Hi, Kat here with my top-picks for weekend fun in Tampa Bay!
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TGIF y’all! Treasure awaits….

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Jason Aldean
Known most for singing in My Kind of Party and Dirt Road Anthem Jason Aldean is coming to Tampa Bay Friday night on tour with Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and DeeJay Silver at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.  Country super star, Aldean has sold more than eight million records and has eleven number one hits under his belt and boots.  Plan to sing, dance and don’t forget about icing down the coolers for the tailgate party!  Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $25.50 - $73.90. For more information: http://www.ticketmaster.com/jason-aldean-2013-night-train-tour-tampa-florida-09-06-2013/event/0D004A31EADF967C

Rob Schneider at The Improv in Centro Ybor
Heeeeee’s back! Rob Schneider is making a stop on his comedy tour this weekend in Tampa Bay with a triple dose of laughs all weekend long! He is performing at The Improv in Centro Ybor on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.  Some know him from Saturday Night Live or from making a cameo in almost every single Adam Sandler movie or like me, remember him saying “You can dooooo it”.  Comedy show times: Friday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets range $27-$30.  More information: www.improvtampa.com

Tampa Boat Show (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Convention Center)
All aboard! This weekend Tampa’s premier boat show and sale is here for the 48th annual year! View and board hundreds of the latest and greatest boats, marine accessories, free boat rides, boat handling courses and even a 15,000- gallon heated scuba diving pool for testing out scuba gear.  Admission is $12, kids 15 and under are FREE. Friday/Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More information: www.tampaboatshow.com

HOT Summer Nights Poolside Party, Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock and Casino
Adults 21 and over, grab your suit and party poolside with HOT 101.5. Enjoy a full-bar and complimentary liquor samples for the first 500 guests.  This party is FREE and kicks off at 9 p.m. until Midnight.  More information:  www.seminolehardrocktampa.com

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

John Mayer: Born & Raised Tour
Following recovery from vocal surgery, John Mayer returns to Tampa Bay for his Born & Raised Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre with American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips.  Rumors are flying that Mayer’s superstar girlfriend, Katy Perry is tagging along the tour, but we can’t confirm nor deny that one. Let’s hope she surprises us all and hops on stage to perform alongside Mayer on their song “Who you Love” from Mayer’s album Paradise Valley, one of my personal favorites! Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $36-$90. More info: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0D004A76B8EB6F29?crosssite=TM_US:770494:107257

Halfway There Beer Festival in Ybor City
There are two things we know about the folks in Tampa Bay.  We love craft beer and we love to celebrate anything “half-way” with a bar crawl of some sort.  Tampa Bay Beer Week, coming back in March of 2014, celebrates the Tampa Bay beer culture and showcases the area as the emerging and vibrant craft beer and specialty beer destination. Well…. we are half way there folks, so let’s celebrate with a beer festival!  Hop heads quench your thirst with unlimited samples of specialty kegs on tab, and exclusive beers from local and out-of-state breweries at the Cuban Club in Ybor City.  General admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $75.  VIP gets you an early start at 5 p.m. and first chance to try specialty kegged beer.  For more information or to purchase your tickets: http://tampabaybeerweek.com/events

$5 Day, Every Day at Glazer Children’s Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum is celebrating three years with a heck of a deal, $5 admission.  Starting Saturday through September 30th, enjoy discounted admission and hands-on activities for the whole family.  For more information visit: www.glazermuseum.org

Giant Food “Drive” benefiting Metropolitan Ministries
Looking to give back and do something good for our community this weekend? Help Metropolitan Ministries stock their food shelves by donating non-perishable food.   Bill Currie Ford will attempt to stuff the bed of an F-150 truck and a vintage Mustang Convertible. Drop off your donations between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit: www.metromin.org

Tampa Tailgate at the Tampa Bay Times Forum
Football fans will gather to watch all the college games while taste-testing food samples from local Tampa Bay restaurants and beer of course, from the forum’s newest addition, World of Beer. The event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $100, $500 for a table of four or $920 for a table of eight. Tailgate for a cause. More information visit: http://bit.ly/15Jx2DT

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Tampa Boat Show (Last Day)
This is your LAST chance to check out the 48th Annual Tampa Boat Show.  View and board hundreds of the latest and greatest boats, marine accessories, free boat rides, boat handling courses and even a 15,000- gallon heated scuba diving pool for testing out scuba gear.  Admission is $12, kids 15 and under are FREE. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More information visit: www.tampaboatshow.com

Yoga in the Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Every Sunday in Tampa’s downtown waterfront park, Curtis Hixon Park from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. enjoy a free yoga class with a beautiful backdrop.  The class is free, but they do suggest a donation of $5 a person and the money goes towards providing support to future classes. To learn more check out and “like” the Yoga in the Park facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/15BuOrf

Stay tuned for more ways to unlock Tampa Bay!

Cheers to the weekend!