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Macy’s invites you to kick off White Party Week at our exclusive cocktail reception and shopping event! Macy’s South Beach Men’s Department, First Floor Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm Get the party started! Join us for the fashion event of the season! Come see the hottest models strut their stuff in the coolest winter whites. Feeling lucky? Play our roulette wheel* for the chance to win a great prize. Pick up grooming tips by our Art of Shaving specialist and groove to the music of DJ MAXXED OUT. Afterwards, sip complimentary cocktails courtesy of Lite-Fare*. For the perfect finishing touch, swing by the fragrance counters and test scents from Gaultier, Bulgari and more. While you’re here, receive a complimentary gift with any Papi purchase* and enter to win a special door prize**. The first 100 customers to donate $10 to Care Resource will receive a $10 Macy’s Gift Card* to use on any purchase that night.

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ALL WIRED UP

BY THOMAS BARKER

TWO POWERHOUSE DJS SPIN SOUTH FLORIDA INTO A WHIRLWIND There are so many things to be thankful for, as we gear up for Thanksgiving, but of all the things I could list here, there is just one thing that really stands out when you live in a city driven by entertainment! South Florida is literally one of the few places on earth where we get the opportunity to see, hear, taste, and experience pretty much any and everything our little hearts desire. For this week’s issue, we have decided to do a split cover, dedicating the pages of Wire Magazine to the genre of dance music and two powerhouse DJs that will be spinning South Florida into a whirlwind of high energy beats mixed with a state of the art sound and lighting system forging a hurricane of dancing!!! Needless to say, DJs Hector Fonseca and DJ/producer Tom Stephan of Superchumbo are two DJs people just cannot get enough of, and we’re very excited about their South Florida arrival. DJ Tom Stephan will kick off Thanksgiving Day Weekend festivities up north in the largest gay dance club in Fort Lauderdale, The Manor Complex, during the United States premiere of Europe’s most infamous gay dance event, Propaganda on Wednesday, November 23rd.

America first got a taste of Tom’s high-test trax in 2001 with his debut release, ‘The Revolution’. “It’s time for the revolution,” sang Victoria Wilson- James, “Get down on your knees.” With those words--carried by Tom’s army of house grooves and dark beats--dance floors around the world rose up and surrendered to a new era. Within a year, Superchumbo (Portuguese for “super-leaded”) not only had enough trax for his first “Best of” compilation, he had created his own signature sound and received props from the big boys like Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong, who dubbed ‘The Revolution’ as Track of the Year. Not long after, the father of the “lead-head” sound launched his own label called ChumboMundo. Check out our feature on Tom Stephan and his appearance at The Manor Complex on page 11. The next day, everyone will head down south to party it up at Miami Beach’s largest gay dance club, Score during their White Party sanctioned party, White Journey. Score has thrown this party year after year, and every year the caliber of DJs and the number of people that come out just seem to get bigger and better. With DJ Hector Fonseca on the Score’s grand wheels of steel, the boys of Score are expecting an even larger crowd. “We are very excited to have Hector here for White Journey,”

explains Score owner Billy Kemp. “We do this event every year to support the incredible work that Care Resource does throughout the year, and having Hector at the helm will definitely help us blow this event up. People should expect an incredible party!” And we couldn’t agree more. Mixing NYC house with Spanish tribal and progressive beats, Hector Fonseca has created an international sound all his own. It’s been tearing up gay dance floors around the globe, most notably at Barcelona’s Matinee Parties and at his residencies in New York and Toronto. Additionally, the fashion model-turned-DJ reigns as one of the hottest star remixers, charting four #1 Billboard dance remixes this year. His productions for Katy Perry, Beyonce, and his newest – the official remix of Lady Gaga’s “You and I” - have all topped the Billboard dance charts. His two compilation albums, “New York Anthems” Vol. 2 and 3 remain best sellers on iTunes. And according to Hector, he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. Check out our feature on Hector and his Score showdown on page 8. As always, look for us on the dance floor, because that’s where we’ll be! Well, unless we’re glued to a computer, writing all about it for your reading pleasure!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 NETWORKER SPOTLIGHT MIXER MIAMI BEACH

