by Aimee Vitek
through June 2
host hotel: Doubletree Resort Orlando, 10100 International Drive
various prices, visit website for details
You could (and should) absolutely consider Gay Days an all-out extravaganza: Between the pool parties and group visits to the Disney parks (May 30: Animal Kingdom; May 31: Hollywood Studios; June 1: Magic Kingdom; June 2: Epcot), not to mention the nearly week-long vendor expo, this six-day, LGBT-leaning bash packs its usual punch yet again this year. Yes, there’ll be dance parties; yes, there’ll be live concerts; this year, there’s even a car show! In fact, there are way too many Gay Days festivities within the next week that we don’t have the space the list them all here. But no worries, we’ve got you covered with a few events, listed below, that caught our eye while browsing the Gay Days schedule. Clear out your calendar, visit the official event website for the complete conundrum of events, and then let the party hopping begin. – Aimee Vitek
Gay Days Events
A Night of Laughter With Judy Tenuta Live stand-up comedy show. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1; Doubletree Resort Orlando, 10100 International Drive; $35-$40; 407-896-8431; gaydays.com.
A Taste of Gay Days Beer, wine, spirits and hors d’oeuvres. 6-10 p.m. Thursday, May 30; Doubletree Resort Orlando, 10100 International Drive; $25; 407-896-8431; gaydays.com.
Gay Days at Drip Cast shows and a visual art show. Daily May 28-June 1; DRIP, 8747 International Drive; free-$43; ilovedrip.com.
Gay Days at the Parliament House Live concerts by Trina, Deborah Cox and others. Daily May 28-June 2; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free-$30, visit website for details; 407-425-7571; parliament house.com.
Gay Days Red Carpet Runway Party 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28; Macy’s, The Mall at MIllenia, 4298 Millenia Blvd.; $15-$35; 407-264-2300; gaydays.com.
International Latin Explosion Dance party with DJ music and more. 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 31; Doubletree Resort Orlando, 10100 International Drive; $15-$20; 407-896-8431; gaydays.com.
One Magical Weekend RipTide at Typhoon Lagoon, WE Party: Wash and Drink Around the World at Epcot. Various times May 31-June 2; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $30-$150; onemagicalweekend.com.
Orlando Black Pride Panel discussions, DJ battles and more. Daily May 28-June 2; various locations; various prices, visit website for details; 407-977-2997; orlandoblackpride.com.
The Days of Gays The club hosts the Dirty Sexy Wurkout, Global Latin Explosion: RuPaul’s Latin Take Over and Bad Girls in a L World parties. Various times May 30-June 1; Revolution Nightclub, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; various prices; 407-228-9900; revolutionorlando.com.