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BY thomas barker
HIV/AIDS Still Prevalent in Miami-Dade Last week marked the 25th Anniversary of South Florida’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser, White Party Week, and thousands of people flocked to the sands of Miami Beach to enjoy a week of parties, cocktails, incredible DJs, fantastic entertainment, and, of course, hot men. As of now, Care Resource is still tallying the numbers, but from what we experienced during the week of events, White Party Week went well.
During the vigil, various speakers discussed their personal experiences of either living with HIV or knowing people that they have lost, and the need for more resources to battle this deadly disease. One thing in particular that really caught my attention was the Miami-Dade statistics. According to the Miami-Dade Health Department, one out of 10 white gay men are living with HIV, one out of eight black men are living with HIV, and one out of 12 Hispanic men are living with HIV, some of which don’t even know they have it.
And with Miami ranking number one in the State of Florida in the number of AIDS cases and fourth in the rate per 100,000 AIDS cases among metropolitan areas, it is more important than ever that our community do all that we can to support HIV/AIDS prevention and service organizations like Care Resource.
Another really important part of the vigil was the discussion of hate crimes and the stigma associated with the GLBT community. Equality Florida’s deputy director, Stratton Pollitzer, discussed how the negative stigma of the GLBT community resulted in the brutal slayings of two gay teens, Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, who was beaten, burned, dismembered, and decapitated, and Jason Mattison, who was repeatedly raped, beaten, gagged, stabbed in the head 50 times, and then placed in a closet in his grandmother’s house.
This past Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world came together to acknowledge the 21st Anniversary of World AIDS Day. In Miami Beach, SoBAP, along with the Miami-Dade Health Department, organized a candlelight vigil to commemorate the day, as well as expose the stigma associated with people living with HIV.
Stratton asked that everyone attending the vigil sign a petition, requesting that Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum acknowledge the prevalence of hate crimes against the GLBT community and to take further action in the prevention of these crimes.
By the time the vigil was over, everyone held either a candle or a red glow stick in memory of someone they may have lost due to HIV/AIDS, and shouted their name aloud for all to hear.
Now if you think about how many men you may have hooked up with this past year and compare that to those statistics, you might be a little surprised by how risky a past casual hook up may have been.
With every name belted, the reality of the situation became more and more clear. HIV/AIDS has not gone away and is still a major epidemic within our community. Everyday another person in our community is infected. This is why it is up to us to do all that we can to protect ourselves and our partners, so make sure you always use a condom and get tested regularly.
I know plenty of people, who don’t even get the names of their tricks much less their HIV status. Live life, have fun, but always WRAP IT UP!
To make matters worse, the Florida Attorney General recently released a report stating that overall
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Is that… government actually working?
Typically today, politicians are empowered to pursue their own agenda with reckless disregard for public opinion or the best interests or desires of a constituency. It’s easy to get cynical covering politics. In fact, you might say it’s necessary so that one can understand the way things really work. So it’s no surprise that when something comes along that doesn’t quite fit into a cynical view of public policy, a political purveyor can be taken aback a little. Well, that’s happened and I am still trying to get over it. Several months ago, we discussed the hidden victims of the real estate/foreclosure situation in South Florida. In a column, I spelled out why condo associations, nondelinquent owners, prospective buyers, and legitimate real estate professionals were being crushed by a combination of arcane, rigid state laws, sweetheart deals for banks, and financial company misbehavior. Included was a look at the anger and frustration that many of these hidden victims had because very few institutions were paying them little attention and instead focusing on the poor, poor delinquent owners who were allegedly “tricked” into buying property they should have known was too expensive.
At the time, there seemed little hope that anyone would do anything to actually alleviate the problem. This is a weird era we’re in. Typically today, politicians are empowered to pursue their own agenda with reckless disregard for public opinion or the best interests or desires of a constituency. The last thing one can expect in our land of imperial leaders is for them to listen to the public, reason, and find a solution. Quaint, but not very trendy today for sure. Then last week, I had occasion to speak with State Rep. Julio Robaina (R-Miami) and I’m still trying to recover from the experience. Robaina tells me that the next time the State Legislature meets, half of his authored legislation targets some of the problems revolving around the stagnant condominium market. It wasn’t just hot air either. The legislation is written and ready to go, even if the state imperium meets in a special session. “All of this comes from what people have told me,” Robaina told me. “It’s not my idea. My idea is to listen to what people say.”
Whoa. Radical concept. Sure, politicians say things like that. And then they resort to double-talk when pushed on why so few people can be found who actually like the ideas proposed at all. But in this case, Robaina must have heard the same things that I did when looking inside the foreclosure fiasco, because the legislation he’s offering addresses the very same problems about which I had been tipped off.
One bill will repeal a stupid state law that required buyers of multiple condominium units in a building to assume financial responsibility for the entire building, letting deadbeat owners off the hook. A second bill would alter the financing situation so that banks couldn’t delay foreclosure to dodge having to pay condo fees. This is a critical one to get units moving again and to help keep associations afloat. A third bill will make it easier to get rid of crappy condo management. In total, if enacted, this legislation looks like it would help out many trapped by the condominium foreclosure snare. That’s quite a few people in Miami and Miami Beach. The cynic in me thinks that at least some of the legislation will be met with stiff competition. Banks and condo management types are strong lobbies, and just because the proposed bills make sense, are properly targeted, and help people don’t mean other members of the state bundestag will support them. In fact, being right might even be a handicap to Robaina’s proposals. Ah, there we go. Cynicism re-emerges. I was worried for a few days.
news and views Miami Beach Gay Pride 2010 Announces First-Ever Pride Cruise
From Ocean Drive to the ocean, Miami Beach Gay Pride 2010 is setting sail with the first-ever “Pride Celebration at Sea,” Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 2010 on Norwegian Sky. With the 2nd Annual Pride Parade and Expo set for Saturday, April 17, along South Beach’s famed Ocean Drive, this cruise is an ideal way to extend the magic of Pride weekend for another five days at sea. The event also represents an opportunity to “cruise for a cause” as a portion of the tickets sold will be donated back to Miami Beach Gay Pride. “More than 20,000 people came together for our first Pride celebration in 2009,” says Babak Movahedi, president of Miami Beach Gay Pride’s Board of Directors. “The addition of this cruise is an exciting continuation of the Pride festivities, extending the great feeling of PRIDE to a community at sea.”
