Click here to visit the homepage of Mark's List, a Gay and Lesbian Entertainment and Travel site. Switch regions: South Florida Central Florida Northeast U.S. Google+

Winter Party Festival® 2015 in Miami Beach on Mark's List

Winter Party Festival® 2015 in Miami Beach, FL

Author: 
Paul Rubio
Curator: 
Alexander Northman

WINTER PARTY 2015 GUIDE

The countdown to Winter Party Festival® has begun. March (TBD), 2015 to March (TBD), 2015 marks the start of Miami’s most anticipated LGBT throw down – Winter Party Festival 2015. Over 10,000 international hotties (and I mean HOTTIES) will gather for an extended weekend of mayhem, hook-ups, and standing, posing, dancing, drinking and living out quintessential South Beach hedonism. Best of all, this circuit scene is a party with a cause, with ticket proceeds benefiting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (read between the lines – tickets are tax deductible).

As per usual, several rotating local venues downtown and on the beach will transform ordinary spaces into late night party palladiums for Winter Party. However, the host hotel pool party on Saturday at the National Hotel South Beach  (photos) and the Sunday Beach Party (photos) prevail as the two paramount “don’t miss” events.

Take a look at last year's linup of events...

Winter Party 2014 Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spark!
Event Time: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Location: TBA
 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

ArtScape
Event Time: 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Kick off HER Winter Party with our opening event, ArtScape, which includes a silent art auction, featuring the work of a variety of local artists. Admission includes an open bar for selected cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, wine and delectable hors d'oeuvres.

Brazilian Zueira
Event Time: 09:00 PM to 03:00 AM
 
Ignite
Event Time: 10:00 PM to 05:00 AM
Location: Cameo
Get your fire started at the first dance party of the week.
 

Friday, March 7, 2014

URGE: Mercury Rising
Event Time: 10:00 PM to 07:00 AM
Location: Space
34 NE 11th Street, Miami
Way down inside. It pulses. It builds. It consumes. Winter Party 14 presents URGE at Space on Friday, March 7! Two rooms for you to succumb to your impulses in over 25,000 square feet of blood boiling bumping. Chest against chest. Muscle against muscle. Grind your mind while thousands of hot sweaty men pump to the thump of DJs Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario and Abel) on the Terrace and DJ Wayne G. in the Basement. You don't want to miss it. It's gonna be a scorcher.
 
Pa'Ella
Event Time: 10:00 PM to 03:00 AM
Location: Location TBD
Feel the heat and the energy at Pa’Ella, our signature Latin event co-produced by Icandee Events. The rhythm is sure to keep you on the dance floor all night enjoying plenty of caliente eye candy.
 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Under One Sun Pool Party
Event Time: 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Note location change to: National Hotel South Beach
1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The HOTTEST pool party in the world, the Under One Sun Pool Party on Saturday, March 8, 2014 will feature 2 new DJs to the Winter Party Festival lineup! DJ Seth Cooper will make a splash before Brazil’s DJ Gustavo Scorpio gets things so hot you’ll need the pool to cool you off! 
 
The Pool Party is on all passes and 2 tickets to the Pool Party are included with all rooms booked at our host hotel, the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Resort South Beach.
 
THE SOCIAL: Lincoln Road Gala
Event Time: 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Road Mall, South Beach
 
VIP Cocktail Reception
Event Time: 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: TBA
 
Sweat – A Leather Event
Event Time: 09:00 PM to 03:00 AM
 
Flare
Event Time: 10:00 PM to 07:00 AM
Location: Score
1437 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Winter Party's Saturday night dance party, Flare, will be held at the new Score location on Washington Avenue! 
Ivan Gomez from Barcelona will be making his WPF DJ debut, opening for DJ Paulo.
 
