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ALL WIRED UP

BY THOMAS BARKER

WIRE MAGAZINE: WHERE HOT MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND SEXINESS COMBINE! With the arrival of Independence Day Weekend comes our highly anticipated quarterly Hot Models Calendar Issue. Every quarter, we work with some of the most talented photographers in the biz to showcase some of the sexiest models of today, and let me tell you, every quarter it just seems to get hotter and hotter and hotter! For this quarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hot Models Calendar, we decided to partner with two of our favorite photographers, Jorge Freire and Abel Cruz, and one of our favorite models, Jose Carlo Baptista. You may recognize these names, because we have fea tured their work a number of times in the pages of Wire Magazine and for good reason: these guys just contin ue to get better and better with their work and somehow manage to still find beautiful men to photograph. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just say, we cannot get enough! We first featured Jorge Freire in the first Hot Models Cal endar of 2011. In the feature we learned that the Cuban born photographer moved here in 1980 from Havana and eventually developed a fascination with photogra phy at an early age. From what he says, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the camera that peaked his interest! â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took photography as an elective in my senior year of high school,â&#x20AC;? explains Jorge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave me an excuse to

approach the hottest boy in school and capture him in all his glorious youth. I still have those pictures on my desk. His beautiful blond hair and brown eyes started me on a journey. We became great friends but lost touch about 12 years ago.

(PET$IJTFMFECPEJFTin provocative poses evoke sensu ality and definitely spark a little fire within oneself. When asked what his favorite thing is about shooting someone, Abel responded with â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite thing is cre ating. Whether there is a story line or not, when a strong image comes about from a shoot, you just feel it. I love working together with the models and creating. I truly be lieve that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as much the models effort as the photogra phers that make these incredible images. We both would be nothing without the other. I have been lucky to have worked with a few celebrities and amazing models.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have also always loved the whole dark room thing and developing of the negatives. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something so incredible about watching your pictures develop before you. Four years ago I got my first digital camera. It was a totally different monster, but being able to see my work milliseconds after I took it was magical!â&#x20AC;?

And we are certainly lucky too! As you will soon see in the pages of this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue, Abel has definitely cap tured something beautiful in each and every shot fea tured in our Hot Models Calendar Issue.

And when it comes to what Jorge hopes to accomplish with his photography, he stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to inspire fu ture photographers the way other photographers have inspired me.â&#x20AC;?

Finally, we first met Jose Baptista through Jorge Freire as well. He just seems to be the glue that holds all that is gorgeous together in Miami!

Now Abel Cruz is definitely someone I was excited to work with. After being introduced to him by his boyfriend Jorge Freire, I have become a huge fan. As a natural born artist, Abel has constantly looked for mediums that would allow him to express his more creative side. From theater to interior design to writing, Abel has seemed to dabble in it all. Four years ago, upon the insistence of his boyfriend, Abel discovered the amazing world of photography and has been hooked ever since. Over the past few years, Abel has refined his skills, while photographing some of the sexiest models in the business. Looking through IJTQPSUGPMJPJTMJLFMPPLJOHUISPVHIBDPMMFDUJPOPG(SFFL

After perusing Jorgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photos, we stumbled across a set of images of this Latin Adonis, sporting nothing more than a pair of sunglasses and a skimpy white Speedo. We immediately knew that this was to be the cover shot for one of the biggest issues of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Winter Party Issue! Overall, we have a pretty sexy calendar, created for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

