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Events and parties at the 2017 Gays Days and One Magical Weekend

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TUESDAY, MAY 30

Official GayDays Kick-Off Party Annual GayDays kick-off party hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race star Coco Montrese. All proceeds go to the onePULSE Foundation. 6-10 pm; STK Orlando, 1580 Buena Vista Drive; $10-$75; gaydays.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

Drag Bingo Harmony Breeze and Alexis Mateo host an evening of live performances, prizes and bingo. 7:30-9:30 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $10-$20; gaydays.com.

Midway Daytime Pool Party The first of five daytime pool parties. Featuring DJ Tex-Flex. Noon-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $15-$25; gaydays.com.

Midway Nighttime Pool Party The first of five nighttime pool parties. Featuring DJ Frank-O and DJ Chris Adams. 5 pm-3 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $15-$25; gaydays.com.

Orlando Black Gay Pride: Partying for Pulse Featuring Pulse DJs Angelica Sanchez, DUNK, DJ Infinite and Herm T. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Pulse Nightclub Foundation. 10 pm; Parallel Nightclub, 369 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$30; 407-977-2997; orlandoblackpride.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1

Arena Daytime Pool Party Featuring DJ Matt Effect and DJ Chris Tavi. Noon-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$35; gaydays.com.

Arena Nighttime Pool Party Nighttime pool party. 18-plus. 5 pm-3 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $35-$45; gaydays.com.

Days of Gays Southern Nights celebrates Gay Days with all-you-can-drink specials, drag shows and DJs all weekend long. Through Saturday; Southern Nights, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; $20-$40; 407-412-5039; southernnightsorl.com.

GayDays at Animal Kingdom Enjoy a day at Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom. One of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 8 am-11 pm; Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; price of admission; gaydays.com.

GayDays at Sea World From live shows to free concerts, up-close animal encounters to inspiring shows, there's something for everyone at SeaWorld. Part of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 9 am-7 pm; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; price of admission; 407-363-2613; gaydays.com.

Girls in Wonderland Traffic Jam Red means she's taken. Yellow means approach with caution. Green means go for it! Sexy go-go girls work the traffic all night long. 9 pm; Ember Bar and Restaurant, 42 W. Central Blvd.; $10; 407-849-5200; girlsinwonderland.com.

Midway Daytime Pool Party: Freakshow Daytime pool party with a Freakshow theme featuring go-go dancers and sexy cirque performers. Featuring DJ Aracely Manterola. 10 am-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$35; gaydays.com.

Midway Nighttime Pool Party: Freakshow Daytime pool party with a Freakshow theme featuring go-go dancers and sexy cirque performers. Featuring DJ Luke Hampel and DJ Pumpkin Spice. 5 pm-3 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $35-$45; gaydays.com.

Sideshow Expo One of the largest gay and lesbian expos in the world with more than 100 booths of goods and services, giveaways and free raffle prizes. Featuring Ringmaster Emcee Miss GayDays 2014, Harmony Breeze. Through Sunday, 11 am-7 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; free; gaydays.com.

Sideshow Leather & Fetish Expo Adults-only expo featuring leather and fetish products. Through Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; free; gaydays.com.

Sideshow Outdoor Vendors Businesses from all over the world showcasing goods and services outside of the DoubleTree. Through Sunday, noon-10 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; free; gaydays.com.

Taste of GayDays Socializing, sampling of small bites from Orlando area restaurants, adult beverages and live entertainment. 6-10 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $40-$50; gaydays.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2

Arena Daytime Pool Party Pool party. Through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$35; gaydays.com.

Debbie Gibson The pop star gives a special GayDays performance. 8 pm; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $15-$20; 407-425-7571; gaydays.com.

GayDays at Hollywood Studios Movie magic comes to life at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Part of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 9 am-9:30 pm; Disney Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, 351 S. Studio Drive, Lake Buena Vista; cost of admission; 407-939-5277; gaydays.com.

GayDays at Islands of Adventure Enjoy attractions like all new Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Part of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 9 am-8 pm; Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; cost of admission; gaydays.com.

GayDays Soiree Cash bar and dessert soiree featuring the Miss GayDays performers, Mr. GayDays Leather Competitors and DJ Chris Adams. 10-11:30 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $5-$15; gaydays.com.

Girls in Wonderland Dance Party More than 2,500 women take over the dance floor with DJ Whitney Day and DJ GIGI. 9 pm; House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista; $27-$69; girlsinwonderland.com.

Girls in Wonderland Wet Pool Party Relax, swim, eat, drink and dance while indulging in the scenery. Noon-5 pm; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $15-$20; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

Midway Daytime Pool Party: Bear Watch Bear-themed daytime pool party. 10 am-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$35; gaydays.com.

Midway Nighttime Pool Party: Bear Watch Bear-themed nighttime pool party. 5 pm-3 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $35-$45; gaydays.com.

Miss GayDays Pageant Annual pageant where drag queens compete to represent GayDays with a yearlong spokeswoman contract. This year's theme is Inspirations of Tim Burton. Hosted by Coco Montrese and ChiChi LaRue. 7:15 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$325; gaydays.com.

