IOA Corporate 5K Begins 6pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park A celebration of workplace wellness, bringing together organizations and individuals from throughout the community for a fun evening of fitness, networking, community pride, music, entertainment, and a whole lot more! IOA Corporate 5K.
Rock the Park Begins 6:30pm Kiley Gardens A free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres. Spread the word and invite your friends! This month’s show features BUNCH from Mobile, Alabama, Flow Sisters, and Mountain Holler. Rock the Park.
Honors Recital Begins 7pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Exceptional students from the private lesson department of the music program perform on this evening honors recital of classical and contemporary music. Students invited to perform on this recital passed an audition and jury adjudication. Honors Recital.
Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.
Do the Local Motion Noon to 1pm Poe Plaza A lunchtime walking tour featuring the Tampa Firefighters Museum. The tour is free, however, a suggested donation of $5.00 is appreciated to help feed a hungry child in our community. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit programs of Where Love Grows. Do the Local Motion.
First Friday at the Museum Begins 5pm Henry B. Plant Museum Explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda from Matt Weihmuller’s Jazz Trio, and share a treat with friends at the tastings table. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk! First Friday at the Museum.
Cigar City Nights Begins 5:30pm Tampa Museum of Art Guests will enjoy a night overlooking the UT minarets while enjoying premium cigars, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and spirits. Live entertainment completes the setting for this fun event. Cigar City Nights.
UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic Begins 6pm University of Tampa The Spartans battle the Sailfish in the first of three softball games this weekend. UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic.
Toni Erdmann 6:45pm to 9:30pm Tampa Theatre A document of a particular moment in time – the senescence of the Boomer generation, the transition of their children into positions of cultural power and caretaking, and the natural generational conflict that can result. Shown in German with English subtitles. Toni Erdmann.
Friday Concerts in the Park 7pm to 9pm Water Works Park The return of spring means the return of Tampa’s longest running and most beloved concert series: Friday Concerts in the Park (formerly Friday Extra Concert Series). Celebrating 30 years of high-quality musical entertainment, the Friday Concerts in the Park offer a full schedule of live music to satisfy all tastes – from jazz to country to reggae to classic rock. Friday Concerts in the Park.
Doublewide Texas Begins 8pm Stageworks Theatre In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The rollicking mayhem of this comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. Doublewide Texas.
Tosca Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Puccini’s riveting melodrama of escape, pursuit, torture, and murder culminates in Tosca’s gripping battle to try to save everything she believes in – art, love and life itself. Tosca is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Tosca.
Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humor, but her victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips on to the next topic. Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour.
Weird Science (1985) 10:30pm to Midnight Tampa Theatre Two teenage outcasts design their perfect woman on a computer, and a freak electrical accident brings her to life in the form of the a superhuman named Lisa. She outfits the teens in cool clothes, gives them a sports car, and helps them stand up to jerks. But, all the while, the boys must hide Lisa’s existence from family members. Weird Science (1985).
Tampa Home & Garden Show Begins 11am Tampa Convention Center This event is open to the public. For discounts or free admission, guests can visit their local Home Depot and Walgreens stores. Tampa Home & Garden Show.
UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern Begins 1pm University of Tampa The Spartans take up the sticks and head for the field to defend their home turf in a lacrosse battle. UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern.
UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic Doubleheader Begins 1pm University of Tampa The Spartans return to the diamond to battle the Sailfish in two straight games. UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic.
Look to the Sky (2017) Begins 2pm Tampa Theatre Join filmmaker Brett Culp for the world premiere of his inspiring new documentary. Look To The Sky weaves together the uplifting true stories of young people who have demonstrated the spirit of Superman. Proceeds from the screening will benefit Starting Right, Now. Look to the Sky (2017).
VISION Experience Begins 4pm Aloft Hotel Downtown Tampa A curated sensory exhibition of art, music, and design. The event will be filled with art installations and spaces that focus on turning creative information into an engaging experience for all attendees. The mission is to make all guests feel like artists by creating an artsy experience in unique spaces. VISION Experience.
Toni Erdmann Shows at 5pm and 8:45pm Tampa Theatre A document of a particular moment in time – the senescence of the Boomer generation, the transition of their children into positions of cultural power and caretaking, and the natural generational conflict that can result. Shown in German with English subtitles. Toni Erdmann.
Chillounge Night Begins 6pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park The park will transform into the ultimate outdoor lounge under the stars. Three live band performances will be featured). The evening entertainment lineup will also include a fashion show, the colorful Brazilian Samba Parade, and National Anthem by Jay Rosenberg. Plus, no evening is complete without a sparkling firework display. Chillounge Night.
