John Waters — This Filthy World: Filthier & DirtierJohn Waters would get an A+ on his “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” report. His bestseller about hitchhiking across the U.S., Carsick, hit the bookstands in June, and last month the Lincoln Center Film Society saluted the Pope of Trash with the retrospective Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?
Sat., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., at Tampa Theatre. After the show, TIGLFF will host a book-signing of Carsick, and the Mondo Trasho party featuring DJ “Lounge Laura” Taylor spinning tiki, lounge, and exotica; food and beer trucks available for
refreshments. $33, tiglff.com.
The Sept. 26 fundraiser and launch party — cheekily called “Out of the Storm,” a nod to Ronda Storms, who led the Hillsborough County Commission’s 2005 ban on gay pride recognition in the county — was a great success. But there’s a lot more work that needs to be done, said Carrie West, the group’s president and co-founder.
The organization needs to raise $70,000 prior to the planned March 28, 2015 celebration. This is the fee amount required by the city of Tampa before any festivities can take place, West said. The group has launched a GoFundMe campaign and is seeking donations.
Celebrate diversity in the LGBT community this weekend with the best in world cinema.
Sarasota’s Fabulous Independent Film Festival takes place Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24 at Burns Court Cinemas. This three-day film fest is organized by broken rules productions in association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non-profit organization.
This year’s event includes nine feature-length films: Appropriate Behavior, Blackbird, Born to Fly, Boy Meets Girl, The Circle, Cupcakes, Queerituality, To Be Takei and The Way He Looks.
Trashtastic cabaret duo Coco & Homo host their Friday the 13th Ca-BAR-et show at the Brewers Tasting Room, 11270 4th St. N., St. Pete, Friday, June 13, 7 p.m. This free event features rollicking songs, drinking games, craft beer and chubby bunnies for all. Free admission.