This weekend, Central Florida will be all abuzz over the Headdress Ball, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Hope and Help Center of Central Florida is the beneficiary of this fundraiser and money raised that night will help them further their goals and services throughout next year. After that, it’s mere weeks until Orlando Pride starts! They are also celebrating an anniversary this year: 10 years under the “Come Out with Pride” banner. Many musicians are coming into town to perform, such as Lil Kim, Meghan Trainor, Capital Cities and Clean Bandit! I’m very excited! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday September 18
The Tampa Bay Bears are returning for their semi-annual weekend at Sawmill Resort in Dade City! Lots of fun events are packed into this weekend, starting with a bare as you dare evening tonight! Then on Friday there will be a Virgin Friday party and a bear mixer by the pool from 7 until 11. Saturday will be the day when most of the events happen: there will be a barbecue, Dominique and Dede’s Drag Game Show, and a dance party! Come on out and party with some of Tampa Bay’s sexiest bears!
Joey Brooks and Kori Stevens host the amateur strip contest tonight at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! The winner gets $200 in cash! If you think you have what it takes to win over Joey, Kori and the audience, be there before midnight and sign up! Also, be sure to see Joey Brooks in her weekend drag shows: on Friday she welcomes Esme Russell and Mercedes Deveraux and on Saturday she welcomes Jasmine Skiies and Dulce Andrews. Weekend drag shows are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. and there’s no cover any night of the week!
Friday September 19
Chad Michaels will be performing at tomorrow night’s Headdress Ball, but you will be able to see the RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars winner twice in one weekend if you wish! Tonight he will be at Parliament House in Orlando, performing two shows with the acclaimed Footlight Players, headed by Darcel Stevens. Those shows will begin at 10 p.m. and midnight. There’s no cover if you get to Parliament House before 11!
The First Coast Leather Society will be coming down from Jacksonville to celebrate their ninth anniversary at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg! Starting today and running through Sunday, there will be pool parties, drag shows, fetish shows, and a play/social area sponsored by the Tampa Leather Club. Mr. First Coast Leather will also be in attendance, so come on out and satisfy your inner kink!
Saturday September 20
Save the Date! One of the biggest social events in the Orlando area is happening tonight! The 25th anniversary of the Headdress Ball is being held at the Hilton Orlando. This fundraiser benefits the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, the leading HIV/AIDS service organization in the Orlando area. Special guests Chad Michaels and Debbie Gibson will be performing alongside local legends such as Leigh Shannon, Tasha Long, and many others!
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Anjila Cavalier, the current Miss City Side, has just wrapped up a trip to her home state of Iowa! Now that she’s back in the Sunshine State, she returns to her Saturday night show at City Side in Tampa. Join her and her all-star cast tonight at 10 p.m. There’s never a cover at City Side!
Monday September 22
If you haven’t stopped by Stonewall Bar Orlando on a Monday night recently, there have been a couple of changes to the routine. The Monday night movie double-feature is now called “Movies and Martinis” and is hosted by Rees and Keaton. The first movie starts at 8 p.m. and the second starts at 10 p.m. Enjoy!
Wednesday September 24
Did you know that Doug Bowser’s Wednesday Team Trivia is celebrating five years at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando? If you haven’t stopped by on a Wednesday, test your knowledge and win some prizes! The first trivia round starts at 7 p.m. Make sure you reserve your table in advance! Call (321) 319-0600 for reservations.