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5/31/2007

The Queer Issue

ONE MIGHTY WEEKEND
Not-to-be-missed Gay Days events

 

All events can be found at www.gaydays.com. For information by phone, call (407) 896-8431.

Amy Steinberg Tongue-twisted she- syncopations from Orlando’s legendary bawdy broad. Expect big-hearted emotion with some folky garnish on the side. 7 p.m. June 3 at Hotel Royal Plaza, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $25-$50.

Beach Ball Moisture reigns at Gay Days’ wettest event. Pop up in the wave pool, then come down in the lazy river, with music by DJ Alyson Calagna. 8 p.m. June 1 at Typhoon Lagoon, Lake Buena Vista; $85-$95; www.one mightyweekend.com.

Dancing With the Porn Stars Balls-out ballroom dancing pairing giddy novices with the porny beau-hunks that typically only provide dirty thoughts and dirtier hands. Hosted by our favorite Gay Ballroom Dance champions, Stuart Nichols and Richard Lamberty. 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1, 6 p.m. June 3 at Hotel Royal Plaza, Harrington Ballroom, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $15-$20.

Gay Day at Magic Kingdom Seventeen years later and it’s still a small world, especially if everybody’s gay and wearing a red shirt. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. June 2 at Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista; $67; (407) 939-1289.

Gay Days Film Festival Take a popcorn break with four fey arthouse screenings – including Rock Bottom, Coffee Date, Three Needles and Saint of 9/11 – by and about the GLBT community. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 2 and June 3 at Hotel Royal Plaza, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $5-$10; www.gaydays.com/filmfest.

Gay Days Motorcycle Run Gay bikers on acid! (Only without the acid, hopefully.) More than 40 riders will trek through Central Florida to benefit the Center. 8 a.m. June 3 at Hotel Royal Plaza, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $20.

Kick-Ass Girl Band Concert Lilith returns, or at least something resembling her gayer little sister as Melissa Crispo Band, Linda Nunez Band, SpeShees, Spit Babies and Manifest Frequency perform for the lambda ladies. 2 p.m. June 3 at Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista, 8150 Palm Parkway; $10-$20.

Lezbo-a-Luau Grass skirts? Coconut bras? Drag kings? Is this a movie or a stereotype? Regardless, there will be dancing and there will be a buffet (with fish! Maybe). 7 p.m. June 2 at Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista, 8150 Palm Parkway; $20.

One Mighty Party Even if Chisholm does rhyme uncomfortably with “jism,” old Johnny Chisholm is still sticking his wettest finger into the gayest circuit, this year raising hair with Donna Summer, Kathy Griffin, Eddie Baez, Roland Belmares and Phil B. 8 p.m. June 2 at Disney-MGM Studios, Lake Buena Vista; $85-$95; www.onemightyweekend.com.

Red Hot Night Decadent debut event with performances by DJ Lydia Prim, Kitty Meow and DJ Randy Bettis. Glowsticks recommended. 11 p.m. June 2 at Hotel Royal Plaza, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $40-$50.

Shamu Family Picnic Gay Days Family hosts the all-ages event with games, grilling and activities. Is Shamu gay? 10 a.m. June 3; SeaWorld; $57.99-$94.99; (305) 527-9760; www.gaydayfamily.com.

Underworld: The Circus If the aging house-thump of Junior Vasquez doesn’t knock you to the floor, then perhaps a wayward stilt walker, broken-heeled drag queen or tipsy contortionist will. This particularly gay obstacle course is both a kickoff party and a benefit for the Human Rights Campaign. Suffer for love. 9 p.m. May 31 at Destiny Nightclub, 7430 Universal Blvd.; $20; (407) 351-9800.

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