BEAR CODES PRESENTS SPLASH!
Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 8 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale at the Royal Palms Resort, 2901 Terramar Street. Monthly pool parties for bears, cubs, chubs, chasers and friends. Join them at the new Royal Palms Resort and Spa for the Official Opening Party of Splash with live deejays and more. The Royal Palms Boutique Hotel offers luxurious rooms, a full bar, a café serving great food and a full service spa and gym. And yes… a clothing-optional heated pool, so come in your swimsuits or your birthday suit… the choice is yours. As appreciation for your continued support of Bear Codes, they are extending to those that RSVP for the opening party event only, no cover charge (normal cover is $7). You must RSVP on Facebook to receive the free entry and you can only RSVP yourself. There will be an RSVP list at the door. Help spread the word and invite your friends on the invite link on the event page and give them a chance to RSVP and get the newest hottest pool party grand opening for free. Splash will be held monthly.
BEAR NATION T-DANCE
Tidal Wave kick-off party featuring Bear D.J. Bill James, spinning the classics and the music you love to dance and sing along to. Hot bear contest for a chance to win a VIP pass to Tidal Wave events during Gay Days in Orlando. Sunday May 1, 6 to 11 p.m. at The Manor Entertainment Complex, 2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. No cover. Hot man dancers and flaggers too. $15 import beer buckets, $12 domestic beer buckets, $10 Malibu Rum buckets and $20 Mojito pitchers.
Kylie – Aphrodite Live 2011 Tour in Fort Lauderdale. Saturday, May 7, from 7 to 11:00 p.m. at the Bank Atlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy in Fort Lauderdale.
IGLTA’s ANNUAL GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Unleash your hidden talents at IGLTA’s Annual Global Convention. Professionals from around the world will unite in Fort Lauderdale May 10-15, 2011, to network, educate, brainstorm and take LGBT tourism to unprecedented levels. Educational programming, Unleashed 2.0, will serve as the cornerstone of future business development. Sessions will cater to all experience levels in social media, internet marketing and new travel technology trends to help you reach customers in a more efficient way. Mark your calendars now! This will be the must-attend event of 2011. Don’t let your competitors leave you behind.
Friday, April 29, from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Club Sugar, 2301 SW 32nd Ave. in Coral Gables. Alex Infiniti and Club Sugar proudly welcome Shangela, the controversial star of this season’s “Rupaul’s Drag Race”. Love her or hate her, see her perform live and in person! In the Main Room, House Music by resident DJ Jarell. In the Spice Lounge, Hip Hop and Latin Music by DJ Dave. Shows by divas T.P. and Sasha Lords and hosted by Alex Infiniti. 2 for 1 drinks ‘til 11:30 p.m. $5 house drinks and $4 domestic beer all night. And many more surprises.
MEET ME AT THE MOVIES!
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood and screens films and videos in locations throughout Miami-Dade county and Ft. Lauderdale. The 13th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival starts on April 23 and will run through May of 2011. Watch for more details.
THANK GLAAD IT’S FRIDAY!!!
Thank GLAAD It’s Friday in South Florida featuring ABSOLUT® VODKA!
GLAAD with Mark’s List presents national networking event series for young LGBT professionals and straight allies in South Florida, featuring ABSOLUT ® Vodka, this April!
Set in popular venues, TGIF events include hosted ABSOLUT® Vodka cocktails, one-year GLAAD memberships, special guest hosts and nightly prize drawings as well as the opportunity to network and meet with like-minded professionals. Purchase a TGIF Series Pass to help GLAAD amplify the voices within our community and see for yourself why so many people love to “Thank GLAAD It’s Friday!”
Special guests will be Glenn Douglas Packard (Emmy-nominated Choreo-grapher & LGBT Advocate), Daniel Miagany (International Male Cover Model & LGBT Advocate).
Friday, April 29 & May 20, 20119 pm – 11 pm Lords South Beach, 1120 Collins Blvd
Miami Beach, FL
May 26 – 29, 2011, in Miami. Party-seekers from around the world
convene in sunny Miami, Florida, celebrating life, pride and liberty. Originally a one-day occurrence, Sizzle Miami has evolved into a 5-day smorgasbord of captivating day-time events and pulsating nightlife. Although Sizzle participants are mostly comprised of African-Americans and Latinos, all races are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
For more info, visit www.sizzlemiami.com.
