Happening in Hillsborough


Happening in Hillsborough

The Heights Art Studio + Gallery Tour

10-21-2017

Presented by Tempus Projects at Tempus Projects, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, OCTOBER 21, 2017 12 - 6 pm Presented by TEMPUS PROJECTS A self-guided tour of private artists studios and local galleries highlighting the artists and arts organizations contributing to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Participating artists and galleries include: Robert Aiosa, Bleu Acier - Dominique Labauvie and Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Coco Hunday – Jason Lazarus, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Becky Flanders, Joe Griffith, Illsol - Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer, LiveWork Studios... [more+]
Saturday, OCTOBER 21, 2017 12 - 6 pm Presented by TEMPUS PROJECTS A self-guided tour of private artists studios and local galleries highlighting the artists and arts organizations contributing to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Participating artists and galleries include: Robert Aiosa, Bleu Acier - Dominique Labauvie and Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Coco Hunday – Jason Lazarus, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Becky Flanders, Joe Griffith, Illsol - Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer, LiveWork Studios – Jan Awai, Devon Brady and Michael LeMieux, Jenn Ryann Miller, Kym O’Donnell, Parallelogram Gallery – William Douglas and Noelle Mason, Phoenix Glass Studio – Susan Gott, Gary Schmitt, Brian Taylor and Kirk Ke Wang TICKETS $15 in advance (through Friday, October 21 at 6pm) and $20 on the day of event. ONLINE Advance $15 tickets available at the Tempus website through Friday, October 20th at 6pm. IN-PERSON Advance $15 tickets available for purchase at Urban Bungalow through Friday, October 20th at 6pm. Cash or checks only. Urban Bungalow is located at 6500 N Florida Ave. (Next door to Cleanse Apothecary and Rooster & the Till) 813.712.9894 M-F: 7 am-6 pm Sat: 9 am-6 pm Sun: 9 am-5 pm DAY OF THE EVENT $20 tickets ($15 for current Tempus Projects members) will be available at Tempus Projects on Saturday, October 21st starting at 11:30 am. Tour participants will be able to purchase tickets/wristbands and pick-up tour brochure maps at Tempus Projects before starting on their self-guided tour of the 14 partnering sites. AFTER-PARTY with drink specials and a Tempus Projects raffle drawing at C.1949 Florida Beer Garden 6905 N Orleans Ave Tampa, FL 33604 [less-]
Tags:   Fundraisers Kids & FamilyArt Exhibitions

Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble

10-21-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble performs a mix of instrumental and vocal jazz music. Valerie Gillespie has performed alongside various icons includes Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles to name a few.
The Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble performs a mix of instrumental and vocal jazz music. Valerie Gillespie has performed alongside various icons includes Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles to name a few. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Collective Soles Dance Company presents Night Terrors!

10-21-2017

Presented by Collective Soles Arts Group at Jansen Dance Project, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Collective Soles Dance Company presents Night Terrors!, a haunted house immersive dance exhibit. The event will be held at the Jansen Dance Project, 5330 Primrose Lake Cir, Tampa, FL 33647 on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Doors open at 7:45 pm. CSDC is transforming Jansen Dance Project into an interactive and performance-driven haunted house. Guided by flashlights, guests will venture into the minds of the performers who are experiencing their worst nightmares come to life. The... [more+]
The Collective Soles Dance Company presents Night Terrors!, a haunted house immersive dance exhibit. The event will be held at the Jansen Dance Project, 5330 Primrose Lake Cir, Tampa, FL 33647 on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Doors open at 7:45 pm. CSDC is transforming Jansen Dance Project into an interactive and performance-driven haunted house. Guided by flashlights, guests will venture into the minds of the performers who are experiencing their worst nightmares come to life. The interactive tour of the mind ends in the JDP Black Box for a culminating performance featuring all of the dancers. Cider and snacks will be provided with the $10 entrance fee. The tours will start approximately every five minutes, the first at 8 pm and the last at 9:30 pm. Each unique tour is limited to 20 guests. Arrive early to reserve your space. For an evening unlike any performance you’ve seen lately, join CSDC for Night Terrors!, where the unpredictable and terrifying will happen. For more information about this event, please visit: collectivesoles.org. This event is supported in part by Collective Soles Arts Group and the Jansen Dance Project. [less-]
Tags:  Holiday Events

Ghosts Behind The Screen (2017)

10-21-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

1h 12m / Not Rated / Documentary

In the excitement of the roaring 20s, a new kind of movie palace was constructed by the Bay. More than 90 years later, Tampa Theatre has become known as one of the most haunted buildings in the city, filled with the spirits of former employees, patrons and guests.

Join us for the very special premiere of a new, feature-length documentary that explores the unique and historic Tampa Theatre like never before, and discover the entities whom ghost hunters believe... [more+]

1h 12m / Not Rated / Documentary

In the excitement of the roaring 20s, a new kind of movie palace was constructed by the Bay. More than 90 years later, Tampa Theatre has become known as one of the most haunted buildings in the city, filled with the spirits of former employees, patrons and guests.

Join us for the very special premiere of a new, feature-length documentary that explores the unique and historic Tampa Theatre like never before, and discover the entities whom ghost hunters believe "choose to remain at the Tampa Theatre," in the ultimate haunted backstage tour.Filmed over the past year, Ghosts Behind the Screen features Tampa Theatre staff, local paranormal investigators, Theatre patrons, Tampa historians and dramatic recreations telling the stories that give the historic movie palace its ghostly reputation. And the cameras were rolling when spectral projectionist Fink Finley decided to make his presence known to a group in the projection booth! This premiere screening is free and open to the public. Following the film, Producer Gina Watson and director Brett Gerking will lead a discussion and audience Q&A. Doors & bar open a half-hour before show time [less-]
Tags:   Free Heritage HistoryFilm

The Lectern: rule by rule by rule - Dance Theatre performance by Claire Porter & Sara Juli (NYC)

