Marriage equality day had me so busy that I didn’t even get to fill you in on meeting Vanessa Williams! My friend Jose and I took a field trip down to West Palm Beach and we saw her live at the Kravis Center. She sang nearly 25 songs in just 90 minutes! Phenomenal. Then we met her backstage (saving the best for last!). She is absolutely flawless! I had a great time. Now I’m back and I have quite a few fun events to tell you about right here in Central Florida. Lots of love to you all!
Thursday January 22
Every Thursday is a fun time at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa, as they host a drag show followed by their amateur strip contest! Join Joey Brooks and Kori Stevens at midnight when they will present a great show, followed by some of the hottest men in Tampa taking it off for a $200 cash prize! Then this weekend, Joey will be joined by Esme Russell and Coco Markstone on Friday, and Dulce Andrews and Desiree DeMornay on Saturday. Showtimes this weekend are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Friday January 23
Sawmill Resort in Dade City is bringing you all the decadence of Las Vegas with a wild, weekend-long party called “Sin City Gone Bad!” Expect Las Vegas-style drag shows and a super-hot XXX male revue! All of these events are being presented today through Sunday.
Southern Nights in Orlando presents “Flex Fridays,” a night for men who love sexy men. The Southern Nights Theater also features two drag shows, featuring Tasha Long, Maya Andrews, Kitana Gemini and Roxxxy Andrews. Showtimes are at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Saturday January 24
Parliament House in Orlando is throwing a party for all the fans of the series American Horror Story! The party starts at 8 p.m. and features music by DJ Brianna. Dress up like your favorite character (Pepper, anyone?) and you could win $1000 in cash! There will be Footlight Player tribute shows at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is presenting its first cabaret series of the year, and they promise that there’s a very enjoyable twist! To see what it’s all about, be sure to buy your tickets by calling (727) 321-5000 and be there either tonight at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) or tomorrow at 2 p.m. (doors open at 12:30). Food and drinks are available for purchase!
Last week we told you about Julian Bain’s Risqué Fridays at Stonewall Bar Orlando. But did you know about Julian’s Risqué Contest each Saturday? Male dancers will be around the bar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Do you think you have what it takes to be a dancer? There are auditions that start at 7:30.
Enigma in St. Petersburg welcomes five comedians from Ybor City, who will be on stage telling you their funniest jokes starting at 9 p.m. Matt Fernandez, David Weingarten, Joe Riga, Law Smith and Krishna Reddy will be featured. DJ Shannon C will turn the place into a dance party after the show.
Sunday January 25
Save the Date! Make sure your DVR is set to record the Miss Universe pageant! It will take place live from South Florida, the first time it’s been held in the U.S. in nearly 20 years. (8 p.m., WFLA, WESH)
Monday January 26
Hamburger Mary’s Tampa has unveiled an all-new schedule for drag queen bingo! Your favorite games will start at 7:30 as usual, but they are welcoming a new host for Mondays! Joey Brooks, who you love at Bradley’s, will be hosting the bingo games each Monday. On Tuesdays, Amy DeMilo alternates with Nicole Monet. Then on Wednesdays, Amy calls the numbers every week. Reserve your table for these exciting nights! (813) 241-6279
Tuesday January 27
City Side in Tampa is taking everyone back to the old school each Tuesday for “Retro Tuesdays”! Enjoy the music of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and have a nice drink with some good friends. City Side never charges a cover!