Sunday was the annual Check presentation for the Smart Ride, and if I am not mistaken, this is the largest AIDS fundraiser in the state of Florida with over $880,000 raised. There really are no words for that, just a heartfelt thank you to Glen and his entire team for raising much needed funds…
A week ago Wednesday was the bi-monthly Mack Luncheon which was once again filled with the movers and shakers in the gay and gay friendly business world. This time the luncheon was held at China Grill, which, as always, served some fabulous food. Congrats to Dan and DJ for consistently producing quality luncheon mixers. On Wednesday, the new Chill Wine Bar hosted the party for Richard Gray returning to Florida in his new position at the CVB. It is obvious that Richard is well loved in this town because Chill was packed with well wishers. Friday was the premiere of Girls Night Out at Azucar, hosted by Theresa & Poizon Ivy with music by DJ Delma. Also Friday night was the monthly Red Heat party at Depot. Saturday there were plenty of events to keep a girl on the move. It started with Terry and Bill’s wedding reception (they got married in New York about a month ago) at Richardson Park where the food from Alibi Catering was delish (special shout out to the coconut shrimp…YUM!) and the music was by DJ Andy Ajar (Bill’s, Gaydays, etc). Speaking of Bill’s, later that night was the inaugural monthly D.I.L.F (Daddies I’d like to F*#k) party and was a huge success. If you missed it, fret not as you can check it out every 2nd Saturday of the month. Afterwards, it was on to Boom for their 12th anniversary party starring their house queen, the one and only Latrice Royale who performed along with some friends. Congrats to Tim, Craig, Chris and the entire staff on 12 years. Wishing Boom many more years of success! In Miami, Score featured the sexy DJ Paulo behind the turntables and Discotekka celebrated the birthday of their newly crowned Mr. Discotekka Victor Manuel with a blow out party. Sunday was the annual Check presentation for the Smart Ride, and if I am not mistaken, this is the largest AIDS fundraiser in the state of Florida with over $880,000 raised. There really are no words for that, just a heartfelt thank you to Glen and his entire team for raising much needed funds.
Friday, January 18
The Ramrod presents their monthly Man Dance starring DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Eros Lounge presents Go-Go Gods, Strong, Hard and Heavenly with DJ Maximus 3000. Doors open at 10pm and the cover is only $5 all night long.
The Boardwalk presents video star Hunter Vance live an in person with 2 live shows tonight and tomorrow.
Saturday, January 19
The Pride Center presents “An Evening In Paradise” from 7 to 11 pm where they invite you to give into the temptation at Richardson Historic Park Manor House (1937 Wilton Drive). During the event, guests will be teased with temptation as they bid on an incredible collection of auction items and enjoy an evening of Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and music in a modern Garden of Eden created by Bobby Kyser of Panache Style. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Island City Foundation. Tickets are $100 for general admission and $150 for VIP which includes private lounge, private bar and specialty Hors d’oeuvres. To purchase tickets, please visit: PrideCenterFlorida.org.
Corrie Boyd’s twice a year event, Kind of a Drag, which is a benefit for the Sunshine Cathedral, NVEEE and the RBC will take place at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts (1480 SW 9th Avenue). The event, which is themed Carnaval, will be co-hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and the honorees will be Victor Zepka (Community Service), Vision De’Jure (Living Legend: Drag King), Diva (Living Legend: Drag Queen), and Milancita (Lifetime Achievement). The night will also have over 15 performances and trust me, lots of fun. Doors open at 7 pm with show time at 8 pm. To purchase tickets go to SunshineCathedral.org.
Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor presents the final appearance of Sasha Lords as Miss Noche Latina 2012. The night will also star hostess Viva Mirage along with DJ Larry Larr.
The Heretic and B.I.G Productions present Bear Invasion Fort Lauderdale from 9 pm to 3 am at Boom. The night will star DJ Sean Mac (Sydney/Atlanta). Tickets are $7 before 10 pm and $10 thereafter. For more information, visit BearInvasionGroup.com or Facebook.com/BearInvasion.