10-21-2017

Presented by HCC Ybor Dance Program at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Lectern: rule by rule by rule playfully overturns our everyday protocols, manners and laws and exposes them for their freedoms and limitations. In today's climate of alternate facts and changing protocols, is there an upside? Come and enjoy the mixed-up rules of catwalks, dining, debating, tattooing, eulogizing, graduating and law clerking. Using movement, text, sound, song and a catwalk runway, the acclaimed comedic performers upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive rule-rituals and... [more+]
The Lectern: rule by rule by rule playfully overturns our everyday protocols, manners and laws and exposes them for their freedoms and limitations. In today's climate of alternate facts and changing protocols, is there an upside? Come and enjoy the mixed-up rules of catwalks, dining, debating, tattooing, eulogizing, graduating and law clerking. Using movement, text, sound, song and a catwalk runway, the acclaimed comedic performers upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive rule-rituals and find the hilarious in the rule-bending of our daily lives. The Lectern by Claire Porter and Sara Juli is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. Additional support provided by Hilton Durham near Duke University. "Porter and Juli are a hilarious, dynamic pair" - Dance Enthusiast "Porter, mistress of the short, sharp character portrait, is that rare breed - nimble witty comedian. A soloist with a neat collection of personas, Porter sketches them with the perfect physical gesture ... Porter is always delightful, often wickedly funny."  - Sally Sommer, The Village Voice   [less-]
Tags:   Stage

The Monster Mashup Improv Show at Powerstories Theatre

10-22-2017

Presented by The Box Theater at Powerstories Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm
The Box is back this October with The Monster Mash Improv Show. Come check out this show Sundays Oct 15 & 22 at The Powerstories Theatre as The Box House Teams take over the stage. 6:30pm $10adv/$15 at the door
The Box is back this October with The Monster Mash Improv Show. Come check out this show Sundays Oct 15 & 22 at The Powerstories Theatre as The Box House Teams take over the stage. 6:30pm $10adv/$15 at the door [less-]
Tags:   Improv Open MicStage

Celtic Celebration presented by The Florida Wind Band

10-22-2017

Presented by Florida Wind Band at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
On Sunday, October 22  at 4:00 PM in the USF School of Music Concert Hall, The Florida Wind Band will open its 11th season with a Celtic Celebration, a program of music  featuring selected works by  Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob, Kenneth Alford, Julie Giroux, Scott McAllister, Robert Sheldon, and Haydn Wood; conducted by Dr. John C. Carmichael. You don't need to be a Led Zeppelin fan to be intrigued by Scott McAllister's 'Black Dog', a unique and challenging composition featuring a clarinet... [more+]
On Sunday, October 22  at 4:00 PM in the USF School of Music Concert Hall, The Florida Wind Band will open its 11th season with a Celtic Celebration, a program of music  featuring selected works by  Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob, Kenneth Alford, Julie Giroux, Scott McAllister, Robert Sheldon, and Haydn Wood; conducted by Dr. John C. Carmichael. You don't need to be a Led Zeppelin fan to be intrigued by Scott McAllister's 'Black Dog', a unique and challenging composition featuring a clarinet solo said to be inspired by the rock band. To find out more about The Florida Wind Band, please visit us online at www.floridawindband.org, on Facebook (@FloridaWindBand), or call (813) 531-9252.  Sponsorships are available. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting

10-22-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 22 @ 11:00 am
"Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting" traces the evolution of Photorealism from 1960 to today. The exhibition presents the work of nearly 30 artists known for detailed, hyper depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life. Art dealer and author Louis K. Meisel coined the term “photorealism” in the late 1960s to describe large-scale paintings created to look photographic. Photorealists Ralph Goings, John Baeder, and Gus Heinz captured the mundane beauty of... [more+]
"Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting" traces the evolution of Photorealism from 1960 to today. The exhibition presents the work of nearly 30 artists known for detailed, hyper depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life. Art dealer and author Louis K. Meisel coined the term “photorealism” in the late 1960s to describe large-scale paintings created to look photographic. Photorealists Ralph Goings, John Baeder, and Gus Heinz captured the mundane beauty of chromed automobiles, diners, and cityscapes in their renderings of American consumer culture. Other artists, such as Chuck Close and Robert Bechtle, pioneered new approaches to portraiture. Raphaella Spence and Yigal Ozeri belong to a new generation who create photorealist works from digital media.
"Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting" is organized by the Institut für Kulturaustausch in Tübingen, Germany. Presented with support from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County
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Tags:  Art Exhibitions

Inner Engineering Total in Tampa: Technologies for Wellbeing

10-22-2017

Presented by Isha Foundation at USF Gibbons Alumni Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 22 @ 7:00 am
Find Health, Peace, and Joy from Within We are excited to let you know that an Inner Engineering Total program has been scheduled in Tampa, October 19-22. Inner Engineering is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of who we are from body, mind, emotions, to the fundamental life energy within us. Inner Engineering imparts the distilled essence of yogic science. The program has been designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary and one of the foremost authorities on yoga. Over two... [more+]
Find Health, Peace, and Joy from Within We are excited to let you know that an Inner Engineering Total program has been scheduled in Tampa, October 19-22. Inner Engineering is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of who we are from body, mind, emotions, to the fundamental life energy within us. Inner Engineering imparts the distilled essence of yogic science. The program has been designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary and one of the foremost authorities on yoga. Over two million people have completed the “Inner Engineering” program worldwide and have reported remarkable results. During this program, you will learn the life-transforming Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya. This simple 21-minute practice is a powerful and purifying energy process that incorporates the breath, giving access to your deepest life energies and making it vibrantly alive. The meditation practice also aligns your body, mind, emotions and the fundamental energy within.This practice is done in a simple seated posture on the floor or sitting on a chair. It does not require any physical fitness or previous knowledge of yoga and is easy to integrate into any lifestyle. Program Offers:
  • Enlightening interactive sessions and guided meditations
  • Asanas, simple yoga postures
  • Shambhavi Kriya, a powerful, 21-minute energy technique that brings your entire system into alignment so that your body, mind, emotions, and energies function in harmony
Benefits:
  • Improved mental clarity, sleep quality, and increased energy levels
  • Ability to handle stressful situations effortlessly
  • Improve relationships, thus cultivating a greater sense of connectivity with everyone
  • Relief from chronic ailments such as blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes
  • Greater sense of fulfillment, peace, and joy in everyday life
Who Should Attend? The program is for anyone age 15+. No previous experience of yoga or physical agility is needed. For Medical Professionals and Massage Therapists, this program is CME & CE accredited. Isha Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization which aims to bring well-being through yoga and meditation. [less-]
Tags:   StageSpecial Events

Nunsense

10-22-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at The Studio at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
A Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin Presented by MAS Community Theatre Directed by Aaron Washington Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of... [more+]
A Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin Presented by MAS Community Theatre Directed by Aaron Washington Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. (Visit the official Nunsense website at www.nunsense.com. Logo art by Peter Gergely.)
“A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!” – The New York Times “You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!” – Entertainment Tonight “Inspired madness! Go see it!” – Jewish Post and Opinion “Guaranteed to lift your spirits […] Very, very funny.” – National Catholic News
 Nunsense is being produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. [less-]
Tags:  Stage

