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Last Week Wrapped Up

Last Wednesday Joe Granda of Granda Entertainment celebrated his 40 years in the music business with a celebration at Mansion the likes of which I have not seen in a long while. Mansion was packed with a who’s who of the music (especially Latin Music) world, Club World and beyond.In addition to the many proclamations Joe was given, including one from the city of Miami Beach and one from the City of Hialeah, there were many performances by renowned recording artists. I would like to personally take this opportunity to wish Joe Congrats on his many successes and wish him many more successful years in the music business. 

Last Saturday was the 4th Anniversary of Lynne Bové’s icandee Productions and it took place at Score in South Beach. On hand were the sexy girls known as the Knockouts performing on bar tops and Score’s main stage, everybody was amazed. According to promoter Lynne Bové, “It was our best event ever and the response from our customers backs that feeling up.” Congrats to Lynne on four years, a great party and our best wishes for many more. 

The guys from Cat 5 were out and about last weekend raising money for their trip to the Superbowl of Flag Football. Thursday night’s Jello shot fundraiser at Alibi was a success and Saturday the clouds parted for a sunny afternoon pool party at Cheston House on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Look for the guys around town in the red jersey’s and wish them best of luck in this year’s championship. 

Boardwalk put out another sizzling weekend. This time it was Latin Inches cover boy and video star Ricky Martinez, also known as, The Anaconda. We’ll let you figure that reference out! On hand were hundreds of excited patrons who we guarantee you, were not let down by his performance. Hats off to Victor & Jim for keeping us entertained with a wide variety of adult video stars. 

Tuesday’s Dine Out event, the first of its kind for the GLCC, was a tremendous success. With more than ten participating restaurants, from Italian to burgers and gourmet dining, there was something for everyone. After taking photos at all of the participating restaurants, the Mark’s List gang met up at Trina’s and had a wonderful dinner. We’re already looking forward to the next Dine Out and we’d like to thank everyone that came out to support the GLCC.

Bill’s Filling Station Readies for Move to Wilton Manors

Bills Filling Station Gay Bar Wilton Manors Florida

The Grand Opening of the latest addition to the Wilton Manors scene, Bill’s Filling Station, is less than two weeks away. Currently construction is on schedule for a soft opening October 15th, with a grand opening weekend October 19th and 20th that will include performances by Cashetta and Sean Ensign. According to Jackson Padgett, “Bill’s is growing up.” All of the memorabilia from the location on 13th street will make the move, including the old time gas pump, license plates and photos. There’ll still be pool tables, a few more dart boards and plasma TVs all over the place. Drink prices stay the same, everyone is welcome and the parking is always free. So what’s changing? Well, a popular painting from the old location depicting cowboys at a marble bar has been digitally captured and blown up to cover an entire wall. There will be a live VJ and the videos will be displayed on a “tower of power” similar to the center bar in Hard Rock's Casino. Patrons will be served from three bars inside, with one serving high end Cognac’s, wines and other upscale liquors. Also look for a small dance floor, special events stage, banquettes made out of car seats, the return of finger foods, and even a photo booth where you can capture your good times, or snap a quick photo with that “friend” you just met. The interior was designed by Yamir Studio, another recent addition to Wilton Drive. “We want it to be sexy, fun and exciting and at the same time respect the tradition of Bill’s”, said Jackson. When asked if we could sneak a photo of the construction the answer was, “We’d like everyone to be completely surprised.”  And after seeing the renovations underway last week, I assure you; this is going to be one fantastic addition to the drive.

Art Beyond Translation

Art Beyond Translation “The South American Artists Exhibition” takes place from October 6th – November 3rd with the Artists Gala Reception on Saturday, October 6th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Art Expressions Gallery. Art Expressions is dedicated to bringing the passion of our local talent to the public. Latin American artists have always captivated them and found resonance in their lives. There is particular passion unique to Latin American Art, a spirit that has been celebrated by artists such as Bravo, Tamayo, Rivera, Obaldia and Botero. Art Beyond Translation is a chance to explore some of the most compelling and thought provoking works of Latin American artists living and working in South Florida today. Experience the undiscovered treasures, and nuances of fine art by South American artists Juan Carlos Soto, Vicky Burke, Carmen Sasiega, Carmem Gusmao, Rocio Magasrevy and Roberto Paramo. As they bring these six artists to the forefront of the local art scene, they invite you to enjoy their passions as they do… not merely with the eyes, but the heart. Art Beyond Translation “The South American Artists Exhibition” at Art Expressions Gallery is the first of what they hope will become an important yearly event. Admission is free.

