CL Holiday Auction Week Two: Locale, Coppertail, Kahwa and more

Hot restaurants, cold beer and more chances to help The Children's Home.

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Week Two: Nov. 20-30
The auction begins at 9 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 20, and ends at 9 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 30. Once the auction's live, you'll be able to click through from each item to eBay. (Items marked "THIS JUST IN!" are recent additions.) Remember, your winning bids benefit The Children's Home. And if you haven’t yet bid on an item from the first week, you may still have time; Auction Week One won’t close till Sun. Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.

Dinner for two at Locale Market’s Farmtable
Score an eight-course gourmet dinner for you and a companion at Farmtable, the new dining concept by celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Don Pintabona, opening soon in the much-anticipated Locale Market in downtown St. Pete’s Sundial complex. Farmtable is just one of many enticing features of Locale, a gourmet emporium stocked with fresh, seasonal goods that promises to be a foodie’s dream — just like this auction item. Value: $400.

Announce the weather on TV
Join ABC Action News meteorologist Wayne Shattuck for a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio and the weather station… then host your very own personal faux weather show at the studio and take home a copy to share with friends and family. Date for your weather-casting debut is Dec. 27, 2014: Arrive at 5:30 p.m. and you can watch the news being broadcast, then take a tour of the station at 6:30 p.m. and tape your own personal weather forecast. Value: Priceless.

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Tiki Night at The Bends for 4

The Bends has been serving fine spirits to local folks for only a few years, but the St. Pete watering hole has become a favored spot for the area’s nighttime denizens, as much for its easy-on-the-eyes ever-gracious bartenders as its hipster-chic ambience and the made-for-dancing room in the back, with its laser lights, glitzy chandelier, neon-lit DJ booth and pinball machines. The winner of this package and three friends are treated to three of the Bends’ best tiki cocktails each (a dozen total) and share one of the famed (multi-straw, multi-alcohol) scorpion bowls. Value: $160.

A year of growlers from Coppertail Brewing and a King Corona gift card
You’ll never be without a new or favorite brew from Ybor City’s newest craft brewery. Once a month for an entire year, you can bring your complimentary growler bottle into Coppertail Brewing Company and have it filled with a “brewer’s choice” selection of their distinctive and delicious handcrafted beers. And while you’re in Ybor, pick up some premium cigars, a Cuban coffee, or a stellar Cuban sandwich — all possible with a gift card from King Corona. Value: $350 (Growler for a year: $300; King Corona gift card: $50).

The Central Arts District Experience
The Central Arts District is a beloved St. Pete destination. Encompassing the 300 to 700 blocks of Central Avenue and its immediate side streets, it abounds with art, restaurants, entertainment, services, and the highest concentration of murals the city has to offer. The winning bidder will receive a mural tour for two, compliments of Florida CraftArt; an art and hot shop experience from the Morean Arts Center; and goods, gift certificates, food and beverages from the following CAD businesses: Absolutely Beautiful Flowers, Cycle Brewing, Daddy Kool Records, Dysfunctional Grace Art Co., Il Ritorno, Michele Tuegel Gallery, MISRED Outfitters, Strands of Sunshine, St. Pete Brewing Company, Sleeperwoods, VLVT Salon, and ZaZoo’d. Value: $500+.

Kahwa Coffee for a year
Keep caffeinated with 1 pound of coffee per week for a year from Tampa Bay’s favorite home-grown coffee purveyors, Kahwa Coffee. You can collect your coffee monthly if you prefer. Value: $520.

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Two VIP Big City Events passes for 2015

The folks at Big City Events plan some of Tampa’s biggest, coolest, and best-lubricated bashes. With this item you get two VIP passes to the biggest, coolest (and possibly wettest): the Spring Beer Fling, the Margarita Festival, the Summer of Rum, and Bourbon & Brew. Plus, you get an invitation to the Big City Events Gasparilla Parade Party on Bayshore Boulevard, and you’re in line for other secret invites and offers throughout 2015. Value: $1,000.

Tattoo Session from David Bruehl @ Red Letter 1
A gift certificate for a session with acclaimed tattoo artist David Bruehl at RedLetter1 Tattoo Workspace in Tampa’s historic Hyde Park. Bruehl’s lush, intricate designs are truly unique, winning him recognition as one of CL’s Best of the Bay. This is a non-transferable offer, and the entire value must be used in one session. Winning bidder must make an appointment within one year of the auction date. The gift certificate is not redeemable for cash, is valid for tattoos only, and cannot be split among multiple people. Value: $300.

Discover your inner pirate wench at La France
Stand out from the crowd by being made over like a classic scalawag for the 2015 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Your winning auction bid gets you a gift certificate for fashion from the retro-fabulous La France in Ybor City, plus a session with a personal stylist to put together a pinup-worthy pirate costume — or an outfit for whatever festive occasion’s on your social calendar. Value: $200.

