Page 1

ISSUE # 15 | 04.12.18 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SODA STEREO SEP7TIMO DÍA DAZZLING ACROBATIC SHOW

10TH

ANNIVERSARY

In Photos

MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE

DESTINATIONS: AUSTIN, TEXAS ALTERNATIVE CULTURES


Call Now: 888-233-5843

Their Price

CrestorTM

914.18

$

Typical US Brand Price

for 40mg x 100

Our Price

Rosuvastatin* $

148

Generic equivalent of CrestorTM Generic price for for 40mg x 100

Are You Still Paying Too Much For Your Medications? You can save up to 97% when you fill your prescriptions with our Canadian and International prescription service. OUR PRICE

THEIR PRICE

ViagraTM

2565.71 vs Sildenafil*

$

Typical US Brand Price for 100mg x 40

NexiumTM

$

$

AbilifyTM

$

Generic Price for 40mg x 100

458 vs Conj. Estrogen* $51.00

Typical US Brand Price for 0.625mg x 84

Generic Price for 0.625mg x 84

2994.49 vs Aripiprazole*

Typical US Brand Price for 15mg x 112

Typical US Brand Price for 100mg x 100

Get an extra

$15 off

plus FREE SHIPPING

$

86.00

Generic Price for 15mg x 112

CelebrexTM $743.17 vs Celecoxib*

CialisTM AdvairTM

$

1203.13 vs

$

$

Typical US Brand Price for 250-50mcg x 180

EvistaTM

$

$

87.00

Generic price for 100mg x 100

Salmeterol & Fluticasone Propionate*

149.00

Generic Price for 250-50mcg x 180

$

994.42 vs Ezetimibe*

$

Typical US Brand Price for 10mg x 100

$

Generic Price for 20mg x 40

772.37 vs Raloxifene*

Typical US Brand Price for 60mg x 100

ZetiaTM

202.00

2526.76 vs Tadalafil*

$

Typical US Brand Price for 20mg x 40

Generic Price for 100mg x 40

927.16 vs Esomeprazole* $87.00

Typical US Brand Price for 40mg x 100

PremarinTM

153.00

$

OUR PRICE

THEIR PRICE

88.00

Generic Price for 60mg x 100

87.00

Generic Price for 10mg x 100

JanuviaTM $1151.87 vs Sitagliptin * Phosphate Typical US Brand Price for 100mg x 84

$

136.00

Generic Price for 100mg x 84

Get An Extra $15 Off & Free Shipping On Your 1st Order! Call the number below and save an additional $15 plus get free shipping on your first prescription order with Canada Drug Center. Expires June 30, 2018. Offer is valid for prescription orders only and can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for new customers only. One time use per household. Use code 15FREE to receive this special offer.

Call Now! 888-233-5843

Please note that we do not carry controlled substances and a valid prescription is required for all prescription medication orders.

Prescription price comparison above is valid as of Dec. 21, 2017. All trade-mark (TM) rights associated with the brand name products in this ad belong to their respective owners. *Generic drugs are carefully regulated medications that have the same active ingredients as the original brand name drug, but are generally cheaper in price.


8. OUT & ABOUT: SODA STEREO SEP7TIMO DÍA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Cirque Du Soleil's Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día – No descansaré is a dazzling acrobatic show inspired by the popular rock band from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

14. COVER STORY: MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE IN PHOTOS

Relive the memories of the 10th anniversary Miami Beach Gay Pride with our special Pride photo albums and be sure to visit wiremag.com/photos for hundreds of more pics.

20. DESTINATIONS: AUSTIN, TEXAS

Texas state capital, Austin, has been keeping it weird for decades by embracing alternative cultures.

26. GOING OUT: PLAN YOUR OUTINGS

The week's rundown of nightlife, dining and cultural events.