Club Blue

Club Blue is a monthly social and networking event designed to promote the Human Rights Campaign and its membership in South Florida. Join the HRC South Florida Committee each month to network with other gay/lesbian professionals and learn about HRC South Florida! You won't want to miss it! HRC is highlighting the work of our coalition partner, Fairness for All Families. HRC is partnering with Fairness for All Families and with Florida Red & Blue as both work to defeat the proposed Florida Marriage Amendment. This amendment would end any hope for gay marriage in Florida and would likely threaten existing Domestic Partner registration ordinances and corporate domestic health benefits. We are honored to have special guest speaker Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida and Board Member for Fairness for All Families, who will share with us in more detail how the coalition is working to protect our rights. This months Social will be on Thursday October 4 from 6 to 8pm at Bucky’s Grill (1451 North Federal Highway – 954-563-6868)

Deadline for Palm Beach PopStar Entries Extended to October 15th
In searching for first-ever Palm Beach PopStar, the offices of the Palm Beach Pops have been flooded with submissions, as well as requests to accept late entries. To accommodate all potential PopStar participants, the deadline for entries has been extended until Monday, October 15, at 5:00 p.m. Talented singers, age 18 and up, are invited to compete in the Palm Beach PopStar competition with the winner appearing live in concert with the Palm Beach Pops at their November performance of “Contemporary Composers” in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, along with a cash prize of $500. “People are really excited about the contest and the opportunity to perform live with The Pops. Because we’ve received so many requests for late entries due to not already having a performance video-taped, we’ve decided to extend the deadline… giving more people the chance to make their dream of being a singer come true,” explained Jill Kaplan, vice president and general manager of The Palm Beach Pops. Singers may audition for Palm Beach PopStar by emailing an MP3 (less than 10mb) to audition@palmbeachpops.org; or by sending or dropping off a video audition (CD, DVD or VHS) to Palm Beach PopStar, 500 Austrailian Ave. South, Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL  33401. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. All entrants must be 18 years or older, must sing unaccompanied, and reside within the WPBF Channel 25 viewing area (Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River or Okeechobee County). For complete contest rules and entry forms, visit www.palmbeachpops.org and click on the Palm Beach PopStar event logo. The Palm Beach PopStar winner will be rehearsed by Maestro Lappin. “Contemporary Composers” will feature popular works written by musical legends Barry Manilow, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, John Williams, Billy Joel, and Michel LeGrande. This concert will also feature nationally known Broadway singer Gary Mauer. Performance dates for this show are November 8 and 9 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and November 10, 12 & 13 at the FAU Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU in Boca Raton. For ticket information, call 561.832.7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org. For more information about the Palm Beach PopStar competition or for tickets for Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops, call 561.832.7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org. Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving the American Songbook and making the arts a part of basic education for children.  For information about the Palm Beach Pops In-School Youth Education Program, tickets for children and families, volunteer opportunities and tax-deductible donations, call 561-832-POPS.
Torpedo is Calling all Bedroom DJ’s

For 6 Saturdays in October and November, Torpedo’s sound system is open to anyone with the talent to take it on. The winner will win a paid guest spot at Torpedo, the hottest after hours in town. Their panel of judges holds 50% of the vote, while the other 50% lies in the hands of the crowd. Judges will mark on showmanship, tune selection, mixing ability, tricks/additional skills and crowd reaction. There are 4 places in each of the 6 heats, with each DJ having 30 minutes to perform. One winner from each heat will go on to the final on Saturday November 24 prior to the Manhunt party, when the overall winner will be chosen. They also have range of goodies and DJ related prizes from Beatport. To enter send a CD of no more then 30 minutes, along with our name, address and contact telephone number to: Torpedo/ DJ Competition, 2829 West Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 no later then October 19.

The Bubble

The highly anticipated The Bubble has finally received a booking date for South Florida's and will open on November 9th at the Gateway Theatre, 1821 east sunrise blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954.763.7994.  The Bubble has opened in New York and Los Angeles and is playing to capacity crowds. 

For The BIBLE Tells Me So
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival & The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival presentFor The BIBLE Tells Me So” directed by Daniel Karslake on Thursday October 11th at 8pm at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th Street. Brilliantly constructed, ably researched and deftly directed Daniel Karslake's award winning, and timely documentary for the BIBLE tells me so focuses on the issue of religion and homosexuality through the experiences of five Christian American families, including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson. Informed by the voices of greatly respected leaders of faith including Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg,  for the BIBLE tells me so explores the way religious conservatives have systematically misled the public into believing that the Bible forbids homosexuality and how this campaign of misinterpretation continues to stigmatize the gay community and threatens America's rapidly diminishing separation of church and state today. While Karslake does reclaim some Biblical scriptures of our own there is no easy answer to the age old question "are homosexuals welcome in the kingdom of God?" Ultimately it is not homosexuality which is the greatest abomination but ignorance and hatred.
MGLFF Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

MGLFF proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and a donor/member has stepped forward to pledge a much-needed $50,000 for their non-profit organization to continue into the next decade and beyond. There's only one catch... they need YOUR help to raise $50,000 first! After raising $50,000, their Cultural Challenge donor will then match these funds dollar-for-dollar - to translate into $100,000. This will provide the crucial bolstering of MGLFF's infrastructure and the opportunity to expand their mission of enriching, entertaining, educating and encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that give us a historical and contemporary perspective on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. Please make your 100% tax-deductible contribution today and help them reach their goal of raising $100,000 by their Closing Night on May 4, 2008. They absolutely need your help to meet these targets and goals in 2008 and beyond! Donations of $250 or greater will be acknowledged on the Cultural Challenge Match web page and in the 10th Annual MGLFF program book. The Cultural Challenge Match only applies to special 100% tax-deductible gifts to MGLFF, separate from any membership or ticket dollars you may spend with them. This is why theyare appealing not only to your generosity, but your creativity - think outside the box! Does the company you work for have a matching gift program that they could double with the Cultural Challenge Match? Do you have friends at corporations that earmark funds for charitable organizations? Please call them and ask for their support. Our South Florida LGBT community is only as strong as its members and friends - and YOUR film festival needs your support. HOW TO DONATE: By PHONE - call them at 305-534-9924 and say "I want to make a pledge to the Cultural Challenge Match". MGLFF can accept your donation via Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. MAIL - send in a check in any amount made payable to "MGLFF".
Make sure to indicate on the memo line that the donation is specifically for the Cultural Challenge Match. Send to: Cultural Challenge Match c/o MGLFF 1521 Alton Rd. #147
Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA

