Week Three: Nov. 28-Dec. 5
The third part of the CL Holiday Auction begins at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 28, and ends at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 5. Click here for previews of Week One, Week Two and Week Four.
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ITEMS UP FOR BID WEEK THREE:
The six-month Mahaffey experience
What a deal! St. Petersburg’s prestigious waterside venue offers a pair of tickets and free parking for one show every month from December to May. The fun begins Dec. 22 with Chris Isaak playing old-time ’50s classics from his album Beyond the Sun, followed by: the Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet dancing Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (Jan. 5); Masters of Illusion Live (Feb. 23); interactive improv comedy from Colin & Brad (March 9); American Idiot (April 8); and the Florida Orchestra (May 9) playing the music of the Eagles. Value: $600.
New Year’s Eve with B.B. King
Toast the New Year with blues guitar legend B.B. King at the beautifully renovated Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. This pair of tickets gets you two prime orchestra-level seats to a concert that will most assuredly sell out, considering King is not only a musical icon, but at 88 years of age, likely won’t be touring for much longer. Value: $230.
A private Super Bowl party for 40 at the Independent Bar and Cafe in Tampa
Seminole Heights’ favorite hangout, The Independent, will provide a 15-gallon keg of craft beer, a big steaming pot of Cajun gumbo, and a bartender to serve you and your pals while they watch the game on the Indy’s big screen on Feb. 2, 2014. (The full draft lineup and bottle list will also be available for purchase.) Bidders clamored for last year’s edition of the Indie Super Bowl party, and we hear it was a blast. So don’t miss out on this cool opportunity to take over the Independent on Super Bowl Sunday. Value: $500.
Dinner at The Hangar and a sightseeing ride in a vintage biplane
Enjoy dinner for two at The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge, with its unmatched view of landings and takeoffs at Albert Whitted Airport, then make like Snoopy and the Red Baron and hop on board a vintage open-cockpit biplane for a 15-minute sightseeing ride over Downtown St. Pete and the waterfront. Leather helmet and goggles included. Value: $250.
Wine dinner for 4 at Domani’s Bistro
Step into Seminole Heights’ Domani Bistro and you’re transported into a dark and swanky space that feels more city than neighborhood. For one evening, you and three of your companions get three courses paired with wine, each course designed with wine in mind. Now that’s amore. Value: $275.
Beer for a year from Datz & Burgers from Square 1
One beer a week for a year from Datz, a destination not just for its delicious food but for its terrific craft beer selection, including locals like St. Somewhere and 7th Sun. Bonus: $40 in gift cards to Square 1 Burgers, Tampa Bay’s hamburger haven, with locations in Tampa, St. Pete, Brandon and Sarasota. Value: $390.
Breakfast for a year at Lucky Dill in Palm Harbor
Get Lucky Dill’s special Yankee Slam breakfast — two eggs, two slices of applewood bacon, two buttermilk pancakes, and homefries — once a week for a year. That may be enough breakfast to hold you for a week — or at least until dinner. Value: $400.
A cocktail a week for a year at The Bends
Head to downtown St. Pete’s most sophisticated dive bar, The Bends, and sip on a cocktail a week for a year. That’s right, one cocktail a week for an entire year. Pick your poison and one of the fine crew at the Bends will stir up some magic. Value: $520.
Lunch with the co-hosts of WTSP’s Studio 10
Jerome Ritchey and Roxanne Wilder, the co-hosts of WTSP’s morning show Studio 10, are just as affable and engaging off camera as they are on. Get to know them over lunch and find out about their best celeb interviews, what it takes to get in front of the camera, or simply let the conversation flow. (Warning: Jerome will probably talk about Elvis.) Value: Priceless.
Interview your favorite musician (and dress like one, too)
Are you a superfan? This is your chance to conduct an advance phone interview with a musical artist of your choice who’ll be appearing in the Tampa Bay area between Jan. 9 and June 7, 2014. Bonus: Pick up some fine rocker-worthy duds with $50 in gift certificates from Ybor City designers Black & Denim Apparel Company. Value: Priceless. Gift certs: $50.
St. Petersburg Opera’s Seasonal Sparkle & dinner at La V
Enjoy a night of holiday entertainment that combines The Nutcracker, The Messiah, popular music, and grand opera from the St. Petersburg Opera Chorus and Orchestra. The Palladium, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., or Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. Complete your evening with La V’s sparkling mix of French and Viet cuisine. Value: Sparkle, $100; La V, $25.
A year of mani/pedis at Whole SalonSpa
Twelve certificates for 12 mani/pedis at Oldsmar’s Whole SalonSpa to be used throughout the year. The certificates are transferable, too, so you can share this monthly indulgence with your friends. Value: $720.
Green housecleaning by MopFrog
MopFrog of Northeast Tampa is committed to providing clients with the highest standard of cleanliness while utilizing eco-friendly cleaning techniques and products. Give your house or apartment its best and healthiest scrubbing ever with an initial service visit and standard green cleaning. Value: $300.
Gift certificates to Optics Shop and Black & Denim
This item automatically ups your style quotient with $100 in gift certificates to The Optic Shop, the SoHo home of very cool designer eyewear, and $50 in gift certificates to Ybor City’s über-hip new boutique, Black & Denim Apparel Company. Value: $150.
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.
Ybor City walking tour with Linda Saul-Sena, plus books by Paul Guzzo
An insiders’ look at the most fascinating historic neighborhood in Tampa Bay, led by CL’s architecture and design columnist, former Tampa City Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena. Bonus: An Ybor City Ghost Walk CD and three signed books by local journalist Paul Guzzo, including his eye-opening look at Tampa crime, The Dark Side of Sunshine. Value: $160.
A night out at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Two tickets to any show at the North Tampa music venue between Jan. 2 and Dec. 30, 2014, plus $30 in food and drink to go with it. Noteworthy upcoming shows include Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit and roots rock veterans Southern Culture on the Skids. More shows TBA. Plus, get your best denim on with $5O in gift certificates from Black & Denim in Ybor. Value: Approximately $100.
Paint and sip at Pinot’s Palette Oldsmar
Their slogan says it all: “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” This item gives you all you need to get nicely tipsy while tapping into your inner Van Gogh: 1 bottle of wine, 2 Pinot’s Palette branded wine glasses, $90 in gift certificates, and 2 Pinot’s Palette pens that look like paintbrushes. Value: $120.
Miller Lite Party Deck pass for Bucs vs. Bills on Dec. 8
A pass for two people to see the Bucs/Bills game from the always-festive Miller Lite Party Deck area. Includes three Miller Lites per person and $10 food credit per person. Value: $300.