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616 JAX Bear & Leather Bar in Jacksonville on Mark's List

616 JAX Bear & Leather Bar in Jacksonville, FL

Author: 
Carrie Fowler
Curator: 
Michael Newlin
The 616 Bar is Jacksonville Florida's Premier Bear and Leather Bar. The popular gay bar offers a warm and friendly neighborhood feeling with a patio out back. The bar is open 7 days a week from 4pm - 2am. Full Liquor is served inside and on the patio. Located in Historic 5 Points - Brooklyn Area of downtown Jacksonville Florida. Daily Happy Hour prices are in effect from 4 pm to 8 pm seven days a week and include $1.75 Drafts and $2 Wells/Domestics. Please note that these specials may change, they are accurate at the time of the most recent update on the page.
 

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Sunday Tea Dance at Garage VV

Located in West Palm Beach's Northwood neighborhood, the Garage VV presents Sunday Tea starring Kataleya, Nicole & Tayanna on November 23 with shows at 7 & 9 pm. On the decks will be DJ Luke spinning a mix of Sunday Funday party tunes. Party from 4 to 11 pm & don't miss happy hour from 4 to 9 pm. You can get the location and more information about Garage VV on Mark's List here: Sunday Tea Dance at Garage VV

Tegan And Sara Rock The Fontainebleau Thanksgiving Weekend

Identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara, an indie rock/indie pop duo are set to perform at Miami Beach's iconic Fontainebleau Hotel. Get a little bit closer to Tegan and Sara this Thanksgiving weekend! The internationally celebrated singer-songwriters will take the stage as part of the hotel’s BleauLive performance series on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The Canadian Twins, currently touring with Katy Perry are best known for their breakthrough song, “Walking with a Ghost”. You'll also here classic inde songs like "I Was A Fool", "Goodbye, Goodbye" and their chart smashing "Closer' (video below).

Buy Tegan and Sara TicketsTegan and Sara have played countless festivals around the world including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and have toured with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Neil Young, The Pretenders, The Killers, Jack Johnson, Ben Folds, City and Colour, Death Cab For Cutie, Weezer and Paramore. Since 2003, they have headlined tours in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, consistently selling out theatres around the world. Their music has been featured in major network television programs including 90210, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, Veronica Mars, The Vampire Diaries, and One Tree Hill. They have performed multiple times on Letterman, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan. They have collaborated with artists in all genres, from superstar DJs like Tiesto, to seminal literary figures such as Augusten Burroughs.

Use the big blue link to purchase tickets. You can find out more about the Fontainebleau and concert on Mark's List here: Tegan And Sara Rock The Fontainebleau Thanksgiving Weekend


Sunday Tea Dance at Garage VV

Located in West Palm Beach's Northwood neighborhood, the Garage VV presents Sunday Tea starring Ashlee Blake, Kataleya D. Dupree and Roxee Divine. On the decks will be DJ Luke spinning a mix of Sunday Funday party tunes. Enjoy a great dinner and drink specials. 

The Garage VV is the sister restaurant of Little Moir's Foodshack and Leftovers located north of West Palm Beach in Jupiter. Michael Moir, owner of the Garage VV, strives to bring the sense of freedom of eating and drinking to their friends in the culturally rich and diverse neighborhood of Northwood, a historic area of downtown West Palm Beach. The Garage VV is proud to serve fresh food that can be enjoyed day after day. Every day they serve a completely different daily menu to keep your taste buds excited. The menu is diverse and ever changing but always includes seafood, beef, lamb and chicken and plenty of things for the non-meat-eaters too.

You can get the location and more information about Garage VV on Mark's List here: Sunday Tea Dance at Garage VV

Memories of Mark

I am heartbroken to report that Mark Haines, my uncle, the founder and CEO of Mark's List, and a long-time leader in the Florida GLBT community, was killed last night.  And yet, I tenuously reach for some ray of happiness in knowing that he died while doing what he loved most.  He was participating in the Smart Ride with his brother (my father), Stephen Lang (long-time Mark's List photographer), and hundreds of others.  He died instantly, hit by a car while walking home from dinner after the best day and the best ride of his life.