Inside Journalism Series - PolitiFact: Fact Checking

10-24-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm
Fake news vs real news, fact-checking rise as an industry and the pervasive nature of misleading stories on social media. Guest Panelists:
  • Kelli Burns, Mass Communications Professor, USF
  • Joshua Gillin & Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times
  • Rob Lorei, WEDU
Fake news vs real news, fact-checking rise as an industry and the pervasive nature of misleading stories on social media. Guest Panelists:
  • Kelli Burns, Mass Communications Professor, USF
  • Joshua Gillin & Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times
  • Rob Lorei, WEDU
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Tags:   Art TalksLectures

Antiquities Circle Lecture: Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Artists

10-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
Antiquities Circle Lecture: Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Artists Tuesday, October 24, 6:30p reception, 7:00p presentations, followed by Q&A in gallery Presentations by Patricia Cronin (Artist and Professor of Art, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY) and Seth Pevnick (Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa Museum of Art) Lecture free for members and students; not-yet-members $5 for lecture and gallery access. RSVP... [more+]
Antiquities Circle Lecture: Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Artists Tuesday, October 24, 6:30p reception, 7:00p presentations, followed by Q&A in gallery Presentations by Patricia Cronin (Artist and Professor of Art, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY) and Seth Pevnick (Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa Museum of Art) Lecture free for members and students; not-yet-members $5 for lecture and gallery access. RSVP requested to Michele.Laws@TampaMuseum.org or 813.421.6631. All artists are contemporary artists in their own day, and many create artwork that resonates with artists, critics, and art lovers for generations to come. In this presentation, contemporary artist Patricia Cronin will speak about specific aspects of classical antiquity that have helped to shape her artistic practice, particularly her 2002 sculpture Memorial to a Marriage, and her 2013 solo exhibition Machines, Gods, and Ghosts, in Rome’s Centrale Montemartini. Curator Seth Pevnick will discuss other examples of modern and contemporary artwork with classical influences and antecedents, from Hiram Powers and C. Paul Jennewein to Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Jim Dine, Charles Ray, and more. These presentations will serve as a very early introduction to Conversations with the Collection: Patricia Cronin in Response to Classical Antiquity, a Tampa Museum of Art exhibition scheduled to open in August, 2018. [less-]
Tags:  Lectures

From Backstage to Center Stage: An Evening with James Durbin

10-24-2017

Presented by VSA Florida at USF Music Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

American Idol Finalist and New Quiet Riot Front Man James Durbin to Perform at USF!

In March, James Durbin announced via his Facebook page that he had joined Quiet Riot, as their new lead singer, stating: “Well...The rumors are TRUE TRUE TRUE!! I am the official singer of Quiet Riot!!!!! Words I never imagined I would utter.” James Durbin (28), a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who gained fame following the 2011 season of American Idol and now the lead... [more+]

American Idol Finalist and New Quiet Riot Front Man James Durbin to Perform at USF!

In March, James Durbin announced via his Facebook page that he had joined Quiet Riot, as their new lead singer, stating: “Well...The rumors are TRUE TRUE TRUE!! I am the official singer of Quiet Riot!!!!! Words I never imagined I would utter.” James Durbin (28), a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who gained fame following the 2011 season of American Idol and now the lead vocalist for 80’s heavy metal rock band Quiet Riot, will be performing in Tampa on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 PM in the University of South Florida’s School of Music Concert Hall. Joining Durbin on stage will be USF’s School of Music iPad Band, Touch. Tickets will be free and available by reservation on October 12th at the USF College of the Arts Box Office. In a 2016 People Magazine article, Durbin discussed living with Tourette’s and Asperger’s syndrome. “When I was a kid, I knew I was different. I hated it and wished it would go away. But now I want to be living proof that different is awesome.” VSA Florida, the statewide organization on arts and disability, received a 2017 Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and contracted Durbin to perform and speak about facing challenges and advocating for inclusion. He will share his motivational story and road to success at multiple middle and high schools and community outreach events in Tampa and Tallahassee. Durbin is no stranger to the stage and performing, having toured the world on the 49- date American Idol's Live Tour with sold out shows across the US, Canada and the Philippines. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Durbin has worked and performed alongside many incredible musicians including Stevie Wonder, Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers and Sheryl Crowe. Durbin appeared in a documentary, Different Is the New Normal; Living a Live with Tourette’s, which focused on a teen's effort to overcome Tourette syndrome. Durbin has released several albums and is featured on the new Quiet Riot album Road Rage. Additional funding and support comes from a Regional Touring Grant from South Arts (in partnership with the NEA and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs), a grant from the Gobioff Foundation, Tallahassee Community College, Students with Disabilities Services and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at both the University of South Florida and Florida State University. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & FamilyMusic

USF Architecture Lecture by Mitchell Joachim

10-24-2017

Presented by USF School of Architecture and Community Design at C. W. Bill Young Hall CWY 109, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities. Through our creative projects and outreach efforts, we aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. We are a unique laboratory of specialists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. The group develops innovative concepts and... [more+]
Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities. Through our creative projects and outreach efforts, we aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. We are a unique laboratory of specialists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. The group develops innovative concepts and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water. These novel research projects are derived from the interface of design, engineering, and synthetic biology. [less-]
Tags:   Art TalksLectures

Halloween Urban Restaurant Tour

10-26-2017

Presented by Florida Bike Tours and Bike Tampa at Various Downtown Tampa Restaurants, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm
October's URT Route: 5:30pm- 6:40pm: Irish 31 Hyde Park **light check & registration** 7:00pm-7:45pm: The Jerk Hut *Best Group Costume Contest* 8:00pm-8:45pm: Lee's GroceryGrocery *Best Individual Costume Contest* 9:00pm-9:45pm: Cheezy's Bistro and Speakeasy **Raffle** $15 entry includes: small plates at all restaurant destinations; safe, guided bike route through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods of Hyde Park with two group leaders and several bike attendants; two costume contests... [more+]
October's URT Route: 5:30pm- 6:40pm: Irish 31 Hyde Park **light check & registration** 7:00pm-7:45pm: The Jerk Hut *Best Group Costume Contest* 8:00pm-8:45pm: Lee's GroceryGrocery *Best Individual Costume Contest* 9:00pm-9:45pm: Cheezy's Bistro and Speakeasy **Raffle** $15 entry includes: small plates at all restaurant destinations; safe, guided bike route through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods of Hyde Park with two group leaders and several bike attendants; two costume contests for best group and best individual costumes and a raffle ticket to participate in our end of the evening raffle of over $200 in prizes, featuring bike apparel and accessories donated by City Bike Tampa, Coast Bike Share, and other tour sponsors. This is a BYOB (bring your own bicycle) event and front/rear lights are REQUIRED. Helmets and locks are recommended. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaBikeTours/ The Urban Restaurant Tour meets monthly to experience the best of the city's food and drink. [less-]
Tags:   Special EventsHoliday Events

