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The Grates have changed their line-up, spent two years in New York and released what is possibly their best album. Get The Wire Mag tomorrow to find out more.

Helmet is happy to stay undefinable and unfashionable, Guillemots get intense, and the Vines discuss their frontman’s struggle with autism.

Plus, gig reviews, CD reviews, comps, gig guide, movies, arts, gadgets, fashion and more.

The Wire Mag. Get it every Thursday in The West Australian.

This week in The Wire Mag we chat to the most heavenly of all super groups, Seeker Lover Keeper.

We examine the X-Men franchise, tipping the fifth instalment, X-Men: First Class, as one of the best.

Plus, revealing interviews with Cake, Foster the People and Joan As Police Woman.

And the usual social snaps, gig guide, reviews, news and more.

The Wire Mag. Get on it tomorrow in The West Australian.

DESTINATION: MOL

By Dane Steele Green

DESTINATION: 

Mol: Sugarland Express

By Dane Steele GreenIt’s quaint, it’s tiny, its Wikipedia page is comprised of six paragraphs and two bullet points. But from March 13-16, Mol becomes the center of the European party circuit homoverse, proving that even the little guys can pack a wallop like a pro.

Never heard of Mol? Can’t say I blame you, but it is actually one of the most popular summer resorts in Belgium. That last part is important: Belgium is one of those countries that are so gay-friendly that Pride events and circuit parties are no longer the province of big cities with their diversity, high population numbers and jacked up prices. No less welcoming, smaller players such as Mol are pushing hard to tap into the LGBTQ market, and are seeing just how lucrative even one gay event a year can be. Particularly if you are budget-minded.

And thus I present Sugarland Weekend, a four-day/three-night flesh-fest on the shores of Rauwse Meer Lake on the grounds of the Kempense Meren resort that has all the flash and talent of something you’d see in New York or Paris, but won’t shoot a hole through your bank account like New York or Paris.

Refreshingly, organizers are really covering their bases with this one, pushing Sugarland not only as a party (complete with a “GaySauna”), but also as a getaway. This is, after all, taking place in an idyllic resort town on what is the largest lake in northern Belgium. You’ve got pools, trails and quiet docks on the water. In other words, the nights belong to the pounding techno and trance from the likes of DJs Dimitri D’Anvers and Leomeo, and the days belong to your own schedule. You’ll even have your own private bungalow (!) where you can relax. Or whatever. 

They’re even touting the food, and I can’t recall any major stop on the circuits to do that as a part of the deal. Belgian cuisine has a lot of meat and beer, FYI. 

Now, just so you know, Mol is not in the middle of nowhere. Just down the road to the west is the major gay metropolis of Antwerp, one of the most photogenic cities in Europe and whose pull in the gay community rivals, and in some ways surpasses, Amsterdam. Totally worth the trip.

For more info, go to sugarlandweekend.be/en. Contact Steele Luxury Travel to secure your travel experience to Belgium at 646.688.2274 

Steele Luxury Travel can assist you with all your travel plans. 

www.SteeleTravel.com

This article was originally published in Wire Magazine Issue 10.2015 

#teamBLUEandBLACK or #teamWHITEandGOLD ?

i personally am team blue & black 😬 while dogman sees nothing but white & gold! 😱 (in some images i do see white & gold, but mostly it always looks blue & black to me!) i think a lot of different accounts are reposting as a gag using filters, photoshop, etc but i’ve also read a few interesting articles (wired mag, etc) that explain some of the science behind it!

based on a poll- 75% of people see the dress as white & gold while only 25% see it as blue & black!

what do YOU see? 👀 by grav3yardgirl http://ift.tt/1JTwENj

WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL '15 EVENT SCHEDULE

WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL ‘15
EVENT SCHEDULE

* Official Winter Party Festival Event

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015

HOPPY HOUR
5-9 p.m.
Hôtel Gaythering
1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

$5 daily drink specials. Join in for Trivia/Gayme night with $2 PBRs and $3 Fireballs, 8 p.m. - midnight. Locals can enjoy a complimentary membership! For more info, go online to www.gaythering.com or sign up
at the Hôtel.