Industry - The Official Signature Women’s Event of HER Winter Party
Event Time: 10:00 PM to 03:00 AM
Location: Location City Hall, the Restaurant
Check your inhibitions at the door and come play with hundreds of women. Feel the energy as the music pumps and go-go dancers keep you moving all night. Produced by Pandora Events.
 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Brunchic - Winter Party Edition
Event Time: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location: Palace Bar
1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Beach Boys, muscle boys, divas and everything in between are invited for a very special WPF edition of the legendary BRUNCHIC.
 
Winter Party Beach Party
Event Time: 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: Lummus Park
12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Italy's Danny Verde makes his US daytime party debut at the HOTTEST Beach Party in the world on Sunday, March 9. DJ Grind will get the party started in his first Winter Party Festival appearance!
 
The Beach Party is included on all passes, available now at discounted prices.
 
Palace T-Dance
Event Time: 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Palace Bar
1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Finish the Beach Party and stop by Ocean Drive’s warmest and wildest venue, The Palace, for a tea dance!
 
WE Party Airlines:Boiling Point
Event Time: 10:00 PM to 05:00 AM
1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
One of the hottest parties of the weekend returns to the HOTTEST Winter in the World as WE Party lands back at Mansion for the official Sunday night event of Winter Party 2014. DJs Sr. Edu (Madrid) and Isaac Escalante (Mexico) will provide the turbulent beats at this highflying extravaganza. Our specially trained crew will provide you with entertainment and service on the ground and in the air as Miami’s legendary Mansion nightclub is transformed into an airport unlike any you've ever seen.
 

Monday, March 10, 2014

ACTION! Afterglow
Event Time: 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Mekka Nightclub
950 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
The night ends, but the dancing doesn't. The party keeps burning bright as Winter Party Festival and Hilton Wolman Events present ACTION! Afterglow. DJ Alain Jackinsky sets Monday afire with one last dance at Mekka in Miami.

Below is a mini travel guide to help you prepare for the legendary Winter Party. Carpe diem and thank the weather gods for some great South Beach winter sunshine!

Special Promotions Buy Tickets


Libations (Get your Drink On)

Editors note: All of the bars mentioned below have events associated with Winter Party that you can find by pursuing the underlined links.

Mova – This scene queen hotspot has helped revive the South Beach glam scene with Miami’s easy-on-the-eyes who’s who packing the house on weekends.

Palace Bar – South Beach’s only oceanfront gay bar is a come as you are kind of place, where you can sip cocktails and people-watch in your Speedos and tank-top. The drag queen performances are true showstoppers. Sunday tea after the beach party is a must!

Score - Score hit South Beach in the 90s and hasn't looked back since. The chic dance club is always packed and always fun.

Twist -This South Beach institution is a massive enclave of five different gay parties, from hip-hop to bubble gum pop to strip club. It’s where everyone ends up after 2:30am, especially if still drunk and looking for a hook up.

South Beach Essentials (Things to do Besides Party)

Art Deco – Stroll Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue and the perpendicular side streets to check out the foremost examples of the art deco design movement circa 1930s and 40s.

12th Street Gay Beach – Between 11th and 12th Streets, down the sands from Palace Bar, you can’t miss America’s hottest gay beach. Look for chiseled bodies.

Haulover Nude Beach – You’ll need wheels to get 11 miles north to Halouver Beach, but if you don’t see enough peen during your winter party activities, you’ll see plenty here! The gay section of Halouver is in the northern section of the nude beach.

People-watching - Day or night, the beautiful and eccentric, fashionable and distasteful passing by Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive provide endless hours of entertainment.


