I live for the applause-plause, but I won’t be able to see Lady Gaga in Fort Lauderdale this weekend! I wouldn’t trade this weekend for anything though, because I will be at the Equality Florida St. Petersburg Gala. I will be sure to tell you all about it very soon! If you want to go to the gala, read on, because I let you know how to snag tickets! Lots of love to you all!
Friday May 2
At the beginning of last month I profiled the very first Facebook Friday drag show at Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando. I am happy to say that Facebook Friday is a rousing success! Join Ginger Minj and The Minx in Florida’s first interactive drag show, where you get to decide what you want to see. Be seated by 7:30 for the 8:30 show! Call (321) 319-0600 to reserve your spot!
She may live out in Vegas now, but Florida will always be her home! CoCo Montrese from RuPaul’s Drag Race season five is coming back to see her friends and mingle with her fans. She will be performing for one night only at Parliament House in Orlando with the acclaimed Footlight Players. There will be two shows, one at 10 p.m. and one at midnight!
I love disco! Let’s relive the glory days of disco tonight at City Side in Tampa. The Studio 54 party, starting at 8 p.m., promises to be one groovy shindig. Wear your most primo threads and be sure to put on your boogie shoes, and if you’re lucky enough, you just might be able to get in! (Everyone is of course welcome.)
Saturday May 3
One event you should not miss this week is the Equality Florida St. Petersburg Gala, honoring special guest Edie Windsor! We profiled this event last week in the magazine but I want to make sure everyone knows about it and gets a chance to go! The gala starts at 7 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater. Purchase tickets at eqfl.org/greaterstpetegala. Hotspots Media Group is a proud sponsor of this event
RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon brought her show The Vaudevillians to Parliament House back in January, and she received a great reaction from fans. The reaction was so great, in fact, that she is back in town for one night only and for one show only! If you want to see The Vaudevillians again, go to wanzie.com to buy your ticket. Showtime is at 7:30!
Brazilian adult film star Rafael Alencar is the guest of honor at the Latin Heat Weekend going on this weekend at Sawmill Resort in Dade City! Partake in a meet and greet with Rafael at a pool party this evening. Oh, and did I mention the entire weekend is a “Bare As You Dare” weekend? Muito quente!
Sunday May 4
NOH8 photoshoot! Want to participate in the NOH8 Campaign? The first of two Central Florida photoshoots happens today at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel in Tampa. Wear white, be photo-ready, and be there between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.!
It’s been a while since I extolled the virtues of Bear Sundays at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa, but if you’ll excuse the pun…I believe it bears repeating! Everyone knows I love my bears, and if you’re like me, this is a night you’ll put on your social calendar. The bears gather in the dance bar from 6 p.m. to midnight! Remember, at Bradley’s there’s never a cover!
Tuesday May 6
NOH8 photoshoot! You get one more chance to participate in a NOH8 Campaign photoshoot! Mingos on South Eola Drive in Orlando plays host to the last of an amazing four photoshoots that are being held this week across the Sunshine State! Wear white, be photo-ready and arrive between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.!
Wednesday May 7
Michael O’Quinn joins Taylor Bulloch every Wednesday for Taylor’s Funhouse, only at Stonewall Bar Orlando! Come on in between 6 and 9 and spin the wheel! Who knows where it will stop? One thing is for sure: you will enjoy an evening of fun, games, trivia and prizes!