I was saddened to hear the news that Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg was closing its doors after fifteen years in business. One of the first gay clubs I ever went to was Georgie’s. I remember seeing my first drag show there, just after I turned 21. Esme Russell was performing that night. What stood out at the time was how nice and engaging she was, talking to everyone (including me) after the show. I’ll never forget that moment, and I’ll never forget Georgie’s. I raise a glass; let’s toast to fifteen years of great memories. Lots of love.
Thursday September 24
Joey Brooks hosts the weekly amateur strip contest tonight at midnight at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa. Joining her this week as co-host is Lady Janet. Joey’s show cast this weekend includes Bradley’s diva Esme Russell and Apple Love on Friday, and Esme, Natasha Richards and Daphne Ferraro on Saturday. Showtimes for the weekend drag shows are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. Remember, Bradley’s never charges cover!
Southern Nights Orlando welcomes Universal Studios Florida employees (and everyone else!) tonight for the Twisted Universal Studios Party, presented by Kitana Gemini. The freshman lineup show begins at 10:30 p.m., hosted by MrMs Adrien, and the main show follows at 12:30 in the Southern Nights Theatre, starring Axel Andrews, Kai’ja Adonis, and Roxxxy Andrews. Music by DJ Dlux. Universal employees get in free all night long.
Friday September 25
Leigh Shannon is taking her Illusions in Revue show out on the road! The Hamburger Mary’s Orlando sensation will be performing some of the finest celebrity illusions in Florida with a cast of her friends. Her show at Savannah Center in The Villages will begin at 7 p.m. Expect to see Bette, Lady Gaga, Cher, Liza, Reba, and more! Go to thevillagesentertainment.com to buy your tickets.
Florida Leather and Fetish Pride has moved to Sawmill Resort in Dade City! Sawmill welcomes leather aficionados and the people who love them starting tonight and throughout the weekend. There will be demonstrations, vendors, contests, pool games, and a nighttime social area. Call (352) 583-0664 to reserve your cabin now; I’m sure they’ll be going fast!
Saturday September 26
Did you know today is National Gay Men HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? Metro Wellness and Community Centers, in partnership with the Pinellas Planning Partnership, has organized a health fair, which will go on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Amsterdam on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Afterwards, stop by Enigma with some friends!
Join the Brevard County LGBT community as they show their pride this weekend at Space Coast Pride in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The festival will begin at noon at the Eau Gallie Arts District Square, and the parade will go down Highland Avenue beginning at 4 p.m. One of the grand marshals this year is former Congressman Barney Frank. Both the festival and parade are free to attend. Happy Pride!
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg has gone to the dogs, literally! Flamingo will be presenting their annual pet pride, which will be held on the resort grounds from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a doggy drag show, doggy pools, and a customer-pet lookalike contest! Want to rent a room this weekend? Call (727) 321-5000 and make your reservation.
Don’t miss RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio as she comes to Central Florida for a very important date! The International Bear Bash is going on this weekend at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld and she will be performing her insult comedy show Rolodex of Hate tonight at 9 p.m. To buy tickets, visit internationalbearbash.com.
Parliament House Orlando will be presenting a very fun evening, where Disney meets spooky, called Tragic Kingdom. DJ Brianna Lee will be spinning in the disco all night long. The acclaimed Footlight Players will present their Phantasmic! show at 10 p.m. and midnight, featuring special guest The Minx. Disney cast members get in free with their Disney ID tonight.