Improv on Thursdays at Fridays

10-26-2017

Presented by Improv on Thursdays at Fridays at TGI Fridays, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm
Come out to this free event for a fun night of improvised comedy! Three teams of improvisers will take your suggestions and use them to inspire there scenes - eat and drink at TGI Fridays and enjoy a FREE performance!
Come out to this free event for a fun night of improvised comedy! Three teams of improvisers will take your suggestions and use them to inspire there scenes - eat and drink at TGI Fridays and enjoy a FREE performance! [less-]
Tags:   ImprovOpen Mic

Art Thursday: USF Student Showcase

10-26-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Students in the USF School of Art and Art History will respond in various ways to the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Students in the USF School of Art and Art History will respond in various ways to the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York [less-]
Tags:   Free LecturesArt Exhibitions

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: An Evening of German Music

10-26-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Internationally acclaimed USF Music Faculty Artist Dr. Kyoung Cho, Soprano presents a recital featuring piano and vocal music by German/Austrian Masters with Guest Artists: Dr. Won Cho, Bass (the University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Dr. Haeyoung Yoo (Sookmyung Women's University/Korea).
Internationally acclaimed USF Music Faculty Artist Dr. Kyoung Cho, Soprano presents a recital featuring piano and vocal music by German/Austrian Masters with Guest Artists: Dr. Won Cho, Bass (the University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Dr. Haeyoung Yoo (Sookmyung Women's University/Korea). [less-]
Tags:  Music

Art- de Facto Opposition

10-27-2017

Presented by USF Centre Gallery at Centre Gallery at USF, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am Wed, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Centre Gallery is pleased to present Art – de Facto Opposition, a solo exhibition by Serhat Tanyolaçar. The exhibition is on view from October 16 - 27, 2017. Like the mythological figure of Atlas, Serhat Tanyolaçar bears the weight of pervasive moral and political corruption on his shoulders. Turkish by birth and culture and U.S. resident since 2002, Tanyolaçar learned early that the ambiguous symbols of institutions often cloak a rigid adherence to authority that is at odds with... [more+]
Centre Gallery is pleased to present Art – de Facto Opposition, a solo exhibition by Serhat Tanyolaçar. The exhibition is on view from October 16 - 27, 2017. Like the mythological figure of Atlas, Serhat Tanyolaçar bears the weight of pervasive moral and political corruption on his shoulders. Turkish by birth and culture and U.S. resident since 2002, Tanyolaçar learned early that the ambiguous symbols of institutions often cloak a rigid adherence to authority that is at odds with personal liberty. His work skewers that authority with absurdity, satire, humor, and anguished meanings. Tanyolaçar believes that it is artists’ obligation to be socially and politically responsible active human beings. He takes the role of the oppositional figure against the established government and societal systems.  This, in a way, transforms him into a socio-political commentator and a storyteller. Tanyolaçar’s exhibition at the Centre Gallery of the University of South Florida presents his latest prints and his kaftan attire from his last public performance in Istanbul and Ankara. Worthy of close looking for both their imagery and content, his prints linger in the mind as intriguing and peculiar, compelling and exasperating. As a manifesto of individual artistic freedom against authoritarian rules, Tanyolacar’s work pushes the question, “what can we accept?” Like a modern-day Goya, his prints may not make sense at the first glance, but they stop us in our tracks, pull us in, deny us complacency, and demand that we attend to the folly all around.   [less-]
Tags:   FreeArt Exhibitions

FROM DUST TO ONYX: Pop-Up Show & Pre-Release Party

10-27-2017

Presented by Dust II Onyx at Rialto Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Courtney Alexander, local artist and USF graduate, is pleased to announce “From Dust to Onyx”, a solo art exhibition and celebration to be held at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tampa, celebrating the release of her widely anticipated Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot as featured in Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. All 78 original paintings will be on display as well as a featured performance by Queen of Ex. Tarot readers, art prints, and a special giveaway will also be in store.  “From... [more+]
Courtney Alexander, local artist and USF graduate, is pleased to announce “From Dust to Onyx”, a solo art exhibition and celebration to be held at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tampa, celebrating the release of her widely anticipated Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot as featured in Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. All 78 original paintings will be on display as well as a featured performance by Queen of Ex. Tarot readers, art prints, and a special giveaway will also be in store.  “From Dust to Onyx” Pop-Up Art Show and Pre-Release Party will be held October 27th 6pm to 9pm during Fourth Friday, a monthly celebration of Downtown Tampa's rich arts & culture scene.
“I was inspired by the goodness and beauty I want to experience. There is so much diversity in this world, and especially within the diaspora. As a person of African descent I wanted to celebrate that. In so many ways the conversations can divide us on who should and should not be respected or accepted. But there is room for all of us and my goal has been for Dust II Onyx to show that. The spirit of one card does not come at the expense of another, in the same way walking in your authenticity does not have to come at the expense of someone else’s" - Courtney Alexander
Queen of Ex, New York native and local Hip Hop artist, will grace the stage with a powerful and dynamic lyrical performance. There will also be tarot readers on sight reading with Dust II Onyx Tarot, art prints available for purchase, and prize giveaways. Light refreshments will also be provided as well as a free wristband for discounts at participating Fourth Friday venues listed at FourthFridayTPA.com. THIS EVENT IS FREE! Additional details can be found on Facebook at http://bit.ly/dust2onyxparty.
About Artist Courtney Alexander Courtney Alexander is a multimedia artist, creative director, and writer with a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from the University of South Florida. In her past work she dug into issues of duality, hyper sexuality, and self-awareness; a much more personal dialogue which served to create vulnerability and explore the complex nature of her existence. Her paintings and sculptures are abstract and experimental, allowing for a more tactile sensory experience. The Dust II Onyx Tarot Deck is a natural progression in her exploration of identity and her largest project to date. Her next mission is to create a non-profit publishing platform that caters to minority and marginalized artists who desire to create uplifting and educational products for their communities. Preorders for Dust II Onyx are still available at www.dust2onyx.com. Instagram: @dust2onyxtarot | Twitter: @Dust2onyxtarot | Facebook: /dust2onyx [less-]
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The Heights Art Studio + Gallery Tour

