Social Events in Tampa, Florida This Week

Let’s explore social events in Tampa, FL happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Tampa where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Tampa

Major Cat abandonment and cat overpopulation hotspot

Major Cat abandonment and cat overpopulation hotspot

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Mango dog park

Customized to the attendees. meet at mango dog park then show areas that contribute to the shelter overcrowding problem. Many people left their cars behind after rents doubled in a particular location with many vacancies. But there is a solution, and raising awareness is part of the solution. First get in contact with me before the tour(…)

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Let’s have lunch at “The Olde Town Pizzeria and Pasta Co.”

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Olde Town Pizzeria & Pasta Co.

“The Olde Town Pizzeria” is a favorite and many in our group have been asking to meet here for several months. It is an old-fashioned parlor offering thin-crust & deep-dish pies, plus hearty pasta dishes. Their strawberry salad is a BIG favorite.
Olde Town Pizzeria gives off a warm and cozy feeling as soon as you walk through the door. Its dark, soothing colors give off a comfy vibe that will lure(…)

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Some People Need Killing by Patricia Evangelista – Time’s #1 Nonfiction Book

Some People Need Killing by Patricia Evangelista - Time's #1 Nonfiction Book

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: New World Tampa

TIME’S #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR • A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A “riveting” (The Atlantic) account of the Philippines’ state-sanctioned killings of its citizens under President Rodrigo Duterte, hailed as “a journalistic masterpiece” (The New Yorker)

“Tragic, elegant, vital . . . Evangelista risked her life to tell this story.”—Tara Westover, #1 New York Times (…)

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The Tampa Vortex Event

The Tampa Vortex Event

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Airport

4:30-6:00pm: Kicking off with optional Tapas & Drinks at the AC HOTEL by Marriott, expect to network with other professionals.
6:00pm: Creating Momentum in Your Sphere of Influence is our flagship keynote topic. Using the Law of Momentum, you can implement this powerful tool to accomplish significant results with greater ease.
Strategic Futures Presentation & Panel Discussion: We are searching for(…)

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Grow Your Business with focused Referral Networking

Grow Your Business with focused Referral Networking

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Sons of Italy Lodge

Join us for breakfast and discover the powerful networking opportunities with BNI Tampa – Referral based networking group. Discover the secrets to expanding your business through the power of referrals and connections. Business Referral Networking is the key to staying ahead in today’s competitive market, and BNI has been providing the platform for successful referral-based networking for years. O(…)

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Tampa Business and Real Estate Professionals Networking Mixer!

Tampa Business and Real Estate Professionals Networking Mixer!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Dave & Buster’s Tampa – Brandon

Join Realtors, Investors, Builders, Developers, Wholesalers, Flippers, Property Managers, Financial Planners, Entrepreneurs, Book Keepers, Business Strategists, Innovators, Insurance Brokers, Contractors, Attorneys, Lenders, Coaches, Mentors, and more without leaving Tampa Bay!

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, making connections is crucial in a thriving business. Why(…)

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Posse Alert – Wednesday Night – Haven – Tampa

Posse Alert - Wednesday Night - Haven - Tampa

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 2208 W Morrison Ave

## About Haven

Haven is a place that you go to enjoy food, wine and spirits with your friends in a relaxing and comfortable space. Retreat from life’s challenges to celebrate life’s victories.

Our culinary, wine and spirits teams strive to find the best ingredients and products to enhance these life experiences. With over 700 whiskies, bourbons, and scotches, 40 wines by the glass, 60 cheeses an(…)

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Tampa Business and Real Estate Professionals Networking!

Tampa Business and Real Estate Professionals Networking!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Dave & Buster’s Tampa – Brandon

Join Realtors, Investors, Builders, Developers, Wholesalers, Flippers, Property Managers, Financial Planners, Entrepreneurs, Book Keepers, Business Strategists, Innovators, Insurance Brokers, Contractors, Attorneys, Lenders, Coaches, Mentors, and more without leaving Tampa Bay!
Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, making connections is crucial in a thriving business. Why (…)

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Google Cloud Social Networking Event

Google Cloud Social Networking Event

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Del Frisco’s Grille

**Join us for our 2024 Revitalization Meetup on the rooftop bar at Del Frisco’s!**

**What to expect?**

* 🍔 **Free Food and Drinks:** Enjoy a variety of delicious appetizers and beverages—all on us!
* 🤝 **Networking Opportunities:** Connect with GCP technical resources, industry experts, and fellow cloud enthusiasts. Expand your network and share experiences.
* 🎁 **Giveaways and Prizes:** Part(…)

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AI Superpowers Unlocked (Masterminds Tampa Bay event)

AI Superpowers Unlocked (Masterminds Tampa Bay event)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: undefined

Two of this meetup group’s co-organizers, **Lenar** and **Joey**, will be on the ***AI Superpowers Unlocked*** panel organized by [Masterminds Tampa Bay](https://mastermindstampabay.com/)! The event takes place on **Wednesday, May 15** and will also feature **Ken Pomella** of RevStar and **Sat Ramphal** from Maya AI.

