There is so much to see and do this week in Central Florida that I really had a hard time fitting them all into my column. From Tampa to Orlando there are famous drag queens, Mardi Gras parties, and so much more; so my advice to you…
There is so much to see and do this week in Central Florida that I really had a hard time fitting them all into my column. From Tampa to Orlando there are famous drag queens, Mardi Gras parties, and so much more; so my advice to you, plan your week carefully because if you time everything just right you’ll be one hell of a social butterfly, just like me..lol. By the way, we are looking for photographers in both the Orlando and Tampa markets so if you or anyone you know of is looking for a fun job making some extra cash, have them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, who knows…you might just be the next superstar paparazzi photog! Ok, I’m off to Pride Fort Lauderdale and Winter Party in South Beach now…expect full reports when in next week’s column! As always, until next week…much love to you all! Scott.
Friday, March 8th
The Flamingo Resort Complex welcomes from RuPaul’s Drag Race V, Jinkx Monsoon performing live. The show will be hosted by Flamingo’s very own, Madisyn Michaels featuring the Lumiere Divas. Showtime is at 11pm and there will be a meet and greet with Jinkx directly following. www.Flamingofla.com
Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant is situated in the heart of downtown Orlando on Church and is one of the jewels of the city. The food includes over a hundred various tapas selections to pick from and the other dishes created there are true Spanish delights as well. The bar is completely stocked, there is an outside seating area, and Spanish guitarists and flamenco dancers are on hand for your entertainment. They have 6 statewide locations; with their newest location in Delray. To find your closest one visit www.Ceviche.com
Looking for some fun while you’re in Orlando? Check out Club Orlando. They offer a friendly staff along with a gym, dry sauna, steam room, a pool, and a huge whirlpool. They also have a media lounge, private changing rooms, and a fun maze that you just might enjoy getting lost in! It’s a great place to spend the day or after the club when you’re just not ready to go home yet. Marcus is the General Manager; he and his staff are nothing but a bunch of sweethearts! So, if you live in Orlando, or you’re just visiting, check out The Club and tell them Hotspots sent ya. 450 E. Compton Street. www.Theclubs.com
Saturday, March 9th
There’s a parade in Orlando and no, it’s not time for Orlando Pride just yet! The Parliament House is celebrating Mardi Gras and Susan has really gone all out with lots of elaborate floats and costumes this year! She told me that the King and Queen of their Mardi Gras celebration will be in RARE form this year and coming from her, I can only imagine! There will be floats, a marching band, thousands of beads thrown, body painting, tattooing and lots more and The Parliament house itself will be decorated In typical Susan style, “Lavish”. This, once a year celebration, is always a hit and this year will be no exception. www.Parliamenthouse.com
HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY BRADLEY’S ON 7TH! Come out tonight to celebrate as Bradley’s on 7th turns TWO. Thanks all of Tampa Bay for making their second year INCREDIBLE! They will be serving FREE thirst quenching specials from 9pm – 11pm and will be hosting a very special anniversary show. We at Hotspots want to wish you a very happy birthday Bradley’s and wish you the very best!
Come out to Pulse Nightclub tonight to find your favorite RuPaul Season 5 stars! There will be a show at 12:30 hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race 5 superstar Miss Roxxxy Andrews as she welcomes her RuPaul sister, Jade Jolie. So, come out for some fun with old friends or meet some new ones. www.Pulseorlando.net
Georgies Alibi presents the most anticipated event of the year: Oz…The Event, A Costume Ball. This spectacular event will be hosted by Kori Stevens and Stephanie Shippae. The costume contest starts at 11pm where they will be offering $600.00 in CASH prizes. The Emerald City libations will be priced just right and The Lollipop Guild will be giving away free lollipops. www.Georgiesalibi.com
Sunday, March 10th
Underwear nights just got a little darker at BarCodes in Orlando because EVERY Sunday and Wednesday they host their new BLACKOUT underwear nights. Now, I’m not sure about all of the rest of you, but I, for one, love to see a hot guy walking around in his underwear and you know the old saying, “things always go bump in the dark”! Barcodes also offers lots of great specials for men who dare to bare down their undies! The fun starts at 8pm so put on a sexy pair and head out to BarCodes for some FUN! www.Barcodesorlando.com