On behalf of my father, myself, and all of Mark's family, we invite all who knew Mark to the funeral.  Details will be announced as soon as possible.

Please leave your memories of Mark here

-Matthew Haines 

Genesis 15 - New Year's Day 2015 Party At Mansion

Celebrate the new year! World Renowned DJ/Producer Tracy Young and Ferosh Records return to Mansion, Miami Beach for the legendary annual event, Genesis, January 1, 2015. What started years ago as a Buy Genesis 15 Ticketssimple attempt to break away from ordinary New Year's Eve celebrations, Tracy Young's non-stop musical journey has now become the Miami tradition for dance music lovers from around the world. This year, beginning at 8:00 am New Years Day on #SoBe, International DJ/Producer Tom Stephan aka Superchumbo & Tracy Young will once again take over the decks for a day long musical journey. More about this event after the Jump: Genesis New Year's Day Party at Mansion  Genesis 15 Direct Ticket Link: http://genesis.wantickets.com/Events/164391/GENESIS/

Stay Trim & Fit During the Holidays!

Here are 9 simple things you can do to stick to your fitness plan during the holidays.

Sometimes our worst fears can come true. Holiday weight gain can be as much as 3 to 5 pounds in a typical healthy person. Studies show that people who are already overweight tend to gain as much as 10 pounds during the holidays. Rather than abandoning your weekly routines at places like Push Fitness, Pump'n and BodyTek, be proactive and use the ideas in our fitness feature to stay on track. It is possible to head into January without packing on the pounds, here are the Mark's List 9 holiday health & fitness tips.



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





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



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



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 in #WilMa 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

$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. 



Alternative Lifestyles Panel Discussion - Community Collaborative Transgender Educational Series

Transgender Awareness Month Event

On Tuesday, November 25 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, a Transgender and Alternative Lifestyles Panel Discussion will be held as part of the Community Collaborative Transgender Educational Series in the Main Hall of the Pride Center's Schubert Building at Equality Park in Wilton Manors. You can get the location and more information on Mark's List here: Alternative Lifestyles Panel Discussion - Community Collaborative Transgender Educational Series



Thursday Night NFL Football at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

Football is bigger than ever this year and with 24 flat screen TVs, Sidelines is LGBTQ 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 at Sidelines in #WilMa?

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

Bourbon Street Pub's Annual Employee Turkey Turn-A-Bout

Nobody said anything about pretty! Bourbon Street Pub in Key West presents the Annual Employee Turkey Turn-A-Bout Show on Thursday, November 28. Watch out for drag performances by your favorite bartenders & staff of the pub. Start off with a free happy hour Thanksgiving Day buffet featuring roasted turkey and all the fixins starting at 5 pm and then enjoy the show at 10 pm. Be sure to get all the details of what's going on after the Jump: Bourbon Street Pub's Annual Turkey Turn-A-Bout

White Party Week™ Papa at Cameo

Kick off your White Party Week™ on Thanksgiving night at Papa, the party brought to you by Score nightclub's Luis Morera along with Jerry Torres, Eliad Cohen (creator of the Papa parties) and Jared Needle. The party will be spun by DJ Joe Gauthreaux, with a warm up set by South Florida's own Kidd Madonny. The event happens at Cameo on Miami Beach and features plenty of sexy Papa dancers! Ticket link and more information on Mark's List right here: White Party Week™ Papa at Cameo Nightclub

Keeping it White & Tight with DJ Scotty Thomson at Twist

Featuring beats by DJ Scotty Thomson, keep it white & tight at Twist during White Party Week on Friday, November 28. Twist is located in the popular Washington Avenue nightlife district in the heart of South Beach (which is the southern portion of the city of Miami Beach). The club is within easy walking distance of major hotels, shopping and restaurants and sits in the middle of the city's "National Art Deco Historical District." More information about Twist after the Jump: Keeping it White & Tight with DJ Scotty Thomson at Twist

