Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (06.17-19.16)


Friday, June 17

CooCooCaChoo and The Lint Rollers at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Performance by CooCooCaChoo and The Lint Rollers. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets range between $10-13. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

Comedy Hypnotist Rich Guzzi at Side Splitters Comedy Club (All Weekend) 
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.

Chris Sgmatto at 81Bay Brewing
Musician Chris Sgmatto of Displace will jam on the 81Bay stage. Begins at 8pm. 81Bay Brewing, 4465 West Gandy Boulevard. 

SHINE Wrestling 35 at The Orpheum
Major titles will be on the line when SHINE Wrestling comes to The Orpheum. Begins at 8pm. Tickets are $20-$50. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue. 

Tampa Bay Rays vs Giants at Tropicana Field 
The Tampa Bay Rays will be facing off against the San Francisco Giants in a three-games series. Game begins at 7:10pm. All open seats for Friday's game are $5. 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sale will benefit Pulse Victim's Fund. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

University of Tampa Lectores Series: Kelly Benham and Thomas French 
Readings by journalist Kelley Benham French, who was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Tampa Bay Times series “Never Let Go,” and journalist and nonfiction writer Thomas French, who won a 1998 Pulitzer Prize for his St. Petersburg Times series “Angels and Demons,” and is the author of Zoo Story about Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. All readings and events are free and open to the public. All begin at 7:30pm. Falk Theatre, 428 West Kennedy Boulevard.

Keith Urban at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
The country music star Keith Urban performs live at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Friday night. Click HERE for tickets and show details. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4802 U.S. 301. 

 

Saturday, June 18

Tampa Beer Run at Al Lopez Park
This isn’t your average 5K run. For every .75 miles you will be treated with a beer. Once you have completed the race, there will be more fun waiting for you at the finish line. After the race is over there will be a party featuring live music, awards, dancing and you guest it more beer. You must be 21 years old to participate. Check in starts at 8am. Tickets are $45. Al Lopez Park, 4810 West Himes Avenue.

Americana Fest at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Performance by Laney Jones and The Spirits, Cory Branan, Troy Youngblood & the Soulfish, Big Shoals, Roy Schneider, Connor Zwetsch, American Song Box, Ben Jarrell and the Wildwood Weeds, Joe Milligan & The Lagerheads, and Rosewood Creek. Show starts at 3pm. Tickets start at $13. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

Tampa Bay Storm vs Los Angeles KISS at Amalie Arena
The Storm face off against the LA KISS in the only meeting between these two teams at Amalie Arena this season. Begins at 7:30pm. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. 

Dennis Stadelman Music at 81Bay
Enjoy live music by Dennis Stadelman at Tampa's newest brewery 81Bay! 8-11pm. 81Bay Brewing, 4465 West Gandy Boulevard. 

2016 BeerFest: Hoppy Gilmore at Tampa Theatre
Enjoy the 1996 classic, Hoppy Gilmore starring Adam Sandler while having the best local craft beer in the Tampa Bay area. Some of the Breweries in attendance will be Cigar City Brewing, Coppertail Brewing Co., Hidden Springs Ale Works, Late Start Brewing, Green Bench Brewing Co., Tangent Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, Jug & Bottle, and The Independent. To go along with the craft beer The Refinery, Fodder & Shine, Ella’s, Ichicoro, Roux and Rooster & the Till will be serving up food. Begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $70. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.

Rock the Yacht: Sizzling Summer Nights Dance Party featuring Lovestruck Robot at Yacht Starship Dining Cruises
Put on your dancing shows and join Yacht Starship as they kick of the Summer 2016 season of Rock the Yacht. Rock the Yacht is a venue that feature live music, food, and drinks.This week’s musical guest is Lovestruck Robot.  VIP tickets are $50 and General Admission is $30. Check in is at 9:30 p.m. and the Yacht leaves dock at 10:00 p.m. Yacht Starship, 63 Channelside Drive.

 

Sunday, June 19

Tampa Indie Flea at Rialto Theater
70+ Artisans, Crafters, and Makers gather for an incredible local market event. There will be food, coffee, letterpress, vintage, succulents, handmade goods, art and more. This event is indoors and outdoors. Dogs are always. welcome! Runs from noon-4pm. FREE to attend, $10 VIP passes, which grant earlier market access, are available.  Tampa Indie Flea, 1617 North Franklin Street. 

Kaliegh Baker and The Groove Orient with Kristopher James at Skipper’s Smokehouse
Performance by Kaliegh Baker, The Groove Orient, and Kristopher James. Tickets start at $7. Show starts at 5pm. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

Pity Sex at New World Brewery
Performance by Pity Sex. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $16.75. New World Brewery, 1313 8th Avenue.

The Great Father’s Day 5k Race at Al Lopez Park
Grab the whole family and participate in this family friendly race. This event is meant to promote health and wellness. Check in starts at 8am. Registration is $40.  Al Lopez Park, 4810 West Himes Avenue.

Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog at Ulele
Kick off Father’s Day with a nice family jog or walk. There are two course options the 1-mile and 5K route. The proceeds made at this event will to Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center. This is an all age event. Check in begins at 8am. Registration is $25 in advanced and $35 day of, this includes a T-shirt. Ages 12 and under are free. Ulele, 1810 North Highland Avenue.  

Summer Classics Movie Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark at Tampa Theatre
The Tampa Theatre continues their summer classics film series with a screening of the iconic movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark." The screening begins at 3pm. Click HERE to pre-order tickets. Tampa Theatre, 710 North Franklin Street. 

 

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. 

 

 

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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.