10-21-2017

Presented by Tempus Projects at Tempus Projects, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, OCTOBER 21, 2017 12 - 6 pm Presented by TEMPUS PROJECTS A self-guided tour of private artists studios and local galleries highlighting the artists and arts organizations contributing to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Participating artists and galleries include: Robert Aiosa, Bleu Acier - Dominique Labauvie and Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Coco Hunday – Jason Lazarus, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Becky Flanders, Joe Griffith, Illsol - Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer, LiveWork Studios... [more+]
Saturday, OCTOBER 21, 2017 12 - 6 pm Presented by TEMPUS PROJECTS A self-guided tour of private artists studios and local galleries highlighting the artists and arts organizations contributing to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Participating artists and galleries include: Robert Aiosa, Bleu Acier - Dominique Labauvie and Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Coco Hunday – Jason Lazarus, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Becky Flanders, Joe Griffith, Illsol - Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer, LiveWork Studios – Jan Awai, Devon Brady and Michael LeMieux, Jenn Ryann Miller, Kym O’Donnell, Parallelogram Gallery – William Douglas and Noelle Mason, Phoenix Glass Studio – Susan Gott, Gary Schmitt, Brian Taylor and Kirk Ke Wang TICKETS $15 in advance (through Friday, October 21 at 6pm) and $20 on the day of event. ONLINE Advance $15 tickets available at the Tempus website through Friday, October 20th at 6pm. IN-PERSON Advance $15 tickets available for purchase at Urban Bungalow through Friday, October 20th at 6pm. Cash or checks only. Urban Bungalow is located at 6500 N Florida Ave. (Next door to Cleanse Apothecary and Rooster & the Till) 813.712.9894 M-F: 7 am-6 pm Sat: 9 am-6 pm Sun: 9 am-5 pm DAY OF THE EVENT $20 tickets ($15 for current Tempus Projects members) will be available at Tempus Projects on Saturday, October 21st starting at 11:30 am. Tour participants will be able to purchase tickets/wristbands and pick-up tour brochure maps at Tempus Projects before starting on their self-guided tour of the 14 partnering sites. AFTER-PARTY with drink specials and a Tempus Projects raffle drawing at C.1949 Florida Beer Garden 6905 N Orleans Ave Tampa, FL 33604 [less-]
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Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble

10-21-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble performs a mix of instrumental and vocal jazz music. Valerie Gillespie has performed alongside various icons includes Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles to name a few.
The Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble performs a mix of instrumental and vocal jazz music. Valerie Gillespie has performed alongside various icons includes Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles to name a few. [less-]
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Collective Soles Dance Company presents Night Terrors!

10-21-2017

Presented by Collective Soles Arts Group at Jansen Dance Project, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Collective Soles Dance Company presents Night Terrors!, a haunted house immersive dance exhibit. The event will be held at the Jansen Dance Project, 5330 Primrose Lake Cir, Tampa, FL 33647 on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Doors open at 7:45 pm. CSDC is transforming Jansen Dance Project into an interactive and performance-driven haunted house. Guided by flashlights, guests will venture into the minds of the performers who are experiencing their worst nightmares come to life. The... [more+]
The Collective Soles Dance Company presents Night Terrors!, a haunted house immersive dance exhibit. The event will be held at the Jansen Dance Project, 5330 Primrose Lake Cir, Tampa, FL 33647 on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Doors open at 7:45 pm. CSDC is transforming Jansen Dance Project into an interactive and performance-driven haunted house. Guided by flashlights, guests will venture into the minds of the performers who are experiencing their worst nightmares come to life. The interactive tour of the mind ends in the JDP Black Box for a culminating performance featuring all of the dancers. Cider and snacks will be provided with the $10 entrance fee. The tours will start approximately every five minutes, the first at 8 pm and the last at 9:30 pm. Each unique tour is limited to 20 guests. Arrive early to reserve your space. For an evening unlike any performance you’ve seen lately, join CSDC for Night Terrors!, where the unpredictable and terrifying will happen. For more information about this event, please visit: collectivesoles.org. This event is supported in part by Collective Soles Arts Group and the Jansen Dance Project. [less-]
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Ghosts Behind The Screen (2017)

10-21-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

1h 12m / Not Rated / Documentary

In the excitement of the roaring 20s, a new kind of movie palace was constructed by the Bay. More than 90 years later, Tampa Theatre has become known as one of the most haunted buildings in the city, filled with the spirits of former employees, patrons and guests.

Join us for the very special premiere of a new, feature-length documentary that explores the unique and historic Tampa Theatre like never before, and discover the entities whom ghost hunters believe... [more+]

1h 12m / Not Rated / Documentary

In the excitement of the roaring 20s, a new kind of movie palace was constructed by the Bay. More than 90 years later, Tampa Theatre has become known as one of the most haunted buildings in the city, filled with the spirits of former employees, patrons and guests.

Join us for the very special premiere of a new, feature-length documentary that explores the unique and historic Tampa Theatre like never before, and discover the entities whom ghost hunters believe "choose to remain at the Tampa Theatre," in the ultimate haunted backstage tour.Filmed over the past year, Ghosts Behind the Screen features Tampa Theatre staff, local paranormal investigators, Theatre patrons, Tampa historians and dramatic recreations telling the stories that give the historic movie palace its ghostly reputation. And the cameras were rolling when spectral projectionist Fink Finley decided to make his presence known to a group in the projection booth! This premiere screening is free and open to the public. Following the film, Producer Gina Watson and director Brett Gerking will lead a discussion and audience Q&A. Doors & bar open a half-hour before show time [less-]
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The Lectern: rule by rule by rule - Dance Theatre performance by Claire Porter & Sara Juli (NYC)

