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sotar is recruiting patients with the following conditions: Lumbar Herniated Disc Cardiac vascular problems with High Cholesterol Diabetes with Kidney problems www.stateoftheartresearch.com 1055 East 4th ave, Suite A, Hialeah Fl 33010 WED ▼ LGBT 5/11 miaminewtimes.com GIRL POWER 786.275.4620 There’s nothing as exciting as women sup-porting women. And throwing a party in support of women who love women sounds like exactly the kind of celebration everyone should get behind. That’s where Aqua Girl comes in, offering “the largest charity event in the world for women who love women,” as the Aqua Girl website boldly states. In 2000, the weeklong conference was born after Alison Burgos and the popular store Shescape gathered a committee of women to produce a charity event. The goal was to organize a fundraising weekend that celebrated women and the issues that af-| Contents | Letters | riptide | Metro | Night+Day | stage | art | FiLM | CaFe | MusiC | Photo by DaleStine.com / Courtesy of Aqua Girl The ladies of Aqua Girl are ready to get wet. fect them. Sixteen years later, the party is still going. Although Aqua Girl takes place at various spots throughout South Beach, the Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Ave., Mi-ami Beach) is its main headquarters. The festivities begin Wednesday and continue through Sunday, May 15. Events include speed dating, pool parties, dance parties, and karaoke. Prices for individual events range from free to $100, plus there are packages for women looking to experience most of what the weekend has to offer. There is the Player 1 pass for $95, Player 2 weekend pass for $249, and the Player 3 VIP pass for $369. Don’t feel bad about drop-ping dollars on these events, because 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a nonprofit that’s a funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida. Visit aquagirl.org. JUAN BARQUIN MiaMi New TiMes M ay 5-M ay 11, 2016 Send upcoming events to Arts & Culture Editor Carolina del Busto at MiamiNewTimes.com/submit-event. Include the location, date, time, price, a contact phone number, and a high resolution photo. It’s best to submit items three weeks in advance. 19

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