PHOTO CREDIT: © DEPOSITPHOTOS.COM | ADEMYAN

TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Publisher/Editor in Chief Rafa Carvajal Associate Publisher/Editor Michael Bustamante Design & Production True Ink Designs L.L.C. | trueinkdesigns.com Columnists Alfredo Barrios Alyn Darnay Anthony Reyes Michael W. Sasser Dr. Amy Wecker Official Photography Studio Photo Studio Miami Staff Photographer J.R. Davis Local Advertising advertising@wiremag.com

E CPHLOTIMOS BYAJ.XR. DATVISRIBAL AT SCOR WIREMAG.COM/PHOTOS

National Advertising Rep. Rivendell Media | 212.242.6863 Contact Information Tel: 305.520.WIRE Email: info@wiremag.com 1541 Brickell Avenue, #2004, Miami, FL 33129 Wire Magazine is published, produced, and owned by Wire Media Group L.L.C. All Rights Reserved. Distributed in print in Miami, The Beaches, and Fort Lauderdale, and digitally worldwide through wiremag.com The views, opinions or positions expressed by contributors to and interview subjects of Wire Magazine are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of Wire Magazine, its staff or publisher. Cover photo by Jorge Freire photostudiomiami.com Model: Joseph DeFontes


Call Now: 888-233-5843

Their Price

PUBLISHER'S CORNER THE FACES OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE Welcome to our annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Wire Magazine special photo album issue. Thousands of LGBTQ community members, our allies and supporters came out in force this past weekend to celebrate Pride in Miami Beach. From the events early in the week, to the Pride VIP Gala, the Pride Festivals on Saturday and Sunday, and the Pride Parade, everyone had a wonderful time while standing up for equality and gay rights. The 10th anniversary Miami Beach Gay Pride celebrated how far our nation and our City have come in the struggle for LGBTQ equal rights. It also reminded us that we must remain both proud and vigilant against any attempts to bring back discrimination and roll back the hard earned equal rights so many LGBTQ activists and our allies have fought very hard for over the years. It is always beautiful to see thousands of people from all walks of life celebrating proudly during Miami Beach Gay Pride. Faces young and old smiled and enjoyed themselves during all the 10th anniversary Pride festivities. Ten years was a very important milestone to celebrate with a week's worth of events culminating in the always super popular Sunday Pride Parade and Festival, led by the dynamic duo of Grand Marshals Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and NBC 6 anchor and host Roxanne Vargas. Gus told Wire Magazine that "I think it's important to celebrate Pride because for so long, and still today in many parts of the world, LGBTQ people have been forced to live in fear for their safety and being 'out' and 'proud' weren't even options." Roxanne Vargas reinforced the importance of LGBTQ advocacy by allies who support our community and stand proud shoulder to shoulder with us to celebrate our lives and our rights. Roxanne shared with Wire Magazine that "Showing up makes such a great impact. It says I'm here, I see you, I support you, I stand with you." I wholeheartedly agree and want to thank Roxanne for her passionate support of our LGBTQ community. To top it all off, Grammy Award winner disco, soul and R&B singer Thelma Houston, and Grammy-nominated singer Taylor Dayne sang their hearts out live on South Beach as thousands of revelers enjoyed their music, followed by the fireworks show closing out the 10th anniversary Miami Beach Gay Pride. Miami Beach Gay Pride has indeed come a long way since its inception ten years ago. Besides thousands of participants, it also included over 125 LGBTQ-friendly vendors and businesses, national and local celebrities, and great musical performances. Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a local event to a major Gay Pride festival recognized around the world – which has included celebrities such as Gus Kenworthy, Ross Mathews, Bebe Rexha, Mario Lopez, Elvis Duran, Iggy Azalea, Jordin Sparks, Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert.

CrestorTM

Are You Still Paying Too Much For Your Medications?

914.18

$

Typical US Brand Price

for 40mg x 100

Our Price

Rosuvastatin* $

You can save up to 97% when you fill your prescriptions with our Canadian and International prescription service.

148

Generic equivalent of CrestorTM Generic price for for 40mg x 100

ViagraTM

2565.71

$

vs Sildenafil*

Typical US Brand Price for 100mg x 40

Get an extra

$15 off

plus FREE SHIPPING

153.00

$

Generic Price for 100mg x 40

Get An Extra $15 Off & Free Shipping On Your 1st Order! Call the number below and save an additional $15 plus get free shipping on your first prescription order with Canada Drug Center. Expires June 30, 2018. Offer is valid for prescription orders only and can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for new customers only. One time use per household. Use code 15FREE to receive this special offer.

Toll-free: 888-233-5843 Please note that we do not carry controlled substances and a valid prescription is required for all prescription medication orders.

Use of these services is subject to the Terms of Use and accompanying policies at www.canadadrugcenter.com.

EARTHLINK INTERNET HIGH SPEED INTERNET

Enjoy big-time Internet speeds without spending big bucks! Get Connected for as low as

Get Connected for as low as

$

$

14.95/mo.

