The New 718 Boxster Brunch and Test Drive Event at Porsche of Tampa (July 16)
Resentful towards captivity. A statement never more truely spoken than when about the new 718 Boxster. Its unbridled confidence in the corners comes courtesy of its track-bred mid-engine layout. And its new 300hp turbocharged flat-four engine sends it from 0-60 in a mere 4.5 seconds. Light. Nimble. And with a majority of its weight resting squarely where higher powers have long intended it – the center- it squeezes every ounce of fun our of every inch of pavement. Porsche. There is no substitute. Be the first to test drive the Porsche 718 at the Porsche of Tampa Brunch & Test Drive event. 8:30am-1pm. Click HERE to RSVP. Porshce of Tampa, 103 East Fowler Avenue.
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Friday, July 8
Time Stands Still at Shimberg Playhouse (All Weekend)
A war photojournalist and her reporter boyfriend attempt to find happiness after returning from Iraq in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Dinner with Friends and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. Click HERE for showtimes. On display through July 31. Tickets are $28. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Ari and the Alibis with Holey Miss Moley at Skipper's Smokehouse
Infusing funk, jazz and samba with blues soul and rock, Ari and the Alibis have created a memorable ear-catching sound. For having been together for just two years, Sarasota Florida Fusion group Ari and the Alibis have already begun making serious waves in Florida’s vibrant music scene and carry the potential to spread their music far beyond state lines. 8pm. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Patel Conservatory Presents Les Mis at TECO Theater (All Weekend)
In this professionally produced and student performed production of the world’s longest running musical, audiences experience all the depth, music and characters they have grown to love in this epic tale of survival of the human spirit. Set against the backdrop of 19th century France and featuring the beloved songs, “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” and “One Day More,” this slightly adjusted school edition runs just over 2 hours long. Click HERE for showtimes. Runs through July 17. $20. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.
Troy Youngblood and Dennis Stadelman Duo at 81 Bay Brewing
Enjoy live local music at Tampa's NEW brewery, 81Bay! Troy Youngblood and Dennis Stadelman to perform. 81Bay, 4465 West Gandy Boulevard.
Last Comic Stranded Competition with Greg Hahn at Side Splitters Comedy
A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT. Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and crowd work, into an act with no waiting for the funny, just immediate pandemonium and panic. Begins at 10:15pm. $16-$18.50. 18+ event. Side Splitters Comedy, 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway.
Ghost in the Shell at Tampa Theatre
ased on a long-running manga, Ghost in the Shell tells the story of a future where artificial bodies are inhabitable by human minds and created intelligences interact with biological ones throughout every level of society. Perennially topping lists of the best anime movies ever, it forces the audience to consider what consciousness is, what about our personhood we take for granted, and what happens when we have to confront the loss of some part of ourselves. Begins at 10:30pm. Tickets are $7 online. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Michael Snayd and Band at Ella's Americana
Enjoy live music at Ella's! Michael Snayd performs live. 10pm. Ella's Americana, 5119 North Nebraska Avenue.
Sunset Celebration at Lowry Park Zoo (Friday and Saturday)
For family time or date night, see the Zoo in a whole new light this summer at the all-new Sunset Celebration! Stroll the park as the sun sets and enjoy the wildlife, discover special experiences in scenic areas, groove to live music performed by talented bands, and encounter a wide range of roving entertainment. Stop by their secluded beer and wine garden and delight in enhanced dining and refreshment offerings. Each fun-filled summer night will be topped off with a dazzling light show finale. Begins at 4pm. Click HERE for tickets. Event is every Friday and Saturday through August 6. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue.
Saturday, July 9
MidFlorida Summer Homes Show and Taste of Plant City at Strawberry Festival Fair Grounds
100 Home Improvement and Home Decor Vendors inside the air conditioned Expo Hall, Camping World's Travel Expo, Taste of Plant City featuring Local Bands and food from Local Restaurants, Appearances from NASCAR's Cody Lane and #27 Racing Truck and more! Runs from 10am-6pm on Saturday, 10am-5pm on Sunday. FREE parking, $5 admission. Click HERE for details. Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds, 303 North Lemon Street.
For the Love of this City Instameet at The Portico
Join @cleargram, @igers_tampa and @hiddentampa for an instameet this Saturday celebrating the new mural at The Portico. They'll also visit the famous Tampa mural and the nearby historic Central Avenue area rich with Tampa's musical history. Meet up begins at 8:30am. The Portico, 1001 North Florida Avenue.
Grasshopper Mini Special at Mini Doughnut Factory
This Saturday and Sunday only, enjoy Grasshopper Minis – vanilla icing, chopped Grasshopper cookies, marshmallow drizzle and a touch of green sugar. You deserve a bite. Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway.
Brand New and Modest Mouse at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
The powerhouse bands Modest Mouse and Brand New perform live this weekend in Tampa. Gates open at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4802 U.S. 301.
Jaws at Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre welcomes SharkCon to Tampa with a special late-night showing of JAWS! Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark tale frightened millions of moviegoers out of the water and defined a new type of film phenomenon: the summer blockbuster. 10pm. Tickets are $10 online. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Sonic Stew at Skipper's Smokehouse
Sonic Stew is a combination of flavors and sounds put together by former COPE frontman, Dennis Stadelman. Along with long time friend and keyboardist, Reverend Funky D, Bassist Dan Navarro, and former COPE band mate, Brad Elliott on drums, the Stew have been cooking up diverse original songs and lively experimental funk grooves (With a touch of jazz and bluegrass). 8pm. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Sunday, July 10
Summer Market at Southern Brewing
This market is a smaller version of the bigger Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market that is held during the months of October through April at Hillsborough High School each year and will offer space to 30 local vendors who sell a mixture of Agricultural & Farm related products, Take Home Foods, Ready to Eat Foods, Local Art and Hand Crafts. But, unlike the Sunday Morning Market, this one will have lots of beer available! Open from 11am-3pm. Southern Brewing and Winemaking, 4500 North Nebraska Avenue.
Summer Classics Movie Series: Notorious at Tampa Theatre
You could, if you wanted to, divide Alfred Hitchcock’s career as a director into two halves: before Notorious, and after it. He is firing on all cylinders here, putting together the first movie in his filmography that has all of the visual hallmarks of later Hitchcock; he famously storyboarded every shot completely, and it shows. Ingrid Bergman as a suffering woman, recruited by a spy she loves (Cary Grant) to manipulate an enemy who loves her. Unbelievable cinematography, a gut-punch of a screenplay; Notorious is a master class in tension and suspense. USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of Notorious immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public. 3pm. Tickets are $10 online. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
WMNF Presents The Final Edition . . . Tribbers Appreciation Day with JGLB, Vodkanauts and Acme Jazz Garage
WMNF AND Skipper’s Smokehouse presents “The Final Edition… “Tribbers” Appreciation Day with JGLB, Vodkanauts and Acme Jazz Garage”. A tribute to the Tampa Tribune. The masters of ceremonies will be the internationally renowned Beer Knights, Bob Ross and Walt Belcher. 5pm. $10. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
Coming Soon . . .
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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