A week ago Monday, Three Sissies Productions presented their 2nd annual Miss Florida Continental Pageant at Lips. 5 contestants vied for the title and in the end your new Miss Florida Continental is Deja Devonier, and her first alternate who will also be sponsored is Elle Taylor of Key West. Congrats to Keith Allen, Franchesque Richards and Nicollette on a job well done. On Tuesday, Mack Planet celebrated their 10th anniversary at a Networking Luncheon at the beautiful Thasos Greek Restaurant. The event had been sold out with over 100 people in attendance. Congrats to Danny and DJ on 10 successful years and here’s wishing them many more years of success! The biggest event this past weekend was of course the annual Winter Party in Miami produced by the Task Force. There were so many events and the pics are so sexy, I will let them speak the words:
Thursday, March 12
The Pride Factory presents their Spring Cleaning Sale from today until March 18th. The event features HUGE savings storewide such as 50% off Junk Underjeans, 40% off 7 Diamond Clothing, 40% off Katin USA and much more.
Village Pub presents Wanda Wednesdays Throw Back Thursdays with Double Your Diva’s at 10 pm starring the incomparable Dana Douglas (Miss Florida 1982), Cathy Craig (Honorary Miss Florida 2014) and a special appearance by NYC drag favorite Marti Cummings.
The monthly GLBX networker takes place at Storks Events (600 Tennis Club Drive) from 5:30-7pm. Admission is complimentary for members and non-members are $10. Register at FTLChamber.com
Friday, March 13
The Boardwalk presents the queen of adult Video and superstar DJ, Chi Chi LaRue, spinning live on stage tonight and tomorrow.
Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery presents the opening of As Seen on TV: An Exploration of LGBT Characters: 1954-1979, curated by Charles L. Ross from 7-9pm.
This exhibit is a timeline focusing on how gay people were presented on American network drama and comedy programs. In the 1960s, LGBT characters were shown to have social or even mental problems; some were even murderers. Very few straight characters spoke well of homosexuals. Throughout the 1970s, the negative attitude gradually became more positive on some programs, and a few gay characters came out of the closet.
Premiering tonight Progress Bar presents Fridays Squared starring DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 and special guest queens on the scene throughout the night as well as hot box dancers.
Saturday, March 14
Equality Park Garden Club presents the annual “A Tropical Plant Fair” at the Pride Center at Equality Park today form 8 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 3:30pm. For more information see the feature in this issue.
Back by popular demand Mizz Cori brings her “Fierce Queens” who will be Go-Go dancing, performing, mingling and causing havoc, back to Burst Saturdays at the Manor for a night of Out of this world and out of their mind productions. This month Mizz Cori features special guest Glitz Glam. DJ Daniel Kristopherre spins. In the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturday’s presents Guest hostess Saphyre L’Sweet Cardoza (Miss Fort Lauderdale F.I. 2014) and special guest Amanda West. In addition, they feature guest DJ Larry Larr. 11pm to 4 am with Go-Go Boys and no cover!
Sunday, March 15
Equality Florida’s annual Miami Gala, presented by PNC Bank, takes place at the beautiful Perez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Blvd) from 6:30-8:30. They invite everyone to join them for this sparkling event that includes sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, delicious cocktails, the annual “State of the State” address by Equality Florida’s CEO Nadine Smith, and entertainment by celeb DJ Karen Ward. Their special guest MC will be WLRN radio personality Wanda Myles. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at EQFL.org/Miami Gala or by calling 813-870-3735.
The Anita Priest Whispering Angels Foundation and Unity Coalition are proud to be naming this years scholarship in memory of Terry M. Cain at their annual “A Night To Remember” taking place at Lips at 6:30pm and starring Terry’s husband of 15 years, the one and only, Electra. Tickets are available at WhisperingAngelsFoundation.com or by contacting Sandra at 305-433-4334.
Stable presents a Yard Sale Extravaganza to benefit Animal Aid Inc from 1-6pm. The event will also feature a silent auction, raffles, and a drag show. They invite the community to drop off unwanted household items for donations. Adoptable pets will be attending.
Village Pub presents the softball after party with a complimentary buffet for softball players. In addition they will be having a Bake Sale from 11am to 4 pm that will benefit the Village Pub/Rumors/courtyard Café AIDS Walk team.
Tuesday, March 17
Sponsored by American Airlines, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents a “Global Supplier Diversity Panel” Networking Luncheon & Business EXPO at the University of Miami’s Student Center Complex. Registration at 11:30am with luncheon/panel discussion from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Cost: MDGLCC Members ($35), Others ($45). RSVP required at www.gaybizmiami.com or 305-673-4440. As one of the many benefits of membership in the MDGLCC, the Supplier Diversity Certification Program is key for LGBTE’s opening doors to opportunities in the large corporate marketplace. There are literally billions of dollars of sales opportunities for business that can “deliver the goods!” This incredible panel of Global Supplier Diversity leaders will guide you through the evaluation process and answer your questions. With the participation of the US Small Business Association, American Airlines, Northrop Grumman, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and others.
Wednesday, March 18
Woof Cuff and Uwe Schroeder present the 5th annual benefit for Grateful Paws Dog and Cat rescue at Georgie’s Alibi/ Monkey Bar. For more information see the feature in this issue.
This is HOT
You know her for her delicious desserts. Now Paula Shoyer, THE kosher expert and best-selling author, celebrates Passover by sharing creative and tasty recipes that combine the nostalgic pleasures of family favorites with contemporary creations. The New Passover Menu (Sterling/January 2014; Hardcover; $35.00) takes a fresh look at a holiday known for heavy, tasteless food. The book is organized by menus to make the holiday super easy and includes gorgeous table settings to provide hosts ideas to make their tables as inviting as the food. The New Passover Menu is a modern recipe book with dishes you might see at the hip restaurant down the street, but with others that traditional cooks would embrace. There are enough familiar recipes to remind people of their childhoods, but here they are updated, lighter and more flavorful. Included are inventive menus for the two Seders, elegant Shabbat and Yom Tov menu as well as four diverse menus for the weekdays during the long eight-day holiday. Paula’s fabulous baked goods are found in the Breakfast and Dessert chapters. The book includes features that make planning and preparing for Passover cooking easy such as equipment lists for every recipe as well as prep and cook times.
The New Passover Menu is the must-have cookbook for the Passover holiday. This will be the first resource you will turn to create delicious, elegant and inspired holiday meals this year and every year.
To learn more about Paula Shoyer, visit her website, TheKosherBaker.com.