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.

September 4, 2012
by Ken Walters

Please join me for Samba@7

at the NEW Samba Room this Thursday!

The Samba Room is back from it's heyday in Hyde Park Village and is now where Ceviche used to be on South Howard Avenue!  We'll have valet parking, live music and if you come before 7 p.m. you can have $1 and $2 appetizers!


Head up to Timpano Happy Hour tonight, Tuesday Ladies' Nights are always great!


How about the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta for lunch on Wednesday and every first Wednesday of the month?


Stop by the Henry Plant Museum in Plant Hall at the University of Tampa on Friday evening for a great new event, Drinks with Henry!  Afterwards, you may want to go up to Hunter's Green for HAUTE, a designer's accessories fashion show event. 


In the mood for a gala or ball on Saturday Night?  The FARA Energy Ball is at A La Carte in Tampa and the ALPHA Fall Gala is at The Club at Treasure Island!


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


St. Pete Art & Fashion Week is next week so head to the Burg for some fashion fun!


You can view pictures from the Labor Day Weekend Cruise by choosing the PHOTOS link in the navigation bar below.


Enjoy yourself,

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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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Please drink responsibly,

do not drink and drive!

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 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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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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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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