Hey everyone! Wow, what a busy week it’s been for me, how about you? Things over here at HotSpots are really heating up with all of the events that we’re involved in, all leading up to GayDays… Oh, I’m sorry, did you want to know more about GayDays? Ok, so here’s the dish….ha, PSYCHE…you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer for me to give you the info on that superstar weekend! There’s a lot to do this week here in Central Florida, so have a read below and do it all! Remember, LIVE, LIVE, LIVE…
Hey everyone! Wow, what a busy week it’s been for me, how about you? Things over here at Hotspots are really heating up with all of the events that we’re involved in, all leading up to GayDays… Oh, I’m sorry, did you want to know more about GayDays? Ok, so here’s the dish….ha, PSYCHE…you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer for me to give you the info on that superstar weekend! There’s a lot to do this week here in Central Florida, so have a read below and do it all! Remember, LIVE, LIVE, LIVE… Yes! Live! Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! Until next week, lots of love to you all….Peace out, Scott!
Thursday, May 13th
JJ’s Café and Bar (1601 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City) presents Drag and Dinner Thursdays with hostesses Miss Arica Love, Miss Victoria Love and the sex goddess herself, Temptation! JJ’s Café and Bar is a great place for some great dinner (I personally love the chicken parm wrap, YUM!) and a drag show. Show times are at 9:00 pm and 10 pm. Call 813-247-4125 for information and reservations.Come enjoy Georgie’s Legendary Tea Party at Georgie’s Alibi St. Pete (3100 3rd Avenue N) from 9 pm to close, with live performances by Natasha Richards. 727-321-2112
Friday May 14th
Tonight at Steam Fridays at The Honey Pot enjoy a Friday night that none other than STEAM can give you. There’s a VIP “Sex and the City II” movie release party with lots and lots of giveaways. Come on, you all know there’s a little bit of Carrie Bradshaw in each and every one of you! There’s also a great drag show that goes on at 11 pm, hosted by the one and only Toby and featuring the Steam Girls.
The ever so popular Flamingo Resort will be hosting a Casino Royale Fundraiser May 14th from 8 pm to 11 pm. The proceeds will benefit St. Pete Pride. The event will feature gaming tables, like craps, blackjack and roulette with professional dealers and banks of slot machines. There will be a silent auction and giveaways throughout the night! This event also coincides with Bear Soup Weekend, May 14th through 16th at the resort. Bear organizations from all over will be converging on the resort for a fun-filled weekend of entertainment and relaxation. James Bond and hot bears,now how’s that for a hot weekend?
Saturday, May 15th
The Ybor City Social Club Saturday’s gone country! Come out with your cowboy hat along with your dancing boots and enjoy the sounds of DJ Aleta as she spins the very best in country dance music. Line dance lessons start at 9 pm. Get ready for the ride of your lives, because this here’s going to be the wildest ride in GaYbor!
Parliament House in Orlando presents, directly from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the infamous Nina Flowers performing live! Directly from TV to the stage at Parliament House, come out and enjoy the true definition of beauty and drag. Are you ready for a vacation? Sure you are…so, why not make a weekend out of it and take advantage of The Parliament House Spring Room Special? Stay 2 nights and get one free! The Parliament House is located at 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL. 407-425-7571. ParliamentHouse.com
Sunday, May 16th
The Ybor Resort and Spa presents their 2nd annual Sunday T-Dance from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Enjoy free food and 3 shows featuring a revolving cast along with your host, Arica Love. There will be a booty shaking contest to the sounds of DJ Wizzy Juan. Annual members get free entry with the purchase of a locker or a room. 1512 E. 8th Ave, Ybor City, FL. 813-242-0900
Join Capitan Ehab on the deck at Gaspar’s Grotto today for a Booze and Cruize Brunch with unlimited mimosas. This bountiful brunch is served up every Sunday from 10:30 am until 3 pm. There’s a live band playing all kinds of easy going Sunday type music, so come out, bring your pup and take a seat on the patio. 1805 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City. 813-248-5900.
Come enjoy videos and live cabaret from the stage and the big screen as Hamburger Mary’s presents Musical Mondays. Curtains rise at 8:00 pm and remember, “There’s no business like show business ike no business I know!”
Tuesday, May 18th
Welcome back to the 70’s as United Skates presents its monthly Gay Skate Night from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Break out those afro wigs, those short shorts and the knee high tube socks and show us how you boogie! Your $5 admission fee includes skate rental. United Skates is located at 5121 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa. 813-876-5826.
Wednesday, May 19th
Georgie’s Ailbi St. Pete presents Sista Otis performing live. She is from Detroit (born and raised) and has played with artists such as Ben Harper, Stevie Wonder and Wilco. I hear that this girl can really pack a punch and has a great set of pipes on her, so if you’re up for a great night, head on over to Georgie’s and, while you’re there, stay for the drag shows at 10 pm and midnight. Georgie’s Alibi St. Pete, where there’s NEVER a cover!
Hamburger Mary’s Tampa presents Drag Charity Bingo! Come out and try your luck at some BINGO and help to raise money for a great cause. Join them for some fun, great prizes and some delicious food….I hear the chicken pot pie is the deal! Weekly guest drag hostesses benefiting a different local non-profit each week. While you’re there, tell Mary that Hotspots Magazine sent ya! 1600 E. 7th Ave, 2nd floor of Centro Ybor. 813-241-MARY