Special PromotionsBuy Tickets

 
Winter Party's Burn Block Party at Palace
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Burn Block Party at Palace in Miami Beach, FL featured a block party filled with hotties, DJ Raffelo, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's WE Party Airlines Boiling Point Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's WE Party Airlines Boiling Point Party at Mansion in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of hotties, WE resident DJ Isaac Escalante from Mexico, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Pa'Ella in Wynwood
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at TSL Lounge in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ George Ferrero as well as the critically acclaimed Spam Allstars performed, and of course plenty of fun all.
Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at the National Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at the National Hotel on Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties, DJ Gustavo Scorpio from Brasil, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Sweat Party at Hunters Nightclub
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Sweat Leather Party at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors, FL featured DJ Ted Eiel spinning all night with hot guys in leather gear.
Winter Party's Flare at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Flare Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Paulo, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Industry Party at City Hall
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Industry Party was held at City Hall Restaurant in Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ Alex Maximus 3000, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of fun for all.
Winter Party's Mercury Rising at Space
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Mercury Rising Party at Space in Miami, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Rosabel, a show with Kitty Meow and Power Infiniti, and two packed dancefloors .
Winter Party's VIP Party at The James Royal Palm
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party at The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ AJ Reddy, and an award to Dave Cook for all his hard work and dedicated service.
NGLTF 2014 Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured international hotties, DJ Danny Verde & DJ Grind, and plenty of sun and fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite Party at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Cameo in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Eddie Martinez and DJ Joe Gauthreaux, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's ArtScape Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's ArtScape Party at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in Miami, FL featured the hotest art by local artists, DJ LaTrice, and a guest appearance by NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey.
NGLTF Winter Party Festival Spark Party at Gale Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival held their Spark Party at The Gale Hotel on Miami Beach, FL. This Kick Off Party was held on the Gale rooftop and featured speeches from Winter Party Festival Chair Victor Diaz-Herman and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.
NGLTF Celebrates 40 Years
NGLTF celebrated 40 years with a party in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Executive Director Rea Carey was in attendance as well as a host of important people from around Southern Florida to give their support.
Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties, DJ Rafael Calvente from Brazil, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Boiling Point Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Boiling Point Party at Mansion in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of hotties, WE resident DJ Manuel de Diego direct from Madrid, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Industry Party at Safi
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Industry Party at Safi in Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ La Trice, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of fun for all.
Winter Party's VIP Party at The Gale
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party at The Gale Hotel in Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ AJ Reddy, and awards for appreciation.
Winter Party's Flare at Grand Central
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Flare Party at Grand Central in Miami, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Alyson Calagna and DJ Phil Romano, and plenty of fun all around.
NGLTF 2013 Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured international hotties, DJs Brett Henrichsen & Joe Gauthreaux, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Pa'Ella in Wynwood
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at TSL Lounge in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ GiGi as well as the critically acclaimed Afro-Cuban Funk band Palo performed, and of course plenty of fun all.
Winter Party's Urge: Mercury Rising at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Urge: Mercury Rising Party at Cameo in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ duo Rosabel, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Tony Moran, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Tony Moran, and plenty of fun all around.
NGLTF Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival Kick Off Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in Miami Beach, FL featured a bathing suit fashion show by local companies.

Other things to entertain you on Mark's List

Scott Hauser Presents "Dusk" at the Standard Miami Beach

Scott Hauser invites you to "Dusk" featuing beats by DJ Cassinelli. The event happens bayside at the hipster chic hotspot, the Standard Spa Miami Beach on Friday, April 18 from 6 to 9 pm. The Standard Miami hotel and spa is located on Belle Isle, a lushly landscaped residential island on the waters of Biscayne Bay. The spa-hotel's pool overlooks the bay and is the perfect spot for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and mingling. RSVP to ScottHauser4@aol.com You can check out pics of Scott's previous events and get more info right here: Scott Hauser presents "Dusk" at the Standard Spa Miami

Easter Weekend Blessing of the Dogs

The Paw Depot in Boca Raton presents their Easter Weekend Blessing of the Dogs on Saturday April 18th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bring your furry friends and get a picture with the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter Egg hunt and listen to the sounds of DJ Kenny. There'll also be a Veterinarian and pet nutritionist on hand to answer questions. They'll even clip your dogs toenails! Of course your dog or cat, turtle, pony or just about any other furry friend will be welcome to a blessing. You can find the location and get more information on Mark's List here: Easter Weekend Blessing of the Dogs

