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Art on the Boulevard Fundraiser

09-23-2017

Presented by University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery at UT - Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Please come join us at our inaugural Art on the Boulevard Party! You are invited for a night of artistic celebration and help us raise money to support the Scarfone/Hartley`s educational programming and exhibitions. At this year`s event we will be celebrating the Gallery`s 40th anniversary and honoring one of our co-founders, Joe Testa-Secca. Come explore the University of Tampa's permanent art collection anniversary exhibition and take part in our silent auction for an opportunity to... [more+]
Please come join us at our inaugural Art on the Boulevard Party! You are invited for a night of artistic celebration and help us raise money to support the Scarfone/Hartley`s educational programming and exhibitions. At this year`s event we will be celebrating the Gallery`s 40th anniversary and honoring one of our co-founders, Joe Testa-Secca. Come explore the University of Tampa's permanent art collection anniversary exhibition and take part in our silent auction for an opportunity to take home one of our unique prints created by local, regional, and national contemporary artists, such as Joe Testa-Secca, Stacy Rosende, Chad Abel, Aneka Ingold, Posoon Park Sung, Gil Demeza, Kendra Frorup, Mickett & Stackhouse, Sedrick Huckaby, Maxwell Taylor, William Villalongo and Pedro Perez. All ticket sales and auction proceeds go to support the Gallery`s exhibitions and education programming, such as our Camp SpARTan children`s spring break camp for ESE students in partnership with VSA Florida, our annual student juried art exhibition, gallery talks, receptions, visiting artist workshops, the Meriden Scholarship Artist in Residence Program and our Microstudios program for the Tampa Downtown Partnership`s, Fourth Friday program. Event Committee: Orie Briar, Elena Cifuentes, Karen Dalton, Judy Dato, Jan Ely, Carol Gaynor, Jack King, Sterling Remer, Audrie Ranon, and Devens Rose. Come be a part of Tampa`s next big annual party! [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibitions GalleriesFundraisers

Museum Day Live

09-23-2017

Presented by Arts Council of Hillsborough County at Multiple locations, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Area museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and... [more+]
Area museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before. There will be no admission charges on Sept. 23 for:
  • Cracker Country
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Ybor City Museum State Park
    [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibitions Free Heritage Kids & FamilyHistory

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Cracker Country

09-23-2017

Presented by Cracker Country at Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Come visit us on Saturday, September 23, and participate in the most highly anticipated event promoting history, culture and the arts: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Activities: Tour our historic buildings and grounds, visit our cow camp and meet our lively cow hunters, participate in a lassoing demonstration, help with the everyday chores like churning butter and cleaning laundry with an old-fashioned washboard, play with period toys, and more! Bluegrass music by Trail Dogs Bluegrass... [more+]
Come visit us on Saturday, September 23, and participate in the most highly anticipated event promoting history, culture and the arts: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Activities: Tour our historic buildings and grounds, visit our cow camp and meet our lively cow hunters, participate in a lassoing demonstration, help with the everyday chores like churning butter and cleaning laundry with an old-fashioned washboard, play with period toys, and more! Bluegrass music by Trail Dogs Bluegrass Band   [less-]
Tags:   Free HistoryKids & Family

UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show!

09-23-2017

Presented by University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery at UT - Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Over the Past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT faculty and alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists.  
Over the Past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT faculty and alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists.   [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Home Runs and History

09-23-2017

Presented by Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House at Ybor City’s Centennial Park, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, along with the Ybor City Museum Society will host Homeruns & History, a free family-friendly event to celebrate the rich history of the game in Tampa. Home Runs & History will feature appearances by Major League Baseball alumni, games, raffles, auctions, great prizes, book signings, vendors as well as an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. It will also feature other baseball-inspired food, fun, and comradery celebrating the sport. A special... [more+]
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, along with the Ybor City Museum Society will host Homeruns & History, a free family-friendly event to celebrate the rich history of the game in Tampa. Home Runs & History will feature appearances by Major League Baseball alumni, games, raffles, auctions, great prizes, book signings, vendors as well as an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. It will also feature other baseball-inspired food, fun, and comradery celebrating the sport. A special outdoor exhibit will be on display, consisting of some of Tampa’s iconic baseball players representing multiple areas of Tampa, including Al Lopez (the first Tampa native to play in the major leagues), Wade Boggs, Lou Piniella, Tony La Russa, Tino Martinez and Gary Sheffield. This event is being hosted in partnership with the Ybor City Saturday Market, an open air market that is located in Centennial Park every Saturday. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & FamilyFestivals

