I love living in Central Florida because if you want a change of scenery, there is a completely different major city just 90 minutes away. I visited Orlando this past week to support Ginger Minj as she hosted the first of her RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties at Hamburger Mary’s with The Minx, and then I attended Gay Day at the Central Florida Fair! There are so many things going on, whether you’re in Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg or points in between. And now, here are a few! Lots of love!
Thursday March 12
Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa is hosting their weekly amateur strip contest! Joey Brooks, the First Lady of Ybor City, will host the competition with Lady Janet at midnight. If you’d like to participate, sign up beforehand and then take it off! The winner gets a $200 cash prize! Be sure to catch Joey Brooks’ weekend shows too: on Friday she welcomes Esme Russell and Pheyonce Montrese, and on Saturday Lady Janet returns with Mercedes Deveraux. Weekend showtimes are at 11:30 and 1:15.
Sawmill Resort in Dade City is holding their annual spring break foam party this weekend! The events start tonight with bare as you dare night, bingo and a dance party on Friday, then finally the main event and another dance party on Saturday! If you’re interested in reserving a cabin, call (352) 583-0664.
Friday March 13
Enigma in St. Petersburg continues their new Fun Fridays theme night with a drag show hosted by Daphne Ferraro, who will be performing two shows with guests Ava DeAmor and Domiana Dupre. Showtimes are at 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. and there’s no cover!
Ginger Minj and The Minx star in Facebook Fridays at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando, where the audience gets to choose which numbers the queens will be performing, all in real time! This fun evening features Aysia Black and another special guest who will remain a surprise! Want to know who? Make your reservation! Seating is at 7:30. (321) 319-0600.
There have been some big changes at Club Main Street in Lakeland recently, so you should check them out! Tonight is FX Fridays, which will feature a show hosted by Crystle Chambers and music by DJ Elix! Get there at 9 p.m.
Saturday March 14
Parliament House‘s famous Grindr party is back! All you have to do to gain free entry to the Orlando hotspot is show the Grindr app on your phone when asked at the door. That’s it! Then enjoy the music, drinks, and all the beautiful eye candy! The party starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday March 15
Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg is hosting their annual Miss Georgie’s Alibi pageant! The current titleholder, my friend Jocelyn Summers, will be crowning her successor at the end of this event. The queens will be judged on presentation (the theme is decades; pick any decade or character illusion), talent, evening gown, and question and answer. The pageant starts at 8 p.m.!
Monday March 16
Anjila Cavalier is hosting another cycle of talent night at Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg. Have a fun and fresh talent? Go to the Flamingo and enter! Solo acts and groups are welcome. The audience will vote on the winner! Sign up is between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and showtime is at 10:30.
There’s more than one RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party in Orlando! Did you know that SAVOY is hosting their own watch party, emceed by MrMs Adrien? The show starts at 9 so you should get there early for a good spot and to enjoy the fun entertainment on the mic!
Tuesday March 17
Central Florida’s original club kid, Nazhoni, is the host of Triflin’ Tuesdays at Southern Nights in Orlando! This fabulous night will feature some very beautiful male dancers and an amateur strip contest (the winner receives a $100 cash prize)! There is no cover tonight and people 18 and up are welcome. Get turnt up on Tuesdays at Southern Nights!