Taking it’s cue from the hit television show The Amazing Race, the Gorilla Challenge pits teams of urban scavengers in a two-to-four hour race against time, scouring the city for illuminating clues that lead to valuable cash prizes. Partnering with the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, this heart-pounding, madcap puzzledrome fills the home of the Cowboys with amateur sleuths and merry pranksters madly dashing to win cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place, $100 for third place, and $50 for best costume. The challenge begins when your team receives a clue-filled card outlining 12 of the day's challenges; complete 10 correct challenges and race back to the start to claim your cash bounty or consolation water pick. As proof of challenge completions, teams take photographic evidence along this 3 to 5 mile radius of mystery, as the next challenge could include puzzle solving, musical numbers, making silly-faces, or recreating American Gothic. Special mini prizes line the path, with successful sleuths winning swag such as iPods and gift certificates to local restaurants and retailers. Following the brouhaha, every racer is invited to partake in swinging post-event entertainment, where exhilarated Sherlocks and sun-kissed Watsons bask in the completion of their good deeds and FDA–recommended daily puzzle race requirement with live music and food and drink specials.
Shannon Holt, a mostly self-taught photographer who learned her craft by doing copious amounts of research on the Internet, created Studio77 Photography in 2008. The self-described chatty photographer prefers to get to know clients over coffee before their shoot, discussing details such as the desired makeup and wardrobe look and how to turn an old negligee into a sexy handkerchief. She prides herself on empowering women during daring boudoir shoots and has developed her own editing techniques to add the finishing touches on images.
Premier Parking Ventures solves commuters’ daily existential crises by carving out secure parking lots on six downtown Tampa corners. Strategically placed concrete pedestals glaze over highly trafficked avenues with affable attendants and reliable security. Drivers with a mallet to drop at the Florida State Circuit Courthouse can roll into the 1012 East Madison Avenue auto nursery ($66.20) and rest their vehicles next to safely snoring auto-tots. The 401 South Florida Avenue ($66.20) parking palace safely eases guests of the catty-cornered Tampa Convention Center into slots where their wheels may rest under the sun, heating leather seats and leftover food scraps alike.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Tire?s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize d?cor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on ]Modern Tire Dealer's](http://www.moderntiredealer.com/) list of Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
For more than 20 years, the professional photographers at Charlie's Angels Photography have worked to capture images that not only preserve memories but also incorporate artistic touches. Their digital galleries boast shots from larger occasions such as weddings and runway shows to private events such as boudoir and portrait sessions. Their staff also includes professional makeup artists, who can prep subjects for shoots or gussy up complexions before weddings or high-school-graduation re-enactments.
• For $25, you get a 300-level rear seat on the north end of the stadium (the end furthest from the stage) (a $25 value before fees, or up to a $40.95 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $35, you get a 300-level seat on the east or west side of the stadium (a $35 value before fees, or up to a $51.20 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).