10-21-2017

Presented by HCC Ybor Dance Program at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Lectern: rule by rule by rule playfully overturns our everyday protocols, manners and laws and exposes them for their freedoms and limitations. In today's climate of alternate facts and changing protocols, is there an upside? Come and enjoy the mixed-up rules of catwalks, dining, debating, tattooing, eulogizing, graduating and law clerking. Using movement, text, sound, song and a catwalk runway, the acclaimed comedic performers upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive rule-rituals and... [more+]
The Lectern: rule by rule by rule playfully overturns our everyday protocols, manners and laws and exposes them for their freedoms and limitations. In today's climate of alternate facts and changing protocols, is there an upside? Come and enjoy the mixed-up rules of catwalks, dining, debating, tattooing, eulogizing, graduating and law clerking. Using movement, text, sound, song and a catwalk runway, the acclaimed comedic performers upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive rule-rituals and find the hilarious in the rule-bending of our daily lives. The Lectern by Claire Porter and Sara Juli is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. Additional support provided by Hilton Durham near Duke University. "Porter and Juli are a hilarious, dynamic pair" - Dance Enthusiast "Porter, mistress of the short, sharp character portrait, is that rare breed - nimble witty comedian. A soloist with a neat collection of personas, Porter sketches them with the perfect physical gesture ... Porter is always delightful, often wickedly funny."  - Sally Sommer, The Village Voice   [less-]
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The Monster Mashup Improv Show at Powerstories Theatre

10-22-2017

Presented by The Box Theater at Powerstories Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm
The Box is back this October with The Monster Mash Improv Show. Come check out this show Sundays Oct 15 & 22 at The Powerstories Theatre as The Box House Teams take over the stage. 6:30pm $10adv/$15 at the door
The Box is back this October with The Monster Mash Improv Show. Come check out this show Sundays Oct 15 & 22 at The Powerstories Theatre as The Box House Teams take over the stage. 6:30pm $10adv/$15 at the door [less-]
Tags:   Improv Open MicStage

Celtic Celebration presented by The Florida Wind Band

10-22-2017

Presented by Florida Wind Band at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
On Sunday, October 22  at 4:00 PM in the USF School of Music Concert Hall, The Florida Wind Band will open its 11th season with a Celtic Celebration, a program of music  featuring selected works by  Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob, Kenneth Alford, Julie Giroux, Scott McAllister, Robert Sheldon, and Haydn Wood; conducted by Dr. John C. Carmichael. You don't need to be a Led Zeppelin fan to be intrigued by Scott McAllister's 'Black Dog', a unique and challenging composition featuring a clarinet... [more+]
On Sunday, October 22  at 4:00 PM in the USF School of Music Concert Hall, The Florida Wind Band will open its 11th season with a Celtic Celebration, a program of music  featuring selected works by  Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob, Kenneth Alford, Julie Giroux, Scott McAllister, Robert Sheldon, and Haydn Wood; conducted by Dr. John C. Carmichael. You don't need to be a Led Zeppelin fan to be intrigued by Scott McAllister's 'Black Dog', a unique and challenging composition featuring a clarinet solo said to be inspired by the rock band. To find out more about The Florida Wind Band, please visit us online at www.floridawindband.org, on Facebook (@FloridaWindBand), or call (813) 531-9252.  Sponsorships are available. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting

10-22-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 22 @ 11:00 am
"Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting" traces the evolution of Photorealism from 1960 to today. The exhibition presents the work of nearly 30 artists known for detailed, hyper depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life. Art dealer and author Louis K. Meisel coined the term “photorealism” in the late 1960s to describe large-scale paintings created to look photographic. Photorealists Ralph Goings, John Baeder, and Gus Heinz captured the mundane beauty of... [more+]
"Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting" traces the evolution of Photorealism from 1960 to today. The exhibition presents the work of nearly 30 artists known for detailed, hyper depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life. Art dealer and author Louis K. Meisel coined the term “photorealism” in the late 1960s to describe large-scale paintings created to look photographic. Photorealists Ralph Goings, John Baeder, and Gus Heinz captured the mundane beauty of chromed automobiles, diners, and cityscapes in their renderings of American consumer culture. Other artists, such as Chuck Close and Robert Bechtle, pioneered new approaches to portraiture. Raphaella Spence and Yigal Ozeri belong to a new generation who create photorealist works from digital media.
"Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting" is organized by the Institut für Kulturaustausch in Tübingen, Germany. Presented with support from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County
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Inner Engineering Total in Tampa: Technologies for Wellbeing

10-22-2017

Presented by Isha Foundation at USF Gibbons Alumni Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 22 @ 7:00 am
Find Health, Peace, and Joy from Within We are excited to let you know that an Inner Engineering Total program has been scheduled in Tampa, October 19-22. Inner Engineering is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of who we are from body, mind, emotions, to the fundamental life energy within us. Inner Engineering imparts the distilled essence of yogic science. The program has been designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary and one of the foremost authorities on yoga. Over two... [more+]
Find Health, Peace, and Joy from Within We are excited to let you know that an Inner Engineering Total program has been scheduled in Tampa, October 19-22. Inner Engineering is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of who we are from body, mind, emotions, to the fundamental life energy within us. Inner Engineering imparts the distilled essence of yogic science. The program has been designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary and one of the foremost authorities on yoga. Over two million people have completed the “Inner Engineering” program worldwide and have reported remarkable results. During this program, you will learn the life-transforming Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya. This simple 21-minute practice is a powerful and purifying energy process that incorporates the breath, giving access to your deepest life energies and making it vibrantly alive. The meditation practice also aligns your body, mind, emotions and the fundamental energy within.This practice is done in a simple seated posture on the floor or sitting on a chair. It does not require any physical fitness or previous knowledge of yoga and is easy to integrate into any lifestyle. Program Offers:
  • Enlightening interactive sessions and guided meditations
  • Asanas, simple yoga postures
  • Shambhavi Kriya, a powerful, 21-minute energy technique that brings your entire system into alignment so that your body, mind, emotions, and energies function in harmony
Benefits:
  • Improved mental clarity, sleep quality, and increased energy levels
  • Ability to handle stressful situations effortlessly
  • Improve relationships, thus cultivating a greater sense of connectivity with everyone
  • Relief from chronic ailments such as blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes
  • Greater sense of fulfillment, peace, and joy in everyday life
Who Should Attend? The program is for anyone age 15+. No previous experience of yoga or physical agility is needed. For Medical Professionals and Massage Therapists, this program is CME & CE accredited. Isha Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization which aims to bring well-being through yoga and meditation. [less-]
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Nunsense

10-22-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at The Studio at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
A Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin Presented by MAS Community Theatre Directed by Aaron Washington Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of... [more+]
A Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin Presented by MAS Community Theatre Directed by Aaron Washington Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. (Visit the official Nunsense website at www.nunsense.com. Logo art by Peter Gergely.)
“A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!” – The New York Times “You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!” – Entertainment Tonight “Inspired madness! Go see it!” – Jewish Post and Opinion “Guaranteed to lift your spirits […] Very, very funny.” – National Catholic News
 Nunsense is being produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. [less-]
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Inside Journalism Series - PolitiFact: Fact Checking

