The weekend before Labor Day Weekend was the big benefit for Travis Hensley to raise money for his bone marrow treatment. Travis currently bartends at Bill’s, but has bartended at Copa, Cathode Ray and Voodoo Lounge. The benefit weekend included events at Boardwalk, Voodoo Lounge, a pool party at Coconut Cove and the finale at Bill’s. The weekend raised over $10,000 much needed dollars for one of our community favorites. We know Travis is going to beat his cancer and we cannot wait to see him behind the bar again! On Tuesday, September 1st was the 1st annual Miss Loca-Motion…
The weekend before Labor Day Weekend was the big benefit for Travis Hensley to raise money for his bone marrow treatment. Travis currently bartends at Bill’s, but has bartended at Copa, Cathode Ray and Voodoo Lounge. The benefit weekend included events at Boardwalk, Voodoo Lounge, a pool party at Coconut Cove and the finale at Bill’s. The weekend raised over $10,000 much needed dollars for one of our community favorites. We know Travis is going to beat his cancer and we cannot wait to see him behind the bar again! On Tuesday, September 1st was the 1st annual Miss Loca-Motion Pageant held at Depot. The pageant was a benefit for The Wellness Center with 5 very qualified contestants. Congratulations to the new Miss Loca-Motion, Latrice Royale. Also that same night, Trixie’s in Hollywood premiered Battle of the Diva’s hosted by TP Lords. They had 6 contestants and in the end the winner of round 1 was Tionna Love with Nelly placing 1st runner up. Stay tuned to next week’s column for all the stuff that happened during Labor Day Weekend!
Thursday – Sept 10th
Karnival Beach Club presents the launch of Rock Out Thursdays with Sekond Nature performing live. Thursdays will be a college night and showcase south Florida’s hottest bands from 8 pm to midnight.
Friday – Sept 11th
Noche Latina Fridays will hold its Finale at Sea Monster tonight starring house diva’s Erika Norell, Alyssa Kartiar and Champagne Bordeaux, DJ Billy spinning the hottest Salsa, meringue, Latin house, Brazilian and top 40 and HOT Latin go-go papi’s. They also feature free parking. Watch for Noche Latina Fridays to return in the late fall at a fabulous new location.
Bills and Freedom Travel present the Finals for the Sexy Bear Contest at midnight. The sexy bear winners from the 6 monthly prelims will come back to compete to win $1,000 in cash and a free cruise for 2 on the November Bear Cruise.
Saturday – Sept 12th
Voodoo Lounge presents the Black Fort Lauderdale Recovery Party starring Guest DJ Lazaro Leon in the main room, DJs Nena in the Latin Lounge and Miik on the patio spinning hip-hop. Admission is free from 9 – 11 pm. The night is hosted by Kitty Meow and Alyssa Kartiar.
Discotekka presents Rock Your Fashion a birthday celebration honoring their diva, Vegas Dion. The night will feature a fashion show by UnderwearStation.com and a CD release event for Nelly Furtado’s “Mi Plan.”
Karnival Beach Club kicks off Spanglish Saturdays with music by DJ Gemini who will be spinning Latin, house, hip-hop and urban music. The night will be hosted by Paul Lopez and stars entertainer Krystal with other
guest performers. Doors open at 10 pm and admission is $5 before midnight.
Score presents Tribal Sessions starring DJ/Producer Abel Aguilera.
The Depot invites everyone to come out and celebrate DJ Sol’s 50th birthday with them.
Sunday – Sept 13th
Stylus gay speed dating presents an event at Georgie’s Alibi at 5:15 sharp in the Manchester Room. Meet 15 to 20 quality men. You can pre-register at www.MyStylus.com and use voucher code HS25 and instantly save 25%.
The Pet Project for Pets will be having a yard sale from 11am to 4 pm at their parking lot at 1164 East Oakland Park Blvd (the corner of Dixie Highway and Oakland park Blvd, behind gas station). They will also feature hot dogs, soda and water. To donate your tax deductible items for the event call 954-568-5678.
