Square 1 Burgers is teaming up with Cigar City Brewing for a special Beer Pairing Dinner. Take home shwag from media sponsors tbt* Newspaper, plus those in attendance will be the first to sample Cigar City's latest variety, Strawberry Shortcake Lager! The event begins at 6pm on Tuesday, March 8. Call (813) 414-0101 to RSVP. Square 1 Burgers Tampa, 3701 Henderson Boulevard.
Small Business Spotlight: Mini Doughnut Factory
Be the office hero this week and bring in a box of minis from Mini Doughnut Factory. Their variety of flavors and toppings will make your childhood foodie dreams come true. They also serve coffee, cold brew, smoothies and doughnut shakes. Call (813) 254-5374 to place an order. Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway.
Tuesday, March 1
Murder for Two at Jaeb Theater – Straz Center (All Week)
Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. The New York Times calls MURDER FOR TWO “an ingenious miniature musical in the form of a snazzy vaudevillian double act.” The show runs through May 1. Click here for tickets and showtimes. Jaeb Theater – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Wednesday, March 2
Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta at Lykes Gaslight Square
Enjoy the bites from the best food trucks in Tampa Bay during the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta! Runs from 11am-2pm. Lykes Gaslight Square, 410 Franklin Street.
Island Night with Impulse at Skipper's Smokehouse
For the last fifteen years, Impulse has captivated the hearts of music lovers crossing culture, race and age. The band’s unique style of zouk, calypso, reggae, soca and meringue offer the perfect blend of island sounds for a romantic moment, leisurely hours or jump up. Begins at 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Born of Osiris at The Orpheum
Born of Osiris performs at The Orpheum. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $21.75. The Orpheum, 1902 North Avenida Republica De Cuba.
New Found Glory at Crowbar
New Found Glory will be joined by Protagonist at Crowbar Wednesday night. Doors open at 7:30pm. $24+fees. Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street, Ybor.
Thursday, March 3
22nd Annual Tampa Pro at Skatepark of Tampa (Thursday-Sunday)
The 22nd Annual Tampa Pro returns. The actions runs from Thursday through Sunday and will feature the best skaters in the city and the world over. Click here for more details about the information about the event. Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 East Columbus Drive.
Friday, March 4
WMNF presents Rayzillas’ Dreamboats “10 Ear Flix” CD Release at Skipper's Smokehouse
WMNF Presents programmer and creative maven Rayzilla as he leads The Dreamboats ensemble whose new release “10 Earflix” is already becoming a WMNF favorite. This CD Release party will feature a 9 piece All Star Dreamboats lineup…with horns and the world premier of the Rayzilla-etts! Begins at 8pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Shimberg Playhouse – Straz Center (Friday-Sunday)
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, and the family crisis peaks just in time for the big party. Contains mature content. Performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday, 4pm on Sunday. $28. Shimberg Playhouse – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Red Hot Blues at Ferguson Hall – Straz Center
Set the night on fire with the hottest blues tunes of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Miles Davis and more with an all-star line-up of jazz and blues greats showing their stuff with St. Louis Blues, Night Train, Basin Street Blues, Movin’ on Up, Birth of the Blues and more. 8pm. $17.50-$47.50. 8pm. Ferguson Hall – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
REWIND Series: The Warrior at Tampa Theatre
Gangs own the night in the streets of New York City. And Cyrus, the charismatic leader of the strongest gang there is, has a plan—if all the gangs stop killing each other and start working together, 60,000 strong, they can overtake the cops and run the city completely. But a shot rings out, and the conclave breaks up in terror. Framed for murder, the Warriors have to make it back to their home turf in Coney Island while every thug, criminal and cop in the city wants their heads. Screening begins at 10pm. Tickets are just $7 when you order online. Tampa Theatre, 710 North Franklin Street.
Saturday, March 5
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Saturday-Sunday)
Every year, downtown Tampa transforms into one giant outdoor museum when hundreds of artists gather for the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Imagine some of the world’s preeminent artists, hand-selected from over 1,000 submissions, all in one place. Saturday from 9am-6pm, Sunday from 10am-5pm. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
The Halo 5k Race at Al Lopez Park
A 5k Race to support the Developmentally Disabled of Tampa. Registration begins at 7am. 5k starts at 8am. Click here for more information and to learn how to register. Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue.
Yankees vs Red Sox Spring Training at George M Steinbrenner Field
The Yankees play the rival Boston Red Sox in a spring training matchup. 1:05pm. Click here for tickets. George M Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive.
Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
Help kick-off Tampa Bay Beer Week while raising money for the Florida Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association committed to preserving the rights of craft brewers throughout the state. Sample more than 200 beers from 50+ Florida craft breweries. 2-6pm. Tickets from $48.47-$69.57. Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water Street.
