Rock the Park Begins 6:30pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park This free monthly music series in the park showcases local musical talents of all genres. This month’s show features Gringo Star, Joshua Cruz, and Sophie Noelle. Rock the Park.
Avenue Q – Preview Night – 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.
Eric Church: Holdin’ My Own Tour Begins 8pm Amalie Arena Country music star Eric Church brings his outlaw style to Downtown Tampa. For the first time ever, there will be no supporting act. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between. Eric Church: Holdin’ My Own Tour.
Galaxy Far Far Away Begins 10am Glazer Children’s Museum May the fourth be with you all weekend during this fun Star Wars takeover! Bring the kids for an experience that is out of this world! Galaxy Far Far Away.
Do the Local Motion Noon to 1am Poe Plaza Join us for this Friday’s walk featuring a historical tour of Tampa Union Station. Tours are free, however a $5 donation is suggested to benefit Where Love Grows, a charitable foundation feeding hungry children in our community. Do the Local Motion.
Outside The Lines: Coloring For Adults Begins 2pm John F. Germany Public Library Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun, and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. Outside The Lines: Coloring For Adults.
Into the Fold – Star Wars Begins 4pm John F. Germany Public Library Enjoy Revenge of the Fifth and dive into the world of origami and create wonderful sculptures for the Empire from just a few pieces of paper. This fun folding event is for all ages. Into the Fold – Star Wars.
Mustache Madness Cinco De Mayo Block Party Begins 4pm Franklin Manor This mustachioed event will feature multiple bars, a drink called the Froz-a-rita, elevated street style tacos and nachos, a green screen themed photo opp, a “Stache for Cash” contest, and much more. Mustache Madness Cinco De Mayo Block Party.
Patel Conservatory presents Evening of Dance Begins 6pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts The performance features students in ballet, tap, jazz, and Flamenco dance from the Open Dance Program. Patel Conservatory presents Evening of Dance.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Begins 6pm The Tampa Firefighters Museum Teams will compete to cook the best Mexican food and the winners will receive prizes. There will be samples from cook off teams available, and other food will be provided. Activities will be provided for kids at this family friendly event. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
UT Baseball vs. Eckerd Begins 6pm The University of Tampa The Spartans take the field to challenge the visitors from Eckerd College. Head to the diamond for some collegiate baseball action. UT Baseball vs. Eckerd.
Cinco de Mayo Patio Party Begins 6pm Bizou Brasserie This Friday fiesta features live music, food and drink specials, and all sorts of Mexican culinary creations. Don your sombrero and head outside for this fun party! Cinco de Mayo Patio Party.
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.
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.
Westworld 10:30pm to Midnight Tampa Theatre This film, which has recently been adapted into an HBO series, features a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. But when the system goes haywire and a guest is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger, the escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality. Westworld.
History Bike Tampa: “Invision Center City Plan Part 2” Begins 9:30am Kahwa Coffee – Element Building History Bike Tampa has partnered with Tampa’s Downtown Partnership to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the City of Tampa’s Invision Center City Plan. The route will travel some of the recent bike infrastructure completed and planned. Several stops will highlight new and renewed developments. See all the great accomplishments and what’s in store for a rapidly developing urban core. History Bike Tampa.
Private Lesson Recitals Begins 10am Straz Center for the Performing Arts Enjoy the talents of youth and adult students who take music lessons with the artist-teachers of the Patel Conservatory. These performances feature musicians training on all instruments and voice, performing classical and contemporary pieces. Recitals are held throughout the day. Private Lesson Recitals.
Tampa Riverfest Begins 10am 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.
Galaxy Far Far Away Begins 10am Glazer Children’s Museum May the fourth be with you all weekend during this fun Star Wars takeover! Bring the kids for an experience that is out of this world! As a special Saturday treat, the 501st Legion will be taking over with a bevy of costumed characters. Galaxy Far Far Away.
Riverfest – Secret Walls Begins 1pm Straz Center for the Performing This event pits teams against each other in a dramatic, timed contest of artistic skill. This race-against-the-clock features one white canvas per team and nothing else except black markers or acrylic paint. As art blooms furiously right before your eyes, you’ll have the final vote for which team walks away the winner. Riverfest – Secret Walls.
UT Baseball vs. Eckerd Begins 1pm The University of Tampa The Spartans take the field to challenge the visitors from Eckerd College. Head to the diamond for some collegiate baseball action. UT Baseball vs. Eckerd.
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.
Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing Begins 4pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts The sounds of spring are in the air! You are invited to join Lumina Youth Choirs for an afternoon of beautiful music as the season comes to close. Aurora, Amiaza, Voci, and Stele will perform. Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing.
Tampa Riverfest Pool Party Begins 4pm The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk Enjoy drinks and complimentary light hors d’oeurves poolside provided by Waterworks Bar and Grill. Featuring St. Petersburg Distillery spirits and a great view of the Hillsborough River! Admission is free. Tampa Riverfest Pool Party.
Streetcar Live Begins 6pm Begins at 1201 East 7th Ave An exciting concert series on board the Streetcar! Experience this moving musical performance on your way to your final destination, or take a ride just for the tunes! Streetcar Live.
Run for the Roses Begins 6pm Hilton Tampa Downtown The Friends of the Museum host a Kentucky Derby Party like no other. Delectable derby inspired food and beverage, the ever popular hat contest, silent auction, the live showing of the Kentucky Derby, and so much more! Run for the Roses.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Begins 8pm Amalie Arena Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, make a much-awaited stop in Downtown Tampa. Joe Walsh will appear as very special guest. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Oxford Exchange Book Fair Begins 9am Oxford Exchange This book fair provides an open platform for local authors to connect with their community face to face. A broad array of genres and interests are represented, complimented by discussions and workshops throughout the day of the fair. Discover some local literary talent! Oxford Exchange Book Fair.
Tampa Riverfest Begins 11am 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.
Collectors Day Noon to 5pm Tampa Bay History Center Join the History Center and independent collectors from throughout Tampa Bay for the first-ever Collectors Day. Dozens of local collectors will display their eclectic personal treasures, from antique radios to fossils, soda fountain memorabilia to Native American artifacts. Collectors Day.
Avenue Q Begins 3pm 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.
How to Build A Time Machine (2016) Begins 3pm Tampa Theatre The story of two men obsessed with time travel for very different reasons. They manifest that obsession in very different ways as well. How to Build A Time Machine (2016).
Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations Begins 4pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts This concert production features Jeffrey Multer on violin performing Holst’s Beni Mora – Oriental Suite for Orchestra, Op 29, No. 1, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations.
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 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 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 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 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 By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 2017 The Physicians Photography Show – Through May 5 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 Into the Fold: Star Wars – May 5 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 Galaxy Far Far Away – May 4 to 6 #GCMParents Series – May 4 Member Morning – May 7 Developmental Check Ups – May 9 Science Tastic Day: Engineering – May 12 Mother’s Day – May 14 Parenting Consults – May 15 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
Patel Conservatory Evening of Dance – May 5 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 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I – Through May 7 Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing – May 6 Private Lesson Recitals – May 6 Riverfest – Secret Walls – May 6 and 7 Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations – May 7 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
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 Portraits in Print Workshop – May 5 Studio Event: The Studio Lounge: An Adult Make & Take Mixer – May 5 Run for the Roses – May 6 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 – May 5 to 15 Westworld – May 5 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 Baseball vs. Eckerd – May 5 Gallery Reception for Society Collective: Spring BFA Exhibtion – May 5 Spring BFA Graduate Show Reception – May 5 Spring Commencement – May 6 Baseball vs. Eckerd – May 6 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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