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Unfortunately, I am So, stop by City Hall, The Restaurant and enjoy the food. the newly elected mayor of Miami-Dade. sure to tell Steve that you are a friend Wire ever PrideBSFBMJTUBOEBTUVEFOUPGQPMJUJDTXIPHSFXVQJOBGBN Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edition of MakeWe also want to ofextend ily where my uncle ran for president in Costa Rica, was Steve Hass, whom I had the pleasure of knowing for some a professional politician, cabinet official, and member of Magazine and experience the culinary talents of famed time, is bringing us a great new alternative in Miami cui congress â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I know that politics is a profession where, executive chef Tom Azar, a master of soulful comfort Wire Magazine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that we think you welcome you to join us for sine and a fabulous, beautifully appointed Art Deco in once elected, politicians will put their priorities, along GPPEBOEQSPUĂ?HĂ?PGXPSMEGBNPVTTVQFSTUBSDIFGEmeril Lagasse. This City Hall I know I already love! spired restaurant that will awe you the moment you step with those of who have the most influence on them, first. willwill become really Pool Party at the Hotel V in the door. City Hall, The Restaurant the enjoy reading through. In new it place in Miami where Miamians, transplants, and Miami demanded and got change. We also desperately Rafa tourists alike will enjoy delicious food in a space that need leadership and honesty in City Hall. Will we get it? For The Publishers dition, we have also been working non-stop on the first ever decided to put together a brought back memories of some of the most beautiful din I hope so, but I am not counting on it yet. Time will tell. ing locations I have experienced in such cities as New Just remember when millions of us were inspired by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, Rafa Carvajal: rafa@wireweekly.com We Can!â&#x20AC;?which and thought America discovered a hero Thomas ficial Gay Pride Pool Party, WirehadMagazine yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pride, courtesy of W Barker: thomas@wireweekly.com York, San Francisco, L.A., and Boston. The dĂŠcor, l host on Saturday, April 17th at the Hotel Victor with have fun in the company nlandia Vodka and Herradura Tequila as sponsors. complement the Parade, Ex main stages of Pride, and eally is hard to believe that a year has already gone by since we for some additional fun at blished the first ever Pride Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edition of Wire Magazine, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. thi that is definitely the case. Pride is once again taking place in Miik will be spinning, ami Beach this Saturday and we hope that all our readers in complimentary Finlandia v ami and Fort Lauderdale will have a chance to enjoy this ticket purchase. ekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 Pride Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edition. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have gotten re without all your support, and the support of our advertisers, Make sure to stop by our onsors, and all the members of the Wire staff. Thanks very much your copy of this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sp everyone for helping us make this possible! contest, but definitely stop Hotel Victor to celebrate Pr e also hope that you will be able to participate in the pool party. We will be cam 6 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons ide festivities on Saturday, plus many of the ancillary some additional fun in the


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BY KEVIN WYNN $PNJOHPVUTUPSJFTBSFBTUBQMFPG(-#52DVMUVSF XIFUI er printed on a page or projected on a screen. Most com ing out stories focus on one personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, so Beginners, a film that tells two coming out stories, is clearly a bit out of the ordinary. So make way for out of the ordinary. Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; main DPNJOHPVUTUPSZJT0MJWFST &XBO.D(SFHPS BOEIFT straight. The second coming out story is Halâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GBUIFS $ISJTUPQIFS1MVNNFS XIPBUUIFBHFPGTFWFOUZ five, after more than four decades of marriage, comes out in a big way, pursuing an energetic and adventurous gay life. Oliver doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come out as heterosexual â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he emerges from an emotional shell after meeting Anna (MĂŠlanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds  TIPSUMZ BGUFS IJT fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Reflecting on his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gay life (and talking things over with his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog, Arthur, a Jack 3VTTFMM UFSSJFS  0MJWFS PQFOT IJNTFMG VQ UP MJGF BOE MPWF with Anna. The film was inspired by events in the life of writer/director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker 

