Winter Party Festival 2012, Events List

By: Christopher Donaldson
2.7.2012

Finally, after having spent the last couple of weeks trudging through the ice and snow, it’s time to thaw out (catch my drift?) at Winter Party Festival—February 29 to March 5—no doubt Miami’s hottest “party with a purpose” benefiting the National Gay and Lesbian Task force and The Miami Foundation.

Here’s where you can find the nearly 10,000 other nearly naked guests from around the world: (Visit www.winterparty.com for tickets, passes and more).

Wednesday February 29

SPARK!

A Welcome Reception for the entire community at the newly renovated Surfcomber Hotel. Free. 7 – 9:30 pm, Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

Spark After Party

Celebrate opening day at Lords Hotel, voted the “hottest gay resort in Miami.” Free. 10:00 pm – 5:00 am, Lords South Beach Hotel, 1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

Thursday, March 1

Haven-ly Happy Hour

Shake-up specials, Winter Party-themed libations, liquid nitrogen cocktails and specialty sushi rolls and scrumptious sliders. No cover. 6 pm – 8 pm, Haven, 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

ArtScape

A Women’s Winter Party Event featuring an art exhibition and auction, music by Cat Shell and beats by DJ Run Sevim Run. Ticket Price (Advance): $25. Ticket Price (Day of): $30. 7 pm – 11 pm, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach.

Nurse Jackie Presents: Florence Night N’Gayla

Syringe shots? We’re in. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, dancers and surprises with sponsors Showtime Networks. Free. 8 pm – 11 pm, Score, 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Ignite

Italy’s DJ Phil Romano and DJ Willy G will spin and spin and spin at the first dance party of the week. Ticket Price (Advance): $20. Ticket Price (Day of): $25. 10 pm – 5 am. Score, 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Friday, March 2

Hell & Heaven at the Pool

Go ahead, taste Brazil’s hottest circuit event, Hell & Heaven, with DJ Guga Rahner and H&H resident DJ Rafael Calvente. Ticket Price (Advance): $15. Ticket Price (Day of): $20. Surfcomber guests receive free admission. 1 pm – 6 am. Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

Passport to Lincoln Road

Enjoy the scenery, people watching and shops of Lincoln Road while supporting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Participating stores will offer one-day discounts to Winter Party guests and will provide complimentary beverages. A percentage of the proceeds from the evening benefit Winter Party Festival. Noon to midnight – Rosa Mexicano Restaurant, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Babalu, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 7 pm to 10 pm – Macy’s, 1675 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach; 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm – Kiehl’s Since 1851, 832 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Pa’Ella

A Women’s Winter Party Event: Feel the heat at Miami’s premier live music venue featuring a very special performance by Jesse, Angie & Nicolle of The Chirino Sisters. DJ GiGi will spin a musical mix of classic salsa & merengue, reggaeton and Latin house. Ticket Price (Advance): $12. Ticket Price (Day of): $15. 10 pm – 4 am. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St, Miami.

MATINÉE: Mercury Rising

Circuit giant MATINÉE returns for another mind-blowing event with DJ Javier Medina, DJ Hector Fonseca, and DJ Billy Lace. Ticket Price (Advance): $75 / $99 VIP. Ticket Price (Day of): $85 / $139 VIP. VIP Upgrades will be available at the door for $39. 10 pm – Dawn, Space Terrace, 34 NE 11th Street, Miami.

Saturday, March 3

Under One Sun Pool Party

The Showtime Networks original series, The Borgias, presents Brazil’s Felipe Lira and Masterbeat maestro Brett Henrichsen. Ticket Price (Advance): $45 / $80 VIP. Ticket Price (Day of): $50 / $100 VIP Noon – 6 pm. Guests staying at the Surfcomber will receive two complimentary admissions per room. Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

Sweat – A Leather Event

Sweaty fun and sweaty animal skins with beats by DJ Herbie James. Ticket Price (Advance): $10. Ticket Price (Day of): $15. 9 pm – 3 am. Bill's Filling Station, 2209 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.

Industry

A Women’s Winter Party Event: Dance all night long at the annual Industry party, co-produced by Pandora Events and featuring sounds by DJ Whitney Day, a New Yorker. Please, check inhibitions at the door. Ticket Price (Advance): $15. Ticket Price (Day of): $20. 10 pm – 4 am. Trio on the Bay, 1601 79th St. Causeway, Miami Beach.

Flare

DJ team ROSABEL, GRAMMY-nominated for remixing Rihanna’s Only Girl (in the World), return to Winter Party Saturday night at Ice Palace Studios. Ticket Price (Advance): $65. Ticket Price (Day of): $85 10 pm – Dawn. Ice Palace Film Studios West (formerly Karu & Y), 59 NW 14th Street, Miami.

Sunday, March 4

Sunday Brunch

A Women’s Winter Party Event: Relax, mix and mingle with food and drink and Bossa Nova sounds by Monica Da Silva. Ticket Price (Advance): $40. Ticket Price (Day of): $45. 11 am – 2 pm. The Tudor House, 1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

Palace Winter Party Brunch

Grab a mimosa and fasten your seatbelts for the always over-the-top performances by Noel Leon and the Palace’s resident drag queens. $31.95 price-fixe brunch menu. Noon – 3 pm, Palace Food Bar, 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

Winter Party Beach Party

Join more than 5,000 Winter Party guests along with DJ Joe Gauthreaux on a six–hour journey in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. Ticket Price (Advance): $80 / $130 VIP / $275 Cabana Club. Ticket Price (Day of): $100 / $160 VIP / $375 Cabana Club. Noon – 6 pm, Lummus Park, Miami Beach.

Super Nova T-Dance

Featuring DJ Paulie in the Main Room and DJs Oliver and Jalil Z on the stage. Oh, and you might just bump into Latrice Royale from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” 4 pm – 11 pm, Palace Food Bar, 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

Boiling Point: Rome is Burning

Break out the gladiator gear as Winter Party partners with Italy's Gay Village to transform Winter Party’s Sunday night home, Cameo Nightclub, into Ancient Rome. Gay Village, a summer event in Rome, sees a weekly turnout of more than 10,000 guests each night from all over Europe (and the world). Italian dancers in over-the-top costumes will be flown in to join DJ Alyson Calagna and Gay Village Resident DJ Giangi Cappai. Ticket Price (Advance): $65. Ticket Price (Day of): $85. 10 pm – 5 am, Cameo, 1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.

Monday, March 5

Afterglow

Winter Party Festival’s final dance with beats by DJ Paulo and Montreal's DJ Alain Jackinsky, his U.S. debut. Ticket Price (Advance): $50. Ticket Price (Day of): $70. 5 am – 5 pm, Mekka Miami, 950 NE 2nd Ave., Miami.

For tickets, passes or more information, visit www.winterparty.com

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