Get out your LGBT planner

Ladies, get ready! Someday Souvenir performs at The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, as part of its Avant Tour Event. The band will be stripping down and going acoustic for part of the show, and rocking out at the end of the night. Special guests include hip-hop artist Pedro El Poeta, singer-songwriter Cuba Luna and Iris Calling. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m.


The West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., presents “The Boys in the Band,” a play that mixes comedy and tragedy while exploring the issues of gay culture in American society. Tickets are $16; groups of 10 or more get a special price of $13 per person. Show time is 8 p.m.


Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, presents Metro Masquerade, a benefit for Metro Wellness and Community Centers, 4 p.m. — 3 a.m. A drag performance with Kori Stevens starts at 9 p.m. Male dancers get started at 10:30 p.m. And there will be raffles, Jell-O shots and free HIV testing throughout the evening.


Saturday, June 22


Metro Wellness and Community Center in St. Pete, 3251 3rd Ave. N., offers free LGBT financial advising, 12 — 1:30 p.m. Consult with a financial adviser on issues specific to LGBT people. For appointments, call (727) 321-3854 or email [email protected].


If you’re down in Sarasota, join Arica Love, who will take on bartending duties, for Happy Hour at Barrel 87 Saloon, 6587 Gateway, Ave. from 5 — 9 p.m.


St. Petersburg’s The Hideaway, 8302 4th St. N., celebrates its 44th anniversary from 3 p.m. — 3 a.m. Karaoke with Sue starts at 9 p.m. and there will be drink specials and free raffles all day. There will also be a corn hole tournament, a beer tent and a free buffet.


The West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., presents “The Boys in the Band,” a play that mixes comedy and tragedy while exploring the issues of gay culture in American society. Tickets are $16; groups of 10 or more get a special price of $13 per person. Show time is 8 p.m.


Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, hosts the St. Pete Pride Carnivale week kick-off party, starting at 9 p.m.


Alaska Thunderfuck, from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season five, is at Liquid Tampa Saturday night.
  • Alaska Thunderfuck, from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season five, is at Liquid Tampa Saturday night.
Liquid Tampa, 1502 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City, presents Alaska Thunderfuck from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season five. General admission is $5; $10 for a private meet and greet after her second show around 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online.


Sunday, June 23


The West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., presents “The Boys in the Band,” a play that mixes comedy and tragedy while exploring the issues of gay culture in American society. Tickets are $16; groups of 10 or more get a special price of $13 per person. Show time is 2 p.m.


Monday, June 24


Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project celebrates its 11th anniversary with “Prelude to Pride: Blown By the Wind,” a night of alternative theatre, at American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg. This original adaptation by T. Scott Wooten is a hilarious and naughty take of the time-honored classic “Gone with the Wind.” Tickets are “pay-what-you-can.” Suggested donation is $10 to $20. Cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m.; curtain time is 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the People with AIDS programs at Metropolitan Charities of Pinellas.


Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, presents its final night of Drag-ing with the Stars. Share your talent and win cash and other prizes. Showtime is 10:30 p.m. Sign-up by 10 p.m. to perform.


St. Petersburg City Council hopeful Amy Foster will be at Georgies Alibi Monday, 5 - 8 p.m., for a Meet and Greet.
  • St. Petersburg City Council hopeful Amy Foster will be at Georgie's Alibi Monday, 5 - 8 p.m., for a Meet and Greet.
St. Petersburg City Council hopeful Amy Foster will be available at a Meet & Greet at Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Pete, 5 — 8 p.m.


Metro Wellness and Community Center in St. Pete, 3251 3rd Ave. N., offers a cooking class from 6 — 7:30 p.m. Learn how to roll your own sushi. Samples, wine and soda will be provided. Suggested donation is $5. Limited to 10 students. RSVP to [email protected].


Wednesday, June 26


Rev. Candace Shultis from Metropolitan Community Church KOP leads a forum on homosexuality and Christianity at Metro Wellness and Community Center in St. Pete, 3251 3rd Ave. N., 6 — 8:30 p.m. There will also be a screening of the film “For the Bible Tells Me So.” Donations accepted.


Ongoing


There’s always something going on at the The Broken Tusk, 4685 28th St. N., St. Petersburg, on Sundays. On the first and third Sundays, Bitchy Bingo begins at 7 p.m. And on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, Alex brings you Trashy Trivia starting at 9 p.m.


