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Bern's Winefest 21 Grand Tasting in South Tampa, Florida

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest No. 21 Grand Tasting

  Bern's Winefest No. 21 VIP & Grand Tasting When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Where: Haven, South Tampa   Grand Tasting tickets sell-out quickly and are one of the most sought-after tickets during the week-long Bern's Winefest. There are...
Tampa Bay Metro hosts MetroMixer

METRO PIX: Toasting “The FACES of Tampa Bay”

  Invited guests and friends enjoyed Tampa Bay Metro’s METROmixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, at a recent happy hour held at Le Meridien Hotel in downtown Tampa. Everyone had a chance to smile...

METRO PIX: 8th Annual Charity Polo Classic

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Where: Di Polo Tour, Plant City It was a beautiful day in Plant City to kick off the 7th Annual Charity Polo Classic presented by Morgan Auto Group, to benefit local charities including...
Be Mine 2018

METRO PIX: Be Mine 2018

5th Annual Be Mine Gala   When: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Where: Palma Ceia Country Club Be Mine 2018: You’re the One That I Want, hosted by the Heart Gallery, broke all the rules (and all the records) to...
Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art

“STRANGE BEAUTY” 13TH ANNUAL PRIDE & PASSION

Surrealist Headdress Ball Inspired by The Rothschild’s “Diner de Têtes Surrealiste” at Chateau de Ferrières.   Saturday, April 14, 2018 8pm - Midnight   Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money...
Easter Egg Hunt at at Glazer Children's Museum

FAMILY EVENT: Egg Hunt at Glazer Children’s Museum

  Egg Hunt at Glazer Children's Museum Meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, search for thousands of eggs, play games, and more at GCM’s annual Egg Hunt! All activities, snacks and treats, and a...
Children Across Borders Cricket Cup

METRO PIX: 2018 Children Across Borders Cricket Cup

  2018 Children Across Borders Cricket Cup When: January 21, 2018 Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field The 2018 CAB Cricket Cup, hosted by Children Across Borders founders Vivek and Sharmila Seth, was an afternoon of fun and games. The fundraiser was...
Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg

Engines Roar On The Streets Of St. Pete

  14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg   The streets of St. Petersburg will be filled with the sounds of racing and the roar of the engines, at the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix during March 9-11. The...
Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Riverwalk Pulses with Music

  The 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival Riverwalk in downtown Tampa on March 10 - 11   Music lovers will be thrilled with the lineup of over 40 bands with five stages, set along the Riverwalk in  ...
2018 Valspar Championship in Tampa Bay

The PGA Tour Arrives at Innisbrook

The Valspar Championship A PGA TOUR event that will be held March 5-11 on the Copperhead at Innisbrook   2018 Schedule of Events Sunday, March 4 Osteo Bi-Flex Made to Move Copperhead 5K Monday, March 5 Private Event in support of...
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Tampa Bay Welcomes Artists & Art Lovers

THE 47TH ANNUAL RAYMOND JAMES GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WELCOMES ARTISTS & ART LOVERS From all parts of the country, artist migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts,...
Tampa Bay Hosts Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and NHL All-Star Weekend

Tampa Bay Prepares for Invasion of Pirates and Hockey Stars

Tampa Celebrates Gasparilla While Hosting The National Hockey League All-Star Weekend Up to half a million people are expected to flood into Tampa this weekend, as an invasion of pirates and die-hard hockey fans collide. With...
Rooftop Eve Downtown Tampa

Tampa Bay’s Premiere New Year’s Eve Event.

The Rooftop Eve 2017 Everyone loves a party and New Year’s Eve is a great reason to get dressed up and celebrate the season. The all inclusive experience includes premium open bar, champagne all night...
Pavilion XXXII

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXII

  When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 Where: Tampa Museum of Art The annual black tie gala presented by PNC Bank for the Tampa Museum of Art was themed Made in Tampa Bay. Chairs for Pavilion XXXII were Maryann Ferenc...
Pavilion Chairs Maryann Ferenc & Chef Marty Blitz

Art Inspires and Nourishes at Pavilion XXXII

    Made in Tampa Bay Pavilion XXXII Honoring Celia & Jim Ferman Chairs Maryann Ferenc & Chef Marty Blitz   The Tampa Museum of Art’s legendary gala returns on Saturday, November 4, 2017, as Pavilion celebrates 32 years of a...
Martinis for Moffitt 2017

METRO PIX: 12th Annual Martinis for Moffitt

  What: 12th Annual Martinis for Moffitt When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 Where: David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts   Created and hosted by Bay Area Advisors, each summer the annual Martinis for Moffitt supports Moffitt Cancer...

