Who needs a special occasion to party?

We may still be weeks away from the Memorial Day weekend and the summer Pride season, but holidays or special events aren’t necessary for South Florida clubs, bars and restaurants to come up with a reason to come out and party. In fact, week in and week out, the busy calendar hardly lets up, thanks to the popular weekly line-up of theme nights, parties and tea dances our local clubs offer.Here are a few highlights of the week ahead:

 

Monday, May 17
Can you carry a tune or twirl a flaming baton? It’s not too late to dig out those old tap shoes or the accordian thats been gathering dust in the closet for all these years. Johnny’s on Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale is holding the second round of open auditions for its “Johnny’s Got Talent” competition tonight. Touted as the first televised gay talent contest—thanks to the Internet—the winner will take home $10,000 in prizes. Auditions begin at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18
Who says you can’t find any fun north of the Broward County line? It’s King Me Tuesdays tonight at West Palm Beach’s popular new hangout, iRock, 2650 S. Military Trail. Enjoy $1 drafts until 11 p.m. and $5 well drinks all night long while taking in performances by some of the region’s most popular drag kings.

Wednesday, May 19
Everybody’s favorite drag magician cum singer cum comedienne takes the stage tonight at the Alibi. Yes, we’re talking about the multitalented—and often multitasking—Cashetta! She’ll be doing three shows at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. in the swanky Manchester Room. Don’t miss her this week because soon she will take flight for her summer digs in Provincetown.

Thursday, May 20
The controversy in Miami Beach over outdoor drag performances at The Palace, a popular Ocean Drive hangout, may have been resolved, but the girls didn’t give an inch and the shows are still hot, hot, hot. Tonight, take in one of the legendary performances while enjoying a casual $29.99 prix fixe meal. Dinner seating is at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Get your RSVP in fast to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, May 21
South Beach favorite Twist has something for everyone. This evening, DJ Mika spins tribal beats and the hot Gaiety Dancers will be strutting their stuff in the Bungalow Bar. Show up early—we’re talking Happy Hour—and enjoy complimentary barbecue tonight in the garden, too. Twist is at 1057 Washington Ave.

Saturday, May 22
Longtime ladies’ hangout New Moon on Wilton Dr. presents live performances on Saturday nights. Tonight, multitalented performer Bev McClellan returns to the stage to offer up a little bit of everything from Johnny Cash to Snow Patrol, as well as her own original compositions.

Sunday, May 23
Sundays are all about brunch and tea dances. After your post-brunch food coma, head over to Epic nightclub in The Manor for the Studio 54 Tea Dance at 4 p.m. DJ Lazaro Leon will be in the booth spinning the anthems of the disco era and don’t miss a special performance by recording artist Lime, performing “Your Love” and “Angel Eyes.”

 

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