*Spark
7-9:30 p.m.
The Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Let’s get the party started with Spark, Winter Party Festival’s welcome reception and press launch for the week. Enjoy a nice soiree at the beautiful Gale South Beach!
Admission: free

Get Fresh!
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
TWIST
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Get Fresh with TP Lords as she storms the dance floor for the ultimate performance at 1 a.m; DJ Alex Infiniti hits the deck from dusk to dawn, welcoming early WPF visitors with the sensational sounds of Miami house.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

HOPPY HOUR
5-9 p.m.
Hôtel Gaythering
1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Enjoy $3 craft beers and $5 well drinks. At 7 p.m., join in for inner space yoga. Donations are encouraged. #YoGay!

*ArtScape
7-11 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

Winter Party Festival is about so much more than just dance – it brings you art and culture as well, in the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Sample the hors d’oeuvres, sip the cocktails and mingle with friends while you admire some incredible works by some of the best artists in South Florida. The evening wraps up with a silent art auction!
Admission: $30

*Ignite
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Cameo Nightclub
1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Featuring: DJ Dani Slater & DJ Dani Toro

Kick off this year’s Winter Party Festival at its biggest opening event yet with international DJs Dan Slater (Australia) and Dani Toro (Barcelona) at Cameo. Be sure to arrive in town early enough to catch this must-attend weekend launch party! Ignite is part of the Titanium All-Access and Platinum Priority Passes. Admission: $35

Sabroso!
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
TWIST
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Introduce yourself to South Beach’s “labyrinth” of a nightclub, TWIST, featuring seven different bars, stiff drinks and beautiful dancers. Sabroso Thursdays! Nelly Norell as Elvira! 2-4-1 drinks til 3 a.m. DJ Adora & DJ Paulie, stiff drinks and beautiful dancers. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

WTF Thursdays
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Score
1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

GET CRAZY on stage with the one and only Daisy Deadpetals. Sexy male go-go dancers, open bar 10-10:30 p.m. No cover.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

*Elevate
2-8 p.m.
Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Featuring: DJ Carlos Rojas & DJ Jalil Z

Winter Party Festival is proud to announce a brand new event for the 2015 lineup!  Join in for Elevate. Enjoy the gentle ocean breeze and take in the incredible views on the lavish rooftop of the Hotel Victor, with music by DJs Carlos Rojas and Jalil Z.  
Admission: $20

HOPPY HOUR
5-9 p.m.
Hôtel Gaythering
1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Enjoy $6 Gordon Gingers, $5 Duvel Beers and $5 well drinks. Then join Bears & Hares at 10 p.m. The animal house is open, welcoming bears & hares… and all other creatures. “On Fridays we wear flannel.”

*VIP Cocktail Reception
7:30-10 p.m.
Residence of Tom Bercue
4475 N. Meridian Ave., Miami Beach

Join the VIP Cocktail Reception Host Committee in honoring Joe Plana of Bacardi at the Mediterranean waterfront residence of Tom Bercu. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, fantastic music and Grey Goose vodka open bar. Admission: $100

*Pa’Ella
9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Hush
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach
Featuring: Leslie Cartaya and Inaia

A sizzling and sultry night of infused Latin music was created for Pa’Ella, with three-time Grammy nominee Leslie Cartaya. This Cuban singer has the rhythms of her land pulsating through her. DJ, vocalist, producer and jet-setter Inaia will keep the energy alive with music ranging from Afro-Funk and Latin Jazz to traditional salsa and merengue.
Admission: $10

*Pulse
10 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Club Space
34 NE 11th St., Miami
Featuring: DJ Duo Rosabel (Abel & Ralphi Rosario)

Dynamite DJ duo Rosabel (DJs Abel & Ralphi Rosario) return to Winter Party Festival for another unforgettable night of music. Miami’s legendary Club Space will host Pulse with Hilton Wolman Events – a party guaranteed to be a highlight of the weekend! With DJs Rosabel on the Space Terrace and Flower Power (DJs Power Infiniti and Nina Flowers) in the Basement, you’re going to want to dance all night long! Surround yourself with great friends, old and new, and let the beat carry you away.
Admission: $80

Filthy Gorgeous Fridays
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Score
1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Filthy Gorgeous Fridays Magic Circus party. Special performances by Geraldine & Fernan D’Cute. Plus, sexy male Go-Go Dancers. Music & videos by Deejay AB & MAC, hosted by The Pennyback Boyz.

