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A week ago Tuesday, Mack Planet had their monthly Fort Lauderdale mixer at Chima’s Brazilian Steakhouse and once again the Mack Mixer was packed with all the right people. On Thursday, Miami Beach Pride presented their Angels Soiree at Hotel Victor where Grand Marshall for this year’s Pride, Mario Lopez, was announced. Angels Soiree was hosted by NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas and Elaine Lancaster and featured Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. Saturday night I made a hop around Wilton Manors. First stop was the busy Woof party at Hunters where I took many pics, but my favorite pic was taken right outside with a group of hotties (see pic). I then stopped by Progress bar as I had heard my buddy Albie (formerly of Alibi and Rumors) had recently taken the job of Logistics Manager/Events Coordinator and I wanted to wish him congrats. Afterwards I went to the Manor for their much talked about South Beach Pioneers Party which brought together many of the personalities/entertainers from South Beach in the 90’s. The night was hosted by Elaine Lancaster and starred DJ Power Infiniti, Daisy Deadpetals, Kitty Meow and Adora. As expected, the club was packed and the vibe was amazing! Over the weekend the 33rd annual FLIRT (Fort Lauderdale Invitational Regional Tournament), in association with the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO), took place at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac. Over 220 registered bowlers from across the US and Canada came together for three days of fun. When the tournament was over, they had a fabulous banquet.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my good friend, Pompano Bill, Happy 89th.

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Thursday, January 22

Hunters celebrates its first year on the drive from 7-9pm with drinks, butler served Hors WHSF_Thursdayd’oeuvres and DJ Richie Rich followed by the dance floor opening.

Art For A Cause, A benefit for Latinos Salud and hosted by House of Art (415 B NW 26th Street, in the Wynwood section of Miami rom 8-10pm. Entry is $25 donation and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes and great art. For more information go to: LatinosSalud.org

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence presents Bunk House Amateur Hour at 9pm at the Stable.

Stonewall Library & Archives and ArtServe Auditorium (1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale) presents United In Anger: A History of ACT-UP as part of their Stonewall Movie Night. Meet at Stonewall Library at 6 pm for conversation and light refreshments before the film.
Friday, January 23

WHSF-3003_FridayRumors presents a special Daisy Deadpetals show where for every Absolut cocktail you purchase you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a pair of meet and greet VIP tickets to Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate comedy tour at the Broward Center on Sunday January 25th.

 

 

Saturday, January 24

The Ramrod presents DJ Jeffrey Jacobs from 10pm to 3 am.

Burst Saturdays at the Manor in association with Mizz Cori presents her fabulous queens go-go dancing, performing, mingling and causing havoc: Fierce Queens. They are back fiercer and crazier than ever. The night will also feature the sound of DJ Daniel Kristopherre. In the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays, presents hostess Viva Mirage along with DJ Nena and very special guest, Miss Florida F.I. 2014, Brittany Moore. 11pm to 4 am with hot Go-Go Boys and no cover!

Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors) presents Perry Brass as part of their  Stonewall Author Presentation at 5 pm. Admission is free.  Novelist, poet, and uninhibited spirit, Perry Brass presents a talk about writing queer WHSF-3003_Saturdaybooks – gay fiction, gay nonfiction and even poetry. Based on Brass’s video “Publishing Myself” video series. Books will be available for sale. Light refreshments served.Perry Brass is the author of 18 books, His newest book is King of Angels, a gay, Southern, Jewish coming-of-age novel set in Savannah, Ga., in 1963, the year John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It was a finalist for a 2013 Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction.

Jason Taylor Foundation’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network and ArtServe are launching The VoiceBox, a new spoken word open mic program for local teens presented by PDQ. The program will kick off from 7-9 p.m. with a surprise celebrity guest.

Boynton Beach Art District (404-422 West Industrial Ave. Boynton Beach, Florida), the City of Boynton Beach’s nationally recognized arts enclave in Palm Beach County, is celebrating Art Week 2015 in a big way from 4-9 pm, where you can enjoy the open artists studios, exhibitions, new murals, performance art, live music, vendors, food, and special surprise presentation by Flowsource and Momentology.

 

Sunday, January 25

Scandals presents Miss Anastasia’s Gospel Revival, A Joyful celebration of Southern Gospel Music at 6pm. This monthly event always takes place the last Sunday of the month.

WHSF-3003_SundayVillage Pub presents the vocal talents of Dezhon Fields presenting his one man show Decades! Dezhon takes you on a journey through time singing many popular hits ranging from the 50’s & 60’s to some of today’s most popular hits.

 

 

Monday, January 26

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s will be hosting its 4th Annual “State of Our Community” Network Luncheon & EXPO (sponsored this year by Evensky & Katz / Foldes Financial Wealth Management) from 11am – 2pm (program will start at noon) at Jungle Island.  For more information go to GoGayMiami.com

 

Tuesday, January 27

ArtServe, Broward County’s premier art service organization, today announced it will launch a new initiative for performing and visual artists with Open Mic Tuesdays that will take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month beginning tonight. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a $5 admission.

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In celebration of Florida passing legislation on same-sex unions, the newest gay men’s dating app, Stunr, is offering a one-time promotion exclusively to Florida residents. Now through the WHSF-3003_HSend of January, Floridians can sign up for one full year of Stunr at absolutely no cost – a $360 value. The promotion is part of a nationwide rollout – as the remaining states pass same-sex marriage laws, Stunr will then offer one year free, as well.

With every LGBT Wedding The Riverside Hotel has they will happily donate $500 in the couples name to their choice of  The Pride Center at Equality Park or the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate this long awaited victory and honor the struggle many have faced. The Wedding/Reception must take place prior to 12/31/15 and the Food and Beverage minimums must be met.

My Tropixxx presents their annual Valentines Day Fashion Show at Village Pub starring Velvet Lenore at 7pm.

 

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On October 25 and 26, 1975, Elton John took to the stage at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium for what would become two of the most famous concerts of his WHSF-3003_TIH2remarkable career. In front of more than 55,000 fans per show, Elton and his band (the first rock act to play at the great stadium in Chávez Ravine since The Beatles nine years earlier) delivered two defining performances of over three hours in length each. For those in attendance, these spectacular events could only be described as awe-inspiring.

Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill has chronicled Elton John’s life in images for more than four decades. Without question or comparison he is single-handedly responsible for more iconic pictures of Elton than any other photographer. Of all the photos captured by Terry O’Neill, there are perhaps none more memorable than the iconic images captured during the Dodger Stadium concerts in 1975.

EltonJohn.com is thrilled to celebrate Elton John, Terry O’Neill and the landmark Dodger Stadium concerts with this exclusive commemorative framed collectible.

About the Elton John Dodger Stadium Concerts Collectible

Measuring 22” by 26”, the Elton John Dodger Stadium Concerts Collectible features a stunning WHSF-3003_TIHrelief printing of Terry O’Neill’s iconic photograph alongside a 3” x 6” artisan forged metal ticket commemorating the October 26 show. Each ticket is created one-at-a-time, by hand, using hammers and anvils and features a unique reimagined design that includes the unmistakable Captain Fantastic logo from the album’s original cover artwork. No two tickets are exactly the same, making your framed collectible truly a unique piece of Elton John history.

Available for $215 at EltonJohn.com