Naked Is Awesome!

At Naked Lady Parties, you bring the clothes you don't want, put them all in a pile, then drink wine and eat snacks while trying things on (the naked part), and then you take home whatever you want. Anything left at the end goes to charity. It's recycling, it's charity, it's fun, and it's naked. The third-annual Swap-O-Rama-Rama is similar to that, but , sadly, it is not naked. Bring at least one bag of unwanted clothing and $5 (or no clothes and $10) to the Bubble (810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) on Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. To make up for the lack of naked, there will be plenty of food trucks, free beer, and local live bands, including Dooms de Pop, Amy Shaw, and Brandy Newbill. The clothing to be swapped is sorted by color. After that, you get to choose as little or as much as you'd like to take. You could find an entire wardrobe or one awesome vintage band T. There are also DIY workshops that will teach you the skills to turn any clothing you find into fashion that will fit you and your family, from sewing and crocheting to beading, tie-dyeing, silk screening, and more. You could even sport your latest creation on the runway during the DIY Fashion Show. Call 954-562-3804, or check out the Swap-O-Rama-Rama Facebook event page.
Sat., Nov. 12, 4 p.m., 2011
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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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