mor gave the film an authenticity that I hope will make it more powerful and more emotional for all kinds of people. The historical sections of the script connect these characters to our larger shared history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The experience Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m most trying to communicate with Beginners is that of an adventure. The feeling of breaking something open.â&#x20AC;? Beginners marks the second time Christopher Plummer IBTQMBZFEBHBZDIBSBDUFSPOUIF$PSBM(BCMFT"SU$JO FNBT TDSFFO IF QPSUSBZFE CZ WPJDFPWFS  UIF &OHMJTI writer J. R. Ackerley in the animated film My Dog Tulip, XIJDIQMBZFEBUUIF(BCMFTFBSMJFSUIJTZFBS#VUQMBZJOH Hal was something else. i*UIPVHIU IFSFTBGBTDJOBUJOHDIBSBDUFSBOEXIBUBO absolutely enchanting take on his coming clean at that old age of his, in his 70s; not old to me, but, old to most people,â&#x20AC;? says Plummer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, what a funny, charm ing, and touching way of depicting his discoveries and his realizations.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beginners started when my father came out of the clos FU wXSJUFT.JMMTi)FXBTTFWFOUZĂĽWFZFBSTPME BOEIBE CFFONBSSJFEUPNZNPUIFSGPSGPSUZĂĽWFZFBST)JTIVO ger to completely change his life was confusing, painful, very funny, and deeply inspiring. Change, honesty, and openness can happen when it seems least likely. Even as he passed away five years later to cancer, he was energized, reaching out; he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in any way finished.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, when I spoke with the author and director, Michael, then I realized that it was a true story from his own family. At first that kind of threw me a little bit; I UIPVHIU PIPI IFTHPJOHUPCFTPMPZBMUPIJTGBUIFSUIBU I can do nothing but disappoint. But, as it turned out, he was fantastic about it; he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to imitate my father.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t; I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know him.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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there was a great deal of freedom involved in the play ing of Hal.â&#x20AC;? Mills decided to shoot the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two stories separately, JOTFRVFODFoXIJDIIFMQFE&XBO.D(SFHPSTQSPDFTT i*U XBT TP IFMQGVM UP NF w TBZT .D(SFHPS i1MBZJOH scenes where Oliver was entering into the relationship with Anna, I could remember back to the scenes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d filmed of Oliver with his father Hal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a convergence that makes Beginners very rich and complex. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a film about losing, about accept JOHJOUIJTDBTF BDDFQUJOHZPVSGBUIFSGPSXIPIFSFBMMZ is, accepting the fact that someone who is living life to the fullest is going to die, and then coming to terms with such a loss while falling in love.â&#x20AC;? Coming out, falling in love, seizing the day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beginners also presents its cast with the quintessential actorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nightmare, playing scenes with a dog, in this case Cos mo (Hotel for Dogs, Paul Blart: Mall Cop BTPVMGVM UFSSJFS XIPTF BMMXIJUF DPBU XBT NBEF VQ XJUI CSPXO spots for the film. (Is this the canine equivalent of putting POĂĽGUZQPVOETGPSBSPMF  i* MPWFE XPSLJOH XJUI $PTNP w TBZ .D(SFHPS i*UT tough, though, because you develop a bond with this wee dog, and then you have to say goodbye.â&#x20AC;? 5IF (BCMFT $JOFNB XJMM IPTU B Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opening night party, complete with red carpet, live music, themed cocktails and light Mexican fare on July 1. The film also QMBZTBUUIF3FHBM4PVUI#FBDIBOEBUUIF(BUFXBZ5IF ater in Fort Lauderdale.


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WORLD This 4th of July weekend, revelers across the country will be celebrating their independence with barbeques, booze, music, and, of course, fireworks. But nowhere else will the sparks fly higher than at The Vagabond this Saturday as Singer/Songwriter/DJ/Producer AnanĂŠ takes over the party. Originally from the islands off the XFTU DPBTU PG "GSJDB  UIJT NVMUJUBMFOUFE BSUJTU NBEF IFS way to New York City and dove headfirst into the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s club culture. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until she met DJ/Producer Louie Vega that her hard work paid off and her international career began. Her soulful voice has taken her to popular venues all over the world, including Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Note, Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Montreux Jazz Festival, Finlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pori Jazz, Hollandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Sea Jazz Festival, Cape Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz, and Brit ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womad Festival. Her production credits include Yoko Onoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walking On Thin Iceâ&#x20AC;? and more than a few tracks on her Nervous Records release AnanĂŠsworld. 5IFBMCVNBMTPGFBUVSFTTPOHTCZ"OBOĂ?DPXSJUUFOXJUI (SBNNZ "XBSE 8JOOFS -JTB 'JTDIFS  %VBOF )BSEFO  -FN4QSJOHTUFFO ,BMV.POUJFSP BOE%KJN%KPC As if performing and producing wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, AnanĂŠ takes her skills to the next level by also incorporating her unique style in her DJ sets at exclusive clubs like The SubMercer and Pacha in NYC, Cavalli Club in Florence, and Mykonosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cavo Paradiso. The best way to describe "OBOFTTPVOEJTBNJYPGGPSXBSEUIJOLJOHHMPCBMNVTJD with jazz, dance, earthy beats, and techy elements. But the only place to experience it live in South Florida is this Saturday, July 2nd at The Vagabond! Tell us about where you grew up and what it was like. After arriving to the US in the early eighties with my family, growing up in Rhode Island was as if we were still in Cape Verde, since so many of our family and friends came as well due to the revolution (Cape Verde SFWPMUFEJOUIFDPMPOJ[BUJPOPG1PSUVHBMUPCFDPNFGSFF  The weekends were always filled with family gatherings where music and food brought everyone together. These gatherings were called â&#x20AC;&#x153;serenadesâ&#x20AC;?. What inspired you to become a recording artist? I come from a musical family. My mom is a singer/song writer, my grandfather played bass in a band, and most of my aunts and uncles are all singers and guitar players. Back in Cape Verde my family is known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xalino Familyâ&#x20AC;?. Not only are they musicians; they also made all

