Friday, April 27
Timberly presents Bare Beef at Stonewall Orlando with hot dancers and DJs Jay Skinner and JB Burgos. This week you can also expect a live appearance by video star Owen Powers plus giveaways all night from Paul Morris’ Treasure Island Media! Bare Beef is a new event at Stonewall the last Friday of each month from 9pm to 2am. This party is for men, by men. Leather and fetish gear of all types is welcome. Wait, did we say welcome? Make that encouraged.
Sunday, April 29
Orlando Unicorns presents “One Mighty Night,” a steamy male revue at Southern Nights Orlando. Doors open at 7pm. Show’s at 8pm. Come watch these studs take it off! Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. VIP couches available. This is an 18+ event! (Duh.)
Friday, May 4
Bill Bellamy sets up shop at the Tampa Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant from tonight through Sunday, May 6. Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University and quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh. Bellamy began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in New York City clubs like The Improv and The Comic Strip as well as at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He’s been doing comedy now for three decades. Must be 21+ to enter; except on Fridays at 10:30pm, which is 18+. Tickets start at $25.
Saturday, May 5
Southern Nights Tampa’s Savage Saturdays presents Taco Bouta Party, a Cinco De Mayo fiesta featuring Scott Robert and DJ Ace Vedo. Midnight is showtime with your stars, Roxxxy Andrews and Jade Embers. This is an 18+ event. No cover before 10pm for 21+.
Wednesday, May 9
James Taylor — and special guest Bonnie Raitt — are playing two Central Florida arenas this week: Amway Center tonight, and then the Amalie Arena on Saturday, May 12. Taylor and Raitt’s highly acclaimed tour, celebrating their decades-long friendship, played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. last summer. As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a standard to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. Bonnie Raitt is more than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, she has become an institution in American music. The ten-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named to both its “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” lists, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Friday, May 11
Dr. Phillips Center presents Patti LaBelle, the soulful songbird whose name is synonymous with grace, style, elegance, and class. Whether she’s belting out pop standards, classic rhythm-and-blues jams, or uplifting spiritual, Ms. Patti is sure to display the versatility she is known and revered for. Show starts at 8p.m. with tickets starting at $40.
Tim Meadows will be appearing at the Tampa Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant tonight and tomorrow, Saturday, May 12. One of the longest-running cast members in the 41-year history of Saturday Night Live, versatile comedian Tim Meadows crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late-night show. Since leaving SNL, Meadows has appeared in numerous films and made countless TV guest appearances. 21+ to enter; except on Fridays at 10:30pm, which is 18+. Tickets are $20.
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Nick Swardson at 8pm. Comedy Central staple and star of Netflix’s The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over, Swardson delivers his highly popular, low-brow boy-amok shtick to worldwide audiences who just can’t get enough of this BMOC of the Adam Sandler school of comedy. Don’t miss him in this exclusive, uncensored night of outrageous stand-up. Tickets start at $35.
Saturday, May 12
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Always & Forever: An Evening of Luther Vandross, starring Ruben Studdard at 8pm. Luther lives on in this soulful, imaginative tribute by American Idol champion Studdard, who was dubbed “the next Luther” during his Idol run. Studdard transports audiences back in time to when Vandross reigned as the king of R&B, delivering swooning testimonials such as “Endless Love,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Superstar” and “Power of Love.” Studdard’s show-stopping staging and uncanny Luthericiousness makes Always & Forever an unforgettable concert experience. Tickets start at $35.
Also at The Straz Center tonight: Darci Lynne and Friends Live at 7pm. From the moment they stepped onto the America’s Got Talent stage, singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne and her puppet Petunia stole the hearts of millions with their jaw-dropping rendition of “Summertime.” Now the youngest person to ever win AGT, 13-year-old Darci Lynne brings her eclectic, endearing cast of characters to stages around the country. Catch this uplifting, dazzling young star on her first tour and meet the delightful friends who melt hearts, turn strangers into pals, and take utter joy in putting smiles on people’s faces. Tickets start at $30.
Monday, May 14
Global superstar Justin Timberlake is making his highly anticipated return to the stage with The Man of The Woods Tour, which touches down twice in Central Florida this week: at the Amway Center tonight, and the Amalie Arena on Tuesday. In his latest tunes, Timberlake reflects on his recent journey into fatherhood and offers up personal insights into his layered life experiences.
Tuesday, May 15
Dr. Phillips Center presents August Greene at 8pm. The perfect marriage of jazz, hip hop and soul, August Greene is the newly formed supergroup featuring Grammy-, Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning MC Common; Houston-born, Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Robert Glasper; and world-renowned percussionist and producer Karriem Riggins. The synthesis of each artist’s talents into one cohesive project and the culmination of years of mutual respect and friendship, August Greene is fluid in terms of sound and a meditative offering that speaks to those pushing through the dark for brighter days. Tickets start at $50.
Thursday, May 17
The Flamingo Resort presents their annual Bear Soup Mix, starting today and running through Sunday May 20. This weekend-long event features: Drag Queen Bingo, Underwear Night, the Bear Soup Mixer, Country Line Dancing, Bear and Leather tents, a Bear and Leather party, Bear in Drag, Bear Soup Pool Party, Bear Bingo, Mr. Bear Soup Contest, and much more. For more information: bearsouptampa.com.
Friday, May 18
Orlando Ballet presents “Fast Forward” at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. See the award-winning repertory’s favorites by Robert Hill as well as new works by Gonzalo Espinoza and Olivier Munoz. “Fast Forward” showcases Orlando Ballet’s professional second company and pre-professional trainees. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (FSYO) provides the accompaniment for this energetic production at the Bob Carr Theater. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are just $15.
Saturday, May 19
Southern Nights Tampa presents G.I. Joe’s Bootycamp: Armed Forces, a military celebration featuring Scott Robert and DJ Ace Vedo. Be sure to stick around till midnight for showtime with Jade Embers, Roxxxy Andrews and guests. This is an 18+ event. No cover before 10pm for 21+.
Sunday, May 20
Latin music’s youth idol and box-office phenomenon, Maluma, who’s been selling out concerts throughout the world, brings his F.A.M.E. U.S.A. Tour to the Amway Center at 8pm.. At just 23 years of age, Maluma has taken the world by storm with his live shows: He’s sold more concert tickets in 2017 than any other Latin artist throughout Latin America, Europe and Brazil. The young phenom racked up seven 2017 Latin Grammy® nominations and is the first artist to garner three nominations in each of the the Latin Grammy top categories, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. His highly-anticipated new album, “F.A.M.E.,” drops this month. Tickets start at $81.
Saturday, May 26
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Eureka O’Hara (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10) at the Parliament House! General admission tix available at the door. VIP admission is $25, which includes a meet & greet/photo op. Expect shows by the Footlight Players at 10pm and 12am. DJ Brianna turns it out in the main room till 3am. Doors at 8pm. Seating starts at 9:30pm. 18+ welcome!
Wednesday, May 30
Superstar, icon, and one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, Luis Miguel, brings his ¡México Por Siempre! Tour to the Amway Center at 8:30pm. Tickets start at $77.