Last Wednesday was a big day in South Beach. Well, to be honest it was a BIG day all over our country, with the repeal of DOMA and Proposition 8. In Florida there were rallies all over the state, and Hotspots had them covered (check out the fab article in this week’s edition written by Mike Halterman). I went down to the rally at the MDGLCC and it was a great turnout of the who’s who (gay and straight) of South Beach. After the rally I went to dinner at Palace to see my friend and hostess Noel Leon who put on a fabulous show and, trust, the boys were out to celebrate. For those of you who know me, you know I am not a big drinker (lightweight here), but I must recommend the Brooklyn Cosmo as it is delish! Afterwards we went over to Twist to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a few hundred of their closest friends. As usual, when Twist has an anniversary, the place was packed! The Hotspots crew was all in force at St. Pete Pride on Saturday for an event that closes the fabulous Pride season in our beautiful state. St. Pete Pride never fails to deliver an outstanding event even this year despite the torrential downpours; the crowds refused to leave. Congratulations to the organizers for making Hotspots and the entire community proud to be a part of this wonderful event. On Sunday I was saddened to attend the closing party of the Depot Cabana Bar and Grill. The good part is that it was filled with lots of well wishers who love Marc and Jim and were there to send them off in a gay fashion.
Wednesday, July 3
Coliseum in Doral is having a special outside event on the terrace to celebrate Independence Eve. Admission is only $5 and the party will feature a light show with fireworks, shows by Marytrini and special guests Victoria Grantty and Kiara Lords.
Urge Miami is back with a Red, White and U Independence Party from 9 pm to 5 am featuring superstar deejays starring DJs Isaac Escalante and Abel at 1439 Washington Avenue (formerly Liquid). Advance tickets available at UrgeMiami.com
Starting tonight and going through the 6th The Boardwalk presents adult video star Ryan Rose live with two shows each night at 11 pm and 1 am.
Thursday, July 4
Starting today and going through July 10th The Pride Factory celebrates the 4th of July with a sale where if you spend $250 or more you get $50 off.
The Village Pub presents the one and only Lady Bunny live at 10 pm in her Fort Lauderdale encore appearance singing her new summer anthem, “Take Me High.”
Friday, July 5
cin association with Creative Male presents Hot & Sticky, the Underwear Party starring DJ Scotty Thompson. There will be a clothes check at the door.
Bill’s presents the search is on for the Mr. Stoli Guy with an open casting call for all south Florida guys in the Mustang Lounge from 10pm to midnight. Contestants will receive complimentary Stoli cocktails and giveaways.
Mova in Brickell in association with Milancita.com invites you to join them for VIP Fridays starring international DJ/Producer Mike Gentile (who is a super hottie) with hostess Cherry Selene. This is a 21+ event with no cover and summer clothing is encouraged.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents Beyonce-Rama a tribute to the Mrs. Carter World Tour starring Velvet LeNore and Company and TP Lords. The night will also star DJs JPS and Miik.
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score celebrates Tony Ferro’s birthday with a party entitled GlitterBall starring Australia’s sensation DJ Kitty Glitter with a warm up set by DJ Will Gee and hosted by the Penny Back Boyz.
Saturday, July 6
Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents Red, White and RU starring the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4, Sharon Needles live! If you download the Manor App at the apple store (TheManor) a special invitation will be sent out for a meet, greet and photo shoot at 11 pm with Sharon Needles. In addition to all of this, Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy Lounge and Patio at the Manor celebrates two events: the Independence of Venezuela and Erika Norell’s Birthday. The night will star DJ Larry Larr, Erika, Viva Mirage and special guest Venezuelan Justice Divine. 10:30 pm to 4 am with no cover!
Scandals Saloon presents the Mr. Stoli Guy 2013 Search where they invite all contestants to showcase their originality. Some of the prizes include trips to New York, LA, a four-night stay at the Island House in Key West, your own Queerty fan page, an Andrew Christian photo shoot and a featured role in an AC video.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #59 starring, back by popular demand, DJ Alex Ramos.
The Red, White and Super Party takes place at Exit 66 and stars DJ Kidd Madonny with super productions, decor and visuals as well as poolside comic book, body paint, and graffiti art show by Artserve red eye artists. Doors open at 10 pm and you can purchase advance tickets at WantTickets.com/super.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents “America” starring DJ/Producer Oscar G and local favorite DJ Hansell Leyva.
Sunday, July 7
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T-Dance from 4-7 pm, which is Fort Lauderdale’s only T-dance on the Intracoastal. T-Dance will feature the sounds of DJ Silvio and hostess Amanda Austin.
Although there is no official party today is Lloyd Pagels’ (owner’s) birthday and he will be at Scandals celebrating so go by and wish him a very happy b-day!
Monday, July 8
Check out this week’s magazine for the Catalina Restaurant ad. When you cut it out and present on Mondays at Catalina you get 2-4-1 entrees.
Tuesday, July 9
The Monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Power Mixer takes place at S3 (Sun, Surf, Sand) at the Hilton Hotel on the ground floor (505 Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd) from 6:30 to 9 pm. The $10 entry fee includes one complimentary cocktail. No RSVP is required, but for more info visit MackPlanet.com
Why buy an ordinary sofa when you can buy a luxurious sofabed for the same price or less? That’s right; the Sofabed Company is having a summer sale with prices starting at only $499. They have three locations in south Florida. For more info go to: TheSofabedCompany.com
A big congratulation’s to Sir Michael Lawson, the new South Florida LeatherSir 2014 and to Boy Matt Cruz the new South Florida Leatherboy 2014.
This is HOT
SummerFest is back again in Miami and the lineup of events are as follows: Wednesday, July 3:- URGE, Old Liquid, 1439 Washington Ave., 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.; Thursday, July 4: Mekka, Climax, 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Palace, Indepen-dance T, 4 p.m. – midnight; Friday, July 5: MOVA Miami Beach, SummerFest Cocktail Party, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. and TWIST, Hot & Sticky, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; Saturday, July 6: Clevelander, Rooftop Party, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., – Score, Bigger Saturdays “America”, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.; Sunday, July 7:- Palace, Brunchic, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ocean Drive & 12 Street, SummerFest Beach Party (see below) and TWIST, Official Closing Party, midnight – 5 a.m.
SAVE Dade, La Marcha Events, and Palace invite you to the SummerFest 2013 Beach Party, Sunday, July 7, from 1-10pm to celebrate the 20-yr. anniversary of SAVE Dade and Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision supporting gay marriage. The event will star International DJ/producer Theresa from New York, DJs Cindel and Pride from Miami, and DJ Fernando Picon from Uruguay. Visit LaMarchaEvents.com to purchase tickets & learn more about SummerFest Miami 2013.