Join Big City Events for a grand selection of Bourbon, Brews, & BBQ at the Bourbon & Brew: The Grand Tasting! Enjoy UNLIMITED Samples of 40+ Bourbon/Whiskey/Scotch, from regular to ultra premium to rare ones! The event runs from 5-10pm on Saturday, November 21. It's held at the Waterworks Park In Downtown Tampa, 1710 North Highland Avenue. CLICK HERE to get your passes.
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.
Eat, Dance, & Be Greek! Enjoy delicious Greek food, live music, dancing, and shopping at this year’s Greek Festival. Starts at 11am each day. FREE admission. 2418 West Swann Avenue.
The Bells & Pictures at Straz Center Under the baton of Michael Francis, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay joins The Florida Orchestra for the TFO premiere of Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, a work the composer called a “choral symphony,” whose lyrics are based on the poem of the same name by writer Edgar Allan Poe. The program also includes a second TFO premiere inspired by Poe, composer Christopher Rouse’s Prospero’s Rooms, engendered by Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. The concert concludes with Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition. 8pm. Tickets are $15-$45. Straz Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place.
Corey Harris with Wendy Barmore at Skipper's Smokehouse Corey Harris Corey Harris was born in Denver, Colorado to parents from Texas and Kentucky. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
It’s the 6th annual Veg Fest! Join a number of local restaurants featuring vegetarian and vegan food options at Cotanchobee Park. Enjoy films, music, animal adoptions, family fun, cooking demonstrations, and various guest speakers. 10am-5pm. Free Admission. 601 Old Water Street.
Learn the latest information or even brush up what you already know about technology! Enjoy seminars, workshops, and services to take your skill set to the next level. International Plaza District. 10am. FREE admission. 2225 North Lois Avenue
Free Pets for Vets! The Pet Resource Center will offer free pets to vets, all current and former members of the US Military and their families. Military ID or Form DD214 required. All adoptions include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, free microchip with registration, and a Hillsborough County Pet license tag. Free Admission. 10am-2pm. 440 North Faulkenburg Road
This monthly concert series takes place on board the historic TECO Line Street Car system. Guests and music acts will board the streetcar at Centennial Park Station. Streetcar departs at 4:40pm. Event runs from 5-7pm. TECO Streetcar, 1201 East 7th Avenue.
This is where you can find some of THE best cigars from all around the world! Seriously. Be sure to check out the golf simulator to test how good your swing is, play some dominos, enjoy live entertainment, crafts, and cold beers from one of our favorite local breweries, Cigar City. The event starts at 10:30am — 4pm. Admission is Free to all. 9th Avenue and 19th Street.
Jewish artists were at the very center of cultural life in Germany in the 1930s, but as the Third Reich was rising, their art became increasingly isolated and ultimately forbidden. In partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg and Sarasota Opera, this concert features music by composers who were banned by the Nazis. 3pm. Tickets start at $25. Straz Center, 1010 N W C MacInnes Place.
River Rock feat. Tonic and Vertical Horizon at Waterworks Park Amphitheater Second Annual Craft Beer and Music Festival held at Tampa’s beautiful Water Works Park featuring full concert performances by Vertical Horizon & TONIC. All proceeds to benefit Voices for Children of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Guardian ad Litem Program. Doors open at 2pm, runs until 10pm. Tickets are $30-$75. Waterworks Park Amphitheater, 1710 North Highland Avenue.
Organic fruits, vegetables, breads, handmade goods, and so much more. Dog friendly, live music and an open mike starting at 2:30pm. As always, admission is free. The market starts at noon. Town n’ Country: 6942 West Comanche Avenue
Vendors seeling cheese, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet treats, and fresh produce. Admission is free. 10am. Downtown: 9644 West Linebaugh Avenue
La Lucha at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & United States. Its members are Alejandro Arenas, bass; Mark Feinman, drums; and John O’Leary, piano. 4-7pm. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, 5119 North Nebraska Avenue.
The Bucs are playing at home this Sunday against the Giants. The game begins at 4:05pm. CLICK HERE for tickets. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway.
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SPX – St. Pete Action Sports at Al Lang Stadium (Dec. 4 & 5)
Among the world-class competitions at SPX – St. Pete Action Sports are Big Air Triples, which features the best BMX riders on the planet doing three consecutive jumps on a 200-foot-long by 32-foot-high ramp, Skate Vert on the actual half-pipe from the X Games and Freestyle Motocross pros, whose backflips and whips will leave spectators on the edge of their seats in both head-to-head and best trick contests! Visit SPX2015.com for tickets. The event takes place December 4th and 5th at Al Lang Stadium, 180 2nd Avenue South.
METRO Presents Gala Rouge
METRO's Third Annual Gala will be unlike anything you've done before. This year's event takes place at the Historic Train Station. METRO is proud to be entering their 22nd year of providing services and support to those infected by HIV/AIDS, as well as a hub of activity for the LGBT community. This event will feature pop-up burlesque performances! Tickets to the event benefit METRO LGBT Centers and the NEW METRO Health Centers. Begins at 7pm. CLICK HERE for tickets. Historic Train Station, 420 22nd Street South.
Folkfest St. Pete (Saturday&Sunday)
The festival attracts artists from around the region and boasts continuous live music from local and national musicians throughout the duration of the two-day event. Confirmed musical acts to date include Have Gun Will Travel on Saturday and Miami Indie/Folk/Americana performer Keith Johns on Sunday. Also performing are Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, and The Coteries. In addition to live music and artist vendors selling original folk art, jewelry and home décor items, the festival includes a family area sponsored by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, free parking at Tropicana Field Lot 6, food vendors and craft beer selections. Saturday 10am-9pm.Sunday 10am-7pm. $5 suggested donation. Baum Avenue between 11th and 13th Avenue in the EDGE District.
America Remembers: A Veterans Day Salute
The St. Petersburg College Concert Chorus and Madrigalians, under the direction of Dr. Vernon Taranto, Jr. presents its annual Veterans Day gala concert. The performance pays tribute to our armed forces for sacrifices made for liberty and freedom and includes songs including This is My Country, An Armed Forces Salute, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Mr. Franklin Proffers Thanks, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, and God Bless the U.S.A. 3pm. Free and open to the public. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.
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.