The last week was all about drag and mostly Miami. A week ago Sunday I went to the Salpica Sundays at Club Sugar for the second week of their new Cabaret show starring Teresita La Caliente and guests including Mariloly, Amanda West and more. Then on Monday were the finals of Palace Drag race hosted by Latrice Royale (from RuPauls Drag Race season 4) and Missy Meyakie. The 4 finalists battled it…
The last week was all about drag and mostly Miami. A week ago Sunday I went to the Salpica Sundays at Club Sugar for the second week of their new Cabaret show starring Teresita La Caliente and guests including Mariloly, Amanda West and more. Then on Monday were the finals of Palace Drag race hosted by Latrice Royale (from RuPauls Drag Race season 4) and Missy Meyakie. The 4 finalists battled it out with beauty and talent, but in the end the winner was Tayanna Love. On Wednesday I headed over to Boom to see the return of Lartrice Royale. In honor of the 4th of July she did a fantastic impersonation of Wonder Woman to the delight of the crowd. Saturday night Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor celebrated the 40th birthday of Latin Diva Erika Norell with a blow out party and special guest Champagne Bordeaux. Sunday evening started out with the 5th anniversary of Mova. Seen amongst the crowds was Mayor Matti Bower and Commissioner Michael Gongora. Congratulations to Babak on 5 successful years on South Beach! Later that night I headed over to Solare Coliseum in Doral to see Marytrini with La Radisson and Vina in their new Noches de Cabaret. The owner Angela was extremely gracious and gave me a personal tour of this beautiful new space. The show was top notch with production, fabulous drag numbers and of course the one of a kind comedy of Marytrini!
Thursday, July 12
Pop Fever at Score celebrates the US premiere of the highly anticipated drama “Hit and Miss” starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Chloe Sevigny. The music is spun by Deejays Daisy D and AJ Reddy; door by Chyna Girl and hosted by Danny Ferro with no cover.
The Pride Factory is featuring their famous “Create Your Own Sale” event where when you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off. The more you shop, the more you save from today until July 18.
The Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth) is thrilled to preview their 60th season with the sensational Hairspray. This Tony-Award Winning, critically acclaimed Broadway musical is loads of fun with its 1960’s-style dance music, rhythm and blues, eccentric characters, and most importantly, style. Hairspray sweeps you away to 1960’s Baltimore where the 50’s are out and change is in the air! Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program. Overnight she finds herself transformed from an outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent somehow manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love all without mussing her hair? Evening and Matinee Performances will run until June 29 at 8pm and 2pm. ($26 & $30). Tickets can be purchased through the Lake Worth Playhouse Box Office at 561-586-6410 or online at LakeWorthPlayHouse.org.
Friday, July 13
Who will be the Latin King this year? Well there is only one way to find out as on Friday, July 13th Noche Latina Florida presents the 8th annual Mr. Noche Latina Pageant at the beautiful Discotekka Nightclub in Miami. Categories include Presentation (Hollywood Legends), Talent, Evening Wear, Q&A and the ever popular swim suit. The night will star the court of the Noche Latina Family, so this will be a pageant filled with talent, class and oh yeah lots of beautiful boys! There will be a special appearance by Alexis Mateo, current reigning Miss Noche Latina from RuPaul’s Drag race and Drag U. Doors open at 9 pm with the pageant starting promptly at 10pm. General Admission is $20 and VIP seats are available by calling 954-568-7149. NocheLatinaFlorida.com.
Boom presents a Blackout Party starring Brazilian DJ, and former Hotspots cover model, Gustavo Scorpio.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents a Tribute to Katy Perry starring DJs JPS and Daisy D with performances as Katy by TP Lords, Estephania St. Lords and Sasha Lords.
In conjunction with National HIV Awareness Month (July), Kiehl’s is hosting its third annual Liferide for amfAR (American Foundation for Aids Research). The nine-day charity motorcycle ride kicks off today at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of the Kiehl’s (pronounced “Keels”) store at 832 Lincoln Rd on South Beach. Free and open to the public, the event will feature a “pop-up urban picnic” complete with temporary lawn, boxed lunches by celebrity chef Robyn Almodovar, a temporary tattoo parlor and photo booth featuring motorcycle garb. Celebrity motorcyclists slated to participate include Sex and the City’s John Corbett, Battlestar Gallactica’s Tricia Helfer, model/actor Tyson Beckford and actor Jason Lee. Kiehl’s will offer 15 percent off all purchases at its Lincoln Road and Aventura stores on July 13 and 14 in celebration of the event. The company — purveyors of skin and hair-care products since 1851 — will donate $90,000 to amfAR during the motorcycle ride, which culminates in Washington, D.C., on July 21 for the Together to End AIDS Gala and the International AIDS Conference (being held in the U.S. for the first time in its 22-year history).
