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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. 'Fire and Fury' burns up bestseller lists

    Books

    When author Michael Wolff was interviewed on the Today show about his book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Savannah Guthrie asked him how he felt about President Donald Trump's attacks on it. Wolff responded, "Where do I send the box of chocolates?"

  2. Steve Martin and Martin Short talk touring together and 'newfangled old-fashioned' variety show

    Stage

    It's barely been a year since Steve Martin and Martin Short last brought their roadshow to town. But there was never a doubt in their minds they'd be back.

  3. Tampa Rep's 'Gnit' is a sharp commentary on narcissism in the age of selfies

    Stage

    TAMPA — Tampa Repertory Theatre's Gnit strikes gold for theatergoers who appreciate deadpan wit, clever wordplay and incisive commentary on the human condition.

  4. Why 'Phantom Thread' is a bad fit as Daniel Day-Lewis' final movie

    Movies

    Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread is passionless window-shop cinema, each static tableau lovingly arranged for display and easy dusting. Its centerpiece is a mannequin, albeit played by Daniel Day-Lewis, whose gift for keeping anything interesting is seldom so necessary.

  5. Coming-of-age love story 'Call Me By Your Name' is a rare treasure

    Movies

    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.

  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 15-21

    Features

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrations happen all around Tampa Bay today, including the MLK Dream Big Parade in downtown St. Petersburg. It includes 110 units and bands, including Florida A&M's Marching 100 and Tuskegee University's Crimson Pipers, and ends with a Family Fun Day in Tropicana Field's …

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    Events

    USF Lecture Series: Harry Belafonte: The actor, activist and singer developed a deep friendship with King and played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington. Belafonte is expected to provide the audience with his perspective on social issues, from the Black Lives Matter …

  8. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14

    Events

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    Food & Dining

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    News

    If you're already singing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack alone, why not meet like-minded folks and do it together?