Downtown Hollywood Third Saturday Art Walk

Every third Saturday of the month, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Association presents an ArtWalk. This month the Art Walk happens on Saturday the 19. Look over the shoulder of an artist painting and visit the art galleries and businesses along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street showcasing local, regional and international artwork during the evening. Many of the galleries serve wine and small bites, but there are a plethora of restaurants in Downtown Hollywood that serve everything from Transylvanian cuisine to vegetarian, French and Southern comfort food. More about the downtown Hollywood events and a restaurant directory can be found after the Jump: Hollywood Florida's Third Saturday ArtWalk

Honey Pot's Tease Saturdays Presents "Easter Chicks"

Honey Pot's Tease Saturdays presents "Easter Chicks" on Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 pm.  Featuring DJ Mike playing all of your favorite videos, don't miss Easter shows by Amy Demilo, Alisa Summers & cast, sexy chick dancers, and $1 drinks from 10 to 11 pm. More information after the Jump: Honey Pot's Tease Saturdays Presents "Easter Chicks"

Jamboree Lounge's Remixed Saturdays Presents "Happy Easter"

On Saturday, April 19, Jamboree Lounge, a neighborhood Gay bar located on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami's MiMo district, presents "Happy Easter."  Hosted by sexy bartender Josue, don't miss Marilyn Dion performing live and music by DJ Lannier Alvarez. More information after the Jump: Jamboree Lounge Presents "Happy Easter"

Club Boi 2.0 Hosts "Hedonism - Ultimate Toga Party"

Club Boi 2.0 hosts "Hedonism - Ultimate Toga Party" on Saturday, April 19 during Easter weekend. 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 2.0 Hosts "Hedonism - Ultimate Toga Party"

The Manor's Easter Weekend

The Easter bunny is coming to the Manor! On April 18, The Manor's Bubble Gum Fridays hosts "The Bunny Hop"  featuring professional pictures with the Manor's Easter bunny. Also, don't miss shows by Sasha, Estephania & TP Lords, and beats by DJ JPS & DJ MiiK. On April 19,  look for hot male bunny dancers during The Manor's Epic Saturdays. Be sure to catch Easter productions by Erika Norell & cast, beats by DJ Jalil Z and another opportunity to pose with the Manor's Easter bunny. More information about The Manor right here on Mark's List after the Jump: The Manor's Easter Weekend

Score's Easter Weekend Lineup

Score has an exciting array of events this Easter weekend. Starting on April 18, Score's Filthy Gorgeous Fridays hosts "Play Men" featuring music & videos by DJ Mac. The bunny-themed party continues during Bigger Saturdays on April 19.  Featuring DJ/Producer Chris Cox, sip drinks from the open bar from 10 to 10:30 pm and catch beats by DJ Troy Landon in the Score Lounge from 7 pm to midnight. Score is located in the heart of South Beach, in the middle of the thriving Washington Avenue nightlife scene.  More information about Score after the Jump: Score's Easter Weekend Lineup

Bourbon Street Pub Hosts Easter Sunday Funday

Bourbon Street Pub in Key West hosts a very special Easter Sunday Funday on April 20 in the Garden Bar starting at 3 pm. Celebrate with your closest friends & family and enjoy an Easter bonnet contest & a balcony egg-drop. Also, sip on $5 Long Island teas, $3 bloody Mary's & $3 mimosas. 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 Easter Sunday Funday

Alibi Hosts Samuel Adams' "Cheers to 30 Years" Anniversary Celebration

Alibi hosts Samuel Adams' "Cheers to 30 Years" Anniversary Celebration from Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20. Starting on Thursday, April 17, join Alibi for the "Blast Event" with Sam Adams sampling from 4 to 6 pm. Catch College Night on Friday, April 18 where you can buy a Sam Adams draft and keep the glass (after 9 pm).  Top off the weekend with "Angryosa Brunch" on Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20.  Enjoy Sam Adams "Angryosa's" for just $3 until 4 pm. More information about Alibi after the Jump: Alibi Hosts Samuel Adams' "Cheers to 30 Years" Anniversary Celebration

