Key West is a popular destination any time of the year, but this weekend, the island is hot, hot, hot for Tropical Heat weekend.
Hosted by the Key West Business Guild, the annual event features pool parties, performances and lots of fun for all. The weekend kicks off Thursday, Aug. 18 with a party at Big Ruby’s Resort, 409 Appelrouth Lane, followed by the infamous “Reality is a Drag” show and dance party at Aqua nightclub, 711 Duval St.
Friday warms up at 2 p.m. with the “Splash!” men only pool party at Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St., and then throw on any old sheet for “Toga in the Tropics” at Equator, 818 Fleming St. Later, choose from the “Hot Night” dance party at Kwest, 705 Duval St., or “Hotter than Hades” dungeon and fetish party at 801/Saloon One, 801 Duval St.
On Saturday, tour the city on the Gay Key West trolley tour or take a skinny dip at the infamous Island House pool party, 1129 Fleming St. All of your favorite bars host the howling happy hour, followed by “The Big O” at Bourbon St., 801 Duval St. or “Hot Nights” dance party at Kwest.
Wrap up the weekend with the 1950s Motown pool party at Alexander’s Guesthouse, 1118 Fleming St., then play a game of Gay BINGO at 801 on Duval St. The final event is a comedy show featuring Paul J. Williams.
Visit TropicalHeatKW.com for more information.
Meanwhile, here are a few highlights of the week ahead in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties:
Thursday, Aug. 18
Thursdays are Latin Night at Johnny’s Miami, 62 NE 14th St. In addition to the new club’s sexy dancers, enjoy shows by Teresita La Caliente and Marytrini and stick around for the sexy underwear contest with $1000 in cash and prizes.
Smarty Pants, 2400 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, is a friendly neighborhood bar located just across the street from Target and tonight Ms. Fritz Ann is headlining a show with her friends at 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19
DJ Bryan Zero is spinning Top 40, dance and house tonight at Bar 721, 721 N. Lincoln Lane in Miami Beach. Go for the music and show by Adora, but also enjoy the open vodka bar from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
In Fort Lauderdale, international porn god Dean Monroe is performing two shows tonight at Boardwalk, 1721 N. Andrews Blvd. Can’t get enough beefy bodies in one night? Spencer Reed will be on stage for two shows on Saturday.
Saturday, Aug. 20
DJ Kidd Madonny celebrates his birthday bash tonight at The Manor, 2345 Wilton Drive. Stop by early for live entertainment in the lounge and then dance the night away.
The Corner Pub has a big night planned with the grand entrance from the Stonewall Knights motorcycle club for Bike Nite at 8 p.m. Enjoy special performances by The Ringerz, door prizes and plenty of drink specials. Corner Pub is located at 1915 N. Andrews Ave.
Sunday, Aug. 21
We love DJs Marc Scott and Richie Rich and today they’ll be in the booth for Boom’s big wet weekend tea dance. The best part? There’s no cover, so get soaking wet tonight. Boom is located in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.
Monday, Aug. 22
Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” “Sordid Lives”) returns to South Florida for a special appearance tonight at Bill’s Filling Station, 2209 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. There’s no cover, and, after you’ve laughed your last laugh, stick around for Jennifer McClain’s Cast Party.