Last Wednesday, the Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery presented Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall. Hunter O’Hanian, Museum Director, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Robert W. Richards, curator of the Stroke exhibition presented a talk about the exhibit Stroke and the history and collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City, the only accredited gay art museum in the world. Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the “Love is Love” destination wedding last Thursday commemorated marriage equality in Florida, and coincided with Lance Bass making TV history the same day with the broadcast of his wedding with Michael Turchin on the E! Network special, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding – the first American television broadcast of a celebrity marriage between two men. The ceremony took place inside the W Fort Lauderdale and was extremely beautiful! Thursday early Evening Equality Florida held their Broward Winter Florida Council Mixer at the beautiful waterfront home of Ken Hollander and John Kardos where they honored the amazing Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights with a special ‘Voice for Equality’ award. Starting Thursday night, Floppy Roosters presented their 1st anniversary Party starring Adult Video Star Hunter Vance live thru Saturday! They also featured giveaways, Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres on Friday, and raffles! Congrats to Paolo and all his staff on a fabulous naked year! On Friday and Saturday, Le Boy presented comedienne Brad Loekle live at 11pm. As suual, Brad was hilarious in his one of a kind humor. Rumors celebrated their second anniversary on Saturday night starting 7pm with live music, Hawaiian dancers and fire dancers, and a free luau and pig roast from 7 – 9. There was also lots of drink specials, prize giveaways and a balloon drop. Congrats to Shawn, Brendan and all the other owners and staff for 2 fabulous years.
Thursday, Feb 12
The Stable’s Jessica Channing and Warren present Fresh Faces Amateur hour at 10pm.
The monthly GLBX’s After Hours networker takes place at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd) on the Balqony (4th floor) from 5:30-7pm. Admission is complimentary for members and $10 for non-members. Register at FTLChamber.com
Friday, Feb 13
The Boardwalk in association with Fabscout.com presents Adult Film Star Chris Noxx tonight tomorrow and Sunday for 2 shows nightly (3 on Saturday).
Saturday, Feb 14
Le Boy presents “Men of the Strip’s” celebrity judge, Glenn Packard, live in person searching for South Florida’s sexiest men.
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com, Danny Villar Productions and Pure Haus Miami presents one of their infamous theme parties in honor of Valentine’s Day entitled “Valentine Red Ball, Love Me Forever.” This event stars DJ’s Sushi (open Format 11-3:30) and DJ Carlos G for their famous La Puta Nota afterhours starting at 3:30am. The night also stars the Discotekka divas: Poizon, Sasha and Lotus as well as Marco Perez and his XXX Dancers. Doors open at 11pm and admission is only $10 until 2am and $20 thereafter.
Rumors resurrects “The Dating Game” beginning at 8pm hosted by Daisy Deadpetals along with “Speed Dating Sessions“. The winning game contestants will receive dinner for two, a bottle of champagne and bar tab. All participants will receive bar tabs. See your Rumors bartender for registration information.
Burst Saturdays at the Manor presents a Black Fort Lauderdale special event: XES, the Heart-On Edition starring DJ/Producer Tracy Young along with erotic stars Rikk York and Sean Duran. In the Latin Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays invites everyone to come celebrate Valentine’s Day with their papi or come to the club and find one to celebrate with. The night will star Natasha Danielle Hearts along with the official victory party for the newly crowned Mr. Noche Latina: Monte St. James. DJ Nena will be spinning your Latin favorites and they will feature their annual Hot Papi contest for $300 in cash and prizes. Burst Saturdays is open from 11pm to 4 am featuring hot Go-Go Boys and no cover!
The Parker Playhouse, as a benefit for the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, present “One night with Cheyenne Jackson” featuring Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. Doors open at 6pm with open bar and silent auction and the performance at 8pm. Tickets are $100 for pre-show open bar and orchestra seating and $200 for VIP seating, pre-show open bar, post show champagne reception and photographs with Cheyenne. To purchase tickets go to Stonewall-Museum.org or call 954-763-8565.
The Pet Project presents the Pet Sweetheart Ball from 3-7pm at Hunters. The event will feature a Pet Costume Contest for Best Valentine Outfit, Best Pet Couple and Best Owner Pet look-a-like. They will also feature a memorable picture sin a heart for only $10, exciting raffle prizes and a silent suction table. For more info, go to PetProjectForPets.org
Sunday, Feb 15
Urge presents “The Love Ball” starting at 9 pm to 5 am at Cameo. The night will star DJs Erez ben Ishay and Morabito. Discount Urge tickets are available at UrgeMiami.com
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble is proud to continue the Youth Pride Band of South Florida as they present Season 4, the music of Frank Ticheli. The concert takes place at 7pm at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased at BrowardCenter.org or by calling the box office at 800-745-3000.
Village Pub presents Electra, Living the Legends at 9:45pm with her famous tribute to Barbra Streisand, for one night only!
Monday, Feb 16
The 16th annual Carolinas Continental pageant is produced by the one and only Alyson Thomas and takes place at the beautiful Jazz Club inside of the Deauville Beach Resort (6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). Doors will open at 7pm with the pageant starting promptly at 8pm.This is 4 pageants in one as Alyson will crown a Miss, a Plus a Mister and an Elite. Tickets are $15 for General admission and $25 for VIP Table seating. To rent a room at the Deauville call 800-327-6656, but be sure to mention the code “Carolina Continental” to get the special rate of $139 a night. For more information or to purchase tickets call Alyson at 954-290-7474 or email her at NCContinentalSC.com or go to the website at CarolinasContinental.com.
The Pride Factory presents a one day President’s Day Sale where they are offering 30% off Aussie Bum Swimwear, 2xist swimwear, Junk Underwear (select styles), 7 Diamond Shirts, Axel Authentic Denim, Jor Swimwear and 20% off Jor Underwear and Aussie bum Underwear (select styles). In addition, they will feature other in-store specials.
Tuesday, Feb 17
The Boardwalk presents “Phat Azz Tuesday,” A Mardi Gras party featuring Jambalaya specials, $.69 jumbo chicken wings and much more.
Wednesday, Feb 18
Humpy’s 8 Year anniversary is today and they have lots of specials including: $8 Large Cheese Pizza,
$8 Medium 1 Topping Pizza, Free Garlic Cheese Bread with any XL Pizza, and $8 Spaghetti & Meatballs dinner with side salad and garlic rolls. Stop by and wish Steve and Dennis and their entire staff a Happy 8th and while there get some delicious pizza and a cupcake for dessert!
This is HOT
For the first time ever, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 premiere takes place right here in South Florida on Sunday, March 01, at pm at Mansion Miami Beach 1235 Washington Avenue. This event is 21 & over and you get to meet the new queens of Season 7, enjoy live gag-worthy performances by the cast, catch a special advance screening of the premiere episode before it airs and dance to the beats of DJ Lady Bunny! Hosted by Shangela and a surprise guest! There are a few levels of tickets available at VossEvents.com, and they are: Early Queen: Discount First 100 Tickets, which are $30 and gets you Premiere party access. Standing room only. Discount for the first 100 tickets; ‘Pit Crew’ General Admission, which are $40 and gets you Premiere party access with standing room closest to the stage; and ‘Resting on Pretty’ Reserved Seat, which are $60 and allows you to catch the action while resting in your reserved elevated seat overlooking the stage or head downstairs to mingle with the masses. There are also VIP reservations available. For that you must call 212.481.6203.