"Queer Riot!" at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

On Saturday October 13th at 8pm, Edison Farrow presents "Queer Riot!" - a night of outrageous comedy starring Bruce Villanch, Judy Tenuta and Lady Bunny. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 8th at 10am on Ticketmaster.com. Bruce Villanch is of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry, Bruce Vilanch has become a recognizable face in his own right, thanks to the feature-length documentary "Get Bruce!" (1999) and his one-time stint as a regular on "Hollywood Squares" for which he also served as head writer. In Los Angeles he wrote for variety shows like the original "Donny and Marie" and "The Brady Bunch Hour" and provided material for Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. He has maintained his connection with Midler through the years, working on such projects as the feature "Divine Madness" and the TV special "Bette Midler - Diva Las Vegas", as well as writing for her short-lived but lively sitcom, "Bette!". Vilanch began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989, collaborating with the likes of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and David Letterman, and graduated to head writer in 2000. He has roasted celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and President Clinton. The Whoopi connection led to his providing the notorious material Ted Danson performed in blackface at a certain 1993 Friars Club roast of his then-girlfriend Goldberg, but his resume also includes "You Made Me Watch You", the touching Emmy-winning valedictory Midler crooned as a send-off to Johnny Carson. He scripted most of the Academy Awards telecasts over the last decade, two of which won Emmys, including the one featuring Billy Crystal's Hannibal Lecter entrance. Mr. Vilanch has also written for The Tony's, The Grammy's, The Emmy's, and just about every other award show to brighten your television screen. He also participates and volunteers at almost every charity function, especially those dealing with GLBT issues. Mr. Vilanch recently wrote Bette Midler's Tour, toured in the Broadway hit, "Hairspray", and appeared on Celerity Fit ClubJudy Tenuta is the most famous person that ever lived. If you don't believe it just ask her! The stand-up comic/actress who describes herself as a "multi-media Bondage Goddess" and "the Aphrodite of the Accordion", is actually a caring nurturer who wakes up at 8PM to verbally abuse countless herds of mortal swine (her audience) and converts them to her signature religion "Judyism". Her fans ranging from fetuses to fossils, gays to geishas, all beg to chew her gum and kiss her feet because she is the only fun-feminist who preaches that all women should be worshipped as "Love Goddesses", and all men have an equal opportunity to become her furniture. It could happen! Judy has starred in her own HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime Specials and has been seen on every major talk show. Most recently she was a special correspondent for "American Journal", and "Entertainment Tonight," where she conducted interviews with such celebrated public figures as Donald Trump and Reverend Jesse Jackson. Judy has also had two smash comedy CD's and has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards for her "Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians", and "In Goddess We Trust". She is also the author of "The Power of Judyism" (Harper-Collins). Lady Bunny with glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs, and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass even Tammy Faye Bakker, this multi-talented drag artiste would turn heads even if looking glamorous was his only talent. But this isn't just another man in a dress. Lady Bunny is a successful comedienne, emcee, singer, songwriter, actress, DJ, and, most famously, the founder, organizer, and hostess of Wigstock, the outrageous festival of drag and music that had been delighting over 40,000 New Yorkers and tourists visiting New York for the event, every Labor Day for over 20 years. The feature film, Wigstock, The Movie, which chronicled the event from preparation to performance day, was produced specifically about this popular event and Lady Bunny, and has just recently been re-released on DVD. Bunny tours constantly, bringing down the house from Cincinnati to Tel Aviv with her bawdy, Dusty Springfield-meets-Don-Rickles mix of potty-mouthed humor, Southern charm, zany "Laugh-In"-style skits, and X-rated pop song parodies. Bunny has emceed events around the world ranging from Van Cleef Arpels corporate parties to Gay Pride Parades and has shared the stage with the likes of Pamela Anderson, Margaret Cho, Dennis Rodman, Cyndi Lauper, k.d. Lang, and the B-52's, just to name a few. As a journalist, Bunny keeps a high profile with her weekly "Star Style Report" for Star Magazine. Bunny also writes regularly for various other publications such as Visionaire, Paper, Instinct, Genre, V, Interview and Time Out New York. Frequent TV and Film appearances also bring Bunny's name to the worldwide masses. As a talking head for TV networks like E! and VH1 and with appearances on Comedy Central's "Pam Anderson Roast," HBO's "Sex and the City"; Britney Spears' MTV special "In the Zone & Up All Night," as well as feature films such as Not Another Gay Movie 2, Dragtime, Party Girl, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Lady Bunny is no stranger to the various demographic pools. Bunny's even been consistently mentioned on the international hit show "Will & Grace," cementing her status as an icon.

