Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (05.02-05.16)

Cars and Coffee at Motorsports by Reeves – May 7


Join Reeves for their monthly Motorsports Gathering on Saturday, May 7. The Gathering is an exceptional opportunity for car owners and enthusiasts to showcase classic, exotic, luxury and super cars. This exclusive event is hosted at Reeves Import Motorcars the first Saturday of every month. Bring a friend and join us for complimentary beignets, coffee and esprit de corps! 7-9am. Motorsports by Reeves, 11333 North Florida Avenue.




Monday, May 2

Prong at The Orpheum
Prong is an American heavy metal band formed in 1986. Prong had two independent releases, Primitive Origins and Force Fed. The albums attracted the attention of Epic Records, who signed the trio in 1989. 7pm. $18. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue, Ybor. 

Incident at Vichy at The Tampa Theatre
#TheFHM is thrilled to present the nation’s first public screening and celebrity panel discussion of the 2015 Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway revival production “Incident at Vichy” – an original Arthur Miller play, directed by acclaimed Broadway Director Michael Wilson and starring Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas – at the Tampa Theatre. Director Michael Wilson and Vichy Scholar Brian Phillips will lead a post-film panel discussion for this special one-night-only showing of the BroadwayHD filmed play. Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas will participate remotely. Screening begins at 7:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 


Tuesday, May 3

Zumba in the Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy a Zumba class every Tuesday evening at 6pm at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 

Dough at Tampa Theatre
Nat, an old Jewish baker played by Jonathan Pryce (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GAME OF THRONES), takes on a young Muslim apprentice (Jerome Holder) in the hope of keeping his failing London kosher bakery afloat. Their differing backgrounds, religions and ages, along with the stress of watching the business fail, keep them at odds at first. But when his apprentice's marijuana stash accidentally falls in the mixing dough, all of a sudden Nat finds his “baked” goods to be in much “higher” demand. DOUGH is a warmhearted and funny story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in the most unexpected places. The world kneads a movie like DOUGH! 7:30-9pm. Tickets are $11 online. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.


Wednesday, May 4

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, 410 North Franklin Street. 

Island Night with Impulse at Skipper's Smoke
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. 

Bamboozle Fit Club at Curtis Hixon Park
Every Wednesday night enjoy a FREE fit club class at Curtis Hixon Park. 6-7pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 


Thursday, May 5

Clean Air Fair
The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC) is pleased to host the award-winning Clean Air Fair for the 15th consecutive year in celebration of May as Clean Air Month. This year's theme is: “Clean air is Important in Any Language.”It is intended to remind us that the air we all share recognizes no boundaries and it is vital that we communicate the importance of clean air and a healthy environment to all cultures and generations. The event will also recognize Arbor Day and the importance of a balanced natural environment through the distribution of free saplings to all attendees. 11:30am-1:30pm. FREE. Poe Plaza, 200 North Franklin Street. 

Tampa Downtown Market
Every Thursday, shop handmade goods and food made by Tampa artists, farmers and chefs. The event runs from 3-7pm. Lykes Gaslight Square, 410 N. Franklin Street

Latin Nights at Maestro's Restaurant
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Dance guidance provided by Simone Amaral of Simone Salsa dance studios. 9pm. $15. Maestro's Restaurant at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Cinco De Mayo Tequila Fest at Aloft
Join Tampa's trendiest socialites at Aloft – Downtown Tampa for an evening of Good Music, Great Cocktails and Loads of Fun! Drink & Food Specials Beer: $1 Desperados & $3 Dos EquisCocktails: $5 Margaritas & More “Ask Bartender”Cuisine: $5 Appetizers21 & Up event: Must present I.D. at the entrance. 7-11pm. Aloft Tampa, 100 West Kennedy Boulevard.  

Good Graeff at Crowbar
Comprised of twin sisters Brooke (guitar, lead vocals) and Brit (cello, backup vocals), Good Graeff came together to compete in a high school “Battle of the Bands.” Upon victory, the girls decided to bring their indie pop music to the streets of Sarasota, Florida, busking for tourists on the barrier islands. See them live this Thursday at Crowbar. Doors open at 9pm. $8 in advance, $10 day of. Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street.  

The Maids at Shimberg Playhouse
Based on a true story: two sisters ritualistically act out fantasies of committing a murder. Suspenseful, strange, and sexy, this potent and poetic psychodrama will keep you guessing until the lights go black! The Maids was French poet, novelist, art critic, essayist, and film-maker Jean Genet’s first play to be produced, coming hot on the heels of the publication of his most famous book, “Our Lady of Flowers.” It is inspired by the famous 1933 French murder trial of Christine and Lea Papin, two sisters employed as maids, who gruesomely killed their employer and her adult daughter. Performances run through May 22. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Shimberg Playhouse at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

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

Rock the Park at Curtis Hixon
Rock the Park provides a lively atmosphere and a venue to listen to great talent in a beautiful relaxing setting. With stadium styled seating within the park, food and drinks on the premises, and an always exciting vibe, Rock the Park is guaranteed not to disappoint. 6:30-9pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 



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