White Gaythering, White Party Week Happy Hour Mixer

Join your friends this year at Miami Beach’s only LGBTQ hotel, Hôtel Gaythering, for an all new Happy Hour Mixer with some of Miami’s hottest locals and tourists. Located on the west end of Lincoln Road near Biscayne Bay, White Gaythering will feature good times for everyone with an open bar from Absolut Vodka from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mixer guests will receive a complimentary one-day pass for Hôtel Gaythering's Men’s Only Self Spa that is valid any day during White Party Week. You'll also be able to enter a drawing for a chance to win a weekend getaway or gift card.

In a city known for its night clubs, loud bars and glitz, the Lounge at the Gaythering is the antithesis of what you would expect in South Beach: No red velvet ropes, No guest lists, No smoking. The ambient music is always kept at a level promoting conversation between old friends and new ones. Where will you be Friday night before White Dreams? Get more details on Mark's List here: White Gaythering, White Party Week Happy Hour Mixer

White Party Week™ Salvation White Dreams™ at Space Nightclub

Just when you thought the Diamond Jubilee and White Party Week™ couldn’t get any hotter, Hilton Wolman delivers his legendary Salvation Party, White Dreams. This stellar event delivers you to yet another dimension in sight, sound and fantasy and is guaranteed to keep you dancing the night away at downtown Miami's world famous Space Nightclub. The legendary club is located in downtown Miami’s 24 hour entertainment district. White Dreams™ is a musically driven event featuring renowned internationally acclaimed circuit DJs Alain Jackinsky and Ivan Gomez. Ticket link and more information on Mark's List right here: White Party Week™ Salvation White Dreams™ at Space Nightclub

White Party Week™ White Splash Pool Party

Ready for the 2014 White Party Week Pool Party? Make a splash as you twerk your tan butt to the beats of DJ Grind under the Miami sun at the National Hotel pool, beach and lounge. Miami Beach Art Deco style meets sun and outdoor fun at this legendary Miami Beach resort. Enjoy steaming hot sounds and mingle with some of the sexiest men and women on the planet. White Party Week continues to wet your appetite with this lush tropical setting – complete with a 205 ft infinity pool, multiple bars, pool lounges and private seating areas. Get your party info on Mark's List right here: White Party Week White Splash Pool Party

Impulse Group & AHF Present "Aerotica" - Official Gay Days Fort Lauderdale Main Event

Benefiting Sunserve, Impulse Group South Florida & AHF present "Aerotica," an official Gay Days Fort Lauderdale event, at The Armory (400 SW 24th Street) on Friday, November 28. Featuring sick beats by DJ Maximus 3000 & DJ Kidd Madonny, dance the night away with some of the hottest nightlife crews in Fort Lauderdale. Ages 18 & up welcome. Tickets are available at Aeroticaevent.com. You can find out more about the Impulse Group and check out photos from past events on Mark's List here: Impulse Group & AHF Present "Aerotica" - Official Gay Days Fort Lauderdale Main Event

Boardwalk Presents Ryan Rose Live Thanksgiving Weekend

Now you have a just  little more to be thankful for. Boardwalk presents Falcon Exclusive Ryan Rose live with two shows nightly on Wednesday, November 26, Thursday, November 27, Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29. Also, don't miss the Sunday Tea Dance featuring DJ Ryan Maragh. Enjoy free BBQ from 6 to 8 pm, 2-4-1 cocktails from 3 to 9 pm, and $1 draft beers from 5 to 8 pm. More information about Boardwalk Bar in #WilMa in after the Jump: Boardwalk Presents Ryan Rose Live Thanksgiving Weekend

Club Aqua's Weekly Specials

Club Aqua features a gym, maze, steam room, pool Jacuzzi, dry sauna, showers, locker room and tropical garden. On Tuesdays & Thursdays, enjoy 50% off rooms and lockers from 4 pm to midnight.  Also, check out "Blackout" every Thursday & catch beats by DJ Just Oliver every Friday night. Admission is 18+ and free parking for all patrons. More information after the Jump: Club Aqua's Weekly Specials

