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Out With Scott October 18th, 2006

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Noche Latina Fridays at Elements Gay and Lesbian Nightclub Fort Lauderdale, FL

 
Wrap up of Events

Miss Azucar Pageant once again held at the Manuel Artime Theater in South Miami. They had 5 contestants and in the end the 2nd runner up was Dajia Richards (of Esquelita in New York), the 1st runner up was Amanda West and the new Miss Azucar is Sheenah Deevine HawkinsSaturday was the annual Miss Azucar Pageant once again held at the Manuel Artime Theater in South Miami. They had 5 contestants and in the end the 2nd runner up was Dajia Richards (of Esquelita in New York), the 1st runner up was Amanda West and the new Miss Azucar is Sheenah Deevine Hawkins. A special shout out to Carmen V. Jones who for talent did Norma Desmond from Sunset Beach, and was one of the best talents I have ever seen in my life!!! Congrats to the owners and management of Azucar for once again putting on a fabulous pageant!!! 

Fierte Cosmetics, located in the Shoppes of Victoria Park had a release party for the 2007 calendar featuring South Florida's hunkiest swim team, the Nadadores.On Sunday Fierte Cosmetics, located in the Shoppes of Victoria Park had a release party for the 2007 calendar featuring South Florida's hunkiest swim team, the Nadadores. On hand were all twelve athletes as well as a good sized crowd of guys eagerly awaiting the opportunity to buy one of the calendars and support the team's trip to compete at next year's IGLA 2007 swim meet in Paris. To pre-order your calendars visit the Nadadores website: http://www.nadadores.org/ 

Monday night was the benefit that I, Champagne Bordeaux and Elements Nightclub put on to raise money for Latrice Royale. We were raising money to get her a good lawyer to get her out of jail. I would like to thank all the entertainers who came out to perform and to everyone who donated money. A special shout out to Bottoms & Tops & Doug Lowerre for the extra special donation. In total $2358 was raised. If anyone couldn’t make it and wants to give money for this good cause please e-mail me directly by outwithscott@aol.com .

Can a T-Shirt Change the World?

Gap (PRODUCT) RED™ started with the iconic Gap T-shirt. Made in Africa from 100 percent African cotton, the T-shirt debuted in the UK in spring 2006. An expanded Gap (PRODUCT) RED collection is now available in select Gap stores around the world and online at www.gap.com/red.This one can.

Gap (PRODUCT) REDstarted with the iconic Gap T-shirt. Made in Africa from 100 percent African cotton, the T-shirt debuted in the UK in spring 2006. An expanded Gap (PRODUCT) RED collection is now available in select Gap stores around the world and online at www.gap.com/red. With every Gap (PRODUCT) RED purchase, you can help make a difference for Africa.

Alfred Phillips "Never Gone"

Art Expressions Gallery (1212 NE 4th Ave) presents Alfred Phillips "Never Gone" from November 4th - November 27th. Alfred Phillips has been nurturing his talent for as long as he can remember, but his formal introduction to art began with a full scholarship to the Art Center School in his native Louisville. Phillips moved to Florida in October of 2003 fulfilling his life-long dream of having his own painting studio. Alfred prefers painting with acrylics as oils are too slow for his liking. His work begins by quickly sketching ideas on paper relying on imagination, personal observation and memory. He may paint directly on the canvas without sketching or he may painstakingly draw the image in exact detail. Alfred Phillips has received more art prizes and accolades than most artist accrue over a lifetime. The artist won eleven awards in one year alone, including four Best In Show awards. In the Broward Art Guild’s 55 years of existence, no artist had won first and second place prizes in the same show until he took honors in landscape and still life categories in 2004.  The art community in South Florida is happy to know that Alfred Phillips is still around and Never Gone. Art Expressions Gallery proudly invites you to join them on Saturday, November 4th to meet Alfred Phillips as he presents his latest works. A wine and cheese reception will be held that evening from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  Gallery Hours: Mon. - Sat. 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Admission is free. For more info: 954-527-7700.

Is Charlie Crist Gay?

