UT Baseball vs. Rollins Begins 3pm University of Tampa The Spartans grab the gloves and bats to defend home turf against the visiting Tars. UT Baseball vs. Rollins.
That’s the Spirit Begins 6:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Enjoy a five-course dinner presented by five celebrated chefs paired with specially-created cocktails inspired by The Glenlivet’s single malt Scotch whiskey. That’s the Spirit.
UT Baseball vs. Rollins Begins Noon University of Tampa The Spartans grab the gloves and bats to defend home turf in a doubleheader against the visiting Tars. UT Baseball vs. Rollins.
Movies @ The Library Begins 3pm John F. Germany Public Library Head to the library for an intimate showing of Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith. Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Movies @ The Library.
Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally Begins 6pm Sail Pavilion On the second Friday of each month The Sail hosts a Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally. A rolling celebration of food and fun, Brews & Bites features live entertainment and a fleet of Tampa’s favorite food trucks. Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally.
Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? Begins 7pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials. Sebastian Maniscalco.
The Weeknd Begins 7:30pm Amalie Arena The Grammy Award®-winning, multi-platinum selling artist brings his lineup of top hits to Downtown Tampa. Do not miss the chance to see The Weeknd on his first-ever world tour. Get your tickets, sing along to your favorite songs, and get dancing! The Weeknd.
The Dinner Shows at 7:30pm and 10:30pm Tampa Theatre A riveting, disturbing psychological thriller about the lengths we will travel to protect our families, and the people we will sell out to satisfy our own ambition. The Dinner.
The American Songbook: Then and Now – The Florida Orchestra Begins 8pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Nobody loves a piano like Tony DeSare. The jazzy singer-songwriter-pianist has a style that’s all his own. From Sinatra to Prince from Mercer to McCartney, he spans the generations for marvelous music from America’s great songwriters, with hits like Kiss, Come Fly with Me, The Times They Are a Changin’ and Great Balls of Fire. The American Songbook: Then and Now.
SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival Begins 8pm The Florida Aquarium Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other! Enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic foods while strolling among some of the most amazing animals and plants from around the world. SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival.
Avenue Q – SOLD OUT Begins 8pm Stageworks Theatre A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets a collection of colorful characters who help him finally discover his purpose in life! Avenue Q.
Tampa Train Day 10am to 4pm Historic Tampa Union Station Celebrate railroads past, present and future at this free, family-friendly event featuring model train displays, history exhibits, live music and presentations about trains. Tampa Train Day.
Art Spot 11am to 2pm Tampa Museum of Art Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Art Spot.
Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery Grand Opening Begins 1pm Duckweed Market Gather around for the grand opening of a new vegan kitchen and bakery. This is a great opportunity to try some tasty vegan treats. Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery Grand Opening.
Stop the Presses Begins 1:30pm Tampa Theatre This film chronicles the last press run and eventual demise of the Tampa Tribune. Filmmaker Deborah Kerr and her crew were filming a day in the life of a newspaper when the company unraveled and its owners sold the 121-year-old institution to a longtime local competitor, thus ending the bay area’s newspaper war and decades-long careers for hundreds of reporters, photographers, editors, and pressmen. Stop the Presses.
Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite Shows at 2pm and 7pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts In this extraordinary concert, NGB dancers perform the work of not one legend, but three choreography legends – Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Marius Petipa. Masters of Dance.
Avenue Q Shows at 3pm and 8pm (8pm show is sold out) Stageworks Theatre A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets a collection of colorful characters who help him finally discover his purpose in life! Avenue Q.
The Dinner Shows at 4:30pm and 11:30pm Tampa Theatre A riveting, disturbing psychological thriller about the lengths we will travel to protect our families, and the people we will sell out to satisfy our own ambition. The Dinner.
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet 10am to 2pm Bizou Brasserie Make your favorite lady feel special this Mother’s Day with a brunch buffet filled with local flavors and the freshest ingredients. The only thing more memorable than the flavors tingling your taste buds will be the complimentary family photo on the historic front steps. Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet.
Mother’s Day at the History Center 10am to 5pm Tampa Bay History Center Mom can experience all the fun of the History Center, including “Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark,” for free on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day at the History Center.
Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruise Begins 10:30am Yacht Starship Dining Cruise Treat mom to the spectacular Mother’s Day she deserves with a brunch or dinner cruise. The entire family will love dining on freshly prepared cuisine while taking in the views on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay! Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruise.
Mother’s Day Jazz in the Park 1pm to 7pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Celebrate Mother’s Day with the sounds of smooth jazz from David Sanborn and Ben Tankard at this free event. There will be a children’s village filled with arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Mother’s Day Jazz in the Park.
