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Mark Joseph Oliver: Not Here But There

04-27-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am
Not Here But There is an exhibition of new photography and sculptural work by Mark Joseph Oliver.  The artworks in this show explore the role that location serves as a monument to the past, present, and future.  Viewers can experience a distilled moment in time through partially masked black and white photography of Norwegian landscapes and witness a narrative connecting past and present through the installation Whale Fall; a completely white boat skeleton resting upon a bed of salt on the... [more+]
Not Here But There is an exhibition of new photography and sculptural work by Mark Joseph Oliver.  The artworks in this show explore the role that location serves as a monument to the past, present, and future.  Viewers can experience a distilled moment in time through partially masked black and white photography of Norwegian landscapes and witness a narrative connecting past and present through the installation Whale Fall; a completely white boat skeleton resting upon a bed of salt on the floor of the gallery. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibition

Fourth Friday, Opening Reception at FMoPA

04-28-2017

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fourth Fridays are the perfect way to experience Downtown Tampa! Visit FMoPA from 5-7 pm and enjoy Pay As You Choose admission pricing, light refreshments, and a special event such as artist lectures, exhibition openings, or docent tours. On April 28, 2017, Fourth Friday will feature the opening reception of the museum’s brand new exhibition The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Fourth Fridays are the perfect way to experience Downtown Tampa! Visit FMoPA from 5-7 pm and enjoy Pay As You Choose admission pricing, light refreshments, and a special event such as artist lectures, exhibition openings, or docent tours. On April 28, 2017, Fourth Friday will feature the opening reception of the museum’s brand new exhibition The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. [less-]
Tags:   Art TalksArt Exhibition

Artist Talk with Beth Kokol

04-28-2017

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
TECO Public Art Gallery presents local artist and teacher Beth Kokol in her first solo exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth's work is on exhibit through April 30, 2017. Beth will present a Talk and Tour of the exhibition during this month's Fourth Friday on April 28th from 5:30- 8:30 pm. She will talk with visitors about her art, what inspires her to paint and answer questions beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. Please join us. [more+]
TECO Public Art Gallery presents local artist and teacher Beth Kokol in her first solo exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth's work is on exhibit through April 30, 2017. Beth will present a Talk and Tour of the exhibition during this month's Fourth Friday on April 28th from 5:30- 8:30 pm. She will talk with visitors about her art, what inspires her to paint and answer questions beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. Please join us. [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibition

Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Exhibit

04-28-2017

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm
The April Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Center is the Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Show. This exhibit represents art of all forms of topography and in a variety of styles. There will be a reception open to the public on April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Art Center.  
The April Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Center is the Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Show. This exhibit represents art of all forms of topography and in a variety of styles. There will be a reception open to the public on April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Art Center.   [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibition

The Master Chorale's BIG SING

04-28-2017

Presented by Master Chorale Of Tampa Bay at The Portico, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm
Musical selections will range from familiar rounds, spirituals, and Beatles songs to popular 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook. Through a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, audience members learn basic vocal technique and sing as one with hundreds of others.
Musical selections will range from familiar rounds, spirituals, and Beatles songs to popular 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook. Through a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, audience members learn basic vocal technique and sing as one with hundreds of others. [less-]
Tags:   FreeMusic

Best of Tampa Bay

04-29-2017

Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at “Tampa’s Best Party!” This all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 50 participants including Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, and wine, liquor and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and 5 live bands for one all-inclusive price! Since its inception 32 years ago, Best of Tampa Bay, the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event, has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Supporting the arts never tasted... [more+]
Join us at “Tampa’s Best Party!” This all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 50 participants including Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, and wine, liquor and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and 5 live bands for one all-inclusive price! Since its inception 32 years ago, Best of Tampa Bay, the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event, has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Supporting the arts never tasted so good! [less-]
Tags:   Music