DJ David Knapp Spins White Party at PAMM

Witness the rebirth of “The White Party” as they celebrate the event's 30th Anniversary “Diamond Jubilee” outdoors at the new Perez Art Museum Miami. That's right White Party returns to a stunning outdoor location on Biscayne Bay this year. Spinning the event will be the legendary DJ David Knapp who will be accompanied by the premier performance of the White Party Symphony. The special 30 year musical journey will create the perfect mood as visitors enjoy the nighttime skyline of downtown Miami, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami. The scene will be high fashion and includes complimentary cocktails all night long along with hors d’oeuvres from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Buy 2014 White Party Week Tickets NowGet your outfits together and prepare for the all new White Party. The tradition and celebration of White Party lives on! You can get tickets using the blue "Buy Now" link or get more information and see hundreds of previous White Party Photos on Mark's List here: White Party Week™ 2014 Tickets On Sale Now!

2014 Leather Masked Ball at Bill's in Wilton Manors

This year's Leather Masked Ball 9 happens at Bill's in Wilton Manors, aka #WilMa. Bill's, a popular spot among South Florida's leather crowd because of their monthly DILF party and the weekly Growl Fridays, is the perfect spot for the 2014 event. The party features Washington DC's DJ Brian Norwood. The event benefits Tuesdays Angels, Pet Project, the Pantry of Broward and the Leather Archives and Museum. Lots more about the event after the Jump: Leather Masked Ball 9 at Bill's Wilton Manors



Pillage & Plunder with 40 RuPaul's Drag Race Superstars

Several thousand cruise passengers will be in Fort Lauderdale for ALandCHUCK.travel's Drag Stars At Sea, the Mayan Adventure. And now there is a party at the Manor Nightclub that is the only place on the planet to see over 40 drag superstars in one place. Pillage & Plunder fires up at 8:00 pm on Saturday November 29th. The evening will be hosted by Ru Paul's Drag Race celebrity judge, Michelle Visage, with over 40 RuPaul’s Drag Race stars from all 6 seasons in attendance and many of them will perform! Where else could you see on a single stage in a single night, so many drag superstars?  The Manor will transform the famous interior Illusions Lounge into an open bar VIP area where you will have access to all the stars. Lots more about the event after the Jump: Pillage and Plunder Drag Stars at Sea Pre-Party at the Manor Nightclub

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 http://greenwilton.com or contact Frank and Ron at (954) 531-5363.



Thompson Hotel Opens On Miami Beach

The new Thompson Miami Beach, set to open in mid-November 2014 is a mid-20th century oasis upgraded with amenities for the savvy 21st century traveler. The hotel blends one part 1940s Art Deco skyscraper and one part 1950s International Style glass and steel tower and mixes them with a sub-tropical climate that overlooks the alabaster sands of Miami beach.

A-list interior designer Martin Brudnizki has transformed this seaside utopian oasis into a comfortable and at the same time chic urban style Miami Beach boutique hotel. The hotel is at once timeless—and auspiciously well-timed. In addition to the property's ideal beach-front location, a lush tropical grove surrenders to a glittering pool that is complemented by stellar poolside service, making this the perfectly relaxing outdoor retreat .

Check out more photos and be the among the first to experience this new Miami Beach luxury hotel using this link: New Thompson Hotel Miami Beach



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


 




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



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



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

World AIDS Museum and Education Center Grand Opening Celebration

To celebrate its Grand Opening, the World AIDS Museum and Educational  Center in Wilton Manors will host An Evening of Celebration on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts featuring a “One Night Only” pops concert performed by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.

