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Hope everyone is enjoying September! The temperature hasn’t gone down that much but I know I am enjoying the lack of humidity in the air. With a breeze, it can make the Florida heat seem somewhat bearable! And the nights are becoming enjoyable again for the first time in months…

What’s HOT Central Florida

everything you need to plan your week

by: Mike Halterman

Hope everyone is enjoying September! The temperature hasn’t gone down that much but I know I am enjoying the lack of humidity in the air. With a breeze, it can make the Florida heat seem somewhat bearable! And the nights are becoming enjoyable again for the first time in months. I can’t wait until we’re fully into the fall season; that will be paradise! Without further ado, this week we have ten of the hottest get-togethers listed in this column. You know you’ll be someone if you’re out and about at one of these events. Say “cheese” if you see any of our photographers; you just might make it into the magazine and onto the website! Lots of love to you all!

Thursday September 19

whcf thurtogaThe school year has begun and Revolution in Orlando wants all those who attend UCF or Valencia to come on out to Pledge Thursdays (don’t worry, if you’re college-aged-at-heart, you’re more than welcome to come too!). Tonight there is a toga party, and a prize will be given out for best toga! DJ Scott Robert and DJ Rob will be in charge of music and there is a drag show at 12:30 a.m. hosted by Axel Andrews and will be featuring Maya Andrews, Sasha Colby, Kai’Ja Adonis and Kitana Gemini.

Friday September 20

Sawmill Resort in Dade City is billing this weekend as “the manliest weekend in September” as they will be having a biker luau weekend. Bring your motorcycle and participate in bike contests, biker bingo, and a luau party with lots of hunky bikers! The events last through Monday, September 23.

It will be pouring sisters at BarCodes Orlando as the Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be behind the bar serving you your drinks all night long. All of the tips the sisters receive will be donated to charity. They promise that it will be the best time you can have in town, “bar nun”!

A two-night event starts tonight at Parliament House in Orlando and the name of the game is an epic battle of house, dance and pop music called “Mash Attacks!Robin Skouteris and Pat Scott, two mashup DJs, will battle it out for club supremacy. Who will win? You be the judge. This is a courtyard event and there will be no cover on either night! Sponsored by Bears in the City.

Saturday September 21

Quench Lounge in Largo promises that their black light party will be very unique! Local artist Nicolas Di Iorio will be painting any guest who needs it. There will also be a raffle for an original piece by the aforementioned artist. Alexis Mateo will be hosting the event and putting on a show with her girls! VJ Justin Schaefer will be in charge of music. The event starts at 8 p.m.

whcf satpandoraPandora Boxx of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be performing a special show at Throb in Sarasota. Showtime is at midnight and guests are encouraged to arrive early, as the venue is expected to reach capacity. Don’t be turned away if you don’t have to be!

The Broken Tusk in St. Petersburg is becoming well-known for its monthly birthday bashes, and it’s time for the September event! If you have a birthday any time in September, stop on by and the bartender will tell you what special birthday gifts you’ll get! The theme of this month’s party is “Back to the ’80s.” DJ LMO will be spinning your favorite ’80s hits!

Sunday September 22

Enjoy a Broadway Brunch at Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando! Hosted by Ginger Minj and The Minx, this event brings you good food, even greater mimosas, and the best showtunes and other performances by your favorite Central Florida queens. Want Ginger or The Minx to perform a specific song just for you? Requests taken on Facebook.

In Tampa, Bradley’s on 7th will be opening its doors at 12:30 p.m. for the football fans! You can watch your favorite football game on one of many screens tuned to the day’s matches. Watch the Bucs take on the Pats at 1 p.m.!

Wednesday September 25

Combine Ham-Bingo! with a toga party and you’ll have a very “Mary” fundraiser at Hamburger whcf wedbingoMary’s in Tampa. The proceeds will benefit Historic Holiday Spirit in Ybor City. There will be bingo games and raffles like normal bingo, but there will also be a best toga contest, and over $2000 of prizes will be given out! Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Make your reservation by calling (813) 241-6279.

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Mike Halterman
Mike Halterman has been the editor of Hotspots Central since its launch in July 2016. He joined the Hotspots Media Group family as editor of Hotspots' South Florida magazine in June 2013. A former "40 Under 40" honoree in The Advocate magazine, Mike lives in the Tampa Bay area.

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