Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Enjoy a weekend celebration of food and music at the Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival, which will be held April 21-22 from 11am-8pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Menu items are freshly-cooked onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors. All seafood dishes use indigenous and sustainable resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Vendors will be stationed throughout the park showcasing arts and crafts along with a selection of fine products, gourmet food and specialty items. There will also be plenty of music for everyone from rock, soul and R&B to jazz and Caribbean sounds. General admission tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 in advance and children 12 and under free. VIP tent admission is $130. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – 600 N Ashley Dr.
Friday, April 13
Ben Roy at Tampa Improv Comedy Theatre (All Weekend)
If you’re looking for a date night this weekend, check out Ben Roy at the Tampa Improv Comedy Theatre. As the creator and actor in Tru Tv’s scripted comedy series, “Those Who Can’t,” as well as appearing as a stand-up comedian for Ari Shaffir’s Comedy Central show, “This is Not Happening,” and starring in movies on HBO, Ben is a professional at making people laugh. All shows are 21+ with the exception of Friday night at 10:30, which is 18+ and tickets range between $15-$17. Tampa Improv Comedy Theatre – 1600 East 8th Ave C-112
Opening Night: In the Time of the Butterflies / En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
If you prefer to spend a date night at a play, check out the opening night of “In the Time of Butterflies,” at 8 pm at Stageworks Theatre. This is a beautiful and inspiring story of the life of the courageous, martyred Mirabal sisters who inspired resistance cells throughout the Dominican Republic under the tyrannical rule of Gen. Trujillo’s regime in 1960. General admission tickets are $45. Stageworks Theatre – 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. West Bldg., #151
Saturday, April 14
Butterfly gloWalk 5K FUN RUN & Party
Fundraise for My Hope Chest by participating in the 3rd annual Butterfly gloWalk 5k Fun Run & Party at the Tampa Riverwalk. This family-friendly fitness fundraiser for breast cancer survivors will bring smiles for miles with participants donning butterfly wings and glow-in-the-dark bling! Event starts at 6pm and will end around 10pm. Visit for more details and registration prices. Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park – 601 Old Water St
Strange Beauty: Pride and Passion 13
Head out to the Tampa Museum of Art between 7pm and midnight for an annual fundraiser gala supporting the museum’s community outreach and educational programs. Strange Beauty: Pride & Passion 13 will be a fun and energy-filled evening full of surprises inspired by Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild’s 1972 Surrealist Ball at the Chateau de Ferrières. Arrive wearing your finest Strange Beauty attire; black tie optional, evening gowns, and surrealist masks and headdresses. The night will feature meticulously planned details, bizarre décor, intriguing guests, intoxicating food and drink, and bewitching music and dance. Admission for Museum Members is $100 and non-members is $125. Tampa Museum of Art – 600 N. Ashley Dr
Katt Williams at USF Sundome
Stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer, Katt Williams will bring his 11:11 RNS world tour to the USF Sundome at 8pm. Tickets start at $49. USF Sundome – 4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon
If you have dids between the ages 6-14, sign them up for a triathlon where they can run, bike and swim in and around Tampa’s Adventure Island. Race starts at 7:15 am and tickets range between $45-$55. Visit for more information including registration times. Adventure Island – 10001 N. McKinley Dr
Sunday, April 15
Taste of Carrollwood
Head out to George M. Steinbrenner Field for the annual Taste of Carrollwood sponsored by Carrollwood Area Business Association. This free event is from 12pm – 4pm and includes free food tastings from local restaurants and food vendors, special offers from local businesses and entertainment that will be fun for the entire family. George M. Steinbrenner Field – 1 Steinbrenner Dr.
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