Saturday, July 21, 2018
Events

Where to find Cinco de Mayo celebrations around Tampa Bay

Dunedin Street Festival and Dance Party

Dress as your favorite Latin character and get out to downtown Dunedin's annual street festival with a costume contest, salsa dancing and lessons, a giant puppet parade of 20-foot-tall puppets and a dance party with live music. No cover. Casa Tina Gourmet Mexican & Vegetarian, 365 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 734-9226. Noon-8 p.m. Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Health Fair

A kid-friendly community parade in Dade City starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, followed by a fiesta in the park with a health fair, food, music, vendors, games and prizes. No alcohol permitted. Free. Resurrection Park, 37124 Lock St., Dade City. (352) 567-1432. 4 p.m. Thursday.

Cincopalooza

Red Mesa in downtown St. Petersburg stretches their Cinco De Mayo celebration into the weekend. Cincopalooza is four days of drink specials, tequila shots, live music, raffles and giveaways. They even close the road down for an outdoor street dance Thursday. No cover (food/drink additional). Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-8226. 2 p.m. Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Cinco de Mac'o

MacDinton's in SoHo and also downtown St. Petersburg celebrate happy hour and Cinco de Mayo with a $15 all you can drink Corona bar, music, jalapeno eating contest and specially priced tequila shots and margaritas. $15. MacDinton's Irish Pub, 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-8999; also at 242 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0544. 4-7 p.m. Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo Yard of Ale

Yard of Ale's Cinco de Mayo party lets you drink all the Dos Equis you can for $15. Also includes $2 tacos and $10 margarita yards. No cover. Yard of Ale, 406 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-4433. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Cinco de Catrinas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the restaurant's fourth anniversary with a live DJ, $4 shots, $4 Coronas, $6 margaritas and sangrias and a special menu. No cover. Catrinas South Tampa, 2402 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-4604. 3 p.m. Thursday.

Cinco de Derby

A Cinco de Mayo-themed night of casino gaming includes $1,000 play money, virtual horse racing, ladies hat contest, a live auction, margarita and bourbon bar and food samples from 10 area restaurants. Benefits scholarships to area students and the Children's Home. $30. Neilsen Media, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. (813) 855-4333. 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo Gaming

It's cinco doubled when you get a timed gaming session for $10. Then enjoy specials on margaritas, Tex Mex rolls, queso skillets and GameTime nachos. $10. GameTime, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-9675. 7 p.m.-midnight Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo Patron Paring Dinner

The party begins with a Patron-themed cocktail reception with music by Roberto DeBourg, followed by a four-course meal featuring Patron tequilas. Each guest leaves with a commemorative bottle of Roca Patron Silver. $222. Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-6630. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Compiled by Kelly A. Stefani, Times staff.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

Chicago & Reo Speedwagon: Two of the most successful, legendary and critically acclaimed rock bands perform some of their greatest hits and more. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$129.50. (813) 740-2...
Published: 07/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday July 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday July 22

Safety Last!: Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classic Movie Series throws in a true classic this week with the iconic silent film Safety Last! (1923) accompanied by music performed on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St....
Published: 07/20/18
Review: Kent Wascom's 'New Inheritors' a novel of love, power on the gulf coast

Review: Kent Wascom's 'New Inheritors' a novel of love, power on the gulf coast

When a woman looks at the hands of the toddler who will become the main character of The New Inheritors, she sees "written in the lines of his palms a bird’s vision of the rivers and creeks that fanned across the region of his birth, the upper ...
Published: 07/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 23-29

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 23-29

Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan got most of the original Grammy-winning, alt-rock band back together and hit the road. They’ll stop at Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Wednesday, likely performing favorites from Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinit...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

Rascal Flatts: American country band will perform with special guests Dan +Shay and Carly Pearce. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $21-$85.75. (813) 740-2446. Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd: The concert serie...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Well, the bad news is that Blue Torch Cigars & Winery is not actually a winery. That combination seemed too ambitious to fly under my radar, as Blue Torch had since its opening this year, and that ended up being true.While it’s a curious name for wha...
Published: 07/19/18

Hernando Events for July 27

Events28 SaturdayWalking Sticks Club: Perry Oldenburg: The club will meet at Perry Oldenberg Wildlife and Environmental Area located off Deer Run Road, north of Brooksville. Registration is required. Those attending will learn about the history of Pe...
Published: 07/19/18
Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

When Paul Reiser returned to standup comedy a few years ago, younger comics couldn’t figure him out. "All the younger comics would say, ‘Are you doing a special?’ I’d go no," said Reiser, 62. "‘What, are you getting rea...
Published: 07/19/18
Top events this weekend: Rascal Flatts, #MomTruths comedy, Metrocon, swimsuit bar crawl

Top events this weekend: Rascal Flatts, #MomTruths comedy, Metrocon, swimsuit bar crawl

MusicConcerts: Country band Rascal Flatts boot scoots through Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday ($21-$85.75). Saturday, rock-reggae-hip-hop fusion band Slightly Stoopid perform at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg ($25-$40.98), while ...
Published: 07/19/18
Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

For many sufferers of celiac disease, going out for a pint typically means ordering a cider. But brewers have worked hard to provide a reasonable analog for gluten-free drinkers, offering a range of brews produced from grains like sorghum and rice.Mo...
Published: 07/19/18