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BY THOMAS BARKER

OLD RELIABLE PULLS THROUGH Ultra Music Festival is here, and with it comes the arrival of some of the biggest names in dance music, but that is certainly not all. The arrival of Ultra Music Festival means big-ticket prices and long lines for a number of Ultra Music Festival events. Luckily, you can always rely on our regular watering holes to do what they do best,: provide some of the best parties and events in South Florida! This week, I would like to dedicate my column to a few events at some of my favorite watering holes that should definitely not be missed. First up, is Edison Farrow’s weekly Thursday night party, Simple Life Thursdays at Buck15. Every week, DJ Daisy Deadpetals hops on the wheels of steel to spin an eclectic mix of high energy beats ranging from Top 40 remixes to legendary tracks every gay man just can’t live without. Simple Life Thursdays is always your best bet for a great Thursday night. On Friday, MOVA will kick off Ultra Music Festival with a special martini-tasting event, as a lucky 50 MOVA regulars will get the chance to experience MOVA’s new cocktail menu. Similar to the SoBe Wine & Food Festival, revelers will be handed a martini glass (which they

can take with them) at 7 p.m., so they can taste each of MOVA’s new delicious cocktails until 9 p.m. I can only imagine what we are all going to look like once the clock strikes 9 p.m.!

sive crowd, as Score welcomes international DJ superstar, Danny Tenaglia to the DJ booth. Danny will take revelers on a musical journey through the past, present, and somehow land in the future. God only knows!

RSVP for this event is A MUST! If you are interested in attending, email alexp@movalounge.com

Now if you’ve managed to close Score, there is no better place to spend your afterhours than Downtown Miami’s only gay dance club, Discotekka. Pure Jaus Records will bring two incredible DJs together to create one sensational event. Beginning at 4 p.m. DJ Carlos G from Miami and DJ Tom Sawyer from Panama will pump the club full of beats that are sure to keep you moving beyond sunrise.

Later that night, things are expected to get really wild, as TWIST will host its Annual Spring Break Party. This year, the boys at TWIST have decided to spice things up by also making their Annual Spring Break Party a scandalous Underwear Party! Sponsored by Elite Underwear, there will be dozens of delicious models working the latest underwear fashions! On Saturday, Edison Farrow and Brian Gorman are hosting their monthly soiree, Plastic, at SoBe’s only gay hotel, The Lords South Beach. Starting at 10 p.m. the plastic, the fantastic, and the gorgeous will take over Cha Cha Rooster at The Lords South Beach to snag some free Herradurra Tequila shots from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., take in a few surprise performances, and, of course, enjoy some hot beats by New York’s DJ Justin Dawson. So the real question is, “Are you plastic enough?” Of course, Saturday nights at Score are always jam packed, and this Saturday night you can expect a mas-

Now whether it’s Friday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon, there is no better place to check out super sexy nearly naked beach goers than The Palace. As the only gay bar on Ocean Drive, The Palace always offers the best view in town, paired with a stiff cocktail and even stiffer boys! And if that is not enough to entertain you, the drag divas of The Palace sure will, as they take to the sidewalk to perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is definitely nothing like it! Overall, there will be some pretty spectacular events this weekend, and instead of spending hundreds of dollars on big ticket events, save a little money, and have an even better time, partying it up at the most reliable party spots in town!

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WHAT A DAME SHE WAS!

Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away at the age of 79. What a life she lived! May Liz Taylor rest in peace and make the angels smile. I sat down to write this week’s column with CNN in the background, when I heard the breaking news about the passing of a true Hollywood and American icon, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. Liz Taylor was the last of the major stars that came out of the old Hollywood studio system and MGM - the grand daddy of them all. Dame Elizabeth was a true legend that will live in our memories forever. It is hard to believe that this gigantic, bright Hollywood star packed so much punch at 5 feet, 2 inches in height.

