As I’ve said before, I go all out for my birthday. I think I might celebrate it for most of this month! I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday (the first of many celebrations!) at The Broken Tusk in St. Petersburg. I got to enjoy a great show with Kori Stevens, Jaeda Fuentes and Alexis Mateo. If you go to our facebook page, you’ll see photos of those lovely queens (and me taking a birthday shot!) in our “Out with Hotspots” album. Want to submit your own photos? All you have to do is take your photo, attach it to an e-mail and send it to email@example.com. Write a little caption with it too, and include where you are! It’s just that easy! (Hint hint: Be sure to take lots of photos of GBar’s anniversary and send them to us! Don’t see the anniversary in the column? That’s because we wrote an entire article on it!) Lots of love to you all!
Thursday November 14
Starting off this week is “Twisted Thursdays,” a weekly occurrence at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa. One of the highlights of Twisted Thursdays is the amateur strip contest, with over $200 in cash and prizes on offer! Bradley’s never has a cover, and on this night of the week only, the age to get in to the club is only 18.
Quench Lounge in Largo is hosting their first annual Turnabout, hosted by Kori Stevens. Proceeds will be benefiting St. Pete Pride as well as Friends of Strays, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Bears. Come on out and see your hot bartenders as you’ve never seen them before! Take lots of pictures and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org! Hahaha!
It’s Britney Week, bitch, at the Ybor City Social Club in Tampa. Hostess Alexis De La Mer has picked a Britney theme for her cast and guests this week. The show will start at 11:45 and will feature the hostess plus the talents of Anjila Cavalier, Jade Embers and Gia Banks.
Friday November 15
From RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 and All-Stars, Jujubee is coming to Pulse in Orlando. She will be putting on a fabulous show at midnight alongside Miss Gay USofA at Large Angelica Sanchez, who will be the hostess this evening. As if you needed another reason to go, there will be Pulse Dancers shakin’ it for the boys and the girls!
Saturday November 16
The acclaimed Footlight Players will be paying homage to the iconic film Priscilla: Queen of the Desert in their tribute show called Priscilla! at Parliament House in Orlando. Be sure to catch one or both of their shows honoring one of the classics in gay film, either at 10 p.m. or 12 a.m.
Jujubee crosses over from Orlando to Tampa this evening and performs at Liquid for their “Asian Invasion” show called Chopstixx. Doors will be open at 9 p.m. and there will be two shows, hosted by Conundrum, with a meet and greet possible with Jujubee after the second show. To buy VIP tickets and meet Jujubee, go to eventbrite.com.
Did you know that there’s a gay bar close to Walt Disney World? If you’re in the Lake Buena Vista area, you should go to Hammerheads Beer & Wine Bar. This Saturday there’s the Saturday Night Live show hosted by Crystal Vahzz. Joining her for the 11:30 show will be Taylor Munro Stephens, Nature’s Fury and Davey Chain. Music by DJ Chazz.
Sunday November 17
Sunday is Community Decorating Day in Ybor City. Help get Tampa’s lively nightclub district into the holiday spirit by volunteering your time today. Meet at Bradley’s on 7th at 11 a.m. where a breakfast will be provided for volunteers. All you’re asked to bring, if you have them, are ladders and cordless drills.
Chill Chamber in New Port Richey hosts Karaoke Sunday and Service Industry Night. Come on in during the evening and sing along with the karaoke crowd; you just might win a bar tab! To participate in Service Industry Night, you must bring your work ID.
Wednesday November 20
Melanie Minyon hosts the always fun Ham-Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in Clearwater. Fun prizes will be given to the winner at the end of each round. The first ball will be pulled at 7:30 so be sure to reserve your table before then; call (727) 400-6996 for reservations.