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Last Week Wrapped Up

Last Tuesday there were 2 events aimed at raising money for local charities. They were a holiday stocking auction at Rosie's, a benefit for Care Resource, and the annual toy drive at Bill's Filling Station. Both events were very well attended, thousands of dollars were raised for local charities and loads of toys were donated. Kudos to the GLBT community for coming out year after year and supporting these incredible functions. 

The 6th Annual BOOM Christmas wreath auction on Wednesday Dec 13th was another huge success. This event raised over $8,260 in cash for Kids in Distress. All this money came from generous donations from customers and business', employees and entertainer tips, and sales from the club. Owners Craig and Tim would like to thank all those who help make this event a pride for our community including everyone who made a wreath or bought a wreath, all the entertainers, and the staff for their generous donations. 

Friday, December 15th was the first Art Walk in WilMa and by all accounts it was a huge success. Hundreds of art enthusiasts took to the streets of Wilton Manors and strolled through shops full of Holiday cheer. Many local artists were on hand along with gallery owners. Wine and cheese was offered along the way and shops stayed open until the crowds disappeared. 

I then headed over to China White for Fagtabulous Fridays. It was bartender Victor's last night before his move to New York City and I wanted to say goodbye. DJ Chaos was cranking it, the drinks were flowing and the crowd was soaking it all up. By the way, if you're in New York, Victor (aka Damien Crosse) will have his own night at Splash Bar every Wednesday beginning January 10th.
New Years Parties Around Town

This section will be updated weekly with new parties as information becomes available.

On Saturday December 30th Villa Venice (2900 Terramar St) presents its “Farewell 2006 Party” from 3-6pm. The party will feature a Poolside buffet, cocktails, and Playgirl model Rod Stephens appearing live. 

Twilo presents DJ Victor Calderone on Saturday December 30 and DJ Abel and Tony Moran on New Years Eve.

The Coliseum presents a very special 11 hour New Years Eve party starring DJ David Knapp, recording artist Ceevox, and house diva’s Erika Norell, TP Lords and the entire Coliseum cast. They will be serving liquor from 9pm till 4am with free drinks from 9-10pm. They will also feature Time Square Countdown simulcast on 2 huge screens, complimentary champagne toast, balloon drop, and party favors. Admission is only $20 before 11pm and only $25 thereafter. For NYE VIP Table reservations call 954-643-3833.

NYE Peter RauhoferNew Year’s Eve 2007 Omar Gonzalez (OAG Parties) and Star 69 Records present Unity with superstar DJs Peter Rauhofer and Offer Nissim. The party begins at 10 PM, lasts until 8 AM and is hosted Michael Stanley, Lauren Foster, Chyna Girl, Elaine Lancaster and Chanel Dupree. Door by Alan T and Décor by Jimmy Sjodin. The party happens at Area 51  (formerly Metropolis) and advanced tickets are available for $40 at www.Circuiticket.com  and New Concept Video, 959 West Avenue  

Noche Latina Fridays and Ultra Saturdays come together for the first time to present the largest mixed New Years Eve Bash in South Florida taking place at Elements on Sunday December 31st from 9pm till 3am. Come join hundreds of Latin men and hundreds of Lesbians (and all who want to socialize with them) with what is sure to be a party to be talked about for months…..”Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.” The night will be hosted by the beautiful Alyssa Kartiar and feature Fire Manipulators, Jugglers, Belly Dancers, A Congo Player, Fortune Teller, Sexy Go-Go Gods and Goddesses and DJ AD spinning the best mix of Latin, Hip-Hop, Dance, Raggaeton and more. There will also be a Champagne Toast at midnight and of course lots of Party favors to celebrate the New Year with. This is a 21 and up party and admission is only $10 with flyer or ad and $15 without. For more information visit: www.ultra-events.com or www.nochelatinafridays.com 

Atlantis at Steel with DJ Randy BettisSteel Nightclub in conjunction with Kitty Meow’s 9 Lives Productions presents “Atlantis the Lost City, the Awakening” on Sunday December 31st. Doors open at 9pm and features DJ’s Randy Bettis (New York) in the main room and DJ Vision in the Video Lounge with performances by Kitty Meow and Ebonee Excell. Cover is only $10 and they also feature Midnight toast, $2500 Balloon Drop, Go-Go Mergods and Centaur CD Gay-days Give-a-ways.

