Last year, you swore you would get a jump on all the holiday madness and not put the preparations off until the last minute. We know we won’t be seeing you in the mile-long line around the Honey Baked Ham store or at Michael’s fighting off middle-aged housewives for that last festive holiday garland for your tree or glued to the computer trying to snag a great cyberdeal on a Flipcam (even though we all know better….wink, wink).
Instead, you’re out on the town, taking in the festivities at South Florida’s numerous nightspots and reveling in the Christmas spirit. Wait, you didn’t get all those last minute errands done, you say? Well, don’t let that stop you because there’s plenty to do out there that’s lots more fun.
Here’s a look at some of the holiday happenings:
Wednesday, Dec. 22
Porsche is no ordinary drag queen (not that many of South Florida’s most popular performers are) and she brings her talents to Bill’s Filling Station, 2209 Wilton Dr., tonight for two special holiday performances at 9 and 10:30 p.m. Enjoy $3 Finlandia cocktails after 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 23
Miami favorite Adora celebrates her birthday tonight with a special holiday show at Twist, 1057 Washington Ave. This outrageous gal will have your Christmas balls dancing on the tree with her take on the holidays. There’s never a cover at Twist.
Friday, Dec. 24
Let’s be honest, you’re really not planning on attending midnight mass this Christmas Eve, but we’re betting Santa has a package for you tonight at Edison Farrow’s Hype Friday at Bar 721, 721 Lincoln Ln. in Miami Beach. DJ Smeejay will be in the booth and vodka drinks are free from 10 to 11 p.m. Looks like you’re going to get your stocking stuffed after all!
Saturday, Dec. 25
After a day with the family, you’re either going to need a nap or a serious cocktail. Show off your presents to the boys and girls at MOVA Lounge, 1625 Michigan Ave. in Miami Beach, while sipping on some of the swanky bar’s sophisticated martinis. VJ Barry Browder will provide plenty of sights and sounds if you can peel your envious eyes off those fabulous gifts.
Sunday, Dec. 26
In British countries, Dec. 26 is a holiday known as “Boxing Day” (Look it up, guys). On Sundays at Johnny’s the boys unleash their wild sides and duke it out in the biggest amateur strip contest in South Florida with $1000 in prizes at stake. Afterwards, hand around for karaoke. If you’re not too sick of Christmas songs, why not belt out one more hearty chorus of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” while you’re there.
Monday, Dec. 27
Australia is not exactly a winter wonderland at Christmas time, being strategically located in the southern hemisphere and all, but that doesn’t stop Florida’s own Dame Edna from spreading a little Aussie holiday cheer. She performs three shows tonight at Georgie’s Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.
Tuesday, Dec. 28
As we eagerly await the new year this weekend, turn back the clock a year or two—or thirty—and head over to Dudes for Retro Backtrack. DJ Jay will be playing the best music and videos of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Dudes is located at 3270 NE 33rd St. in Ft. Lauderdale, near the intersection of Oakland Park Blvd. and A1A.