Cowboy Up

SAT 7/5

Are you tired of suppressing your desires to learn country-western dance? Join the Outlawz for "Red White Boots & Boxers" at the End Up nightclub. "It's hot, it's summertime, and what better way to celebrate the Fourth than in your boots and boxers?" says Roger Wilkerson, administrator and DJ for the Outlawz.

The Outlawz are nonprofit volunteers bringing country-western dancing to the gay community. "There was no place to go and just dance in Broward County anymore," Wilkerson says. When the Outlawz began in January of 2003, there were four cowboys, a nightclub, and the people who owned and operated it. Now the End Up (19 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach) hosts the Outlawz events twice a week. In case you can't two-step, free lessons with professional country-western dance instructors are provided before you actually "Cha-Cha."

Doors open at 6 p.m. for "Red White Boots & Boxers," and the dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. "Come out and join the camaraderie," Wilkerson says. "There's no politics, just love of dance." So if you feel like a "Longneck Bottle," "Boot Scootin' Boogie" on down to the End Up on Tuesday and Saturday and nights for a hoedown of a time. Oh, and don't forget to wear your best boxers. There will be a contest! Call 954-922-6960. --Beth Kirkpatrick

SAT 7/5

Cruise Control

Downtown Hollywood has some junk in the trunk

Attention, classic car lovers! Cruisin' the Boulevard is coming to Young Circle Park (Federal Highway and Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) to satisfy all your needs. This show features cars from the '40s, '50s, and '60s, street rods, classic sports cars, motorcycles, and exotic cars. Or you can bring your own car to show off. Word has it there might even be a drag race at Dead Man's Curve at midnight. Just be careful. Johnny's got a death wish, and his girl Betty's been making the scene with Greaser Tony. He's from the wrong side of the tracks, man. I saw him knife a guy once, revive him, and knife 'im again. Outta sight. Show starts at 6 p.m. Call 954-474-7997. -- Audra Schroeder

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