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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. It's possible to do Tampa Bay Comic Con on a budget. Here's how.

    Events

    One of the best parts about being a geek is going to conventions. Huge halls packed with cosplayers, celebrities, comic books, collectibles and a community of like-minded weirdos. It's paradise.

    Luis Romero of Tampa has five Spider-Man suits and has made 25 different covers and inside panels out of $3 presentation boards. 
“I spent three years of research trying to find the perfect red and blue classic Spider-Man suit,” the 37-year-old said.
  2. Plan your weekend: DJ Kitty Onesie, Taking Back Sunday, Kid Day, comic Felipe Esparza

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    Fashion

    DJ Kitty Onesie: The first 15,000 ticket holders who arrive to the Rays-Rangers game Saturday will score the most questionable fashion statement of the season: a free adult-sized DJ Kitty Onesie. It's complete with a tail, a hood featuring a cat face and "DJ Kitty" written across the back. …

    An adult-sized DJ Kitty onesie will be the giveaway when the Tampa Bay Rays play the Rangers July 22.
  3. Ticket window: Snap Judgment, Tim Allen

    News

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  4. Review: Time, gender, ethnicity play musical chairs in Jobsite's farcical 'Cloud Nine'

    Stage

    TAMPA — Seven actors and a doll play 17 roles in Cloud Nine, Jobsite Theater's last production of the season. The farce by British playwright Caryl Churchill was a local hit in 2003, one that helped establish Jobsite as the resident theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, in part …

    Plantation owner Clive (played respectably by Giles Davies, right) controls everyone, including wife Betty (David M. Jenkins, left).
  5. Snag a DJ Kitty onsie for adults at Saturday's Rays game

    Events

    The first 15,000 ticketholders who arrive to the Rays-Rangers game Saturday will score the most questionable fashion statement of the season: a free adult-sized DJ Kitty Onesie.

    An adult-sized DJ Kitty onesie will be the giveaway when the Tampa Bay Rays play the Rangers July 22.
  6. New theater company, Innovocative Theatre, opens at Stageworks with 'Proof'

    Stage

    MEET INNOVOCATIVE THEATRE: PROOF

    Dennis Duggan plays Robert while Marie-Claude Tremblay plays his daughter Catherine in the play Proof at Innovocative Theatre.
  7. Tampa Bay chefs go head to head and Disney Springs gets another James Beard winner

    Food & Dining

    Epic Chef Showdown: Feeding Tampa Bay

    In a shoulder-to-shoulder format cook-off competition, chefs from Parkshore Grill and Mise En Place strove Monday night to become the Epic Chef of Tampa Bay. In this course, using ramen as a mystery box ingredient.
  8. What's new in theaters this weekend: 'Dunkirk,' 'Valerian,' 'Girls Trip'

    Movies

    OPENING Thursday: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

    Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne can’t wrangle Valerian’s clunky dialogue or plot.
  9. This week's best art: Performance art with honey, video montage of old motels

    Visual Arts

    Micheal Hooker: (100 Pitchers) of Honey

    Selina Rom?n, That Liminal Space, 2015, archival inkjet print.
  10. From PetSmart to Home Depot, take your kids boring places

    Features

    Who remembers being kind of bored as a kid?