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dency at â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Blue Marlinâ&#x20AC;? in Ibiza! But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be touring while living in Ibiza. As of now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m booked in Italy and (SFFDF5IFSFBSFBGFXNPSFDPVOUSJFTDPNJOHJO

How much influence does your old life in Africa have on the music youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making today?

What can we expect from your performance at Vagabond? Will you be DJing, singing, or both?

I actually come from the Cape Verde Islands, which are located 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal. There is a big influence in my music because of where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important to me to keep those elements alive. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting because there is a big movement in African dance music right now and while everyone is jumping on board, this is a part of my cultureâ&#x20AC;Ś so much so that I started a music label with my partner Antonello Coghe. NuLu Music has been head strong on this movement for almost three years now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been signing young tal ent from Mozambique, Angola, Congo, and South Af rica just to name a few. You can find NuLu Music, on Traxsource. How would you describe your style? "GSPUFDIXJUIMPUTPGESVNTBOECFBUT Are there any artists who inspire you or influence your style today? 0IZFTy(SBDF+POFT :PLP0OP (JM4DPUU 4BEF (BM Costa, Cesaria Evora, Tito Paris, Diana Ross, and so many others. The DJ world used to be very difficult for a woman to break into. What do you think about it now? I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotten better, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely room for more improvement. Do you think you can give some of the male DJs a run for their money? I would love to be given the opportunity! Which do you like best: DJing, producing, or singing? As an artist I love doing them all! Each one is an exten sion of my creative being, I feel very blessed that I can do them all. Do you currently have a regular appearance anywhere? Yes, Louie and I are about to start our second year resi

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Expect to dance your ass off! But youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to come down and see what I do. Where can we buy your music? You can find â&#x20AC;&#x153;ANANESWORLDâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTIONâ&#x20AC;? on iTunes and Traxsource. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ANANESWORLDâ&#x20AC;? is the essence of who I am. These are my hopes, my aspirations, and my dreams. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my global expressionâ&#x20AC;Ś soundtracks to moments in my life. What does the future have in store for AnanĂŠ? *WFXSJUUFOBNPWJF XIJDIJTBUIJSUZQBHFUSFBUNFOU5IF soundtrack is already done. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also been writing for my second album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peace, Love & Musicaâ&#x20AC;? and continuing to expand NuLu Music with great music. What advice would you give to all the women out there trying to break into the business as either recording artists or DJ/producers? Stay true to you! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow trends! Is there anything else youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to say to your fans in Miami? Thank you for giving me such wonderful support. I look forward to seeing all of you July 2nd at The Vagabond! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an artist, musician or producer and would like your work featured in TOP TRAX, hit me up at Alfredo@ wireweekly.com

AnanĂŠ @ The Vagabond Saturday, July 2nd 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Vagabond 30 NE 14th Street Downtown Miami www.thevagabondmiami.com


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THIS WEEK THURSDAY, June 30

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DISCOTEKKA: Downtown Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 interna tional DJs keep up the beat. Doors open at 11 p.m. 950 NE 2nd Ave. www. discotekka.com

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 a fabulous nights of gorgeous girls and HSFBU NVTJD CZ %+ ;FIOP -PDBUFE OFBS the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Palace hosts Cabaret Thursdays with solo performances by the incompara ble Tiffany Fantasia. Show starts at 6 p.m. $8 Absolut cocktails, $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 incred ible crowd of delicious partygoers. 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. TWIST: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Just Oliver, stiff drinks, and beautiful dancers. And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for some hot papis, DJ Adora will be hosting Sabroso in Bar 5! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never a cover... Always a groove.â&#x20AC;?