Always Packed
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
TWIST
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

2-4-1 Happy Hour, 1-9 p.m. on everything. Music by DJ Scotty Thomson. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

Bubble Gum Friday
11 p.m.
The Manor
2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

Bubble Gum Friday presents The Divas Perform Disco. Shows by TP Lords, Sasha and Serena. DJ JPS in the Main Room; DJ Miik in the Ultra Lounge. No cover before midnight, 21+; after midnight $7, 21+; $12 all night for under 21. $150 VIP Room Bottle Special. www.themanorcomplex.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

*Under One Sun
12-6 p.m.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Featuring: DJ Brett Henrichsen

Peel off your inhibitions and slip into the vibe of the Under One Sun Pool Party. It’s the most infamous pool party for all the right reasons. For guests staying at the Host Hotel, enjoy the luxury of walking out of your room and stepping right into an oasis of amazing music.
Admission: $75

*Winter Gaythering
4-6 p.m.
Hôtel Gaythering
1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Enjoy great cocktails in the company of friends at the Official WPF Happy Hour with complimentary Absolut, 4-5 p.m. and complimentary Hiro Sake, 5-6 p.m. Receive a complimentary one-day pass for the Men’s Self-Spa; plus a chance to win a gift card by entering a drawing. The event is free. Followed by Latin Night  Café con Leche.

*Film Festival Screening
6:30-8:30 p.m.
In The Grayscale
Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Join the Winter Party Festival as it teams up with the Miami International Film Festival for the world premier screening of In The Grayscale (En La Gama De Los Grises) by Claudio Marcone (Chile). This beautiful film focuses on the life of Bruno, who recently separated from his wife and spontaneously falls for a young gay co-worker. The film’s director, Cladio Marcone, will be attending the world premier. Post-screening reception celebrating Marcone’s film sponsored by Winter Party Festival and Grey Goose vodka.
Admission: $13

*Kiehl’s 20/20
8-10 p.m.
Kiehl’s Since 1851
540 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Join Kiehl’s Since 1851 for an exclusive night of shopping at their new location. You can save on great personal care products and support the LGBTQ community at the same time! Kiehl’s is offering 20% off of all purchases and will donate 20% of its sales to Winter Party. Enjoy Grey Goose cocktails, complimentary Healthy Skin checks, Art by Vander, samples and more!
Admission: free

*Sweat
10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Hunters
2232 Wilton Drive, Ft. Lauderdale
Featuring: DJ John LePage

Want to check out the sweatier side of Winter Party Festival?! Of course you do! Don’t forget your leather! DJ John LePage never disappoints, and best of all: no cover charge! Don’t miss out!

*Industry
10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Cafeina
297 NW 23rd St., Miami
Featuring: DJ Crush

You won’t find any shirtless boys at this WPF dance event, but we promise you plenty of sexy women. Produced in partnership with Pandora Events, This signature event for women features DJ Crush.
Admission: $15

*Energy
10 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Score
1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Featuring: DJs Alain Jackinsky, Isaac Escalante & Erez Ben Ishay

Score is the place to be on a Saturday night in South Beach! And just steps from the Host Hotel, there’s no excuse not to come out and play. DJs Alain Jackinsky & Isaac Escalante in the main room and Erez Ben Ishay downstairs.
Admission: $85

Moulin Rouge
11 p.m. - 4 a.m.
The Manor
2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

It’s Moulin Rouge at Fort Lauderdale’s largest Saturday night party featuring spectacular performances and tantalizing beats. Production by Erika Norell and Cast. Music by DJ Daniel Kristopherre. $3 well drinks 11 p.m. to midnight. No cover. $150 VIP Room Bottle Special.

MUSCLE BOY Saturdays
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
TWIST
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. MUSCLE BOY Saturdays. Incredible beats by DJ Mika. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015

*The Beach Party
12-7 p.m.
Lummus Park
12th St. and Miami Beach
Featuring: DJs Seth Cooper & Phil Romano

Miami Beach is the high-octane party capital of the world and the most anticipated party of the year is the Winter Party Beach Party. Yes, they save the best for last. You’ll definitely want to be here along with 6,000 friends to celebrate under the sun with the sounds of global DJs Seth Cooper and Phil Romano.
General Admission: $110, VIP: $160

*Illuminate
4-11 p.m.
Palace Bar
1200 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Featuring: DJs Josh Whitaker and Deanne

DJs Josh Whitaker and Deanne will keep the energy flowing well past dark at this party.

HOPPY HOUR
5-9 p.m.
Hôtel Gaythering
1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Enjoy $3 beers all night at South Beach’s only gay hotel.

*WE Party: Attacks
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Mansion Nightclub
1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Featuring: DJs Alyson Calagna & Micky Friedmann

Sunday night has been the apex of Winter Party Festival for years, and 2015 will be no exception! Don’t miss this out-of-the-world event where Winter Party and Masterbeat join forces to present WE Party: Attacks with DJs Alyson Calagna and Micky Friedmann. The legendary Mansion Nightclub will once again host Winter Party’s flagship event that sells out year-after-year.
General Admission: $90, VIP: $130

Steamy Sundays
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
TWIST
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. Steamy Sundays in the Garden Bar at night. Pussila’s underwear contest; winner gets $100 bar tab. Music by DJ Paulie. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015

*ACTION! Afterglow
5 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mekka Nightclub
950 NE 2nd Ave., Miami
Featuring: DJ Joe Gauthreaux!

Winter Party Festival knows how to do an afterhours party; can you think of a better way to wrap up your weekend?! Head over to Mekka for ACTION! Afterglow. You can sleep at home - Miami is for dancing!
Admission: $50

HOPPY HOUR
5-9 p.m.
Hôtel Gaythering
1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Enjoy $5 margaritas all night long at South Beach’s only gay hotel.

Pop Mondays
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
TWIST
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. At night, VJ Nathan presents: Pop! Mondays. Sounds by DJ Josh Riptide. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

The Shelley Novak Awards
10 p.m. (show starts at midnight)
Score
1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

The no-holds-barred comeback kid Shelley Novak hosts her annual awards ceremony full of campy fun, as she honors South Florida’s drag community, putting quite the spin on this Oscar-like ceremony full of wigs.

This article was originally published in Wire Magazine Issue 09.2015


GOING OUT CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 5 - 11

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Hoppy Hour. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy $3 craft beers and $5 well drinks. At 7 p.m., join in for inner space yoga. Donations are encouraged. #YoGay! Locals can enjoy great savings with a complimentary membership! Visit www.gaythering.com or sign up in person at the Hôtel. 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: At 9 p.m., Human Capital, a film by Paolo Virzi. Visit www.mbcinema.com for more information. 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

SCORE: WTF Thursdays. 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Get Crazy on stage with the one and only Daisy Deadpetals. #Hooker underwear party. Sexy male go-go dancers, open bar 10-10:30 p.m. No cover. 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

TWIST: Sabroso Thursdays! 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Nelly Norell as Elvira! 2-4-1 drinks til 3 a.m. DJ Adora & DJ Paulie, stiff drinks and beautiful dancers. “Never a cover… Always a groove.” 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL: Visit www.wiremag.co/wpf2015events for Wire’s comprehensive schedule of Festival events & parties.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Hoppy Hour. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy $6 Gordon Gingers, $5 Duvel Beers and $5 well drinks. Then join Bears & Hares at 10 p.m. The animal house is open, welcoming bears & hares… and all other creatures. “On Fridays we wear flannel.” For more info, go online to www.gaythering.com.

MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: At 8.30 p.m., Leviathan, the latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the celebrated director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Visit www.mbcinema.com for more information.

SCORE: Filthy Gorgeous Fridays. 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Filthy Gorgeous Fridays Magic Circus party. Special performances by Geraldine & Fernan D’Cute. Plus, sexy male go-go Dancers. Music & videos by Deejay AB & MAC. Hosted by The Pennyback Boyz.

THE CABARET SOUTH BEACH: Live music from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. 2-4-1 Happy Hour, 7-9 p.m. on beer, wine and well drinks. No cover. For info, visit www.thecabaretsouthbeach.com. 233 12th St., Miami Beach

THE MANOR: Bubble Gum Friday presents The Divas Perform Disco. 11 p.m. Shows by TP Lords, Sasha and Serena. DJ JPS in the Main Room; DJ Miik in the Ultra Lounge. No cover before midnight, 21+; after midnight $7, 21+; $12 all night for under 21. $150 VIP Room Bottle Special. www.themanorcomplex.com. 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

TWIST: Always Packed. 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. 2-4-1 Happy Hour, 1-9 p.m. on everything. Music by DJ Scotty Thomson. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Winter Gaythering. 4-6 p.m. Enjoy great cocktails in the company of friends at the Official Winter Party Festival  Happy Hour with complimentary Absolut, 4-5 p.m. and complimentary Hiro Sake, 5-6 p.m. Receive a complimentary one-day pass for the Men’s Self-Spa; plus a chance to win a gift card by entering a drawing. The event is free. Followed by Latin Night - Café con Leche.

