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Welcome to GaYBOR Days!

This is going to be one fun-filled week right here in our own home town of Tampa in the GaYBOR District. How about our own Cory on the cover this week? Come out, say hi to Mark and Carrie over at MC Film and while you’re there be sure to ask them for a GaYBOR Days brochure so you’ll be sure not to miss out on any of the events going on. Hotspots camera crews will be out and about shooting pictures for our magazine and website so don’t forget, when you least expect it…smile and say “Cheese!” you’ve been shot! Until next week, as always, much love to everyone! Peace out, Scott

 

whatshotCFL1

Welcome to GaYBOR Days!

This is going to be one fun-filled week right here in our own home town of Tampa in the GaYBOR District. How about our own Cory on the cover this week? Come out, say hi to Mark and Carrie over at MC Film and while you’re there be sure to ask them for a GaYBOR Days brochure so you’ll be sure not to miss out on any of the events going on. Hotspots camera crews will be out and about shooting pictures for our magazine and website so don’t forget, when you least expect it…smile and say “Cheese!” you’ve been shot! Until next week, as always, much love to everyone! Peace out, Scott

Thursday, July 1st

Join our house divas Miss Crystal Chambers and the live vocal talents of Miss Miah Van Cartier for the best damn drag show on Thursday nights at Drag and Dinner Thursdays at JJ’s Café and Bar. Showtimes are at 9:00 pm and 10 pm. JJ’s is located at 1601 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City. Call 813-247-4125 for information and reservations.

Tonight at Chelsea Nightclub it’s the official GaYBOR Days opening party and recognition night. You can pick up your VIP tickets here while you enjoy a nice cocktail and do some dancing. There will be food available, donated by Streetcar Charlie’s. This event starts at 8 pm and goes until ??

whatshotCFL1Friday July 2nd

Start GaYBOR Day off by heading on over to the 15th Street Health Fair for various types of health screenings, including HIV, diabetes, glucose and vision testing going on from 11 am until 6 pm. This event is totally free to attend and all the screening tests are free as well. The event will be located between 7th Ave and 9th Ave. in the heart of GaYBOR and is sponsored by SunTrust Bank.

whatshotCFL2If the 3rd time is a charm then the Gay Hot Boys III party should be a hit! Come out and celebrate the one year anniversary of the Ybor Resort and Spa. They are offering $5 lockers and $10 spa rooms all night long and from 2 am until 4 am its lights out and the Black Out Party begins…

The Ybor City Eagle welcomes Black Pride to Tampa! The Eagle opens its doors to welcome one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the Southeast. A very popular event during Atlanta Pride is now a part of GaYBOR Days, so if you are looking to celebrate your Afro American heritage or love those who do this will be where you’ll want to be tonight!

whatshotCFL3STEAM presents Enter the Ice Age, a themed event with internationally known guest DJ David Knapp to keep you dancing and warm while The Honey Pot takes you back to the days of the Ice Age and the wooly mammoth! Doors open at 9:30 pm, so get there early so you can find your iceman before someone else does!

whatshotCFL4Saturday, July 3rd

I have never made it all the way through the famous GaYBOR Bar Crawl, but dammit this time I’m gonna try! Visit over 15 local bars and restaurants while helping to raise money for the GaYBOR Coalition. The Crawl starts at 5 pm at The Reservoir Bar and goes until 9 pm. Bar Crawl shirts can be purchased at the starting point for $20.

Direct from Las Vegas it’s Derrick Barry performing live in the illusion of Lady GaGa at G.Bar. Trust me here, boys, you’re gonna get real moist because you’re going to think you’re up close and personal with the Lady herself! Doors open at 9 pm.

whatshotCFL5Sunday, July 4th

The official GaYBOR Days Pool Party at The Green Iguana Hawaiian Village (2520 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.) starts at 3 pm and goes until 8 pm and will offer you all sorts of entertainment from fashion shows to performances by Hotspots very own Amy DeMilo, Daphne Ferraro and Esme Russell. DJ CK and DJ Jeffery J will be spinning all day for your dancing and lounging.

Celebrate the 4th of July with the biggest fireworks show In Tampa in the Channelside area. The 20 minute show starts at 9 pm and can be viewed from several locations. The Channelside Entertainment Complex has the upclose and personal view and some would suggest the best view of fireworks. So come out and enjoy the BANG of your life!

The Honey Pot and GaYBOR Days present the closing party concert with Andy Bell, lead singer of Erasure. Andy will be performing a mix of his classic Erasure hits along with some of his music off of his new CD. Tickets for this event are available for advance purchase inside the club and on Ticketmaster.com for $10 (service fee might apply if you buy them from Ticketmaster) or $15 at the door the night of the event.

Monday, July 5th

Check out Revolution in Orlando (RevolutionOrlando.com) for their Noche Latina night with 4 rooms of sounds featuring Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and Bachata. There’s a Latin diva show at 12:30 featuring Lisa Lane, Sexia Lopez, Selena and Shantell D’ Marco.

Tuesday, July 6th

Head on over to Muvico in Centro Ybor for their Super Tuesday special – $6 movies all day and all night and kick back with your honey and RELAX!

Wednesday, July 7th

Hamburger Mary’s presents Drag Charity BINGO for fun, great prizes, delicious food and to help raise money for a great cause (a different nonprofit 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

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