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What’s HOT South Florida (7/11/2013 – 7/17/2013)

On Saturday night there were many parties around South Florida: Score had Oscar G; there was the Super party at Exit 66; the Pig Dance at Ramrod; The No Hate Party at Discotekka; but the biggest party of the night was Sharon Needles at The Manor, which drew 3000 people and packed the club all night long. Sharon turned it with her amazing performance, which was followed by a wonderful meet and greet. In addition to Sharon…

It is supposed to be the off-season, but you wouldn’t know that by the amount of events that were happening in South Florida this past week. Here are some of the events that happened this past week: On Wednesday, Jerry Torres and Ivan Cano hosted an Outgames 2017 Reception to honor Horacio Alvarado Bogantes, Mayor of Belen, Costa Rica; Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada, co-founders of the League Against AIDS & founders of the Cuban Human Rights Commission; Alfredo Villegas, volleyball LGBT tournament organizer for Mexico & Latino communities in the USA; and Barbara Howard, Trade and Travel Goodwill Ambassador to Kenya and Florida State Chair of the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) Also on Wednesday night, Urge in Miami had a fabulous party starring DJs Isaac Escalante and Abel. The Boardwalk featured adult video star Ryan Rose starting Wednesday and going all weekend long. On Thursday, the Village Pub presented the one and only Lady Bunny to the enjoyment of the crowd. On Friday, Twist in association with Creative Male featured a Hit & Sticky Underwear Party. On Saturday night there were many parties around South Florida: Score had Oscar G; there was the Super party at Exit 66; the Pig Dance at Ramrod; The No Hate Party at Discotekka; but the biggest party of the night was Sharon Needles at The Manor, which drew 3000 people and packed the club all night long. Sharon turned it with her amazing performance, which was followed by a wonderful meet and greet. In addition to Sharon, the night starred DJ Monty Q in the main room and Noche Latina Saturdays celebrated the birthday of Erika Norell and the Independence of Venezuela with Viva Mirage and DJ Larry Larr. It was just amazing to see so many people in one place! Sunday I just rested!

Thursday, July 11

The GLBX (Gay and lesbian Business Exchange as part of the Greater Fort Lauerderdale Chamber of Commerce) presents an afterhours networking event as a benefit for Tools for Schools Broward at the Pride Center at Equality Park from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. They are asking all that attend to please bring any of the following needed supplies: Glue Sticks, Crayons, Index Cards, Pens, Pencils, Pink Erasers, Lined and plain paper, Two Pocket Folders, Dry Erase Markers. If you can’t shop prior to the event they kindly request a minimum $10 donation and they will do the shopping for you.

POP Fever at Creme Lounge presents “Get Into It” one of the Official Weekend kickoff party as they celebrate the release of Almodovar’s latest film “I’m So Excited” featuring the beats of resident DJ Daisy Deadpetals and hosted by Chyna Girl and Danny Ferro. No Cover at Creme Lounge 725 Lincoln Lane Miami Beach (Entrance behind Score).

The Village Pub presents their contest for the most original Stoli guy, is it you? If so they invite you to showcase your originality from 8-10pm.

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents an information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center (sponsored by MetLife), 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 9:00am – 10:00am.  Learn how to maximize the use of all the Marketing tools and Programs available through the Chamber. Learn about the new Chamber’s website and access to new features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to Chamber staff and Membership Committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and/or services. Free Admission.  RSVP requested to rsvp@gaybizmiami.com“>rsvp@gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440 or GayBizMiami.com

The Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth) sizzles this summer with In The Heights, a musical with contemporary dance including salsa, jazz and freestyle hip hop. In The Heights, a musical celebration, tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures; where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights will play tonight, July 11 at 8:00 p.m. (preview) through July 28. Tickets can be purchased through the Lake Worth Playhouse Box Office at 561-586-6410 or online at LakeworthPlayhouse.org.

Starting today and available until they last the Pride Factory is having and Adult Movie Blow Out Sale with thousands of titles as low as $1 each.

Saturday, July 13

Stage 305 and Magic City Casino presents the Ultimate Miami Drag Queen starring Rupaul’s All Star winner Chad Michaels, Perez Hilton and Thelma Houston. Doors open at 8:30 pm and event begins at 9 pm. Admission is $40 and includes free parking, your first cocktail, and appetizers. Tickets are available at TheUltimateMiami.com or by calling 305-460-6579.

