A week ago Wednesday was the much anticipated “Nuts About Yogurt” Grand Opening on Wilton Drive. The event featured a buffet of scrumptious food supplied by the new Tropics thanks to Tony Dee and Charlie Mielke. I had Pistachio yogurt with chocolate sprinkles that was so good I practically liked the cup…YUMMY! In addition 10% of the night’s proceeds were donated to Broward House! Friday night Growl at Bill’s featured their monthly Bear Appreciation party with special guest star the very sexy Heath Jordan. Bill’s was even busier than a normal Friday as everyone wanted to see this sexy furry man. I have to tell you he was so sweet and shy it was a pleasure to meet him back stage. In addition, he is even sexier in person. Working in the media definitely has its bonuses! Saturday night Stonewall National Museum & Archives presented legendary comedian Kate Clinton at their Our Stars event and I am told from our photographer (yes, there are events I miss…LOL) that she was amazing!
Last Week in Review
A week ago Wednesday was the much anticipated “Nuts About Yogurt” Grand Opening on Wilton Drive. The event featured a buffet of scrumptious food supplied by the new Tropics thanks to Tony Dee and Charlie Mielke. I had Pistachio yogurt with chocolate sprinkles that was so good I practically liked the cup…YUMMY! In addition 10% of the night’s proceeds were donated to Broward House!
Friday night Growl at Bill’s featured their monthly Bear Appreciation party with special guest star the very sexy Heath Jordan. Bill’s was even busier than a normal Friday as everyone wanted to see this sexy furry man. I have to tell you he was so sweet and shy it was a pleasure to meet him back stage. In addition, he is even sexier in person. Working in the media definitely has its bonuses! Saturday night Stonewall National Museum & Archives presented legendary comedian Kate Clinton at their Our Stars event and I am told from our photographer (yes, there are events I miss…LOL) that she was amazing!
Sunday was the Equality Florida Miami Gala at the beautiful Bass Museum of Art in South Beach. The 2012 award honorees were: Miami Herald Journalist Steve Rothaus and the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. While there I was introduced to one of the new Miami Housewives who is not only beautiful but has a professional career (so yes, Bravo is bringing back the show). With record attendance for the Miami Gala they exceeded their financial goals for this event. Sunday night I headed back to Bill’s (bookended my weekend at Bill’s) for Misty Eyez’s benefit to send her to Chicago for the Miss Continental Plus pageant. Tons, well it seemed like tons, of entertainers showed up to support one of South Florida’s favorites!
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, March 22
Club Sugar presents a very special edition of Drag Wars featuring Erika Jayne performing her new #1 Billboard dance single “Party People (Ignite The World).”The night is hosted by TP Lords with the beats by Alex Infiniti.
Artist Joe Horton will be showcasing his new show “The Beauty of Man” at the Bruce Webber Gallery (705 Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth) from today until April 5. “The Beauty of Man” is a painted 30 year journey of male figurative oil paintings. There will be a special opening-day reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (tonight) including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with the artist at the gallery. A portion of the proceeds of the show’s sales will benefit the Compass Community Center of the Palm Beaches, whose mission aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The gallery’s phone number is (561) 582-1045. To learn more about artist Joe Horton, visit his website at HortonArt.com
Friday, March 23
Fly-Life inc. presents their 2012 Winter Music Conference showcase event at Filthy Gorgeous Friday’s at Score starring Meital, Liz Primo, Kwanza Jones and Eva. The night features the sounds of DJs Willy G and Sin Morera and is hosted by the Pennyback Boyz.
Men Empowering Other Men presents Madame Misfortunes Casino Carnivale from 6 to 10 pm at 1224 NE 4th Avenue. The event will feature casino games, food, music and prizes. This is an event for people under 30 and is completely free. For more information call 954-670-8195 or go to M-online.org
Boom presents Adam Tyler, Lala and D Alexander live on stage at 10:30 pm as part of MyGayRadio.com
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents a Whitney Houston Tribute night with a special performance by Champagne Bordeaux as Whitney. The night also features DJs JPS and Daisy D with performances by Estephania St. Lords and Alandra Matthews.
