August is going to be one exciting month! I’m definitely excited to attend the fifth anniversary party at Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg! That will be weekend of the 22nd and we will be letting people know about our Hotspots app! It’s available for free on iTunes and Google Play. Not only will you be able to read current and past issues, you can locate gay-friendly businesses in Florida in our business directory! Now on to this week’s events! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday July 31
If you haven’t been to Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa on a Thursday night, you need to make plans to get on down here! Joey Brooks and Robyn Demornay will be your hostesses this week for the amateur strip contest! The winner gets a $200 cash prize! See the hotties bare (almost) all starting at midnight.
What do you like the most about the main bar (one of MANY) at SAVOY Orlando? Is it the wonderful selection of shirtless bartenders who greet you with a smile and your favorite drink? Is it that you can watch your favorite sports program on one of their six flat-screen TVs, or that you can play pool? Or is the legendary Men of SAVOY Dancers? I think my answer would be that I like all of it! SAVOY is open every night until 2 a.m.
If you like Throwback Thursdays on facebook, wouldn’t it be cool to go to a Throwback Thursdays party? Liquid Tampa is hosting just that tonight, so take some fashion tips from Cher and Dionne and Romy and Michele and come on down wearing your ’90s-inspired outfit! You want to look like a Betty, not a Monet! There will be a special ’90s themed drag show at midnight featuring Sashay Infiniti, Jade Embers and Aubrey Jolie. No cover this evening!
Friday August 1
Fridays are a drag at Parliament House in Orlando, and this week the guest entertainment roster will be bringing three times the fabulousness! From season four of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Lashauwn Beyond will be performing, along with Jade Jolie and Lineysha Sparx from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season five. They will be performing with the acclaimed Footlight Players at 10 p.m. and midnight. There is no cover before 11 p.m. Music by DJ Scott Robert.
Saturday August 2
It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means one thing at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando: Leigh Shannon’s Illusions in Revue! Watch these queens imitate your favorite celebrities! Featuring Leigh Shannon, Page King, Aysia Black, and a special guest! Seating is at 7:30 for the 8:30 show. Call ahead for reservations because these shows sell out all the time! (321) 319-0600
Anyone who reads this column knows that I love karaoke. Have you given City Side’s karaoke Saturday nights, hosted by Stormin’ Normie, a try yet? if you haven’t, don’t delay! Sing a song at City Side in Tampa today! Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. in the side bar.
Sawmill Resort in Dade City is hosting a Jocks of Summer Weekend! Here’s the rundown on some fun events for this evening. At 8:30 p.m. Dominique and Dede will be hosting their Drag Game Show, followed by the sexiest jockstrap contest which will crown a winner in the 10 o’clock hour! Finally, there will be a foam party in the courtyard at 11 p.m. with your host, DJ Power Infiniti!
Sunday August 3
Something that I love about Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa and Clearwater is that they are swapping their show casts every so often, allowing people from Clearwater to see the Tampa show cast, and vice versa. One cool example is the Diva Sunday Brunch at Hamburger Mary’s Tampa. It starts at 1:30 p.m. with Alicia Markstone and Jocelyn Summers (from the Clearwater location) alongside Esme Russell and Stephanie Shippae. Call ahead for reservations at (813) 241-6279.
Tuesday August 5
On the patio at Stonewall Bar Orlando every Tuesday night, there’s a fun theme night called YouTube Tuesdays. Play any kind of video you want from YouTube; ask your bartender how you can participate! Enjoy the best of YouTube with your friends every Tuesday night from 8 p.m. to midnight.