A week ago Monday, the Wilton Manors Stonewall Street Festival presented a benefit at Boardwalk entitled “Casino Night,” which featured blackjack tables, Texas Hold ‘Em, roulette, and craps tables, as well as Las Vegas shows all night long. On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presented its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6-9 p.m. aboard the spectacular “Lady Windridge” yacht, which was sold out. On Wednesday, Twist presented the 1st anniversary of Josefina La Globos being in Bar 5 on Wednesdays. Also on Wednesday, for the third year in a row, the sexiest bachelors and bachelorettes in South Florida’s LGBT community auctioned themselves off and raised money at Red Hot & In Style benefit at Village Pub. All proceeds benefited the non-profit organization Deliver the Dream. On Friday, for the first time ever, the beach and the waterfront came to “The Drive” as Rumors started their Memorial Day weekend beach party with a pool and sand. For those of you who missed this, it really turned out amazing! Also, starting Friday and going all weekend, Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar featured a luau event, which helped them kick off summer. On Friday night we also stopped by Floppy Rooster for some eye candy, and as usual our eyes got very full! On Saturday night, Marytrini and her entire staff celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Bailo and the community came out to support. I wish her many more years of success! The Manor had two PACKED parties: On Saturday, they presented “Confessions, A 2015 White Fort Lauderdale Event” featuring celebrity DJ Tracy Young and recording artist Veronica, who both turned the party. On Sunday, Gary Santis presented the 17th annual White Fort Lauderdale event which starred celebrity DJ Tony Moran along with Pearl from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7.
Thursday, May 28
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) in partnership with Chamber South and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce invites its members and the community at large to a private multi chamber networking reception, docent presentation and an exclusive tram tour of the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and access to the colorful Chihuly exhibition at night. This event takes place from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden (10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables). Admission is $50. RSVP at GayBizMiami.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-673-4440.
Wanda Wednesday presents Throw Back Thursdays at Village Pub with this months theme being “Pageants of the Past,” and is a tribute to your favorite former pageant winners. The night will star Tiffany Arieagus, Kelly Anderson and Keith Allen.
Le Boy presents the finals of their Andrew Christian hot model search with $1,250 in cash and prizes. The night will also feature Andrew Christian model Murray Swanby live in person.
Friday, May 29
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score (10pm to 5 am) presents the critically buzzing duo od self-proclaimed pop socialites Scotty Rebel & Tokyo Diiva better known as “Rich White Ladies” in their debut live performance.
Le Boy presents international male erotic star, Pierre Fitch, live and in person tonight and tomorrow with 2 shows nightly at 11pm and 1 am.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce invites its Corporate & Corporate Partners members to a Networking Breakfast with Dale Carnegie Training on “Breakthrough Leadership.” At this interactive and engaging seminar participants will learn how to: understand the top three current leadership trends, understand how values drive behavior, practice techniques to gain cooperation and influence others. Space is limited to 50 people. The breakfast takes place from 9-11am at Soyka Restaurant (5556 NE 4th Court, Miami). Admission is $35. RSVP is required at GayBizMiami.com, email@example.com or 305-673-4440.
Saint Laurent opens at Cinema Paradiso-Fort Lauderdale (503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale).
Bertrand Bonello’s latest feature focuses on a dark, hedonistic, wildly creative decade (from 1967 to ’77) in Yves Saint Laurent’s life and career. Over the course of the film, the couturier—convincingly embodied first by Gaspard Ulliel, and later by Visconti stalwart Helmut Berger—becomes a myth, a brand, and an avatar of his era, moving through a string of hothouse ateliers and nightclubs whose centers of gravity all seem to realign around him. Bonello’s primary interest here, however, is cinema’s potential to capture and warp the passage of time. For more information visit Cinema Paradiso’s website at: FLiFF.com, or call 954-525-3456
Saturday, May 30
The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Music of the Night“, their 29th season finale’ concert! Join them as they share some of their favorite musical selections inspired by Music of the Night … not only ‘Phantom’ but anything having to do with night or knight … be it the dark hours of the day or an artist named ‘Knight’. There will be one show only at 8pm at the NSU Art Museum, One East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets: $25 general admission and $40 for Premium Seating (rows 4 – 8). To get tickets or for more information call the chorus office at 954-832-0060 or go to Theftlgmc.org
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents, direct from Madrid Spain (and last week’s Hotspots cover model) DJ Thiago Olivera.
Miami Lighthouse (601 SW 8th avenue) in collaboration with Walgreens proudly resents “Happy and Healthy Living,” a free fun filled LGBT fair celebrating diversity from 9 am to 3 pm. There will also be complimentary valet parking. For more information call 305-858-3901.
The Manor presents direct from Spain, and back by popular demand, DJ Diego Laruelo in the Ballroom. In addition they will feature specialty acts, dancers and performers. In the Latin Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays features DJ Nena spinning all your latin favorites with this week’s host Champagne Bordeaux ad special guest Willow Bierce Austin. 11pm to 4 am with no cover.
Sunday, May 31
Scandals Saloon presents the monthly Anastasia’s Gospel Revival, a joyful celebration of Southern Gospel Music at 6pm.
Village Pub presents Dezhon in his one man show called Decades which is a dedication to the divas and features a live concert tribute to the music of Aretha, Anita, Leona, Patti, Mariah and many more at 9pm.
Monday, June 1
Tonight is the finale of RuPau’s Drag Race Season 7 and there are a few parties around town: Twist features Honey AKA Carlton and Sapphire Bleu. Rumors presents special guest JuJuBee along with hostess #DaisyDeadpetals. A meet & great starts at 8pm with JuJuBee and the show airs from 9-10pm followed by performances by Daisy Deedpetals, JuJuBee, and other special guests at 10:15 pm and 11:15 pm.
Pride Fort Lauderdale presents their 2nd Pride Honors at the Pride Center from 6-8pm honoring Judge Lisa Porter and Judge Robert Lee.
The Boardwalk presents their 30 anniversary VIP winner’s party with a complimentary gourmet buffet at 9pm and the drawing for the grand prize at midnight.
As part of the new Momma Mia Mondays (a variety show) at The Stable, Nancy Ross presents “Groovy 60’s Night.”
Tuesday, June 2
The Ramrod presents Undies Night celebrating the 275th birthday of the Marquis De Sade.
Rumors hosts “Stonewall Talent Search” beginning at 10pm. Contestants will perform tonight and on June 9th. Come cheer for your favorites and help choose the winner, which will be selected at the June 9th show. The winner will perform on the north stage for the Stonewall celebration on June 20th and receive $250 cash for first place plus $250 cash for performing at Stonewall. Second place winner will receive $150 cash and third place $70 in bar tabs.
This is HOT
Beyond Love, which showed at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (now known as MiFo) is a collision course of love, friendship, family and desire. Long-term couple Anna and Marina want to have a baby and turn to their gay best friends Stefano and Tony for help with artificial insemination. But when financial obstacles make it impossible, Stefano suggests that Marina sleep with a man but she angrily dismisses it and disappears. Stefano, in an attempt to make it up to Marina, engages in prostitution to raise money. The arguments and quarrels lead the couples to the hospital where they realize their mistakes and face the worrying consequences of their behavior. Beyond Love was produced in 2014 in Italian (has subtitles) and is 106 minutes long and is not rated. The DVD is available on June 9th form WolfeVideo.com and is on sale for $19.95