HAPPY PRIDE! That’s right, it’s Pride time here in Central Florida and everything around us is full of rainbows. Seriously though, this is the time of year for us all to be proud of who we are and what others in the past have had to go through to get us to be able to have a pride celebration today.
HAPPY PRIDE! That’s right, it’s Pride time here in Central Florida and everything around us is full of rainbows. Seriously though, this is the time of year for us all to be proud of who we are and what others in the past have had to go through to get us to be able to have a pride celebration today. St. Pete Pride is the largest celebration of its kind in the entire state so, in saying that, let’s all get out to the pride celebration and join together to show the world how far we’ve come…and baby, we’ve really come far. Be sure to stop by the Hotspots booth while you’re enjoying the Street Festival and say hi to us. Now, for the cover…how about that, huh? I handpicked that one! Ok, ok…he’s a really good friend of mine and his name is Derek. Thanks so much, D, for doing the cover for me; you did my magazine proud and I’m so glad to have such a great friend like you! Ok, boys and girls, until next week…much love to you all! Peace out…Scott.
Thursday, June 24th
This week join our house divas for the best damn drag show on Thursday nights at JJ’s Café and Bar. There’s NO LOVE lost here on Thursday nights and the show times are at 9 pm and 10 pm. JJ’s is located at 1601 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City. For more information and/or reservations call 813-247-4125.
Friday June 25th
Kick off the Pre-Pride Party with a fashion extravaganza, Pride In Fashion, presented by Macy’s from 6 to 8:30 pm at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg. Join celebrity guests, including winner of this year’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Tyra Sanchez and comedienne Christine O’Leary for this special look at what’s hot for this year’s Pride season. A $10 suggested donation is requested, which Macy’s will return with a $10 gift card to be used on merchandise. Now that’s what I call a bargain! All proceeds from this event benefit St. Pete Pride.
It’s the Pride Kickoff Party at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Pete. They are the host of the official kickoff party on the night before the Street Festival and Promenade. Amazing dance music and light shows await to get you in the mood to celebrate the state’s largest pride celebration! The party starts at 9 pm, so don’t be late!
Saturday, June 26th
Come one, come all to the Saint Pete Pride Parade! The parade starts at 10 am and stays en route until 1 pm. There will be all kinds of floats representing all sorts of organizations, nightclubs and social groups and they are all sure to be decked out in all sorts of rainbow colors. There will be performers of all kinds along with this year’s Grand Marshal, St. Petersburg City Councilman Steve Kornell. This is the biggest parade in Florida ,so come out and show your PRIDE! The route is from Georgie’s Alibi through Kenweed and along Central Ave. If you get to Georgie’s early you can hit the breakfast buffet that starts at 7 am.
Right after the parade, head right into the St. Pete Pride Street Festival to visit all kinds of vendors from across the state who will be lining Central Ave. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the GaYBOR area of the festival and see me at the Hotspots Magazine booth. Yeah, yeah…I know it’s gonna be kind of hot and all but hey, think of it this way, now’s your chance to see that hot guy/or girl that you’ve been checking out in the clubs with their shirt off! One more thing, don’t forget the sun screen girls!
Back over in GaYBOR the boys behind Florida Entertainment Group have a few unofficial Pride after parties of their own worked up. At G.Bar it’s DJ Yiannis up in the booth celebrating his CD debut and hosting his CD release party. As always, the house will be packed full of hotties, but hey, who am I to complain…right?
Tonight at The Honey Pot we have a treat for all you bad girls in town! Amber Meade, from “The Bad Girls Club” TV show on E! will be in the house making a live appearance. Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with her.
Sunday, June 27th
If it’s the St. Pete Pride Closing Party you’re looking for then head on over to The Flamingo for the Fuze Tropical T Dance where they invite you to party around the pool for one of the hottest T-Dances in town. This event is sponsored by Fuze Healthy Infuzions. There will be drag queens, strippers and lots of that healthy Florida sun to help make this event fabulous.
Monday, June 28th
Have you been to the Ybor Resort and Spa lately? Well, if you haven’t…we’ve got a special for you! Today is Dollar Locker Mondays from 12 pm to 12 am. They also offer $10 single rooms and $15 double rooms. There’s always a good time to be had down by the GIANT jacuzzi or sunning up on the deck (or moon tanning, depends on when you get there). Tell the boys at the spa that Hotspots sent ya over.
Tuesday, June 29th
It’s all about Temptation Tuesdays in Orlando at Pulse. Roxxxy Andrews hosts the strip contest at 1 am where you could win $100 in cash! DJ Scott Robert is giving you the best in top 40 house. 18+ welcome. So go out and see some hot boys taking it off for their chance to win.
Wednesday, June 30th
Tonight at The Tampa Improv Comedy Club in Centro Ybor you can see comedian Christian Finnegan. He currently can be seen as a panelist on VH1’s hit series “Best Week Ever.” He’s been on Comedy Central and the “Late, Late Show” with Craig Ferguson as well as the “Chappelle’s Show.” If it’s laughs you’re looking for, this is the place and this is a must see comedian. For more information visit ImprovTampa.com