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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...
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...

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...
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...
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  Metro's Interactive Guide To The Bay's Hottest Events     © Tampa Bay Metro Tampa Bay Metro Magazine is your #1 resource for upcoming social events in the Tampa Bay metro area.
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CITY

CITY Fashion + Art + Culture     When: Friday, September 19, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   The fashionistas were on full display at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual runway fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus. Chair, Sandy...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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  ...

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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...

SUMMER WITH STYLE

Dreams Come True at METRO's 9th Annual Summer with Style       When: May 1, 2014 Where: 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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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 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...
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...
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CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture

  CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture Friday, September 19, 2014 Tampa Museum of Art 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza       Guests of “CITY” will enjoy a live runway show featuring of the moment fall fashion looks from Neiman Marcus; exquisite hors d’ oeuvres...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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 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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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Calendar of Events

Your guide to the best events in the METRO Tampa Bay area

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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,...
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...
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...

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...

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