Strike a Pose

Since the 1930s, calendar girls have been an important part of pop culture. Over the years, starlets such as Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and later, Farrah Fawcett and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, graced the pages of calendars hung in gas stations and barber shops. And, as times changed, they were joined by hunky New York City firefighters, Chippendales dancers and even naughty gay Mormon missionaries.

Do you have what it takes to join these illustrious groups? The team at Sidelines Sports Bar certainly hopes so and they’re holding a model search for the popular Wilton Dr. bar’s 2011 sports calendar. Simply show up in your favorite sports attire this Saturday, Sept. 18 or Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. for your shot at fame. There is no compensation for participation.  Proceeds from calendar sales go to charity.  See a Sidelines manager for details and an entry form.


Wednesday, Sept. 15

Torpedo, Fort Lauderdale’s really late night destination, celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight. The VIP cocktail reception, featuring free Finlandia drinks, begins at 1 a.m. and runs until 3 a.m. The club follows up the birthday kick-off with a series of Paris-themed parties through the weekend. You’ll find the action at 2829 W. Broward Blvd.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Down in Miami Beach, promoter Edison Farrow presents “The Simple Life” Thursdays at Buck15 Lounge, 70 Lincoln Lane. For five years, this hip, New York Style party has attracted some of South Beach’s most hip gay socialites. Daisy D. spins in the booth and Chyna is always the glamorous door goddess. Arrive early  and enjoy $5 well drinks from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 17

Two-for-one happy hour drink specials can be found at most Fort Lauderdale bars, but Dude’s, located near Fort Lauderdale Beach at 3270 NE 33rd St. aims to draw in the crowds with its new 3-4-1 happy hour special on well drinks and domestic draft beers. And, on Fridays, enjoy the music of popular local cabaret performers Tony and Gloria appearing from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Feel the fury of the Nile tonight as Miami’s Discotekka celebrates the birthday of the “Queen of the Temple,” Vegas Dion, with a Cleopatra-themed party. Located downtown at 950 NE 2nd Ave., Discotekka has always been a popular destination for serious dancers and stays open well into the wee hours of the morning.

Later, head over to The Manor complex for the Studio 54-themed event featuring recording artist Linda Clifford, performing her timeless disco-era hits, “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and “Runaway Love.” DJ Lazaro Leon will be in the booth all night long. The Manor is located at 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors.

Sunday, Sept. 19

We’re always looking for a bargain and there are plenty of garage sales to peruse on any given weekend in Wilton Manors, but you won’t want to miss this sale: the annual leather auction at Scandals to benefit the Leather Masked Ball, the leather community’s White Party Weekend event. The preview begins at 12 noon with the auction beginning at 2 p.m. Just remember these words of wisdom—one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.