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World AIDS Day in Wilton Manors on Mark's List

World AIDS Day in Wilton Manors, FL

Troy Maillis
Declan Goode


Larger crowd than ever expected plus new celebrity grand marshal announced

Broward House, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization has announced the plans for their 2013 candlelight walk, vigil, rally & concert to commemorate this years World AIDS Day.
"We are very excited about this years plans” said Terry DeCarlo, Director of Development and Public Relations for Broward House, Since its inception in 2010 this day of remembrance in South Florida has grown leaps and bounds to become one of the premier rally’s in the nation. World AIDS Day falls on December 1st each year, and this year that particular day falls on a Sunday. Last year saw over 3500 participants. This year's lineup includes legendary comics Cheech and Chong and promises to the biggest in history.


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Broward House hosted the World AIDS Day Candle Light Vigil and March finishing at The Pride Center in Equality Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Other things to entertain you on Mark's List

GLBX Quarterly Luncheon at Beauty and the Feast

The Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange, GLBX for short, cordially invites you to join them for their Quarterly Luncheon held on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The Purchase GLBX Luncheon Ticket"Building Relationships - Growing Business" rountable will take place featuring guest speakers and ideas for growing your business. Taking place at Beauty and the Feast in the Atlantic Resort and Spa Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, this luncheon requires pre-registration since space is limited, member prices are $35 and $45 for non-members. More information about the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange after the Jump: GBLX Quarterly Luncheon

G.Bar Hosts Dia De La Brujas

That's Day of the Witches in English. G.Bar, located in Tampa's Ybor City features a costume contest with $500 in cash and prizes. Sip on $1 drinks from 9:00 to midnight. No cover before 10:)) pm and $3.00 after. There'll be plenty of hot go-go papis and drag shows that will blow you away! G.Bar is located in a turn-of-the-century factory in the historic Ybor City Entertainment district. More information about G. Bar after the Jump: G. Bar Hosts Dia De La Brujas

Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

There's always something fabulous happening at the Palace on Miami Beach.

Featuring unlimited mimosas and incredibly fun drag shows, check out the Palace's Brunchic every Sunday. With two seatings at 11:30 am & 2:00 pm, order your favorites from the tasty Brunchic menu. Still hungry for more fun? Don't miss the T-Dance at 4:00 pm. Why go home directly after hanging out on Miami's 12th Street Gay Beach? Show off that sexy tan and sporty swim suit on Ocean Drive! Be sure to grab all the details after the Jump: Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

Spotlight Mega-Mixer At Museum of Contemporary Modern Art – North Miami

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker on on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Museum of Contemporary Modern Art” (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami). Cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka & Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.  Mingle and network with over 150 Chamber members, guests and the community at large.  Leverage the "Business Cards Bulletin Board" and members of the "Membership Committee" who will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions / connections. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of various chamber members.  Food nibbles, music, & entertainment. Admission: Free (MDGLCC Members) / $15 (Others).  RSVP at, or 305-673-4440.

Dapur's Bubble Bash Thursdays

Featuring $6 flutes & $35 bottles of wine, Dapur Asian Tapas Restaurant & Lounge hosts Bubble Bash Thursdays every week.  Also, don't miss happy hour from 5 to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday and all night on Sunday. Dapur is also now open for lunch from noon to 2:30 pm. Dapur, which is the Indonesian word for kitchen, is a cool, trendy restaurant in Fort Lauderdale with great Asian cuisine and signature cocktails that will keep you coming back again and again. You can get the location and more information about Dapur after the Jump: Dapur's Bubble Bash Thursdays

LGBTQ Family Fun Day at Pride Center

The Pride Center’s Community Day is fabulous fun for all forms of families! It doesn’t matter if you are single or married, senior or youth. The day includes a pet costume contest, kids costume contest, K9 demonstrations, bomb squad, funky police vehicles, fire trucks and more. There'll be hot dogs, hamburgs, cotton candy and sorts of fun things to munch on. Admission is free and the event is sponsored by South Florida Family Pride along with Mark's List. The event happens on Saturday October 25th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. You can find the location of the Pride Center on Mark's List here: LGBT Family Fun Day at Pride Center

The New Marketing, MDGLCC's Education Series

You are invited to attend the MDGLCC-U Education Seminar and Networking Breakfast on "The New Marketing" presented by Dr. Carmen Delia Ortiz to be held at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (3000 NE 151th Street, Wolf University Center Room 151, North Miami, Florida 33181) on Saturday October 25th, 2014 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  This Seminar will include the "Foundations of The New Marketing Paradigm" where you will discover the principles of how to attract ideal prospects and convert them into raving fans of your business.  Also "Web Traffic & Conversion:  Critical to Business Success" where you’ll discover how to increase traffic to your business and how to convert leads into clients using a holistic "new" marketing approach that is based on positioning your brand as a trusted authority. And "Video, Facebook & Mobile Marketing: What is Working in 2014" where you’ll discover how to grow your business with relevant video content, Facebook ads and Mobile web pages. Admission: $35 (Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce members) /$45 (others). ). Free for FU students and staff. Limited space. RSVP at, or by calling (305) 673-4440.  

Discotekka Hosts Final Foam Party of 2014

Presented by Milancita, get soakin' wet at Discotekka's final Foam Party of 2014 on Saturday, October 25 starting at 11 pm. Swimwear is highly suggested. More information after the Jump: Discotekka Hosts Final Foam Party of 2014

The Manor's Epic Saturdays Presents "Enchanted" Pre-Halloween Party

It feels so good being bad. Just ask Ursula, Jafar, Cruella Deville & Maleficent. Featuring beats by DJ Daniel Kristopherre, The Manor's Epic Saturdays presents "Enchanted" Pre-Halloween Party on October 25 starting at 11 pm. Don your best Disney villain costume for a chance to win $1000 in cash & prizes. Sip on $3 well drinks from 11 pm to midnight & $150 VIP bottle service.  No cover. More information about The Manor after the Jump: The Manor's Epic Saturdays Presents "Enchanted" Pre-Halloween Party

Guavaween 2014 Ybor City

Freakshow carnival and voodoo magic come together for Guavaween 2014! There will be plenty of entertainment including Live Music on the main stage, Burlesque and Side Show Acts in the Theatre, Street Performers and more. Guavaween will also have a Street Festival with games, food vendors and thousands of people dressed in costumes. Several full liquor bars will be located along 7th avenue throughout the event including 2 VIP Only bars serving Open Bar for VIP Ticket holders. The famous Mama Guava Costume Contest will also take place at Guavaween! So come dressed in your best costume!

Guavaween 2014 Ticket LinkIn addition to the shenanigans along 7th Avenue, there'll be plenty to do and see and the entertainment district's main Gay and Lesbian venues including G.Bar, Honey Pot and Ybor Social Club. Use the underlined links to find out more about what's going on!

