How is that holiday shopping coming along? The clock is ticking and if you haven’t picked up something special for your loved one, you’d better get a moving. Of course you can hit up the outlet malls and the shopping centers, but this season, why not hit up those little specialty stores that dot Wilton Drive, Lincoln Road and the other trendy shopping districts? The best part—after maxing out your credit card, unwind with a cocktail at one of the many bars and clubs nearby!
Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the upcoming week in South Florida:
Thursday, Dec. 15
Looking for a little silly fun? On Thursdays, Mona’s Cocktail Lounge is hosting the Stack Your Package contest all month long. Simply sit your partner down and see how many of Mona’s wrapped packages you can stack on his lap. You’ve got 45 seconds and the biggest stack wins prizes. The fun starts at 9 p.m. at 502 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
Thursdays are Guys’ Night Out at new strip club Swinging Richards, where the dancers let it all hang out. It’s 2-4-1 at the door and in the VIP rooms all night long from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Swinging Richards is located at 17450 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach.
Friday, Dec. 16
Adele fans can be found at Lincoln Road club Score tonight in Miami Beach. DJ Willy G. will be celebrating the release of the singer’s latest album “Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” and there will be special performances and giveaways, too. Don’t miss the Penny Back Boyz and more. Score is located at 727 Lincoln Rd.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Bill’s Filling Station presents a Very Beary Christmas tonight beginning at 9 p.m. The party, a fundraiser for the Pet Project, features DJ Shane Phoenix from QNation FM, as well as the band Signal 2, singer Ray Boltz and members of the South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus. Bill’s is located at 2209 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors.
Red is the color of Christmas and The Manor is hosting the Red Party. DJ Michael Tank will be in the booth and Erika Norell will be performing. Get out that Santa hat and your favorite red wear and head down to the Epic Nightclub, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors.
In Miami, dance palace Discotekka welcomes DJ Joe Gauthreaux for its holiday themed event—heck, every Saturday is an event at Discotekka. You’ll find the late night action at 950 NE 2nd Ave. downtown.
Sunday, Dec. 18
For the ladies and “a few of the friendly gay men,” The Debot Cabana Bar & Grill hosts a poolside tea dance featuring DJ Karin Ward direct from the Hamptons. Located at 2935 N. Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale, The Depot also offers light meals and you can always get a room, too!
South Florida’s largest amateur strip contest can be found at Johnny’s in Fort Lauderdale. There’s no cover to watch those hot boys strut their stuff in search of the $1000 prize. Johnny’s is located at 1116 W. Broward Blvd.
In Miami, Johnny’s hosts the Stripped Tea Dance, featuring hot bear pole dancers. Located in hopping downtown at 62 NE 14th St., Johnny’s Miami has really turned the town on its head. DJ Mike Mucci will be providing the music and there’s no cover.
Monday, Dec. 19
Eros Lounge, the new bar at 6201 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, aims to help you keep a little money in your pocket. On Mondays, beers are $2 from 7 p.m. to close. Be sure to take those saving straight to Target and buy a present for your mama after enjoying the videos and company at Eros.