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If you’re looking for weekend plans, you’ve come to the right place! This week you can get a taste of Italy, do some local shopping, even join a dance party to sing along to all of your favorite hits. Curious to know more? Keep scrolling for the best things to do in Tampa Bay.

The Italian lifestyle is taking over! Experience a piazza with true Sicilian charm right here in Tampa Bay with the Italy Expo. Indulge in food and wine tastings, plus previews of fashion and design items.

Pro-Tip: Mark your calendars and check out these 10+ upcoming food festivals in Tampa Bay!

Event Details:
🗓 Feb. 4-6
🎟 Starting at $10
📍 Sons of Italy Lodge, West Lemon Street, Tampa, FL

Imagine you and your best friends singing along to your favorite songs by Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo! Make the Swift and Sour Dance Party part of your weekend plans.

Dress the part, grab your driver’s license, and head out to dance the night away – or should we say, shake it off!

Event Details
🗓 Feb. 4 | 9:00pm
🎟  Starting at $25
📍 The Orpheum 

Unleash your inner artist at the The Dalí Museum and check out their latest exhibit, “Picasso and the Allure of the South”. Explore pieces that have never before been seen in the U.S. of Pablo Picasso artwork shown exclusively at The Dalí. Be sure to reserve your tickets before your next visit!

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 29-May 22
🎟 Ticket reservations required
📍 The Dalí Museum

If you’re a fan of local markets like we are, The Market Elaine and The Market Marie are must-visits. Check out their upcoming dates to know what to expect!

The Market Elaine’s Indoor Midweek Market
Sip on free mimosas, enjoy live music, and explore 25 artisans and small businesses.
The Market Elaine
Stop by The Grove for 65+ vendors, beer, live music, and fresh flowers!
The Market Marie
Head down to Clearwater for Blues on the Block hosted by The Market Marie! Listen to live music all day with 20+ small businesses.

There’s nothing short of amazing performances of all kinds happening at Ruth Eckerd Hall. From concerts to live dancing, keep up with their upcoming events!

Jay Leno
An American In Paris
Alice Cooper
Dancing with the Stars
Daughtry: Dearly Beloved Tour
Bret Michaels: Party with a Purpose

Share the love of Valentine’s Day with the Femmes & Follies: Be Mine Burlesque show! You’re in for a night full of entertainment of all types. This is the perfect plan for a girls’ night out, or spicing up your date night with your partner.

Pro-Tip: Stop by one of our favorite pizza spots – New York New York Pizza, before or after the show for a quick bite!

🗓 Feb. 5 | 7:00pm
🎟 Starting at $20
📍 The Ritz Ybor

Bare Naked Kitchen is a Tampa Bay must-visit. We recently went and tried the Capri Salad and the Medi Pizza. They were both AMAZING, and did we mention they have cocktails on tap?!

Check out our What’s New in Tampa Bay blog for more openings and spots coming soon!

UNATION Team Picks: Ashley

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Hey guys, It’s Ashley! I’m the Relationship Coordinator at UNATION. I recently went to Capital Tacos and I am OBSESSED! This isn’t your normal build-your-own-bowl kind of place, they have chef-inspired tacos, burritos, and loaded fries that are to die for.

My favorite items were the queso bites, sunshine shrimp skewers, & the chapel’s cheesesteak taco.

I also recently tried Midtown Boba! This hidden gem is located inside the Ryde It cycle studio and they have so many options to choose from. Fruity & refreshing drinks with a little bit of caffeine, to dessert-inspired milk teas.

I tried the strawberry lemonade fruit tea with strawberry boba and it was SO refreshing. Highly recommend a quick pick-me-up!

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Save the Date 🗓

Event Details
🗓️ May 27-29
📍 Raymond James Stadium

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Tampa Cigar Week

Event Details
🗓️ Mar. 24-27
📍 2201 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

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That's It for This Week!

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Selena Perez

Selena Perez

Selena is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.