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winter-party-lineup-wpf11-0Winter Party Festival, one of the biggest parties for the GLBT community, will take place on March 2 through 7. Over 10,000 attend the annual six-day extravaganza, which features hot men from all over the world and some of the very best international DJ talent. Below is the schedule of events.

Winter Party 2011 Hot Events

 

Winter Party Festival, one of the biggest parties for the GLBT community, will take place on March 2 through 7. Over 10,000 attend the annual six-day extravaganza, which features hot men from all over the world and some of the very best international DJ talent. Below is the schedule of events. For further information, visit www.winterparty.com

Wednesday, March 2

Spark! The Welcome Reception

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

LGBT Visitor Center

1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Free

The Task Force and the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce welcome you to the home of the new LGBT Visitor Center for this complimentary cocktail reception.

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10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Bar 721

721 N. Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach

Free

Come to Bar721 for for drinks and dancing with DJ Beau Dasher. Twenty-percent of all drink sales will be donated to WPF11.

Thursday, March 3

SingOut!

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Wolfsonian-FIU

1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Free

Join Florida Grand Opera for a Young Artist concert of music from the company’s productions.  The performance will be followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres with the artists.

Ignite

10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Score

727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

$20 advance/$25 day of

Direct from Montreal, Stephan Grondin, ignites Winter Party Festival’s flame at Lincoln Road’s hottest dance club, Score.  DJ Drew Tribe opens.

Hell & Heaven at the Pool

Friday, March 4

Heaven & Hell at the Pool

Noon – 5 p.m.

Doubletree Surfcomber

1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

$10

Hell & Heaven turns up the heat with Brazilian DJs Andre Queiroz and Guga Rahner.  Surfcomber guests admitted for free.

Passport to Lincoln Road: A Shopping Adventure

4 p.m.- 6 p.m. FCUK, 1026 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Macy’s, 1675 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Babalu Miami, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

8:30 p.m – 10:30 p.m. Kiehl’s Since 1851, 832 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Free

All these stores will be offering discounts, raffle prizes and complimentary Grey Goose cocktails, with 20% of all sales being donated to Winter Party Festival.

Gay & Lesbian Walking Tours of South Beach

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Miami Beach Gay and Lesbian Visitors Center

1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

$20

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Miami Design Preservation League present a 90-minute walking tour of South Beach highlighting the contributions of gay men and lesbians to the history of Miami Beach.

Cyrano Film Retrospective and Reception

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Miami Beach Cinematheque

1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Free

The Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts this insightful discussion with Justin Moss of the Florida Grand Opera and Kareem Tabsch of O Cinema.

South Beach Comedy Festival Presents Wanda Sykes

8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

$48.50

The outrageously funny Wanda Sykes appears at The Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday night as part of the South Beach Comedy Festival.

Mercury Rising

10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Dolce

1501 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

$65 advance/$85 day of

Temperatures will rise at our Friday dance party featuring Miami’s own DJ Abel and an opening set by the smoking hot duo Dave & Gerardo, making their Winter Party Festival debut.

Saturday, March 5

Showtime Presents the Under One Sun Pool Party

Noon – 6 p.m.

Doubletree Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

General Admission: $45 advance/$50 day of

VIP: $80 advance/ $100 day of

The steam will rise as dueling DJ duo Twisted Dee and Phil B. spin Winter Party Festival’s award-winning Pool Party, presented by the Showtime original series Episodes.

LGBTheology on Tap

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Free

Was Jesus gay?  Come hear one of the country’s leading theologians, Ted Jennings, discuss the possibility that Jesus was the lover of another man, and what that means for us today.

VIP Cocktail Reception

7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bass Museum of Art, 2

100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

$85 advance/$100 day of

Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin will help celebrate the coming together of our local community and our special guests from around the world.

Winter Party MATINÉE

10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Paris Theatre

550 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

General Admission: $65 advance/$85 day of

VIP: $125 advance/$150 day of

One of the biggest parties in Europe, Matinée, returns to Miami Beach after its sold-out New Year’s Eve debut, this time with a pair of its resident DJs, Taito Tikaro and Theresa.

Sweat

9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Boom

2236 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale)

$7 advance/$10 day of

Get your gear ready and prepare to Sweat. Winter Party Festival’s leather-themed event moves to Boom in Wilton Manors for a night of hot and sweaty fun, with music by DJ Eddie Baez.

Sunday, March 6

Winter Party Beach Party

Noon – 6 p.m.

Lummus Park

12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

General Admission: $80 advance/$100 day of

VIP: $130 advance/ $160 day of

Cabana Club: $275 advance/ $325 day of

Join over 5,000 Winter Party guests as DJ Alyson Calagna delivers music unlike you’ve ever heard from her before. Miami Beach favorite DJ Charlmix gets your day started, and Showtime Networks presents the exclusive Cabana Club.

Boiling Point: CARNIVAL @ WPF ’11

10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Cameo

1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

$65 advance/$85 day of

Experience the grand spectacle of Carnival as we bring it to Miami for the first time ever with the out-of-this-world sounds of DJs Hector Fonseca, Brett Henrichsen and Danny LeBlack.

Brunchic

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Palace Food Bar

1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Free

Noel Leon hosts this special edition of South Beach’s most popular Sunday brunch, with seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Reservations are recommended and can be made at 305-531-7234.

Winterland T-Dance

4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Palace Food Bar

1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Free

Finish the Beach Party and stop by Ocean Drive’s warmest and wildest venue, The Palace, for a tea dance featuring DJs DeMarko (NYC) and Just Oliver (Brazil).

Monday, March 7

Afterglow

5 a.m. – ?

Club Mekka

950 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

$55 advance/$75 day of

Not ready to cool off? Then continue the party from dawn until dusk at Winter Party Festival’s final dance event featuring the music of DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Eddie Elias.

Simmer Down: The Closing Event

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Lords South Beach

1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Free

South Beach’s most popular new hangout hosts our closing event, with drink specials all night long.

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