49.99/mo.

For the first 3 months (Offers vary by speed & location)

first 12 months

HyperLink™

Satellite Internet

High-Speed Internet

Connection speeds up to 75 Mbps*

What you get with HughesNet Satellite Internet:

• 50X faster than DSL!!**

• Fast speeds up to 25 Mbps

• Reliability and high speed with fiber optic technology

• Available everywhere

• Fast download time for streaming videos, music and more!

• Larger data allowance (up to 50 GB per month)

Speed performance allowing you to stream & download shows, music, photos, large files and more on multiple devices

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED RETAILER

844-495-0237

HughesNet is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. The HughsNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network of Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connected to HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal. *Speeds may vary depending on distance, line quality and number of devices used concurrently. Subject to availability. Some prices shown may be introductory offers. Equipment fees, taxes and other fees and restrictions may apply. **Speed comparison based on 1.5 Mbps DSL.

Your Family Deserves The

BEST

Technology... Value... TV!...

Happy Pride,

190 Channels

Rafa Carvajal Publisher & Editor in Chief rafa@wiremag.com

Upgrade to the Hopper® 3 Smart HD DVR

• Watch and record 16 shows at once • Get built-in Netflix and YouTube • Watch TV on your mobile devices Hopper upgrade fee $5./mo.

"THE EARTH IS THE MOTHER OF ALL PEOPLE, AND ALL PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS UPON IT." - CHIEF JOSEPH

6 WIREMAG.COM #15 2018

Add High Speed Internet

14.95

$

/mo.

Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Internet not provided by DISH and will be billed separately.

CALL TODAY Save 20%!

1-855-631-6426

Savings with 2 year price guarantee with AT120 starting at $59.99 compared to everyday price. All offers require credit qualification, 2 year commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/ Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. Fees apply for additional TVs: Hopper $15/mo., Joey $5/mo., Super Joey $10/mo. Offer expires 4/9/18.


OUT & ABOUT By Michael Bustamante

SODA STEREO

SEP7IMO DÍA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

The combination of Cirque and Soda Stereo is the perfect recipe for an unbelievable show experience that transports both Cirque Du Soleil and Soda Stereo fans to a different plane, one that celebrates old school rock music and spectacular acrobatics. ''We've always paid close attention to stage design in our shows. But for the first time, apart from being in the best possible hands, we will be able to enjoy our music and the images it inspires... this time as spectators,'' said Zeta Bosio. Get ready to "Relive the euphoria of Latin America's musical icons." Tickets to Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día – No descansaré start at $55 and can be purchased by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/sep7imo-dia. 8 WIREMAG.COM #15 2018

Photo by Rodrigo Alonso

"WE HAVE SOME AMAZING ACTS, AND ORIGINAL ACTS THAT ARE NOT SEEN AT OTHER SHOWS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD." - SEAN MCKEOWN

Photo by Rodrigo Alonso

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

irque Du Soleil's Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día – No descansaré is set to debut in South Florida, April 18-22 at The Watsco Center in Coral Gables. This dazzling acrobatic show brought by event promoter PopArt will bring an exciting acrobatic Cirque production inspired by no other than Soda Stereo, the popular rock band from Buenos Aires, Argentina created back in 1982 by Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio, and Charly Alberti. Deemed one of the most influential and significant rock bands of all time, Soda Stereo had a comeback tour back in 2007 and, according to Soda's own Charly Alberti, ''It was hard to think of something beyond that... Now, thanks to Cirque du Soleil, a new world opens up for us, filled with renewed expectations. This is very touching.''


