Thanksgiving weekend means two things unique to Miami: First, Hispanic families serve their turkeys with arroz, and tres leches for dessert; and second, the gays skip the fat and carbs altogether so they can show off their abs at the various parties during White Party Week. The largest annual fundraiser for AIDS services provider CareResource officially began a few nights ago, but the first big events take place tonight.
The gays will head to White Dreams at Karu & Y with DJ Abel, while the lesbian locale is Cirque 8, at Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach). Dressing in white is encouraged at both. Don't like your gays and lesbians served separately? Then wait until Saturday and head to the White Party itself at Vizcaya, where you can stroll among the gardens, hear Cyndi Lauper perform live, and perhaps find romance under the stars. Of course where there are gays, there are Speedos: lovers of the banana hammock must also attend the Heatwave Pool Party at the Surfcomber Hotel on Saturday, and on Sunday, head to the gay beach at 12th and Ocean for Muscle Beach, where you can shake it on a dance floor on the sand. But this is by no means an exhaustive list of everything happening; go to www.whiteparty.org for addresses, event times, and all the juicy details.
Nov. 23-26, 2007
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.