Saint-at-Large Black Party
March 29, 2008 New York City
The Black Party throbs through the New York
night from Saturday night till 3 p.m. Sunday -- a
seething sea of leather and bare flesh packed onto a
dance floor meant to hold half that number of bodies.
Brilliant, brutal and bizarre stage shows, featuring
some of the best porn names, turn tricks and treats
that would warrant infinite XXX ratings.
The Dinah 2008
April 2-6, 2008 Palm Springs,
Calif. Even more securely cemented in the lesbian
calendar since its appearance in "The L Word," The
Dinah (www.thedinah.com) is set to be the
scene of thousands of scantily attired stunners going wild
at events from dance parties and comedy nights to pool
parties. Some of the stars on the bill include Pat
Benatar, Tila Tequila, Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey,
Ilene Chaiken, Uh Huh Her, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Colbie Caillat.
April 17-20, 2008 Washington,
D.C. DJ Mark Anthony is the main attraction at
D.C.'s searing hot party weekend, Cherry (www.cherryweekend.org). Events
benefit LGBT community projects.
April 18-20, 2008 Dallas
Roland Belmares and Deborah Cox headline a
weekend of parties that benefit AIDS services of Dallas.
April 18-21, 2008 Palm Springs, Calif.
A slew of amazing attractions star at Jeffrey
Sanker's palm-strewn desert get-together: energizing
sunset tea dance, after-hours parties, pool parties,
supersize sound system and hordes of enthusiastic
out-of-towners. Bask poolside in the hot, dry desert air at
the foot of the divine San Jacinto Mountains with
several thousand sizzling new friends.
Blue Ball Philly
April 30-May 4, 2008
Philadelphia Blue Ball (www.blueball.sapphirefund.org) is
set to pack a hot, fit set onto The City of Brotherly Love's
dance floors this sizzling May weekend. It's one of
the biggest and longest-running events on the tightly
packed circuit calendar.
May 14-18, 2008 Miami One
of the country's hottest women's weekends, Aqua Girl's
(www.aquagirl.org) five long days and nights of great music,
dazzling dance parties, and thousands of women make
South Beach the sexiest Sapphic stop in the States
this May. And it gets even better: 100 percent of the
net proceeds from Aqua Girl benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women.
Hot & Dry
May 15-19, 2008 Montreal
Taking over several clubs in Montreal's gay village and
elsewhere, Hot & Dry (www.bbcm.org) sees hundreds of
Montrealers celebrate the end of the long, cold winter
at this AIDS benefit dance weekend.
Mostly gay men
May 23-26, 2008 Miami Make
like a celebrity and swan in by sea -- yacht entrances are
all the rage at Sizzle (www.sizzlemiami.com), the gay
African-American-popular circuit party with its hot, hot
Luau at Virginia Beach Park. Join the throng at two
sunny afternoon Haulover Takeovers or book a berth
(well, a white-cushioned booth) on the fabulous Tikki Beach
cruise boat. The kitsch vessel boasts thatched huts and
Girls in Wonderland
June 4-8, 2008 Orlando, Fla.
From June 3 to June 9, Disney World goes gay for the annual
Gay Day celebration. Adding to the fun, women are in
for the best weekend in Wonderland's (www.girlsinwonderland.com) history
with hot pool parties, a Polynesian Luau, a dive-in movie, a
live concert and a slamming party at House of Blues --
all on the social slate, courtesy of Alison Burgos and