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ALL WIRED UP
BY THOMAS BARKER
THE IMPORTANCE OF WHITE PARTY As we began to put this issue together, I just couldn’t believe how quickly time is flying by. It feels as if it were only a few days ago, when we were sweltering in the South Florida summer heat, impatiently awaiting the arrival of the fall season and all the glamorous events that come with it! Well, here we are once again! It is time to celebrate one of the largest gay fundraising events in the country – the 27th Annual White Party Week! Every year, we dedicate this issue to all of the wonderful events taking place throughout White Party week that raise some much needed funds for Care Resource, which in turn utilizes to provide people living with HIV a chance of survival through their health care services and programs.
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the monies raised do a lot of good for a lot of people. So when you think of going to any events listed in our guide, please consider the officially sanctioned White Party events first. These venues and the people that organize each party have dedicated a countless amount of hours and their own funds to give back to such an important organization as Care Resource.
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In our guide, you will also notice that we have included a number of events that take place at local venues throughout South Florida on a weekly basis. For all of our White Party visitors and even our locals, this is your opportunity to see why South Florida is THE place to go for a good ol’ gay time any time of the year!
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Overall, we have a very comprehensive guide that will provide you with details on events ranging from drag shows on Ocean Drive at the Palace to late night dance events at Discotekka to scandalous stripper shows at Johnny’s Miami. No matter what you’re in the mood for, I am sure you will find it in Wire’s Local’s Guide to White Party Weekend.
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It is important to remember that even though this is a fantastic week of events – and you can easily see that by just looking at our guide Congratulations Care Resource on the 27th on page 18 – this is a fundraising event and Annual White Party!
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White Party 2011 is here! Make sure you check out the most extensive local’s guide to the White Party Festival on page 18 of this issue. We spent a lot of time collecting this information so Wire’s readers can truly make the most of White Party and decide between the plethora of alternatives to party, party, party; while supporting Care Resource and its many programs for the GLBT community. For me this week was also a stark reminder of the stress and pressures that publishing a weekly magazine can generate. Unfortunately, this stress led to my back acting up and it literally stopped me dead on my tracks from continuing my daily workouts. No running or lifting weights for five days to allow my back to get better. When I consulted with a neurosurgeon a few years ago, he determined that stress was the main cause of my pain and that managing it would be the key for a healthy, pain free lifestyle. Well doc, easier said then done when you have a weekly deadline to publish a magazine come hell or high water!
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POST MODERN POLITICS
BY MICHAEL W. SASSER
IN CASINO DEBATE THE SMART MONEY IS ON THE BEACH This isn’t about being a homer. The opinions to follow legitimately aren’t based on a bias for Miami Beach or against Miami. Miami is fine. It’s a city, not a village, a la the barrier islands, so it doesn’t have the same charm. But Miami has its beautiful places, its fine people, its uniqueness. So it’s not because I am a Miami-hater that I feel that the Beach is better-suited to play host to a destination casino than is the mainland. I can already read the emails, pointing out my initial opposition to the proposed casino development on the site of the former Miami Herald building. They’ll claim hypocrisy or partisan rooting for the home Miami Beach team. Of course all of such criticism will be pointless sophistry since the number one reason I’m critical of the Genting proposal is because I believe it represents just the latest offensive in a strategy to develop mainland Miami as a more popular visitor destination at the expense of travel to the Beach. For years many observers have been worried about the Miami-Dade County political establishment’s efforts to siphon tourism from the islands to the mainland. The issue has come up in regard to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and its use of Beach revenue to market the region, but almost always with a focus on attracting people to Miami. It’s come up when businesses have struggled and attempted to prompt the City of Miami Beach to alter or expand its own marketing efforts. Although no real details are circulating, the possibility of a destination casino on Miami Beach is simply more reason-
able and palatable. This is in relative terms – relative to the development of a similar destination on the mainland side. It’s not a blanket endorsement of a Miami Beach casino. In addition to needing to see actual plans, I respect residents who do not want casino gambling in Miami Beach at all. While I disagree with this perspective, I understand and respect it. But it’s simply more reasonable for Miami Beach to play home to a destination casino than it is anywhere else in the county. The reasons are legion. Miami Beach is already a magnet for tourists – it doesn’t have to convince potential visitors that some new feature all of a sudden makes it a desirable locale. Since Beach tourism is already the economic generator for the entire county, its enhancement only seems to make sense – and it would benefit the whole county in a way that a downtown casino would not. The Beach has the profile, the character, and the employment infrastructure to better incorporate a casino than does Downtown Miami. From the visitor’s perspective, the Beach makes more sense too. No commute would be necessary to see the region’s biggest attractions – South Beach and our Art Deco. It certainly makes for a more convenient visit. I’m sorry, but a destination resort casino in, say, Doral, is an atrocious idea. What else are visitors to do without a sizable commute? How is being that far from other tourist attractions possibly appealing? How does one make an argument that a situation like that will benefit the visitor industry countywide?
