Sexy 101

Beach Bash 2010 claims to be “Fort Lauderdale’s sexiest party of the year.” We can’t really vouch for that. After all, this is South Florida. If you don’t have a sunburn on your ass, then you’re wearing too much clothing. But let’s look at the situation objectively. What makes something sexy in South Florida? Requirement one: Will there be incredibly hot women? Well, this year’s music will be provided by New Times Best DJ of 2010 and Playboy Playmate DJ Tamara Sky. So… yes. Requirement two: Is it opulent, exclusive, and expensive? (It cannot be sexy in SFL if it doesn’t hurt your wallet, dazzle the senses, and exclude the common rabble.) Tickets cost $50 per person for open bar, food, and live music. VIP will run you $100 and gets you into the Ocean Drive VIP lounge. But let’s face it, you spent more than that on your shirt, and you’re much more important than Very anyway. Well, you’ll want a private cabana for you and nine friends for $2,000. Requirement three (and most important): Does it benefit a good cause? That would be the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. That’s right: You get to lounge poolside at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, ogle a Playmate, and drink from an open bar completely guilt-free because you’re curing chronic illness. What’s sexier than philanthropy? The Hyatt Regency Pier 66 is located at 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-739-5006, or visit beachbash.com.
Thu., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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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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