Color-Coded Dating

One might think in today’s less structured and morally rigid society, dating would have gotten easier. One would be wrong. Sure, the old constructs of traditional courtship were stifling and restrictive, but without the letterman sweaters, fraternity pins, and promise rings, we don’t know who is doing what to whom. Ugh. But at the Sexy Party at Downtown 28, it will be easy to tell the ducks from the decoys — as long as you’re not colorblind. Anyone in pink or red is taken, but anyone in white is “single and ready to mingle.” Simple, straightforward, and, if you impulsively decide to run off for a quickie marriage, you’re totally wearing the right color. But first dance: Several DJs will be there, spinning hardcore, dubstep, dirty Dutch house, and psychedelic progressive trance. If you just came to window-shop what’s on display, no worries: There will be a lingerie contest as well as other games and prizes. The party is from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. at Downtown 28 (1828 Harrison St., Hollywood). Admission is $10 for the 18-to-20 crowd and free for those 21 and over. This production is put on by 1 UP Productions, Bad Dogg’s Porch Productions Wonderland Productions, and Bad Habit Productions. Call DJ Munkey at 954-496-6327 or Stev-O at 954-822-9643, or visit
Tue., Feb. 14, 9 p.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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