What’s HOT :: South Florida (4/25-5/01)
Last week there was so much going on with Miami Beach Gay Pride that I could not talk about the successful Friday and Saturday night official parties: on Friday Mova had their annual Block Party and Saturday was Super-Urge and I will let the pics do the talking.
The day after Miami Pride, the Village Pub had their monthly Brazilian Nights party with a Samba dancer to kick it into gear. Thursday night was all about Drag as I went to Rumors for their Don’t Try It Thursdays starring Alandra Matthews, Melissa Morgan, and Sasha Lords and their special guest Velvet LeNore. Afterwards, WHSF-pic2I headed down to Boom for the Royale Starr Court which was produced by Latrice Royale and All Starr Management and starred some of the RuPaul girls as well as some local favorites. The club was packed and Latrice and her girls turned it! On Saturday, Boom once again had a big party, Studio 54, with phenomenal performances and great music. On Sunday, Smarty Pants had their annual Chili Cook-off; this year they had 12 entries. Congrats to the winner Sandy Nieto and an additional congrats to Nikki Adams who won the raffle for the Las Vegas trip. Later that night, I headed over to Boardwalk to see the Bears taking over. Lions and Tiger there were none of, but bears were a plenty. It was a fun night!
Saturday, April 27
The Manor has 2 big events happening tonight. The first is the Launch of their APP and they invite you to download it. Every 50th download will receive a prize. In the main room they feature resident DJ Oren Nizri with a performance by Erika Norell. In the Latin Lounge and Patio they feature an Official kickoff party for Inferno Puerto Rico starring hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Josue Santiago. They also invite you to enter the raffle fior a chance to win Inferno Puerto Rico Prizes and giveaways.
The Mix Designer Men’s Clothing (next to Alibi) will be celebrating their 1st Year Anniversary from 12 noon to 12 midnight with everything 20%-50% off today only. They will also feature a bathing suit fashion show at 9 pm with refreshments and prizes.
B.I.G Productions and the Heretic Atlanta present Bear Invasion Fort Lauderdale at Boom from 9 pm to 3 am. The event will feature DJ Sean Mac. Admission is $7 before 10 pm and $10 after 10 pm. For more information, go to facebook.com/bearinvasion.
The South Florida Gay Football League presents the 1st annual Bachelor Auction at Bill’s starting at 9 pm. Did you ever want to date a football player, well now’s your chance. Go out and bid on your favorite SFGFFL football jock and win a dinner date. The event will be hosted by Nikki Adams and there will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.
The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present Supper with the Sisters Food Drive from 4 to 7 pm where if you donate 4 or more canned/dry goods you get to dine with the sisters. There will also be jello-shots and a 50/50 raffle all to benefit Poverello.
The Ramrod presents special guest DJ Barry Huffine who will also be celebrating his birthday.
Sunday, April 28
The 25th annual Miami AIDS Walk takes place this morning starting at 8 am at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information see the feature in this magazine or go to AIDSWalkMiami.org
Where the Bears Are Pool Party takes place today from noon to 5 pm at Coconut Cove Guest House (3012 Granada St) and includes a free hot buffet, cash bar, and hot men. Admission is $12 with an RSVP and $15 at the door. For more information, go to BOSFL.org.
Sidelines Sports Bar presents Where the Bears Are T Dance, which is the official BOSFL Where the Boys are 10 year anniversary after party. The event takes place from 5 to 10 pm and features DJ Silvio spinning.
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency is proud to present "The Valdeziacs" a solo exhibition featuring new works by painter Kiki Valdes. "The Valdeziacs" is the culmination of Valdes’ most recent works. "The Valdeziacs" opening reception will be today from 7 to 10 pm, but the exhibit runs through Friday, May 10th when there will be a closing ceremony from 7 pm to 10 pm. 101/ Exhibit, 101 NE 40th St, Miami. For more information please visit MarguliesAgency.com or call 305.972.8962.
Monday, April 29
The Lake Worth Playhouse announces open auditions for In the Heights, a summer musical celebrating Hispanic culture, a musical that is sure to have everyone singing and dancing. Non-Equity, Volunteer-Driven - Open AuditionsDates: today and tomorrow, April 30th at 7pm. Audition Requirements: they encourage you to find the tracks for the songs so you can practice and use for your audition. If you’re auditioning for a specific role please research and be familiar with their music and what is required of them. Please wear shoes and clothing that you can dance in, and if you’re auditioning for certain parts or ensemble you will be required to participate in the dance auditions. Please have your music on either a CD or sheet music, you will not be allowed to sing a cappella. If extenuating circumstances leave you unable to attend an audition, you may submit a private YouTube link or DVD video of your audition. The audition must be received by the date of auditions. Links can be sent to Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org"> Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org. DVD’s can be mailed to Jodie Dixon-Mears at 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.
YouTube Partner channel and Fifty2&Nine (Fifty2AndNine.com) announce the launch of a new scripted web series, Conversations With My Ex. The eight episode series premieres today with new episodes uploaded every Monday. Set in New York City, Conversations With My Ex focuses on three ex-couples (one gay, one straight and one lesbian) and their varying levels of modern interconnectedness. From owning a business together to trying to avoid each other, the ex-couples must deal with the array of choices each has made to participate in (or avoid) those interactions. Conversations With My Ex is about the complexities we face in our past and present relationships and is led by a cast of New York City talent including Stephen Tyrone Williams (currently in Lucky Guy on Broadway), Derrick Trumbly (Our Town at Huntington Theatre) Erica Linderman, Najla Said (Palestine), Jaygee Macapugay (Emerald Man), Maggie Carr, Hadrian Castro, and Joel T Bauer (Friends and Relations). Season 1 guest stars include Jonathan D. Lovitz (Setup Squad on Logo), Che Ayende (Inked Baby at Playwrights Horizons), Max Rhyser (Chaser film) and nightlife persona Marti Gould Cummings.
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The "hilarious and heartfelt" (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) story of one man’s cross-country road trip with his mother, The Guilt Trip hits the road on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand April 30, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Screen legend Barbra Streisand and comic master Seth Rogen "are comedy perfection in director Anne Fletcher’s (The Proposal) delightful and heartwarming comedy that is "packed with laugh-out-loud moments" (Meriah Doty, Yahoo! Movies). As inventor Andy Brewster (Rogen) is about to embark on a road trip to sell his latest product, he feels compelled to invite his mother, Joyce (Streisand), along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of adventure and antics both Andy and Joyce discover that while they have their differences, they also have more in common than they ever realized.
An ideal gift to share with your mom on Mother’s Day, The Guilt Trip will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UltraViolet. The two-disc set comes packed with over an hour of hilarious bonus features including featurettes on Barbra and Seth, a look inside Barbra’s world, an alternate opening and ending, over 10 deleted scenes and an uproarious gag reel. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.
The Blu-ray release available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them - reliably and securely - to a variety of devices.
The Guilt Trip is 95 minutes with a PD-13 rating and will be available for the low cost of $39.99 (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack) and only $29.99 (DVD).