The MDGLCC presents its Chamber Spotlight Mixer on Thursday, November 17, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the “Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes Miami Beach” located at 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach 33139. Mingle and network with fellow members and guests. Come ready to enjoy a fun night of free bowling, pool table, games, and music to the tunes of DJ Vertigo. Drawing for great prizes. Free food & a fabulous select Open Bar. Complimentary admission for MDGLCC members. $10 general admission. Limited to 250 people. RSVP requested at 305.673-4440 or mdglcc@bellsouth.net

Sunday, December 4, 2011 DOLPHINS GAME WATCH & TAILGATE MIAMI GARDENS

Join the MDGLCC as we support the Miami Dolphins beat the Raiders. Sun Life Stadium (2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, 33056). Lower bowl shaded seating and admission to pre-game tailgate which includes all-you-caneat, grilled-to-order buffet & open bar (beer, wine, soda, water), entertainment (live music, comedians, Dolphins Cheerleaders), Q&A with favorite Dolphins alumni, special appearance by TD, Fins Force & other game day characters, fun games (QT toss, and more), weather-protected & shaded area with private restrooms. $142 per person. RSVP required: 305-673-4440 or mdglcc@bellsouth.net

LGBT Visitor Center Activities 1130 Washington Avenue • Miami Beach, FL 33139 22 NOV 2 DEC

MGLFF GLOW SCREENING Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:00 p.m. Reception 8:30 p.m. Double Feature at Miami Beach Cinemateque “The Grove” and “Mom & Dad I have something to tell you”

THIS ART IS SO GAY

Daily Exhibit hours thru Friday, December 2, 2011 M - F 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day) Closing Reception during Art Basel Sunday December 4, 2011 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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ANNUAL HOLIGAY PARTY AND TOY DRIVE Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bring a new unwrapped toy for admission

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PUBLISHERS’ CORNER

by Rafa Carvajal

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It’s hard to believe that White Party is coming to town again next week!

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every week is definitely a lot probably of work. Further- a kidevents again. This week and last– which week have and parties taking p more, I must also set aside time every day to maintain my new workout routine that has allowed me to get in great other nice thing about Beauty and the Beast is the been the busiest weeks ever for Thomas The parade, Expo, and day of Wow, a year has already gone by shape – 5 mile run on Sunday night for one hour that underlying theme about seeing past the exterior of a persince we published our Collector’s burnt almost 1,000 calories, for example. son into their heart and what is behind that initial exterior and I working on wire magazine. façade why we arewhen including a co Edition of Wire Magazine for we often encounter we first meet people. White Party 2010. It is time to Life is clearly busy for me these days. That is why I love This powerful life message is stunningly reflected in the publish our White Party 2011 publishing Wire week. set design the showas - which is all about transparency Why? ForMiami a andcouple ofMagazine veryeverygood canforuse your map of wh issue with all the details about this There is definitely never a dull moment, lots of fun to be and layers and seeing past one thing and into another, year’s extravaganza – hitting newsstands one day early had, very little sleep some times, and multitasking galore such as the true beauty of a person. Go see the show. It’s beennights working and to classic! be there. next week on Wednesday due toreasons: the Thanksgiving We every dayhave of the week, including and weekends a great Disneytimes and Broadway holiday. So stay tuned and be sure to get your hands on oftentimes. 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Never a dull moment on the Wire Media Group welcome your feedback suggestions to proparties, so you can choose how you want to have fun bullet train. viding great lifestyle content for our readers. this year. wire magazine – that we think you welcome you to join us for t On Tuesday night, I did one of the things I most enjoyed Cheers, Season is definitely in full swing now and my biggest - went to opening night of a Broadway show; in Fort will really reading through. In RafaPool Party at the hotel V challenge is to choose amongst the plethora of invita- enjoy Lauderdale this time. I saw Disney’s Beauty and tions and options available to me every day of the week. the Beast and loved it as much as I loved the movie For The Publishers I love it! we But I hate it! So much to choose from and so and the non-stop sound track. The on magic the of Disney sure ever comes dition, have also been working first decided to put together a little time – if I could only cut out sleep it would be amaz- through on the stage for this fabulous Broadway produc- Rafa Carvajal: rafa@wireweekly.com ing. The challenge is I want to make all these events tion. The acting and singing were superb and the sets Barker: thomas@wireweekly.com ficial Gay Pride Pool Party, which Wire magazine Thomas year’s Pride, courtesy of W l host on Saturday, April 17th at the hotel Victor have fun in the company EROS LOUNGE GRAND OPENING with PHOTOS BY HENRY PEREZ 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 Collector’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. ek’s 2010 Pride Collector’s Edition. We couldn’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 week’s sp everyone for helping us make this possible! contest, but definitely stop TO VIEW ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FROM THISto & OTHER EVENTS VISIT: hotel Victor celebrate Pr WWW.WIREWEEKLY.COM 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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WIRE FEATURE: HECTOR FONSECA SPINS SCORE’S WHITE JOURNEY