“Wicked Manors Block Party – Scheduled, October 31st”

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (GLCC), Wilton Manors Business Association, Wilton Manors Main Street and the City of Wilton Manors announced today a combined effort in putting on a Halloween extravaganza. The GLCC, already known for hosting a successful Halloween event join forces for the Wicked Manors Block Party to be held on Wilton Drive between 7th and 11th Avenues.  This year’s event will start at 7:00pm with lots of festivities planned throughout the evening. Co-chair Bobby Kyser, owner of Petals Panache said “Not only will this be a very fun evening but the proceeds of this event will benefit the programs and services of the GLCC and the revitalization of Wilton Manors.” The GLCC serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community providing information, education, advocacy, support, human services, cultural experiences and social opportunities. The center works to foster personal development and quality of life for the entire community embracing individuality and diversity, promoting awareness, acceptance, celebration and pride.  Wilton Manors Main Street is a nonprofit group made up of residents, business owners, property owners and organizations that creates an environment on Wilton Drive where commerce, art and housing enthusiastically coexist. “This event will benefit the community and all the businesses on the drive with much needed exposure.”  Co-chair Doug Cureton, owner of What’s the Scoop went on to say, “we are hoping to establish this into an annual block party to rival that of other cities nation-wide.” This year’s theme “HELL ON HEELS” will feature businesses along the drive in a storefront decoration contest voting will take place online beginning on Wednesday, October 24th and lasting until Halloween Night; informal trick or treating for youth and adults from 5-7pm; music by G.I.R.L. (GayInternetRadioLive.com); Mistress of the Dark – Misty Eyez as hostess/emcee; street food vendors, bars and Halloween themed booths and souvenir items for sale, including an official event T-shirt. The evening will include a Lord and Lady of Wicked Manors contest.  Participants must submit an application on the website www.wickedmanors.com by Tuesday, October 23rd and voting will begin on Wednesday, October 24th lasting until Halloween Night. The Lord and Lady will preside over the evening’s event. All winners will receive fabulous cash and prizes. Other contests that evening include a Pet Costume and Pet/Owner Look-a-like Contest; a Tattoo and Body Art Contest; a Celebrity Look-a-like Contest; a FIERCE WALK OFF Contest called “Drag on the Drive”; and a Costume Contest with Scariest and Overall Best Costumes.  Cash and Prizes will be awarded. Would you like your business and logo listed on the website, on the promo cards, in all press releases and receive an ad in the event program, or be listed as an “official site location for a pre-party/event” and receive a booth on the street that night? The committee is looking for sponsors to assist in underwriting the expenses such as decoration, printing of the Hallo-Guide, security, lighting, permits, advertising and more.  For information on how you can be an event sponsor, contact Bobby Kyser at (954) FLOWERS (356-9377). Volunteers interested in helping with the event before, during and after should contact Nicole at the GLCC at 954-463-9005 or nicole@glccsf.org.  For more information please visit www.wickedmanors.com or www.glccsf.org

Featured Event

Steel Gay Nightclub Dance Fort Lauderdale FLOn Tuesday October 9th Trannie Palace at Steel presents a benefit to send Marks List own and Trannie Palace Hostess Misty Eyez to Miss Florida at Large. The night will feature Emcee: Shayla Stone "Grandma" and  star...Amanda West, Asia Love, Alyssa Kartier, Carmen, Cashetta, Champagne Bordeaux, Charleze Angel, Chloe Godiva, Choca'lota, Daisy Deadpetals, Desiray, Destiny Bon-Jay, Diamond Dunhill, Diva, Elora Frost, Erika Norell, Francesque Richards, Gina D'Angelo, Jordana Marlo, Justice Royale, Lonnah St James, Mercedes, Nicolette, Noel Leon, Penis Hilton, Rebecca Glasscock, Shiva D'Amore, Taylor Catrell, Tiffany Arieagus, Twat Larouge, Velvet Lenore, Victoria Michaels, Vanessa Demore, Viva Mirage, and Many Many More.....There is no cover and free parking so bring plenty of money to tip the girls and help send Misty to Miss Florida at Large a winner!!!

Upcoming Events

Join the Naked Grape Wine Company (2039 Wilton Drive) this Wednesday Oct 3 from 7 to 9pm, when they will be sampling some delicious and affordable reds and whites from one of the world's most up and coming wine regions: Spain. From the earthiness of a crisp, refreshing Verdejo to the fruity spiciness of a Tempranillo, the wines of Spain are as varied as those of any other wine- producing nation. And, because they are still somewhat undiscovered, they remain quite affordable. They will make a wonderful and delicious addition to your wine collection. Cindy from Trans-Atlantic and Antonio from Terraspania will be with them to share some recent Spanish varietals. Tickets: $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. Reserve a spot for you and your friends by calling the wine bar at 954-563-5631 and using a major credit card or by stopping in at the wine bar.

