The holidays are here at last. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! In just two weeks’ time, we will be putting together the first issues for our 30th anniversary year! I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team. More than a team, we are a family. Whether you celebrate this special season with your biological family or your chosen one, I hope you have a merry time. Lots of love to you all!
Thursday December 18
Amanda D’rhod joins The First Lady of Ybor City, Joey Brooks, tonight at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa for the amateur strip contest! Remember, $200 in cash and prizes go to the winner! There will be a show at midnight and then the contestants take it off for the audience’s
Sawmill Resort in Dade City promises an exciting Christmas celebration this year! Their celebration has the theme “Sparkling Christmas.” It starts today and goes on through Sunday. There will be a lot of fun events going on, such as the Christmas around the World diva show, an ugly sweater contest, a tour of homes, a Christmas party and lots of naked elves! Go to flsawmill.com for more information.
Friday December 19
Crystle Chambers is one busy queen! She performs two days a week at Club Main Street in Lakeland and she also works most Saturdays with Florida’s Leading Lady, Leigh Shannon, at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando. Tonight, she’ll be with Bradley’s on 7th‘s divas Joey Brooks and Esme Russell in two shows, at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.! Come on down and see all these wonderful performers, and remember, Bradley’s never charges a cover!
From RuPaul’s Drag Race season three and All-Stars, Mimi Imfurst comes to Parliament House in Orlando for one night only. She will be playing the Virgin Mary in the hilarious show A Very Mary Christmas! She “delivers” the laughs tonight at 8 p.m. in the Footlight Theatre. Admission is only $5!
Southern Nights in Orlando is hosting a “red light, green light” holiday party tonight starting at 9 p.m.! Have your photograph taken with “naughty Santa”! Think you look better than he does? There is a sexy Santa costume contest tonight, with $500 in cash and prizes up for grabs. Let’s not forget the holiday drag show, featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, and Tasha Long with special guests Dee Ranged and Kyky Roxx! Showtimes are at 11 and 12:30. There’s no cover before 11!
Saturday December 20
City Side in Tampa is hosting a holiday drag show tonight starting at 10 p.m. The show doubles as a benefit for Metro Wellness and Community Centers. City Side asks that you bring food and toiletries which will be donated to Metro’s pantry that serves its clients here in Tampa Bay. If you bring $20 in food or toiletries, you get a special gift from City Side! Ask your bartender about it when you’re ready to donate.
Sunday December 21
Parliament House welcomes you to sing a few “fa la la la la” notes this holiday season at the annual holiday sing-a-long. Orlando’s piano man Kelly Richards will be tickling the ivories, providing accompaniment for all the singers who would like to partake in performing everyone’s favorite holiday standards. This event is hosted by Wanzie and will be held in the Infinity Lounge from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be door prize giveaways and it is free to attend!
There are just two weeks left in the NFL regular season! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins take on the Minnesota Vikings. Both of these games (and all of the others!) will be available for viewing at SAVOY Orlando. SAVOY has NFL Sunday Ticket, so you will never miss your favorite games again. The Bucs and the Dolphins start their games at 1 p.m.
Wednesday December 24
What better way to prepare for Santa Claus’s arrival than to celebrate at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg! They will be hosting a special Christmas Eve show starting at 9 p.m. in the main bar and stage area. There will also be live music!