I can’t believe it’s already June! Where has the year gone? It’s such a cool feeling knowing that the year has breezed by and you’ve been so busy with various events and activities to notice! Gay Disney Week is done, and now we look forward to next week’s Polk Pride in Lakeland and then St. Pete Pride the weekend after! Central Florida will be celebrating Pride and I’ll be out at various events taking photos. Say cheese for Hotspots! Lots of love to you all!
Friday June 12
Sawmill Resort in Dade City welcomes people to the campgrounds for a very kinky and fun weekend indeed. This weekend is Sawmill’s S&M Weekend, and it will feature a fetish demo contest with a $500 cash prize for the winner, as well as a late night fetish party. Book your cabin now by calling (352) 583-0664.
Joey Brooks is mixing things up at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa by adding an extra queen to the weekend lineup! Fridays will stay the same, featuring Joey, Esme Russell, and one special guest (this week’s guest is Divinity Everlasting). On Saturdays, however, there will now be four queens performing for the adoring crowds. Saturday’s roster includes Joey, Esme, Twila Starr and Dana Douglas. Drag shows on both nights begin at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Saturday June 13
You loved it and they listened! Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg will be bringing back the giant waterslides they debuted for a special event last year…it’s another can’t-miss “Wet ‘n Wild” weekend. Singer, saxophonist and flautist Alan Darcy will be playing poolside today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The waterslide stays up through the end of the day on Sunday. Reserve your room today! (727) 321-5000
Now this is something we already knew but Enigma in St. Petersburg wants to make it very clear that they are a bar serving the LGBT community. So clear, in fact, that they are hosting a coming out party for the bar that starts at 9 p.m. this evening. DJ Blake B will be bringing you a video dance party at 10 p.m. and there will be fun contests for you and your friends to win!
There’s a special leather night every second Tuesday of the month at The Body Shop in north Tampa, up near the University of South Florida. If you’ve never been to The Body Shop before, you will have a great time, especially on a sexy night like this! Wear as much (or as little) leather as you like and stop by. They are located at 14905 N. Nebraska Avenue.
Sunday June 14
BarCodes in Orlando gives you two chances to slip into something more comfortable! They are the only gay bar in Orlando to have two underwear nights per week: one on Sundays and one on Wednesdays. Don’t have anything cute to wear? The Store @ BarCodes, located right inside the bar area, sells the latest in underwear and swimwear.
Monday June 15
As you may know, the Tampa Bay Lightning is facing off in a seven-game series against the Chicago Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup. If we make it to game six, City Side in Tampa will be hosting a viewing party starting at 8 p.m., with another viewing party planned for Wednesday if there is no definite winner and the series goes to game seven.
Tuesday June 16
Parliament House in Orlando is an exciting place to be on Tuesday nights! Lots of people will be in the disco for Hip Hop Tuesdays, featuring music by DJ Saxwell and hosted by Darcel Stevens! Miss Darcel’s special hip hop show starts at midnight in the Footlight Theater. Then in the Bear Den, KJ Pat hosts Bearaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Choose your favorite tune from a catalog of over 100,000 songs.
You know that I love a good game of bingo. Why not enjoy Orlando’s longest running drag bingo game? Every Tuesday at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando, Miss Sammy and Carol Lee host Twisted Sisters Bingo. It’s free to play and you can walk away with some great prizes! Seating is at 6:30 for the game at 7:30. Call (321) 319-0600 to reserve your table!