It is going to be gorgeous on Friday and Saturday! The kind of day where you want to get a group of friends together for brunch on a Midtown patio, lounge by the pool, take the dog to Piedmont Park, or just party like a true gay rock star. Sunday may rain a little… so pack in your fun early!
FRIDAY June 21:
The Fab Fiverevue is an absolute cannot miss tonight! Angelica D’Paige and The Fab Five are welcoming Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race Seasons 2 and 2. She’s also been seen Glee, Community, Terriers, Dance Moms, 2 Broke Girls, Detriot 187, The Mentalist, and an Orbitz commercial. The show starts at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s. We’ll see you there!
$2 Fridays at LeBuzz premieres tonight! Well drinks are two dollars all night long and LeBuzz has a brand new show with a nice cast. Add in an awesome dance party with DJ Birdman USA and the promise of even more surprises and this is a weekend sure bet. $3 cover before 10 p.m. and $5 after.
Lube Wrestling at the Atlanta Eagle starts at 10 p.m. with the Hotlanta Rubber Group. The slippery and sexy event will benefit the Southeast Black and Blue travel fund. Studs in jock straps will be wrestling in the ring and party-goers can bid for a chance to get in the ring too.
The Mister Center presents the artwork of Ronnie Beets. Beets’ beautiful portraits are not of actual people. They are visual representations of emotions and archetypes that he has experienced in life and interpreted in his studio. “Love, fear, sex, faith, and death are all given a face and persona.” The event is from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
“The Boy and The Pink Bear, A Love Story”plays this weekend at The Southwest Arts Center. The show is centered around the Thomas family as they deal with gay issues when the five year old son starts playing with a pink bear. The concept is too much for some family members and the family unit is shaken. The final show is this Sunday. Tickets can be purchased here.
SATURDAY June 22:
LGBT Pride Nightat the Atlanta Silverbacks Park is the first gay night for Atlanta’s soccer team. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased by calling Malcolm Johnson (678) 500-9783. The Silverbacks will take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies while gay fans enjoy a $2 Carlsberg special.
Burkhart’s Extravaganza kicks off at 11pm with host Shavonna B. Brooks. Join this week’s special guests Niesha Dupree, Monica Van Pelt, Nicole Paige Brooks, and Raquel Lord for a fantastic show while enjoying the always strong and refreshing drinks at Burkhart’s Pub.
Atlanta Pride Run, organized by the Front Runners Atlanta running club, starts at 8 a.m. across from the Greystone. This event has been running for 23 years and is as strong as ever. The Atlanta Pride Run is an annual 5K race and walk held in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. Proceeds are donated to LGBT charities. You can register online or register the day of the event from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.
SUNDAY June 23:
Turnabout 2013at Burkhart’s Pub is tonight! Starting at 7 p.m. your favorite bartenders are stepping out from behind the bar and shaking their money maker on stage. They’ll don their best wigs and heels for a performance you won’t soon forget. All of the proceeds from the show will benefit The Armorettes, Lost-n-Found, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Decisions from the Supreme Court on DOMA and Prop 8 could come any day now. Many experts think the Court will spill the beans tomorrow, but no one really knows for sure except the Justices. In these (hopefully) landmark cases our community has several national organizations fighting for LGBT equality. But who fights for the LGBT community in Georgia?
Georgia Equality, the largest LGBT organization in Georgia, “works to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.” Georgia Equality accomplishes these goals by raising money for candidates who support us, educating citizens and leaders on LGBT issues, and through direct advocacy.
This Wednesday Georgia Equality is hosting a reception at Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown to support Georgia State Representative Karla Drenner. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will go until 7 p.m. The suggested minimum contribution is $250.
Additionally, Georgia Equality’s Ninth Annual Evening for Equality & Silent Auction is on June 29, 2013. You can get tickets here. The event will take place at Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station. There are three 2013 Georgia Equality honorees that will be recognized during the evening. The Phillip Rush Community Builder Award is being awarded to the Lloyd Russell Foundation. The Champion for Equality Award will be presented to Dázon Dixon Diallo. Finally, the Allen Thornell Political Advancement Award will go to Anthony Michael Kreis.
It seems like summer and alcohol are intricately intertwined; whenever the sun shines it is like there is all the more reason to start drinking. And although we certainly approve of a cool alcoholic beverage when the heat is on, it is a totally different matter when it comes to drinking and driving, which is an absolute no-go.
And speaking of the dreaded DUI: We have all stood in the bar and wondered if we were over the limit! Maybe (hopefully!) not behind the wheel when under the influence, but most certainly at the point where you are somewhat unclear as to how much you have actually had to drink. And more importantly: Am I sober enough to drive home?
Now there is a way to eliminate the second and potentially lethal guessing game, because Casio G-Shock has teamed up with vodka brand Cîroc for a limited edition range of ‘vodka flavor’ G-Shocks that feature a built-in Breathalyzer.
Yes, you read right – a Breathalyzer! The watch has a small straw and a sensor that will determine whether or not you are able to get behind the wheel. It comes in three colors, which match the three Cîroc vodka flavors Original (blue), Peach (orange) and Red Berry (red).
The collaboration of the two companies might seem strange, but when you think of it, it makes perfect sense because it is about high time that we take our drinking responsibilities into our own hands. Or onto our wrists rather…
The watch will be on sale in August, but check g-shock.com to pre-order since we are talking limited edition!
It’s not often that we get an openly gay hip hop artist who’s ready to “go live” with the media. Chris Cali, a native of Oakland, Ca. ain’t having it. The toned man behind the mic and mixing boards raps with FENUXE in this week’s Take 5. Peep it:
You have a really interesting look! What nationalities are in your background?
I’m mixed black and white basically, but if you wanna break it down (where it gets even more interesting!), I’m Scottish, Irish, British, French, and German on my mom’s side, and Irish, Haitian, black American (by way of Madagascar), and Choctaw American Indian on my father’s side. Quite a mixed bag eh?
Mixed bag, indeed! So do you do all your own writing?
I’ve worked with one producer friend in the past, but the majority of my material is all written, produced, and performed by me. “Never Let Me Go” was all me. I also do all my own engineering and mixing. I love sex and the drama/pain/struggle it can cause is a major source of my inspiration, but I’m working on creating more upbeat material! I’m a Scorpio, so my emotions certainly have a heavy influence on my art, and the process of making music is always cathartic for me.
As well, you’re the scorpion. Scorpios rule the body area known as “the junk.” (For real. Geminis are hands and arms, I think. But Scorpio rules “that” area.) Guess it makes sense that sex is thrown in there.What’re the sexiest lyrics you’ve put down (or are wanting to put down)?
I have a few songs that veer into “sexy” territory…”Jump Off” (which I wrote when I was still making “hetero” directed music) & “All Over Your Body” both of which are on my Soundcloud. But most recently I wrote a song called “Killa“ which will be on my EP which is basically a veiled reference to my “junk” as you put it. My favorite line from the song is “Murder all day / Murder all night / D.I.C.K.O.F.D.E.A.T.H. / That’s right.” I don’t know if others find it “sexy” per se, but I definitely do!
So you’re packin’ lethal. Got it. What’s your type of guy? Who’s gonna get the D.o.D if he slides up next to you at a club in Midtown and invites you back to his place?
I find many different types of guys attractive, but I will admit I seem to have a special place in my pants for Latinos with that sort of urban pretty boy swag.
Chris has never been to Atlanta before but he’s “heard so much about it and would LOVE to get a chance to really explore the scene.” Mr. Cali, we’ll be lookin’ out for you. Until then, we’ll be jammin’ “Never Let Me Go” on repeat.
In honor of France passing marriage equality, we’re gonna show you how to make your guests “ooh-la-la” with the French 75.
1 lemon 2 ounces chilled dry sparkling wine 1 1/2 ounces of gin 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lemon juice 1/2 ounce of simple syrup Some ice.
Grab a zester or a paring knife and slice the lemon peel into a long, thin spiral about six inches long. In cocktail shaker, add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Toss in some ice and shake it like a Polaroid picture for 20 seconds. Strain the mix into a chilled champagne flute and pour in some sparkling water.Curl the lemon peel around your finger to create your twist, then use it to garnish the drink. Voila! The French 75.
Well, guess who reads FENUXE? John Stamos does and he read a FENUXE article aloud on ABC’s “The View” this week.
This past Wednesday the ladies at “The View” welcomed the eternally sexy John Stamos on their ABC daytime show. He was there to talk about filming new episodes of his show “Necessary Roughness” and paling around Atlanta with his friend, Jon Hamm.
Last month FENUXE.com featured an article called “7 Celebs in Atlanta We Wish Were Gay” and included Stamos in the top seven list. Additionally, this past Monday FENUXE reported that Stamos and Jon Hamm were dining and enjoying cocktails at Gerber Group’s Living Room at the W Hotel – Midtown.
While on “The View” Stamos pulled out a copy of FENUXE’s article entitled ”Jon Hamm and John Stamos Partied Where in Midtown?” and read it for Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Ana Quincoces. FENUXE’s article laments that the gorgeous Stamos is straight, but argues that “… there is nothing wrong with a little window shopping.” Stamos agreed and said, “Draper, you can window shop me anytime!”
John Stamos starts talking about his evening with Hamm at 2:34 and reads the FENUXE article starting at 3:55 into the video below:
Want to see “The Heat,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, before it is released in theaters? You can! The producers of “The Heat” are inviting the LGBT community to the Midtown Art Cinema tonight at 8 p.m. for an advance screening.
To reserve up to two tickets visit Gofobo, or click here, and register. You will need this special code to reserve tickets: KIXATL2W2U