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Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (05.16-19.16)

Martinis for Moffitt – August 6


This event supports Moffitt’s critical cancer research programs. It is one of the best fundraising events in the Tampa Bay Area, providing a unique blend of entertainment and networking, while raising money to fight a devastating disease. Please join us at the event and in the fight for a cure! Attendees will get an opportunity to relax while enjoying martinis, food, networking, live music, along with a raffle and silent auction inside the gorgeous Straz Center. We expect over 1,000 attendees partying the night away! Since its inception, the Bay Area Advisors have raised more than $800,000 through the tireless efforts of its membership and the support of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute hundreds of donors, volunteers and businesses. Click HERE to reserve your tickets today. 



Tampa Margarita Festival – May 28

The 2016 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns to Downtown Tampa! Bigger, Better, and More Margaritas than Ever! Blues Traveler will perform LIVE. The festivities will end with a huge fireworks display. The event runs from noon-11pm. Click HERE to get your advanced tickets. Takes place at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.  



Monday, May 16

Monday Meditation at Tampa Museum of Art
oin 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. 5:30-7pm. $10 per person. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza.

$2 Bud Light Special and Giveaway at SQ1
SQ1 in Tampa is ready to #BeTheThunder! Join them all through the Eastern Conference Finals and enjoy $2 Bud Light Drafts during each and every game! While you're there, enter to win a rollaway cooler filled with Bud Light swag. Square 1 Burgers, 3701 Henderson Boulevard.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins WATCH PARTY at Channelside Bay Plaza
Join thousands of fans under the big screen at Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.  The Lightning Girls, Thunderbug, Bolt Brigade and Lightning Host will all be in attendance. Party begins at 6pm, puck drops at 8pm. Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive. 


Tuesday, May 17

If/Then at Carol Morsani Hall (Tuesday-Sunday)
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a show-stopping cast including Jackie Burns (Wicked), Anthony Rapp (RENT), Tamyra Gray (American Idol) and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show), this deeply moving story follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting an evocative portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led. By the Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post) is a daring look at choice and chance. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Carol Morsani Hall – Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.

Pedals and Pints
FREE medium-paced, group exercise ride. This events occurs the third Tuesday of the month. Ride is approximately 10miles/1hour and is a medium-paced exercise ride. Special Drink Discounts and Raffle Prizes at Ferg's Live for cyclists, with special guests from Fat Tire, and a chance to win a New Belgium Cruiser! Meet at Ferg's Live at 6:30pm, ride departs at 7pm. Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive. 

Zumba in the Park at Curtis Hixon Park
Bring your friends and enjoy some zumba fun in the park at Curtis Hixon. Begins at 6pm. FREE. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 


Wednesday, May 18

Bamboozle Fit Club at Curtis Hixon Park
Enjoy a fun and free outdoor workout in Tampa. Begins at 6pm every Wednesday. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley 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. 

Ride of Silence
The Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. Cyclists will meet at Curtis Hixon Park at 6:30pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. 

$2 Bud Light Special and Giveaway at SQ1
SQ1 in Tampa is ready to #BeTheThunder! Join them all through the Eastern Conference Finals and enjoy $2 Bud Light Drafts during each and every game! While you're there, enter to win a rollaway cooler filled with Bud Light swag. Square 1 Burgers, 3701 Henderson Boulevard.

Eastern Conference Final Game 3 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena
The Lightning face the Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final. The puck drops at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 



Thursday, May 19

Tampa Downtown Market
Shop locally made goods at this weekly market. Some of the finest vendors gather to feature their products. From great food to dazzling jewelry, there's something for every taste. Noon-4pm. 401 North Franklin Street. 

The Maids at Shimberg Playhouse (All Weekend) 
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
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. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Flicks and Food Trucks at Grand Central at Kennedy
15+ gourmet food trucks line up at the Grand Central at Kennedy for Flicks and Food Trucks. There will be live music, and a film screening. The fun begins at 6pm. The movie screens at sunset. The Grand Central at Kennedy, 1208 East Kennedy Boulevard. 


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