Save Dade's 2014 Halloween Ball

Save Dade's annual Halloween Ball takes place every year the Saturday prior to Halloween. The annual Halloween extravaganza is known for the detailed and outlandish costumes. The event has become a tradition of the Jet Set in the South Florida LGBT community and nobody that takes Halloween seriously should miss this fundraiser for the efforts of Save Dade.

This year's event takes place at the Historic Alfred I Dupont Building in downtown Miami. Opened on Christmas Day in 1939, the building's historic marble floors and opulent Art Deco character, will make a perfect setting for Miami's premier Halloween event. This year's event is themed "once upon a midnight scary." DJ Tracy Young will spin the party. The 20th annual Halloween event takes place on  Saturday, October 25th at approximately 10:00 pm. Lot's more, including hundreds of photos on Marks List here: Save Dade's 2014 Halloween Ball

Indie Craft Bazaar Presents Frankenstitch

The next Indie Craft Bazaar, a Fort Lauderdale Art & Handmade Festival happens on October 26th from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm. The bazaar includes a pop up makers market with handmade items with art & style. The event fosters community connectivity and features local small businesses. You'll find vintage accessories, apparel, housewares and repurposed items. There's even a DIY Franken-Slime (Aka Gak / Flubber!) booth. If you're not into shopping so much you can hang out and enjoy live music by the Bows and Ties, get a Tarot Card reading. Foodies will enjoy the "tons of food" that includes snacks, sweets and vegan goods. $5 Bloody Mary's will be on sale and they'll be extra bloody... because it's Halloween. You can also check out the $5 FrankenApples, Caramel Apple Drinks made with Sour Pucker, Buttershots and Vodka. Donations will benefit the non-profit Flagler Garden.

You can find the location and a few more intriguing details on Mark's List here: Indie Craft Bazaar Presents Spool Party

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Indie Craft Bazaar lets you shop eclectic finds the old-fashioned way: in person. Chances are you'll discover things you didn't even know you want.
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Kicking off the Arsht Center’s critically-acclaimed Theater Up Close Season, Peter and the Starcatcher

Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative play with music based on the best-selling novel by Miami native Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this high-flying adventure, twelve actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters – plus most of the scenery and furniture – in an exhilarating journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become “The Boy Who Never Grew Up”? This epic origin story proves that one’s own imagination is the most captivating place in the world!

Peter and the Starcatcher Ticket LinkThe Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami are proud to present the regional premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, a five-time Tony Award-winning play about how Peter Pan became “The Boy Who Never Grew Up”. Kicking off the Arsht Center’s critically-acclaimed Theater Up Close Season, playing October 9 through the 26, 2014 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), Peter and the Starcatcher continues the Center’s partnership with UM’s Department of Theatre Arts for a fourth consecutive season.

Tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher are $45* and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at You can find out more about Miami's performing arts center after the Jump: Kicking off the Arsht Center’s critically-acclaimed Theater Up Close Season, Peter and the Starcatcher

Spas & Gay Massage In Wilton Manors

From chair massages to full body rubs, getting your knots and kinks worked out has never been easier in Wilton Manors. Wilton Manors original Gay spa at the Cabanas Guesthouse was joined by 78 Degrees Spa on Wilton Drive a few years ago. More recently Chi Spa opened in the Dixie Village, followed by Green Jade Mens Spa on Wilton Drive a few weeks ago. Wilton Manors Spas are of course all very Gay friendly, if not entirely Gay staffed. The spas offer a wide variety of services from Swedish and deep tissue massage to harder to find modalities such as Shiatsu barefoot therapy. Click on the underlined link for appointment links and more information.

Picante With The South Beach Chamber Ensemble

On Sunday, October 26 fro 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble returns to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (MBBG) as part of the continuing concert series, Music in Beautiful Spaces. This  concert, titled Picante, features music from Cuba and Argentina. The show will begin with a piece by Julian Orbon (1925-1991) who was a Cuban composer who lived and composed in Spain, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. He died in Miami in 1991. Aaron Copland referred to Orbon as "Cuba's most gifted composer of the new generation." Then be swept into String Quartet #1 (1948) by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983). An argentine composer, Ginastera is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $25/general admission, $15/students and seniors.You can find out more about the botanical garden on Mark's List here: Miami Beach Botanical Garden

BodyBlast Fitness & Body Transformation Program

BodyBlast works! Burn calories and fat, build muscle, improve flexibility (and have fun) with Push Fitness' all new small group BodyBlast classes. They use kettle bells, free weights, medicine balls, TRX and other great tools to help get you in the best shape of your life. The BodyBlast program includes: 
  • Body sculpting personal training
  • BodyBlast small group workouts
  • Dietician-supervised nutrition plans
  • Cancer & HIV private fitness coaching
  • Men's Freedom Yoga Fridays
Morning and evening classes are available. Change your body! Change your life! You can find out more about this amazing program and gym on Mark's List right here: BodyBlast Classes at Push Fitness

Building A Sexy Core

Whether your body is long and lithe, or built like a muscle tank, you must admit that having a hard cut midsection is hot, desirable and essential if you’re going to flaunt that shape in public. What if I told you that there are three easy components to getting really great abs? Well, they’re not so easy, but these three elements go hand in hand and you cannot separate them if you want an overall strategy for midsection perfection. You can read the full article after the Jump: Midsection Perfection, A Surefire Method For Rock Hard Abs

Hyatt Regency Pier 66's Breathtaking Marina Views

The Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel in Fort Lauderdale is 384 room contemporary luxury hotel situated on the Intracoastal and just blocks away from Port Everglades, the 2nd most popular cruise ship port in the world. The hotel offers breathtaking marina views, five tempting restaurants and countless activities that create a vibrant resort-style experience for guests. You can get the reservation link and find out more here: Hyatt Regency Pier 66's Breathtaking Marina Views

Jesse Durko's Tropical Nursery Davie

Jesse Durko's Nursery opened in 1990 and has grown into one of the largest and most popular nursery's in South Florida. The exotic fragrant and flowering plants, palms and Florida native plants work together to create spectacular tropical and sub-tropical gardens. His worldwide tropical and sub-tropical plant collection includes fragrant flowers, colorful shrubs, aroids, heliconias, gingers, bromeliads, palms, bamboos, orchids, and flowering trees. The nursery encompasses 10 acres and the perimeter is landscaped in a breathtaking display of the plants that are available, making Jesse Durko's Nursery an inspiring destination for Florida's landscaping tradesmen and home gardeners. You can get the location, hours of operation and more info after the Jump: Jesse Durko's Tropical Nursery Davie

Spectacular Events by Bouer Catering Group

Peter Bouer, founded Bon Appetit Caterers 35 years ago. They quickly garnered a reputation for being one of the best catering company’s in South Florida. Today there are three catering companies under the Bouer Catering Group (BCG) umbrella that also include Haute Cuisine and B'Tay Avon. The three companies serve the varied needs of different clientèle from meetings and smaller groups to kosher and high end affairs like weddings. You can find out more about BCG ater the Jump: Spectacular Events by Bouer Catering Group

