A Huge Thank You to GaYBOR member, The Ritz Ybor!!! This week Carla Vaughan, Manager of the Ritz, after learning about the homophobic actions of Buju Banton, CANCELED the Buju Banton Concert which is being performed nationally! Thru the efforts of many, the concert was also canceled at the Hard Rock Orlando.
A Huge Thank You to GaYBOR member, The Ritz Ybor!!!
This week Carla Vaughan, Manager of the Ritz, after learning about the homophobic actions of Buju Banton, CANCELED the Buju Banton Concert which is being performed nationally! Thru the efforts of many, the concert was also canceled at the Hard Rock Orlando.
Pinnacle Vodka and Toby Brees present the Miss Gaybor Pageant , an offocoal preliminary to Miss Florida F.I. pageant, on Monday, October 5 at the Honeypot. Categories include presentation (cirque theme, not judged but keep it fierce), evening gown, swimsuit, talent, and Q&A. The night will star Tiffani Middlesex (Miss Fl 1980), Victoria Michaels (current reigning), Esme Russell (1993), Dana Douglas (1982), Amy Demilo (2000), Danielle Hunter (1999), with special guests Joey Brooks, Simplicity Heart, Jocelyn Summers and more. Doors open at 8pm with the pageant starting promptly at 9 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information call Toby at 813-625-5688.
The catalogues are out and the Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is just around the corner, October 8 – 18th! This year there is a very impressive line-up of films. The 20 Year Anniversary Gala will be held at The Ritz in Ybor on Oct 9th. On October 17th there are 2 great parties, The Sugar Party for women will be held at The Honey Pot and the traditional men’s SURGE Party will be at Czar in Ybor City. Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden’s, Hampton Inn & Suites Ybor, Sheraton Riverside and HOJO’s Plaza downtown. For tickets and more info visit www.clipTampaBay.com
Eight O’clock Theatre presents “Forever Plaid” from October 9-11 at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and a 2pm matinee on Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $30 for VIP and $27 advance, $30 day of show, $23 groups (10+) and $25 for seniors (60+). Forever Plaid a musical comedy, begins with “The Plaids” returning from the afterlife for one final concert. Hits include: Three Coins in a Fountain, Crazy ‘Bout Ya Baby, Sixteen Tons, Chain Gang, and Heart & Soul. For more information call 727-587-6793 or visit the theatre website at EightOclockTheatre.com
People Are Talking!!
We understand the owner of Pepperz/OarHouse in St. Pete, John, is feeling much better after a little medical bout up north. There was quite the WILD Party on the patio at Chelsea Lounge as several guys decided that they could out dance the dancers! The new police cadets at HCC Ybor Campus were seen jogging threw Ybor again. The Lower Red Lounge on 16th is rapidly becoming a favorite hangout for area bartenders. There have been costume sewing parties all over, getting ready for this year’s All Hallows Ball. This year’s theme is “candy.” A new club is set to be opening in downtown Tampa, “Bump!” Hmm, another gay resort in St. Pete? That is what we are hearing and have friends who have been asked to invest in it. Wow, we were told the new Ybor Hamburger Mary’s is way ahead of build out schedule.