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For those inclined to enjoying casino action – which I am not – a Beach casino would be just one more reason to come here instead of Fort Lauderdale, Key West, or the easily accessible Caribbean. Adding such an attraction to Miami Beach is not trying to reinvent the wheel, which is what a Miami casino would essentially do. Of course, a potential Beach casino doesn’t resolve the questions of whether or not casinos create more revenue or create more social problems – a debate in which data can be skewed to favor either side. My strong doubts about the net financial benefits of the Genting proposal are slightly lessened when it comes to a possible Beach development – because it wouldn’t necessarily be tied to a related lobbyist-littered public transportation boondoggle and because Miami Beach is simply more adept at managing the tourism industry. There will be countless other considerations should this discussion evolve to the point where actual proposals are released. And the devil will be in the details should this whole casino push actually materialize. Plans for a Beach casino -- particularly one linked to the convention center -- could turn out to be atrocious and worth campaigning hard in opposition to. But at first thought, at least the idea makes more sense and has more potential than a mainland casino. --Author and journalist Michael W. Sasser’s commentary on all things political appears exclusively in Wire Magazine. Your e-mail is welcome at Michael@Wireweekly.com
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WIRE FEATURE: THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE COMES TO MIAMI
BY RAFA CARVAJAL & JESSE SPENCER
When I heard that nightlife impresario Mark Lowe, the force behind Living Room Fort Lauderdale and designer of 13 nightclubs worldwide, was collaborating with visual artist Sebastian-Aaron and Glass HOUSE Productions to bring a new vision to Miami, I had to find out for Wire Magazine’s readers what this new HOUSE was all about. Check out what Mark had to say when I sat down with him to bring you the scoop on HOUSE.
past six years from promotions to Living Room are responsible for any amount of success I’ve had. I want HOUSE to be a place where EVERYONE feels welcome regardless of gender, race, or sexuality. The best parties are mixed with all the colors of the rainbow from artists to club kids, businessmen to freaks.
What is HOUSE?
HOUSE will be the first nightclub in the WYNWOOD arts district of Miami. Midtown, the Design District, and the arts district are absolutely the future of Miami. There is parking in a lot, valet, and plenty of street parking. We will also be doing a shuttle from Miami Beach.
HOUSE is a true concept space based on the idea of a nightclub as a futuristic HOUSE party. How is HOUSE different from other nightclubs in Miami? HOUSE is different than other clubs in countless ways. First of all conceptually and visually, there will be elements of technology that haven’t been seen in ANY nightclubs in the US, and even Las Vegas. There are many great clubs in Miami. On the straight side you have multi-million dollar spectacles like LIV and Amnesia. The gay community needs and deserves to party in the most unique and visually spectacular nightclub in Miami. Is HOUSE a gay nightclub? My concept has always been a club PERIOD. It is very difficult in this economy to be 100 percent anything. There will absolutely be a gay night, and the people who’ve been loyal to me over these
Where is HOUSE located and is parking going to be an issue?
We hear that HOUSE is going to set a new standard in Miami nightlife and entertainment. How so? First the location, I wanted to be forward thinking and break ground in a new area. Secondly, the space itself, to take a wareHOUSE and turn it into a HOUSE from 2050 with 3D architectural mapping, 360 degree panoramic projections, kitchens as bars, showers in VIP, beds with bed sheets, and a vibrator in the nightstand table. This is a HOUSE. And all the naughty things you do behind closed doors will be in your face - tastefully of course. HOUSE is more of a living, breathing, art installation then a nightclub. What can we expect from HOUSE on a
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regular basis? What kind of parties and events? Events that will absolutely expose people to art, shock, and inspire. Definitely DJ events - because Miami is much more DJ based than Broward. Theme events and an ever-evolving space. Nightclubs, no matter how beautiful, become static. It’s the curse of the business. The technology incorporated into HOUSE allows the environment to constantly change. Imagine Times Square surrounding you on NYE, that’s it in a nutshell. Where did the concept of HOUSE come from? Can we expect something similar to your previous club Living Room? It has always been my concept to create a warm and welcoming environment. If you read interviews from four years ago, I always talked about a HOUSE party vibe. The difference with HOUSE is it’s much more conceptual. It will be an incredibly beautiful nightclub, and not a club at all. What do you have in store for New Year’s? TIMES SQUARE on crack!!! Care to give Wire Magazine readers an exclusive scoop about HOUSE? Bring your toothbrush baby - it’s gonna be a long night. www.housenightclub.com
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WIRE COVER: LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WHITE PARTY WEEK
* Official White Party Event
BY THOMAS BARKER PHOTOS BY JORGE FREIRE MODEL MICHAEL TOSCANO
South Florida is certainly one of the most entertaining cities in the world to visit all year round. Between the fabulous Art Deco history, teeming cultural hot spots, and, of course, all the nightlife, there is just a plethora of things to see and experience in South Florida. Each year, we dedicate this issue to one of the most important HIV/AIDS fundraising events in the country, White Party Week. For more than 27 years now, Care Resource has hosted this incredible soiree to raise the much-needed funds that keep their doors open, allowing them to offer an assortment of services to people living with HIV. At this point, we have made some major headway in terms of technology and medicine. With the right treatment, many people actually reduce their viral load to undetectable – a feat incomprehensible just a decade ago, but it is still really important to keep in mind that many people cannot obtain affordable health care and, if untreated, could still die from AIDS. Although White Party Week is one of the most fun and exciting events to attend, it is also important to realize that this truly is a fundraiser – just a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY FUN ONE!