The museum is the first of its kind, wholly dedicated to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since its dedication last fall, the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center has become a popular attraction to residents and visitors who are interested to learn about the history of AIDS and how to create a future that is AIDS free. The Museum has a mission of enlightening humanity to this continuing tragedy while empowering survivors. It provides access to information concerning the latest research efforts and treatments to help eradicate the virus and prevent new infections. An Evening of Celebration will begin with a VIP reception at 6:00 p.m. held at the new, waterfront Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center. Healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping those with HIV/AIDS will be honored. The highlight of the evening will be a concert at the Amaturo Theater at 8:00 p.m. by the renowned 60-piece South Florida Symphony Orchestra featuring Conductor Sebrina Maria Alfonso. The event is presented by the AIDS Healthcare “The Museum creates important awareness,” said event chair and Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, Dean Trantalis. “I support the Museum because one day soon I want to say, ‘HIV is no more.’ After that day arrives, the Museum will remind us that no disease should be so politicized that society’s response to it is delayed.”

Sponsors of the event include presenting sponsor AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Futurity First Insurance Group, Holy Cross Hospital, City & Shore, Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A., Downtown Loft Studio, and Clear Health Alliance.

Tickets for the grand opening celebration are available by using this link: http://ticketmaster.com/event/0D004D2920ACC0DA?brand=broward or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

You can get more information about the museum on Mark's List here: World AIDS Museum and Education Center Grand Opening



Disney's Frozen At Friday Night Movies In The Park

Friday nights are movie nights in the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Friday December 5th starting at 8:00 pm, check out Disney's Frozen, an animated film inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen. The film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer and a clueless, naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. You can get the location of the ArtsPark and see the full schedule of upcoming movies on Mark's List after the Jump: Turbo at Friday Night Movies in the Park

Pet Project's Pushups for Pets

The Pet Project for Pets would like to invite you to a one-of-a-kind event, "Push-Ups 4 Pets". Push-Ups 4 Pets is a fundraiser and they are looking for "registrants and sponsors". Registrants are those individuals who want to work off that turkey dinner and see how many push-ups they can do for a good cause. Sponsors are individuals that are willing to donate a $1.00 per push-up and support a registrant or team. This suggested amount is $1.00 per push-up, but of course, feel free to donate more or less per push-up.    
  
Come and show off those sexy guns on December 6th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, or simply make a donation, and have some fun and know you are making a difference for a good cause! The event takes place at Hagen Park in Wilton Manors. The Pet Project for Pets is a nonprofit organization that provides for the pets of those who are financially challenged due to HIV/AIDS and other illnesses to enable them to "keep their pets". You can get the details and learn more about the organization on Mark's List right here: Pet Project's Pushups for Pets



December 2014 Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic Car Show

The Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic Car Show happens the first Sunday of every month and features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest. Attendance is free. Vehicle registration is $20. To pre-register for the Dream Car Classic, visit http://CobraJoeProductions.com. Vehicles also will be registered the morning of the show as space permits. Participation limited to 85 vehicles. Awards for the Top 30 vehicles and the People's Choice Award. The December event takes place on Sunday the 7th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can find the location of the ArtsPark on Mark's List here: Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic Car Show

Queer Biennial Miami Beach at Hôtel Gaythering

Featuring installation, performance and video curated by Rubén Esparza, Queer Biennial comes to Miami Beach at Hôtel Gaythering December 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th during Art Basel Miami Beach. Queer Biennial is a national examination focusing on the current moment in LGBTQ culture. Artists included do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body, and all around queerness. The exhibition invites viewers to parse and ponder queer archetypes from the sacred to the profane. This is the first Queer Biennial anchored in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Mexico and Paris. Get more details on Mark's List here: White Queer Biennial at Hôtel Gaythering, Art Basel Week

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

Infinity Lounge, WilMa's Sophisticated Cocktail Bar

Looking for some unique cocktails and conversation in a casual bar with friendly people? Does enjoying a cool fall evening and hanging out with friends outdoors on one of Wilton Manors most sophisticated patios sound like fun? How about martinis and cocktails in an intimate boutique lounge located in the center of all of the action in Wilton Manors? Infinity Lounge delivers it with fresh fruit and a sexy crowd that's always friendly. You can find out more about Infinity Lounge on Mark's List right here: Infinity Lounge Wilton Manors

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.



