Kathy Griffin is returning with the much-anticipated North American continuation of her  “Laugh Your Head Off” World Tour to the Dr. Phillips Center.

Friday, August 31

Southern Nights Orlando’s #FlexFridays presents the 2018 White Party with NO COVER before 11pm 21+ (18+ Welcomed). They will feature drag shows at 11pm & 12:30am starring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Sassy Devine & Tasha Long, and music by DJs Ants & Sledge.

Saturday, September 1

The Flamingo Resort presents a “Labor Day Luau Pig Roast” with a DJ, Male Entertainers and hosted by Iman featuring the Blu Theater players.  

The Parliament house presents international house recording artist Beth Sacks lie in concert. In the Footlight Theater, since most of the cast will be in Chicago for Continental, Darcel has some very special guests: Jiggly Caliente, Jasmine International, Chevelle Brooks and Mulan Nguyen.

Sunday, September 2

The Parliament House presents their annual “Free Pig Roast.” This has become a P-House tradition on the biggest T-dance of the year. The night will feature the free pig roast and buffet from 6-9pm, the footlight players at 7pm, 10pm and 12 midnight and DJ Brianna spinning till 3am, with no cover all night!

Wednesday, September 5

Southern Nights Tampa presents So You Think You Can Drag Semi Finals- MUSICALS Theme! The night will be hosted by Jade Embers & Gia Banks, and will feature Season 2 Winner Artty! Tonights winner will win $250 Cash Prize, and a booking for #SavageSaturdays!

Thursday, September 6

Don’t forget that Thursdays are 80’s night at Barcodes Orlando with classic music videos, TV, commercials and a whole lot more. As always, there is no cover at Barcodes and free parking. While you are at Barcodes, check out their store for lots of fun stuff!

Friday, September 7

Southern Nights Tampa presents NeiBEARhood Takeover: Catchers & Pitchers, where they invite you to wear Blue if you’re a catcher & Red if you’re a pitcher. Go and celebrate as Tampa hosts the Tampa 2018 Gay Softball World Series with thousands of hot men from all over the country! Sports Gear Strongly Encouraged. The night will star Bear P*rn Star Hunter Scott, DJ Walter Winston, and feature a 1am Strike Out Challenge. 21+ Only, and FREE before 10.

Starting tonight and going through Sunday, the Orlando Improv (9101 International Drive Suite 2310, Pointe Orlando) presents comedian Lavell Crawford.  Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at: theimprovorlando.com or by calling (407) 480-5233.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party bringing the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family entertainment, Disney On Ice is once again elevating the ice show experience with brand-new engaging elements that will fascinate both newcomers and seasoned guests alike. The show will play at Orlando’s Amway Center from today through the 9, for six performances. Tickets, which start at $17, can be purchased at: Amwaycenter.com.

Legendary songwriter, recording artist, and performer, Paul Simon will be bringing his Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, to Tampa’s Amelie Arena.  According to Simon, the Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is a fitting pinnacle of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day. Tickets start at $50 at AmalieArena.com. Paul will also be bring his show to the Amay Center on September 11 with tickets starting at $50 at AmwayCenter.com.  

Saturday, September 8

The Hope & Help Gala (The Gala) is part of the Healthy Choices campaign and is one of the many ways the community can get involved in the fight to improve community health and quality of life. THE GALA advances Hope & Help’s previous signature fundraiser, Headress Ball. They have changed the name and programming of their signature fundraiser to better connect with the current philanthropic community, develop new supporters, and grow as an organization with the public’s increased demand for quality health and wellness services. As one of the region’s largest and oldest health service not-for-profit organizations, Hope & Help has positioned itself to meet today’s health challenges head on. This year, they expanded their service offerings to include a brand new medical clinic with quality, affordable services for youths, adults, and seniors. Additionally, they now offer services in Tampa and St. Petersburg. With your continued financial support, they will accomplish even more! THE GALA will be held at 7:30pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando. Tickets are $500 for VIP Admission and $250 for General Admission, and can be purchased at:  https://hopeandhelp.org/gala/.