This year, we have seen some major changes in the programming of White Party Week. First and foremost, not only has Care Resource moved the official White Party from Vizcaya for the first time in more than a decade, they have also moved the event to a Friday night and lengthened the hours, which means everyone can expect to experience the newest evolution of White Party this year! In our Guide to White Party Weekend, we always highlight the White Party events, as it is incredibly important to support an organization that does so much for our community; however, we also like to showcase the local scene and the wonderful events and parties that take place on a weekly basis here in South Florida. So take a look through our guide, and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised to find that there is an endless amount of things to do over the next week and throughout the year in South Florida. Always look for us online to get the latest scoop if you are unable to snag a copy off of local newsstands at www.wireweekly.com See you on the dance floor!
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WIRE COVER: LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WHITE PARTY WEEK
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 White Party Week* Welcome Center Opens 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The National Hotel 1677 Collins Ave., MB The White Party Welcome Center is known among its visiting guests for providing a comfortable place to pick up tickets and gift bags, purchase official White Party Week merchandise, relax, make new friends, and sample sponsored beverages at its Sponsor Sampling Bar. Admission: Free Pre-Kick Off Cocktail Reception* 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Macy’s 1675 Meridian Ave., MB Kick off the White Party Week festivities as Macy’s South Beach and Papi present the “Pre-Kick Off Cocktail Reception Shopping Party”. The hottest models will be showcasing the must-have looks of the season. Take a chance on the roulette wheel for a prize and enjoy complimentary cocktails and lite-fare by Macy’s Catering. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive a gift with your Papi purchase made during the event. The 1st 100 customers to donate $10 to Care Resource, will receive a $10 Macy’s Gift Card to use on your purchase that night. Admission: Free Elite Nights 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Palace 12th & Ocean Drive, MB The only gay bar on Ocean Drive hosts a preThanksgiving soiree for the hottest people on South Beach. Palace’s weekly Elite Wednesday Nights will feature shows by Noel Leon and live music by Daniel Valencia. With the ocean as your backdrop, you’re bound to have a great time. Admission: Free Dolce – A Women’s Event* 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Well Lounge 444 41st Street, MB Start off the week of festivities with this sexy party featuring a perfect blend of funky disco, dance, and house sounds at one of the trendi-
est spots in Miami Beach. Enjoy tongue pleasing cocktails and some of South Beach’s sexiest go-go dancers ever gracing the bars for your viewing pleasure. Admission: $8 in advance/$10 White Heat* 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. MOVA 1625 Michigan Ave, MB Featuring: DJ Daisy D As South Beach’s only gay bar that specializes in the art of mixing the perfect martini shaken with fabulous entertainment and stirred with a whole lot of gorgeous men, MOVA will be the place to kick off your White Party Week! White Heat will coincide with MOVA’s infamously delicious College Night Wednesdays. Mix, mingle, and enjoy a night with South Florida’s hottest college students, while imbibing $4 Finlandia Vodka cocktails all night long.
Featuring: Maximus 3000 As one of South Beach’s “sure things” TWIST is always filled with locals and visitors alike ready to get down to business and party hearty! Tonight the dance floor will be rocked by DJ Maximus 3,000, while the over the top hostess with the mostess, Mr. Sean Brady, hosts a crazy night of karaoke. Admission: Free Propaganda 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive, FTL Featuring: DJ Tom Stephan of Superchumbo As Fort Lauderdale’s largest gay dance venue, you can expect The Manor to be packed with some of South Florida’s hottest party boys, and with DJ Tom Stephan on the turntables you can also expect some incredible beats. Admission: $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after
THURSDAY, NOV. 24
Pre-Thanksgiving Mead 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Eros Lounge 8201 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Stiletto Nights 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Palace 12th & Ocean Drive, MB
Featuring: DJ AJ Reddy
Featuring: Noel Leon
Miami’s newest gay watering hole is very excited to welcome locals and out of towners to a night of great beats by DJ AJ Reddy!
Today the Palace will celebrate Thanksgiving with some incredible shows by one of Miami’s most talented drag performers, the fabulous Noel Leon at 6 p.m. There will also be a special Thanksgiving Day dinner available throughout the day.
Admission: Free STRIPPED 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami 60 NE 14th Street, Miami Featuring: DJ Miik
Admission: Free Sweet Thanksgiving 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. MOVA 1625 Michigan Ave, MB
If you are new in town and want to see what we’ve got to offer below the belt, this will certainly be the party for you. Hostess Gemini Stone keeps the place buzzing with over 30 beautiful guys strutting their stuff for your hard earned money! At midnight, you may win it all back during the Amateur Strip Contest, where one lucky person will win $1,000 in cash and prizes.
For all the women out there who love women, this is a night for you, as Pandora Events hosts their weekly soiree, Sweet Thursdays. Expect some great beats by DJ Zehno and some incredible cocktails by MOVA’s very talented mixologists.
Blanco Noche Latina 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami 60 NE 14th Street, Miami
The Sean Brady Show 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., MB
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Featuring: DJ Lannier Alvarez
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Teresita la Caliente, 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., where one lucky person will win $1,000 in cash and prizes.
It’s Miami’s hottest Latin night. With shows by
energy, diva house and super sexy beats, keeping the boys pumping till late night. The bungalow bar is packed with the hottest muscle god dancers from around the world, dancing and throbbing to the beat, keeping very little to the imagination. Get there before the line starts at 2!
Sabroso Thursdays 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., MB
27th Annual White Party* 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker CSWY, Key Biscayne
Sabroso! features DJ Adora and guests spinning salsa, merengue, reggaton, and Latin house. And if you need a little social lubricant to get you moving to those spicy beats, TWIST will be offering 2-4-1 drinks till 2 a.m.
Featuring: DJs Pagano and Joe Gauthreaux
Admission: Free White Journey* 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Score 727 Lincoln Road, MB Featuring: DJs Hector Fonseca and Maximus 3000 The signature kick-off event in Miami, the White Journey event debuts a week of festivities in Miami Beach. An opening party not to miss, filled with Miami’s finest, and a favorite night of locals and visitors alike. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
FRIDAY, NOV. 25 Casablanca T Dance 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Palace 12th and Ocean Drive, MB Featuring: DJ Valencia and Latrice Royal As the only gay bar on Ocean Drive, Palace is always the place to be to enjoy a fabulous show, grab some nosh, and, of course, enjoy a stiff cocktail. Today, the Palace will be packed with hundreds of White Party attendees partying it up to the beats of DJ Valencia. Latrice Royale will kick off the evening of drag performances at 6 p.m. Admission: Free BBQ & Boys 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave Featuring: DJ Scotty Thomson Fridays start with the ever-popular free BBQ and 2-4-1 happy hour beginning at 6 p.m. Later on DJ Scotty Thomson takes the decks, spinning high
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After 26+ years, witness the EVOLUTION of The White Party, the Crown Jewel of HIV/AIDS fundraisers and White Party Week. Join thousands dressed in a sea of white as they dance until dawn on the private waterfront peninsula at South Florida’s own exciting theme-park destination, “Miami Seaquarium”, overlooking Biscayne Bay on Key Biscayne. Internationally renowned event producer, Mark Baker, will deliver a brand new dance party concept and over the top production that will last till dawn with extended hours, shows, live performance featuring JES, internationally renowned DJs, a fireworks spectacular by Fireworks Displays Unlimited, silent auction, live casino games, and prizes at the Viva Las Divas Casino and more. Admission: Youth Tickets - $40, General - $70 in advance, $80 at the door, VIP - $145 in advance, $155 at the door, Ultra VIP - $350 in advance, $500 at the door Born to be a Drag Show 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Eros Lounge 8201 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Featuring: Tiffany Fantasia If you’re looking to really see what the locals do in Miami, look no further than Miami’s new edition, Eros Lounge. Tonight Tiffany Fantasia will host Born to be a Drag Show, along with special guest Ebonee Excell from New York City. Admission: Free Cirque Blanc* 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Nikki Beach 1 Ocean Drive, MB Featuring: DJ Tatiana Cirque Blanc, the signature Women’s White Party event, will captivate you as they celebrate 11 years. Join thousands of women from across the country for a glamorous inspired evening at one of the hottest locations in Miami.