Is Charlie Crist Gay?On Wednesday, October 11th, which was officially "National Coming Out Day," News-Talk 850 WFTL, Fort Lauderdale, FL "outed" Florida conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on the air.  Guest on the morning show with Kelley Mitchell & Russ Morley was 3rd party candidate Max Linn.  Linn told the WFTL audience that he's known Crist for 25 years and even worked to help get him elected to other offices.  Linn said it was common knowledge in Tallahassee (the state capitol) that Crist was gay, but it's never discussed.  No response yet from the Crist camp.

My Judaism

Rabbi Harold F. Caminker, D.D., the spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim, will teach a six week course on "My Judaism" starting on Wednesday, November 1 and continuing on Wednesday nights (except Nov. 22) through December 13.  The textbook will be Herman Wouk's classic study "This Is My God," "My Judaism" will deal with such topics as "My Jewish Story," God, Torah, Israel, the Good Life and the Afterlife. "My Judaism" classes will be held at Cong. Etz Chaim, 1881 N.E. 26 Street, in Wilton Manors.  The cost of the course is $50 for members of the Synagogue and $100 for non-members, and includes the cost of Wouk's book.  For more information about "My Judaism," contact Rabbi Caminker at (954) 850-8833.  For registration phone the Synagogue at (954) 564-9232.

Gallery One’s “Film Fest Fun” Lunch & Water Taxi Package Treats Movie Goers Like Stars!! 

After an extensive multi-million dollar ‘Extreme Makeover’, Gallery One Fort Lauderdale – the official Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Hotel - is offering a “Film Festival Fun” package that will give film goers the ‘Star Treatment’.  The landmark Intracoastal waterfront hotel formerly known as the Doubletree Guest Suites Galleria, will introduce the Lunch & Roundtrip Water Taxi package November 4th – November 12th as FLIFF presents movies at the Sunrise Cinemas Las Olas 15 at Riverfront. “The package will provide guests with a wonderful lunch here at the hotel in our new restaurant Vue on the Water.  After that they’ll board the water taxi and head down to Sunrise Cinema’s at the Las Olas Riverfront to enjoy a festival movie and then they’ll water taxi back here to the hotel.” said Chris Tompkins, Director of Marketing for Gallery One.  The package price, including complimentary self parking, is $25.00 inclusive. “We are thrilled to be the official Film Festival Hotel.  Having the film makers, stars and production people stay with us gives a unique energy and excitement for our guests.  Seeing a movie and then seeing the actors and actresses in our lobby or dining areas gives the feeling of being at an international film festival like Cannes and the Berlin Film Fest,” General Manager Bill Derbins, a 28 year veteran Hilton employee, said. Guests are enjoying the property’s totally renovated 231 one and two bedroom suites, a new coffee/espresso bar and wine bar, a new interior and exterior cocktail lounge, and more than 8,000 feet of interior flexible function space and break-out meeting rooms that feature wall-mounted Plasma TV’s, wireless Internet, and floor to ceiling new décor and furnishings.  “Our new restaurant and its offerings were designed to appeal to both our guests and locals providing outdoor waterfront dining with unparallel views of the Intracoastal.  Guests can enjoy a ‘boat parade’ everyday while enjoying a delicious meal and their favorite libations,” said Derbins. “Throughout the Film Festival, there will be numerous events taking place at Gallery One, including film maker’s workshops, special parties and other programs designed to enhance the total Film Fest experienced,” said Hal Axler, Operations Manager of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.  For up-to-the-minute calendar of events, visit www.fliff.com.

Fort Lauderdale Chef Featured on Bravo’s Top Chef

Carlos Fernandez, 36-year-old Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Fort Lauderdale’s Hi-Life Café, is one of 15 chosen from more than 14,000 chefs from across America to compete on the second season of Bravo’s TOP CHEF, premiering on Bravo at 11:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18. Born in Cuba and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, Carlos is a perfectionist in the kitchen.  He is a self-taught master influenced by his Cuban heritage, experiences in several New York City restaurants, and his guardian angel and mistress of the kitchen, Julia Child.  Carlos came to Fort Lauderdale in 1995 with his business and life-partner, Chuck Smith.  Carlos brought his eclectic cuisine (and those exceptional sauces).  Chuck brought his mother’s orange coconut chess pie recipe and his flair for wine and restaurant management.   The two created an intimate dining experience with an exquisite but down-to-earth cuisine.  The Hi-Life Cafe has been placed on Zagat’s “Top 40 Florida Restaurants” list for 5 years and “America’s Best Meals” list for 6 years, and received the Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence 6 years in a row, as well as numerous other awards.  The little restaurant and wine bar Carlos and Chuck wanted to open is not only one of Fort Lauderdale’s favorites – it is recognized as one of South Florida’s premier restaurants. As the first episode of TOP CHEF Season 2 approaches, Carlos’s ear-to-ear smile, high energy and creativity are making the Hi-Life’s kitchen explode with new dishes that equal and even surpass the well-established and respected Hi-Life offerings.  He is already at the top of South Florida’s list of chefs, but is he America’s next top chef?

