Recently I had the chance to see Daphne Ferraro‘s show The Evolution of Drag at the freeFall Theater Company in St. Petersburg. This is a show that has been performed seasonally over the past five years, but I hadn’t had the chance to see it until now. I was wowed by the beautiful costumes, the engaging production numbers and the overall high quality of this innovative show. If you get a chance to see this show, do so. Here’s a rundown of this week’s hot events. Lots of love to you all!
Thursday July 10
Miss Manny is a fixture at City Side in Tampa, and if you haven’t played bingo with her as the caller, you’re missing out on one fun, hilarious time! She pulls the first of quite a few balls at 10 p.m., so come on down, get your cards, and be ready to shout “BINGO!”! Oh, and did I mention it’s free to play?
First there was Pride weekend, then there was July 4th weekend, and then there was July 4th Recovery Weekend! Or at least that’s what they’re calling this weekend at Sawmill Resort in Dade City. All accommodations are slashed by 50% so come on up and be ready to have fun at a good price.
Friday July 11
Enjoy a dragalicious weekend courtesy of the entertainers at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! Joining the First Lady of Ybor, Joey Brooks, tonight are Esme Russell and Aspen Love. Tomorrow night there will be another entertaining lineup, as Joey will be performing alongside Robyn Demornay and Monica Moore! Remember, on both nights the shows are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m., and Bradley’s never charges cover!
Saturday July 12
Club Main Street in Lakeland is impressing us here at Hotspots. The establishment has only been open a short time but their entertainment line-up has been on-point, and we have the talents of show director Kathryn Nevets to thank for this. She knows a talented queen when she sees one! Join Kathryn, her divas, a rotating cast of junior “gems,” and special guest Nicole Monet for a great show tonight at 11:30 p.m.
Parliament House in Orlando is bringing back their Grindr Party this evening! If you haven’t attended a Grindr Party in the past, here’s what you do. Download the app (assuming you don’t already have it on your phone) and then show it to the people at the door, and you’ll get in for free! The acclaimed Footlight Players will be performing two shows, at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Get lost in a large inflatable maze tonight at Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg! It’s part of a larger theme weekend, which revolves around leather. This weekend was brought to you by Flamingo, the Tampa Leather Club, the Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Florida Leather-N-Fetish Pride Weekend, and Mr. Code Florida Leather. Stay for the drag shows (at 11 p.m. and midnight) and for the best gear contest!
Sunday July 13
Take a break from the mundane on Sunday morning with a trip to Hamburger Mary’s Orlando to see Ginger Minj and The Minx for Broadway Brunch! Seating is at 11 a.m. for the show at noon. Call (321) 319-0600 to reserve your spot; as with every show at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando, their reservation book fills up fast!
Continue on with your Sunday Funday and go to Stonewall Bar Orlando for their Sunday Riot T-Dance, starting at 4 p.m.! Enjoy some fun games, some sexy male dancers, and a wet body contest at 7 p.m.!
Monday July 14
BarCodes in Orlando is having a blackout party tonight with special giveaways! First, anyone in attendance is eligible to win a flat screen TV! There are also two other prizes that are just so good, they are being kept secret until the party. Find out why things go bump in the night at BarCodes’ blackout party Mondays.
Wednesday July 16
Do you enjoy a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker? You can win great prizes just by playing! Head on over to SAVOY Orlando tonight and go all in! The game will be going on in the side bar. Also, be sure to see the Men of SAVOY Dancers in the main bar!