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March
2015
Tampa Bay gets cover of LGBT guide
Tampa Bay will represent Florida to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers in major cities across the U.S. for the next year when the statewide LGBT Getaway Guide is released on April 7. On the cover of the magazine-style guide, a male couple walks hand-in-hand outside downtown’s historic Tampa Theatre as the marquee announces the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The guide will be carried by LGBT or weekly arts publications in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Houston as well as Washington, D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Charleston, S.C., and Columbus, Ohio. It will also run in Watermark, the...
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15 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in April

Caught your breath after two months of non-stop Gasparilla Season fun? Good. It's time to dive into April. NCAA Women's Final Four (April 5-7) Tampa Bay hosts the national championship of women's college basketball as part of a four-day extravaganza that will make hoops the region's new favorite...

Come to Conquer: Gasparilla International Film Festival

Tampa Bay turns its eyes to Hollywood when the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet this week. The festival starts tonight (Tuesday) and runs through Sunday evening. Tampa Bay film buffs and star gazers will get their chance to discover new work and...

Tampa Bay riders rack up the miles

In its first 100 days, Tampa Bay’s Coast Bike Share system has already racked up enough miles to nearly circle the globe. The for-profit system’s organizers say that as of March 16, Coast Bike Share had nearly 3,260 riders. Together, they pedaled almost 24,000 miles. The bulk of the riders – nearly...

Lowry Park Zoo welcomes clouded leopard kitten

An endangered clouded leopard gave birth to a single male kitten on March 7 at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. As the first kitten born to the Zoo’s pair of 4-year-old clouded leopards, this offspring introduces new genetics into the managed population in North America. The parent leopards, “Yim” (male) and...

Come to Conquer: Gasparilla Music Festival

Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season hits its stride this weekend when the Gasparilla Music Festival rolls into downtown's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. If you planning to go or still thinking about it, here's what you need to know: Tickets First, the Bad News: Saturday's event, headlined...

Come to Conquer: Spring Training

Baseball is in the air in Tampa Bay! Our hometown team (at least during Spring Training), the New York Yankees, hold their first training home game against the Phillies today at Steinbrenner Field. Get your tickets for the 1:05 p.m. game. We're going to assume any Yankees fans worth their card...

The Refinery marks a milestone

The Refinery and Fodder & Shine, two Seminole Heights foodie havens owned by James Beard-nominated chef Greg Baker, mark milestones today. The Refinery celebrates its fifth anniversary this month with a double-sided menu featuring both the current offerings and those from the opening day. Fodder &...