Halloween 2006
Editors note: From now until Halloween Scott will update this list as new info comes in. Events are listed in chronological order

Noche Latina Fridays Nightmare on Elements StreetNoche Latina Fridays at Elements presents “A Nightmare on Elements Street” on Friday October 27, with their annual $1000 Costume Contest at 1:30am sharp. The event is sponsored by Voodoo Lounge, To the Moon Marketplace, and Marks List. The night will star house diva’s Champagne Bordeaux and Alyssa Kartiar, DJ George Valdez and HOT Latin Go-Go Papi’s. As always they feature FREE DRINKS from 9-11pm and FREE parking.

Boardwalk features a free DVD of “Betwinked……a Bewitching Story” for the first 50 people after 9pm on Friday and Saturday the 27th and 28th. They also feature a live show with Robert Long from the movie. Then on Tuesday October 31st they feature 2 live shows of Titan Exclusive Damien Crosse.

Cherry Pie Fridays at O'Zone in Miami FloridaUltra/Pandora Events presents 2 Halloween contests. On Friday October 27th they present “Wicked” at Cherry Pie at O’Zone with a $500 in cash and prizes costume contest. They invite you to come out and show them your wicked ways. On Saturday at Elements they present “Nightmare on Elements Street” also with a $500 on cash and prizes costume contest. 

GLCC – Presents the Boo Bash which will be a 4 day event. On Saturday Oct 28th they present the “Clean and Sober Halloween Dance” from 8pm till midnight at the GLCC. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments. On Sunday October 29th they present the “Monster Mash Pool Party” at the Shubert Resort from 1-5pm. Admission is $10 and includes free beer. On Monday October 30th they present “Fright Night” at Boardwalk bar with donations at the door. The main event takes place on Tuesday October 31 as they present “Halloween Carnival of Terror” in the GLCC parking lot. This event will start with a kid’s party from 4-6pm, and then continue with the adult party from 7pm till 12:30 am with Rocky Horror inside from 11pm till 12:30am ($5 cover). Vendor and food booths are on sale for only $50 and that includes the table. For more information call 954-463-9005 

Steel Dead Legends Ball Halloween 2006 Benefit Care ResourceSTEEL- Have you always wanted to perform or dress up for just one night a year…. Dance or twirl as your favorite girl….. or boy dead legend…..After all it is Halloween! Amateur contestants especially are encouraged to participate this year at The Dead Legends Masquerade Ball a fund raising event for Care Resource at Steel Nightclub on Monday, October 30th starting at 8:00 pm. The ball is reminiscent of the Berwick Ball held in Columbus Ohio, the longest ongoing Halloween event in our country started in 1964.Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories (1) Best in theme costume (Dead Legend) male or female (2) Couturier, The most convincing female illusion (Evening Gown), this category will be broken down to amateur & professional competitors. (3) The anything goes talent competition, best performance musical or non musical up to 5 minutes. Bring your own music (4) Grand prize, the most outrageous, spectacular, in theme presentation or performance of the night. There will be 1000.00 in prize money awarded. The Dead legends Ball will be hosted by Misty Eyez, Action & Heidi Ho. Judges & performers include Erika Norell, Champagne Bordeaux, Misty Eyez, Noel Leon, Sharde Ross & others. This should definitely prove to be one of the social events of the season. Costume or formal wear requested. 

Jackhammer will be celebrating Halloween on Tuesday October 31st with a themed party called “Goes to Hell” and featuring a $1000 in cash and prizes contest hosted by Moldavia Ishtar.

China White features the “Drag Ball” on Tuesday October 31st with free admission. Doors open at 10pm with the contest at 1am and a Burlesque show at 2am. They will also feature a Free Drink for all that come in drag!!