The Pride Cruise is a four-night/five-day voyage aboard the luxurious Norwegian Sky with stops in Grand Bahama, Nassau, and Great Stirrup Cay. The cruise is produced by Source Events, the premier travel company specializing in adventurous travel for the GLBT community and their friends. “Miami is the cruise capital of the world, and we can’t think of a better place to host the first-ever official Pride Cruise,” says Craig Smith, president of Source Events.
“In addition to the sparkling Caribbean and exciting ports-of-call, the Pride Cruise will feature special parties, a tea dance, entertainment, guest speakers, exclusive shore excursions, and even a gay film night at sea.” Norwegian’s signature “Freestyle Cruising” aboard Norwegian Sky features a choice of six restaurants, ten bars and lounges, a full-service Body Waves Spa, fitness center, two glimmering pools, five hot tubs, a basketball/volleyball court, golf driving net, Internet café, and a jogging/ walking track. Nightlife includes the Sky Club Casino, Stardust Theater, White Hot Party, karaoke, or just chilling out with old and new friends, admiring the view from Norwegian Sky’s beautiful glass-domed atrium.
in the continental U.S., three nights at The Shore Club, and a stateroom aboard Norwegian Sky to sail away with Pride. Prices for the Pride Cruise begin at just $329 per person, based on double occupancy. For reservations or more information, visit www.SourceEvents.com/pridecruise or call 888.768.7238. For details on Miami Beach Gay Pride 2010 and related events, visit www.MiamiBeachGayPride.com
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Check out our New Videos! Plus Enjoy Some of the Best Art in the World I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving in the company of your friends and family this past week and had a chance to give thanks for all the good things in life.
This past week, I also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of White Party in style and had a great time going from party to party. The events gave me a chance to see many of our friends and to meet several new friends that came to visit Miami from around the U.S. and the world. The White Party at Vizcaya was a fabulous evening that included great music by EXPOSE and Tony Moran and delightful food and drinks in the VIP area. I was also lucky to spend some time chatting with Kristine W and my dear friend Kim Falconer, who has been a close friend of Kristine for many years. Later in the evening, we also shared some dancing with Kristine, Kim, and several other friends to the music of EXPOSE and Tony Moran. Visit www.wireweekly.com to see a video of EXPOSE and Tony Moran performing.
If you visit www.wireweekly.com you will notice two important additions. We now have a video section on our website with several videos for your viewing pleasure. We have included videos of White Party events at Vizcaya and Score, and of the Muscle Beach and Pool parties. Wire Magazine will continue to bring you fun videos on our website, so “Get Wired” to our Twitter and Facebook for notifications. The second addition to wireweekly.com is a Twitter feed that provides you with real time updates. This past week, our Twitter feed brought you real time pics and videos of White Party events, so you could see what was happening at some of these parties. Go to our website and take a look at the Twitter feed, or better yet, look up WireMagazine on Twitter and follow us. It is clear that Twitter has become the leading social networking site right now. So we decided to expand our presence from Facebook to Twitter, and would be delighted if you follow us for the latest updates, pics, and videos courtesy of Wire Magazine.
the Arts column. James Cubby gave you a run down of some great things to check out if you like the arts, music, and live performances. This week, James Cubby wrote our Art Basel cover story to provide you a comprehensive overview of Art Basel, and all the other major art fairs, showcasing amazing art from around the world. We are very fortunate that some of the best art in the world comes to us once a year, and should take this opportunity to appreciate what many people probably only get to see once in their lifetime by visiting prestigious museums and galleries in major U.S., European, Latin American, and Asian cities. This week, we also decided to showcase another Wired Inside the Artist’s Studio for you. Jose Alexzander grew up in Panama, spent time in cosmopolitan cities like New York and Paris, but decided to settle in Miami to develop his artistic photography. As part of this week’s Art Basel issue, we decided to showcase Jose’s work in a Wired Inside the Artist’s Studio feature that brings to life some of his amazing artistic photography. We also selected one of Jose’s artistic pieces for this week’s Art Basel cover, because we felt it was important to showcase a Miami artist from the gay community on our Art Basel cover. There are many talented artists in South Florida’s gay community, and Wire Magazine continues to seek out their work, so we can showcase it in our pages. Remember to contact us and submit your work for consideration! C
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wire cover: art basel: art mecca of the world
By James Cubby photo Courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel/Zurich) Ltd. Miami will be the epicenter of the international art world, attracting art collectors, gallery owners, artists, and art lovers, as it becomes the “Art Mecca of the World” during the eighth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach (December 3-6) returns with an exciting itinerary of special exhibitions, parties, and crossover events that include music, film, architecture, and design. Art Basel Miami Beach, the most important art show in the United States, is the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years. Art Basel Miami Beach features an incredible selection of art from more than 250 leading art galleries from around the world, and will exhibit 20th and 21st century artwork by over 2,000 artists in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Art Basel Miami Beach opened with Vernissage on Wednesday evening for press and invited guests, but will be open to the public starting on Thursday. The Convention Center, filled with exhibitions from the art galleries, acts as the center of Art Basel, but the city is filled with many exciting exhibitions and art related events. Art Basel Miami Beach includes many special exhibitions and showings including Art Nova, Art Positions, and Art Kabinett. Art Nova is a special grouping of galleries that present new works produced 12 | wire magazine | wireweekly.com
in the last two years. This year, sixty-four international galleries are represented with works by more than one hundred thirty artists from around the world on display. Art Positions, formerly located at Collins Park in shipping containers, will now be exhibited in booths located in the center of the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition halls. Cutting-edge artists and conceptual group shows from twenty-three emerging galleries representing nine different countries will be exhibiting. Art Kabinett, an exciting mix of tightly focused exhibitions within the show, features thematic group exhibitions and solo shows of emerging artists such as Jakub Julian Ziotkowski, Haegue Yang, and Latifa Echakhch, as well as historical figures like Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, and Jack Tworkov.