Music for Chamber Winds

09-24-2017

Presented by Florida Wind Band at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm
On Sunday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's, Episcopal Church, The Florida Wind Band  presents Music for Chamber Winds. Small ensembles of woodwind and brass will feature selected works by Eugene Bozza, Paul Harris, Jacques Ibert, Armas Jarnefelt, Camille Saint Saens, and more. 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 and program ad spaces are... [more+]
On Sunday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's, Episcopal Church, The Florida Wind Band  presents Music for Chamber Winds. Small ensembles of woodwind and brass will feature selected works by Eugene Bozza, Paul Harris, Jacques Ibert, Armas Jarnefelt, Camille Saint Saens, and more. 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 and program ad spaces are available.   [less-]
Tags:  Music

Practically Perfect- The Music of Julie Andrews

09-24-2017

Presented by Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association at Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, Brandon
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
The music of Julie Andrews and her leading men Robert Goulet & Dick Van Dyke. A magical experience for the whole family.
The music of Julie Andrews and her leading men Robert Goulet & Dick Van Dyke. A magical experience for the whole family. [less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyMusic

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: The Bay Baroque Ensemble

09-24-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
The Bay Baroque Ensemble, central Florida's premier group dedicated to the performance of Baroque music on historical instruments presents a program of late Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Handel, Telemann, and other composers. Performing for the event will be faculty member John Robison (Baroque oboe, recorder), with featured guest artists Patrick Baran (violin), Terry Rejko (violin), and Dana Milan (harpsichord). The varied program will include a Telemann's Concerto for recorder and... [more+]
The Bay Baroque Ensemble, central Florida's premier group dedicated to the performance of Baroque music on historical instruments presents a program of late Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Handel, Telemann, and other composers. Performing for the event will be faculty member John Robison (Baroque oboe, recorder), with featured guest artists Patrick Baran (violin), Terry Rejko (violin), and Dana Milan (harpsichord). The varied program will include a Telemann's Concerto for recorder and strings, a Trio Sonata for recorder, violin, and continuo by Quantz, and a Concerto in C major for oboe, strings, and continuo by Tomaso Albinoni. Guaranteed to be a thrilling event for everyone! [less-]
Tags:  Music

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration

09-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in Tampa Bay but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art. Working together, curators from these institutions will provide context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties within the past year. After an open call for... [more+]
This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in Tampa Bay but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art. Working together, curators from these institutions will provide context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties within the past year. After an open call for artwork, nearly 300 entries were culled down to 57 artists. Final selections were made by curators from each institution as well as guest juror Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Skyway artists on view by museum:

Tampa Museum of Art Nathan Beard John Byrd Elisabeth Condon Keith Crowley Kate Cummins William Douglas III Becky Flanders MK Foltz Corey George Jason Hackenwerth Sue Havens Ezra Johnson Kate Kinder Dominique Labauvie Ya Levy-La'ford Bruce Marsh Cynthia Mason Chris Otten Rebecca Sexton Larson Nathan Skiles Denis Versweyveld Michael Wyshock

MFA St. Petersburg

Caitlin Albritton Wendy Babcox Neil Bender Pat Blocher Santiago Echeverry Taylor Finke Gregory Green April Hartley Bryce Hudson Bahareh Khoshooee Cassia Kite Akiko Kotani Noelle Mason Walter Matthews Christopher Minot Charles Parkhill Anthony Record Babs Reingold Claudia Ryan Rob Tarbell Peg Trezevant Chasity Williams Joo Yeon Woo Marie Yoho Dorsey

The Ringling Robert Aiosa Amra Caus Ben Galaday Jason Lazarus Jennifer Miller Desiree Moore Selina Roman Edgar Sanchez-Cumbas Gary Schmitt Kirk Wang Matthew Wick

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Tags:   MuseumsArt Exhibitions

