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lgbt-events-south-florida-0Thursday night Boom celebrated the 50th birthday of owner Craig with much fanfare and lots of well wishers. Here’s wishing Craig another 50 years of joy and happiness! Friday night Latino Salud had their annual Holiday party this year entitled Winterland and lots of cute Latino’s showed up to party the night away. Congrats to director Stephen Fallon and the entire Latino Salud staff for another fabulous party. On Saturday The Villa Venice guest house had a pre New Years Eve pool party, so the boys can get started early. Isn’t it nice that we live in South Florida and can have a pool Party this time of year! Saturday night I stayed in Wilton Manors to celebrate New Year’s Eve as I don’t like to drive around. Before midnight every place on the drive seemed to be packed and showed no signs of the crowds dying down. After Midnight I headed to The Manor and the place was packed and stayed packed till after 4 am. I heard Miami had record crowds as well.

Last Week in Review

Thursday night Boom celebrated the 50th birthday of owner Craig with much fanfare and lots of well wishers. Here’s wishing Craig another 50 years of joy and happiness! Friday night Latino Salud had their annual Holiday party this year entitled Winterland and lots of cute Latino’s showed up to party the night away.

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Congrats to director Stephen Fallon and the entire Latino Salud staff for another fabulous party. On Saturday The Villa Venice guest house had a pre New Years Eve pool party, so the boys can get started early. Isn’t it nice that we live in South Florida and can have a pool Party this time of year! Saturday night I stayed in Wilton Manors to celebrate New Year’s Eve as I don’t like to drive around. Before midnight every place on the drive seemed to be packed and showed no signs of the crowds dying down.

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After Midnight I headed to The Manor and the place was packed and stayed packed till after 4 am. I heard Miami had record crowds as well. Sunday night I went to Discotekka for their new promotion Drag’s a Bitch and if you haven’t been you have to put this on your MUST DO list real soon!

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Ala the old Life’s a Drag at Voodoo Lounge your MC is the one and only Daisy Deadpetals and they have a cast consisting of TP Lords, Erika Norell, Athena Dion, Justice Divine and Melissa Hilton. It is such a fun night. If you liked Life’s a Drag for so many years you are going to love Drag’s a Bitch, so check it out real soon!

LGBT Events for South Florida

Thursday, Jan 5

From today until January 11th, the Pride Factory invites you to create your own sale with the more you shop the more you save. Spend $50 and get $5 off or spend $100 and get $15 off!

Friday, Jan 6

Eros Lounge presents “Born To Be A Drag” hosted by Tiffany Fantasia with show time at 10 pm and no cover!

Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents their monthly Boxers and Briefs Underwear Party.

lgbt-events-south-florida-4Saturday, Jan 7

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance XXXXI with special guest DJ Ted Eiel from Magnitude at Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco and many other leather and bear events.

The Manor will be celebrating the birthday of George Coronado with resident DJ Oren Nizri spinning.

Icandee Events presents “Flirt” a monthly party fun party for women at Eros Lounge. They will feature DJs Kiki and Zehno as well as sexy pin pin up go go dancers and a special performance by Lady M.

Score presents fun beats by DJ J. Felix and shows by Chyna Girl and Friends. The night is hosted by Alex Prieto with Asia at teh door and only a $5 cover all night long.

lgbt-events-south-florida-5Tamarac Theatre Of Performing Arts proudly presents “The Producers” from tonight until January 29. Mel Brooks’ The Producers opened on Broadway to historic, unanimous rave reviews, earning a record-breaking twelve Tony Awards. This laugh-out-loud musical comedy is the story of scheming producer Max Bialystock and his mousy accountant Leo Bloom. Bloom discovers that under the right circumstances they could make more money producing a Broadway flop than they could with a hit. The two set out to produce the worst Broadway musical of all time. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? For tickets call 954-726-7898 or buy them online at TTOPA.org

Sunday, Jan 8

lgbt-events-south-florida-6The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents Fuzz T Dance from 2 to 6 pm with guest bartender Chad Bush poolside. This is a party for bears and the men who love them. Then at 7:30 pm they welcome back Don Casteel to host Karaoke from 7:30 pm to 11 pm (every Sunday).

Bill’s Filling Station presents a Full Moon and Exposure Filming Party where they need extras for the film! This will take place during their weekly Trannie Palace hosted by Misty Eyez. That’s rights Destination TV will be filming for the movie “Exposure,” so beware you may be filmed if you are in the audience.