publishers, artists, and architects. Art Perform (Dec. 3 & 5, 9 p.m.) features a program of performances by rising international artists Claire Fontaine, Simon Fujiwara, Loris Gréaud, & Mario Garcia Torres, Kris Martin, and Kelly Nipper. Art Video (Dec. 3 & 5, 8:30 p.m.) features a video program that includes discussions with the artists and curators. Art Film (Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m.) features an exclusive work-in-progress sneak preview of the documentary feature film “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child”, which will be preceded by a panel discussion moderated by Bob Colacello, former editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine.
The Oceanfront area of Collins Park, formerly the home of the Art Positions containers, will be transformed into an art-space by Los Angeles artist Pae White, working together with the legendary New York public art organization Creative Time. A daily program (free admission) will be offered, including the Art Basel Conversations, Art Perform, Art Video, and Art Film. Art Basel Conversations, a special forum on art collecting, facilitates direct encounters between leading personalities of the international art world including distinguished art collectors, museum directors, curators, gallery owners,
During Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami hosts many artinspired galas, parties, and events so numerous that one could go from party to party without seeing a piece of art. The festivities begin even before the official opening of Art Basel Miami Beach with Design Miami’s special Collector’s Preview and Vernissage (Dec. 1, 3-6 p.m.), which presents the best international design galleries, exhibiting extraordinary historical and contemporary design, and The MOCA reception (Dec. 1, 7-9 p.m.) for the opening of The Reach of Realism. The Sundari Foundation hosts a champagne reception in conjunction
wire cover: art basel: art mecca of the world with Art Miami’s opening (Dec. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.) with the Art Miami VIP Preview following (7-10:30 p.m.). Photo MIAMI 2009, the critically acclaimed contemporary international fair for photo-based art, video, and new media, also opens with a VIP reception (6-10 p.m.) in a new 30,000 square foot venue in Wynwood. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), the day of art events begins with the Visit and Breakfast @ CIFO: Being in the World: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection (Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.) featuring a series of concerts, performances and panel discussions, as well as special exhibitions from the private collections of The Margulies Collection and Rubell Family Collection. Miami Beach’s hotels not only welcome the international art community, but also play host to many of the Parallel Art Fairs and special exhibitions and events. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach hosts The Masters' Mystery Art Show (MMAS) (Dec. 3, 12 – 7 p.m.), which is an international annual art event featuring over 1,000 artworks by more than 500 artists from 31 countries and offers art lovers a unique opportunity to purchase postcard-sized art from nationally and internationally recognized artists and celebrities including Gloria and Emilio Estefan, New York Yankee Bernie Williams, music producer Phil Ramone, legendary singers Patti Labelle, Carlos Santana and Jose Feliciano, Jon Secada, John Legend, Andy Garcia, and Candace Bushnell.
Art Basel Miami Beach opening night festivities (Dec. 2) include the Oceanfront Opening Night celebration (7 p.m.–midnight), with a music program curated by Creative Time that’s followed by the annual Art Loves Music concert on the beach. Just across the street, The Bass Museum of Art Reception (8-11 p.m.) celebrates its exhibition Where Do We Go From Here. On the following evening the festivities continue with the MAM Reception (8-10 p.m.) for the opening of Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980 – 2008; Carlos Bunga: Metamorphosis; Space as Medium hosted by MAM Director Terence Riley. The Wolfsonian Museum hosts its annual Art Basel reception (Friday, Dec. 4, 8-11 p.m.) and will showcase “New Voices on The Wolfsonian,” a series of site-specific installations curated by designer Todd Oldham with participating artists Wayne White, Megan Whitmarsh, and Brock Shorno. Designer Todd Oldham also hosts a special children’s craft and design clinic in connection with his new book, Kid Made Modern at the Wolfsonian (Saturday, Dec. 5, 10-11 a.m.). That afternoon, Wayne White, Megan Whitmarsh, and Brock Shorno will take part in a series of public talks, moderated by Todd Oldham, to discuss their work and installations inspired by The Wolfsonian’s permanent collection. Later that evening is the MAM Ball (6:30 p.m.-1 a.m.), the annual fundraising gala event at the Miami Art Museum and one of the highlight events of Art Basel Miami Beach. This year's MAM Ball will celebrate the completion of the design and development of the new Miami Art Museum at Museum Park. On Sunday morning (Dec. 6), art lovers have the opportunity to choose from a variety of culinary treats. The Lowe Art Museum Brunch, Ricky Berstein: Kitchen Dreams (9:30 a.m. noon/reservations requested) features a brunch and gallery tour of the Palley Pavilion by Ricky Bernstein, artist of the
current “Kitchen Dreams” glass exhibition. The annual Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Brunch (9 a.m. noon) features Japanese artist Yayoi Kasama. A Breakfast in the Park at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International features an informal lecture by artist Michele Oka Doner, who has a piece in the exhibition, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, with guided tours of the sculpture park. SATELITE ART FAIRS
Art Basel Miami Beach at the Convention Center may be the center of the “Art Mecca,” however Miami also hosts an amazing collection of Art Fairs including Art Miami, the city’s original and longest-running contemporary art fair. Art Miami 2009 (Dec. 2-6) celebrates its 20th anniversary and acts as the anchor of the Midtown Arts District and Miami Art Week. Art Miami 2009 exhibits art from 80 national and international galleries with special programming that includes video art, all contained in an eighty thousand square foot state-of-the-art pavilion.
