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Big Guava Fest (Friday and Saturday)
One of Tampa's top music festivals returns this weekend. Headlined by TV on the Radio, Hozier, Pixies, The Strokes, Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Ryan Adams and James Blake (to name a few). The festival will be happening all weekend. More than just music, the festival also features amazing food, carnival rides, giveaways, live interviews and more. Friday GA tickets are $55, Saturday GA tickets are $70. VIP tickets are $150 for Friday, $200 for Saturday. 2 day passes are $125 (GA), $350 (VIP). For a full list of ticket prices and what's included at each price level, follow this link. Big Guava takes over the Florida State Fair Grounds, 4802 US-301.
Kevin Hart Live at Amalie Arena
Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, is taking his comedy on the road with a massive North American arena tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take the award-winning comedian to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Promoted by Live Nation, this is the biggest comedy tour in history. Kevin Hart is performing two sets, 7pm and 10:30pm. Tickets for the 7pm show are $46.25-$122.25. Tickets for the 10:30pm show are $56.25-$127.25. Follow this link to purchase tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.
Beauty and the Beast at Straz Center (Final Weekend)
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, is returning to Tampa! Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Show starts at 8pm Friday, 2pm and 8pm on Saturday, 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday. Tickets are $35-$130. Follow this link to purchase tickets. Carol Morsani Hall at Straz Center, 1010 North Wc Macinnes Place
Spring 2015 Urban Art Mart at Portico
Shop for artwork and crafts, sample food truck fare, enjoy live music and get the kiddies involved in children’s activities at the Spring Urban Art Mart in downtown Tampa, at The Portico. The Art Mart runs from 10am-3pm. FREE and open to the public. The Portico, 1001 North Florida Avenue.
Putts and Pints 2015
Putts & Pints is a mini-golf and craft beer event to raise money for The First Tee Tampa Bay. There will be 5 shotgun start rounds of mini-golf starting at noon followed by an awards ceremony. The course will feature 18 holes with a craft beer sampling station from a local brewery every 3 holes alongside a 50 foot long-putt challenge. Hang out at the 19th hole all day for food trucks and beer while the Players Championship airs on the big screen. Event goes from 11:30am-7pm. $20 for non-players, $55 per player or $160 per team. Follow this link to purchase tickets. Putts and Pints takes place at 4005 West Spruce Street.
North Tampa Market
Held on every second Saturday of each month, year round. “Fresh, Local & Lively” Started in May, 2013 – This Market supports 70 – 100 vendors and caters to the greater North Tampa Area including Carrollwood, Northdale, Town and Country, Westchase and Lutz. The market is open from 10am-2pm. FREE and open to the public. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road
Temple Terrace Craft BrewFest 2015
An exceptional city located just minutes outside of Tampa, Temple Terrace is home to the University of South Florida and Florida College along with many other amazing restaurants, attractions and beautiful historical landmarks. This year, Temple Terrace is launching its inaugural BrewFest which is sure to win over the residents of the city and bring in those from the surrounding Tampa area. Make sure to not miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this kick off year of what is promised to be a yearly event staple for the surrounding area. The BrewFest will host food trucks and vendors from the area, all of which are highly acclaimed and popular in the craft brew community, for this special one-day event in Temple Terrace.
Mat Kearney & Judah and The Lion at The RITZ Ybor
Mat Kearney has been a critical darling since his Columbia Records debut, Nothing Left To Lose. Kearney will be joined by Judah and The Lion this Saturday night. Tickets are $45.25. Show starts at 8pm. RITZ Ybor, 1503 East 7th Avenue.
SkyWatch at MOSI's Butterfly Garden
Join us outside by MOSI's Butterfly Garden to see the universe up-close and personal through the MOSI telescopes. Viewings begin at sundown. Please note: Clear skies are required to use the telescopes; SkyWatch will not be available if it is raining or cloudy. Begins at sundown (approx 7:30/8pm). This event is FREE and open to the public, donations are welcome. MOSI, 4801 East Fowler Avenue.
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