Open Rehersal Begins 6:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production. Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola).
Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics Begins 6:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Let the music move you at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert. Then linger in the lobby to sip drinks and say hello to your favorite TFO musicians. Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics.
Rock the Park Begins 6:30pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Rock the Park is a free monthly music series showcasing Central Florida’s musical talents of all genres. This month enjoy The Lawsuits, Sleeping Pills and Demi Nova. Rock the Park.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators Begins 7:30pm Amalie Arena The Tampa Bay Lightning host Atlantic Division foe Ottawa for the first time this season at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators.
Forbidden Broadway Begins 7:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Wicked Begins 7:30pm – see website for all dates and times Straz Center for the Performing Arts With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.” Wicked.
20th Century Women Begins 7:30pm Tampa Theatre Dorothea is a tough, wise, worldly woman who earned every one of her 55 years. In 1979, she sees the way the world is changing and she’s not too pleased to see it happen. So she calls on the people in her life to help her usher in this new phase. 20th Century Women.
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
UT Invitational – Tennis Begins 10am The University of Tampa Grab a seat to see some top-notch college tennis. This is an all day event that is free and open to the public. UT Invitational – Tennis.
Do the Local Motion Noon to 1pm Poe Plaza Join for the Black Heritage Walk. Tours remain 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 Begins 5pm Henry B. Plant Museum Explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at the tastings table. A docent-led tour of the Museum will begin at 5:15 pm. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk! First Friday.
Bridal Fashion Show Begins 6pm Glazer Children’s Museum View the latest in wedding bridal fashion straight from the New York runways! Grab your bridesmaids and swoon over all the beautiful wedding gowns. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail hour and mingle with Tampa Bay’s top wedding bridal shops. Bridal Fashion Show.
UT Baseball vs. Bentley Begins 6pm University of Tampa Cheer on Downtown Tampa’s baseball team as the Spartans take the field to do battle with Bentley. UT Baseball vs Bentley.
Electronics Alive IX: Gallery Opening Reception Begins 7pm The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa This exciting new edition of Electronics Alive is sure to excite! You do not want to miss the opening reception! Electronics Alive IX: Gallery Opening Reception.
The Decline of Western Civilization Begins 7pm The Vault A presentation of Penelope Spheeris’ legendary film: The Decline of Western Civilization. This documentary tells the story of LA’s punk music scene in 1979. For this presentation, NYC violin duo String Noise will be providing the soundtrack live in concert as the film is being shown! The Decline of Western Civilization.
Neruda 7:30pm to 9:15pm Tampa Theatre This film tells the story of a confrontation between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and an emerging dictatorship, and illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. Neruda
truTV Impractical Jokers Bring the ‘Santiago Sent Us?’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins Begins 8pm Amalie Arena Your favorite truTV stars bring a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories, and insight to this live show. Purchase tickets for only $35 with promo code FUNNY. truTV Impractical Jokers Bring the ˜Santiago Sent Us?”™ Tour .
Victorian Valentine Making Begins 1pm The Commerce Club at Oxford Exchange Discover this history of some gorgeous keepsakes and create your own treasures. Participants are encouraged to bring items to personalize their Valentines – a special photograph, a postcard, or a scrap of lace are perfect additions! Victorian Valentine Making.
In the Mood Shows at 2pm and 8pm Tampa Theatre Big Band music fans will be excited to see this all-American 1940s musical revue kick off its tour with two performances in Downtown Tampa! In the Mood.
Streetcar Live Begins 5pm Downtown Tampa An exciting concert series on board the Streetcar! This month hear from Band of Sorrows and Whiskey-soaked Honky Tonk. Streetcar Live.
Greg West – Live & Local Begins 5:45pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Greg West brings his cross blend between Country, Pop and Americana music to Downtown Tampa. West has an ability to write songs anyone can relate to and everyone will want to sing along to! Greg West – Live & Local.
UT Baseball vs. Bentley Begins 6pm Cheer on Downtown Tampa’s baseball team as the Spartans take the field to do battle with Bentley. UT Baseball vs Bentley.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks Begins 7pm Amalie Arena The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Anaheim Ducks for the only time this regular season at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks.
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience Begins 8pm Stageworks Theatre This event brings together a diverse collection of all-stars spanning several art forms, including popular radio personalities, actors, national comedians, and spoken word artists to create an interactive experience that leaves the audience wanting to join the action. The Got Jokes? Improv Experience.
UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum Begins at noon The University of Tampa The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse squad takes up the sticks to challenge visiting Tusculum. Go Spartans! UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum.
UT Baseball vs. Bentley Begins at noon The University of Tampa Cheer on Downtown Tampa’s baseball team as the Spartans take the field to do battle with Bentley. UT Baseball vs Bentley.
Forbidden Broadway Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Discover Opera – La Cenerentola Begins 2pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Learn more about the driving dynamics behind the evolution of opera over the ages, the impact of major composers, and the importance of voice types during casting. Discover Opera – La Cenerentola.
