When the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival comes to town always a wild, fun time! This year was no exception. The Surge Party at Czar’s had all three main event rooms open and packed with hot guys! There were three very different DJs. In the Vodka Lounge was DJ Michael Terrance in the Show Bar was DJ Dino Bonetti and in the Imperial Theatre was DJ Seth Cooper. Also in the Imperial Room was a photo booth and giant blow up slide. It looked like everybody was having a good time! Congratulations to friends of the Arts Board and staff and Executive Director Chuck Henson for a well put together program and for putting on a memorable event.
This year, and we think for the first time ever, Halloween, Guavaween & The All Hallows Ball all fall on the same day! What’s a guy suppose to do? Many of the clubs will be hosting HUGE Halloween parties on the Friday night before including Spurs, Steam Friday’s, G.BAR. Chelsea Night Club, City Side and many more. This year the All Hallows Ball is at the Tampa Convention Center. Many of the party goers are planning on taking the trolley to Ybor after. Others are staying at the Hampton Inn Ybor then taking the trolley to and from the party.
Other Halloween Parties in Central Florida
Revolution starts their Halloween celebration on Thursday for their college night which they are calling Nightmare on Bumby, and features a contest with $500 in cash and prizes. Fuego Fridays features La Noche Del Diablo with another $500 in cash and prizes contest. They will also be celebrating Sexia Lopez’s birthday. Halloween night they present Fang & Femmes with a $1,000 in cash and prizes contest.
Steam Fridays presents Big Scary Cox, a Halloween themed event starring grammy winning DJ/Producer Chris Cox.
Pulse presents Thriller on Friday with a cash and prize “Thriller” dance contest and on Saturday they present Detox’s Cirque Du Freakshow with a cash prize costume contest.
G-Bar presents Childhood Nightmares, a Halloween themed party on Saturday featuring a costume contest with over $1,000 in cash and prizes.
Parliament House presents a $1,000 costume contest on Friday at 12 midnight and on Saturday they present a $3,000 contest at 12 midnight. Both of these contests are winner takes all and the prizes are all cash.
People are Talking
Sadly, that the Witness Cafe in Sarasota has closed this past week. Rumors are that there will be a new club opening there soon. In Ybor the new Hamburger Mary’s is planning on opening next month. The Pets on the Patio Party at Chelsea was a barking good time! Don’t forget that Ritzy Rags has all your Halloween costume needs, specializing in wigs, make-up and all your drag paraphernalia.