Futuristic, Sexy & Masculine - Rufskin's Fall 2014 Denim & Leather Collections

Rufskin's Fall and Winter 2014 men's collections are in stock at the Rufskin location on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach's hip LGBTQ shopping and nightlife neighborhood. The collection delivers leather and denim that exemplifies Rufskin's commitment to outfitting the athletic man. Built on the foundation of being at once vintage, sexy, masculine, athletic, futuristic and above all well crafted, you can count on Rufskin to make that tight gym bod that you've worked on look as good as it can. Theres' a location on #SoBe and you can get the address and more deets on Mark's List here: Rufskin Athletic Men's Clothing

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



4 Exercises that Build Big Biceps

Are you sick and tired of your scrawny biceps? How would you like to increase your upper arm measurement by a quarter inch? Better yet, how would you like to have guns that will inspire awe? No, you don’t need to purchase some high tech, state-of-the-art protein or some new-fangled piece of equipment. All you need is a no-nonsense kick-ass biceps routine that requires some old fashioned iron and sweat! You should work your biceps twice a week with a 48-72 hour rest between biceps workouts. This gives broken down, exhausted muscle fibers a chance to recover and grow thicker and denser. Here are 4 exercises that will get you going: Building Bigger Bicep Muscles



Serious About Chocolate?

#ShopLocal! In addition to more Gay bars per square inch than anywhere else on earth, Wilton Manors is also home to two of the best chocolate shoppes on the planet. On Wilton Drive,  JP's Chocolate Shoppe is stocked with a wide selection of the finest hand made chocolate delicacies, fine wines paired with chocolate and gourmet gift baskets. A few blocks north on 26th Street Jimmie's Chocolate is known for their selection of white, dark and milk chocolate, and the chocolates cover nearly everything you can imagine from fruits like strawberries to pretzels and popcorn. Having been in business for over 40 years, Jimmie's is a South Florida tradition. So if you're looking for exceptional chocolates, why not support a local business, #ShopWilMa

#ShopWilMa's 9 Men's Clothing Stores!

Shop the Drive this Holiday Season. #ShopWilMa! In recent years, "The Drive" has gone from having a handful of clothing stores to a one mile long buffet of denim and casual clothing and clubwear.
  • Towne Clothiers is small, but nonetheless, carries a great selection of stylish fashionable clothing that caters to the young fashion forward guy. In addition to jeans, tops, underwear and clothing, the shop also carries a nice selection of accessories including jewelry, belts and shoes.
  • The Outlet, another Gay men's clothing store, located a few blocks south near Sidelines Sports and Video Bar, is owned by Jon Anthony who also owns Towne Clothiers. The popular store carries contemporary clothing at outlet prices. 
  • With everything from swimsuits to beach towels, Balllocated in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, has everything you need to get your gay beach groove going.
  • Also located near Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Isaac B is one of the newer additions to the drive. The shop carries a unique line of casual and dress clothing all under the Isaac B brand.
  • Some Like It Haute, Wilton Manors only exclusively men's designer consignment store turns your fabulous slightly worn items into cash that you can use to buy new and more fabulous designer goods.
  • The largest men's clothing store on Wilton Drive is The Mix. The shop carries everything from jeans, shirts and shoes to accessories that include, belts, ties, watches and wallets. Among the many brands available are some of Gay men's favorites, including Prada, Roberto Cavali, Gucci, Versace, FC Factory, D&G, Georgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre and Diesel.
  •  With a selection of jeans that is probably the largest on Wilton Drive, True Blue is a men's clothing store sells a wide variety jeans and shirts that are hard to find in other places.
  • Formerly located in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Broward Boulevard, J Miles Clothing Company made the move into Wilton Manors a couple of years ago. The shop carries a tremendous selection of swim suits in wide variety of cuts and styles. From boxers to board shorts, bikinis and thongs they've got it all and it's probably on sale! The store also carries, jeans, shirts, back packs and other bags along with some novelty, gift and gag items.
  • Also located in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, next to Hunters, Gay Mart specializes in club wear, including jeans and shirts, swimwear, t-shirts, beach attire and accessories. They carry a large selection of Whitall and Shon and other well known brands.

