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.
GLBX AFTER HOURS
Thursday May 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at The Manor, 2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Attend the GLBX as they launch their new interactive website, including a Member Spotlight (which highlights a member/business twice a month), a blog for members, calendar for all GLBX members to post events, business bios for each After Hours host, links to your website and Facebook, directory of all GLBX members, GLBX member discounts/deals available to highlight your specials.
THE RICHARD CORTEZ SHOW
Wollenberg Records and the Manor Entertainment Complex proudly present The Richard Cortez Show on Thursday, May 19, from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Manor is located at 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. No cover. Join award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist, Richard Cortez for a vaudeville-inspired variety show. Introducing the mean girl of Wilton Manors, comedian and master of ceremonies, Robert Marks. Returning: the star of “Blood Brothers” at Slow Burn Theatre Company, Lisa Braun, and the winner of the 2011 Bushman World Ukulele Video Contest, Eric Jaffe, plus special guest as seen on Logo, award-winning and critically acclaimed Washington, D.C.-based singer-songwriter and gay activist, Tom Goss.
FUNDRAISER FOR JAPAN
On Wednesday May 25 from 8pm to 1am, Convict Promotions brings you Diana Kramers Dinka Designs Fashion Fundraiser for Japan. Proceeds from this event goes to the Clemente Bornacelli fund which helps directly with this crisis. The fundraiser will be held at Delux Nightclub, 16 E Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. Music provided by D.J. X and the emcee of the night is Chuck Dogg of the X102.3 and Studio 202. The fashion show part of the event begins at 10pm and goes until 11pm so be there early for free.
Nina Flowers Returns to club sugar
Friday, May 20, from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., at Club Sugar, 2301 SW 32nd Ave in Coral Gables. Back by popular demand after her electrifying performance last time, she’ll set the stage on fire. House Music in the Main Room with D.J. Jarell. Hip Hop & Latin in the Spice Lounge with D.J. Dave. Shows by resident divas resident divas TP and Sasha Lords. Hosted by Alex Infiniti. $5 house drinks and $4 domestic beer all night long, 2 for 1 drinks ‘til 11:30 p.m.
House Music Cruise 2011
The Sistah Sojourn Travel Club Presents the second annual Old School House Music Cruise sailing from Saturday, May 21 to Thursday, May 26, and cruising from Miami, to Jamaica, to Grand Cayman back to Miami. Featured deejays will include: Farely Jackmaster Funk, Gene Hunt, Melvin Gentry, Omar Abdullah and more. If you haven’t already booked your spot, do so today at www.housemusiccruise.com or call (708) 374-7824. Use promo code “JACKIE” for special prices. This will sell out so reserve your spot today. Just $50 holds your spot.
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.
BRITNEY SPEARS AT AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA
See Britney Spears live on the Femme Fatale Tour with special guest Nicki Minaj and opening performances by Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo. Tickets now on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Get your tickets now if you’ll be a part of this epic Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour. The concert will be held on Friday July 22, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
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.
SOUND GARDEN TRIBAL DANCE
Join D.J. Power Infiniti and Sound Garden Hosts, Chhoy Sutimek and Alexis DeLaMer, for a fun in the sun Tribal T-Dance Party on the Chelsea’s newly remodeled patio. $5 Double Long Island Iced Teas, $5 Any Absolut Drink and $2 Chslea Shots. Free prizes no cover from 3 to 4 p.m., 4 p.m. $5 cover. 18 and up with a valid ID. On site security, ample free parking at the Be Who You are Bar. This is a not to be missed daytime, outdoor party. Saturday, May 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Chelsea Nightclub, 1502 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa.
FIRE AND ICE WEEKEND AT ST. PETE?PRIDE
Florida’s only Gay beach party of the summer with world renowned deejay, Luis Perez spinning Saturday. Fire & Ice Weekend represents what is so hot about a party on the beach and what is so cool about supporting St. Pete Pride. The very retro Postcard Inn (6300 Gulf Blvd.) on St Pete Beach will play host to the private gay party for the largest pride celebration in Florida on Friday, June 24 from 1 to 7 p.m. Highlights of the weekend include Friday’s Fire Party that includes the hottest pool and beach event of the summer. Friday also includes St. Pete Pride’s Kick-Off Party at Georgie’s Alibi. Saturday will bring the parade and promenade at St Pete Pride. The highlight of the weekend will be the Saturday Ice Party with D.J. Luis Perez. Saturday also has a special Woman’s Retro Party that provides special music and unique inclusions. Sunday will focus on a festival Beach Party including our pool party and beach pavillion, dancing on the beach, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico open for business all day. Later attend the St. Pete Pride Closing Party at Flamingo Resort.
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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.
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.
A NIGHT OF PERPETUAL COMEDY
The Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present a night of perpetual comedy on Thursday June 2. featuring the talents of improv comedians formerly of the Comedy Warehouse at Disney’s Pleasure Island and benefitting The Sister Claire Annette Blowood Memorial Granting Fund. Show times are 8 and 10 p.m. Cover: $7 suggested donation. To be held at the Parliament House, 410 N Orange Blossom Trail (W Livingston St) in downtown Orlando.
GAY DAYS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
June 2 through 5, 2011 in Orlando The long standing Gay Day at Disney has morphed into a week-long celebration at the theme parks of Orlando. The days are focused on the parks and pool parties, the nights are packed with dance parties at various venues. One point of confusion, two promoters run events during the week, each with their own events and their own host hotels: Gay Days – the original group is still quite popular, especially among folks more interested in the park-focused events and connecting with others.
BACK DOOR BUMBY
Revolution Nightclub (375 S. Bumby Ave (408) in Downtown Orlando) along with GRINDR and MyFlexRadio presents: “Back Door Bumby: Enter Through the Back” every 3rd Thursday of the month. This is Orlando’s premier college night as you’ve never seen it before. No cover when you show your GRINDR or MyFlexRadio App. No cover ‘til 11pm for those 21+ (18+ welcome) and no cover ‘til 12 midnight with college or theme park ID. Free drinks 11 to 11:30 p.m. Drinks specials throughout the night. Performances by: Shantell D’Marco and Macaviti. D.J. Joanie on the decks in the disco area and V.J. J.B. Burgos in the Hydrate Video Bar.