Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.20-22.16)


WIN Tampa Margarita Festival TICKETS! 

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 and takes place at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. Enter your email in the form below and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets to the event on May 28!

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Friday, May 20

Tampa Bay Boat Show Presented by The Tampa Bay Times at The Florida State Fairgrounds (Friday through Sunday)
This grand three-day event offers a great way to see and compare all available makes and models in one location. The main floor will be filled with new boats, trailers, docking and safety equipment and many outdoor-related exhibits! 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday. Admission is FREE! Parking is $6. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 Highway 301 North. 

$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.

The Maids at Shimberg Playhouse (FINAL 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. 

Hypnotized Live! starring Michael C. Anthony: SEE the Show or BE the Show at Ferguson Hall
HYPNOTIZED LIVE! starring Michael C. Anthony is a hilarious blend of the human psyche and interactive theater. Thirty willing volunteers will be hypnotized to believe the most impossible suggestions to be completely true. It’s the critically acclaimed hypnotic masterpiece where you can SEE the Show or BE the show. VH-1 says, “Absolutely hilarious! Michael C. Anthony is the best stage hypnotist on the planet.” At the Straz Center for two nights only. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Ferguson Hall at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Eastern Conference Final – Game 4 – Lightning vs. Penguins
The Lightning face the Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. Begins at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

“A Night of Chicago Blues” Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones featuring Steve Arvey at Skipper's Smokehouse
Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. Steve Arvey (BLUES) was born in Chicago in 1957 and started working as a sideman on the Chicago Blues scene in the late 70’s playing bass guitar,( played bass for Bo Diddley) guitar, and drums behind such Blues Legends as Hubert Sumlin and Jimmy Rogers. 8pm. $10. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

Screaming Females at New World Brewery
Screaming Females is an American independent rock band, from New Brunswick, New Jersey. 8pm. $8. New World Brewery, 1313 East 8th Avenue 

Tone Bell at Side Splitters Comedy (All Weekend) 
Tone Bell is best known for starring in the NBC multi-camera comedy "Whitney" as RJ, Alex's (Chris D'Elia) old high school friend who has moved back to Chicago to bartend after a recent divorce. Born and raised in Atlanta, the stand-up comedian began his career in Dallas, where he was voted one of the Funniest Comics in Texas. Bell's real-life brand of comedy has seen him succeed on both the comedy festival circuit as well as previously on NBC as the winner of the Stand Up For Diversity program. Performances Friday through Sunday. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Side Splitters Comedy, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway. 

 

Satuday, May 21

Endangered Species Day at Lowry Park Zoo
Help cherish and protect the endangered animals who share our planet with a day of family fun and discovery! Learn about the significant and diverse wildlife in our care, and what it takes to ensure their survival in the wild. Enjoy a variety of animal enrichment activities and educational displays while making up-close connections to the natural world. 9:30am-5pm. Click HERE for tickets. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue. 

Free May Yoga! Rise and Shine @ Sundial St. Pete
Join Sundial St. Pete every 3rd Saturday of the month for Tampa Bay’s largest FREE outdoor yoga event! With extra daylight, they’re starting yoga this month an hour earlier, so rise and shine with Sundial Yoga in the courtyard! Check-in starts at 7:30am, yoga begins at 8am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North

Dean Johanesen — Live and Local at Jaeb Courtyard
After being in bands for many years with rotating members and differentiating musical influences, Johanesen decided to pursue a solo career. In 2013 Dean released his first solo record A Time and A Place, a collection of songs that fit more of a personal storyteller type influence. In 2014 the solo release was accepted by Pandora for Dean's own radio station. 5:45-7:45pm. FREE and open to the public. Jaeb Courtyard at Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place. 

Betty Fox Band with Ari and the Alibis at Skipper's Smokehouse
With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Betty Fox has come a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent. Now the 2015 representative of the Suncoast Blues Society, an International Blues Challenge Finalist, and 2 time winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, she is truly proving herself a force to be reckoned with. 8pm. $13. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 

Chuck Ragan at Crowbar
Chuck Ragan and Tim Barry will perform LIVE at Crowbar Saturday night. 9pm. $15 in advance. Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street.

Sink or Swim: Retro Red Square Recall at The Orpheum
Visit The Orpheum Saturday night for a great night out. Retro Red Square Recall begins at 10:30pm. $8-$25. The Orpheum, 1812 17th Street North. 

Hall & Oates at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Saturday night. Gates open at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4802 U.S. 301

Marlon Wayans at Tampa Theatre
Multi-talented entertainer, writer, director and comedian Marlon Wayans will embark on his first-ever North American tour this spring. The Scandal-Less Tour will take the acclaimed comedian to nearly 20 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, including a stop at Tampa Theatre on Saturday, May 21. Wayans’ films, which include WHITE CHICKS and A HAUNTED HOUSE, have grossed more than $736 million in domestically. He can currently be seen starring in the comedy sendup FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, which he also wrote and executive produced. In 2015, Wayans hosted the hit NBC comedy/variety show I Can Do That!, and he is currently filming a pilot for NBC loosely based on his own life. 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 

 

Sunday, May 22 

The Empty Pockets and The Dirty Soul Revival at Skipper's Smokehouse
Quirky and charismatic, The Empty Pockets craft rootsy, often-cerebral and always-catchy Americana rock ‘n roll with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul. Begins at 5pm. $10. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

AlunaGeorge at The Orpheum
AlunaGeorge are an English electronic music duo from London, consisting of Aluna Francis and George Reid. Begins at 8pm. $17-$22. The Orpheum, 1812 17th Street North. 

 

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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. He is also a Realtor® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.