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Area venues will be party central when RNC rolls into Tampa

THE PARTIES

Area venues have been booked for official and unofficial RNC events, which are closed to the public. Here is a partial list of events. Many downtown Tampa, Ybor City and Channelside venues will close their doors to the public entirely during the convention, so call ahead.

OFFICIAL VENUES

MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS

Glazer Children's Museum: Newsweek, Daily Beast, Tennessee delegation, Lifetime Network. Closed Aug. 27-30.

Mahaffey Theater: RNC Finance Committee, Tampa Bay Host Committee

David a. Straz JR. Center FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Daily Show

Tampa Museum of Art (downtown Tampa): Google, Yahoo, National Journal and Americans for the Arts evening events. Open to the public for the duration of convention.

Florida Aquarium: Closed to the public and booked for the duration, but not disclosing to whom. (Also, the 150-passenger Bay Spirit II is booked.)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

Hattrick's Tavern (downtown Tampa): Honeywell and Anheuser-Busch

Jackson's Bistro (Harbour Island, Tampa): ATT

Jannus Live (St. Petersburg): California delegation

Taverna Opa (Channelside, Tampa): The Hill, Glenn Beck

PRIVATE CLUBS

Centre Club (123 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa): Kansas delegation, Republican National Lawyers Association, Republican Jewish Coalition, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Libre Initiative

Centro Asturiano de Tampa (Ybor City): International Republican Institute, Young Invincibles, Center for U.S. Global Leadership, Politic 365

The Tampa Club (downtown Tampa): Florida delegation, Illinois delegation, National Convention Events

OTHERS

Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (124 S Franklin St., Tampa): Gov. Rick Scott

Channelside Cinemas: Film festival with Christine O'Donnell, Glenn Beck event

Florida State Fairgrounds: Ron Paul Festival

Lions Eye Institute (1410 N 21st St., Tampa): Vox Global

The SS American Victory (Channelside, Tampa): South Carolina delegation

StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht (25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater): Indiana State Committee, Connecticut delegation, Maryland delegation

Tropicana Field: Host Committee party for delegates and media arranged by Corporate Magic

USF Sundome (4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa): Ron Paul rally, lecture

USF Gibbons Alumni Center (4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa): Junior Statesman Foundation

UNOFFICIAL VENUES

MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS

Fantasy of Flight (1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City):Freedom Festival 2012 (Ron Paul event)

Tampa Bay History Center (801 Old Water St., Tampa): Fox News

RESTAURANTS, BARS

Aja (Channelside, Tampa): Huffington Post

Bernini (Ybor City): Warehouse Productions and Mississippi delegation

Carne Chophouse (Ybor City): National Journal and Atlantic magazines

Hamburger Mary's (Ybor City): Log Cabin Republicans

Ritz Ybor (Ybor City): Magnum Entertainment Group (bringing in acts like Big Head Todd, Blues Traveler, Drive By Truckers, Better than Ezra and Gregg Allman and Friends)

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: Entire hotel booked during convention; casino and restaurants open to public

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club: All rooms booked; restaurants open

OTHERS

Ask-Gary Amphitheatre: John Boehner cigar party, Rock the Vote

Curtis Hixon Park: Closed Aug. 27-30

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