Photo by Sepia Foto Agencia

Photo by Carlos Müller

"THE SHOW IS A BIG CELEBRATION!" - SEAN MCKEOWN

Wire Magazine sat down with Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día – No descansaré's Artistic Director Sean McKeown to preview the show and find out what sets it apart from other Cirque productions.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Michael Bustamante: What is Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día about? Sean McKeown: Sep7imo Día is a show that takes the audience on a journey of what might have happened next with Soda Stereo's music. It takes us to another planet, to another world, to another place that celebrates their amazing music. The audience is able to enter through the eyes of the principal character, into a world where there's a lot of magnificent people doing amazing and incredible things. It's also a world where things are not quite how they are on this planet, so it's a little bit of an out of planet escape for the audience with a lot of celebration along the way. The show is a big celebration! MB: How does Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día differ from previous Cirque productions that our readers may have seen in South Florida? SM: Every time Cirque sets out to do a new show, it sets out to reinvent itself, so all of our shows are unique. This one is extremely unique in that it incorporates a lot of original acts that have never been seen before on a stage, or in the staging by Cirque du Soleil. It is also led by the beautiful music and poetry of Soda Stereo, which is so iconic and popular. It is more unique in that the audience gets to get very up-closeand-personal with what's happening onstage because a lot of the numbers and acrobatics actually happen in and around the audience. This is the first time that Cirque has a show in an arena where we actually integrate with the audience so closely. Another incredible thing is that people can come along and still see the amazing acrobatics that Cirque is famous for, and also listen to the music of Soda Stereo on a level you would at a rock concert. This is the rock concert of the future for Soda Stereo, and if the audience joins in for that ride, they're going to have a fantastic time! #15 2018 WIREMAG.COM 9


Photo by Sepia Foto Agencia

MB: Describe the show in 3 words. SM: Stunning, poetic and avant-garde. MB: What is special about this Cirque du Soleil show? SM: What makes the show special is that the audience on the entire arena floor are actually on their feet. It gives us a chance for the show to actually pass through the audience. We move huge objects through the audience with artists performing above them, which brings some reference to the architectural nature of the city of Buenos Aires, and the place where Soda Stereo created the music. It also gives us a chance to bring the audience up close and personal with the artists, and to bring in a really integrated sense to everybody so it's one big party, one big celebration – everybody all together having a great time. MB: What is your favorite act in Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día, and why? SM: That's kind of like asking a father which is his favorite child. It's a very difficult question to answer. The honest answer is that it changes day by day depending on my mood, and I think the audience probably experiences the same. The mood you enter with is very important, so we invite everybody to come along, open their minds, open their hearts and come on this beautiful journey with us with the amazing music of Soda Stereo, and the talents of Cirque du Soleil.

Photo by Nancy Martinez

"STUNNING, POETIC AND AVANT-GARDE." - SEAN MCKEOWN

Photo by Rodrigo Alonso

Cirque Du Soleil's Soda Stereo Sep7imo Día. April 18-22 at The Watsco Center. 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables 10 WIREMAG.COM #15 2018

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

MB: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? SM: The only other thing I would like to share is that we have something in the show for everybody. It's a very beautiful show and you don't have to be a fan of Soda Stereo to really enjoy it – it's Cirque reinvented again. Every time we come out, we're always reinventing ourselves and this show is no exception. In fact, we have some amazing acts, and original acts that are not seen at other shows anywhere else in the world. So, the audience can come along on this amazing ride with us. For the Soda fans, they're going to adore the fact that they can commune again, celebrate, go to a rock concert and really immerse themselves back in their favorite music. For the Cirque fans, they come along and they see beautiful acrobatics and world-class standards that Cirque has become famous for.


“Think you can slow me down, HIV? Not in this lifetime.” Yuri - Miami, FL Living with HIV.

HIV

TREATMENT

WORKS

I refuse to let HIV get in the way of my busy schedule. I even have a cell phone app that reminds me to take my HIV meds. When I’m not working, I keep busy with boot camp, swimming, weight lifting, meditation, traveling and — oh yeah — karaoke. I know that the more control I have over my HIV, the less power I give to the virus. I take control by taking my HIV medication every day.

Get in care. Stay in care. Live well. cdc.gov/HIVTreatmentWorks


presented by:

Business of the Year Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Business Person of the Year Vicki Brail Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Roger Thomson Non-Profit of the Year Yes INstitute

Tickets: $200 Individual / $2,000 Table of Ten Chair: Marty Davis, Legal Solutions Group

RSVP at GayBizGala.com Host COmmittee Bill Warren, Cindy Brown, David Treece & Luis Gonzalez Etchevest, Mark Gilbert, Harvey Burstein, Jeff Giordano, Joan Schaeffer & Roberta Goodman Mandel, Jonathan Barrio, Kevin Walsh, Steve Haas & Charles Castro, Jerry Chasen & Mark Kirby, Raquel Matas & Carla Lupi, Victor Gimenez & Edwin Sharlau, Don Hayden & Brian Thompson, Damian Pardo, Marty Davis & Michael Acton-Coles

VIP GALA E ID R P Y A G H C A E B I M IA MPHOTOS BY PHOTOS BY SRL MEDIA, INC. WIREMAG.COM/PHOTOS


Your Family Deserves The

BEST

Technology... Value... TV!...