This week and last week have probably been the busiest weeks ever for Thomas and I working on wire magazine. Why? For a couple of very good reasons: We have been working I remember Elizabeth Taylor from her glory days on the silver screen because of the conversations I shared with my uncle “Tio Chalo”, who ran El Cine Rex in Downvery hard on producing our second town San Jose, Costa Rica. Cine Rex was the best and largest cinema in Costa Rica at the time. Tio Chalo, a true gentleman and a great chef, loves Hollywood and can tell you the most amazing stories about famous stars and collector’s their movies; in part ever Pride edition of because he spent thousands of hours watching movies in the private screening room of Cine Rex to select the best of the best for his movie loving patrons. It was thanks to my wire magazine – that we think you uncle Chalo that I learned about Liz Taylor at a young age. willEngland really reading through. In Elizabeth Taylor was born in London, in 1932 enjoy to American parents. Her family relocated to Los Angeles when the spector of war in Europe became imminent. It was there that a family friend noticed her beauty and suggested that her dition, we have also been working non-stop on the first ever parents take her in for a screen test. Executives at Universal Pictures were very impressed, signed her to a contract, and a star was born. ficial Gay Pride Pool Party, which Wire magazine Her legendary movie career is brilliant. Some of my all time personal favorite movies include Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot April Tin Roof, and Who’sat Afraid l host on Saturday, 17th theof Virginia hotel Victor with Woolf?, but there are many more magnificent Liz Taylor performances to be remembered on the silver screen and in real life. She appeared solo on the cover of PEOPLE nlandia and herradura as sponsors. magazine 14 Vodka times, second only to Princess Diana. In 1999, sheTequila was made a Dame by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Liz Taylor’s fame and beauty are really the stuff of legends on and off the screen.

Elizabeth Taylor will also be remembered for being a loving champion for many hueally is hard believe that ato the year hasAIDS. already gone by since we manitarian causes,to including her commitment fight against Miss Taylor established the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation after the loss of her dear friend Rock Hudson to AIDS. In 1969 RichardCollector’s Burton bought LizEdition one of the world’s blished the first ever Pride of Wire magazine, largest and most stunning diamonds from Cartier. Harry Winston had cut and polished the diamond, a 69-carat, pear-shaped dazzling stone. Cartier beat Burton that definitely the case. isgive once for it is at auction, but sold it to him the next day,Pride so he could it to Liz.again In 1979 taking place in Dame Elizabeth auctioned the “Burton-Taylor Diamond” and used the money to fund aBeach hospital in Botswana. She also later auctioned her diamond-and-emerald ami this Saturday and offwe hope that all our readers in engagement ring given to her by Burton to raise money for AIDS charity. These were two classic examples of her generosity and dedication to the causes she championed. ami and Fort lauderdale will have a chance to enjoy this In closing, I want to let you know that we have decided to enhance our distribution of Wire Magazine every Thursday. Starting in April, regardless of where you live, ek’s 2010 Pride Collector’s Edition. We couldn’t have gotten you will be able to get your copy of Wire and read it however you like it best. Wire Magazine will be simultaneously distributed on Thursdays in print at your favorite re without all online yourfor support, the supportandof distribution location, full pagination at and www.wireweekly.com, as our advertisers, a downloadable ibook for your ipad, also at our website. onsors, and all the members of the Wire staff. Thanks very much Cheers, everyone for helping us make this possible! Rafa For The Publishers

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events and parties taking p parade, Expo, and day of why we are including a co can use as your map of wh and times to be there.

We also want to extend welcome you to join us for t Pool Party at the hotel V decided to put together a year’s Pride, courtesy of W have fun in the company complement the Parade, Ex main stages of Pride, and for some additional fun at from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. thi miik will be spinning, complimentary Finlandia v ticket purchase.

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WIRE COVER: MDGLCC ANNUAL GALA: PURPLE NEVER LOOKED SO HOT!

BY THOMAS BARKER uring these difficult economic times, it’s amazing how powerful the “pink dollar” has become in South Florida and around the world. From mom-and-pop shops to major corporate brands, the amount of money being invested in the gay community continues to increase at a steady pace. And no one knows that better than the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC). This Saturday night from 6 p.m. to midnight, the MDGLCC will host their annual gala to recognize a few individuals, organizations, and brands that have dedicated their money, time, and energy to increase the quality of life for the LGBT community. “As the voice of the LGBT business community, the Chamber is especially proud to have such an exemplary group to recognize this year,” said Steve Adkins, MDGLCC president. “We’re anticipating one of the largest turnouts in our decade-long history. This year’s gala will be particularly significant in light of the Chamber’s achievements in growth and influence, especially with the opening of the new LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach.”

