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In just a couple of weeks, we will be closing the book on the year 2014 and opening up a new one for 2015. So many cool things have happened this past year. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, so I’ll list a few: I loved meeting LeAnn Rimes at Parliament House during Gay Days, I loved all of Equality Florida’s galas, and I loved Pride in Orlando and St. Pete! What did you love about this year? Tell me: mike@hotspotsmedia.com. Lots of love to you all!

 

Thursday December 11

Enjoy a weekend in the Wild West (of Florida!) at Sawmill Resort in Dade City. “Brokeback Weekend” features so many different events. Let’s start with the bare as you dare night on Thursday, then move on to DJ Wayne’s Dance Party Friday night, right after the chili cook-off! Then on Saturday night there will be a campfire and a country music concert! Reserve your cabin now by calling (352) 583-0664.

WHCF-2950_ThursdayTonight Joey Brooks and Kori Stevens host the amateur strip contest at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! There will be a show at midnight, followed by the strip-off! Kori will return on Saturday to perform with Joey and Monica Moore. Showtimes for the Saturday show are 11:30 and 1:15!

Club Main Street in Lakeland presents a wonderful Thursday night show of female impersonation, hosted by the gifted performer Crystle Chambers! Showtime is at 11:30 p.m., and there is no cover before 10 p.m. ($3 after.)

 

Friday December 12

You know about BarCodes’ underwear nights, their blackout Monday, and their ’80s night, but did you know that BarCodes brings in a live DJ every Friday night? Request your favorite song and party with your friends at one of Central Florida’s coolest bars. Open daily from noon to 2 a.m.!

WHCF-2950_FridayDid you know that on Fridays, City Side in Tampa hosts a fetish night? Barmaid Raven will be presiding over the madness, and she requests that you wear your favorite fetish gear to the bar. You get a special gift for doing so; ask Raven what that is once you get there! Also, take note of City Side’s new non-smoking policy inside the bar! (The patio is still open for smokers.)

The GaYBOR District hosts their annual holiday party tonight at 7 p.m. at The Honey Pot. At the party, the names of the Ybor City Historic District decorating contest winners will be announced. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served and there will be a show at 9 p.m. that will leave you breathless!

WHCF-2950_Friday2Straight from Toronto, the drag queen recording artist Jade Elektra will be performing at Cribari Night Club in New Port Richey. She’s known for such singles as “B-tch, You Look Fierce” and “How Do I Look?” She will be performing two shows with the Cribari cast members, at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. $4 cover for people over 21 ($6 for under-21s).

 

Saturday December 13

The Grinch attempts to steal Christmas from the Parliament House in Orlando this evening, as all nearly all the lights go out! However, the partying spirit will prevail as the blacklights come on for a special “Grinch Goes Blacklight” party! Music will be provided by DJ Brianna. Keep in mind that Wanzie’s “Orange Blossom Trail Living Nativity Christmas Spectacular” will be playing in the Footlight Theatre at 7:30 p.m., followed by two Footlight Players shows, at 10 p.m. and midnight!

Tonight at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg, there will be a Bachelors of the Flamingo auction, benefiting the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas! Bid on your favorite hotties and do a good deed for the community at the same time! The Gypsy Productions show Who Took the Last Ketchup? is playing this weekend at the Flamingo as well. For more information on the auction, call (727) 321-5000.

 

Wednesday December 17

WHCF-2950_WednesdayDoug Bowser hosts team trivia tonight at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando. It’s free to play and you might just win some great prizes, so form a team and let the brainiest brains win! The games start at 7 p.m. Reservations are suggested, please call (321) 319-0600.