The Color Purple 3pm to 5pm Tampa Theatre A young woman living in rural Georgia in the early 1900s has endured cruelty most of her life. But she lives on the hope that someday, some good will come into her life. But when it does appear, the goodness takes a surprising form. The Color Purple.
Yoga in the Park 5pm to 6pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Wind down the weekend with a free yoga session on the waterfront. Don’t forget your yoga mat and water bottle! Yoga in the Park.
Neruda 6:30pm to 8:15pm Tampa Theatre This film tells the story of a confrontation between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and an emerging dictatorship, and illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. Neruda
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts March 4 – 5 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Held annually during the first weekend in March in downtown Tampa, it is a true showcase. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The esteemed event also features the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment and a children’s art activity area. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
Amalie Arena Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 2 truTV Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour – February 3 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – February 4 Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February February 7 Bon Jovi – February 14 Hockey Day in Tampa Bay – February 18 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – February 21 Harlem Globetrotters – February 22 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – February 23 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 27 Twenty One Pilots – February 28 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – March 1 Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – March 6 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – March 9 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 11 Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – March 12 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 16 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 18 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 21 Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment – March 24 to 26 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – March 27 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – March 30 Eric Church – May 4 Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Begins January Linda Connor: Gravity – Begins January Forever Young: Senior Photography Show – Begins January 27 AHN Visiting Artist Reception – February 9 The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24
The John F. Germany Public Library Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays Toddler Time – Wednesdays Crafternoon – Thursdays Baby Sign – Thursdays Fourth Friday – Pirate Games – January 27 Library Closed – January 28 Outside The Lines: Coloring for Adults – February 3 Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – February 7 Movies @ The Library: Suicide Squad – February 10 Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Central Avenue – February 11 Movies @ The Library: Ghostbusters – February 17
Glazer Children’s Museum Make it Monday – Weekly Toddler Tuesday – Weekly Worldly Wednesday – Weekly Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly Fun Fridays – Weekly Tampa Stories – February 4 to 28 Mini Makers with GSWCF – February 4 Member Morning – February 5 Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – February 7 Little Sweetheart Dance – February 11 Developmental Checkups – February 14 Home School Days – February 15 STEM Family Night at GCM – February 23 Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.
Henry B. Plant Museum First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Patel Conservatory The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. – February 16 to 19 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 The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – February 4 The Aliens by Annie Baker – February 9 to 26 Avenue Q – May 4 to 21 The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18
Straz Center for the Performing Arts Forbidden Broadway – Through March 12 William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Through February 5 Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – January 24 to February 2 Wicked – February 1 to 26 Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics – February 2 Greg West – Live & Local – February 4 Discover Opera – La Cenerentola – February 5 Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – February 10 and 12 Impressario Society Pre-performance Reception – February 10 An Evening with Don Miggs and Special Guests – February 11 Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local – February 11 Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017
Tampa Bay History Center Sangria and Stories: Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. – February 12 Florida Conversations – Clara Barton in Tampa – February 15 History Center Book Group – Coming to Pass – February 16
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 Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art – Through February 5 Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico (My Beloved Mexico) – Through February 5 Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10 Pride & Passion – April 29
Tampa Theatre Neruda – February 3 to 9 In the Mood – February 4 The Color Purple – February 5 OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films – February 10 to 27 OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films – February 10 to 28 OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films – February 11 to 25 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – February 12 Balcony-To-Backstage Tour – February 14 Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal & Sleepless in Seattle – February 14 Made in Venice – February 15 George Saunders – February 18 The Lincoln Lawyer – February 19 Equal Means Equal – February 20 Hollywood Awards Night – February 26 Deconstructing the Beatles: Sgt Pepper – March 1 Amos Lee – March 3 Get the Led Out – March 19
University of Tampa Baseball vs Bentley – February 3 3 Days Tennis UT Invitational – February 3 Community Conversations – February 3 Electronics Alive IX Gallery Opening – February 3 Baseball vs. Bentley – February 4 Baseball vs. Bentley – February 5 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum – February 5 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at Sykes Chapel – Raymond and Beth Chenault, duo-organists – February 5 Women’s Basketball vs. Eckerd – February 8 Men’s Basketball vs. Eckerd – February 8 Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 10 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Queens (N.C.) – February 11 Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 11 Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 12 Tampa vs St. Petersburg College – February 14 Women’s Basketball vs. Florida Southern – February 15 Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Southern – February 15 Spring Dance Concert – February 16 Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 17 Spring Dance Concert – February 17 All Graduate Programs Information Session – February 18 Tampa vs Palm Beach Atlantic – February 18 Women’s Basketball vs. Rollins – February 18 Spring Dance Concert – February 18 Men’s Basketball vs Rollins – February 18 Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 18 Tampa vs Nova Southeastern – February 19 Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 19 Softball vs. Florida Tech – February 24 Softball vs. Florida Tech – February 25 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Limestone – February 25 Women’s Basketball vs. Lynn – February 25 Men’s Basketball vs. Lynn – February 25 Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble – February 26