I would like to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. While you’re enjoying dinner with your family or friends, take some time out to think about how blessed and lucky you are to be WHO YOU ARE! Be thankful for the small things in life and be sure to appreciate, and love, those who are near and dear to you. I’m thankful for each and every one…
I would like to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. While you’re enjoying dinner with your family or friends, take some time out to think about how blessed and lucky you are to be WHO YOU ARE! Be thankful for the small things in life and be sure to appreciate, and love, those who are near and dear to you. I’m thankful for each and every one of you who, read my column each week and support Hotspots Magazine as a whole. Don’t ever think, for one minute, that the love you show us goes un-noticed! As always, until next week…much love to you all!
Thursday, November 22nd
The Flamingo will be having a special Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who wishes to spend time with friends over a great dinner. Whether you just choose to not do any cooking or your family lives out of the area, they will be serving a special Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional fixins including desert! The price is right at $14.95 per person. For more information go to: www.flamingofla.com.
Revolution Nightclub in Orlando presents the grand dame herself, Miss Jessica Wild from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Jessica will be giving you a show like no other. The Pledge Cast will take the stage at Midnight for another amazing edition of their weekly performances and DJ Scott Robert will be dropping the Beats in the very best of dance music. There is no cover all night for this event and 18+ are welcome. www.revolutionorlando.com
Have you ever been to BarCodes in Orlando? If not, you really should check it out. It’s a neighborhood kind of place where you will actually get to know people. Tonight they have karaoke and trust me; it’s a lot of fun. The club itself is super cute and the outside patio is like one in a million. If you get the urge to shop while you’re there the store inside BarCodes carries all kinds of hot underwear to some of the more “fun” stuff that you might not want your friends to know you’re into! So drop into Barcodes and while you’re there, say hi to Raymond and let him know you saw this in Hotspots Magazine. https://www.facebook.com/barcodesorlando
Friday, November 23rd
Looking for a great place to take that special someone to dinner tonight? Good, because I have just the place for you. Check out the Funky Monkey Wine Company where you’ll find a very stylish atmosphere in an intimate setting. They serve up Asian-Fusion fair that offers something for everyone. If sushi is your thing, you can choose from some of the freshest and most creative in Orlando. In the mood for steak or seafood? No worries…they’ve got that too. Don’t forget to add a great bottle of wine to your meal; after all…they aren’t called the Funky Monkey Wine Company for nothing you know! www.Funkymonkeywine.com
Saturday, November 24th
Drag out those bell bottoms and platform shoes because you’ll need them to win the costume contest tonight at The Parliament House because they are having a 70’s Dance Party! They will have 3 rooms and 3 DJ’s playing the music from Studio 54, Soul Train and The Disco Era. Winner of the contest takes home $300! The Footlight Players will join in the fun during their 2 shows at 10pm and Midnight. www.parliamenthouse.com
Bradley’s on 7th in Ybor City serves up one hell of a drag show and tonight is no exception! Your hostess tonight is the first lady of Ybor City, Miss Joey Brooks herself. Joey, alongside her star studded cast, present a show worth talking about. If you want to get out early, they host their first show at 11:30pm and for you night owls, the next show starts at 1:15am. No matter which show you catch, you can expect to be impressed! Bradley’s is located at 1510 E. 7th Avenue in the heart of Ybor City.
It’s Saturday night in Orlando and that means it’s time for Pulsate Saturday at Pulse Nightclub. Tonight, Pulse presents THANKSGaGa, a very special themed Thanksgiving event dedicated to none other than Lady GaGa herself! At 12:30am Roxxxy Andrews and Trinity Taylor will host a Lady GaGa costume contest where the winner will receive great prizes from www.ladygaga.com. 18 and over are welcome, 21 and up pay no cover before 11:00pm, but…if you come out in a Lady GaGa costume OR anything GaGa you’ll pay no cover at all! www.pusleorlando.net
Sunday, November 25th
Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa is proud to welcome the larger than life diva from RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Latrice Royale to their grand establishment. Latrice will be joined by house divas Jocelyn Summers, Desiree Demornay and Robyn Demornay. They will be hosting 2 shows at 8:30pm and 10:30pm. Reservations are highly suggested as Mary told me herself that she expects record crowds. www.hamburgermarys.com/tampa 813-241-MARY.