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This year has been filled with a lot of joy for the Central Florida community and also a lot of loss. Recently we said goodbye to Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg after 15 years in business, and last week we said goodbye to Baxter’s Lounge after being in business for 33 years. A whole slew of businesses will be opening up in November: Revere Nightclub in Orlando, Hamburger Mary’s Pub House in Tampa and Punky’s Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg. My hope is that they become places where people will look back and think of their friendliest memories. Lots of love!

 

Friday November 6

After ten years, Bathhouse: The Musical! is back at home at Parliament House Orlando! WHCF-3044_FridayDirected by Tim Evanicki, who produced the musical with Esther Daack, Bathhouse consists of a cast of all new actors but with the same fun storyline! See them tonight at 7:30 and every weekend through November 22. Tickets are $20 at the door and are also discounted at parliamenthouse.com.

Liquid Tampa knows how to turn up the heat, and they definitely do that on their Latin night, Candela Fridays, hosted by Lady Janet and Dulce Andrews! Not only are some sexy go-go boys featured, you can dance to some sensual salsa, merengue and more from DJ Mike El Bori. There’s no cover before 10 p.m. for people over 21.

 

Saturday November 7

City Side in Tampa celebrates their twenty-fifth anniversary this evening with a special WHCF-3044_Saturday1turnabout show! Watch your favorite bartenders perform in drag beginning at 10 p.m. There will also be a drag show featuring Anjila Cavalier, Nairobi D’Viante, and Miss Manny, right after. See you there!

Parliament House Orlando loves the ’90s so much, they are bringing you three whole rooms of ’90s music by three different DJs! Do the macarena and get jiggy with it all night long! The acclaimed Footlight WHCF-3044_Saturday2Players will be putting on two ’90s-themed shows at 10 p.m. and midnight.

It’s the beginning of the month, and at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando, that means it’s time for Leigh Shannon’s Illusions in Revue! Leigh and her friends will bring you some of the best female impersonation in Florida. Want to see Bette, Reba, Lady Gaga, Cher, Patti LaBelle, and even more? If so, you’ll love Illusions in Revue. Call to reserve your table for 7:30 p.m.: (321) 319-0600.

 

Sunday November 8

Fifteen female impersonators are devoting their time and talents to a special event at Parliament House Orlando this afternoon. “Babes Who Brunch” is a fun-filled special brunch extravaganza, and the proceeds benefit The Center and their HIV prevention program. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase at parliamenthouse.com or WHCF-3044_Sundaythecenterorlando.org. The show starts at 1 p.m.!

Enjoy a mix of yesterday’s music and today’s at Evolve Sunday at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa! DJ Steve Vaughn will spin your favorite hits from the ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, and today from 6 p.m. to midnight. He’s set up in the dance bar so come on out and shake your groove thing!

Southern Nights Tampa is beginning a new Sunday tradition with a new happy hour! Melvin will be your bartender for this new weekly event. Enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Ybor City with a good drink and good friends. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

 

WHCF-3044_MondayMonday November 9

Enjoy some karaoke with the gang at BarCodes Orlando this evening, beginning at 9 p.m.! Proceeds from all drinks sold benefit the Orlando Gay Chorus, and BarCodes goes smoke-free for the evening, allowing everyone to hit their best high notes! Be sure to stop by and browse the adjoining Store @ BarCodes.

 

Tuesday November 10

Miss Comedy Queen is turning things up a bit with the hilariously-named Miss Bible Belt Comedy Queen preliminary pageant. The pageant starts at 9 p.m. at Southern Nights Orlando, and will feature past Miss Comedy Queen winners as special guests. Contestants will be judged on presentation, interview, comedic talent, outrageous evening gown, and a “60-second spokeswoman” category. To buy tickets to attend, visit anrtickets.com.

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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.