This weekly communication features our event of the week and lists other social events and venues in Tampa Bay as well as the finer things in life, such as food, wine, travel, entertainment and luxury items. It also features occasional commentary by Maxine Green, Bruce Rodgers and the Unknown Critic.

August 29, 2012
by Ken Walters

Ultimat Thursday is this week at 717 South!

Live music by Busted Blues, $3 specialty martinis for ladies from 7 until 10 p.m. and $3 Captain Morgan, $5 Jack Daniels and $7 Ultimat Vodka for everyone!


Tonight is the Purple Elephant Party at The Fox.


How about a little Gulfport this weekend?  Dale Williams is singing some Sinatra tunes at the Peninsula Inn & Spa on Friday night and the Gecko Fest is on Saturday!


The Harbour Island Art Walk is on Sunday so get out and enjoy this Labor Day Weekend!


I hope to see you at the NEW Samba Room next Thursday for Samba@7 on the first Thursday every month!


Ronde Barber will be honored at the Bucs vs. Panthers Game on Sunday, September 9th.


My young son, Max, and I love authentic dim sum at T.C. Choy's Asian Bistro on South Howard Avenue and Platt Street!  Give it a try for lunch any day of the week from 11:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m. and 11 until 3 on the weekends!


You can view pictures from last week's Wine & Dine at Cheap by choosing the PHOTOS link in the navigation bar below.


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30 Thursday


Ultimat Thursday 

717 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
7 until 10 p.m.

Live music by Busted Blues

-$3 specialty martinis for ladies

-$7 Ultimat Vodka for everyone! 

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Samba Room Latin Cafe
1502 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
7 until 10 p.m.

Live music

-Come before 7 p.m. for

$1 and $2 appetizers!

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10-15 Monday-Saturday


St. Pete Art & Fashion Week

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14 Friday


Little Black Dress Night
717 South Restaurant & Bar

717 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
8 until 10 p.m.
Complimentary wine for ladies in LBD

After 10 p.m.

$5 wine, martinis and apps

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20 Thursday


Wine & Dine

Cheap Restaurant & Bar
309 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
7 p.m.
Live music by Ignacio Marin's Latin City Duo
$5 premium wines selected by the owner
$5 tapas created by the chef to compliment the wine
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less thanWednesday


Less Than 6 Degrees Social Mixer

Tryst Gastro Lounge 

240 Beach Dr. N.E., downtown St. Pete

6 until 8 p.m.

$10 per person to benefit the

Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

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13 Saturday


Hawaiian Luau

Bob Gries' home
2620 S. Parkview St, South Tampa 

6 until 10 p.m.

$175 per couple

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19 Friday


Cars & Couture

Tampa International Jet Center

4751 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa 

6 until 11 p.m.

$50 per person

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25-28 Thursday-Sunday


Cultural Trip to Havana, Cuba

Includes round trip air from Tampa to Havana, all ground transfers, breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Friday, dinner on Thursday and Saturday, U.S. visas and licenses required for travel.

Event Closed - Send email if you are interested in the next one!

4 Tuesday


Greiner's Fine Men's Clothing
117 Whiting St., downtown Tampa
6 p.m.

Cocktails and apps 

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5 Saturday


Roosevelt Rowing Regatta 
Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
$25 per person and up in Plant Park Complimentary in Curtis Hixon Park
An annual rowing race and outdoor festival on the first Saturday in January in downtown Tampa to watch the oldest intercollegiate sporting event!

27 Saturday


16th Annual Celebrate Sinatra

Ritz Ybor
1503 E. 7th Ave., Tampa

8 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Black tie optional

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