It’s that time of year again. Get ready for five full days of inebriated, gyrating, scantily clad women living it up and looking to score. No, Miami isn’t hosting a taping of Girls Gone Wild. Aqua Girl is back in town. The iconic extravaganza for women who love women has returned, ready to raise even more money for breast cancer research. You didn’t think Aqua Girl was all about partying, did you? Just because a girl likes to get her drink on doesn’t mean she can’t also pay it forward. The largest charity women’s week in the nation provides enough events to keep any Sapphic sister happy, including VIP cocktail receptions, a live music event, food events, and, of course, the requisite pool and beach parties. Aqua Girl kicks off with an interesting addition this year, one that’s sure to bring out hipsters and riot grrls galore: the first Aqua Rock, being held Wednesday at Churchill’s Pub (5501 NE Second Ave., Miami). You’d be remiss if you skipped Traffic Jam, the kick-off dance event the next night, May 16, taking place at Dream Nightclub (1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), where girls announce their availability by wearing red, yellow, or green glow necklaces. Pool and beach parties are de rigueur at LGBT events for a reason — they kick freaking ass — so be sure to get your ass to the Aqualicious Pool Party May 17 and the Beach House Pool Party and Tea Dance May 18, both taking place at the National Hotel (1677 Collins Ave., Miami). By the time Afterglow, Aqua Girl’s official closing party, comes around May 19, you can pick and choose from one of the many women you’ve met during the week to take as your date to Score (727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach).
May 15-19, 2013