The Clock is Ticking…..
The countdown has begun to one of the biggest events on the South Florida party calendar, the White Party. Tickets are on sale for the weeklong celebration that runs Nov. 24-29 and benefits South Florida AIDS service provider, CareResource. The highlight of the festival, themed Cirque du Monde, is the legendary party at Vizcaya mansion on Biscayne Bay. If you’ve never experienced this signature event, be sure to pick up your tickets today, because it will be the last as the organization reinvents itself next year for its 27th year.
You can order your tickets and passes at WhiteParty.org. Some tickets may also still be available at the official host hotel and welcome center, the Shelborne South Beach.
In the meantime, there are plenty of fun ways to pass the time until White Party weekend. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:
Wednesday, Nov. 10
The Valerie Tyson Band takes the stage tonight at The Manor, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., but arrive plenty early and enjoy $5 tapas or the $14.95 pre fixe twilight dinner.
Thursday, Nov. 11
Now that the temperatures are cooler, put on those Levis and your boots and head down to Scandals Saloon. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. dance instructor extraordinaire Lee Fox offers beginner and intermediate classes in two-step, waltz and shadow. Cowboys are sexy, but there’s nothing sexier than a cowboy who can twirl you around the floor. Scandals is located at 3073 NE 6th Ave. in Wilton Manors.
Friday, Nov. 12
Remember Moulin Rouge? Well, Burlesque is the next star-studded silver screen extravaganza, featuring Cher and Christina Aguilera, and tonight Club Sugar in Miami is having a movie release party. Win free screening passes and prizes. DJ Jarell will be in the main room and don’t miss shows by T.P. Lords and Sasha Sky. Sugar is located at 2301 SW 32nd Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 13
Whether you’re a grizzlie or a cub or even an otter, there are plenty of options for fuzzy ones in South Florida. Hombre, the new bar in Oakland Park, caters to the bear crowd on Saturdays with Bear Codes, an Ironmunkie production. Take advantage of the 2-4-1 drink specials from 5 to 9 p.m. (even on a Saturday) and stop by the complimentary buffet. You’ll find the action at 2500 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunday, Nov. 14
Extend your weekend celebrations at VooDoo Lounge, 111 SW 2nd Ave. All the hot boys can be found there, as well the infamous “Life’s a Drag” Show featuring Daisy D., T.P. Lords, Poizon Ivy, Erika Norell and all your favorites. The show starts at 12 midnight and, if you’re in the biz, there’s no cover and everything can be had for just $5 each.
Monday, Nov. 15
Boys love their toys. We love the train set in Mona’s Cocktail Lounge, 502 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. Stop by and play the Train Game, 15 to 20 times each day. Pick your lucky number and you could win a free cocktail. While you can play any day, on Mondays, pool is free and you can enjoy happy hour prices all night long.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Unwind after a long day at work to live jazz and 2-4-1 cocktails at The Bay, the new gay-friendly lounge at 1601 79th St. Causeway in North Bay Village. This new destination made a splash on the scene just a few weeks ago and provides a nice alternative to the bustling scenes of South Beach and Wilton Manors.