Thursday, November 1
The Flamingo Resort presents the Brotherhood of Bears Weekend from today through Sunday, November 4th. The weekend will be filled with fun, frolicking and many events. For more info: FlamingoFla.com.
Friday, November 2
Gays On The Move is kicking off their first Friday of upcoming events happening at Stonewall Bar Orlando. Animal House will bring Orlando’s most daring men as they bring their wildest, skimpiest, and kinkiest Toga looks. Speaking of which, you can dress in full fetish gear or come as you are-so long as you feel sexy and ready to TOGA! Abandon your worries and get lost in their misfit frat house where everyone is welcome to party! Hosted by ΣΩΒ House Mutha Lacie Browning with special guest entertainer Adrian Padron (Mr Ms Adrian), and special guest DJ JB Burgos, ΣΩΒ House DJ Skinner. There will also be a Toga & Wet Underwear Contest, Fraternity Games, Paddle/Hazing Station so, assemble your squad, charge up, and join Animal House!
Saturday, November 3
SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) announces Venice’s first Pride Festival today from 1 pm to 5 pm at 3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL. Senior Co-Pastors of SunCoast MCC, Reverend Dr. Nancy Wilson and Reverend Vickie Miller, are excited to host Venice’s first Pride Celebration. For more information go to veniceflpride.com.
Amalie Arena presents Twenty One Pilots in their Bandito Tour at 7pm. Tickets start at $35.75 at Amaliearena.com.
Sunday, November 4
Straz Center for the performing Arts presents Straz Live! at Curtis Hixon park starting at 2pm. Now an annual community event to kick off their new season, Straz LIVE! in the Park is a family-friendly mash-up of an afternoon picnic, a concert in the park and a block party featuring live entertainment of popular Broadway tunes, favorite opera arias and a surprise guest or two. They will also have food trucks on site. This event is free, but they do have reserved tables of eight for just $125 located in front of the stage, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Southern Nights Tampa presents the Miss Shave My Face House Pageant. This pageant presents the opportunity for performers to creatively showcase their talents and entertain the audience while learning new and exciting ways to have safer sex and about available METRO services. Through entertainment they will reduce the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS and educate the community. The night is hosted by Ms. Kiala Santi, and the categories are: Presentation: “This is We” HIV Prevention Self Expression: Demonstrating the fight Against HIV/AIDS, Talent (5-7 minutes), Evening Gown: Household Realness, (Gowns must be made out of household items), and Q&A Segment. Registration: $25 to be paid between noon and 3pm day of pageant. $500 grand prize, $250 1st runner up, and $125 2nd runner up. Entry is an $8 suggested donation, which benefits Metro Wellness & Community Center.
Tuesday, November 6
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett, whose career has spanned 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, Lyle fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in his live performances. Lyle’s college buddy Robert Earl Keen has blazed a trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “A Bigger Piece of Sky” and “The Road Goes on Forever” have made him a songwriter’s songwriter. Curtain goes up at 8pm with tickets starting at $57 at VanWezel.org.
Friday, November 9
The Tampa Improv presents Steve-O: The Bucket List from the infamous Jackass TV Show. Since then, Steve-O has had continued success, as a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his memoir, Professional Idiot, and he has established himself as a force in the world of stand-up comedy. He’s even landed a handful of acting roles in film and TV. Catch Steve-O today and tomorrow, November 10. Tickets are only $25 at ImprovTampa.com.
Saturday, November 10
Dr. Phillips Center Presents Vince Gill In Association With AEG Presents at 8pm. Vince is one of the most popular singers in modern country music, and is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Since his breakthrough in 1990, Gill has won 21 GRAMMY Awards, entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, eight awards from the Academy of Country Music, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tickets from: $39.50 at Drphillipscenter.org.
