Tampa 10: What To Do This Weekend (04.17-19.15)


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Looking for food inspiration this weekend? Visit Square 1 Burgers, your local burger artisans, for the most electic mix of flavors and dishes. Don't miss out on their 3-4-5 Happy Hour happening daily from 3-6pm and 9pm-close. 
 
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Craftology at Glazer Children's Museum
 
 
Don't miss out on Craftology, a benefit for Glazer Chidlrens Museum, happening on May 9th from 8pm-12am. General admission is $60, VIP $95. Follow this link for more information.
 
 
 
Homemade Broadcast Presents "We're Still Here"
 
 
We're Still Here is a showcase of some of the best comics in Tampa Bay. The Homemade Broadcast has slowly revived the comedy scene along with Cigar City ComedySly BarEnigma and Creative Loafing! On Friday, April 24, the wit, satire, depravity and humor of the area will culminate in a night of unforgettable comedy. Event begins at 8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Creative Loafing Space, 1911 North 13th Street, W200. 
 

 

 

4/17

 

Tampa Bay Storm vs New Orleans Voodoo

Prepare for some arena football action this Friday! The Tampa Bay Storm take on division rival New Orleans Voodoo. Game starts at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $15. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

 

 

10th Annual Fiesta By The Bay

Enjoy a great evening with music, drinks and delicious food at the Ybor City Museum Garden. This year’s silent auction promises to be the best ever, so make plans now to attend. The family friendly 10th Annual Fiesta by the Bay fundraiser benefits the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF. The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF (CARD-USF) is supported through the USF Foundation's Autism Services Fund. CARD-USF serves over 6,500 families and professionals across 14 counties in southwest Florida. It is one of seven statewide CARD sites offering services and trainings at no cost. 6-9pm. Advance tickets are $10 students, $20 adults. Tickets are $25 at the door. Takes place at 1818 East 9th Avenue. Call 813.974.9264 for more information.  

 

 

4/18

 

Color Me Rad 5K Tampa

Color Me Rad is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colors, otherwise known as Holi. The festive colors used are a sign of winter’s end and spring’s new beginnings. Or in the case of RAD; the color represents the end of lame runs and the beginning of fun runs. Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run, our volunteers will coat you with liquids, powders, and gels of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippie on the other side. Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color. All participants will receive: 5K entry, new 2015 Tour t-shirt, a pair of killer knee-high socks, a color pack, and free photos from professional photographers. Event goes from 9am-12pm. Kid Rad Pack: $15+$4.19 service fee. On Site 5K registration: $55+$$6.35 service fee. Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 US 301. 

 

 

2015 Run to Remember Alexis Saunders

The Run to Remember Alexis Saunders is a family friendly run/walk that benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The funds raised from this event are donated to Tampa's Humane Society's low cost animal hospital in memory of Alexis Saunders, a dear friend, devoted daughter, a very strong runner and animal advocate who lost a very long and courageous fight against cancer in March of 2010. All school aged children participating in the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a finishers medal. 5k begins at 9am, 1 mile run at 10am. $25 fee to participate in the 5k, $20 fee to participate in the 1 mile run. Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue. 

 

 

Festival Of Chocolate (Saturday & Sunday)

With chocolate indulgences, a live cake decorating competition and two Cocoa Couture Fashion shows, this year’s Festival of Chocolate cannot be missed. The event features the area’s best chocolate and confection companies selling everything that a chocoholic could dream. Whether it is truffles and cakes or savory items, like chocolate BBQ sauce and meat rubs, there is something for everyone at this year’s festival. Award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers will host interactive demonstrations, sharing techniques and tricks of the trade and a live wedding cake competition will give breathtaking artistic sculptures a tasty twist. Chocoholics of all ages will love making chocolate lip balm and the adventurous can try their hand at creating armpit fudge – all in the name of chocolate! 9am-6pm. Entry to the Festival of Chocolate is FREE with paid admission to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Purchase advance tickets by following this link. Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 East Fowler Avenue. 

 

 

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk changes lives, as participants walk for inclusion, friendship, leadership and opportunity for people with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Every Friendship Walk promotes an atmosphere for new friendships, promising opportunities, and most of all, inclusion for all people. This is where you can make a difference! The walk is open to all. Each participant is encouraged to fundraise at least $50 to receive an event day t-shirt. Proceeds from the walk play a fundamental part in funding Best Buddies’ state programs, which provide one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. 5k Fun Walk begins at 9am (registration at 8am). FREE to participate. Gadsden Park, 6901 South MacDill Avenue. 

 

 

EcoFest 2015

EcoFest 2015 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy. There will be live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce will be in attendance. Event goes from 10am-3pm. FREE and open to the public. Lowry Park Zoo, 7525 North Boulevard. 

 

 

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings

After losing game 1 to the Red Wings, the Tampa Bay Lightning look to push foward in game 2. Get out to the game and be the Thunder as you cheer on our NHL squad! Game starts at 3pm. Tickets between $50-$415. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

 

 

Dance Shorts: College Film Festival

Dance.Film.Revolution, a student-run organization at the University of South Florida, will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Dance Shorts: College Film Festival. The film festival will highlight and share short dance films made by college students across the country. Dance on Film is growing rapidly and becoming more and more important to the dance community providing a way to share movement, artistry, and innovation with anyone in the world. 7:30-10pm. $10 for general admission, $7 for students. Takes place at 3755 USF Holly Drive. 

 

 

4/19

 

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

Get out and enjoy Florida-inspired food, wine and craft beer! Stands are all over the park featuring a wide variety of delicious items. Daddy Yankee will perform live! Park opens at 10am. $95. Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Avenue. 

 

 

 

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. He is also a Realtor® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.