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 3BDJOF UJMM  BN XJUI  (SFZ (PPTF cocktails all night. Located near the cor ner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Enjoy a special day of drag shows, great food, and stiff $8 Absolut cocktails, as The Palace Bar hosts Drag Madness with Tiffany Fantasia and her gaggle of performers! Heels hit the pave ment at 6 p.m. sharp! SCORE: Tonight is Scoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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..727 Lincoln Road. TWIST )BQQZ )PVS  XJUI 5PNNZ 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 incred ible beats by DJ Mika. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never a cover... Always a groove.â&#x20AC;?

THE VAGABOND: VAGABOND: Back Back Door Door Bamby Bamby THE FRIDAY, July 1 presents aa special special Independence Independence Day Day presents edition with with Anane. Anane. The The singer, singer, song song edition MOVA &OKPZ .07"T 45361 )BQQZ writer, writer, producer producer and and DJ DJ brings brings aa mix mix Hour with $5 select signature marti ture ture of of dance, dance, reggae, reggae, rock, rock, R&B R&B soul, soul, nis till 9 p.m. and happy hour till 11 world, world, and and Caribbean Caribbean influences influences to to p.m. Afterwards, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @MOVA Fridays The The Vagabond. Vagabond. Complimentary Complimentary Russian Russian with Pussila and DJ Smeejay. Enjoy $6 Standard Standard vodka vodka cocktails cocktails from from 10 10 to to Finlandia vodka cocktails all night long! 11 11 p.m. p.m. 30 30 NE NE 14th 14th Street, Street, Downtown Downtown Located near the corner of Lincoln and Miami. Miami. Michigan. SUNDAY, July 3 PALACE: Drag Madness is the place to be to see the hottest Friday night shows ANGLERS: If you are looking to nurse by Latrice Royale, Champagne Bordeaux, that hangover with some unlimited mimo and Noel Leon beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy sas and bloody Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, look no further $8 Absolut cocktails. You never know than 660 at the Anglers. Enjoy great food what these girls are gonna do, so get and delicious libations in one of the most there early! beautiful boutique resorts Miami Beach has to offer. TWIST: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST. Enjoy seven different THE LORDS: If you love great food bars, DJ Michael Tank, stiff drinks, beauti paired with free drinks, Punch Brunch is ful dancers, and, of course, the only place the way to go, as Cha Cha Rooster at where thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never a cover...Always a 5IF-PSETPGGFSTBUXPDPVSTFNFBMQBJSFE groove.â&#x20AC;?.â&#x20AC;? with two free cocktails for only $25. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails poolside for SCORE: The Penny Back Boyz host the UIFJSXFFLMZ1VODI5EBODF XFFLMZ'SJEBZOJHIUQBSUZ'JMUIZ(PSHFPVT Fridays with DJ Mac spinning a true open MOVA: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for one of the wildest format of music and videos, while Scoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parties in SoBe, as the Penny Back Boyz IPUUFTU (P(P CPZT XPSL UIF TQFBLFS and Sookie Stacks host the most scandal boxes. PVT QBSUZ JO 4PVUI #FBDI  0VUO6HMZ

Sundays with DJ Power Infiniti. Beginning at 9 p.m. enjoy $3 beers, $4 Herradura Shots, and $5 Finlandia. No cover. PALACE: South Beachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most legendary drag brunch will take place from 11 a.m. UP  QN XJUI UXP TFBUJOHT &OKPZ PWFS UIFUPQQFSGPSNBODFTQBJSFEXJUIBEFMFD table menu and $8 Absolut cocktails. Afterwards, check out the sexiest Sunday T Dance in SoBe. 1200 Ocean Drive. SCORE: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panty Raid, an afternoon party for women who love women, fol lowed by Scoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. (SBCBDPDLUBJMBOECFMUPVUZPVSGBWPSJUF number.

