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What’s HOT South Florida (12/19 - 12/25)

by Scott Holland
Thursday Dec 19, 2013
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Last Monday was the annual Miss & Mister Discotekka pageant. There were 5 girl contestants and 4 boy contestants, and in the end your new court is Victoria Grantty and Jose Vega. Congrats to Milancita, Alyson and Danny and Joe for a fair pageant.

Tuesday was the monthly Mack Mixer at the Dubliner. Also Tuesday was the opening night of "We Will Rock You" at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and I fell in love with the lead’s voice (male lead that is).

On Wednesday and going throughout Saturday was the annual CMI conference on Traveling which took place at the Westin on the beach and featured many seminars which taught very important information as well as lots of social activities including a wonderful luncheon that Nikki Grossman of the CVB spoke at.

On Thursday, many things happened: Creative Male had their annual Holiday party, The MDGLC presented the 4th annual Holigay Celebration and Toy Drive at the LGBT Visitors Center, and Champagne Bordeaux and Michael Cushman (Velvet LeNore’s Husband) graduated from the Art Institute.

On Friday began the grand opening weekend of the Cabaret in South Beach. On Saturday night, Brandi Glanville of the Housewives of Beverly Hills made an appearance at Epic Saturdays at the Manor to the delight of the crowd! Sunday, Broward House presented Cheech and Chong at the Hardrock Live at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino.

Thursday, December 19

The Village Pub presents "Twas The Jump Start Thursday Before Christmas" at 10 pm starring Shardee Ross, Anastasia Ross, Franchesque Richards, and Nicolette.

The Pride Factory is featuring 30% off select style of watches just in time for your last minute Holiday shopping.

Back by popular demand Johnny’s presents Eden Thursdays, boys in towels for the holidays. Catch 30 sexy Santa’s every Thursday.

Friday, December 20

The Ramrod presents their monthly ManDance party starring DJ/producer Herbie James.

Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents their huge annual Christmas Party which features the "Diva’s Christmas Show" starring Serena Cha Cha, Sasha Lords, Estephania St. Lords and TP Lords, a $250 Ugly Sweater contest, huge door prize giveaways and much more.

Saturday, December 21

Tonight is the closing party at Boom Nightclub, entitle "The Last Dance" and they invite everyone to come say goodbye.

Discotekka in association with Milancita and Danny Villar present Frozen, an X-Mas party starring DJs Willy Gee, Tony and Carlos G along with diva’s Poizon, Sasha, Serena, Gina, Maite and Lola.

The Clubhouse II presents Hunter and Kevin’s Holiday Celebration from noon to 5 pm with a comp bar and food.

Epic Saturdays at The Manor presents "Cirque Christmas" featuring Cirque Acts, Naughty Elves, Professional Pics with Santa as well as DJ Oren Nizri and a performance by Erika Norell and cast in the main room and in the Ivy Lounge and Patio Noche Latina Saturdays presents DJ Larry Larr, hostess Viva Mirage along with special guest Francina Holliday celebrating her birthday.11pm to 4am with no cover.

The College Bowl games start tonight and go through Jan 6th and Sidelines Sports Bar invites you to watch all the games on their many (and I mean many) TV screens.

Sunday, December 22

Hunters Bar (Palm Springs and Chicago) opens in the former location of Boom with a Tea Dance and they invite the community to come and meet the new owners Mark and Patrick.

Monday, December 23

Ramrod’s P*rn night Mondays presents special guest bartender Sean Duran from 10am to 1 pm. Sean has been seen in movies from Naked Sword, Pegasus and Dominic Ford.

Wednesday, December 25 - Merry Christmas!

Angels Café is featuring a Christmas Day Dinner Menu from 11 am to 10pm for only $24.95 per person. The dinner includes Starter (soup or salad and corn bread), Maun Entrée (Prime Rib, Traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey Baked Spiral Ham, Grilled Alaskan Salmon), Side dishes (Potatoes -- mashed or au gratin, and mixed vegetables) dessert (apple or pecan pie) and beverages (coffee or tea). For more info call them at 954-900-5217.

Zuckerello’s Italian Restaurant features their regular menu along with some special items including Stuffed Artichoke (Appetizer), Prime Rib of Beef, North Carolina Ruby Trout Almandine, Atlantic Ssalmon Coullibak, Veal Shank "Osso Bucco" and Yellow Tail Snapper "Cartoccio." They will also offer these items for those eating out Christmas Eve.

The Village Pub opens today at 4 pm and then at 5:30pm they feature a Family Buffet.

Hot Stuff

Argenti Designer Jewelers new collection of Hand Made Men’s Leather & Stainless Steel Bracelets and Gemstone Rings & Pendants are specially priced for gift giving. They also feature free custom design jewelry estimates for those planning to get married. Mark can make new jewelry designs using your old gold. His specialty is changing yellow gold into white gold for your new wedding band designs. Mark can design and produce just about any jewelry design you have in mind, so call him at 954-772-6177.

We Got The Beats, the only Record Store in town coming at you with an LGBT point of view, is moving to a new space nearly double their current size. This will allow them to have a DJ booth/area (for guest DJ’s, lessons, or just messing around) as well as a stage for in-store performances. They will still put dance music front and center like no one else, but they will finally have a dedicated rock section -- because plenty of their dance-enthusiast clientele like other genres as well.

In addition to this, We Got The Beats has teamed up with Peace Bisquit for a co-branded re-release of Colton Ford’s latest album, "The Way I Am." This was released a few months ago straight to mp3 without a hard copy. We Got The Beats and Peace Bisquit worked together to press it on CD just in time for the holidays -- with bonus tracks and remixes (including a mix of the hit "Let Me Live Again" done by Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper). This will be available exclusively at We Got The Beats through early January.

This is HOT

An inspiring and emotional all-new version of one of the most cherished musicals of all time, "The Sound of Music Live!" arrived on DVD on December 17, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. A special live performance originally broadcast on NBC of the timeless Broadway sensation introduces a new generation to the von Trapp family.

The DVD also includes the NBC special "The Making of The Sound of Music Live!," giving fans an inside look at the creation of an instant classic sure to be embraced by the entire family. Filmed in New York City with a cast that includes Broadway royalty, the joyous and faithful adaptation of the original stage production brings all of the excitement of the theater home, allowing fans to fall in love with Maria and her adorable charges all over again.

Six-time Grammy® winning recording artist Carrie Underwood stars as Maria, the vibrant young governess who brings the joy of music back into the household of the straitlaced, but dashing, Captain von Trapp and his seven lively children. "The Sound of Music Live!" also stars Stephen Moyer ("True Blood," The Starter Wife), five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald ("Porgy and Bess," "A Raisin in the Sun") and Tony Award® winners Laura Benanti ("Gypsy," "Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown") and Christian Borle ("Smash," "Monty Python’s Spamalot") as well as newcomers Ariane Rinehart, Michael Campayno, Sophia Anne Caruso, Peyton Ella, Michael Nigro, Grace Rundhaug, Ella Watts-Gorman and Joe West. With music and lyrics by the legendary team of Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers ("Oklahoma," "South Pacific," "The King and I"), "The Sound of Music" has been called the jewel in the crown of the American theater’s most esteemed musical team. The original stage play earned four Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and inspired the unforgettable Academy Award® winning film of the same name.

The iconic score contains some of the most treasured songs ever written for the stage, including "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Climb Ev’ry Mountain" and "Edelweiss." The companion CD from Sony Masterworks, "The Sound of Music" - Music from the NBC Television Event, is now on sale online and in-stores.

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