One of Miami’s favorite monthly party returns to Score with Hilton Wolman’s Salvation Airways – piloted by Susan Morabito.  Travelers to the original Salvation on West Ave will remember many journeys with Susan in the cockpit and Hilton and the management of Score are excited to have her return – following her recent re-branding and critically acclaimed performance at WE Party Pride in San Francisco.  Co-Pilot is Paul De Leon, ably assisted by the entire Score flight crew and some of the hottest Go-Go Flight Attendants in the friendly skies. Be onboard and ready to depart promptly at 10pm and land at 5am.

Discotekka presents a theme party entitles “Fame” in honor of Sasha Lords birthday. The night will star DJs Mike Gentile, Tony and Carlos G with hosts Sasha and Poizon and diva’s TP, Gina with door host Cherry Selene.

Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents a 2Xist fashion Show with DJ Oren Nizri in the Epic Room and in the Ivy Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents DJ Larry Larr with hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Lady Charisse. 10:30pm to 4 am with No Cover!

Tuesday, July 16

Planeta Macho at Score celebrates Colombia’s Independence Day with surprise live performances by The Queen of Cabaret, Marytrini. Check out the dancers on the 2nd level hosted by Teresita “La Caliente” & Marco alongside DJ Josh Riptide.

Wednesday, July 17

The Village Pub presents “An Evening At The Birdcage” starring Joe Posa and Thirsty Burlington at 9:30pm.

Hot Stuff

Small Moments Project and the popular dating app Distinc.tt have partnered to create an online destination for same-sex couples to share their small moments with the world. Video submissions are already underway, with the first contest closing on July 31. The submission and voting rounds reopen quarterly over the next year. The Small Moments winners, chosen by online votes, will win a dream vacation package, sponsored by Stowe Mountain Lodge and the Vermont Department of Tourism, or a weekend getaway from Helix Hotel in Washington, D.C. Online and social media voting commences August 1 and ends August 31. The Small Moments Project submission with the highest number of votes will win the honeymoon package, and one of the top five highest vote counts, excluding the vacation package winner, will be chosen by a panel of celebrity LGBT and ally judges dubbed the “wedding party” as the winner of the weekend getaway. All winners will be announced on September 15. To learn more about Small Moments Project, or to submit a video, please visit SmallMomentsProject.com.

In honor and in celebration of marriage equality making unprecedented progress in the United States, Oasis SENS in Cancun, Mexico, along with Gayborhood and EquallyWed.com, are giving away an all-expenses paid Dream Honeymoon vacation…or just for the hell of it! Any person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, or is an ally of the LGBTQ community is encouraged to enter.  Just submit a 200-300 word narrative on why marriage equality is important to you by July 19, 2013 at 11:59pm EDT. The all-inclusive couple’s getaway includes 7-night, 8-day trip in a Sian Ka’An room (VIP with private plunge pool), round-trip airfare for two, 3 day Smart car rental, all fees and insurance.  In addition to the amenities at OASIS SENS, all visitors are welcome to take advantage of the amenities at the company’s other local Cancun resorts.  This “run-away program” provides guests with access to over fifty restaurants and sixty bars, all included in the price of their stay.  Additionally, OASIS is the only hotel family in Cancun with private acreage at the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve.  For entry and additional information, visit http://bit.ly/10SeuWc

This is HOT

White Frog – Director Quentin Lee’s (The People I’ve Slept With) universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love, debuts on DVD July 16th from Wolfe Video. The film features an all-star cast, including Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Joan Chen (1911, Lust, Caution), BD Wong (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Harry Shum Jr. (TV’s “Glee”), Gregg Sulkin (TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”), Kelly Hu (X2, TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”) and Tyler Posey (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”). Chaz Young is the perfect son, the most popular kid in school, headed for Stanford, and unconditionally adored by his upwardly mobile parents. His younger brother Nick (Booboo Stewart) lives in his shadow, brilliant but isolated by his Asperger’s Syndrome. At home, Chaz keeps the peace between his father and mother while running interference for Nick, who is barely acknowledged by his conservative parents. When Chaz dies in a tragic car accident the family spirals into disarray. In an effort to keep his brother’s memory alive, Nick tentatively reaches out to Chaz’s school friends to try making sense of his untimely death. In doing so, Nick quickly realizes that his brother had a secret life. The truth of his brother’s life will change his own forever. White Frog had its world premiere as the opening night film at the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2012 Outfest Film Festival, the 2012 Vancouver Asian Film Festival, the 2012 Boston Asian American Film Festival, the 2012 Asian American Film Festival and the 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival. White Frog has a runtime of 93 minutes, is not rated and is available at WolfeVideo.com for only $24.95.




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