PHOTO BY: RICK DAY

Mixing NYC house with Spanish tribal and progressive beats, Hector Fonseca has created an international sound all his own. It’s been tearing up gay dance floors around the globe, most notably at Barcelona’s Matinee Parties and at his residencies in New York and Toronto. Additionally, the fashion model-turned-DJ reigns as one of the hottest star remixers, charting four #1 Billboard dance remixes this year. His productions for Katy Perry, Beyonce, and his newest – the official remix of Lady Gaga’s “You and I” - have all topped the Billboard dance charts. His two compilation albums, “New York Anthems” Vol. 2 and 3 remain best sellers on iTunes. Hector Fonseca returns to Miami to spin the opening night event of White Party on Thursday, November 24th at Score and we couldn’t be more excited, which is why we spent a little time with the hunky DJ. Check out what he had to say to us: Do you really remix your tracks live in front of the crowd? I’m all about live mixing and re-mixing. It means I never play the same set twice so my dance floor is always a unique experience. You recently changed your sound from ‘electribal’ to a more international flair. I tend to play tribal progressive with vocal samples and classics worked in. I also like to preview the remixes and productions I have been working on.

What are you most proud of these days?

What makes you happy these days?

My production work. There are a lot of DJs out there. I can honestly say I bring something to the table with my original music. It’s rare in this business and I’m proud of it.

Playing my heart out for a dedicated audience and then hearing from them on my Facebook wall.

Is being a DJ as glamorous as it appears to be?

Bullying and the people who reward bullying.

Like with any job in entertainment, it’s sometimes glamorous and sometimes grueling. Yes, you get to travel around the world and meet interesting people, but you also have to get on that plane and play that set no matter how you are feeling. But I’m not gonna lie, it’s pretty glamorous and fun most of the time!

Are DJs given the respect they deserve?

What’s left to do? There are a lot of things I still want to accomplish. For example, I am now doing official remixes for artists like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, but that’s not where it ends for me. I would like to write some original music for them some day and win awards for it. There is definitely room for growth, and I’ve got a lot planned for a career that will go beyond what I’m doing now. You don’t worry that the music biz is a young man’s industry? No, I’m pretty young to be at this level and over 10 years into it. Believe it or not, most of my peers have been DJ’ing much longer; 15, 20, 30 years for some. I look at guys like Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, and Abel and I know I have a lot of years ahead of me.

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What makes you angry?

DJs have never been more important and labels and artists realize that. I recently got a call from a well-known singer saying that she wanted to send me tracks from her upcoming album for my opinion. I was incredibly flattered. How do you feel about the progress the gay community has made in 2011? The community is full of love and excitement and we are poised to take over the world, but let’s first have a little fun at White Party.

WHITE JOURNEY

Thursday, November 24th | 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. SCORE Nightclub 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach www.whiteparty.org


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DRAG’S A BITCH SUNDAYS @ DISCOTEKKA PHOTOS BY JUAN SACO MIRONOFF

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1ST ANNUAL BEAR PARTY @ TWIST PHOTOS BY HENRY PEREZ

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TOP TRAX: INTERNATIONAL DJ/PRODUCER SUPERCHUMBO LIVE AT THE MANOR

BY DJ FR8-O

PHOTOS BY: MATTHEW BRINDLE

‘Propaganda’ is one of Europe’s largest events and the inspiration for the drama that’s about to go down at The Manor this Thanksgiving Eve. Legendary circuit event producer and nightlife promoter, Gary Santis has teamed up with local promoters Ryan Work and Alex Prieto to bring an event of epic proportions to South Florida. The evening promises to be an elaborate concoction of sexual tension and an uninhibited release of energy and passion with live entertainment of the scale that only Gary Santis can deliver. Speaking of “uninhibited release”, headlining the extravaganza, direct from London, will be DJ/Producer Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo), and we couldn’t be more thankful!