The Reroute

04-29-2017

Presented by Tempus Projects at Tempus Projects, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Reroute  A Group Exhibition of Day & Night Projects founding members: Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, Mark Leibert, and Tori Tinsley The Reroute might refer to the constant rerouting involved in navigating Day & Night’s hometown of Atlanta’s crippled interstate system or the negotiation with a political and personal landscape. In a similar vein, these artists explore new terrain related to the well-traveled areas of the human figure, the kitsch imagery, interpersonal... [more+]
The Reroute  A Group Exhibition of Day & Night Projects founding members: Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, Mark Leibert, and Tori Tinsley The Reroute might refer to the constant rerouting involved in navigating Day & Night’s hometown of Atlanta’s crippled interstate system or the negotiation with a political and personal landscape. In a similar vein, these artists explore new terrain related to the well-traveled areas of the human figure, the kitsch imagery, interpersonal relationships, and man’s discourse with nature. Steven L. Anderson’s Tree Ring artworks equate the generative process of nature to a meditative human practice. Mark Leibert’sOn Palms“ explore the coconut trees of his youth in Honolulu. The images challenge a theme often relegated to kitsch and the exotic. Painting with hand-processed oils, pigments, and spray paint on canvas, Leibert catches his tentative subject somewhere between vanishing and appearing. Tori Tinsley’s acrylic paintings explore the changing relationship between two figures. The push and the pull, the ups and the downs, the good and the bad. William Downs uses the figure as a foundation to build bodies and landscapes. The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, Knox Family Foundation, and the Mermaid Tavern. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibition

Changes

04-29-2017

Presented by Gallery at 14 Days at The Gallery At 14 Days to Close, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery at 14 Days is exhibiting the art of diverse local artists in their upcoming show, ’CHANGES’. The event, including live entertainment and refreshments, is Saturday, April 29. We invite you to join us for a fantastic night of entertainment and an opportunity to meet the artists. Come on out and enjoy CHANGES at the Gallery. If you are an artist, art lover or collector you don’t want to miss this fun event. You’ll see there is no ‘ordinary’ when art is created and... [more+]
The Gallery at 14 Days is exhibiting the art of diverse local artists in their upcoming show, ’CHANGES’. The event, including live entertainment and refreshments, is Saturday, April 29. We invite you to join us for a fantastic night of entertainment and an opportunity to meet the artists. Come on out and enjoy CHANGES at the Gallery. If you are an artist, art lover or collector you don’t want to miss this fun event. You’ll see there is no ‘ordinary’ when art is created and changed out by these extraordinary artists. The Gallery at 14 Days is a collaboration between local artists and local business. When Miami based real estate agent Grant Vreeland met Tampa Bay artist and promoter, Brien Hockman at an outdoor art show there was an instant connection. Both recognized the value of local art to the community and within days, a collaboration of forces struck gold at this unique office space, home to residential mortgage brokerage ’14 Days To Close’, located on iconic East 7th Avenue in Cigar City. The spacious building is now home to an amazing group of inspired artists. The Gallery at 14 Days is the purest form of ‘thinking outside the box’, and is an innovative model that will prove a win-win to the Tampa arts scene. Don’t miss this amazing show celebrating art of Tampa Bay! [less-]
Tags:   GalleriesArt Exhibition

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races

04-29-2017

Presented by Junior League of Tampa & Panam Dragon Boats at Cotanchobee Park, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
The Junior League of Tampa is honored to partner with Pan Am Dragon Boat Association for the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races. This new fundraiser brings the community together, promotes health and wellness and highlights the beautiful Tampa Bay area. On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Garrison Channel will come alive with dragon boat racing and fun for the entire family. Downtown Tampa provides the perfect backdrop for the hottest race weekend competition in Florida! This free,... [more+]
The Junior League of Tampa is honored to partner with Pan Am Dragon Boat Association for the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races. This new fundraiser brings the community together, promotes health and wellness and highlights the beautiful Tampa Bay area. On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Garrison Channel will come alive with dragon boat racing and fun for the entire family. Downtown Tampa provides the perfect backdrop for the hottest race weekend competition in Florida! This free, annual event attracts people to the Riverwalk and highlights Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music, restaurants and vibrant health and wellness community. Want to catch the best seat in the house for the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races? The Tampa Bay History Center, Marriott Waterside and Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park provide the perfect spots for catching all the action. We have several volunteer opportunities during the event. Please email dragonboatvolunteers@jltampa.org. *Please note: Volunteers must be over 13 years old, comfortable working around water, and sign a waiver form that will be sent at a later date Events take place in and around Garrison Channel, Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park, 601 Old Water Street, Tampa. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & Family

SpringFest! YouthFest!

