Friday, October 4
Southern Nights Tampa presents NeiBEARhood Takeover BEARricade (a Construction Theme Event) where all fetish gear is strongly encouraged. The event will feature a 12:30am Traffic Cone Challenge sponsored by FatMarker, as well as Gobearr Gear, Got Pride Clothing & Accessories, and Shenanigans Leather/Kink Weekend. This is a 21+ only event and is free before 10pm.
Starting tonight and going through Sunday, October 6, the Tampa Imrov presents Tacarra Williams, the first runner up in the TV Show “Bring the Funny” (although I think she should have won)! Tickets are $15 at ImprovTampa.com. If you miss Tacarra this weekend, you can also catch her at the Orlando Improv on October 18-20, where tickets range from $15 to $45 at TheImprovOrlando.com.
Saturday, October 5
Daddy Ersin Presents the Famous New York City Underground RAM Gear Party at Cristoph’s in Tampa (2606 N Armenia Ave.) with music by International DJ Johnny I (NYC). Get prepared for a party filled with testosterone, men in gear, daddies, stud dancers, bears, bearded boys, pup, leather men, and musclemen. Ram Gear party is from 8pm to 3:30am and sponsored by Cellblock 12La, and powered by Scruff.
Stonewall Orlando’s Latin Saturdays “Amor” welcomes back and celebrates the birthday of Saphyre L’Sweet Cardoza. Doors open at 9pm, with free cover before 10pm with door diva Samantha Stone. Show time is a 12 midnight and stars Saphyre, Yeisa Jovovich and Kalah Mendoza. The night will also feature DJ’s Kraig Matthews, Franklin Cruel, and Ray Rivera.
The Parliament House presents their 3rd annual PINK! Party benefiting Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation. The night will stars Sania D Cruize, one of the nation’s #1 Pink impersonators, and also include a silent auction, raffles, shows, hot spots and more! You can win a scooter courtesy of Universal Motors!
Sunday, October 6
Tampa Pride presents “Drag Queen Bingo” with your host Amy DeMilo at Stone Soup Company (1919 E. 7th Avenue) starting at 5pm. All Proceeds from bingo go directly to Tampa Pride. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Donations of bingo prizes are being accepted.
Tuesday, October 8
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plays at the Straz Center for the performing Arts from today through October 13. This show is the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Tickets start at $41 at StrazCenter.org.
Wednesday, October 9
The Amalie Arena presents Twenty One Pilots in their BANDITØ TOUR at 8pm. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. The duo is best known for the singles “Stressed Out“, “Ride“, and “Heathens“. The group received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Tickets start at $36 at AmalieArena.com.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents “Once,” which features an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who’s giving up on his dream when a young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all. Tickets start at $57 at vanwezel.org.
Thursday, October 10
The Amway Center presents Maluma in concert at 8pm. Global Latin music idol Maluma today announced his 2019 Maluma 11:11 World Tour in support of his latest album. Tickets start at $71 at Amwaycenter.com.
The MC Rainbow Plantation presents a very special Wine Tasting to benefit PFLAG Tampa from 5-8pm. Tour this historic home uniquely renovated by mark and Carrie. This event is sponsored by Ybor City Wine Bar, and Tampa Pride with award winning Sommelier Jayme Kosar. To purchase tickets, which are $20, go to TampaPride.org.
Friday, October 11
Dr. Phillips Center Presents “The Second City, Greatest Hits Vol. 59” today and tomorrow, October 12. There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City…it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ‘59! Come witness the next generation of comedy superstars put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today. From sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv, The Second City will leave you rolling in the aisles! Cue mic drop. Tickets from $45 at DrPhillipscenter.org.
Saturday October 12th
Today is the day that all of Orlando has been waiting for as Come oUt With Pride presents Orlando’s annual Pride and Parade from 12pm to 10 pm at Lake Eola Park. With more than 150 groups spanning a 1-mile route through downtown Orlando, a Vendor Marketplace and Sponsor Walk to highlight LGBTQ+ and ally businesses, a community rally, two entertainment stages and a fireworks finale, this year’s Pride event will be one for the record books. For more information go to: Comeoutwithpride.com.
Stonewall Orlando’s Latin Saturdays “Amor” presents, in honor of Orlando Pride, Freestyle Legend LISA LISA Live in Concert. Doors Open at 7pm with door diva Samantha and her team. They are offering 500 pre-sale tickets available, for only $20, on Ticketleap.com. Admission day of is 7pm-10pm $25; 10pm-2am $30. VIP Meet and Greet Tickets including Cover charge $40 (Meet Lisa Lisa). This event is 21 and up. The outdoor stage features a light show, and performances by Lisa Lane, Angelica Michelle Jones, Naomi Aguilera, and Amalara Sofía. The night will also feature DJ’s Kraig Matthews, Franklin Cruel, and Ray Rivera as well as sexy male and female Dancers: Daniel, Garces, Palacio, Fabian, and Giovanni.