Arijit Singh Live in Concert Begins 8:30pm Amalie Arena Arijit Singh, a trained classical Indian Playback Singer, is making his Tampa debut. Recently, Singh has made history with his concert tours. He has won awards for his live performances in India and abroad. Arijit Singh Live in Concert.
Amy Morgan – Live & Local 11:45am to 1:45pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Amy Morgan is a jazz vocalist who has been performing professionally in the Tampa Bay area for over eight years. She has sang venues large and small; from 17 piece big-band benefit shows to many intimate restaurant settings. Amy Morgan – Live & Local.
Tosca Begins 2pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Puccini’s riveting melodrama of escape, pursuit, torture, and murder culminates in Tosca’s gripping battle to try to save everything she believes in – art, love and life itself. Tosca is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Tosca.
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Begins 3pm Tampa Theatre A brilliant, bizarre road-trip flick set in a world without functional grown-ups. This film employs a totally original species of absurdist comedy that’s funny no matter your age. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985).
Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara Begins 4pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.
33rd Annual Sunday in the Arts 5pm to 9pm Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa A gala evening of music, visual art, wearable art, and hors d’oeuvres. The art on exhibit is from invited guest professional artists along with talented LDDA members. All visual art and wearable art and jewelry on display will be for sale. 33rd Annual Sunday in the Arts.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres Begins 5pm Amalie Arena The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres in the final game of the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres.
Toni Erdmann 6pm to 8:45pm Tampa Theatre A document of a particular moment in time – the senescence of the Boomer generation, the transition of their children into positions of cultural power and caretaking, and the natural generational conflict that can result. Shown in German with English subtitles. Toni Erdmann.
Yoga in the Park Begins 6pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park In operation since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park.
Tampa Riverfest May 6 – 7 Tampa Riverwalk Presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa, this FREE event will run the entire length of the Riverwalk and will feature family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants. Tampa Riverfest.
Amalie Arena Arijit Singh Live in Concert – April 8 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – April 9 The Chainsmokers – April 14 Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul – April 15 Chris Brown – April 16 Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – April 22 Neil Diamond – April 23 Red Hot Chili Peppers – April 27 98ROCKFEST – April 28 Eric Church – May 4 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – May 6 The Weeknd – May 12 Tampa Bay Storm vs. Washington Valor – May 20 Alabama – May 28 Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24 The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – April 28 to June 16 Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16 International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18
The John F. Germany Public Library Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays Toddler Time – Wednesdays Crafternoon – Thursdays Baby Sign – Thursdays Tampa in the Trenches: WWI 100th Anniversary – April 8 Movies @ the Library: Deepwater Horizon – April 14
Glazer Children’s Museum Make it Monday – Weekly Toddler Tuesday – Weekly Worldly Wednesday – Weekly Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly Fun Fridays – Weekly Egg Hunt – April 15 Home School Days: Lego Challenge Day – April 19 Education is Key Breakfast – April 27 Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.
Henry B. Plant Museum First Fridays – First Friday of the Month Menus: The Epicurean Experience – March 17 to December 23
Patel Conservatory On the Edge – April 15 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – April 21 to 30 Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4
Stageworks Theatre The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month Impromptu Players – Doublewide, Texas – April 7 and 8 Avenue Q – May 4 to 21 The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18
Straz Center for the Performing Arts Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara – Through April 9 Honors Recital – April 6 Bel Canto Society Reception – April 7 Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour – April 7 Amy Morgan – Live & Local Tosca – April 9 Rock School Blowout – April 9 One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes – April 11 to 13 Chris Rock – Total Blackout The Tour 2017 – April 14 and 15 Easter Brunch at Maestro’s – April 16 Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21
Tampa Bay History Center Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – March 18 to May 21 Tampa Bay’s Waterfront – Its History and Development – April 5
Tampa Museum of Art Sky – Ongoing The Classical World: Selections from the Permanent Collection – Ongoing The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art – Ongoing Monday Meditation at the Museum – Mondays Art on the House – Fridays Art Spot – Saturdays Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10 Pride & Passion – April 29
Tampa Theatre Toni Erdmann – April 7 to 11 Weird Science – April 7 Look to the Sky – April 8 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – April 9 Frantz – April 12 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – April 16 Colossal – April 21 Rumble in the Bronx – April 21 Pete’s Dragon – April 23 Think Globally, Act Communally – April 25 The Princess Bride – April 30 Stop the Presses – May 3 How to Build a Time Machine – May 7 Siddhartha Murkherjee: Science and Storytelling – May 10 Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl and the Train – May 16 Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24 WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8
University of Tampa Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – April 7 Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – April 8 Women’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern – April 8 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series – Alexander Frey, pianist – April 9 Tampa vs Eckerd – April 11 Trio De Minaret – April 11 Baseball vs. Lynn – April 14 Baseball vs. Lynn – April 15 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Tech – April 15 All Graduate Programs Information Session – April 20 Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 20
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