Murray and Peter present “Crossdresser For Christ – The Musical” starring Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts from today through September 16. It’s an evening of music and outrageous comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. It’s a one-woman drag show – with 2 other actors … and a piano! All ages welcome. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. To purchase tickets, which start at $28, go to DragFans.com.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her GRAMMY-winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue, k.d. lang brings her live performance of the platinum-selling record to Dr. Phillips Center. Audiences will experience the album performed live in its entirety, including the Grammy Award–winning hit “Constant Craving”—along with hits from her 2004 Nonesuch debut album, Hymns of the 49th Parallel. Guitar virtuoso Mak Grgić will join her as the opening act. The concert begins at 8pm and tickets, which start at $39.50, can be purchased at DrPhillips.org.

Neema’s Amor, upscale Latin Night at Stonewall Bar Orlando presents International DJ and Rupaul’s Drag Race superstar Nina Flowers live. Doors open at 9pm $10 cover till 10pm, and $15 thereafter. On the main stage outside showtime will be 12am with Kandy Ho, Lineysha Sparx and Cara Cavalli.

Sunday, September 9

Murray and Peter present WAR on the Catwalk: the Queens from Season 10 hosted by Miz Cracker and Monet X Change, and starring Vanjie, Vixen, Blair, Dusty and Monique. The event takes place at Plaza Live (425 Bumby Avenue, Orlando) and tickets are on sale at: TicketFly.com

Wednesday, September 12

Southern Nights TAMPA presents So You Think You Can Drag WILD CARD. This is the last chance to qualify to enter the grand finale. Win $100 in Cash & Prizes. Doors open at 8pm, sign up at 9pm, show time at 12am hosted by Jade Embers & Gia Banks.  NO COVER 21+ (18+ Welcomed).

Thursday, September 13

She speaks! After a year of national scandal and following a sold-out run of stand-up shows and rave reviews around the globe, Kathy Griffin is returning with the much-anticipated North American continuation of her  “Laugh Your Head Off” World Tour to the Dr. Phillips Center at 8pm. Armed with the story of the now infamous and controversial photo (yes…THAT photo), the fiery redheaded, award-winning, American comedian is bringing the story of the photo heard ‘round the world and the fallout that followed, along with breaking down everything in the pop-culture landscape from Trump to the Kardashians. Griffin tells all in this more than 2-hour no-holds-barred show in the raw, honest, and engaging way fans have always loved about her. Tickets, which start at $45, can be purchased at DrPhillips.org.

Friday, September 14

Carols Vives, the two-time Grammy-winning and 11-time Latin Grammy-winning Colombian singer/songwriter who pioneered the integration of the indigenous and vallenato sounds of his country into popular music, hits the road once again in support of his recent album, “Vives.” Produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), the Vives Tour U.S.A. 2018 kicks off at Orlando’s Amway Center tonight with tickets starting at $61 at Amwaycenter.com.

Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, continue to celebrate 50+ years of rock with the return to North America for the Crazy World tour. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., which included their “Blacked Out In Vegas” residency, the band will return to kick off the month-long run of dates which include stops in New York, Dallas, Toronto, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, amongst others, including a stop at Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on tonight at 8pm. Ticket, which range from $45.75 to $125.75, can be purchased at AmalieArena.com.

Joe Whitaker & The DILF Party Presents DILF ORLANDO. One of the hottest “daddy jock parties” in the country is coming exclusively to Stonewall Bar! Daddies, Boys, Pups & Men of Orlando join them for a night of hot music, hot fun & hot men in their jocks…that is the dilf party! Early Bird Tickets online at: theDILFparty.com.

