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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  …


  1. Plan your weekend June 23-25: Pride parade, Lego art, Tampa Theatre beer fest 'Barley's Angels'


    Plan your weekend


    St. Pete Pride: More than 200,000 people are expected to revel on a new route Saturday along downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront for a parade that has grown into the largest in the Southeast. There will be a free concert on Friday in Straub Park …

    Andy Garcia of Miami watches the group of anti gay protest era speak to the crowd before the start of the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg.  [Saturday, June 25, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. Ticket Window: Mumford and Sons, Brad Paisley, Lorde

    Music & Concerts

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  3. In theaters this week: 'Beatriz at Dinner,' 'The Hero,' 'A Very Sordid Wedding'




    Miguel Arteta's culture war comedy Beatriz at Dinner (R) gets a lot off its chest in just 80 minutes. "Comedy" is a term loosely used since the laughs stick in your throat, using indelicate topics for sly purpose.

    Doc (Kevin Spacey) tells Baby (Ansel Elgort) he has another job for him in Baby Driver.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: Lego exhibit (w/video), Rays Star War Night


    THE ART OF THE BRICK: More than child's play

    Swimmer by Nathan Sawaya.
  5. The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

    Visual Arts

    Crossing the Bridge: Skyway

    Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have …

    Judy Dater, Daydreams, 1973.
  6. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Deftones and more

    Music & Concerts

    DEF JAMS: Deftones, Rise Against

    Handout photo of Deftones, performing 6/22/17 at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
  7. The best shows on stage this weekend: Leslie Odom Jr., 'Beauty and the Beast'



    At age 18 and standing 6 feet 6, actor Mitchell Broadwater hopes he hasn't outgrown a lot of leading roles.

    Mitchell Broadwater and Katie Davis play title roles in Patel Conservatory’s Beauty and the Beast.
  8. Leslie Odom Jr.: 'Hamilton' was 'the ride of my life,' but today is better


    TAMPA — For a few moments at the Tony Awards, Leslie Odom Jr. nearly made the world forget that a year had passed. The co-star of Hamilton, who had won for best actor in a musical in June 2016, was back in a duet with fellow winner Cynthia Erivo, belting out New York, New York.

    Leslie Odom Jr. performs at the 2016 US Open.  (Getty Images)
  9. Three-museum 'Skyway' exhibit unites Tampa Bay through art

    Visual Arts

    No matter where you live in our region, "Skyway," an art exhibition that opens this week, will be nearby.

    Or at least a part of it will be.

    Caitlin Albritton, Can I Get a Spot? (Incline Press), 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas.
  10. Somehow, 'Transformers: The Last Knight' isn't as painful as others


    Lord Megatron help me, Michael Bay has finally pummeled this viewer into submission.

    Optimus Prime has gone to the dark side in the fifth installment, which also travels back to the Dark Ages.