Mon., April 22, is a day for everyone — environmentalists and non-environmentalists alike — to surround ourselves with fresh air, feel the rich soil underneath their feet and discover their inner naturalists. Luckily, Tampa Bay organizations provide a variety of ways to help you show your love and appreciation for the planet we call home. If it's more convenient for you to celebrate over the weekend, rather than the Monday the holiday actually falls on, you have plenty of options.
Last night the Fourth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge, presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Several players from the Tampa Bay Lighting traded in their skate blades for razor blades. Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Vinny Lecavalier, Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell made up Team Lightning and shaved their heads in the support of children battling cancer. There were 29 adults and children who also participated. Stylists from the Darren Pena Salon and Spa in Carrollwood dotingly guided the children.
Tampa Bay Comic Con had an impressive turnout this weekend, as in "we were forced to turn people away by order of the Tampa fire marshal," according to the event's Facebook page. Those who made it were geeked out in various stages of costumed revelry, searching for deals and a chance to meet special guests Emily Kinney, Lauren Cohan and Drake Bell.
One of the 24-year-old artist's most recent works showed up on St Patrick’s Day weekend across town at the NY Café, 6630 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-344-2233) — in the city’s charming, quieter West-Central district.
Now the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is getting in on the Interwebs viral-parody craze with a most ribald take on Macklemore’s "Thrift Shop" hit, created by fans and entertainers of the BARF, with clever lines like "It only cost me 99 pence" and "This Mead is hella-dope." (Video embedded below.)
"We are very pleased to introduce Jon as our head coach today," Yzerman said. "He has had success at every level he has coached and is extremely familiar with our organization, as well as our players. He has a tremendous record at all levels and we feel he is ready to make the move to the NHL."
This past Sunday the Lightning organization announced the release of head coach Guy Boucher who had been with the team for the past three years.
Early this morning General Manager Steve Yzerman announced the release of Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher.
Last night's 5-3 loss against the Ottawa Senators proved to be the final straw, ending Boucher's three-year tenure as head coach. The loss brought the Lightning's record to an abysmal 13-17-1, leaving them 14th, or second to last, in the Eastern Conference.
You are at MegaCon, and unless you want to get swallowed up in a nerd vortex, you best be on your toes.