What’s Hot Central Florida 05/22 – 05/25
I’m excited for my upcoming trip to Orlando. Next week I’ll let you know how much I enjoyed the grand opening of RBARR. A few weeks ago I announced the opening of RBARR, located in the old Revolution building. They needed more time to open so the grand opening celebrations were pushed back. Perfect timing, I say, because I knew I could make it on the new opening date. I also hope to stop by Hamburger Mary’s, Parliament House, Stonewall Bar Orlando, and BarCodes, among other fun places! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday May 22
Congratulations to Hamburger Mary’s Orlando for six wonderful years in business! If you want to experience Hamburger Mary’s food and entertainment for yourself, there are many options to choose from: Miss Sammy and Carol Lee host bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Doug Bowser’s Team Trivia starts at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Ginger Minj and The Minx host a Facebook Friday drag show with seating at 7:30 and Leigh Shannon hosts a drag dinner show every Saturday with seating at 7:30 as well. Don’t forget the noontime Broadway Brunch on Sundays! Reserve yourself a seat for any of these shows by calling (321) 319-0600.
Have you heard that a new club’s opened up on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg? It’s called Enigma and I think you will be surprised and wanting to go back for more. Enigma is open from noon until 3 a.m. seven days a week. Like them on facebook at facebook.com/enigmastpete.
Friday May 23
Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Tampa at Bradley’s on 7th with the show cast! Of course everyone knows The First Lady of Ybor, Joey Brooks. Tonight Joey will be joined by Esme Russell and Mercedes Deveraux for two shows at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. Tomorrow night at the same times, Joey will be performing with Chi Chi Lalique and Daphne Ferraro.
Saturday May 24
Last year I had a great time seeing Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox performing at Parliament House in Orlando! Want another chance to see them? You got it, because they’re back! They will be performing some of their hits, like “Boy is a Bottom” and “Chow Down at Chick-Fil-A,” after the second Footlight Players show at midnight.
Alaska and Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul’s Drag Race season five will be entertaining crowds at Liquid Tampa’s Military Ball! The night is hosted by Conundrum and will be a night to remember as Ybor City celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with lots of style and flair. Doors open at 9 p.m. with the main performance coming after midnight. Want special meet and greet tickets? Go to militaryballliquid.eventbrite.com.
Join Kathryn Nevets and special guest Felicia Fox for a fun show at Club Main Street in Lakeland! We stopped by last week and we love what the owners have done with the place. I hope to be there on show night very soon! Showtime is at 11:30 p.m. For more questions, call (863) 940-9756.
Did you enjoy April Carrion’s time on RuPaul’s Drag Race this season? If you want to see more of her, she will be the headlining performer in two separate shows tonight at Cribari Night Club in New Port Richey. April joins Monica Malone, Kaotica Divine, Kamden T. Rage and the Cribari Dancers at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Sunday May 25
The Honey Pot in Tampa requests that you wear white for the sixth annual Tampa Bay White Party! Doors open at 9 p.m. and the headlining entertainer is world-renowned DJ Ranny. Read more about the White Party in our main feature!
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg has military-themed events going on throughout Memorial Day Weekend, but I think you should go to the event called Operation: Boot Camp this afternoon. First there will be a brunch, followed by a pool party and a tea dance show with my friend Alexis de la Mer. Remember, you can’t participate in the games and fun giveaways if you’re not there!
There’s a One Magical Weekend pool party going on today at Sawmill Resort in Dade City. Be there for a chance to win tickets to RipTide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon! Sawmill will also be giving away free swimsuits and lots of other great prizes. It will be followed by the largest foam party Sawmill has ever seen!
See your fan favorite drag queens in USO girl attire at the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Show at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg. Kori Stevens will be joined onstage by Robyn Demornay and Nicky Monet for a fun show dedicated to our men in uniform starting at 9 p.m. Wear camo clothing for a chance to win prizes!
Monday May 26
Another month of cult and kitsch movies with Taylor and Michael wraps up at Stonewall Bar Orlando! The theme for the month of May was “Movies for Momma,” and the double feature tonight will not disappoint! The movies that will be shown starting at 8 p.m. are Throw Momma from the Train and Flesh Eating Mothers.
If you love karaoke like I do, go to BarCodes in Orlando tonight for some karaoke fun with your host Hayward. The proceeds from certain sales will be donated to the Genesis Community Program, an organization that helps the kids of Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood. The songs start at 9 p.m.!