PREAMBLE

Many events happened around town this past week including Uwe’s annual Grateful Paws benefit, Ramrods Pig Dance, Mayor Justin Flippen’s Celebration of Life (a special double truck pic page in this issue), but most of the events surrounded Winter Party 2020. I will elt the pics do the talking:

 

Thursday, March 12

The Pride Factory presents the new Andrew Christian styles. In addition, they are featuring 30% off select styles from today until March 18. 

 

Friday, March 13

Twist presents, in honor of Friday the 13, “Blackout” starring DJ Bill Hallquist

 

Starlet Skye presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live” at 10pm at The Pub

 

Miami Beach’s only residential Garden Tour returns with many extraordinary opportunities to explore, enjoy and celebrate our love for the beauty of nature, floral design, music…oh yeah, and treasure hunting at Susan Rothchild’s Gems & Junque Bazaar. Kick of the weekend with the VIP Reception tonight at 6:30pm featuring cocktails & lite bites, Flower Show Preview – meet the winning designers and Gems & Junque Vernissage (You get first dibs on the treasures!) The Garden Tour is tomorrow, March 14th, from 10am – 4pm. Visit six private gardens, each with a distinctive characteristics. This self-guided tour begins and ends at the Garden for check-in, ticket purchase and tour map pick up. Round out the weekend with a special performance by Miami Symphony Orchestra, on Sunday, March 15th at 4pm. Purchase Tour Tickets at Mbgarden.org/calendar/tickets.

 

Saturday, March 14

The Ramrod presents their monthly “Underground Invasion,” where it’s all about the music starring DJ VleXXX

 

The Pet Project presents “Hoops 4 Hounds” from 2 to 4pm at The Pub. Get sponsors and shoot hoops 4 hounds. Individuals and teams are welcome, and you can register or donate at: ThePetprojectfl.org There will also be a silent auction, with all monies benefitting the Pet Project for Pets. 

 

The Manor Complex presents JOY Florida Buzios Weekend starring DJ Eudes Freire in the Ballroom. In The Ivy Dance Room and Windsor Lounge, Noche Latina Saturdays features the Official Victory Party for Velvet Lenore and Hamed Novva winning Miss and Mr. Noche Latina. The event will be hosted by Kalah Mendoza., and also star DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor are from 11pm to 4 am and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL ID) and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).

Sunday, March 15

The Ramrod presents EDC (Enforced Dress Code) from 9pm to 12am on the Patio hosted by the new Mr. Florida Rubber Spirit Onyx. 

 

Tuesday, March 17

Please go out and VOTE TODAY and make your voice heard!!

 

After you vote, got out and celebrate ST Patty’s day at the venue of your choice, just remember to be responsible and don’t drink and drive. 

 

Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents a St Patrick’s Day event with LeNore Jaye’s Groove Session at 8pm. They will also be featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner for only $12.99. 

 

The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents their March Mixer from 5:30-7pm at Plunge Beach Resort (4660 El Mar Dr., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea). Admission is complimentary with early registration and $5 within 24 hours of event; Future members $10 with early registration and $15 within 24 hours of event, and features a complimentary welcome drink, cash bar with happy hour prices, and complimentary Hors D’oeuvres. 

 

Wednesday, March 18

The monthly Pride Skates theme will be “St Patrick’s Day After” from 7-10pm at Xtreme Action Park. This is a unique fundraising event benefiting the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival featuring roller skating, dancing, live DJ, full liquor bar. Special guests, and performances featuring the South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Buy tickets online: Xtremeactionpark.com/stonewall-pride-skate-nights. 

 

HOT Stuff

The annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music festival will take place on Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, March 21 and star Lil Kim and Casper Magico. Register, Volunteer, and donate at FloridaAIDSwalk.org

 

This is HOT

A slice-of-life comedy about a woman on the edge with nowhere to go but over, Lazy Susan is a story about a spectacularly unmotivated cisgender woman for whom doing nothing is exhausting. Opening in select theaters nationwide and On Demand everywhere April 3, from Shout! Studios, this charmingly quirky comedy features an all-star cast including Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Carrie Aizley (Transparent), Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale, Academy Award winner Jim Rash (Community), Kiel Kennedy (Robot Chicken), Danny Johnson (Daredevil), Darlene Hunt (I Heart Huckabees), Skipp Suddthh (Madame Secretary), J.R. Ramirez (Manifest), and Matty Cardarople (Stranger Things) with Academy Award winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya), and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers). Lazy Susan is directed by Nick Peet and written by Carrie Aizley, Sean Hayes and Darlene Hunt.   

  

In Lazy Susan, Susan has always been the self-centered oddball in her family, who lazily skated through life with their grudging support until one day she wakes up to realize she’s middle-aged with no job, no relationship, and an increasingly estranged family. She finally decides to take charge and turn things around, but never having done anything herself before, the struggle is real (and hilarious) as Susan becomes the woman she always wanted to be, all on her own.