Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend I had, let me tell you! So, as you all know Hotspots is based out of Fort Lauderdale, which puts me in a great position to get to visit our corporate offices about once a month. I was there this past week and what a wonderful week it was. I arrived at the Grand Resort, where I always stay when I’m in Lauderdale for work, and was greeted by one of my favorite persons at the Grand, Bill. He’s always there to lend a hand along with his great smile. Tuesday night I met up with some of my fellow Hotspots team members for dinner at The Manor where our publisher, Peter Clark, was a judge in their turnabout fundraiser…that was a hoot! Seeing Jason, The Manor’s general manager, in a white sequin dress was priceless.
Last Week in Review
Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend I had, let me tell you! So, as you all know Hotspots is based out of Fort Lauderdale, which puts me in a great position to get to visit our corporate offices about once a month. I was there this past week and what a wonderful week it was. I arrived at the Grand Resort, where I always stay when I’m in Lauderdale for work, and was greeted by one of my favorite persons at the Grand, Bill. He’s always there to lend a hand along with his great smile. Tuesday night I met up with some of my fellow Hotspots team members for dinner at The Manor where our publisher, Peter Clark, was a judge in their turnabout fundraiser…that was a hoot! Seeing Jason, The Manor’s general manager, in a white sequin dress was priceless. Now here’s the good part: Al and Chuck, owners of Legendary Journeys based out of Sarasota, hosted the first Florida Media Launch Cruise this past Thursday and, you guessed it, we were invited. We sailed aboard the MSC Poesia (in Italian means the poet) as we celebrated the launch of their new all gay travel brand, ALandCHUCK.travel. Needless to say that I am officially exhausted and couldn’t be happier about it! Like I always say, it’s nice to vacation and get away, but it’s even better to come home! As always, much love to you all, Scott.
Gay Events in Central Florida This Week
Thursday, November 18th
Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret! Tonight at The Cotton Club it’s Cabaret Nights, a female impersonation review starring your hostess for the evening, IMAN, along with Desiree Demorney, Champagne T. Bordeaux, Nirobi D’Viante and Aspen Love. Dinner will be served at 8 pm and the show begins at 9:30 pm. For seating reservations call 813-495-3097.
Friday, November 19th
The Flamingo hosts the Mister Ultimate Illusionist Pageant tonight. Come see contestants compete in the categories of Presentation (Dark Circus), Interview, Fashion Formal Wear and Talent. The winner will receive, along with the crown, $1,500 in cash and prizes and the top 3 will vie for cash and prizes. The pageant starts at 9 pm. The cost to attend the pageant is $10 and includes reserved seating. For more information contact Kristian Dior St James at 512-945-3102 or Mr. UL Board at 813-447-8057.
Look out St. Pete, it’s double trouble this time! Performing live tonight at Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg it’s the one and only, the definition of controversy, Miss Shirley Q. Liquor. Come out tonight to enjoy this very rare live performance. To make sure you’re up close and personal get to Georgie’s early because Shirley takes the stage at 10 pm promptly. As always, there is never a cover charge at Georgie’s and they are open until 3 am 7 days a week. Now, I did say double trouble, so for part 2 of this double feature read on to Saturday.
Saturday, November 20th
Ok, so I did mention that there would be a part 2 to Georgie’s double trouble weekend. Tonight, Georgie’s presents the live performance of the ignunt white trash herself, Miss Betty Butterfield. This self proclaimed white trash performer takes the stage at 9:30 pm and has a reputation for being just plain nasty. As mentioned above, there is never a cover at Georgie’s and again, they are open until 3 am 7 days a week.
It’s all about the ladies tonight at Revolution in Orlando. It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month and that means one thing: Lesbo-A-GoGo! The girls take over this popular nightclub tonight for their once a month themed event where fetish fantasies come alive with ladies who tempt and taunt you. For more information on this night and all others please go to RevolutionOrlando.com
Sunday, November 21st
Before it gets cold, let’s make it hot! That’s what the guys over at RISE Sundays at Tabu have to say as they present their WET UNDERWEAR CONTEST! This show will take place on the rooftop show bar. Think you have what it takes to win when you get wet? Then be sure to make your presence known at RISE and enter the contest! There’s never a cover at this new Sunday night hotspot and 18 and over are welcome. Come party with the sexiest boys in the bay on the sexiest night of the week. For more information visit Facebook.com/risesundaysattabu
Tuesday, November 23rd
In the mood for a good burger tonight but are a little low in the cash department? No problem, my readers, I’ve got a solution for ya! Tonight at Hamburger Mary’s Tampa its BOGO Tuesdays. That’s right, buy one, get one free hamburgers. So call a friend and head to Mary’s for this recession proof night! Hamburger Mary’s is located in Ybor City in the Centro Ybor complex on 7th Ave.
Wednesday, November 24th
G.Bar presents Brazil Invades Tampa! Direct from Sao Paulo, DJ Fabio Campos takes over the beats on this very special version of Wednesday nights! Billboard reporting DJ/VJ Greg Anderson will be taking it over on the lounge side. Doors open at 9 pm and 18 and up are welcome with proper ID. Come take a taste of what Brazil has to offer right here in Tampa tonight!
Ok, so you know you’re either in town visiting the family or you’re getting ready to head over for a day with the family tomorrow, so here’s an idea to help you cope. The Parliament House is proud to present Thanksgiving Eve’s biggest party, Wildest Wednesdays! Camp Drag with “birthday girl” Gidget Galore starts at 10 pm then at midnight, the P House queen herself, Darcel Stevens along with D’s Dollies take the stage with the wildest drag show Wednesdays Orlando has ever seen. The best part about this night is that there’s no cover! Head over to the Parliament House and have some fun!