A week ago Monday, The Boardwalk presented their 3rd annual “Pink Bra Auction,” which once again was a benefit for the Susan G Komen foundation and featured a silent auction, and a live auction to bid on bling-ed out bras donated and modeled by some of South Florida’s famous bar personal and business owners. As usual, this was a fun event. On Wednesday, Broward House’s Smart Ride Team, “Give A Shift” presented a 70’s Disco Dance Party at Hunters that featured a dance and best dress contest, which was hosted by Alexis Couture. On Saturday afternoon, there were 2 events in Fort Lauderdale, the first was the fifth annual Pride Center Community Day which was held in front of their main offices and celebrated the entire community. The second was the Pet Project for Pets Paws 4 Paws, 2nd annual Twilight Pet Walkathon. The theme of the walkathon was Super Heroes and Friends and also featured a costume contest for pets. Congrats to Sue and Rose for putting on such a great event! On Saturday night was the annual Miami Recognition Dinner which was presented by the National LGBTQ Task Force at the Sparkle Ballroom at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Once again, this amazing event was sold out. Every year this is an incredible event to be at, but this year it was even better, as my very good friend, Josue Santiago proposed to his now fiancé, Matt Dzwonkiewicz on stage. It was a moment that moved the entire audience!
Thursday, October 29
Village Pub presents Enchanted Forest with Brazilian sensation Leonora Aquilla performing tonight and tomorrow at 10pm.
Pride Factory presents their 3 day (through the 31st) “Pick a Pumpkin” savings event, where you pick a pumpkin and that’s the savings you receive.
Friday, October 30
The 21st annual SAVE Halloween party takes place at Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Avenue) from 9pm to 3 am. The night will feature music by Bill James and Alex Ramos and performances by Tiffany Fantasia, TP Lords and Fantasia Royale. To purchase tickets go to SaveHalloween.org.
Bubble Gum Friday at the Manor, in honor of American Horror Story: Hotel, presents a best all time Lady GaGa Look costume contest with $500 in cash and prizes. Bubble Gum starts DJ’s JPS and Miik and features no cover before midnight for 21+ and only $7 after for member and $10 for non-members (18-20 is $12 all night).
Saturday, October 31
The Pride Center presents Wicked Manors, the annual block party down Wilton Drive features the theme “Once Upon A Drive” presented by Hunters. Wicked Manors is from 7pm to midnight and the main stage MC’s are Misty Eyez, and hit 97.3’s Miss Bryan & Nikki Ramirez. Wicked Manors features décor, music, flash mobs and costume contests. All proceeds of this event go to support the vital programs and services of the Pride Center. For more info go to WickedManors.org.
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar features a live performance of Hocus Pocus starring Nicole Halliwell, Calypso Monroe and Nikkay Waters at 10pm. The performance will be followed by a costume contest hosted by Nicole and featuring $500 for the winner, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for 3rd place.
Rumors presents “Candyland” as part of the Wicked Wilton Halloween celebration starting at 9pm. Featured performances by Lillie McCloud, Mia Patricyk, Carmen Adore, Naomi Wynters and Ruby Buxom. Daisy Deadpetals hosts a costume contest at 12:30 pm with $500 in cash and prizes and then she will perform at 1:30 am.
The Clubhouse II presents Blackout Mayhem at 8pm where masks and/or costumes are encouraged!
The Boardwalk presents Halloween Horror Nights, where they promise a scary, but sexy good time. They will feature the “Turn Back Time” costume contest at 1am with the categories: Best Cher, Scariest costume and sexiest costume.
Lips presents Horror Hotel, where their guests check in, but never check out. The night will be hosted by Daisy Deadpetals with a $100 cash prize costume contest.
Score presents Ho’Tel, where you check in, but never check out starring Ivan Gomez and Isaac Escalante from 9pm to 5am. Call to reserve your VIP suite now at 305-989-0222.
As part of their Enchanted Forest theme, Village Pub presents a costume contest at midnight hosted by Electra with $800 in cash and prizes for the top 3 contestants.
The Manor presents “Horrorween Manor,” an indoor/outdoor Halloween Street Festival from 5 pm to 4am featuring food trucks, a performance stage, huge outdoor dance area, LED Wall, and a $2,500 cash and prizes best costume contest with MC Electra. The night will star DJ’s JPS, Sushiman and Nena in the Latin Lounge and Patio.
The Ramrod features a costume contest at 1 am with 2 categories: Best costume and butchiest. The night will feature the music of DJ Jeffrey Jacobs.