04-29-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
KIDS: This is event is just for YOU…and your family and friends, too! Join us for live entertainment (Beyond Chaotic, Champions – Kids on the Block, and Mr. Tommy) inflatables, arts, crafts, face painting, fun zones and more! Entertainment Schedule Noon – Champions – Kids on the Block 11 am – Beyond Chaotic 1 pm – Mr. Tommy Food Trucks
PHO Truck / Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese Kebabalicious / Skoops Italian Ice
Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.
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KIDS: This is event is just for YOU…and your family and friends, too! Join us for live entertainment (Beyond Chaotic, Champions – Kids on the Block, and Mr. Tommy) inflatables, arts, crafts, face painting, fun zones and more! Entertainment Schedule Noon – Champions – Kids on the Block 11 am – Beyond Chaotic 1 pm – Mr. Tommy Food Trucks
PHO Truck / Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese Kebabalicious / Skoops Italian Ice
Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.
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Tags:   Free Special EventsKids & Family

Art Spot

04-29-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am
Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Make sure to visit every week because no two Saturdays are alike!
Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Make sure to visit every week because no two Saturdays are alike! [less-]
Tags:  Free

Book of Love: A 50's & 60's Jukebox Concert Event

04-29-2017

Presented by Aeon Life Theater, inc at Cuban Club of Tampa, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm
Aeon Life Theater would like to invite you to join us for "The Book of Love: A 50's & 60's Jukebox Concert Event", featuring hit songs such as: "Mack the Knife," "Earth Angel," "Hit the Road Jack," and "Can't Help Falling in Love". This show is playing for one weekend only at the Cuban Club (Ybor City, FL) with 3 shows ready to entertain the whole family!
Shows open Friday April 28th at 8:30pm, Saturday April 29th at 2:00pm and 8:30pm.
We are also offering a pre-show lunch or dinner with...
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Aeon Life Theater would like to invite you to join us for "The Book of Love: A 50's & 60's Jukebox Concert Event", featuring hit songs such as: "Mack the Knife," "Earth Angel," "Hit the Road Jack," and "Can't Help Falling in Love". This show is playing for one weekend only at the Cuban Club (Ybor City, FL) with 3 shows ready to entertain the whole family!
Shows open Friday April 28th at 8:30pm, Saturday April 29th at 2:00pm and 8:30pm.
We are also offering a pre-show lunch or dinner with catering provided by MISSION BBQ for only $7.50 more. Dinner is served from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and Lunch is served 12:30pm-1:30pm.
DINNER + SHOW only $29.50 (pre-purchase required)
Group Discount: If you purchase 10 or more get tickets you receive $5 off each ticket! (Only valid for Dinner + Show Tickets)
SHOW ONLY Tickets are $22 (doors sales available)
The Book of Love is a crowd-pleasing show that brings back the comedy and laughs, the dance steps, the interaction & pure fun of a magical time gone by, in one powerful show of non-stop music and comedy. This two-hour version of the show flawlessly mixes songs from Doo Wop to Sinatra to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Aeon Life Theater welcomes you to put your dancing shoes on and enjoy the great songs, terrific voices, and the easy camaraderie of these artists as they transport you back to the 1950's and 60's.
We will be performing at the Cuban Club in Ybor City, FL (2010 Republica de Cuba (14thAve), Ybor City, FL 33605). There is free parking behind the building for shuttles (please contact tammy@aeonlifetheater.com to coordinate -- shuttle drivers receive a FREE "Dinner + Show" ticket, as well!). There is also hourly parking at the Palm Ave Parking Garage for individual drivers.
Visit our website to purchase tickets or contact us today to coordinate your group visit!
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Tags:   Comedy VarietyTheatre

Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade

04-29-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO Join us under the big top and unleash your inner child at Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade! Enjoy delicious cocktails, delectable hors d'oeuvres, delightful performances, dazzling art and daring fashion. Chase "la fée verte" under the moonlight at the Tampa Museum of Art! Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programing and world-class exhibitions. The LGBT community has... [more+]
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO Join us under the big top and unleash your inner child at Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade! Enjoy delicious cocktails, delectable hors d'oeuvres, delightful performances, dazzling art and daring fashion. Chase "la fée verte" under the moonlight at the Tampa Museum of Art! Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programing and world-class exhibitions. The LGBT community has been synonymous with Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay and around the world. It’s befitting that Pride & Passion, a signature fundraising event for the Tampa Museum of Art, features our community. It’s equally befitting that the money we raise funds programs at the Museum that reduce barriers to admission, create safe places for people to experience the arts, and celebrates our local talent. The inspiration for Pride & Passion 2017 comes from the circuses, cabarets, and vibrant performance halls frequented by 19th century artists, intellectuals and writers in Paris. With Cirque de Mascarade, the Pride & Passion mantra of “dress to impress” invites guests to add a 19th century bohemian twist to your black tie attire. The 2017 Pride & Passion Committee is comprised of friends and members of the LGBT community who produce Pride & Passion in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art: Nicholas Buchanan, Chair Steven Ballard, 2018 Incoming Chair Marvin Meeks, 2019 Incoming Chair Thomas Aue, Whitney Brundage, Lillian Chor, Todd Edwards, Libby Hopkins, Sing Hurt, Russ Martin, Trent McAree, Joel Rivera, and Kate White. #PridePassionArt LIKE Pride & Passion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pridepassionart FOLLOW Pride & Passion on Twitter: www.twitter.com/pridepassionart FOLLOW Pride & Passion on Instagram: www.instagram.com/pridepassionart [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibition Museums

An Evening of Song with Aaron Tveit

04-30-2017

Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Gabe Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal, began his Broadway career when a mock audition for RENT during a college acting class turned into the real thing, landing him a role on the national tour. This undeniable “it” factor led him to Grease Live! on Fox, Gossip Girl and in the film version of Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Sold out for six straight nights in New York, Tveit’s cabaret show blends the... [more+]
Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Gabe Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal, began his Broadway career when a mock audition for RENT during a college acting class turned into the real thing, landing him a role on the national tour. This undeniable “it” factor led him to Grease Live! on Fox, Gossip Girl and in the film version of Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Sold out for six straight nights in New York, Tveit’s cabaret show blends the best of his onstage charm and unforgettable voice. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Staged Reading: KIDSPEAK 2.0 Youth Playwriting Competition

04-30-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Players, Inc. at Carrollwood Players Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Directed by Leo Salerno | Youth Director Maggie Gamson Produced by Deb Kelley and Jim Russell KIDSPEAK brings the imagination of these children to life as their short plays receive their world premiere with a cast of 14 adult actors in the CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players as a staged reading. From true love, disobeying parents, bullying, and an immigration English test to a robot dog, a spell book, friendship, and self-reliance, the play topics are a varied as the young writers... [more+]
Directed by Leo Salerno | Youth Director Maggie Gamson Produced by Deb Kelley and Jim Russell KIDSPEAK brings the imagination of these children to life as their short plays receive their world premiere with a cast of 14 adult actors in the CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players as a staged reading. From true love, disobeying parents, bullying, and an immigration English test to a robot dog, a spell book, friendship, and self-reliance, the play topics are a varied as the young writers selected from Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Orange Grove Middle Magnet School of the Arts, and Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park. Featured plays are Busted by Jaiden Battle; The Rumors by Zandra Barnes; Adam and I Til Dawn by Jada Holland; My Next-Door Neighbor by AryAnna Gregory; The Book Spell by Gabrielle Odolphe; Donnie and His Conscience by Yasmin Serrano; The Seven Habit Dilemma by Ilyana Woodring and Robot Dog's Plan by triplets, Antony, Gian & Stefan Simonetti. Director Leo Salerno returned for his second year and was pleased to share his role with the show's first youth director, twelve-year-old actress Maggie Gamson. Returning KIDSPEAK actors are Alexa Sheppard, Carlee Soto, Kenneth Grace, and Jim Moss. Making their KIDSPEAK 2.0 debut are Jacob Mohr, Monique Brown, Gemma Davimes, Larry Corwin, Heather Clark, Petra Sussman, Casper Hignite, Dale Noss, Cinda Goeken, and Travis Byington. One young playwright will be announced as the winner, with two runners-up at the close of last performance, based upon audience and judges’ vote and will receive a trophy.   [less-]
Tags:   Children's TheatreTheatre

