On Tuesday, Mack Planet held there monthly Mack Mixer, this month being held at the new Boatyard restaurant and once again it was a big success. Also on Tuesday, the Pride Center held their monthly Founders Circle. On Wednesday, the Fort Lauderdale International Fim Festival (FLIFF) honored Honors Actress Loretta Swit (Hot Lips Houlahan on Mash) at Cinema Paradiso. On Thursday evening, Adams Interiors held their one night only after-hours sale, and everyone who was there got incredible deals on beautiful furniture. It was a great event! Also on Thursday the MDGLCC held another successful Mega-Mixer at the Pullman Hotel (formerly Sofitel). On Friday evening The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presented “30 Years of Pride” at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Saturday night, Miami Beach Gay Pride presented “Soirée,” the third annual VIP cocktail reception to raise funds to help produce the 2016 Pride parade and festival at the newly renovated and reopened Miami Beach Women’s Club. On Sunday night Equality Florida presented the 13th annual Broward Gala at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six and once again this event was a HUGE success.
This past weekend was the 12th annual Smart Ride from Miami to Key West and once again it was a huge success raising $951,713. Congrats to Glenn and his entire team, all the volunteers and of course all the riders for doing such an incredible job and making us all proud to be a part of this community! While in Key West, Stephen hit some of the bars on Bourbon Street.
Thursday, November 19
Give Miami Day is the biggest annual giving event in South Florida. This year, they will again ignite Greater Miami for 24 hours. History was made on Give Miami Day 2014, raising $5.2 million for 520 local nonprofits from more than 19,000 donors spanning the city, nation and globe. Give Miami Day allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting our local nonprofit organizations. Twenty-four hours of giving begins at midnight on November 19 and ends at midnight on November 20, 2015. Throughout the day, individuals may view online profiles of more than 500 nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable gift here on givemiamiday.org.
Village Pub presents the official Smart Ride 12 “it’s a Wrap” party at 7pm. At 9:45pm they feature Sharde Ross’ Jump Start Thursdays, with this month’s theme being “Classy Ladies” and starring Asheeria Pryce and Agatha.
The Clubhouse II has brought back Bear Night Thursdays and tonight is the 2nd of 2 kick- off parties, which will feature Kick-off giveaways and discounted rooms from 6-11pm as well as complimentary bar, snacks and Pizza and wings at 8pm.
Friday, November 20
Today is the 17th Annual National Transgender Day of Remembrance, which seeks to memorialize and give dignity and respect to the transgender people who were taken from this world and — in many cases – misgendered and denied dignity by law enforcement or even their biological families in death. For more information on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, including a full list of 2015 vigils and remembrance ceremonies, visit tdor.info.
The GLBX presents Artopia, bridging communities through the arts, which is their annual fundraiser and is presented by Audi Fort Lauderdale. Artopia takes place from 7-10pm, with the VIP reception at 6pm at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. General Admission is $75 and VIP Adsmission is $100 with GFLCC members receiving a discount. For more information or to purchase tickets go to GLBX.org.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance (3rd Friday of the month) which stars DJ Herbie James.
As part of the Manors 6th anniversary weekend, Bubble Gum Fridays presents America’s first Transgender pop recording group “Secret Girls” performing live. Bubble Gum is from 11pm to 4am and stars DJs JPS in the ballroom and Miik in the Ivy Lounge and Patio. There is no cover for 21+ before midnight and only $7 after midnight for members and $10 for non-members. 18-20 is $12 all night long.
Saturday, November 21
The spectacular 6th anniversary of the Manor Complex takes place tonight from 11pm to 4am starring, direct from America’s Got Talent, Christian Stoinev and Scooby as well as aerial acts, fire dancers, amazing décor, beautiful dancers and much more. The night will also star DJ Paul De Leon in the Ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays, presents special guest DJ Larry Larr as well as performances by Viva Mirage and Taina Norell and Omar on the Bongos. Admission is free before midnight and only $5 after midnight for member and $7 for non-members. For more information, or to reserve a VIP table call 954-626-0082.
The Original Ft Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Harmonious Holidays” at 8 pm at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Auditorium Tickets are $25, $40. Purchase tickets at theftlgmc.org or by calling 954-832-0060.
Wilton Manors Art Walk has rebranded and is now called “Wilton Manors Art Expo” and the season starts tonight and will continue the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7-10pm up and down Wilton Drive. For more information go to WMAE.org
The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary in Lake Worth’s Fine Art District at 6 p.m. At the Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery they will be presenting “Vortex: Creative Energy of South Florida Exhibition” and next door at the Bruce Webber Gallery, “Art and Artifacts” Exhibition. The After-hours Party begins at 10 p.m. at the New Bam Boo Room located walking distance for the gallery
Hunters presents WOOF, a monthly dance event (3rd Saturday of the month) with guest DJs John Alvarado and Roke Cabrera from 9pm to 3am.
Epilepsy Foundation Florida presents “Purple Hat Parade” from 11am to 3pm at Esplanade Park (400 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale). Both attendees and pets are eligible for prizes for the most creative purple hats. It’s free to participate in the parade, and only $20 to enter the contest. To register go to EpilepsyFLA.org
Sunday, November 22
The Ramrod presents their monthly EDC (Enforced Dress Code) party from 9pm to midnight on the patio hosted by the Leather Masked ball.
Wednesday, November 25
Hunters presents their Fireball 2 starting at 9pm, starring the sounds of DJ Freddy Arends.
Village Pub has started a new promotion entitled “Sing Out, Louise Wednesdays,” which features Sing-A-Long Piano Bar with Jack Aaronson from 6:30-9pm and Karaoke with Andy and Ricky from 9pm to 1am.
Tonight is the start of the annual White Party, which is a long weekend of parties and events produced and to benefit Care Resource. This event will bring thousands of people to Miami to party at some of the most iconic locations with some of the hottest DJ’s in the world. For more information go to: WhiteParty.com.
This is HOT
KYLIE Minogue just released “KYLIE CHRISTMAS.” Recorded at Angel Studios and Sarm Music Village, the album features 13 tracks – including several duets and a mix of original and classic songs. Kylie has enlisted the help of her sister Dannii Minogue for the deluxe version of the album, recording the brand new song 100 degrees – set to be a disco Christmas classic! James Corden features on Yazoo’s brilliant ‘Only You’, Iggy Pop joins Kylie on the Waitresses festive hit, ‘Christmas Wrapping’ while Frank Sinatra posthumously completes the roll call of collaborators, appearing on ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’. All tracks on the album were produced by Kylie’s long-standing musical director Steve Anderson, except ‘White December’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’ which were produced by Matt Prime and ‘Everyday’s Like Christmas’ by Stargate.
Three brand new tracks feature on the main album, ‘White December’, ‘Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here’ and ‘Every Day’s Like Christmas’ and a further three on the deluxe edition – ‘Oh Santa’, ‘100 Degrees’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’. Ranging from slow and sultry to disco, all six of the tracks truly encompass the Christmas spirit.
For more information on Kylie Minogue or to order the CD go to kylie.com