ranging from Samantha Fox to Alan T. He’s also become quite notorious for his dirty dancefloor re-ups of mainstream dance artists like Goldfrapp, Pet Shop Boys, and Kylie Minogue. If you want to hear how this boy can turn a pop classic into dark dance floor debauchery, just check out his remix of Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On”.

America first got a taste of Tom’s high-test trax in 2001 with his debut release, ‘The Revolution’. “It’s time for the revolution,” sang Victoria Wilson-James, “Get down on your knees.” With those words--carried by Tom’s army of house grooves and dark beats--dance floors around the world rose up and surrendered to a new era. Within a year, Superchumbo (Portuguese for “super-leaded”) not only had enough trax for his first “Best of” compilation, he had created his own signature sound and received props from the big boys like Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong, who dubbed ‘The Revolution’ as Track of the Year. Not long after, the father of the “lead-head” sound launched his own label called ChumboMundo. Although mostly made up of Tom’s productions, the label has also released material from other like-minded producers, including Tokyo’s Toru S, Chicago’s Lex Da Funk, and Holland’s Fierce Ruling Diva. Tom can never be accused of not playing well with others. In 2005 he debuted his first multi-artist album, ‘Wowie Zowie’, featuring collaborations with some of the most eclectic artists

“I still pick up the things that resonate with me around the world and I put them through my New York filter,” he explains. “The soul of the sound I love is [still] there.” Tom’s most current trax – “Turn That Shit Up” (for Southern Fried) and “Lights Out” (with Pete Gleadall for Nervous) – showcase his latest inspirations: the electro sound of the UK and the new Dutch sound. “It’s got a sexy Latin feel on the bottom and tons of squeaky electro energy on the top and it’s structured in a very fast paced way,” he says. “That’s what I love about it.”

Ever the consummate music worshiper, sonic explorer, and dedicated DJ; Superchumbo has continually evolved throughout the years seeking out new sounds, remixing superstars, and playing around the globe--all while building on the foundation he first laid down in the after-hours clubs of New York City.

The high-in-demand DJ now travels the world, regularly taking over venues like Ministry of Sound in London, Amnesia in Ibiza, and AgeHa in Tokyo. This Thanksgiving Weekend the all-American boy will finally be back on native soil and kicking up the dirt at The Manor in Fort Lauderdale. With such a crazy schedule and an ocean away, I was VERY thankful to get a hold of the smoldering spinmaster while he was in London, prepping for his big night in South Florida.

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Check out what he had to say: How did you first get hooked on DJing? I was converted into a house-head the first time I heard Junior Vasquez at the Sound Factory in the early 90s. I got the bug and there was no turning back! What’s helped you keep your style so fresh all these years? I think that my style is a mix of the NYC/Miami sound that I originally fell in love with, mixed with European influences that come from living in London. I’m constantly seeking out new sounds to keep things exciting and new. Who have been some of the biggest influences on your music recently? I’ve really been into a lot of the new Dutch guys recently, like Franky Rizardo, Rishi Romero, Sandro Silva, and Joey Suki, but I’m also just as inspired by long time friends of mine like Honey Dijon and Tedd Patterson. Do you have a new track or compilation dropping soon? I’m working on a new Superchumbo album for Nervous Records. The first single from the album is a collaboration with Celeda, called Fire and it’s fire! Do you have anything big in the works that you can let us in on?