10-24-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm
Fake news vs real news, fact-checking rise as an industry and the pervasive nature of misleading stories on social media. Guest Panelists:
  • Kelli Burns, Mass Communications Professor, USF
  • Joshua Gillin & Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times
  • Rob Lorei, WEDU
Fake news vs real news, fact-checking rise as an industry and the pervasive nature of misleading stories on social media. Guest Panelists:
  • Kelli Burns, Mass Communications Professor, USF
  • Joshua Gillin & Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times
  • Rob Lorei, WEDU
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Antiquities Circle Lecture: Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Artists

10-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
Antiquities Circle Lecture: Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Artists Tuesday, October 24, 6:30p reception, 7:00p presentations, followed by Q&A in gallery Presentations by Patricia Cronin (Artist and Professor of Art, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY) and Seth Pevnick (Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa Museum of Art) Lecture free for members and students; not-yet-members $5 for lecture and gallery access. RSVP... [more+]
Antiquities Circle Lecture: Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Artists Tuesday, October 24, 6:30p reception, 7:00p presentations, followed by Q&A in gallery Presentations by Patricia Cronin (Artist and Professor of Art, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY) and Seth Pevnick (Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa Museum of Art) Lecture free for members and students; not-yet-members $5 for lecture and gallery access. RSVP requested to Michele.Laws@TampaMuseum.org or 813.421.6631. All artists are contemporary artists in their own day, and many create artwork that resonates with artists, critics, and art lovers for generations to come. In this presentation, contemporary artist Patricia Cronin will speak about specific aspects of classical antiquity that have helped to shape her artistic practice, particularly her 2002 sculpture Memorial to a Marriage, and her 2013 solo exhibition Machines, Gods, and Ghosts, in Rome’s Centrale Montemartini. Curator Seth Pevnick will discuss other examples of modern and contemporary artwork with classical influences and antecedents, from Hiram Powers and C. Paul Jennewein to Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Jim Dine, Charles Ray, and more. These presentations will serve as a very early introduction to Conversations with the Collection: Patricia Cronin in Response to Classical Antiquity, a Tampa Museum of Art exhibition scheduled to open in August, 2018. [less-]
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From Backstage to Center Stage: An Evening with James Durbin

10-24-2017

Presented by VSA Florida at USF Music Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

American Idol Finalist and New Quiet Riot Front Man James Durbin to Perform at USF!

In March, James Durbin announced via his Facebook page that he had joined Quiet Riot, as their new lead singer, stating: “Well...The rumors are TRUE TRUE TRUE!! I am the official singer of Quiet Riot!!!!! Words I never imagined I would utter.” James Durbin (28), a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who gained fame following the 2011 season of American Idol and now the lead... [more+]

American Idol Finalist and New Quiet Riot Front Man James Durbin to Perform at USF!

In March, James Durbin announced via his Facebook page that he had joined Quiet Riot, as their new lead singer, stating: “Well...The rumors are TRUE TRUE TRUE!! I am the official singer of Quiet Riot!!!!! Words I never imagined I would utter.” James Durbin (28), a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who gained fame following the 2011 season of American Idol and now the lead vocalist for 80’s heavy metal rock band Quiet Riot, will be performing in Tampa on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 PM in the University of South Florida’s School of Music Concert Hall. Joining Durbin on stage will be USF’s School of Music iPad Band, Touch. Tickets will be free and available by reservation on October 12th at the USF College of the Arts Box Office. In a 2016 People Magazine article, Durbin discussed living with Tourette’s and Asperger’s syndrome. “When I was a kid, I knew I was different. I hated it and wished it would go away. But now I want to be living proof that different is awesome.” VSA Florida, the statewide organization on arts and disability, received a 2017 Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and contracted Durbin to perform and speak about facing challenges and advocating for inclusion. He will share his motivational story and road to success at multiple middle and high schools and community outreach events in Tampa and Tallahassee. Durbin is no stranger to the stage and performing, having toured the world on the 49- date American Idol's Live Tour with sold out shows across the US, Canada and the Philippines. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Durbin has worked and performed alongside many incredible musicians including Stevie Wonder, Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers and Sheryl Crowe. Durbin appeared in a documentary, Different Is the New Normal; Living a Live with Tourette’s, which focused on a teen's effort to overcome Tourette syndrome. Durbin has released several albums and is featured on the new Quiet Riot album Road Rage. Additional funding and support comes from a Regional Touring Grant from South Arts (in partnership with the NEA and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs), a grant from the Gobioff Foundation, Tallahassee Community College, Students with Disabilities Services and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at both the University of South Florida and Florida State University. [less-]
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USF Architecture Lecture by Mitchell Joachim

10-24-2017

Presented by USF School of Architecture and Community Design at C. W. Bill Young Hall CWY 109, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities. Through our creative projects and outreach efforts, we aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. We are a unique laboratory of specialists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. The group develops innovative concepts and... [more+]
Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities. Through our creative projects and outreach efforts, we aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. We are a unique laboratory of specialists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. The group develops innovative concepts and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water. These novel research projects are derived from the interface of design, engineering, and synthetic biology. [less-]
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Halloween Urban Restaurant Tour

10-26-2017

Presented by Florida Bike Tours and Bike Tampa at Various Downtown Tampa Restaurants, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm
October's URT Route: 5:30pm- 6:40pm: Irish 31 Hyde Park **light check & registration** 7:00pm-7:45pm: The Jerk Hut *Best Group Costume Contest* 8:00pm-8:45pm: Lee's GroceryGrocery *Best Individual Costume Contest* 9:00pm-9:45pm: Cheezy's Bistro and Speakeasy **Raffle** $15 entry includes: small plates at all restaurant destinations; safe, guided bike route through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods of Hyde Park with two group leaders and several bike attendants; two costume contests... [more+]
October's URT Route: 5:30pm- 6:40pm: Irish 31 Hyde Park **light check & registration** 7:00pm-7:45pm: The Jerk Hut *Best Group Costume Contest* 8:00pm-8:45pm: Lee's GroceryGrocery *Best Individual Costume Contest* 9:00pm-9:45pm: Cheezy's Bistro and Speakeasy **Raffle** $15 entry includes: small plates at all restaurant destinations; safe, guided bike route through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods of Hyde Park with two group leaders and several bike attendants; two costume contests for best group and best individual costumes and a raffle ticket to participate in our end of the evening raffle of over $200 in prizes, featuring bike apparel and accessories donated by City Bike Tampa, Coast Bike Share, and other tour sponsors. This is a BYOB (bring your own bicycle) event and front/rear lights are REQUIRED. Helmets and locks are recommended. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaBikeTours/ The Urban Restaurant Tour meets monthly to experience the best of the city's food and drink. [less-]
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Improv on Thursdays at Fridays