This Month's Women's Networker (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) is presented by MDGLCC and Ultra/Pandora Events on Thursday October 4th at  Paco Camp (an Aveda Concept) Salon - 1731 Ponce de Leon in Coral Gables (305-442-1065). This is a great way to network and meet professional women in our community. Parking is on Ponce or on the many side streets; Their host Paco will provide refreshments and light fare. Admission to this event is $5 for members $5; and $10 for potential members. For more information call 305/573-4000 or 305/495-6969.

Noche Latina Fridays Latin Night Fort Lauderdale Wilton Manors Florida On Friday October 5th, Noche Latina Fridays presents A FREE CD Give-a-way of Latin House favorites mixed b their own DJ Lannier. In the Main Room DJ Lannier will be spinning the hottest mix of Salsa, Merengue, Raggaeton and Latin sounds and in the video lounge DJ Oliver will be spinning Brazilian favorites accompanied by his famous videos. Doors open at 9pm, and they feature FREE DRINKS from 9 till 11pm, FREE Parking for over 500 cars and the Hottest Latin Go Go Papi’s from 11pm till close. The show stars house diva’s Erika Norell and Alyssa Kartiar and Special guest Champagne Bordeaux. Noche Latina Fridays is now held at Steel Multiplex Nightclub which is located at 1951 NW 9th Avenue (powerline). For more information go to www.nochelatinafridays.com

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Torpedo Gay Stripper GOGO Boy Bar Fort Lauderdale FLTorpedo presents 3 days of partying for Columbus Day weekend. On Friday the 5th they present “Communion” with Hot House star Vinnie D’Angelo appearing live with 3 shows at 1:30, 230 and 3:30, with DJ Lee Majors. In addition there will be Hot House DVD give-a-ways, and as always on Fridays men in leather drink free. On Saturday the 6th they present “Tribe” with guest DJ George Figares, and on Sunday the 7th the present “Fresh” with guest DJ Vision.

 

On Friday Oct 5th Uncles presents “Grind” with DJ Lydia Prim, and the on Saturday the 6th they present “Hi-NRG Dance” with DJ Power Infiniti.

The Coliseum presents Mizz Cori’s Birthday Extravaganza this Friday Oct 5th, which stars DJ’s Miik, TPro, and Daisy D along with TP Lords and alternating guest performers Vegas Dion and Gina DiAngelo. On Saturday the 6th in conjunction with Centaur records they present the nations largest gay club tour “Global Groove” starring DJ Roland Belmares.

 

Score Gay Lesbian Nightclub Miami Beach SoBe FloridaOn Friday Oct 6th Evolution at Score presents “Pink Party” starring direct from Mexico DJ Oscar Velazquez, and a performance by recording artist Amuka. The night also stars DJ Ruben in the Crème Lounge. If you wear Pink you get reduced admission.  Then on the 6th One World Party presents a CD release party for Chaka Khans new CD “Funk This.”  The night will star DJ Oren Nizri celebrating his birthday, and be hosted by Ebonee Excel.

 

 

 

Georgie’s Alibi present a big Columbus Day weekend. On Friday at 8pm they present an Alibi Angels Fundraiser with Frusion Fruit shooters. Then later on that night at 11pm in conjunction with Reprise Records and Barry Browder they present the CD release party of the Bee Gees Greatest. On Saturday they feature Cashetta in the Manchester room with 3 shows at 9, 10, and 11. On Sunday from 11am till 4pm the Lambda Car Club presents an Antique Car Show. Then on Sunday and Monday night from 7-11pm they will feature live in the Manchester room recording artist Richard Cortez.

 

Come celebrate Oktoberfest at Sidelines with $2 domestic drafts from 9 PM to close October 4th to 6th. They recently installed four new "smoke eaters" and now, even when full, the bar is virtually smoke free.

 

Steel Gay Nightclub Dance Fort Lauderdale FLOn Saturday October 6th Steel presents their new Saturday night party entitled “Danceteria” with DJ Lydia Prim with their fall special of no cover and $3.50 well and Domestic drinks, and a $10 beer bust all night long.

On Saturday, October 6th, the Miami Neighborhood Enhancement Team, the office of Commissioner Marc D. Sarnoff, Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, the State Attorney's office and several other organizations, present the 2nd Annual "RainbowPride/Resource Fair" at the American Legion Post, 6446 NE 7th Avenue from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Entrance is FREE and open to the public. Parents and their children are encouraged to attend. There will be music, food, face-painting, kiddie rides and a magician, plus information about your community. What resources are available to you and your alternative family, so come celebrate the Diversity of Miami's Upper Eastside Neighborhood. For more information please contact: Maria Mascarenas at the NET office, 305-795-2330
 

Gay Tea Cruise Fort Lauderdale Florida Intracoastal WaterwayThe "Tea Cruise" will sail again on Sunday, October 7th, celebrating Oktoberfest. Peter Burke, Ft Lauderdale's favorite "promoter on the water", makes sure each month is full of surprises including new guest D.J.'s, featured entertainers, hot dancer hosts, selections of sumptuous Hors D'oeuvres and new boat upgrades and renovations to enjoy for a continued fabulous experience on the Venice of Florida! Sunday, October 7th, the Tea Cruise features D.J. Wendy Hunt and will star the diva of the girls, Nikki Adams. Get tickets on line at www.GayTeaCruise.com or call 954-649-1107. Bon Voyage! 