Reasons to attend this event:

​**🚀 Tailored for Forward-Thinkers:** Designed f(…)

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Driving Value: The Art of Forced Real Estate Appreciation

Driving Value: The Art of Forced Real Estate Appreciation

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Hyde House Public Studio

Mark your calendar for the Elite Investor RE Meetup on May 15, 2024, 7-9 pm at Hyde House, featuring two powerhouse speakers:

🌟 **Jon Parker:CEO & Founder of JPC Investments & Development \| 57 Advisory Group**

* $54,000,000 CRE AUM
* $100m+ in deal experience in Retail, Office and Multi Family
* Operating in 6 states & 9 markets

🌟 **John Lum:CEO & Founder of List Developers**

* 25+ years in(…)

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Dinner.. choose Mexican or Colombian or Peruvian. Opt’l music after at brewery

Dinner..  choose Mexican or Colombian or Peruvian. Opt'l music after at brewery

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: undefined

join us for dinner in Dunedin.
to see details and to see other rsvps

[https://www.meetup.com/randomfun/events/300808903/](https://www.meetup.com/randomfun/events/300808903/)

there is a music option afterwards see details at above link. do dinner and or live music at brewery.
in other words do all or part.

we want all rsvps at one group … **[randomfun](https://www.meetup.com/randomfun/events/3(…)

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Save the Date – River Boat Ride – Pirate Taxi to Dinner at Armature Works.

Save the Date - River Boat Ride - Pirate Taxi to Dinner at Armature Works.

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 603 Channelside Dr

If your intrested in attending; you will need to RSVP and then book your boat ticket on the website below. The boat ride ticket is $26.00 + tax for the whole day.

* If you buy your ticket there it will cost you an additional $8.00.
* You will be required to show your ID when you check in.
* Pirate Taxi will provide you with a wrist-band.
* piratewatertaxi.com

Parking: You can park in any of the (…)

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Dinner at Rome and Fig

Dinner at Rome and Fig

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Rome and Fig

Please take a look at this contemporary American cuisine. Absolutely delightful and unique place.
They offer vegan cuisine if that’s of your interest. Spectacular menu and wonderful drinks.(…)

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Multifamily Investors Network of Tampa (MINT) Monthly Meetup!

Multifamily Investors Network of Tampa (MINT) Monthly Meetup!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Dave & Buster’s Tampa – Brandon

**You can “MINT” a fortune by investing in Real Estate!**

**[REGISTER HERE](https://tampabay.alchemistreia.com/)**

Are you an investor in Tampa excited to start your journey in the world of real estate? Are you looking to network and learn from experienced professionals? Join the Multifamily Investors Network of Tampa (MINT). Our meetups provide a platform for like-minded individuals to connect,(…)

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Music bingo

Music bingo

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: JF Kicks

Music bingo is a fun and exciting take on the classic game of bingo. With songs replacing the numbers on a bingo card, this game can be played by many. After receiving a card, the host will play music, and if you have that song listed on your card, you tick it off(…)

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Career Transition & Job Seeker Networking & Support Meeting – In Person Meeting!

Career Transition & Job Seeker Networking & Support Meeting - In Person Meeting!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Corporate Center One

**Are you in a professional career transition or looking for a new job?**

Join us for our **in person** meeting! Meet others and get personal attention as we learn how we can help YOU in your career transition or job search! Free breakfast will be served.

**AGENDA:**
**9:00 – 9:30 am:** Networking and Light Breakfast
**9:30 – 11:00 am:** Introductions and Support Programming
**11:00 am:** Genera(…)

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Mystara Campaign

Mystara Campaign

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 405 Mahogany Dr

Welcome Adventurers to our *NEW* **Mystara Campaign: The Hollow World.** This is an AD&D 1e game. Pre-gens will be provided.(…)

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Loner Seekers Euchre – Tampa

Loner Seekers Euchre - Tampa

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Gaspars Patio Bar & Grille

EAT, DRINK, MEET, PLAY EUCHRE and HAVE FUN

NO ENTRY FEE AT THIS TIME

Gaspars has no information or management of the event.(…)

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Carry The Load – Honor and remember our fallen heroes!

Carry The Load - Honor and remember our fallen heroes!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Veterans Memorial Park and Museum

## Honor & remember our fallen heroes

**Carry The Load** is a nonprofit organization that actively honors veterans, first responders, and their families.
Their Memorial May campaign is their largest event and it takes place all month long to raise awareness and provide active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders, and their families.
It’s a w(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Tampa is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Tampa on Google.com, Visittampabay.com, or Google.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

SOUTH TAMPA-Let’s Go to the Theater-Straz Center-FREE EVENT

SOUTH TAMPA-Let's Go to the Theater-Straz Center-FREE EVENT

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

Let’s go to Straz Center watch a free play: “Dementia Man: an Existential Journey”.

Get the info about the play and your free tickets in the link below:

https://www.strazcenter.org/events/2324-season/patel/dementia-man-an-existential-journey/

🎭🍸We can grab a drink near the theater after the play depending on how much energy our crew will have

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SOUTH TAMPA-Brunch & Cooking Class-VEGAN

SOUTH TAMPA-Brunch & Cooking Class-VEGAN

◦ When: Saturday, Jun 1st

Join us for the 3rd cooking class & mingling event of the year, connect with existing friends and make new ones, while eating delicious food and learning new cooking skills!

ADDITIONAL INFO:

🍾🍷The event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle): wine, beer, champagne, juice, kombucha… whatever you want to drink!

MENU:
🌯🍳Vegan burritos (scrambled eggs-spinach-mushroom)
🥧🍄 Vegan quiche (cherr

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