USF Presents Monday Night Jazz

09-25-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
A celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the classic Jazz Messengers recording "Moanin'". An evening of music from that and other classic Messengers recordings. Featuring special guests Eddie Metz on drums and Mike Tracy on saxophone with the USF Jazz Faculty Ensemble.
A celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the classic Jazz Messengers recording "Moanin'". An evening of music from that and other classic Messengers recordings. Featuring special guests Eddie Metz on drums and Mike Tracy on saxophone with the USF Jazz Faculty Ensemble. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Improv for Everyone

09-26-2017

Presented by The Box Theater at The Box Theater Improv Studio, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm
If you like being around positive people who like to have fun, then this is a great place to meet new friends while having a blast. In addition to a healthy dose of laughter, you'll also get your exercise, because our improv class involves physical activities, group games, and partner work to help you understand the values of improvisation and ultimately meet your professional and social needs. Come discover the quick wit and hilarity of improvisation.  Hone your performance and... [more+]
If you like being around positive people who like to have fun, then this is a great place to meet new friends while having a blast. In addition to a healthy dose of laughter, you'll also get your exercise, because our improv class involves physical activities, group games, and partner work to help you understand the values of improvisation and ultimately meet your professional and social needs. Come discover the quick wit and hilarity of improvisation.  Hone your performance and presentation skills, learn to trust your teammates and instincts, and feel totally confident on stage. Come explore just what makes some people so hilarious and unleash your funny side.
Level I-Improv for Everyone. (6-week course -1 night a week) Learn the tenets of Improvisation and apply them to your everyday life be it work, family, or play.
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Tags:   ImprovOpen Mic

9th Annual Duckwall Lecture: An Evening with Thomas Jefferson

09-27-2017

Presented by Tampa Bay History Center at Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm
Direct from Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premier Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Bill Barker, heads to the History Center for this year’s Duckwall Lecture. Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for audiences across the U.S. since his first appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1984. Don’t miss this intimate evening with one of our Founding Fathers. The Tampa Bay History Center wishes to thank the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and The National Society of The... [more+]
Direct from Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premier Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Bill Barker, heads to the History Center for this year’s Duckwall Lecture. Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for audiences across the U.S. since his first appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1984. Don’t miss this intimate evening with one of our Founding Fathers. The Tampa Bay History Center wishes to thank the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Tampa Town Committee for their support of this program. [less-]
Tags:   Art Talks DiscussionsLectures

Tony Wong Palms, Heart Beat Bop

09-28-2017

Presented by HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery at HCC Ybor Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Of the trinity of essences (breath, heart, and mind) that gives life and makes a human being cohesive, this exhibition focuses on the heart part of the equation. There are fifteen pieces in various media, exploring the human story: the loves, the suffering, the evolution and discoveries in this one organ, during this journey we call life. Opening Reception is Thursday, September 7, 4:30-7:30 pm.
Of the trinity of essences (breath, heart, and mind) that gives life and makes a human being cohesive, this exhibition focuses on the heart part of the equation. There are fifteen pieces in various media, exploring the human story: the loves, the suffering, the evolution and discoveries in this one organ, during this journey we call life. Opening Reception is Thursday, September 7, 4:30-7:30 pm. [less-]
Tags:   GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Jack Bond: Multiple Layers

09-28-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek to explore the many complex ways in which humans employ masking as a personal defense. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1948, Bond spent his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and The School of Visual Arts, NY. He finished his formal education at the University of South Florida,... [more+]
Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek to explore the many complex ways in which humans employ masking as a personal defense. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1948, Bond spent his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and The School of Visual Arts, NY. He finished his formal education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Early in his career he worked as a graphic artist and exhibited his work extensively around Florida, showing a range of work from serigraphy and painting to gum bichromate photography. In 2004, the Horizon Line Gallery in Tampa held a 20-year retrospective of his work.  In 2008, Bond began his current process of creating collage from found items. He owned the Kent Bond Gallery in Tampa for seventeen years and currently resides in Temple Terrace, Florida. His exhibition at Gallery 221@HCC explores identity and what we reveal as well as what we conceal. Image credit: Jack Bond, Distant Relations (2016), 3D collage. Image courtesy of the artist.   [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

