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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"...
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...

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...
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...

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...
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....
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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CITY

CITY Fashion + Art + Culture   When: Friday, September 19, 2014Where: 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...

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...

4th of July Bands & Brew BBQ at WTR

  The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa and WTR Pool & Grill are celebrating Independence Day. Food and drink specials, live entertainment by local artists, a sunset patriotic fireworks show, and more. A portion of...
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CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture

 CITY: Fashion+Art+CultureFriday, September 19, 2014Tampa Museum of Art120 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...

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...
Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate FestJanuary 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...
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  ...

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...
Rays On The Runway - Dream Children Signing

Rays On The Runway A Huge Success

 Rays On The Runway event - Dream Children SingingThe 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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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...
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