I can’t believe it’s already July! Wow, where did the time go? Last you heard from me, we were completing a very active Pride Month! Lakeland and St. Petersburg celebrated Pride while Orlando had one of their largest Gay Days celebrations ever! Now we move on to another happening weekend: the Fourth of July falls on Saturday this year. Let freedom ring and celebrate America’s 239th birthday by attending a fun cookout, seeing some fireworks, and going out on the town! If you see me around, say cheese for Hotspots! Lots of love!
Thursday July 2
$100 in cash and a $50 bar tab will be given to the winner of the amateur strip contest tonight at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! The First Lady of Ybor City, Joey Brooks, will be performing a midnight drag show with Lady Janet, and then the sexy men will take the stage and take (most of) it off!
Alexis de la Mer hosts Flamingo Bingo tonight and every Thursday night at Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg. There’s $250 in cash and prizes to be won, and all proceeds raised in this bingo game go to a great cause: namely the AIDS Services Association of Pinellas. The first round begins at 7 p.m.!
Friday July 3
Bradley’s on 7th will be having some great drag shows coming up this holiday weekend! Tonight, Joey Brooks and Bradley’s diva Esme Russell will be performing with Chanel Cartier. The lineup tomorrow night will consist of Joey, Esme, Kori Stevens and Susan Whitney. Weekend showtimes are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Parliament House in Orlando welcomes Chad Michaels from RuPaul’s Drag Race season four this evening. He will be performing with the Footlight Players at 10 p.m. and midnight. That’s not all, though; there’s also a foam party that will be going on all evening behind the motel and next to the lake. There will be a free fireworks show at midnight, so be sure to step outside and take a look at the sky over the lake. Music provided all night by DJ Scott Robert.
Get ready for a big bang this weekend at Sawmill Resort in Dade City as they begin their wildly entertaining Fourth of July weekend festivities! They are boasting the largest foam party in the state, fireworks displays, drag shows, game shows, a “mansplash” pool party and a burger cook-off! Call now to reserve your room: (352) 583-0664.
Enigma in St. Petersburg has a lot in store for you on this Fourth of July weekend. First, there will be two drag shows hosted by Daphne Ferraro, one at 10 p.m. and one at 11:30. DJ Craig Durty will be spinning in between shows and afterwards. Then, tomorrow night, there will be a video dance party with DJ Blake starting at 10 p.m. Remember, Enigma never charges a cover!
Saturday July 4
Happy Fourth of July! The United States of America turns 239 years old today. Let freedom ring!
Straight from the RuPaul roster of talented female impersonators, Adore Delano and Willam Belli will be singing live tonight at Parliament House! Be sure to see them just after midnight, following the fireworks show and the Footlight Players presentation. DJ Brianna will be spinning in the disco until 3 a.m.
Tuesday July 7
Southern Nights Orlando will be hosting the Miss Southern States Comedy Queen pageant! Your hostess for the evening will be Addison Taylor and among the special guests is South Florida legend TP Lords, and Angel SoftTishu, Miss Orlando Comedy Queen 2015. The winner will receive a prize package valued at $600. Tickets to see the pageant are $10 per person, and everything starts at 8 p.m.
If you’re in Tampa, be sure to stop by Southern Nights Tampa, where they kicked off their Campus Tuesdays theme night a couple of weeks ago to much applause. The evening will be hosted by Jade Embers and Olivia St. James and will feature music by VJ Charles Machado. There’s no cover before 11 p.m. for people 21 and over.