TOP TRAX: INTERNATIONAL DJ/PRODUCER SUPERCHUMBO LIVE AT THE MANOR The album is really my biggest project at the moment. I’m also launching a new party in London in January called JACK. Is this your first appearance in South Florida? I’ve been to Miami many times, but it’s only my second appearance in Fort Lauderdale. It’s not often that I play gay parties when I’m in South Florida, so that makes this a really special event. What have you got in store for us at The Manor on November 23rd? I’ll be spinning a lot of the newest Superchumbo tracks and remixes, along with my chumbo-style beats and bombs. You can get a preview of what’s coming up on my podcasts. Just search “Radio Chumbo” on iTunes or check out soundcloud.com/tomstephan. Where else can we buy your tracks and mix sets? Beatport, Traxsource, and iTunes are all great places to buy my music. What do you plan on doing during your down time here? Well since I’m coming from London in November, I’ll hopefully be soaking up some sunshine! I’ve also got

great friends in Miami, like Alan T and Alex Prieto that I’m looking forward to catching up with. Since you’ll be here for Thanksgiving Weekend, what are you most thankful for? I’m thankful for being able to make a career out of doing what I love most and for being just as excited today about spinning as I was 10 years ago. Is there anything you’d like to say to your South Florida fans? Can’t wait to see all your sexy asses on the dance floor!!!

DJ/Producer

TOM STEPHAN

“SUPERCHUMBO” Wednesday, Nov. 23rd | 11 p.m. The Manor Complex 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors www.themanorcomplex.com

SUNDAY BRUNCHIC & T DANCE @ PALACE PHOTOS BY HENRY PEREZ

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WIRED FLIX: MELANCHOLIA

The end of the world is a long, slow drag in MELANCHOLIA, the new film by controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. “Melancholia” is not only the name of a rogue planet on a collision course with Earth (or maybe it’s not), it’s also the feeling you’re likely to have when you stumble out of the cinema at the film’s end, dazed and melancholy. And not because of the sad fate of humankind, but for the loss of two and a quarter hours to the current Bad Boy of International Cinema. The film falls roughly into thirds and begins promisingly at the wedding reception of Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård). From the very beginning it does not go well – the newlywed’s stretch limo is too long to navigate the winding country road that leads to the site of the party, and the happy couple arrives at their own reception hours late. It gets worse. None of the games, toasts, and other activities, worked out by an obsessive degree by Justine’s sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), come off, and Justine starts wandering away for reasons unknown. By party’s end, the groom leaves the party and the marriage and Justine is sinking into an inexplicable depression. And that’s the fun part. The collapse of the wedding reception – and the marriage it celebrates – is not only amusing; it’s a cavalcade of offbeat stars. A robustly bearded John Hurt shows up as Justine’s father. Charlotte Rampling, as the mother of the bride, brings caustic cynicism to the party. Stellan Skarsgård plays Claire’s phony PR-guy boss and Eurofilm oddity Udo Kier has a hilarious cameo as the distraught wedding planner who watches as his carefully planned affair collapses into debacle.

This section of the film is the playground of Lars von Trier, trickster god with his observations as precise as an astronomer’s, his sense of satire as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. But once the party is over von Trier seems overwhelmed by the Great Importance of his film. Everything slows down and gets oh, so very serious. The second act follows the newly no-longer-married Justine as she stumbles about in a glassy-eyed but glamorous haze of depression brought on by the collapse of her marriage and career or the possible end of the world or some combination of those two factors and maybe others – she’s just really, really blue. And gorgeous. MELANCHOLIA is visually stunning – and there’s plenty of time to contemplate von Trier’s splendid compositions. Justine’s malaise confounds Claire and her husband John (Kiefer Sutherland), who is preoccupied with Melancholia, a big, blue, deadly orb that seems bound to smash into the Earth – a terminally destructive event. John is confident that Melancholia will give us a pass; Claire is too, well, melancholy to pay much attention. In the third act, as Melancholia’s course becomes clear, Claire panics and Justine recovers a bit of her sang-froid, making the terrifying situation at least bearable for Claire and her young son, Leo (Cameron Spurr). MELANCHOLIA’s second and third acts are interminably slow. Von Trier apparently thinks the more ponderous the action the more portentous the message, but by the end of MELANCHOLIA most viewers will have only one concern – the location of the theater’s exit. One final point: MELANCHOLIA? A big roving planet named Melancholia threatens to destroy the Earth? Really, Lars?

