The one thing I love the most about my job is that I get to live out my dreams. I get to attend so many great events and meet so many wonderful people. During Gay Days a couple of weeks ago, I got to meet DJ Chi Chi LaRue during my time working the Hotspots Magazine booth at the Expo. Then, later on at Parliament House, I got the chance to meet LeAnn Rimes. It was nice to finally meet her in person after interviewing her via telephone a few weeks ago. She was beyond sweet and that moment made my entire Gay Days experience this year. In short, I am so thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given. Lots of love to you all!
Thursday June 19
Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg has a packed evening of entertainment ready for you! First, Deb Hunseder‘s monthly concert comes back tonight starting at 7 p.m. Afterwards, stay for the burlesque show “Good at Being Bad” which will begin at 9:30 p.m.!
Friday June 20
Celebrate Pride in Tampa Bay one week early! City Side in Tampa is organizing three days of “City Side Pride” events starting today. Read our article on this event for more information.
Saturday June 21
If you loved seeing Susan Whitney back when Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa celebrated its anniversary a few months ago, you’ll be happy to know that she’s back tonight, performing with Joey Brooks and special guest Shontelle Sparkles. There will be two shows, starting at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Liquid Tampa welcomes Jiggly Caliente, the plus-size Asian sensation from RuPaul’s Drag Race season four. $5 covers general admission starting at 9 p.m., and the show will start after midnight. If you’d like VIP access, including meet and greet, pay $10 when you buy tickets online on eventbrite.com. For more information about this event, visit facebook.com/liquidtampa.
Parliament House in Orlando, in conjunction with Mojoman Swimwear and Clothing, will be hosting a very sultry night called “Bathing Suits, Boxers and Briefs“! Come on in and be sure to wear an outfit that will turn heads! There’s a sexiest outfit contest, and your choice in attire might just be a winner! $300 in cash and $150 in gift cards are up for grabs. The acclaimed Footlight Players will appear in two shows at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Alice took a trip down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland and so can you! Sawmill Resort in Dade City is hosting Wonderland Weekend. The events start on Thursday but tonight is when a lot of the action takes place. After Dominique and Dede’s Drag Game Show, there will be a Mad Hatter Dance Party and Costume Contest in the courtyard. Be there!
Sunday June 22
Did you know that Savoy Orlando has a new dance floor? Laze away a Sunday by coming in super early! On Sundays, Savoy opens at 2 p.m. Come on in, relax, dance to some music, and be sure to stay around for the arrival of the sexy male dancers, who come in at 6 p.m. and stay all night long!
Lakeland Pridefest ends tonight with the Miss Gay Polk Pride 2014 Pageant. This pageant is a preliminary in the Miss Gay America system, with the winner going on to Miss Gay Florida America. The winner receives a prize package valued at $1200! Admission is $15 and the pageant starts at 9 p.m. at the Polk Theatre, 121 S. Florida Ave. in Lakeland.
Monday June 23
A new theme night comes to BarCodes in Orlando just in time to start your week off right! You better not be afraid of the dark tonight because it’s Blackout Monday! What kind of mischief can you get into in the dark? Stop by The Store @ BarCodes for your barely-there clothing needs.
Tuesday June 24
Enjoy a fun show with your bingo when you go see Miss Sammy and Carol Lee at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando for Tuesday Night Bingo! Seating starts at 6:30. Call (321) 319-0600 to reserve your seat; like every night of entertainment at Hamburger Mary’s, the reservation book fills up quickly!