AHHOY MATEYS AND WELCOME TO GASPARILLA WEEKEND here in Tampa. Gasparilla weekend is known as Florida’s version of Mardi Gras and is one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This week there are lots of themed events going on for you to enjoy along with some great special events in Orlando as well. Have fun, wear you’re pirate had and DON’T FORGET THE BEADS (the kind you wear around your neck for all you dirty minded readers, lol)! As always, until next week…
AHHOY MATEYS AND WELCOME TO GASPARILLA WEEKEND here in Tampa. Gasparilla weekend is known as Florida’s version of Mardi Gras and is one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This week there are lots of themed events going on for you to enjoy along with some great special events in Orlando as well. Have fun, wear you’re pirate had and DON’T FORGET THE BEADS (the kind you wear around your neck for all you dirty minded readers, lol)! As always, until next week…much love to you all.
Thursday, January 24th
Have you been to College night at Revolution lately? This night hosts some of the hottest boys Orlando has to offer at one hot venue. Enter through the Hydrate Video bar where the boys are lined up at the bar. As you make your way past the bar, you enter the dance area, where all of the bumping and grinding take place. From there, it’s out to the patio to check out yet another DJ and just a little more of that bumping and grinding that you liked inside. The Majestic Theatre is where Revolution hosts some of the hottest drag around. Now, go see all of this for yourself tonight! revolutionorlando.com.
Friday, January 25th
Are you looking to catch a great drag show with a legendary cast? Tonight, Bradley’s on 7th hosts 2 shows featuring The First Lady of Ybor City, Miss Joey Brooks. Joey and her all-star cast of Female Impersonators perform tonight both at 11:30pm and for those of you who prefer a late night show, 1:15am. Bradley’s has all sorts of specials to entice you and it’s really known as the neighborhood bar and club. So, come out tonight to hang with your friends or meet some new ones and enjoy a great show or two while you’re there. Bradleyson7th.com.
It’s all about Sarasota’s Got Talent at THROB Nightclub! Arica Love, Lady Liemont and Ronny Barnett present the fantastic new talent show each and every Friday night. Talent can include drag, comedy, open mic, singing and male review. Contestants should show up before 9:45pm for line-up and the contest begins at 10:30pm. The winner gets a $50 cash prize, a bottle of liquor, and a spot in the Midnight show. Free cover before 10pm and the shows are at Midnight ant 1am. Throb.me.
Remember the days when you and your friends had all of those slumber parties? Well, here’s your chance to relive your youth tonight at Georgie’s at their Slumber Party event. There will be a contest for the sexiest, funniest, and most creative PJ’s: where the winner takes home $300 in cash and prizes…but please boys and girls, no nudity…lol. Get there early for dinner and try out one of their award winning burgers! Georgiesalibi.com.
Saturday, January 26th
Beware of booming cannons and bold boisterous buccaneers as Tampa celebrates Gasparilla! Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla leads this annual 3.8 mile parade down historic Bayshore Boulevard into Downtown Tampa. You’ll be amidst colorful pirate costumes, festive music, and the people of Tampa celebrating the return invasion of Jose Gaspar. The parade will boast over 130 participants including more than 90 floats, 14 marching bands and over 50 of the most well knows krewes in Tampa! The parade begins at Bay to Bay at 2pm but don’t let that stop you from getting there early because this party happens all day long. Gasparillapiratefest.com.
The Footlight players are putting together a very special One Night Only performance dedicated to the smash hit, Dreamgirls. These girls and guys are known for their amazing shows and this one will be no different. There will be two shows, one at 10pm and another at Midnight. Both are sure to sell out so I suggest that you make reservations by calling 407-425-7571 beginning at 8am on the day of the show.
Sunday, January 27th
It’s T-Dance Sundays today at The Flamingo Resort. This is the day that put this fantastic resort and entertainment complex on the map and for those of you who have been there, you know what I mean…for those of you who have not, you’ll soon see what I mean… The boys are hot, the dancers are hot and the fun is plentiful. So if it’s a Sunday Funday that you’re looking for, you’ve found it. Flamingofla.com.
Tuesday, January 29th
If Broadway is your thing than Bananas in Orlando is where you’ll want to be because tonight is BROADWAY AT BANANAS! While you’re enjoying one of their fabulous dishes you can sing along to videos from your favorite Broadway Hits, Hollywood Musicals and my favorite, GLEE (yes, I admit it…I’m a GLEEK)! I suggest that you call for reserved seating because this night packs the house! 407-480-2200 Bananasdiner.com.