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Is this the new cute thing from the Bright Boys of World Cinema – giving fictional heavenly bodies names so absurd they all but dare the audience to suspend disbelief? (I’m talking to you, James Cameron.) All the time, money, technical innovation, and imagination that went into a film like AVATAR and the best name you can come up with for a distant, exotic planet is Pandora? I spot a Movieland opportunity here. The film industry clearly needs a new, highly specialized species of screenwriter; someone who doesn’t actually write anything but makes up plausible names for alien worlds, planetoids, satellites, and other sci-fi detritus. Aspiring screen scribes take note! MELANCHOLIA Opens November 18th at the following cinemas: Miami Beach Cinematheque 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach For more information call 305.67.FILMS (673.4567) www.mbcinema.com O Cinema 90 NW 29th Street, Miami For more information call 305.571.9970 www.o-cinema.org Bill Cosford Cinema 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables For more information call 305.284.4861 www.cosfordcinema.com


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THIS WEEK THURSDAY, November 17 JOHNNY’S MIAMI: It’s Miami’s hottest Latin night. With shows by Teresita la Caliente and Marytrini, you can bet this is going to be one entertaining evening! Enjoy free cuba libres and Coronas before midnight and an underwear contest at 1 a.m. 62 NE 14th Street, Downtown Miami. THE MANOR: Bittersweet Thursdays with live burlesque shows all night and $3 Budlights, $5 wells, and $2 PBR Tall Boys all night long. $100 bottle specials will keep your group hip! 18+ welcome. 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. MOVA: Stop by for the Plastic Happy Hour and potentially win a free botox treatment between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., followed by a night with the ladies, as Pandora Events hosts a fabulous nights of gorgeous girls and great music by DJ Zehno. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Palace hosts Stiletto Nights with fierce drag shows by host Missy Meiyakie and special diva cast members. Show starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy weekly drink specials all night. 1200 Ocean Drive. SCORE: Enjoy cocktails out on the patio and watch the famous Lincoln Road traffic pass by. Tonight Score hosts the steamiest Thursday night soiree with fab beats by DJ Daisy D paired with an incredible crowd of delicious partygoers. 727 Lincoln Road. TWIST: Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Pride, 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.” 1057 Washington Ave. FRIDAY, November 18 JOHNNY’S MIAMI: It’s Frat House Fridays at Miami’s only gay stripper club with $4 drinks all night long with a college ID. Tonight enjoy sexy beats by DJ Miik. THE MANOR: Bubblegum Fridays with fabulous beats and incredible performances by the fabulous Amanda Lepore. $3 drinks till midnight, $5 drinks after. Enjoy live music in the martini bar at 9 p.m. 18+ welcome! MOVA: Edison Farrow presents HYPE Fridays tonight at MOVA with DJ Bryan Zero. Enjoy $7 Finlandia and $8 Stoli vodka cocktails all night long. Snag a bottle of Finlandia for $100 to party in style. PALACE: Tonight is Drag Madness with fierce shows by the hot-n-heavy Latryce Royale and her gaggle of guest entertainers! Get ready for the biggest show on South Beach at 6 p.m. TWIST: Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST. Enjoy seven different 18 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons

bars, DJ Michael Tank, stiff drinks, beautiful dancers, and, of course, the only place where there’s “Never a cover... Always a groove.” SCORE: The Penny Back Boyz host the weekly Friday night party Filthy Gorgeous Fridays with DJ Mac spinning a true open format of music and videos, while Score’s hottest Go-Go boys work the speaker boxes. SATURDAY, November 19 DISCOTEKKA: Downtown Miami’s only gay dance party hosts a Continental Affair with performances by Miss Continental winners Tommie Ross, Tajma Hall, Daesha Richards, and Danielle Hunter. Expect some hot tracks with on the turntables in the main room. $150 VIP special. Sky and Absolut Vodka. Doors open at 11 p.m. 950 NE 2nd Ave. JOHNNY’S MIAMI: Miami’s only gay stripper club features the hottest, most masculine men in Miami Enjoy fab beats by DJ Bryan Zero, while Johnny’s dancers work the stage for your viewing pleasure. THE MANOR: CeCe Peniston performs her hit Finally, while DJ Oren Nizri works the wheels of steel. No cover all night long. 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 $9 Grey Goose cocktails all night. PALACE: Enjoy a special day of drag shows, and stiff stiff cocktails, cocktails, as as shows, great great food, food, and The hosts Drag Drag Gone Gone Wild Wild The Palace Palace Bar Bar hosts with her gaggle gaggle of of with Tiffany Tiffany Fantasia Fantasia and and her performers! the pavement pavement at at 6 6 performers! Heels Heels hit hit the p.m. p.m. sharp! sharp! 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. 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.” SUNDAY, November 20 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: Drags a Bitch at Discotekka every Saturday night, featuring the newly crowned Miss State of Florida Continental Elite and Plus. $5 well drinks all night long. Shows start at midnight! JOHNNY’S MIAMI: It’s time to be a


