Friday night I was lucky enough to get to see Barry Manilow live in concert for the first time in my life. To say that he puts on a production is an understatement. His fans packed the Bank Atlantic Center for a memorable night that was filled with laughter and some joyful tears. Thanks Barry for being who you are! Saturday, I was invited by the producer, Frank R., to be his guest at the Birdcage at the Manor. The night starred Joe Posa, Tommy Femia, Steve Brinberg and Thirsty Burlington as Joan Rivers, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Cher. This was the best live impersonation vocals I have ever seen. When they bring this show back (I am just assuming they will) I urge you all to buy tickets, you will thank me afterwards! After the show I headed to Sidelines to celebrate, their marketing director …
Last Week in Review
Friday night I was lucky enough to get to see Barry Manilow live in concert for the first time in my life. To say that he puts on a production is an understatement. His fans packed the Bank Atlantic Center for a memorable night that was filled with laughter and some joyful tears. Thanks Barry for being who you are!
Saturday, I was invited by the producer, Frank R., to be his guest at the Birdcage at the Manor. The night starred Joe Posa, Tommy Femia, Steve Brinberg and Thirsty Burlington as Joan Rivers, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Cher. This was the best live impersonation vocals I have ever seen. When they bring this show back (I am just assuming they will) I urge you all to buy tickets, you will thank me afterwards!
After the show I headed to Sidelines to celebrate, their marketing director and my friend, Jennifer’s birthday. The bar was filled with well wishers and one can see the new no smoking rule and refresh of the bar has brought in new faces while still keeping their loyal supporters. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Jennifer a very happy birthday and many more to come.
Sunday, I headed up to Tampa as I was honored to be asked, by Bob Taylor (producer), to judge the Miss Florida Gay USofA pageant being held at the Honey Pot. The pageant had 8 contestants and a lot of great special guests. They had 2 celebrity Judges; Miss America 2004 Erika Dunlap (yes, the real girl one) and one of my favorites Tabitha Coffet from Tabtha’s Salon Takeover. A special goodbye note to CoCo Montrese as last night was her last performance in Florida before moving to Las Vegas as she was chosen to be in the prestigious show “The Diva’s.” Every time I came up to Tampa she was always so nice to me. She will be missed in Central Florida, but everyone is so happy for her success! In the end the new Miss Florida Gay USofA (and well deserved) is Delores Van Cartier. I know she will make our state proud at the nationals in May!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, February 3
Dennis Dean Galleries invites you to a Miguel’s Fashion Show from 7 to 9 pm where you can buy the latest swimsuit right off the model.
The Pride Factory is turning 15 and is celebrating all month long with discounts. They feature 15% off all swimwear from today until the 16th, 15 prizes given away every Thursday in February and 15% off all Wet brand lube through February 28th.
Now in its 23rd year as the first and only gay bar/restaurant on Ocean Drive, Palace is celebrating their anniversary by saying “Thank You” to the community, in a big way! Tonight beginning at 7 pm, get ready for non-stop entertainment and a few surprises. Highlights of the celebration: presentation of a rainbow pride flag to City of Miami Beach, launch of “Palace Boys,” the first LGBT Online Reality Show, and announcing the 10 semifinalists, introduction of Palace’s USTREAM Channel, where viewers may watch the activities on live streaming video. We here at Hotspots would like to wish The Palace many more years of success!
Starting tonight The Manor introduces Thursday Prime Rib night where prime rib is only $16.95 and includes one side of your choice.
Friday, February 4
West Palm has a new place to party as tonight is the grand opening of Karma (3097 Forest Hill Blvd). Forest Hill Blvd brings back lots of memories for me as I think about how many times I went to Kashmir and Cupid. Karma will feature no cover and lots of specials from 9 to 11 pm and then they invite you to party till 5 am. Karma will be open Wednesday through Saturday with a different theme every night.
Living Room Nightclub brings the International sensation to Fort Lauderdale, ABC: The Event (anything but clothes).
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti presents an official George Michael “I Want Your Sex” re-release event with free giveaways all night long.
The famous Latin party Calentura returns to Club Sandals (1060 NE 79th Street), but has moved to Fridays and stars Adora and Marytrini along with DJs Tony and Willie G. Doors open at 10 pm.
Saturday, February 5
Back by popular demand, Bill’s Filling Station presents You Tube sensation and all around fabulous entertainer Sherry Vine performing live at 10 pm with no cover.
The Manor presents a spectacular themed event entitled “Pirates of the Caribbean…Curse of the Black Vinyl.” This night will star international DJ Sensation Kidd Madonny along with shows by Flava. In the Latin Lounge and Patio they will be featuring the official victory party for Viva Mirage winning Miss Noche Latina starring Erika Norell, Viva, DJ Larry Larr and special guests. As always on Saturdays, there is no cover!
The Ramrod presents Pig Dance XXX starring DJ DeMarko who is back by popular demand!
Hilton Wolman presents Salvation Sailaway, the official sail away for the Atlantis cruise starring Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario and Abel) with performances by Power Infiniti. Discount advance tickets available at HiltonWolman.com
Sunday, February 6
Sidelines Sports Bar invites everyone to come watch the Super Bowl on their too many to count flat screen TVs. I suggest you get there early if you want to get a seat! They will feature a super deluxe buffet at 5 pm, super raffles, super giveaways and as always super fun and friends.
Dudes invited everyone to come watch the Super Bowl and look for the coupon in Hotspots for FREE admission, appetizer and other free stuff. Get your scissors out and start clipping!
Smarty Pants features a Tailgate party for the Super Bowl with wings, hot dogs, ribs, bar snacks and then, of course, they will be showing the game on their 4 TVs and their 70″ projection screen.
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents “That’s How We Bowl” a Super Bowl party starting at 5 pm and hosted by Cashetta. The party features a complimentary half-time buffet, prizes including a flat screen TV and much more.
Tuesday, February 8th
The Somos Project at Latinos Salud presents “The Gay Life Workshop” at their clubhouse at 2330 Wilton Drive. They invite you to go and share your input on love, dating, sex and the gay life. Dinner and incentives (other than the beautiful Latin Men) will be provided.
The Mr. Gay World USA competition is underway for the first time in the history of Mr. Gay World, taking place solely via social media in order to make sure that Mr. Gay World USA is selected in time to fly to Manila for Mr. Gay World in March. Any gay man, 18 and older, who is a resident of the United States is encouraged to submit to compete in the world competition. Submissions are being accepted in the form of three minute video interviews, where candidates must relay the following information: name; age; location; story of when he came out; why he would be the best representative of Mr. Gay World USA; how he uses or plans to use his “gay for good”. For more information on entering 2011 Mr. Gay World USA, check out the Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/4h5hu7w. You can also learn about the upcoming Mr. Gay World taking place in the Philippines at mrgayworld.org
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