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'Tis the Season for Hideous Outerwear

Most of the year the idea of putting on a hideous, monstrosity of a sweater wouldn't be appealing -- and not just because of the sweltering temps and suffocating humidity. If you're even seminormal (whatever that means), the idea of slipping on a knit top with blinking lights and/or pompoms and/or doll limbs dangling from it probably isn't on the top of your list. But if you head to Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub (1921 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood), you might find that atrocious winter wear has a charm all its own. Join your fellow fashion victims 8 p.m. Thursday for Mickey Byrne's annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. There will be an open bar and live music. Finally, the lucky person wearing the most visually offensive Christmas sweater of the evening will win a prize. Admission is a $10 donation to Gilda's Club of South Florida to help those living with cancer. Call 954-763-6776, or visit gildasclubsouthflorida.org.
Thu., Dec. 20, 8 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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