Weekday & Weekend What-To-Do (03.07-13.16)

The top events in Tampa!


FREE March Yoga: Spring to Life at Sundial St. Pete (March 19)

Spring has sprung! Sundial St. Pete is kicking off the season of life a day early with FREE Yoga in the courtyard on Saturday, March 19. Registration opens at 8:30am and class will be from 9am–10am. Pre-register online and you’ll receive a #SundialStPete Yoga Bracelet. Already have one? Skip registration and wear it again this month for easy check-in! The Yoga Bracelet is your ticket to receive 10% OFF or more at select Sundial stores.

 

Small Biz Spotlight: Mini Doughnut Factory 

The Mini Doughnut Factory knows how to #BeTheThunder! Enjoy freshly-made Boston Cream Pie minis and fuel your week with these local goodies. Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry. Call in your order: (813) 254-5374

 

 

 

Monday, March 7

Machine Gun Kelly at The Ritz
Machine Gun Kelly with Cash Money Records and Florida native Caskey. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. $35-$40. The Ritz, 1503 East 7th Avenue. 

Antje Duvekot at Jaeb Theater – Straz Center
After hearing Antje Duvekot (Aunt-yuh Doo-va-kott), former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh says, “I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin.” With a whispery, sensual voice and an unflinching eye for observation, Duvekot’s become a hot-and-fast rising star in the folk music industry. Winner of the prestigious Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Duvekot’s compelling stage presence and masterful songwriting make this young singer an artist at the forefront of her generation. 7:30pm. $15-$29.50. Jaeb Theater – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

 

Tuesday, March 8

Murder for Two at Jaeb Theater – Straz Center
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.” Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Runs through May 1. Jaeb Theater – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.

Denny Laine with The Cryers and Billy Buckley at Skipper's Smokehouse
long with Paul & Linda McCartney, Denny Laine is co founder of the band Wings, which was one of the most internationally successful bands of the 1970s. The band had 24 hit singles at the top of the charts and won a Grammy for their landmark album “Band on the Run.” He performs at Skipper's Tuesday night at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Zumba in the Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy a free zumba session every Tuesday evening at Curtis Hixon Park. 6-7pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 

Cigar City Beer Pairing Dinner at Square 1 Burgers
SQ1 is teaming up with Cigar City for a Beer Pairing Dinner event. Those in attendance will be among the first to experience one of Cigar City's newest spring brews. Specialty beer cocktails will be paired with SQ1's all natural recipes. Begins at 6pm. $30 per person. RSVP (813) 414-0101. Square 1 Burgers, 3701 Henderson Boulevard. 

 

Wednesday, March 9

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. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Rock Asana at Water Works Park
Enjoy a great community workout session at Water Works Park Wednesday evening. 6:15-7:30pm. Water Works Park, 1710 North Highland Avenue. 

 

Thursday, March 10

Grateful Dead Nite with Uncle John's Band at Skipper's Smokehouse
Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle John’s Band has performed hundreds of shows full of musical energy and pleasure for all those who have attended. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

 


Friday, March 11

Amy Morgan Live and Local at Jaeb Courtyard – Straz Center
Amy Morgan is a jazz vocalist who has been performing professionally in the Tampa Bay area for over eight years. She has sang venues large and small; from 17 piece big-band benefit shows to many intimate restaurant settings. She performed at Ruth Eckerd Hall before several concerts including Natalie Cole, Chris Botti, and Harry Connick Jr. Amy is a classically trained vocalist that began by singing opera in high school and college but later found her niche in jazz. Her sound is influenced by classic jazz divas like Ella Fitzgerald and Julie London but her unique styling of these vintage songs is what makes nostalgic audiences return to hear her. 5:45-7:45pm. FREE. Jaeb Courtyard – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Filthy Richard Party at The Ritz
The Filthy Party consists of a custom music video driven experience of one of the coolest mixes of indie, party rock, alternative, hipster hop, electro, remixes, and underground dance music in Florida, featuring resident.. DJ, VJ, and hustler of culture… Monk. Show starts at 10pm. The Ritz, 1503 East 7th Avenue.

