What's Happening Central Florida


Labor Day Weekend is the traditional end of summer, or at least it is in cooler climates. Here in Florida, it just means no more wearing white every day! Beat the continuing heat by going out to one of the lovely establishments mentioned this week! Just like last year, the What’s Hot column for this special weekend is three pages long! May your Labor Day bring you enjoyment and relaxation. Lots of love to you all!

Thursday August 28

Bingo Cards and ChipsMiss Manny welcomes you to bingo every Thursday at City Side in Tampa! Get there just before 10 p.m., get the drink of your choice, and prepare to win! Various giveaways occur throughout the night, and the best part about all of this is that bingo night is free! It’s free to enter and free to play!

Friday August 29

Sawmill Resort in Dade City has organized six special events for this Labor Day Weekend, so you need to arrive today to experience all of them! There will be a den party, a toga party, multiple pool parties between now and Monday, a Sawmill diva show, a new RV show, and a Sawmill favorite, the return of the foam party! Want a cabin? Call to reserve: (352) 583-0664.

LatriceRoyaleThe “Fridays are a drag!” theme events roll on at Parliament House in Orlando. The special guest this evening comes direct from South Florida; it’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season four fan favorite Latrice Royale! She will be performing with the Footlight Players at 10 p.m. and midnight. There’s no cover if you arrive before 11! Music by DJ Scott Robert.

Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa has two special drag shows for you this Labor Day Weekend! The first show is tonight; Joey Brooks will be performing with Esme Russell and Beverly Wilde. The second is tomorrow, when two special divas from Miami arrive for a special South Florida show! Joey will be joined by Champagne Bordeaux and Missy Meyakie LePaige. Showtimes for both nights are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.Champagne Bordeaux

Close out the month of August and enjoy a long Labor Day Weekend at Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg with a luau-themed weekend! Book a room, stay a while, and enjoy pool parties, drag shows, special guests, surprises, and many contests and giveaways! Make your reservation now by calling (727) 321-5000.

Saturday August 30

qafmain1Remember the TV show “Queer as Folk” and the early 2000s? It was a time when people had fewer cares than today. Parliament House in Orlando brings you back to that time with “Return to Babylon: An Unforgettable Journey.” Special musical guest Pepper MaShay, a lady I’ve had the honor to get to know, will perform such hits as “Dive in the Pool” and “I Got My Pride.” DJ Brianna Lee will be spinning Y2K anthems all night long, and the acclaimed Footlight Players will present two shows, at 10 p.m. and midnight!

Orlando’s community has many bear nights throughout the week, but Stonewall Bar Orlando will be bringing you the first bear theme night each Saturday! Stonewall and Bear Bash Events present Saturday Bear Night tonight, starting at 10 p.m. DJ Skinner will be in charge of the music all night. There’s no cover if you come in wearing your Orlando City Bear Club shirt or your Bear Bash shirt!

BarCodes in Orlando hosts leather night with Master Stephen from Submissive Pleasures tonight, as they do every last Saturday of the month. He will be demonstrating many BDSM techniques and if you’re lucky, you might be the one who gets to participate in front of the crowd! Be there starting at 9 p.m.

cabaretBy now, you know that I love Leigh Shannon’s Cabaret Dinner Show at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando. You’ve seen the picture pages and you’ve seen my check-ins on facebook. So my question is, why aren’t you there? I suggest you move fast because her shows sell out quickly! Book your seat for this Saturday right now by calling (321) 319-0600.

The Flamingo Resort will be presenting a cabaret burlesque show for Labor Day Weekend. This intimate cabaret show will have sexy men and women, great songs by fabulous voices, and pole dance artists! Tickets are $20 each; reserve your spot now! (727) 321-5000. Showtimes are at 9 p.m. tonight and 3 and 9 p.m. tomorrow.

Coco 8x10 (New)Liquid Tampa celebrates Labor Day Weekend by bringing back one of our favorite Florida girls, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season five contestant CoCo Montrese. She will be performing after midnight in a show hosted by Conundrum, featuring many of our favorite local girls. Music provided by DJ Greg Anderson. Meet and greet tickets are available by EventBrite; visit facebook.com/liquidtampa for more information!

Have you had a chance to experience the performer FLAVA yet? He’s performed in Vegas, in Paris, in Amsterdam and Rio and Stockholm, and now he’s coming to St. Petersburg for Georgie’s Alibi’s 14th anniversary weekend! The show starts at 10 p.m. with a meet and greet opportunity afterwards!

Sunday August 31

A Parliament House Labor Day tradition is back! It’s the year’s biggest T-dance, followed by the famous Labor Day pig roast! The free buffet will be served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Footlight Players will perform three special shows this evening, at 7, 10 and midnight. If you haven’t experienced this yearly event yet, do so this year!

Relax this weekend at SAVOY Orlando! Enjoy good drinks and company at any of their four bars, whether you want to sit inside or out on the covered patio! Remember, today SAVOY opens at 2 p.m. so it’s even more tempting to waste the afternoon away in fun surroundings. Remember Ivanhoe Wine and Spirits is now open next door; stop by if you haven’t yet!

Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg closes their 14th anniversary weekend with their annual White Party. Starting at 9 p.m., this evening will be a fundraiser for the Red Ribbon Riders, The SMART Ride, and Metro Wellness and Community Centers. Also featured is a drag show by Kori Stevens and friends. The soundtrack of the evening is provided by DJ L Mo.

The Honey Pot in Tampa presents perhaps their most anticipated event of the year tonight: the sixth annual glow party! They tell me that there will be a blizzard on the dance floor! The special DJ this evening is international producer Ranny. Enjoy LED giveaways, glow dancers, and even dancing polar bears! There’s no cover from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., and only $5 cover afterwards.

Summer Alexander hosts a special Sunday version of Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s Tampa. Proceeds benefit the gay softball team “Pitch Slapped!” The first balls will be plucked at 7 p.m. Reserve your spot by calling ahead: (813) 400-6996.