Thursday, Apr 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Ritz Ybor, 1507 East 7th Avenue in Tampa. $24 advance tickets, all ages.
Pride on 7th
Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ybor City. Pride on 7th is back and plans to welcome more than 10,000 attendees for its second annual festivities. The Umbrella Management Group, which is led by Jorge Alvarado, an entertainment visionary, has planned a full day of activities in support of unity within our community. Pride on 7th has expanded its space and its offerings this year. The event will be in the heart of Ybor City along Centro Ybor and will include many more activities including an anti-bullying march, a BINGO night, Miss Pride on 7th pageant and a red carpet finale. The event will also feature a family area, business vendors, live deejay and a special celebrity performance from Cazwell, a very popular artist within the gay and lesbian circuit. Pride on 7th is on Saturday, April 30th. The event will kick off at 9am with the anti-bullying walk and culminate with a red carpet dance party at G-Bar, an Ybor nightclub. Attendees are asked to donate $10 to Pride on 7th community beneficiaries. There is more information on Pride on 7th available at www.prideon7th.com.
Bear soup mix
Saturday, May 12, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Flamingo Resort, 4601 34 Street in St. Petersburg. Special daily rate of $59.99. For reservations use code #1013. Make your reservations soon. All bears are welcome invite your friends and their friends.
THE SUNDAY BBQ IS BACK
Ybor Resort and Spa, 1512 8th Ave. (15th Street) in Ybor City. Every Sunday at 5 p.m. Lots of hot flavorful guys here lining up for some buns, wieners and other tasty items. Come on down and put some sun on those buns in our open-air tropical Asian-themed patio with Jacuzzi. Remember: what happens at the resort stays at the resort.
First Thursday of each month from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Dunedin Bowling Lanes, 405 Patricia Avenue in Dunedin.
For more information, call (727) 736-1282.
COUNTER-PROTEST THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH
Friday, April 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at Dr. Phillips High School, 6500 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. Westboro Baptist Church is protesting homosexuality in our school. We need to counter-protest them to show that we will not be fazed by their disgraceful and hateful rhetoric. Invite everyone you know to come out and support us. They ask that you please refrain from becoming violent or showing up under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Feel free to bring a sign, but please keep the message positive. Prove to them that love overcomes hate any day of the week.
MISS HEART OF ORLANDO PAGEANT
Miss Heart of Central Florida Pageant, Monday, May 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. Radisson Hotel – Orlando, 8444 International Drive in Orlando. An official prelim to The Miss Heart of Florida Pageant. The pageant’s goal is to offer a fairly judged outlet for female illusionist interested in growing in their craft and gaining more experience by competing. If you are interested in joining the Heart of Florida family, this is the first step in doing so. General admission $15, (advanced seating) or $20 at the door. Entry fee is $125 after April 20th.
Contestant dancers $10. Categories include creative presentation, evening gown, question and answer and talent, Special guest judge: the reigning Miss New York, Claire Buffie. Winner receives $500 cash, photoshoot with Lindy Melendez, crown, and paid Ticket to Miss Heart of Florida; 1st runner-up $300 cash and paid ticket to Miss Heart of Florida, 2nd runner up $200 cash. Entertainers include: Tasha Long, Addison Taylor, The Minx, Conundrum, Aspen Love and Kathryn Nevets.
For information, contact Ron Hankey, (727) 510-2857 or Karl G Von Hahmann at (863) 651-2117. www.heartoffloridafi.com.
CUCA LA RACHA @ CAMP DRAG
Wednesday, May 25, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Parliament House, 410 N Orange Blossom Trail (W Livingston St) in downtown Orlando. Come see Cuca drag it up at Camp Drag. You never know what this crazy girl is going to end up doing so come out to be surprised and entertained.
ORLANDO BLACK PRIDE
May 31 to June 5, 2011; Orlando Black Pride brings thousands of LGBTers together for a long weekend of events and entertainment. There are parties for the fellas, the ladies and everything in between and you can find all the great events on the official website. So head out to Orlando and get ready to party… www.orlandoblackpride.com.