Saturday, April 1
Wena’s Nightclub and Showbar presents their Employee Turnabout where the men become women and the women become men. The night will also star Billboard reporting DJ Greg Anderson, and feature a Drag Show at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. as well as sexy male dancers.
Going through April 9, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering their 19th year, they are proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to their Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase their idyllic Gulf Coast community. For more information, go to: SarasotaFilmFestival.com.
Sunday, April 2
“The Price is Right Live!” is playing one day only at the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr Phillips Center with two shows: 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jerry Springer, the host of the notorious television talk show that bears his name, will host the Orlando engagement of “The Price is Right Live.” “The Price Is Right Live” is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show from Plinko, to Cliffhangers, to The Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase Showdown. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than ten years, “The Price Is Right Live!” has given away more than $12 million in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.7 million tickets. Tickets start at $36.50, and are available at DrphillipsCenter.org
Friday, April 7
Bianca Del Rio brings her “Not Today Satan Tour” to Ferguson Hall at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Bianca Del Rio, who is the alter ego of comic Roy Haylock and season six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humor, but her victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips on to the next topic. Besides, Bianca is quick to point out that she’s the biggest joke of all. The New York Times calls her “The Joan Rivers of the Drag World” and Joan herself called Bianca’s humor “So funny! So sharp!” Tickets start at $41 at StrazCenter.org
Saturday, April 8
The Flamingo Resort in St. Pete will be celebrating their 8th anniversary all weekend long (Thursday-Sunday), but they feature their main anniversary extravaganza tonight…on the 8th! The theme for the anniversary will be “Casino Night,” and feature Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold-Em Poker, Craps, slot machines and a big wheel. Showtime will be at 11:30 p.m. and will star Iman and the cast of the Flamingo. The anniversary party will also feature male entertainers, and many giveaways. For more information or to book your room, go to FlamingoFLA.com
Sunday, April 9
Stonewall Bar, which is next to the Orlando City Soccer Stadium presents Soccer Sidelines party, Orlando’s favorite pre-game. They will also feature the pre-game party on Saturday April 15, 22 and 29. For more information go to: StonewallOrlando.com
Thursday, April 13
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present a night with Varla Jean Merman, a benefit for the Zebra Coalition at the Footlight Theater at the Parliament House. This is for one night only, but Varla will be doing two shows: 7 and 9 p.m. To purchase tickets go to: OrlandoSister.org/varla.
Friday, April 14
Chris Rock brings his “Total Blackout The Tour 2017” to the Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center today and tomorrow, and then at the Dr. Phillips center in Orlando on April 16 and 17 at the Walt Disney Theater. Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. To purchase tickets go to StrazCenter.org or DrPhillipscenter.org.
The Parliament House presents out, stand up comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. inside the Footlight Theater. For tickets, go to StageLeftShows.com
Saturday, April 15
Get your walking shoes out and get ready for the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Orlando which will take place around Lake Eola today. This year, AIDS Walk Orlando has a few changes in store to make the walk more exciting and to help raise more money for the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by Hope & Help, one major change this year is the time, the walk will take place at twilight. For more info, visit AIDSWalkOrlando.org
Friday, April 21
Bernadette Peters, with Music Director Marvin Laird, and the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orcestra will star at the Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center at 8 p.m. Bernadette Peters, one of Broadway’s brightest stars, stars in an evening of songs from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from all of her Grammy Award winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim, among others. Tickets start at $55 at DrPhillipsCenter.org
The Parliament House presents their annual White Party today and tomorrow starring Trinity Taylor, Alexis Michelle, Peppermint, and Valentina direct from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season Nine, there will also be a soon to be Ru-vealed guest.
Monday, April 24
The annual Miss Florida F.I. at Large Pageant will take place at the World Famous Parliament House. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the pageant starting at 8 p.m. The pageant will honor Nicole T Phillips, Miss Florida F.I. at Large 2016 and will star many of your favorite former Florida at Larges as well as Shantell D’Marco, Miss Florida F.I. 2016. To purchase a table seat, which start at only $25, go t BrownpaperTikets.com and search for Miss Florida. For more information, to become a contestant, or sponsor, call Scott at 954-478-4587.
Thursday April 27
Starting today and going through Sunday, April 30, the hilarious “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” will play at the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center. In this new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Ticket Prices are $30-$40 and are available at StrazCenter.org.
Saturday, April 29
Sheryl Crow will be playing at the Dr. Phillips Center for one night only at 8 p.m. Crow is a nine-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 35 million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger. She has been nominated for an additional 27 Grammys and has released eight studio albums (seven charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. Tickets start at $49.50 and can be purchased at DrPhillipsCenter.org
Starting today and going through May 28, the Freefall Theater Company presents “End Of The Rainbow” by Peter Quilter. This show is presented by Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton. The show sponsor is Russell Buchan and the community sponsor is Charles and Shelley Langston. For more information, go to FreeFallTheatre.com
The 12th annual Pride and Passion: Cirque De Mascarade is a benefit for the Tampa Museum of Art and brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programming and world-class exhibitions. The LGBT community has been synonymous with Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay and around the world. It’s befitting that Pride & Passion, a signature fundraising event for the Tampa Museum of Art, features our community. It’s equally befitting that the money we raise funds programs at the Museum that reduce barriers to admission, create safe places for people to experience the arts, and celebrates our local talent. The inspiration for Pride & Passion 2017 comes from the circuses, cabarets, and vibrant performance halls frequented by 19th century artists, intellectuals and writers in Paris. With Cirque de Mascarade, the Pride & Passion mantra of “dress to impress” invites guests to add a 19th century bohemian twist to your attire. The event takes places from 8 pm to midnight, and for more information go to: PridePassionArt.org