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METRO PIX: Pride & Passion 2017

        Pride & Passion When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Pride and Passion 2017, presented by Wells Fargo, was themed, “Cirque de Mascarade.” Guests were encouraged to dress to [...]

A Bold Look At The Art Of Fashion Icon Susanne Bartsch

    The upcoming exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art will display Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter from July 29 – November 12, 2017. The exhibit will feature 35 looks spanning Bartsch’s career including designs by Alexander [...]

The Face of Event Venues

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Event Venues MARY CARON   Mary Caron lives in her own little world, but that’s okay because everyone knows her there. She [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP & Grand Tasting

It sells out every year and quickly too! The end of eight days and 13 events this year, culminated with the Bern’s VIP & Grand Tasting on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The theme this year was Wizard [...]

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 [...]

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this [...]

Sponsored Event: Charity Polo Classic

  6th Annual Charity Polo Classic When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 Where: Di Polo Tour, Plant City   The sixth annual Charity Polo Classic, presented by the Morgan Auto Group, benefitted The Children’s Cancer Center, the Ryan Nece [...]

METROmixer

METROmixer Toasting “The FACES of Tampa Bay”   Hosted by Compass Land & Title and Guaranteed Rate, friends and invited guests celebrated the release of Tampa Bay METRO Magazine and the new FACES of Tampa Bay. [...]

Sláinte! Raise A Glass To St. Patrick.

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Whether you plan on donning a green outfit and meeting friends out at your favorite Irish pub, or plan [...]

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 Red [...]

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, 2017 Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tampa Bay Rings In The New Year With Style

  The Rooftop Eve 2017   Billed as the “Highest” New Year’s Eve Party in the Southeast USA, Tampa’s premiere, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party went off with a bang. Literally. Set atop of a 10-story roof [...]

5 Festive Cocktail Recipes

  Cheers! This holiday season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with friends, the festivities are sure to be merry and bright. [...]

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXI

  When: Saturday, November 5, 2016  Where: Tampa Museum of Art The theme for Pavilion XXXI was Tampa/Havana and coordinated nicely with the Tampa Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art. Presented by PNC [...]

METRO PIX: CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture When: September 24, 2016   Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a melding of art and fashion at CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, the 7th annual [...]

METRO PIX: Martinis For Moffitt

  11th Annual Martinis for Moffitt   When: August 6, 2016 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall For 11 years, Bay Area Advisors has hosted the party of the summer with all proceeds to benefit Moffitt [...]

METRO PIX: Mixer held at The SoHo Backyard

  METROmixer Held At The SoHo Backyard   Guests joined in the fun and celebrated summer at Tampa Bay METRO magazine’s METROMixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, held at the SoHo Backyard in south Tampa. [...]

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 [...]

Metro Pix: Maserati Levante Preview Event

Maserati of Tampa Unveiled The New ‘Levante’   Mrs. Reeves, along with Kim Rogers and the Maserati team, hosted a party to unveil the new Levante — The Maserati of SUVs. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious culinary [...]

Metro Pix: Pride and Passion 2016

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   Pride and Passion 2016 presented by Wells Fargo was themed “Now in Technicolor.” Guests enjoyed incredible entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres, open bar and music and [...]

Metro Pix: Tampa Bay Heart Ball 2016

METRO SPONSORED EVENT: Tampa Bay Heart Ball 2016 When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Where: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel On Saturday, April 30, 650 people gathered in downtown Tampa for the 58th annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball, [...]

Weekender: Paddle Into Paradise

Grab A Paddle And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Fort Lauderdale   With its spectacular glass lobby overlooking a lush natural preserve, Fort Lauderdale Marriott North provides a grand destination for business guests and vacationing families. [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP Party & Grand Tasting

  Sunday, April 17 The Grandeur of Bern’s Winefest No.19 Culminated with a VIP Party & Grand Tasting   Bern’s Winefest Grand Tasting kicked off early with an exclusive VIP Party, patrons enjoyed the grandeur and [...]

Levante Preview at Maserati of Tampa

Mrs. Reeves, along with Kim Rogers and the Maserati team, hosted a party to unveil the new Levante – The Maserati of SUVs. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious culinary delights by Puff ’n Stuff including delightful cheese [...]

Metro Pix: Candy DeBartolo Celebrates Sacred Pepper

  Sacred Pepper opened in North Tampa and the DeBartolo Family Foundation presented the “Spirit of Humanity Award”   Owner Candy DeBartolo, General Manager Chad Bash and Interior Designer Enrique Crespo hosted a media tour prior [...]

Metro Pix: 2016 White Party

  2016 White Party   The 13 Ugly Men hosted one of the hottest parties in town at Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino last weekend. The rainy weather forced the party inside as Grey [...]

Charity Polo Classic 2016

The Fifth Annual Charity Polo Classic was a smashing success, with blue skies and pleasant temperatures at the DI Polo Tour Grounds in Plant City on February 27th. The proceeds of the Morgan Auto Group Charity [...]

PIX: Junior League of Tampa Gasparilla Invasion Party

It was a perfect day and ideal spot to gather for members and friends of the Junior League of Tampa to celebrate the Gasparilla invasion and watch the flotilla. Members and guests enjoyed great food, drinks [...]

Come Ye Pirates Of All Ages!

The McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. An alchohal-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay!     Mateys of all ages jump and [...]

Social Pix: Tuxes & Tails

    13th Annual Tuxes & Tails When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 Where: Tampa Convention Center     The Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosted its 13th Annual Tuxes & Tails event at the Tampa Convention [...]

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

    Pavilion XXX When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Naughty or Nice was the theme for Pavilion XXX, chaired by Penny and Jeff Vinik with presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The museum [...]

Sweet Halloween Cocktails

  Tampa Bay Metro has pulled together some tasty “adult” drink recipes just in time for the Halloween weekend. Cheers!   The Bloody Brain Shooter INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 oz. vodka (try flavored vodka for a twist) [...]

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. [...]

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  When: September 19, 2015 Where: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern’s Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015 Where: 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 [...]

Rays On The Runway A Huge Success

 Rays On The Runway event – Dream Children Singing The 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 was [...]

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 [...]

CITY

CITY Fashion + Art + Culture     When: Friday, September 19, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   The fashionistas were on full display at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual runway fashion show presented [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Calendar of Events

Your guide to the best events in the METRO Tampa Bay area [...]