up of Events
showing of Volver, a feature film by the legendary Pedro Almodovar
and starring the gorgeous Penelope Cruz was one of the
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival's signature events.
Fort Lauderdale's Parker
Playhouse was filled beyond capacity with people standing in and sitting in
the aisles! Also on hand was Ian Zieiring of
90210 fame who presented his hilarious short film, Man versus Monday.
Film festival patrons were also treated to a decadent opening party, the first
event ever held at the new bayfront nightclub and restaurant, La Playa.
Sunday October 22 Noche Latina Sunday t at Voodoo Lounge
presented their 1 Year Anniversary Extravaganza where direct from
Puerto Rico the first lady of Latin rap, Lisa M performed to a packed
room songs from her new album “Respect” including the hit single “Hey
Ladies.” Lisa M also signed autographs of her poster for all who
wanted. She also gave out some free CD’s. They also premiered their new $1000
BEST BUTT CONTEST hosted by Vegas Dion, and the 3 contestants were
HOT, HOT, HOT…..this is definitely a contest you want to put on your must see
list. In addition the hot sounds of DJ Jarel kept the dance floor packed
all night long. For more information visit:
Events are listed in chronological order
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
and HOT Latin Go-Go Papi’s. As always they feature FREE DRINKS from
9-11pm and FREE parking.
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.
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.
parties for Halloween. They start with Evolution on Friday October 27th
when they present “Candy Man” starring DJ/Producer Eddie X. Then on
Sunday October 29th they present Danny Tenaglia. Then on
Tuesday October 31st they present the hottest party on Lincoln
– 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 if 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
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
Cupid’s – Invites
all of their Patrons to come in costume on Saturday Oct 28th,
and if you do you get in FREE. That’s right dress up, be anonymous, and
do some things to those sexy Cupids dancers that you would be hesitant to do
without a mask……hehe!!! Cupid’s is the only place in South Florida that features
NUDE men for your visual pleasure.
Lounge - This
Sunday Oct 29, Babylon T and Noche Latina T and the entire
Staff of Voodoo Lounge presents “Rocky Horror T Dance” with the best
Rocky Horror Drag Contest with over $1000 in cash and prizes. The T-Dance will
feature guest DJ Lydia Prim in the main room, DJ Miik on the Patio
and Latin DJ Jarel spinning in the Envy Room (the room is rocking
and packed) spinning the Hottest Latin tunes as well as shows by Vegas Dion.
Don’t forget they feature FREE DRINKS from 5-7pm.
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.
& performers include Erika Norell,
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.
Bills Filling Station
presents a Halloween costume contest on Tuesday October
9pm with $500 in cash and
prizes with a $200
cash grand prize. The contest will be followed by their new Tuesdays “Drag
Factor” hosted by Mistress Mel, and starring, Blair Anthony, Deja
Devonaire, and cast.
presents “Psycho Circus” on Tuesday October 31st
with DJ Bryan
Reyes, no cover and a Costume contest.
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!!
presents Daisy D’s Halloween Ball on Tuesday October 31st
with no cover and free drinks from 10-12midnight.
in association with Pride
Factory present “Little Trannie Shock of Horrors” starring Misty
Eyes and the cast of Trannie Shack and featuring a costume contest
with $1000 in cash and prizes with the categories “Best Misty Look-a-like”
and “Best Overall.”
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.
White Party Fundraiser Caters To The Estrogen-Only Set Too
women are taking over White Party this year with more events, more glamour and
more beautiful women… White Party began 22 years ago as a one night fundraiser
for Care Resource, Florida’s largest not-for-profit, community based
organization source for AIDS/HIV care. 22 Years later White Party is a weeklong
community celebration known across the world for its spectacular parties,
celebrity watching, cultural events, superstar djs, entertainers and so much
more. The event attracts more than 10,000 gay men and women from all over the
world to the streets of Miami and Miami Beach. This year’s festivities again
take place Thanksgiving week from November 22nd - November 27th.
Resource is Florida's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization serving
both Miami-Dade & Broward Counties. Their unique "total care" approach includes
working with affected communities in creating and/or implementing prevention
strategies, community outreach and education initiatives, testing, medical care,
research protocols, as well as individual and family counseling and support
services. This wide array of programs collectively strives to respond to every
area of need of our HIV at-risk and infected communities. Last year women from
all over the world descended on
for memorable women’s parties like Cirque Blanc at Nikki Beach.