The awards ceremony will begin with Wendy Kallergis, president and CEO of the Greater Miami & Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA). Wendy will accept the MetLife Business of the Year Award for its support of LGBT equality. Of course, everyone knows the Hilton Miami Downtown Business Person of the Year Award recipient: World Erotic Art Museum owner and curator Naomi Wilzig. Beyond owning one of the largest collections of LGBT erotic art in the world, Naomi regularly supports LGBT rights and health service organizations, including Equality Florida, SAVE Dade, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and, of course, the MDGLCC. For the last two years, there has been a lot of press regarding the number of LGBT suicides. The next award recipient, Switchboard of Miami, will receive the Wachovia Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award for its amazing work as a comprehensive crisis counseling, suicide prevention hotline. Finally, the AT&T 10th Anniversary Special Recognition Award will go to everyone’s favorite premium vodka, Grey Goose Vodka. Since I can remember, Grey Goose has been a part of some of the most important LGBT events in South Florida, including Winter Party, SAVE Dade’s Annual Halloween Ball, and many, many other events. Now they will finally get the recognition they deserve! With such an amazing line-up of award recipients, we thought it would be a great opportunity to sit down with each recepient to learn a little more about them, their dedication to the LGBT community, and the MDGLCC Annual Gala!

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WIRE COVER: MDGLCC ANNUAL GALA: PURPLE NEVER LOOKED SO HOT! Check what each had to say:

METLIFE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Wendy Kallergis

Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association When did you first get involved with the MDGLCC?

How has the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Why do you feel it is important to support the Association been a part of the LGBT commu- LGBT community? nity? I support a lot of great civic organizations in Greater We have supported -- and will continue to support -- LGBT Miami. I am opposed to discrimination of all kinds and causes such as Miami Beach Gay Pride, as well as edu- feel the need to speak up when people are mindlessly opcation and advocacy efforts affecting their businesses. pressed for their sexuality and/or religious beliefs. What are you most looking forward to at this How has the World Erotic Art Museum been a year’s gala? part of the LGBT community?

Hugging all of my friends, many of who have helped my With our hearts. With our expertise. And with our donacareer and my own personal growth. And celebrating tions. We pay support through our dues in various orgathe award, of course!!! nizations, donate merchandise from the museum to many fund raising events, and attend many events to show I have known Steve What’s in the future for you and the Greater our support. We’ve also hosted a number of events at Adkins for many Miami and Beaches Hotel Association? the museum for different organizations. In fact, Equality years. My first encounFlorida hosted a fantastic event for its major donors. Their ter was when I was runI look forward to branding the MDGLCC’s LGBT Visitor guests got the chance to peruse the museum, while enjoyning the Miami City Club Center throughout all of Miami-Dade County. We may ing complimentary 42BELOW vodka cocktails and hors more than 10 years ago and the need to set up satellite offices! d’oeuvres. WEAM is a perfect place for these organizaMDGLCC had a networker there. After Hurricane Antions to host their events, and we love having them here. drew did some damage to Vizcaya, I also had the op- HILTON MIAMI DOWNTOWN BUSINESS portunity to host the White Party at the Biltmore when I PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD What are you most looking forward to at this was Director of Catering there. Through that event, Cindy year’s gala? Brown and I got to be great friends and she introduced Naomi Wilzig me to the MDGLCC. I have many, many friends who are World Erotic Art It will be rewarding to feel appreciation for the museum members at the Chamber. Museum as an educational tool that helps enhance the LGBT community. I value the confidence the LGBT community has How has the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel How does it feel given me for the respect and support for which they are Association worked with the LGBT community? to be recognized entitled. by the MDGLCC Our hotels on South Beach are extremely involved in the for all the work What’s in the future for Naomi and the World community -- from giving scholarships and being involved you have done Erotic Art Museum? in local charities to promoting ECOMB’s Adopt-A-Beach for the LGBT Program. Our hotels cater to a wide spectrum of visitors community? It is an exhilarating experience to see the reaction of the to Miami and Miami Beach -- from the young and hip to public to the museum and I love it when the visitors stop LGBT travelers to corporate groups and worldwide con- I sincerely appreciat my office to express their appreciation for having creventions, including Art Basel, SoBe Wine and Food Festi- ate the great honor of ated the museum for them to see. It is important to keep val, and the Miami International Boat Show, just to name being recognized this the collection together as an educational tool to apprecia few. They also cater to thousands of families visiting year. It’s both humbling and ate that sex is in the domain of all and is essential to our existence. We shall continue to depict the “art of love” in on vacations. The hotel staffs are extremely friendly and heartwarming. I do what I do service-oriented and strive to make everyone feel com- for the community not for recognition, but because it’s the art. We want everyone to accept that erotic art is ageless and timeless, worldwide and wonderful. fortable while they continue to individually, and through right thing to do. the GMBHA, promote Miami Beach as a premier destination. How does it feel to be recognized by the MDGLCC for all the work the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association has done for the LGBT community? Tim Nardi, our Chairman, and our GMBHA Board of Directors and members are thrilled with the award! Steve Adkins and I feel we are only just beginning an amazing partnership between the two organizations. Our hotels and allied members are thrilled to be partnering with the first LGBT Visitors Center in the USA. Imagine that! Very soon, we will be announcing an LGBT hospitality program that we will roll out together to our hotels and businesses. Why do you feel it is important to support the LGBT community? The LGBT population is a huge part of our community. They represent our business leadership in hospitality, real estate, innovators, art, music, retail and dining. They are our friends and partners! 13 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons

