For the first time in over 15 years of living in South Florida I decided to take an entire Holiday weekend off and to Inferno Puerto Rico I went. Four sun filled days surrounded by Latino men (wait, doesn’t that sound like South Florida…LOL) and surprisingly I came back with a smile on my face…hehe! While I was away, South Florida was happening with tons of events but the 2 big ones I am hearing about are: Last Thursday night the Hotspots team joined in on the 10th anniversary celebration of Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale. It was standing room only as, what seemed to be the who’s who from Fort Lauderdale all joined in on the fun. Hosted by Auntie Mame, (who is celebrating her 70th birthday if you can believe it)
Last Week in Review
For the first time in over 15 years of living in South Florida I decided to take an entire Holiday weekend off and to Inferno Puerto Rico I went. Four sun filled days surrounded by Latino men (wait, doesn’t that sound like South Florida…LOL) and surprisingly I came back with a smile on my face…hehe! While I was away, South Florida was happening with tons of events but the 2 big ones I am hearing about are: Last Thursday night the Hotspots team joined in on the 10th anniversary celebration of Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale. It was standing room only as, what seemed to be the who’s who from Fort Lauderdale all joined in on the fun. Hosted by Auntie Mame, (who is celebrating her 70th birthday if you can believe it) everyone enjoyed an incredible buffet provided by Beefcakes restaurant, hot models and hundreds of dollars in instant prizes given away including the grand prize of a flat screen HDTV. Congratulations to Victor, Jim and the Boardwalk team for reaching such a milestone and for hosting such a fun filled event! Stay tuned as Boardwalk(s) celebrations continue leading up to an all inclusive grand prize package of a trip for two to New York to see “Priscilla Queen Of The Desert” live on Broadway! On Sunday Gary Santis presented his annual White Fort Lauderdale event, this year starring direct from America’s Got Talent, Vocal impresario Prince Poppycock, for the pre-event concert. The Prince put on a spectacle worthy of royalty with his elaborate costuming, dancers, and most importantly, his signature voice that performed the world’s most famous arias. When the Prince’s concert was over the venue changed into a gigantic dance party starring Circuit DJ/producer Manny Lehman and all the hot men took to the floor to the wee hours of the morning.
Thursday, May 31
Pop Fever Thursdays at Score presents a “Rock of Ages” movie release party starring DJs AJ Reddy and Daisy D. with door by Chyna Girl and hosted by Danny Ferro. The will be giving away advance screening passes and other prizes while supplies last.
The Matty’s Factor Finals takes place tonight at 11 pm hosted by Nicollette.
Friday, June 1
The Manor presents the 2nd annual Glow Weekend with everything promising to be glowing all weekend long starting tonight with Bubble Gum Fridays starring DJ JPS with performances by Estephania St. Lords and Saturday stars DJ Oren Nizri in the main room and DJ Larry Larr in the Latin Room and patio with house diva Viva Mirage.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly presents City Theatre’s 17th annual Summer Shorts Festival, South Florida’s fast and furiously fun program of the nation’s hottest short plays, staged in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) from today until June 17th. Under the new direction of Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, the sizzling 17th season of the company’s acclaimed Summer Shorts Festival features fifteen performances of ten original short plays – some raucous, others innovative and poignant, but with the ultimate goal to make audiences laugh. Tickets are $35, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at ArshtCenter.org
Saturday, June 2
The Ramrod presents their most packed party of the month (first Saturday of the month) Pig Dance LXVI starring DJ Doug Jackson (crown & Anchor Bear Weak P-Town, Bearzerk, Hellrotika Foundry Party).
NAC Gallery, 3325 NE 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale, will hold its Grand Opening Party from 6 – 9 p.m. with an exhibition of iconic Hollywood photos by Frank Worth. A New York native, Worth moved to Los Angeles in 1940 as a young man to cover the film industry for the International News Service and became friends with many legendary stars, including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis. The exhibit consists of original silver gelatin photographs of the most recognizable stars of the mid 20th century. Many of the images hadn’t been released or made available for public viewing until recently after Frank passed away.
To celebrate Worth’s career and the Golden Era of Hollywood, NAC Gallery will be hosting a red carpet gala opening of the gallery in Fort Lauderdale’s emerging North Beach Art and Design District. A free, limited edition certified lithograph of one of Worth’s iconic images will be given to everyone who attends dressed in 50’s style or even as his or her favorite 1950s Hollywood star. The exhibit will be on display at NAC Gallery through June.
The Stable presents John and David’s B.U.T.T.S Saturdays Blue Collar Bear night starting at 8 pm.
Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park presents “Saturday Nite Alive” with free entertainment with 20 bands every Saturday night starting June 2 and going through August 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm at Fort Lauderdale Beach from Hall of Fame Drive to Castillo Street. The FREE events will showcase the best of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The entertainment lineup includes more than 20 high-energy entertainment acts i.e. Billy Bones, Taiko Drummers, Swahili, House of Flying Cards, Rafael & Ligia and the Bahamian Junkanoo Revue. Saturday Nite Alive also teamed up with beach hotels, restaurants and bars to offer dining/drink specials and reduced parking rates. For more information, visit www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com
This is HOT
Universal Home Entertainment’s DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and On Demand release of Love Never Dies is now available. The ultimate love story continues from musical theater’s most captivating composer in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular musical Love Never Dies, a sequel to the legendary “Phantom of the Opera.” The year is 1907 and ten years have passed since the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House. He has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them.