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lgbt-events-south-florida-0On Thursday, Equality Florida hosted their spring Florida council mixer at the beautiful home of Charles Hindmarsh with special guest speaker Mallory Wells, who is the Public Policy Director at Equality Florida (she was just named in The Advocates Forty under 40). On Fridays there were Bears everywhere and it continued all weekend as the first annual Beach Bear Weekend took over Fort Lauderdale. There were events all weekend long in many locations, way too many to list, however, it was clear that this weekend was a huge success and I for one am looking forward to next year’s event. Also Friday night,

Last Week in Review

On Thursday, Equality Florida hosted their spring Florida council mixer at the beautiful home of Charles Hindmarsh with special guest speaker Mallory Wells, who is the Public Policy Director at Equality Florida (she was just named in The Advocates Forty under 40). On Fridays there were Bears everywhere and it continued all weekend as the first annual Beach Bear Weekend took over Fort Lauderdale. There were events all weekend long in many locations, way too many to list, however, it was clear that this weekend was a huge success and I for one am looking forward to next year’s event. Also Friday night, Filthy Gorgeous at Score presented a Go-GO Fantasy with Pole Dancers, Aeralists, models and go-go boys everywhere. It was a fabulous party with lots of visual enticement. Saturday night I went to Sidelines for their 6th anniversary extravaganza where they were celebrating with lots and I mean lots of raffle prizes including a flat screen TV. The bar was crowded with many well wishers. Even my good friend Gregg Bernard (former owner of Copa) was there with his boyfriend. On the way out everyone received a little gift bag (I guess Laurie and Jennifer know I am a gift bag whore….LOL). Afterwards I headed to the Boardwalk for another good friend of mine, Howard Marr of Fabscout Entertainment, was celebrating his birthday. Lots of cute Fabscout boys were there. Speaking of the Copa, the beautiful Lynn was working the door and it is always a pleasure to see her.

Thursday, May 17

Smarty Pants presents Jennifer McClain singing live form 8 pm to midnight.

Friday, May 18

Latino Salud (2330 Wilton Drive) cordially invites everyone to join them for their Florida AIDS Walk Launch Party from 7 pm to midnight. The night will be a beautiful bohemian evening of music, raffles, Hors d oeuvres, drinks and much more. For more information call them at 954-765-6239.

The Ramrod presents their monthly Man Dance at 11 pm, which this month will be a send off party for Mr. Ramrod, Ron Todd, to International Mister Leather and IML judge Ira C. Smith.

Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor will be celebrating Jason Tamanini’s birthday bash, so go by and wish Jason a happy 31st!

Tonight and tomorrow the Boardwalk presents video star Marxel Rios’s birthday weekend!

Saturday, May 19

Click your Cha Cha heels together 14 times as Noche Latina Florida will be celebrating its 14th anniversary at the Manor. The theme will be Pachanga and will be a retrospective back on the first 14 years. The night will star hostesses Viva Mirage and Erika Norell along with special guests Latin recording artist DC Cruz singing his new original songs “Manniquista” and “Mami” that are sure to become mega hits and in the Windsor Lounge, back by popular demand, the Latin band Tropical Dreams. In addition they will be featuring a FREE raffle for prizes worth over $1,400 (in honor of year 14). Doors open at 10 pm and there is NO COVER, but arrive early as the anniversary’s always get packed.

Swinging Richards, the only all male nude strip club in South Florida, will be celebrating 6 months in North Miami tonight with FREE VIP rooms from 12 am to 2 am.

Internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, and paranormal investigator, Chip Coffey, who has

appeared on 21 episodes of the popular A&E series, Paranormal State, and was host of Psychic

Kids: Children of the Paranormal for three seasons will be appearing at the Seminole Casino

Hollywood, 4150 North State Road 7, Just south of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The event starts

at 8 pm and is free but you must be 21 and over.

Discotekka in association with Milancita.com presents a theme party entitled “We Love Brazilians” starring Brazilian DJ Just Oliver.

Sunday, May 20

Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival at the beach takes place starting at 8 am (registration) with the walk starting at 10 am and the festival going to 5 pm. For more information look at the feature article in this week’s magazine or go to FloridaAIDSWalk.org.

Tropics premieres is Tardes Latinas at 2 pm with special guest Adolfo teaching you how to move your hips to the Latin Rhythm. The party will also feature an area to play dominos, a mini show at 5 pm and a Conga at 6pm.

Jackhammer T Dance at Boom presents a post Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival T Dance starring recording diva Pepper Mashay, live at 9pm.

Farewell Cashetta

Catch Cashetta in her final performances before she goes away for the summer. She will be back in the fall, but don’t complain you miss her unless you check out her final performances this week: Friday at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Saturday at Bills, Monday at Alibi in the Manchester Room and Wednesday at Alibi as the hostess of the Game Show.

HOT Stuff

Spa Cabanas welcomes David, Steven and Bryan to their Staff. Also look for their massage $65.00 facial $89.00 and wax coupon specials in their ad right here in Hotspots Magazine or contact them at 954-565-2307 or at CabanasGuestHouse.com

Save room for dessert – unique new treats are coming to a South Florida street near you. HipPOPs, the area’s first handcrafted all-natural, gluten-free, ORB Kosher Certified gelato on a stick, unveils its HipPOP Truck and the launch of its artisan gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt POPs in hundreds of combinations. Made daily in small, handcrafted batches in the company’s micro-creamery in Dania Beach, HipPOPs is the creation of frozen dessert industry veteran Anthony Fellows. HipPOPs features 15 to 20 fresh flavors daily on its truck. POPs range from $3.00 for a naked POP to $5.00 for a “fully loaded” POP with dip and popping. Visit HipPOPs.com for complete details, to find the HipPOPs Truck calendar. Catering and fundraising opportunities are available.

The Wolfsonian¬-Florida International University is pleased to announce the donation from Henry S. Hacker of more than thirty-six hundred AIDS-themed posters from over eighty countries, produced between 1985 and 2010. To mark this major gift, they are presenting the touring exhibition, Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010 from now through September 2. The exhibition explores the role the poster has played in global efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS and promote awareness and safe sex education. It was organized by the Stephen D. Paine Gallery of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, and features 153 posters from 44 countries.

This is HOT

TLA Releasing has just released the romantic comedy eCupid on DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99. Directed by JC Calciano (Is It Just Me?), eCupid boasts a sharp script, attractive cast, and an extended cameo from Hollywood legend Morgan Fairchild. This hilarious romance takes online dating to the extreme! Marshall (Houston Rhines) is an over-worked ad exec who is suffering from a serious case of the seven-year itch with his loving boyfriend. As his 30th birthday nears, Marshall becomes hell-bent on changing his life when he comes across a mysterious dating app called eCupid. His world is quickly turned upside down by an onslaught of sexy guys. Marshall gets much more than he bargained for as he struggles to fight his way through the stream of horned-up suitors. The eCupid app, which features the voice of Morgan Fairchild, is available now on iTunes!

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