The Zombie Apocalypso

04-30-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
With an impressive repertoire ranging from contemporary pop to classical music, the Carrollwood Brass will entertain and surprise you. The concert’s title, Zombie Apocalypso, is named after the 4-movement piece of the same name (Calypso HoneymoonA Love UndyingMarch of the Zombies and El Mariachi de la Muerta). Other selections will include Next Stop Funksville, The Pink Panther, Waltz of the Dead and more. The Carrollwood Brass performs under the direction of Chris Hugues. [more+]
With an impressive repertoire ranging from contemporary pop to classical music, the Carrollwood Brass will entertain and surprise you. The concert’s title, Zombie Apocalypso, is named after the 4-movement piece of the same name (Calypso HoneymoonA Love UndyingMarch of the Zombies and El Mariachi de la Muerta). Other selections will include Next Stop Funksville, The Pink Panther, Waltz of the Dead and more. The Carrollwood Brass performs under the direction of Chris Hugues. [less-]
Tags:   Classical OperaMusic

The Azure Sky in Oz

04-30-2017

Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
Carrie Drazek believes that theatre should inspire and change hearts for the better. Her latest project fits the bill perfectly. Opening April 21st, Drazek performs the one-woman show “The Azure Sky in Oz” in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center For The Performing Arts. Directed by Padraic Lillis and written by two-time Eugene O’Neill playwright Bill Leavengood,  the story is inspired by two real-life women, Special Ed teacher Mary Tilford and visual artist Michelle... [more+]
Carrie Drazek believes that theatre should inspire and change hearts for the better. Her latest project fits the bill perfectly. Opening April 21st, Drazek performs the one-woman show “The Azure Sky in Oz” in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center For The Performing Arts. Directed by Padraic Lillis and written by two-time Eugene O’Neill playwright Bill Leavengood,  the story is inspired by two real-life women, Special Ed teacher Mary Tilford and visual artist Michelle Feulner-Castro. “The Azure Sky in Oz” examines and celebrates what being a teacher and a parent of a special needs child entails. “Mary and Michelle have stories that deserve to be told, and which I feel are important for society, as a whole, to hear.”  Leavengood explained. Act One occurs in “Miss Tilford’s” portable classroom in Deltona, Florida as she readies the room for the new school year. Mary recalls the journey of producing and directing “The Wizard of Oz” with “her kids” while unpacking the little toys she uses to deflect the often unpredictable behavior of her ESE students. Act Two finds the audience on the flip side of the coin nestled in the studio of artist Michelle Feulner-Castro, the mother of a profoundly autistic, non-verbal teenager. Michelle is recovering from an episode not unfamiliar to parents of autistic children: Trevor has damaged a piece of art which is due to be hung that night in an important art show. As Michelle struggles to gain her equilibrium through the creative process she shares her raw emotions about the challenges of being Trevor’s mom. The demanding material is something Drazek is looking forward to: “When I read the play, it moved me so much. The strength and fortitude that these characters demonstrate throughout their entire lives inspired me on a very personal level.”   The Azure Sky in Oz will be produced by Carrie Drazek as well and is sponsored by Gibbs & Parnell, P.A.    A portion of proceeds from the play will benefit The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. [less-]
Tags:   DramaTheatre