Fort Lauderdale’s International Swimming Hall of Fame will host a VIP reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in honor of four-time Olympic gold Medal winning diver, Greg Louganis and Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White. Others in attendance will include Broward County Vice Mayor Ken Keechl and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. The VIP reception will also mark the opening of a new exhibit at the Hall of Fame that tells the story of the remarkable friendship that developed between the Olympic diving great and a young boy ostracized by his community for having contracted AIDS/HIV. The exhibit will include a display of all five of Louganis’ Olympic medals including one of which is owned by Jeanne White. Sunday’s VIP reception is a fundraiser for four Broward County charities, including Broward House, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Stonewall Library and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Attendees to the VIP reception will also be invited to a press conference at 9:30 am, also at the Hall of Fame, calling national attention to the impending expiration of the Ryan White CARE Act and the need for its renewal.
Monday – Sept 14th
The Human Rights Campaign, Servicemembers United, and SAVE Dade will be bringing the 2009 ‘Voices of Honor’ Tour to Miami at 7:00 pm with a Spanish-language Town Hall discussion on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at the University of Miami James L. Knight International Center Flamingo Room, 3rd Floor 400 SE Second Avenue, Suite 402. ‘Voices of Honor’ features a diverse group of gay, lesbian and straight veterans who have served under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, including Kevin Vick, a former U.S. Air Force linguist fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Arabic; Felix Arrieta, a retired Air National Guard transportation specialist who served under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for most of his career; Pepe Johnson, a U. S. Army non-commissioned officer discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’; and others standing united and speaking out for the repeal of this discriminatory policy that continues to harm our nation’s security. As of 2008, more than 13,000 men and women have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation, including more than 60 Arabic linguists and nearly 800 other service members in critical occupational fields. To learn more, visit HRC.org/VoicesOfHonor.
Each month an eager crowd of people gather at The Peacock Room to play Truth or Dare with Pepe featuring Miss Sammy…and live to laugh about it. The live interactive talk show is presented on the second Monday of each month at 10 pm. Pepe and Miss Sammy will welcome actress Janine Klein and photographer Julie Milford as well as Real Radio Personality Doug Ba’Aser as their guests. Starting this month, popular blogger Liz Langley will appear on behalf of Fairvilla Megastore and introduce an adult product. The item will then be involved in a dare, after which the participating audience member will get to take the item home! Additional prizes given to daring audience members at this month’s event include a $25 bar tab at The Peacock Room, $20 gift certificate to Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria, tickets to SAK Comedy Lab and tickets to Classic Albums Live featuring Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at Hard Rock Live. Admission is $5. The Peacock Room is located at 1321 N. Mills Ave., Orlando. For more information call 407.228.0048 or visit ThePeacockRoom.com.
Wednesday – Sept 16th
The Melting Pot presents the bi monthly Boys Night Out, this month benefitting Tuesday’s Angels. The $35 admission includes a 3 course fondue dinner, models with fashion from Dilliards, the latest from Clinique for Men, Paul Mitchell products presented by Michael Leigh Salon, Cookies by Design, Victoria Park Florist, door prizes and more! For reservations, which are recommended call 954-568-1581.
Stanford Auctions, Inc. will reopen Wilton Manors historic 26th Street Playhouse as an auction gallery today. Weekly auctions will be held at the theater at 1444 NE 26th St. in Wilton Manors every Wednesday night from7 to 9pm. Consignments are currently being accepted. To be called the Wilton Theatre Auction Gallery (WiltonAuctions.com), the venue will feature a broad mix of antiques, furniture, art, jewelry and decor items. The company also plans to offer appraisal and estate liquidation services. Stanford Auctions Inc. operates South Florida’s longest running weekly auction in Davie, FL, which has been staging auctions since 1978. The company provides estate liquidation services and consignment of quality furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry and household items.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced today that it contributed $135,000 to the Dade Community Foundation. The contribution, made last month, represents two-thirds of the net proceeds from the 12th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner and the 2009 Winter Party Festival, the Task Force’s two major Miami events. Grant recipients from the fund have included ACLU Foundation of Florida, Aqua Foundation for Women, Equality Florida, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Pridelines Youth Services, Safe Schools South Florida and Switchboard of Miami. The Task Force’s next major fundraiser will be the 13th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, which will be held Oct. 17th at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The 2009 Eddy McIntyre Community Service award will be presented to Steve Adkins, executive director of the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
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