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Private tour of the Tampa Bay History Center with Rodney Kite-Powell

Did the story of Pocahontas originate in Tampa Bay? Does the word Tampa really mean “Sticks of Fire”? Did the Rough Riders really get into a drunken brawl in an Ybor City bar? Get the inside scoop during a private tour of the Tampa Bay History Center with Rodney Kite-Powell, the museum’s curator of history and columnist for the Tampa Tribune. Explore three floors of exhibits and theaters covering 12,000 years of Florida’s history during this private tour for up to 15 people. Value: $200.

Creative Loafing print & online ad campaign
Have a product, business or service that you’d like to share with the CL audience? Why not advertise with us? We have a readership of over 900,000 people every month in print and online. Our readers are active, engaged in their community, support the arts and go out to eat regularly. And they’re dying to learn about you! This CL print and online package includes a 13-week campaign of online display ads plus 1/4 page full-color ads in print. Value: $12,935.

A night at Jannus Live and treats from The Kitchen
Jump into the hub of Downtown St. Pete’s night life with this prize package from Jannus Live, which includes two tickets to the December 19 show featuring Texas alt rockers Blue October (“Hate Me,” “Into the Ocean”) plus a gift certificate to The Kitchen, Jannus’s adjacent restaurant, whose menu ranges from sandwiches to sushi to short rib pot roast. Value: $150 (Tickets, $100; Kitchen certificate: $50).

Ultimate Skater Package from Skatepark of Tampa
An assortment of goodies from the renowned Skatepark of Tampa that’ll make your favorite skater do a kickflip: one skate lesson, one skate session, a SPoT ballcap, stickers, cards and a gift card to the SPoT Skate Shop that can be used in either the Ybor City or Columbus Drive location. Value: $110 (Lesson and skate session: $40; gift card: $35; cap: $25; miscellany: $10).

Four-shooter team for the Norman Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic
You know there’s someone on your gift list who’ll get a bang out of this one: Winner creates his or her own 4-shooter team for the 21st annual Schwarzkopf Classic and enjoys a delicious breakfast, complimentary ammunition, a full round of clays, outstanding lunch, goodie bag and an awards ceremony. Sat., Mar. 21, 2015, Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, Land O’ Lakes, 7 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. start. Value: $600.

Miller Lite Party Deck pass for Bucs vs. Saints on December 28
Even if the game disappoints, everyone has a blast in the always-festive Miller Lite Party Deck area. This item includes a pass for two people to see the Bucs/Saints game from the Party Deck, three Miller Lites per person and $10 food credit per person. Winners must arrive between 11 a.m. and noon on the day of the game (it starts at 1 p.m.) to ensure admittance. There are no assigned seats in the Miller Lite Party Deck, but you’ll be having too much fun to sit down. Value: $300. (Must be 21+ with valid ID.)

A Guy Harvey Outpost getaway
A two-night stay at TradeWinds Island Resorts’ Guy Harvey Outpost, where the seaside adventure vibe — fishing, scuba diving, even electric surfboards — is in keeping with the renowned marine artist whose name it bears. Good Sunday-Thursday only. Value: $400. (Winner will pay $35 resort amenity fee in addition to amount of winning bid.)

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Five-day juice cleanse from Squeeze Juice Works

A tempting offer from the wonderful folks at Squeeze. On a five-day cleanse your energy will be renewed, your palate will wake up, and you may just discover a thing or two about yourself. The cleanse consists of five 16-ounce bottles of nutrient-rich fruit and vegetable juices, tailored to your taste preferences and goals, plus one 16-ounce bottle of nut mylk to consume over two days. Value: $110.

Digital Marketing & Website Analysis from Big Sea Design
Looking to create the perfect personal or business website, or upgrade your existing online presence? Spend some time with the minds behind one of the Bay area’s coolest and most progressive digital creative agencies, St. Pete’s Big Sea Design. Get up to date on the latest internet do’s and don’ts from the folks who know. Value: $500.

You do yoga. We’ll do the lawn.
A very relaxing package for anyone who’d rather salute the sun in yoga class rather than brave its rays while mowing the lawn. This item includes ten classes at Body Electric Yoga Company in St. Petersburg, where they believe that “yoga is for everybody, even you,” and free lawn mowing for four months from GreenPal, the Uber of lawncare companies, which matches lawns with local professionals all over Tampa Bay. (PS: In addition to taking part in this auction, GreenPal is looking to give free lawn-mowing to a needy family in the area. Check out yourgreenpal.com/tampa-giveaway for details.) Value: $320 (Body Electric: $120: GreenPal: $200).

Give out an award at the 25th Anniversary of Best Of The Bay
Give props to a deserving winner of your choice: With this item, you get to be a presenter at Creative Loafing’s 2015 Best Of The Bay Awards party — a special occasion because it’ll mark the 25th year that CL has been making the awards. Value: Priceless.

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