The Princess Bride

04-30-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
There is a secret to making an all-time great fantasy story for kids, and it’s simple.  Kids don’t only identify with kid characters — they imagine themselves as grown-ups. The old fairy tales knew it. The original Star Wars trilogy knew it.  And The Princess Bride not only knows that secret, in a lot of ways it’s a movie about that secret — and about not losing your childlike sense of excitement and adventure as you grow up (and learn to like kissing, too).
There is a secret to making an all-time great fantasy story for kids, and it’s simple.  Kids don’t only identify with kid characters — they imagine themselves as grown-ups. The old fairy tales knew it. The original Star Wars trilogy knew it.  And The Princess Bride not only knows that secret, in a lot of ways it’s a movie about that secret — and about not losing your childlike sense of excitement and adventure as you grow up (and learn to like kissing, too). [less-]
Tags:  Film

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

04-30-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It encompasses approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unforgettable moments of drama and excitement from around the globe. The photographers represented in Who... [more+]
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It encompasses approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unforgettable moments of drama and excitement from around the globe. The photographers represented in Who Shot Sports include Richard Avedon, Al Bello, David Burnett, Rich Clarkson, Georges Demeny, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Rineke Dijkstra, Brian Finke, Toni Frissell, Ken Geiger, LeRoy Grannis, David Guttenfelder, Ernst Haas, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Walter Iooss, Jr., Heinz Kleutmeier, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Neil Leifer, Étienne-Jules Marey, Bob Martin, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Muybridge, Catherine Opie, Leni Riefenstahl, Robert Riger, Alexander Rodchenko, Howard Schatz, Flip Schulke, George Silk, Barton Silverman, and others.
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by Gail Buckland, Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. [less-]
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Beth Kokol: Indigo Blue

04-30-2017

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 am
TECO Public Art Gallery in downtown Tampa is proud to present Creative Loafing’s 2016 Best Local Artist Beth Kokol in her first Solo Exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth will exhibit her Painting and Mixed Media work March 2 - April 30, 2017. “This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on Canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes... [more+]
TECO Public Art Gallery in downtown Tampa is proud to present Creative Loafing’s 2016 Best Local Artist Beth Kokol in her first Solo Exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth will exhibit her Painting and Mixed Media work March 2 - April 30, 2017. “This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on Canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes Monotypes and Acrylic skins on watercolor paper and is more landscape in nature. Also in this collection are several Mixed Media pieces that include Papyrus Paper that I made and in some cases it is collaged with suede and silk from some very old furniture that comes from my husband’s family.” Beth Kokol will be present for downtown’s Fourth Friday Event on March 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at TECO Public Art Gallery. Beth will lead a Talk & Tour with visitors and talk about her work, her inspirations and take questions. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us. [less-]
Tags:   FreeArt Exhibition

Mark Joseph Oliver: Not Here But There

04-27-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am
Not Here But There is an exhibition of new photography and sculptural work by Mark Joseph Oliver.  The artworks in this show explore the role that location serves as a monument to the past, present, and future.  Viewers can experience a distilled moment in time through partially masked black and white photography of Norwegian landscapes and witness a narrative connecting past and present through the installation Whale Fall; a completely white boat skeleton resting upon a bed of salt on the... [more+]
Not Here But There is an exhibition of new photography and sculptural work by Mark Joseph Oliver.  The artworks in this show explore the role that location serves as a monument to the past, present, and future.  Viewers can experience a distilled moment in time through partially masked black and white photography of Norwegian landscapes and witness a narrative connecting past and present through the installation Whale Fall; a completely white boat skeleton resting upon a bed of salt on the floor of the gallery. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibition

