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Simba, Meet Kahwa! The Lion King Comes to Straz Center this January
Visit Kahwa this month and try their Hakuna Matata Latte or Serengeti Hot Chocolate! Proceeds from every cup sold go to Big Cat Rescue. Plus, enter for a chance to WIN tickets and prizes to see the Broadway sensation, Disney’s The Lion King, on stage at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts! Performances from January 22-February 14. Click here to learn more about how you can win big this month!
#SOtampa Spotlight: Mini Doughnut Factory
Be a hero this week and treat your office, your family, your friends and/or yourself to the exceptional doughnut creations by Mini Doughnut Factory. They are open from 6:30am-6:30 Monday through Thursday; 6:30am-9pm Friday; 7:30am-9pm Saurday; 7:30am-3:30pm Sunday. Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway.
Emily Hearn at Straz Center
Quirky, fun and flirtatious, with a dash of love-had-and-lost, Emily Hearn’s music reveals the hauntingly beautiful sound from this buzzworthy 20-something. Hearn writes songs for people, motivated by capturing hard-to-describe feelings that listeners identify as anthems for a season of life. Begins at 7:30pm. Jaeb Theatre at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Pound the Park at Curtis Hixon
Enjoy a full-body cardio and conditioning class this Monday night at Curtis Hixon Park. This a 45-minute group fitness class that combines pilates and strength training with drumming. Begins at 6pm. FREE. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
USF Men's Basketball vs Tulane University
The USF Men's Basketball team takes on Tulane University. The game begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $23. USF Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue.
Zumba in the Park at Curtis Hixon
Kick 2016 into high gear with Zumba in Curtis Hixon. Class from 6-7pm. FREE. Meet on the terraces of Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
The New Mastersounds with Come Back Alice at Skipper's Smokehouse
The New Mastersounds formed in Leeds UK in 1999 and cut their teeth as the resident live band at a hip dance club, playing every Friday and Saturday night for nearly two years. A rough 8-track recording of an early rehearsal got into the hands of some London DJs, and was released soon after on two limited-edition 7” singles. Invitations to play club gigs in London soon followed, and before long the band had established a reputation around UK and Europe as forerunners of the deep funk revival scene. 8pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Whisk In Wednesday at Glazer Children's Museum
This Wednesday create an artistic representation of a butterfly's life cycle, while engaging visitors with the technical aspects of each phase. Sessions at noon and 2pm. Children 1 and under are FREE; Children 1-12 $9.50, Adults $15; Military, Teachers, Seniors $12.50; Members FREE. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 West Gasparilla Plaza.
Marco Benevento at Crowbar
Marco Benevento is a pianist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who has been a member of the New York experimental music rock and jazz scene since 1999. He performs at Crowbar on Wednesday night. Starts at 9pm. Tickets from $15. Crowbar, 4202 East Fowler Avenue.
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. The “impulse musical foundation band,” popularly known as Impulse, was formed in 1997 in Tampa. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Florida Conversations: Civil Rights in Tampa Bay
Join USF Professor Cheryl Rodriguez as she moderates a panel discussion on Tampa’s civil rights struggles with panelists Ray Arsenault, Fred Hearns, and Ann Porter. They’ll discuss civil rights struggles in Tampa Bay, both past and present. The conversation begins at 6pm and goes until 7pm. FREE and open to the public. Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water Street.
Tampa Downtown Market
Experience the best in local food, drinks, art and crafts at Tampa's Downtown Market! This market is held every Thursday from 3-7pm. Open to the public. Downtown Market, 410 North Franklin Street.
Jim Norton at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Thu.-Sun.)
American comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is the co-host of The Opie with Jim Norton Show on Sirius XM Radio and currently has 3 one-hour comedy specials available on Hulu. He has regularly guest-starred on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Louie, and Inside Amy Schumer. This is an 18 and up show. Click here for showtimes and tickets. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.
Rebel Soul Band at Ferg's Live
Rebel Soul, founded in September of 2013, and currently recording their first original album, is a high energy, country/rock dance band, based in the Tampa. Rebel Soul performs a wide variety of music, including current and classic country hits, original music and a sprinkling of classic rock. Rebel Soul has something to fit any show and a resume that speaks for itself. Show from 8-10:30pm. Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive.
Grateful Dead Nite with Uncle John's Band @ Skipper's Smokehouse
Hippies please use side door… UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper’s every Thursday at Skipper’s since 1998. 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. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Band of Lovers at Tre Amici
After two years on tour logging over 50,000 miles and thirty-one states, Band of Lovers calls the road their home. Their sound is a fresh, acoustic blend of pop-inspired americana and something all their own, and their chemistry is easily recognized. Show from 7-11pm. Tre Amici, 907 North 19th Street.
Lebensraum at Straz Center (Through Jan. 31)
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.
Parsons Dance at Straz Center
Dizzying athleticism meets uplifting, all-ages choreography by one of America’s great dance makers, David Parsons. Founded in 1985, Parsons Dance rose to the top of the contemporary dance world, often defining the world of contemporary movement in ground-breaking dances of sublime innovation. The New York Times hails Parsons Dance as “ingenious … remarkable … striking!” 8pm. $45-$55. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
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