Strike! Gay Bowling kicks off in South Beach. Even in trendy South Beach, bowling shoes can make a statement. Tonight, the popular gay bowling league, sponsored by Lucky Strike Lanes, the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Edison Farrow’s SoBe Social Club, kicks off a fourth season. The league will compete for 10 weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 22, with 8 to 12 four-person teams. In order to compete, bowlers must pre-pay $19 per week, which includes two games, shoe rental and taxes. According to Lucky Strike General Manager Diego Perez, there is still room in the league for more teams and bowlers can just show up at the alley, 1691 Michigan Ave., to sign up, but expect more than just some healthy competition. “It really is like a party,” Perez says. “It’s about being with friends, enjoying the music and drinks….and bowling. DJ Jenni Fox will be providing the music. It’s not too serious. If you win, you’re happy and if you lose, you’re happy.” For more information or to sign your team up, contact Perez at 305-532-0307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here are some other picks for the week ahead:

Monday, Feb. 22

If you like your dinner with a little Latin spice, kick off your week with Margarita Mondays at Maracas. You’ll find thick, stuffed burritos, chimichangas and sizzling fajitas on the menu (as well as sizzling boys—take-out, anybody?). Best of all, enjoy the $2 house margaritas all night long. Maracas is located at 3001 N. Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

There’s always a fun night to be had at Twist, one of South Beach’s most popular destinations, located at 1057 Washington Ave. On Tuesdays, Dustin Reffca turns the bar into “Funhouse,” with $5 blue Long Island iced teas, an amateur strip contest hosted by Pussila and a live performance by the incomparable Daisy D. at 1 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

There are plenty of talented female impersonators out there who can lip-sync to the music of our favorite divas, but Porsche is the complete package. On Wednesday, she brings her show to The Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors and she’s going to be singing live! The show starts at 9:45 p.m. and will feature the music of Janis Joplin. Start your weekend early with the incredible talents of Porsche.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Thursdays are ladies night! In Miami Beach, the hottest girls make their way to Mova, just off Lincoln Road, for Sweet Thursdays. This weekly party, hosted by Pandora Events, features hot music, hot drink specials and hot girls. Mova is located at 1625 Michigan Ave. Meanwhile, up in Wilton Manors, Pandora takes over The Manor for Gloss Thursdays. Dress to impress at this swanky ladies’ night which promises plenty of sexy surprises.

Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27

Watch out for 10-foot-tall, blue-skinned, yellow-eyed drag queens because it’s all about movie blockbuster, “Avatar,” this weekend as Fort Lauderdale’s ultra-swanky Living Room nightclub teams up with Miami’s dance machine, Discotekka, for an extraterrestrial double header. Living Room is located on the Las Olas Riverfront, 300 SW 1st Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, and Discotekka is at 950 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami. We hear these parties will definitely be in 3-D.

Sunday, Feb. 28

What to do on Sunday? Check out any one of the popular tea dances. For a retro sound, there’s DJ Marc Scott’s Jackhammer-in-Exile at Atomic Boom in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. Country meets disco beginning at 4 p.m. at Scandals Saloon. Stop by the perennial favorite at the Sea Monster downtown or the high energy action at VooDoo Lounge.