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As I am typing this column, a cold front has blasted central Florida with some frigid air! I’m talking January-style cold! Are we in for a harsh winter? I think we are. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! There’s still a whole lot of Florida fall left to enjoy, and the grand event this week in the CFL is the Equality Florida Orlando Gala at The MEZZ! You can read more about it later on in this column. Stay warm, guys and gals, and have fun! Lots of love to you all!

 

Thursday November 13

Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa has some fabulous drag shows in store for you this weekend! Tonight at midnight there will be a show featuring Joey Brooks and Kori Stevens! On Friday, Joey welcomes Esme Russell and Crystle Chambers to the stage! On Saturday night, Joey’s special guests will be Dulce Andrews and Desiree DeMornay. The weekend drag shows start at 11:30 and 1:15 sharp, and remember, Bradley’s never charges a cover!

WHCF_Thursday_StonewallCheck out all the hotties in their underwear (or even less!) at Stonewall Bar Orlando! Tonight is Locker Room Thursday and the guys at Stonewall promise that there will be shenanigans aplenty! Wear a pair of sexy underwear, or a jockstrap, or just a towel…and you’ll qualify for some specials! Ask your bartender what those are.

 

Friday November 14
Save the Date! Equality Florida is having their Greater Orlando Gala tonight at The MEZZ. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, do so now! One hundred percent of the proceeds go straight to Equality Florida and the work they do all over the Sunshine State. For more information, visit eqfl.org.

WHCF_Friday_Parliament-HouseI’ve met this performer twice and I think she’s so talented. From RuPaul’s Drag Race season six, Trinity K. Bonet will be performing at Parliament House in Orlando tonight. She will be on stage with Darcel Stevens, Jazell Barbie Royale, Shantell D’Marco and the rest of the Footlight Players for two shows, one at 10 p.m. and one at midnight. There’s no cover charge if you arrive at the Parliament House before 11!

 

WHCF_Friday_Georgies-AlibiIt’s Facebook Friday tonight at Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg! What’s that mean? Let me tell you: Get there between 9 and 11. Once you’re there, get on your smartphone and check in at Georgie’s on facebook, and be sure to tag Kori Stevens when you do. Then show Kori what you did and she will tell you what special prize you’ve won! It’s as simple as that!

 

Saturday November 15

Parliament House in Orlando is celebrating what’s perhaps the gayest movie and musical of all time with a fantabulous theme night! This theme night is called Priscilla! and features mood music by DJ Brianna Lee. There will be three special Footlight Players shows: showtimes are at 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight!

Since this week is our annual Pet Issue, I have to mention a certain event that’s going on during Sawmill Resort’s Hibernation Weekend (sponsored by the Backwoods Bears Club). The bears are organizing a pet food and supplies drive, benefiting the animals at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Please donate anything you can to help these precious pets who are patiently awaiting placement in forever homes. Call now to reserve your cabin! (352) 583-0664

 

Monday November 17
WHCF_Monday_FlamingoAnjila Cavalier hosts Talent Night at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg every Monday night, starting at 10:30 p.m.! The winners of each week’s contest get $100, and the runner-up will receive a $25 bar tab. The winner goes on to the finale on December 1, where all of the past winners will compete for a big grand prize!

Beware of things that go bump in the night! BarCodes in Orlando celebrates the beginning of the week with a super-hot blackout party, starting at 9 p.m. I heard through the grapevine that a very sexy time will be had by all! So be sure to stop by…who knows, you might stick around all night!

 

Wednesday November 19

Hamburger Mary’s Tampa hosts drag queen bingo every Wednesday night, starring the hostess with the mostest, Amy DeMilo! Each week, Mary’s raises money for a local charity, so buy your cards and play for some really exciting prizes! Call ahead to make a reservation: (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.