dR Daily 10/12: Brews by the Bay
The Best Thing You Can Do Today: Eat, drink and dance at the FL Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium is an enthralling environment all by itself, what with all those amazing marine creatures, educational exhibits and splashy water features. But add samplings of 100+ beers, tastings from 30+ restaurants, and entertainment by world music band Impulse, singer/songwriter Cristi, and the super-nerdy, super-entertaining, super-talented ’80s cover band Spazmatics — plus, Silent Disco! — and well, you have Brews by the Bay, aka one heck of a party. All the exhibits will be open for your perusal, and proceeds support the programs of the Aquarium, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tickets are $65 general admission and $79 VIP, which grants you 7 p.m. early entry to the event, free parking, and a designated VIP entrance. Dive in! (But don’t bring the kids; this event is for 21+ folks only.) Brews by the Bay, 8-11 p.m., 7 p.m. VIP early entry. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa.