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Wear Your Bulky Holiday Sweaters to Fox's for Fart Basel with Bleeding Palm and Steam

​The holidays are the perfect time to wear ugly garb. Usually, you're just waking up to hang out with the family and eat their food. Who cares if they think you look cute? The same thing goes for your close friends. They've seen you slathered in sweat and smeared makeup, wobbling and drooling around a dance floor or two. This is Miami!

The photographic geniuses at Bleeding Palm and party people of Steam have joined forces to create a holiday party fit for friendly hideous sweater sporting, and tons of end-of-the-year boozing. Bleeding Palm, as you've seen on Cultist, creates insanely psychedelic, smart, and funny animated images that would make even the greenest grinch break a smile. Steam is a night thrown on the second Tuesday of each month at one of South Florida's oldest and our dearest bars, Fox's. They play mostly music to bounce around to, including Miami booty bass.

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The night is brilliantly named Fart Basel, specifically referencing two things we're all familiar with in South Florida. The reason for the sweater? Everyone that comes gets to pose for their own Bleeding Palm Sears-style portrait. Ryan Morejon from Steam says that though this is a post-Art Basel bash, it's also a bit of a Christmas party. He calls the cheesy family photos "a holiday season staple." Our friends over at Bleeding Palm told us that they were glad to be asked to join in on the festivities: "I figured it was a chance to do something different, more interactive."

Morejon says of the concept for the farty party, "Awhile back, jokingly with my friends, I'd thought of a cool idea where during or after Art Basel, there'd be this cool house party where locals can display their own art and we'd have really sick live bands." He modeled it a bit on the first So Raw Festival with photography and bands in a relaxed setting. This time though, they're having it at a bar instead of a house and having DJs Stevezy and Two Way, Words, and Chalk bring the party jams, boogie, soul, funk, bass, and old school shit. As for the flatulent title of the event, he says, it's "just a funny name." With bass and hideous sweaters, it'll be a funny-looking gathering as well.

If you're familiar with Fox's Sherron Inn/Lounge (6030 S. Dixie Highway) at all, you know that on Tuesdays it's always been two for one, there's no cover, and it's 18 and over from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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