WIRE COVER: LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WHITE PARTY WEEK The dance floor will explode in a sea of white, with the sounds of the hottest girl DJs in the country on the turntables and a special show. Ladies can try their luck at the fabulous silent auction with a series of luxury items, travel packages, art, theater tickets, and spa days. Stroll in the gardens, mingle with the cast of Showtime’s The Real L Word, lounge under the stars, or share a romantic moment in one of the Oceanside cabanas at this spectacular evening that has become an annual culmination of diversity, music and all for a wonderful cause. VIPs will be in for a treat this year with your own private VIP garden, open sponsor bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres, musical performances, and a meet and greet with the Real L Word cast. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. VIP: $75, $85 HYPE Fridays 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. MOVA 1625 Michigan Ave, MB Featuring: DJ Bryan Zero Every Friday night, the hottest boys in town kick off their night at MOVA, and this Friday night MOVA has partnered with Edison Farrow to give you the complete package. During its weekly Friday night party, you can enjoy $7 Finlandia vodka drinks all night long! Admission: Free Frat House Fridays 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami 60 NE 14th Street, Miami
Filthy Gorgeous 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Score Nightclub 727 Lincoln Road, MB Featuring: DJ Willy G and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Nina Flowers Swing by Score’s weekly Friday night party for a combustible mix of glamour gays, trendy boys, professional partiers, international tourists, and the raw and sexy flavor of Miami’s local trade. Filthy Gorgeous is the epitome of the club night out! Tonight Score will feature a live performance by Ebonee Excel. Admission: $10 before midnight, $15 after
SATURDAY, NOV. 26 White Horizons* 3:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Discotekka 950 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Featuring: DJ Eddie Elias There’s nothing quite so euphoric as the release that comes from “White Horizons”, the legendary morning party presented by Hilton Wolman Events. Immediately following the White Party at Miami Seaquarium and continuing until 10 a.m. At Discotekka, White Horizons takes dance aficionados on the ultimate uninterrupted musical journey with the sounds of sensational New York based DJ Eddie Elias. After spinning major events including Alegria, Matinee Festival, Xion After-hours, and many other club appearances in the USA, Europe and South America, Eddie has established New York’s best-known after-hours event, Verve. Well known club personality and diva Power Infiniti will host this party, making sure that guests feel welcomed and appreciated.
Featuring: DJ Miik
Admission: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
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.
Heatwave Pool Party “The Mirage”* 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The National Hotel 1677 Collins Ave., MB
Bubblegum Fridays 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive, FTL Featuring: DJs JPS and Daisy D As Fort Lauderdale’s largest gay dance venue, you can expect The Manor to be packed with some of South Florida’s hottest party boys. Tonight, recording star Zelma Davis of C&C Music Factory will perform her hit, Everybody Dance. And if you are looking to get really down and dirty, DJ Daisy D will be tearing up the speaker boxes with her favorite hip hop beats. Admission: $8 for under 21, Free for 21+
Featuring: DJ Kio Kio Guys, get your tan on and hang out with some of the hottest people on the planet. Your tan line will thank you! Registered hotel guests of National Hotel who book their stay using The White Party Week promotion code and stay over Saturday night, will receive up to two complimentary admissions per room to the Heatwave Pool Party. Enjoy Miami Beach’s finest one-of-a-kind 205 ft. long infinity pool, elevated main pool, delicious cocktails, and foods while enjoying the sounds of White Party’s special guest DJ. Poolside lounges are available on a first come basis. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
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WIRE COVER: LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WHITE PARTY WEEK White Palace 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Palace 12th and Ocean Drive, MB Featuring: Tiffany Fantasia Every Saturday afternoon and evening the girls over at the Palace take to the stage, or shall we say sidewalk, to perform for Ocean Drive onlookers. Drags Gone Wild presents the White Palace, hosted by Tiffany Fantasia. You never know what Tiffany has in store for Palace partygoers, but we can guarantee you it will be outrageous. Expect big drinks, big talent, and big surprises. It’s just BIG! Admission: Free
The Ladies infamous BANG bash is taking over Women’s White Party weekend with a night of wild fun, sexy women, and celebrity surprises. The dance floor will be jumping all night with the hottest top 40, salsa, and house beats with hot guest DJs. Salacious go-go girls will sizzle on stage. There is only one ‘Women’s White Party Weekend’, so don’t miss it! Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door Tracy Young 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive, FTL Featuring: DJ Tracy Young and Erika Norell
White Insanity 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Eros Lounge 8201 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
As one of South Florida’s own home grown DJ celebrities, Tracy Young has become the “it” girl of some of the biggest parties of the season. Tonight she will be turning it out at The Manor, providing some hot beats to get you soaking wet!
Featuring: DJ Franco Fiorio
Miami’s newest gay watering hole is turning pink for Chambord Vodka all night long. Enjoy Chambord Vodka drinks and you may win a ticket to the Muscle Beach Party the following day.