GFLGLCC Lunch, Learn & Network

Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – Lunch, Learn & Network: Join us on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Bali Room at Dapur Asian Tapas and Ultra Lounge from Noon until 1:00 pm. The GFLGLCC will present an overview of the newly formed Young Professionals Group - YPG, which was developed to empower young LGBT professionals and their allies to preserve and grow a culture of diversity, service, leadership, advocacy and camaraderie among LGBT and allied GFLGLCC members. All GFLGLCC, LGBT and allied professionals 21- 40 years-old are invited to participate. Lunch will be served "family style." GFLGLCC members $35.00/Future members $40.00. Lunch price includes non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. Limited seating. RSVP required. For information, contact: Keith Blackburn at 954-523-3500 or or Adam Alvarado at

The Halloween Pumpkins Have Arrived In Wilton Manors

Fear not Linus, the pumpkins have arrived in Wilton Manors! The annual Kiwanis Club Pumpkin Patch is open on weekdays from noon to 9:00 pm and on weekends from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The Pumpkin Patch is staffed with lots of volunteers who are raising money for Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club. What's a Kiwanis Club?  Kiwanis and its family of clubs are located around the world in 80 countries and nearly 600,000 members strong. The Kiwanis annually raise more than $100 million, and report over 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen local communities and serve children. So if you're in need of a giant pumpkin, a little pumpkin or an in between sized pumpkin, Indian corn or dried corn stalks, you'll find this happening place at 5 Points near Rosie's Bar and Grill, Starbucks and the new Progress Bar. 

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Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza Hosts "Costumes & Cocktails"

Creep, float or crawl your way to Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza for "Costumes & Cocktails" on Thursday, October 30 starting at 8 pm. Join the party for a wicked good time and come dressed in costume to enjoy your first drink free. Scarfone's features a contemporary blend of Italian cuisine including the house specialty, coal fired pizza. Get all the details about Scarfone's on Mark's List here: Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza Hosts "Costumes & Cocktails"

Bourbon Street Pub Hosts "When Darkness Falls" Halloween 2014

Bourbon St. Pub in Key West hosts "When Darkness Falls" featuring a showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 10 pm in the Garden Bar on Friday, October 31. Also, don't miss Jessica Grabbit's Wicked Halloween Show at 8 pm and VJ/DJ Gary Nolan & the Men of Bourbon at 10 pm. No cover for those in costume. The Bourbon St. Pub Complex now consists of the original Bourbon St. Pub, 801 Bourbon Bar, Pizza Joe's and the New Orleans House. Be sure to get all the details of what's going on after the Jump: Bourbon Street Pub Hosts "When Darkness Falls" Halloween 2014

Honey Pot's Steam Fridays: Halloween 2014

Honey Pot has an exciting array of Halloween events on the horizon. Don't miss "What Happens in the Graveyard Stays in the Graveyard" during Steam Fridays on October 24. Featuring decor by Mathieu, catch a deadly show by Amy DeMilo, Alisa Summers, Trinity Taylor & cast; listen out for music by DJ Charles Machado; and sip on $1 drinks from 10 to 11 pm. The spooky fun continues on Friday, October 31 with "Rise of the Pumpkin King" starting at 10 pm. Spend you Halloween night in the middle of a pumpkin patch, and enter the costume contest for you chance to win over $500 in cash and prizes. Enjoy a themed show and $1 drinks from 10 to 11 pm. More information after the Jump: Honey Pot's Steam Fridays: Halloween 2014

Village Pub's "Side Show" & Costume Contest

Village Pub hosts "Side Show" on Friday, October 31 featuring two exciting contests. Enter the Neil Patrick Harris Look-a-like contest at 10:30 pm for your chance to win a three night stay at the New Orleans House in Key West. Hosted by Alexis Couture, show off your costume at 12:30 am to win $750 for first place, $300 for second place & $100 for third place. Also, don't miss the outside bar all night long. More about Village Pub after the Jump: Village Pub's "Side Show" & Costume Contest

Jamboree Lounge's Halloween Costume Contest

Jamboree Lounge, a neighborhood Gay bar located on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami's MiMo district, hosts a costumer contest at 1 am on Friday, October 31 during Halloween night. Hosted by Josue, don't miss your chance to win a cash prize and bar tab.  Featuring live music by DJ Alfred, enjoy happy hour $2 domestic beer from 7 to 9 pm. More information after the Jump: Jamboree Lounge's Halloween Costume Contest

Hunters Nightclub Presents "Freak Show: Circus" Wicked Manors

Step right up....the show is about to begin. Hunters Nightclub proudly presents "Freak Show: Circus" during Wicked Manors on Friday, October 31. Featuring Emcee Willow, enjoy $2 draft beer, house wines and quality liquors until 9:30 pm (inside bar) and drinks from the outside bar until midnight. Enter the costume contest at 1:30 am for cash prizes.Hunters is open on Halloween from 4 pm to 4 am. You can find out more details on Mark's List here: Hunters Presents "Freak Show: Circus" Wicked Manors

Score Presents "Wizardy"

Shall you trick or treat? Let your inner beast arise and make your spirit come alive at Score's "Wizardy" on Friday, October 31.  Hosted by The Penny Back Boyz, fill your core with beats by DJ AB & DJ Mac. Call ahead for table reservations. More information about Score after the Jump: Score Presents "Wizardy"

Boardwalk's Late Night Halloween Costume Contest

Join the gorgeous gang at Boardwalk on Friday, October 31 for "Halloween Horror" featuring a late night costume contest at 1 am and $1000 in cash & prizes. The categories include: sexiest, scariest & most original. More information about Boardwalk bar in Fort Lauderdale after the Jump: Boardwalk's Late Night Halloween Costume Contest

Georgie's Alibi St Pete Hosts 15th Annual Halloween Ball

Hosted by Kori Stevens, Georgie's Alibi in St. Petersburg presents the 15th Annual Halloween Ball on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 featuring a costume contest on both nights at 10 pm. One of the most popular gay nightclubs in the Tampa Bay area, the club has become a destination for the beach areas and most of southern Pinellas County. They’re always busy, so its a great place to meet guys and make new friends. You can find out more about this Bay area hotspot on Mark's List right here: Georgie's Alibi St Pete Hosts 15th Annual Halloween Ball

Palace's 3 Fear-Cest Queens Bring It For Halloween

Palace is offering a $100 prize for the best and most creative Halloween costume on October 31st. South Florida's fabulous TP Lords will judge the contest. In addition the Palace delivers performances all night long from their 3 fear-cest Queens starting at 5:00 pm. Who is the fear-cest of them all? TP Lords, Shanaya Bright, and Noel Leon! There will also be 2 different zombie flash-mob performances, music by DJ Zehno starting at 4:00 pm, $10 Ketel One "Ghost Cocktails" all night (Ketel on the rocks with a splash of VitaCoCo served chilled). If that's not enough, check out the fun surprises like Halloween-themed food from the kitchen, giveaways courtesy of MaritimoSwim.Com, and plenty of the eye-candy that Ocean Drive and the Palace are famous for. Yu can find out more about Palace on Mark's List right here: Palace's 3 Fear-Cest Queens Bring It For Halloween

