Tuesday was the grand opening of Atomic in the old Boom space. Congratulations to owners Tim Foutch and Craig Attebury for going green and for a fabulous renovation. Additional congratulations go out to my friend Chris Burdekin, who recently took the position of GM at Atomic. Boardwalk brought to Fort Lauderdale 3 of the hottest video stars around, the Visconti Triplets. They performed for 4 nights and let me just say they are just as hot in person, if not hotter. Friday night was the 4th annual Leather Masked Ball at Purgatory, a fundraiser for the Leather Archives Museum and Equality Florida. With wall to wall men, hot music and a large silent auction area, this party raised almost $50,000. Kudos to the producers and the leather community for coming together for such great causes. The Hurricane Showdown was once again in town and started games on Friday and played all weekend long. The Showdown brought some of the hottest jocks to all of the Fort Lauderdale bars. Last weekend was also the 25th anniversary for the White Party, which benefits Care Resource. Viscaya Museum and Gardens was once again beautiful and the breezy night ended with a performance by Expose. A shout out goes to Tony Moran for keeping the crowds glued to the dance floor. I also attended Muscle Beach which, once again, was packed with beautiful shirtless men. I was hanging out with my friends Steve P and Vinnie O and we had a fabulous time in the VIP watching all the hotties. Kudos to Care Resource for extending the party to 8 pm this year. There was just something even more special about dancing on the beach as it gets dark. Another fabulous Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone here in beautiful south Florida; it’s nice living in paradise!
Thursday, December 3rd
Starting tonight and going through December 20th catch the incredibly talented Christopher Peterson in Eyecons at the Rising Action Theatre.
The Pride Factory invites you to warm up your winter wardrobe by taking 20% off all long sleeve shirts and denim pants from today until the 9th.
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is hosting Club Blue in the museum’s Great Hall. The Club Blue is a monthly social event open to the community and designed to promote the Human Rights Campaign and its membership in South Florida. $10 suggested donation to HRC includes complimentary wine bar and hors d’ouevres. After the event don’t miss the heartwarming Norman Rockwell exhibit. RSVP with HRC here.
Friday, December 4th
Noche Latina Fridays, over 11 years strong, is moving their weekly party to Miami to their new home at La Casa De Tula. The grand opening is tonight and will feature the best mix of Latin sounds along with Vegas Dion (Miss Noche Latina 2004) hosting, and Justice Divine (Miss Noche Latina 2009) as your door hostess. According to Rolando Garcia, “We have a very exciting month of activities.” For more info go to NocheLatinaFridays.com.
Sean David in association with Lucas Entertainment presents video star Scott Alexander live in the flesh for 2 shows nightly at 11 pm and 12:30 am at Johnny’s. They will also be giving away hundreds of free DVDs and t-shirts.
Saturday, December 5th
Chic Optique presents a benefit for the Smart Ride from 5 to 8 pm in the Manchester Room at Georgie’s Alibi. The event will be hosted by MC extraordinaire Dale Madison and feature Hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and much more. They are asking as many of you that can to come out and support Team Chic Optique!
Discotekka presents Santeria, a theme party in honor of Milancita’s birthday.
The Sea Monster presents Tran Encounters for transsexuals, cross dressers and their admirers. They will feature no cover before midnight and 2 shows at midnight and 2 am, hosted by Champagne Bordeaux and starring Justice Royale, Natalie Thai, Krystal, and the newly crowned Miss Lady Boy Jennifer Grant.
Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance starring DJ Lee Majors.
Bigger Saturdays at Score in association with the always fashion forward Michael Stanley presents Fashion Forward in honor of Art Basel weekend. They will be featuring male fashion designs and accessories by K-OZ Couture, Matiyeli Guseman, and Ilde Goncalves. The night will star DJ Daniel Kristopherre.
Sunday, December 6th
The Tea Cruise Holiday party boards at 2:30 pm and sails from 3 to 6 pm. The cruise will star Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and DJ Richie Rich spinning all your favorite dance hits. For more information or to purchase tickets call Peter at 954-649-1107 or online at GayTeaCruise.com.
