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.
Begin your holiday shopping with over 135 specialty merchants to choose unique gift items. Florida State Fairgrounds will host various vendors featuring clothing, jewelry, handbags, food, art and children’s items. $8 Admission. Event starts at 9am. 4800 US Highway 301 North.
The Sail will host the Brews + Bites Food Truck Rally this Friday. Come enjoy the beautiful riverfront view while having food and fun with live entertainment and great drinks. Admission is Free. Starts at 6pm. 333 South Franklin Street.
Event goers will be able to sample over 250 different beers during the final day of the event. The event will feature local and national brewers. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets range from $50-$75. CLICK HERE for more information. Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street.
Some of the top amateur skateboarders will be competing in this annual contest, which has brought the spotlight onto some of the world’s best street skateboarders. Weekend parties at The Bricks in Ybor City, tricks, bowl jams, and much more. $10 a day. Starts at 9am. 4215 East Columbus Drive.
For National Pet Adoption Week, Petsmart and Cat Crusaders join for a cat adoption special with $50-$75 kittens, $25 adult cats and $35 mother cats with one kitten. Free Admission. Starts at 10am. 6248 Commerce Palms Drive
Organicgirl Salad’s invites all parents and children to enjoy a free and healthy lunch at Curtis Hixon Park. Prizes will be given out throughout the day. Free. Event starts at 11am. 600 North Ashley Drive.
Fifteen musical artists whose styles span across many genres will perform On The River patio for approximately two-hours before select shows. Free. Entertainment begins at 5:45 pm. 1010 N MacInnes Place.
The newest local market to hit Tampa. Hand made items, screen printed t-shirts and mugs, artisanal jams and goods, vintage treasures and upcycled home goods. The markets will be held every third Sunday of the month at the Rialto. Free Admission. Starts at 12pm. 1617 N Franklin Street.
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.
Ribfest (All Weekend) “Rockin’ Ribs – Helpin’ Kids” Northeast Exchange Club’s Ribfest. This three day charity fundraiser helps a variety of youth oriented causes. Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic and southern rock and country hits. Gates open daily at 11am. Get your tickets at Ribfest.org. Vinoy Park, 500 Bayshore Drive Northeast.
Chaka Khan @ The Mahaffey Theater
The incomparable Chaka Khan is one of music’s true renaissance women. From “Tell Me Something Good” and “Sweet Thing” to “I Feel For You” and “I’m Every Woman,” Chaka has left an indelible imprint on several generations. She performs at 8pm. Tickets from $42.50-$75.50. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.
Adrian Legg and David Lindley @ Palladium Theater
Two virtuoso musicians and a one-of-a-kind, intimate concert experience at The Palladium Theater. England’s Guitar magazine observes how Adrian Legg is “impossible to categorize as a player.” Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar, and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer), “an adventurer” (Newsday) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). 8pm. $29-$49. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.
FREE November Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
Stretch out before the holiday season gets into full swing at the Sundial St. Pete. November’s FREE yoga session will be led by Amy Faulker, who currently teaches at The Body Electric. Registration opens at 8:30am the day of the event. Yoga begins at 9am. Save time and PRE-REGISTER today! All who pre-register online (http://bit.ly/FREESundialYoga) will receive a #SundialStPete Yoga Bracelet. Already have one? Wear it again this month for easy check-in! The Yoga Bracelet is your ticket to receive 10% OFF or more at select Sundial stores. Registration begins at 8:30am the day of. Yoga begins at 9am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.
Quest For The Emerald Paw
Teams of four will embark on a whirlwind scavenger hunt through the city of St. Pete, competing for fun, prizes and the opportunity to help Friends of Strays, a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless companion animals. The event starts at 11am at the Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, 2911 47th Avenue North. When you check in with your teammates to start your quest, you will select your team name from the names of adoptable animals at the shelter. CLICK HERE to register today!
Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Mahaffey Theater
Cirque Dreams re-imagines the holiday season with gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief. It’s an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats you have to see to believe. 7pm. $29.50-$59.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.
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.