Written by Ian Maloney Wednesday, 03 April 2013 10:48
Por primera vez permito que un solo evento tome toda la columna de Diarios, y ese es Miami Beach Gay Pride. Pensé que sería apropiado ya que el MBGP tiene tantos eventos que se llevan a cabo en tantos lugares de nuestra ciudad.
En su 5ta edición, este año el honor de Gran Mariscal del evento está a cargo de una mujer que ha sido clave e instrumental al momento de lograr una celebración del orgullo en esta ciudad. Esa mujer es la alcaldesa de Miami Beach Matti Bower.
For the fifth annual installment of Miami Beach Gay Pride, the honor of Grand Marshal has been bestowed upon the woman who was instrumental in establishing a Pride celebration in the city – Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. Joining Mayor Bower for the Pride celebration will be international superstar Adam Lambert, chart-topping songstress Crystal Waters and the incomparable Lady Bunny. The Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival will take place Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., along Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets. This will be followed by the closing party entitled Play at Dream Nightclub (1532 Washington Avenue) 10:00 pm - 5 am; Cover: $ 25.00- 45.00
Following the parade, the Pride Festival gets rocking with local and international acts and performers. International singing sensation, Adam Lambert, will be Pride’s headliner, performing for Pride-goers from the Main Stage in Lummus Park just off Ocean Drive between 11th and 12th Streets. His performance is scheduled to begin at 8 pm. Prior to his performance, Grand Marshal Mayor Matti Bower and City Commissioners will present Lambert with the Key to the City at approximately 1:30 pm. from the Main Stage.
Pride is taking over the whole week and the schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 8 – features the Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony at 6 pm at Miami Beach City Hall (1700 Convention Center Drive). Immediately following will be a reception honoring Miami Beach Gay Pride Founders and Legacy Couples. Tuesday, April 9 is the Chamber Spotlight Reception from 6 pm - 9 pm at the Shore Club Hotel, cover: $5.00 for MDGLCC Members, $ 15.00 for Non-Members. Wednesday, April 10 – features the Soundscape Outdoor Movie Night from 8-10 pm where everyone is invited to watch The Princess Bride; No Cover. Thursday, April 11 is the Archangel and Angel VIP Reception at the W Hotel (2201 Collins Avenue); cover is id="mce_marker"25. Friday, April 12 is the Mova Block Party (1625 Michigan at Lincoln Road) from 8 pm - 3 am. Streets will be closed as internationally renowned DJ’s play your favorite sets on the main stage; no cover. In addition, Sense will take place from 11 pm - 5 am at Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive) - dance the night away with 14-year veteran DJ Joe Gauthreaux and Grammy-nominated DJ Tony Moran just steps away from the ocean; cover: $25.00-50.00. Saturday, April 13 features the Beach Party from 1 pm -8 pm at Lummus Park (Ocean Drive & 11th Street) - you can hit the beach, booze and groove under the sun with DJ Theresa and a special guest DJ. SuperURGE - The Official Miami Beach Gay Pride Saturday Men’s event is from 10 pm -5 am at 1439 Washington Avenue (the old Liquid location) with DJs Abel & Oscar G; Cover: $45.00
For more information and a complete event schedule, visit MiamiBeachGayPride.com.