Fourth Friday, Opening Reception at FMoPA

04-28-2017

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fourth Fridays are the perfect way to experience Downtown Tampa! Visit FMoPA from 5-7 pm and enjoy Pay As You Choose admission pricing, light refreshments, and a special event such as artist lectures, exhibition openings, or docent tours. On April 28, 2017, Fourth Friday will feature the opening reception of the museum’s brand new exhibition The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Fourth Fridays are the perfect way to experience Downtown Tampa! Visit FMoPA from 5-7 pm and enjoy Pay As You Choose admission pricing, light refreshments, and a special event such as artist lectures, exhibition openings, or docent tours. On April 28, 2017, Fourth Friday will feature the opening reception of the museum’s brand new exhibition The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. [less-]
Tags:   Art TalksArt Exhibition

Artist Talk with Beth Kokol

04-28-2017

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
TECO Public Art Gallery presents local artist and teacher Beth Kokol in her first solo exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth's work is on exhibit through April 30, 2017. Beth will present a Talk and Tour of the exhibition during this month's Fourth Friday on April 28th from 5:30- 8:30 pm. She will talk with visitors about her art, what inspires her to paint and answer questions beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. Please join us. [more+]
TECO Public Art Gallery presents local artist and teacher Beth Kokol in her first solo exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth's work is on exhibit through April 30, 2017. Beth will present a Talk and Tour of the exhibition during this month's Fourth Friday on April 28th from 5:30- 8:30 pm. She will talk with visitors about her art, what inspires her to paint and answer questions beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. Please join us. [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibition

Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Exhibit

04-28-2017

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm
The April Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Center is the Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Show. This exhibit represents art of all forms of topography and in a variety of styles. There will be a reception open to the public on April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Art Center.  
The April Exhibit at the Old Hyde Park Art Center is the Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Show. This exhibit represents art of all forms of topography and in a variety of styles. There will be a reception open to the public on April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Art Center.   [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibition

The Master Chorale's BIG SING

04-28-2017

Presented by Master Chorale Of Tampa Bay at The Portico, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm
Musical selections will range from familiar rounds, spirituals, and Beatles songs to popular 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook. Through a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, audience members learn basic vocal technique and sing as one with hundreds of others.
Musical selections will range from familiar rounds, spirituals, and Beatles songs to popular 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook. Through a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, audience members learn basic vocal technique and sing as one with hundreds of others. [less-]
Tags:   FreeMusic

Best of Tampa Bay

04-29-2017

Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at “Tampa’s Best Party!” This all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 50 participants including Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, and wine, liquor and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and 5 live bands for one all-inclusive price! Since its inception 32 years ago, Best of Tampa Bay, the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event, has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Supporting the arts never tasted... [more+]
Join us at “Tampa’s Best Party!” This all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 50 participants including Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, and wine, liquor and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and 5 live bands for one all-inclusive price! Since its inception 32 years ago, Best of Tampa Bay, the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event, has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Supporting the arts never tasted so good! [less-]
Tags:   Music

The Reroute

04-29-2017

Presented by Tempus Projects at Tempus Projects, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Reroute  A Group Exhibition of Day & Night Projects founding members: Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, Mark Leibert, and Tori Tinsley The Reroute might refer to the constant rerouting involved in navigating Day & Night’s hometown of Atlanta’s crippled interstate system or the negotiation with a political and personal landscape. In a similar vein, these artists explore new terrain related to the well-traveled areas of the human figure, the kitsch imagery, interpersonal... [more+]
The Reroute  A Group Exhibition of Day & Night Projects founding members: Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, Mark Leibert, and Tori Tinsley The Reroute might refer to the constant rerouting involved in navigating Day & Night’s hometown of Atlanta’s crippled interstate system or the negotiation with a political and personal landscape. In a similar vein, these artists explore new terrain related to the well-traveled areas of the human figure, the kitsch imagery, interpersonal relationships, and man’s discourse with nature. Steven L. Anderson’s Tree Ring artworks equate the generative process of nature to a meditative human practice. Mark Leibert’sOn Palms“ explore the coconut trees of his youth in Honolulu. The images challenge a theme often relegated to kitsch and the exotic. Painting with hand-processed oils, pigments, and spray paint on canvas, Leibert catches his tentative subject somewhere between vanishing and appearing. Tori Tinsley’s acrylic paintings explore the changing relationship between two figures. The push and the pull, the ups and the downs, the good and the bad. William Downs uses the figure as a foundation to build bodies and landscapes. The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, Knox Family Foundation, and the Mermaid Tavern. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibition

