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#SOtampa Taste: Mini Doughnut Factory 

At the end of 2015 Tampa added another dessert mecca to its impressive roster, Mini Doughnut Factory. Located at 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway, the Mini Doughnut Factory delivers a new kind of sweetness to our city. Their fudge brownie, birthday cake, and cookies and cream doughnuts are divine. Did we mention they can also make GLUTEN-FREE doughnuts? Follow them on Facebook and instagram and see what they're making fresh today. 

 

 

 

Monday, 1/4

Screening at Tampa Theatre: Youth (Mon-Thu)

From Paolo Sorrentino, the director of Italy’s Oscar foreign language winner The Great Beauty comes Youth, about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker.  While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. The two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life. Named an “Official Selection” at both the Cannes and Toronto film festivals, this touching commentary on the art of aging also features Paloma Faith, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda. The film screens from Jan 4th-Jan. 7th. Showtimes at 7:30pm each night. Tickets are $11 online. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 

Snarky Puppy at The Ritz Ybor
Snarky Puppy is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental fusion band led by Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets from $30-$35. The Ritz, 1503 East 7th Avenue.

 


Tuesday, 1/5

USF Women's Basketball vs. UCF Knights at The Sun Dome
The USF women's basketball team hosts UCF Tuesday night. The game begins at 7pm.  Tickets start at $10. The Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue. 

Underground Digital Railroad Project hosted by the Rough Riders at Skipper's Smokehouse
The Rough Riders will be hosting this benefit so come on out and enjoy the best of the 60’s and 70’s with drink and food specials. Part of the proceeds benefit R.R. Jay Collins. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

 

 

Wednesday, 1/6

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. No cover. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Lebensraum at Straz Center (All Week)
Using a cast of three actors performing quicksilver changes to play dozens of sharply drawn characters, this bold work of penetrating intelligence and wit is based on the fanciful, explosive idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, awake from a nightmare and invite six million Jews back to Germany with a promise of citizenship and jobs. What will happen next in this dark comedy? "Horovitz's script bristles with irony and depth of feeling." – Variety. The show runs through January 31st. Click here for tickets and showtimes. The Shimberg Playhouse at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus at Amalie Arena (Wed.-Sun.)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends unveils the unbelievable to children of all ages in an all-new show. Legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder. ingmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson will guide Paulo the Legend Seeker on a quest to discover real, living legends from around the world. Ringling will be in Tampa from January 6th through January 10th. Tickets start at $16. Click here for showtimes and tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

 

 

Thursday, 1/7

USF Women's Basketball vs. SMU Mustangs at The Sun Dome
The USF women's basketball team takes on the Mustangs Thursday at The Sun Dome. Game begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $10. The Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue. 

Quinn Dahle at Side Splitters Comedy Club
ith appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing. He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams. He performs at 8:30pm. Tickets from $10-$12. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway. 

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. 8pm. No cover. 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. He is also a Realtor® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.