Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Arts & Culture
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    February 7, 2014
    I don’t know about you, but I am completely over this dreary winter weather… Good news, rain or shine there is plenty to do here in Tampa Bay this weekend and even through next week. From stuffing your face with fair food at the Florida State Fair to collecting more beads in Tampa’s Historic Latin Quarter in Ybor City for the Knight Parade, there is something going on for everyone. Hope you have a safe and fun weekend and don’t forget to connect with us on social...
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    February 3, 2014
    Happy Monday! Who am I kidding? Like most of you, I hate Mondays (queue the double thumbs down). Nothing is worse than having to get up and get motivated after having a super fun weekend full of not sitting in your office chair. So, since Mondays suck for most of us, I figured I would enlighten you with some fun things to do this week and weekend in Tampa Bay. I know you are used to hearing from me on Thursday or Friday with my top tens or my fun weekend things to do, but this Monday I figured
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    January 30, 2014
    Well, I guess it is time to say goodbye to January… and Hellooooo to February! Was it just me or did January go too quick? Anyways, it looks like it is going to warm up a bit this weekend and there is plenty to do in Tampa Bay indoors and out. Time to put away those jackets and scarves and continue to brag on social media about how warm it is all weekend to all your cold-weather friends. Friday Barry Manilow, Tampa Bay Times Forum Best known for Mandy and Copacabana Barry Manilow will...
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    January 23, 2014
    Ahoy Mateys! This weekend the pirates will invade Tampa Bay in search of all kinds of treasures and will demand the key to our city. Whether you are an Old Salt (experienced sailor) or a first time Sea Dog… I’ve put together a few tips to make the most out of your Gasparilla. Can you believe it..... only 2 days away!!!!!! Be the most stylish Skallywag on Bayshore Boulevard this weekend! There are plenty of boutiques all around the South Tampa area that have plenty of garb for all...
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    January 17, 2014
    Hot diggity dog y’all! This weekend is packed with chocolate, jacked up monster trucks, cultural festivals honoring the great Martin Luther King Jr. and a pirate parade for the mini-Jose Gaspars! Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Sat., Jan. 18 This one’s for the mini-pirates in your life! A Tampa tradition since 1947, The Children’s Gasparilla Parade takes place along Bayshore Boulevard and a family fun event you don’t want to miss. The parade starts at Bay...
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    January 13, 2014
    Awaken your appetite and awaken your soul to one of the most anticipated weekends in Tampa Bay. Starting Friday, the NEW Epicurean Hotel presents the Grand Awakening Weekend. A foodie and wine lovers dream! Hallelujah, a weekend full of food, wine, education and celebration! With specialty crafted packages and a’ la carte options to choose from, you can plan to attend one, a few, or all of this weekend’s festivities celebrating the grand opening of the Epicurean Hotel. For the food...
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    January 10, 2014
    I don’t think I am the only one loving the sunshine in Tampa Bay today! I’ve put together a little list of things to do this weekend to help get you through this weekend, rain or shine. TGIF Y'all! Friday, Jan. 10 th , 2014 Gasparilla Music Fridays | Grand Central at Kennedy Courtyard 5:30 p.m. This music series will happen monthly leading up to the 2014 Gasprailla Music Festival. This week enjoy live tunes from the Wholetones, the Applebutter Express. Located at : Grand...
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    January 9, 2014
    Rainy Day Blues? I think we can all agree the weather has been quite unpleasant this past week. Well, good news is the cold weather is leaving and today we’ve got a rainy day with a high of 76, ehhhh not too bad. So, if the rainy weather’s got you down and you’ve got those rainy day blues… Here are 5 rainy day activities to do today in Tampa Bay. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jobsite Theater Ok, so I was a Sherlock Holmes fan as a kid and actually went to see the...
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    December 26, 2013
    A multi-genre convention celebrating the “baddies” is coming to Tampa right after the New Year. Attracting the nerds, geeks, fanatics, and otaku of all varieties, Evil Con will be at the Tampa Sheraton East Jan. 3-5. In honor of the evil guys and the super villains, Evil Con is hosting its first annual League of Legends two-day tournament. Signups begin Friday, Jan. 3 rd with the first round of eliminations on Saturday, Jan. 4th starting at 10 a.m. The Villainous convention also...
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    December 1, 2013
    Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk , will reveal the finished monuments for six honorees of the Historical Monument Trail that will wind along Tampa's Riverwalk. The following honorees will be remembered for their major contributions to Tampa Bay: Cyril Blythe Andrews : newspaper entrepreneur and leader Cody Fowler : nationally acclaimed attorney known for his fight for justice and equality Kate V. Jackson : businesswoman, philanthropist, environmentalist...