America’s Top 120

190 Channels

Plus More!

CALL TODAY - SAVE 20%

Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/ Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. Fees apply for additional TV’s: Hopper $15/mo., Joey $5/mo., Super Joey $10/mo.

Add High Speed Internet

14.95 1

$

• FREE Standard Installation in up to 6 rooms

/mo.

Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Internet not provided by DISH and will be billed separately.

Where available.

• Smart HD-DVR Included! • FREE Voice Controlled Remote

Upgrade to the Hopper® 3 Smart HD DVR • Watch and record 16 shows at once • Get built-in Netflix and YouTube • Watch TV on your mobile devices

Requires internet-connected Hopper

Hopper upgrade fee $5/mo.

CALL TODAY - SAVE 20%

1-855-631-6426 Se Habla Español

Call 7 days a week 8am - 11pm EST

Offer for new and qualifying former customers only. All offers require credit qualification, 2 year commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. Fees apply for additional TV’s.: Hopper $15/mo. Joey $5/mo. Super Joey $10/mo. Important Terms and Conditions: Qualification: Advertised price requires credit qualification and eAutoPay. Upfront activation and/or receiver upgrade fees may apply based on credit qualification. Offer ends 4/19/18 . 2-Year Commitment: Early termination fee of $20/mo. remaining applies if you cancel early. Included in 2-year price guarantee at $59.99 advertised price: America's Top 120 programming package, Local channels HD service fees, and Hopper Duo for 1 TV. Included in 2-year price guarantee for additional cost: Programming package upgrades ($69.99 for AT120+, $79.99 for AT200, $89.99 for AT250), monthly fees for additional receivers ($5-$7 per additional TV, receivers with additional functionality may be $10-$15). NOT included in 2-year price guarantee or advertised price (and subject to change): Taxes & surcharges, add-on programming (including premium channels), DISH Protect, and transactional fees. Premium Channels: 3 Months Free: After 3 mos., you will be billed $55/mo. for HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and DISH Movie Pack unless you call to cancel. Other: All packages, programming, features, and functionality and all prices and fees not included in price lock are subject to change without notice. After 6 mos., if selected you will be billed $8.99/mo. for DISH Protect Silver unless you call to cancel. After 2 years, then-current everyday prices for all services apply. For business customers, additional monthly fees may apply. Free standard professional installation only. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. All offers require credit qualification, 2-Year commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. $59.99 price includes Hopper Duao for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Internet not provided by DISH and will be billed separately. All new customers subject to one-time processing fee.


PARADE E ID R P Y R A S R E IV N N A H E 10T MOTIAOSMBY RAI FABCAERVAAJCALH& GJ.RA. DAYVISPRID PH WIREMAG.COM/PHOTOS


MIAMI BEACH GAY PRID

PHOTOS BY RA WIREMAG.COM/PFAHOCATORVSAJAL & J.R. DAVIS

E 10TH ANNIVERSARY P

RIDE PARADE


IDE PARADE

ERSARY PR IV N N A H T 10 E ID R P Y A G MPHOTIAOSMBY RAI FABCAERVAAJCALH& J.R. DAVIS WIREMAG.COM/PHOTOS


MIAMI BEACH GAY PRID

PHOTOS BY RA WIREMAG.COM/PFAHOCATORVSAJAL & J.R. DAVIS

E 10TH ANNIVERSARY P

RIDE PARADE


PARADE E ID R P Y R A S R E IV N N A H E 10T MOTIAOSMBY RAI FABCAERVAAJCALH& GJ.RA. DAYVISPRID PH WIREMAG.COM/PHOTOS


DESTINATIONS

AUSTIN STILL WEIRD AFTER ALL THESE YEARS hen one thinks Texas, one probably first thinks of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro. Or the massive megaplex that is Houston. History buffs might gravitate toward San Antonio; or watersports and fishing enthusiasts might focus on Galveston and the coast. Even the remote western side of the state offers desert Mars-scapes that can enchant photographers. But there is more to sprawl and drawl in Texas. One needs look no further than the state capital, Austin, where they've been keeping it weird for decades now. One of the first thing visitors notice is Austin's embrace of alternative cultures – commonly emblazoned about town on t-shirts and bumper stickers that read: "Keep Austin Weird." Austin is also marketed as the "Live Music Capital of the World" due to the large number of venues and "Silicon Hills" reflecting the many technology companies.

