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Start your day with a box of minis from Mini Doughnut Factory 

*Photo via Elizabeth on Yelp

There's no better way to start your morning than with the hand-crafted minis from one of our favorite local businesses, Mini Doughnut Factory. Not only can you enjoy doughtnuts, they also serve smoothies, cold brew, coffee and doughnut shakes! Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway. 




Monday, 1/25

Pound the Park
FREE 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. 6pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 

Monday Meditation at the Museum
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. 

Monday Night Jazz: Judy Carmichael, Piano at USF
The USF Monday Night Jazz Series presents Judy Carmichael. A Grammy- nominated pianist, Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. She is a Stein- way Artist who has hosted her dado show "Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired" for fifteen years. 7:30-9pm. USF School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 East Fowler Avenue. 


Tuesday, 1/26

Underground Digital Railroad Project Hosted by the Krewe of Sant' Yago at Skipper's Smokehouse
The Krewe of Sant’ Yago will be hosting this benefit so come on out and enjoy the best of the 70’s and 80’s with drink and food specials. 6pm. $10. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

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. 

WWE Smackdown at Amalie Arena
Amalie Arena will host the greatest Superstars and Divas in sports entertainment just two days after Royal Rumble. WWE Superstars scheduled to appear include WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns,  Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Alberto del Rio, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, Ryback, Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, Neville, The Dudley Boyz, The New Day, the WWE Divas and many more. 7pm. Tickets start at $20. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

Architecture Lecture: Brad Clopefil at USF
Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture visits USF to discuss the elemental principles that drive each building design, and some of the firm’s critically acclaimed projects, including the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. 6:30-8pm. Bill Young Hall at USF, 4202 East Fowler Avenue. 

Mike Stud at The Orpheum
Mike Stud performs at The Orpheum Tuesday night. 7pm. $15. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue. 

Zumba in the Park
Zumba In The Park at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa on Tuesday Evenings at 6pm! Presented by the Tampa Downtown Partnership & Downtown Tampa YMCA. 6pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 


Wednesday, 1/27

FREE Admission to The Florida Holocaust Museum
In honor of Remembrance Day, the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will offer FREE admission to all visitors. Open from 10am-5pm. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South. 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs
The Lightning face the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Puck drops at 7pm. Click here for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

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. 

Patel Conservatory Spotlight Celebration at Straz Center
Join us for an evening to celebrate the best the Patel Conservatory has to offer. Students of all ages representing Dance, Theater and Music are showcased in this annual celebration of the performing arts in this conservatory-wide production. 7pm. $15. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.


Thursday, 1/28

Tampa Downtown Market
The Tampa Downtown Market is no average farmers market. They offer fresh produce, organic foods, vegan and gluten free foods, gourmet spices and sauces and artisan cheeses. There will also be live music. 3pm. Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 North Franklin Street. 

Dale Jones at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Thu.-Sun.)
Since 1993 Dale Jones has been perfecting his craft and has become one of the most wild and energetic comics in the country. He has entertained audiences at comedy clubs throughout the United States and Canada. His zany on-stage character always sends club patrons to the exits with lots of questions but no disappointments. 18+ event. 8:30pm. $10-$12. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway. 

Lebensraum at Straz Center (Thu.-Sun.)
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. 

Grateful Dead Nite with Uncle John's Band at 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. 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. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth – A Live Action Graphic Novel at Straz Center
Telling an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, a new art form, the Live-Action Graphic Novel. Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it’s all done live in front of your eyes. The Intergalactic Nemesis has been featured on NPR, PBS, Conan O’Brien, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of other outlets. The New York Post called its limited run on Broadway “Great fun! [A] happily retro multimedia extravaganza”, the Cleveland Examiner describes it as “pure theater magic,” and The Austinist recommends it as “totally nuts and a ton of fun… Do not miss it." 8pm. $30-$45. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 



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