May 13.

On May 15, Revolution in Orlando brings you Miss Revolution 2011, starring Kennedy Davenport, hosted by Nikki Adams.

Living Room presents the Silver Party with appearances by Pamela Anderson and Richie Rich on May 20.

Singer/Singwriter Jimmy James performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St Pete on May 20.

Bill’s Filling Station presents the 3rd Annual Let’s Go Play Gay Day Orlando Pre-Party on May 21.

Manila Luzon, of RuPaul’s Drag Race, performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on May 27.

Living Room presents the Mob Ball featuring Renee Graziano of Mob Wives on May 27.

Alibi Wilton Manors celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with a weekend long Luau Party!

Judy Tenuta brings laughs to Parliament House on May 28. That same night, P-house also hosts The Red Ball with performances by Manila Luzon, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Queen Bee Ho’.

Discotekka presents its annual White Wear Party on May 28.

Voodoo Lounge presents White Wear Fort Lauderdale and a Life’s A Drag Show hosted by Daisy D on May 29.

Tampa Bay’s Annual White Party takes place on May 29 at Honey Pot with DJs Lydia Prim and Mike Cruz.

The 13th Annual White Fort Lauderdale, a Gary Santis Event, in association with Hilton Wolman, takes place Memorial Day Weekend at Revolution Live. DJ Manny Lehman, Tracy Young and Kidd Madonny keep the party going all weekend.

JUNE

Hotspots’ launches our Central Florida edition!

Gay Disney takes over Orlando June 2 to 6th with outrageous parties and amazing entertainment!

The Naughty Rooster’s Grand Opening Party is June 3 at Twist in South Beach. Ebonee Excell performs at the celebration.

Eva performs her single “Not My Daddy” at Steam Fridays on June 3.

Parliament House celebrates Gay Days with a bunch of amazing performances: Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta and American Idol’s Blake Lewis on June 3, Salt N’ Pepa on June 4, Kat DeLuna on June 5 and Adult Video Stars June 3-5.

Tommy Defendi comes to the Bear Appreciation Party — Growl — at Bill’s on June 17.

The Pride Stride, a Drag Race benefiting Broward House, takes place June 18.

Stonewall Street Festival & Parade takes place on June 19 with MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts leading the Pride Parade.

A second location of Johnny’s opens in Miami and there’s a big Grand Opening Weekend from June 23-25.

June 24 is a historic day — Gay Marriage becomes legal in the State of New York!

Alex Infiniti and Club Sugar bring you Raven of RuPaul’s Drag Race on June 24.

Sexy vampires gather for the second year at Living Room for the True Blood Party on June 24.

On June 24 and 25, Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete has a show with Shangela, Yara Sofia and Alexis Mateo of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the hilarious Lady Bunny!

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa has a Grand Opening Party on June 25.

St. Pete Pride, Florida’s largest Pride celebration, takes place on June 25 with a performance by Ari Gold.

The 5th Annual Puerto Rican Pride is celebrated by Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor on June 25.

The annual Gaybor Days 2011 kicks off in Ybor City on June 30 with a Wellness Fair, Harvey Milk Tribute Film, Bar Crawl and much more.

2011-hotspots-year-review-13Jai Rodriguez of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, performs “Dirty Little Secrets” at Arsht Center in Miami the last week of June and at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on June 30 to July 3. The busy entertainer also does a cabaret show at The Manor on June 26.

JULY

Debby Holliday performs at Bill’s Filling Station on Wilton Drive on July 2.

America’s Got Talent’s Prince Poppycock performs at Parliament House on July 2.

Mimi Imfurst from RuPaul’s Drag Race performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete July 1 (with India Ferrah) and July 3.

Score Productions & Hilton Wolman present URGE at Dream in South Beach starring DJ Abel on July 3.

Roman Heart kicks off July at Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale with appearances July 1 to 3.