White Starz* 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Club Mekka 950 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Admission: Free Muscle Men’s room 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami 60 NE 14th Street, Miami Featuring: DJ Bryan Zero If you are looking for hard muscled bodies to dance with all night, Johnny’s Miami will be the place to be, as over 40 hot male dancers dance, prance, and show off the goods! Flash Saturday 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. MOVA 1625 Michigan Ave, MB Featuring: VJ Chris Racine After dancing under the stars at the Seaquarium, stop by SoBe’s most opulent martini bar for one of the sexiest events in town. VJ Chris Racine will be projecting some of your favorite dance tracks remixed on the stark white walls of MOVA. Admission: Free BANG* 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Score 727 Lincoln Road, MB Featuring: DJ Pat Pat
Featuring: DJs Bugie, Jack Chang, and Carlos G Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, White Party Week hits its high at the legendary White Starz event. This stellar night delivers you to yet another dimension in sight, sound, and fantasy and is guaranteed to keep you dancing the night away until 8 a.m. Hosted at Club Mekka in Miami’s own entertainment district, White Starz will feature multiple rooms, dance floors and DJs, offering you the best in the week of entertainment. VIP admission includes express admission, private VIP bar, and complimentary drinks from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Admission: General - $60 in advance, $70 at the door, VIP - $110 in advance, $120 at the door Saturday Scandals 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., MB Featuring: DJ Mika Saturday nights are always out of control at TWIST and you can expect that tonight is definitely not going to be any different, as local favorite DJ Mika spins in the main room while VJ Nathan “wurks” the TVs in the frolic lounge. As always, there’s never a cover and always a groove at TWIST. Be sure to get there before midnight to avoid the lines. Admission: Free
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SUNDAY, NOV. 27 Brunchic 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The Palace 12th & Ocean Drive Select from the special White Party weekend prix fixe menu at South Beach’s most popular Sunday brunch, while the infamous palace divas perform for the hundreds of passersby. Enjoy unlimited mimosas and delicious fare, while Noel Leon hosts a day with the girls. The first seating is at 11:30 a.m. followed by a second seating at 2 p.m. To make a reservation call 305.531.7234 Muscle Beach* 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. On the beach at 12th Street Featuring: DJs Gustavo Scorpio and Michael Tank Join thousands as they come to dance on the white sands of Miami Beach. Steps from the famous Ocean Drive and the Atlantic Ocean - dance the day away with the rest of Miami Beach looking on. A spectacular nine-hour openair dance party with a spectacular fireworks finale. Admission: $60 in advance, $70 at the door. VIP: $135, $145 White Sunset T-Dance* 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. 12th & Ocean Drive Featuring: DJ Charlie Rojas and Paulie Join the boys of Palace Bar as they once again present the Annual “White Sunset T-dance” on 12th Street and Ocean Drive. DJs Paulie and Charlie Rojas will spin for the crowd at this officially sanctioned event following Muscle Beach. Admission: Free Get Lucky Tea Dance* 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lords South Beach 1120 Collins Ave., MB Ladies get ready for a wild afternoon in the sun and surf of South Beach at the Lords Hotel. A surprise DJ on the turntables and surprise guest entertainer will definitely keep you moving all day. Girls meet and mingle at the last dance event of the Women’s 27th Annual White Party Week. Admission: $5 in advance, $8 at the door Lap Dance Tea 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami 60 NE 14th Street, Miami
WIRE COVER: LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WHITE PARTY WEEK After a weekend of staring at some of the hottest men from around the world, you’ll be shocked when you walk into Johnny’s and still get the chance to be in awe of Miami’s sensationaly good looking guys! The sexy private VIP areas will definitely help you get a better look at what your working with throughout the party! Blacked Out-n-Ugly Sunday 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. MOVA 1625 Michigan Ave, MB Featuring: DJ Latrice Every week, MOVA’s Sunday evenings turn into one of the hottest nights of debauchery in South Beach, and during White Party Week you can certainly expect things to get even more over the top – so much so – you may not remember! Go and see for yourself! Admission: Free HIP Sundays 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Score Nightclub 727 Lincoln Road, MB
Strippers to the Stage 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Sunday starts with another free BBQ and 2-4-1 happy hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., which is just what you need when your coming off the beach and looking for something quick to eat. The go-go boys start early at 9 p.m. and don’t miss Pussila’s Amateur Strip Contest. Hot new meat taking it off for a quick hundred at midnight. Ebonee Excell makes a return visit for an outrageous performance at 1 a.m. DJ Pauli spins the beach’s hottest beats, very late. Admission: Free
MONDAY, NOV. 28 URGE 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dream Nightclub 1532 Washington Ave., MB
Featuring: DJs Diaz and Gavin T
After two consecutive sold-out events, Miami’s hottest new party brings the legendary Monday marathon to the beach at Dream Nightclub. Not your normal nine-hour day at the office – DJ Abel takes you on an uninterrupted journey from sunup to sunset.
