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98 Rock Fest @ Amalie Arena
98ROCKFEST 2015 returns to the Amalie Arena featuring the biggest bands in rock, including Five Finger Death Punch and Rise Against! Join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #98ROCKFEST. 2pm-midnight. $39-$198. 401 Channelside Drive.
Florida Orchestra Pops Series @ the Straz Center
Hilary Kole will take you “Over the Rainbow” and beyond in a night of Judy Garland’s favorite songs from such classic films as Meet Me in St. Louis, Broadway Melody, A Star is Born, and The Wizard of Oz. Join TFO Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina for this unforgettable tribute to the actress and singer Fred Astaire described as “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.” 8pm. $15-$45. 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place.
Pound and a Bear Hug
Florida artists Bask & Tes One revisit Pound and a Bear Hug with a new collection prints, paintings, and more. The exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the two artists' collaboration. 7pm, Free. 2722 S Macdill Avenue.
Collective Soles Arts Group Community Dance Concert
Collective Soles Dance Company, Collective Soles Youth Ensemble, and local guest artists come together for an evening of innovative dance performance. This year's concert features the choreography of several Tampa Bay area choreographers, as well as professional and up and coming student performers. We hope you will join us for this exciting dance event! 7:30pm, $10.00, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue
One-Man Star Wars Trilogy @ the Straz Center
Writer/performer Charles Ross spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away — and adulthood has been no different. In the high-energy One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battles from the original Star Wars trilogy. 7:30pm, $24-$35, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place.
Tampa International Dragon Boat Races
With Asia Fest in nearby Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, paddlers from across the country will compete in a 2,000-year-old sport Saturday. Event runs from 8am-5pm. Viewable at 700 South Florida Avenue. Follow this link for more information.
John Leguizamo Presents: Latin History for Dummies @ Tampa Improv
His "Latin History for Dummies" at the Tampa Improv Saturday and Sunday looks like another award-winning, one-man show in progress at the Centro Ybor comedy club. 21 & over, 7:30pm. $25. 1600 E 8th Ave C-112
Healthy Kids Day @ Curtis Hixon Park
The day to help families develop healthy routines at home includes bounce houses, fitness demonstrations, arts and crafts, water safety tips, healthy snacks, music by DJ Jake Dela Cruz and sports giveaways. 10am-1pm. FREE. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
4th Annual Bubbles & Butterflies Gala
Redefining Refuge, a Tampa Bay Non-Profit Organization dedicated to fighting for local children who have been victims of Sex Trafficking; invites the community to come out for the organization's 4th Annual Fundraiser Gala, ”Bubbles & Butterflies." Please join us for an evening of live music, exclusive champagnes, a bourbon bar, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets and Sponsorships can be secured online. The event will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7pm at Downtown Tampa's historic Firefighters Museum, 720 East Zack Street.
Pets in the Park
All leashed pets are welcome at this annual event (formerly Pet-A-Palooza), and admission and parking are free. Featuring the Ultimate Air Dogs, Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel, free pet psychic readings, pet costume contests, a cool down zone, and adoptable animals from local rescues. 9am-3pm. Free. 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Celtic Woman @ the Straz Center
Global music sensation, Celtic Woman, brings their 10th Anniversary World Tour to the Straz Center on April 25, 2015 The enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with an unforgettable signature style. The 10th Anniversary Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women – three angelic vocalists and dazzling Celtic violinist- along with a full band, The Anotas Choir, bagpipers, Irish dancers with bewitching choreography all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. 7:30pm. Prices vary. 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place.
Tampa Bay Whiskey Society – Private Barrel Event
Join the Tampa Bay Whiskey Society as they gather at The Cigar Castle with a Four Roses brand ambassador to dig deep into the Four Roses warehouses to select a private barrel which will be specially bottled and labeled for the Society. The event will kick off with an education in the history of bourbon in America along with Four Roses’ storied past in the whiskey industry. From there, the group will explore Four Roses’ standard Yellow Label, Single Barrel and Small Batch whiskies. Following the lecture and initial tasting, any interested member can join in as they delve deeper into Four Roses’ Private Barrel program. Several samples of unreleased bourbons will be provided and each taster will make notes and grade each sample. 2pm-5pm. FREE. 11724 North 56th Street
Everything Local Spring Fest @ Three Palms Brewing
Everything Local Spring Fest is fun day filled with local craft beer and great local organizations. The following are confirmed with more to be announced – Stein and Vine Florida Cane Vodka Brandon Bootleggers Homebrew Club Bay Area Greyhound Adoption Origami Owl – Becky Goble Craft Beer Cellar. 12-5pm. Free to attend. 1509 Hobbs Street.
Game 5: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
The Lightning made an amazing comeback Thursday night and look to continue that momentum Saturday night! The puck drops at 6pm. Follow this link for ticket information. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.
Of Mice & Men @ the RITZ Ybor
The hit band is on tour performing their latest alubum, Restoring Force: Full Circle. Tickets are $22-25, 7:30pm, 1503 East Seventh Ave
Yellowcard @ the Orpheum
The punk rock band who brought you Ocean Avenue is hitting up the Orpheum with a tour of their latest album, Lift a Sail. Doors open at 7pm. Purchase your tickets here. $23. 1915 E 7th Avenue
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