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The Halloween festivities may be over, but we're still looking back at all the fun we had over the last week. Check out photos from Wicked Manors as well as a recap from OutSFL senior reporter, John Hayden.

- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Wicked Manors A Haunting Success

By John Hayden

Wicked Manors was a successful who’s who of Greater Wilton Manors, because the costumes were so fabulous you couldn’t tell who’s who!

The party started at 6 p.m. By 7 p.m. there was about a five-minute line to get in. By 9 p.m. the line stretched a block down The Drive, but the brief wait was worth it. Once inside, scare seekers were greeted by the coolest costume collection in all South Florida. 

You could spot Hank Causey and Lou Layton from anywhere on the drive. They were in sprawling, gold lamée outfits with wings that were liable to knock an eye out. Think "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" meets Wicked Manors. 

“When we travel, we like to see the themes of the party,” the Fort Myers couple said. 

The main stage was home of the four costume contests, starting with the kids’ contest at 6:30. From there, they got much more adult oriented. 

Across the way, Alibi had a stage set up with gogo dancers who were feeling every beat. On Hunters Nightclub’s side of the lot, they were packed to the gills. DJ Will Calder knows how to work a crowd and get them fired up, and fire them up he did. 

“It was wonderful to see so many come out in support of The Pride Center and their local businesses,” Hunters’ Bruce Howe said the morning after. “It was a night to remember.” 

Read more at OutSFL

Photo by J.R. Davis.



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Weekly Events

TODAY: "Cloudburst"

The Lesbian Thespians perform this play at ArtServe of two women who take on a "Thelma & Louise"-style trip across the U.S. to make their love legal.

SAT: Island City Yard Sale

Find new treasures or clean out your garage at this community yard sale, featuring everything from furniture and antiques to plants, home decor and collectibles. 

SUN: Camelot Days Medieval Festival

Travel back in time to Camelot (aka TY Park in Hollywood) for jousting, sword fighting, music, dancing, artisans, games, food, magic and more.

MON: Monday Night Trivia

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Rosie's is hiring a dishwasher to clean all prep equipment, silverware, glassware and dishes according to sanitation requirements. You'll be responsible for keeping the dish pit orgranized and assist the kitchen in keeping the line and prep areas organized and clean. 

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