Spend an evening reenacting rap videos with Cristal flowing and well-heeled crowds swaying in unison as white-suited gangstas escort an entourage of supermodels in slo-mo to a VIP booth.
Okay, it's probably not quite like that, but you can add some swanky style to your Tuesday night without going broke.
Tonight is the premiere of Spice Lounge's Life As a Socialite night presented Plush Groove Event Planners and Cream Team Inc. Promoters describe the party as an urban dance night, and it starts at 9 p.m. Top-shelf liquors are $5 until midnight, and according to the event flier, dress code is "fly." DJs Black Haze, Prophet and Spank provide the soundtrack. Expect to hear old-school hip-hop, reggae, R&B and Top 40.
In case you're confused about the venue, Spice used to be a tapas bistro but has recently reopened as a nightclub. The official grand opening party is Jan. 4. More to come on that event. 204 N. Morgan St. in downtown Tampa. Cover is $5. For information, call 813-228-0900.
For a more worldly experience — and we're talking around-the-world worldly — head to St. Pete Beach for the Arabian Nights Show. The event takes place at one of Tampa Bay's most intriguing restaurant-ethnic performance venues, St. Petersburg Nights, and features a variety show-dinner cabaret of burlesque and belly dancing. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. Prices vary depending on whether you opt for Russian buffet or general admission, around $8-$15. St. Petersburg Nights Restaurant, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. 727-644-4839. tampabaybellydance.com.