Monday, December 7th
Bill’s presents, direct from Cirque Du Soleil’s “Zumanity” in Las Vegas, the one and only Edie live at 10 pm.
Tuesday, December 8th
Hotspots Magazine proudly presents the second annual Holiday Celebration in support of the GLCC Pride Center. This very special event is by invitation only and is being held in the Terra Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Following the tremendous success of last year’s event, which included special guest star Valerie Harper, everyone is looking forward to another wonderful evening. To add to the excitement, two grand prizes will be offered by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines not to mention other fabulous items up for silent auction. Invitations are in the mail now (yes, we still use snail mail just so it looks fancy). If you didn’t get yours and you’d like to attend you can go to HotspotsMagazine.com and click on RSVP to request an invitation. We hope to see you there!
Rent the Broadway Tour featuring Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp is coming to Miami for one week until December 13th at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
Planeta Macho in association with Sony Music and Granda Entertainment invites everyone to a CD release party for Thalia’s new CD “Thalia En Primera Fila.” They will be giving away free CD singles, posters and a raffle for an autographed framed poster.
Wednesday, December 9th
Please join Naked Grape Wine Bar and welcome local writer Art Greenwald for a special book signing and champagne reception from 7 to 9 pm. Books will be available for purchase for $15. In “Anal Probe A Penetrating Peek Into The Gay Life” writer and journalist Art Greenwald has published a book with a robust South Florida slant. The author serves up an enticing blend of drama, humor, social observations, personality profiles and closet tales past and present now available at AuthorHouse.com.
M4M Leather is having a store closing liquidation where you can get 80% off everything!
Check out sexy Bob and Tom (photo by Sylvester Q) the bartenders at Slammers. Bob works on Friday and Saturdays and Tom on Thursday and Sundays. Catch them from 8 pm until closing.
The Alibi welcomes back Cashetta for the month of December. She will be hosting Comedy night on Wednesdays and on Sunday she will be starring in her own cabaret show in the Manchester room at 7, 8 and 9 pm.
Rock Hard is featuring buy 1 item at full price and get second item at ½ price, by mentioning the ad right here in Hotspots Magazine. They are featuring free gift wrapping.
The two winners in the 1st SORDI Poker Run were Marc Alderman is on the right he had the high hand, and Dick Eaton is on the left – he was second place.
The winner of the first season of Logo’s reality competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Bebe Zohara Bonet, is about to prove why she deserves the crown of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” The music video for her debut single, “I’m the Sh*t” – from her soon-to-be-released album, Cameroon – will be world premiered on Logo this week. It’s our featured video at HotspotsMagazine.com.
Sidelines Sports Bar’s SMART Ride “Party for Charity” was a huge success, raising a whopping $10,102.50! Thus far, the total funds generated by Team Sidelines for the SMART Ride totals over $12,000!
This is HOT!
George Michael is to release “Live in London,” a special 23 song full concert DVD with 3 bonus tracks on December 8th through Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment. This is the first live DVD of George’s 30 plus year career. Recorded and filmed at the final two concerts in London’s Earls Court Arena on August 24th and 25th 2008, these highly anticipated shows marked the end of George Michael’s triumphant 25 Live Tour and were the last chance to catch George performing on a stage of this magnitude. “Live in London,” directed by award winning director Andy Morahan, features tracks including “Careless Whisper,” “Freedom,” “Faith,” “Everything She Wants” and “Amazing.” A special behind the scenes bonus documentary, “I’d Know Him A Mile Off,” offers a glimpse behind the magic of these sold out shows even shadowing the man himself before and after his performances on stage. When George first announced his 25 Live Tour tickets were snapped up in minutes. The critically acclaimed tour saw George perform in front of over 2 million people worldwide with a 49 date 25 Live Arena Tour and a 30 date 25 Live Stadium Tour. In Summer 2008 Michael took his 25 Live Tour to arenas across North America touring North America for the first time in 20 years. In London alone, 350,000 people collectively watched him performing in Earls Court, Wembley Arena, The Roundhouse and the newly renovated Wembley Stadium, where he made musical history as the first artist to perform at the momentous venue in June 2007. His exceptional performances in the UK, Europe and North America received unprecedented praise from both critics and fans across the globe.