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 27
Lunch at Lykes at Lykes Gaslight Square
Performance by Henry Page of the Henry Page Quartet during Lunch at Lykes. Show starts at noon. Lykes Gaslight Square, 241-,263 East Madison Street.
The Summer Weekend Riot Tour at The Orpheum
Headliner Civil Youth alongside Natalie Claro, Glass House Point and The Real Clash will be performing this Friday. The show is open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30pm. $7 advance, $10 at the door. The Orpheum, 1902 North Avenida Republica De Cuba.
Big Fish The Musical at The Cuban Club
Big Fish The Musical is about Edward Bloom and his son Will Bloom. The story follow Will’s journey of understanding his father and finding the man behind the tall tales he was told growing up. This heartfelt and magical musical will be taking place for four nights only. 7pm. Tickets start at $12. The Cuban Club, 2010 North Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City.
Fourth Friday Returns to Downtown Tampa
Explore all that Tampa has to offer by participating in Fourth Friday. This city-wide event is a fun way to learn about Tampa’s art, culture and entertainment scene. It features 23 restaurants, discounts and extended hours at our city's premiere cultural institutions, and a complimentary trip on the Pirate Water Taxi. The festivities start at 4pm. Click HERE for details.
Xtra Concert Series at Lowry Park Bandshell
Enjoy a night of local music, food and fun at Lowry Park Bandshell. Headliner Crystal Blue is set to take the stage with Ella Jet as the opening act. This event is free and open to the public. Show starts at 7pm. Lowry Park Bandshell, 7525 North Boulevard.
Critical Mass Tampa Ride at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Join the Critical Mass as they promote bicycle awareness and safety with a mass cycle around Tampa Bay. Anyone will a bicycle is welcome to join. Some of the stop along the mass cycle include the University of Tampa, Ybor, Meridian Trail Bayshore and SoHo. Check in starts at 7:45pm and they roll out at 8pm. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
Tony Tyler Band with Grape Soda at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Performance by jam, blues and funk artist Tony Tyler Band alongside funk trio Grape Soda at Skipper’s Smokehouse this Friday. Begins at 8pm. Tickets range between $7-10. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
R. Kelly – The Buffet Tour at Amalie Arena
Three time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter R. Kelly will be performing at Amalie Arena for his The Buffet Tour. The Buffet Tour is named after Kelly’s 13th studio album, that was released in December. Show starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets and show details. Amalie Arena, 407 Channelside Drive.
REWIND: Bloodsport at Tampa Theatre
"The film follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur." See this classic action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme at the Tampa Theatre Friday night. Begins at 10:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Saturday, May 28
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival at Curtis Hixon Park
The fourth annual Margarita Festival is back. Go from bar to bar tasting some of the best margaritas in the Bay area, while listening to live music. The headliner for Margarita Festival is Blue Traveler. Stick around to the end because there will be a firework spectacular to end the night. Tickets range between $17-25. It’s suggested that you purchase a ticket in advance because the event sells out every year. Doors open at Noon. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
Big Fish The Musical at The Cuban Club
Big Fish The Musical is about Edward Bloom and his son Will Bloom. The story follow Will’s journey of understanding his father and finding the man behind the tall tales he was told growing up. This heartfelt and magical musical will be taking place for four nights only. Tickets start at $12. Curtain call is at 7:00 p.m. The Cuban Club, 2010 North Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City.
Boxcar Hollow and Flat Land at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Post-modern folk americana newgrass quartet Boxcar Hollow and soul, blues, rock and funk band Flat Land will be performing at Skipper’s Smokehouse this Saturday. Ticket range between $7-10. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Riddle of Steel at The Crowbar
Performance by Riddle of Steel band at the Crowbar this Saturday. Riddle of Steel features past and present members of Traindodge, Torche, Tilts, Russian Circles, and Five Deadly Venoms. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $10.75. The Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street, Ybor.
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead at Tampa Theatre
The Damned often aren’t given the credit they deserve. They were the first UK punk band to release a single, the first to release an album, and the first to tour the United States. And unlike a lot of other punk pioneers, they’re still around, in one form or another; The Damned formed in 1976 and are still around today. But that’s not to say it all came easy. Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead is an assemblage of footage shot over a three-year period, archival film, interviews with the band, and appearances from dozens of others (members of Pink Floyd, the Clash, Black Flag, the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, and more), serving to tell the story of a band who never much wanted their story told — capturing the band’s 35th anniversary world tour, alongside the ongoing smash-ups within the group’s different lineups and histories. Screens at 10:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Sunday, May 29
Tampa Bay Storm vs Arizona Rattlers at Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Storm take on the Arizona Rattler for the final time this season. It’s family day so the prior to the game there will be an education celebration. Post game fans can get autographs from players and watch a feature film. Game starts at 2:00 p.m. Amalie Arena, 407 Channelside Drive.
20th Annual Scratch My Back Benefitting FOHCAS at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Ruben Rey and The Undercover Band, The Lint Rollers and Johnny G/ JGLB will be performing at Skipper’s Smokehouse. There is a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will be going to FOHCAS. FOHCAS is a non-profit organization that helps animals in Hillsborough County shelters. Shows start at 2pm. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
American Head Charge & Motograter at The Orpheum
Performance by American Head Charge and Motograters this Sunday. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $18.75. The Orpheum, 1902 North Avendia Republica De Cuba.
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