Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Arts & Culture
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    July 2, 2014
    Just north of downtown Tampa, along the future site of the Tampa Riverwalk is Tampa’s newest waterfront gem, Ulele Restaurant . A concept developed by Tampa long-time resident and restaurateur Richard Gonzmart, this restaurant has been revived from its humble beginnings as the old City of Tampa Water Works Building to an eclectic restaurant right in the heart of Tampa Heights (the original subdivision of Tampa). Neighboring the Water Works Park (opening Spring of 2014) and overlooking the
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    June 18, 2014
    From high fashion to décor, entertainment to toys, medical devices to human organs, 3D Printing the Future – The Exhibition illustrates 3D printing’s boundless and mind-blowing potential to re-shape how we live, work and play, while allowing visitors to try their hand at this transformative technology inside a hands-on workshop only at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry). Our team had the chance to get hands-on and check out the 3D Printing Exhibition just before its grand...
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    June 4, 2014
    There is no doubt that the new Epicurean Hotel is home to one of the most phenomenal foodie experiences on the planet. Located in the trendy High Park district of South Tampa, the hotel blends a unique ambiance of flavors as bold and rich as its character and sprinkled with uncommon details making you feel right at home. Unique, exceptional and conveniently located right across the street from the internationally-known and recognized Bern’s Steak House , this boutique food-based hotel...
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    April 4, 2014
    From foodie festivals, the arts, to yacht parties to super swanky cabana chilling- there is plenty to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Friday, April 4 Disenchanted, David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) This is totally up my alley! Snow White and her fellow princesses unite and storm the castle in order to take their lives back in this new musical comedy satire proving that even Happily Ever After can be a royal pain. Recommended for mature audiences (16+)
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    April 2, 2014
    Two foodie festivals are taking over Tampa Bay this weekend and both are worth spoiling your diet over! Best of the Bay, Straz (Saturday, April 5) Tampa’s longest running culinary fundraiser (going on its 29 th year) is back with some of the tastiest dishes from the top restaurants in Tampa Bay! More than 40 of Tampa Bay’s best restaurants, caterers and vendors will participate in this year’s event with various entrée samplings, luscious desserts, beer and premium...
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    March 28, 2014
    TGIF Y’all! Can you believe it? The weekend is almost here. With crazy reports of rainy weather and sunshine all throughout the weekend, there’s really no telling how Mother Nature will grace us with her presence. We have pulled together a few things to do this weekend (rain or shine). From exploring the arts, to ghost hunting to Tampa, to taking a shot at a Guinness Book of World Records win to a party in the park with lighted-LED beach balls there really is something to do for...
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    March 21, 2014
    From famous fly overs, an attempt at the world's largest Cuban Sandwich and a weekend full of celebrating film and celebrity appearances Tampa Bay is action-packed! We've put together a good list of events and fun things to do to fill your weekly calendar. Friday 3/21 Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) Going into its eighth annual year, the GIFF opened Wednesday and runs throughout the weekend. The festival has screenings at the CineBistro in...
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    March 11, 2014
    We were invited to the Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop , and while I knew this event would be interesting – my love for “old buildings” was definitely taken to a new level in my own backyard. The hop started in Centro Ybor at the building once known as El Centro Espanol de Tampa (est.1912), which now houses Carne Chophouse and Florida Business Interiors (second floor). We learned the building once served as a mutual aid society with an elegant ballroom, theater,...
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    March 6, 2014
    I don’t know about you, but this dreary day today has me singing the blues, but don’t worry friends the clouds are clearing up just in time for the weekend (hellloooooo 70’s) just in time for one of my favorite music festivals, the Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) . Who is boogying with me all weekend long in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park? Clearly, you already made plans to be there (without knowing I was going), but just in case you or on the...
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    February 18, 2014
    The 67 th Annual Fiesta Day , presented by the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is along 7 th avenue this Saturday, February 22 nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a family-friendly, FREE “street festival” that celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19 th Century. This festival started out as a “verbena” or day of rest for the cigar workers who settled in Ybor City’s, “Cigar City...