A week ago Tuesday was the culmination of a weekend filled with events for the Alibi’s 15th anniversary. Jackson, Mark and their entire staff made Tuesday an unforgettable night with great entertainment led by Nikki Adams on the main stage and Debra Hampton in the Manchester room (who was also celebrating her anniversary), the annual ring ceremony for employees that have reached their 5 year employment with the Alibi and an incredible amount of giveaways that started at 8 pm and went till after 11pm. Thousands of dollars in prizes were given out and a fun time was had by all. Congrats to the entire staff for 15 wonderful years and we are all looking forward to the next 15!
Last Week in Review
A week ago Tuesday was the culmination of a weekend filled with events for the Alibi’s 15th anniversary. Jackson, Mark and their entire staff made Tuesday an unforgettable night with great entertainment led by Nikki Adams on the main stage and Debra Hampton in the Manchester room (who was also celebrating her anniversary), the annual ring ceremony for employees that have reached their 5 year employment with the Alibi and an incredible amount of giveaways that started at 8 pm and went till after 11pm. Thousands of dollars in prizes were given out and a fun time was had by all. Congrats to the entire staff for 15 wonderful years and we are all looking forward to the next 15! On Thursday Sidelines Sports Bar had their Kick-off Beach Party benefiting the Florida AIDS Walk and it was a huge success! Sidelines was tastefully decorated and transformed into a tropical beach bar, with umbrellas, beach balls, beach chairs and more. Thanks to Frank Ortiz, Al Morris and Keith Allen for a great job.
Also on Thursday, Save Dade celebrated the launch of a new young donor program called the Young Guardians with a party at Chalk. The party was filled with lots of young handsome guys who want to give back to our community and as Martha Stewart says: “That’s a good thing.”
On Friday, was the first annual Black Heart Uniform Ball at Boom and starred DJs Tony K (back from retirement) and Fort Lauderdale’s own Jimmy P. The Ball had some very attractive men dressed in uniform and some almost out of uniform (yummy). Those with VIP tickets had access to the top floor where hors d’oeuvres from MOJO were served. Everyone seemed to have a great time, as hot men in leather and uniform danced to the sounds of great music. The Ball was a benefit for a new Cancer Support Initiative at Broward House, as well as the Leather Archives & Museum. See you all there next year!
Sunday afternoon I went by the popular Wilton Bier Garden for their popular Diva’s on the Drive starring Amanda Austin and guests. This is a fun outdoor show!
On Friday, The Black Hearts Ball held at Boom had some very attractive men dressed in uniform. Those with VIP tickets had access to the top floor where hors d’oeuvres from MOJO were served and free drink tickets were handed-out. Everyone seemed to have a great time, as hot men in leather and uniform danced to the sounds of great music that served as a prelude to the great events that followed for the rest of the weekend.
LGBT Events for South Florida
Thursday, April 12
Unity Coalition presents their annual Leaders, Legends and Lovelies Ball at 1001 Ocean Drive featuring a fashion show, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, international recording artist Julien Rego, DJ Daisy D, DJ Troy Landon and Shameless Burlesque. For tickets or more information go to UnityCoalition.org
Pop Fever at Score stars DJ Cazwell with a warm up set by DJ Daisy D and no cover.
Smarty Pants presents their monthly show starring Nikki Adams at 8 and 10 pm.
Friday, April 13
The Front Porch restaurant has 3 days of fun in honor of Miami Beach Gay Pride. Tonight starts with the ‘Welcome to South Beach Pride Party” hosted by Pusilla from 4 to 7 pm. Saturday they features a T-Dance starring DJ Mike from 1 to 7 pm. And then on Sunday they have a brunch featuring DJ JM.
Saturday, April 14
Score Productions and Hilton Wolman present URGE at the Ice Palace (71 NW 14th street), the official 2012 Miami Beach Gay Pride official Saturday party with together for the first time DJs Abel & Peter Rauhofer and hosted by Alex Prieto and the Penny Back Boys.
The Manor presents “Boys In Paradise” starring DJ Kidd Madonny with Erika Norell in the main room and DJ Larry Larr and Latin diva’s in the Latin lounge and patio.
Discotekka invites everyone to celebrate Pride with DJ Escape.
Wilton Bier Garden becomes Thailand as they introduce their new cocktail menu by Mekhong Rum with special pop-up shows by their resident host Amanda Austin and special guests starting at 6 pm.
Sunday, April 15
The 4th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride and Parade is today starting at noon. For more information see the feature in this magazine or go to MiamiBeachGayPride.com
The Palace presents the Miami Beach Gay Pride Official Block Party from 2 to 11:30 pm starring Maya Simantov performing her Offer Nissim hits, International DJ/Producer Theresa, DJ Charlie Rojas, DJ Just Oliver, DJ Paul De Leon and special performances by the Palace Diva’s.
Unfortunately Lily Tomlin had to postpone her performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, which was originally scheduled for tonight due to a filming conflict. The performance will now take place on May 6 at 7:30 p.m
Monday, April 16
Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge local preliminary takes place at Bill’s at 8 pm. Come root for your favorite Fort Lauderdale mixologists as they compete to win a trip to Palm Springs for the finals! You could also win some great prizes.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents Poker Night Mondays with Marc Hansen dealing.
Get ready to sparkle, baby! Seven-year-old Eden Wood rocked the child pageant world when she announced she would be retiring from the competition circuit after six grueling years of dominating her rivals. Over 300 crowns and a legion of adoring fans were great, but being the natural entertainer that she is, Eden needed more. At the top of her game, Eden and her high-energy, show-biz loving mother Mickie Wood were eager to share their secrets with a new crop of girls striving to achieve their beauty queen dreams. “Eden’s World” will follow Eden and her mom each week as they coach a child beauty queen and her mother at a pageant somewhere in small town America while also pursuing Eden’s career as an actress/singer/model in New York City. But it’s not all glitter and spotlights, as making it in NYC proves to be a bit tougher than Eden, or her team, anticipate. The new docu-series, comprised of 8, 30-minute episodes, will prove pint-sized powerhouse Eden is destined to be the center of everyone’s attention. “Eden’s World” premieres tonight at 10PM on Logo. To learn more about “Eden’s World,” go to LogoTV.com.
Tuesday, April 17
Starting tonight and going every Tuesday thereafter Smarty Pants presents Charity Bingo with host Pedro starting at 7 pm.
Congratulations to my friend Antonio who recently celebrated the 7 year anniversary of his store, To The Moon on Wilton Drive.
In honor of the Rodeo’s 7th anniversary Chic Optique is offering all customers that mentions there ad in Hotspots 20% off their great collection of eyewear.
The Naughty Rooster at 1671 Alton Road resents 10% off everything in the store with the ad in this week’s magazine.
Sidelines Sports Bar is once again hosting another Florida AIDS Walk Charity Party to raise funds for AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s annual Florida AIDS Walk. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, April 19th from 6-9 pm. The interesting thing about this benefit is that the party will be exclusive only to guests who purchase a ticket. Sidelines will not open to the general public. To purchase a ticket see any manager on duty.
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