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I had the most amazing time at St. Pete Pride! The air was absolutely electric and it was so great to see hundreds of thousands of people lining Central Avenue, shouting and holding up signs like “America is ready for the freedom to marry!” We sure are ready, and I know everyone else was too. The Supreme Court decision surely played a part in the record crowds I saw in St. Pete. Congratulations to Eric Skains, Scion Provenzano and the rest of the St. Pete Pride team on a job well done! Lots of love to you all!

 

Thursday July 9

Are you feeling worn out after Pride Month and July 4 weekend? Sawmill Resort in Dade City has the cure for you: a discount on your stay! Cabins and RVs are 50% off this weekend only. Don’t miss the fun: on the weekends there are pool parties, dance parties, and the Sawmill Divas show! Reserve your cabin now! (352) 583-0664.

 

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Want to keep track of some of the hottest men’s nights in Central Florida? It’s very easy to remember when Southern Nights is in charge of the party! On Fridays, Southern Nights Orlando hosts Flex Fridays, which consists of a fun night featuring male dancers and a drag show! On Saturdays, Southern Nights Tampa hosts Swank Saturdays, featuring a similar entertainment lineup. There’s no cover before 10 p.m. Enjoy!

Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa is pulling out all the stops this weekend! Tonight, the First Lady of Ybor City, Joey Brooks, will be performing alongside Bradley’s diva Esme Russell and special guest Ashlee Bangkx! Tomorrow night is a special show reuniting cast members from the dearly departed club Tracks. Joey and Esme will be joined by Amy DeMilo and Natasha Richards. Showtimes are at 11:30 and 1:15!

 

Saturday July 11

Parliament House in Orlando is having their monthly Grindr party this evening. Here’s how it works: when you come to Parliament House, show the kind lady at the front door your Grindr app on your smartphone. Then you get in for free! There will be two Footlight Players shows this evening, one at 10 p.m. and one at midnight.

 

Sunday July 12

Meet your favorite stars from Days of our Lives and General Hospital and WHCF-3027_Sundaysupport a worthy cause at the same time! Eric Martsolf, Bryan Craig, and many other actors will be at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Sarasota County supporting Samantha’s Friends, a charity which helps individuals with disabilities by pairing them with service animals. For ticket information, visit samanthas-friends.org.

Every Wednesday and Sunday, BarCodes in Orlando hosts underwear WHCF-3027_Sunday2night! Come to the bar, lock your clothes up in the lockers provided, and party all night in nothing but your unmentionables! After you’re in your underwear, ask your bartender what you get for stripping down! The Store @ BarCodes inside the bar has cute underwear for sale too.

 

Monday July 13

Parliament House is getting ready for their 40th anniversary celebrations with the 40th annual Miss Parliament House pageant! Chevelle Brooks will crown her successor at the end of the event. Contestants will be judged on presentation (the theme is “the 1970s”), talent and evening gown. $2000 in cash will go to the winner! Come see the pageant; it begins at 9 p.m.

 

Tuesday July 14

Hamburger Mary’s Tampa loves raising money for great causes, and tonight is one of their three weekly Charity “Ham-Bingo” nights! Every other Tuesday, Miss Large and Lovely Nicky Monet hosts, and she is hilarious! Don’t laugh too hard because you might miss daubing a number and then you won’t win a fabulous prize! Bingo starts at 7:30; seating is an hour before the show. Call (813) 241-6279 and reserve your table!

 

Wednesday July 15

Enigma in St. Petersburg has two fun evWHCF-3027_Wednesdayents happening this evening. First, at 7 p.m., there is the double elimination pool tournament. Enter and win cash and prizes! Then, at 10 p.m., there’s karaoke! Everyone knows I love a good karaoke night, and this one is sure to be a lot of fun, even if I’m not there singing ABBA! (Someone sing one for me!)

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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.