One Magical Weekend: CADABRA After Hours A world class dance extravaganza with the very best DJs every night. Through Saturday, 2 am; B Resort and Spa, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $69; onemagicalweekend.com.

One Magical Weekend: Riptide The weekend's signature event washes ashore at Disney's 52-acre fantasy water park, where 6,000 party animals dance, go on water rides or chill out. 7 pm; Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $100-$209; onemagicalweekend.com.

One Magical Weekend: Therapy Pool Parties The parties taking place daily alongside – and in – the sprawling zero-entry pool, bringing the concept of "pool party" to a whole new level. Through Sunday, noon-6 pm; B Resort and Spa, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $30; onemagicalweekend.com.

Out for Laughs Comedy Show An evening of laughs with one of today's hottest lesbian comics. 7:30-9:30 pm; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $25; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

After Hours Afterglow After hours party at the Girls in Wonderland host hotel. 2 am; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $15; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

GayDays at Magic Kingdom From Thunder Mountain to Space Mountain, Disney's Magic Kingdom continues to thrill guests of all backgrounds. Part of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 9 am-9 pm; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; cost of admission; 407-824-4321; gaydays.com.

GayDays at Universal Studios Go behind the scenes and beyond the screen at Universal Studios. Part of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 9 am-10 pm; Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd.; cost of admission; 407-363-8000; gaydays.com.

Girls in Wonderland Climax Top 40 and hip-hop favorites from DJ Pat Pat. 9 pm; Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House, 128 W. Church St.; $15-$20; 407-839-3000; girlsinwonderland.com.

Girls in Wonderland Splash Pool Party Lesbian pool party with DJs, games, giveaways and a bikini contest. Noon-5 pm; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $20; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

Love! onePULSE Cabaret An official onePULSE Foundation cabaret show featuring various themed Broadway musical segments and performances. All proceeds go directly to the foundation. 7-10 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $20-$40; gaydays.com.

Macy Gray The R&B singer performs a special GayDays show. 7 pm; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20-$30; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

Midway Daytime Pool Party: Illumin8 Themed daytime pool party. 10 am-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$35; gaydays.com.

Midway Nighttime Pool Party: Illumin8 Themed nighttime pool party. 5 pm-3 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $35-$45; gaydays.com.

One Magical Weekend: Red 2 Love Wins Light shows, video walls, dancers and production numbers at One Magical Weekend's newest venue. 9 pm; House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista; $77.25-$143; 407-934-2583; onemagicalweekend.com.

Orlando Black Gay Pride: All Girls Pussy Galore Party Featuring performers Face, Wet Dreams and special guests. 11 pm; Address to be disclosed, TBA; $25-$50; orlandoblackpride.com.

Orlando Black Gay Pride: Pool Party & Expo Get wet with more than 500 LGBTQ attendees and buy fun products and services from other LGBTQ business owners. 2-7 pm; Enclave Hotel & Suites, 6165 Carrier Drive; $20; orlandoblackpride.com.

XXX Porn Bingo Adult stars Dallas Steele, Wesley Woods, Sean Duran and Jack Hunter lead a unique round of Bingo. 2-3:30 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $20-$30; gaydays.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

After Hours Rabbit Hole House and indie beats in the Bud Light Disco. 2 am; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $15; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

Arena Nighttime Pool Party: onePULSE Tea Dance Close out the 27th annual GayDays Celebration. A portion of the proceeds go to the onePULSE Foundation. 5 pm-2 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $35-$45; gaydays.com.

GayDays at Epcot Enjoy the exciting rides of Future World, Test Track and Mission: Space. Part of GayDays Red Shirt Days. 9 am-9 pm; Epcot, 200 Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista; cost of admission; 407-824-4321; gaydays.com.

Girls in Wonderland Indie Rock Closing night party with DJ Citizen Jane. 7 pm-midnight; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $10; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

Girls in Wonderland Pumps vs. Pants Pool Bash Pool party with DJ Citizen Jane. Noon-5 pm; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 Apopka-Vineland Road; $15; 407-239-0444; girlsinwonderland.com.

Keri Hilson R&B diva Keri Hilson performs a special GayDays concert. 7 pm; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20-$30; 407-425-7571; gaydays.com.

Midway Daytime Pool Party: Therapeutic Sundaze The party doesn't end on Sunday. Dance to the therapeutic vibes of DJ Joe Ross and DJ Tristan Jaxx. 10 am-5 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $25-$35; gaydays.com.

Midway Nighttime Pool Party: Therapeutic Sundaze Close out the 27th annual GayDays Celebration in your skimpiest suit. 5 pm-3 am; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $35-$45; gaydays.com.

Mr. GayDays Leather Competition Featuring categories like Pecs and Personality, Formal Leather, Jocks and a Fetish Show Demonstration. Winner will be spokesperson of GayDays for one year. 6 pm; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $20-$50; gaydays.com.

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