And the winner of the Miss Unite 2017 pageant is… Kalah Mendoza!
The new queen took the title last Monday when Abey Alfasi held his second annual Miss Unite F.I. Pageant at the world-famous Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale. Five contestants competed in the pageant, which is the official preliminary to Miss Florida F.I. 2017.
The second runner-up was Kataleya Davenport, while the first runner-up title went to April Chanel.
All three finalists received sponsorships allowing them to move on to the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant to compete on the national stage. Congrats to Abey and his entire staff on a fabulous pageant!
On Tuesday, I started my night at Extreme Action Park in Oakland Park in their Classic Car Exhibit where the GFLGLCC hosted their monthly mixer. For those of you who haven’t been yet, this is such a fun place! Check it out!
Afterwards, I went over to Rumors for their monthly charity bingo, which this month benefited the Animal Rescue Fund. As usual, the hostess was the lovely Amanda Austin and her special guest was Alandra Matthews.
On Wednesday night, the night started out at a beautiful home on Las Olas as Equality Florida held their Broward Connections Mixer and talked about the latest political actions going on in Tallahassee. Afterwards, I headed down to Miami as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force held their 2017 Gala Kick Off Party at AC Hotels on the beach. While there I got to see my brother from another mother (he is really my sista, but he hates when I say that), Josue Santiago, who is the chair of the 2017 Gala.
On Thursday, SAVE! held a Broward County Champions of Equality Recruitment event at Mind Your Manors on Wilton Drive. Tony Lima, executive director, created this event to get more Broward folks involved in their Champions of Equality Gala. As someone who has been many times, I highly encourage it. Afterwards, I headed over to Matty’s Wilton Park to see the one and only Lady Bunny perform, like only she can. As usual, she delighted the crowd and you fully understand why she has lasted in this business for over 30 years!
On Friday evening, Southern Nights Fort Lauderdale hosted a NeighBEARhood Takeover Party with a Wet Underwear Contest where winners and placers got passes to One Magical Weekend events. The winner was Hotspots’ own cover model (three weeks ago) and star of Happy Endings at the Empire Stage, Matthew Pappadia.
On Saturday evening we started the night at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar for their monthly Beast, Fetish & Gear Party. This month, they featured DJ Erich Ensastigue of Pure Jaus Records who rocked the house. Beast is always the third Saturday of the month, so stay tuned for next month’s event!
Afterwards, the gang and I went over to The Manor to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Noche Latina Florida, at Noche Latina Saturdays. The anniversary, whose theme was Noche Erotica, was packed in the dance room and the patio and featured the bartenders in fetish gear, sexy Go-Go Papis in outfits I dream about, fabulous drag performances (including two from the current reigning Miss Noche Latina, Angie Ovahness, that had the crowds screaming), an adult video star performance, and sensational music by resident DJ Larry Larr. Congrats to the entire staff of Noche Latina Florida. Hotspots wishes them many more years of success.
On Sunday, I headed to Miami for the annual Aqua Girl Boy Party. This year they partnered with Impulse Group to present Evolution Party at the National Hotel, which featured a trifecta of DJ Talent (AJ Reddy, Citizen Jane and Dan Slater).
Thursday, May 25
Wilton Manors Business Association presents its May luncheon at Bona Italian Restaurant & Pizza (2468 Wilton Drive) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bona has arranged special entrées and pricing just for the WMBA. For more information go to wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com.
Starting today and going through the 31, the Pride Factory presents 30% off all regular priced swimwear. This is a perfect opportunity to stock up for Summer!
Friday, May 26
From today until June 4, thousands of participants, spectators and leaders from around the globe will converge on Miami for World OutGames IV. This 10-day event will bring to life more than 450 events across three areas: Sport, Culture and Human Rights. World OutGames Miami will challenge you physically, stimulate you intellectually and enliven you emotionally. Be part of it all, and leave transformed for the better – in your mind, your body and your heart. World OutGames Miami is licensed by GLISA – the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association. For more info go to OutGames.org.