New Years Eve at TorpedoTorpedo goes 18 and up one night, New Years Eve, only. DJ TPro Mix spins Hip Hop Reggaeton, R&B and dance. Check out the only South Florida Premier for the new hit by sexy Chelo and Paramount Home Video presents the debut of Jackass 2. As always free drinks 10 to 12.

Genisis IV takes place on Monday, January 1, 2007 Mike Mazer /PM Parties &  Ferosh Records present Genisis IV the most talked about NY's weekend event in the U.S. the past 3 years. Now in year four Genisis gets even better in the all new, spectacularly redesigned Crobar venue. Once again featuring DJ/Producer Tracy Young, this NY's Day Morning party has turned into an all day event with a special performance by AMUKA, and other surprises.

Cupids gay Bar West Palm Beach FloridaCupids Cabaret in West Palm Beach comes up with an unusual and special New Years Eve party on Sunday, Dec. 31 which starts at 9:00PM. The event is called "Mouths Wide Shut" (note: screen Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut" with Tom Cruise to see how their masquerade ball will look. Think cute, naked twinks). This special and totally unique New Years Eve party is being sponsored by the super popular, gay online site Bad Puppy.com. Bad Puppy is providing the 4 twinks performing for the 4 shows and group finale. The 4 Bad Puppy.com models are some of the most popular and best looking performers on the Bad Puppy.com web site. Extreme eye candy comes to life on Cupids all nude stage for New Years Eve.  No other club in South Florida will have an event approaching this grand, fun and youth oriented concept for New Years Eve. Bad Puppy.com, 4 nude, cute, twink models, plus the in-house nude cast of Cupids men and a surprise a minute, makes this a news-worthy event for New Years Eve club happenings.  Miss Misty Eyez will host and MC the "Eyes Wide Shut" Twinks Masquerade Ball.

O'Zone Close Official
After several years of rumors, it appears to be true. Eddie O’Reilly’s O'Zone will be closing in two weeks. The University of Miami will be making dormitories at the location that was once Miami's most popular Latino bar. The closing Parties will be Thurs – Sun, December 28, 29, 30 and 31st.
Masterbeat Souvenir CD
Masterbeat is excited to announce the release of the official souvenir CD for White Party Miami 2006. Fresh off of spinning the sun soaked daytime party "Muscle Beach" DJ Brett Henrichsen delivers a non-stop mix of 11 #1 Billboard dance tracks that plays like a party from start to finish. Whether you were there or just wish you had been, Masterbeat White Party 2006 is the perfect dance compilation for the holiday season - get it as a gift for yourself or someone special! www.masterbeat.com
Queer Foundation Scholarship Program

The Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program is offering three $1,000 scholarships for queer US high school students. Queer Scholars are out, proud, and activist. They have a social conscience, will fight discrimination against queers, are committed to social change, believe in organization, and are of good will. The theme of the 2007 high school English essay contest is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht). The following approaches are suggestions only. 1. We're here and we’re Queer: Interviews with Queer Teenagers and Their Friends 2. Living Healthy as Queer Teenagers 3. Getting Smart: Education Issues of Queer Teenagers Judges will award points based on creativity, accuracy, objectivity, effectiveness, and usefulness. Grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation count. All entries become the property of the Queer Foundation. Winners must agree to permit the Queer Foundation to use their names, images, and biographical information in promotional efforts related to the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program. SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31, 2007