The Midtown Arts District and Miami Art Week hosts an impressive grouping of art fairs including all mediums of art, architecture and design. Red Dot Art Fair (Dec. 2-6) features painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper from approximately 40 international modern and contemporary art galleries that specialize in emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Red Dot Art Fair opens with a special reception (Dec. 2) to benefit GreenMiami. Aqua Art Miami (Dec. 3-6), a contemporary art fair that started as a small fair in the Aqua Hotel on South Beach, promotes innovative programming, emphasizing young dealers and galleries with strong emerging artist programs. Design Miami, a design fair unlike any other, is a visually striking environment that attracts the most influential dealers, collectors, designers, curators, and critics from around the world. Fountain Miami (Dec. 3-6), also scheduled in New York during Armory week, is an exhibition of avantgarde artwork from 16 galleries and art projects. Photo MIAMI 2009 (Dec. 1 – 6), the acclaimed contemporary
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international fair of photo-based art, video, and new media, returns in a new thirty thousand square foot venue in the Wynwood Arts District. PULSE Contemporary Art Fair (Dec. 3– 6), in its fifth season, moves to Miami’s Ice Palace this year with an internationally diverse roster of exhibitors and an expanded program that includes a performance program with daily outdoor concerts, but still includes its signature program of large-scale sculptures and installations. Scope Art Fair (Dec. 2-6) is known as the largest and most global art fair in the world, featuring emerging contemporary art with seven markets worldwide. Art Asia (Dec. 3-5), located at the Soho Studios, features the landmark exhibition titled Truly Truthful and artists from over 15 countries.
While most Miami Beach hotels will be packed during Art Basel Miami Beach with artists, art collectors, and art dealers, many hotels will also be filled with art. A group of Miami Beach hotels will be hosting some of the smaller art fairs with art exhibited in groupings of hotel rooms and lobbies, offering art collectors an exciting alternative to the "Art Fair" experience. INK Miami Fair (Dec. 2-6), located in the Suites of Dorchester, showcases contemporary works on paper from 10 notable publishers and dealers. NADA (The New Art Dealers Alliance) Art Fair (Dec. 3-6), brings its critically-acclaimed contemporary international fair for photo-based art, video, and new media to a new location this year, exhibiting in the stately ballrooms of the historic Deauville Beach Resort. Pool Art Fair (Dec. 4-6), located at the Cavalier Hotel, is the only fair to present exclusively great-unrepresented artists. Verge Art Fair Miami (Dec. 3-6), exhibiting at the Catalina Hotel, is known as an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art. Art Viceroy, located in the Viceroy Hotel in downtown Miami, is a first year satellite art fair curated by Renee Vara.
The variety of art exhibited during Art Basel Miami Beach extends way beyond the main core of exhibitions as the Satellite Art Fairs will feature many pop-up galleries and exhibitions that will be showcasing art for one-night or longer. One such exhibition “iMuse” (Dec. 5, 7 p.m.) focuses on South Beach icon and the international drag diva Elaine Lancaster in a “one night only” and one-of-akind collection of objects d’art “All About Elaine!,” as a special part of Satellite Art & Design Miami at Miami Art Space Gallery. This exhibition, with art by Romero Britto, Carlos Acostaneyra, Israel de Costa, Noel, and Carlos A. Navarro, promises to be an exciting art event with special guests Pamela Anderson, Richie Rich, Dennis Rodman, Dolphin football star Ricky Williams, Dan Mathews of PETA, and drag legend Lady Bunny. As another special art project during Art Basel, Wynwood, Miami’s Art District, will be transformed into “Wynwood Walls” a street art mural park featuring the art of the internationally respected artists Kenny Scharf, Shephard Fairey, Futura, Barry McGee, Nunca, Stelious, Os Gemeos, Swoon, and David Ellis. Fourteen primed walls of buildings in Wynwood will be painted to create one of the largest collections of outdoor art in the U.S. The art of “Wynwood Walls” will begin on November 30 and remain as a permanent installation (through 2010 and beyond). Art Basel Miami Beach transforms Miami into this “Art Mecca” every year bringing thousands of international art lovers to Miami. Indulge your love of art during Art Basel Miami Beach and join the crowds for a week of art. 14 | wire magazine | wireweekly.com
SPECIAL EVENT ITINERARY Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. 305.673.7311 www.artbaselmiamibeach.com Rubell Family Collection Beg Borrow and Steal 95 NW 29 St., Miami. Free public access. 305.573.6090 The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse Miró & Noguchi: Masters of Surrealist Sculpture; 100 Years of Photography from 1909 – 2009; George Segal Depression Bread Line; Sculpture & Video. 591 NW 27 Street, Miami 305.576.1051 www.margulieswarehouse.com Free access with VIP Cards. Visit and Breakfast @ CIFO: Being in the World: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection (Dec. 2, 3, 5, & 6) Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami. 305.455. 3338. Free public access Lowe Art Museum University of Miami 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. 305.284.6981 www.miami.edu
Miami Art Space Gallery 244 NW 35 St., Midtown Miami. 786.704.5588 www.satelliteartevents.com Soho Studios 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami. 305.534.5228 www.sohostudiosmiami.com Ice Palace 59 NW 14th St, Miami. 305.347.7400 www.big-time.com Suites of Dorchester 1850 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 305.531-5745 www.suitesofdorchester.com Deauville Beach Resort 6701 Collins Ave, Miami. 305.865.8511 www.deauvillebeachresort.com Cavalier Hotel 1320 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. 305.531.3555 www.cavaliermiami.com Catalina Hotel 1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305.674.1160 www.catalinahotel.com Viceroy Hotel 485 Brickell Ave., Miami., 305.503.4400 www.viceroymiami.com
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305.667.1651 www.fairchildgarden.org The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University 10975 S.W. 17th St., Miami 305.348.0401 www.fiu.edu Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. 786.276.4000 www.ritzcarlton.com Wolfsonian Museum 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org Bass Museum of Art 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. 305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org Miami Art Museum (MAM) 101 W Flagler St., Miami. 305.375.3000 www.miamiartmuseum.org Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 770 NE 125th St., N. Miami. 305.893.6211 www.mocanomi.org Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection (cifo) 1018 North Miami Ave., Miami. 305.455.3380 www.cifo.org
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White Noise Party at Discotekka Photos by juan saco mironoff
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White Noise Party at Discotekka Photos by juan saco mironoff
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wire FEATURE: RENT comes to miami
People were watching something that was kind of a little different from what was playing on MTV and kind of a little different from the people we see on the street and kind of a little different from the people we know. All of the sudden, we were watching something from our lives and dealing with things like AIDS and homelessness, which hadn’t been discussed before. What can people expect from this production?
