What’s HOT South Florida (9/12 - 9/18)
Last Wednesday New York Grilled Cheese hosted a Cheese-A-Rama which was a fundraising event to benefit the Smart Ride and was hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and Nicole Halliwell. Congrats to Leor and his team for a great event. Also on Wednesday I had the privilege of once again seeing Diana Ross perform at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood and her concerts are just beautiful and she is breathtaking. Needless to say, I had a wonderful time!
Saturday night Discotekka featured one of their famous Foam parties and as usual packed the night with guys and girls who wanted to get wet! Also on Saturday night and then again on Sunday Marytrini celebrated her birthday at Coliseum Miami with a theme party entitle Asia. Vegas' production on Saturday was amazing and the show on Sunday was, as usual, filled with laughter and drag!
Early on Sunday I headed to Scandals to see my good friend, Howard Merritt, spin the classics on the inside. This was in addition to DJ Katastrophy and Lil P spinning on the outside. Howard was one of the biggest DJs in New York City in the '70s and '80s and now mostly concentrates on managing, but it was nice to see a master at work! Later that night it was on to Ramrod for their 19th anniversary (they also celebrated the 5th anniversary of Pig Dance on Saturday night) celebration. Congrats to Zack and Steve for 19 wonderful years and here's wishing them many more to come!
Thursday, September 12
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) in collaboration with community partners and sponsors presents the Fall LGBT 55 Plus "Lunch & Learn Series" of events with the objective to further educate and explore the needs of the elder LGBT community in south Florida. The 1st event of the Fall Series will take place from 11 am-3 pm at the Hazel Cypen Tower of the Miami Jewish Health System (MJHS) campus (5200 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami) and is entitled "Living in your Forever-Home or Transitioning to Home - Life Environments in the Community & How Are You Going to Pay for It!" The event is open to the public. $5 general admission includes access to presentation, lunch, refreshments, engagement with booths / vendors, entertainment, and drawing of fabulous prizes. Among the supporting sponsors of this event is Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE) Inc. and the Florida Department of Health Services in Miami-Dade. For RSVP and complete details visit GayBizMiami.com, call 305-673-4440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting tonight and going all weekend Cupids Miami proudly presents the Grand Opening of Therapy in downtown Miami. Doors open at 9pm till 9 am.
Friday, September 13
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents "Lady GaGa Applause" event starring DJ Willy Gee, a special performance by Daisy Deadpetals and hosted by The Penny Back Boyz.
Saturday, September 14
TP Lords takes over her new residency at Coliseum Miami with Music by International superstar DJ Theresa. The party takes over the inside and outside of Coliseum Miami.
Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents 2 big events. In the Ballroomwhsf sat noche catch Carmen Carrera of RuPaul's Drag Race on her Beautiful Showgirl Tour with the sounds of DJ Oren Nizri. Noche Latina Saturdays' Papi party in the Ivy Lounge and Patio presents an official preliminary for the Celebrate Orgullo dance contest. The winning person or couple receives $300 in cash and prizes and will represent NLS at the finals. The night will star Hostess Viva Mirage and Erika Norell along with DJ Larry Larr. 10:30 pm to 4 am.
Discotekka presents La Putanota 2.0 starring DJ Carlos G as well as Poizon Ivy, Sasha Lords, whsf scandalswhsf discoGina D'Angelo, Vinna Rouge and Cherry Selene.
Scandal's presents the GCGRA (Gold Coast Gay Rodeo Association) Membership drive at 9m with raffles, prizes, and a chance to meet the GCGRA board and rodeo director.
Hilton Wolman's Salvation at Score presents DILF 2.0, a tribute to Tom of Finland (leather attire appreciated) starring DJ/Producer Brett Henrichsen and hosted by Juan Pablo Castro.
Sunday, September 15
The Leather Men's Brotherhood presents their annual leather auction at Scandals from 1-5 pm.
The Ramrod presents the Softball League's after party with a free BBQ at 4:30pm. They invite everyone to meet all the softball players.
Tuesday, September 17
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites you to join them at the 1st Annual "Pink Flamingo Awards" Luncheon from 12pm-2pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall D - Palm Ballroom) benefiting The MDGLCC Foundation Inc. and the LGBT Visitor Center. Enjoy lunch, awards presentation, and interactive silent auction in an afternoon of community acknowledgement, gratitude and fun. 10 people/organizations will be honored for making Miami Beach one of the top 20 places to visit among LGBT tourists.
Also being recognized are Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower, the Miami Beach City Commission and former City Commissioners Saul Gross and Victor Diaz who were instrumental in the opening of the LGBT Visitor Center almost three years ago. General Admission is $60, which includes a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing of two tickets on American Airlines and a four-night stay at the Sandton Kurá Hulanda Hotel in Curacao, courtesy of the Curacao Tourist Board. To purchase tickets, visit GoGayMiami.com or call 305-397-8914.
Falcon/Raging Stallion Studios announced that Ryan Rose has been given the honor of Falcon Studios Man of the Year, one of the top honors in the Adult Video World. Signed as a Falcon Studios Exclusive earlier this year, Rose has solidified his place as one of the industry's top stars. Congrats to Ryan and his agent, Howard Andrew, and Howards entire FabScout Team.
ArtsUnited presents "Faces of Continuum," a photographic exhibition featuring portraits by artists Jeff Larson and Sean Black at the LGBT Visitor Center through October. Using large scale photography, Larson explores his idea of "the everyman." He received critical acclaim for his series "Men in Living Rooms" and "Jesus and the Apostles." He is an Adjunct Lecturer at FAU and the University of Miami. His work is in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute of Sexuality and the Arts and Sciences College at the University of Miami.
The thought provoking work of journalist, artist and activist Sean Black strives to document life and explore the human experience. Black is Editor at Large for A&U, America's AIDS Magazine, and is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Florida State College. His work has been published internationally and been shown in numerous national exhibitions. The hours for the center are: Mon.- Fri. 9 am - 6 pm; and Sat. 11 am - 4 pm. For more information call 305.397.8914.
This is HOT
Modern Family: Season 4 will arrive in stores on September 24, courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The laughs - and the awards - just keep on coming for the #1-rated "Modern Family," winner of three consecutive Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria's baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Season Four takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a "Modern Family."