Carnival Center-Chivas Regal Jazz Series
Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band, part of the Carnival Center-Chivas Regal Jazz Series, will perform in Miami’s Carnival Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on Friday, December 29, at 8 p.m. in the Center’s magnificent Knight Concert Hall. For more than 35 years, filmmaker and clarinet player Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band have been delighting audiences in New York City with a hot mix of New Orleans-inspired music and will make a special stop on their first multi-city tour around the United States to perform for fans in Miami. The band’s sound is firmly rooted in the music that Woody Allen has loved since his childhood and draws inspiration from such legendary artists as Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone and, of course, Louis Armstrong. Beginning as informal jam sessions and then becoming regular concerts every Monday night, the band has performed for thousands of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world. For the last decade, the group has been regularly playing once a week at the Manhattan landmark hotel, The Carlyle. Allen even missed accepting an Academy Award for Annie Hall so as not to miss his Monday night gig. In 1996, the band embarked on its first tour of Europe and was chronicled in the documentary film Wild Man Blues and subsequent compact disc titled under the same. Since then, the band has returned to Europe on numerous occasions, most recently performing in Greece and Turkey. An accomplished clarinet player, Allen says of performing live: “There's nothing there between you and the pure feeling of playing. There's no cerebral part to it.” The New Orleans Jazz Band includes musical director Eddy Davis on the banjo; Conal Fowkes on piano; Simon Wettenhall on trumpet; Jerry Zigmont on trombone, Greg Cohen on bass, and John Gill on drums. Tickets are $15-95 and are available online at www.carnivalcenter.org or (305) 949-6722. For group tickets (20 or more), contact (786) 468-2326.
Upcoming Events

China White HumpTonight is Hump Wednesdays at China White, which is South Florida’s official Wednesday night pow-wow. With no cover and open bar from 10-12!  Their X-MAS week BBQ starts 7-10. Your MC is Mizz Cori with door whore Glitz Feliz Navidad from Noche Latina FridaysGlamour,  DJ Chaos and host Jordan Bailey. For table and bottle reservations call 609.226.9158

This Friday, December 22nd join Noche Latina Fridays at Elements for their annual Christmas show starring house Diva’s Alyssa Kartiar and Champagne Bordeaux, guests, and Hot Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Doors open at 9pm, with FREE DRINKS from 9-11pm (well & Dom) and DJ George Valdez Spinning the best in Latin Sounds and DJ Angel Infiniti spinning Hip-Hop and Top 40 on the patio. For more info visit www.nochelatinafridays.com

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  Babylon T
  Bill's Filling Station
  Boardwalk
 Boom
 Cabaret
  China White
 Coliseum
 Cherry Pie Fridays
 Creme Lounge
 Cupids
 Elements
  Euphoria Fridays
  Fag-Tabulous Fridays
  Funky Fridays
  Hump
  Jackhammer
  Life's A Drag
  Martini Tuesdays
 New Moon
 Noche Latina Fridays
  Noche Latina T Dance
  OAG Parties
  Pridefest 2007
  Rosie's
  Score
  SeaEscape Party Cruise
  Simple Life Thursdays
  South Beach Social Club
  Steel
  Tea Cruise
  Torpedo
  Trannie Shack Tuesdays
  Ultra Saturdays
  Voodoo Lounge

Evolution Fridays at Score presents Christmas dance on the 22nd starring DJ Eddie X with light by Tony Lage and door by Asia. The on Saturday the 23rd they present their once a month Saturday party…Juicy. The night will star DJ’s T-Promix, Sunny Hobson and Chris Austin and celebrate the release of Bette Midler’s “Cool Yule.”

This Saturday December 23rd, the Coliseum presents Circuit DJ Manny Lehman, as well as their Christmas Show starring Erika Norell, TP Lords, Daisy Deadpetals and Gina Di’Angelo. In addition everyone who attends will receive a Best of 2006 Coliseum Dance CD courtesy of DJ Miik.