Easter Sunday at Hunters Nightclub

You are invited to celebrate Easter Sunday at Hunters Nightclub on April 20.  Don't miss your chance to win prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place during the Easter Bonnet contest starting at 9 pm. Formerly known as Boom nightclub, Hunters Ft. Lauderdale is located in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. You can find out all the details on Mark's List here: Easter Sunday at Hunters Nightclub 

What's the Deal with PrEP? Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

Why don't more people know about Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, PrEP, a way to prevent the spread of HIV among at risk people? Join a panel of researchers, concerned community members and PrEP study participants for an exploration of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis on April 30th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Pride Center wants to equip the community with the necessary information to make personal decisions about HIV prevention. You can get the location and find out more on Mark's List here: What's the Deal with PrEP? Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Panel Discussion

Equality Florida St Pete Gala with Edie Windsor

Please join us at the beautiful Mahaffey Theater for an elegant evening honoring National Hero Edie Windsor, our Voice for Equality honoree Anastasia Hiotis, and our Equality Means Business honoree Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Celebrate with drinks, music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and an exciting program including a State of the State address by Equality Florida's Chief Executive Officer, Nadine Smith. You can get the ticket link and more information on Mark's List here: Equality Florida St Pete Gala with Edie Windsor

Tampa's GaYbor Gay & Lesbian Entertainment District

Ybor City (EE-borh) in Tampa Florida is a historic neighborhood near downtown Tampa and the port of Tampa. The city was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, most of them from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. For the next 50 years, workers in Ybor City's cigar factories rolled millions of cigars fueling a robust local economy that supported the arts, culture and the health of the community. 
 
After WWII many of the neighborhood's cigar factories were abandoned and now the area has been redeveloped into a popular nightclub and entertainment district that includes restaurants, bars and nightclubs, a Muvico theater, shops, offices and hotels. The area boasts the GaYbor entertainment district, with several Gay and Lesbian bars including G.BarHoney Pot and Ybor Social Club and restaurants all within walking distance of a few very conveniently located hotels.
 
The Ybor City neighborhood has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District, and several structures in the area are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2008, 7th Avenue, the main commercial thoroughfare in Ybor City, was recognized as one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association.

You can find out more about Ybor City on Mark's List here: Tampa's GaYbor Gay & Lesbian Entertainment District

Bar Gaythering Bears and Hares Fridays

Bar Gaythering. No red velvet ropes, no guest lists and no smoking. Friday nights are for Bears and Hares from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am. Drink specials and abundant supply of tasty company, make this a great night to Gayther.  The ambient music is always kept at a level promoting conversation between old friends and new ones.  All are welcome, dress-up if you want, but flip-flops and gym clothes are just as fine. The Bar is a soda gun-free zone. At Gaythering, Coca-Cola tastes like Coca-Cola and Soda Water tastes like Soda Water. You can find out more about the night and get the location, right here: Bar Gaythering Bears and Hares Fridays

The Beat Goes On - Aiden Leslie Talks New Single

With South Florida still buzzing from the musical high of the recent Winter Music Conference, the intoxicating sound of a fresh, pulsating single is the perfect platform to keep the party going. Aiden Leslie, who has been on the rise in the music scene since 2005, recently released his latest single, "Nobody Said," and its remixes. In addition to his musical endeavors, Aiden is also currently working with amfAR's generationCURE to continue the very important message of HIV prevention and its new initiative: "Countdown to a Cure.” Mark’s List recently spoke with Aiden Leslie about his newest single and his charitable contributions. More after the Jump: The Beat Goes On - Aiden Leslie Talks New Single 

Colorado's 32nd Annual CGRA Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo

Colorado's annual Gay Rodeo takes place in July at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. The Denver Gay Rodeo began in August of 1982 when 270 Colorado Gay Rodeo Association (CGRA) members and over 150 supporters wearing shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Colorado Rides With Pride" arrived for the Reno National Gay Rodeo. The entourage included the first mounted gay drill team, the Mile High Square Dancers, the Denver Country Cloggers, candidates for the Mr., Ms., and Miss titles, and 43 rodeo contestants, which comprised two-thirds of the contestants for that rodeo. Since that day the Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo has thrived and is now one of the most successful LGBT events in the Western United States. You can get more information about this year's event on Mark's List here: Colorado's 32nd Annual CGRA Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo

Miami Beach Bruthaz White Party

Miami Beach Bruthaz presents their annual White Party on Thursday July 17th. This year it's a masquerade event. All masks, but nothing to hide! The classy and intimate event begins at 11 pm and is part of the Miami Beach Bruthaz Carnaval Weekend. Miami Beach Bruthaz was founded in July 2006 as an annual summer lifestyle event for Gay and Lesbian men and women from around the world. Through a series of social, knowledge-filled and personalized activities, this event promotes unity, camaraderie and a sense of belonging among its attendees. The event is focused around a central theme: Knowledge, Culture & Fashion. You can find out more about the event on Mark's List here: Miami Beach Bruthaz White Party

April Island City Art Walk

The Island City Art Walk is held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 – 10:00 PM., November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Nightclub Entertainment District. The April 2014 Art Walk takes place on the 18th and features paintings by Lynn Dolan. Look for her art at Juice Blendz. Enjoy an evening of fun in one of South Florida’s most eclectic and easy-going neighborhoods, Wilton Manors. Besure to check out the art along the drive including great galleries like Tom Rossetti Fine Art and Art Frenzie. South Florida fine artists will be displaying paintings, photographs and sculpture at the various business locations. Have an early dinner in one of the great restaurants along the drive, then take a stroll. Enjoy the works of art, discover a new place to shop, people watch, ride the free trolley and make new friends. Wine and cheese and other treats are served along the way in many of the participating businesses. Lots more including previous Art Walk photos and the rest of this year's dates after the Jump: April 2014 Island City Art Walk

G.Bar Hosts "Gym Bunnies" - An Easter Themed Event

Featuring DJ Bruce Devery and VJ Charles Machado in the Hook Up Lounge, G.Bar hosts "Gym Bunnies," an Easter themed event, on Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 pm. Enjoy $1 drinks from 9 to 11 pm and a special Easter show by Amy Demilo, Alisa Summers & cast. G Bar, Tampa Bay's largest nightclub, 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 "Gym Bunnies" - An Easter Themed Event

The Friendly Fisherman Waterfront Restaurant In John's Pass

The Friendly Fisherman restaurant in John's Pass Village opened in 1978 and they've been serving the freshest locally caught fish and seafood, a wide variety of tasty sides and starters ever since. All of the delicious food comes with an incredible view of an active fishing village and sightseeing boatyard. The menu's fish and seafood selection is plentiful and perfectly prepared. The oysters are shucked minutes before they're served. Everyone enjoys watching the John's Pass fishing fleet come in from their day on the Gulf and the pelicans that line the piers and docks waiting for their spoils. You can find out more on Mark's List right here: The Friendly Fisherman In John's Pass Village

Island House Key West, Tropical, All Male, Gay Resort

Island House All Male Resort Key West
Imagine a place where everyone is Gay – and you have the Island House in Key West. Island House is a very tropical and a not-so-far away all-male compound that’s safe from the influences of the outside world. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner poolside and is one of the most complete Gay resorts in Key West offering a steam room, sauna, weight room and both an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi. Lots more after the Jump: Island House Tropical Men's Resort Key West

26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami 2014

Get ready South Florida. On Sunday, April 27th, 2014, join thousands as they unite on Miami Beach for the 26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami. AIDS walk begins on the west side of the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Registration opens at 8:00 am and the walk begins promptly at 9:00 am rain or shine. The Walk benefits Care Resource, a non-profit, multi-cultural, community based HIV/AIDS service organization. The agency is dedicated to providing education, prevention and early interventions services, information and referrals, primary medical care, clinical trials, psychosocial services and community outreach. More including registration link after the Jump: 26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami 2014

Turn Your Screwdiver Into A Harvey Wallbanger

Vodka and OJ. It's a simple recipe that gets you some vitamin C and a handy buzz while you're hanging with the boys. But how can you you kick it up a notch? How can you make it fancy? Just add a 1/2 shot of Galliano L'Autentico, an Italian herbal liqueur to your screwdriver, or ask your fave bartender to mix one up. Legend has it that the Harvey Wallbanger was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer. The drink was little known outside of California until the early 70's (as in 1970's), when it became briefly popular after it was featured as a cocktail on TWA flights. 