comes to miami By Thomas Barker
As someone who loves musical theater, I couldn’t wait for the movie RENT to hit theaters. Unfortunately every single time I had visited New York, the Broadway production was usually sold out, so I never got the chance to see one of the most famous Broadway shows live and in person. And even though seeing a show on Film is great, there really is nothing like seeing a production live and in the theater.
After watching RENT in the movie theater, I was blown away by what I had witnessed. The bohemian storyline, combined with the challenges each of the characters faced, including homelessness, being broke, and most importantly, AIDS, really resonated with me. Needless to say, I have seen the movie about 10 times since then and have balled my eyes out every single time.
Next week, I will finally get the chance to see the show live and in person at the The Fillmore Miami Beach, as one of the most seasoned casts of RENT will perform the production for the last time in Miami Beach.
To prepare myself for a night of incredible acting, I took a few minutes to sit down with Andy Señor, who initially joined the cast of RENT in 1997, playing the role of Angel. Since then, Andy has been in about four to five different productions of the Broadway phenomenon and regularly switches between the roles of Angel and Steve. To top it off, Andy is of Cuban dissent, was born and raised in Miami, and is openly gay.
I was very happy to snag an interview with him. Check out what he had to say:
How did you go from a local Miami resident to performing in one of the most famous shows on Broadway?
I went to FIU after graduating from Coral Park High School, and during my last semester of college I was auditioning for graduate schools. I wanted to get my master’s degree in acting. There was one school called USD that I was really interested in going to, because they have a great regional playhouse called the La Jolla Playhouse. I was auditioning for their master’s program, and I didn’t know at the time that the resident director for the playhouse was Michael Grief, who was also the director for RENT. After my audition for the program, I asked him if I could audition for the show, and he agreed to let me audition. I flew to New York, and got the part the next day. How has being openly gay affected your role as Angel? It hasn’t… maybe in the sense of just being free to be myself. I think that the more you can really just be who you are and 18 | wire magazine | wireweekly.com
accept who you are; the easier it is for you to understand a different role. What are the similarities and differences between you and Angel? If you had asked me this a long time ago, I probably would have given a different answer. I was originally cast in this role when I was 22 and now I am 35, so there has been a lot of growing since I first took on this role. When I was younger, I used to say we’re both very positive and sweet. Since I have grown into a man now, I feel that our biggest similarity is the ability to take what the world gives us and really owning it, dealing with it, and moving forward.
People can expect to see it for the last time. That’s a definite. Obviously they will get to see RENT, but it will be from a very seasoned cast. I have been with about four or five companies already and this one is definitely the most experienced. There’s Adam and Anthony, who are the original guys, that set the precedent with the show and they create this excitement, energy, and frenzy amongst the fans that is unlike any other production I’ve ever been a part of. There is not one single weak link in this production. This is what RENT is supposed to be. This is the production that Jonathan would have wanted to leave people with. Once your tour ends, what will you be doing next?
I’ve been working with Nilo Cruz, a playwrite who won a Pulitzer Prize for his show Anna in the Tropics. He, along with Frank Wildhorn, who is a musical theater composer, is writing a new show called Havana. I have been working with them, doing workshops and readings for the production. I hope to continue to be involved in that production.
Born of Cuban descent in Miami, what was your family’s reaction to your role in the show? My mom kind of had an issue with it at first. Back in 1997, I think maybe Will & Grace had just come out. There really were no openly gay characters on TV. It just wasn’t a mainstream thing. It was even a difficult thing for myself. The day before I went to audition, I went to see the show, and was taken aback by seeing two guys kiss on stage and watching these gay characters. For me, it was something that was private and not something you would normally see in public. When my mother saw the same thing, she was definitely taken aback. She asked me if I was really going to do this, and, of course, I said yes. At that time, perhaps she, along with a lot of other people, thought that to be gay meant that I would have to be this flamboyant character with feathers and stuff like that. Today, it is completely different. Being gay is now just a regular part of humanity. Now my mother talks to me about the gay characters in her novellas. It’s really nice to see. You can even see the difference in the audience. Back when I first started working with the production and Angel and Collin would kiss, you would hear the audience make oohs and awes. Now, people applaud and cheer. They don’t see it as an issue anymore. RENT is one of the most successful Broadway productions of our time. Why do you think it has been so successful? I think that what made it so successful originally was how different it was. At that time, the theater was very fantastical with stories from another world. Theater was meant to be an escape from reality. I think RENT came in and started to address and discuss issues that people hadn’t ever really thought about before. The characters were not all dressed up like peacocks. They were very accessible and real, and the music was similar to what people were hearing on the radio.
