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I can’t believe how fast the year is going! Recently I stopped by Southern Nights Tampa to attend the monthly GaYBOR Coalition meeting. They have new officers, so be sure to attend the next meeting if you haven’t met them yet! Across the Bay, Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg is celebrating their 15th anniversary, and over in Orlando there’s a pool party at the DoubleTree, a fundraiser for Orlando Pride. Those are just two events going on as we wind down August and move into September. Let me tell you more! Lots of love to you all!

 

Thursday August 27

WHCF-3034_ThursdayJoey Brooks, the First Lady of Ybor City, will be hosting her legendary amateur strip contest tonight at Bradley’s on 7th with her friend Amanda D’rhod. Watch Joey and Amanda perform a short show at midnight, and then see the contestants take their clothes off! Cash and prizes will go to the winner and runner-up. Joey has a big weekend coming up with a lot of your favorite performers: tomorrow night’s drag show will feature Joey as host, Bradley’s Diva Esme Russell, and Dana Douglas; and Saturday night’s lineup consists of Joey, Esme, Jasmine Skiies, and Dulce Andrews. Weekend drag shows are at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.

 

Friday August 28

Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg kicks off their 15th anniversary festivities today! Stop in during happy hour and put in your song requests with DJ Danny Morris. He’ll be around later in the evening too! There will be a drag show at 10 p.m. hosted by Kori Stevens and featuring her friends Chanel Cartier and Jocelyn Summers. Tomorrow night there will be a customer WHCF-3034_Fridayappreciation party with lots of giveaways and music by DJ Bruce Devery. Enjoy yourself and have fun this anniversary weekend!

Hamburger Mary’s Orlando hosts Facebook Fridays, the interactive drag show where you get to tell the queens what song they’re performing next! It’s a lot of fun. The Minx will be your host, and she will be joined by Aysia Black and Nicky Monet. Be sure you get your seat for 7:30; the show will start an hour later. Call (321) 319-0600 to reserve your spot!

 

Saturday August 29

Tonight Parliament House Orlando will be recreating the fair right in their complex for a special theme night called “Carnival,” benefiting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There will be Midway games, carnival acts, two Footlight Players shows at 10 p.m. and midnight (the theme is “freak show”), and DJ Brianna providing the music all night long!

Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg is hosting a special Studio 54-themed party this evening, beginning at 10 p.m. There will be costume contests: $500 will be given to the person wearing the best prison costume and $500 will also be given to the person wearing the best disco costume. DJ Johnny Cruz is coming from Orlando to spin for this special occasion. Don’t miss WHCF-3034_Saturdaythe Studio 54 drag show at 11:30 p.m.!

Don’t miss the crowning of Miss Sawmill 2016 tonight at Sawmill Resort in Dade City! Imani Valentino will crown her successor at the end of this event. The evening’s proceedings will be hosted by Trixie Deluxxe. Contestants will be judged on evening gown, Q&A, and talent, and $2,000 in cash and prizes will go to the winner. Watch the queens compete for the crown beginning at 8 p.m.

 

Sunday August 30

WHCF-3034_SundayOrlando Pride is holding a fundraiser called the Pride United Pool Party, which starts at 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree on Ivanhoe Boulevard in downtown Orlando. DJ Edil Hernandez will be spinning poolside and there will be fun raffles and giveaways too. The cost to attend is $10 and all proceeds go to Orlando Pride. See you there!

 

 

Monday August 31

WHCF-3034_MondayEveryone knows I love karaoke, and BarCodes in Orlando is a great place to belt out your favorite song! Eric Michaud hosts Bearaoke every Monday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will also be prize drawings and giveaways handed out throughout the night. Also, for your enjoyment, BarCodes will be smoke-free all night long.

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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.