I can’t believe a year has already passed, and Miami will be hopping during Thanksgiving weekend as it’s time for the annual White Party, a benefit week to raise money for Care Resource.
The White Party Welcome Center, at the National Hotel, is your ONE STOP SHOP for purchasing tickets and passes for upcoming events, picking up orders placed online, and shopping for official White Party Week music as you sample complimentary drinks from our sponsor bar. Pick up a gift bag or simply relax, unwind and make new friends. Please remember when picking up an order placed online to bring a valid government-issued photo ID and the credit card used for purchase. All events are 21 and older to attend. Hours of operation are: Wednesday, November 27, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, November 28, closed; Friday, November 29, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, November 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are so many events happening during White Party 2013 that I cannot list them all, so I will give you a sample of some of the events, but to see them all, go to WhiteParty.org.
Thursday, November 28
The signature kick-off dance event for the 29th Annual White Party Week, White Journey, takes place at Score’s new location at 1437 Washington Avenue. The event takes place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and features DJs Eddie Elias and Escape. Admission is $25.
Friday, November 29
White Dreams is a musically driven event featuring renowned internationally acclaimed circuit DJs Danny Verde and Isaac Escalante and takes place at Club Space in Downtown Miami from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. General admission is $60.
Saturday, November 30
White Splash Pool Party – Make a splash as you twerk your tan butt under the Miami sun at the National Hotel pool and the beach and lounge. At this event, hear the sounds of DJs Erez Ben Ishay and Hansell Leyva from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is only $30.
White Party – Experience the showmanship and electronic music genius of Israeli superstar DJ Offer Nissim as the 29th annual White Party – Orchids In Bloom at Soho Studios takes place from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. in Miami’s own Wynwood district. Witness this legendary DJ live as he spins for thousands of circuit boys, artists, fashionistas, electronic dance music lovers and revelers all dressed in a sea of white at the crown jewel event of White Party Week. The tradition and celebration of White Party lives on! The event also features the sounds of DJ Joe Gauthreaux as well as a performance by Kerli. General admission is $100 with VIP admission being $150.
Sunday, December 1
Muscle Beach – Hippie meets SoBe as White Party Week celebrates Flower Power at this year’s Muscle Beach Party (my personal favorite party during White Party Week) on the sun-bleached sands of the 12th Street “Gay” Beach. Muscle Beach Party is the open-air dance where thousands of men and women party and rejoice with vitality and vigor. Relive “Woodstock at the Beach” at this year’s party as Flower Power drops a funky bomb exploding with peace, flowers and lots of free love. Grab your tambourine and your friends, get buzzed and head over for a sexy groovy time. There will be a special World AIDS Day international tribute and firework finale. We’re all brothers and sisters. Peace. Love. Compassion for all. Muscle Beach takes place from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features the sounds of DJs Roland Belmares and Rafael Calvente. General admission is $100.
White Sunset Tea – Get ready to spend the entire day on December 1st at The Palace! This officially sanctioned event begins at noon with their legendary brunch, featuring the hottest drag queens Miami has to offer. These talented Miami Drag Stars take over Ocean Drive with a new show every 15 minutes all day long, as you enjoy brunch, beats and cocktails. Once the clock strikes 5 p.m., The Palace turns 12th Street and Ocean Drive into an all-out (no cover) block party featuring the dance-inducing sounds of DJ Cindel (Matinee) and Miami’s own incomparable DJ Patrick M (Stereo/Space). This incredible day full of events features non-stop performances by the full cast of Palace drag queens, sexy dancers, amazing DJs and, of course, plenty of eye candy!
After years on hiatus, White Party Week and URGE Miami are proud to announce the return of Noche Blanca, the Sunday night dance party extravaganza at Mansion Nightclub on Miami Beach, featuring DJ Abel playing an extended set all night long, marking his 20th anniversary as resident DJ at this infamous venue (formerly known as Paragon) and his 35th year as DJ in South Florida. This party takes place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and general admission is $60 and VIP admission is $100.