Photos: Everyone we saw kicking it with Ronaldinho at Hard Rock Tampa

Brazil was knocked out of the Copa America last weekend, but one of the country’s greatest gifts to the world was in…

By Ray Roa

Ronaldinho (R) with a fan at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida on July 10, 2024.
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10 stunning rooftop pools in Tampa Bay offering day passes for locals

It's that time of year where it's certainly too hot for the beach, but it's never too hot for a pool, especially…

By CL Staff

Tampa Marriott Water Street
505 Water St., Tampa, 813- 221-4900    
$20-$1,000
    Spend your “daycation” wisely at Tampa Street’s Marriott rooftop pool, complete with food and drinks, cornhole, paddle board and kayak rentals (for the nearby Hillsborough River). Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi and discounted valet. Day passes for adults start at $20 and $10 for kids, but other options include luxury daybeds ($75), daytime luxury cabanas ($150) and $1,000 to keep the cabana into the night with $300 food and drink credits as well as a reservation at the hotel’s waterfront restaurant, Anchor & Brine.
       Photo via Tampa Marriott Water Street/Facebook
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Photos: All the St. Pete Pride partygoers we saw at the Mari Jean’s big, wet pool party

St. Pete Pride is the biggest gay pride parade in the Southeast, and just a couple miles away is the party epicenter…

By Ray Roa

Photos: All the St. Pete Pride partygoers we saw at the Mari Jean’s big, wet pool party
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Photos: Adult Swim's Eric Andre gets raunchy, and ranchy, at Tampa show [NSFW]

Adult Swim superstar Eric Andre sold-out The Ritz Ybor last Friday night. He showed his ass, literally, in a set that pushed…

By Ray Roa

Eric Andre plays The Ritz in Ybor CIty, Florida on June 7, 2024.
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PHOTOS: Tampa Theatre expands with new 43-seat microcinema

With plush velvet seats, bold 1920s-esque carpeting, art deco light fixtures and one little hidden gargoyle guarding the door, the new John…

By Chelsea Zukowski

PHOTOS: Tampa Theatre expands with new 43-seat microcinema
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Historic home designed by St. Pete's first architect, Edgar Ferdon, is now for sale

A historic estate built by one of St. Petersburg's pioneering architects is now on the market. Located at 6230 3rd St S,…

By Colin Wolf

Historic home designed by St. Pete's first architect, Edgar Ferdon, is now for sale
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Photos: Pride month kicks off early with the Mx St. Pete Pride Pageant

Last Sunday, St. Pete hosted its first official Pride event of the season—its annual MX St. Pete Pride Pageant, where 15 glammed-up…

By Kyla Fields

MX St. Pete Pride Pageant, Category 3
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Photos from Tampa's inaugural Student Photography Contest at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

The inaugural Student Photography Contest, held in memory of former student Jacob Ari Kamis, was held on Tuesday, May 21, at Florida…

By Colin Wolf

Photos from the Student Photography Contest at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
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Tampa Theatre’s new 43-seat screening room opens June 2

Even the ornate facade of the building fails to prepare visitors for the fantasy interior. Everyone who enters the Tampa Theatre for the…

By Linda Saul-Sena

Construction outside Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida
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Highly-anticipated new interactive kids area Castaway Falls opens at Tampa's Adventure Island

Splash Attack, the old rusty mouse trap-looking kids area at Adventure Island, is dead. Long live Castaway Falls. This morning, the local…

By Colin Wolf

Highly-anticipated new interactive kids area Castaway Falls opens at Tampa's Adventure Island
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Photos: All the beautiful plant people we saw at St. Pete’s Green Thumb Festival 2024

The weather’s been remarkably perfect lately, and last weekend in St. Petersburg people (and their pooches) got out of their gardens and…

By Ray Roa

Vendors at the Green Thumb Festival at Walter Fuller Park in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 28, 2024.
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USF Tampa’s ridiculously popular Spring Plant Festival returns this weekend

Spanning more than 16 acres, the University of South Florida’s Botanical Gardens is a gem of the city that prominently features native…

By Ray Roa

USF Tampa’s ridiculously popular Spring Plant Festival returns this weekend
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Photos: All the madness after Yuto Horigome won the Tampa Pro 2024 street finals

The 30th annual Tampa Pro 2024 tournament wrapped last Sunday after a street final that saw Japan’s Yuto Horigome take first place.…

By Ray Roa

Yuto Horigome (center, right) at Skatepark of Tampa in Tampa, Florida on April 7, 2024.
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Photos: All the skating we saw at the Tampa Pro 2024 street finals

Japan’s Yuto Horigome, an Olympic gold medalist, came out on top of the heap last Sunday after a full afternoon of staking…

By Ray Roa

Yuto Horigome at Skatepark of Tampa in Tampa, Florida on April 7, 2024.
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Photos: All the skating we saw at the Tampa Pro 2024 street qualfier

The 2024 Tampa Pro wrapped last Sunday, but on Saturday, we caught a little of the men's street qualifier action where Matt…

By Ray Roa

Photos: All the skating we saw at the Tampa Pro 2024 street qualfier
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Photos: All the high-flying skaters and party people we saw at Tampa Pro's 2024 vert finals

