Press: ‘Girl about town’
Title: ‘Girl about town’
Author | Publish date: Blog by Jipsy (The Nefarious girl) May 2006
Girl About Town 5/2
May 3, 2006 01:55 PM
by Jipsy [email]
Hola mi gente…
A few of art parties brought out a fashionable crowd on Saturday night. My first stop was at Casa Casurina (aka the Versace Mansion) for the 8th Annual Fashion Art Ball benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where some of Miami’s top movers and shakers mingled.
After watching nightclub impresarios like Michael Capponi, Oliver, and Alan Roth strut their stuff down the runway, the crowd diminished off into the night. Some moved over to the first Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and some just simply left. I stayed put to do a little people watching and enjoy some champagne and chat with some nightlife acquaintances.
While I was in the ladies room, I ran into Carson from Queer Eye and like the lady he is, greeted me with air kisses. Out in the beautifully lit courtyard, I watched guests eat, drink and cast a bid on art. The music was okay and the party was good, but I had to go. The night was just starting.
After Casa, I walked over to Rex (lobby at Marlin Hotel) to see Efren “Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite” Ramirez spinning at the new Electro A GoGo party. Leaving the Ball early gave me some time to see what this electro thing was all about.
To my excitement, I was thrilled to see some make up, glitter and thrift store mixed with high end labeled outfits and that was just the boys. One spin around the lounge just to see, I was on my way out to the next event. I was off to Poplife for more art, fashion, music and fierce attitudes.
After all the clubbing, I was beat on Sunday morning. Instead of checking on emails and start my week early, I had a nice afternoon walk and came home to watch a movie Alan T hooked me up with. And after a year of wanting to see it, my time was here.
The Nomi Song is a documentary on the life of the bizarre Klaus Nomi, an artist, who had big fame in the 80s underground New York scene. Now available on DVD, you can watch over and over again this long gone but never forgotten artist. If you love performance art and underground glam, you will enjoy this movie.
Happy May. This month is about the Momma! Mama Mia makes a stop at the Jackie Gleason in Miami Beach from May 3rd to May 7th. Tickets are available right now. Already on stage is my mothers’ favorite performance, Carmen at the Florida Grand Opera. If you have ever wanted to see an opera, this one is a great one to see.
And if you are tired of the same ol’, another new party begins this month at Soho Lounge in the Miami Design District called The Gathering. They promise to be on the darker side of electro by spinning, gothic, dark wave, and industrial, plus electro clash, future and synth pop. Starts on May 10th, 18+ and no cover all night.
New in my MP3 player
Rouge Traders – Watching You (Dirty South Vocal Mix) – electro love with a house twist, female vocals “take me downtown”.
– Electro A GoGo at Rex in the Marlin Hotel. The music actually makes you dance all night long. This week I hope to see more glam, more glitter, more make up, more neon, and more hair spray. Get into the groove kids, it’s about the nightlife!
– After all your wild Cinco De Mayo parties, andale to Studio A for some after hours action. DJ Bruno & Nelson Diaz on the ones and twos will keep house alive indoors at the In House party.
– Experience a Professional Cooking Class taught by Chef Alfredo Patiño. Its $85 per class and participants will have one-on-one “knife on cutting board” time with the Chef. To be served: Ultimate Lobster Cobb Salad, Asparagus and Mushroom au Gratin, Tuna Tartar with Avocado and Herb Salad, Gazpacho of Andalusia, selection of Ceviches. Class starts at 2:00pm – 4:00 pm. At La Cuisine Gourmet, 50 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables (305) 442.9006
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