A week ago Tuesday was the monthly Mack Mixer at Grille 401 on Las Olas, and once again the crowd showed us all why this is the original and one of the most successful networking events. On Thursday, Equality Florida presented their annual Palm Beach Gala at The Studio and honored Ruthie Berman & Connie Kurtz with their 2015 Voice for Equality Award. Once again this was a successful event for EQ FL and for all of our equal rights. Also, Thursday night was the monthly GLBX After Hours Mixer at the Hilton Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Boardwalk, in association with Fabscout.com, presented adult film star Chris Noxx live and in person for a few shows each night. Saturday was a busy day which started with the The Pet Project’s Pet Sweetheart Ball from 3-7 p.m. at Hunters. The event featured a pet costume contest for best Valentine’s outfit, best pet couple and best owner/pet look-a-like, exciting raffle prizes, and a silent auction table all benefiting this important charity. On Saturday night, the night started with The Stonewall Museum and Archives’ benefit at the Parker Playhouse starring Cheyenne Jackson, who played to a packed house. Later on, we headed down to Miami for the Gaythering Hotel’s first anniversary. Congrats to owners Alex Guerra and Stephan Ginez on a fabulous first year; I’m wishing them many more years of success. Later on I headed to Burst Saturdays at The Manor, which presented a Black Fort Lauderdale special event: XES, the Heart-On Edition. The night, which was packed, starred DJ/Producer Tracy Young along with erotic stars Rikk York and Sean Duran. Sunday started with The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presenting the Youth Pride Band of South Florida’s Season 4, the music of Frank Ticheli, at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Also on Sunday, Hotspots’ Publisher, Peter Clark, and his husband Cleto were at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami to enjoy the hilarious antics of Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo. Peter said he doesn’t remember the last time he laughed so hard, especially at a ballet! Later that night, Urge presented “The Love Ball” Cameo. The night starred DJs Erez Ben Ishay and Morabito.
Thursday, February 19
Stonewall Library & Archives and ArtServe present Stonewall Movie Night – Out In The
Friday, February 20
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance (Third Friday of the month) with DJ/Producer Herbie James.
Saturday, Feb 21
The monthly Wilton Manors Artwalk takes place from 7-10pm and Rumors presents in association with Recycled Jude, RJ Art Junkies, which will feature tons of talented artists and creative crafters spread throughout the parking lot. In addition they will feature live music, games, and much more.
Hunters Nightclub presents their monthly WOOF! Fort Lauderdale. A night of dancing to Sexy House Beats by Doug Jackson and Roke Cabrera. Starts at 9pm with no cover!
Burst Saturdays at the Manor present Carnaval in Rio Theme Party with Show Boys/Show Girls, beads and feathers. In the Ballroom catch DJ Monty Q and in the Latin Lounge and patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents Brazilian Olga Dantelly taking over the stage along with Omar on the Bongos and Samba dancers who will all party to the music of DJ Nena. 11pm to 3am with no cover!
Sunday, February 22
National Margarita Day, presented by El Jimador Tequila takes place today in Wilton Manors from 2 to 6pm. The schedule is the following 2-2:45 at Alibi/Monkey Bar; 3-3:45 at B. bar & Grille; 4-4:45 at Rumors and 5-5:45 at Rosies. Follow Jimmy the Luchador and his two lovely ladies Margarita and Paloma down Wilton Drive for fun, food and of course el Jimador Margaritas.
Black Gay Pride South Florida presents Black Gay Pride celebrating Black History month with Pride with an old school family reunion party block party from 1 to 5 pm at the Pride Center featuring the music of old school jams, soul food and you can get your card game on. For more information call 954-775-2310 or email BlackGayPride@gmail.com
Village Pub presents a viewing party for the Oscars hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers. They will feature Ballots to mark your prediction which must be turned in by 8 pm. Winning ballots will have a chance to win a $100 Gift Card (must be present to win).
Wednesday, February 25th
UPDATE 2/23/14: CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE VESSEL AND CONSEQUENTLY CAN NOT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO MIAMI FOR THE EVENT. WE WILL RESCHEDULED SOON. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6-9:on board the spectacular “Lady Windridge” yacht. Cocktails will be served courtesy of Bacardi & Grey Goose Vodka. Complimentary wine and food courtesy of their hosts Chamber Corporate member Windridge Yacht Charters. Mingle and network with
Lauderdale by the Sea presents the 14th annual Taste of the Beach at Freidt Park (behind town hall) from 6-9pm. Taste of the Beach features food, drinks and fun with many local restaurants participating, music by Magic 102.7’s Steve Young, Premium Wine and Liquor tasting and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door and can be purchased at www.LBTS.com/events or at the Chamber of Commerce (4201 Ocean Drive. For more information call 954-776-1000.
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