CFTOS Presents Dave Wickerham at Tampa Theatre
Experience the magic and majesty of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at the hands of award-winning organist Dave Wickerham, live in concert. Begins at 2pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of. Tampa Theatre, 710 North Franklin Street.
State Champs & Neck Deep at The Orpheum
State Champs, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and Like Pacific perform at The Orpheum Saturday night. 5:30pm. $17+fees. The Orpheum, 1902 North Avendia Republica De Cuba.
Gary Allan at Busch Gardens
Gary Allan performs as part of the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Begins at 6pm. Click here for tickets. Busch Gardens, 10165 North McKinley Drive.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on Eastern Conference rival Carolina Hurricanes in the only meeting between these two teams at Amalie Arena during the regular season. Puck drops at 7pm. Click here for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.
Southern Culture on the Skids with the Stick Martin Show at Skipper's Smokehouse
The Chapel Hill, NC trio Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since 1983. Rick Miller – guitar/vox, Mary Huff – bass/vox and Dave Hartman – drums, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country fried garage with a side of psych. It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.” For over 30 years, the band have toured everywhere from the NC Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan, delivering what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party.” 8pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Opera Tampa Gala at Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center
The Opera Tampa Gala is the highlight of the season when opera aficionados gather to embrace their long-standing tradition of presenting grand opera for all of the Tampa Bay area to enjoy. This black-tie affair begins with a cocktail reception on the set of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata on the Carol Morsani Hall stage followed by an elegant dinner with Maestro Daniel Lipton in the Ruth Silbiger Lobby of Morsani Hall. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact (813) 222-1275 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Yelawolf at Skatepark of Tampa
Yelawolf performs at the Skatepark of Tampa Saturday night. 6pm. $16. Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 East Columbus Drive.
Steve Aoki at The AMP
Steve Aoki returns to The AMP after roughly a 4 year hiatus with a bunch of new tunes from his ‘Neon Future Odyssey’ album. Tickets are expected to sell rather quickly for this event so we urge you to secure your tickets early to avoid missing the show. Begins at 9pm. Click here for tickets. The AMP, 1609 East 7th Avenue.
Sunday, March 6
The American Dream 5k Run/1m Walk at Al Lopez Park
Join Tampa residents for the American Dream Run this Sunday. Help make dreams realities this weekend. Begins at 8am. Click here for information and to register. Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue.
12th Annual Picnic in the Park at Plant Park
Bring your blanket, pack a picnic basket and invite family and friends to experience the pleasures of a simpler time. Relax in the shade, or test your Victorian sporting prowess with challenges of hoops & sticks, croquet, horseshoes, badminton, and three-legged races. Victorian table games will be offered including dominoes, checkers, jacks or tiddlywinks. They'll strolling models in vintage clothing, live theater, and continuous entertainment on Center Stage. 10am-3pm. Plant Park, 201 West Kennedy Boulevard.
Family Favorites Classics Series – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids at Tampa Theatre
When kids sneak into inventor Wayne Szalinski's (Rick Moranis) upstairs lab to retrieve a stray baseball, his experimental shrink ray miniaturizes them. But before they can warn him, Szalinski destroys the device – which he thinks is a failure – and dumps it in the trash, throwing the kids out along with it. The four children, now only 1/4-inch tall, must survive the journey back to the house through a yard where sprinklers bring treacherous storms and garden-variety ants stampede like elephants. Begins at 3pm. Tickets are $10 online. Tampa Theatre, 710 North Franklin Street.
Il Volo at Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center
The Italian pop opera powerhouse of Il Volo thrilled American audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show, American Idol, The Talk and the final episode of HBO’s hit series Entourage, earning the admiration of such lights as Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand. Now on tour again, this trio of young singers garners fans of all ages with their vocal gifts and sublime showmanship. 7:30pm. $49.50-$110. Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Walter Wolfman Washington and The Roadmasters w/ Ari and the Alibis at Skipper's Smokehouse
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a mainstay on the New Orleans music scene. He cut his teeth backing up some of the best singers and performers in New Orleans history before putting together his long time band The Roadmasters who have been burning down and burning up local and national stages since their first gigs in the 1980s. 5pm. $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Huey Lewis and the News at Busch Gardens
Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s greatest rock and roll bands, selling over 20 million albums and wowing audiences with their unique ability to blend R&B, soul and bluesy musical influences. Their classic hits are known worldwide and include, “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Stuck with You” and the Billboard chart-topper, “The Power of Love”. They perform live at Busch Garden Sunday at 6pm. Click here for tickets. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive.
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