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Small Biz Spotlight: Mini Doughnut Factory

We love everything this business has done since entering the Tampa business and foodie community a couple of months ago. Highly recommend giving them a visit this week and enjoying their Blueberry Cake Minis. You could be the office hero if you stroll through the front door with these goodies. They also serve gourmet doughnut shakes, coffee and smoothies. Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway. 



Monday, 1/18

Pound the Park at Curtis Hixon
Enjoy this weekly full-body cardio and conditioning class that gives you the permission to rock using lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, Ripstix. This riverfront sunset class is brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. Runs from 6-7pm. FREE. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 

Now Showing at the Tampa Theatre: The Danish Girl

With support from his loving wife Gerda, Einar Wegener prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations. Their marriage and work evolve as they navigate Einar/Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. The film has This will be screened from Jan 18th-21st. Click here for tickets and showtimes. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 

Meditation at the Museum @ Tampa Museum of Art
Join the Museum and Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center for a short after work meditation class.  This is a perfect way to step away from the loud, fast paced world and learn to reduce your stress for the rest of the week.  The classes consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion.  They are suitable for everyone from beginners to those with more experience in meditation.  Each class is self-contained, although you are welcome to attend the whole course. 5:30-7pm. $10 per person. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 West Gasparilla Plaza. 


Tuesday, 1/19

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers
The Lightning take on the Oilers Tuesday night. The puck drops at 7:30pm. Click here for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

Where the Wild Things Live at Straz Center
For more than 30 years, award-winning National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi has covered diverse assignments—from traveling Route 66 to global warming, life under volcanoes, and Sicilian mummies. But an unusual twist of fate has led him to the highly unpredictable world of animal portraiture. Musi gets up close—almost too close—to his unique subjects, despite the fact that they growl, bark, roar, bite, hiss, claw, poop and pee on him. With his trademark witty sense of humor, Musi taps into his inner Dr. Dolittle as he shares stories from his encounters with some extraordinary animals, including a bonobo with a 300-word vocabulary, and a crow that makes and uses tools. 7pm. $25. Ferguson Hall at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.

Zumba in the Park at Curtis Hixon
Take part in Zumba In The Park at Curtis Hixon every Tuesday!Event is presented by the Tampa Downtown Partnership & Downtown Tampa YMCA. Begins at 6pm. FREE. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 


Wednesday, 1/20

Disney's The Lion King at Straz Center (Jan. 20-Feb. 14) 
More than 80 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Tampa’s best-loved musical returns to the Straz Center. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.  There is simply nothing else like The Lion King. This musical hit will be on stage at the Straz Jan. 20-Feb. 14. Click here for tickets and showtimes. Carol Morsani Hall at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

USF Men's Basketball vs UCF Knights
The USF Bulls take on the Knights from Orlando. Tipoff at 6:15pm. Tickets $10-$60. USF Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue.

Island Night with Impulse at Skipper's Smokehouse
Dynamic, evocative, charismatic and soulful is the style of the band Impulse. Since forming in 1997For 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.  

Thursday, 1/21

Tampa Downtown Market
You'll find the Tampa Downtown Market is no average farmers market. We offer fresh produce, organic foods, vegan and gluten free foods, fresh gourmet spices and sauces, and artisan cheeses. Live local music plays every market day. This market is dog-friendly. Market is open from 3-7pm. FREE and open to the public. Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 North Franklin Street. 

Tory Lanez at The Orpheum
Daystar Peterson, better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, and fashion designer from Toronto, Ontario. Peterson founded the One Umbrella imprint with his brothers in Toronto. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets from $15-$30. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue. 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks
The Lightning host the Blackhawks this Thursday at Amalie Arena. The puck drops at 7:30pm. Click here for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

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. Uncle Johns’ Band has performed a highly successful series of concerts at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, festivals at Vinoy Park, sunsets at Clearwater Pier and numerous clubs. Since 1998 UJB has performed Thursday nights at Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa. Uncle John’s Band performs 6-10 shows per month within the Bay area. Over the last twelve plus years UJB has developed a loyal fan base in the thousands who enjoy the music, atmosphere, and experience of the Grateful Dead. Begins at 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

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. 



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