This week I got a chance to visit Pasco County for the first time since I started at Hotspots! It’s not that far away from Tampa, but it can be difficult to get up there when you don’t make specific plans to go. This weekend I went on a whim to Cribari Night Club in New Port Richey. It was more or less a straight shot after turning on McMullen Booth Road after the Courtney Campbell Causeway, so that was a big plus! On the night I went, I saw a drag show hosted by Nae Nae Dominatrix, also featuring Monica Malone, Nia Gabrielle and Kaotica Divine. It was especially nice to see Monica Malone after hearing so much about her from her drag family back in Huntsville, Alabama. I liked Cribari’s atmosphere; I will definitely have to go back! Which clubs should I visit more often? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday February 13
Want something different in the run-up to Valentine’s Day? Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg is offering customers the chance to see a “Deviant Valentine’s Burlesque Show” as part of their “Anti-Valentine Weekend.” The show will start at 9 p.m. and will feature the talents of Kissa Von Addams, Ivy Les Vixens, Mayven Missbehavin and Vita Devoid. Be sure to be there tomorrow too starting at 10 p.m.; there will be a sexy underwear contest with a $200 cash prize!
Friday February 14
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is offering something for singles and couples. At 9 p.m., Flamingo will be throwing a sexy singles party. They recommend that tops wear black and bottoms wear white (even if it is after Labor Day!). They are also offering a special couples hotel package: $179 gets you a courtyard hotel room for two nights and a $50 gift card to their on-site restaurant, Hemingway’s Grill!
Join the very sexy Carmen Carrera, from RuPaul’s Drag Race season three, at Parliament House in Orlando as she performs with the acclaimed Footlight Players for two shows, at 10 p.m. and midnight. No cover before 11 p.m.!
The second of three RuPaul’s Drag Race queens in central Florida this week can be seen at Liquid Tampa tonight, in a Spanish-themed Valentine’s Day party, Feliz Día de San Valentín. Lineysha Sparx from season five will be performing with Lady Janet and Colorina. Free admission before 11 p.m.
Saturday February 15
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s weekend dinner at Sawmill Resort in Dade City. There are two different options: a breast of chicken Wellington with sides, salad, rolls and dessert for $30; and beef and shrimp tenderloin Aida, also with sides, salad, rolls and dessert, for $40. Entertainment will be provided by the Sawmill Divas. Reservations are mandatory, call (352) 583-0664 to place your order and get your table.
If you missed Carmen Carrera at Parliament House, you can catch her at Liquid Tampa tonight, performing with Jazmine International and Sofia Andrews, and hosted by Conundrum. If you’d like to be a VIP and participate in a meet and greet with Carmen, you can purchase your tickets at carmencarrera.eventbrite.com. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Speaking of Parliament House, it is a special night for them as they host The Red Ball, a benefit for The Hope and Help Center. RuPaul’s Drag Race season three winner Raja is the special guest and will be performing with the Footlight Players at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Sunday February 16
The last preliminary pageant for the Miss Large and Lovely Pageant, Miss Florida Large and Lovely, will be held this evening starting at 9 p.m. at Pulse in Orlando. Mocha Andrews will be crowning her successor at the end of this event. The winner will have a turnaround time of literally one day before all the preliminary winners compete at the national pageant at Parliament House! If you’d like to purchase tickets to either event, go to anrtickets.com.
Like cycling? Join this fun restaurant crawl and bike ride. Meet at 5 p.m. at Cafe Hey on Franklin Street in downtown Tampa. Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.