10-26-2017

Presented by Improv on Thursdays at Fridays at TGI Fridays, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm
Come out to this free event for a fun night of improvised comedy! Three teams of improvisers will take your suggestions and use them to inspire there scenes - eat and drink at TGI Fridays and enjoy a FREE performance!
Come out to this free event for a fun night of improvised comedy! Three teams of improvisers will take your suggestions and use them to inspire there scenes - eat and drink at TGI Fridays and enjoy a FREE performance! [less-]
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Art Thursday: USF Student Showcase

10-26-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Students in the USF School of Art and Art History will respond in various ways to the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Students in the USF School of Art and Art History will respond in various ways to the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York [less-]
Tags:   Free LecturesArt Exhibitions

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: An Evening of German Music

10-26-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Internationally acclaimed USF Music Faculty Artist Dr. Kyoung Cho, Soprano presents a recital featuring piano and vocal music by German/Austrian Masters with Guest Artists: Dr. Won Cho, Bass (the University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Dr. Haeyoung Yoo (Sookmyung Women's University/Korea).
Internationally acclaimed USF Music Faculty Artist Dr. Kyoung Cho, Soprano presents a recital featuring piano and vocal music by German/Austrian Masters with Guest Artists: Dr. Won Cho, Bass (the University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Dr. Haeyoung Yoo (Sookmyung Women's University/Korea). [less-]
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Art- de Facto Opposition

10-27-2017

Presented by USF Centre Gallery at Centre Gallery at USF, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am Wed, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Centre Gallery is pleased to present Art – de Facto Opposition, a solo exhibition by Serhat Tanyolaçar. The exhibition is on view from October 16 - 27, 2017. Like the mythological figure of Atlas, Serhat Tanyolaçar bears the weight of pervasive moral and political corruption on his shoulders. Turkish by birth and culture and U.S. resident since 2002, Tanyolaçar learned early that the ambiguous symbols of institutions often cloak a rigid adherence to authority that is at odds with... [more+]
Centre Gallery is pleased to present Art – de Facto Opposition, a solo exhibition by Serhat Tanyolaçar. The exhibition is on view from October 16 - 27, 2017. Like the mythological figure of Atlas, Serhat Tanyolaçar bears the weight of pervasive moral and political corruption on his shoulders. Turkish by birth and culture and U.S. resident since 2002, Tanyolaçar learned early that the ambiguous symbols of institutions often cloak a rigid adherence to authority that is at odds with personal liberty. His work skewers that authority with absurdity, satire, humor, and anguished meanings. Tanyolaçar believes that it is artists’ obligation to be socially and politically responsible active human beings. He takes the role of the oppositional figure against the established government and societal systems.  This, in a way, transforms him into a socio-political commentator and a storyteller. Tanyolaçar’s exhibition at the Centre Gallery of the University of South Florida presents his latest prints and his kaftan attire from his last public performance in Istanbul and Ankara. Worthy of close looking for both their imagery and content, his prints linger in the mind as intriguing and peculiar, compelling and exasperating. As a manifesto of individual artistic freedom against authoritarian rules, Tanyolacar’s work pushes the question, “what can we accept?” Like a modern-day Goya, his prints may not make sense at the first glance, but they stop us in our tracks, pull us in, deny us complacency, and demand that we attend to the folly all around.   [less-]
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FROM DUST TO ONYX: Pop-Up Show & Pre-Release Party

10-27-2017

Presented by Dust II Onyx at Rialto Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Courtney Alexander, local artist and USF graduate, is pleased to announce “From Dust to Onyx”, a solo art exhibition and celebration to be held at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tampa, celebrating the release of her widely anticipated Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot as featured in Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. All 78 original paintings will be on display as well as a featured performance by Queen of Ex. Tarot readers, art prints, and a special giveaway will also be in store.  “From... [more+]
Courtney Alexander, local artist and USF graduate, is pleased to announce “From Dust to Onyx”, a solo art exhibition and celebration to be held at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tampa, celebrating the release of her widely anticipated Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot as featured in Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. All 78 original paintings will be on display as well as a featured performance by Queen of Ex. Tarot readers, art prints, and a special giveaway will also be in store.  “From Dust to Onyx” Pop-Up Art Show and Pre-Release Party will be held October 27th 6pm to 9pm during Fourth Friday, a monthly celebration of Downtown Tampa's rich arts & culture scene.
“I was inspired by the goodness and beauty I want to experience. There is so much diversity in this world, and especially within the diaspora. As a person of African descent I wanted to celebrate that. In so many ways the conversations can divide us on who should and should not be respected or accepted. But there is room for all of us and my goal has been for Dust II Onyx to show that. The spirit of one card does not come at the expense of another, in the same way walking in your authenticity does not have to come at the expense of someone else’s" - Courtney Alexander
Queen of Ex, New York native and local Hip Hop artist, will grace the stage with a powerful and dynamic lyrical performance. There will also be tarot readers on sight reading with Dust II Onyx Tarot, art prints available for purchase, and prize giveaways. Light refreshments will also be provided as well as a free wristband for discounts at participating Fourth Friday venues listed at FourthFridayTPA.com. THIS EVENT IS FREE! Additional details can be found on Facebook at http://bit.ly/dust2onyxparty.
About Artist Courtney Alexander Courtney Alexander is a multimedia artist, creative director, and writer with a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from the University of South Florida. In her past work she dug into issues of duality, hyper sexuality, and self-awareness; a much more personal dialogue which served to create vulnerability and explore the complex nature of her existence. Her paintings and sculptures are abstract and experimental, allowing for a more tactile sensory experience. The Dust II Onyx Tarot Deck is a natural progression in her exploration of identity and her largest project to date. Her next mission is to create a non-profit publishing platform that caters to minority and marginalized artists who desire to create uplifting and educational products for their communities. Preorders for Dust II Onyx are still available at www.dust2onyx.com. Instagram: @dust2onyxtarot | Twitter: @Dust2onyxtarot | Facebook: /dust2onyx [less-]
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