Wicked Manors 2014, The Freak Show

Join the gang from Mark's List when South Florida's favorite LGBT Halloween event returns to Wilton Drive on October 31, 2014. Don't worry, you'll find your carnival sideshow superstar - This years theme is Freak Show! So many options, so little time. Whether you want to be a sword swallower, a thin man on stilts or a two headed nightingale, start planning your Wicked Manors Halloween costume today. The event will be bigger and better than ever with Halloween Costume contests and entertainment throughout Wilton Manors. As in past years Wilton Drive will be closed during the event. This year's event is being brought to you by the City of Wilton Manors and The Pride Center at Equality Park. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will benefit the vital programs and services of The Pride Center. The always-entertaining Miss Misty Eyez will serve as hostess on the main stage throughout the evening. You can get more deets on Mark's List here: Wicked Manors 2014, The Freak Show

Progress Bar & Luciano Present The Halloween Edition Of "Wired Fridays"

Luciano presents the Halloween edition of Wired Fridays on Oct 31 7:00 pm until 3:00 am. The party is glow in the dark and neon costumes and attire along with glow in the dark body paint is suggested. DJs X Gonzalez (from DC) and Alex Ramos from South Florida will spin.You can check out all the details and find out more about Progress Bar on Mark's List here: Progress Bar Presents "Wired Fridays"

Impulse Group Launches "I Am Not Alone"

Saturday September 27th was National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the Impulse Group South Florida launched "I am Not Alone", a social movement where people pledge to take a friend, a brother, a sister, a parent, or a partner to share the experience and get tested!  Your friends and family need to know that we are all in this together and we are not alone! 1 in 5 people is HIV positive and does not know it. Pledge to take friends & family to get tested and join the movement today! You can find out more about the Impulse Group South Florida on Mark's List here: Impulse Group Launches "I Am Not Alone"

Ghosts In The Garden, Halloween At The Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Friday, October 31 from 8:00 pm until midnight discover an enchanted garden, where the ghosts of medieval crusaders wander, and mystical sprites and goblin creatures haunt a court of dancing souls. Ghosts in the Garden is a "knight" of fantasy, where Halloween is celebrated with bottomless grog, gruesome grub, a haunted forest and costume contest with great prizes from The Clevelander Hotel! Featuring live music by Mr. Nice Guy. There'll be treats by Dylan's Candy Bar, BuzzBar ice cream and more. The official afterparty happens at Oolite. You can get more info about the botanical garden on Mark's List here: Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Halloween Costume Contest At Floppy Rooster Miami

The Floppy Rooster is an all nude, all male Gay strip club located just 15 minutes from downtown Miami. Halloween night 2014 gets wild with a $100 costume contest.  The rest of the weekly lineup includes "Floppy Seconds" on Thursday night with 2 for 1 friction dancers, 2 for 1 VIP rates and 2 for 1 well drinks & domestic beers.  Friday & Saturday offers club goers reduced cover before midnight & 2 for 1 drinks specials from 8:00 pm to midnight. You can find out more on Mark's List right here: Floppy Rooster's Weekly Lineup

Johnny's Hosts Halloween Party

Featuring some of South Florida's sexiest male dancers, Johnny's hosts a Halloween party on Friday, October 31. No fee VIP rooms and no cover all night. Also, enjoy $69 bottles & 2-4-1 shots. You can find the location, check out thousands of sexy photos and find out more after the Jump: Johnny's Hosts Halloween Party

Hôtel Gaythering Hosts "Pirates & Seamen, Mermaids & Barnacles"

Ahoy matey. On Friday, October 31, Hotel Gaythering hosts "Pirates & Seamen, Mermaids & Barnacles" from 9 pm to 2 am. Join in on the fun and talk like a pirate or else your booty will be pillaged....Aaarrg. Also, don't  miss Bears & Hares from 10 pm to 2 am every Friday. You can get the location and find out more about Hôtel Gaythering after the Jump: Hôtel Gaythering Hosts "Pirates & Seamen, Mermaids & Barnacles"

Club Boi 2.0 Hosts Halloween Extravaganza

Club Boi 2.0 hosts a "Halloween Extravaganza" on Saturday, November 1 Club Boi is a Gay nightclub with sexy strippers, dancing and great DJs spinning Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Rap, Reggae, Soca, Latin and other urban inspired music. Be sure to check out all the details after the Jump: Club Boi Hosts "Halloween Extravaganza" 2014

Discotekka Presents "The Fair" Halloween 2014

What could be scarier than a clown with sharp fangs? In association with Milancita, Discotekka welcomes you to "The Fair" on Saturday, November 1. Watch as your innermost fears come to life this Halloween. Featuring musical guests DJ Just Oliver, Krooners Unlimited & DJ Carlos G, enter the Halloween costume contest for the chance to win $1500. Discotekka and Mekka are located in Miami's downtown entertainment district where beer, wine and liquor are legally served 24 hours a day. More information after the Jump: Discotekka Presents "The Fair" Halloween 2014

Sidelines Sports & Video Bar's Halloween Weekend

Sidelines Sports & Video Bar invites you to join them for all the action this Halloween Weekend. Starting on Thursday, October 30 catch FSU vs. Louisville at 7:30 pm. On Halloween night, enter the costume contest at midnight for a chance to win $100 cash/$100 bar tab for the first place winner. Sidelines is open until 4 am on Friday, October 31 & Saturday, November 1. More about Sidelines Sports & Video Bar after the Jump: Sidelines Sports & Video Bar's Halloween Weekend

Twist's Halloween Extravaganza

Featuring beats by DJ Adora, be sure to catch Nelly Norell as "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" at Twist on Thursday, October 30. On Halloween night, don't miss "Twisted Zombies" with DJ Power Infiniti spinning all night long, and enter the costume contest at 1 am for your chance to win $500 in prizes. Also, listen out of beats by DJ Mika on Saturday, November 1. More information about Twist after the Jump: Twist's Halloween Extravaganza

The Manor's Halloween Weekend Lineup

Beginning on Friday, October 31, The Manor Complex presents the "Garden of Evil" Halloween Party from 5 pm to 4 am. Featuring a huge outdoor dance area with LED walls & performance stage, enter the best costume contest for your chance to win $2500 in cash & prizes. Also, don't miss shows by TP Lords, Sasha Lords & Electra and beats by DJ JPS & DJ Sushiman.

