The Annual Tampa Bay Business Guild Award Banquet set a record crowd at the Ritz in Ybor. This was a night to celebrate and honor the friends and advocates that work so hard in the area for GLBTA causes. At the helm of the catered dinner gala was Fox TV Channel 13 anchor Russell Rhodes, MCing with his classical wit and humor. Guild President Corrie Jeffries was dressed to the T’s in his tailed tuxedo. Some of the GLBT local politicians and officials included Tampa’s newly appointed first female and lesbian Police Chief Jane Castor, elected openly gay Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner and Circuit Court Judge Carolyn Tesch. It was a great honor for us to receive the Tampa Bay Business Guild’s 2009 Citizens of the Year Award. We humbly accepted the recognition among our friends, peers and Business Guild Members. We have lived and been a major part of the Tampa Bay GLBT community almost all of our lives. This is a great honor you have given us and we thank you! The President’s Award given by Corrie Jeffries with a video introduction by Florida State Representative Rick Kriseman, was given to former Guild President Dr. Scott Barry. Volunteer of the Year went to Felicia Filallo from the Human Rights Campaign. The Non Profit Group of the Year went to the Susan B. Plotnik Board members for years of service for women’s causes.
The 6th Annual Sarasota Medieval Fair is set for November 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd from 10 am to 6 pm at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Experience the 11th century with over 85 performances daily, including full armored contact jousting and human combat chess match. Also at the creatively costumed event is 100 + artisan and crafters. SarasotaMedievalFair.com.
The Sawmill Campgrounds presents their Hibernation Run with the Backwoods Bear club on Friday, November 13th.
Saturday, November 14th
Club Nautico presents 3 hot bands starting at 7 pm. They are: Karmic Tattoo, Elysian Sex Drive and the Traveling Fates.
The Parliament House presents Black Light Night where they will be giving out free glow sticks, body paint, highlighters and T-shirts.
The Ritz Ybor presents Magnum Opus from 7 pm to midnight with show times at 8 pm and 10 pm. There will be featured performances by Bella Danza, Enigma Dance Kru, Kinetic Dance Group, Wear to Tear Fashion, Jeremy Goff and more with over 75 local artists featured. For more info go to SquareOneFlorida.com
Pulse Orlando presents New Moon which will feature shows by Roxxxy Andrews, Kitana Infiniti, Tyra Sanchez, Kai’ja Adonis and Maya Andrews, as well as an IMAX ticket giveaway to see “New Moon.”
Chateau La Rouge (3023 1st Avenue N in St Pete) presents the Black and Blue Ball at 8 pm with a portion of the proceeds to benefit ASAP.