Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.01-04.16)


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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, 2/1

Jukebox the Ghost at Crowbar
Jukebox the Ghost will be joined by Goodnight Neverland and Row Jomah at Crowbar Monday night. Doors open at 7pm. $15. Corwbar, 1812 North 17th Street.

The Story Collider at Stageworks
Whether we wear white lab coats or haven’t seen a test tube since the 8th grade, science affects and changes us. Those influences and transformations are the stuff of stories and the life blood of the Story Collider. The  group is visiting Tampa, and, on this special evening, Stageworks invites you to come and hear scientists and non-scientists alike share their personal stories of oil’s impacts on their lives. 7:30pm. Free admission, register here. Stageworks, 1120 East Kennedy Boulevard. 

 


Tuesday, 2/2

Cosi Fan Tutte Open Rehearsal at Straz Center
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production. Opera Tampa League Board Member Bob Simon will provide a short, informative overview of the opera before the rehearsal to enhance the enjoyment of the evening. This is a very popular event and seating is limited to 26 seats per rehearsal date. Appropriate for children age 12 and older. Takes place on Feb. 2, Feb. 4, Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 at 6:30pm. Click here to reserve tickets. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.

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. 

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. 

 


Wednesday, 2/3

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
The Lightning face the Red Wings Wednesday night. The puck drops at 8pm. Tickets from $15-$425. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

For Today @ The Orpheum
For Today performs live at The Orpheum Wednesday night. 7:30pm. The Orpheum, 1902 North Avenida Republica De Cuba. 

Spiritual Songs: A History of the Negro Spiritual
This program is a musical adventure that uses powerful storytelling, historical facts and vocal performance to trace the creation and development of the Negro Spiritual as a distinct American Art Form. Spanning the 1600s to the present, Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush uses her dynamic voice to present a historical musical lecture that explores the impact of song to build faith, sustain hope and launch movements that spurred a nation to challenge oppression and overcome adversity. 7-8:30pm. Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 South Manhattan Avenue. 

Reggae Night with Jahfari at Skipper's Smokehouse
Jahfari is an eclectic mix of musicians trained in the art of Jammin’! This five piece band plays a wide range of reggae genres from ska to rock steady, and roots reggae to dancehall. Coming from the far reaches of the globe this quintet brings international flavor to every show. Based out of the Tampa Bay area, Jahfari has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and The Caribbean. Backing such artists’ as Yellowman, Junior Reid, and Glen Washington; to name just a few, Jahfari has 20 years of experience under their belt. Show starts at 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Black Violin at Straz Center
Take one violin, one viola, add a DJ and a drum kit, and you have the four forces needed to become Black Violin, the South Florida hip-hop, Brahms-playing quartet that has been on the roster with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to The Eagles. They’re as likely to improv a Top 40 club hit as they are to perform with the virtuosity of concert soloists. This is not a violin concert, but a block party with violins. Flash photography encouraged. Hands in the air required. 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$45. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

 

 

Thursday, 2/4

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. 

Tampa Bay Autism Speaks Walk Kickoff Celebration
learn more about the Tampa Bay Autism Speaks Walk, Autism Speaks Mission, how to fundraise, and grow your team! Gather all your Walk day supplies and meet other Walkers and Team Captains! Guest Speaker on Financial Planning! It's never too early to start thinking about your loved one's secured future. Guest speaker Evan Whittle, CFP, author of the ABLE accounts in Autism Speaks' upcoming Financial Planning Toolkit, presents on the state of the tax-free savings account and what it means for you. 6:30-8pm. St. Mark's Episcopal Church – Church Hall, 13312 Cain Road. 

Barry Manilow @ Amalie Arena
The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning artist, Barry Manilow, brings his "One Last Time" tour to Amalie Thursday night. The show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets from $19.75-$149.75. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

Michael Menert at Crowbar
Michal Menert is an American electronic music producer, and the founder of Super Best Records. He was also the first artist on the Pretty Lights Music label and was an integral part of Pretty Light. Doors open at 7pm. Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street. 

The John Kadlecik Band with Uncle John's Band at Skipper's Smokehouse
John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. 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. 8pm. $14 in advance, $17 at the door. 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. 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.