Quite a few noteworthy events have happened this month! Let me tell you about one I attended this past weekend. The Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted their first annual Diamond Awards Dinner in Clearwater. It was a very beautiful affair, and many movers and shakers in the Tampa Bay community were there! Big thanks to Ashley Brundage who put it all together! Now, without further ado, here are some hot events happening this week. Lots of love to you all!
Friday January 30
Joey Brooks, the First Lady of Ybor City, is here to make sure Gasparilla weekend starts off right for you at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! Tonight, Joey will be joined on stage by Esme Russell and Crystle Chambers. Then tomorrow, after the ship sails in, go to Bradley’s and see Joey perform with Apple Love and Angel Sheridan. Showtimes are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Saturday January 31
City Side in Tampa is celebrating Gasparilla Pirate Fest by opening up their doors early, at 10 a.m., for a special catered brunch! How much is this brunch, you say? It’s absolutely complimentary! Buy yourself a drink and partake in some great eats! City Side is the closest bar to the Bayshore parade, so drop by beforehand and afterwards!
Parliament House in Orlando is bringing the party back to the ’80s this evening! There will be three DJs playing ’80s music across three different rooms! Enjoy the Footlight Players’ shows? They will be presenting two very entertaining ’80s-themed shows at 10 p.m. and midnight.
It’s the end of the month, and you know what that means…leather night has returned to BarCodes in Orlando! David Hall is your host for the evening, and in between his live demonstrations and all the sexy men in leather, you’ll soon realize why this night is such a hit! It all starts at 9 p.m. (The bar is open all afternoon and evening as well.)
Speaking of leather, Sawmill Resort in Dade City is hosting their annual Mr. Sawmill Leather contest! $1,000 in cash and prizes will be going to the winner! The contest will be starting at 8:30 p.m. and live performances and demonstrations will be presented after the winner receives his sash. Reserve your room by calling (352) 583-0664.
Southern Nights in Orlando is having a glow party tonight! Wear white! There will be glow sticks handed out and there will be a body painter on hand to paint you in the coolest day-glo colors! There will be a drag show at 11:30 p.m. featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Tasha Long and Nicky Monet, followed by the Les Vixen burlesque show at midnight with Ivy, JoJo and Mayven.
Sunday February 1
Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is throwing a big Super Bowl party! All seventeen of the TVs in the main bar and two TVs at the outdoor bar will be tuned in to the big game, so come for the T-Dance and stay for a great game! Whether you’re a Seahawks fan or a Patriots fan, the Flamingo is a great place to watch the final NFL game of the year.
WAIT JUST A MINUTE…
Now wait just a minute…did you know that Florida’s Leading Lady, Leigh Shannon, is celebrating her 40th anniversary in female impersonation? This is a momentous occasion for her, and Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando will be helping her celebrate this milestone in style. She will be presenting a very special 40th anniversary Cabaret Dinner Show this Saturday, January 31. This show will also double as her birthday party, so come on down to Church Street Station and wish her the best for this coming year!
Now if you know Leigh, she always sells out her shows, so you will need to call right away to reserve your seat. I know I’ve got mine and I’ll be there! The show will start at 8:30 p.m., with seating beginning at 7:30. Call (321) 319-0600.