It’s Halloween weekend, the gayest holiday of the year, and here’s what’s haunted around Florida (in chronological and then alphabetical order). This column will only list events that have costume contests. All other events will be in the respective What’s Hot columns.
Friday, October 29
Bill’s Filling Station presents a Bear Appreciation Halloween Party with special guest host and performer Tony Buff and a Scary Bear Contest at midnight with $250 for the winner, $150 for 1st runner up and $100 for 2nd runner up.
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti and Milancita presents a $500 costume contest.
Cozmos presents a Halloween weekend featuring video star Cameron Adams live and on stage and signing autographs tonight and tomorrow from 11 pm to 2 am. They will also have a costume contest both nights at 1 am with $2,500 in cash each night. Sign up is between 9 and 11 pm only.
The Manor presents Bear Nation’s Bearlesque, which I am told will be a beary scary Halloween event, Man Haunt. This event will feature a costume contest at midnight hosted by Misty Eyez with over $500 in cash and prizes as well as a special appearance by the South Florida Sisters of the Rising Sun.
Georgie’s Alibi Wilton Manors presents an outdoor stage, bars and food with a line-up that begins at 6 pm. At 7 pm don’t miss the Pet Costume Contest hosted by Florida’s Dame Edna. They will then have performances and dance music until the costume contest begins at 11 pm. The contest will be hosted by Misty Eyez (sign up is at 9 pm and limited to the first 50 people) with $500 to the winner, $300 to the 1st runner up and $200 to the 2nd runner up.
The 11th Annual Halloween Ball at Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg will feature a costume contest at 10 pm hosted by Stephanie Shippae where you’ll have a chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes.
Bill’s Filling Station presents a Wicked Weekend Fantasea Island costume contest at 12:30 am with the winner receiving $350, the 1st runner up getting $250 and 2nd runner up receiving $150.
Discotekka presents the Addams Family starring Vegas, T.P, Gina and Sky with a Halloween costume contest (sexiest, scariest, fantasy and drag) with over $3,000 in cash and prizes hosted by Marytrini.
The Honey Pot features a Halloween themed party, The Closet is a Scary Place To Be, with a costume contest where the winner receives $500 in cash and prizes. The décor is by Mathieu so you know it’s going to be outrageous.
The Manor will feature Atlantis, the Lost City from 6 pm to 4 am with The Charlie Roc Band on the outdoor stage and Karina Iglesias Band on the inside stage. The Epic nightclub hosts DJ Oren Nizri and a $1,500 cash and prizes Best Group Costume Contest hosted by Electra. The Latin Lounge and Patio presents La Ciudad Perdida de Atlantis from 10 pm to 4 am with DJ Larry Larr and a costume contest hosted by Erika Norell with $1,000 in cash and prizes. There is no cover.
Mona’s presents Howl-A-Weenie, a turn-about party where their staff will be dressed up as past and present icons (starlets). They invite their patrons to dress up also as they will have 2 costume contests, the first at 7:30 pm and the second at 12:30 am. They will also feature Scarey Oke at 9 pm.
The Parliament House in Orlando always has a fabulous Halloween, so fabulous that this year they are doing it twice. Tonight the P House is hosting a $1,000 winner-takes-all costume contest.
Revolution features Fangs and Femmes, a party for women who love women. They invite you to dance to the sounds of DJ Joanie and DJ Irene Pardo who will be spinning some of the hottest dance tunes all night long. There’s going to be a $500 winner-takes-all cash prize costume contest.
Sidelines is having a Best Costume Contest at 10 pm. All Wicked Weekend participants are invited to enter the contest with audience participation selecting the winners. The 1st place champion will be awarded a $250 Sidelines gift card, the 2nd place winner receives a Sidelines Liquor & Logo Wear Basket (valued at over $150) and the 3rd place winner gets a Sidelines $100 bar tab.
Smarty Pants presents Scary-Oke at 9 pm followed by a costume contest at midnight where the winners are chosen by the audience. First place will receive $100 in cash, free drinks and a ride home, 2nd place gets $75 and 3rd place gets $50.
Georgie’s Alibi Wilton Manors presents their costume contest at 9 pm (sign up is at 8 pm and limited to the first 50 people) hosted by Nikki Adams. $500 goes to the winner, $300 to the 1st runner up and $200 to the 2nd runner up.
The Bay features Island of the Damned with a $2,500 costume contest hosted by Adora. Doors open at 10 pm and there is no cover until midnight.
Bill’s Halloween Night Costume Contest is at 10 pm with $250 to the winner, $150 to the 1st runner up and $100 to the 2nd runner up. Directly following the contest will be Misty Eyez’s Trannie Palace.
The Cubby Hole presents their costume contest at midnight with $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd and a $50 bar tab for 3rd.
The Flamingo hosts Flamingoween and the 2010 Costume Ball. Sign up with your host Alexis De La Mer (Miss of the Sea!) between 9 pm and 11 pm if you want to try to win the $500 in cash and prizes that they are giving away. The contest starts at midnight, so don’t be late. If you get there early, you can catch the Flamingoween cast of sexy witches show at 10 pm.
The Manor presents day number 2 of Atlantis, The Lost City with a Halloween T–dance starting at 6 pm, a Howl-o-ween doggie costume contest at 7 pm, and Karina Iglesias on the outdoor stage starting at 8 pm. The Epic Nightclub features DJ Lazaro Leon and a $3,500 in cash and prizes costume contest (Best Costume, Sexiest and Best Drag) hosted by Electra. They will also open the Latin Lounge and Patio for a special party called Los Tesoros Del Mar (Treasures of the Sea) starring DJ Nena, and they will feature a free raffle where someone will win a basket worth over $1,000. There is no cover.
Parliament House is hosting another costume contest but this time the winner-takes-all prize is $3,000 in cash. That pays a lot of rent, boys and girls! There is no cover for this event from 6 pm until 8 pm and only a $10 cover after.
The Ramrod presents a costume contest at midnight with 2 categories: Best Costume and Butchest.
RISE Sundays at Tabu Ultralounge in Tampa presents a Halloween themed party, A Night Of Decadance! This multi-million dollar club with 3 levels, a balcony overlooking 7th Avenue, a spectacular light show and sound system along with a rooftop show bar overlooking Tampa Bay is featuring a costume contest where you can win $500 in cash and prizes. There is no cover tonight or any Sunday!
Voodoo Lounge presents Heaven and Hell starring TP Lords hosting a costume contest starting at 2 am with $2,000 in cash and prizes. They will also have their popular Life’s A Drag show starring Daisy Deadpetals, Erika Norell, Poizon Ivy, TP and a special appearance by Erika Andrews and DJs Misha and Sky.