Coliseum presents on Tuesday October 31st, “The Out of this World Halloween Bash……..Captured” with a $2000 in cash and prizes costume contest hosted by Electra, ad spinning will be the hot sounds of DJ Miik. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

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Lisa M at Noche Latina SundaysOn Sunday October 22 Noche Latina Sunday t at Voodoo Lounge presents their 1 Year Anniversary Extravaganza where they present in association with Granda Entertainment and Sony BMG direct from Puerto Rico the first lady of Latin rap, Lisa M performing songs from her new album “Respect” including the hit single “Hey Ladies.” Lisa M will also sign autographs for all who bring her CD. In addition she will be giving out autographed posters. That night they will also be premiering their new weekly $1000 BEST BUTT CONTEST. The night star’s house divas Vegas Dion and Amanda West, with the hot sounds of DJ Jarel packing the dance floor. T- Dance is from 5pm till 11pm and also features FREE DRINKS from 5-7pm. For more information visit: www.nochelatinafridays.com

Upcoming Events

Actors’ Playhouse in Conjunction with CoralGaybles.com presents a special October 19, theater event, which includes a private pre-show social from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 and include admission to the play Moonlight and Magnolias plus a complimentary drink voucher and free hors d’oeuvres. All reservations must be made and paid in full prior to show date through group sales only. The special $20.00 price will not be available at the box office. Please redeem drink vouchers before 7:30 PM when the house opens to the general public.  Call 305 444 9293 ext 613 or email groups@actorsplayhouse.org. Moonlight and Magnolias is a comedy about the men who rewrote the screen play to Gone with the Wind in 5 days!

 

Southern Country South Florida will be celebrating their 15 Anniversary during the weekend of October 19-22. On Thursday the 19 is the opening party at Steel, and then on Friday and Saturday they celebrate at Manhattan South with the South Florida Mustangs Square Dancers performing on Friday and the Southern Country Sundancers performing on Saturday. On Sunday they present the Grand Finale Pool Party at Deauville Inn (2916 N. Ocean Blvd) starting at 12 noon.

China White

To the Moon Marketplace for Halloween Treats

 

Boom in conjunction with Interscope Records and Rocket Records invites you to celebrate the release of Elton Johns newest CD “The Captain and the Kid” on Friday October 20.

 

Score Gay Nightclub Miami Beach FloridaEvolution at Score features DJ Angelo Kortez this Friday October 20th with lights by Tony Lage, and shows by Joy Entertainment.

Join Naked Grape on Friday, October 20th, from 7pm to 9pm for a Wine and Travel Extravaganza at. They will be tasting some of the most popular and delicious wines from around the world presented by highly energetic and entertaining wine specialist Hernan Millan from Ibesc wines. You can also find out how to travel the world (or just the United States!) for 50- 70% off of retail prices at their travel booth at the front of the store. They will be featuring excellent wines from around the globe including a new Argentinean Malbec, an Italian Tocai, South American Pinot Noir and a delicious organic Zinfandel from California. Only three wine tasting's are left in 2006 and this will be the last one on Friday night, so don't miss out! Tickets: $10 in advance by calling 954-563-5631 or in person at the store. Parties of 5 or more reserved in advance receive 1 free admission. Advance tickets are non-refundable. $15 at the door, if available. Special event prices on all featured wines.

On Saturday October 21st the Coliseum presents International Dance Jeannie Tracy performing her hits “Party People” and “Cha Cha Heels” live!! The night will also star DJ Roland Belmares, as well as TP Lords and the Coliseum Fashionistas.

Bill's Filling Station

Brazilian Night at Boardwalk.

Cupids Gay Nightclub West Palm Beach Florida

 

Rod Stephens live at Jackhammer on Saturday October 21st.

 

The once a month party at Score entitled “Juicy” takes place this Saturday night October 21st with a triple reason to party. In addition to celebrating DJ T-Pro’s birthday they will be celebrating the season finale of Project Runway and feature free movie passes for “Running with Scissors.”

 

Ultra Saturdays Lesbian Event at Elements Nightclub in Fort LauderdaleSaturday, October 21st, Ultra Saturday’s presents a “Traffic Jam” party with everyone who comes in getting a Glow Necklace with Red meaning you’re in a relationship, Green meaning you’re single, and Yellow meaning proceed with caution. They will also feature interactive games all night and performances by Daisy Deadpetal’s.

