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WMNF Tropical Heatwave
Ra Ra Riot, Nikki Hill, CelloJoe, Geri X, The Bright Light Social Hour and more bands take over Ybor City on April 30 for one of the best music fesitvals of the year. Click HERE to get your passes to the event! Click HERE to learn more about the festival and to see the full music schedule. Don't miss any of the pre-Heatwave events! They host a 16 Beer Party at The Mermaid April 3, a kickoff party at Cigar City Cider on April 13, and a 16 Beer Party at The Ale and The Witch on April 16.
Friday, April 1
Shakespeare in the Park at Waterworks Park: Richard III (Friday and Sunday)
Tampa Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare to Tampa communities in a fun and accessible way. They strive to create productions that are fast paced and enjoyable for the whole family. Tampa Shakespeare Festival’s productions are performed outdoors with minimal technical support in beautiful Waterworks Park. This Thursday and Sunday see Richard III. Performance begins at 6pm on Thursday, 2pm on Sunday. Waterworks Park, 1710 North Highland Avenue.
Nick DiPaolo at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Friday and Saturday)
Respected standup comedian Nick DiPaolo will perform sets at Side Splitters Friday and Saturday night. Set at 8pm and 10:15pm both nights. Click HERE for tickets and info. Side Splitters, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway
Knight of Cups at Tampa Theatre
Rick is a writer who undertakes a search for love and self. His quest takes him on a series of adventures with a variety of alluring women. Rick grapples over complicated relationships with his family. The journey becomes his destination as his latest relationship helps him see a way forward. Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, and Brian Dennehy. Screens at 7pm on Friday, 1:45pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, 5:45pm on Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Murder for Two at Straz Center (All Weekend)
Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. The New York Times calls MURDER FOR TWO “an ingenious miniature musical in the form of a snazzy vaudevillian double act.” Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Mad Theatre presents [title of show] at Straz Center
This one-act musical follows two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys and their two actress friends from the initial creative period to opening on Broadway. Performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. Straz Center 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
GASP! Gasparilla Fringe Festival
Back for its third year, Gasp! will be a smorgasbord of music, dance, theater, improv, video, and more, presented live by both emerging and accomplished artists. Edgy, innovative, multi-disciplinary performances will take place in and around the Museum. 6pm-10pm. Click HERE for more details. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 West Gasparilla Plaza.
Tampa Bay Storm vs Orlando Predators at Amalie Arena
The Storm kick off 25 years in Tampa against their biggest rival as the "War on I-4" opens the 2016 season. Stay after the game to see Coolio perform live.Begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto – The Florida Orchestra at Straz Center
In a pair of TFO debuts, conductor, Josep Caballé-Domenech, and violinist, Simone Porter, join the orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s highly popular Violin Concerto. The program also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, “The Miracle,” and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, which is punctuated with musical twists, turns, and surprises. Begins at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Saturday, April 2
$4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas at Square 1 Burgers (Saturday and Sunday)
Turn up your weekend brunch game with $4 Bloody Mary's, Mimosas & Poinsettias all day, every Saturday and Sunday at SQ1. Tell your friends, raise a glass and #FindYourAwesome?! Square 1 Burgers, 3701 Henderson Boulevard.
Streetcar Live Powered by Gasparilla Music Fest
Enjoy a concert on-board the historic TECO Line Streetcar System. Taking advantage of the intimate and unique setting of The Streetcar, artists will board The Streetcar and play some music in motion. 5-7pm. Click HERE for more information.
6th Annual We Want to Hear You Laugh with Devin Siebold at Side Splitters Comedy Club
Greater Tampa Sertoma Club's 6th Annual funraiser benefitting H.D.K.T. (Help Deaf Kids Talk, Inc.). Begins at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets and show information. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway
Shakespeare in the Park at Waterworks Park: Much Ado About Nothing
Tampa Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare to Tampa communities in a fun and accessible way. They strive to create productions that are fast paced and enjoyable for the whole family. Tampa Shakespeare Festival’s productions are performed outdoors with minimal technical support in beautiful Waterworks Park. This Thursday and Sunday see Much Ado About Nothing. Performance begins at 6pm on Thursday, 2pm on Sunday. Waterworks Park, 1710 North Highland Avenue.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils at Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on Eastern Conference rival New Jersey Devils in their final home game of the 2015-16 regular season. Puck drops at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.
Duran Duran: The Paper Gods Tour with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
Duran Duran arrives in Tampa for an amazing live performance. Begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4802 US Highway 301 North
Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs at Straz Center
Guitarist and roots guru Ry Cooder performs with mandolin traditionalist Ricky Skaggs and country music blue blood Sharon White in this concert of hand-clapping, soul-stirring, Southern-style jubilee music. 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Tampa Spring Jam at USF Sun Dome
Jagged Edge, Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, H-Town, and Next perform. 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. USF Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue.
Melanie Martinez: Cry Baby Tour ** S O L D O U T **
Melanie Martinez performs live at The Ritz Ybor Saturday night. concert begins at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets and calendar of events at The Ritz Ybor, 1503 East 7th Avenue.
Sunday, April 3
The Amernet Quarter at University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
This premiere quartet will collaborate with UT pianist, Grigorios Zamparas, in a performance of Antonin Dvorak’s Quintet in A, op. 81 and other works. Don’t miss this stunning end to the concert season. Begins at 2pm. The University of Tampa, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard.
Family Favorites Series at Tampa Theatre – Mrs. Doubtfire
Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced dad, Daniel Hillard, hatches an elaborate plan. He disguises himself as a matronly British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda, to hire him as a nanny. "Mrs. Doubtfire" wins over the children, but when Daniel and his nanny persona must be in the same place at the same time, his secret may be exposed. Starring Robin Williams and Sally Field. Screens at 3pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Tampa Bay Comedy Tournament Finals at Side Splitters Comedy Club
The last 5 contestants competing off for the grand prize: Entry into The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Each comedian will perform 12 minutes of material. Begins at 7pm. Click HERE for more details. Side Splitters, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.
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