The annual Miami Beach Bruthaz weekend started on Thursday and went through Sunday on South Beach. Once again this was a successful weekend and I would like to congratulate Ian and his entire team on a job well done. Friday night I started the night off seeing the fantastic show H2Ombre at the Adrienne Arsht Center. This show is hard to describe, but I will say it is original and amazing. Its only 1 hour, so I urge you to take time and see it. It’s at The Adrienne Arsht until August 31 when it goes on its world tour (flashes are not allowed so this is the best pic I could get). Later that night I finally had the chance to check out House, and Mark and Athena were not lying when they told me the place was amazing….it is! Congrats to Mark Lowe on sticking with his dream and making it come true! Also Friday night, Fresh Fridays at Hunters celebrated the birthday of their DJ Galaxy. Hunters seems to be getting busier every time I am there…Congrats to Mark and Patrick. Saturday night The Manor featured a Lolo’s Summer Fashion show with sexy models to show off their sexy new clothing. Later on La Puta Nota at Discotekka celebrated their 1 year anniversary. On Sunday, The Noche Latina Pageantry system had their 2nd annual BBQ and Pool Party and what a beautiful day they picked. Over 30 of the family members and friends attended (I chose this pic because I thought it was so much fun).
Thursday, July 24
Starting today and going through July 30, The Pride Factory presents a Sale where you get a $5 gift card when you spend $50 and a $15 gift card when you spend $100. The more you shop, the more you save.
Village Pub presents Miss Conception LIVE in her second and final performance at 9:45pm. This is Miss Gay Toronto Entertainer of the Year making her South FL debut. Miss Conception is a singer/comedian/impersonator and has been seen in Provincetown and Puerto Vallarta.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6-9 pm at City National Bank in Coral Gables (2855 Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables) which will feature heavy food nibbles and cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka. Music by Classical South Florida 89.7. Mingle and network with over 150 Chamber members, guests and the community at large. Leverage of the “Business Cards Bulletin Board” and members of the “Membership Committee” who will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions/connections. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of City National Bank, The Pilates & Movement Center, Lucky Strike Lanes, and other chamber members including 2 tickets to see Erasure at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Admission is free for MDGLCC members and $10 for all others. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Stonewall Movie Night presents Mommie Dearest at 7pm at the Stonewall National Library & Archives and ArtServe Auditorium (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard). Admission is free and the film will be hosted by Larry Ferber, producer and former Director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival.
Friday, July 25
Jim Wood presents his new book “Agnes Limerick” at Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors). Set only blocks from where the American republic was born, Agnes Limerick wrestles with the conflicts between family, faith, and love, all while insisting on the need to be true to herself. The daughter of one of Philadelphia’s most successful Irish Catholic families, she comes of age faced with the twin crises of the Great Depression and World War II. Fighting her world, both within and without, the girl with a “cute little talent” for numbers and the piano asserts herself in an era when women did so at great peril to themselves. Agnes does this with assistance – and opposition – from a rich variety of characters who touch her life in profound, surprising ways.
Saturday, July 26
The Drive presents a Drag Barbecue from 4-7pm starring Vita Summer Dalux, direct from Dallas with special guest Willow Bierce Austin.
Epic Saturdays at the Manor presents “Dream Boy” a night of live & visual dream boys. In the Ballroom catch DJ Terrance Lalley with a production by Erika Norell and cast and in the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays features hostess Viva Mirage, DJ Nena along with special guest Lady Charisse, Miss Continental Elite 2014. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
Sunday, July 27
Village Pub presents their monthly Menergy T Dance, Summer Series starting at 5 pm and hosted by JC Ventura with sounds by DJ Bill Hallquist.
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee starting at 6 pm. This is a joyful celebration of southern gospel music and gets packed every month.
Monday, July 28
Bill’s is proud to present the annual bartender’s underwear auction, Bartenders’ Boxers and Briefs, a benefit for Tuesday’s Angels starting at 8 pm. Bartenders from the local community auction their underwear on stage and the high bidder goes on stage to claim his/her winnings. This years’ MC/Auctioneers are Nikki Adams, Russell of the Stable and Miss Kitty. Along with the live underwear auction on stage, the night will include a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Tuesday’s Angels is a non-profit organization that provides funding on an emergency basis to men, women and children who have HIV/AIDS. All dollars (100%) received by the organization go to clients who have little or no income and are often unable to work. Anyone interested in contributing or participating can contact Don Clark at Bill’s Wilton Manors, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill’s phone 954-567-5978 or fax 954-567-5988.
The Boardwalk presents a benefit to send Deja and Velvet to Miss Florida F.I. at 8 pm with many special guests.
Wednesday, July 30
Hunters presents their Rewards Launch Party from 4-9pm. Here is how it works: 1) register for your rewards card on that day and your first drink is free. 2) Earn Hunter points each time you swipe your rewards card and 3) enjoy monthly open bar party for card holders who reached the required points.
Call now to make your massage appointment with David. David has been busy with the 60 minute exfoliation plus 60 minute massage special for $125.00 that is one of Spa Cabanas more popular specials. Back-waxers take note, call to schedule your 10 for $149.00 (good for one year) back waxing package they are offering for the month of July. Not too much longer left on the facial package special, $249.00 for four (good for one year). Remember, use of the Cabanas facilities comes with all Spa Cabanas appointments”
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami/Fort Lauderdale announced the debut of 93.5 The Bull, Fort Lauderdale’s New Hit Country, effective immediately. 93.5 The Bull will kick off with commercial-free music for the entire summer featuring the newest hits from Country artists such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert.
This is HOT
Broadway star Ryan Steele (Newsies, Matilda) makes his big screen debut as a young gay dancer in New York City in Alan Brown’s (Private Romeo) sensitive drama Five Dances, debuting on DVD July 29 from Wolfe Video. Shooting in and around a Soho dance studio, Brown and his longtime cinematographer Derek McKane capture the exhilaration and emotional turmoil of a small dance company with the intimacy and immediacy of a documentary. With dances staged by acclaimed choreographer Jonah Bokaer, the film focuses on a newly arrived 18-year-old Kansas innocent who discovers love, friendship and an awareness of his physical gifts during strenuous modern dance rehearsals. Brown assembled a striking cast of newcomers for Five Dances, including Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Kimiye Corwin, and Luke Murphy. The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City, Five Dances is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in the downtown contemporary dance world with a cast of five of New York’s most talented dancers and captures the emotional turbulence and creative excitement of a small dance company during the process of creation. Five dances has a runtime of 83 minutes and is not rated. Bonus features include Director’s Commentary and Deleted Scenes. Five Dances made its debut as the opening night film at the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center and is available from WolfeVideo.com for only $24.95.