February is shaping up to be an exciting month for fans of fairs! First off, the Florida State Fair starts today in Tampa. It’s going to run for twelve days and they will be bringing back all your favorite rides! Then later this month there will be the Central Florida Fair, and I’ll be sure to tell you about that in a couple of weeks. Now, on to this week’s events! Have a fair day, and lots of love to you all!
Thursday February 5
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is holding two auctions for a cause dear to many of us. The Underwear and Bartender Auction will start at 9 p.m. tonight and will benefit AIDS Service Association of Pinellas. In the Underwear Auction, you’ll be bidding on underwear worn by Flamingo staff, and if you’ve won, you get to retrieve the garment off them yourself! In the Bartender Auction, the winning bidder gets to take the bartender they’ve bid on out on a date. How exciting!
Divas Dinner Theatre in Orlando presents the Off-Off-Broadway Showcase. If you love some showtunes and you love drag, this show is for you. Tip your queens and enjoy some great food, cooked by nationally-known chef Ashley Nickell! This fun evening is hosted by Roxy Brooks and Danielle Hunter. Make your reservation and ensure you’re seated before the 8 p.m. showtime! Call (407) 480-2200.
Friday February 6
Nina Flowers is a RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite, and she’s a popular guest at Parliament House in Orlando as well. If you’ve missed Nina when she’s performed in the past, this is the perfect time to see her in action, because she will be on stage with the Footlight Players tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night! Shows are at 10 p.m. and midnight all three nights. Music this weekend by DJ Scott Robert and DJ Brianna.
Sawmill Resort in Dade City wants to welcome new visitors and people who haven’t been up to the campground in a long time. This is Reunion Weekend, where there’s free entry for people who haven’t visited in over three years, or whose membership number is below 10,000. DJ Rob and Alan Darcy will be back tonight and tomorrow night.
Ginger Minj will be on RuPaul’s Drag Race this season, and if you haven’t seen her inventive and wickedly funny shows at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando yet, tonight’s the night for you to do just that! Ginger and The Minx host Facebook Fridays, where you pick the songs! Be seated by 7:30 p.m.! Call to make your reservation: (321) 319-0600.
Saturday February 7
Did you miss The Young and the Restless‘s Daniel Goddard when he visited Tampa Bay last summer? You can see him today, and this time he’ll be bringing Sharon Case along! They will be at a Tampa Bay Lightning game that starts at 5 p.m. Want to hang out with Daniel and Sharon at the game? Tickets for the VIP lounge are on sale now! You can also have breakfast with them on Sunday morning. Contact Patti at (727) 410-0427.
Sunday February 8
Drag queen bingo at Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater routinely raises money for many great causes. This week they are raising money for A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County, to help them continue to fund their day training program for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. Melanie Minyon will be your bingo caller this evening, and she will have you laughing while you’re daubing! Cards are $10 for 10 games and all the money goes straight to the charity. Be seated by 7 p.m. for the game at 7:30; call (727) 400-6996 to reserve your table.
If you like to relax on Sunday before the work week starts all over again, Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa is the perfect place to do that. DJ Steve Brooks is in the dance bar from 6 p.m. to midnight, playing “evolutionary music” from the 1980s until today. It is called Evolve Sunday, after all! Bradley’s never has a cover and the patio overlooking 7th Avenue is open all night long.