Fantasy Fest 2013, Halloween in Key West Florida

Fantasy Fest is a huge annual Halloween inspired party that takes place in Key West Florida. The event follows a different theme each year. The 2013 theme is Super Heroes, Villains & Beyond. Parade floats, costumes and the decorations in bars, nightclubs, restaurants and shops all follow the theme. The party and parade, like just about every event in Key West, are centered around Duval Street and Mallory Square. You can find out more about this year's event right here: Fantasy Fest 2013 Key West Halloween

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Going OUT in Wilton Manors or Fort Lauderdale?

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale or #WilMa?

Here are direct links to gay or gay-friendly restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale: Dos CaminosHunters NightclubThe ManorProgress BarRosie’s Bar & Grill & Village Pub

OUT in Miami & South Beach

Going out in Miami or South Beach this weekend? Check out these direct links to some of the hottest bars and restaurants in the area:

Bailo Nightclub
Club Boi 3.0
The Floppy Rooster

Palace Bar & Restaurant
Wet Bar

Broward House Presents World AIDS Day Vigil

On Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm, Broward House invites the community to come together for a World AIDS Day Vigil and Remembrance Walk. Participants will meet at Hagen Park and walk down Wilton Drive united in memory, healing, and love.  The candlelit walk will culminate at the Pride Center at Equality Park for a few words of respectful remembrance, support, and continued vigilance. Find out more about Broward House after the Jump: Broward House Presents World AIDS Day Vigil

World AIDS Day (2015) Events Around Florida

December 1 is the day World AIDS Day is observed around the world. Right here in Florida, there are many events going on which raise awareness for this global killer. On this day, we reflect on the friends and family we’ve lost to AIDS, and we look forward to the day we find a cure. Each city recognizes World AIDS Day in different ways. Find out about all of the events after the Jump: World AIDS Day Events Around Florida

Pulse Nightclub Orlando Presents Chris Crocker

You probably remember him from defending Ms. Britney Spears during her wilder days, and now Chris Crocker is making an appearance at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on Wednesday, December 2.  Who will he be defending this time around? Also, enjoy Pulse’s ‘favorite things’ with $500 in giveaways.  More about Pulse Orlando after the Jump: Pulse Nightclub Orlando Presents Chris Crocker

(Photo via Twitter)

Chad Bush Talks First Ever Pig Week Fort Lauderdale

As many people in the South Florida community already know, the Pig Dances that are thrown each month at Ramrod in Fort Lauderdale have been very big successes -- so much so, in fact, that the bar regularly reaches capacity and the outside has to be turned into a makeshift bar and party spot for all the people wanting to get down (and maybe a little dirty). This intrigued bartender Chad Bush and owners Zak Enterline and Steve Whitney.

Bush, who owns his own production company, Cubcuda Productions, was the creative force behind BeachBear Weekend, among other popular South Florida events. He pitched the idea of a "Pig Week" to Zak and Steve, as well as to a co-worker, Rich Rodriguez, who thought it would be a good idea to have the annual Leather Masked Ball event be part of the festivities. In short, "Pig Week" was born.

Read the full interview after the Jump: Chad Bush Talks First Ever Pig Week Fort Lauderdale

Jazz Jennings to Receive Youth Innovator Award

The Trevor Project is proud to announce Jazz Jennings as this year’s Youth Innovator Award recipient at TrevorLIVE LA.  Presented by HBO, Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo, this irreverent evening of comedy and music will take place on December 6th at the Hollywood Palladium. Read the full story after ther Jump: Jazz Jennings to Receive Youth Innovator Award

Mani Pedi Deals at Lavish Manors Nail Spa

Lavish Manors Nail Spa is a full service skin care and nail salon located in Wilton Manors, FL. The spa offers a full range of services, including manicures and pedicures, facial therapy, nail enhancements and waxing. They are known for their specialty nail care services, such as the Lavish Deluxe Manicure & the signature Organic Green Tea Lemon Grass Spa Pedicure. Find out more information after the Jump: Lavish Manors Nail Spa in Wilton Manors 

ComingOutCuba Foundation Presents "La Santa Cuba"

The ComingOutCuba Foundation presents the biggest Art and Cuban Culture fundraiser of the year: “LA SANTA CUBA.” The “LA SANTA CUBA” Benefit will take place Friday, December 4 at the Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery. The event engages the LGBTQ and Cuban communities and their allies to celebrate the Cuban culture. This year’s theme is an homage to the Afro Cuban roots. Advance tickets are $30 and, if available, and will be sold at the door. VIP tickets are also still available for  $100 which includes open bar,live art performances, art exhibits and a special dance party hosted by DJ Citizen Jane. We hope you will join us for this memorable evening!

Use the Promo code OSMANY for a 15% discount at checkout. The event is 21 and over. Click here for tickets. 

Miami Beach Convention Center Hosts Art Basel 2015

Every December Miami Beach hosts the annual Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year's event takes place from Thursday, December 3 to Sunday, December 6.  Get all the details after the Jump: Miami Beach Convention Center Hosts Art Basel 2015

Bourbon Street Pub Hosts ‘Bone Island: Bare it All’

Bourbon Street Pub in Key West hosts “Bone Island: Bare it All” on Saturday, December 5. Enjoy a private, naked viewing party of the Holiday Parade from the second floor balcony of the New Orleans Guesthouse from 7 to 9 pm. After the parade, don’t miss the main event: Mr. Naked Key West from 10 pm to 4 am. All naked men are welcome to compete.  Also, enjoy the pool Jacuzzi and play areas.  More details after the Jump: Bourbon Street Pub Hosts ‘Bone Island: Bare it All’

Hotel Gaythering Presents "Art Gaysel #Obsessed"

Pinky up! From a tea dance to a tea bag, and all the spilled tea in-between, the boys of PANSY ASS CERAMICS can answer it all, with a simple question. “What’s the Tea? ”It’s brewed and whistling so sip or get off the pot because the duo behind HôTEL GAYTHERING present “ART GAYSEL #OBSESSED” a mélange of 18 emerging and established Gay Artists discovered (and quit literally Obsessed over) via Instagram and other social media platforms. #OBSESSED is simply the compiling of the owner’s art obsessions from iPhone to Real Life. “ART GAYSEL #OBSESSED” is free of charge and opens to the public Wednesday, December 2nd, to Sunday, December 6th, from 3 pm to 11 pm.  Read the full story after the Jump: Hotel Gaythering Presents "Art Gaysel #Obsessed" 

(Photo by Freddy Krave)

Progress Bar Hosts "Lip Service" Wednesdays

Join Progress Bar in Wilton Manors for "Lip Service" every Wednesday. Hosted by Amanda Austin, listen out for beats by resident DJ Aulden Brown and catch the drag show starting at 11:30 pm. Drink specials include $3 beers & $5 Jameson. You can check out all the details and find out more about Progress Bar on Mark's List here: Progress Bar Hosts "Lip Service" Wednesdays

The Wick Theatre Presents "Ballroom With a Twist-Mas"

The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton presents “Ballroom With a Twist-Mas” from December 10 to December 27.  The show features finalists from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance and rotating pros from Dancing With The Stars.  It’s all your favorite talent-based reality TV shows wrapped up in a great big dancing extravaganza! More details after the Jump: The Wick Theatre Presents "Ballroom With a Twist-Mas"

Photo: Jonathan Roberts (Dancing With the Stars)

Stevie Moon Tattoo Studio Offers Same-Day Custom Work

Stevie Moon Tattoo has been an iconic studio since 2000.  Located next to the Culture Room in the southwest corner of Federal Highway and Oakland Park Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. They cater to your needs and offer same-day custom work. Consultations are always free for future appointments. For more complicated compositions, the artist may want to research more in depth to create your perfect tattoo. Find out about free consultations after the Jump: Stevie Moon Tattoo Studio Offers Same-Day Custom Work

Seminole Hard Rock's Annual Winterfest Boat Parade

One of the highlights of the holiday season in South Florida is the annual Winterfest Boat Parade presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Billed as the "Greatest Show on H2O", this year, the festival will take to the canals and waterways of Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, December 12 with Grand Marshal Nick Cannon. The event promises to be bigger and better than ever. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit