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Margaritas, Barenaked Ladies and Fireworks

  The 5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns, serving up fabulous Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands w/ headliner BARENAKED LADIES, and an amazing fireworks show.   Saturday, May 27, 12 PM – 11 PM Spend Memorial Day [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

On Exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art

      Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present   The exhibition currently on display at the Tampa Museum of Art was created in hopes to bring a new audience to the [...]

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 Across Borders [...]

Calling all Art, History and Charity Lovers

  Start the weekend off right by meeting local artists and creatives and supporting the Children’s Cancer Center. The historic Santaella Studios for the Arts will be hosting the annual Open House & Art Show this [...]

93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2016

On the second to last stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2016 at Amalie Arena presented by Capital One in Tampa, iconic and emerging performers hit the stage including Pitbull, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Daya, [...]

Two New Art Leaders in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has quite the arts scene and two important cultural influences, the Museum of Fine Arts and Florida CraftArt, each have new directors that will lead the respective destinations into the new year.     [...]

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 for [...]

Art: Tampa Museum of Art Showcases Folk Art

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From The American Folk Art Museum     eaturing more than 100 works by diverse artists, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, presents an original premise that considers [...]

Fashion & Art: A Discussion With Norma Kamali

   Merging Fashion, Fitness and Art  Metro Exclusive Interview With Norma Kamali by Ronda M. Parag   On June 6 in New York City, Norma Kamali received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council [...]

Fashion and Surrealism at The Dali Museum

Roy Stevens, Horst directing fashion shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives, 1949.  © Condé Nast / Horst Estate     Fashion and Art Meld in the Current Exhibition on Display at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg   [...]

Straz Center Presents The Realish Housewives of South Tampa – A Parody

Cast of The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody – photo Kirsten Miccoli   Get Ready Tampa For A Hilarious Night Of Feuds, Friends And Fun At The Jaeb Theatre. Brawls! Booze! Botox! The Straz [...]

METRO ART: Canvassing The Bay

   By Mary Lou Janson   Large-scale paintings are popping up in unexpected places throughout Tampa Bay, creating brilliant backdrops on exterior walls, adding drama to drab parking garages and bringing original, dynamic artworks to the [...]

Exploring the Evolution of Portraiture Art

Vanni Rossi (Italian, 1894-1973) Self-Portrait Smoking (1920) Oil on canvas Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson     Contemplating Character Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud There is still time to visit the [...]

Cultivating Culture in Tampa Bay

  GMF at night along the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  Photo by Michael Schuhmann   The cultural happenings of music and movies as Gasparilla celebrations continue to cultivate the arts. By Mary Lou Janson     [...]

New Cirque du Soleil Show Comes To Tampa

    New Cirque du Soleil show TORUK – The First Flight is coming to the Bay area.   Inspired by James Cameron’s movie AVATAR, the new Cirque du Soleil touring show TORUK – The First [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

  Visit with Santa at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through Dec. 31   Start a family tradition by visiting the million twinkling lights, holiday shows and even Santa himself at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through December [...]

The Vinoy Renaissance Host Alt-Pop Duo MS MR

Alt Duo MS MR will perform at the Renaissance Vinoy     Looking for a fun local happening on Friday? Renaissance Hotels has teamed up with Billboard and AEG for its “The Navigator Live” event series [...]

Ready, Set, Shop at JLT’s Holiday Gift Market

  Shoppers are delighted with the selection of holiday merchants at the Junior League of Tampa’s 2014 Holiday Gift Market     It is time to find the perfect gifts for yourself or someone on your [...]

A PASSION FOR ART

Maureen and Doug Cohn Support Tampa Museum of Art Maureen and Doug Cohn   Maureen and Doug Cohn are pillars within the Tampa Bay art scene, as both private collectors and supporters. The Cohn’s passion for [...]

Bay Area Unites for 7th Annual FARA Energy Ball

    In the pursuit of treatments and a cure for FA, the Tampa community will unite with scientists and patient families on September 17-19, 2015 at the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) seventh annual Scientific [...]

Tampa Theatre 2015 WineFest

  Not-to-be-missed, the Tampa Theatre hosts the 14th annual movie-themed wine and food event with something for everyone. From the new Thursday night kickoff, Movie Under the Stars, to the Friday Wine Tasting, to Saturday’s Wine [...]

Beat the Summer Heat

Two New Exhibitions At The Tampa Museum of Art Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Flowers (II.64-73?), edition ?, 1970 Screenprint 38 1/8 x 38 1/8 in. 2006.161 Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer © 2015 The Andy Warhol [...]

Rockwell: A True Artist

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell on view at Tampa Museum of Art     One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) was a keen observer [...]

Time for the Movies

Time for the Movies at the 2015 Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival   The 9th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival offers 140 films and attracts enthusiasts, filmmakers and talent from across the globe in [...]

Gasparilla Music Fest Finding its Groove in 4th Year

Growing Festival Offers ‘Something for Everyone’ March 7 & 8 in Downtown Tampa       The Gasparilla Music Festival (“GMF”) is holding its fourth annual installment the weekend of March 7-8 in downtown Tampa and [...]

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Winners

The 45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts announces winners of the awards, totaling $75,000. Recently hosted at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, February 28th – March 1st, the event is a premier juried [...]

45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

    Artists from around the world fill Curtis Hixon Park for the Gasparilla Arts Festival     Time to get your fill of art this weekend at the annual arts festival in Curtis Hixon Waterfront [...]

YES & NO

  Yes & No, by Kirk Ke Wang opens Friday, February 20 at CASS Contemporary from 7 – 9 PM. Appetizers by Datz, wine by Cru Cellars, and valet provided.     Explore paintings, photographs, and installations [...]

Straz Center Previews Broadway Series

    Filled with hits for all ages, The Straz Center offers eight shows as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway season. Lion King returns to wow audiences, along with Tony Award winners [...]

Book of Mormon Opens at The Straz Center

      Specially Priced Tickets Available The wildly funny and winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, opens at the Straz Center in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and runs [...]

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 [...]

Art and Fashion Collide

Art and Fashion Collide at SmARTly DRESSED     It’s time to dress to impress at the 37th annual fall fashion show, luncheon and silent auction, to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts presented by The [...]

Celebrate the Panama Canal

  Museum of Fine Arts exhibits photographs by Ernest “Red” Hallen                             In celebration of the centennial of the Panama Canal, the Museum [...]

Collaboration Between Museums

    My Generation: Young Chinese Artists  Local museums often work together to raise the cultural awareness and bring art to the community. For the first time, The Museum of Fine Arts Director, Kent Lydecker, and [...]