Tampa Pro 2024 is in full swing, and Friday night brought epic weather, plus thousands of skateboarding fans, to the Skatepark of…

By Ray Roa

(L-R) Bryce Wettstein, Hasegawa Mizuho and Lilly Stoephasius at Skatepark of Tampa in Tampa, Florida on April 5, 2024.
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Photos: Tampa Bay’s Renaissance Festival returns to Dade City

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a decades-long tradition and celebration of Middle Age life, and for one weekend each year it…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Tampa Bay’s Renaissance Festival and St. Patrick’s Day collide in Dade City
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Review: Jobsite Theater's 'Beauty Queen' ensemble grabs you by the throat and won’t let go

From the long mane of red hair which falls in curls almost to her waist, to the lithe figure parading around the…

By Jon Palmer Claridge

It’s easy to see why Maureen (Katrina Stevenson, L, pictured with David Jenkins) is “the beauty queen of Leenane.”
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Photos: Everyone we saw when Reverb gallery opened at Ybor City’s Kress Collective

On the same night of a “State of the Arts” delivery by gallery owner Emiliano Settecasi, Ybor City’s Kress Collective opened its…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Everyone we saw when Reverb opened at Ybor City’s Kress Collective
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25 Tampa Bay hotels and resorts offering beach and poolside day passes for locals

Like any Tampa Bay resident will tell you, one of the best ways to head to the beach is through a local…

By Suzanne Townsend

Saddlebrook Resort
5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, 813-973-1111    
$25-$125
    For $25 you can access the storied resort’s 500,000 gallon "superpool" with games like volleyball and basketball, as well as the adults-only pool for a more laid back vibe. Lounge chairs, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the Poolside Cafe come with the day pass and you can upgrade to a reserved cabana in the shade for $100 more. 
       Photo via Saddlebrook Resort/Facebook
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ZooTampa's new interactive Stingray Shores exhibit opens today

ZooTampa's new interactive stingray exhibit is finally ready for its big debut. Stingray Shores, a new 30,000-gallon habit hosting both cownose and…

By Colin Wolf

ZooTampa's new interactive Stingray Shores exhibit opens today
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Photos: Everything we saw at St. Petersburg's Localtopia 2024

Just under 260,000 people who call St. Petersburg, Florida home, and it looked like every single one of them descended upon Williams…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Everything we saw at St. Petersburg's Localtopia 2024
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The 20 quintessential greatest things to do in Tampa Bay

There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Tampa Bay, and while we can't list them all, we can most…

By CL Staff

Visit a truly beachside restaurant or bar
    Where else than Tampa Bay can you enjoy a cold beer and cheeseburger while sticking your toes in the sand? Not every restaurant can combine good eats and beachside views. So, hit the link above for a comprehensive list of local restaurants and bars that are truly on the sand.  
    Photo via Caddy’s/Instagram
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Popular roller skating rink at St. Pete Pier reopens in March

The St. Pete Pier is giving locals and visitors another chance to roll on over next month. After making its debut last…

By Suzanne Townsend

Rockin' Roller Rink is at St. Petersburg Pier from March 8-April 14, 2024.
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Review: freeFall’s ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’ is ripe for these times when the death of our democracy is very real

You can always count on freeFall Theatre. Even though its post-pandemic branding urges audiences to “simply escape awhile,” Artistic Director Eric Davis…

By Jon Palmer Claridge

Cameron Kubly as Norman Mushari in 'God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater' showing at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida through March 10, 2024.
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Photos: Sensei Kreese and everyone else we saw at the 2024 Dunedin Film Festival

Early this month, Dunedin International Film Festival took over downtown for four days of film, and parties to celebrate the work. Martin…

By Ray Roa

Sensei Kreese (R) greets fans at the 2024 Dunedin International Film Festival.
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Review: Tampa Rep’s ‘Straight White Men’ offers a nuanced look inside complicated family dynamics

As you enter the black box at University of South Florida's Theatre Centre, you are bombarded by the sounds of female driven…

By Jon Palmer Claridge

(L-R)  Don Walker, Jim Sorensen, James Putnam, and Christopher Marshall as the Straight White Men at Tampa Rep.
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Everything we saw at Tampa's 2024 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

It was perfect weather for a pirate parade. Last Saturday,  over 300,000 mateys plundered Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard for the third largest parade…

By Colin Wolf

Everything we saw at Tampa's 2024 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
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Rats on Coke cans, bougie baby bottles, among easter eggs in MFA St. Pete’s ‘Nature of Art’ show

Headlines be damned, “The Nature of Art” is a serious exhibition. The show—at St. Petersburg’s Museum of Fine Arts through April 14—is…

By Jennifer Ring

A rat sails away on a Coke can in Duke Riley’s “Tidal Fool.”
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Photos: Lisa McCarthy and Duke Riley open new shows at Tempus Projects in Ybor City

A year after moving in, Ybor City’s Kress Collective has become the beating heart of the district’s visual arts scene. Last weekend,…

By Ray Roa

Tempus Projects founder Tracy Midulla (L) and Lisa McCarthy at Kress Collective in Ybor City, Florida on Jan. 18, 2024.
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