Saturday, July 14
The Manor presents a fashion show by Mimo for Men featuring Erika Norell and the cast of beautiful models with DJ Oren Nizri at the turntables. In the Latin lounge and Patio they feature the first performance by the new Mr. Noche Latina with Viva Mirage and the current reigning Miss Noche Latina, Alexis Mateo of RuPaul’s Drag Race. DJ Larry Larr spins. The party starts at 10 pm and there is no cover!
Score in association with Hilton Wolman events present Salvation Olypixx “Let the games Begin” featuring the music and birthday celebration for DJ/producer Chris Cox.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill’s Saturday Splash Pool Party features DJ Barry Huffine.
Sunday, July 15
The Royal Palms presents the hottest monthly T Dance on the beach, the Royal T from 4 to 8 pm starring DJs Chuck Knowles and Jason Gonzales.
The Pride Center at Equality Park features a benefit for the Smart Ride entitled “The Sexy Eyes of Bingo” where they challenge everyone to wear their biggest, most flashy lashes done to the nines. Bingo will start at 2 pm with hostess Desiree DuBois and celebrity callers Fluffy and Mark. The cost is only $15 to play 10 games and there will also be a 50/50. They also invite you to join them before bingo for brunch at Rosie’s and check out their “eyes” of bingo.
The 3rd annual Sidelines summer cook-off competition starts today at 5 pm with the Chili cook-off. For more information or to enter see a manager on duty.
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill’s Sunday T dance features DJ Wendy Hunt with guest bartender Debbie from Sidelines.
Tuesday, July 17
Score’s Planeta Macho celebrates Colombia’s Independence Day with a Papayera Band Live on stage. Latin beats by DJ George Ferrero, shows by The Queen of Comedy “Mariloly” and Teresita “La Caliente” w/ her hot male dancers on the 2nd level.
Wednesday, July 18
The Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF) is continuing its monthly movie series “GLOW” (Gays & Lesbians on Wednesdays) by presenting “My Best Day,” written and directed by Erin Greenwell. Karen works as a refrigerator repair dispatcher who enlists the help of her janitor friend Meagan when a repair call comes in from a man who just might be the father Karen never knew. The duo strike out to the trailer park on the repair call where they come across Karen’s half-sister who is addicted to betting … a half-brother tortured by grade school bullies … a sketchy but charming buddy “just sleeping on the couch” … and a potential lover in jail. Meanwhile, Meagan must decide between the stability of her longtime girlfriend or the thrill of a new love. This is just a typical day for a typically dysfunctional family in typically bizarre small town Americana. The movie is being shown at 8 pm at the Gateway Theater (1820 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale). Tickets in advance (FLGLFF.com, Member Code: 954glow) are $9 for Members and $11 for guests and at the Box Office they are $11 Members and$13 for guests.
On Thursday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort & Spa on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Post Haste Travel will be hosting their first ever Bucket List event. Guests will be given a bucket which they can fill with information provided by the 30 travel suppliers who will be in attendance. There will be companies representing the vacation of your dreams. Whether your Bucket List includes a trip to the Great Wall of China, an African Safari, The Military Tattoo in Edinburgh Scotland, a Ride on the Orient Express, Skiing in the Alps, Shopping in Paris, Zip Lining in Costa Rica or a Luxury Cruise – there will be someone there to inform you on how to turn your ultimate travel fantasy into reality. This will be a one-of-kind event for Post Haste, with delicious food and beverages served poolside at the Atlantic. Children are welcome. A $5 donation is requested which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There is a $3 parking fee. Availability is limited for this event. Please RSVP to Pamela at 954-966-7690 or by emailing Pamela@posthastetravel.com“>Pamela@posthastetravel.com
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BearCity 2: The Proposal – Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown! Take a trip down the aisle with Roger and Tyler to one of the most magical beach towns on earth in this romantic comedy for all. Kevin Smith, Lt. Dan Choi, Frank DiCaro, Mike Ruiz and Varla Jean Merman, lend their support to the lovable gang as they navigate through a foam party, ex‐boyfriends and 3,000 sexy men. Meanwhile, Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids) as father of the groom, learns a whole new meaning to the word “Daddy!” BearCity 2: The Proposal, is a romp full of fur, fun and family as the bears realize that marriage is much more than just the freedom to say “I do.” The movie also has cameos by Bear Nations own Tony Lima and Diesel Fox.
Premiers are happening all over the country with the South Florida premier not yet scheduled, but check Bear Nation on Facebook to find out when this fun and funny and sometime tender movie is released in our sunny state.