Babylon T and Noche Latina T at Voodoo Lounge presents “Sailor T Dance” on Sunday October 7th starring recording artist Amuka singing her Billboard number 1 hits “You Don’t appreciate Me” and “You Ain’t that Good.” The night will also star DJ Angelo Kortez in the main room with your hostess Mizz Cori, DJ Miik on the Patio and DJ Roque spinning the hottest Latin sounds in the Noche Latina Room, with special shows by Vegas Dion, and Amanda West. And as Always don’t forget the Best Butt Contest at 8:30pm in the Noche Latina Room. They also feature FREE DRINKS (call brands) from 4-6pm.

Click Dek23 Miami Beach SoBe South Beach Florida OAG Productions Omar Gonzales GonalezVoodoo Lounge Gay Lesbian Bar T Tea Dance Fort Lauderdale FLClick at Dek 23 in South Beach presents “Discover Yourself” on Sunday October 7th starring DJ’s Bill Kelly, Kidd Madonny and T-Promix with watchdog Michael Stanley, and captains Adora, Elaine Lancaster, and Chyna Girl, and don’t forget the crew Rudy Rafuls, Ariel Stein, Peter Morales, Flavio, and Nicole Soden. In addition they are featuring free Cd give-a-ways all night long of “Click Summer Sessions” mixed by Kidd Madonny.

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents: "Important Lessons For Your Walk Through Life" on Wednesday October 10 from 5 to 6pm. This is the first in a series of FREE Financial Life Planning Seminars. A cocktail reception to follow the presentation. Sponsored by the Pardo-Wilson Group and Oppenheimer & Company, this free seminar will be held at Café Tu Tu Tango, 3059 Grand Avenue (CocoWalk) in the Heart of Coral Gables. Parking is available in the CocoWalk garage (complementary stickers will be provided) or on the street (metered). Guest speakers, Damian Pardo, founder of the Pardo Group at Merrill Lynch; Jenny Tola, Manager of Financial Services, Prudential; and Barry Young, Realtor and Business Consultant, will cover such topics as: How to Deal with your Educational Debt; How to Create a Financial Plan; Tips on Buying Your First Home, among others. This Seminar is Targeted to: College Juniors, Seniors and Grad Students; Young Professionals (20-30 year olds) and anyone who is starting over. Reservations are requested by calling the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Office at 305-573-4000 - fax to our secure line at 305-573-4787 or, via email to info@gogaymiami.com.

The Center for Positive Connections' Inaugural Awards Dinner Gala will take place on October 18 from 6:00 - 10:00 P.M. Silent Auction 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.; Cocktail Reception 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.; Dinner & Awards 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. at the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores. Tickets are $125.00 per person; and $1,250.00 per table with Sponsorships still available. Reserve your space now at www.blacktie-southflorida/rsvp and enter Event Code: tcpcgala07 or call 305-992-4478.  Admission includes Dinner, Auction, open bar, entertainment and complimentary valet parking. All proceeds benefit The Center for Positive Connections. Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.   Their Mission is to provide educational, emotional, social and holistic support to those infected and affected by chronic illness, with a special emphasis on HIV and AIDS

Books & Books, the locally-owned, independent bookstore founded by Mitchell Kaplan in 1982, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in October.  The store has designated the month of October as its anniversary month and has planned a number of events to mark the occasion, including a community-wide Anniversary Party on Saturday, October 20, from 7-midnight, a tribute to South Florida-based music legend Federico Britos, and a commemorative publication, Twenty-Five, which will be posted online, with thoughts and reflections from authors, publishers, customers, and cultural partners.  

Congregation Etz Chaim, a South Florida Synagogue for GLBT Jews and their friends, will hold its annual Family Picnic on Sunday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  As in previous years, the Picnic will be held in Pavilion 6 at T-Y Park, located on North Park Road and Sheridan Street, West of I-95, in Hollywood.  A donation of $20 per adult or $10 per child covers a variety of picnic food, soft drinks, games, activities, fun and fellowship.  (The Park also charges $1 for person upon admission.)  Reservations are required and should be e-mailed in to jessemonteagudo@aol.com (Subject Line: Picnic) or phoned in to 954-424-8449, ext. 3.  Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1881 N.E. 26 Street, in Wilton Manors.  Regular Services are held on Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. 

The Stonewall Library and Archives’ Book Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m.  Moderator Jesse Monteagudo (“The Book Nook”) will lead a discussion of “Man in the Middle,” former NBA star John Amaechi’s provocative and inspiring autobiography.  Membership in the Stonewall Library Book Club is free and Club meetings are open to the public.  The Stonewall Library and Archives is located at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida, 1717 North Andrews Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale.  For more information phone SLA at (954) 763-8565.