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WIRE COVER: MDGLCC ANNUAL GALA: PURPLE NEVER LOOKED SO HOT! der the recently released Community Based Organiza- extraordinary impact on Miami. GREY GOOSE is proud

WACHOVIA NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION tion Funding schedule effective July 1, 2011. Project TOP to be involved with organizations like MDGLCC, which is Switchboard’s program that works with teens that are continues to develop and enrich our community. OF THE YEAR AWARD

Catherine Penrod Switchboard of Miami Chief Executive Officer

When did you first get involved with the MDGLCC? When I first started with Switchboard, I met this volunteer named Ed Straub, who was just an incredible force. We started to talk about the LGBTQ HELPLINE that is staffed by Switchboard and that conversation quickly turned into the broader needs of the LGBT community. I’d heard that Steve Adkins was the guy to meet, so I met with him and we’ve been friends ever since. I think he’s done a tremendous job for MDGLCC. How does it feel to be recognized by the MDGLCC for all the work you have done for the LGBT community? When we learned of this incredible honor, I was stunned. In this community we are blessed with many organizations that are equally deserving. Because our organization has roots in the gay and lesbian community, the recognition is extremely significant and quite touching. Why do you feel that Switchboard is important for the LGBT community?

LGBTQ. We help them deal with their personal issues as well as school and job related issues. Each year our youth are involved with the fabulous Gay Pride event on Miami Beach. I’ve met some of the young people in our program and, as you might imagine, some of their stories are just heart wrenching. So many of them have said that they just do not know what would have happened to them without Switchboard’s direct support.

Why do you feel it is important to support the LGBT community? The Miami-Dade LGBT community shows great strength, perseverance, and dedication. We feel it is important to actively support and elevate causes that bring people together for a better tomorrow.

What are you most looking forward to at this It seems GREY GOOSE has been a huge supyear’s gala? porter of LGBT events. What major events have you guys been a part of? I’m happy that we can celebrate with the MDGLCC, because our gay and gay-friendly business and profes- GREY GOOSE has been involved in several annual sional community is so crucial to the health and success events including the MDGLCC Gala, The Winter Party, of Miami-Dade County. Getting an award from friends is and Save Dade’s Annual Halloween Party, as well as the icing on the cake. What a wonderful, festive evening individual events such as the Holiday Celebration and with fun people the Gala will be! Toy Drive. What’s in the future for the Switchboard of Mi- I also noticed that you guys have recently partami? nered with a new Bacardi vodka brand, 42BELOW on Winter Party and Save Dade’s Annual Switchboard of Miami will continue to thrive and serve Halloween Party. How did that come about? those who need us. Our organization is striving to become more “systems” oriented and less “people” depen- 42BELOW has a long history of supporting the LGBT dent. When people call us, it shouldn’t matter if Ed or community around the world, with many events hapCatherine are involved…the only thing that is important pening right here in southern Florida, including Pride of is that Switchboard continues to understand personal Greater Ft. Lauderdale. Bacardi USA’s diverse portfolio situations and offer alternative solutions. HOWEVER, if really allows us to connect with a spectrum of organizaEd ever leaves Switchboard, I’ll be devastated. He’s a tions and events that reflect the sensibilities of each of wonderful volunteer, engaged Board member, and car- our brands, from BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and DEWAR’S to ing community representative. He cares about everyone BACARDI rum, all of which proudly support the LGBT in our service area and beyond and makes sure Switch- community. board is always sensitive to the needs and concerns of LGBTQ residents. How does doing business in Miami differ from any other city?

