LGBT Pride Month is over, and what a month it was! First we had Gay Days in Orlando and then we had St. Pete Pride, and those were just the events in Central Florida! I can’t believe it’s July already! It seems like only yesterday we were starting off the year and now we’re in the thick of summer. Speaking of thick, this humidity is something else! Be sure to stay cool this sizzling July! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday July 3
Start your July 4th celebrations early with a special “Indepen-DANCE” at Parliament House in Orlando! There will be a special courtyard party with music by DJ Brianna, and there’s no cost to get in! Be sure to stay for Gidget Galore’s USO-themed show at 11:30 p.m. on the pool stage, featuring Addison Taylor, Chantel Reshae, Tashae Sherrington and Bridgette Galore!
Have you been blinded with science? Do you wear your sunglasses at night? Are you turning Japanese? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, I think BarCodes in Orlando has just the thing for you tonight. Every Thursday, BarCodes hosts ’80s night. Enjoy your favorite ’80s music with your host, Ryan, interspersed with videos, commercials, and plenty of hot men!
Spend 4th of July weekend with your friends at Sawmill Resort in Dade City. Tonight is a bare as you dare night, which everyone knows is my favorite! Then later on this weekend there will be a bingo night, a T-dance, two dance parties and a FOAM PARTY! Make sure you don’t miss a minute and arrive early.
Friday July 4
Love a good fireworks show? Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is having a beach party and then fireworks at sunset! After the fireworks show, there will be a dance party, followed by a drag show at 11 p.m.! Parliament House in Orlando is also going to be having a fireworks show! Better yet, there’s going to be a foam party too. No cover tonight.
Everyone knows I love my karaoke, but have you tried Fearless Friday Karaoke at Stonewall Bar Orlando? I have not, and I want to! It’s hosted by Scott Carter and it starts at 6:30 p.m., going on until 9:30 p.m. Your bartender until 9 p.m. is Taylor so be sure to tip him well!
Enjoy a July 4th-themed drag show at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! Alongside The First Lady ofYbor, Joey Brooks, will be Esme Russell and special guest Beverly Wilde. Showtimes are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m., and remember, Bradley’s never charges cover!
Saturday July 5
Tonight, Leigh Shannon presents her Illusions in Revue show at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando. Leigh impersonates Bette Midler better than anyone I know, and last time I saw the show, Crystle Chambers’ Reba McEntire look blew me away! And I’ve been at a Reba impersonation contest in Reba’s home state of Oklahoma! Seating is at 7:30 for the show at 8:30. Reserve your spot by calling (321) 319-0600.
Parliament House in Orlando is featuring a double bill from RuPaul’s Drag Race season six. Joining the acclaimed Footlight Players this evening are Courtney Act and Milk! See them at the 10 o’clock and midnight shows. DJ Brianna will be spinning until 3 a.m.
Sunday July 6
Take some time to relax on Sunday afternoon at City Side in Tampa! Take a look at the back patio and see what they’ve done with the decor. Have a drink with friends and have a great time. Live entertainment is featured most Sunday afternoons. Visit tinyurl.com/cityside for more information!
Wednesday July 9
Have you had a chance to check out Orlando’s newest gay night? It’s called Taboo Wednesdays and it’s at the One80 Grey Goose Lounge inside the Amway Center. There are two areas with different music styles: R&B and hip hop are in the inside loft and house and electronic music are on the rooftop. No cover before midnight! If you have any questions, call (407) 913-0180.
Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg hosts two dinner shows every Wednesday, featuring headliner Kori Stevens and the Georgie’s show cast! Be sure to get a good seat; the shows start at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Also, Wednesdays are buy one, get one half off days for sandwiches and hamburgers, valid between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.