September is a very exciting time for Pride celebrations in Central Florida! First, Tampa Pride will be holding their launch party, “Walk the Plank,” at City Side next Thursday evening. Then the last weekend in September, Space Coast Pride will be held in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie Arts District. That’s not even mentioning the large number of Prides coming up in October, which include Ocala Pride, Gainesville Pride, Volusia Pride, Sarasota Pride, and of course Come Out with Pride Orlando in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park! This is a great time to be proud! Lots of love to you all!
Thursday September 10
Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa hosts their weekly amateur strip contest this evening! To start off the show, Joey Brooks and co-host Anjila Cavalier will perform a short drag show at midnight, and then it’s time for the popular strip contest! Cash and prizes will be given to the winner and runner-up.
Tonight is ’80s night at BarCodes Orlando, beginning at 8 p.m. Once you’re there you can enjoy ’80s music (complete with music videos), trivia questions, and even screenings of cult ’80s movies! Totally tubular, right? Be sure to stop by The Store @ BarCodes for your underwear and swimwear needs and much more.
Hamburger Mary’s Tampa welcomes their newest divas with their own weekly performances! Every Thursday night, you can see a show featuring the talents of Jelitza Fearce, Kimora Santi, Yvonne Divina, Jade Embers and Rockell Blu. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Katie Sommers and the 93.3 FLZ crew will also be at Mary’s between 7 and 9. To reserve your table, call (813) 241-6279.
Friday September 11
If you’re a man who loves men, you have to stop by Flex Fridays at Southern Nights Orlando. DJs Ants and Walter Winston will be spinning for your enjoyment all night. Be sure to catch one of the two shows in the Southern Nights Theatre (showtimes 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.) featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Tasha Long and Chevelle Brooks.
Daphne Ferraro‘s drag shows have become a Friday night staple at Enigma in St. Petersburg. If you haven’t been to one yet, come on out and see what people are talking about! Showtimes are at 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Daphne will be joined by her friends Blade Mathews and Ashlee Bangkx.
Esme Russell and special guest Pheyonce Montrese will join host Joey Brooks tonight for two drag shows at Bradley’s on 7th (showtimes 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.). Remember, Bradley’s doesn’t charge cover any night of the week!
Saturday September 12
Start out your evening at Parliament House Orlando with a comedy show! The Ridiculously Funny Comedy Improv Group will be having a show this evening at 8 p.m., featuring their normal improv cast plus some special guests! Admission is $15 at the door and also includes your cover for the club. Stay for two special Footlight Players shows, to be performed at 10 p.m. and midnight, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race season seven favorites Katya and Trixie Mattel!
Bradley’s on 7th continues with their exciting weekend shows with their monthly Tracks revue night, consisting of queens that once performed at the defunct but beloved club Tracks. Joining Joey Brooks and Esme Russell this evening are Felicity Lane and Amy DeMilo. Showtimes are at 11:30 and 1:15.
Zebra Coalition hosts their fifth anniversary “un-gala” event, Zebra Wild Nights: A Walk in Barcelona, tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Universal Boulevard in Orlando. Guests will be transported to “the streets of Barcelona” where entertainment and excitement awaits at every turn. To buy your ticket, visit zebrawildnight.com.
The SAVOY Stars have been a very popular addition to weekends at SAVOY Orlando, and I hear their performances bring the house down! Here’s your chance to check them out: every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 p.m., you can see performances by these stars, namely Mocha Skye and Sorcha Mercy. Be sure to join them in the dance bar!