On July 3, Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa presents Yara Sofia, Alexis Mateo and India Farrah. Of RuPaul’s Drag Race, live!

Mona’s has their annual Pizza Hut Dave fundraiser for The Pet Project on July 4.

Living Room Nightclub presents the Pride and Groom Event on July 8 where they had their minister there to marry happy couples and will give the best couple a trip to NYC to make it official!

International and YouTube Sensation Sherry Vine performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on July 8.

The Annual Miami Beach Bruthaz takes place in Miami July 14-17.

The Grand Opening of the new Poverello building on Dixie Highway takes place on July 15.

Raja, winner of Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, performs at Living Room on July 15.

2011-hotspots-year-review-12Score celebrates its 13th Anniversary on July 17 with music by Kazaky and DJ Abel.

Sidelines Sports Bar kicks off its three part, 2nd Annual Summer Cook Off Competition on July 17.

On July 18, Bill’s presents their annual fundraiser Bartenders, Boxers & Briefs, benefiting Tuesdays Angels.

Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents Jessie and The Toy Boys performing “Push It” on July 22.

July 22-24 is the 4th Annual Summerfest Party in Miami Beach which benefits the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.

Parliament House presents Crystal Waters who performs “100% Pure Love” and more on July 23.

Raven, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, performs on July 29 at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete.

The Flamingo has a Hogwarts Farewell Party on July 30.

AUGUST

2011-hotspots-year-review-14Hotspots’ very own Pompano Bill gets roasted at Boardwalk on August 1.

August 5-7, Chambord Vodka Weekend takes over South Beach with Youtube sensations Jessica & Hunter.

RuPaul Drag Race’s Delta Work works it at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on August 12.

The 21st Annual Poverello Center Bowl-A-Thon takes place on August 13.

On August 13, Mona’s has their Annual Pet Pageant with host Gus Sanchez of Monkey Business and Randy of All My Critters.

Restauranteur/designer/chef Edi Mulyanto opens his new restaurant, Dapur, in Fort Lauderdale on August 17.

Matty’s On The Drive celebrates its 3 Year Anniversary from August 19-22.

The Corner Pub hosts Stonewall Knights Bike Nite on August 20.

The Manor presents a Celebrity Roast of Boardwalk’s Victor Zepka on August 21.

2011-hotspots-year-review-15Emmy Award Winner Leslie Jordan makes an appearance at Bill’s on August 22. As a give back to the community, Jacksona and Mark made this event no cover!

Flamingo celebrates its 2nd Year Anniversary on August 26-28.

Masquerade — An Evening of Mystery and Intrigue — is at Jungle Island and benefits Pridelines Youth Services on August 27.

Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete celebrates its 11 Year Anniversary on August 29.

Erasure kicks of its Tomorrow’s World Tour at The Ritz in Ybor on August 31.

SEPTEMBER

Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa’s Labor Day Event includes performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Mimi Imfurst and Stacy Lynn Matthews plus Miss Coco Peru.

2011-hotspots-year-review-16A-List New York’s Derek Lloyd Saathoff makes an appearance at Living Room on September 2.

It’s A BlackOut Lockdown at Discotekka on September 3.

On Saturday, September 3, Parliament House celebrates The Big Apple with a show by NYC’s Cazwell and his boys.

Black Fort Lauderdale, A Gary Santis Event, happens on September 4 at Manor featuring celebrity DJ Tracy Young and DJ Miik.

Kaci Battaglia performs “Crazy Possessive” at Sun On The Beach in Kissimmee on September 8.

Drew Ginsburg from Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas makes an appearance at Living Room Nightclub on September 9.

Frenchie Davis performs “You Are” and “When Love Takes Over” at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on September 9 and Mr. Sisters in Orlando on September 10.

Saturday, September 10th is the 8th Annual AIDS Walk in St. Pete. The event benefits ASAP.

Ramrod celebrates its 17th Anniversary with a huge party on September 11. Did you get the pin?

