What’s Hot Central Florida 02/20 – 02/26
This past week I got to attend the Florida State Fair. I’ve lived in Central Florida off and on for a decade and this is the first time I ever had the chance to attend! The fair atmosphere was infectious and I loved every second of it! It was a good workout too…I just wish I had worn better shoes, then maybe I would have felt better afterwards! If you can believe it, they will deep fry absolutely anything…even Moon Pies and Ring Dings! (See the sign!) But I had a good time. I think Florida has one of the best state fairs in the country! With that said, let me give you the rundown on another week! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday February 20
Many of you know that I love to sing. I also love some bears! Bears in the City hosts Bearaoke in the Bear Den at Orlando’s Parliament House every Thursday (and Tuesday) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join Cubby KJ Pat and many other men as they sing their favorite hits!
Friday February 21
Steam Fridays at The Honey Pot in Tampa celebrates its sixth anniversary with many special guests! First, they welcome back DJ Ranny from Brazil who will be performing on the main floor. Then on the third floor there will be an intimate DJ set by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell of Erasure! Stay for the champagne toast, balloon drop, and the drag show featuring Amy Demilo, Alisa Summers, and the rest of the show cast!
Saturday February 22
Are you a soap fan? Do you want to meet some of your favorite soap stars? If so, then get ready for the “Love in the Air” fan event at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Indian Rocks Beach! Scheduled to appear are Shawn Christian and Arianne Zucker from Days of our Lives, Lynn Herring from General Hospital and Jacob Young from The Bold and the Beautiful! Call (727) 210-5143 to buy tickets.
One of the most noteworthy social engagements of the year is happening tonight at 7 p.m. over at The Vault on Franklin Street in downtown Tampa. Equality Florida will be presenting its eighth annual Tampa Gala, this year celebrating the honorees receiving the Voice for Equality Award, and PNC Bank. Go to eqfl.org/tampagala for ticket information.
Over in Orlando, Parliament House welcomes a fan favorite, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season four, Sharon Needles. She will be performing with the acclaimed Footlight Players at the 10 p.m. and midnight shows.
Sunday February 23
RuPaul’s Drag Race is back on TV for its sixth season! Don’t have the Logo cable channel? That’s OK, you can watch with your friends at Pulse in Orlando! Not many more details were available as of press time, but I highly doubt a RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party would be the same without Pulse mainstay and season five favorite Roxxxy Andrews! See facebook.com/pulseorlando for more information.
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg will be hosting the Southeast All American Goddess at Large Pageant. The current All American Goddess at Large, Danielle DeLong, will appear as a special guest. Contestants will be judged in the following categories: interview, creative costume, talent, evening gown, and Q&A. Be there at 9 p.m. to see who will take the crown!
I mentioned earlier on that I love to sing. So does Anjila Cavalier. (Seriously, have you heard her? She’s great!) She hosts TouchTunes Karaoke every Monday at Hamburger Mary’s Tampa. It starts right after Melanie Minyon‘s Ham-Bingo, which usually ends around 9 p.m. If you go, you might see me there! (P.S., I am the best at performing “I’ve Never Been to Me” by Charlene!)
Wednesday February 26
“Mike, Mike…what day is it, Mike?” Well, let me tell YOU, it’s Hump Day Wednesday at GBar in Tampa! Join a good friend of mine, Miss Olivia St. James, and party with her and some sexy male dancers. Any kind of music goes and will be played by DJ Kuhmeleon. Get a special prize if you stump the DJ and he doesn’t have the song you want! No cover all night. Doors open at 10 p.m.