Urban Restaurant Tour Begins 5:30pm Ferg’s Live The Urban Restaurant Tour is Tampa’s Thursday night social bicycle ride to experience the best food and drink items from Tampa’s best urban restaurants. Urban Restaurant Tour.
Happy Hour Concert – Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music 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 afterward to sip drinks and say hello to your favorite TFO musicians. Happy Hour Concert – Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live! Begins 7:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts This Off-Broadway hit is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they recognize themselves on stage. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live!.
Mr. Gaga Begins 7:30pm Tampa Theatre A biographical study of celebrated Israeli dancer and choreographer Ohad Naharin. Naharin grew up on a kibbutz and didn’t begin dancing until the age of 22. His career has moved him from work with Martha Graham to creating his own prestigious troupe, to his vital partnership with his wife, Mari, a former leading dancer in the Alvin Ailey company. Mr. Gaga.
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.
Momix Opus Cactus Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Opus Cactus takes audiences on a dynamic journey into the hidden landscape of the American Southwest, where bodies morph into splendid figures of the iconic setting. Soaring cacti, slithering lizards, snakes, and frolicking insects all come to life in this singular, unforgettable dance style. Momix Opus Cactus.
Latin Nights Begins 9pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials, and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights.
2017 Downtown Development Forum Begins 7:30am Tampa Convention Center A half-day event that explores innovative ideas in urban development and serves as a catalyst for discussion and problem solving for major urban issues. Participants hear from public and private leaders, and industry specialists who offer insight into local, regional and national trends in their field of expertise. 2017 Downtown Development Forum.
UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Colorado Mesa Begins 4pm University of Tampa The Spartans take the field to challenge the visiting Mavericks in a lacrosse showdown. UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Colorado Mesa.
Fourth Friday 4pm to 9pm Downtown Tampa A celebration of Downtown Tampa’s rich arts and culture scene. Nine museums and performing arts venues offer extended hours, free or value-added admission, and/or special programming. While visiting the venues during the event hours, pick up a Fourth Friday wristband for access to food and drink specials (20+ downtown establishments). Fourth Friday.
UT Baseball vs. Embry Riddle Begins 6pm The University of Tampa The Spartans look to take down the Eagles in a baseball battle on the diamond. UT Baseball vs. Embry Riddle.
UT Softball vs. Barry Begins 6pm The University of Tampa The Spartans fight to defend their turf in a softball showdown on the diamond. UT Softball vs Barry.
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment Begins 7pm Amalie Arena Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four Disney stories and plenty of your favorite characters! Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment.
it gets better Begins 7:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts When several young people took their lives after being bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller created a YouTube video to give hope to LGBTQ teens. In the spirit of the viral video, this moving, inspiring musical production features the artists and young people of the Tampa Bay region. it gets better.
A Night at the Opera – The Florida Orchestra Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house. Experience the drama and passion of timeless overtures, arias and scenes from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, and more. A Night at the Opera – The Florida Orchestra.
An Intimate Evening with Jon and Sister Mae Begins 8pm Stageworks Theatre Jon and Sister Mae could not be more different, but both are quirky characters that will draw you into their compelling lives. Both characters struggle with betrayal, violence, and the baffling nature of love. Their stories will move you, challenge you, and make you think. An Intimate Evening with Jon and Sister Mae.
Brazil 10:30pm to 12:45am Tampa Theatre A vision of a future where totalitarianism is rooted in fundamental and hilarious incompetence. A series of minor mistakes and petty sabotages takes an extremely average functionary from normal life to nightmarish ruin. Brazil.
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment Shows at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm Amalie Arena Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four Disney stories and plenty of your favorite characters! Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment.
UT Tennis vs Barry Begins 11am University of Tampa The Spartans grab their rackets and take the courts for a tennis throwdown. UT Tennis vs Barry.
UT Softball vs. Barry Begins at Noon The University of Tampa The Spartans fight to defend their turf in a softball showdown on the diamond. UT Softball vs Barry.
UT Baseball vs. Embry Riddle Begins 1pm The University of Tampa The Spartans look to take down the Eagles in a baseball battle on the diamond. UT Baseball vs. Embry Riddle.