Esme Russell hosts an Amateur Strip Contest at G. Bar, 1401 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City, every Tuesday. Winner receives a $100 bar tab. No cover and free drinks 9 p.m. — 11 p.m.


Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, presents All-star Karaoke every Tuesday starting at 9 p.m. Hosted by DJ LMO.


Play pool every Wednesday at The Broken Tusk, 4685 28th St. N., St. Petersburg. The pool tournament begins at 8 p.m. Entry fee is $5, blind draw and double elimintation. The bar matches the pot and winners can walk away with as much as $150.


Someday Souvenir’s Chrissy Derado hosts live acoustic karaoke at Beak’s St. Pete, 2451 Central Ave., every Wednesday, 7:30 — 9:30 p.m. No cover and one free shot for every singer.


The Ybor City Social Club, 1909 N. 15th St., hosts Gay College Night every Thursday. Doors open at 9 p.m.; free drinks until 11 p.m.; $1 drinks 11 p.m. until midnight; and $2 drinks after midnight. No cover. Drag shows with Conundrum and Sashay Infiniti.


Head to G. Bar, 1401 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City, for Fusion Thursdays and enjoy the latest in electro house, drum n’ bass and breaks music with DJs rotating weekly. Doors open at 10 p.m.; $1 drinks until midnight.


Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, hosts its legendary Long Island Iced Tea parties on Thursday. $3 Long Island Iced Teas from 9 p.m. to close.


The Honey Pot, 1507 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, hosts Steam Fridays, the ultimate gay men’s dance party, 10 p.m. — 3 a.m. Enjoy an unbelievable show by The Steam Girls and an all-male revue, a high-tech dancefloor, world-renowned DJs, porn stars and more.


Girl Fridays at G. Bar, 1401 E. 7th Ave., features $1 drinks all night for the ladies and $1 Long Island Iced Teas until midnight. Drag show hosted by Conundrum. No cover until 11 p.m.; $5 after 11.


CandeLa Fridays at Liquid Tampa, 1502 E. 7th Ave., brings the heat to Ybor City with its Latin dance party featuring DJ Mike el Bori and hosts Lady Janet, Colorina, and Miah V. No cover before 11 p.m.; $1 well drinks 11 p.m. to midnight.


The Broken Tusk, 4685 28th St. N., St. Petersburg, presents Foxy Fridays featuring drag performances by Jaeda Fuentes, Kori Stevens, and special guests, and dancing with DJ LMo. Drag performances are at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.


The Honey Pot, 1507 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, hosts Tease Saturdays lesbian party, 10 p.m. — 3 a.m. $1 drinks and no cover before 11 p.m. Drag show at 11:30 p.m. hosted by Toby Brees.

With St. Pete Pride just a week away, there are plenty of local LGBT events going on in our area.

Thursday, June 20

Got a rant or a story or a poem? Pick up the mic and show off your stuff at Oral Fixation’s monthly LGBTQ open mic at Ybor City’s R Bar, 1820 North 15th St., Tampa. Doors open at 9 p.m.; show starts at 10 p.m. Performers of all types are welcome and encouraged to share their art.

The West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., presents “The Boys in the Band,” a play that mixes comedy and tragedy while exploring the issues of gay culture in American society. This performance, which begins at 8 p.m., is a fundraiser for St. Pete Pride. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Friday, June 21

The Florida Diversity Council will hold its second annual Florida LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit at Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building’s Couch Auditorium, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, 7:30 — 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “What the HRC Corporate Equality Index Means to Your Business and Our Community,” and will include the discussion of the benefits and challenges that accompany effective inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender team members in the workplace. The keynote address, by Morgan Stanley’s Managing Director Caroline Gundeck, will discuss “Being Commercial: The Power of Diverse Partnerships.” Deena Fidas and Liz Cooper, representatives from the Human Rights Campaign, will explore the Corporate Equality Index in depth. Individual registration is $40; non-profit registration $30; and student registration $20.

The Broken Tusk, 4685 28th St. N., St. Petersburg, is throwing its Official Coming Out Party, featuring drag performances by Jaeda Fuentes, Kori Stevens, and special guests, and dancing with DJ LMo. There will be lots of giveaways. Drag performances are at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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