22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF 2007)

The 22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF 2007) will present actor/director Gary Sinise with a Career Achievement In Film Award on Friday, November 9th, 7:00PM during their 26 day cinematic event held from October 15 – November 11.  The award winning actor and director will attend the event, held at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on Nova Southeastern University Campus.  The festival will reflect upon some of his most memorable moments on screen via a collage of film clips.  Following the presentation, there will be an Inside The Actors Studio style audience Q&A with Gary, hosted by Phoebe Flowers, staff writer and former film writer at The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. A reception in his honor will be held directly afterwards, at The Signature Grand. The reception is sponsored by Smith Barney and co-sponsored by Davie Chamber of Commerce & Schott Communities.  One of our most beloved talents, Sinise has provided us with hours of entertainment in film, television, and stage. On the humanitarian front, over the past year he has traveled to Iraq in support of the troops and as a result started “Operation Iraqi Children” with author Laura Hillenbrand.  Through this charitable organization, and with the support of corporate sponsors, schools in the United States can visit www.operationiraqichildren.org  and learn how to organize their own school drive to collect and send much needed classroom supplies to the children of Iraq.  “Operation Iraqi Children” has also recently established the OIC/Katrina Relief Fund for people who wish to support sending school supplies and other children's needs to those affected by hurricane Katrina.  He has made numerous trips with the USO in support of our troops and regularly performs with his band, Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band. In addition to the November 9, Actors Studio style event with Gary Sinise, FLIFF will present a collection of some of his greatest moments on screen.  There will be six (6) films total as follows:

  • Oct 29, 1:00 p.m. FORREST GUMP, Regal Cinemas Cypress Creek

  • Oct 31, 1:00 p.m. THE HUMAN STAIN, Regal Cinemas Cypress Creek

  • Oct 20, 1:00 p.m. TRUMAN, Regal Cinemas Cypress Creek

  • Nov 1, 1:00 p.m RANSOM, Regal Cinemas Cypress Creek 

  • Nov 9, 3:00 p.m. WALLACE at Miniaci Performing Arts Center

  • Nov 10, Noon OF MICE AND MEN, Cinema Paradiso 

ADMISSION: Tickets for the November 9 Evening with Gary Sinise at Miniaci Performing Arts Cinema are $10 general admission, $5 FLIFF members, $3 students (must have I.D.).The Signature Grand Party at Signature Grand is separately prices at $30 General Admission, $20 for FLIFF members. Admission is free for the retro films, October 19 – November 10. at Regal Cypress Creek, Cinema Paradiso, and the 3:00 p.m. showing of Wallace at Miniaci. Venues:   Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale , Regal Cypress Creek Station 16 6415 North Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale,  Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. (Nova Southeastern ), Davie . For a complete film line-up and tickets: www.fliff.com or 954-525-3456.

Shop For A Cause
Macy*s

Make a gift of $5 or more to GLCC before October 12, and earn a special savings pass that gives you 20 percent off all purchases at Macy's on Saturday, October 13. GLCC is among the charities participating in "Shop For A Cause," a Macy's event that rewards donors who make a $5 gift or more with a discount card that can be used all day on regular, sale, and clearance items. To get the "Shop For A Cause" pass, one must make a gift directly to GLCC in person. GLCC will give you a "Shop For A Cause" pass. You can support GLCC's mission while receiving savings on women's, men's, and children's apparel in addition to other items. For a complete listing of items the savings pass covers, please visit http://www1.macys.com/img/ShopForaCause_Fact_Sheet. pdf.

 

Looking for a fun and unique way to raise money for "The Pet Project"?

Now you can sell an item on eBay and donate from 10% to 100% of the finale sale price to help Pet Project to enable disabled or terminally pet owners take care of their pets. Clean out that closet or basement or attic. You can sell practically anything on eBay and donate a percentage of your net proceeds to "The Pet Project". How Does It Work? MissionFish, a nonprofit organization specializing in online charitable auctions, developed Giving Works for eBay. Although items will be posted through MissionFish, they will appear with all other listings on eBay. Giving Works items are marked with a charity ribbon icon so buyers know they are supporting a good cause. Buyers tend to trust charity sellers more and these items often sell for more than non-charity listings. In addition, Giving Works items appear in three categories for the price of one: the category you select, the eBay Giving Works category and on the MissionFish nonprofit homepage. To start: 1. Visit www.MissionFish.org, 2. Get registered, 3. Choose an item to sell, 4. Write an item title and description, 5. List your item through MissionFish and indicate that it will benefit "The Pet Project"., 6. Complete your transaction- MissionFish collects your donation and passes it on to the Pet Project.
Upcoming Events at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach

*STOMP from Tuesday through Sunday, October 2- 7. Tuesday, October 2 through Friday, October 5 at 8 pm and Saturday, October 6 at 5 pm & 9 pm and Sunday, October 7 at 1 pm & 6:30 pm at Dreyfoos Hall. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places. STOMP. See what all the noise is about. Tickets are $20-$50. 

*SINBAD on Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm at Dreyfoos Hall. Sinbad doesn’t tell jokes  “I don’t know any,” he admits – instead, he roams the stage telling real-life neighborhood stories that poke holes in our foibles and lifestyles. In addition to his many television credits, he’s made his mark on the big screen with roles in Coneheads, Houseguest, Necessary Roughness and Jingle All The Way. Tickets are $20-$50 with
Premium Seating first six rows and other orchestra areas $85
 

*Judy Gold in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, which was written by Judy Gold with Kate Moira and directed by Karen Kohlhass. Tuesday through Sunday October 16-November 4. Playing Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm at the Rinker Playhouse. Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian Judy Gold mixes poignant autobiographical commentary with perfectly timed and delivered snippets based on more than 50 interviews with Jewish women across the United States. This show contains adult themes. Tickets are $28.  