Club Boi, in association with Score, presents Miami’s only gay urban night. Swing by to enjoy the best in hip hop, Caribbean beats, and dance tracks.
Recovery Monday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Palace 1200 Ocean Drive, MB
After a long weekend of partying and dancing, it is time to kick back and relax, so swing by the Palace for a bon voyage cocktail special.
Teddy Bear Grand Opening 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive, FTL Featuring: DJ Marc Scott For all of our furry friends, this party is certainly for you. Tonight The Manor will host the premiere of their new monthly party for the furry and the people who love them. Dubbed Teddy Bear, this event is sure to be a hit. Admission: Free
Admission: Free Happiest Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. MOVA 1625 Michigan Ave, MB Stop by and enjoy a delicious martini or two or three to wine down from all the White Party festivities during MOVA’s daily happy hour. Admission: Free
La Resurrection* 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. 524 Ocean Drive, MB
Swan Song 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave
Featuring: DJ Randy Bettis
Featuring: DJ Scott Mann
Finish the night off at High Club Miami as they present La Resurrection: Miami – An Officially Sanctioned event featuring DJ Randy Bettis. High Club Miami is a scaled-down, “more intimate” version of the original Nice-based mega-club, renowned for its beautiful dancers and line-up of international house DJs.
Twist hosts the official White Party closing party, The Swan Song. DJ Scott Mann spins high-energy dance and fresh house music all night. A perfect blend to wine down the weekend. In Bar 5, Twist’s hot Latin room, promoter Marco Perez hosts super stars Erika Norell and Champaign T Bordeux. This is your last chance to dance, so get over to Twist where there is never a cover and always a groove!
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DISCOTEKKA SATURDAY WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ MAC PHOTOS BY JUAN SACO MIRONOFF
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WIRED ON: MENTAL HEALTH DO YOU NEED A GRATITUDE ADJUSTMENT? The emotional benefits of giving thanks (or appreciation, or gratitude, or Thanksgiving) are widely understated. Not only is it beneficial to the person receiving thanks to learn that they are appreciated; the one expressing appreciation often has more to gain. When we focus our energies on the things that are going well for us, the people that treat us nicely or make us happy, and the goals we want to accomplish, and outwardly express our gratitude for those things, then we are validating them, affirming them, and inviting more of the same into our lives. Gratitude can be expressed in countless ways, and can be direct or indirect, verbal or non-verbal. Telling a neighbor how much you love their front yard, the shortorder cook at David’s Café how great that frita was, or thanking the receptionist at your salon for fitting you in at the last minute, all make the listener feel good. But for the one giving thanks, it’s like telling the universe (world, population, collective energies, or whatever term you wish to use), “I want more! Send me more good things!” Saying “thank you,” or “I appreciate you for…” is an invitation for more positive things to come into your life, since you’re letting other people know what you like or need and you’re ready to receive them. Expressing gratitude also reminds us to remain open and available for good things (more of the same, as well as new good things) to fill up our lives. Telling others what we are grateful for them immediately changes our attitude and focuses our mental and physical energy on having more of what we want and being happy. The more energy and time we invest in the things that make us feel good, the more the return on our investment. This way of thinking may come off as selfish or wrong to some people, since they are of the mistaken belief that one should always put the needs of others before one’s own. What they don’t seem to realize is that when we take care of ourselves and meet our own needs, we are then much more available emotionally and physically to other people and betterable to meet their needs and make them happy (if that’s something we want to do). When we go out of our way to say ‘thank you’ (by sending a card, surprising someone with a little gift, or taking care of a dreaded chore they’ve been complaining about), everyone involved feels good right away. The reward grows exponentially and is shared by everyone. Think about it: Waiting an additional 15 minutes after your appointment just for the dentist to come out so you can tell her personally how happy you are with the results, changes you (your mind shifts into perceiving you as a more grateful, positive person; you’ve now started a new habit; and you leave feeling like a better person). It also creates a positive, motivating environment for the staff who learn of your appreciation (making it more likely that they will serve your needs better), and other patients in the waiting room who overhear your ‘thank you’ will be put at ease about any doubts or concerns they may have had about trying your dentist. I cannot think of anything bad resulting from expressing gratitude, only good. Giving thanks is one of those win-win situations, and there’s a virtual cornucopia of it! It comes in unlimited supply, so you can give out as much of it as you like without ever having to worry about it running out. Plus, the more you share your gratitude, the more you receive back, because others will be more likely to follow your example and tell you what they appreciate about you. That feels great! This Thanksgiving holiday, I am grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with all of you. Thank you for being you. Dr. Gregg A. Pizzi, Licensed Psychologist, specializes in the Emotional Health & Wellness of the GLBT community. An Imago Relationship Therapist and HIV Psychologist Trainer, he can be reached at 1.888.DRPIZZI or www.drpizzi. com The content of this article is for info rmational purposes only. Reliance upon the information contained herein does not create a professional relationship, nor is the information intended to provide psychological evaluation or treatment. 27 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons
HYPE FRIDAYS @ MOVA PHOTOS BY HENRY PEREZ
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POP THURSDAYS @ SCORE PHOTOS BY HENRY PEREZ
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PALACE SUNDAY BRUNCHIC & T DANCE PHOTOS BY JUAN SACO MIRONOFF
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WIRED ON THE ARTS: NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 11
BY JAMES CUBBY
NOVEMBER - 24 Miami’s entertainment season has hit strong and the whirlwind of events includes White Party Week, Art Basel Miami Beach, and concerts by Ricky Martin, Nicole Henry, Idina Menzel, and Janet Jackson. Touring Broadway shows include Beauty and The Beast and Shrek, The DECEMBER - 11 Musical. CONCERTS
Bleau Live presents Ricky Martin at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on November 26. This is part of a new series of entertainment offered by the hotel. Three-time Grammy Award-winner Diddy comes to Liv at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on November 27.
