HAPPY ORLANDO PRIDE EVERYONE! Yes, it’s Pride week in Orlando and my column is dedicated to all of the events going on in Orlando celebrating Pride week. There are so very many events going on that I couldn’t possibly list all of them so be sure to flip through the Central Florida section of the very same Hotspots you are reading right now for more detailed information. While enjoying your weekend here in Orlando, be sure to remember what PRIDE is all about and what sacrifices our brothers and sisters before us had to make so that we could openly and proudly walk around and celebrate the fact that we are parents, professionals and every day citizens and we are PROUD of it! Oh, and OAM Power Infiniti says helloooo to everyone! As always, until next week… much love to you all! Peace out, Scott.
Last Week in Review
HAPPY ORLANDO PRIDE EVERYONE! Yes, it’s Pride week in Orlando and my column is dedicated to all of the events going on in Orlando celebrating Pride week. There are so very many events going on that I couldn’t possibly list all of them so be sure to flip through the Central Florida section of the very same Hotspots you are reading right now for more detailed information. While enjoying your weekend here in Orlando, be sure to remember what PRIDE is all about and what sacrifices our brothers and sisters before us had to make so that we could openly and proudly walk around and celebrate the fact that we are parents, professionals and every day citizens and we are PROUD of it! Oh, and OAM Power Infiniti says helloooo to everyone! As always, until next week. . .much love to you all! Peace out, Scott.
LGBT Events for Central Florida
Wednesday, October 5th
Please help us welcome tonight, tomorrow and Friday, at The Honey Pot in Ybor City, The Miss Gay USofA at Large 2011 pageant honoring The Lady Tahjee Iman. There will be appearances by a number of past title holders and other very special guests including Tajma Hall, Miss Gay USofA at Large 2008. The preliminary nights will be Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8 p.m. with a $12 admission and the final night will take place on Friday with a $20 admission. This is a must-see event with legendary status. . .a must see in the Tampa area.
Thursday, October 6th
Tonight, come out and kick off your Pride weekend Revolution style at college night. They are hosting a boxers and briefs party, so get ready to take it off boys! They will have a free bag and clothing check when you arrive, so don’t be shy and for those of you who do take it off, you will be rewarded nicely as Revolution will have a special giveaway at midnight for you. International DJ/Producer Oren Nizri will be hitting the beats that you know and love and, of course, resident DJs Joanie and JB Burgos will be doing their thing as well.
PRIDE Thursdays at Sun On The Beach nightclub in Kissimmee is going to show you why this night is called PRIDE. Come out and celebrate with The Diamond Divas and Avalon Infiniti as they transform the club into a glam rock version of The Emerald City to celebrate the kick off of the Come Out With Pride weekend in Orlando! The cover is free and the dancers are hot. Come see what the talk is all about and celebrate your pride at PRIDE Thursdays! Sunonthebeachclub.com
Friday, October 7th
Come celebrate at Mister Sisters with their special guest Carmen Carrera from RuPaul’s Drag Race. She will be performing both tonight and tomorrow night with two shows each night, 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. and on Saturday, October 8th, there will be a very special surprise show for you at 8 p.m., so be sure not to miss it. This event is free if you arrive before 11 p.m.. Mrsisters.com
It’s Project Nunway tonight at The Parliament House. This fashion show of comedic proportion is being presented by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence benefiting Hope and Help Food Bank. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will go until 10 p.m., so if it’s fun and fashion you’re looking for while supporting a great cause, don’t miss this event. Parliamenthouse.com
Saturday, October 8th
Today is the Come Out With Pride event in Downtown Orlando around Lake Eola. This year there will be well over 100 eclectic vendors, including Hotspots Magazine, in 3 different areas. You can hear the live music of DJ David Nicholl. While you’re there, try some of the yummy food that will be on hand and if you are taking the kids with you, be sure to visit the Walt Disney World Kidzone and the Central Florida LGBT History Project. The event kicks off at noon, the Pride Parade starts at 4 p.m., and the day wraps up around 9 p.m. with the first time ever, Pride Fireworks! For more information on Come Out With Pride and details about the day, please visit Comeoutwithpride.org. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Hotspots Magazine booth to get a Hotspots tattoo put on ya, because if you get seen wearing one during the day you will receive riches beyond your wildest dreams. . .ok, well, maybe not that, but a cool prize! We will be in the RED ZONE in Booth 29!
There is a Pride tradition in Orlando– The Pride Brunch and it’s only at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando on Church Street. Come out and enjoy all of the yummy food that Mary’s is known for while you are entertained by Amy and Freddy, the comedy cabaret act that you will talk about with your friends for the rest of the year! This all takes place today between noon and 1:30 p.m. Mary says that reservations are a MUST so be sure to make them by calling 321-319-0600. Hamburgermarys-orlando.com
Come out to The Parliament House for the Orlando Pride after party to experience an DRAG EXPLOSION of epic proportion! Join Delta Work, Nina Flowers, Ongina and Jessica Wild and they give you all drag you can handle! You know and love these girls from RuPaul’s Drag race and now you can visit with them all at one time under one roof! International DJ/Producer Oren Nizri will be dropping the beats along with Resident DJ Brianna Lee on 2 HUGE dance floors. The Footlight Players will also be hosting their shows at 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Parliamenthouse.com
Come out and end your pride at Pulsate Pride only at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Blade Mathews and Roxxxy Andrews will be hosting a special pride themed show tonight at 12:30 a.m. DJ Scott Robert will be throwing down some serious house beats while you watch the Pulse dancers shake their money makers. There is no cover for those 21 and up before 11 p.m. and 18 and up are welcome all night. They offer free valet parking and VIP party services for all of you boys who like to be waited on by a cute bottle service boy. Pulseorlando.net
Sunday, October 9th
Come out to celebrate the close of the Pride weekend FOR FREE with the legendary Martha Wash at The Parliament House. Martha Wash, best known for her smash hit “It’s Raining Men” will not only be performing that song live, but she will also be performing her other hits “Gonna Make You Sweat,” “Everybody Everybody,” “Carry On,” and “I’ve Got You.” Alongside Martha, you can dance to the Miami beats of DJ/Producer Oren Nizri. Looking to take a break from the dance floor, then head over to the Footlight Theatre where you can catch the legendary Carmella Marcella Garcia performing 3 shows with The Footlight Players at 7 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight. Parliamenthouse.com
If it’s legends you want, then legends you shall have because tonight at Mister Sisters you can experience a once in a lifetime chance to see your favorite F.I. Legends all on one stage! The show, hosted by Alicia Markstone, will consist of Tiffany Arieagus, Tiffani Middlesexx, Nicki Adams, Dana Douglas, Bobbie Lake, Stephanie Shippea, Esme Russle, Heather Fontaine and Tasha Long. The cover to attend this event is only $10 and to see all of these legendary beauties, that is a bargain! Showtime is at 9 p.m. sharp so be sure to get there early for a great seat. Mrsisters.com