This year Alison Burgos, Carmen Benard and Pandora Events are
bringing more events and cultural activities for everyone to enjoy. Women’s
events include Dolce on Wednesday evening, the signature women’s dance
event, Cirque Blanc at the glamorous Nikki Beach, the White Party at Vizcaya
with special guest Tracy Young, Lilly and Lila’s Lovely Lesbian hour
interactive burlesque style show, Splendor, the women’s after-party on
Saturday night at Yuca Lounge and finally Sunday a wonderful Flamingo
brunch at the Raleigh Hotel on South Beach. This years theme is ‘Global
Cirque Blanc (the Women’s Signature White Party event) will take its guests into
a mystical trip to the French Riviera at the ultra sexy Nikki Beach Club in the
heart of South
Attendees will be treated to an assortment of visual entertainment, outdoor VIP
room with lush tropical gardens and seating, an exciting silent auction
featuring women’s oriented trips, jewelry, dinners, theater tickets, spa days,
autographed memorabilia and more. The dance floor will be jumping with the hot
sounds of DJ Pride, and over 1,200 gorgeous women partying in a symphony
of white. The newest addition to the line-up is Lilly and Lila’s Lovely Lesbian
Hour. This sexy variety show has been winning critical acclaim and selling out
theaters across the state. These twisted gals are at it again mixing cocktails,
powering up sex toys and sharing the “Judy Garland Diet” with the
audience in high-wattage camp! Christine Robison and Leneil Bottoms will
guest star in the show along with the outrageous and sexy BabyBLUE, Tymisha
and Lollie. This is definitely a show not to miss!
year the Women have their own host hotel in the “White Party Village”, the South
Seas Hotel, just next door to the men’s host hotel and welcome center. This
newly renovated, classic, 1941 Art Deco Hotel, is on one of South Beach’s
hippest blocks. The oceanfront location on one of the world’s top ten most
beautiful beaches is only one of the reasons why guests love the South Seas
Hotel. This is just a short walk to trendy Lincoln Road Mall, Ocean Drive
and The Miami Beach Convention Center, and only minutes away from The Port of
Miami and Miami International Airport. Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Included! The exclusive Women's White Party rate of just $169 a night with a 2
night minimum please book early, these rooms will go quickly. For Reservations
Call 305 538 1411 Rate Code: White Party. Individual tickets and passes are now
on sale. For up to the minute event information or to order tickets online visit
www.womenswhiteparty.com or careresource.org or you can call (305) 495-6969.
Ancient Sounds & Rhythms for Living Peace
Workshop with Eliana Gilad
Eliana Gilad, an
internationally recognized expert in the conscious use of voice and rhythm as
natural healers, will conduct a workshop on “Ancient Sounds & Rhythms for
Living Peace” at the Religious Science Center for Spiritual Living
(1550 NE 26th Street) on October 29 from 2:00-5:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome; no prior experience is necessary. Suggested donation for
the workshop is $35.00. Gilad will also be speaking and singing at Religious
Science’s regular Sunday services at 10:00am and 11:30am. Gilad works regularly
with Arab and Jewish nationals. "While bombs exploded around me during the
current war, I remained calm inside. I want to share this with others. We can
slow down, and cultivate peacefulness and inner quiet—celebrating our
vulnerability and common humanity," says Gilad. During the
full-participation event, the group will explore a mystical Hebrew vocal
meditation that connects us to our roots, five-element healing chants (shown to
induce relaxation and focus) that connect us to our Source, and natural rhythms
from the ancients. Eliana Gilad, an author and composer influenced by classical
and Mediterranean music, lectures and teaches workshops on the conscious use of
voice and rhythm, as they were used in ancient times--for centering and healing.
Her credits include presenting with Dr. Masaru Emoto of "What the
Bleep Do We Know!?” fame. She has performed at the United Nations and
with the Andalusian Orchestra, Arab & Jewish Neonatal wards, and toured
with Bobby McFerrin. Gilad has produced five Voices of Eden CDs and two
books, the latest, “Quiet in the Eye of the Storm: Living Peace in a War
Zone” which she wrote during the recent Israel-Lebanon war. She lives in
the hills of Galilee, Israel, where she directs the Voices of Eden Healing Music
Center, open to Jews, Arabs and all nationalities.