The party continues on Saturday, November 1 with "Day of the Dead" starting at 11 pm. Enter the costume contest with $1000 in cash & prizes, dance to music by DJ Monty Q and sip on $3 well drinks from 11 pm to midnight. No cover. Over in at Noche Latina Saturdays, the "Garden of Evil" theme continues with hostess Viva Mirage. Enter the free raffle for a $500 gift basket. More information about The Manor after the Jump: The Manor's Halloween Weekend Lineup

Halloween Weekend at Bill's

It's time to get your freak on. Bill's Filling Station hosts a fun-filled Halloween weekend starting on Friday, October 31 with "Growl: Freak Show" featuring a costume contest at 11 pm. Hosted by Nikki Adams, enter for a chance to win a $500 grand prize.  On Saturday, November 1, join Nicole Halliwell, Calypso Monroe & Nikkay Waters for a special "Hocus Pocus" show at 11 pm. After the show, enter the costume contest to win $500 for first, $300 for second & $200 for third. The Halloween festivities conclude on Sunday, November 2 with "Trannie Palace: Freak Show" hosted by Misty Eyez at 10:30 pm. Enter the costume contest at 11 pm for a $500 grand prize. Make sure to check out all the details after the Jump: Halloween Weekend at Bill's

Push Fitness October Class Schedule

In addition to personal training and professional nutrition and health coaching, the trainers at Push Fitness offer classes 6 days a week that will make you break a sweat and leave you feeling fit and ready for the day. Here's this month's daily class schedule.

You can find the location, get a map and more information about the team of personal trainers and health coaches on Mark's List here: Push Fitness Weekly Class Schedule


7:00 am Bodyblast with Nick
6:00 pm Men's Freedom Yoga with Drew
7:00 pm Bodyblast Frank


7:00 am Yoga with Daniela
9:00 am Bodyblast Frank
7:00 pm Bodyblast with Ledjon


7:00 am Bodyblast with Nick
7:00 pm Bodyblast Frank


7:00 am Yoga with Daniela
9:00 am Bodyblast Frank
7:00 pm Bodyblast with Ledjon


7:00 am Bodyblast with Nick
6:00 pm Men's Freedom Yoga with Drew
7:00 pm Bodyblast Frank


9:00 am Bodyblast with Cory
10:00 am Bodyblast with Frank
11:00 am Yoga with Drew

Trannie Palace Sundays At Bill's WilMa

Join Misty Eyez and her cast of drag performers every Sunday night as they present Trannie Palace, a show where newcomers perform alongside seasoned veterans who mentor them. Weekly theme shows ranging from goth to glam keep the crowds coming back for more. The shows begin at 11 pm. More information about Bill's and Trannie Palace after the Jump: Trannie Palace Sundays  at Bill's

Miami’s Hottest Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets to this season's hottest shows are now on sale! The Adrienne Arsht Center presents comedy, modern dance, ballet, vocalists, Broadway and virtually every other genre of performing art in Miami. From blockbuster shows like The Book of Mormon, Wicked and Beauty and the Beast to Grammy winning performers like Emmylou Harris and Tony Bennet, it's all on stage at Miami's world renowned performing arts complex, the Arsht Center. 

YMiami's Hottest Tickets Now on Saleou can check out what's coming up and buy tickets using the blue ticket link and you can find out more about the Arsht Center on Mark's List here: Miami’s Hottest Tickets Now On Sale! 

Kelly's Landing, Authentic New England Style Seafood in Fort Lauderdale

You may have driven past this place on Cordova Road every day and figured it’s a regular eatery. But for those who walk through the wooden pub-like door, it’s a little bit of New England dropped down in Fort Lauderdale. Kelly's Landing - Fort Lauderdale specializes in fresh New England style and local seafood as well as a variety of popular dishes and desserts that are prepared fresh daily. The thing about Kelly’s is there is so much to try on the menu. It will take several visits to do the menu justice.

They do lobster New England style—just a Bug (slang for lobster) on a plate with some melted butter—and you must wear your bib. If you’re the type who enjoys hunting through the little beastie for all the hidden meat you won’t be disappointed. At lunch, their Lobster Roll has acquired a legion of followers and can only be described as famous - and for good reason. If you're tempted to try Kelly’s, don’t forget to practice some of the ‘Bastonian’ slang you’ll find on the menu: Chowdah, Lobstah or Gahden Burgah.

Be sure to check out these great specials. King Crab served with salad or potato every Wednesday special: $20. (Regularly $30). Florida Lobster Tails  are the Monday special. Twin broiled Florida lobster tails and one side for $20.

You can get the location and find out more on Mark's List here: Kelly's Landing, Authentic New England Seafood in Fort Lauderdale

Doctors Matthew Zarraga D.O. and Khonnie Wongkittiroch D.O. at Z-Roc Dermatology

There's no-such-thing as too young to start a skin care regimen! Doctors Matthew Zarraga D.O. and Khonnie Wongkittiroch D.O. at Z-Roc Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale will help you maintain skin that's youthful, supple and smooth for years. The highly experienced staff at Z-Roc is well-versed in cosmetic procedures and treatments for everyday issues like acne, wrinkles and dry skin. They also provide dermal filler injections like Botox and can perform mini face lifts in their surgical suites. 

More serious skin conditions like moles and other lesions that are cancerous can be attended to as well. The friendly staff is dedicated to client satisfaction. You'll be attended to in a serene, modern, state-of-the-art facility that is centrally located and convenient. 

You can find the location and get lots more information on Mark's List right here: Z-Roc Dermatology Now Open in Fort Lauderdale

John James Audubon's House & Tropical Gardens

The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens in Key West offer a relaxing and educational look into the works of John James Audubon, world renown naturalist, with 28 first edition Audubon works in the home. The home was slated for demolition in 1958 and saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation. This was the first restoration project in Key West, and is still considered one of the crowning achievements of the island's restoration movement.

The gardens offer a lush one-acre view of tropical foliage and are considered to be the finest tropical gardens in the Florida Keys. Audubon visited the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas in 1832 and left Key West having sighted and drawn 22 new birds for his "Birds of America" folio. Audubon's painting of the white-crowned pigeon features the Geiger tree, still standing in the front yard of the house.