Gian Gianni Swimwear Now Available at Athletic Man in Fort Lauderdale

Gian Gianni is not your typical swimwear collection! This head-turning line is modern, stylish, and innovative. Designers strive to create pieces that are unique, fashionable made with the highest quality fabric. The Gian Gianni line is best described as swimwear couture with a sexy twist. It is young, daring, and vibrant all at once. This is just one of the many fine lines of swimwear and active wear available at this great men's store! Get the details on Mark's List here: Gian Gianni Swimwear Now Available at Athletic Man in Fort Lauderdale

Need Holiday Gifts? Stocking Stuffers Love To The Moon Marketplace

#ShopLocal! To The Moon Marketplace in #WilMa is an amazing fun filled holiday shop! With over 12,000 different items in this one little store, including hundreds of Christmas ornaments, holiday cards & stockings, there is something for everyone. The store is full of hard to find candy and bulk candy from 1806 until today, over 70 types of chocolate covered items, over 100 types of hard to find black licorice, over 90 types of dark chocolate with bars up to 100% cocoa and you'll even find milk chocolate, white chocolate and marzipan bars. Stuffing Christmas stockings becomes easy in Wilton Manors most fun shop! Location and more info after the Jump: To The Moon Marketplace Wilton Manors

Try a Beach BodyBlast Workout for Free!

Try one Beach BodyBlast workout for free! The Beach BodyBlast workout happens every Sunday at 10:00 am on the Sebastian Street Beach directly across the street from the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Feel the sand between your toes, the sun on your back and the breeze on your face as your work your body with a heart-pumping BodyBlast workout. The group, led by the expert trainers at Push Fitness, meets every Sunday at Sebastian Beach for a 45-minute, 'no-sand-in-my-face' power workout. Walk-ups only $10. Learn more about BodyBlast and buy a package at http://PushFitnessFTL.com

You can try the workout for free on November  9th, 16th and 23rd or in December on the  7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Use the link above to register and use the promo code BEACH-2014 to get your free trial workout. 

You can get more information about Push Fitness on Mark's List here: Try a Beach BodyBlast Workout for Free!

2015 Miami & Miami Beach LGBTQ Event Dates

It's time to save the date for some of the hottest parties of 2015! With more mega parties than other city on earth, the Miami area is a Gay & Lesbian travelers paradise. Here are the dates you need to know to get your Miami & Miami Beach LGBTQ party groove going!



Diana's Floral Boutique Now Open In WilMa

Diana Gozdowska has opened a floral design store on Wilton Drive. Diana's Floral Boutique is locally owned and offers cut and arranged live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage. In addition to flower and live plant arrangements, Diana's Flower Boutique services include making wreaths, nosegays, garlands, festoons, boutonnieres, corsages, and bows.

In addition to floral arranging of all types, the shop also carries a nice selection of live plants including exotic orchids, succulents and cactus. You'll find pots, vases and a variety of unique gifts and accessories that will complement your home and life. 

Now when you're in need of flowers, #ShopWilMa! You can get the location check out more photos of this new flower shop on Mark's List here: Diana's Floral Boutique Now Open In Wilton Manors


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Save the Date! Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015

Lesbian. Gay. Bi. Trans. Straight. Proud. Miami Beach Gay Pride, #MBGP is an extraordinary celebration that brings out the best in us all. On Sunday, April 12 2014 from Noon until 9:00 pm, it will be more extraordinary than ever! Your friends, family and allies will all gather on Ocean Drive to celebrate the 8th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival. It's a celebration of the extraordinary strength, beauty and contributions of South Florida’s LGBTQ community, and an exciting all-day event that features a parade, a Festival with exciting celebrity presentations and musical performances, and an Expo with LGBTQ-friendly vendors and businesses, refreshments and food, and a family-friendly playzone. You can find out more and view thousands of photos from every single #MBGP event right here on Mark's List: Save the Date! Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015





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 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

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.

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