I’m very proud of this week’s issue! To give you an idea of the kind of preparation that went into this issue, I was invited to One Buc Place to tour the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ state-of-the-art facilities. I’ve lived in Central Florida for over a decade but I never actually set foot where the Bucs train. It was a great experience! I also loved working with our other local sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Rays and the Orlando Magic. All of these teams want you to know that everyone is welcome! Now let me tell you about this week’s events. Lots of love!
Thursday August 13
Tonight, Joey Brooks, the First Lady of Ybor City, hosts the amateur strip contest at Bradley’s on 7th with special guest host Lady Janet! Joey and Lady Janet will put on a drag show at midnight, and then the men take off their clothes for audience applause! $200 in cash and prizes will be given to the winner and the runner-up! Be sure to catch Joey’s weekend drag shows too: on Friday night, she will perform with Esme Russell and Chanel Cartier, and on Saturday Joey and Esme welcome Twila Star and Coco Markstone to the stage. Weekend drag performances are twice nightly, at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Southern Nights Orlando kicks off their first anniversary weekend tonight with college night. MrMs Adrien hosts the “freshman lineup” show at 10:30 p.m. and the main show will follow at 12:30 a.m. with Axel Andrews, Kai’ja Adonis and Roxxxy Andrews. Music by DJ Dlux. Come back tomorrow night for a special customer appreciation evening, including many fun giveaways! There will be two drag shows, one at 11 p.m. and one at 12:30 a.m., featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Tasha Long and Chevelle Brooks. Music by DJ Ants and DJ Walter Winston. There’s no cover for people over 21 before 11 p.m. on both nights.
Friday August 14
SAVOY Orlando is celebrating their 11th anniversary! Come on down and see the changes that are still going on right now at one of your favorite Central Florida watering holes. Their anniversary weekend starts tonight and goes on through Sunday. There will be an anniversary drag show at 11:30 p.m., immediately followed by a champagne toast at midnight.
Enigma in St. Petersburg is a hit on Friday nights, in large part due to the community embracing Fun Fridays with show hostess Daphne Ferraro. Tonight, Daphne will perform with her friends Jaeda Fuentes and Nicole Lane. Showtimes are at 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Remember, Enigma never charges cover!
Saturday August 15
Tonight, Parliament House in Orlando hosts CHAOS, the ultimate black light party where absolutely anything can happen! Party in the courtyard for free! DJ Brianna will be in charge of the music you love to dance to until 3 a.m. The acclaimed Footlight Players, consisting of Darcel Stevens, Jazell Barbie Royale, Shantell D’Marco, Sonique, and the Footlight Men, will perform two shows, at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Sunday August 16
HRC Central Florida presents their annual fundraiser, the Orlando Disco Bowl, today at Colonial Lanes in Orlando from noon to 3 p.m. Miss Sammy and Gidget Galore will be your hosts and they promise that you will have a great time! Tickets are $35 per person and include two games of bowling, shoe rental, music and dancing, hourly raffles, and a yearly membership to the HRC. Visit facebook.com/hrcorlando for more information on how to buy your ticket!
City Side in Tampa is bringing back their famous bingo night, this time hosted by your current Miss City Side, Angelique Young! The games begin at 8 p.m., it’s free to play, and you have quite a few chances to win some exciting prizes! Wind your weekend down with some fun at City Side.