This past week was one of the craziest of the year. It started last Tuesday with the opening night of Book of Mormon (can you say Amazing?), and then on Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to a luncheon with the cast (Now you all know what I am thankful for…Go see this show!). The weekend brought Pillage and Plunder, A Bear party at Hardrock Café Miami, White Party festivities, the annual Leather Masked Ball, Hurricane Showdown, Milancita’s birthday bash and ended with World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil. This week I will let the pics do most of the talking…
Thursday, December 5
Tonight Wilton Manors newest addition, “The Drive,” begins its “Grand Opening” weekend party at 8pm. The Drive offers an upscale “fresh” menu including tapas, flatbreads and salads. (Tip- The Kobe Beef sliders are a crowd favorite!) “The Drive” not only offers delicious small plates but also has a full bar and local VJ’s and DJ’s spinning your favorite tunes nightly! Stop by to support Hal and Michael Palmer on their new venture!
Johnny’s presents their new Thursday night promotion, Boys in Masks with no cover charge all night long!
The acclaimed Las Vegas production of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries” starts a three-week run at Empire Stage beginning today and will play through December 22. Jamie Morris will reprise his role as Crumpet the elf. Christopher Kenney directs. The Santaland Diaries is David Sedaris’ hilarious one-man send-up of his brief, misguided career as a Macy’s elf. The show skewers our sentimental love of all things Christmas – the happy children, the spritely elves, the gifts, and the good cheer. Sedaris’ character, Crumpet the Elf, shows us the other side of what it’s like to work at Santaland. You’ll never look at Christmas the same way again! “The Santaland Diaries” will play Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 5PM, and tickets at $30 and may be purchased at EmpireStage.com or by calling (954) 678-1496.
Friday, December 6
Goes Bear, Miami’s most successful Bear Party, moves location and days as Miami Gay Blog and Rob E. present Furry Fridays at Therapy. The night will feature the music of DJ Alex Ramos, Sexy Bear Dancers, and much more.
Sidelines Sports and Video Bar presents a Britney Spears album release party with CD giveaways from 10pm to 2 am. The night also features DJ Jason Gonzales and a raffle (every purchased drink gets a raffle ticket) to win a trip to Las Vegas for 3 days/2 nights, $500 in Casino comps, and 2 tickets to see Britney live in hew new show at Planet Hollywood.
Eros Lounge brings back Drags Fridays hosted by Missy Meyakie with special guest performances every week. The show starts at 11pm and as always free parking.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the manor presents, live on stage, Cazwell, performing his hits “Ice Cream Truck,” “All Over Your Face,” and “Watch My Mouth.” The night will also star DJs JPS and Miik and feature performances by Sasha and TP.
Saturday, December 7
Rumors presents A Nightmare Before Christmas at 10pm, where the south Florida Gay Flag Football League (SFGFFL) will ditch their cleats and jerseys for lipstick and high-heels as the league hosts its first ever turnabout fundraiser to benefit Voices Of Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE).
The Manor presents the 4th annual Santa’s Toy Drive, where they ask everyone to please bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need. The night will star DJ Monty Q in the Ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays salutes Charytin with hostess Viva Mirage, Special guest Lady Charisse and DJ Larry Larr along with hot Latin Papi dancers. 11pm to 4 am with no cover!
Discotekka presents a salute to the Tropicana in honor of bartender, Asnel Medina’s birthday. The night will star DJs Sushi, Carlos G and Tony as well as house divas Poizon, Sasha, Maite, Serena, Gina and Lola.
Sunday, December 8
Lips’ Gospel Brunch will be celebrating their hostesses, Nicolette’s, 40th birthday. They invite everyone to come to either of the 2 seating’s (11 am or 2 pm) and bring an unwrapped toy for a free drink card. In addition 100% of show covers benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
The Village Pub presents “It’s a Lady Bunny Christmas” at 10pm. This will be a one night only performance and will be Lady Bunny’s only X-Mas appearance in Fort Lauderdale. As we all know, Lady Bunny is definitely more naughty then nice…LOL!!
Tuesday, December 10
The 2nd annual Miss & Mister Discotekka takes place starting at 10 pm The theme is “Once Upon a Time” and the categories include Bathing Suit, Evening Gown, Q&A and Talent. For more information either call Poizon Ovy at 754-366-7433 or Saha Lords at 305-834-0318.
Mack Power Mixer presents their Holiday Mixer at Dubliner Irish Pub (210 SW 2nd street) from 6:30 to 9pm. Admission is $10 and includes a complimentary Ketel One Cocktail. No RSVP required. For more info go to MackPlanet.com.
Wednesday, December 11
Marc Silverstone in association with Equilibrium Events, Inc present “A Toy’s Story 4, A Night for Giving” from 7-10pm at the Venue (2345 Wilton Drive). Pre-sale tickets are $20 plus an unwrapped toy (at the door its $25) and admission includes 1 free drink. The night will benefit Grateful Paws, SunServe, Broward house, Jessica Jung Children’s Cancer Foundation and Kids in Distress. For more information go to: NightForGiving.com
Adams Interiors presents $200 off any Stressless recliner or sofa until January 20th. Also, they present $400 off select Stressless Eagle or Wing recliners when you donate $50 to the Dan Marino Foundation.
This is HOT
White Party is now over and a distant memory and everyone wants to experience those feelings again. How you ask, well read on….Once again Centaur has produced the annual White Party CD and this year DJ Roland Belmares is at the helm of the turntables (ok, most people don’t use turntables anymore, but it sounds good). According to Roland “Miami’s diversity is the most obvious in the music scene. Given the stellar line up this year, I tried to capture the diversity that is sure to highlight the musical journey of the weekend while giving it my own spin. The CD starts off with Pumpin commercial vocal tracks and progresses into the tribal drums that SoBe is known for, and then bringing it all back around into the ethereal, uplifting beats of a beach morning party. While it’s impossible to capture the full experience White Party has to offer, I hope that I’ve captured the essence of the magic of this weekend.” The White Party 14 by Roland Belmares is available at CentaurMusic.com.