Switchboard is here for everyone in need. We are the gateway to every social service in Miami-Dade County. Last year, we answered more than 190,000 calls, called AT&T 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL RECnearly 700 seniors two times a week, and assisted more OGNITION AWARD Miami is a city enriched by diversity and fueled by its than 5,000 youth and 1,200 families in other programs. passion for culture. These traits are exhibited through More importantly, I think, as a crisis intervention organi- Shane Graper strong community leadership and unprecedented support zation, we know the critical possibilities every time we VP and Managing Director of Grey Goose Vodka from individuals, small businesses, and multicultural coranswer a call. We truly believe -- and help callers to porations. understand -- that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary challenge. We help those who are contemWhat are you most looking forward to at this plating suicide to consider other alternatives. We are year’s gala? here as well to help families and other loved ones understand if someone near to them may need help. We also We look forward to celebrating this significant moment help those same families deal with the loss of someone for the MDGLCC. This 10-year milestone is a true testato suicide. ment to their continued success as well as a kick off for their future endeavors. GREY GOOSE is honored to be What new programs are you currently work- When did you first get involved with the MDG- recognized for our support in their accomplishments. LCC? ing on? What are your hopes for our community? Of course, Switchboard needs to continue to focus on be- Bacardi has been involved with the Miami-Dade LGBT ing able to provide services. With the political environ- community for nearly 20 years. The partnership began We hope that the Miami-Dade LGBT community will conment and the economic realities, this will become more with Bacardi USA as a networking sponsor and grew tinue to increase awareness, involvement, and support, difficult. We are hoping to expand our Seniors Never into an alignment with GREY GOOSE and the MDGLCC. both in and around Miami. Alone Program to specially target seniors who are also LGBT. While anyone can participate in our current pro- How does it feel to be recognized by the MDG- What’s in the future for GREY GOOSE? gram, we understand the importance of programming LCC for all the work you have done for the for such a specific audience. Our expanded Senior Ser- LGBT community? GREY GOOSE will continue to grow, reaching consumvices Department would also incorporate a special diviers in new and exciting ways, all while supporting the sion for non-professional Caregivers – those folks who It provides a great sense of accomplishment to be recog- arts, entertainment, and philanthropic organizations are the moms, dads, spouses, partners, children, friends, nized by an organization whose efforts have made an within our communities. etc., who are helping someone who is unable to perform routine daily tasks for themselves due to illness, disability, or other capacity issues. MDGLCC Annual Gala Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel We are also trying to identify a new funder for our Project TOP program, which has been cut 110 percent un-

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TOP TRAX: ULTRA 80S INVASION

BY: DJ FR8-O

If you were lucky enough to grab your Ultra tickets before they sold out, here’s the rundown of what you’ll be experiencing during your three-day auralgasm:

Between Winter Party Weekend, Winter Music Conference, and the non-stop influx of spring breakers, there’s no doubt that March madness is in full force with Miami at ground zero. If you managed to survive the last three weeks of explosive events unscathed, it’s not over yet. The final blitz of the month is set to hit home this weekend and it’s taking no prisoners. The Ultra Music Festival, now in its 13th year, has stepped up from a one-day event to THREE days of the most amazing electronic music in the world. Sixteen stages have been built in Downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park and are set to host more than 300 DJs, bands, producers, and 150,000 fans from all over the globe. The roots of electronic music go back almost three decades to when hair was big and fashion was over-the-top. Two of the acts who pioneered the genre and inspired many of the acts in this weekend’s line-up will be gracing the main stage this Friday: Duran Duran and Erasure.

