Saturday, October 6
The Amway center presents LIT AF tour hosted by Martin Lawrence. Lawrence stars as the high-powered host of 2018’s hottest comedy event, presenting a fire lineup of comedians including Michael Blackson, Jay Pharoah, Adele Givens and Clayton Thomas. Coming off the 20th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam, where he is known for his legendary hosting, Lawrence has made a triumphant return to the stand-up stage wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more. Tickets start at $57 at Amwaycenter.com.
Southern Nights Tampa presents Pearl from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7! Showtime is at 12 midinight and stars Roxxxy Andrews, Jade Embers, and Pearl.
Thursday, Oct 11
Starting today and going through October 14 the Tampa Improv presents the one and only Lunell, who is a force of nature. This talented comedienne, actress and singer, was born in Tollette, Arkansas, a town whose population barely registers with the U.S. census. Best know for her breakthrough role as the “hooker with the heart of gold” in the blockbuster comedy Borat. Luenell is recognized by both mainstream AND urban sectors of the population. Tickets start at $20 at improvtampa.com.
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents “The Naked Magicians,” who have been seen on London’s West End, in 200+ cities around the world and by more than 50 million on television. The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show! The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians say “abracadabra” and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” Tickets start at $25 at StrazCenter.org.
The Amway center presents Chayanne. After more than two years out of the spotlight, renowned international singer Chayanne, returns to the stage with his new tour: Desde El Alma. Tickets start at $51 at AmwayCenter.com.
Friday, October 12
The Amalie Arena presents Romeo Santos in his “Golden Tour.” “[Romeo’s] ability to keep viewers on the edge of their seats is overwhelmingly tangible, as his flawless vocals span for over two hours… It’s his prowess on stage and expert musicianship that have made him this generation’s bachata legend.” – Billboard. Tickets start at $35.75 at AmalieArena.com.
Today and tomorrow, The Orlando Improv presents Sheryl Underwood, who is a savvy businesswoman, philanthropist and a multi-faceted, multi-media entrepreneur who is recognized as one of the most articulate, well-informed women of our time. Underwood is co-host of the Emmy award winning CBS television show The Talk, watched by an average of 3+ million viewers per day and is a much sought after entertainer and public speaker who is described as one of the world’s brightest contemporary humorists. Tickets start at $27 at TheImprovOrlando.com.
Presented by Stonewall Bar Orlando, join Come Out With Pride and the surrounding neighborhood for a night of fun and camaraderie before the weekend festivities as they block off Church street and bring a Block Party that Orlando has always Wanted. There will be a special appearance by “LUCIANA,” and the cover is only $2. The event will feature vendors, food, 4 DJs, amazing all star entertainment, and much more.
Saturday October 13
The biggest day of the year in Orlando is here as we all celebrate “Come Out With Pride” around Lake Eola. For more information, see the feature in this month’s Hotspots Central or go to ComeOutWithPride.org.
In honor of Orlando Pride, Stonewall Bar Orlando in association with Neema’s Amore (Upscale Latin Saturdays) presents the cast of FX’s Pose with Mj Rodriguez “Blanca”; Billy Porter “Pray Tell”; Dominique Jackson “Elektra” ; and Indya Moore “Angel.” Presale tickets are only $17 plus tax (300 presale tickets only being sold), and at the door tickets will be: $20 (8pm till 9pm); $25 (9pm till 11pm) and $30 (11pm till 2am). Meet and Greet can only be purchased at the entrance for only $10 extra.
Tuesday, October 16
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents “The Play That Goes Wrong” from today through October 21. What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house! Tickets start at $51 at StrazCenter.org.
Friday, October 19
Southern nights Orlando’s Flex Fridays presents RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards from season 5 and All Stars Season 2. In aaddition,t hey will be featuring Drag Shows at 11pm and 12:30am with Roxxxxy Andrews, Tasha Long, Maya Andrews, and Sassy Devine! (Alyysa will also be appearing at Sothern Nights Tampa on Saturday October 20).
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents The Doobie Brothers who have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. They released their latest album, Southbound, in November 2014 on with country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world. Tickets start from: $49.50 at DrPhillipscenter.org.
Saturday, October 20
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Lewis Black: The Joke’s on US Tour. Following 2017’s highly successful The Rant, White & Blue Tour, prepare yourself for The Joke’s On US Tour! Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Tickets starts at $39.50 at DrPhillipsCenter.org.
Friday, October 26
Timberly presents “Bare Beef” Orlando’s only live Halloween tribute of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Stonewall bar Orlando. This is a fundraising event for the Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The night will feature a 1am costume contest with a $250 cash prize.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Bob Dylan and His Band. Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $59.50 at DrPhillpsCenter.org.
Southern Nights Orlando presents the one and only Todrick Hall. The night will also feature drag shows at 11pm& 12:30am featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Tasha Long, Maya Andrews, Sassy Devine& Todrick! Todrick will also be performing at Southern Nights Tampa on Saturday October 27).
Tuesday, October 30
Starting tonight and going through November 4, Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando presents “Jersey Boys,” they were just four guys from Jersey—until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award–winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Featuring the legendary top-ten hits “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. Tickets start at $39.25 at DrPhillpsCenter.org.