Orlando Pride was such an exciting experience! This was my third year attending as a representative for Hotspots, and I have to say that the crowds were probably the biggest they have ever been! The parade was likewise very impressive. Who could forget the Universal characters like Woody Woodpecker, Scooby Doo, and Betty Boop closing out the parade? It was great. Jordin Sparks in concert at Parliament House was great too, and the crowds were also larger than any I can remember previously! What a great Pride! Lots of love!
Thursday October 22
Dulce Andrews will be joining The First Lady of Ybor City, Joey Brooks, to host the amateur strip contest tonight at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! Joey and Dulce will put on a short show at midnight, and then some of Tampa’s hottest beefcake will take it all off! Audience applause determines the winner, who will walk away with cold, hard cash! There will be a prize for the runner-up as well. Enjoy the eye candy!
Friday October 23
Want to mix it up this evening? Then come on down to Hamburger Mary’s Orlando for Facebook Fridays, one of the only shows in the state where you get to choose what the queens do next! The Minx, Aysia Black and Nicky Monet will be at your command, so choose the most out-there number on the list and make them do it! (Just remember to tip them handsomely afterwards!) To reserve your table for 7:30 p.m., call (321) 319-0600.
The ASANA World Series is being held in Orlando this year, and their players and fans will be taking over happy hour tonight at Southern Nights Orlando! There’s no cover to get in during happy hour, and there will be a shuttle taking people to and from the games’ host hotel. Meet some of the world series players tonight between 7 and 9!
Tonight at Enigma in St. Petersburg, Daphne Ferraro has planned a special Hocus Pocus-themed drag production, and she invited her friends Kathryn Nevets and Chi Chi Lalique to perform it with her! Catch the shows at 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Remember, Enigma never charges cover!
Saturday October 24
Tonight, Parliament House Orlando is kicking off the biggest Halloween in history by hosting The Vampire’s Ball. Dress up like your favorite vampire and the best costume will win $500 in cash! The Footlight Players will perform two vampire-themed shows, one at 10 p.m. and one at midnight. Music will be provided by DJ Brianna through to 3 a.m. If you arrive early in the evening, consider attending a production of Bathhouse: The Musical, brought back by popular demand!
Southern Nights Tampa is hosting a unique costume contest! The theme is “Meat Market,” where their slaughterhouse hunks are guaranteed to butcher your inhibitions! Dress as scary as possible and your costume might win the top prize! Over $1,000 in cash and prizes will be given to winners and runners-up. There will be a drag show at midnight, featuring Chanel Cartier, Roxxxy Andrews and Jade Embers. There is no cover before 10 p.m. for people over 21.
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg will be hosting their annual Thriller event this evening. This is one event that people look forward to every year because of the unique illusions performed! Dani Panic will be starring as Michael Jackson, while Bobby York will be playing the role of Vincent Price. Also featured is David Wetherbie as well as a cast of zombies. Showtime is at 10:30 p.m. Want to make it a weekend? Reserve your hotel room by calling (727) 321-5000.
Sunday October 25
Hamburger Mary’s Tampa has brought back one of my favorite theme nights, which is “Mary’s Got Talent!” Desiree DeMornay will be your host and she is looking for the best talent Tampa has to offer. Whether you’re a budding drag performer, a singer, a comic, or you have a unique talent, she wants to see it, and so do we! $100 in cash goes to the winner. Reserve your table for 7 p.m. by calling (813) 241-6279.