Featured Event of the Week
This Friday, October 27,
Edison Farrow and his South Beach Social Club will
launch an exciting new night.
will be two events back to back with both events at Funkshion Restaurant
and Lounge located at 1116 Lincoln Road. This beautifully designed venue is
located directly under the Regal Cinemas on Lincoln Road. First, SHOWGIRLS
CABARET will start with dinner at 7pm. You can enjoy dinner or drinks at the
bar while being entertained by South Beach's most glamorous drag queens.
Ebonee Excell, Chyna and Johanna James will entertain you until 11pm.
Dinner reservations suggested, please call 305.673.0554. Then FUNKY FRIDAYS
will turn Funkshion upside down with DJ Leo spinning an "open format" of
all styles of dance music hits. Monica LeGrande will be the door goddess
turning heads on Lincoln Road. Opening night will be sponsored by BOCA LOCA
Brazilian Rum and their Live Drums, Brazilian Showgirls and Caipirinha drink
specials for you to enjoy
Wednesday October 25th, Torpedo will be
celebrating the birthday of their craziest bartender Roberto
with DJ Just Oliver spinning Tribal, Techno and
This Wednesday October 25, Hump at China White
presents College Night with Jocks and Cheerleaders.
Join Mizz Cori,
Glitz, Jordan, DJ FX, Jason Taminini
and the whole crew.
Adventure-Inspired Brand Brings Contemporary, European
Attitude to South Beach Scene ~ Napapijri®, the European
sportswear brand owned by VF Outdoor Inc., continues to
bring its adventure-inspired lifestyle stateside with the
opening of their second US store on Lincoln Road, Miami’s
premiere shopping destination. The new store will be part of the
US retail roll out strategy. The Miami store will showcase the
brand’s signature men’s and women’s apparel and accessories as
well as a small assortment of children's wear in 1,500 square
feet of selling space on one floor, mirroring the brand’s
international presentation. The modern yet outdoors-inspired
nature of the environment provides an ideal stage for the
presentation of the Napapijri® brand’s contemporary merchandise.
We always wish for cooler days in Miami. Well, now we're making
it snow for you! Go see this amazing store open on Thursday
October 26 from
1008 Lincoln Road
in grand fashion with models frolicking in the snow, cool treats
and cocktail served from a glacier. Mix and mingle with
celebrities from the Novellas of Telemundo and Univision while
you enjoy special musical guests and surprises!
Arts at St. Johns presents the 7th Season Showcase on Saturday, October 28th from
7:00 P.M. to
10:00 P.M. See great artists & performers, such
as Michael Donnell, Reggie Whitehead, David Vance, Jade
Whelan, Maria Letona and many more. Tickets: $20/$15 Arts at
4760 Pinetree Drive,
INFO: 305-613-2325 or at www.artsatstjohns.com.
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.
Gay and Lesbian International Bridge Tournament is
October 31 - November 5 in
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
to host karaoke at the "Bocatini Bistro and Bar" at 183
West Camino Real, Boca Raton, on Wednesday evenings from 9 to
11/12pm starting on November 1. She will also be at club
"Steel" on Thursday evenings from
on November 2.
Friday November 3rd, Jackhammer
presents a Joystick Party with no lights except glow
Bracelets, and DJ Bill Hallquist spinning the hits of
80’s, 90’s and today.
“Tea Cruise” features “Sailors in White” on Sunday,
November 5th. Boarding is at 2:30 and sails from 3-6 aboard
the Musette yacht from the SE 3rd Avenue
Bridge in Ft Lauderdale. Join other locals and visitors for a
weekend celebration with Hot Dancers and featured entertainers,
“Nikki Adams,” “Deja D,” and D.J. Marcio,
spinning the perfect tea mix from house vocals to disco
favorites. Parking is free. Win fabulous prizes provided by
sponsors including Argenti Designer Jewelers, Mary’s Resort,
Interactive Male, Joshua Tree, Xellent Vodka, Prime Lubes, and
SeaEscape! The after cruise party continues at Voodoo /
Babylon T with discount VIP admission (with boarding pass)
and free drinks until 7 P.M. For overnight accommodations, ask
about Mary’s Resort “weekend getaway package”. For
reservations call Peter at 1-888-211-3266 Visa / MC /
AMEX “Bon Voyage!”
Stonewall Library and Archives' Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 9,
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.
Hot and very LGBT, Here! TV's Dante's Cove is now
available on DVD!
the season begins, Kevin Archer leaves an abusive home to follow his boyfriend,
Toby, to Dante’s Cove, a remote tropical island populated by
beautiful young residents, gay and straight. Unknown to Kevin, Dante’s
Cove has a dark and dangerous history, and he is unwittingly being drawn into a
web of supernatural intrigue.
