Last Thursday was the annual Miss Noche Latina Pageant held at the Manor Complex. It was clearly the busiest pageant held at the Manor as the place was packed and the pageant was fabulous. In the end, the new Miss Noche Latina is Athena Dion. She brought it in every category, but the category that stole my heart was her creative evening wear. All I can say is SICK! I found out afterwards that it was an original Erika Norell design. She needs to be the first transsexual
Last Thursday was the annual Miss Noche Latina Pageant held at the Manor Complex. It was clearly the busiest pageant held at the Manor as the place was packed and the pageant was fabulous. In the end, the new Miss Noche Latina is Athena Dion. She brought it in every category, but the category that stole my heart was her creative evening wear. All I can say is SICK! I found out afterwards that it was an original Erika Norell design. She needs to be the first transsexual on Project Runway. The big surprise was that Alyson Thomas was crowned for a second year in a row as Miss Noche Latina Elite: She was just too good to let go. From all of us at Hotspots Media Group we wish both Athena and Alyson huge congratulations! Starting Thursday night and going all weekend long in different locations (Azucar, Palace, Discotekka) T.P. Lords celebrated her birthday with all of South Florida. Hotspots Magazine& Juan Saco Mironoff would like to wish TP a very happy birthday and many more to come. Sunday night I finally had a chance to go to Off The Hookah for Life’s A Drag Sundays. I hadn’t been there since it was Voodoo and WOW the owners have done a phenomenal job transforming this club. If you haven’t been, check it out! It was great catching up with hostess Daisy D and of course the cast (Erika and T.P.).
Sunday afternoon was the memorial service for one of South Florida’s most beloved community members, Eric Lawrence. The church was so packed it was standing room only. Eric touched everyone’s lives that he came in contact with. He was a special man and he will be very missed.
Friday, February 1
Hilton Wolman presents Salvation Sail Away, the only official sail away party for the world’s largest gay cruise; Atlantis. The night will star DJ Abel with a performance by the one and only Power Infiniti and will take place at Exit 66. Discount advance tickets available at
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score celebrates the release of Kat Graham’s new single and video “Wanna Say” from her new EP “Against The Wall.” Fridays features DJ Willy G and is hosted by the Penny Back Boyz.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents Sail Away Bon Voyage Paradise theme party starring DJ Kidd Madonny in the main room and DJ Miik in the Hip-Hop Room.
The Miami Beach Stage Door at the Byron Carlyle Theater presents “The World Goes Round, the Songs of Kander and EBB.” From tonight until February 24th this outstanding retrospective of their work your favorite songs such as “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe this Time,” “Cabaret,” and “New York, New York” are seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up tempo evening of musical theater. For tickets call (305) 397-8977 or (954) 344-7765.
Saturday, February 2
The Manor presents recording artist Amuka performing live. In addition she will be filming her new video, so if you want to be in it, arrive by 11:30pm. The Epic Ballroom features the sounds of DJ Oren Nizri and the Latin Room and Patio stars Erika Norell and Lady Charisse with the sounds of DJ Larry Larr. Open till 4 am with no cover!
Score features Alpha Events District Amsterdam with music by DJ Paul De Leon and a special performance by Wild Child.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance 54 with special guest DJ Chris Racine (P-Town bear Week, Fireman’s ball, Vault at Large & Dunes Saugatuck).
My friend, Dawn, owner of Bazaii Ladyboy Cabaret presents her monthly event at Palm Lounge with show times at 9 pm and 11 pm and this month starring the fabulous talents of Electra.
Bill’s presents Interscope/Epidemic recording artist K. Rose in her first Wilton Manors performance at 11:30 pm. She is from Miami and is poised to set the pop world on fire.
Sunday, February 3
As one would expect, Sidelines Sports Bar has a huge event planned for Super Bowl Sunday. Sideline’s presents a Tailgate Zone from 3 to 11pm outdoors with a 20 foot jumbo screen with food, interactive games and DJ Silvio spinning from 3 to 6pm. This event will have plenty of seating and is open to the public. Sidelines will also have a VIP Zone from 5 to 11 pm, which will include a 6 hour open bar and all you can eat buffet. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 after February 1st. See any bartender on duty for details.
The Alibi presents Super Beyonce Sunday with Alibi’s annual Super Bowl Extravaganza which is an official viewing venue for Beyonce’s halftime show. They will also feature a raffle (1 entry per cocktail purchase) for a 42” HDTV and a complimentary halftime tailgate buffet.
The Depot presents a Super Bowl Bash starting at 4 pm with a poolside video screen, poolside tables (first come, first served) and lots of giveaways.
The Boardwalk celebrates the Super Bowl with the grand opening of their new patio bar. They will also feature a free Bar-B-Q with hamburgers and Hot Dogs.
The Manor presents a Super Bowl party where they invite everyone to watch the game on their 12 by 12 foot screen. They will also feature games and prizes throughout the game and a grand prize for the person who comes closest to the actual final score.
Mona’s Super Bowl party features a 10 foot screen and they will be serving up free hot dogs and more.
The Village Pub invites you to enjoy the Super Bowl with full sound and a half time buffet.
J. Marks invites everyone to socialize with them on Super Bowl Sunday as the feature 50% off appetizers from 5 pm until the end of the game. They will also feature 50% off lots of refreshments. For more information go to JMarksRestaurant.com
Monday, February 4
Bill’s present RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 viewing party at 9 pm followed by Un-tucked, which is an all access pass to the drama that you didn’t see on the runway. Afterwards don’t forget my friend, Jennifer McClain’s Cast Party at 10:30pm.
The Ramrod presents special guest bartender, John Williams, fitness guru and super hot bear trainer.
Join the Pride Center aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas from Thursday, February 7th to Monday, February 11th as they set sail for a weekend of friends and fun. A few cabins are still available with fares starting from $465 per person including all taxes and fees. The Pride Cruise is a private event for the benefit for the Pride center. For more information or to make reservations call Freedom Travel at 954-565-2345.
Wicked, has returned to Broward Center for the Performing Arts with performances through February 17th. The Broward Center is auctioning $25 orchestra tickets and here’s how: two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Broward Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. Regular tickets are available at the Box Office, 201 SW Fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL or by phone (954)462-0222 or online at BrowardCenter.org.
This is HOT
NBC and Columbia Records announced that the soundtrack for Bombshell, the musical within NBC’s Golden Globe-nominated series television hit “Smash” (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET), will be released on February 12 (available now for pre-order). Bombshell will contain 22 original songs that make up the Broadway-caliber cast recording of the musical, complete with liner notes detailing the plot of Bombshell. The soundtrack features stars Katherine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), and other cast members performing the original music created for the show’s musical-within-a-musical by Tony and Grammy award-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. “Smash” has been honored with Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. The show returns for a second season on Tuesday, February 5 at 9pm ET with a special two-hour episode. The songs on the Bombshell soundtrack will span both seasons of “Smash.” NBC’s “Smash” celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a “Smash.” Evolving from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, the series unites the hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston (Debra Messing), and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle) with producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston), to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn (Hilty) vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright (McPhee) for the role of a lifetime. In Season 2, the “Bombshell” team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, but they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Guest stars in season two include Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, and Liza Minnelli. “Smash” is from Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television.