USF Summer Studio Barcelona Exhibition

09-29-2017

Presented by University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design at University of South Florida SACD Gallery (HMS 326), Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Please join us for Summer Studio: Barcelona Exhibition by the USF School of Architecture and Community Design.  The exhibition explores building projects from an advanced design studio addressing the complex urban fabric of Barcelona, Spain.
Please join us for Summer Studio: Barcelona Exhibition by the USF School of Architecture and Community Design.  The exhibition explores building projects from an advanced design studio addressing the complex urban fabric of Barcelona, Spain. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Fall Festival Benefiting High Risk Hope

09-29-2017

Presented by Hyde Park Village at Hyde Park Village, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm
Hyde Park Village invites the community to take part in Fall Festival benefiting High Risk Hope. Fall Festival is a street-wide, free, family-friendly event to kick-off our month-long pumpkin patch and to celebrate the arrival of fall! Guests can enjoy craft beer and food trucks, live entertainment, games and much more!
Hyde Park Village invites the community to take part in Fall Festival benefiting High Risk Hope. Fall Festival is a street-wide, free, family-friendly event to kick-off our month-long pumpkin patch and to celebrate the arrival of fall! Guests can enjoy craft beer and food trucks, live entertainment, games and much more! [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & FamilyFestivals

USF Honor Choir Festival

09-30-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm
The USF choral department is proud to present this culminating event of a day long festival of singing. Featured on this performance will be the combined choir of select students from local high schools along with the choral students at USF. Please come join us as we participate in this important community music-making experience.
The USF choral department is proud to present this culminating event of a day long festival of singing. Featured on this performance will be the combined choir of select students from local high schools along with the choral students at USF. Please come join us as we participate in this important community music-making experience. [less-]
Tags:   FestivalsMusic

Victoria Ginty & LadyHawke w Friends

09-30-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm
Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke will be performing an eclectic mix of Modern Blues and Americana that is sure to satisfy the palettes of connoisseurs who enjoy lyrically well-written music delivered with emotion. New Music with Limited Seating.
Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke will be performing an eclectic mix of Modern Blues and Americana that is sure to satisfy the palettes of connoisseurs who enjoy lyrically well-written music delivered with emotion. New Music with Limited Seating. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour

09-30-2017

Presented by Tampa Bay History Center at Robert W. Saunders Library, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa. History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk approximately one mile.... [more+]
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa. History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk approximately one mile. Pre-registration is required. [less-]
Tags:   HeritageHistory

The Heather Theatre Presents- DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar

09-30-2017

Presented by The Heather Theatre at The Heather Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm
In less than a month from closing the hugely successful production of David Mamet’s RACE, The Heather tackles Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama DISGRACED. In the tight 85 minutes, liberal pieties will clash violently with starkly conservative attitudes on the subjects of religion, national identity, terrorism and even the state of Israel — a gift box, in short, of assorted radioactive topics. These characters are all fascinatingly flawed, and their contradictions are a... [more+]
In less than a month from closing the hugely successful production of David Mamet’s RACE, The Heather tackles Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama DISGRACED. In the tight 85 minutes, liberal pieties will clash violently with starkly conservative attitudes on the subjects of religion, national identity, terrorism and even the state of Israel — a gift box, in short, of assorted radioactive topics. These characters are all fascinatingly flawed, and their contradictions are a reflection of the conflicts pervading their histories and cultures. The brilliance of the play is the way in which identity and perception are shown to be complexly and unpredictably related that thrusts us into an escalating global debate. But instead of telling us what to think, Akhtar questions how we are thinking, and like any first-rate dramatist, he ends up humanizing the way we see the world. This riveting play features Shrey Neil, Lynn Single, Jesse Most, Krystal Nicole Watts, Peter Kostis, and is directed by the Heather’s Artistic Director Ward Smith The Heather is a 501c3 and is named after SAG-AFTRA actor, Heather Philipsen, whose courage and bravery during her time of struggle is an inspiration. The members of The Heather hope to allow her spirit and legacy of strength and genuine caring for others to live on through their performances and generosity to their community, a not-for-profit professional theater company dedicated to producing intimate, socially challenging, artistically brave and inspiring works of live theatre.   [less-]
Tags:   Professional TheatreStage