Celebrate Fine Whiskeys from Around the World

    Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot   If you are a whiskey lover then you certainly don’t want to miss the 1st Annual Whiskey Foxtrot to be held on Saturday, October 14 hosted by Bern’s Steak House and the...
Oktoberfest Tampa

Prost! Oktoberfest Returns To Tampa’s Waterfront.

  8th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST TAMPA TRADITION We'll be celebrating with German cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this October 13th, 14th, and...
CITY: Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter

CITY |  Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter

  Celebrate Style With The Tampa Museum of Art   An emulsion of fashion and culture, CITY is the signature fashion event at the Tampa Museum of Art that raises funds annually to bring art and...

METROMixer held at The Iberian Rooster

  METROMixer held at The Iberian Rooster Guests joined in the fun and celebrated summer at Tampa Bay METRO magazine’s METROMixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, held at the Iberian Rooster on Central Avenue in...

METRO PIX: Pride & Passion 2017

        Pride & Passion When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Pride and Passion 2017, presented by Wells Fargo, was themed, “Cirque de Mascarade.” Guests were encouraged to dress to impress, as entertainers from the circuses, cabarets...

Get Kool with The Rowdies

Kool & the Gang   The Rowdies will host a post-match FREE Kool & the Gang Concert to Ticket Holders. Head to ST. PETE for soccer AND a concert! This Thursday, July 6, 2017, Al Lang Stadium welcomes the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on...

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic...

59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball

  White out heart disease and stroke at the 59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will be held this Saturday, April 29. Heart Ball Details 2017 Chairs: Allen...
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...
Pride & Passion 2017 in Tampa

Pride & Passion: Cirque de Mascarade

Tampa Museum of Art Hosts Pride & Passion 2017   Pride & Passion (the event that leaves us holding our breath annually) returns on Saturday, April 29, as Cirque de Mascarade from 8 p.m. - Midnight. The inspiration...
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Start Your Engines!

click on Grand Prix images below to enlarge or view as a slideshow   The Firestone Grand Prix of  St. Petersburg Burns Rubber On The Waterfront   The Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg is a weekend long event featuring...
Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns To Tampa’s Riverwalk

    The 2-day festival held on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will offer music and activities for the entire family. The festival will feature more than 40 bands along four stages. "GMF 2017 will feature the biggest acts to...
Gasparilla International Film Festival event

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

          The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, will re-arrange their daily routines to...

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The...
Knight Parade in Ybor City, Tampa

Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes Over Ybor City

  Sant' Yago Knight Parade Takes To The Streets of Historic Ybor City     Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Saturday, February 11, 2017 Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade along 7th Avenue in...

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children...
Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest January 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m. Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay     Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the...

Arrrrrr … Fun For Swashbucklers Of All Ages!

    2017 McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza An alcohol-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay     All Ages Welcome | Alcohol-free Saturday, January 21, 2017 Events Begin at 11 a.m. | Parade 3:30-6 p.m. | Fireworks 7-7:30 p.m. Mateys of...
Pavilion XXXI Tampa Event

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXI

  When: Saturday, November 5, 2016  Where: Tampa Museum of Art The theme for Pavilion XXXI was Tampa/Havana and coordinated nicely with the Tampa Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art. Presented by PNC Bank, the...
Roof Top Eve - New Years 2017 Tampa

Ring in 2017 Rooftop Style

  Celebrate at Rooftop Eve   Make plans now to attend Tampa’s premiere, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party on top of a 10-story roof top in downtown Tampa, with stunning views of the city skyline and spectacular...
CITY

METRO PIX: CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture When: September 24, 2016   Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a melding of art and fashion at CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, the 7th annual signature event...
Tampa Museum of Arts Pavilion Chairs

Events: Celebrating Cuban Culture At Pavilion XXXI

(L-R): Pavilion XXXI co-chair Stacie Linsky, honoree Maureen Cohn and co-chair Susie Rice   Two Dynamic And Art Loving Couples Are The Co-chairs For Pavilion XXXI   This year, Stacie and Sam Linsky and Susie and Mitchell...

