Have a Great Gay Weekend: May 13, 2016

Have a great gay weekend

Are you in the mood for some culture? Are you cool with the culture whether it’s high-brow or low-brow? Well, then we have the events round up for you.

From Mad Hatters to Drag Queens to the Gayest Chorus of Them All, Have a Great Gay Weekend has the hookup. 


Mad Hatters 2nd Anniversary Weekend
Friday, May 13- Sunday, May 15
Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Bar, St. Petersburg
Don’t be late for this very important anniversary as Mad Hatters celebrates two years of serving up tea, hookah and as well as fun and games including life-size jenga, pool, darts and more. The celebration kicks off tonight with an Alice in Wonderland costume contest at 9pm. Tomorrow make sure to hangout for the giant water slide, the WonderFlow ShowCase and fire performers. Sunday closes out the party with the unBirthday Party and a scooter giveaway. For more information visit MadHattersTeaBar.com.

Harvey Milk Festival concert
Saturday, May 14, 2:30pm- 12:00am
Five Points Park, Sarasota
The 3-day Harvey Milk Festival, which is currently going on, culminates in this 10-band concert at Five Points Park in Sarasota. The Harvey Milk Festival brings together music, art and expression to honor and celebrate the life of Harvey Milk. Each musician and artist selected to be a apart of the festival use their talent to support diversity and reject discrimination. The concert includes Avan Lava, PWR BTTM, Pompeya, Tomboi, AMFMS, Blue Jay, Sam Robertson and more. The evening will also include a candlelight vigil with Miranda Colette and keynote speakers Nate Quinn and Equality Florida. For more information on the festival and full list of the bands performing visit HarveyMilkFestival.org.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons
Sunday, May 15, 7:00- 11:30pm
The RITZ Ybor, Tampa
Get ready to come out and support your season’s ladies as RuPaul’s Drag Race brings you some of the best from the shows many years for the third year of Battle of the Seasons. Hosted by series judge Michelle Visage, join an all-star cast of past winners, finalists and some fan favorites including Adore Delano, Alaska Thunderfuck, Courtney Act, Phi Phi O’hara, Sharon Needles, Violet Chachki and Ginger Minj. Come witness the eleganza and gag on the shade as the world’s most talented drag performers battle it out. Tickets available at AXS.com.


The Producers
May 13 – 22
Osceola Arts, Kissimmee
The Producers is a classic for a reason! A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime For Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. Showtimes are this weekend and next weekend. Tickets at OsceolaArts.com.

Orlando Gay Chorus: “We Are Family”
Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15
The Plaza Live, Orlando
Come out and celebrate the power of family, community and inclusion with the Orlando Gay Chorus’ “We Are Family” concert. OGC artistic director and conductor James Rode will lead the chorus through a program to highlight all families with selections “We Are Family,” “Let the River Run,” “Tell My Father,” “It Takes a Whole Village” and many more. Concerts are at 7:30pm on Saturday and 4:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Student tickets are only $10. Advance tickets are available by calling 407-841-7464 or visiting OrlandoGayChorus.org.

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
Monday, May 16
Dubsdread, Orlando
Okay, another one that’s not TECHNICALLY the weekend, but what better way to ease into next week than celebrating diversity? The GLBT Center of Central Florida and The Harvey Milk Foundation invite you to join them at Dubsdread for the 4th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast and Award Show. The breakfast will be attended by special guests Stuart Milk, who will also give the “State of Global Equality” address, and Ryland Whittington. Whittington is an 8-year-old transgender boy whose documentary “Raising Ryland” will be released this summer by CNN Films. Receiving awards at the ceremony will be attorney Mary Meeks, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Tickets are $45 for an individual or $500 for a table of 10. Tickets and tables are available online at HarveyMilkBreakfast.Eventbrite.com.

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