Art on the Boulevard Fundraiser

09-23-2017

Presented by University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery at UT - Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Please come join us at our inaugural Art on the Boulevard Party! You are invited for a night of artistic celebration and help us raise money to support the Scarfone/Hartley`s educational programming and exhibitions. At this year`s event we will be celebrating the Gallery`s 40th anniversary and honoring one of our co-founders, Joe Testa-Secca. Come explore the University of Tampa's permanent art collection anniversary exhibition and take part in our silent auction for an opportunity to... [more+]
Please come join us at our inaugural Art on the Boulevard Party! You are invited for a night of artistic celebration and help us raise money to support the Scarfone/Hartley`s educational programming and exhibitions. At this year`s event we will be celebrating the Gallery`s 40th anniversary and honoring one of our co-founders, Joe Testa-Secca. Come explore the University of Tampa's permanent art collection anniversary exhibition and take part in our silent auction for an opportunity to take home one of our unique prints created by local, regional, and national contemporary artists, such as Joe Testa-Secca, Stacy Rosende, Chad Abel, Aneka Ingold, Posoon Park Sung, Gil Demeza, Kendra Frorup, Mickett & Stackhouse, Sedrick Huckaby, Maxwell Taylor, William Villalongo and Pedro Perez. All ticket sales and auction proceeds go to support the Gallery`s exhibitions and education programming, such as our Camp SpARTan children`s spring break camp for ESE students in partnership with VSA Florida, our annual student juried art exhibition, gallery talks, receptions, visiting artist workshops, the Meriden Scholarship Artist in Residence Program and our Microstudios program for the Tampa Downtown Partnership`s, Fourth Friday program. Event Committee: Orie Briar, Elena Cifuentes, Karen Dalton, Judy Dato, Jan Ely, Carol Gaynor, Jack King, Sterling Remer, Audrie Ranon, and Devens Rose. Come be a part of Tampa`s next big annual party! [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibitions GalleriesFundraisers

Museum Day Live

09-23-2017

Presented by Arts Council of Hillsborough County at Multiple locations, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Area museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and... [more+]
Area museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before. There will be no admission charges on Sept. 23 for:
  • Cracker Country
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Ybor City Museum State Park
    [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibitions Free Heritage Kids & FamilyHistory

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Cracker Country

09-23-2017

Presented by Cracker Country at Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Come visit us on Saturday, September 23, and participate in the most highly anticipated event promoting history, culture and the arts: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Activities: Tour our historic buildings and grounds, visit our cow camp and meet our lively cow hunters, participate in a lassoing demonstration, help with the everyday chores like churning butter and cleaning laundry with an old-fashioned washboard, play with period toys, and more! Bluegrass music by Trail Dogs Bluegrass... [more+]
Come visit us on Saturday, September 23, and participate in the most highly anticipated event promoting history, culture and the arts: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Activities: Tour our historic buildings and grounds, visit our cow camp and meet our lively cow hunters, participate in a lassoing demonstration, help with the everyday chores like churning butter and cleaning laundry with an old-fashioned washboard, play with period toys, and more! Bluegrass music by Trail Dogs Bluegrass Band   [less-]
Tags:   Free HistoryKids & Family

UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show!

09-23-2017

Presented by University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery at UT - Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Over the Past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT faculty and alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists.  
Over the Past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT faculty and alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists.   [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Home Runs and History

09-23-2017

Presented by Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House at Ybor City’s Centennial Park, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, along with the Ybor City Museum Society will host Homeruns & History, a free family-friendly event to celebrate the rich history of the game in Tampa. Home Runs & History will feature appearances by Major League Baseball alumni, games, raffles, auctions, great prizes, book signings, vendors as well as an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. It will also feature other baseball-inspired food, fun, and comradery celebrating the sport. A special... [more+]
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, along with the Ybor City Museum Society will host Homeruns & History, a free family-friendly event to celebrate the rich history of the game in Tampa. Home Runs & History will feature appearances by Major League Baseball alumni, games, raffles, auctions, great prizes, book signings, vendors as well as an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. It will also feature other baseball-inspired food, fun, and comradery celebrating the sport. A special outdoor exhibit will be on display, consisting of some of Tampa’s iconic baseball players representing multiple areas of Tampa, including Al Lopez (the first Tampa native to play in the major leagues), Wade Boggs, Lou Piniella, Tony La Russa, Tino Martinez and Gary Sheffield. This event is being hosted in partnership with the Ybor City Saturday Market, an open air market that is located in Centennial Park every Saturday. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & FamilyFestivals