DURAN DURAN Originally formed in 1978, Duran Duran was one of the most successful bands of the 80s. Now with 14 Top 10 hits under their belts, the New Wave boys from Britain have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Not only did they make great music, their videos were the first to be shot on 35 mm film by professional directors, pushing the boundaries and changing the face of MTV. Who can forget Simon Le Bon wading through a snake infested river in “Hungry Like The Wolf” or Simon Le Bon tied to a windmill in “Wild Boys” or Simon Le Bon….well, you get the picture. Keeping up with the times while still keeping their signature sound, DD collaborated with hip-hop producers Timbaland, Nate ‘Danja’ Hills, and long-time fan Justin Timberlake on their last album, ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ (Epic Records) in 2007. This time around, their 13th studio album ‘All You Need is Now’, finds the boys sharing writing and production credits with Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson. Just days after the album’s American release, Simon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor are ready to take over UMF! ERASURE Their story began over two decades ago when Vince Clark, a former member of Yazoo and Depeche Mode, placed an ad for a vocalist to join his upcoming project. An amazing thing happened when Andy Bell showed up to audition--magic. The two hit it off instantly and became the synthpop duo, Erasure. After their debut single “Who Needs Love Like That” in 1985 they became one of the most successful artists of the late-80s and early-90s. Some of the hits that followed included “Chains of Love”, “Oh L’Amour”, “Always” and the legendary track “A Little Respect”. By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles made the UK Top 40, with 17 reaching the Top 10. To date, Erasure has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Besides their unmistakable sound Erasure is known for their live concerts featuring Andy Bell in some of the most outrageous costumes, even Ms. Gaga wouldn’t dare attempt. Trust me, I’ve been to one! More recently the boys released a remake of “A Little Respect” to benefit NYC’s Hetrick-Martin Institute and The True Colors Foundation. They’ve also been in the studio since December 2010 working on a new album set to drop this Summer. In the meantime, they’ll be belting out some of their classics plus a few sneak peeks at the new album this Friday on the UMF Main Stage. 18 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons

FRIDAY, MARCH 25: Tiësto, Duran Duran, Pendulum, Erasure, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Tinie Tempah, Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers, Cato K, Röyksopp, Trentemøller, STS9, Carte Blanche, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimp, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Funkagenda, Rodrigo Viera, Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside. SATURDAY, MARCH 26: deadmau5, Underworld, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Sander Klienenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, Sunnery James/Ryan Marciano, Jerome Isma AE, Riotgear, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Sasha, Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, Simian Mobile Disco, The Klaxons, Mr. Oizo, Bag Raiders, Conspirator, Carl Cox, Moby, Fedde Le Grand, Jors Voorn, Yousef, Rusko, Skream + Benga, Andy C & MC Q, NERO, Excision & Datsik, Feed Me, Goldie, Fresh, Netsky, Toddla T & Red Light, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Philip, Christian Martin, Worthy / Mowgli, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Elio Riso, Remo, Donald Glaude, Filthy Rich. SUNDAY, MARCH 27: The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Erick Morillo, Jessica Sutta, will.i.am, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Gui Boratto., Crystal Castles, The Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, CSS, Fake Blood, Hybrid, Subfocus, !!!, Afrobeta, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Marcus Schossow, The Glitch Mob, Skrillex, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Dieselboy, Super Mash Bros., Daedelus, Ed Rush & Optical, Drop The Lime/AC Slater, Kill The Noise, Plastician, Dada Life, Congorock, Alex Guadino, John Dahlback, Pleasurekraft, Steve Porter, Remady, Will Bailey, Hatiras, Lazy Rich.

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THIS WEEK THURSDAY, March 24 BUCK15 LOUNGE: As one of the longest running Thursday night soirees, Simple Life Thursdays is always the place to be. DJ Daisy D. spins fun hip-hop, ‘80s, rock, and dance hits, with Chyna as Door Goddess. 707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach. MOVA: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by a night with the ladies, as Pandora Events hosts Sweet with $3 beer specials all night long and music by DJ Zehno. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Palace hosts Cabaret Thursdays with solo performances by the incomparable Tiffany Fantasia. Show starts at 6 p.m. $3 domestic beer and $11 draft pitcher specials all night. SCORE: Enjoy cocktails out on the patio and watch the famous Lincoln Road traffic pass by as you and your friends chill and enjoy great music. Tonight Score hosts the steamiest Thursday night soiree with fab beats by DJ Pride paired with an incredible crowd of delicious partygoers. 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

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TWIST: Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Just Oliver, stiff drinks, and beautiful dancers. And if you’re looking for some hot papis, DJ Adora will be hosting Sabroso in Bar 5! “Never a cover... Always a groove.” FRIDAY, March 25