Saturday, September 15

The Straz Center for the performing arts presents the 12th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Benefit. Laugh until your stomach hurts. That’s what local premier comedy fundraiser, Crack up Cancer, gives you. Oh, and by the way, 100% of the profits of the show go directly to help local cancer patients and their families.  Tis show continues to delight and provide some of the best laughs at the best prices anywhere. This year will be no different as the show will feature comics Kevin Rogers, Rahn Hortman, and “Best of the Bay” Al Romas. Crack up Cancer is also proud to feature two national headliners this year, including Vanessa Hollingshead of NYC, and Pat Godwin, as featured on Last Comic Standing. Tickets start at $30, at StrazCenter.org. Profits this year benefit local organizations: Cure on Wheels, Beat NB, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, and the Livestrong Foundation Grant through the YMCA.

What a line up! The biggest names in freestyle music, including multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dayne, Female Pop Sensation Expose, The King of Freestyle Stevie B., The Queen of Freestyle Lisa Lisa and Freestyle Legends TKA K7 collaborate to perform their biggest rhythmic dance hits during the “15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert” at Amalie Arena at 7:30 PM. The tour also includes pop group and R&B group Nu Shooz plus freestyle favorites Company B, Pretty Poison, George Lamond. This lineup influenced the 80’s with their style of music which remains widely popular and in rotation with today’s hits. Ticket prices are: $35.50, $45.50, $55.50, $65.50, $75.50 and $150.00 (VIP), and can be purchased at AmalieArena.com.

Sunday, September 16

Jasmine Skiies presents the annual Miss St Pete F.I., Miss St Pete F.I. at Large and Mr. St Pete M.E. pageants (all official prelims to the Miss, at Large, and Mister Florida system) at the Flamingo Resort at 8pm (registration at 3pm). Categories include Evening/Formal wear, Q&A, Swimsuit and talent. The night will honor the current reigning court: Candy Cane and Imani Valentino and also star the current Florida court: Kalah Mendoza, Noel Leon and Antonio Edwards. For more information contact Star at 727-645-2179.

Tuesday, September 18

The Starz Center for the Performing Arts says there’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Intended for mature audiences. Chicago will be playing from today through September 23, with tickets starting at $31 at StrazCenter.org.

Saturday, September 29

Dr. Phillips Center Presents 15th Annual Casa De Mexico Gala, Bring Out Your Colors to celebrate Mexican culture at 7:30pm. On this night they celebrate Mexico and they suggest your attire can be colorful, ethnic and cultural. Their presentation will begin with special guests the Mariachi Cobre who for more than 35 years have presented traditional Mexican music to visitors from around the globe in world class performances at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. Another wonderful highlight of the night will be the Ballet Mexico Folklorico of Guadalajara.   This world renowned company will present a variety of beautiful traditional dances in a performance titled “Jalisco es Mexico”. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concert at 7:30pm. Tickets, which start at $30 can be purchased at DrPhillips.org.

Space Coast Pride is excited to be celebrating their 11thannual Festival & Parade from 1-7pm. Space Coast Pride represents the central, east coast of Florida and all communities and residents of Brevard County and beyond by celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and all other individuals (LGBTQ+). They are proud to announce an expanded festival layout that is 35% larger, is sold out with over 130 vendors, and a larger family fun zone area. They have also expanded their week of events that include: a Rainbow Run 5K, Community Beach Day, Pride Painting Night, Social Kick-off Party, and more. This geographic area has been ignited with growth and their Pride will continue to be a FREE event thanks to all of the amazing companies that have sponsored it this year. For more information go to their website at: spacecoastpride.org.

Hot Stuff

Cristoph’s in Tampa (2606 Armenia Ave) has really been taking off, and is one of the hot places to be. This month they havew tons of theme parties, they are: Sept 1 – Decadence Glow Party; Sept 2 – After Glow; Sept 3 – World Series Jock Party; Sept 4 – World Series Superstar Karaoke; Sept 7 – Leatehr and Levi’s, and Sept 8 – 3rd Base- Farewell GWSSB.