Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (06.13-16.16)


Tickets for Martinis for Moffitt – August 6
Martinis for Moffitt is Moffitt Cancer Center's flagship event that supports their 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. The event features a silent auction, 10+ open bars, live performances and music and more all at the exquisite Straz Center. Please join us at the event of the year and in the fight for a cure! Takes place on Saturday, August 6. 7-11:30pm. Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

 

OneBlood Donation Centers
Click HERE for a full list of donation centers in the Tampa area. Donations are still needed. Walk-ins are welcome or you can make an appointment online or call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283). 

 

 

Monday, June 13

The Kahwa Challenge at Kahwa Westchase
First time customers at Kahwa Coffee Westchase can enjoy a free cup of coffee Friday, June 10, through Thursday, June 16. Already a regular at Kahwa? Bring a friend who has never been and you both get a free cup of coffee! They're also giving away a $25 Kahwa Gift Card! Click HERE to enter to win. Kahwa Westchase, 11588 Fountainhead Drive. 

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at Stageworks Theatre (All Week) 
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists descend on their idyllic town? “A farcical romp behind whose silliness lies some social and political observation that remains potent even in the dawning age of legalized gay marriage” – nytheatre.com. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 East Kennedy Boulevard. 

Johnny 10 Beers' Daughters at CL Space
Johnny 10 Beer's Daughters tells the story of a burned-out Iraq War vet and the daughter he raised. The twist? She grew up to to fight in the same war — and the resulting conversation between these two vets, separated in time and space, is intense, loving, and moving. Join them as they fish and talk and find their way through silence on the banks of the Pourdre and Euphrates Rivers. Runs from 7:30-10pm. Tickets are $10. Purchase. CL Space, 1911 North 13th Street. 

Wine-Fest Pop-Up Party at Cask Social
A portion of the proceeds will go to support Tampa Theatre's artistic, educational and community programming, as well as the historic building's ongoing restoration efforts. 5-7pm. $10 per person. Cask, 208 South Howard Avenue. 

Candlelight Vigil – Ybor
You are invited to a candlelight vigil Monday, June 13 in the parking lot across the street from Southern Nights TAMPA to show support for our Orlando friends & family. The GaYbor Coalition will be handing out candles while supplies last (bring your own if possible). 7-9pm. Southern Nights Tampa, 1430 East 7th Avenue. 

 

Tuesday, June 14

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, June 15

 

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. 

Calta Cruise Competition: Last Comic Stranded Qualifier at Side Splitters Comedy Club
Have a night of laughs as 12 comedians compete to win a trip on the Calta Cruise and the opportunity to perform with Ralphie May and Bert Kreischer. 18 and up show. Tickets range between $10-12. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Side Splitters, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.

Island Night with Impulse at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Join Impulse as they perform a mix of zouk, calypso, reggae, soca and merengue music. 8pm. This island theme party is FREE. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco at Midflorida Amphitheatre
Performance by Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Tickets range between $25-60. Midflorida Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301.

 

Thursday, June 16

Lectores Speaker Series at University of Tampa Falk Theatre
Poet Terrance Hayes will be reading some his work from his national award winning poetry book Lighthead. This event is free. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Falk Theatre, 428 West Kennedy Boulevard.

Lord Huron at The Ritz Ybor
Performance by Lord Huron and Lucy Dacas. Tickets are $23.50. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 East 7th Avenue.

Flicks & Food Trucks at Channelside District
Join the City of Tampa for live music, food trucks and a movie with their monthly Flicks and Food. Begins at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. Located at 1120 East Kennedy.

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. 

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. 

Comedy Hypnotist Rich Guzzi at Side Splitters Comedy Club
The Hypnotist You've See on The Artie Lange Show, BTLS, Access Hollywood and TMZ. Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to get hypnotized on stage right before your eyes then be amazed at what happens next when he gives them suggestions to do the most outrageously funny things you can possibly imagine. This Adult clean show is done with just the right amount of innuendo. Laugh till it hurts with this non stop roller coaster ride that will have you and your friends coming back over and over again to try it for yourself. Click HERE for showtimes. $10-$12. Side Splitters Comedy, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.

Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia at USF Sun Dome
Anthony Hamilton hit the Adult Contemporary scene in 2003 and has continued to provide hit after hit. The North Carolina native’s resume includes a platinum debut with Coming From Where I’m From in 2003. Two years later, he returned with the gold-certified sophomore set Ain’t Nobody Worryin’, which spun off the No. 1 hit “Can’t Let Go.” Then in 2008 came The Point of It All, which elicited USA Today’s declaration that Hamilton is “one of the genre’s rare singers”. In 2004, Fantasia became the season three winner of Fox’s American Idol.  Later that year, she released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, “I Believe”. Concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets: $77.00, $67.00, $49.50. USF Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue.

 

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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.