Tank works works the the turntables. turntables. Stiff Stiff drinks, drinks, Tank beautiful dancers, dancers, and and seven seven bars bars make make beautiful TWIST the the place place where where there’s there’s “Never “Never aa TWIST cover...Always aa groove.” groove.” cover...Always SCORE: The Penny Back Boyz host the weekly Friday night party Filthy Gorgeous Fridays with DJ Mac spinning a true open format and Score’s hottest Go-Go boys on the speaker boxes. SATURDAY, March 26 ANGLERS: If you are looking to nurse that hangover with some unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary’s, look no further than 660 at the Anglers. Enjoy great food and delicious libations in one of the most beautiful boutique resorts Miami Beach has to offer. DISCOTEKKA: Downtown Miami’s only gay dance party delivers one hell of a shindig every Saturday night as Discotekka divas Vegas Dion, TP Lords, Sasha Sky, and Victoria Sky entertain and mesmerize the crowd while international DJs keep up the beat. Doors open at 11 p.m. 950 NE 2nd Ave. www. discotekka.com MDGLCC GALA: The Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual gala tonight. Enjoy great food, networking, and all the Grey Goose you can drink from 6 p.m. to midnight. Visit www.gogaymiami.com for more info. MOVA: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by FLASH Saturdays with the hottest music videos and visual entertainment by VJ Chris Racine till 3 a.m. with $7 Belvedere cocktails all night and free Herradura Tequila shots from delicious shot boys. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan.

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CHA CHA ROOSTER @ THE LORDS: From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lords will introduce their new weekly happy hour, “Bottoms Up,” for everyone who loves a stiff, but inexpensive cocktail after a long week at work. Enjoy $4 drinks and tantalizing small plate specials from Cha Cha Rooster, while a DJ will fill the bar with vintage vinyl tunes, 80s hits, and Motown classics.

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HYPE: Tonight Edison Farrow hosts his Friday night sensation, Hype, with free Finlandia vodka cocktails from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and music by DJ Bryan Zero. 721 Lincoln Lane. www.sobesocialclub. com

SCORE: Tonight is Score’s weekly Bigger Saturdays, the largest gay dance party on the Beach with beats by international DJ sensations, and performances by CircX. 727 Lincoln Road.

MOVA: It’s @MOVA Fridays with $6 Finlandia vodka cocktails and a late night 2-4-1 happy hour from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m., as well as fab beats by hot DJs. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan.

TWIST: Happy Hour 2-4-1 with Tommy and the locals from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on everything. Come tonight and enjoy a full house of hot men and some incredible beats by DJ Mika. “Never a cover... Always a groove.”

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PALACE: Drag Madness is the place to be to see the hottest Friday night shows by Latrice Royale, Champagne Bordeaux, and Noel Leon beginning at 6 p.m. You never know what these girls are gonna do, so get there early! TWIST: Throw Throw on on your your cutest cutest pair pair of of TWIST: underwear and and head head over over to to TWIST TWIST for for underwear the annual annual Spring Spring Break Break & & Underwear Underwear the Party. Check Check your your pants pants at at the the door door and and Party. hop on on the the dance dance floor floor as as DJ DJ Michael Michael hop

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PALACE: Enjoy a special day of drag shows, great food, and stiff cocktails, as The Palace Bar hosts Drag Madness with Tiffany Fantasia and her gaggle of performers! Heels hit the pavement at 6 p.m. sharp!

SUNDAY, March 27 ANGLERS: If you are looking to nurse that hangover with some unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary’s, look no further than 660 at the Anglers. Enjoy great food and delicious libations in one of the most beautiful boutique resorts Miami Beach has to offer. DA LEO: As one of Lincoln Road’s first Italian restaurants, Da Leo always