Eros Lounge presents Imeneate, a monthly Latin event that will make you move all night starring DJ/producer George Ferrero. Doors open at 10pm.
Sunday, January 20
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa has listened to the requests and has started an every Sunday event entitled Sunday Funday from 1-5pm with food and drink specials, no cover and the sounds of DJ Jason Gonzalez.
The Boardwalk will be celebrating President Obama’s Inauguration and Tiffany Arieagus’ birthday extravaganza! The party starts at 9pm and continues all night long!
The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents the official closing party for the FLIRT bowling tournament at 9pm.
Hilton Wolman and Score Productions bring back URGE Miami Beach with a special early edition at 1439 (the old Liquid) and features DJ’s Tony Moran and Abel and Alan T at the door. By starting at 8pm, those people that have to work Monday can still enjoy several hours dancing to two of the circuits most popular deejays in one of Miami Beach’s favorite clubs. They have even added a special reduced price ticket for those arriving before 10pm, but only a limited number are available so get yours fast at ShowClix.com. For more info visit UrgeMiami.com.
Monday, January 21
The Village Pub’s monthly Brazilian Night presents a Pre-Carnaval celebration with live samba shows at 9:30 pm and 11 pm.
Tuesday, January 22
The Village Pub presents celebrity impersonation and comedy starring Joe Posa and Scott Townsend in “An Evening at the Bird Cage” at 9:30pm.
The annual Miss Noche Latina Pageant will take place on Thursday, January 24th at The Manor Complex inside the Epic Ballroom. The categories include Presentation (Carnaval), Evening Gown, Q&A and Talent. Doors open at 9 pm with the pageant starting at 10pm. Admission is $10 in advance or before 9:30pm day of event and $20 thereafter. VIP Seats are $20 in advance or before 9:30 pm and $25 thereafter. The night will feature performances by Erika Norell, Champagne Bordeaux, Vegas Dion, Maite West, Alyssa Kartiar, Justice Divine, Sheena Divine Hawkins, Viva Mirage, Lady Charise, Francina Holliday, Yuri Too Much, Amanda West, and the current reigning Miss Noche Latina Sasha Lords and your current reigning Miss Noche Latina Elite Alyson Thomas. For more information call 954-478-4587.
Decorsecrets in Dania Beach (1925 Tigertail Boulevard) is having their grand opening special with 50% off storewide. This is the perfect time to furnish that extra bedroom or re-furnish your bedroom, living room or any other place in your house. DecorSecretsHome.com
If you are booking a stay at the fabulous Grand Resort and Spa and mention that you saw their ad in Hotspots you get 10% off through March 31. While staying at the Grand drop by their Spa and say hello to Spa manager J.D. and get one of his decadent services. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
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Gayby, winner of 16 LGBT film festival awards and counting — and nominated for the Independent Spirit Award Best First Screenplay Award! Handsome Broadway actor Matthew Wilkas (“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”) co-stars with the hilarious Jenn Harris as a gay guy named Matt and his straight best friend Jenn who decide to have a baby together — the old-fashioned way! While yoga teacher Jenn copes with her co-workers (including her gay best pal Jack Ferver, Strangers with Candy); in his attempt to get over his ex-boyfriend, comic book artist Matt falls for a Clark Kent lookalike (Green Lantern’s Mike Doyle). Meanwhile, Matt’s flaming best friend Nelson provides hilarious ongoing commentary (a great comic performance by writer-director Jonathan Lisecki). The film’s top-notch cast also includes Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky (Girls), Dule Hill (Psych), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Tommy Heleringer (The Outs web series), Charlie Barnett (NBC’s Chicago Fire) and stage veteran Louis Cancelmi. Hilarious, sexy, wacky and romantic, this perfectly told New York tale from writer-director-star Jonathan Lisecki follows the travails of Jenn and Matt all the way to one of the happiest happy endings you’ve ever seen. This movie is 89 minutes in length, is not rated and is available at Wolfe.com for only $19.95