In what will surely be thought of as one of the most unique theatrical experiences in recent South Florida history, Caldwell Theatre Company presents Kristoffer Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity from tonight until February 12. Diving headfirst into the world of professional wrestling, but diving even deeper into the larger world of geopolitics, …Chad Deity is that rare piece of theater that overwhelmingly entertains while intellectually stimulates. To purchase tickets either call the box-office at 561-241-7432 or go online to: CaldwellTheatre.com

Monday, Jan 9

The Boardwalk presents a Celebration of Annie’s life at 6 pm sharp with free scotch and cigarettes and a buffet for all. Please be prompt as this will start in time!

lgbt-events-south-florida-7Tuesday, Jan 10

Sidelines Sports Bar presents a VIP birthday party for Keith Allen starting at 7 pm. The party will feature food, drinks, a dart tournament, a video poker tournament and much more!

For the first time in series history, Bravo’s Tabatha Coffey takes her entrepreneurial expertise to a whole new level when the newly titled series, “Tabatha Takes Over” returns tonight at 10 pm. The straight-talking, charismatic business owner and Australian native uses her sound advice and savvy expertise to help turn around not only salons, but a wide variety of struggling businesses including a beauty school, gay dance club,  yogurt shop, doggy day care and even a Bed and Breakfast. For more information, visit BravoTV.com

Wednesday, Jan 11

The next Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival’s HBO Latin America GLOW movie screening takes place tonight at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitors Center and the Miami Beach Cinemateque. The night begins with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. immediately followed with the screening of “Mary Lou” at 8 p.m.

Hot Stuff

Sidelines Sports Bar is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Fort Lauderdale Invitational Regional Tournament or “FLIRT.” The annual bowling tournament brings hundreds of bowlers and their fans from across the country to Fort Lauderdale from January 13 – 15, 2012. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the tournament which is sanctioned by the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO). The tournament’s Welcome & Kick-off party will be hosted by Sidelines on Friday, January 13th beginning at 9 p.m. Participants can enjoy drink specials, raffles and prizes. In addition, Sidelines’ sponsorship includes the tournament’s “9-Pin-No-Tap” tournament which will be held at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, the competition’s bowling venue. “We are grateful to have Sidelines’ support again this year and look forward to a fun and competitive tournament”, commented, F.L.I.R.T.’s Co-Director, Gabe Him.

lgbt-events-south-florida-8The US arm of the Mr. Gay World competition announced the audition dates for the 2012 competition for Mr. Gay USA, which will also be transformed in to a reality series on the event. January 21st gay men from across the country are invited to audition in the New York area to be a finalist in the Mr. Gay USA competition–with callbacks on January 22nd. The auditions will be used to select the top 20 finalists, all of whom will be invited to compete in the first round of the competition before 10 men will be eliminated. The remaining 10 men will be invited to move in to NYC-JC Guest Suites, January 27 – February 4, for a weeklong competition that will ultimately lead to the selection of Mr. Gay USA 2012.  All men interested in attending the Mr. Gay USA auditions on January 20 and 21, 2012 should go to MrGayWorldUSA.com and fill in the RSVP form. For additional information, contact Press@MrGayWorldUSA.com

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lgbt-events-south-florida-10At their recent Volunteer Appreciation Party at Mojo Restaurant, the Leather Men’s Brotherhood presented checks for $20,000 to the two organizations that had been promised grants from Leather Masked Ball proceeds. $10,000 was given to Broward House.  These funds were approved as seed money for Broward House to kick off a Gay Teen Suicide Prevention effort.  Broward House grant writer Alan Tiano reported that LMB’s grant had enabled the organization to obtain an additional $30,000 and that the program is now almost completely funded. 

lgbt-events-south-florida-11$10,000 was presented to the Leather Archive and Museum in Chicago as a sustaining gift.  This is the sixth year LMB has contributed to the archive, which is the only repository of Leather Community history and artifacts in the country.  Rick Storer, the Executive Director of LA&M notes that this amounts to five percent of LA&M’s annual operating budget. 

lgbt-events-south-florida-12Lambda Men’s Brotherhood Inc / Leather Men’s Brotherhood is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that produces The Leather Masked Ball as a Leather Community outreach to create community partnerships through education and philanthropy.   LMB President Ken Fiegel noted as he thanked volunteers assembled that in its six year history The Leather Masked Ball has raised over $110,000 for community non-profits. Ron Blakeley received Volunteer of the Year award for outstanding service at numerous evens throughout the year.

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