A lot of us already have our minds on gift giving, decking the halls, and warm gatherings with friends and family – but it’s not really the holidays in Orlando without the annual tradition of the Festival of Trees, which starts today and goes through Sunday, November 18 from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are now on sale for Council of 101’s annual event, which transforms the Orlando Museum of Art (2416 North Mills Ave.) into a winter wonderland with sparkling trees, glittering holiday vignettes and stunning décor. Now in its 32nd year, the Festival of Trees is celebrating the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Visitors can admire designer Christmas trees of all sizes, custom wreaths, a gingerbread village and more, all created by Orlando’s finest designers. Each piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. Tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone by calling 407-896-4231 ext. 254, or online through Eventbrite.
Thursday, November 15
The Orlando Improv presents Piff The Magic Dragon in The Dog Who Knows 2018 Tour. The star of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, who has over 100 million online views, 200,000 tickets sold, a residency on the Las Vegas strip now extended throughout 2018 and sold out shows across North America, is coming to Orlando. The Dog Who Knows 2018 Tour features never-before-seen tricks, all new jokes, and Mr Piffles in his latest disguise as a mind reading marvel. Piff plays today through Saturday November 17, with tickets only $25 at: theimprovorlando.com.
Friday, November 16
Dr. Phillips Center Presents In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert: The Hologram Tour where Roy will be performing his greatest hits, accompanied on stage by a live orchestra at 8pm. Recognized universally as one of the great rock and roll legends, Orbison’s catalogue includes such chart-toppers as Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only the Lonely, Crying, I Drove All Night, It’s Over and In Dreams. This tour will allow fans the chance to experience one of the most iconic figures in the history of music in a thrilling way as Orbison and his trademark three-octave range voice comes back to the stage he commanded for decades. Tickets start at $44 at Drphillipscenter.org.
Saturday, November 17
Straz center for the Performing Arts presents Diavolo Dance Theatre: Architecture In Motion at 8pm. The daredevil dance spectacle from America’s Got Talent returns for more shocking, breathtaking dance-acrobatics. For 20 years, Diavolo has invented movement dynamite between its dancers and giant sets of skate ramps, wheels, interlocking boxes and abstract sculptures. With explosive and unexpected flips, leaps, turns, partnering and tests of trust, the company pushes the limits of the ever-present question of when to hold on and when to let go. “The result is dazzling” (Newsday). Tickets start at $22.75 at: StrazCenter.org.
The Parliament House presents, direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, Finalist Kameron Michaels. Admission is 410 inc advance and $15 at the door, with VIP $20.
Neema’s Amor, upscale Latin Night, at Stonewall Bar Orlando presents Ashley La Chica Bomba “Live,” where they invite you to join them for a one night only Performance by the legendary Merengue sensation. Doors open at 9pm with admission only $10 before 10pm, and $20 thereafter. The drag show is at 12am starring: Saphyre L’Sweet Cardoza, Lisa Marie Gonzalez, and Nouba Soleil.
Friday, November 23
The Orlando Improv presents TJ Miller, who is one of the most sought after comedians in the world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. TJ has been in many movies and ahs done a tremendous amount of voice over work. Catch him today and tomorrow, November 24 with tickets only $25 at theimprovorlando.com.
The Tampa Improv presents Tim Meadows tonight and tomorrow, November 24th. One of the longest-running cast members in the 41-year history of Saturday Night Live, this versatile comedian crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late night show. He has also starred in many movies and guest starred on mny TV shows. Tickets are only $20 at: ImprovTampa.com.
Saturday, November 24
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents Grammy Award-winner KC and The Sunshine Band who are celebrating 40 years of making booties shake! Led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, a Florida native, and his band are best known for hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes” and “Rock Your Baby.” Come and “Shake Your Booty” – you’ll be dancing in the aisles! The show begins at 8pm with tickets starting at $52.
Tuesday, November 27
Elton John ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour makes two stops in Central Florida. The first is at the Amway Arena and the second is on November 28 at Amalie Arena. The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before. Tickets are expensive, but well worth it to see one of the superstars of or generation in his final tour!
Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando presents Hello, Dolly at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from today until December 2. Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Tickets start at $39.25 at Drphillipscenter.org.