The Fillmore Miami Beach December 8th to December 13th www.siteforrent.com
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By Jim Keizer
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Thankful for... s a coach, I am used to providing information about what my clients need to change in order to make a difference for their health and body composition. I also get a lot of face-to-face time to put everything into perspective and keep it fun and positive. I have used this column over the past year to pass along a lot of information to you, but maybe haven’t taken quite enough time putting it into perspective for you. This was highlighted by a few of my smart-ass friends, who now affectionately refer to me as “Debbie Downer”, because I’m chock full of depressing information. Point taken. So, to make up for a little lost time, I want to give you a quick and dirty list of things for which we should be grateful. These are the things that keep me from ever getting discouraged when working on my own health or with clients: 1) Your body is a miracle I sometimes forget that I have a very unique view of the human body that has come from years of watching people literally change before my eyes. I have seen people overcome considerable weight and health issues by making just very basic changes to the way they live. The body has a nearly limitless ability to maintain equilibrium and regenerate, even when we do very little to help it out. There is never a reason to be negative about your body if you truly realize what it has to go through to keep you moving every day. It really is a miracle. This capacity for healing and maintaining equilibrium is what causes even the smallest beneficial lifestyle changes to have such a big effect on your health. You never have a reason to get discouraged, just start small, do anything, and your body will benefit. 2) The longer you live a healthy lifestyle; the more “cheats” you can get away with When you take care of the basics and develop a strong foundation of health, your body maintains equilibrium even when you aren’t being perfect with your diet and exercise. In other words, don’t get discouraged about having to eat perfectly for your entire life, because your body will eventually be able to handle a bit of junk
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food without putting a ton of fat on you again. This is why I give you the tips about what to avoid. If you can even just become more aware of when you are doing things that are negatively impacting your body, you can choose not to do them as often and move yourself a bit closer toward a sustainably healthy body.
3) Small changes can make an enormous difference For instance, there is a growing body of research, which suggests that if we all just added a quality multivitamin, three to five grams of omega-3 oil, and made sure we get at least seven hours of sleep, we could reduce our risk for most chronic diseases by almost 70 percent! Those are three things you could start today. If you are beginning to get a little pudgy and don’t like it, simply start watching the labels on your food for grams of sugar. Just switching to lower sugar alternatives may be enough to halt the spread.
I will continue to bring you the latest on things you could be changing in your lifestyle that will make a difference for your health and body composition. Just remember that life is meant to be lived fully. Your job is to take the information I give you and find a fit for it in your own life. Some things you read will be doable for you and some won’t; however, if you make even one change based on the information you read in this column, it will help your body maintain equilibrium just a little easier. Understand that I also deal with the same trade-offs in my own life. I have made a lot of great changes to my lifestyle, but you will see me sometimes eating a candy bar or drinking an energy drink. Those are things that I enjoy and, as long as I keep the over-all stress low on my body, I won’t get fat or sick from it. So, take the action you can and it will make a difference. If the changes you make aren’t giving you the results you want, add more changes until you get the response you want. And remember to have fun with it… life is an adventure but doesn’t have to be a struggle. In health, Jim firstname.lastname@example.org www.keizersclinic.com
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FOOD 11th Street Diner
Corner 11th Street and Washington Ave., MB 305.534.6373
Array of home-style American diner cuisine, from meatloaf to fried chicken. Daily specials and great prix fixe menu for only $12.99. Can’t beat the prices here! It’s where the locals eat as well as the starving tourists. A La Folie
516 Espanola Way MB | 305.538.4484
South Florida’s original crêperie that is more café-like in its offerings of classic French crepes, sandwiches, salads, and platters. A very casual, friendly lounge with competent, knowledgeable wait staff. No need to rush here! It’s French, after all! Sit, relax, peruse the numerous periodicals over a glass of Pouilly Fumé or a Stella Artois. Or maybe an herbal tea or infusion. Right in the heart of the fabulous Española Way neighborhood. Outside lounge open for special champagne nights in season. Call for special prix fixe international dinners. Andiamo
5600 Biscayne Blvd.,Miami | 305.762.5751
Seven-year-old pizzeria that has expanded outdoor seating with video screens and complimentary wi-fi. Gourmet pizza is award winning and nationally recognized! Additional Italian menu selections include paninis, salads, soups, desserts. Serves beer and wine. Now Serving Frankie’s Philly Cheese Steaks! Café at Books & Books
933 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.695.8898
One of the most important things that Books & Books has that sets it apart from any other chain bookstore is a wonderful personality. Not only can you find the latest books and coolest magazines, now you can enjoy truly delicious and generous food in one of the most relaxed environments possible on Lincoln Road. The food is really quite something, especially their Miami Cheese Steak Sandwich. Da Leo Trattoria
819 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.674.0350
One of the pioneers of Lincoln Road, Da Leo is popular spot with locals, tourists, and celebrities. Where else could you enjoy rich, tasty food, which is basic home-style pastas and meat dishes, and some of the best people-watching while dining al fresco. Ask about their special prix fixe menus – one at $15.95 and 24 | wire magazine | wireweekly.com
one at $27.50. They can’t be beat. Full bar with drink specials, too. The service has been outstanding as owners Leo and Mario keep careful watch. That’s why this restaurant is so popular! David’s Café II
1654 Meridian Ave., MB | 305.672.8707
You don’t have to travel 90 miles to enjoy Cuban cuisine. Just walk over to David’s Café II off of Lincoln Road Mall on Meridian Avenue for some of the finest Cuban dishes anywhere. And all at very reasonable prices. They’re open 24 hours. Full bar. Incredible buffets for those on the go. Front Porch Café
1418 Ocean Drive, MB | 305.531.8300
After 17 years of serving South Beach locals the freshest, impeccable meals in generous portions, this restaurant has nothing to prove. It’s the best for casual fare at any time, but especially for their breakfasts. A great menu with the most reasonable prices. You might have to wait, but be patient, it’s well worth the effort as Larry, Michael, and Dawn cater to your every need. Joey’s
2506 NW 2nd Ave., Miami | 305.438.0488
Swing by this new artsy Italian eatery for some incredibly authentic Italian nibbles as chef Ivo takes you on a culinary journey through the Veneto region of Italy. The mista salad is a great way to kick off your meal and the spaghetti alle vongole – spaghetti with mussels – or the butter flied beef tenderloin are two tasty dishes to enjoy as an entrée. KonExpress
445 Espanola Way, MB | 305.420.5809
Brazil’s most well known Japanese Brazilian restaurant concept is now in Miami Beach, and offering an assortment of delicious Kones, sushi rolls, sakes, and salads. Swing by for Sake-Bomb Fridays starting Nov. 20th at 6 p.m. for $5 sake-bombs and free sushi. La Sandwicherie
229 14th St., MB | 305.532.8934
Sandwiches and salads along with fruit smoothies and shakes is what you will find at this landmark sandwich shop on 14th Street between Washington and Collins. It’s one of the best places on the Beach for an outstanding selection of light fare with a French flair. Very reasonable prices. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. and delivery until 10 p.m.
