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Private booths with curtains provide customers with privacy while at Ciro's Speakeasy. That's pretty fancy.Photos by LUIS SANTANA | Times file

From fancy to thrifty, Tampa Bay date ideas that will cause heart eyes

Sometimes you want date night to be fancy, and are willing to spend some extra dollars to get there. And sometimes, you want nothing to do with that noise. There's no special occasion required for getting dressed up and doing something extravagant, just like there's no reason that having a special night out has to  …

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  1. Local craft beer of the week: Electric Wizard IPA from 7venth Sun Brewery

    Bars & Spirits

    The past six months have been kind to Dunedin's 7venth Sun Brewery. In August, the brewery's long-awaited Tampa expansion finally happened, with its much larger Seminole Heights facility and tasting room opening in a town eager to try its range of ultra-fresh IPAs and exotic, foeder-fermented brews.

  2. Bar review: Florida spirits and brews at the newest Local Draught House in Tampa

    Bars & Spirits

    I don't consider myself "old" — though I have gotten into a bad habit of informing door people insistent on checking my ID that I'm halfway to 70. But I'm frequently made aware of how far removed my lifestyle is from that of my 20s.

  3. Inside American Stage's plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG

    An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated the set of A Raisin in the Sun, opening Jan. 26 at American …

  4. Review: Tim Dorsey's 'The Pope of Palm Beach' reveals a sweeter side of Serge Storms

    Books

    It's an odd thing to say about a book in the Serge Storms series, but The Pope of Palm Beach is really kind of sweet.

  5. Extraordinary heroism deserves a less ordinary movie than '12 Strong'

    Movies

    After 16 years of combat and counting, the war in Afghanistan gets a happy movie ending in 12 Strong, a thick slice of patriot porn.

  6. Shake Shack, Momofuku and more: Please come to Tampa Bay

    Food & Dining

    Fabio is coming!

    Not the Fabio on your romance novel, with the billowing hair and large quantities of artificial butter. This Fabio, in all likelihood, uses real butter. And olive oil.

  7. Plan your weekend Jan. 19-21: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Jake Owen, Riverdance, Florida Orchestra's Dvorak

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Gasparilla

    Children's Parade: A week before the more raucous pirate invasion, the G-rated version hits the streets. The Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza and Parade kicks off Gasparilla season with a bicycle safety rodeo on Saturday (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), …

  8. This weekend's best concerts: Country takes over with Jake Owen, Chris Lane

    Music & Concerts

    BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT: Jake Owen

  9. 5 things to do under $5: Tampa music history, Suncoast Arts Festival

    Events

    1 Suncoast Arts Festival: Acclaimed electric rock string quintet Violectric, above, headlines Saturday (3:40-5:40 p.m.) at this two-day fine arts event featuring more than 130 artisans, live entertainment and a kids art garden at the Shops at Wiregrass. Barefoot Bob and the Hope and funk rocker …

  10. What's in theaters this week: 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Phantom Thread,' '12 Strong'

    Movies

    OPENING FRIDAY:

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    Another young man's summer he'll never forget is the core of Call Me By Your Name, a movie to likewise treasure. Luca Guadagnino's coming out-of-age drama is a rare exception to familiar romantic rules.