Tuesday was the annual Wilton Manors Taste of The Island at Richardson Park. The event was extremely busy with the community coming out to see and taste what all the restaurants and liquor companies had to offer. Congrats to Krishan Manners on a great event. On Thursday there were two events. The first was Adams Interiors 4th annual “An Evening of Elegance,” which was a benefit for Hospice by the Sea. The event featured live music by Atlantis, magician performances, raffles, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine and a fabulous silent auction. Once again this event was a huge success and raised much needed funds for the Hospice. Later that night the Stable presented the Korn Queen Pageant 2013, which was an official Bubba’s Country Fair event, at 9 p.m. The pageant was hosted by Raejean Cox with a special guest appearance by Candy Cornhole Cox. Congrats to the winner, Jessica Channing, who was in full drag regalia all weekend at Bubba’s Country Fair at Scandals. Speaking of the fair, it was a huge success Saturday and Sunday with lots of events happening all day long. My favorite was the human gerbil race….seriously, so much fun! On Saturday night, three events happened. The first was The Pride Wind Ensemble presenting “All’s Fair in Love and War” at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts to a sold-out crowd. Also, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force presented the annual Miami Recognition Dinner called Sparkle at the Fontainebleau Hotel, which had been sold out for over a week. Once again this was an amazing event. Later that night The Manor Complex celebrated their 4th anniversary with a theme party entitled “Mount Olympus” and featured recording artist Kristine W, along with performances by Erika Norell and cast, Viva Mirage and direct from Puerto Rico, Lorna Vando. The club was packed and it was an epic night. Congrats to Brett, Paul, Jason, Gary and the entire staff on four fabulous years and here’s wishing them many more years of success!
Thursday, November 14th
Join a fun group of guys for a monthly freestyle Male Life Drawing Event, the first Thursday of each month, tonight from 6pm – 9pm. All levels welcome – explore your creativity – bring your art supplies. Drawing / painting / charcoal / pencil / watercolor. Sessions will be held in a private studio at Leather Werks in Ft. Lauderdale, with guest artists from the community attending. $25 fee with advance reservation, $35 walk-in – (subject to available space) No bundle or long term commitment. Internationally published Chris Lopez is scheduled to be their guest artist. To secure a reservation (and a guaranteed spot – space is limited) please send your name and phone number to MensArtEvent@aol.com and you will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word EVENT in the subject line to weed out spam.
Friday, November 15
Swinging Richards which moved from North Miami to Pompano a couple months back is now having their grand opening weekend tonight and tomorrow, and will feature a free upscale buffet, champagne toasts, free upgrades to VIP ultra, lap dance giveaways and free Swinging Richards T-Shirts. Don’t forget that Swinging Richards is all male, all nude, all night. For more info go to Florida.SwingingRichards.com
Sidelines presents a Lady Gaga Album Release Party with DJ Jason Gonzales and performances by TP Lords! CD Giveaways all night!
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance with DJ/producer Herbie James.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the next function as part of our Educational Series of Events at Soyka Restaurant, 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami. Great opportunity at an incredible value to hear Jaime T. Yordan-Frau, respected coach and owner of Integro Success (Integrosuccess.com), speak on the “New Leadership Equation”. Registration is at 8:30am with seminar from 9:00am-11:00am. Cost for MDGLCC Members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes light refreshments. Limited to 50 persons. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Saturday, November 16
Discotekka Miami (entrance will be through Mekka for this special party) presents “Traveling To The Future,” where they will transport you into a dimension of lights, sound, lasers and visuals. The night will star DJs Willy Gee, Tony and Carlos G as well as Poizon Ivy, Sasha Lords, Serena ChaCha, Gina D’Angelo, Maite Ofarrel, and Lola Lotus.
Epic Saturdays at the Manor Complex presents the “Jungle, Where the Wild Things Are.” The night will feature specialty acts, loin clothed bartenders, hot tribal dancers and a living tree. In the Ballroom catch DJ Sushiman spinning with theatrics by Erika Norell and cast and in the Ivy Lounge and patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents DJ Larry Larr spinning with hostess Viva Mirage and special Guest Sheena Devine. 10:30pm to 4 am with no cover!
Sunday, November 17
The annual Equality Florida Broward Gala takes place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six (2301 SE 17th St) from 5:30pm to 8 pm. This wonderful event includes drinks, Hors D’oeuvres and an exciting program including a State of the State address by their Chief Executive Officer, Nadine Smith and of course celebrating their 2013 Voice of Equality Award Honorees. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at EQFL.org/BrowardGala or by calling 813-870-3735.
Monday, November 18
The Boardwalk will be honoring the memory of my friend and community legend Jay Lynch (Ms Beasley) starting at 8 pm. There will be shows, a buffet and many guest speakers including Pompano Bill, Toni Barone, Greg Bernard, Victor Zepka and many more. Everyone is welcome to speak, and if you would like to contact Victor at 305-502-6000.
The Ramrod starts a new Monday night promotion entitled Adult Video Star Mondays with a different star every Monday. Tonight catch Dominic Pacifico live with free DVD giveaways.
Tuesday, November 19
Sidelines will be celebrating the birthday of owner, Laurie Whittaker’s starting at 8 pm.
Wednesday, November 20
The Village Pub presents the official “It’s a Wrap” party for the Smart Ride at 8 pm, and hosted by Smart Ride founder Glen Weinzimer.
On Monday December 2 at 7:30 pm ring in the Holidays with the Fort Lauderdale Leather Community. Don’t forget that this is the one time a year Bear Man “says” he gets to wear his red leather Santa outfit. Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased ONLY at the LeatherWerks Main Store. The night kicks off at 7:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by dinner. The kitchen staff at Mojo has put together a wonderful three-course meal including your choice of chicken, steak or salmon entree, salad and dessert.
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Following on the success of its first two gay themed short film compilations (Black Briefs and BlueBriefs), leading gay film producer and distributor, Guest House Films, will continue the series this holiday season with the release of green Briefs on DVD and VOD on November 26th. The new collection will feature a diverse group of gay themed short films about individuals and couples who are struggling with what family really means. Green Briefs include the films: Pride – directed by Marc Saltarelli (22 minutes); The Commitment – directed by Albert M. Chan (20 minutes); Shabbat Dinner – directed by Michael Morgenstern (14 minutes); Kimchi Fried Dumplings – directed by Jason Karman (14 minutes); and the Symphony of Silence – directed by Cedric Thomas Smith (40 minutes).
Greeen Briefs will have an SRP of $24.99 and can be pre-ordered at http://guesthousefilms.com/store.html.