12-7-17 Dishing with Mark & Carrie

THIS SATURDAY

Snow On 7th

The Annual YCDC Holiday Social

This year the party was hosted at Centro Cantina (2nd floor of Centro Ybor), overlooking the beautiful new Ybor City holiday tree. Click here for more photos http://www.mcfilm.co/category/great-photos/special-events-photos/

Ybor City Wine Bar

The Annual Holiday Ybor City Wine Bar Festival was packed with party people!!! To see all the fun photos click here  http://www.mcfilm.co/category/great-photos/ybor-city-wine-bar/

Ybor City in Top20 Hippest Places to live.

Ybor City in Tampa, FL was named #17 in the top 20 Hippest places to Live in America. HUM.. If they had visited Tea Cup on the Hamburger Mary’s Balcony we would have been #! JUST SAY N!!! Here is the full article… https://patch.com/florida/brandon/tampa-among-americas-hippest-cities

Ybor Past

Who can recognize the location of this photo? The gentleman talking with the girl looks like Vince Pardo??? Hum…..

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT
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December 12th “A Night for Joey”

Look Who is in Town

Our Niece Natalie and Lady GaGa!!!

Obituary

CONRAD BROOKS

December 6, 2017 was a very sad day indeed for fans of Ed Wood and classic horror in general as word has come through various sources on social media that character actor Conrad Brooks has passed on. He was 86. In 1997 Conrad brook did a video signing at MC Film in Tampa. What a very unique person he was!!!! https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/261886/rest-peace-conrad-brooks/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Brooks

Sarasota Pride, #28

    Sarasota Pride just had its 28th Annual Pride Festival. Plenty of vendors, entertainment but lacked on food vendors for the event. Construction by the city could be one of the reasons. A limited amount of vendors were given access because of construction in the area. Lucky for the Festival coordinators, the city had finished the street and park construction 1 week before the planned Pride event. That we know is a hair pulling & bite your nails scenario.
    On stage were local female impersonation performances, The women rock band- Cheaters, Blue Apron Band & more.
    The festival is always growing and it represents a good portion of Sarasota area. A super outdoors day had local downtown residents walking through the festival area. Accepting is a key part of the charm Sarasota community brings to the lower bay area.
    Kudos to Cindy Barnes and the Board of Sarasota Pride.

Come Out With Pride Orlando, Humongous

    This years Come Out With Pride Orlando 2017 was again a record breaker. An estimated 150,000 attended the festival and congrgated around Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando for another great LGBT Pride gathering. This year the weather was on Orlando’s side when a Hurricane Matthew disrupted last years Pride and was rescheduled to November. Big corporate names were involved. NASA, Disney, Delta Airlines, Macy’s, Orange County, Wells Fargo, City of Orlando, Sprint, Marriott and so many more. TAMPA PRIDE is a proud partner with our sister city, Orlando!
    As a great bystander and TP vendor, I noticed colorful metallic streamers being shot out of a dozen rocket canisters along the parade route in the Macy’s group. I recalled the shooting metallic streamers in Tampa Pride Diversity Parade 2015 in Ybor City that shut down transformers and electricity along the parade route.  It was a colorful & beautiful non the less.
    Bands, dignitaries, Rainbow Flags, national & local organizations, half naked people, and major corporations had Orlando on their sleeve one year after the Pulse Night Club massacre. It was very visible and still on everybodies mind.
    Simple Fun and Colorful Excitement was in the air. Pics tell a story of the great economic successful welcoming weekend with over an estimated $55 million in Orlando area economic boost.

 

Masquarade Ball in the Summer

Masquarade Ball in the Summer
     Balance Tampa Bay’s Masquerade Ball Charity Benefit had a packed house at the Ritz on Saturday night. Lively expressions of disguises of all sorts, ornate masks, facial paintings and colorful costumes for a night of glitz and socializing, It was the groups third year for the very successful ‘Balck & White’ event.
    This year the Tampa Bay LGBT philanthropy groups benefit of choice went to EPIC, Empath Partners in Care with locations in Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa. It is the new face and entity for former Suncoast  Project, ASAP and Tampa’s Francis House.
    The nights special spinning master was international famed VJ/DJ Toy Armanda. And the high energized music and dancing just didn’t stop.
    Congratulations Balance Tampa Bay on an event so supportive to the needs of the LGBT.
Visit www.MCFilmFest.com for more photos.