Here's the Harvey Wallbanger recipe:
1/2 shot Galliano L'Autentico
1 & 1/2 shots Vodka
Top up the glass with ice cubes and OJ

Fort Lauderdale's Timeless Pelican Grand Beach Resort‎

The Pelican Grand Beach Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach takes you back to the days of old Florida grandeur. Situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean, this Fort Lauderdale beach hotel features a beautiful zero entry pool and Fort Lauderdale's only Lazy River and a private beach. The hotel's 156 rooms include 106 oceanfront suites with balconies. Seaside guests wake up to the unforgettable sound of the Atlantic Ocean's waves crashing and a spectacular tropical sunrise framed by swaying coconut palms. Reservation link and more on Mark's List after the Jump: Fort Lauderdale's Timeless Pelican Grand Beach Resort‎

Attorney George Castrataro Fort Lauderdale

The Law Offices of George Castrataro are able to assist South Florida's LGBT community with legal issues including separation and relationship formation, LGBT employment and discrimination, wills, trusts and estate planning. They are also well versed in the areas of foreclosure and condo relief, bankruptcy and debt relief. You can find location and contact information on Mark's List here: Attorney George Castrataro Fort Lauderdale

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores Benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Your donations of clothing and other good condition saleable items like furniture and knick knacks to Out of the Closet are sold and turned into funds that are used to diagnose and treat persons living with HIV and AIDS in communities all over North America and the world. While AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has a global mission, your donations to Out of the Closet fund services in your local community. In fact, 96% of all proceeds from Out of the Closet Thrift Stores directly to prevention, treatment and advocacy programs. You can find your local Out of The Closet Thrift Stores on Mark's List here: Out of the Closet Thrift Store Short North - ColumbusOut of the Closet Thrift Store Biscayne Blvd - MiamiOut of the Closet Thrift Store Alton Rd - Miami BeachOut of the Closet Thrift Store Gateway - Fort Lauderdale, Out of the Closet Thrift Store Wilton ManorsOut of the Closet Thrift Store Brooklyn - New York CityOut of the Closet Thrift Store West Hollywood.

Sidelines Sports & Video Bar Presents "Model Mayhem"

Model, dance, strut & tease. Sidelines Sports & Video Bar presents "Model Mayhem" on Friday nights from 10 pm to 3 am. Featuring beats by DJ Jason Gonzalez, this 10-week competition culminates with 10 finalists and one grand prize winner. The grand prize winner receives: one-year modeling contract, Sidelines model in all ads, photo shoot opportunities and over $3500 in cash & prizes. Signup at Sidelines by 11 pm each week to enter. Sidelines Sports & Video Bar has over 24 flat screen TVs, pool tables, dart boards, Wi-Fi access, and video games for your enjoyment 7 days a week. More about Sidelines Sports & Video Bar after the Jump: Sidelines Sports & Video Bar Presents "Model Mayhem"

AHF NorthPoint Medical Center Men's Health and HIV/AIDS Heathcare Clinic

The doctors at NorthPoint Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality medical care for people living with HIV and AIDS, in a patient focused environment for South Florida's diverse GBT community. In addition to finding outstanding HIV/AIDS doctors, at NorthPoint Medical, the core services also include general Men's Health Care, Check-ups, Medical Treatment and Prevention Care. You can find out more about the men's helath center on Mark's List here: AHF NorthPoint Medical Center Men's Health and HIV/AIDS Heathcare Clinic

