In Central Florida we are ringing in the New Year with RuPaul’s Drag Race queens! I got to see Alyssa Edwards and Latrice Royale on two consecutive nights at Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater! Here’s a photo of me with Latrice; doesn’t she look great? Parliament House in Orlando is promising three RuPaul’s queens in the month of February. I wonder who’s coming? I can’t wait! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday January 16
The Broken Tusk in St. Petersburg is starting a new theme on Thursdays, “Live Music Time,” with the first week featuring the local artists Katie Talbert and Company. Katie and friends will start at 9 p.m. and will perform multiple sets until 1:30 a.m. The live show is free, and every show thereafter on Thursdays will be free as well.
Friday January 17
How many bars in Central Florida offer VIP limousine service to and from the club, with a stocked bar IN THE LIMO? None that I knew of, until I read up about JT’s Bar and Night Club in Auburndale. Come on out for the two drag shows at 11:30 and 12:30. Interested in reserving that limousine for your special VIP experience? Call (863) 229-5922 for pricing.
Saturday January 18
Martika first rose to fame as a teenager in the show Kids Incorporated and later on with best-selling albums, featuring singles such as “Toy Soldiers” and “Love…Thy Will Be Done.” She will be the star performer at the “I <3 the ’80s” party at Parliament House in Orlando, which will be playing three rooms of ’80s music all night up until her performance (and after!). Her showtime is just after the Footlight Players’ midnight show.
Master Stephen and SubmissivePleasure.com host Fetish & Fantasy night at Stonewall Bar Orlando. Watch as the bar is transformed into a sexy bondage fantasy, with a mini-dungeon set up on the patio stage. If you love bondage, leather and rope, this promises to be one hot night.
Liquid Tampa welcomes the many character illusions of Shannel from RuPaul’s Drag Race season one and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Doors open at 9 p.m. Shows will start at midnight and 1:30 a.m., with a VIP meet and greet option available after the second show for $10 extra. For VIP tickets, go to shannel.eventbrite.com.
Sunday January 19
Pageant season is underway as The Honey Pot in Tampa hosts the Miss Gay Florida USofA pageants. Crowns for “Miss,” “Classic,” and “At Large” will be awarded tonight. Special guests include the national court: Miss Gay USofA Shae Shae LaReese, Tampa’s own Miss Gay USofA Classic Amy Demilo, and Orlando’s own Miss Gay USofA At Large Angelica Sanchez. The pageants will start at 9 p.m.
Monday January 20
Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa starts a new night that’s sure to become an Ybor tradition with the premiere of TouchTunes Karaoke Night. Want to participate? Download the TouchTunes app and select the songs you want to sing, all without having to get up from your seat! Then just wait for your name to be called and dazzle everyone with your vocal stylings! Karaoke starts at approximately 9:30 p.m., after drag queen bingo has ended.
WAIT JUST A MINUTE…
Now wait just a minute…did Parliament House just announce part of their Gay Days lineup? They sure did! If you haven’t heard who’s coming, let me break it down for you now!
There will still be one surprise left to reveal, and that’s the performer on Friday, June 6. We are assured that the performer is “current, amazing, and GORGEOUS!” On Saturday, June 7, we can announce that country and pop singer Leann Rimes will be the guest of honor that night, performing shows and participating in a VIP meet and greet (for the people who purchase that option). General admission tickets will be $30. On Sunday, June 8, rapper Lil’ Kim will be performing all day for the T-dance, pool, and dance floor crowds! Those general admission tickets will cost $10 before 5 p.m. and $25 after 5 p.m.
For both women, regular tickets and to-be-determined VIP options will go on sale starting February 3 at parliamenthouse.com.