Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (04.04-07.16)


Incident at Vichy — Screening and Panel Discussion at Tampa Theatre (May 2)

The Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to present the nation’s first public screening and celebrity panel discussion ofIncident at Vichy – an original Arthur Miller play, directed by acclaimed Broadway director Michael Wilson and starring Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas. At the height of World War II in Vichy, France – an area that was supposedly a “free zone” – nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. Director Michael Wilson and Vichy Scholar Brian Phillips will lead a post-film panel discussion live on the Theatre’s historic stage; actor Richard Thomas will participate remotely. Begins at 7:30pm on Monday, May 2. The event is FREE and open to the public with donations for The Florida Holocaust Museum gratefully accepted. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.

 

Monday, April 4

Rod Picott at Straz Center
Roots music guitarist Rod Picott walked away from his life hanging sheet rock to write songs capturing the tension between starkness and optimism found in his New England upbringing, earning critical acclaim as “Maine’s finest songwriter” (Boston Herald). Picott remains a singer-songwriter who mines the great themes of Americana music to unearth the gems of truth about chance, what ifs, and the confounding personalities along life’s wandering road. Gifted with the knack of the born storyteller, Picott turns anything he finds into music that matters. 7:30pm. Tickets from $15-$29.50. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

 

Tuesday, April 5

Murder for Two at Straz Center (Through May 1)
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.” Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

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. 

Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party at Channelside Bay Plaza
Join fellow Lightning fans, the Bolt Brigade, Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls in the Channelside Bay Plaza courtyard as we watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers! Featuring a jumbotron, entertainment and giveaways! 6pm. Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive. 

 

Wednesday, April 6

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta
Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta is a monthly event to show support for the food trucks in the City of Tampa. Event provides an opportunity for Tampa Bay Area food trucks to showcase their food to Tampa's Downtown. Tampa's Downtown Partnership places a small set up in Lykes Park consisting of tables and chairs where guests can enjoy their food truck lunch. 11am-2pm. Lykes Park, 241-, 263 Madison Street.

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. 

Author Event: Walking with Grandma Gatewood at Hillsborough Community Library
Join local author, Ben Montgomery, as he discusses his book titled Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Emma “Grandma” Gatewood emerged as a hiking celebrity when she became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it more than once. She used her celebrity status to bring public attention to the Trail and to advocate its restoration. A book signing will follow. 7-8pm. Jan Kaminis Platt – Witt Community Room A & B, 3910 South Manhattan Avenue. 

Living Colour at The Orpheum
Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, punk rock, funk, jazz, hip hop and alternative rock. 8pm. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue. 

 

Thursday, April 7

Tampa Downtown Market
The Tampa Downtown Market features a variety of vendors selling fresh fruit, honey, flowers, handmade and vintage items, pet treats and more. The market is open from 3-7pm EVERY Thursday. The market is located at 410 North Franklin Street. 

2016 NCAA Men's Frozen Four at Amalie Arena
Boston College, Quinnipiac, Denver and North Dakota play for the NCAA championship Thursday and Saturday at Amalie. Click HERE to reserve your seats. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

Zakir Hussain's "Masters of Percussion" at Straz Center
The tabla, a traditional Indian drum, has one reigning superstar, and that is Zakir Hussain. Respected the world over by preeminent musicians and world music fans, Hussain’s live performances, recordings and compositions have made headlines since his early work with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart to elevate the status and capabilities of such a humble instrument. Able to channel the most divine rhythms, Hussain’s performances bring audiences either to their feet or to tears – and often times, both. 7:30pm. $22-$65.50. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Tomorrow's Bad Seeds at The Ritz
Tomorrows Bad Seeds, commonly abbreviated TBS, is an American reggae rock band made up of 5 musicians from Hermosa Beach, California. The band's line-up consists of Moises Juarez, Sean Chapman, Matthew McEwan, Pat Salmon, and Andre Davis. 7pm. $15. The Ritz, 1503 East 7th Avenue. 

Josh Blue at Side Splitters Comedy Club
Josh Blue has been a fast-rising star since first appearing on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” before gaining the attention and endearment of the country as a favorite on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Josh is a diverse and triumphant individual – hilarious stand-up comedian, stand-out guest star on television, talented artist, and stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player – refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with Cerebral Palsy. $18-$20. 18 and up. Side Splitters Comedy, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.

Blackbird Blackbird at Crowbar
See Blackbird Blackbird LIVE at Crowbar this Thursday night. 7pm. $10. Crowbar, 1812 17th Street North. 

 

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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.