While the weird fosters a fun and more liberal environment than most of Texas, it's the live music that makes the state capital appealing to most travelers. Venues range across the city in a density seen in few other places in the world. It starts at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live), a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. The Broken Spoke, known as "the last true Texas dance hall," features great country acts. The Continental Club has showcased blues, rock and folk music since 1957, earning it the title, "Granddaddy of Austin music venues." Antone's, Austin's "home of the blues," is where Stevie Ray Vaughan cut his proverbial teeth. Of course with some 250-plus venues, many located downtown and districts making for convenient walking tours, there is something for everyone most nights of the week.

Austin isn't J.R. Ewing's Texas. Oh there are ele- Accommodations, shopping and dining range dramatically, from the ments that are distinctly Texas. Some come with offbeat and eclectic to the super high end. The Four Seasons Hotel a twist; others are just twisted.

20 WIREMAG.COM #15 2018

PHOTO CREDIT: Š DEPOSITPHOTOS.COM | F11PHOTO

By Michael W. Sasser


4

APPLE TARTLETS

4

POTATOES AU GRATIN

Give a little

TENDERNESS

®

and SAVE 75%* on Omaha Steaks®

2

PORK CHOPS

2

FILET MIGNONS

The Family Gourmet Buffet 2 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons 2 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins 2 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (1 lb. pkg.) 4 (3 oz.) Kielbasa Sausages 4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers 4 (3 oz.) Potatoes au Gratin 4 (4 oz.) Caramel Apple Tartlets Omaha Steaks Seasoning Packet (.33 oz.)

34 -GOURMET

51689AGV | $199.90* separately

Combo Price

2

TOP SIRLOINS

4

ITEMS!

4999

$

BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS

4

ORDER NOW &

KIELBASA SAUSAGES

SAVE 75% Plus get 4 more Burgers & 4 more Kielbasa

4

OMAHA STEAKS BURGERS

FREE

1-866-943-1243 ask for 51689AGV | www.OmahaSteaks.com/meal31 *Savings shown over aggregated single item base price. Limit 2 Family Gourmet Buffet packages. Your 4 free burgers and 4 free kielbasa will be sent to each shipping address that includes the Family Gourmet Buffet (51689). Standard S&H will be added per address. Flat rate shipping and reward cards and codes cannot be used with this offer. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/31/18. All purchases acknowledge acceptance of Omaha Steaks, Inc. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Visit omahasteaks.com/terms-of-useOSI and omahasteaks.com/info/privacy-policy or call 1-800-228-9872 for a copy. ©2018 OCG | Omaha Steaks, Inc. | 18M0094


Austin has earned five stars and is an elegant address for your stay. But InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is less costly and within walking distance of Austin City Limits. On a short stay, a well researched hotel can cut down on your transportation needs. A longer stay and seeing more of the handsome city is going to take some travel.

Photo by Denise Chambers

While most of Texas is deep red conservative, Austin is notably more liberal. While there are few bars and clubs that promote themselves as specifically gay, that's because the younger people who power Austin's nightlife are, like many younger people, less into labels and exclusivity than were their parents. With respectful behavior, gay travelers are going to be treated like any others to Austin – with a welcome and howdy.

Photo courtesy of NLand

Music venues of all stripes, eclectic shopping and dining that elevates typical Texan (do try Stubb's Bar-B-Q) incorporating into a burgeoning foodie scene (Uchi for Japanese, Chez Nous for European, among countless other options) aren't the city's only attractions. Austin has beautiful weather, the city is green and has focused on environmental advancements in recent years. Parks abound, water sports are plentiful on bodies of water, biking is extremely popular and nature areas outside of town such as Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center are sights to behold. With its focus squarely on live music and weird, it should be no surprise that festivals are highly anticipated in Austin. The SXSW Music Film Interactive event is globally famous for its multimedia components – from music to film to shorts; it is a kind-of youthful Sundance with an emphasis on production values. More than 100 bands typically participate in the Austin City Limits Festival. For something different, at the end of October, located just south of Austin, the USA Formula 1 Grand Prix is held each year. The newly built race track and venue for the event, the Circuit of the Americas, holds nearly 120,000 screaming fans.