Looking for a stress-free weekend? Check out the Stress Relief Comedy Jam, featuring the comedy of Corey Holcomb, Don “DC” Curry, Joe Torry, and special musical guest Christopher Williams at the Arsht Center on December 3.
Beauty & The Beast, the Broadway smash-hit musical, plays at the Broward Center thru November 27. The musical is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film of the same name. GableStage, known for its award-winning productions, presents Red, winner of a 2010 Tony Award, running thru December 4 at GableStage at the Biltmore.
Big Poppa E & The E Band brings their music to Tobacco Road on November 28. 8 p.m. Heavy metal fans will not want to miss the Judas Priest Epitaph Tour stopping on December 1 at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park. Lineup includes Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy. 6 p.m. Miami’s own Nicole Henry debuts songs from her new holiday CD, “Set For The Season: Live in Japan” at the Miami Beach Stage Door at the Byron Carlyle Theatre on December 1. 7:30 p.m. Broadway star Idina Menzel performs at the Arsht Center on December 3. Menzel, also known for her recurring role on Glee, will perform a diverse selection of classic pop and musical theatre favorites. 8 p.m. International DJ Moby performs a DJ set at Mansion on December 3.
JANET JACKSON SHREK
Miami Beach Stage Door brings another classic to the stage with Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue running thru November 27. Shrek, The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, comes to the Arsht Center from December 6-11. Shrek, The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage with a score of 19 all-new songs.
OPERA Florida Grand Opera performs Luisa Fernanda, FGO’s first Spanish zarzuela, at the Arsht Center on November 23 and 26. For more info, visit www.fgo.org.
The incredible Janet Jackson brings her “Up Close and Personal” tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach on December 5.
The perfect holiday show may be found at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Mile with Jacob Marely’s Christmas Carol, a new twist on Dickens’ classic, running from December 7 thru January 1.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra presents Spice of Life at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on December 6. The evening consists of music by Mendelssohn, Falla, and Haydn. 8 p.m.
The M Ensemble Theater Company presents Radio Golf by August Wilson at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse running thru November 27. For more info, visit www.themensemble.com.
Kings of Salsa, a tribute to great Cuban performers and dance styles, brings the best of cool street salsa and hip-hop to the stage of the Fillmore Miami Beach on November 27. The Nutcracker will be performed by a variety of local dance companies. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents The Nutcracker on December 3 at the Gusman Center at 7:30 p.m. Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s presentation will be on December 3 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, also the site of The Nutcracker by the International Artists Series on December 10. Miami City Ballet will perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Arsht Center (December 15-18) and at the Broward Center (December 21-24).
American Masterworks String Festival, a six-day festival of concerts, demonstration lectures and master classes with distinguished guests like Lara St. John, Kim Kashkashian, and Anastasia Khitruk, comes to the SoBe Institute for the Arts from December 5-10. White Party Week 2011, an unparalleled week (November 23-28) of fundraising parties and events, culminates with the legendary White Party to be held at the Miami Seaquarium. Various locations throughout Miami-Dade County. For info, visit www.whiteparty.org. Art Basel Miami Beach, the most important art show in the United States, transforms Miami Beach into the art Mecca of the world from December 1-4. Following Art Basel are an impressive list of Art Fairs, including Art Miami, Design Miami, Aqua Art Miami, Verge Art Fair, and NADA Art Fair. Art Basel Miami Beach is set at Miami Beach Convention Center. For more info, visit www.artbasel.com
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