Opera Tampa Gala 2017 Begins 5:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts This historic evening begins with cocktails and a silent auction, and progresses to the Centennial Celebration featuring Maestro Anton Coppola in a concert of his compositions and favorite works. Opera Tampa Gala 2017.
Copella Conducts: 100 Years Young Begins 7pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Maestro Anton Coppola conducts a full orchestra, chorus and soloists in a concert of his compositions and favorite works. Sponsored by Opera Tampa, this historic event pays homage to Maestro Coppola’s illustrious career and his status as opera’s oldest working conductor and composer. Copella Conducts: 100 Years Young.
UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Rollins Begins 8pm The University of Tampa The Spartans take on the Tars in a lacrosse matchup. UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Rollins.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 3pm to 5pm Tampa Theatre Steven Spielberg’s classic timeless story of a lost and magical visitor continues to captivate viewers of all ages. The audience doesn’t need to speak ET’s language to empathize with his fear and loneliness, and to want to help him in his struggle to get back to where he belongs. Sometimes the aliens aren’t the real monsters. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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.
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.
Shevonne Begins 5:15pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tampa-based Shevonne is best known for her Season 6 appearance on America’s Got Talent. The 22-year-old received great reviews from the judges. The singer, song writer, self taught musician plays guitar, drums and piano. Shevonne.
DRUMLine Live Begins 7:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Big-band sound meets marching-band style in this nonstop musical extravaganza of swinging tunes, popping percussion, and high-stepping dance. Created by the executive band consultant for the movie Drumline, this sensational show brings the historically black college and university marching band tradition to the stage for a rousing, rollicking, riveting explosion of musical energy. DRUMLine Live.
Gasp! The Gasparilla Fringe Festival 2017 March 31 Tampa Museum of Art Gasp! – created in 2014 by Creative Loafing in collaboration with the Tampa Museum of Art – is the only festival during Gasparilla Arts Month (aka March) that focuses primarily on the performing arts, showcasing multiple genres that collide and surprise. Gasp!
Amalie Arena 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 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – April 1 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – April 2 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 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 Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December Linda Connor: Gravity – Through March 31 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 Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Tampa – March 25 Finding Female Ancestors – March 25 Mini Makers: Edible Cars – March 29 Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – April 4 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 #GCMParents Series – March 23 Sunshine Sunday – March 26 Member Morning – April 2 Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – April 4 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 An Intimate Evening with Jon and Sister Mae – March 23 to 26 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 Open Rehearsal – Tosca – March 23 Happy Hour Concert – Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music – March 23 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live! – March 23 to 26 Momix Opus Cactus – March 23 A Night at the Opera – The Florida Orchestra – March 24 It gets better – March 24 Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young – March 25 Opera Tampa Gala 2017 – March 25 DRUMLine Live – March 26 Shevonne – March 26 Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21
Tampa Bay History Center Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – March 18 to May 21 Girl Scout Workshop: Life in Ybor City – March 25 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 Antiquities Circle Lecture – March 23 Athletic Figure Drawing: The Naturally Sculpted Body – March 26 GASP! – March 31 Isthmian Games Family Day – April 1 Pride & Passion – April 29
Tampa Theatre Mr. Gaga – March 23 Brazil – March 24 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – March 26 Space Jam – April 2 Look to the Sky – April 8 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – April 9 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – April 16 Pete’s Dragon – April 23 The Princess Bride – April 30 Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24
University of Tampa Women’s Lacrosse vs. Colorado Mesa – March 24 Baseball vs. Embry Riddle – March 24 Softball vs. Barry – March 24 Tampa vs Barry – March 25 Softball vs. Barry – March 25 Baseball vs. Embry Riddle – March 25 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Rollins – March 25 Behive: The 60’s Musical – March 23 to 26 Virtual Graduate Information Session – March 28 Reading with Michelle Boisseau – March 28 Tampa vs Saint Leo – March 29 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Lynn – April 1 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 Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 21 Women’s Lacrosse vs. Saint Leo – April 22 Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 22 Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 23 Spring Dance Happening – April 26 Spring Dance Happening – April 27 “Aaah…Men!” A Musical Revue – April 28 Softball vs. Florida Southern – April 28 “Aaah…Men!” A Musical Revue – April 28 Spring Dance Happening – April 28 Softball vs. Florida Southern – April 29
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