*Clint Black, Up Close and Personal, with special guest Laura Bryna on Wednesday, October 17, at 8 pm at Dreyfoos Hall. A country music traditionalist, Clint Black was one of the first artists to kick-start the mass-market popularity of country in the ’90s. Black put himself on the charts and in fans’ hearts in 1989 with his triple platinum album Killin’ Time, featuring the title song and “A Better Man,” among other chart toppers. In the months that followed its release, he was showered with industry awards, including Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and Best Single. Don’t miss this charismatic country legend in person.  Sponsored by Palm Beach Motor Cars ltd, with support from Yellow Book. Tickets $20-$58 with Premium seating first six rows and other orchestra areas $100 

*EVITA on Thursday, October 18 at 8 pm at Dreyfoos Hall. Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita dramatizes the larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. One of the most popular collaborations between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this legendary musical features the memorable song “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” Tickets are $20-$55 with a post-performance dessert reception for Kravis Center's Annual Friends and Young Friends members. Performance and Dessert Reception sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels Beyond the Stage: Join them for a free pre-performance discussion by Julie Gilbert at 6:45 pm.  

For additional information on other shows at the Kravis Center and Group Sales discounts, log on to kravis.org; to purchase tickets call 561-832-7469 or 1-800-572-8471

“High Heel Hike™” On Saturday, October 6

The Galleria in Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.) will host the first-ever Ft. Lauderdale High Heel Hike™, the inaugural Glam Event of Winterfest 2007, on Oct. 6 from 11am – 2pm. Everyone is invited to “strut their stuff” for this 1k mall walk in support of the Young Survival Coalition® and Y-ME in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was created in Tampa during 2003 and is being presented for the first-time in Fort Lauderdale by nationally-acclaimed Pop Artist Jules Burt. Burt encourages divas and princesses to join her at “an event that’s good for the sole” in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. “The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is delighted to host this innovative event, which has garnered great community support,” said Melissa Milroy, marketing director of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “Our mall is perfect for this event and we are pleased that we can play a role in empowering and educating people about breast cancer.” Jules Burt, with South Florida as her latest artistic canvas, has been keeping the world in full color for more than a decade.  Much of her inspiration comes from the relevance she attributes to glamour and color.  Her popular “Eight Cups of Coffee” painting along with many other Jules originals adorned “Central Perk” coffee house on the hit series “Friends” for years.  Acclaimed collectors of her work read like a red carpet guest list including; Elton John, Madonna, Katie Couric, Uma Thurman and Alyssa Milano. Jules Burt paintings have appeared in The New York Times, In Style Magazine, USA Today and Woman’s Wear Daily. The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. Visit www.youngsurvival.org for more information. Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization™ (Y-ME) is a Chicago-based national nonprofit organization with a South Florida chapter led by Special Events Coordinator, Jessie Grafals. The mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. The Ft. Lauderdale High Heel Hike™ is co-sponsored by The Galleria, Publix, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Infiniti of Davie, Glaceau smartwater, Diet 7 Up, Sun Chips, Zone Perfect Bars, Intuition by Schick for Legs-travagant Legs!, 3 A Day, Southern Wine & Spirits, Lanson Champagne, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Riverside Hotel, www.sunny.org, Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, City & Shore Magazine, Coast 97.3, and WSVN-TV. The Ft. Lauderdale High Heel Hike™ is open to the public, with registration forms available at The Galleria Mall and participating Publix Super Markets. The mall walk starts at the mall’s lower Palm Court level in front of Dillard’s main entrance. A $50 registration fee entitles participants to receive a limited-edition Ft. Lauderdale High Heel Hike™ tee shirt with artwork created by Jules Burt and gift bag while supplies last. The Glam Ball will follow on Fri., Oct. 26 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. All proceeds also benefit YSC and Y-ME. For more High Heel Hike details, call The Galleria at 954-564-1036 or visit www.highheelhike.com.

The South Florida Federal Club

The South Florida Federal Club is pleased to offer a first-of-its-kind event for members and friends on Sunday, October 28 thanks to the generous support of Neiman Marcus, which will open its entire Ft. Lauderdale store for us at 10 a.m. -- two hours prior to its normal opening time.  The event will include a Sunday brunch as well. This will allow Neiman Marcus staff to provide truly personalized service and it will also offer a great opportunity to kick off the holiday gift-buying season. This is another in a series of unique events whose goal is to thank those who have made the commitment to support HRC at the Federal Club level by giving at least $100 per month. In addition, since the majority of Federal Club members joined because HRC was a priority for someone close to them, they ask existing members to talk with friends and loved ones about their commitment to HRC and encourage them to bring any guests who are interested in signing up for Federal Club membership at the Neiman Marcus event. For info and to RSVP please contact:  Paul Palmer, Federal Club co chair at (954) 771-9290 or p_palm@bellsouth.net

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