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.
Join 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. Each class is self-contained, although you are welcome to attend the whole course. Come rejuvenate your mind. 5:30-7pm. $10 per person. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza.
Tuesday, May 10
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at Ferguson Hall
For 50 years, Jeff Brown’s literary phenomenon has been delighting readers all over the world. And now, Timothy Allen McDonald, the playwright behind the musical adaptations of Willy Wonka, based on Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has taken everyone’s favorite twodimensional hero and given him a new life in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Curriculum Connections: Geography/Applied Math/Social Studies/History. Grades: 3–5.10:15am. Call 800.955.1045 for tickets. Ferguson Hall at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
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 11
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.
Sticky Fingers at The Orpheum
Sticky Fingers arrives at The Orpheum Wednesday night. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets from $13-$15. The Orpheum, 1902 North Avienda Republica De Cuba
Thursday, May 12
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.
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at Amalie Arena (Thursday-Saturday)
Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Amalie Arena, 400 Channelside Drive.
Judy Gold at Tampa Club
Judy Gold is an American standup comedian, actress, television writer, and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She performs live at the Tampa Club at 6:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Boulevard.
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.
Stampede Series South – Railway Kings at Ferg's Live Tampa
When Stampede Series South launched at Ferg’s Live, Tampa Bay gained a brand new venue to get their weekly country music fix! Every Thursday night, our “Stage in the Sky” welcomes talented Country artists from Tampa and beyond, to perform their original music, as well as a few covers, and entertain music-lovers of all ages with a free show under the stars. So, slide on your boots, put on your cowboy hat, and come on out to Ferg’s Live on any given Thursday night for a free, all-ages, open air country concert with some of Tampa Bay’s biggest stars! 8pm. Ferg's Live Tampa, 490 Channeslide Drive.
Soul Crooners 2 at Jaeb Theatre (All Weekend)
Last year’s held-over hit Soul Crooners returns for another fun-filled blast of some of the greatest soul music ever made. Soul Crooners 2 celebrates the sounds of the 70s, featuring the guys dancing, singing, swinging and mixing up heavenly harmonies from the O’Jays, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Donny Hathaway, Jackson Five and many more. Whatever happens to you during this hip-shaking, earth-quaking show … blame it on the boogie. Performances run through May 15. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Jaeb Theatre at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Sean Donnelly at Side Splitters Comedy Club
When he's not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV's "World of Jenks" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston Comedy Festival competition, and performed at Comedy Central's 2013 South Beach Comedy Festival. Performances Thursday through Sunday. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Side Splitter's Comedy Club, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.
Grateful Dead Nite 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. 8pm. FREE. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Happy Gilmore at Tampa Theatre
In preparation for the Theatre's 2016 Beer Festival, the Tampa Theatre will show the raucous comedy that made Adam Sandler a household name, Happy Gilmore. Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) wanted to be a hockey player. But we don’t always get what we want, and his progress in the sport was limited by his recklessness, his temper, and his total ineptitude at ice skating. When his beloved grandmother is threatened with the loss of her home, Happy finally has a “stroke” of luck and finds his true calling as a golfer. Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 online. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
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