SoBeWFF's The Q After Dark: Curtis Stone, Sparkly Women, and Plenty of Party

When the clock struck 10 p.m. at the SoBeWFF party tent, things started to happen.

Suddenly, as if by magic, cirque performers dropped from the skies suspended on strands of silk, toy drummers came to life, and Curtis Stone's mega-watt smile lit up the room as he served shrimp-on-the-barbie tacos.

The Q had turned into the Q After Dark, the first after-party of the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The party, which was included in the Q's ticket (and available on its own, as well), featured plenty of Champagne, cocktails, Mansion Nightclub's Cirque du Mansion and lots of dancing. And with that, SoBe Fest kicked into high gear!

Australian chef Curtis Stone blinds us with his smile.

After dark makes for some serious partying.

This guy was literally the "man in the mirror".

Graceful cirque performer.

Q-shaped cookies made for a great takeaway snack for the walk home.

Basketballer Juwan Howard enjoying the vibe.

This is what happens when you touch an electric drill to your metal bikini... only at the Q After Dark, folks.

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