You can get the location and find out more on Mark's List here: John James Audubon's House & Tropical Gardens

World AIDS Museum, Wilton Manors

Founded in September of 2011 and officially opened on May 15, 2014, the World AIDS Museum is an idea that grew out of the Fort Lauderdale based group Pozitive Attitudes, a topic driven support group for HIV positive people in South Florida. The Museum’s mission is to build awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by documenting the history of HIV/AIDS, remembering the people who suffered from the disease, educating people about HIV/AIDS, and enlightening the world to this continuing tragedy. The organization also hopes to empower survivors. You can find out more and get the location after the Jump: World AIDS Museum Wilton Manors

Free Wallcast Movies on Miami Beach

Upcoming Free Wallcast Movies include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent, The Birds and The Sting 

Fall is in full gear and it's time to get out of the house and enjoy the cool nights in South Florida's iconic parks. Some of this year's biggest hits are set to be screened on the east wall of the New World Center on Miami Beach. If you have never seen a movie in park or more specifically on the wall at the New World Center, it's a great way to relax with a picnic basket, a bottle of wine and some good friends. Upcoming films include The Fault in Our Stars (2014) on October 22, The Birds (1963) on October 29, X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) on November 5, The Sting (1973) on November 6, Maleficent (2014) on November 12 and Ocean's 12 (2004) November 13. The films continue throughout the Winter and Spring and you can find the full list, show times and get directions on Mark's List here: Free Wallcast Movies on Miami Beach

Key West's Amazing Alexander's Guesthouse

Time for a Key West getaway? Built in the early 1900's, Alexander's Guesthouse in Key West was lovingly restored and opened as a resort in 1981. The owners took great care to insure that the unique characteristics of the original structures were maintained while integrating all the modern conveniences that a savvy traveler expects. Many rooms have private verandas or decks. Every morning there's a Continental breakfast and in the evening cocktails are served poolside. You can get the reservation link and more info on Mark's List here: Key West's Amazing Alexander's Guesthouse

Free Meditation Hour At MBBG Every Tuesday

Meditation practitioner for over 20 years and clinical hypnosis therapist Henry Brown leads students through a one-hour journey inward every Tuesday beginning at 11:00 am in the Butterfly room at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Meditation is a natural state of mind that brings balance to the bodily systems. There are techniques which have been used for millennium which allow us to achieve this wonderful state in a short time. Those who attend meditation sessions regularly will quickly learn to practice these techniques and reach a meditative state to reduce stress, increase memory, improve physical health and mental awareness. These group meditations include individual instruction to assist attendees to meditate and reach a comfortable personal level of relaxation. These sessions are free for everyone to attend. Donations from non-Garden members are encouraged. You can get the location of the botanical garden here: Free Meditation Hour At MBBG Every Tuesday

Passion. Deception. Betrayal. Miami Theater Center Presents Hedda Gabler

Buy Tickets NowPassion. Deception. Betrayal. Experience one of the most captivating and tortured heroines in history. Don't miss Hedda Gabler, a new adaptation of the world-famous drama about a reluctant housewife rebelling against the prison of stability. Written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted for the stage by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla, directed by Stephanie Ansin, the play is on stage now at the Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores. You'll find more information, including the location here: Miami Theater Center Presents Hedda Gabler

2014 Equality Florida Broward Gala

The annual Equality Florida Broward Gala takes place Sunday, November 16th at the spectacular Hyatt Regency Pier 66 on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and Buy Equality Florida Broward Gala Ticketsan exciting program that includes an Equality Florida progress update by Director Nadine Smith. The honorees will be announced soon and we will update this post at that time. Ticket link and more information after the Jump: 2014 Equality Florida Broward Gala

Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza in Wilton Manors

Scarfone's features a contemporary blend of Italian cuisine including the house specialty, coal fired pizza. The pizzas are served traditional style or flat bread and whole wheat crust is available. Tasty pasta dishes are also served including favorites like Penne Ala Vodka, jumbo sized handmade meatballs that are served in a delicious San Marzano tomato sauce and Coal Fired Oven Wings accompanied with caramelized onions, chiabata bread & whole pieces of tender garlic that will keep you coming back to Scarfone's for more. You can get the location and vote for the things you like about Scarfone's on Mark's List here: Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza in Wilton Manors

13|Even's Magical Happy Hour

13|Even, a casual restaurant and lounge in Wilton Manors, features a hip Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. What's on deck? $5 Flatbreads, $5 Empanadas (we love 'em), $2.50 Session Lager, $2.50 Session Black, $2.50 Magic Hat Drafts and $5 Select Wines.

The restaurant's overwhelming appeal comes from it's rustic, simple furnishings and the tapas style menu that affords diners the opportunity to mix and match a variety of entrees and create an eclectic array of food to indulge on. Borrowing from many styles of cuisine and cultures, the menu is filled with updated and classic international and a little bit of American fare. You'll also find about 40 different kinds of craft beer being served along with over 40 kinds of wine, ready to pour. Location and lots more info after the Jump: Happy Hour at 13|Even Restaurant Wilton Manors

Rosie's Fantastic Sunday Funday Brunch

Mark's List readers love Rosie's for their "Great Burgers," "Healthy Food Choices" and... "Fantastic Sunday Brunch!" That's right, brunch at Rosie's is fantastic! Every Sunday, ‪‎Rosie‬'s in ‪Wilton Manors serves up some of the best reasons to get out of bed. See and be seen at Sunday Brunch while digging into some of the tastiest pancakes, waffles and eggs Benedict in the area. Check out the Miss Truvy's Deep-Dish Southern-Style Not-So-French Toast which is (to be read in a Southern accent) A big ol' wedge of their down-home version of French Toast, completely Americanized and Southernized, and made in a big ol' pan, topped with a pecan (peeeee-can) praline glaze, and baked until gold-n-bubbly.  As Southern friends of ours say, “It’ll make you smack your Granny!”If breakfast food isn't your style, try a great burger, wrap or salad. Are you on a liquid diet? Order a hurricane bucket to quench your thirst, toast the morning with a refreshing mimosa or chug down a Bloody Mary to fend off that nasty hangover. Be sure to get all the details about Rosie's Sunday Brunch menu after the Jump: Sunday Brunch at Rosie's in Wilton Manors

3 South Florida Locations - Bodytek Fitness Group Interval Training

At three locations, Bodytek Fitness in South Florida uses a new and revolutionary total body workout program that is scientifically designed to significantly improve your fitness level through interval cardiovascular training and strength training. That means that Bodytek is not just a workout, it's a total fitness regimen that addresses overall personal health. It's scientifically proven that interval training is the most effective way to boost your metabolism and burn off unwanted fat. You can find out more about each location using these links: 

Going Out? Do Quick Isometric Exercises And Get Pumped

Don’t let crowded gyms and crazy schedules drive you batty this weekend. You can still do a quick pump and be primed for your night out. It only takes a few short minutes. Isometrics are a sure fire way to get those muscles pumped in as little time as it takes you to slither into or out of your Speedo! 

Isometric exercise is defined as muscles working against a static resistance (a wall, a tree, or even another muscle group), expending energy but not moving. Muscle strength and power increase as muscles contract. The great thing about isometrics is that it’s resistance training without weights. All you need is that great body of yours because opposing muscle groups do the work. Perform each exercise slowly and intently. Build tension gradually and do only 3 reps of each exercise at a time.

You can read up on the full routine on Mark's List here: Going Out? Do Quick Isometric Exercises And Get Pumped

Beauty and the Feast Bar|Kitchen Fort Lauderdale Beach

The feast on Fort Lauderdale Beach has begun! Beauty & the Feast Bar|Kitchen offers a globally inspired American menu filled with downright tasty comfort food. From small plate tapas style pizza to paella, burgers and bone-in steaks to craft beers and impressive culinary cocktails, the restaurant caters to a wide variety of tastes and appetites.