HOUSE: My Rules Saturdays at Miami’s newest hotspot, HOUSE Nightclub. For those who live on the edge, indulge in a nightlife experience like never before. Dress to impress and undress. Dress code enforced. 1915 NW Miami Ct., Miami

LIV: Miami’s Iconic posh VIP nightclub presents: Sick Individuals and Mednas. For table reservations, please call 305.674.4680. For tickets, visit www.wantickets.com. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

SCORE: Energy. 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. Score is the place to be on a Saturday night in South Beach! And just steps from the Winter Party Festival Host Hotel, there’s no excuse not to come out and play. DJs Alain Jackinsky & Isaac Escalante in the main room and Erez Ben Ishay downstairs. Admission: $85.

SPACE: Strangers + Friends. 10 p.m. Your favorite theme party is back for some pre-Miami Music Week madness! Strangers + Friends returns Saturday evening to Space with your musical selections by Robert Dietz; Cocodrills on our Terrace, and PH Plus (Patrick M b2b Hugo Bianco) with ALX b2b Allan Gallego in the Loft! Come as strangers and leave as friends as the music brings everyone together at Space! Costumes and creativity strongly encouraged! For tickets, visit www.space.wantickets.com. 34 NE 11th St., Miami

THE MANOR: Moulin Rouge. 11 p.m. - 4 a.m. It’s Moulin Rouge at Fort Lauderdale’s largest Saturday night party featuring spectacular performances and tantalizing beats. Production by Erika Norell and Cast. Music by DJ Daniel Kristopherre. $3 well drinks 11 p.m. to midnight. No cover. $150 VIP Room Bottle Special.

TWIST: Muscle Boy Saturdays. 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. Incredible beats by DJ Mika. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”
SUNDAY, MARCH 8

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Hoppy Hour. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy $3 beers all night. Locals can enjoy great savings with a complimentary membership. For more information, go to www.gaythering.com or sign up in person at the Hôtel.

R HOUSE: Sunday Sauce Brunch Party. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Featuring unlimited brunch appetizers and one main entree for just $35. Bottomless mimosas, Bye Joe sangrias & more for $22. Get both for just $52; it’s a great deal! Featuring great music from some talented local DJs. The party keeps going with drink specials from 4-6 p.m., so you can dance off your brunch, or just come late and get your night started early. Call 305.576.0201 to make your reservation for brunch today! 2727 NW 2nd Ave. (at NW 28th St.), Wynwood, Miami

TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. Steamy Sundays in the Garden Bar at night. Pussila’s underwear contest: winner gets $100 bar tab. Music by DJ Paulie. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

MONDAY, MARCH 9

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Hoppy Hour. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy $5 margaritas all night long. Locals can enjoy great savings with a complimentary membership. For more information, visit www.gaythering.com or sign up in person at the Hôtel.

SCORE: The Shelley Novak Awards. 10 p.m. (show starts at midnight). The no-holds-barred comeback kid Shelley Novak hosts her annual awards ceremony full of campy fun, as she honors South Florida’s drag community, putting quite the spin on this Oscar-like ceremony full of wigs.

TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. At night, VJ Nathan presents: Pop! Mondays. Sounds by DJ Josh Riptide. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Hoppy Hour. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy $5 Mojitos. At 7 p.m., join in for inner space yoga. Donations are encouraged. #YoGay! Locals can enjoy great savings with a complimentary membership! Visit www.gaythering.com or sign up in person at the Hôtel.

SCORE: Planeta Macho  ”Miami Beach’s hottest Latin party.” Hosted by Teresita La Caliente, Marco and his HOT male dancers and music by DJ George Ferrero. $6 rum ‘n Cokes. Free valet parking with paid admission.

TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. Globoy Tuesdays with beats by DJ Mika. $5 Fireball shots. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 

HÔTEL GAYTHERING: Hoppy Hour. 5-9 p.m. $5 daily drink specials. Join in for Trivia/Gayme night with $2 PBRs and $3 Fireballs, 8 p.m. - midnight. Locals can enjoy a complimentary membership! Visit www.gaythering.com or sign up in person at the Hôtel for a complimentary membership.
SCORE: Mad House Wednesdays featuring music and videos by DJ Aulden Brown. Hosted by Pussila. $6 vodka. Open bar 10:30-11 p.m. No cover.

