Events & Film

Tampa Bay area shark scientist Jasmin Graham schedules two hometown book talks

She'll talk 'Sharks Don't Swim' at Oxford Exchange and Tombolo Books.

By Ray Roa

From fishing videos to marine biology, melanated folks don’t have a lot of people who look like them running the show. While Jasmin Graham would love to just be a great scientist and do biology without any extra weight or burden, she—along with a trio of other Black female shark researchers, Amani Webber-Schultz, ​Carlee Jackson and Jaida Elcock—launched Minorities in Shark Sciences in 2021 and haven’t looked back. The group now boasts over 500 members...

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Photos: Everyone we saw kicking it with Ronaldinho at Hard Rock Tampa

Brazil was knocked out of the Copa America last weekend, but one of the country’s greatest gifts to the world was in…

By Ray Roa

Ronaldinho (R) with a fan at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida on July 10, 2024.
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10 stunning rooftop pools in Tampa Bay offering day passes for locals

It's that time of year where it's certainly too hot for the beach, but it's never too hot for a pool, especially…

By CL Staff

Tampa Marriott Water Street
505 Water St., Tampa, 813- 221-4900    
$20-$1,000
    Spend your “daycation” wisely at Tampa Street’s Marriott rooftop pool, complete with food and drinks, cornhole, paddle board and kayak rentals (for the nearby Hillsborough River). Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi and discounted valet. Day passes for adults start at $20 and $10 for kids, but other options include luxury daybeds ($75), daytime luxury cabanas ($150) and $1,000 to keep the cabana into the night with $300 food and drink credits as well as a reservation at the hotel’s waterfront restaurant, Anchor & Brine.
       Photo via Tampa Marriott Water Street/Facebook
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Photos: All the St. Pete Pride partygoers we saw at the Mari Jean’s big, wet pool party

St. Pete Pride is the biggest gay pride parade in the Southeast, and just a couple miles away is the party epicenter…

By Ray Roa

Photos: All the St. Pete Pride partygoers we saw at the Mari Jean’s big, wet pool party
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Photos: Adult Swim's Eric Andre gets raunchy, and ranchy, at Tampa show [NSFW]

Adult Swim superstar Eric Andre sold-out The Ritz Ybor last Friday night. He showed his ass, literally, in a set that pushed…

By Ray Roa

Eric Andre plays The Ritz in Ybor CIty, Florida on June 7, 2024.
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