The Boardwalk in association with Men.com present video star Robert Van Damme live tonight and tomorrow.
Saturday, March 24
Pridefest Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches is brought to you by Compass Community Center and takes place today and tomorrow from 12 to 6 pm at Bryant Park with the parade on Sunday starting at 11:30am on Lake Avenue. Fore more information visit: CompassGLCC.com or call 561-533-9699.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents Grammy Award Nominee, Abel celebrating his birthday behind the decks. In addition there will be a live performance by Kerli singing her new single “Zero Gravity.”
Arts United presents “Bang” the closing show for Art Explosion 2012. The event is from 7 to 9 pm and features live music performances by Matthew Sydney and Debra Hampton.
Boom presents Sariah live on stage as part of MyGayRadio.com
Bill Huelsman with the help of Bill’s present Terry Decarlo’s 50th birthday soiree, gala, extravaganza from 9 pm on with special appearances by Nikki Adams, recording artist Amuka and other surprise guests.
Miami Beach Community Health Center’s (11645 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 207)
“Making Memories” will assist those interested in creating an AIDS Quilt panel as a way to pay tribute to a life lost to AIDS. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with NAMES Project Foundation South Florida Chapter Quilt representatives to learn how to make panels and get creative guidance. The first workshop will be today with the remaining workshops being held the fourth Saturday of every month through October from 1 pm to 3 pm. Admission is free, but supplies are the responsibility of each participant. For more information go to MiamiBeachHealth.org or 305-538-8835 or 1-800-393-1290
Sunday, March 25
Boom invites everyone to come see recording artist Pepper MaShay live at 9 pm with no cover!
Club Sugar in association with Granda Entertainment features Gloria Estefan’s Hotel Nacional DVD release party. They will feature free CD singles with exclusive remixes, posters and a raffle for an autographed poster and CD by Gloria Estefan. Sundays features the Noche de Cabaret show starring Marytrini, Teresita La Caliente and invited guests.
The Stable will be celebrating Ricky and Russell’s birthday bash from noon to 8 pm, so stop by and celebrate with them!
Neverett Auctions presents an Art, Antiques and Collectibles Auction starting at noon at 2171 N. Dixie Highway in Pompano. For complete details visit NeverettAuctions.com
Open Miik at Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale features an awards night recognizing your favorite local entertainers. Show Time is at 9 pm with no cover all night.
Lady Fancy’s monthly Gospel Jubilee takes place today at 6 pm at Scandals.
Monday, March 26
Corey Boyd presents a benefit for State of Florida Continental Elite and Plus exclusively at Lips Cabaret. The night will feature hosts Phillip Alexander & Diva with performances by Angel, Asheeria, Crystal, Evelyn, Francina, Viva, Jasmine, Jennifer, Nicolette Lewis, Misty, Nicole and many more. There will be a $10 suggested donation and they will also feature prizes and gift baskets.
Tuesday, March 27
Wilton Bier Garden will be premiering its new Spotlight Cabaret at 8 pm with a red carpet and show time at 9 pm starring Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Noel Leon and Dee Dee Van Cartier.
Natura features a special where if you book a CoolSculpting or Ultherapy Treatment by March 31st you get one free Botox region (mention M.E. when booking).
Michelle Williams has become one of the prominent actresses of our generation. She first caught my attention in Brokeback Mountain and I have never stopped watching her intense and honest work. Michelle’s performance as Marilyn is electrifying and really touches the soul of Marilyn.
During Marilyn Monroe’s (Michelle Williams) first trip to London to film The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), she befriends Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), an ambitious 23-year-old Third Assistant Director on the set. As their relationship progresses, Colin’s focus shifts from making his way in the film business to rescuing her from the pressures of celebrity life. When Monroe’s new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, makes a brief trip to Paris, Clark takes the opportunity to introduce her to the world outside of Hollywood fame. Based on the true story by Colin Clark, this memoir describes a magical week in which Monroe opens herself up to a stranger and finds in him a confidant and an ally. My Week with Marilyn is now available on DVD and Blu-ray at stores nationwide and online.