On Wednesday night, we started out at Progress for their new (3 weeks old now) Amanda Austin’s Lip Service Wednesdays, which is drawing in the crowds. Afterwards we headed down to South Beach for the 22nd anniversary of Twist, which, as usual, was packed. Congrats to owners Joel and Richard, as well as the entire staff for 22 fagulous years, and we’re wishing them many more years of success! On Friday Equality Florida’s Marriage Announcement Rallies took place all over the state (here’s a pic from the Broward Courthouse, with gigantic crowds). In Broward, the Post-Marriage Rally took place at Rumors, which was also packed. On Saturday, Impulse Group, in partnership with C&I Studio, put on a fashion show during the monthly Art Walk block party. As usual, Impulse had super cute guys to spread their important message. This weekend was the annual St. Pete Pride Parade and Festival. I was told from the Hotspots staff that went up there that they drew record numbers. Congrats to Eric and Robert and the entire organizing team at St. Pete Pride.
Thursday, July 2
The Boardwalk presents “Brazilian Beach Party” starting today and going through Saturday featuring sexy Ramon Ventura with new choreographed shows nightly and erotic star Vadim Black with 2 live shows nightly.
Urge Underground presents “Resist Abel” from 11pm to 5 am at Trade (1439 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Friday, July 3
Le Boy presents my buddy erotic star Angel Rock performing live tonight and tomorrow 2 shows nightly at 11pm and 12:30am. Angel is one of the nicest guys I know, so go out and say hello!
Hunters Fort Lauderdale in association with Joe Soler and John Thorpe present Revival from 9:30pm to 3am featuring the music of DJ Warren Gluck and performance and performances by Adora and Kitty Meow with no cover!
“The Overnight,” which opens today all over Florida, is writer/director Patrick Brice’s painfully funny take on thirty something sexual frustration and parenthood starring Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Judith Godrèche (Potiche). Alex and Emily recently moved from Seattle to LA and are desperate to find new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt, they agree to join family pizza night at their home. As it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.
Saturday, July 4
The Manor presents from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Alaska performing her iTunes chart topping hits. Saturdays previously scheduled “Red, White and Violet” starring the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, Violet Chachki, will be performing July 25. This is a special event and for tonight only they are letting 18 and over permitted. There is no cover before midnight for 21 and up and only $5 after midnight for members and $7 for non-members. Under 21 is $15 all night. The Manor Saturdays is 11pm to 4 am with amazing visuals, outlandish performances and hot go-go boys.
Mona’s 4th of July annual benefit for Pet Project for Pets, in honor of Pizza Hut Dave takes place from 12 noon to 9pm and features raffles all day, games, Xmas gifts, money, liquor, giveaways, a hot diggity dog cookout at 6pm and a live auction at 6pm.
The Pride Center at Equality Park (2040 N Dixie Highway) presents their monthly (first Saturday of the month) Flea Market from 8 am to 1 pm.
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #83 (First Saturday of each month) starring DJ/Producer Scott Mann.
Village Pub presents a Backyard BBQ World Series Fundraiser from 4-8pm.
Inn Leather presents “Bang Bang” their yearly celebration of our nation’s independence! Loads of guys come together for this traditional BBQ and pool party that DJ Jimmy P and international adult video star Milan Gamiani host every year. Play areas, hot tub, heated pool, outdoor sling, a sling in every room, showers, lockers, Inn Leather has it all! The event takes place from 12-5pm and a $20 donation includes food and drinks as well as free parking on 777 Miami rd.
Sunday, July 5
Village Pub has changed their Sundays as the popular “Life’s A Drag” has moved there and Sundays are now “In The Biz Night.” Tonight the theme is Birthday Bitches as they celebrate the birthdays of cast members Daisy Deadpetals, and Erika Norell along with special guest Diva. Show starts at 9:30pm.
Wednesday, July 8
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce & GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) present their monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month. Open to others who want to engage with this target group at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Panel discussion on Marketing with the participation of distinguished attorneys & professionals. Registration 11:30am with luncheon/networking from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Cost: MDGLCC Members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 50 persons. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Club Fort Lauderdale Over July 4th Weekend
Club Fort Lauderdale has many event this Independence weekend. Starting on Friday and going through Sunday they feature there 1/2 Price Membership Sale. In addition all 3 days they feature a Complimentary Poolside Luncheon at 1PM and then on Saturday night, July 4th starting at 10pm, they present Res-Erection – Blackout Naked Play Space Event!
Adams Interiors is giving a gift to all their loyal Hotspots readers. Present the coupon in this week’s ad and get $200 off a $1,000 or more purchase. Its summer time, so take advantage and update that piece of furniture or room you have been wanting to!
DIRECTV and Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival launched Outfest Online (outfestonline.com), which will feature a special collection of LGBT shorts, documentaries and feature length films from Outfest past and present. No longer just for those in Los Angeles, anyone across the country will be able to stream select Outfest entries for free to coincide with the start of the 2015 festival.
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