WIRE MAGAZINE’S LIST OF DINING PLEASURES Michy’s
6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | 305.759.2001
As one of the original members of the infamous Mango Gang, Michelle Bernstein is known for her exceptional use of local ingredients and flavors. Michy’s showcases Michelle’s fantastic talent with a simple; yet, delicious menu ranging from fantastic fried chicken and watermelon Greek salad to her succulent steak dishes. No matter what you choose, everything is sure to be scrumptious. Miss Yip
1661 Meridian Ave., MB | 305.534.5488
Not even Cameron Diaz could have a successful and long-lasting restaurant in this space, but leave it to the intrepid Jennie Yip to defy gravity. This Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant has easily become a very popular spot right off Lincoln Road in a very short time. They serve truly scrumptious homemade Wonton or hot and sour soup; really good Moo Shu pork and Mongolian beef; and a terrific variety of vegetable, rice, and noodle dishes. Don’t forget their awesome Shanghai Express $8.88 lunch specials – over 45 choices! Palace
1200 Ocean Drive, MB | 305.531.7234
Landmark gay owned and operated restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive and 12th Street with a simple, popular tourist and locals’ menu. An American bistro flair still with one of the best 8-ounce burgers on the Beach. The bar has long been a meeting point for American and international gay tourists. Stop by any day of the week – open from 10a.m until 2 a.m. and serving food until 10p.m. Pasha’s
900 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.673.3919
As one of Miami’s healthiest places to grab a bite, Pasha’s has become a staple among South Beach’s trendiest dieters. The menu features a number of delicious Mediterranean dishes including kebabs, hoummus, and falafel. You can now also grab breakfast at Pasha’s as well. Located on Lincoln Road, the restaurant also features outdoor dining for great people watching, and you can either take the food to go or have a nice sit down dinner. Segafredo
1040 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.673.0047
This is the most fun and authentic Italian café in South Florida! It has coffee, deserts, light food, a fabulous bar, and
the best music, all of which guarantee a fantastic time for hanging out with Miami’s hottest coolsters and tourists alike. This is where the hip hangs out with the hipper. Soyka 5556 N.E.4th Court, Miami | 305.759.3117
Famed restauranteur Mark Soyka’s namesake restaurant at 55th and Biscayne. Great array of affordable “comfort food” for everyone. Comfortable and inviting. Draws a great local crowd who like to hang out at 55th Street Station adjacent to the restaurant. Food and service are well worth a visit. Now featuring The News Lounge! Spris 731 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.673.2020
The pizzeria restaurant of Tiramesu. Absolutely the best Italian pizza on South Beach prepared by a great pizza chef. An excellent selection of white pizzas, too. You can also order your pizza with a whole wheat crust. Sandwiches and salads are excellent. Best bet for an after movie light dinner or late night snack. Tides South Beach 1220 Ocean Drive, MB | 305.604.5070
Chef Gonzalo Rivera combines his Mexican roots with the carribean flavor of Miami to create an exceptional menu for The Tides South Beach’s restaurant La Marea. We suggest kicking off your meal with the lobster corndogs or crab cakes and enjoying Chef Gonzalo’s delicious Angus filet Rossini or fantastic yellowtail snapper for an entrée. Tiramesu 721 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.532.4538
A thriving Italian restaurant on Lincoln Road with great service and excellent, moderately priced Northern Italian specialties. Expansive menu – open for lunch and dinner with very friendly staff and management. Van Dyke Café
846 Lincoln Road, MB | 305.534.3600
What News Café is to Ocean Drive, the Van Dyke is to Lincoln Road. Another huge success for Mark Soyka who has now partnered with Graziano Sbroggio to run the place. Always packed offering some of the best people-watching on the Road and a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Also check out Upstairs at the Van Dyke for an evening of Jazz and entertainment.
CHEAP CHIC Introducing our new half portion sharing menu.