Music for Chamber Winds

09-24-2017

Presented by Florida Wind Band at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm
On Sunday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's, Episcopal Church, The Florida Wind Band  presents Music for Chamber Winds. Small ensembles of woodwind and brass will feature selected works by Eugene Bozza, Paul Harris, Jacques Ibert, Armas Jarnefelt, Camille Saint Saens, and more. 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 and program ad spaces are... [more+]
On Sunday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's, Episcopal Church, The Florida Wind Band  presents Music for Chamber Winds. Small ensembles of woodwind and brass will feature selected works by Eugene Bozza, Paul Harris, Jacques Ibert, Armas Jarnefelt, Camille Saint Saens, and more. 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 and program ad spaces are available.   [less-]
Tags:  Music

Practically Perfect- The Music of Julie Andrews

09-24-2017

Presented by Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association at Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, Brandon
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
The music of Julie Andrews and her leading men Robert Goulet & Dick Van Dyke. A magical experience for the whole family.
The music of Julie Andrews and her leading men Robert Goulet & Dick Van Dyke. A magical experience for the whole family. [less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyMusic

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: The Bay Baroque Ensemble

09-24-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at Barness Recital Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
The Bay Baroque Ensemble, central Florida's premier group dedicated to the performance of Baroque music on historical instruments presents a program of late Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Handel, Telemann, and other composers. Performing for the event will be faculty member John Robison (Baroque oboe, recorder), with featured guest artists Patrick Baran (violin), Terry Rejko (violin), and Dana Milan (harpsichord). The varied program will include a Telemann's Concerto for recorder and... [more+]
The Bay Baroque Ensemble, central Florida's premier group dedicated to the performance of Baroque music on historical instruments presents a program of late Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Handel, Telemann, and other composers. Performing for the event will be faculty member John Robison (Baroque oboe, recorder), with featured guest artists Patrick Baran (violin), Terry Rejko (violin), and Dana Milan (harpsichord). The varied program will include a Telemann's Concerto for recorder and strings, a Trio Sonata for recorder, violin, and continuo by Quantz, and a Concerto in C major for oboe, strings, and continuo by Tomaso Albinoni. Guaranteed to be a thrilling event for everyone! [less-]
Tags:  Music

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration

09-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in Tampa Bay but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art. Working together, curators from these institutions will provide context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties within the past year. After an open call for... [more+]
This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in Tampa Bay but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art. Working together, curators from these institutions will provide context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties within the past year. After an open call for artwork, nearly 300 entries were culled down to 57 artists. Final selections were made by curators from each institution as well as guest juror Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Skyway artists on view by museum:

Tampa Museum of Art Nathan Beard John Byrd Elisabeth Condon Keith Crowley Kate Cummins William Douglas III Becky Flanders MK Foltz Corey George Jason Hackenwerth Sue Havens Ezra Johnson Kate Kinder Dominique Labauvie Ya Levy-La'ford Bruce Marsh Cynthia Mason Chris Otten Rebecca Sexton Larson Nathan Skiles Denis Versweyveld Michael Wyshock

MFA St. Petersburg

Caitlin Albritton Wendy Babcox Neil Bender Pat Blocher Santiago Echeverry Taylor Finke Gregory Green April Hartley Bryce Hudson Bahareh Khoshooee Cassia Kite Akiko Kotani Noelle Mason Walter Matthews Christopher Minot Charles Parkhill Anthony Record Babs Reingold Claudia Ryan Rob Tarbell Peg Trezevant Chasity Williams Joo Yeon Woo Marie Yoho Dorsey

The Ringling Robert Aiosa Amra Caus Ben Galaday Jason Lazarus Jennifer Miller Desiree Moore Selina Roman Edgar Sanchez-Cumbas Gary Schmitt Kirk Wang Matthew Wick

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Tags:   MuseumsArt Exhibitions