Avenue Q Shows at 3pm and 7pm Stageworks Theatre A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets a collection of colorful characters who help him finally discover his purpose in life! Avenue Q.
The Dinner Shows at 3:15pm and 6:15pm Tampa Theatre A riveting, disturbing psychological thriller about the lengths we will travel to protect our families, and the people we will sell out to satisfy our own ambition. The Dinner.
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017 May 27 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Enjoy a HUGE variety of Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands headlined by Barenaked Ladies, and an amazing fireworks show to end the night! Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017.
Amalie Arena The Weeknd – May 12 Tampa Bay Storm vs. Washington Valor – May 20 Alabama – May 28 Tampa Bay Storm vs Baltimore Brigade – June 3 Tampa Bay Storm vs Washington Valor – June 10 Iron Maiden – June 11 Chance the Rapper – June 14 Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull – June 22 Tampa Bay Times Bridal Show – June 25 Tampa Bay Storm vs Washington Valor – July 1 Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper – July 8 Roger Waters – July 11 New Kids On The Block – The Total Package Tour – July 15 Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – July 22 Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25 August 11 – Lionel Richie: All the Hits – August 11 John Mayer – August 13 Monster Jam – August 19 Ed Sheeran – August 29 The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23 Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15 Bruno Mars – October 19 Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20 André Rieu – November 1 Lady Gaga – December 1
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – Through June 16 Photoshop for Beginners – May 10 to 24 Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16 Photography 101 – June 7 to 28 International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18 Photography 101 Express – July 22 Focus on Your Talent – July 31 to August 28 Photography 101 – August 2 to 23
The John F. Germany Public Library Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays Toddler Time – Wednesdays Crafternoon – Thursdays Baby Sign – Thursdays Summer Movie @ The Library: Collateral Beauty – May 12 Book Club: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison – May 17 Tampa’s Historic Newspaper: A Celebration of The Tampa Tribune – May 20
Glazer Children’s Museum Make it Monday – Weekly Toddler Tuesday – Weekly Worldly Wednesday – Weekly Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly Fun Fridays – Weekly Science Tastic Day: Engineering – May 12 Mother’s Day – May 14 Parenting Consults – May 15 MathAlive! – May 27 to July 9 Sunshine Sunday – May 28 Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – June 6 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 The Great Gatsby Party – November 11
Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet’s Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 13 End-of-Year Celebration – May 20 Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4
Stageworks Theatre The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month Avenue Q – May 4 to 21 The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18
Straz Center for the Performing Arts That’s the Spirit – May 11 Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? – May 12 The American Songbook: Then and Now – The Florida Orchestra – May 12 Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite – May 13 and 14 Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14 Darrin Bradbury – May 15 Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – May 17 Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue – May 17 to June 11 Latin Nights – May 18 Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto – The Florida Orchestra – May 19 A Night of Joy & Praise with the Mann Family Tour – May 21 Finding Neverland – May 30 to June 4 The Naked Magicians – June 2 and 3 Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4 In the Spotlight: The City of Tampa and Cando Inc. Dance & Gym Recital – June 9 to 11
Tampa Bay History Center Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – Through May 21 TBHC/OLLI: Exploring Tampa Bay’s History – June 10 Sangria and Stories – June 10 History Center Member Reception: Finding Fairyland – June 11 Life of the Party – June 18 TBHC/OLLI Course: Florida’s Fantastic Artifacts and the Science of Archaeology – June 31
Tampa Museum of Art Sky – Through September 24 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 Modern Mixed Media Techniques – Through May 17 Teen Night – May 20 Alex Katz: Black and White – Through May 29 Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Tampa Theatre The Dinner – Through May 15 Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl and the Train – May 16 Hackers – May 19 The Lovers – May 19 to 25 JFK in Tampa – May 24 Kindergarten Cop – June 2 Sing-Along Beauty and the Beast – June 3 Singin’ in the Rain – June 11 Raising Arizona – June 18 Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24 The Graduate – June 25 All Quiet on the Western Front – July 2 Welcome to Night Vale – July 8 The Sting – July 9 Saboteur – July 16 Young Frankenstein – July 23 It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – July 30 Reservoir Dogs – August 6 The Wizard of Oz – August 12 Sing-Along Grease – August 20 Casablanca – August 26 Metropolis – September 3 WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8
University of Tampa Baseball vs. Rollins – May 11 Baseball vs. Rollins – May 12 Lectores Reading Series: Jennifer Egan – June 15 Lectores Reading Series: Sarah Gerard – June 16 Lectores Reading Series: Thomas Pico – June 17 Lectores Reading Series: Jensen Beach – June 19 Lectores Reading Series: Rahul Mehta – June 21
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