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Over the Weekend: Taylor Swift, The Strip and Winter Party

South Florida temperature still rather chilly, but the events are still heating up. Let's hope by the time Winter Music Conference rolls into town, things are a bit warmer. In case you were too busy huddling next to your space heater, here is what you missed over the weekend:

The Strip Grand Opening

Photo by Nicole Cussell
​The spectacle and showmanship has returned to South Beach thanks The Strip, a new burlesque lounge that opened on Lincoln Road. Click here to view the full slideshow (NSFW).

Agape featuring Nadia Harris at The King is Dead

Photo by Nicole Cussell
Design District lounge The King is Dead introduced its new live music series. Friday, Agape featuring Nadia Harris performed live. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Dropkick Murphys at Revolution Live

Photo by Christina Mendenhall
​Punk band the Dropkick Murphys played for a sold-out crowd at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Winter Party Beach Party

Photo by Jipsy
Thousands of shirtless men danced on the beach for a good cause Sunday. Winter Party raises money for local GLBT charities. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Taylor Swift at BankAtlantic Center

Photo by Sayre Berman
America's sweetheart Taylor Swift brought her Fearless Tour to the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Click here to read the review and to view the full slideshow.

Oscar Night America at Smith & Wollensky

Photo by Jipsy
As the only local party sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Smith & Wollensky hosted Oscar Night America benefiting the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Click here to view the full slideshow.

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