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Hi guys and gals! The column this week is about pride and being proud and I am both. I went to Fort Lauderdale two weeks ago for their Pridefest and was shown some love and pride. I had a wonderful time and met some really nice people of all walks of life. I had the pleasure to meet Anthony Fiorelli and partner Aaron Lamm of the Handy Guys of South Florida. This couple blew me away. They own their business and love each other a lot with 14 years under their belt. They had the joy of adopting a baby girl and they had her with them at the Pridefest.

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Hi guys and gals! The column this week is about pride and being proud and I am both. I went to Fort Lauderdale two weeks ago for their Pridefest and was shown some love and pride. I had a wonderful time and met some really nice people of all walks of life. I had the pleasure to meet Anthony Fiorelli and partner Aaron Lamm of the Handy Guys of South Florida. This couple blew me away. They own their business and love each other a lot with 14 years under their belt. They had the joy of adopting a baby girl and they had her with them at the Pridefest. After seeing this beautiful trio I knew things were changing for Florida. With so many events like Orlando, Tampa, St. Pete and Miami prides all gearing up to have their events, I felt pride for my home state of Florida. I also went to Hotspots’ corporate offices in Oakland Park and was so warmly welcomed. All the guys treated me like a queen and I am very proud to be part of this magazine that brings Florida news and events we need to know about. All my love to South Florida as you have pride and I will see all you guys in April for Miami Pride. I can’t wait! Where is the love? It’s in Florida – we are one state and I am very proud of you all.

WhatsHotCentralFlorida1Thursday, April 1st

Dixie Longate’s “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” benefiting Metro Wellness and Community Centers takes place at Ruth Eckerd Hall. This will be a special evening of drag and fun for a great cause! $2.00 of every ticket sold and a portion of Tupperware sales for the evening will go to Metro WCC (Metro Charities). Just a reminder, we have a new Metro Center and thrift store opening soon in GaYbor. I support this charity 100%!

Dunedin Lanes (405 Patricia Avenue) presents the first Thursday of the month Gay Bowling Night, which includes cosmic bowling, unlimited games, bowling shoes and much more. The night is hosted by Melanie Minyon and Jocelyn Summers with show time at 11:45 pm. Admission is only $10 for bowlers and $5 for non-bowlers. 18 and up welcome.

WhatsHotCentralFlorida2Friday, April 2nd

The Ritz Ybor presents Arctic Monkeys with Sleepy Sun live in concert at 7 pm. After the concert come to the many shops, restaurants and night clubs to quench your thirst for a great night of music and Ybor City partying at its best.

WhatsHotCentralFlorida3While others are observing Good Friday come celebrate a great Friday night with Grammy Award winning DJ/producer Chris Cox at Club Steam in GaYbor. The night will also star the Steam Girls.

Saturday, April 3rd

Once again Outings & Adventures steps out with a special night at the theater. This time they start at 6:30 pm with delicious appetizers and drinks at downtown hot spot Primi Urban Cafe, then head over to the American Stage Theater for a brilliant performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning hit, “Driving Miss Daisy,” called a “must-see new classic” and “the most-requested play” by American stage patrons, this is very likely to be a sell-out event.“Driving Miss Daisy” is the post-world war II story of a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow (Daisy) and her African-American chauffeur (Hoke), who slowly build a friendship that transcends their differences. The story defines Daisy and her point of view as it relates to her home life, synagogue, friends and family. The play is filled with wit and wisdom and explores the importance of tolerance and love. For more information, go to OutingsAndAdventures.comWhatsHotCentralFlorida4

The Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater presents one night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works. This live concert will be electric with fashion and flare that is Queen.

Sunday, April 4th

Babes, Booze and Bonnets, a very special Easter brunch, will be at 10:50 am at Streetcar Charlie’s with a delicious menu, a fabulous show, contests and fun prizes. Make your reservations now as limited seating is still available. The show will star Daphne Ferraro, Co Co Montrese (Miss Gay America) and my sister, Aspen Love. Happy Easter.

WhatsHotCentralFlorida5Monday, April 5th

Venice Theatre in Sarasota presents the musical “Rent.” The all LGBT cast of 6 includes drag superstar Jonathan Hall as Felicity. For ticket information go to VeniceStage.com

Tuesday, April 6th

The Flamingo Resort in St. Pete presents an elegant evening of piano with Spess Neblet at 6 pm to 10 with dinner and cocktails.

Until next time, take care of you and yours from Miss Love!inks and meeting new people. After the dance walk on over to the Alibi and keep the party going all night!

 

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