TWIST: Get Fresh with TP Lords & Josefina La Globos! Sounds by DJ Alex Infiniti. “Never a cover… Always a groove.”

ARTS

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER: Trust, March 5-29 at the Carnival Studio Theater. Academy Award nominated screenwriter and director Paul Weitz brings this story about Harry, an unassuming guy who becomes an overnight millionaire but struggles with dissatisfaction. When an impulse visit to an S&M club brings together two lost souls, Harry is left questioning everything he thought he knew. Presented in partnership with Zoetic Stage. Tickets start at $45. For tickets and info, visit www.arshtcenter.org. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

COMMUNITY

THE SILVER CIRCLE: Group of “mature” LGBTQ individuals meets weekly to discuss current events and affairs affecting the ever expanding world of sexual identity and to share personal experiences. Mondays from 3-5 p.m. (first Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m.) in the Library at Hôtel Gaythering. Meetings are open and free of charge. Next meeting Monday March 2 from 7-9 p.m. Contact larry@silvercircleclub.com for more information.

This article was originally published in Wire Magazine Issue 10.2015

White Lung, Crusades, Teenanger, Der Faden playing Ottawa Explosion

The list of performers playing the 2015 Ottawa Explosion Weekend has grown and features an impressive number of punk and garage acts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. This year’s fest is set to feature White Lung, Underground Railroad To Candyland, The White Wires, Sheer Mag, Crusades, Street Eaters, Monomyth, Feral Trash, Teenanger, Street Kyle & Abandos, First Base, The Jeanies, Century Palm, Black Tower, and the first show ever from Der Faden, which features Rob Seaton of the cult favourite Sudbury ON act Statues in a new collaboration with Sarah Wotherspoon of The Johnnies.

These new confirmations join the previously announced Red Dons, Toys That Kill, Guantanamo Baywatch, Steve Adamyk Band, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Hysterese, Earth Girls, New Swears, Needles//Pins, Moss Lime, The Ballantynes, Sonic Avenues, Nervous Talk, and Average Times.

Ottawa Explosion takes place between June 17 and 21. You can find ticket information and more at ottawaexplosion.blogspot.ca.

via Punknews.org (http://pnkn.ws/1Dzo3c4)

RAFA'S PICKS: FROM BROADWAY TO FLAMENCO

By Rafa Carvajal

Trust

March 5-29

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

www.arshtcenter.org

Directed by Stuart Meltzer, Zoetic Stage’s Carbonell Award-nominated and Silver Palm Award-winning artistic director, Trust is coming to Miami. Trust is a dark comedy that shadows the success story of a guy called Harry (Nicholas Richberg), a sudden Internet millionaire, and all the excessive accompaniments that come with wealth. Underneath Harry’s fortune lies displeasure. The story escalates when he begins to experiment with a dominatrix, which leads him to question everything he knows about control, love, and the power of human relationships. Playwright Paul Weitz is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director whose film credits include About a Boy, In Good Company, American Dreamz, Little Fockers and the American Pie movies.


Wicked

March 11-29

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

www.arshtcenter.org

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is coming to Miami. Wicked has been declared “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety, “the best musical of the decade” by Entertainment Weekly and has been awarded a Grammy and three Tony Awards. The story takes place in the Land of Oz prior to Dorothy’s sudden arrival. It focuses on the amazing and hypnotizing journey of two young girls, and how the two came to be Glinda the good, and the Wicked Witch of the West. A classic, magical evening you don’t want to miss!


Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

March 12-14

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

www.arshtcenter.org

Internationally famous ambassador of Spanish culture to the world, Sara Baras has had a remarkable dance career that has spanned more than 20 years. She has received many noteworthy awards, including the Kennedy Center’s Gold Medal in the Arts and the National Dance Gold Medal of Andalucía, the birthplace of flamenco. She was also awarded Spain’s highest dance honor, The National Dance Award. Baras has delivered more than 2,500 captivating performances worldwide. She will be performing a new evening-length work entitled Voces, created by Baras herself, as a tribute to the great voices of flamenco at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall — an extraordinary flamenco experience you don’t want to miss.

This article was originally published in Wire Magazine Issue 10.2015 

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