Arriving at the Hotel
Dante (built in the 1840’s and recently converted into
Kevin meets his new housemates: Van, a mysterious lesbian artist drawn to
the dark side of human nature, Cory, a carefree party-boy who’ll hook up
with any guy who’s interested, and Adam, Toby’s straight best friend from
high school – who is secretly in love with Toby.
first Kevin and Toby’s reunion is wonderful. But soon, Kevin begins hearing a
strange voice coming from within the hotel – a voice that is summoning him.
Drawn to the basement, Kevin stumbles upon Ambrosius Vallin, an immortal
warlock imprisoned for over a hundred and fifty years. In 1840, Ambrosius was
engaged to marry Grace Neville, a powerful practitioner of “Tresum”,
an ancient supernatural religion. When Grace found Ambrosius making love with
another man, she killed his lover and cursed Ambrosius to an eternity locked in
the Dante’s basement. Only the kiss of a young man would set Ambrosius free.
Having successfully made Kevin hear his call, Ambrosius summons him to the
basement and forces Kevin to kiss him. The kiss from Kevin breaks the curse.
content to be young and
free again, Ambrosius
decides Kevin is his destiny, and will stop at nothing to have him. He puts a
spell on Kevin, and also turns Cory into a sort of personal slave and spy so
that he can keep an eye on Kevin. But Grace won’t allow Ambrosius to find love
or happiness, and uses her magic to murder Kevin. Ambrosius, who learned
Tresum’s powers while locked in the basement,
in reviving Kevin.
Meanwhile, searching the
historical society for an explanation of the strange happenings in Dante’s Cove,
Toby and Van find the Book of Tresum written in a strange ancient language. Van
is able to cast a spell from the book and break the curse on Kevin, freeing him
from Ambrosius’ hold. It seems like a happy ending, until Ambrosius uses Cory to
lure Toby away from the sleeping Kevin, and throws Toby into the ocean to drown.
To purchase Dante's Cove or Hellbent
LGBT Events Today
American Idol's Nadia
Turner to headline The Pet Project Charity Furr Ball
at the Josephine
S. Leiser Opera Center
and South Florida's
very own Nadia Turner
will be performing at this years
Ball,” on Thursday,
The gala fundraiser, benefiting The
Fort Lauderdale will be held at the
Leiser Opera Center.
The evening will feature live and silent auctions of a variety
of exciting items, services and artwork donated by local
merchants and supporters of The Pet Project. Live
entertainment, an open bar and a wide variety of scrumptious
hors d’oeuvres catered by the top restaurants of Fort Lauderdale
Laffing Matterz, Caffe Blu, Mancini's, Lucarella's, Hollywood
Boulevard Bistro of Hollywood, Mario's Catelina, Kilwins of Las Olas,
The Chef's Table catering, and C.A. Catering.
The evening will feature live and silent auctions of a variety
of exciting items, services and artwork donated by local
merchants and supporters of The Pet Project, including;
Bone Appetite, Pet Portraits by Elena, Tina Vallant Pet
Photographer, A Pet Masseur, Petropolis Boarding, Seminole
Indian Village Zoo, Barkley’s of Hollywood,
plus a first look at Nadia Turner’s very own clothing
Music will be provided by "The Max Band" (www.themaxband.com)
$100 VIP Tickets include admittance to VIP reception, reserved
seating at a table plus open bar. Admission is $75 per person,
includes open bar.
please. All proceeds benefit
The Pet Project,
a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation/ charitable
organization whose dedicated goal is a true “Labor
of Love” assisting terminally ill people, who’s only
companion may be their beloved pet. Felix deBruin,
Executive Director of The Pet Project, said “We
are thrilled to have Nadia Turner as part of our charity
Furr Ball. In addition, the response we have received
from local restaurants and merchants has been truly exciting.
It is amazing to see the South Florida community coming
together, to help raise money to support The Pet Project.”
Felix added, “Without the Pet Projects’ help
and financial support many people would lose their beloved cat
or dog due to the expenses they face with hospital stays,
expenses or merely the added expenses of vaccinations,
prescriptions and proper food to keep their pet healthy.”
Charles Podesta, (Versace home chef and chef to
the stars including Mohammed Ali,
Madonna, Bill Cosby, etc..) will be coordinating the restaurants
for this event. If you have any additional questions, please
feel free to contact
and The Pet Project at (954) 568-5678 or
for additional details and ticket sales.