This past weekend was absolutely wonderful! I stayed at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg and took photos during the sixth annual Bear Soup Weekend! The entire resort was sold out for the duration of the weekend. I had fun meeting all the people in Tampa Bay’s Bear Soup club. I’ll see you guys very soon! Also, let’s give it up for Ginger Minj, who as of press time has made it to the top three on RuPaul’s Drag Race! I know she’s making the Orlando community proud! I’m proud of her too! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday May 28
Don’t miss Bradley’s on 7th’s amateur strip contest that’s coming up tonight at midnight! Joey Brooks will be hosting with Kori Stevens. The winner will get $200 in cash! Pretty exciting! If you’re coming out to Bradley’s this weekend, don’t miss the drag shows that start at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. The crowd will be going wild on Friday night for Joey Brooks, Esme Russell and Crystle Chambers! Then on Saturday, Joey’s show cast will include Chanel Cartier and Mercedes Deveraux.
Southern Nights Orlando is celebrating Axel Andrews’ birthday with a special edition of Rush Thursdays called “Neon ’90s.” Jiggly Caliente from RuPaul’s Drag Race season four is coming down from New York City to help Axel celebrate! Don’t miss the freshman line-up at 10:30 hosted by MrMs Adrien, followed by the main show at 12:30 featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Kai’ja Adonis, Nazhoni and the birthday boy himself! There is no cover before 11 p.m.
If you want to go back to the ’80s instead, BarCodes in Orlando presents their ’80s night every Thursday night starting at 9 p.m. Enjoy music, movie clips and TV commercials from your totally tubular favorite decade. (I kindly request that you download and play the theme to Santa Barbara the next time I’m there!)
Friday May 29
Save the Date! The Equality Florida St. Petersburg Gala will be held tonight at The Mahaffey Theater. Three people will be honored with the Voice for Equality Award. For more information, visit eqfl.org.
Head on over to Sawmill Resort in Dade City for their “Back to Nature” Weekend! Tonight there will be a bingo game with a $250 jackpot, plus a dance party with DJ Wayne! There’s a lot of things planned for tomorrow too: a canoe trip, a barbecue, a bonfire and another dance party, this time with DJ Jarhead!
Saturday May 30
The Ybor City nightclub GBar will be throwing a closing party tonight starting at 9 p.m. The staff wants to thank you for the many happy years and memories that the community has shared there. Music will be provided by DJs Bruce Devery and Charles Machado, with drag performances by Amy DeMilo, Alisa Summers, and their supporting cast. There is no cover before 10 p.m. Starting on June 1, GBar will change ownership and will be renamed Southern Nights Tampa.
Parliament House in Orlando is kicking off Gay Disney Week early with a special house party, featuring Beth Sacks, who will be singing her club hit “No Drama” with DJ Aron, as well as DJ Randy Bettis, who will be spinning all night long. The Footlight Players will perform at 10 p.m. and midnight.
Tuesday June 2
Parliament House is hosting a very special Hip Hop Tuesday with Big Freedia as a special guest! If you haven’t seen him before, you know Miss Thing will bring the house down! Admission is $10, with VIP tickets (including photo op) priced at $25. Darcel Stevens will play hostess tonight. Music by DJ Scott Robert.
Wednesday June 3
Miss Comedy Queen Kathryn Nevets and the former Miss Comedy Queen titleholders are putting on a special pageant called Mister Comedy Queen at Parliament House! This fun night is a fundraiser for The Barber Fund. Admission is a $10 donation and it costs $25 to enter. The men will be judged on “swimmin’ suits” and talent. Watch the hilarity ensue and donate to a worthy cause tonight at 8 p.m.