Ok, boys and girls…Gasparilla is officially here! This is the one weekend of the year where the spotlight is on all of us here in the Tampa Bay area as we host some of the largest parties and events of the year. There is a plethora of events that I’ve covered below for you check out. As always, the party doesn’t just stop here in Tampa because as you read below you’ll see that Orlando is having it’s very fair share of fun as well. I hope to see all of you out and about this weekend and when you see the Hotspots camera, be sure to smile real big and say, “Sexy,” because that’s what all of my readers are! As always, until next week – much love to you all, Scott.
Last Week in Review
Ok, boys and girls… Gasparilla is officially here! This is the one weekend of the year where the spotlight is on all of us here in the Tampa Bay area as we host some of the largest parties and events of the year. There is a plethora of events that I’ve covered below for you check out. As always, the party doesn’t just stop here in Tampa because as you read below you’ll see that Orlando is having it’s very fair share of fun as well. I hope to see all of you out and about this weekend and when you see the Hotspots camera, be sure to smile real big and say, “Sexy,” because that’s what all of my readers are! As always, until next week – much love to you all, Scott.
LGBT Events in Central Florida
Thursday, January 27th
If you know anything about Georgie’s Alibi St Petersburg then you’ll know that tonight is their legendary Tea Party. They offer the very best in VJs to keep you on the dance floor along with the best in lights and sounds as well. The dancers are plentiful and are just a beautiful sight to be seen. If you’re hungry, get there early and sit down for a delicious meal as Georgie’s is not only known for being a great place to meet with friends but they are also known for their wonderful food. Georgie’s is open seven days a week until 3 a.m. each day and is 21 and up.
Friday January 28th
Tonight at Steam Fridays at The Honey Pot is the first worldwide launch party for Masculine calendar and magazine. There will be a runway fashion show with 12 of the most popular male models from the magazine and calendar. There will also be a meet and greet with the models after the show. The Steam girls, presented by Miss Toby Brees, take the stage at 11:30 p.m. for their always fantastic show of award winning female impersonation. If it’s Masculine you like then Masculine Steam shall give you and they’ll give it to you for only a $5 cover charge.
For all you frat boys or the men who love them, its Friday Night Rush tonight at Mr. Sisters in Orlando. This new hotspots is sure to bring in all the pretty boys, so if that’s your thing, I’d get a move on right now and head to Mr. Sisters. There is never a cover when you visit this local nightclub on the water. If you didn’t know, they also offer fabulous waterfront dining with a full menu served both day and night. Mr. Sisters is located at 5310 E. Colonial Drive. For more information please visit MrSisters.com
Come and get into the Gasparilla groove at The Flamingo tonight as they present their Gasparilla Booty Party. This party will take place poolside and if you haven’t seen the pool at The Flamingo then you haven’t seen a pool – its huge, and you all know we like huge! They will be having all sorts of specials throughout the night along with a bead contest. The Flaming show cast will have two performances tonight, one at 10 p.m. and one at midnight, and for all you boys who want some late night dancing, the Blu Room stays open until 5 a.m.
As part of Gancho weekend Manny Alvarez presents Fetish Inferno at The legendary Castle in Ybor City starring D.J. Power Infiniti. For more information on this event or any of the Gancho weekend events or for presale tickets visit Ganchotampa.com
Saturday, January 29nd
El Gancho, a circuit event in celebration of the Gasparilla Invasion weekend, is proud to welcome the legendary DJ Abel to Tampa. Abel is famous for remixing for such artists as Cher, Donna Summer and Gloria Estefan and held residences at Salvation in South Beach and currently at New York’s Alegria among many others. The legendary (and a friend of mine) Power Infiniti and Bella Danza will be performing during the event as well. DJ Abel is known for commanding huge crowds and tonight should be no exception! El Gancho will be held at the beautiful Ritz Ybor. Ticket costs are as follows: $350 online pre-sale, $45 general admission and $55 at the door, $125 VIP floor and $150 for VIP balcony. For more information on this event or any of the Gancho weekend events or for presale tickets visit Ganchotampa.com
Tonight, G. Bar and Grey Goose Vodka present Gasparilla 2011, their annual blowout in celebration of the pirate invasion of Tampa! The Steve’s at Florida Entertainment Group are serving it up big time for you this year. There will be porn stars everywhere you turn along with dancers and models; I mean this night is going to be nothing less than a great night of visual sex for everyone! Billboard Magazine reporting DJ Greg Anderson will be keeping your pirate booty on the dance floor all night and VJ Charles will be giving you the best in videos in the video room. In celebration of this yearly event they are offering all of this for no cover before 10 pm and only $5 after 10 pm.
Hamburger Mary’s Tampa is very proud to announce that tonight, the famous Tabatha Coffey from the hit Bravo TV show “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” will be on hand tonight for an exclusive book signing. She will be there in person promoting and signing her new book, “It’s Not Really about the Hair: The Honest Truth about Life, Love and the Business of Beauty.” She will also be on hand for autographs and photos as well. This event will be sure to pack them in, so I would advise you all to get there extra early if you want to meet this gay icon and diva!
Tonight, jump on board the Super Train because we’re going way back… back to the ’80s at The Parliament House for their I Love The 80’s event. They will have an 80’s costume contest where the winner will receive two tickets to the upcoming Scissor Sisters concert along with a stay at The Parliament House. There will also be an 80’s themed show featuring the Footlight Players at 10 pm and midnight and hotspots from the House of Infiniti and Adonis in the Disco starting at 1 am. There is tons of free parking at The Parliament House and they are open for you and your boogie shoes until 3 am.
Sunday, January 30th
USofA Pageants and Bob Taylor present the Miss Gay Florida USofA 2011, an official prelim to Miss Gay USofA in Dallas, Texas, at The Honey Pot in Ybor City. This night will be one of glitz, glamour and beautiful female impersonators as they compete for this prestigious title currently held by Hotspots’ own, the beautiful, Miss Amy Demilo. The talent will be in abundance by some of the most infamous names in the industry proving that this is an event not to be missed. If you chose to enter the pageant, the entry fee is $125 and the winner will take home $600 in cash along with a photo shoot with Kristopher Reynolds. Registration is at 3 pm at The Honey Pot and interview will follow. Doors open at 8 pm and the pageant starts at 9 pm.
RISE Sundays at Tabu proudly present: The Swashbuckler’s Ball, The Official Closing Event of the Gasparilla Weekend and The Official after party for The Miss Gay USofA Pageant. RISE Sundays is held in the multimillion dollar, three floor night club that offers a rooftop bar over looking Tampa and has become the “IT” place to be on Sundays nights for all of the sexiest boys in Tampa Bay. They serve up the hottest near naked bartenders and dancers on 7th Avenue and with tonight’s pirate theme I’m sure that they’ll have a little more to expose! They offer surprise guest performances each and every week and tonights will be something to look forward to for sure! There is never a cover at RISE and they always welcome 18 and up. RISE at Tabu is located at 1611 7th Ave in Ybor City.
Wednesday, February 2nd
If you like to play team trivia then you’ll want to visit Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando because tonight is Wednesday Trivia with Doug Bouser. Tonight’s trivia event is a table vs. table competition for prizes so, if you love playing trivia (like I do, and yeah, I’m pretty damn competitive, lol) then head to Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando and have some fun!