Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet 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.
Lion 7:30pm to 9:30pm Tampa Theatre A tale of technology, disconnection and the meaning of home, this film features Slumdog Millionaire star, Dev Patel, as Saroo, a young man once lost on a train in Calcutta and eventually adopted by a family in Australia. Though it’s been 20 years and his adopted family loves him, he has never fully come to terms with the loss of his birth family. Lacking that essential closure, he puts his adult life on the line to find his first home, armed with just a handful of recollections and the revolutionary technology of Google Earth.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators Begins 7:30pm Amalie Arena The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Nashville Predators in a regular season showdown at Amalie Arena.
Lectores: Reading with Colson Whitehead Begins 7:30pm University of Tampa – Falk Theatre Colson Whitehead is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications. He has received numerous prestigious awards, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
College Football Playoff National Championship – AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!
Buick Fan Shuttle
College Football Playoff National Championship – AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! Noon to 11pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will come alive with some of the nation’s top recording artists at AT&T Playoff Playlist LIVE! Popular hit-makers, up-and-coming bands and long-time favorites will take the stage for three nights of incredible shows and dazzling fireworks.
List of musical entertainment at downtown bars and restaurants updated weekly.
Check Arts and Culture Spotlight section below for more to do in downtown!
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There’s something for everyone – history, culture, architecture, culinary, walking, biking,on the water, and more! Tours range from self-guided to recurring scheduled tours; from free to fee-based.
Yacht Starship, a 3-Diamond rated luxury yacht dining experience
Captain Larry’s Water Taxi offers taxi service and private charters
eBoats Tampa- Self guided electric boat w/catering options available
Urban Kai Paddleboarding
American Victory Ship
FL Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin Cruise
Tampa Bay Fun Boat
Tampa Bay Water Bikes
Riverwalk Boating Company Pirate Water Taxi
Kraken Cycle Boats
Taste of the Championship – January 8, 2017
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Begins January 2017
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays Crafternoon – Thursdays Baby Sign – Thursdays
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.
Henry B. Plant Museum
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet – January 5 to January 12
Joshua Bell – January 29 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – February 1 Wicked – February 1 to 26 Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics – January 2 Greg West – Live & Local – February 4 Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10, 2017
Lectores: Reading with Colson Whitehead – January 5 Lectores: Reading with David Finkel – January 6 UT Swimming Relay Meet – January 7 Men’s Basketball vs. Saint Leo – January 7 Lectores: Reading with Sarah Domet and Phillip Williams – January 7 Lectores: Reading with Peter Meinke – January 9 Lectores: Reading with Jason Ockert and Stefan Kiesbye – January 10 Lectores: Reading with Gina Frangello and Kevin Moffett – January 11 Lectores: Reading with Aimee Nezhukumatathil – January 12 Lectores: Reading with Steven Thomas Howell – January 12 Classes begin for Spring Semester – January 17 Women’s Basketball vs. Barry – January 18 Men’s Basketball vs. Barry – January 18 Women’s Basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – January 21 Men’s Basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – January 21 UT Swimming vs Saint Leo – January 27 Faculty Voice Recital – January 27
Thursdays to Sundays (check hours) at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
First Wednesdays, 11am to 2pm at Lykes Gaslight Square Park
Second Fridays, 6pm to 11pm at Sail Pavilion, Tampa Convention Center