attracts a crowd of locals and regular visitors, and that is no more evident than its weekly Sunday brunch. A two-course menu paired with unlimited mimosas and champagne. Corks pop at 12 p.m. sharp! THE LORDS: If you love great food paired with free drinks, Punch Brunch is the way to go, as Cha Cha Rooster at The Lords offers a two-course meal paired with two free cocktails for only $25. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails poolside for their weekly Punch T-dance. MOVA: After a long weekend of parties and boys, it’s time to relax and enjoy $4 SUNDAYs at MOVA with half price cocktails till 9 p.m. and $4 Finlandia vodka cocktails all day long. No cover. PALACE: Swing by the only gay bar on Ocean Drive for one of SoBe’s most unique and over-the-top brunches, as some of South Florida’s most fabulously frocked fellows take to the sidewalk to perform for hundreds of onlookers during Brunchic. Two seatings: 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Afterwards, check out the sexiest Sunday T Dance in SoBe. 1200 Ocean Drive. SCORE: It’s Panty Raid, an afternoon party for women who love women, followed by Score’s weekly karaoke night hosted by Tiffany Fantasia. With over 2,000 titles to choose from, you are sure to find a song to inspire your inner star. Grab a cocktail and belt out your favorite number. TWIST: 2-4-1 happy hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on everything. Afterwards, some of the most scandalous drag performers will hit the stage upstairs, while DJ Paulie works it out on the main dance floor. At TWIST: “Never a cover...Always a groove. MONDAY, March 28 KILL YOUR IDOL: Dustin Reffca presents Glitter Box Mondays with Manic Monday beats by DJ Smeejay. $1 PBR Beers and $4 vodka drinks. Doors open at 10 p.m. 222 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. MOVA: Tonight is SHOUT!, a hot new karaoke night, where everyone can be a star or at least try to be. And if you need a little liquid courage, there will be half priced drinks all night long. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan.

of pop and the top 20. Also check out the fabulous men of Gaiety in the Bungalow Bar starting at 10 p.m. and DJ Bryan Zero’s fab beats on the main dance floor. TUESDAY, March 29 MOVA: If you are looking to find that special someone tonight, swing by MOVA for the Miami Beach Gay Pride Bachelor Auction. Hot boys, martinis, and great music will make tonight a blast! Enjoy $5 Finlandia cocktails and half priced cocktails from 11 p.m. to midnight. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Better than ever before on Ocean Drive and 12th Street, try it for lunch or a late afternoon snack, or just hang out at the bar with the locals. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Palace is sure to have it! SCORE: It’s Planeta Macho, the hottest Latin Party in Miami Beach, featuring incredible Latin beats by award winner DJ George Ferrero, Pelu Rivero on drums, amazing shows by Miami’s best female impersonators, and the hottest crowd in town. Don’t miss this party – it’s South Florida’s Best Latin Party! TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on everything. Tonight Dustin Reffca hosts his weekly party, Fun House Tuesdays. With DJ Daisy D working the turntables on the main dance floor, you can be the beats will be hot and the dance floor packed. $5 Jumbo Blue Long Island Ice Teas all night long. Never a cover… Always a groove. WEDNESDAY, March 30 THE LORDS: There’s no better way to spend hump day than with a fabulous happy hour. Join Adora as she hosts Gettin’ Lucky with Adora. $5 Cha Cha margarits, $6 Finlandia cocktails, and $5 domestics from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MOVA: Stop by by for for MOVA’s MOVA’s weekly weekly College Night Wednesdays, Wednesdays, hosted hosted by by the Penny Back Boyz. Boyz. While While DJ DJ Bryan Bryan Zero works the turntables, turntables, enjoy enjoy aa $1 $1 Finlandia cocktails from 99 p.m. p.m. to to 10 10 p.m. followed by by $4 $4 Finlandia Finlandia Cocktails Cocktails all night long. Located Located on on the the corner corner of of Michigan and Lincoln. PALACE: Stop by the Beach House to enjoy one of Palace’s signature cocktails. 1200 Ocean Drive.

PALACE: Stop in for comfort food at lunch or dinner. Special bon voyage cocktail specials all day. 1200 Ocean Drive.

SCORE: Come and spend a pleasant evening on one of Score’s outdoor couches as they host Martini Madness Night. A half price Happy Hour runs till 9 p.m.

SCORE: Happy Monday, where all drinks, well and domestic, are half-price from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover.

TWIST: It’s time to hit the stage as Sean Brady hosts the Sean Brady Show. Karaoke and tons of entertainment all night long. After getting your jam on, head over to the main dance floor to snag some beats from DJ Maximus 3000. Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 2-4-1 on everything. “Never a cover... Always a groove.”

TWIST: Happy Hour 2-4-1 drinks ‘till 9 p.m. Then it’s “I’m A Local” night, with $3 drinks for anyone with TWIST’s “I’m A Local” I.D. all night long. Join Nathan in the Frolic Lounge for his signature mix

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Wire Magazine Issue #12, 2011: MDGLCC Annual Gala