star, as Johnny’s presents its weekly karaoke party, hosted by DJ Miik at 9 p.m. with $5 Herradura tequila margaritas all night long. Miami’s only gay stripper club features the hottest, most masculine men in Miami.

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.

THE MANOR: TGIS afternoon T-dance with DJ Karin Ward on the turntables, spinning a mix of classic dance and disco hits.

JOHNNY’S MIAMI: Miami’s only gay stripper club features the hottest, most masculine men in Miami. Tonight it’s all about the hot hip hop beats while DJs TPromix and Surreal turnout some of your fave beats.

MOVA: It’s time for one of the wildest parties in SoBe, as Sookie Stacks hosts the most scandalous party in South Beach, Out-n-Ugly Sundays with DJ Latrice. Beginning at 9 p.m. enjoy $3 beers, $4 Herradura Shots, and $5 Finlandia. No cover. PALACE: South Beach’s most legendary drag brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with two seatings: one at 11:30 am and another at 2 p.m. Enjoy over-the-top performances by Noel Leon paired with a delectable menu. Afterwards, check out the sexiest Sunday T Dance in SoBe with local DJs working the turntables. SCORE: If you’re looking for a taste of Caribbean music paired with the best in hip-hop and Latin beats, look no further than Score tonight. Club Boi presents a fabulous night of tropical beats from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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, November 21 JOHNNY’S MIAMI: Stop by for Drag On with TP Lords, Daisy D, and DJ Rob Sky. Drags drink for free till midnight. $3 drinks all night long!

TUESDAY, November 22

PALACE: Stop in for Palace’s 2-4-1 Absolut flavored cocktails 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 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, and the hottest crowd in town. TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on everything. Tonight is Fun House Tuesday with DJ Daisy D working the turntables on the main dance floor. $5 Jumbo Blue Long Island Ice Teas all night long. Never a cover… Always a groove. WEDNESDAY, November 23 JOHNNY’S MIAMI: If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to dick dance for Benjamins, head over to Johnny’s Miami tonight as they host auditions with the winner receiving $1,000 in cash and prizes! THE MANOR: MANOR: International International DJ/Producer DJ/Producer THE Tom “Superchumbo” “Superchumbo” Stephan, Stephan, rocks rocks the the Tom house.11 11p.m. p.m. house

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.

MOVA: Stop by for MOVA’s weekly College Night Wednesdays, hosted by the Penny Back Boyz and Sookie Stacks. While DJ Daisy D works the turntables, enjoy $4 Finlandia & $8 Stoli cocktails all night long.

PALACE: Stop in for Palace’s 2-4-1 Absolut flavored cocktails all day, while enjoying the amazing view of Ocean Drive, and don’t forget to enjoy a snack or two during the Palace’s Laid Back Mondays.

PALACE: It’s ELITE Wednesdays at the Palace with 2-4-1 Absolut flavored cocktails all night long. Enjoy great menu items, while taking in the latest music videos on Palace’s multiple TV screens.

SCORE: South Beach personality Tony Ferro presents Madame’s Monsters’ Mondays, featuring incredible acts by Zaza, Lucky and the rest of the Circ X troupe, beginning at 9 p.m. Lavish choreographies, outrageous theatrics, video interruptions and avant-guard burlesque make this an incredible evening.

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.

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

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 J Felix. Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 2-4-1 on everything. “Never a cover...Always a groove.”

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Wire Magazine Issue #46, 2011: 2 Powerhouse DJs Hit South Florida