Boardwalk Gay Bar Fort Lauderdale FLThe Boardwalk will be celebrating the Holidays with the 10 days of Falcon Christmas with Falcon Lifetime Exclusive Matthew Rush appearing live on December 22, 23, 24, and 25. The other 6 days will feature other Video stars. Sounds like a party to me!!!

Cherry Pie FridaysOn Friday December 22nd Ultra and Pandora events present their holiday soiree “Babes in Toyland” at the Ozone. Join them for a sexy party with a special visit from Miss Santa and her naughty little Elves, with gifts for all!!!

On Saturday December 23rd Jackhammer presents the 4th annual “Snowball” where they will be celebrating Sterling’s birthday. The night will star Raging Stallion Studio’s Tommy Blade and Moldavia Ishtar in her final performance before moving to New York.

Steel line up of DJ’s for December includes, 12/23 DJ Power Infiniti, 12/30 DJ Robert Rodriguez…..plus …shows by Kitty Meow every Saturday in December

The Kravis Center presents FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: SVU SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Tuesday through Sunday, December 26-31 Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday at 7 pm and 10 pm in the intimate Rinker Playhouse This 2006 Tony Award-Winning musical spoof of the Great White Way targets Wicked, Avenue Q, Movin’ Out and more. Tickets are $35 except December 31 at 10 pm $50 which Includes New Year’s Eve champagne toast.

On Saturday December 30th, Justcircuit.com, and Steel nightclub present “PEAK” starring DJ Alyson Calagna. Doors open at 9pm, admission is only $7 and parking is Free!!

Celebrate the first Sunday of 2007, January 7, aboard the "Tea Cruise"! Welcome back D.J. Marcio, Nikki Adams, Hot Dancers, lots of hot Hors D'oeuvres and party favors! Don't miss this one! For reservations call Peter 954-649-1107. www.GayTeaCruise.com

Italian "Thundr" Collection.

Mark Silver has designed several new very masculine neck pendants that are from his Italian "Thundr" Collection. The men's neck designs are from "Earth" Symbols that were worn during the Roman Empire. Each piece of jewelry that he designed is symbolic of self assurance, masculinity and the connection to planet earth. The quantities of these neck pendants are limited. They come on woven adjustable cord chains in the collection and are on SALE for $39.00 at Argenti Designer Jewelers. Each piece is constructed of High Polished Stainless Steel with accents of 18k Gold. They are sold in designer boutiques throughout Italy, Germany and France and are certain to be one of the hottest men's global jewelry trends for the next few years. This is part of Mark’s new men's 2007 collections-- "Thundr"

Gwen Stefani Instinct Cover Girl
Instinct, the largest gay men’s magazine, today announced an exclusive national gay press interview with top female recording artist Gwen Stefani. Gwen will grace the cover of Instinct for the second time with the January 2007 issue, where she fields the publication’s trademark brand of tongue-in-cheek questions dealing with her new album, the reunion of No Doubt and her handsome husband, Gavin Rossdale. This continues Instinct’s string of back-to-back high-profile exclusive interviews, following singer Beyonce Knowles in December and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn in November. Gwen Stefani spoke with Instinct over other national gay magazines since the publication has become known for its hip and young audience, and as such continues to scoop other gay national press known more for their aging demographics.  It’s this combination of trendy readership and cutting-edge, award winning editorial that continues to draw top celebrities to Instinct’s pages. Already a popular figure in the GLBT community herself, Stefani discusses the influence another gay icon, Cyndi Lauper, had on her while growing up. “Aside from the great songs and the great look, she gave you something that came from an outsider’s point of view,” Gwen says. “She knew what was left of center, and she made it okay for young girls like myself at that time to connect with that within themselves.” Gwen also playfully pondered what life would be like with a career as a drag queen rather than a multimillion-selling recording artist. “My act would cover a wide range of styles, from early ska/reggae classics to Broadway classics and a couple ‘80s dance tunes,” she explains. “Don’t forget the red lipstick and the platinum blonde hair! Oh, and great backlighting. Always great backlighting.” Other features in Instinct’s January issue include one man’s journey back to post-Katrina New Orleans, a look undercover at the underbelly of the ex-gay movement and a humorous essay that asks just how much your mom really needs to know about your sex life. Additionally, the supplement Gay Travel News appears in the January issue, along with a spotlight on Dallas, Texas, and interviews with Dancing with the Stars’ Lisa Rinna, legendary comic Phyllis Diller, out Hip hop artist Cazwell and Quinceañera’s Jesse Garcia.
Bears from Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus

Bears — the teddy bear kind, that is — were in great abundance recently, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus spread some goodwill and season’s greetings at a local children’s hospital and two nursing/rehabilitation centers. And even more gifts, good food and fellowship followed in a recent chorus-hosted dinner for families who include clients of Broward House, which provides an array of services to those living with and at risk for HIV and other health issues. “All through the year, the chorus strives to give back to our community by performing at a variety of worthy events,” said Todd Wiley, FTLGMC director. “Frankly, we’re invited to so many that unfortunately can’t sing at every one. But especially during the holiday season, our members go the extra mile to share their joy of music and the spirit of the season.” Along with its traditional closing-act performance on the main stage of the popular Christmas on Las Olas event, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus began its Advent season by singing carols at three locations and distributing scores of stuffed animals that chorus members had donated. Young patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood and residents of Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Court Nursing Home in Wilton Manors enthusiastically welcomed the visiting performers, appreciating the stuffed animals, the lively carols and, most importantly, the spirit of goodwill behind it all. “We consider ourselves truly blessed to be welcomed so openly in these and other community venues, as the chorus becomes increasingly well-known and respected for its musical excellence, professionalism and community service,” said Ross Carson, FTLGMC president. “In a thank-you note, a nurse manager at the Children’s Hospital said that ‘Your songs brought warmth into all of our hearts and definitely brought forth the Christmas Spirit for our patients, their families and our staff.’ We were proud to be told we were welcome back anytime. “I’m frankly not sure which of us got more from these experiences — those we visited or those of us who were welcomed in,” Carson continued. A week before the chorus’ Dec. 19 Holiday Concert at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the group hosted a dinner, gifts, holiday arts and crafts, a visit by Santa and singing for families from the Broward House. Held at the chorus’ home base, the Sunshine Cathedral, the afternoon was another highlight of the volunteer singing group’s holiday season. For more information on Broward House, see its web site at www.browardhouse.org.