Z-Roc Dermatology Now Open in Fort Lauderdale

Doctors Matthew Zarraga and Khonnie Wongkittiroch 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

UK Boy Band, The Wanted at Fillmore Miami Beach

The United Kingdom's hottest boy band, The Wanted will be headlining their first American tour and will be making their way down to South Florida on May 9th, 2014 to The Fillmore Miami Beach. In addition to being one of the hottest boy bands of all time, Max George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker have announced that will be pursuing solo endeavors following the tour, but that they will work together again in the near future. Tickets are now on sale at LiveNation.com or FillmoreMB.com. You can find out more about the venue and watch a few wanted videos on Mark's List here: The Wanted at the Fillmore Miami Beach

Beach Bear Weekend 2014

The 2014 Beach Bear Weekend takes place from May 7th to 12th. This year's Beach Bear Weekend host hotel is once again the Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach. The hotel is offering discounted room rates. BeachBear Weekend was founded by Bob Young, Shannon Spotts, and Chad Bush to bring men from all over the world to experience the exciting and very gay friendly Fort Lauderdale Beach and Wilton Manors Florida, nightlife and other attractions. You can find out more about Beach Bear Weekend and get links here: Beach Bear Weekend Fort Lauderdale 2014

Aqua Girl 2014 Miami Beach

Miami’s most anticipated Lesbian throw down – Aqua Girl - begins on May 14, 2014! This ‘girls gone wild’ circuit-party unites thousands of beautiful women in America’s sexiest city for a wild and steamy weekend of fun-in-the-sun. More than alcohol-induced shenanigans, Aqua Girl is a party with a cause. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from events benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit-foundation whose primary mission is to promote the equality, strength, health, and visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. You can find out more after the Jump: Aqua Girl 2014 Miami Beach

Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour Comes to BB&T Center

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. The show comes to the BB&T Center in Sunrise Florida on May 23rd and 24th.
 
The underpinnings of The Immortal World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances, the show underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.  A live band including some of the same artists who previously worked side by side with Michael, further enhance the excitement and authenticity of the show.
 
Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

You can find the location info on Mark's List here: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Comes to BB&T Center

Solarus Health, Rejuvenation, & Spine Center Now Open

Dr. William McClain at Solarus Health, Rejuvenation & Spine Center’s mission is to help you get your life back.  Convenient to the greater Fort Lauderdale aarea, including Wilton Manors, the health center specializes in healthy living with their goal being to make you look and feel as good as you can. They offer services that include aesthetics, nutrition and age related pain management. You can get the address and more information right here: Solarus Health, Rejuvenation, & Spine Center Now Open

W™ South Beach Hotel, Miami Beach Chic

You're invited to follow us past the invisible velvet ropes at the W™Hotel Miami Beach and into the hotel's oceanfront melting pot of international taste makers, Mingle among the people that set the energetic pace of America's premier beach resort, South Beach. Mark's List has the inside scoop on what's happening in the most happening part of Miami and W™ South Beach has the vibe that kick starts unforgettable escapes. You might even spot a celebrity or two in the Living Room, the famed Mr. Chow restaurant or Chef Andrew Carmellini's answer to original American dining, The Dutch. You can get the reservation link and more information on Mark's List here: W™ South Beach Hotel, Miami Beach Chic

Miami Beach Bruthaz Black Gay Pride 2014

July 17th - 20th, 2014, Miami Beach Bruthaz was founded in July 2006 as an annual summer lifestyle event for Gay and Lesbian men and women from around the world. Through a series of social, knowledge-filled and personalized activities, this event promotes unity, camaraderie and a sense of belonging among its attendees. The event is focused around a central theme: Knowledge, Culture & Fashion. Don't miss the South Beach Experience with your Bruthaz at MBB. They've got the upscale White Party, a serious hip hop party, a rooftop pool party, MBB Meets Brazil and more! More after the Jump: Miami Beach Bruthaz 2014 Black Gay Pride

Follow Florida's #1 LGBT Twitter Account

Support our Supporters!