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  1. #PlayTampaBay: Record Store Day extravaganza


    Record stores around the country are getting into the spirt for the seventh annual Record Store Day on Saturday, and that includes plenty of spots around Tampa Bay. This week, Michelle and Sarah head to Bananas Records and Daddy Kool Records in St. Pete to talk about how local stores are celebrating. Plus, they invite a special guest, Times pop music critic Sean Daly, to talk exclusive records and more.

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  2. #PlayTampaBay: Tips to navigate Gasparilla


    Dig out that eye patch and put on your tricorn hat - it's time for Gasparilla again! Even though it's one of Tampa's oldest traditions, the festivities can get overwhelming. Michelle and Katie came up with some tips to help you navigate the revelry in this week's video.  …

  3. #PlayTampaBay: Breweries of St. Petersburg


    Over the past year, Tampa Bay has been booming with craft beer, now boasting 19 breweries in the region. Downtown St. Pete was slow to hop on the bandwagon, but now there is a golden road of craft beer along Central Avenue. We've got info on those places, including the newest, 3 Daughters Brewing. Details on those places are below, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  4. #PlayTampaBay: Holiday activities for the family


    Christmas is right around the corner, so this week we've picked things to do that will make your season a little more merry and bright. If you've got relatives in town or kids off school this week, try these festive activities the whole family will love. Details on those events are below, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  5. #PlayTampaBay: Navigating the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa


    The third annual Gasparilla Music Festival hits Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park this weekend with national headliners like the Flaming Lips, local groups and a bunch of local food vendors. We've got all the details on what you need to know to get the most out of the fest.  …

  6. #PlayTampaBay: Valentine's Day date ideas


    Valentine's Day is coming up fast, which means it's time to start making plans and reservations. You can always wine and dine your date at one of the great restaurants in Tampa Bay. But if you're looking for a different way to celebrate, check out these date night ideas. For more things to do this week, go to  …

  7. #PlayTampaBay: Kite Fest, Monster Jam


    The holidays are over, which means we're heading into festival season in Tampa Bay. This weekend alone is packed with events all over the bay area that'll make you want to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather. Details on those events are below, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  8. #PlayTampaBay video: St. Pete Brewing Co. opens downtown


    After months of obstacles, St. Pete Brewing Co. has opened its doors in downtown St. Pete. It joins Cycle, 3 Daughters and Green Bench breweries as some of the best spots to grab a beer in the 'Burg. Sarah and Michelle have details on the new spot in the video above.  …

  9. #PlayTampaBay: Where to see Christmas lights


    There are hundreds of holiday events to get you in the Christmas spirit, but one thing everyone wants to know is: Where can we go see Christmas lights? We picked three of our favorite displays that raise the bar for exterior illumination in Tampa Bay. Details on those places are below, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  10. #PlayTampaBay: Baseball season kicks off at the Trop with new Rays 360


    Grab your cowbell, Rays fans! The new baseball season starts Monday at Tropicana Field in St. Pete, and this week's #PlayTampaBay video has all the info on Opening Day events, the new Rays 360 walkway, giveaways and more.  …

  11. #PlayTampaBay: Where to find the best holiday desserts


    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie found some great Tampa Bay bakeries that are whipping up delicious pies, cakes and candy confections for the holiday season. If you're going to be putting in overtime in the kitchen the next few weeks, why not order dessert to ease up on your workload? Details on those places are below, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  12. #PlayTampaBay: Gear up for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg


    Michelle and Sarah head to downtown St. Petersburg this week, where the city is getting ready for a fast-paced weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix. The annual car race that zips along the waterfront kicks off Thursday with a parade and fireworks and runs through Sunday. Watch the video above for more details, plus tips on parking, where to sit, what to bring and more. For more things to do this week, go to . …

  13. #PlayTampaBay: Insider tips for MacDill's Airfest in Tampa


    Get ready for two days of high-flying fun, because MacDill Air Force Base is opening its gates to the public this weekend for Tampa Bay Airfest after a year off in 2013. In this week's video, Sarah and Michelle head to Kojaks, a rib joint near the base in south Tampa that's a great spot to grab a meal after the big show. Find details on Airfest below, and for more things to do this week, go to . …

  14. #PlayTampaBay: Family in town for Thanksgiving? Take them to these places


    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie came up with an itinerary that will keep everyone busy over the long Thanksgiving weekend. After the turkey-eating and football-watching, give your visitors a peek at some hidden gems in Tampa Bay with these suggestions:  …

  15. #PlayTampaBay: Head to Tarpon Springs for a day trip


    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie head to Tarpon Springs, Tampa Bay's focal point of Greek culture and dining, and the perfect spot for a fall day trip. They've got info on the Sponge Docks, busy Tarpon Avenue (antique shops galore!) and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Here's the information on those things, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  16. #PlayTampaBay: For St. Patrick's Day, our favorite Irish bars


    St. Patrick's Day is on a Monday this year, but that doesn't mean you have to party any less. In fact, it's the perfect excuse to have an all-out Irish-themed weekend. To help you celebrate, we picked some of our favorite Irish bars from around the Tampa Bay area.  …

  17. #PlayTampaBay: 'Book of Mormon' opens at Straz Center


    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie head to the Straz Center, where the Book of Mormon opens on Tuesday, kicking off one of the venue's biggest Broadway seasons yet. The show is still one of the hottest selling tickets on Broadway, so it's a great get for Tampa Bay. Here's the information on that, and for more things to do this week, go to  …

  18. #PlayTampaBay: Inside St. Petersburg's new Rococo Steak


    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Katie and Michelle stop by the brand-new Rococo Steak for a look at downtown St. Petersburg's first upscale steak house. They take a peek at the gorgeous decor and talk with the chef about the playful menu. Two words: bacon flight. For more things to do this week, go to …

  19. #PlayTampaBay: Cool pool guide


    Michelle and Katie hit the pool to cool off in this week's Play Tampa Bay. They've got tips on the best hotel pools in the area (including one you've probably never heard of) and a roundup of local public pools and pool events. Here are the details on those, and for even more things to do, head to …

  20. #PlayTampaBay: Insider's guide to Tampa Bay Beer Week (video)


    Calling all beer lovers! The third annual Tampa Bay Beer Week kicks off this weekend and runs through March 9 at breweries all over Tampa Bay. This week, the Play Tampa Bay crew heads to Green Bench Brewing in St. Pete for a closer look at one of their big events, Foeder for Thought. Find details on that below, and a list of dozens of other Beer Week events. …

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