The inaugural Spring Art Festival starts today and goes through May 28 at Danieli ArtWorld Galler, 925 N.Railroad Ave., West Palm Beach. The weekend will include a special viewing of the Daniel Bouaziz Collection, a VIP reception, and formal Viennese gala. For more information and images please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Boardwalk presents adult film star Eddy CeeTee live and on stage tonight, Saturday and Sunday with two shows each night at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Saturday, May 27
Joe Whitaker presents Fort Lauderdale DILF Commando party at Hunters Nightclub starring DJ Chomper from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. This is a dog tag/jock party and features a clothes check.
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents DJ Latrice Perry on the turntables from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Score welcomes the attendees of the World OutGames Miami 2017 with an Opening Night Party featuring DJ/Producer Alex Lo from 11 p.m. to 5am.
The Ramrod presents DJ Herbie James from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Manor Complex, gives South Florida two parties that are official White Fort Lauderdale events. In the Ballroom they present “Confessions” starring festival Star/Remix Producer DJ Tony Moran. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents “Pecadores” starring Champagne Bordeaux, Taina Norell, resident DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go papis. Saturdays at the Manor Complex are from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and feature no cover before midnight and only $7 after midnight for members and $10 for non-members ($12 for 18-20 years old)
Sunday, May 28
Gary Santis presents the 19th annual White Fort Lauderdale event taking place at the Manor Complex. The night will star, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Alyssa Edwards and celebrity DJ Tracy Young. This is an 18-and-over event. Tickets can be purchased at ShowClix.com/Event/White2017. For VIP room admission, which includes bottle service and the first to meet Alyssa, call 954-557-4279.
Rumors presents their 2nd Drag Brunch with DJ Daniel Kristopherre and two shows: the first is 12-2 and the second is 2-4 starring Alandra Matthews, Skye Beckett, and guests.
Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee at 6 p.m. which is a joyful celebration of Southern Gospel Music.
Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar premieres a new party today called Crazy Daisy P-Town Tea Dance starring Daisy Deadpetals and VJ Barry Browder at 6 p.m. featuring drag, go-go’s, contests and give-a-ways. Later on, Misty Eyes’ Trannie Palace starts at 11:30 p.m. with a Memorial Day Beach Party theme.
Monday, May 29
JMV Productions presents Southern Jewel All American Goddess at 9 p.m. at the Boardwalk. This is an official preliminary to All American Goddess 2017 and will star Alexis Mateo, All American Goddess 2016, as well as Jose Vega, AA Gent 2016, Rolly Villaverde, Mr. EOY 2016, Alyson Thomas, Miss Metropolitan Icon Cont Elite 2017, Efrain Reyes, Mr. Carolina Continental 2017, Poizon Ivy, Xander Child Valentino, Mr. Pride of America 2017, and Aries M. Kelly, National Showman 2017. The pageant, which is hosted by Sasha Sommers, will be judged on Interview, Creative Costume, Evening Gown, Talent and Q&A. Contact Jose of Joey Cass for more info at 908-230-4813.
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Katy Perry’s new album, Witness (Capitol Records), which will be available for purchase on June 9, is an extensive arena tour. With Witness, Katy reflects on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire. The singles released thus far: the Platinum-certified “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley and the follow-up single, “Bon Appétit”, featuring Migos, hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on Witness. Each ticket purchase for WITNESS: The Tour also includes a copy of her album, Witness.
The North American leg of WITNESS: The Tour, produced by AEG Presents, will kick off on September 7 and will hit Miami at the American Airlines Arena on December 20.
Katy will be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to donate tickets to club members and volunteers. Additionally, fans can earn free tickets by joining Global Citizen and taking action to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. $1 per every ticket sold will also be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale to the general public on Monday May 22, at 10 a.m. with the Canadian dates on sale May 26. All U.S. concerts on WITNESS: The Tour are presented by Xfinity. The album will be available nationwide and prices vary. To see the dates or find out any information on Katy visit katyperry.com.