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WMNF Tropical Heatwave


Ra Ra Riot, Nikki Hill, CelloJoe, Geri X, The Bright Light Social Hour and more bands take over Ybor City on April 30 for one of the best music fesitvals of the year. Click HERE to get your passes to the event! Click HERE to learn more about the festival and to see the full music schedule. Don't miss any of the pre-Heatwave events! They host a 16 Beer Party at The Mermaid April 3, a kickoff party at Cigar City Cider on April 13, and a 16 Beer Party at The Ale and The Witch on April 16. 


Monday, March 28


Murder for Two at Straz Center
Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. The New York Times calls MURDER FOR TWO “an ingenious miniature musical in the form of a snazzy vaudevillian double act.” Performances run through May 1. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Performances take place in Jaeb Theater at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

The Smith Street Band at Epic Problem
The Smith Street Band performs live at Epic Problem. 7pm. Tickets are $12. Epic Problem, 4215 East Columbus Drive. 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena
The Lightning face the Maple Leafs Monday night. The puck drops at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive

Tuesday, March 29

USF Baseball vs Stetson
USF baseball faces Stetson this Tuesday. The game begins at 6:30pm. USF, 4202 East Fowler Avenue.

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. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 


Wednesday, March 30

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. 


Gasparilla Film Festival VIP Reception and Opening Night Film at Tampa Theatre: Eye in the Sky
Kick off the Suncoast Credit Union GIFF's 10th Year Anniversary with the Audi Tampa VIP Opening Night Reception, sponsored by Stella Artois and Dark Horse Wine. Enjoy complimentary light fare from Eddie V's Prime Seafood and complimentary Stella Artois Beer & Dark Horse Wine. Rub shoulders and mingle with all the filmmakers, directors, talent, and more! After the reception enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed film Eye in the Sky! EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI) and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”). Doors and red carpet arrivals begin at 7pm, film begins at 7:30pm. $65. Tampa Theatre, 710 North Franklin Street. Click HERE for tickets and more information about the entire festival. 


Thursday, March 31

Gasparilla International Film Festival (Thursday-Sunday)
Gasparilla International Film Festival features the best in film from local filmmakers in Tampa, to aspring artists from around the world. The festival also lures some of Hollywood's tops stars to Tampa. It's four days of cinema. Screenings take place at Muvico Centro Ybor (1600 East 8th Avenue), with panel discussions happening at HCC Ybor (2112 North 15th Street). There will also be after parties around Ybor and downtown Tampa. Click HERE for a full list of events and screenings. Click HERE for passes. 

The Weight Band — Members of The Band and Levon Helm Band at Skipper's Smokehouse
Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And THE WEIGHT, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band and Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. 8pm. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Of Montreal at The Orpheum
Of Montreal performs live at The Orpheum Thursday night. 8pm. $18 in advance, $21+ at the door. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue. 

Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III
Tampa Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare to Tampa communities in a fun and accessible way. They strive to create productions that are fast paced and enjoyable for the whole family. Tampa Shakespeare Festival’s productions are performed outdoors with minimal technical support in beautiful Waterworks Park. This Thursday they'll put on a performance of Richard III, which centers around the last king of the House of York, the series of ruthless betrayals and lies he uses to ascend the throne, and his ultimate comeuppance. Think of it as a medieval House of Cards. Begins at 6pm. Waterworks Park, 1710 North Highland Avenue. 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens at Amalie Arena
The Lightning face off against the Canadiens Thursday night. The puck drops at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

Nick DiPaolo at Side Splitters Comedy Club
Nicholas Rocco "Nick" DiPaolo is an American stand-up comedian, Emmy nominated writer, actor and radio host. He was formerly the co-host of The Nick & Artie Show alongside comedian Artie Lange. He'll perfrom standup at Side Splitters Thursday night. 8:30pm. $25 and 2 item minimum. 18 and over event. Side Splitters Comedy, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.



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