What’s Hot Central Florida 04/03 – 04/08

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April is shaping up to be yet another exciting month! There’s Miami Beach Gay Pride down in South Florida, and who doesn’t want to see Courtney Act and Lady Bunny? Well, next week I’ll tell you how you can see Lady Bunny here in Central Florida. Also I’ll dish a little more about Orlando’s White Party at Parliament House, where you can see Courtney. Lots of love to you all!

Thursday April 3

Want to play some bingo? Come on over to City Side in Tampa for OOOOOO-69 Bingo, where Miss Manny is in charge of all the balls! Bingo starts this Thursday and every Thursday at 10 p.m., and it’s absolutely free of charge to play! You might even win a special prize.

The ’80s nights at BarCodes in Orlando were so successful that they are bringing them back as a weekly theme night! Enjoy ’80s music, pop culture and other nostalgia from 8 p.m. until closing time. And don’t forget to visit the adjoining Store @ BarCodes!

Friday April 4

Now this is an event I’ve been excited to talk about for weeks, and I’m glad it’s finally here! Hamburger Mary’s Orlando is inaugurating Florida’s first web-interactive drag show, Facebook Fridays, starring Ginger Minj and The Minx. Their first guest is Stacy Layne Matthews from RuPaul’s Drag Race season three! Reserve a table now because this event WILL sell out. (321) 319-0600

She’s a real bad chick, and now she’s coming to sing at Parliament House in Orlando as the entertainment act for Big Boy Pride. Straight out of Miami, rapper Trina will be performing her greatest hits, such as “Da Baddest B-tch” and “Long Heels Red Bottom.” $10 admission.

Recently I got the chance to see Apple Love perform at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa. She was whcf_fri_versagegreat! Joey Brooks always picks the best ladies to accompany her in her weekend revues. Tonight the First Lady of Ybor will be performing alongside Esme Russell and special guest Versage Holt, and I’m sure the house will be brought DOWN! Showtimes are at 11:30 and 1:15, and there’s never a cover at Bradley’s!

Saturday April 5

This weekend at Parliament House is chock full of parties. Tonight, the theme is “Back to the ’80s.” Remember when Martika came to town in January? That party was so popular that they’re bringing it back. Three DJs are playing the hottest ’80s jams and beats. The acclaimed Footlight Players are performing two ’80s-inspired shows at 10 p.m. and midnight.

If you love country music and hot country boys, Sawmill Resort in Dade City is throwing one sizzling party this weekend that you’ll love. Country Weekend started back on Thursday but tonight is the night you don’t want to miss. Tonight, after Dominique and Dede’s Drag Game Show, there’s a country music concert and dancing until 2 a.m. Go save a horse and find yourself a cowboy!

Sunday April 6

Delores Van Cartier is one of Hamburger Mary’s Tampa’s most dedicated workers and one of their brightest stars on the stage. She’s going to be competing in the Miss Continental Plus pageant and her friends and colleagues at Mary’s are throwing a benefit show for her. Esme Russell will play hostess and there will be special performances by Anjila Cavalier, Alexis Mateo, Summer Alexander and other guests! Tips and raffle proceeds will help Miss Delores on her quest to go to nationals. Reserve your table now; the show starts at 8! (813) 241-6279

Monday April 7

You might be under the impression that painting a picture is something you do in the privacy of your own home. Paint Nite Tampa assures us that you can do this with cocktails in a public setting, and that it will be a lot of fun for everyone. Take an art lesson tonight at Quench Lounge in Largo. Call them for start time and how to purchase your coupon to participate, (727) 754-5900.

Tuesday April 8

Stonewall Bar Orlando has added even more fun to their Tuesday nights with the addition of whcf_tues_casinothe Video Barracks Party. Join USMC Veteran VJ Jarhead as he plays hi-NRG club and circuit music videos in high definition from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Don’t forget there’s also free Texas Hold ‘Em Poker from 7 to 11 p.m., provided by 4 Aces Poker League, and YouTube Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight on the patio!