 

Congregation Etz Chaim, a spiritual home for "Jews of the Rainbow" (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews) will hold its annual Synagogue Picnic on Sunday, October 29, from noon to 5 p.m., at T.Y. Park - 3300 North Park Road (north of Sheridan Street and west of I-95) in Hollywood - Pavilion 6.   A $15 donation entitles you to all the food, soft drinks, sports, games and fellowship that you can handle.  For more information about the Synagogue Picnic, phone (954) 424-8449 and leave a message for Jesse.

 

Circuit Saturdays at Steel Gay Nightclub Fort Lauderdale Florida

Pridefest 2007 Fort Lauderdale Florida

The annual Gay and Lesbian International Bridge Tournament is October 31 - November 5 in Palm Springs, CA at the Zoso Hotel (this is Palm Springs Pride Weekend). All levels of bridge players from novices to expert.  There will also be social events during the 6 - day tournament. Players can register for the weekend or the entire six (6) days. More info is at www.gaybridge.org   

The Stonewall Library and Archives' Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.  Book maven Jesse Monteagudo will moderate a discussion of "Brokeback Mountain":  the short story by Annie Proulx, the movie by Ang Lee, the soundtrack album, the calendar . . . in short, everything Brokeback.  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 Stonewall at 954-763-8565.

‘Judy Garland: The Dressing of a Legend’

Exhibit a Special Highlight of Gay Men’s Chorus’ Oct. 27 Revue

A special collection of 15 gowns worn by legendary performer Judy Garland in her movies, TV shows and concerts will be on display at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 27 as a special added feature of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus’ musical revue “JUDY: A Celebration of the Music and Legend of Judy Garland.” The dresses are part of an extensive collection of “Garlandia” that fan Michael Siewert, now from Augusta, GA, began collecting when he was only six years old. “Like thousands of others, my Michael Siewert Judy Garland: The Dressing of a Legendgreat interest in Judy Garland started when I was a child and first fell in love with ‘Dorothy’ in The Wizard of Oz,” Siewert noted. He then went on to direct and produce “concerts” for his family, consisting of his younger sister lip-synching to Garland recordings. It wasn’t until a few years later, upon asking his parents to take him to Kansas to meet Dorothy, that he was told who Judy Garland, the actress, was. Although he was crushed that he would never be able to meet the deceased star, he began buying her memorabilia at flea markets and through mail order.  At first, he was like every other collector, acquiring everything from old magazine covers to dolls, plates, books, records, sheet music and other memorabilia. Eventually, he purchased his first Judy movie costume. “I always assumed that only museums bought these sorts of things,” he noted. “I never dreamed they were attainable by people like me, a regular fan.” One costume led to another, then another. Within a few years, he forged connections that led him to buying incredible items from auction houses, private collectors and even from Judy’s family members. He’s become very well known in Garland circles and has privately met Liza Minnelli as well as Lorna, Sid and Joe Luft. He even met with Judy’s last husband, Mickey Deans, who chose Siewert as the only Garland fan he would ever meet. Over the years, Siewert has learned the skills needed to authenticate real Garlandia. “I’ve seen a lot of fake stuff out there,” he said. “The web in particular is full of people who misrepresent items and will take advantage of an eager fan looking to buy a piece of history. I’ve learned that the old adage is true — if something seems to be too good to be true, it almost always is!” Siewert will display the 15 gowns from his collection, as well as a video and a booklet of photos showing Garland wearing the gowns, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Amaturo Theatre’s lobby prior to the Gay Men’s Chorus’ concert. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Only concert ticket holders will be allowed to attend the free exhibit. Tickets for the “JUDY” revue and exhibit are $40, $30 and $20 and are available through the AutoNation Box Office at (954) 462-0222 or online at www.browardcenter.org.  Tickets for both the revue and the chorus’ entire 21st season are available at www.ftlgmc.org. Season tickets for $40 or $30 seats for each of the four main productions of the chorus’ 2006-07 season (at 15% discount per ticket) or “pick 3” (at 10% discount) are only available through www.ftlgmc.org or from chorus members. All four of the main productions will be performed in the beautiful, 590-seat Amaturo Theatre of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus exists with a mission to build community through quality musical performances that promote a world that accepts and values diversity. Rehearsing on Wednesday evenings at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave., the chorus welcomes new singing members, as well as those who support the chorus behind the scenes on its crew, governing board or as donors. Next scheduled auditions for new or returning singing members are Nov. 4. For more information on the FTLGMC and its 21st season, see www.ftlgmc.org or call (954) 832-0060. This organization is funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division. The chorus’ 21st season is also sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Pride South Florida.

