Last Tuesday, the Monthly Mack Mixer took place at Su Viche on Las Olas and once again had the crowd. On Wednesday, New York Grilled Cheese presented their annual “Cheese-A-Rama” hosted by Daisy Deadpetals, which was a benefit for the Smart Ride and raised thousands of dollars. Also, on Wednesday MiFo Producers Circle Mixer and Kick Off Party for Fort Lauderdale’s section of the Film Festival took place at a private home…it was beautiful! Starting on Wednesday night and going all weekend, the Alibi celebrated their 18th anniversary with different events every night. From the crowds I saw all weekend, you can tell the Alibi is loved! On Thursday, GLBX presented the official launch party for Artopia 2015 at Audi Fort Lauderdale. This was a great event and of course it didn’t hurt to see all those beautiful Audi’s. On Friday, Unity Coalition presented the annual Leaders, Legends and Lovelies Ball at the Victor Hotel, celebrating “the good, positive and outstanding within our LGBT community.” At this event, the Legends Honors will be given to allies of the LGBT community in South Florida. One of the honorees was my good friend, Milancita, who received the much deserved Unsung Hero Award. On Saturday, Magic City Casino presented Taylor Dayne and Coro at Stage 305. Taylor sang all her famous hits that brought me back to my teenage years. Also on Saturday, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presented “Fall Follies!” at the NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, which as always was entertaining. On Sunday, the Ramrod celebrated their 21st Anniversary and featured $1,000 in cash and prizes, including a free helicopter ride, a balloon drop at midnight, and 50 CDs of the hit single “Ramrod Muscle” by Bryan Reyes and of course the annual Anniversary Pin give-a-way, which everyone always rushes to get. I know people that have the pin from every year.
Thursday, September 17
Village Pub presents Sharde Ross’ Jump Start Thursdays, with this month’s theme being “Love Songs” and starring Sharde, Vanity Flair and Nancy Ross.
Winner of the Latin Ace Award for “Best Musical Show of the Year” the Dance Production Tango Lovers comes to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater at 8pm. Reserved Seat tickets for the acclaimed Tango Lovers are from $23.75 to $82.75. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $113.75. They are on sale NOW at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 11AM – 6PM and during show days). For more information go to FillmoreMB.com.
As a prelude to the October 9th opening of Fort Lauderdale’s MiFo LGBT Film Festival, organizers present a screening of Guidance at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway Theatre at 7 pm. Directed by Pat Mills, Guidance was a favorite at the MiFo Miami festival. David Gold, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Today, he was just diagnosed with skin cancer and got fired from the last acting gig he could get. Desperate for money and with nothing else to lose, he fakes his resume, and gets a job as a high school guidance counselor. The students of Grusin High love him – it might be because he drinks and smokes with them. But this is just the beginning of his downward spiral. When he meets Jabriell, a teenaged outcast who’s just as screwed up as he is, he might learn that in the company of teenagers, sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime. MiFofilm.com
Friday, September 18
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance (3rd Friday of the month) starring DJ Herbie James.
Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents a Janet Jackson Tribute with Unbreakable Concert ticket giveaways. There is no cover before midnight for 21+, and after midnight its $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Under 21 is $12 all night.
Saturday, September 19
The Manor Complex presents Ru Paul Drag Race and American Idol superstar Adore Delano live in the Ballroom with the sounds of DJ Sushiman. This special event is 18 and over with admission free before midnight for 21+ and only $7 after for member and $10 for non-members. Under 21 is $15 all night. There will be a meet and greet with Adore for the first 100 people on line at 11pm. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents special guests Sasha Lords and Selena Jimenez with a $300 in cash and prizes Salsa contest at 2:30am (sign up at the DJ booth). The night will feature special guest DJ Larry Larr.
Hunters Nightclub presents WOOF! Fort Lauderdale with guest DJ Barry Huffine along with resident Dj Roke Cabrera for a night of dancing to Sexy House Beats and Men that make you say WOOF!. The party starts at 9pm and features no cover.
Sunday, September 20
The Leather Masked Ball 10 presents their annual Leather & Fetish Gear Auction at Scandals at 2 pm. For more information, go to LeatherMaskedBall.org
The Ramrod presents their monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code) event on the patio from 9pm to midnight hosted by the Minotaurs.
Monday, September 21
Rumors presents “Teen Dream Turnabout” with the theme being Prom Night at 9pm hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. Prom Attire is encouraged and they invite the entire community to come out and watch their staff entertain and raise money for the Smart Ride 12. Have your picture taken with your date, and vote for prom king and queen. They will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.
Reminder that when you are shopping at Hustler Hollywood (1500 East Sunrise Blvd) mention “Hotspots” at the cashier to receive 15% off your entire order!
The Boardwalk presents their annual Turnabout on Thursday, September 24 at 8pm and they invite you to come see your hunky bartenders in drag.
This is HOT
Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran released their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, on September 11th via Warner Bros. Records. A Deluxe version of Paper Gods is currently available for pre-order at all participating retailers. The Deluxe Fan Edition is available exclusively at http://www.DuranDuran.com or http://store.warnermusic.com/duran-duran.
Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor recorded Paper Gods in London with producers Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair, and Mr Hudson. The record features special guests Janelle Monáe , former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Canadian Juno-Award winning singer Kiesza, British singer/songwriter Mr Hudson, violinist Davidé Rossi and actress Lindsay Lohan.
The songs — already being heralded as the band’s best work since Rio — capture the true essence of Duran Duran, with the duality and sense of conflict that has always been at the heart of their music. Visceral and daring, the album mixes hard-edged, contemporary pop with the band’s darker more experimental side to create a body of work that is epic in its scope.
The lead single is the infectious and future classic “Pressure Off” featuring Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers.
Please visit http://www.duranduran.com/ for details.