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On Thursday, I finally got to see Melissa Manchester perform at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Her performance was absolutely breathtaking. Then I went over to Baxter’s Lounge for their grand re-opening. The oldest continuously-operating gay bar in Tampa, Baxter’s has been around for 33 years and will no doubt be around for 33 more. Finally, on Saturday I visited Bradley’s on 7th in Ybor City and helped them ring in their fourth anniversary! What an exciting week! Lots of love!

 

Thursday March 19

Come on down to Sawmill Resort in Dade City for their spring music festival! The Grimes Alley Blues Band will be performing on Friday, The Mix Band will take the stage on Saturday, and then of course your favorite local DJs will be spinning at the dance parties: DJ Wayne on Friday, DJ Jarhead on Saturday and DJ Reagan on Sunday. Reserve your cabin now! (352) 583-0664.WHCF-v3011_Thursday

Rush Thursdays at Southern Nights in Orlando kicks off spring break week by welcoming Milk from RuPaul’s Drag Race season six! She will be performing in the main show at 12:30 a.m. with Roxxxy Andrews, Axel Andrews, Kai’ja Adonis and Nazhoni. Create your own glitter beard and the most creative one will win tickets to see Ariana Grande!

 

Friday March 20

Bears in the City will be hosting their first foam party of 2015 tonight at Parliament House in Orlando! This fun event is called “Bearotica” and the music this evening is brought to you by WHCF-v3011_Fridaythe very sexy DJ C-Rail! Party with the bears all night. This is a no cover event!

Start your weekend off right at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! Joey Brooks, the First Lady of Ybor City, puts on such great shows every single weekend. Tonight Joey will perform with Esme Russell and Crystle Chambers, and then tomorrow night Joey will welcome Angel Sheridan and Desiree DeMornay to the stage. Showtimes are at 11:30 and 1:15.

 

Saturday March 21

St. Pete Pride‘s springtime fundraiser Taste of Pride is here! Over 600 people are expected to flock to the Dalí Museum to enjoy some of the best food and drink offerings St. Petersburg has to offer. The museum will be open as well for your enjoyment. Visit stpetepride.com and find “Taste of Pride” to get your tickets now. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Manatee Pride is back for another year! Meet your friends on the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton today at noon. Proceeds raised by food trucks and other vendors will benefit the Prism Youth Initiative, which provides safe spaces for LGBT youth in Manatee County. Serena ChaCha from RuPaul’s Drag Race season five will be performing!

One of Central Florida’s sexiest parties returns! Parliament House in Orlando is hosting their WHCF-v3011_Saturdayannual “Erotica” event. There will be an erotic vendor fair, featuring adult film stars Duncan Black, Bennett Anthony and Osiris Blade! Make sure you meet and greet these handsome gentlemen. DJ C-Rail is back and spinning in the courtyard. Be there starting at 8 p.m.!

Club Main Street in Lakeland has done a lot of remodeling, and to celebrate, they are hosting a grand re-opening party! Come see their brand new room, filled with new lights, new sounds, and even a new, fun show! Kathryn Nevets will be hosting and Nicky Monet, the current Miss Large and Lovely, will be the special guest. Be there at 9 p.m.!

BarCodes in Orlando is celebrating their sixth anniversary! The evening will begin at 9 p.m. and there are going to be lots of fun giveaways! The grand prize giveaway is $600 in cash! There will also be chances for you to win resort stays at the Flamingo Resort and Parliament House, a Land Cruiser bicycle, and much more! Congratulations to BarCodes on another great year in business!

 

Wednesday March 25

WHCF-v3011_WednesdayEnjoy live piano music and the exquisite vocal talents of Alan Daniels tonight and every Wednesday at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg! I’ve heard him sing and let me tell you, he has a gift. Let Alan serenade you long into the night. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the main bar.