USF Presents Monday Night Jazz

09-25-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
A celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the classic Jazz Messengers recording "Moanin'". An evening of music from that and other classic Messengers recordings. Featuring special guests Eddie Metz on drums and Mike Tracy on saxophone with the USF Jazz Faculty Ensemble.
A celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the classic Jazz Messengers recording "Moanin'". An evening of music from that and other classic Messengers recordings. Featuring special guests Eddie Metz on drums and Mike Tracy on saxophone with the USF Jazz Faculty Ensemble. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Improv for Everyone

09-26-2017

Presented by The Box Theater at The Box Theater Improv Studio, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm
If you like being around positive people who like to have fun, then this is a great place to meet new friends while having a blast. In addition to a healthy dose of laughter, you'll also get your exercise, because our improv class involves physical activities, group games, and partner work to help you understand the values of improvisation and ultimately meet your professional and social needs. Come discover the quick wit and hilarity of improvisation.  Hone your performance and... [more+]
If you like being around positive people who like to have fun, then this is a great place to meet new friends while having a blast. In addition to a healthy dose of laughter, you'll also get your exercise, because our improv class involves physical activities, group games, and partner work to help you understand the values of improvisation and ultimately meet your professional and social needs. Come discover the quick wit and hilarity of improvisation.  Hone your performance and presentation skills, learn to trust your teammates and instincts, and feel totally confident on stage. Come explore just what makes some people so hilarious and unleash your funny side.
Level I-Improv for Everyone. (6-week course -1 night a week) Learn the tenets of Improvisation and apply them to your everyday life be it work, family, or play.
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Tags:   ImprovOpen Mic

9th Annual Duckwall Lecture: An Evening with Thomas Jefferson

09-27-2017

Presented by Tampa Bay History Center at Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm
Direct from Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premier Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Bill Barker, heads to the History Center for this year’s Duckwall Lecture. Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for audiences across the U.S. since his first appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1984. Don’t miss this intimate evening with one of our Founding Fathers. The Tampa Bay History Center wishes to thank the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and The National Society of The... [more+]
Direct from Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premier Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Bill Barker, heads to the History Center for this year’s Duckwall Lecture. Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for audiences across the U.S. since his first appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1984. Don’t miss this intimate evening with one of our Founding Fathers. The Tampa Bay History Center wishes to thank the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Tampa Town Committee for their support of this program. [less-]
Tags:   Art Talks DiscussionsLectures

Tony Wong Palms, Heart Beat Bop

09-28-2017

Presented by HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery at HCC Ybor Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Of the trinity of essences (breath, heart, and mind) that gives life and makes a human being cohesive, this exhibition focuses on the heart part of the equation. There are fifteen pieces in various media, exploring the human story: the loves, the suffering, the evolution and discoveries in this one organ, during this journey we call life. Opening Reception is Thursday, September 7, 4:30-7:30 pm.
Of the trinity of essences (breath, heart, and mind) that gives life and makes a human being cohesive, this exhibition focuses on the heart part of the equation. There are fifteen pieces in various media, exploring the human story: the loves, the suffering, the evolution and discoveries in this one organ, during this journey we call life. Opening Reception is Thursday, September 7, 4:30-7:30 pm. [less-]
Tags:   GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Jack Bond: Multiple Layers

09-28-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek to explore the many complex ways in which humans employ masking as a personal defense. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1948, Bond spent his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and The School of Visual Arts, NY. He finished his formal education at the University of South Florida,... [more+]
Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek to explore the many complex ways in which humans employ masking as a personal defense. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1948, Bond spent his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and The School of Visual Arts, NY. He finished his formal education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Early in his career he worked as a graphic artist and exhibited his work extensively around Florida, showing a range of work from serigraphy and painting to gum bichromate photography. In 2004, the Horizon Line Gallery in Tampa held a 20-year retrospective of his work.  In 2008, Bond began his current process of creating collage from found items. He owned the Kent Bond Gallery in Tampa for seventeen years and currently resides in Temple Terrace, Florida. His exhibition at Gallery 221@HCC explores identity and what we reveal as well as what we conceal. Image credit: Jack Bond, Distant Relations (2016), 3D collage. Image courtesy of the artist.   [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

