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Mark your calendar for these Halloween events

Mark your calendar for these Halloween events

13 Ugly Men Halloween PartyThese "ugly" men sure know how to party with three floors offering new tricks and treats, DJ dancing and a light show making the 10th annual Halloween party a "Party with a Purpose." Benefits Beat NB. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Ybor’s...
Published: 09/19/18
Where to find kid-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween fun

Where to find kid-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween fun

Spare the gore and take the kids to these family-friendly Halloween parties planned at theme parks and attractions in the coming weeks.Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writerCreatures of the Night at ZooTampa The weekend nighttime Halloween party at...
Published: 09/18/18
Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch roller coaster

Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch roller coaster

Busch Gardens will open Florida’s tallest launch coaster in spring 2019, company officials announced Wednesday. The triple-launch, tiger-themed roller coaster called Tigris will hurl riders 150 feet into the sky, turn them upside down and swirl throu...
Published: 09/12/18
Tampa’s first KittyCon is coming, and cat lovers are purring

Tampa’s first KittyCon is coming, and cat lovers are purring

Tampa is getting its first KittyCon and that makes it official: Cat people are having a moment. A convention at the Holiday Inn Westshore on Oct. 27 will be full of unapologetic cat-bliss for feline lovers to look over catnip-filled toys and meet str...
Published: 09/11/18
ZooTampa adds more tricks, treats to Creatures of the Night Halloween party

ZooTampa adds more tricks, treats to Creatures of the Night Halloween party

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is bringing back its nighttime Halloween party, Creatures of the Night, adding this year some new scare zones for older kids, animal shows and some devilish food. On Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 5 to Oct. 27, the zoo at 1101...
Updated one month ago
From churches to breweries, 10 behind-the-scenes tours you can take in Tampa Bay

From churches to breweries, 10 behind-the-scenes tours you can take in Tampa Bay

If you’ve lived in the Tampa Bay area for any length of time, you know these places. But do you really know them?You’ve probably got a sense that there’s a pretty big port in downtown Tampa, but you’ve never seen the scale of the massive container sh...
Updated one month ago
From St. Petersburg museum to Hollywood, ‘Operation Finale’ curator talks about daring Nazi spy tale

From St. Petersburg museum to Hollywood, ‘Operation Finale’ curator talks about daring Nazi spy tale

Little more than a month after an exhibit on the famous Nazi-hunting exploit Operation Finale ended its run at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Hollywood has put the story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann on screen. The exhibit’s curat...
Updated one month ago
What’s new and what’s not at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

What’s new and what’s not at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Sweating in mid-August in Florida isn’t unusual. But sweating in a Snow White costume and lining up for Halloween candy, that might be unusual. That was the scene on Friday when a sold-out crowd showed up for the first of 34 nights of Mickey’s Not So...
Updated one month ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 6-12

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 6-12

Janet Jackson: The pop icon will be in Control when she brings her State of the World tour to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Tuesday ($29.95-499.95). amphitheatretampa.com. Fetish Con: You’ll find even more half-dressed people ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Plan your weekend Aug. 3-5: Tampa Bay Comic Con, Kevin Hart, Miranda Lambert, Warped Tour, tax-free weekend and more

Plan your weekend Aug. 3-5: Tampa Bay Comic Con, Kevin Hart, Miranda Lambert, Warped Tour, tax-free weekend and more

MusicConcerts of note: On Friday queen of country music Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, the hit-making vocal machine bring a strong night of country’s best female artists at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $34.25 and up. Live...
Updated: 2 months ago