This Weekend In Tampa (07.24-26.15)


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Looking for food inspiration this weekend? Visit Square 1 Burgers, your local burger artisans, for the most electic mix of flavors and dishes. Don't miss out on their 3-4-5 Happy Hour happening daily from 3-6pm and 9pm-close. 
 
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Get Tickets to TIGLFF 2015
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) is a 9-day juried LGBT community film festival, one of the largest and longest running of its kind in the world. There are several events leading up to the official festival including a special screening at freeFall Theatre and a launch party at the Dali MuseumFollow this link to purchase your tickets and to view a full schedule of events.

 

 

St. Pete Wine and Food Festival


There are some events that make us cross the bridge. This is one of them! Set under elegant white tents in North Straub Park, the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival (SPWFF) will attract culinary aficionados and wine and beer enthusiasts during four incredible days and evenings. SPWFF will feature a wine pairings dinner, a craft beer festival and two grand tastings while celebrating St. Petersburg’s rich arts culture. Follow this link to get your tickets to the events of the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 7/24

The Bellamy Brothers at The Roundup

The Bellamy Brothers take over The Roundup stage this Friday. The concert begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Round Up, 10051 West Hillsborough Avenue. 

 

 

Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins at MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre

The enigmatic Marilyn Manson will be joined by cultural icons The Smashing Pumpkins. Gates open at 7pm. Follow this link for tickets. MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre, 4802 US Highway 301 North.

 

Have Gun Will Travel Album Release Party at Crowbar

Florida’s HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL have a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, rock and classic country influences to create a sound all their own. “Their music has a great energy to it with infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains” remarked NPR’s Robin Hilton. American Songwriter called HGWT’s music “organic, infectious Americana Pop. Their music has a refreshing immediacy to it.” The band hosts their album release party with Hollis Brown and Garrett Klahn. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12. Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street.

 

 

Summer Fantasy at Straz Center 

Next Generation Ballet will feature emerging dancers from around the Nation in a performance representing both classical and contemporary work. 200 dancers selected from a 25-city audition tour of more than 800 hopefuls will be highlighted. The first act features contemporary dances choreographed by Susan Downey, former Rockette Kelly King, and Philip Neal. Neal is the newly appointed artistic director of NGB is an acclaimed choreographer in addition to being a repetiteur for both the George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins trusts. Act II features suites from romantic classics Giselle, Le Corsaire, and Paquita. Begins at 7pm. Tickets from $15-$22. Ferguson Hall at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 7/25

Journey to Space Party at MOSI

On July 25, Journey to Space is taking over Florida’s largest screen and only IMAX® DOME Theatre. Join MOSI at the launch party as you enjoy learning more about space exploration, along with arts and crafts, activities and a space talk with MOSI astronomers. This event is included with MOSI admission. 11am-3pm. Admission is $22.95. IMAX Dome Theatre, 4801 East Fowler Avenue. 

 

 

The Bricks and SPoT Ybor 5-Year Anniversary Block Party

This will mark the 5th year since Brian Schaefer and crew opened up The Bricks and SPoT's sister skate shop in Ybor City. Come help them celebrate with a badass Block Party, courtesy of Vans and with help from their friends at SubAp! Proceeds from the event benefit Boards for Bros. Performances by Wolf-Face, The Sh-Booms, The Tim Version, Rap Cypher and more. There will be a renegade mini ramp, an art show, free giveaways courtesy of Vans among other festivities. 14th Street will be closed at 7th Avenue to accommodate the event. Gates open at 3pm. $10 donation. The Bricks/SPoT Ybor, 327 East 7th Avenue.  

 

 

Ken Walters' 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra at The Ritz Ybor

Ken Walters presents the 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra gala at The RITZ Ybor. The event runs from 8pm-1am. Tickets are $60. Must be 21+ to attend. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 East 7th Avenue. 

 

 

Slipknot at MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre

The iconic band Slipknot will set Tampa ablaze this weekend. The heavy metal band will be joined by Bullet For My Valentine, Motionless In White and Lamb Of God. Gates open at 6pm. Follow this link to purchase tickets. MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre, 4802 US Highway 301 North. 

 

 

Christmas In July Benefiting Make-A-Wish

Celebrate summer with holiday flair. School is out for summer & Wish Kids are all over the world! Help raise money and awareness during the most hectic wish-granting time of the year. This party will feature specialty cocktails, costume contest and live, holiday music. The goal is to raise $7,000 to cover spending money for families who are traveling. Event goes from 6-9pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, $50 VIP. The Bad Monkey Ybor, 1717 East 7th Avenue.

 

 

Shreya Ghshal at USF Sun Dome

At the age of 13, Shreya Ghoshal moved to Mumbai where she continued the musical training that eventually led her to become one of India’s most awarded entertainers. In 2014, Ghoshal was recognized as the “Best Female Playback Singer” at several major award ceremonies including the 17th Screen Awards, the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) and the GiMA Awards for her   song “Sunn Raha Hai”, featured in the film Aashiqui. Ghoshal was a recipient of India’s National Film Award for the second consecutive year at the age of 25, and has won the award a total of four times. Show begins at 7pm. Tickets from $52.75-$252.75. Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue. 

 

 

Martinis For Moffitt  S O L D   O U T

MARTINIS FOR MOFFITT is the summer's hottest party & supports Moffitt Cancer Center’s critical cancer research programs. Bay Area Advisors' mission is to serve the Tampa Bay community, both personally and professionally, by forging strong and lasting partnerships that result in business growth; strategic industry knowledge and education; charitable generosity; and an outlet for social engagement. The vision of our unique organization is to develop as professionals and be locally recognized as a valued resource, a trusted partner, and an alliance for excellence. The event begins at 7pm and goes until 11pm. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. *** TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT ***

 

 

Sunday, 7/26

Acme Jazz Garage at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

Jazz, blues, funk, rock, soul, New Orleans R&B, fusion and jamband styles meet in the music of ACME JAZZ GARAGE, whose recordings have been heard on WMNF, 88.5 FM and WUSF, 89.7 FM. Acme Jazz Garage, recently heard at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, features guitarist Matt Swenson, drummer Tim Diehl, bassist Philip Booth, keyboardist Bryan Lewis and, on some gigs, saxophonist Rick Runion, singer Annie Lyon and/or trombonist Ted Murphy. Goes from 4-7pm. FREE. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, 5119 North Nebraska Avenue. 

 

Iron Mike Norton at Skipper's Smokehouse

Iron Mike Norton (SWAMP BLUES) The king of swamp stomp, blues recording artist and producer Iron Mike Norton is described by peers and critics as one of the most innovative and creative artists in the genre. Iron Mike combines elements of modern styles like hip hop, rock and techno with traditional hill country slide guitar blues. The result is a sound truly unique to Iron Mike alone. 5pm. Tickets are $5. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.