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Monday, June 20
University of Tampa MFA Lectores Series
Reading by award-winning poet, essayist, short story writer and novelist Jeffery Renard Allen. Begins at 7:30pm. All readings and events are FREE and open to the public. Falk Theatre, 428 West Kennedy Boulevard.
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.
Tuesday, June 21
Zumba at Curtis Hixon Park
Enjoy a free Zumba class in the park! Begins at 6pm. FREE. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
Pedals and Pints at Fergs Live
This monthly bike ride takes cyclist on a scenic ride from Ferg's Live Tampa to Davis Island and back, with drink specials for all cyclists, and fun raffles and giveaways after the ride! Begins at 7pm. It is Free to join, but pre-registration is encouraged. Fergs Live, 490 Channelside Drive.
Wednesday, June 22
National Onion Ring Day at SQ1 Tampa
This and every Wednesday enjoy $4 stacks of onion rings at Square 1 Burgers, 3701 Henderson Boulevard.
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.
Bamboozle Fit Club
Enjoy this FREE fitness class in Curtis Hixon Park Wednesday night. Begins at 6pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
Thursday, June 23
University of Tampa MFA Lectores Series
Readings by poet and MFA alumnus John Davis Jr., poet and memoirist Sandra Beasley, and author of the national bestseller An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England Brock Clarke. 7:30pm. All readings and events are FREE and open to the public. Falk Theatre, 428 West Kennedy Boulevard.
mad Theatre Presents Cabaret at Shimberg Playhouse
Sexually progressive and politically relevant, Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical details the end of an era. A playful and profound depiction of the early days of the Nazis' rise to power in Germany, Cabaret focuses on the free-spirited world of Berlin’s nightclub scene. As the characters struggle with questions of sexuality and survival, we ask “how does art, love, and life endure when fascism is on the rise?” Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Shimberg Playhouse at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
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.
Coming Soon . . .
Ignite Tampa Bay – June 30
Ignite Tampa Bay is a fun, fast-paced, evening of presentations where speakers gather to share their knowledge and passion. Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd, all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Talks cover a wide range of topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors. This event is about what matters to you and to our community. Ignite Tampa Bay’s unique rapid-fire format draws a loyal audience that reflects our vibrant community, often filling our venues to capacity. Each event is different, but you’re sure to experience talks that will educate, inspire, motivate, and entertain. The event takes place on June 30 from 6-9pm at The Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba.
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.