There are a couple of people I’d like to recognize this week. I’m really proud of Nayte Carrick, President of MBA Orlando. In his first year, he has helped the chamber of commerce grow and he has led Orlando Pride in a fun and interesting new direction. I know I can’t wait until the Pride in Business Awards that are coming up this month! I also want to recognize my friend Kathryn Nevets, a generous and talented performer, who will be crown a new Miss Comedy Queen this week. Read about that event and more in this week’s column. Lots of love!
Thursday July 30
Joey Brooks will be hosting the amateur strip contest at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa this evening! Amanda D’rhod will be her co-host and the two will perform a special drag show at midnight. A sizable cash prize goes to the winner of the contest! Be sure to catch Joey’s Friday show too: she will be joined by Bradley’s Diva Esme Russell and Crystle Chambers will be there as well. Weekend showtimes are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Friday July 31
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is happy to host a muy picante Latin Weekend starting today and going on through Sunday. There will be lots of Latin music, sexy Latin dancers, and hot Latin-themed drag shows! Reserve your room now as they are sure to sell out. Call (727) 321-5000 and book your weekend getaway today!
Carmella Marcella Garcia, the Grand Ol’ Gal of the South, will be the special guest tonight at Southern Nights Orlando. She will join the Southern Nights ladies for two drag shows, one at 11 p.m. and one at 12:30 a.m. DJ Ants and DJ Walter Winston will provide the music all night long. No cover before 11 p.m. for people 21 and over.
Saturday August 1
When Parliament House in Orlando opened up their pool for nighttime swimmers a few weeks ago, everyone loved it, so the nighttime pool party is back by popular demand! The person with the sexiest swimsuit can win $300 cash and a $150 gift card to Mojoman Swimwear & Clothing. The pool is open until 3 a.m., so bring a towel and have fun!
It’s the first Saturday of the month, and at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando that means Leigh Shannon brings her monthly Illusions in Revue show to Church Street Station! Enjoy celebrity impersonations from Leigh, Page King, Crystle Chambers, Tia Devine, Betty Atchison, and even more special guests! Seating is at 7:30 for the 8:30 show. Call ahead to reserve your table: (321) 319-0600.
Stop by Enigma in St. Petersburg this evening for a fun night of dancing, cocktails and friends. DJ Blake B gets things started with a video dance party beginning at 10 p.m. There will be fun contests going on all night around the main bar, and the winners will get $100 in bar tabs! Ask your bartender how you can play to win!
Sunday August 2
Straight from the 305, rapper Trina will perform as part of BJ’s Birthday Bash tonight at Southern Nights Orlando. The doors open at 10 p.m. and DJs Big D and Booda will spin all night long. Help wish BJ a happy birthday, and after you hear Trina perform, you’ll find out why Trina is the “baddest chick”!
Tuesday August 4
Parliament House hosts the 11th annual Miss Comedy Queen Pageant, and the final night begins tonight at 8 p.m. Kathryn Nevets will crown her successor at the end of this pageant. The theme is “Good Ol’ Fashioned Variety Show,” and I know I can’t wait to hear and see what these performers come up with for their talent! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by going to anrtickets.com.
Wednesday August 5
Are you a fan of the GSN reality competition Skin Wars? One of the contestants, Kyle Vest, is from Orlando and you can watch each episode with him at the Locker Room Bar at SAVOY Orlando. Join him and everyone else for cocktails at 8 p.m. and watch the show live at 9.