USF Summer Studio Barcelona Exhibition

09-29-2017

Presented by University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design at University of South Florida SACD Gallery (HMS 326), Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Please join us for Summer Studio: Barcelona Exhibition by the USF School of Architecture and Community Design.  The exhibition explores building projects from an advanced design studio addressing the complex urban fabric of Barcelona, Spain.
Please join us for Summer Studio: Barcelona Exhibition by the USF School of Architecture and Community Design.  The exhibition explores building projects from an advanced design studio addressing the complex urban fabric of Barcelona, Spain. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Fall Festival Benefiting High Risk Hope

09-29-2017

Presented by Hyde Park Village at Hyde Park Village, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm
Hyde Park Village invites the community to take part in Fall Festival benefiting High Risk Hope. Fall Festival is a street-wide, free, family-friendly event to kick-off our month-long pumpkin patch and to celebrate the arrival of fall! Guests can enjoy craft beer and food trucks, live entertainment, games and much more!
Hyde Park Village invites the community to take part in Fall Festival benefiting High Risk Hope. Fall Festival is a street-wide, free, family-friendly event to kick-off our month-long pumpkin patch and to celebrate the arrival of fall! Guests can enjoy craft beer and food trucks, live entertainment, games and much more! [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & FamilyFestivals

USF Honor Choir Festival

09-30-2017

Presented by USF School Of Music at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm
The USF choral department is proud to present this culminating event of a day long festival of singing. Featured on this performance will be the combined choir of select students from local high schools along with the choral students at USF. Please come join us as we participate in this important community music-making experience.
The USF choral department is proud to present this culminating event of a day long festival of singing. Featured on this performance will be the combined choir of select students from local high schools along with the choral students at USF. Please come join us as we participate in this important community music-making experience. [less-]
Tags:   FestivalsMusic

Victoria Ginty & LadyHawke w Friends

09-30-2017

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm
Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke will be performing an eclectic mix of Modern Blues and Americana that is sure to satisfy the palettes of connoisseurs who enjoy lyrically well-written music delivered with emotion. New Music with Limited Seating.
Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke will be performing an eclectic mix of Modern Blues and Americana that is sure to satisfy the palettes of connoisseurs who enjoy lyrically well-written music delivered with emotion. New Music with Limited Seating. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour

09-30-2017

Presented by Tampa Bay History Center at Robert W. Saunders Library, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa. History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk approximately one mile.... [more+]
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa. History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk approximately one mile. Pre-registration is required. [less-]
Tags:   HeritageHistory

The Heather Theatre Presents- DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar

09-30-2017

Presented by The Heather Theatre at The Heather Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm
In less than a month from closing the hugely successful production of David Mamet’s RACE, The Heather tackles Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama DISGRACED. In the tight 85 minutes, liberal pieties will clash violently with starkly conservative attitudes on the subjects of religion, national identity, terrorism and even the state of Israel — a gift box, in short, of assorted radioactive topics. These characters are all fascinatingly flawed, and their contradictions are a... [more+]
In less than a month from closing the hugely successful production of David Mamet’s RACE, The Heather tackles Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama DISGRACED. In the tight 85 minutes, liberal pieties will clash violently with starkly conservative attitudes on the subjects of religion, national identity, terrorism and even the state of Israel — a gift box, in short, of assorted radioactive topics. These characters are all fascinatingly flawed, and their contradictions are a reflection of the conflicts pervading their histories and cultures. The brilliance of the play is the way in which identity and perception are shown to be complexly and unpredictably related that thrusts us into an escalating global debate. But instead of telling us what to think, Akhtar questions how we are thinking, and like any first-rate dramatist, he ends up humanizing the way we see the world. This riveting play features Shrey Neil, Lynn Single, Jesse Most, Krystal Nicole Watts, Peter Kostis, and is directed by the Heather’s Artistic Director Ward Smith The Heather is a 501c3 and is named after SAG-AFTRA actor, Heather Philipsen, whose courage and bravery during her time of struggle is an inspiration. The members of The Heather hope to allow her spirit and legacy of strength and genuine caring for others to live on through their performances and generosity to their community, a not-for-profit professional theater company dedicated to producing intimate, socially challenging, artistically brave and inspiring works of live theatre.   [less-]
Tags:   Professional TheatreStage


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