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this weeK THURSDAY, December 3 BUCK15 LOUNGE: It’s The Simple Life Thursdays. DJ Daisy D. spins fun hip-hop, ‘80s, rock, and dance hits, with Chyna as Door Goddess. 707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach. HALO: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: At 8 p.m. stop by for the only gay Latin party on Ocean Drive, Latin Fire, complete with dancers, cocktail specials, and body shots. Throughout the day bartenders offer beach combos of beer, cocktails, and apps. Ocean Drive and 12th Street. 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 and an incredible crowd of delicious partygoers. No cover tonight! 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. TWIST: Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Michael Tank, stiff drinks, beautiful dancers, and of course, the only place where there’s “Never a cover... Always a groove.” VLADA LOUNGE: The most happening happy hour in Midtown from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with 2-4-1 infused vodka drinks, well drinks, and beer. FRIDAY, December 4 HALO: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Drag Madness is the place to be to see the hottest Friday night shows beginning at 7 p.m. with Palace’s house divas working the street and the stage. SCORE: The Penny Back Boyz host the weekly Friday night party Filthy Gorgeous Fridays with DJ Mac spinning a true open format and Score’s hottest Go-Go boys on the speaker boxes. SEGAFREDO: Friday Happy Hour starts at 6 p.m. This outdoor Italian-inspired café has comfortable, living-room style furniture on the terrace so that patrons can truly enjoy themselves in friendly surroundings. 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. TWIST: Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Mika, stiff drinks, beautiful dancers, and of course, the only place where there’s “Never a cover...Always a groove.” VLADA LOUNGE: The most happening happy hour in Midtown from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with 2-4-1 infused vodka drinks, well 26 | wire magazine | wireweekly.com
drinks, and beer, followed by DJ FR8-O spinning some sick beats so you can dance the night away. SATURDAY, December 5 ART EXHIBITION: Eitan M. Klein will be showcasing his photography during Art Basel tonight with a champagne reception and meet and greet from 7 p.m. to midnight. 3250 NE 1st Ave., 516 Midtown Miami. HALO: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: The only gay bar on Ocean Drive and 12th Street, stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and enjoy the hottest people-watching this side of the ocean. Tonight is Drags Gone Wild with drag shows starting at 6 p.m. SCORE: Tonight is Score’s weekly Bigger Saturdays, the largest gay dance party on the Beach with beats by DJ Daniel Kristopherre, and performances by CircX. 727 Lincoln Road. 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.” VLADA LOUNGE: Join us at 10 p.m. for the sexy styling of DJ Troy Landen in the house! No cover and plenty of free parking. SUNDAY, December 6 HALO: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. ESCUELITA SUNDAYS: For all the Latin lovers, this place will give you fever! Outside dance club provide the most intimate moments with your LATINO of the week from 8 p.m. to whenever. $1 drinks till 9 p.m. and no cover before 10 p.m. “La Escuelita” para todos que defrutan de la Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaetón, y Rock en español. Hosted by Daniel Gilbert and Oscar Christian. 655 Washington Ave. LA FOLIE: Omar Gonzalez and Tony Ferro present the hottest Sunday dance party in South Beach, featuring a hot crowd of trendsetters, jocks, and socialites from 8 p.m. to whenever. $1 drinks till 9 p.m. and no cover before 10 p.m. Two rooms, two DJs, and too much fun. 655 Washington Avenue. PALACE: Stop by and check out Palace’s Sunday drag brunch. Unlimited champagne and fabulous nibbles for only $25. You also won’t want to miss their weekly Sunday T with fab drinks, gogo dancers,
and incredible drag shows at 6 p.m. by Tiffany Fantasia! 1200 Ocean Drive.
music in a posh New York-style lounge and drink specials.
SCORE: Stop by for Score’s weekly Karaoke night with over 2,000 titles to choose from. Grab a cocktail and belt out your favorite number.
HALO: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan.
SEGAFREDO: Hip outdoor Italianinspired café with comfortable, living-room style furniture on the terrace for patrons to truly enjoy themselves in friendly surroundings. 1040 Lincoln Road. TENDER TRAP RESTAURANT: Stop by for some incredible food and fantastic cabaret shows from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., while Dining with the Divas, hosted by Geraldine, Fernan-D-Cute, Akisha Dumant, and Strawberry. 305.812.6627. 661 Washington Ave. TWIST: 2-4-1 happy hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on everything. Ebonee Excell and her girls perform upstairs. At TWIST: “Never a cover...Always a groove. VLADA LOUNGE: Vlada is taking you back, way back, every Sunday! Enjoy awesome drink specials and your favorite retro music from the past! Every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. MONDAY, December 7 HALO: Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located near the corner of Lincoln and Michigan. PALACE: Stop in for comfort food at lunch or dinner. Special bon voyage cocktail specials all day. 1200 Ocean Drive. SCORE: Happy Monday, where all drinks, well and domestic, are half-price from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. 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 of pop and the top 20. Also check out the fabulous men of Gaiety in the Bungalow Bar starting at 10 p.m. VLADA LOUNGE: Swing by the only gay bar in Midtown Miami for a 2-4-1 happy hour on infused vodka drinks, well drinks, and domestic beers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by open mic night with Joe at the bar, expect to experience something different. TUESDAY, December 8 BOTANICAL GARDEN: Weekly book club meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 2000 Convention Center Drive. 305.968.1068 CRÈME LOUNGE: It’s Latin Night tonight at Crème Lounge, playing the best Latin
MARTINI TUESDAY: Edison Farrow hosts the most sophisticated cocktail party in South Beach from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. www.sobesocialclub.com PALACE: Better than ever before on Ocean Drive and 12th Street, try it for lunch or a late afternoon snack, or just hang out at the bar with the locals. $6 Long Island ice teas till 5 p.m. then half priced cocktails after. SCORE: It’s Planeta Macho, the hottest Latin Party in Miami Beach, featuring incredible Latin beats by award winner DJ George Ferrero, Pelu Rivero on drums, amazing shows by Miami’s best female impersonators, and the hottest crowd in town. Don’t miss this party – it’s South Florida’s Best Latin Party! TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on everything. Pussila Madness night with DJ Diva Bugie in the main room and the hottest boys in South Beach. VLADA LOUNGE: Welcoming Kimona live at 8 p.m., who will be performing an amazing vocal mix of Broadway, jazz, and standards every Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. WEDNESDAY, December 9 HALO: Stop by for Halo’s happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located on the corner of Michigan and Lincoln. PALACE: Stop by the Beach House to enjoy one of Palace’s signature cocktails. 1200 Ocean Drive. SCORE: Come and spend a pleasant evening on one of Score’s outdoor couches as they host Martini Madness Night. A half price Happy Hour runs till 9 p.m. and then it’s $7 Martinis all night long. TWIST: It’s time to hit the stage as Sean Brady hosts the Sean Brady Show. Karaoke and tons of entertainment all night long. Afterwards head upstairs to WERK @ WERK WEDNESDAYS with DJ Craig Demo. Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 2-4-1 on everything. “Never a cover...Always a groove.” VLADA LOUNGE: Direct From Las Vegas, the emcee of Cirque Du Soleil's "ZUMANITY" EDIE the entertainer comes to Vlada Lounge for an exclusive performance @ 8 p.m.! Followed by Fuego! Vlada's monthly Latin night with DJ Nena on the decks at 10 p.m. This is one HOT night! wireweekly.com | wire magazine | 27
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