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Last Wednesday was the 21st anniversary of Twist in South Beachand as it is every year it was packed with well-wishers and party goers. Congrats to Joel and Richard and wishing them many more years of Success. While I was away for the weekend in Central Florida Equality Florida, Save, ACLU of Florida, the NCLR and the LGBT Visitor Center held a Florida Countdown to Marriage Rally that was very successful…Congrats. On Friday night I went to Ybor City and after eating at Hamburger Mary’s I went bar hoping to Bradleys (check out sexy bartender Joshy),  Honey Pot and ended my night at the Latin night (surprise, surprise for those of you who know me at Liquid Tampa. As ALWAYS I had a blast in Ybor, but a special shout out to Amy DeMilo who I always love seeing and chatting with. Saturday night was the St Pete Pride Parade and Sunday was the festival which were both once again very successful! Its always fun when I spend a weekend in our sister gay cities of Tampa and St Pete.

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Thursday, July 3

From today until July 9th, The Pride Factory is featuring their 4th of July sale where if you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off.

Starting tonight and going through Saturday, the Boardwalk presents the all American boy next door, Jimmy Fanz (a Men.com exclusive) live on stage with 3 shows nightly; 10. 11:30 and 1 am.

Creative Male (222 NE 25th ST #106, Miami) is featuring a HUGE 4th of July sale starting today and going through the 8th, where EVERYTHING in the store is 25-80% off. This is the perfect time to pick up sexy underwear, swimwear, etc for a great place…Check them out! For more info call 305-573-3080.

Friday, July 4

Adams Interiors is featuring a gigantic 4th of July weekend sale were you can save up to $1000 on the purchase of Stressless floor samples. Don’t miss out on this incredible deal!

Rumors presents a contest for the most patriotic (red, white & blue) customer, at midnight hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. $100 cash first prize, free drinks for the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score presents “Star, Stripes and Score” celebrating the birthday of Tony Ferro and hosted by multimedia maven B. Scott with the beats provided by DJ Mac.

Saturday, July 5

Bigger Saturdays at Score presents “Born in the USA, powered by WildChild” starring, Grammy Award nominee, DJ/ producer Abel.

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #71 (first Saturday of every month) with special guest DJ/producer, the sexy, beefy and hairy Alex Ramos.

Discotekka in association with Milancita and Danny Villar present Independence with many specials all night long as well as their Underwear contest which features a $100 cash prize weekly. The night starts DJs Sushi and Carlos G along with divas Poizon and Sasha and door and contest hostess La Chupi.

Epic Saturday at the Manor goes Super Epic again with 2 big events this Saturday. In the Ballroom catch the spectacular finalist from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6, Darienne Lake with a meet and greet for the first 100 guests that arrive at 10pm. The night will also feature the sounds of DJ Monty Q. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the Birthday Extravaganza of Latin Diva Erika Norell. The night will also star hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Nena along with Hot Latin Go-Go Papi’s. This week the club opens 1 hour early at 10pm and closes at 4 am with NO COVER!

Tuesday, July 8

The monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Power Mixer takes place at O Lounge at YOLO (333 east Las Olas Blvd) from 6:30 to 9 pm. The $10 entry includes ne free Ketel One cocktail. No RSVP required, but for more info go to: MackPlanet.com

Wednesday, July 9

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce & GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd. Registration is at 11:30am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:30 pm. Cost: MDGLCC members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 50 persons. Guest speaker will be Sue Perez of Morgan Stanley talking about “Planning for Same Sex Couples & Unmarried Couples.” For more info or to reserve go to either:  Gaybizmiami.com, RSVP@gaybizmiami.com or call 305-673-4440.
Join a fun group of guys for 2 monthly freestyle Male Life Drawing Events, the 2nd Wednesday evening each month, and the following Sunday afternoon. The next ones being on Wednesday July 9th from 7-10pm, and Sunday July 13th from 2-5pm. They have nude male models at each session for both short and long poses. All levels welcome – explore your creativity – bring your art supplies. Drawing / painting / charcoal / pencil / watercolor. Sessions will be held in a private studio at Push Fitness in Ft. Lauderdale, with guest artists from the community attending. $25 fee with advance reservation, $35 walk-in. To secure a reservation (and a guaranteed spot – space is limited) please send your name and phone number to MensArtEvent@aol.com  You will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio. Please put the word EVENT in the subject line to weed out spam. For more information go to: .MensArtEvent.tumblr.com

Hot Stuff

By the time you read this, it will be less than 6 weeks until the SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SEASON returns.  Miss Florida F.I. 2014 will take place at the beautiful Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach on Monday, August 11. Tickets are selling fast, so pick yours up now at MissFloridaFIPageant.com or call 954-478-4587. If you would like to order your room at the Deauville call 305-865-8511, but don’t forget to mention the code MISS08 as you get a free upgrade when you do.

This is HOT

There’s a new kid on the scene in men’s fashion; a badass new brand that breaks rules, pushes boundaries and looks damn sexy doing it. It’s called The Hot Child (a/k/a “T.H.C.”).  When it comes to innovative design, this bad boy’s the straight dope.

The Hot Child is casually sexy and boldly irreverent. The logo serves as a giant middle finger shoved in the face of mainstream expectations. And while the overall line exudes the irreverence of Johnny Rotten with the sexuality of Jim Morrison, elements of the brand are straight up shocking.

Undoubtedly, the most shocking item in the T.H.C. line, the item that has everyone not just talking, but also tweeting, blogging and face-booking, is the FIRST anatomically-designed, open, button-fly jeans. The first jeans with a contoured fly, the first jeans made for a man.

They’re called T. H. C.s’ Junk.  And while the full line includes everything from tailored linen oxfords to double hoodies, side V- necks and deep V-neck t-shirts, its T. H. C.s’ Junk that will announce to the fashion world The Hot child  is a brand with serious balls!

The Hot Child has secrets in their pockets and pockets that are secret… Yes! There’s a secret stash pocket stitched into the interior of each item and filled with a special T.H.C. token.

Like a person, what makes T.H.C. the most interesting, what really gives it its character, is its secrets; the double-entendre-loaded initials; the covert, contraband-stashing pockets; and the long- overdue, junk-friendly jeans. (No more squashing, squishing, scrunching or splitting of the goods.)

The Hot Child makes clothes for men on the bleeding edge of fashion — men with the confidence to stand out and be noticed — men with the balls to pack a codpiece fly!

 

 

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Mike Halterman
Mike Halterman has been the editor of Hotspots Central since its launch in July 2016. He joined the Hotspots Media Group family as editor of Hotspots' South Florida magazine in June 2013. A former "40 Under 40" honoree in The Advocate magazine, Mike lives in the Tampa Bay area.