This past weekend was filled with a lot of parties around South Florida. Rumors celebrated their 1 year anniversary all weekend long. Friday was the Daisy Deadpetals show; Saturday was the cake cutting and champagne toast with a blowout drag show starring Serena ChaCha, Misty Eyez, Ashley Blake, Daisy Deadpetals, and Glitz Glamour (great to see her back in town for the weekend); and Sunday was the country fair which packed the parking lot all afternoon.
Congrats to Shawn, Nick, Brendan and the entire staff on a great anniversary weekend and we wish them many more years of success! Also on Friday, Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor featured the China White Reunion and all I can say is Miss Cori and the Elephant brought back many memories. Sidelines Sports Bar was showing the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, which after all the controversy in Sochi I was impressed with. Saturday night, Broward House celebrated their 25th anniversary with a cocktail reception at the Hilton Marina Inn on 17th Street Causeway.
It was nice to see so many movers and shakers in one room. I was so happy to be invited to this, it was such a milestone for such an incredible agency! Later that night, I went over to the Manor to hear hottie Brazilian DJ Romullo Azaro spin for the first time in South Florida, and let me tell you I was impressed and cannot wait to hear him again. I was also there to see the lovely Puerto Rican Princess Lorna Vando (one of my favorites). Afterwards it was Discotekka bound to celebrate the birthday of Robert Lamas (Milancita’s boyfriend). Discotekka has become the after-hours Mekka (pun intended…LOL).
Thursday, February 13
The Village Pub presents Kwanza Jones CD release event presented by Billboard reporter DJ Bill Hallquist. The night will feature giveaways, free downloads and more.
The Monthly Men’s Life Drawing Event – Guy’s Night Out events have been so successful, they are adding a second event in February, tonight from 6-9pm and then again Sunday afternoon February 16th from 3-6pm.! They have a nude male model for both short and long poses. 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 which are subject to availability. Internationally published Ira C. Smith and/or Chris Lopez is scheduled to be their guest artist. To secure a reservation please send your name and phone number and which session you wish to attend to MensArtEvent@aol.com You will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word EVENT in the subject line to weed out spam.
Downtown Miami’s vibrant and multicultural Bayfront Park will provide a dramatic and scenic backdrop for the inaugural debut of Miami Art + Design (MA+D) on President’s Day Weekend, February 13 – 18. MA+D will showcase more than 40 prominent international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from Old Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Post War and Pop Art offering collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museum collections. MA+D is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York’s Salon: Art + Design. MA+D will open with a Vernissage benefit for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on February 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Museum will also conduct special tours in conjunction with the fair. Tickets for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Vernissage benefit include a First View from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for $250 per person and a Collectors’ Invitational from 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. for $150 per person. Cocktails, canapés and live entertainment will be available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets, please contact Ximena Gallegos at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at 305-348-2254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.MA+D runs February 14 – 17 from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on February 18 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. All activities will take place at Bayfront Park located at 301 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Tickets are $15 per person for a one-day pass; $25 per person for a multi-day pass and are available at IFAE.ticketleap.com/miamiartdesign-fair/.
Friday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day)
Scandals presents a Bon Voyage Party for the 2 cruises leaving out of Fort Lauderdale; the Pied Piper Travel and RSVP Vacations.
From today and going through the entire weekend Sidelines will feature the marketing team from Gay Games 9 who will be onsite to promote Gay Games 9 to South Florida.
Score’s Filthy Gorgeous bring you Hotel Lancaster featuring Miami’s own Elaine Lancaster and Friends. Check in at 10pm, Check out at 5am. Co-hosted by The Pennyback Boys and Music & Videos by DJ Willy Gee.
Saturday, February 15
The Lambda Mens Brotherhood presents a new quarterly event benefiting the Leather Masked Ball. This quarter the event is “Sweet Beats” from 9-12 at Scandals and stars DJ Jimmy P along with bondage demos.
Discotekka presents “Love Me…Yes, Love Me…No, Love Me Forever” a theme party in honor of Valentines Weekend starring DJ Carlos G.
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents “Moulin Rouge” a theme party with 2 big celebrations. In the Ballroom they feature spectacular production celebrating 20 years of Erika Norell being in entertainment and features the sounds of DJ Oren Nizri. In the Ivy Lounge and patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents the Official Victory Party for Taina Norell winning Miss Noche Latina 2014 with special guest Alandra Matthews (1st alternate) along with hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena. 11pm to 4 am with no cover!
Sidelines presents the 2017 World Out Games Presentation at 7 pm. They will be presenting who they are and what they do. This is an introduction to Broward County and is certainly going to be an interesting event. Directly following this presentation at 7:30 pm will be the Sunshine Cup Closing Party and awards ceremony.
Bigger Saturdays presents “Love Is In The Air” featuring the music of DJ/Producer Tony Moran. They will also be featuring Cher’s “Take It Like a Man” single release party and DJ Troy Landon in Score’s lounge from 7pm – 12am.
Sunday, February 16
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents the Youth Pride Band of South Florida’s Season 3 entitled “Lets Dance!” at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7 pm. Tickets are available at BrowardCenter.org or by calling 954-462-0222.
Sidelines presents NAGVA Beach Party & BBQ Closing Party at 5:30pm.
Monday, February 17
Three Sissies Productions presents the return of the Miss Florida Continental Pageant at Lips and starring Naysha Lopez, Poizon Ivy, Erika Norell, Dana Douglas, Diva, Sasha Colby, Franchesque Richards, Nicolette, Tasha Long, Electra, Nikki Adams, Vegas Dion and Champagne Bordeaux. Doors open at 7 pm with pageant starting promptly at 8 pm and features $3000 in cash and prizes.
Tuesday, February 18
New York Grilled Cheese presents their grand remodel reveal from 7-9pm hosted by Amanda Austin and featuring the world premiere of their first TV commercial produced by Lightship Media. During the party 20% of all profits to benefit Florida AIDS Walk.
The Alibi started a new Friday night promotion entitled College Night Fridays (21 and up) that starts after 9 pm and features VJ Cliff Roberts, 10% off food (with valid college ID) and much more.
Bill’s has 2 new events. The first is the return of Karaoke on Tuesdays with Shawn & Shawn and the second is that Tony & Gloria are now appearing 2 nights a week: Tuesday & (now) Fridays 6-9pm.
This is HOT
Tracey B. Wilson, the Little Monster photographer for Lady Gaga’s North American tours has been able capture the beauty of the Little Monster community in her new book Heal This Way: A Love Story. Written by Gaga’s biggest fans, and photographed by Tracey B.Wilson Heal This Way: A Love Story is a compilation of photos, letters, and quotes from LGBT youth. The book shares the heroic stories of young adults being bullied, coming out of the closet, and thoughts of suicide; all while encouraging us to love each other. Heal This Way: A Love Story is a teaching tool, a gift that starts a conversation between parents and their kids, or teachers and students about what it means to be gay, and about the effects of bullying. Created to start a dialogue on what is often an emotional subject; Heal This Way: A Love Story is contextualized by the levity of pop culture, and the unbelievably positive spirit of Gaga’s Little Monsters. The books sales benefit Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, providing services for at risk LGBT youth.
Visit them at HealThisWay.com.