The seventh annual BMW of Sarasota Chillounge Night at Westfield Southgate will be held March 9, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Chillounge Night Sarasota will benefit Girls Inc. of Sarasota. General admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit their ticketing page for additional admission options. Westfield Southgate is located at 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla. For additional information on Sarasota Chillounge Night, visit the event's website.
The 2014 Gasparilla Music Festival will take place on March 8 and 9 in Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park. This event will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region's top restaurants.
Admission is $60 for two day advance tickets, $40 for single day advance tickets for Saturday, March, 8 and $30 for single advance tickets on Sunday, March 9. Two Day VIP Tickets are being sold at $150.
VIP ticket holders receive special viewing areas at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Stage and the Kiley Gardens Stage, access to the VIP Tent, re-entry into the festival, special VIP entrance to the festival, and three complimentary beverages.
Check out the full musical act lineup HERE.
The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF), March 19-23, has announced its list of scheduled films for the annual event celebrating talented films and filmmakers. Check out the listing of events...
Nude Nite Tampa will be held at at VF Warehouse located at 1601 North 39th St. March 6, 7 and 8, 2014. Tickets are available online or at the door. Admission ranges from $20 to $25. This event is for guests 21 and up only.
"Since 1997, Nude Nite is a national juried art exhibition with hundreds of artists celebrating the body beautiful by creating a bazaar-like atmosphere of artistic talents from paintings, to photographs but also in live body painting, sensual performances, shapely sculpture and experimental installations. The abundance of imagery makes Nude Nite a 'must-see event.'"
For more information on Nude Nite Tampa, visit the event's website.
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Hurricane Seafood Restaurant won't have you running for shelter. Food is made from scratch, service is great and a relaxing atmosphere helps make The Hurricane the perfect eat before, during and after a day at the beach. Read the Tampa Expert's Review of Hurricane Seafood Restaurant.
Wild Splash 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Coachman Park in Clearwater. Wild Splash 2014 will feature Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B, Rich Homie Quan, Sage The Gemini, Kid Ink, TY DOLLA $IGN and Far East Movement.
The concert will begin at 1 p.m. EST. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event's website.
Also check out a quick look at The Island Way Grill.
I have found that I've become quite fond of dining in the lounges of fancier restaurants over their dining rooms in the past few months. I enjoy the music, the setting and the bill always ends up being significantly cheaper. The Lounge at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is no exception. In fact, I've eaten in their lounge on several occasions recently.
If you're looking for high quality food and drinks in a classy lounge setting near Tampa International Airport, then the lounge at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse on N. Westshore Blvd. may be just what you seek. Continue reading the Tampa Expert's Review of Lounge at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
It's a frequent occurrence for me to be in the mood for sushi, but it's somewhat rare that I get to indulge in the craving. Thanks to a discount offer on a popular deal website, I got the chance to stop by Kelp Sushi Joint with my friend Meredith for lunch one day. If you're looking for a sushi place in South Tampa, Kelp Sushi Joint on West Bay to Bay Blvd. is a great place to consider. Read my full review of Kelp Sushi Joint.
The 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival celebrating "Florida's Best Family Recipe!" will be held February 27 through March 9, 2014 in Plant City, Fla. The hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Some shows are free with paid admission and other shows are an additional fee. See website for details on shows, festival rides and more.