Girl! So let me tell you about Tampa Pride! We had front-row seats for all the entertainment and we loved all of it, as did the crowd! Last I read, an estimated 30,000 people were out and about showing their pride. It was a beautiful thing to witness! Then, this past week, RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons came to Central Florida! I had such a great time! All of the queens were so talented. I even snagged a photo with one of my faves, Adore Delano! Lots of love to Adore and to all of you!
Thursday April 9
Esme Russell is celebrating her birthday this week! She will be co-hosting the amateur strip contest tonight at Bradley’s on 7th with the First Lady of Ybor City, Joey Brooks! The contest starts shortly after midnight and there’s $200 in cash for the winner! Esme will also be performing in Joey’s Friday show, along with Lady Liemont. Be sure to catch the Saturday show as well, featuring Joey Brooks, Versage Holt and Jocelyn Summers. Weekend drag shows start at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.!
Friday April 10
Southern Nights in Orlando is helping everyone celebrate Mega Con Weekend with a special costume party/contest! If you’re wearing a Marvel Universe or DC Universe costume, you get in for free! $100 in cash will go to the winner of the costume contest. Don’t forget the drag shows at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Tasha Long and Chevelle Brooks. Music by DJ Ants and DJ Walter Winston.
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is pulling out all the stops with their super-sexy Erotica weekend! Adult film stars Hans Berlin and Drew Sebastian will be at the Flamingo for a meet and greet tonight, a pool party tomorrow, and a tea dance on Sunday! Don’t miss out on the awesome giveaways and the Friday and Saturday drag shows featuring Sassy Devine! Want to check in for the weekend? Call (727) 321-5000 to set up your reservation.
Saturday April 11
Liquid Tampa is celebrating their third anniversary in a very big way! Singer Lance Bass, who you loved in *NSYNC, will be hosting the festivities and singing a duet with Bella Blue! It’s not very often he gets to sing in clubs anymore so be sure to come on down and give Lance a very warm Tampa welcome! Meet and greet packages are still available; visit lancebassliquid.eventbrite.com to buy them in advance!
Whether you’re in town for Big Boy Pride or you’re just out on the town in Orlando tonight, Parliament House is hosting an enormous party that’s taking everybody back to the ’80s! The I Love the ’80s party starts tonight at 8 p.m. and you can expect three full rooms of the most totally tubular music from the 1980s. There will be two ’80s-themed Footlight Players shows tonight as well; showtimes are at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Sunday April 12
SAVOY Orlando told us they were bringing drag shows back, and they have! They call today Sunday Funday. Come on in early for a drink and to see your friends, and then come back in the evening for the fun show! MrMs Adrien hosts, and the show will feature Mocha Andrews and a special guest! Showtime is at 11:30!
Monday April 13
The annual Babes in Bonnets fundraiser is returning to Parliament House tonight starting at 7 p.m. The evening starts with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and is followed by a show and bonnet auction. Darcel Stevens and Blue will be hosting the event, which raises money for the Orlando Youth Alliance. To buy tickets in advance, call (407) 425-7571.
Wednesday April 15
Want to play bingo and support worthy local causes at the same time? Then come on down to Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater for their weekly Wednesday night drag queen bingo! Your bingo caller is Melanie Minyon and she knows how to keep everybody laughing! Be sure to reserve your table by calling (727) 400-6996. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.!