This Weekend In Tampa (06.19-21.15)


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Friday, 6/19

 

David Mann with Akintude and Amber Bullock at Tampa Theatre

Join Tampa Theatre and EncoreVision Entertainment for a Pre-Father’s Day Comedy Show featuring David Mann with special guests Akintunde & Amber Bullock LIVE on the Theatre’s historic stage. A native of the "Bible belt" state of Texas, David Mann masterfully showcases his God-given talents in today's most dynamic and distinguished genre. He is a multifaceted actor and the 2011 NAACP Award winner for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as Mr. Brown in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. When David is not on set shooting, he brings his live comedy show to venues around the country and is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. Along with his wife, Tamela, David is the president of an independent music and entertainment label, Tillymann Music Group, and the co-host of a new cooking and lifestyle TV show, Hanging With The Manns, which follows the dynamic couple as they cook-up delicious recipes in the kitchen and go on hilariously wild adventures together, He is also the co-star of the upcoming sitcom Mann and Wife. Begins at 8pm. Reserved seats are $48.50, $38.50 and $28.50, plus applicable service fees ($52/$42/$32 total at the Tampa Theatre Box Office, or $59/$48/$37 online). Purchase tickets online here. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 

 

 

Romeo Santos at Amalie Arena

At the peak of his career and after impressive achievements in music sales and concert tickets, Romeo Santos has broken the record for nominations for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards receiving 21 nominations, more than anyone in the history of the prestigious awards. Romeo Santos returns to the United States with his successful world tour "Vol. 2". The "King of Bachata" completed the first part of his tour after making history in playing back-to-back sold out shows at Yankees Stadium. Santos was named by Rolling Stone as one of the hottest in 2014 and among the best concert tours according to the New York Times. Show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets between $21-$165. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive

 

 

Alonzo Bodden at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Friday and Saturday)

Alonzo Bodden is American comedian and actor known for winning the grand prize in the third season of the reality-television series Last Comic Standing. He had been the runner-up in the previous season. In 2005, he released his DVD Tall, Dark and Funny. He was a talent judge in NBC's 5th season of Last Comic Standing, along with Kathleen Madigan and ANT. He is also a television host and voice-over actor. He will perform live this weekend at Side Splitters. Performances at 8pm and 10:15pm on Friday and Saturday. Follow this link for ticket info.  Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway. 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 6/20

 

Father's Day BOGO at Museum of Science and Industry (Saturday and Sunday)

This Father’s Day weekend, bring dad to MOSI. All dads receive free admission into MOSI with the purchase of one  general admission ticket of equal or lesser value. Have a family fun-filled adventure by exploring Kids in Charge, relaxing in the butterfly garden and catching a film in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre all in one day. Goes from 10am-6pm. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 East Fowler Avenue. 

 

O Brewer, Where Art Thou at Tampa Theatre

Like previous beer-soaked, tongue-in-cheek BeerFest events like The Brews Brothers, The Big Lebrewski and Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas, O Brewer, Where Art Thou? will feature craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants. Restaurants include: The Refinery, Fodder and Shine, The Independent, Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, New World Brewery, Ichicoro Ramen, The Urban Canning Company, Craft and Curd and SONO Cafe. Angry Chair, Ulele Spring Brewery, Coppertail, Angry Chair and Barley Mow are a few of the featured brewers. Returning BeerFest event co-chairs Michelle Baker, General Manager of The Refinery, and Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Cafe, promise that O Brewer, Where Art Thou? will feature enough oddball characters and down-home fun to do the Soggy Bottom Boys proud, including live music from local bluegrass band Green Piece. Patrons are encouraged to dress as their favorite character or come in an “O Brewer”-inspired costume. Now in its 4th year, the (almost) annual BeerFest is one of Tampa Theatre’s favorite fundraising events, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs, as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration. Limited capacity sampling begins at 7pm, full festival begins at 8pm and the event ends at 10pm. Follow this link to purchase tickets. Tampa theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 

 

 

Charlie Wilson Forever Charlie Tour with Kem and Joe at Amalie Arena

Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson exclusively announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that due to popular demand his Forever Charlie Tour with special guests Kem and Joe will kick off a second leg. Show begins at 8pm. Tickets between $48-$98. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

 

 

The Ybor Stories at The Creative Loafing Space

A NIGHT OF ORIGINAL STORIES AND MUSIC TRACING THE HISTORY OF YBOR CITY FROM ITS HEYDAY TO THE PRESENT DAY. From the family that brought you the popular show, I AM A CUBAN SANDWICH, the DiPietra's bring you a new piece celebrating the town they love. 4 tales, well told and surrounded by original marvelous music. From past to present: El Lector tells of the end of the tradition of reading to workers; The Midwife of Ybor is the birth of one child at the hands of the woman who helped birth 6,000 children; Little Albert is a trip back to the 60's a boyhood and beyond; The Busker is Jon DiPietra who is probably being chased off Broadway, right now! Written and directed by Richard & Mary Ellen DiPietra, performed by: Petrus Antonius, Lillian Almodovar, Jon DiPietra, Melissa Misener, Justin Medlin, Marlene Peralta, Miriam Carlson and Katie Berger.

 

 

 

Sunday, 6/21 

 

Father's Day Brunch Cruise wtih Yacht Starship 

Give Dad a break from the grill this Father's Day with a brunch cruise on the water! Treat him to the best views in town on our luxury dining yacht – a great experience for the whole family! **Buy 3 tickets, and Dad is free for the first 50 Dads! This promotion is a limited time offer based on availability, so don't miss out!** Cruise boards at 12pm, departs at 12:30pm and returns at 2:30pm. $49.95 for adults, $29.95 for children. Follow this link for more information. Yacht Starship, 603 Channelside Drive. 

 

 

Get Unbaked with Valerie at Squeeze Juice Works

Valerie will show you how to make a delicious summer fruit pie that is vegan, gluten free, soy free and refined sugar free. It's easy and made with simple ingredients. Best of all you don't even have to turn your oven on! Event begins 1pm and goes until 3pm. $10 per person. Purchase tickets by clicking here. Squeeze Juice Works, 226 South Boulevard. 

 

 

 

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.