Tampa Bay Buzz
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February
2015
5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay
Things are getting medieval this weekend in Tampa Bay. There's tragedy and comedy and plenty of pig. Oh, yeah, it's also Valentine's Day on Saturday. Verdi’s Rigoletto (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Baritone Mark Rucker takes on the role of Rigoletto, the scheming hunchback court jester for the Duke of Mantua and father of Gilda, in Opera Tampa’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece. It’s a tragedy, by the way, so bring a hankie. The performance is in Italian with English translation above the stage. Here's a clip of Pavarotti as the Duke singing "La Donna e Mobile" to get you in the mood. Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (Saturday) This...
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5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Happy Birthday, TMA! (11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday) The Tampa Museum of Art turns 5 on Friday, and we're all invited to the party! Come tour the museum overlooking Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Hillsborough River. While you're checking out the museum's own collection, make a mental note to come...

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February kicks off Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season, two months filled with festivals, parades and parties all over the region. Any of these events will help you #UnlockTampaBay.  Lights on Tampa (Feb. 20-21) brings an explosion of creativity to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. Chicago...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion It’s unavoidable, and who would want to? Tampa Bay’s annual pirate-themed party sails into town at 11 a.m. Saturday with cannons blazing. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, aboard its ship the José Gasparilla, will lead a flotilla of pleasure craft into the heart of downtown....

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Gasparilla Children’s Parade (Saturday) – One of the largest children’s parades in the country steps off from Bay-to-Bay Boulevard at 3:30 p.m. and makes its way north along Bayshore Boulevard. Get the wee ones into their best pirate gear and come out for the fun. Come early to get The Art of Piracy...

Here's how you conquer Gasparilla

Avast, ye scum! Gasparilla --  Tampa Bay’s annual pirate party kicks off next week when Jose Gaspar and his band of ruffians will sail their ship once more into the heart of the city, then lead the third-largest parade down scenic Bayshore Boulevard. Here’s what you need to know to make this year...

MOSI drops ticket price for EBT holders

MOSI, Tampa Bay's Museum of Science and Industry, now offers a special discount for low-income families. Visitors holding EBT cards, government-issued swipe cards that carry benefits from food stamps and other anti-poverty programs, and a photo ID can get into MOSI for $3 per person for up to five...

Come on, Chicago -- unlock Tampa Bay

The giant black banners that hang on the walls of buildings in the heart of Chicago tell a pretty simple story: "Don't just visit. Take over." Visit Tampa Bay's awesome logo -- a keyhole and crossed keys, suggesting a treasure chest (and maybe a certain type of person who buries treasure chests) --...