Orlando’s Official Come Out With Pride After Party featuring from RuPaul’s Drag Race Jujubee, Ginger Minj and Ross Matthews. They are offering a free parking and a shuttle to Lake Eola from 1-10pm, and at 8pm the official after party begins. The Footlight Players shows are at 10 pm and 12am with a 1am VIP Meet & Greet and Photo Op. Admission is $10 Advance and $20 Door with $30 VIP. 18+ welcome.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Wayne Brady in a rowdy night of comedy from Orlando’s homegrown talent. The six-time Emmy award-winning and Grammy nominated actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter and television personality continues to bring powerful performances to the screen and stage. Brady can currently be seen as the host of CBS’s “Let’s Make A Deal” and his work as a regular on the improvisational comedy television series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” Tickets start at $39.50 at Drphillipscenter.org.
Friday, October 18
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay presents “You Are My Brother,” as they will be singing songs of brotherhood and unity celebrating the diversity that is Tampa Bay. 2019 Fall Performance features songs of harmony that will charge you to welcome all peoples and to find strength in our unity. Tonight they will be at the MCC Kinf Of Peace (3150 5th Avenue, St. Petersburg) at 8pm , and tomorrow, October 19, they will perform at the Porticio (1001 N. Florida Ave, Tampa) at 3pm. For more information, go to: GMCTB.org
Tuesday, October 22
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Presents Les Misérablesat the Dr. Phillips center for the Performing Arts through October 27. Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Tickets start at $34.50 at DrPhillipsCenter.org.
Thursday, October 24
Amalie Arena presents Post Malone in their Runaway Tour at 8pm. Post Malone’s star continues to rise with the debut of his latest single “Goodbyes,” ft.Young Thug which became an instant hit after its Fourth of July release. This past March, “Wow.” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Post Malone’s sixth top 10 single. Tickets start at $50 at Amaliearena.com.
Friday, October 25
The Straz Center for the performing Arts presents Diavolo Dance Theatre: Architecture In Motion. The jaw-dropping daredevil dance troupe returns with signature spectacular numbers involving enormous, rocking set pieces, muscular dancers and plenty of gasp-inducing aerials. This evening contains a very special performance—a collaboration between Diavolo, local veterans and Tampa-area dancers to create a unique work around healing through movement. Tickets start at $35 at StrazCenter.org
Amalie Arena presents The Chainsmokers with 5SOS and Lennon Stella at 7pm int heir World War Joy Tour. Their tour announcement came on the heels of The Chainsmokers’ latest single “Who Do You Love” featuring 5 Seconds of Summer that immediately shot to No. 1 on iTunes. Tickets start at $26 at AmalieArena.com. they will also be performing tomorrow, October 26 at Amway Center (AmwayCenter.com).
Saturday October 26th
Barcodes Orlando presents their monthly “Leather Night” (Last Saturday of the month), where all the hot leather men hang out!
Stonewall Orlando’s Latin Saturdays “Amor” presents, A Halloween costume contest with $1000 Cash giveaway, where the winner takes all. Doors Open at 9pm with door diva Samantha Stone, where $15 is the cover all night, although presale tickets are available on Ticketleap for $10. Show time is at 12am starring Yeisa Jovovich Angelica Michelle Jones, and Amanda Grimhilde.
The Parliament House presents Orlando’s biggest costume contest with $5,000 IN CASH with the winner taking all!
Thursday, October 31
Bianca Del Rio brings her “It’s Jester Joke” tour to the Straz center for the performing Arts tonight and tomorrow, Friday, November 1 at the Hardrock Live Orlando. Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humor, but her victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips on to the next topic. Besides, Bianca is quick to point out that she’s the biggest joke of all.For tickets or more information, go to: Thebiancadelrio.com.
Southern Nights Orlando’s Rush Thursdays presents “Nightmare on Bumby” with a $1,000 in cash and prizes Costume Contest. They also feature two shows. The first is the “Freshman Lineup” with Cara Cavalli-Andrews at 10:30pm, and the main show is at 12:30am starring Rocccy Andrews, Axel Andrews, Kai’Ja Adonis and Ivy Les Vixens. This is an 18 and over event with no cover for 21+ before 11pm.
The Parliament House presents Orlando’s biggest costume contest with $3,000 IN CASH with the winner taking all!