What’s HOT South Florida (5/16-5/22)
A week ago Monday was the first annual Miss Castle Lounge Pageant at, of course, Castle Lounge in Hollywood. There were 5 contestants and in the end the 1st Miss Castle Lounge is Mercedes.
BeachBear weekend started on Wednesday and had events at many locations all over town. This year the hotel sold out and there were bears everywhere. Congrats to Bob, Shannon and Chad (producers) for a very successful second year.
Sidelines Sports Bar celebrated their 7th anniversary starting Friday with a VIP reception and going all weekend long. Congrats to Laurie, Jen and the entire staff for 7 wonderful years.
Saturday night started with Architect Michael Beemish’s 70th birthday extravaganza at his home. Later on, the talented Lineysha Sparx, of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," Season 5, performed at the Manor. Afterwards, I headed down to Discotekka for the birthday of one of South Florida’s finest, Alyson Thomas. Alyson is not only a close personal friend, but one of the biggest supporters of Female Impersonation in the country. It was an honor to celebrate with her and to be able to be there for her birthday champagne toast!
Friday, May 17
As part of the weekend long celebration of the Alibi’s 16th anniversary they present a Meet and Greet with Lady Chablis at 9 p.m. This will be followed by their annual 5 year employee ring ceremony on the main stage.
The Boardwalk presents a birthday party for Grabby Award winning adult entertainment agent from Fabscout, Howard Marr. The night will feature many surprise guests.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Mandance starring DJ Herbie James.
Saturday, May 18
Noche Latina Florida presents Quinceañera, their 15th anniversary extravaganza themed party at Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor. The night will feature fabulous productions by hostesses Viva Mirage and Erika Norell and special guests Champagne Bordeaux and Athena Dion; Hot Latin go-Go Boys, DJ Larry Larr, and in honor of year 15, $1,500 in raffles, cash, prizes and giveaways. 10:30 pm to 4 am with No Cover!
Coliseum will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a themed party entitled "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" including a fashion show by the Coliseum Glamazons as well as a Casino set up where you can play Black Jack, Slots and Roulette (for fun only). The night will star the Coliseum cast: Marytrini, Vinna, La Radisson, Estephania and over 20 special guests.
As part of the weekend long celebration of the Alibi’s 16th anniversary they present Lady Chablis live at 10 pm. They will also be giving away a trip for 2 to beautiful Savannah.
Discotekka Miami and Danny Villar Productions invites everyone to the 9th Year Anniversary of Milancita.com and the 6th Year Anniversary Of Milancita @ Discotekka on. This special event will feature 9 DJs, 9 special performances by some of the hottest divas in the biz. She was was nicknamed Milancita by the Legendary Diva Marytrini back when she was a photographer for different Night Clubs. Milancita.com was an innocent concept created between 2 friends Anthony Cotarello and Myself in my living room in our Pajamas! You are invited to celebrate 9 wonderful years with one of South Florida’s finest!
The NacGroup announces the exhibition "Lost in Cinema" by Ivan Roque. Ivan Roque’s "Lost in Cinema" is a series of 16 works based on the artist’s characters "Lost" and "Found." Using collage and painting Roque pays tribute to 20th century cinema greats such as Al Pacino’s "Scarface," Sylvester Stallone’s "Rocky," series and the cult classics "King Kong" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." "Lost in Cinema" runs through June 13th, 2013 at Nac Gallery, 3325 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale. The VIP Preview is tonight from 7-11 pm with opening to the public tomorrow from 7-11 pm. For more information on "Lost in Cinema," Ivan Roque or upcoming events such as auctions at the gallery visit NacGallery.com or call 805.272.5831 or 239.321.9240.
Bootlegger’s and Eternal Muzik.com present the first pool party of the summer season at world famous Bootlegger’s on the Intracoastal. This epic venue has been a part of the south Florida’s nightlife culture scene for decades. Go enjoy their huge pool and patio area with plenty of space to dance, drink, and dine. If you’re feeling fierce, enter their swimsuit competition and strut your stuff on the catwalk or indulge in their full service menu provided by their sister establishment Shooters. The event is Noon -6 pm with live DJ Silvio from 1pm - 6 pm and Emcee Michael Juhlin hosting the Men’s & Women’s Swimsuit Competition.
Sunday, May 19
The Ramrod presents EDC (Enforced Dress Code) on the patio from 9 pm until midnight.
Tuesday, May 21
The Village Pub presents the first annual Mr. and Miss Village Pub pageant starting at 8:30 pm. The night will be hosted by Melissa Morgan with performance by Alandra Matthews, Selena Jimenez, Velbvet LeNore and Charlize Angel. The pageant will feature over $600 in cash and prizes. For more information contact Lekissa Morgan on Facebook.
Wednesday, May 22
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its "Building a New Foundation" Networking Series at the Regions Bank building in Coral Gables at 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd from 6pm-8pm where an esteem panel of experts of the Real Estate Industry will share everything you need to know about the current state of the real estate market in south Florida. Admission is free, but please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org' email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org> or 305-673-4440 or GayBizMiami.com
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has partnered with Drag Queens Detox, Willam Belli and Vicky Vox to become the first celebrity faces of the brand! Launched in the beginning of May will be Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer sets each packaged with a collectable Drag Queen Trading Card, available exclusively on Sephora.com.
This is HOT
Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean’s experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, Writer/Director Matthew Mishory’s debut feature film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life. "A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951" debuts across all digital platforms beginning May 7th and on DVD June 4th from Wolfe Video ($19.95).
Shot in gorgeous 35mm black and white punctuated by bursts of color, "A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951" was dubbed "mesmerizing and sexy" by the San Francisco Chronicle and "dreamy" by London’s The Guardian. The film stars James Preston (TV’s "The Gates") in the title role, with Dan Glenn (TV’s "Pushing Daisies"), debutante Dalilah Rain, Edward Singletary, Jr. (Palo Alto), Robert Gant (TV’s "Queer as Folk") and Erin Daniels ("The L Word," A Single Man) rounding out the cast in an intimate portrait of James Dean as he is on the cusp of achieving notoriety as both a great actor and an American icon.
An unflinching and honest exploration of Dean’s complicated sexuality and formative relationships, "Joshua Tree, 1951" redefines him for a new generation.
"A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951" was an official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival (World Premiere), the Transilvania International Film Festival (European Premiere), the Rio International Film Festival (South American Premiere), Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and Frameline Film Festival, among many others. "A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951" has a runtime of 93 minutes and is not rated.