On our most recent visit we tried the Parma, a pizza with ricotta, prosciutto, tomato sauce, arugula and a balsamic drizzle, Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffles, crispy fried chicken on a waffle topped with orange blossom honey and the Crispy Chicken Sliders. We loved it all, especially the divine Chicken and Waffles. You can get the location and find out more on Mark's List here: Beauty and the Feast Bar|Kitchen Fort Lauderdale Beach

BBQ Yumminess at Red Cow In Fort Lauderdale

Looking for some BBQ yumminess? Red Cow on the bend at Gateway in Fort Lauderdale is full of chicken, beef and pork BBQ yumminess. There's also dreamy Mac-N-Cheese, heavenly Cowboy Mashed Potatoes, astronomical Sweet Potato Grits and mouth watering Brussels Sprouts to chow down on as sides. Yup, even the Brussels Sprouts are over the top delicious. It's hard to imagine, but this place gets everything right. Mark's List users rate Red Cow highest for "Great BBQ," "LGBT Friendly Servers," and "Fabulous Sunday Brunch." Read up on the menu items we tried and find out where it's located on Mark's List here: BBQ Yumminess at Red Cow In Fort Lauderdale

$5 Dog Obedience Classes In Wilton Manors

Join your neighbors for a dog obedience class every Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm at the Basketball Court outside of the Hagen Park Community Center in Wilton Manors. All breeds of dogs are welcome for this beginners obedience class. Registration happens at 6:30 pm and class begins at 7:30 pm. A rally obedience class with skill building and drills starts at 8:00 pm. The cost is $5 per class. 

The Best Cannoli In South Florida

Let me just tell you this is a real photo of a real cannoli that was served to us at the new Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza on Wilton Drive. The photo hasn't been retouched or "Photoshopped" in any way! If you're thinking it looks good, you should hop on down and try one. In our opinion it's the best cannoli in South Florida!

And the great food at Scarfone's doesn't start with dessert. It arrives on your table throughout your entire meal. The pizzas are to die for and the pasta is over the top fabulous. The atmosphere is urban glam and the service is phenomenal. 

The typical Cannoli has about 374 calories and so if you're going to go for it, you want the best! You can get the location, check out more and get the location on Mark's List here: The Best Canoli In South Florida

31st Annual Miami Book Fair International

The books are coming! And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day international literary party in downtown Miami every year in November. The Fair, in its 30th year, will run from November 16 - 23, 2014 with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world. You can get all of the information you'll need right here on Mark's List: 31st Annual Miami Book Fair International

Thursday Night NFL Football at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

Football is bigger than ever this year and with 24 flat screen TVs, Sidelines is South Florida's LGBT football game central. With the expansion of NFL Football to Thursday nights this year, some of the best games of the week are now being played in Prime Time. So sports fanatics, why not kick off your weekend a day early?

Thursday the 18th of September, it's the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons. Thursday September 25th the New York Giants against the Washington Redskins. On October 2nd the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings. October 9th the Indianapolis Colts head to Houstan Texas and take on the Texans. On October 16th the New York Jets are matched up against the New England patriots. The San Diego Chargers head to Denver and Mile High Stadium when they play the Broncos on October 23rd. The New Orleans Saints go after the Carolina Panthers on October 30th. The Midwest battles it out on November 6th when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Cleveland Browns. On November 13th the action happens at Sun Life Stadium when the Miami Dolphins are up against the Buffalo Bills. The Kansas City Chiefs take their chances against the Oakland Raiders on November 20th.

Regular season Thursday Football wraps up on Thanksgiving Day in classic football games when the Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, the Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, and the Seattle Seahawks are pitted against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.

With the exception of Thanksgiving Day, all of the games kick off at 8:25 pm. On Thanksgiving the games begin at 12:30 and kick off every four hours for a full day of sports action. If you need to know more about Sidelines, you can find the location and check out hundreds of photos on Mark's List here: Thursday Football at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

The Athletic Man Men's Clothing Fort Lauderdale

The Athletic Man offers an enormous selection of men's tank tops in loads of hot colors, cuts, and sizes all destined to show off that hot body you work to maintain. They also carry lots and lots of shorts in many colors, varying in length from very short to medium length. Coordinating colors and cuts with the wide variety of sizes of tanks and shorts available is relatively easy. There is a nice selection of swim suits alongside accessories like wallets, belts and cuffs. New merchandise arrives weekly and the owners also stock a few items custom created in the store.

The store includes brands that can't be found all over town like Go Software, American Jock, Whittal & Shon, Jack Adams, Pacific Surf, Private Structure and Steele. The Athletic Man is also the exclusive distributor of Gallego de Montiel (pictured here), a clothing line popular in Spain's resort areas along with Athletic Man's own line of clothing.

You can get teh location and find out more on Mark's List here: The Athletic Man Men's Clothing Fort Lauderdale

Wilton Manors Weekend Green Market

The weekly Wilton Manors Green Market happens on Saturdays and Sundays year 'round from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Wilton Manors City Hall / Hagen Park parking lot. The Market features organic produce, regular produce, international baked goods and lots of vendors with specialty items like fresh spices & herbs, soups, cheeses, coffees & tea, bagels, nuts & dried fruits, baked goods. There are a variety of other international and local vendors. The Market gives residents and visitors to Wilton Manors an exciting shopping alternative and a chance to view, sample and purchase local produce and products. For more information on The Market or to become a vendor, please visit or contact Frank and Ron at (954) 531-5363.

Perlas En El Paraiso! White Party's Muscle Beach 2014

This year’s Muscle Beach Party on the sun-bleached sands of the 12th Street “Gay” Beach is themed Perlas en el Paraiso or Pearls in Paradise for the English speakers! The 2014 White Party Week Muscle Beach Party features DJ Tristan Jaxx and DJ Mickey Friedmann (pictured here) and finishes up with the traditional White Party fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean. More information and ticket links after the Jump: White Party Week Muscle Beach 2014


Dexter's Orlando Great Brunch And... Hangover Relief

We eat at Dexter's on just about every trip to Orlando. Why? Well for starters it seems like everyone else does. But more importantly it's a great place for Sunday brunch. They line up the glasses with Bloody Mary's and Mimosas and pass out the hangover relief like no other restaurant we've ever seen.

The clientele is totally mixed: gay, straight, completely unaffected and very good looking. The eggs Benedict are divine, but on our last trip we tried the New Orleans Egg Stack. Imagine this, crispy flour tortillas stacked with Andouille sausage, cumin scrambled eggs, red peppers, grilled onions, Colby cheese, salsa, and sour cream. Yeah! A killer breakfast after a night of nightclubbing. Lots more, including location info, after the Jump: Sunday Brunch at Dexter's Orlando

Every Day Is Hot On Miami's 12th Street Gay Beach

Every day is a hot day on Miami's main LGBTQ beach, located at 12th Street & Ocean Drive, directly across the street from the world famous Palace Restaurant and Bar. The Palace is a great place to relax, unwind and maybe even make a friend before and after sunning. Also located nearby is Studio W stocked with great swim suits, sunglasses, towels, sun tan lotion, beach bags, water and just about everything you need to get your beach on. You can find the location of the South Beach Gay Beach on Mark's List here: Every Day Is Hot On Miami's 12th Street Gay Beach

White Party 2014, The Diamond Jubilee

White Party began in 1985 as a pioneering fundraiser to raise money for research and awareness on a new disease called AIDS. Thirty years later, the Party remains true to its roots as a primary income source for Care Resource, a nonprofit, multicultural, community-based AIDS service organization, which provides education, prevention, research, care and treatment, and support services. Surrounded by an entire weekend of events, Saturday’s actual “White Party” unites thousands of gay men and women dressed in white, creating a fairy tale party setting. Sunday’s Muscle Beach Party recruits over 5,000 muscle boys for an afternoon of barefoot dancing, dripping sweat, and inebriation. Tickets are cheaper in advance and tax deductible! You can get info on all of the parties, check out thousands of photos from previous years and get the ticket link here: White Party 2014, The Diamond Jubilee

Swan Song at Twist

The last chance to see all the people you met at White Party Week™ happens on Monday, December 1. Swan Song at Twist Nightclub features DJ Deanne and sets the stage as the longest-running and a favorite party of locals and tourists alike. Twist is a legendary Miami Beach multi-room indoor and outdoor entertainment complex, with 5 rooms and something for everyone. The party begins at 11 pm and as always at Twist, "Never a Cover, Always a Groove." You can find out more about this White Party Week™ event right here: White Party Week™ Closing Party, Swan Song at Twist

The 3 Best Burgers In Wilton Manors

In the mood for a burger? Headed out in Wilton Manors? Well you're in luck because in an area famous for its burgers, some of the best are found in the heart of South Florida's Gayborhood, Wilton Drive. In the past few years the Riverwalk Burger Battle™ has defined the best burgers in South Florida and it's no secret that more of those burgers are found in Wilton Manors than in any other part of South Florida. Both Rosie's Bar and Grill and Alibi have won numerous accolades from Best Burger to Burger Nirvana and Fan Favorite. We've tried them all and we'd like to add one newcomer that hasn't won any awards yet (other than this one), to the list of monumentally tasty burgers. Here's Mark's List of the best burgers in Wilton Manors (in alphabetical order by burger): 

► Rosie's Bar and Grill - the Ivanna Hooker, an Angus Beef burger topped with crumbled bleu cheese, bacon, lettuce, dill pickles and hefty slice of tomato.
► Alibi - the Knockout burger, a Black Angus beef patty topped with roasted jalapeño cream cheese, aged cheddar cheese, roasted garlic mayo and bacon onion jam.
► Mind Your Manors, MYM burger, a blend of sirloin, chuck and flank beef that is topped with caramelized onion, Brie, smoked bacon and a tasty garlic mayo along with Romaine lettuce and Tomato.

HIV+? Want Children? FIRST IVF Can Help

Did you know that it is safe to use sperm from HIV+ males for IVF and insemination? Methods for processing semen and testing for seminal HIV have improved in the past decade and it is now considered safe and ethically responsible to support the reproductive rights of all persons, including those infected with HIV. Techniques for processing semen include using gradient centrifugation and a "swim-up" method to remove HIV from spermatozoa. The semen is also processed to remove other viruses. As an additional safeguard, new medications that treat HIV patients decrease the viral load to an undetectable level most of the time, preventing transmission. You can get the location and find out more here: HIV+? Want Children? FIRST IVF Can Help

Strong Arm Tactics

Building Tremendous Triceps

Triceps make up two-thirds of your upper arm, therefore it is logical that the bigger and more defined these babies are, the more massive your arms will look. The triceps are responsible for the movement of extension of the elbow and produce motion of the forearm. Because of their larger size you need to work tri’s a little longer and harder than biceps. Hit triceps twice a week using 3-4 exercises of 3-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions. You can check out the full routine on Mark's List here: Strong Arm Tactics, Building Tremendous Triceps

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Stonewall National Museum & Archives Presents Queer Kids: Coming Out in America

Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents an exhibit titled Queer Kids: Coming Out in America. The US premiere of this stunning documentary photography exhibit opens with a reception with photographer Michael Sharkey at Stonewall National Museum in Wilton Manors on Thursday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition will be on view October 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015.

For the past 8 years M. Sharkey has been documenting queer youth across the US and in Europe. Sharkey’s photographs are intimate testaments to his subjects’ powerful self-awareness; at once empathetic and opulent, they are the visual counterpart to the voice these young people have struggled—and lately succeeded—to find. Rooted in the long tradition of portraiture, Sharkey’s images grant his subjects a full measure of the dignity with which they deserve to be seen. “I think I’ll always be drawn to this amazingly brave group. Their strength is a continual source of inspiration for me” says Sharkey. “It is their defiance that I want to capture in the portraits. What I hope people might also see is the delight that is the domain of a new generation: the sheer joy of being able to stand up and be seen without shame.”

M. Sharkey began Queer Kids at a moment when teenage sexual and gender identity had just begun to gain national attention in the US. Having come of age in the early Nineties, Sharkey belongs to a generation that was often hostile to the open expression and discussion of homosexual identity. The project is a celebration of the recent developments within the Gay Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community that allow today’s youth the opportunity and support to find their own voice and speak openly about their

You can find the location of the gallery and more information on Mark's List here: Stonewall National Museum & Archives Presents Queer Kids: Coming Out in America

Florida's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors (affectionately referred to as WilMa) is a city within the larger city of Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is home to one of America's largest year-round populations of Gay and Lesbian residents. In the past decade downtown Wilton Manors has evolved into a nearly one mile long corridor of Gay and Lesbian owned, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The main street, Wilton Drive, is closed several times a year for LGBT festivals and events that are sponsored by Mark's List. The larger of the events are Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors in June and Wicked Manors, a Halloween event that attracts tens of thousands of costumed revelers from all over the world. You can check out a map of the Gayborhood and get information on virtually every business "on the Drive" here: Florda's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale?

Here's are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightclubs that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Fort Lauderdale 13|Even, Alibi, Bill’s, Boardwalk, Cubby Hole, Dapur, The Drive, Hunters, Infinty Lounge, The Manor, Rosie’s, Scandals Saloon, Sidelines Sports Bar, The Stable, Village Pub. Interested in more Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors Florida

Going OUT in Miami or Miami Beach?

Here's are the links to bars and restaurants that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Miami & Miami Beach: Azucar, The CabaretDiscotekkaEros LoungeJamboree Lounge,  PalaceScore, and Twist.

Going OUT in Tampa or Ybor City?

Here's are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightcubs that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Tampa and Ybor City: G. Bar, Honey Pot, Ybor Social Club. Interested in more Tampa and Ybor City information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Tampa and Ybor City

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