Village Pub continued the celebration of their second anniversary on Monday with “Dungeons and Drag Queens…A Fairy Tale,” their 2nd annual employee turnabout. On Tuesday they featured Electra Living the Legends from stage to screen with Electra performing many of her iconic character impersonations. On Wednesday & Thursday they featured the wonderful talents of Amy and Freddy. Thursday was also the official anniversary day with a LARGE cake to cut. Congrats to all the owners, management and staff on 2 wonderful years and wishing them all many more years of success! Also on Thursday, Latrice Royale presented her first 1 woman show at Hunters to a crowd of invited family and friends. It was amazing and she will now be taking it on the road…Congrats my friend! Friday, was the opening of the 6th annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival with a soiree and after party and a film that is a must see: “Cuatro Lunas (Four Moons).” On Saturday, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force presented their 18th annual Miami Recognition Dinner: Sparkle, honoring Kristin Beck and James G. Pepper at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. With over 700 people the dinner was once again a huge success. Also on Saturday, Lawyer George Catrataro had a 40th birthday party for his friends and family. On Sunday, the Ramrod presented the annual Mr. Ramrod Contest with 3 qualified contestants. In the end your new Mr. Ramrod is Paul Sutherland.
Come out With Pride Orlando had events all week and literally ended with a bang Saturday night with a spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Lake Eola. Hotspots was on hand to whiteness what we think is one of the best pride events in the state. Record crowds tuned out to join in the festivities including concerts, shows and a spectacular parade. Hotspots unveiled our brand new special events vehicle along with our hot new float for 2015 which will be on tour throughout the state as we participate in a record number of LGBT events supporting our vibrant community. Check out our videos on our YouTube site and photos online and see why Come Out With Pride in Orlando keeps getting better every year!
Thursday, October 16
Starting today and going through October 22nd, The Pride Factory features a Sale where if you spend $50 you get $5 off and if you spend $100 you get $15 off.
Village Pub presents their monthly Shardee Ross’ Jump Start Thursdays at 9:45pm with this months theme being Diva’s Exposed and featuring guest performers Diva Kingsley and Velvet Lenore.
Stonewall Author Readingfeaturing Lincoln Avenue by Gregg Shapiro at 7pm at
Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors). With its twelve sharply observed stories filled with memorable characters and dialogue imbued with the pop music of the day, Gregg Shapiro reflects on what it meant to grow up gay in Chicago during the 1970s and 1980s. Relationships —family, boyfriends, and otherwise—are explored in stories such as “Lunch with a P*rn Star,” “Marilyn, My Mother, Myself,” and “Your Father’s Car.” Only a gay Chicago native with a keen eye could give us such an insider’s view of the Windy City from a more innocent time not too long ago.
Friday, October 17
Stonewall Museum (Wilton Manors Gallery -2157 Wilton Drive) presents a Museum Mixer in conjunction with the World AIDS Museum (1201 NE 26th Street in Wilton Station). Experience both of Wilton Manors’ world-class museums on the 3rd Friday of each month. Freeadmission and free Hopper Shuttle Bus service to/from Stonewall Gallery, and the World AIDS Museum. Galleries open & shuttle service from 7 – 11 pm. Refreshments served.
Saturday, October 18
The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the House of the Rising Sun presents their annual Fall Car Wash from 2-5pm at the Stable.
Noche Latina Saturdays at the Manor invites everyone to come out and celebrate their hostess, Viva Mirage’s, 10th anniversary of Female Impersonation. This special night will also feature DJ Nena, and special guest, Miss Florida 2014, Brittany Moore. The Ballroom at the Manor features “Divas,” a musical retrospective of the best of the past with DJ Oren Nizri. 11pm to 4 am with HOT Go-Go boys and NO Cover!
Tuesday, October 21
SHHHH…..don’t tell him, but today (he is out of town till today) from 7-9pm Rumors Bar is featuring a surprise 80th birthday party for the one and only Tony Dee. The party will feature lots of Tony’s friends as well as appetizers and cake. All are invited!
Wednesday, October 22
Join Equality Florida at Chill Wine Lounge from 6-8pm for an Equality Connection in Fort Lauderdale! Equality Connections are always open to the public and are designed for Equality Florida members, LGBT equality supporters and those new to their organization to gather, mingle and learn more about the work of Equality Florida and how to support equality in Florida. There will be delicious complimentary light bites and unique drink specials, graciously provided by Chill. The event will also feature Equality Florida staff and their local South Florida leadership team who will give us an update on the march toward full equality and more information about their work in Broward County and across the state. There is no charge for this event, so please bring a friend!
Spa Cabanas has a new addition to the Masseur staff, Mauricio. Booking Mauricio is a good way to take advantage of their October special of 10 sixty minute massages for $429.00. The package can be purchased by phone for your convenience. They are also offering a 90 minute exfoliation with massage for $89.00 and an Anti –aging Facial w/Microderm for $84.00. New wax clients will receive 20% off as well. Call to book your appointment 954-565-2307.
Logo TV is going to do the time warp all day on Halloween. Yup, Dr. Frank N Furter, Janet, Brad and Riff Raff are all taking over the network on Halloween for an all-day marathon of the camp classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” from 10am – 6am with audience participation elements beginning during the midnight showing. So grab your friends and stock up on toilet paper, hot dogs, water pistols and rice. Leading up to Halloween, beginning Sunday, October 26th and continuing through Thursday, October 30th, Logo TV will air Halloween episodes of classic sitcoms including Roseanne, Will & Grace, Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, plus frightful movies including Queen of the Damned, Shaun of the Dead, Fright Night and Kill Bill Volume 1 starting at 8pm.
The Second Annual Mizz Hallows Eve Pageant, takes place at Bills on Sunday, October 26 and is a Halloween themed drag queen pageant with Rupaul’s Drag Race and other celebrity judges and is presented by Mizz Cori, ClubMizz.com, FierceQueen.com and PrideMonkey.com. This Pageant will be a star filled event complete with a combined prize package worth over $1500. Local celebrity drag queen Misty Eyez plays ringleader and MC. The Trannie Palace Cast along with other entertainers will be providing the entertainment in-between categories. The Red Carpet is at 7pm, and the pageant starts at 8pm. General admission tickets are $20 or $50 for VIP table seating. Presentation is Circus freak show ; Gown is Black and creative and Talent is anything Halloween themed. Contestant registration, tickets and additional information is available at MizzHallowsEve.com
This is HOT
Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel first Christmas album, entitled Holiday Wishes, was released this past Tuesday by Warner Bros. Records. If you have ever seen her live in concert, which I have had the privilege to, or have seen her perform on Broadway you know that Idina’s singing has the rare power to pierce directly into your soul. Holiday Wishes was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” as well as Joni Mitchell’s Christmas-themed “River,” one of Menzel’s favorites. Another highlight is a duet with international superstar Michael Bublé on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” An exclusive Target edition of Holiday Wishes will feature two bonus tracks, including “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” and “Mothers Spiritual”
Menzel’s career has traversed stage, film, television, and music. She was most recently heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash Frozen, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.
Menzel earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize- winning musical Rent, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked. Other notable roles include Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show Glee as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney’s Enchanted. Menzel starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful international concert tour recently included a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums I Stand, Here and Still I Can’t Be Still.
Menzel can currently be seen on Broadway as Elizabeth in the original production If/Then, for which she earned critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination. She performed “Always Starting Over” from the musical at this year’s Tony Awards.