Caldwell Theatre Company

Come celebrate the music of the one and only Elvis Presley when Caldwell Theatre Company stages the Florida Premiere of Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love, the definitive musical tribute to Elvis. With over 80 of his most well-known, hottest, sexiest, jazziest, hip-hoppin’ and romantic standards performed by three professional singers backed up by a five-piece band, Caldwell’s Elvis production is not an impersonation but a celebration of the man, the music and the indelible influence Elvis had on our collective musical conscience. Hunka made its world premiere this past summer at Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck, MI, where it was such a hit and created such a huge sensation that Caldwell grabbed the rights to be the first in the Southeast to offer this magnificent musical tribute. Directed by Kurt Stamm, Hunka features Kelly King, Ryan Link and Tom LoSchiavo.  Conceived and produced by Jack Lewin (of Our Sinatra fame) and Co-created by Will Friedwald (“the poet laureate of vintage popular music”), Jay Leonhart (one of the world’s most celebrated jazz bassists) and Jack Lewin, Caldwell’s Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love will have a whole lotta shakin’ going on when the King and Caldwell hook up. Runs from November 5 – December 17 Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with select Sunday performances at 7 p.m. Matinees: Wednesdays, Sundays and select Saturdays at 2 p.m. Student Rush tickets:  $10, available one-half hour prior to curtain with a valid, fulltime student ID and class schedule. Box Office:  877-245-7432 or 561-241-7432.  Group rates available. TICKETS:  $36 and $42; Previews:  $32 and $36; Opening Night Gala:  $45

City of North Miami Community Development Grants 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for public service activities will be received from not-for-profit Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for FY 2006-2007 funding through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, November 3, at 3:00 p.m.  RFPs must be submitted on forms issued by the City of North Miami and are available at the City of North Miami Community Planning & Development Department, 1st floor, City Hall, 776 NE 125 Street, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Total allocation available for CBO funding is $107,510.

Superheroes Hit the Beach at Halloween Miami 2006. Save Dade's Annual Halloween Bash

Tickets Now On Sale for SAVE Dade’s Popular Halloween Bash

Don your mask, tights, and magic bracelets and prepare to party for Truth, Justice and American Values at Halloween Miami 2006, whose theme this year is “Superheroes Hit the Beach.” SAVE Dade’s annual costume extravaganza, slated for Saturday, October 28, moves from its longtime Upper Eastside home to an expanded setting at Miami Children’s Museum, on the MacArthur Causeway. “We’re excited to make the move to a larger and more comfortable venue so the crowd can celebrate in style,” said SAVE Dade Executive Director Heddy Peña. “The setting of the Miami Children’s Museum, combined with the outrageous costumes our partygoers are known for, will create a smashing evening.” Halloween Miami 2006 marks the eleventh anniversary of the event that began as Belle Meade’s neighborhood Halloween party. It has been recognized as one of Miami’s best community events. The event benefits SAVE Dade (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone), which advocates for equal rights for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This year’s event features music by DJ Q-BAN. Costumed guests can compete in the midnight costume contest to win prizes courtesy of the Winter PartyTM Festival. Tickets are now available online at www.HalloweenMiami.com (major credit cards accepted) as well as at local ticket outlets (cash only). Halloween Miami is a “21 and over” event. SAVE Dade was formed in 1993 in order to defeat a proposed statute that would have banned anti-discrimination ordinances throughout the State of Florida. The organization continues to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. The Presenting Sponsor of Halloween Miami 2006 is Bacardi Limón. Sponsors include Kubik, Williamson Cadillac Hummer, Miami Parking Authority, Red Hot Designs, Carson Realty Group, and Winter PartyTM Festival. Media Sponsors are Biscayne Boulevard Times, Express Gay News and The 411.

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