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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...
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"...
Pavilion XXXII

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXII

 When: Saturday, November 4, 2017Where: 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...
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...
Vivek and Sharmila Seth

Giving Back: Vivek & Sharmila Seth

   Giving Back Meet Children Across Borders Co-Founders, Vivek & Sharmila Seth  Tampa couple, Vivek and Sharmila Seth, founded the children’s charity, Children Across Borders (CAB), to give back to the community they call home and extend...
Martinis for Moffitt 2017

METRO PIX: 12th Annual Martinis for Moffitt

 What: 12th Annual Martinis for MoffittWhen: Saturday, July 22, 2017Where: 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...

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...
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 RoosterGuests 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...
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...
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...

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 at Pride and Passion

Pride & Passion 2014

  When: May 17, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art        Pride & Passion is the official kick-off to Gay Pride month celebrations across Tampa Bay. This year, over 800 friends gathered at the Museum for a dazzling...

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...
Katie Pemble, Dotty Bollinger, Kristen Powers, Connie Bessler, Kate Sawa

Circle of Red

Circle of Red Evening: A very special group of women who contribute significant resources and influence in support of the American Heart Association, gathered for an informational evening.   Chef Jeffrey Jew, along with Chef Jonathan from...
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...
Tuxes and Tails

Social Pix: Tuxes & Tails

  13th Annual Tuxes & TailsWhen: Saturday, October 17, 2015Where: 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...
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Tampa Bay Welcomes Artists & Art Lovers

THE 47TH ANNUAL RAYMOND JAMES GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WELCOMES ARTISTS & ART LOVERSFrom all parts of the country, artist migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts,...
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Rays On The Runway

   When: June 25, 2014 Where: Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg        The event was packed with Rays baseball fans, as the 9th Annual Rays On The Runway got underway. Presented by Bright House Networks...
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...

Bollywood Nights

Bollywood Nights 2015 at the Tampa Museum of Art The evening was filled with splendor at Bollywood Nights 2015 hosted by Vick and Sharmila Seth, Co-Founders of Children Across Borders (CAB) held at the Tampa...
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...
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...

Heart Gallery Gala 2015

Be Mine: “There's No Place Like Home” Gala When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 Where: Palma Ceia Country Club The theme this year was “There's No Place Like Home,” and was fitting as guests supported the Children's Board...
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...

METRO PIX: Pride & Passion 2017

     Pride & PassionWhen: Saturday, April 29, 2017 Where: Tampa Museum of ArtPride 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...
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...
talk like a pirate to me

It’s “Talk Like A Pirate Day”

Avast, talk like a pirate with these fine phrases ... arrrrrNational 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...
METRO pix: Martinis For Moffitt

METRO PIX: Martinis For Moffitt

  11th Annual Martinis for Moffitt  When: August 6, 2016Where: Straz Center – Morsani HallFor 11 years, Bay Area Advisors has hosted the party of the summer with all proceeds to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. This year’s proceeds...
Epicurean Pool Party

Make A Splash

Splash Sundays at the Epicurean Hotel    May 31 - September 6 The Epicurean Hotel is once again hosting their epic Splash Sunday pool parties 15 weekends in a row beginning May 31. Each week Splash sponsors...
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...
4th of July fireworks celebrations in Tampa Bay

12 Great Tampa Bay Area Independence Day Celebrations

Where to find fireworks, parades, music, food, drink, and family fun on the Fourth of July.   Downtown Tampa Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Due to construction at Channelside, downtown Tampa’s annual fireworks celebration moves to the Tampa Convention Center,...
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...
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...
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...

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern's Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015Where: 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...
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, 2017Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade along 7th Avenue in...

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...
Oktoberfest Tampa

Prost! Oktoberfest Returns To Tampa’s Waterfront.

  8th ANNUALOKTOBERFEST TAMPA TRADITIONWe'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...
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...
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...
Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art  The mother and daughter team of Tilda Brabson and Anderson Wakefield, co-chaired a spectacular evening to benefit the Tampa Museum of Art’s exhibitions and educational programs. The...
Karamu chairs Karessa Lasher and Paola Schifino

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Presents Karamu XXVII

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Presents Karamu XXVII, An Exotic Evening of Light, Inspired by a Chinese Lantern Celebration    This spring, visitors to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will be immersed into a radiant sea of lights for Zoominations,...
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...

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

 When: September 19, 2015Where: 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...
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....

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...

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

  Pavilion XXXWhen: Saturday, November 7, 2015Where: Tampa Museum of ArtNaughty 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...
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...
Rooftop Eve Tampa

Rooftop Eve Party

   The Rooftop Eve Goes Downtown with “City Nights” Celebration  The Rooftop Eve, Tampa’s most unique New Year’s Eve party, goes downtown with a new location across from Amalie Arena, in the heart of downtown Tampa. 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...
Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art

“STRANGE BEAUTY” 13TH ANNUAL PRIDE & PASSION

Surrealist Headdress BallInspired 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...

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...

Fashion Funds The Cure

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Where: Tampa International Jet Center Children battling cancer made their debuts on the runway in the 12th annual AGW Capital Advisors Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Mercedes-Benz, and Bright...

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...

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...
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...

SUMMER WITH STYLE

Dreams Come True at METRO's 9th Annual Summer with Style    When: May 1, 2014Where: Neiman Marcus — International Plaza The buzz surrounding Tampa Bay METRO’s annual cocktail and fashion event was that this was the best one yet. Neiman...
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

FUN & TEQUILA

Fun and Tequila at the 3rd Annual 2015 Margarita Festival   For one day, margarita lovers will take over Curtis Hixon Park and enjoy a day filled with 1,200 bottles of tequila and 20,000 pounds of...

13th Annual Martinis for Moffitt

Celebrate the summer with a cool martini and help raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Straz Center. Hosted by Bay Area Advisors, now in its 13th...

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