Photo by Geoff Duncan. Courtesy of Visit Austin

Austin offers such diversity of attractions, it is hard to edit down an itinerary for just a couple of days. History and art are incorporated into the distinct Austin culture, while at the same time expressing some wonderfully prototypical Texan experiences. There's no doubt that gentrification, growth and success have altered Austin over the past decade. Fortunately that hasn't stripped it of its identity or it's pride. Sure, it's buttoned up a little bit, but Austin is still weird – and delightful – after all these years.

Michael W. Sasser has been a travel writer for more than 20 years, for publishers ranging from Time Out and Frommer's to Miami Herald Custom Publishing and ABARTA Media. He is author of thousands of travel stories and dozens of travel books. Reach him at mikewsasser@yahoo.com.

For more information, visit austintexas.org. 22 WIREMAG.COM #15 2018


FREE TRIAL

Meet real local guys 1-800-395-4540

18+


ESTIVAL

Y PRIDE F R A S R E IV N N A H T 10 E ID R MOTIAOSMBY RAI FABCAERVAAJCALH& GJ.RA. DAYVISP PH WIREMAG.COM/PHOTOS


WIREMAG.COM/GOINGOUT NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY, APRIL 12

days: A Royal Affair with Ramon Ventura, Shantell D'marco, Erika Norell and TP Lords. Music in the Ballroom with DJ JPS. Ultra Lounge with DJ Miik. $150 VIP room bottle special. No cover before midnight FL Residents 21+. After midnight, members $7, non-members $10; $12 all night for under 21. For info, visit themanorcomplex.com. 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: At 6:50 p.m., Miami premiere engagement! Oscar Nominee and Best of Cannes: Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Repeats at 9:10 p.m. 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach TWIST: Always Packed Fridays with DJ Power Infiniti. 2-4-1 HapPALACE: Throwback Thursdays py Hour, 1-9 p.m. on everything. hosted by Missy Meyakie Lepaige. "Never a cover… Always a For more information or to make a groove." reservation, call 305.587.3588 or visit palacesouthbeach.com. SATURDAY, APRIL 14 "Every Queen Needs A Palace." 1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: TWIST: Sabroso Thursdays! 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. 2-4-1 drinks until 3 a.m. on everything. Music by DJ Adora & DJ Mika. Stiff drinks and beautiful dancers. "Never a cover... Always a groove." 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FRIDAY, APRIL 13 MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: At 7 p.m., Miami theatrical premiere engagement! Best of Venice Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize): Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz. Repeats at 9 p.m. PALACE: TP Lords hosts Friday Drag Madness. "Every Queen Needs A Palace." SCORE: Athena Dion presents The Lab with sounds by DJ Sushiman. Performances by the Lab Rats, plus Marco Perez and his hot dancers. No cover for FL ID holders. Open bar 11-11:30 p.m. 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach THE MANOR: Bubble Gum Fri-

At 5 p.m., Miami theatrical premiere engagement! Best of Venice Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize): Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz. Repeats at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. PALACE: Enjoy Saturday International Brunch with Tiffany Fantasia. "Every Queen Needs A Palace." LIV: LIV presents: Brooke Evers. 11 p.m. Reserve tickets online. 21+. For table reservations, call 305.674.4680 or email VIP@ livnightclub.com. For information, visit livnightclub.com. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach SCORE: Two parties under one roof. Level 1: Club Boi Miami in association with Score present Sexxy Saturdays featuring the music of great DJs, plus sexy go-go's. Level 2: Bigger Saturdays with Droze! celebrating his birthday and performing live. Music by Paul Fragoso & Yazz Burrell back to back. Open bar 11-11:30 p.m. SPACE: Durante at Floyd. Doors open at 11 p.m. 21 and over.

CALENDARCALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCHAPRIL 26 - APRIL OF EVENTS 12-18 2 $10-$20. For info, visit clubspace. com. 34 NE 11th St., Miami THE MANOR: DJ Kidd Madonny Hot Lips Edition with spectacular music, decor & productions. 18 & over. No cover before midnight, for FL Residents 21+. After midnight, members $7, non-members $10; $12 all night for under 21. $3 well drinks 11 p.m. - midnight. $150 VIP room bottle special all night.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 PALACE: Tacos & Tequila Tuesdays with Athena Dion with half off tacos and tequila specials. "Every Queen Needs A Palace." SCORE: Planeta Macho featuring special guests Teresita La Caliente. Music by DJ Yazz Burrell. Hosted by Marco Perez and his hot male dancers. $6 rum cocktails and $4 Modelo Especial. No cover for FL ID holders.

