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Rock The Yacht Motown Party

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 9:00PM to 11:30PM

Location: 603 Channelside Dr. in Tampa

Contact: phone: (813) 223-7999

This season, say "Bon Voyage" to a mundane evening out and hop on board the hottest live music venue on the Bay! Rock the Yacht is BACK this Fall aboard Yacht StarShip with special musical theme nights to stretch your sea legs and get you moving! Food & Drink Specials, and a Cigar Lounge area are available on each cruise so you can Party like a Yacht Star! Read more here.

Category: Entertainment Events


Buy Nothing Day

Friday, November 27, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: St. Pete Community Acupuncture, 1624 Central Ave. in St. Pete

Friday, November 27th, known to big box retailers and the fat cats who profit from them as Black Friday, has been rebranded as Buy Nothing Day. Close your wallets, leave your pocketbooks at home, and come unwind in one of our recliners for a free acupuncture treatment. No strings attached!

Free acupuncture treatments from 9am-4pm.  Call (727) 823-1700 to reserve your spot today. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Category: Holiday Events


Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 27, 2015 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: 350 Bay Shore Dr NE. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 893-7441

Bring in the holiday season with St. Petersburg’s festive kick-off celebration. Mayor Kriseman flips the switch that turns on the downtown Christmas tree and lights on Friday, November 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. You’ll enjoy onstage entertainment provided by Musicstars, Expressions Dance Studio and the St. Petersburg Community Band. Children will also enjoy the entertainment and interactive games. Food concessions available. Blanket seating. Free to the public. 

Category: Holiday Events


Lil Duval

Friday, November 27, 2015 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: 1600 E. 8th Ave. C-12 in Tampa

Contact: phone: (813) 864-4000 | website:

Celebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.

Category: Entertainment Events


SeaBoard Seafood Festival

From: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 12:00AM
To: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00AM

Location: 335 2nd Ave. NE. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (813) 251-0500

Thanksgiving Weekend  November 28th & 29th * Saturday & Sunday SEAFOOD from the Best Local Restaurants $3 * $5 * $7 Signature Seafood Dishes & Soups Market price Stone Crab & Shrimp Boil Read more here.


Category: Entertainment Events


LS1's 6th Annual Shopapalooza

Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Location: South Straub Park in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Shopapalooza is Tampa Bay's biggest shopping event of the year, packed with free entertainment, free giveaways and plenty of surprises!

The FREE community celebration, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 120 locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, non-profits and community organizations.

Category: Holiday Events


Southern Soul Music Festival

Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 2:00PM to 6:00PM

Location: 5110 N. 40th St. in Tampa

Contact: phone: (813) 444-2986

Southern Soul Music Festival featuring Betty Wright, Clarence Carter, Shirley Murdock and Bishop Bullwinkle coming to Water Works Park in downtown Tampa on Saturday, November 28th! Read more here.

Category: Entertainment Events


2015 Marcus Garvey Legacy Cruise

From: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00AM
To: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 12:00AM

Contact: phone: (352) 693-3034 | email:

Join us on a fun-filled, African-centered cruise stopping in Cozumel, Belize and Caribbean islands and with the unique perspective and insight of Chairman Omali Yeshitela. We invite Africans everywhere and our friends and allies to share this unique experience of African culture, history, great food and friendship on a relaxing cruise. Read more here.

Category: Entertainment Events


Sunshine Sunday

Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa

Price: $5 per person

Contact: phone: (813) 443-3805 | email:

Sunshine Sunday is a special morning on the last Sunday of every other month for children with special needs and their families. Explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down, programs, and community resources.

Category: Entertainment Events


Climate Action Rally & March

Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM

Location: 6501 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa

We will gather in support of the UN Paris Climate Summit, with love for life on Mother Earth for generations to come! All are welcome – friends, families, neighbors and colleagues! Please wear green & bring signs! Help us build the people’s climate movement! Read more here


Category: Civic Events


Give Thanks For Raggae

Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: 200 1st Ave. N. in St.Pete

Contact: website:

The Royal Family of Reggae, has taken the impressively significant step forward by releasing their upcoming album, “Strictly Roots” in 2015 on CTBC Records. Read more here.

