Last Thursday, The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange of Greater Fort Lauderdale) presented a Business Lunch at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, which once again brought together a nice crowd and was very informative. Also on Thursday, Dining Out For Life Fort Lauderdale (Yum, Yum) took place at many restaurants and was a benefit for Broward House. Thousands of dollars were raised for this great charity. On Friday, the month-long celebration of Boardwalks 30th anniversary began. They will be giving away $30,000 in prizes, so check it out, you have all month! On Sunday, Lips presented the Raise Your Hair Up High Gospel Brunch hosted by Nicolette, which was the official Smart Ride kick-off fundraiser and featured lots of patrons in high hair, all for a great cause. Later that afternoon, Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presented their monthly T-Dance hosted by Amanda Austin with music by DJ Silvio. Once again, this T-Dance had a sold-out crowd. Sunday night was the 10th anniversary of Misty Eyez’s Trannie Palace at B Bar and Grille. I was there when Misty started this night at Elements, and I would like to wish her a big heartfelt congrats on her anniversary and wish her many more years of success!
In Miami, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival continued with movies all week, in addition to their Centerpiece Party and Closing Night Party. Once again the film festival was a huge success!
Thursday, May 7
Shardee Ross presents the annul Mister Village Pub contest starting at 8pm at Village Pub. The contest features $1,000 in prize packages and the winner will be debuting in Shardee’s show on May 21. To register contact Shardee at ShavedHead2Toe@comcast.net or see Mark or Greg at Village Pub.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents an information sharing and networking at the LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach from 10–11am. Whether you are a new, existing or potential new MDGLCC member, learn how to maximize the use of all the Marketing tools and Programs available through the Chamber. Learn about the Chamber’s website and access to features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to chamber staff and Membership Committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and / or services. Free admission. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Scandals Saloon presents Bear Country, the official sponsor party for Beach Bear starting at 7pm.
Friday, May 8
Alibi/Monkey Bar in association with Growlr present the 1st annual “Fireman’s Ball” at 9pm with the Hottest Fireman’s Uniform Contest with a grand prize and a first runner up.
Twist presents their annual “Beach Party” where they invite you to show off your hottest swimwear. Beach party will be hosted by Pussila and feature the music of DJ Drew G (Official remixer for Beyonce and Madonna).
The Ramrod presents Leather Bear Party, an official Beach Bear party, where they invite you to meet bears from all over the world and to check out sexy muscle bear Chad out front.
Tonight and tomorrow night Bette Midler premiers her tour right here in South Florida at the Hard Rock Live with tickets starting at $154. To purchase tickets call 1-800-745-3000 or go to either TicketMaster.com or MyHRL.com
Saturday, May 9
The Harvey Milk Foundation and the Pride Center at Equality Park invite you to the inaugural “Diversity Honors” at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). This collaborative event will celebrate the achievements of those who have a transformational effect on the lives of others by promoting inclusion and acceptance. The event will be hosted by Craig Stevens, WSVN News Anchor, with special presenter Stuart Milk and featured performer, the iconic Joey Arias. Tickets are $150 a person and can be purchased by going to DiversityHonors.org. For more information call 954-463-9005.
Hunters presents “Beach Ball,” an official Beach Bear event starring DJ/Producer Paul Coals with a performance by Big Dipper.
The Manor presents, back by popular demand, direct from Greece DJ Xkuse along with specialty acts, dancers and performances. In the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents guest hostess Sasha Lords along with DJ Nena. 11pm to 4 am with Hot Go-Go boys and no cover!
Sunday, May 10
Beach Bear Weekend is hosting a Pool Party at Inn Leather Resort called “Pool Bear.” Don’t miss this chance to meet all the migrating muscle bears that come to Ft. Lauderdale for this incredible weekend of fun, beach, pool, food, drinks and great DJ’s from all over! The party is from 12-5 pm and admission is $20, but only $15 with your weekend tags.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Village Pub presents Electra, Living the Legends….Judy, Judy, Judy, a tribute to the mother of Gay Rights (Judy Garland) at 9:30pm.
In honor of Beach Bear weekend, Scandals Saloon presents “Sunday, Bear-T” from 4-11pm.
Monday, May 11
The Stable premiers their new Monday night variety show called “Momma Mia Mondays” starting at 8pm.
Pride festivals have become a signature of the LGBT community. While many cities host these festivals, thousands of communities are left in the closet. Many LGBT who cannot celebrate in their own backyards are turning to the web to find dates who will travel with them to these festivals. MissTravel.com, the first travel-dating website, has seen a positive trend of LGBT users connecting for a chance to attend some of the top Pride events with site members. The dating site has an active LGBT member base of more than 45,000.
Z-Roc dermatology is featuring a month of May special where 2 vials of Sculptra are only $999.
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EAT WITH ME had its World Premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and has since played at dozens of top LGBT film festivals in the US, including the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco, Boston LGBT Film Festival (Opening Night Film), Houston Film Festival (Closing Night Film), Chicago Reeling Film Festival and Out In Film Atlanta Festival. EAT WITH ME has also picked up several prestigious festival awards, including Best Comedy Film and Best Actress at the 2014 Out In Film Atlanta, and Best Feature at the 2014 Florence Queer Film Festival.
Seen through the eyes of a mother and her gay son who must reconnect, heal, and grow together to save the son’s Chinese restaurant, writer/director David Au has created a touching and personal tribute to his Chinese-American family, the healing power of food and love, and a transcendent tribute to motherhood.
Set in one of the glorious food capitals of the world, Los Angeles, this deliciously emotional and redemptive story features adept performances and a memorable cameo by iconic actor George Takei (Star Trek). Starring Sharon Omi, Teddy Chen Culver, Aidan Bristow, and Nicole Sullivan (TV’s “Family Guy”, “MADtv”). EAT WITH ME has a runtime of 95 minutes and is not rated. Eat With Me can be purchased at WolfeVideo.com for only $24.95