TWIST: Muscle Boy Saturdays with DJ Mika. 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. "Never a cover… Always a groove."

TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. Globoy Tuesdays with beats by DJ Carlos G. $5 Fireball shots. "Never a cover… Always a groove."

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: At 6:30 p.m., Miami theatrical premiere engagement! Best of Venice Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize): Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz. Repeats at 8:30 p.m.

MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: At 7 p.m., MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective: Highlights of World Cinema "The Italian Spectacle" Cabiria, with a "sneak peek" at the MBC Interactive Archive Project! Then at 9:20 p.m., Miami thePALACE: Join in for the most iconic atrical premiere engagement! Best brunch experience in South Beach of Venice Film Festival (Grand Jury hosted by TP Lords, Brunchic. "Ev- Prize): Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz. ery Queen Needs A Palace." PALACE: Tiffany Fantasia hosts TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 Wednesdays Champagne with the Stars. Enjoy 50% off Veuve & Moët p.m. on everything. Steamy Sunbottles. "Every Queen Needs A days in the Garden Bar. Pussila's Palace." Underwear Contest: winner gets $100 bar tab. Music by DJ PauTWIST: Getting Fresh with TP Lords, lie. "Never a cover... Always a featuring Josefina La Globos and groove." sounds by DJ Sushiman. Showtime 1 a.m. "Never a cover… Always MONDAY, APRIL 16 a groove." PALACE: Missy Meyakie Lepaige hosts Mondays Are A Drag with beer and burger specials.

COMMUNITY

TWIST: Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. At night, VJ Nathan presents: Pop! Mondays. Sounds by DJ Sushiman. "Never a cover… Always a groove."

OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL: The 20th anniversary year OUTshine Film Festival is headed to Miami, April 20-29. Check out this year's amazing lineup of films and to get your tickets online at mifofilm.com, or by calling 877.766.8156.


FIND YOUR DREAM JOB! wiremag.com/jobs SEARCH THOUSANDS OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES BROUGHT TO YOU BY WIRE MAGAZINE &


EARTHLINK INTERNET HIGH SPEED INTERNET

Enjoy big-time Internet speeds without spending big bucks! Get Connected for as low as

Get Connected for as low as

$

$

14.95/mo.

49.99/mo.

For the first 3 months (Offers vary by speed & location)

first 12 months

HyperLink™

Satellite Internet

High-Speed Internet

Connection speeds up to 75 Mbps*

What you get with HughesNet Satellite Internet:

• 50X faster than DSL!!**

• Fast speeds up to 25 Mbps

• Reliability and high speed with fiber optic technology

• Available everywhere

• Fast download time for streaming videos, music and more!

• Larger data allowance (up to 50 GB per month)

Speed performance allowing you to stream & download shows, music, photos, large files and more on multiple devices

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED RETAILER

844-495-0237 HughesNet is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. The HughsNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network of Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connected to HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal. *Speeds may vary depending on distance, line quality and number of devices used concurrently. Subject to availability. Some prices shown may be introductory offers. Equipment fees, taxes and other fees and restrictions may apply. **Speed comparison based on 1.5 Mbps DSL.


Affirming, compassionate care for everyone. Non-discrimination and inclusiveness is a core value at Avita Pharmacy. Our services are open to anyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, income, health insurance status, sex, race, ethnicity, color, age, national origin, disability, immigration status, marital status or military status. Avita Pharmacy is committed to providing affirming, compassionate care to anyone and everyone. Financial Assistance Programs Free Delivery Refill Reminders 24/7 Pharmacist Support

Getting Better, Together. avitapharmacy.com WITH US


Attention: VIAGRA & CIALIS Users There’s a More Affordable & Effective Alternative to U.S. Pharmacy High Prices!

50 Pill Special:

Only $99 Plus Free Shipping!

For discreet home delivery, CALL NOW!

888-918-3957

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (all times Central)

Wire Magazine 15.2018 Miami Beach Gay Pride in Photos  

Welcome to our annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Wire Magazine special photo album issue. Thousands of LGBTQ community members, our allies and su...

Wire Magazine 15.2018 Miami Beach Gay Pride in Photos  

Welcome to our annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Wire Magazine special photo album issue. Thousands of LGBTQ community members, our allies and su...