New Info from Carnival Center
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts will present Navidad Gitana, a spectacular fully-staged family musical, direct from Colombia, with more than 60 actors, singers, and dancers in a colorful fantasy about secret treasures, medieval gypsies, and fearless adventurers. Performed entirely in Spanish, with English subtitles, Navidad Gitana will be at Carnival Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House December 21 through 23. In Miami for the first time, Navidad Gitana is an original Broadway-style musical created by Colombia’s longest-running musical theater company, Misi Compañía de Teatro Musical. Fun for the entire family, the story begins in the middle Ages with the shipwreck of the Alcañiz, which takes a secret treasure with it as it descends to the bottom of the ocean. The sole survivors - a sailor (Antonio) and a young boy (Martín) - are rescued by gypsies and brought to town, which is where the adventure really begins. Special effects, costumes, and elaborate dance numbers transform the stage into a holiday fantasy land in which fairies dance among the unicorns, mice skate with polar bears, and harlequins parade around with Santa Claus in a story about love, passion, and the true spirit of Christmas. The book and lyrics for Navidad Gitana were created by the beloved Maria Isabel “Misi” Murillo, founder of Misi Compañía de Teatro Musical, in collaboration with Arturo Tovar. The production is directed and choreographed by Rob Barron. Adult tickets range from $15-$55 and child tickets range from $15-$27.50. Tickets are available online at www.carnivalcenter.org or (305) 949-6722. For group tickets (20 or more), contact (786) 468-2326.
 Lexus, the Official Vehicle of Carnival Center
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts announced a major sponsorship agreement with South Florida Lexus Dealers that recognizes Lexus as the “Official Vehicle of Carnival Center” and provides complimentary valet parking at the Center for all Lexus drivers. The valet stations located at the entrance of the Ziff Ballet Opera House and Knight Concert Hall have been renamed the “Lexus Valet.” As the Center’s exclusive automotive sponsor, South Florida Lexus Dealers - which includes Lexus of Kendall, Lexus of West Kendall, Countyline Lexus, Lexus of Pembroke Pines, and JM Lexus - will have the opportunity to display two Lexus models in high-traffic areas at the Center during performances. “Carnival Center is delighted to have the generous support of South Florida Lexus Dealers. We are proud to have a sponsor that shares the Center’s commitment to customer satisfaction and world-class service,” said Michael Hardy, president and CEO of Carnival Center. “On behalf of our South Florida Lexus Dealers, we are proud to align ourselves with Carnival Center which promises unparalleled experiences for all patrons,” said Mark Del Rosso, General Manager of the Lexus Southern Area. “We are pleased to bring our brand and our products to this venue and, as a special thank you to our owners, to offer complimentary valet service to Lexus drivers.” South Florida Lexus Dealers will also receive the following marketing benefits: advertising space on illuminated outdoor kiosks located throughout the Center, permanent name recognition as a Center donor in both main lobbies, presence on the Center’s Web site and links to the Lexus dealer Web sites, complimentary use of the Center’s public spaces for special events up to four times each year, official sponsorship recognition in 10 Center-presented performances each year, special invitations to pre- and post-performance parties, access to members of the Carnival Center Alliance through direct mail and e-mail campaigns, corporate silver memberships for each dealership, a limited number of complimentary tickets to Center-presented performances, and advertising in the Center’s program books and Playbill. The monetary value of the sponsorship has not been disclosed.
Gunz Reloads
MenOnTheNet.com, the Web’s leading directory of gay erotic websites, and all-male adult producer Gunzblazing have partnered to unveil a new gay stud website.  During the initial launch phase, the all-male hardcore site will be promoted exclusively by the directory, located at http://www.MenOnTheNet.com. “We’ve searched the world to present the finest-looking and best-hung muscle studs found anywhere,” says Gunzblazing’s owner, Brian Randall.  “With these men, we have discovered truly fresh talent.  Of course, they are the key element that will bring plenty of attention to this brand new site.  Bang Bang Boys will offer scores of these handsome & exciting men captured in stunning photo galleries, shot-on-location videos and live chat photo galleries…all up-dated weekly. Members will also get full access to three bonus sites.” “We always strive to bring our members the very best in male erotic content on the Net coupled with the industry’s top technology,” explains Randall.  “Our latest effort targets the heart of the gay adult market with the very hottest guys we can find.  By teaming exclusively with MenOnTheNet.com during the earliest portion of the site’s public unveiling we’ve virtually assured that the site will sky-rocket.” Sneak peeks of the new muscled male site are available only via MenOnTheNet.com – known by the apt slogan, The Yellow Pages of Gay Porn.  Contrary to the conventional wisdom of a broad-brush ad campaign, Randall explains the exclusive approach of the premiere’s promotional plan with the directory. “MenOnTheNet.com was one of Gunzblazing's first affiliate partners and since then has generated many thousands of sign-ups,” he says.  “The quality and volume of qualified traffic that MenOnTheNet.com can generate is exceptional.  We fully expect to see the same for our new site!” To get the earliest exclusive glimpses of the new website from Gunzblazing, visit http://www.MenOnTheNet.com.
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