What's HOT Central Florida (10/4/2012 - 10/11/2012)
|Written by Scott Spar|
HAPPY ORLANDO PRIDE EVERYONE! Yes, its Pride week in Orlando and my column is dedicated to all of the events going on in Orlando celebrating Pride week. There are so very many events going on that I couldn't possibly list all of them so be sure to flip through the Central Florida section of the very same Hotspots you are reading right now for a more detailed information. While enjoying your weekend here in Orlando, be sure to remember what PRIDE is all about and what sacrifices our brothers and sisters before us had to make so that we could openly and proudly walk around and celebrate the fact that we are parents, professionals and every day citizens and we are PROUD of it! As always, until next week...much love to you all!
Thursday, October 4th
Tonight, come out and kick off your Pride weekend Revolution style at their new college night called Absolute Thursdays. This new night features specials so good that you just have to be there to believe it. DJ ANTS, DJ Joanie, and DJ Bluestar will be giving you 3 different beats in 3 different areas of the club and there is NO COVER for those who are 21 and up but those 18 and up are always welcome. www.revolutionorlando.com
Friday, October 5th
Looking for a taste of the old west while you're in Orlando for Pride? The Prickly Pear Steakhouse is where you'll want to be. They specialize in serving up some great American Southwestern fare in a setting straight out of a western movie. The food is amazing and the drinks are plentiful! So, if it's a great night out with friends you're looking for, or a nice night out with a date, head on over to The Prickly Pear Steakhouse; Where Orlando meets the American Frontier. 100 S. Eola Drive in The Sanctuary. www.pricklypearorlando.com
At Hamburger Mary's in Orlando, their most popular act, Amy and Freddy return for just one night only! Treat yourself to the musical talent, and comedy of this duo, who headline on all RSVP cruises, and in cities across the nation. The show starts at 8pm and is an Official Orlando Pride event. Reservations are a must, so call and reserve your table at 321-319-0600. www.hamburgermarys-orlando.com
There's a free pride party that The Parliament house is hosting and it's called Hot Shot Friday. International DJ/Producer Randy Bettis will be spinning the hottest dance remixes in the Disco and there will be some great retro 80's music playing in the courtyard. Now, they call this night Hot Shot Friday because with every drink you purchase, you receive one free shot. Best part about this party is that there is no cover all night long. www.parliamenthouse.com
Saturday, October 6th
Today is the Come Out With Pride event in Downtown Orlando around Lake Eola. This year there will be well over 110 eclectic vendors, including Hotspots Magazine, in three different areas. While you're there, try some of the yummy food that will be on hand and if you are taking the kids with you, be sure to visit the Walt Disney World Kidzone and the Central Florida LGBT History Project. The event kicks off at Noon, the Pride Parade starts at 4pm, and the day wraps up around 8pm with the Pride Fireworks! For more information on Come Out With Pride and details about the day, please visit www.comeoutwithpride.org While you're there, be sure to stop by the Hotspots Magazine booth to pick up a copy of our latest issue, and while you're there, you can sign up to win a pair of Madonna Concert tickets to her show in Miami!
Come out to The Parliament House Resort for the official Orlando Pride After Party to experience a performance of epic proportions. Join all the hot boys in Orlando as they welcome the one and only Debbie Gibson live in concert. International DJ/Producer Oren Nizri will be dropping the beats along with resident DJ Brianna Lee on two HUGE dance floors. The Footlight Players will also be hosting their shows at 10pm and 12:30am. www.parliamenthouse.com
Pulse presents Pride Pulsate Saturday with DJ Scott Robert. Since it's a pride party if you show your Grindr app at the door, you'll pay no cover all night long. Roxxxy Andrews takes the stage at 12:30am and the Pulse dancers will be doing their thing all night long for you. Come out and show your pride tonight at Pulse Nightclub. www.pulseorlando.net