La Traviata at Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center
Verdi's soaring score of this iconic opera tells the tale of captivating courtesan Violetta Valery's ultimate sacrifice: condemned to die from the ravages of consumption, she meets Alfredo Germont, an earnest admirer, who awakens in her a desire to feel true love. But their happily-ever-after goes horribly wrong when Germont's father challenges Violetta's view of the future. She leaves her beloved to live the life he deserves, but Alfredo falls into despair when she returns to her former life in the city. Love shows its vengeful face until the lovers reunite in forgiveness – and not a moment too soon. Performances on March 11 and 13. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Carol Morsani Hall, Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

 

 


Saturday, March 12

Gasparilla Music Fest (Saturday and Sunday)
Houndmouth, MS MR, Erykah Badu, Savoy and more will perform this Saturday and Sunday in Tampa. This two day festival takes place at Curtis Hixon Park, Kiley Garden and MacDill Park. Click HERE for tickets and event information. 

Hunahpu Day at Cotanchobee Park
Release Party and large beer tasting event for the Cigar City Brewing’s annual Hunahpu’s Beer. Noon-4pm. Cotanchobee Park, 601 Old Water Street. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade – 7th Avenue in Ybor
Get out to Ybor Saturday night for a St. Patrick's Day parade. Begins at 7pm. 7th Avenue in Ybor. 

Get F'N Lucky Party at The Ritz
Get your St Patricks Parade on and then continue the party at the club you love on Saturday. Party begins at The Grand Ballroom at 9pm. The Ritz, 1503 East 7th Avenue. 

Itzhak Perlman at Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center
Violin superstar Itzhak Perlman wows audiences world-wide with his virtuosity, musical expressionism and irrepressible charm. Perlman’s versatility and well-loved personality have earned him spots performing with every major orchestra in the world, on prime time television, and in festivals and concert halls from Shanghai to Syracuse. Perlman’s playing earned his massive following across genres, and his stirring, soaring interpretations of classical music won him his status as one of the finest musicians of all time. In November 2015, President Obama bestowed Mr. Perlman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. 7:30pm. $47.50-$81.50. Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Goo Goo Dolls at Busch Gardens
The Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986.
They have had an unprecedented string of 14 Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including “Name,” “Slide”, “Black Balloon”, ”Broadway,” “Here Is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Stay With You”, “Let Love In”, “Before It’s Too Late”, “Jim’s Theme” (Treasure Planet),” and “Better Days." They perform at Busch Gardens Saturday. 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. Busch Gardens, 10165 North McKinley Drive. 

 


Sunday, March 13

Flights and Bites at Square 1 Burgers
Tampa Bay Beer Week has begun! Join Square 1 Burgers (3701 Henderson Boulevard) for Flights and Bites this Sunday. Enjoy live music and meet reps from Motorworks Brewing. 5-8pm. Square 1 Burgers, 3701 Henderson Boulevard. 

Family Favorites Classics Series: Teen Wolf at Tampa Theatre
High school nerd Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) learns from his father that being a werewolf runs in the family, and he decides to take advantage of his freakish trait. With his newfound strength and agility, Scott quickly becomes the hero of his school's basketball team and wins over longtime crush Pamela Wells (Lorie Griffin). But as he grows more popular, Scott worries he is being celebrated as a novelty rather than for who he really is. Screens at 3pm. Click HERE for tickets ($10). Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 

O.A.R, at Busch Gardens
O.A.R., or Of a Revolution, is a shape-shifting rock band that is renowned for its vibrant live shows and powerful songs. Starting as a simple college band, O.A.R. quickly skyrocketed to the top of Billboard charts in the 90s and early 2000s with their rock and reggae-infused songs that are now staples in the jam band genre. 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. Busch Gardens, 10165 North McKinley Drive. 

Rihanna at Amalie Arena
Global superstar, Grammy Award-winner, Rihanna, arrives at Amalie Arena March 13. The show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets from $31.75-$126.75. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

 

 

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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.