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Where the (gay) boys are: Circuit Festival arrives in Miami

Miami will, once again, get its gay on when Circuit Festival Miami takes place Nov. 22-26 in the Magic City.

The boy bacchanalia, which is billed as the world’s biggest international gay event, is four nights and three days of parting at various venues over Thanksgiving weekend. Circuit Festival has been staged in Barcelona for 10 years, and a cloned version happened this past summer in Thailand. This will be the first time Circuit Festival comes to the United States.

In this country, the roster of DJs and party locations are a little different, says the event’s producer, Luis Morera.

“The talent is chosen to cater more to the American audience,” says Morera, who owns Miami Beach’s Score Nightclub with Bill Kemp, a co-producer of Circuit Festival Miami. “Also, the venues are a bit different than Europe. We have the beach party, which is one of our main events, on the sands of South Beach. Only a few people are allowed to do events on the sands of South Beach. I think the city only allows 10 permits per year and we’re lucky to be one of those 10, just like the South Beach Wine and Food Festival and the Winter Party.”

Weekend passes cost $419, $589 and $659. Individual-event ticket prices are below. For more information or to purchase all-access wristbands and individual-event tickets, go to CircuitFestival.net/Miami.

Where the boys will be

"We all like to be surrounded by good-looking people," says Morera, who adds that he is expecting about 3,000 people.

• Thursday, Nov. 22, 10 p.m.-5 a.m. “El Dorado” at Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; $35

• Friday, Nov. 23, 10 p.m.-8 a.m. “Matinee Pervert” at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; $80, $130 VIP

• Saturday, Nov. 24, 1-8 p.m. “Arena” pool party at Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; $55, $90 VIP

• Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. “Matinee Champions Team” at Soho Studios, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami; $90, $140 VIP

• Sunday, Nov. 25, 1-9 p.m. “LaLeche! Beach Party” at Lummus Park (on the sands), 12th Street, Miami Beach; $100, $160 VIP

• Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. “Urge Thunderdome” at Soho Studios, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami; $85, $140 VIP

• Monday, Nov. 26, 6 a.m.-noon “The After” at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; $50

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