This week, thousands of lesbians, bisexuals and transgender women will flock to Miami and Miami Beach to attend the annual Aqua Girl celebration. The event, which started in 1999, benefits the Aqua Girl Foundation, a charity organization that raises money for LBT women in South Florida through grants, scholarships and other educational initiatives.
Here are the event's top parties.
Wednesday, May 15
Aqua Rock: Indie funk acts Steph Taylor, Drawing Bored and KillMama will perform at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., in Miami. 9 p.m. $9 in advance, $12 at the door.
Thursday, May 16
Catalina Hotel and Beach Club Happy Hour: Meet single ladies at this free event. 4-7 p.m. 1756 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Traffic Jam: Drag king Spikey Dikey will perform, and DJs Vixen and Citizen Jane will spin hip-hop, Latin and reggaeton. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Friday, May 17
The Derek and Romaine Show Live Taping: "Real L Word" star Lauren Russell will be interviewed live by Sirus XM Radio hosts Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson at a pool party. 2-5 p.m. National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Palace Happy Hour: Enjoy cheap drinks and a free drag performance at the popular Ocean Drive gay bar. 4-7 p.m. 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
VIP Cocktail Reception: "Hell's Kitchen" chef Robyn Almodovar will provide the hors d'oeuvres, and "Voice" finalist Frenchie Davis will make an appearance at this event, which celebrates the honorees for Miami-Dade's Volunteer and Community Leader of the Year Awards. 7-10 p.m. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $85 in advance, $100 at the door.
Temptation: DJs Lisa Pittman and Zehno will spin, and Frenchie Davis will perform. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Saturday, May 18
Aqualicious Pool Party: Party with scantily clad women poolside while DJs Annalyze and Zehno spin Top 40, dance, hip-hop and house. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $32 in advance, $38 at the door.
Fuego: Things will be muy caliente at this Latin party with music by DJs Marilyn and Tatianna. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
Sunday, May 19
Beach house pool party and tea dance: DJs Tracy Young, Pride and Tatianna will spin their best produced mixes of female pop artists such as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Beyonce. 11 a.m-7 p.m. National Hotel. $15 in advance, $25 at the door.
To purchase tickets, go to AquaGirl.org.