Category: Entertainment Events


This Light of Ours Beaches, Benches and Boycotts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: 55 5th St. S. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 820-0100 Ext 301

The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay may have had characteristics similar to other areas of the South but its stories are its own. This exhibition will illuminate our region’s struggle with racial equality and shine a light on the local leaders who changed our cities. Read more here.

Category: Civic Events

City of Tampa Opens Parks & Rec Community Centers for Healthcare Open Enrollment

From: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 4:00PM
To: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00PM

Location: Tampa

Contact: phone: (877) 813.9115 | website:

Navigators will be available at the following centers beginning Tuesday, December 1st to answer questions and help you enroll. These community centers will be open from  4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays each week through the enrollment deadline of January 31, 2016. Navigators will not be available December 22 - January 1 due to the holidays. 

Cyrus Greene Community Center - 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard,  Forest Hills Community Center - 724 West 109th Avenue, Hunt Community Center at Al Lopez Park - 4810 North Himes Avenue,  Loretta Ingraham Recreational Complex - 1615 North Hubert Avenue,  Port Tampa Community Center - 4702 West McCoy Street

Category: General


This Light of Ours

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: 55 5th St. S. in St.Pete

The photography exhibit from the Center for Documentary Arts presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers – men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement. Read more here.

Category: Civic Events


Community is invited to attend Meeting of Citizen Advisory Committee for the South St. Petersburg CRA

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Conference Room 100 of City Hall, 175 Fifth St. No. in St. Pete

Contact: Rick D. Smith | phone: 727-893-7106 | email:

To access the agenda and materials to be discussed, link to You will find the materials in the section titled “Upcoming Public Meeting Schedule” by the Friday before the meeting date.  Free parking is available north of City Hall in the lot on Second Avenue North, near Fifth Street, as well as paid parking on the street.

The next CAC meetings for the South St. Petersburg CRA are set for February 2 and April 5, 2016.

Category: Civic Events


Non Profit Business Startup

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: 440 2nd Ave. N. in St.Pete

Contact: The Greenhouse

Interested in starting a non-profit organization? Learn about startup steps, funding, requirements and collaborations specific to this sector, and much more! The workshop consists of presentations and a panel discussion. Read more here.

Category: Business Events


Grand Central District Holiday Mixer & Membership Drive

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: The Queens Head, 2501 Central Ave. in St. Pete

Join GCDA at The Queens Head for a holiday mixer & the unveiling of our 'Friends of Grand Central' membership program, where neighbors & residents can connect, engage & support GCDA in bettering our community. The event will also include prize drawings, networking and entertainment.  Click here to learn more.

Category: Holiday Events


A Motown Christmas

From: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 12:00AM
To: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 12:00AM

Location: 1646 10th Way in Sarasota

Contact: phone: (941) 366-1505

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this exciting, family-fun Christmas musical.  All your  holiday favorites from such celebrities as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5 will be performed with that dazzling Westcoast signature style coupled with a soulful Motown flair. In keeping with our long tradition of presenting electrifying musicals and world premieres, this holiday celebration promises to the most memorable Christmas treat of the season!  Learn more here.


Category: Entertainment Events


How to Launch a Social Enterprise

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Location: Nonprofit Leadership Center GTE FINANCIAL Training Room, 1401 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 101 in Tampa

Whether your nonprofit is considering starting a social enterprise project, has been doing it successfully for years, or is somewhere in between, you’ll benefit from our panelists’ experience. We’re pleased to have gathered such local experts as:

  • Irene Hill of the Children's Board of Hillsborough County
  • Clara Reynolds, President/CEO, of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • Maria Porto-Duarte, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer & Interim Chief Operating Officer, of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • Jim Freyvogel, President/CEO, of the MacDonald Training Center
  • Judith DeStasio, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, of the MacDonald Training Center
  • Sheff Crowder, President, of Conn Memorial Foundation

To learn more about this session and the questions we’ll explore, click here and reserve your seat(s). As always, enjoy 10% of registration for each additional attendee.

Category: Business Events



Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: 300 NE. 2nd Ave. in Miami

An epic performance art installation that embodies the trauma of flooding, explores our troubled relationship to water, and contemplates our capacity for empathy, adaptation, and long-term thinking. Read more here.

Category: Entertainment Events

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