Getting A Groove On

  Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm - 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in...
METRO pix: Martinis For Moffitt

METRO PIX: Martinis For Moffitt

  11th Annual Martinis for Moffitt   When: August 6, 2016 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall For 11 years, Bay Area Advisors has hosted the party of the summer with all proceeds to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. This year’s proceeds...
METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

Scene from the 2015 FARA Energy Ball   Tampa Community Unites For 8th Annual FARA Energy Ball   Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common cause of inherited ataxia; 1 in 100 people are...
The Beach Tampa at Amalie Arena

EVENT: The Beach Tampa

  The Vinik Family Foundation invites Tampa Bay to share in an interactive architectural installation that will bring a beach to downtown Tampa. Created by Snarkitecture, The Beach Tampa is a 15,000 square foot immersive environment...

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to...

Rooftop Eve 2016

  The sold-out Rooftop Eve New Year’s Eve party was the hottest and chicest place to be seen ringing in 2016. The ladies were glitzy and sparkled, while the men dressed to impress. The top...
Tuxes and Tails

Social Pix: Tuxes & Tails

    13th Annual Tuxes & Tails When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 Where: Tampa Convention Center     The Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosted its 13th Annual Tuxes & Tails event at the Tampa Convention Center. Co-chairs, Kelly Feldman and Brooke Palmer...

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

    Pavilion XXX When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Naughty or Nice was the theme for Pavilion XXX, chaired by Penny and Jeff Vinik with presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The museum interior was decked out with...

Ring in the New Year at Tampa’s Rooftop Eve

Good Bye 2015, Hello 2016     The top floor of Tampa's Ft. Brooke Parking Garage will host one of the chicest and hottest places to ring in 2016. The new location, this year,will offer amazing views...
Jeff and Penny Vinik

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art  Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik       One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. Keeping with...

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  When: September 19, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art     Dressed to be seen, local supporters of the Tampa Museum of Art and CITY enjoyed a fashionable evening of designs by Zang Toi. Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota...
Oktoberfest Tampa

12 German Phrases To ‘Drop’ At Oktoberfest Tampa

  The festival of "gemütlichkeit" returns for the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa event. For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beer garden.   Here are 12 German...
talk like a pirate to me

It’s “Talk Like A Pirate Day”

Avast, talk like a pirate with these fine phrases ... arrrrr National Talk Like A Pirate Day Saturday, 19, 2015   Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with these choice words: Ahoy, Matey  - Hello, friend Avast - Use in...
Annual Celebrate Sinatra

Celebrate Sinatra

  It’s the party of the summer as Ken Walters hosted the 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra at the Historic Ritz Ybor The black-tie optional drew a well-dressed crowd that celebrated the music of a by-gone era....
Martinis For Moffitt 2015

Social Scene: Martinis for Moffitt

10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt     When: July 25, 2015 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall   The Bay Area Advisors hosted their 10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt to benefit the Advanced Prostate Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center. Presented by JCIII...
Mr. Robot

TECH: Rethinking Social Media

  Cyber Crime Makes Americans Rethink Social Media. USA Network’s new cyber-security thriller "Mr. Robot," has many in the Bay area buzzing about personal privacy and online security issues. The National Cyber Security Alliance offers tips...
Karamu 2015

Karamu XXVI at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

  Social Scene: Karamu XXVII     Karamu XXVII is Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo's annual black tie gala, hosted this year by co-chairs Paolo Schifino and Karessa Lasher. The theme of the event was a "Chinese Lantern Celebration"...

Pride & Passion 2015

  MetroLife Sponsored Event   Pride & Passion 2015 When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a sold-out crowd of 700 people at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual Pride & Passion event. The theme...

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern's Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015 Where: Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Epicurean Hotel, and Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits   With five days of wine, food, music and celebration, Bern’s Winefest pleases the foodie and wine lovers with...
Rays On The Runway - Dream Children Signing

Rays On The Runway A Huge Success

 Rays On The Runway event - Dream Children Singing The event may be called Rays on the Runway, but the dream children were the true stars of the show. The Rays On The Runway event...
Rays on the Runway

Rays on the Runway

The signature Rays Wives event, the Rays on the Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Children's Dream Fund, will take place June 24. The annual event hosts players and coaches who are paired with their...
Metro summer entertaining

Sensational Summer Entertaining

  Unique tips for sensational summer entertaining (BPT) - The weather is HOT and that means entertaining season has arrived. This year, elevate your Bay area gatherings with some unique twists. From serving fresh fare to...

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