in the Frolic Lounge for his signature mix of pop and the top 20. Also check out the GBCVMPVT NFO PG (BJFUZ JO UIF #VOHBMPX Bar starting at 10 p.m. and DJ Bryan ;FSPTGBCCFBUTPOUIFNBJOEBODFGMPPS TUESDAY, July 5 MOVA: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by $5 Finlandia & $8 Stoli cocktails and half priced cock tails from 11 p.m. to midnight. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE 4UPQ JO GPS 1BMBDFT  happy hour till 4 p.m. 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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the mood for, Palace is sure to have it!

TWISTIBQQZIPVSGSPNQNUP 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: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never a cover...Always a groove.

SCORE: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Planeta Macho, the hottest Latin Party in Miami Beach, featuring incredible Latin beats by award winner %+(FPSHF'FSSFSP 1FMV3JWFSPPOESVNT  amazing shows by Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best female impersonators, and the hottest crowd in town. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Latin Party!

URGE (FU SFBEZ GPS UIF XJMEFTU Independence Day dance party of the weekend, as DJ Abel works the turntables all night at Dream Nightclub. Beyond the amazing beats, delicious dancers will grace the speaker boxes, keeping the sexiness in full effect! 1532 Washington Ave.

TWIST  )BQQZ )PVS GSPN  QN 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 bet the beats will be hot and the dance floor, packed. $5 Jumbo Blue Long Island Ice Teas all night long. Never a coverâ&#x20AC;Ś Always a groove.

MONDAY, July 4 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! KILL YOUR IDOL: Dustin Reffca hosts IJT XFFLMZ (MJUUFS #PY .POEBZT XJUI IPU USBDLT CZ %+T '30 BOE 4NFFKBZ  paired with $1 PBR beers, $2 Jello shots, $3 Jack shots, and $4 vodka drinks all night long. Doors open at 10 p.m. 222 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. MOVA: Tonight is SHOUT!, an over the top night of karaoke, 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.

WEDNESDAY, July 6 THE LORDS&OKPZBCPP[ZUBLFPOPME school pastimes such as Twister, Spin the #PUUMF BOE TUSJQ5FYBT )PME A&N  BMPOH with college frat house favorites Beer Pong and Flip Cup and classics Connect Four and Jenga. MOVA: Stop by for MOVAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly College Night Wednesdays, hosted by the Penny Back Boyz and Sookie Stacks. While DJ J. Felix works the turntables, enjoy a $1 Finlandia cocktails from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. followed by $4 Finlandia & $8 Stoli cocktails all night long. Located on the corner of Michigan and Lincoln.

PALACE 4UPQ JO GPS 1BMBDFT  PALACE 4UPQ JO GPS 1BMBDFT  happy hour till 4 p.m. Special bon voy happy hour till 4 p.m. and some delicious age cocktail specials all day. 1200 eats oceanside! 1200 Ocean Drive. Ocean Drive. SCORE: Come and spend a pleasant SCORE: Swing by for one of the best evening on one of Scoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor couch es as they host Martini Madness Night. happy hours in Miami Beach where all A half price Happy Hour runs till 9 p.m. drinks are 1/2 price, followed by Video Freak where you can request your favor TWIST: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to hit the stage as ite music videos and enjoy $5 vodka Sean Brady hosts the Sean Brady Show. cocktails, $7 martinis and $3 beers. No ,BSBPLF BOE UPOT PG FOUFSUBJONFOU BMM cover. night long. After getting your jam on, head over to the main dance floor to TWIST )BQQZ )PVS  ESJOLT AUJMM  snag some beats from DJ Maximus 3000. p.m. Then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m A Localâ&#x20AC;? night, with Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with $3 drinks for anyone with TWISTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  PO FWFSZUIJOH i/FWFS B DPWFS A Localâ&#x20AC;? I.D. all night long. Join Nathan Always a groove.â&#x20AC;?

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