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed on September 20!

Johnny’s 31st Anniversary weekend takes place on September 22 to 24.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 Winner, Tyra Sanchez, performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on September 23.

2011-hotspots-year-review-17Zeb Atlas makes an appearance at Boardwalk on September 23 and 24.

Mimi Imfurst from RuPaul’s Drag Race performs at the Dollhouse at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on September 30.

OCTOBER

The inaugural Celebrate Orgullo, an event that honors Hispanic Heritage, happens in

Miami Beach on October 1.

Miss Gay UsofA At Large Pageant takes place from October 5-7 and honors The Lady Tahjee Iman. Tampa’s own Desiree Demornay takes the crown!

Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival entertains from October 6-16.

Broward House presents their annual Spirit of Hope Awards and Gala with the theme “Cotton Club” on October 7.

Orlando Pride gets postponed due to horrible weather on Saturday, October 8!

Amy River’s annual Miss South Beach Pageant is held at the Castle Lounge in Hollywood on October 10. The winner was Crystal West.

Bill’s Filling Station 16th Anniversary Celebrations take place October 12 through October 16.

HBO presents the 3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival from October 13-16.

Actor Zachary Quinto, of “Star Trek,” “Heroes” and “So NoTORIous” comes out of the closet.

Torpedo in Fort Lauderdale celebrates its 6th Anniversary on October 20.

Living Room celebrates its 3rd Year Anniversary Party with Patrick M and an appearance by Melissa Gorga from The Real Housewives of New Jersey on October 21.

There’s a Meet & Greet and calendar release party at Score with Rodiney Santiago from Logo’s The A-List New York on October 21.

The 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) occurs October 21-November 11.

After many successful years, Voodoo Lounge in Fort Lauderdale closes.

DJ Manny Lehman spins at G.Bar on October 22.

2011-hotspots-year-review-21The 4th Annual Bubba’s Country Fair takes place October 22 and 23 at Scandal’s Saloon…Yeehaw!

The Dolphin Democrats hold their Equality for All Awards Reception & Silent Auction on October 23 at the International Fishing Hall of Fame.

October 23 is Rise Sundays at Tabu One Year Anniversary!

Cazwell performs at Matty’s On The Drive on October 29.

Sunshine Cathedral presents actor Wilson Cruz on October 29.

Hellrotika, the annual Save Dade Fundraiser, scares up a crowd at Jungle Island on October 29.

2011-hotspots-year-review-20Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete presents RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Mimi Imfurst on October 28 and Pandora Boxx on October 30.

Elaborate parties abound through Florida, celebrating Halloween, a.k.a. “Gay Christmas.”

Tampa closes the month with their annual Guavaween event!

NOVEMBER

Adam’s Interiors presents An Evening Of Elegance on November 3. This is the 3rd year for the benefit for Hospice By The Sea Foundation.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble’s Beyond Borders Concert takes place on November 5.

The Honey Pot presents The 2nd Annual Miss Heart of Florida Pageant, honoring Hotspots’ own, the first Miss Heart of Florida Amy DeMilo, on November 7.

The 2011 Miss LadyBoy USA Pageant is on November 7 at Sunshine Cathedral with Justice Deevine winning the crown.

November 11 (yes, that’s 11-11-11) is the Grand Opening of Eros Lounge in Miami.

The Depot Cabana Bar & Grill starts Leather Fridays on November 11, with host Colin Steele.

Ramrod presents International Leather Weekend November 11-13.

Tampa Bay Leather N Fetish Pride Event is November 11-13 at The Flamingo Resort.

John Elu moves The Lounge Saturdays to Mara starring Daisy Deadpetals on November 12.

Kevin Aviance performs “Da Da Da,” “Rhythm Is My Bitch” and “Give It Up” at Parliament House on November 12.

Mr. Sisters in Orlando closes on November 13.