Sunday, Nov 1
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance, the only T Dance on the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale. This always packed event is hosted by Amanda Austin along with DJ Silvio and this week’s special guests Alandra Matthews, Sharde Ross and Miata Monroe.
Piola (2374 N Federal Highway) is starting a new brunch every Sunday from 11am to 3 pm with a special menu.
Starting today and every Sunday in November, the Windamar (543 Breakers Ave) presents Sunday T Dance and BBQ. For more information call them at 954-561-0039.
Back by popular demand, Village Pub presents the wonderful world of Miss Conception, with brand new songs at 9pm.
Wednesday, Nov 4
Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics celebrates their Contouring Center in Coconut Creek (6552 N State Road 7) with a live demonstration event from 11am to 5pm. Join them for refreshments, raffle prizes, and live demonstrations of Ultra Shape. Ultra Shape is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses pulsed ultrasound energy to selectively destroy fat cells with no downtime or signs of treatment. To RSVP call 954-537-4106.
Hunters presents The Best Little Whorehouse on Wilton Drive, which is their turnabout and will be a fundraiser for the Smart Ride. General Admission is free, but you can reserve a table of 4 for $100, which includes a bottle of Ketel One with the mixers, or view the show from upstairs for $15, which includes a free cocktail. Doors open at 7pm, with the cocktail reception and show starting at 8:30pm.
These are HOT
Verve Records and Walt Disney Records have announced the 12 artists who are included on the upcoming compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released on October 30th. The album features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. We Love Disney was produced by multi-platinum, 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.
The album features singer-songwriter NE-YO singing “Friend Like Me;” Jessie J on “Part of Your World;” Jason Derulo on “Can You Feel the Love Tonight;” Gwen Stefani on “The Rainbow Connection;” Ariana Grande on “Zero to Hero;” Jhené Aiko on “In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice;” rock band Fall Out Boy on “I Wan’na Be Like You;” Tori Kelly on “Colors of the Wind;” Kacey Musgraves on “A Spoonful of Sugar;” Charles Perry on “Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat;” Jessie Ware on “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes;” and Rascal Flatts, accompanied by actress Lucy Hale on “Let It Go.” The album also features a rendition of “It’s a Small World” performed by all of the artists.
“In choosing the artists to appear on We Love Disney, we tried to cover the whole spectrum,” David Foster says. “I wanted great singers. That’s always been my mandate. We set the bar high and everyone who came in absolutely killed it. The vocals on this album are spectacular.”
We Love Disney will be released in several configurations, including as a digital album, a standard CD, a Deluxe CD, on Deluxe Vinyl, and as a picture-disc set. The Deluxe versions feature two bonus tracks from Verve Records’ artists Brenna Whitaker (“Bein’ Green” from The Muppet Show) and Yuna (“A Whole New World” from Aladdin). We Love Disney will also be available as a Collector’s Edition Box Set, which includes the digital deluxe album, limited-edition double vinyl, standard-edition double vinyl, limited-edition CD, standard-edition CD, limited-edition double-picture disc, four numbered lithographs, a DVD of “The Magic Behind We Love Disney,” a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a one-time only design, an exclusive tote bag, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
The album and box set can all be pre-ordered now at https://www.welovedisneymusic.com/.
In The Grayscale is a sensitive, well-acted romantic drama that puts a delicate and mature twist on the classic coming-out story. Filmed in Santiago, Chile, it follows an emotionally ill-at-ease, married architect’s journey of sexual discovery, which switches into high gear after he meets an intriguing gay man.
When we first encounter successful 35-year-old Bruno (Francisco Celhay), he has just made the difficult decision to separate from his loving wife in order to sort through his feelings. His concerned family calls it a selfish choice, and the couple’s young son is understandably confused and hurt by his doting dad’s decision to leave, but their familial bond appears strong. After Bruno is approached to design a new architectural landmark, he is introduced to Fer (Emilio Edwards), a local tour guide with unique access to the soul of Santiago’s gorgeous cityscape, both ancient and modern. This professional hookup quickly turns to flirtation and much more, complicated by the undeniable chemistry—intellectual and physical—between the handsome leads.
The grayscale of the film’s title exists between the old world and the new, certainty and doubt, straight and gay. Is Bruno gay or bisexual? Is he confused or incapable of commitment? The answers turn out to be not so black-and-white. In his assured feature film debut, director Claudio Marcone reveals new and surprising depths in a midlife coming-out tale by focusing on fine-grained emotional shadings.
In The Grayscale is available from WolfeVideo.com for only $24.95