Orlando Pride’s new date is November 13 and the event draws a huge crowd!

Parliament House presents DJ Oren Nizri at the Orlando Pride After Party on November 13.

Discotekka premiere’s Drag’s A Bitch Sundays with a casting call hosted by Erica Andrews and Alexis Gabrielle Sherington.

On November 14, Rosie’s presents its 2nd Annual Team 990 Celebrity Servers Dinner Spectacular with 100% of all tips and 20% of all sales benefiting The Smart Ride.

Revolution in Orlando turns 4 on November 17.

Hundreds of bike riders participate in the annual Smart Ride on November 18 and 19.

Amanda Lepore comes to Manor on November 18 and CeCe Peniston peforms at Manor on November 19.

G.Bar inYbor City celebrates its 5th Year Anniversary on November 19.

Jujubee and Jessica Wild of RuPaul’s Drag Race make appearances at The Flamingo on November 19.

2011-hotspots-year-review-22DJ Lady Bunny spins at Score in South Beach on November 23.

Care Resource’s popular White Party Week takes place November 23 through 28, with the “White Party” at Miami Seaquarium for the first time!

Leslie Jordan makes an appearance at Swinging Richards Grand Opening in Miami on November 25.

Miss State of Florida Continental Elite & Plus takes place on November 25 at Sunshine Cathedral. Diva and Ginger Minj are crowned.

2011-hotspots-year-review-23The Leather Masked Ball Six unmasks at Boom in Wilton Manors on November 25.

Zelma Davis, of C&C Music Factory, performs at Manor on November 25 and Tracy Young spins at Manor on November 26.

Actor Sean Maher from “Firefly” and “The Playboy Club” comes out at the end of this month.

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant and former Trannie Palace entertainer Rebecca Glasscock performs at Bill’s on November 27.

The Hurricane Showdown Softball Tournament blows into Fort Lauderdale late this month.

DECEMBER

Broward House presents “Cho Me The Condom” – A World AIDS Day Benefit Concert featuring Margaret Cho on December 1 after the World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil on Wilton Drive.

Tampa Bay Red Ribbon Run for World AIDS Day at Tampa Lowry Park Zoo is on December 1.

Matty’s On The Drive opens their kitchen on December 1.

Youtube sensation Sherry Vine makes an appearance at Steam Fridays at Honey Pot on December 2.

Nina Flowers of RuPaul’s Drag Race performs live at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on December 3.

2011-hotspots-year-review-24Broward Center presents Kinsey Sicks “Oy Vey In A Manger” on December 3.

Hedda Lettuce performs at Revolution in Orlando on December 3.

Over 400 guests attend Hotspots’4th Annual Holiday Celebration, which benefits The Pride Center at Equality Park and Broward House, at Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale on December 6. The Kinsey Sicks make an appearance.

December 10 is Manor’s 2nd Anniversary. DJ Manny Lehman spins to the packed house!

2011-hotspots-year-review-25Parliament House presents it’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Blacklight Party on December 10.

Sally West and Guests present the “Ho Ho Oh Sh*t Here Comes The Holidays” Christmas Show on December 11 at Smarty Pants in Fort Lauderdale.

Hotspots writer Mark Silverstone presents A Toy Story 2 – A Night For Giving at Manor on December 14…over $25,000 is raised for 7 charities.

Hotspots announces in mid-December that we are now known as Hotspots Media Group.

Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce presents their Annual LGBT Holigay Celebration and Toy Drive at the LGBT Visitor and Community Center on December 15.

Miami Gay Men’s Chorus present their Holiday Concert “Tales From Toyland” on December 16, 17 and 18.

2011-hotspots-year-review-26Varla Jean Merman performs at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete on December 16 and 18.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presents The Gift Goes On at the First Congregational Church of Fort Lauderdale on December 18.

Fun holiday parties and toy drives take place at the Florida clubs and bars.

We hope you had a Happy New Year!

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