Changes

04-29-2017

Presented by Gallery at 14 Days at The Gallery At 14 Days to Close, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery at 14 Days is exhibiting the art of diverse local artists in their upcoming show, ’CHANGES’. The event, including live entertainment and refreshments, is Saturday, April 29. We invite you to join us for a fantastic night of entertainment and an opportunity to meet the artists. Come on out and enjoy CHANGES at the Gallery. If you are an artist, art lover or collector you don’t want to miss this fun event. You’ll see there is no ‘ordinary’ when art is created and... [more+]
The Gallery at 14 Days is exhibiting the art of diverse local artists in their upcoming show, ’CHANGES’. The event, including live entertainment and refreshments, is Saturday, April 29. We invite you to join us for a fantastic night of entertainment and an opportunity to meet the artists. Come on out and enjoy CHANGES at the Gallery. If you are an artist, art lover or collector you don’t want to miss this fun event. You’ll see there is no ‘ordinary’ when art is created and changed out by these extraordinary artists. The Gallery at 14 Days is a collaboration between local artists and local business. When Miami based real estate agent Grant Vreeland met Tampa Bay artist and promoter, Brien Hockman at an outdoor art show there was an instant connection. Both recognized the value of local art to the community and within days, a collaboration of forces struck gold at this unique office space, home to residential mortgage brokerage ’14 Days To Close’, located on iconic East 7th Avenue in Cigar City. The spacious building is now home to an amazing group of inspired artists. The Gallery at 14 Days is the purest form of ‘thinking outside the box’, and is an innovative model that will prove a win-win to the Tampa arts scene. Don’t miss this amazing show celebrating art of Tampa Bay! [less-]
Tags:   GalleriesArt Exhibition

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races

04-29-2017

Presented by Junior League of Tampa & Panam Dragon Boats at Cotanchobee Park, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
The Junior League of Tampa is honored to partner with Pan Am Dragon Boat Association for the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races. This new fundraiser brings the community together, promotes health and wellness and highlights the beautiful Tampa Bay area. On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Garrison Channel will come alive with dragon boat racing and fun for the entire family. Downtown Tampa provides the perfect backdrop for the hottest race weekend competition in Florida! This free,... [more+]
The Junior League of Tampa is honored to partner with Pan Am Dragon Boat Association for the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races. This new fundraiser brings the community together, promotes health and wellness and highlights the beautiful Tampa Bay area. On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Garrison Channel will come alive with dragon boat racing and fun for the entire family. Downtown Tampa provides the perfect backdrop for the hottest race weekend competition in Florida! This free, annual event attracts people to the Riverwalk and highlights Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music, restaurants and vibrant health and wellness community. Want to catch the best seat in the house for the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races? The Tampa Bay History Center, Marriott Waterside and Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park provide the perfect spots for catching all the action. We have several volunteer opportunities during the event. Please email dragonboatvolunteers@jltampa.org. *Please note: Volunteers must be over 13 years old, comfortable working around water, and sign a waiver form that will be sent at a later date Events take place in and around Garrison Channel, Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park, 601 Old Water Street, Tampa. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & Family

SpringFest! YouthFest!

04-29-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
KIDS: This is event is just for YOU…and your family and friends, too! Join us for live entertainment (Beyond Chaotic, Champions – Kids on the Block, and Mr. Tommy) inflatables, arts, crafts, face painting, fun zones and more! Entertainment Schedule Noon – Champions – Kids on the Block 11 am – Beyond Chaotic 1 pm – Mr. Tommy Food Trucks
PHO Truck / Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese Kebabalicious / Skoops Italian Ice
Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.
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KIDS: This is event is just for YOU…and your family and friends, too! Join us for live entertainment (Beyond Chaotic, Champions – Kids on the Block, and Mr. Tommy) inflatables, arts, crafts, face painting, fun zones and more! Entertainment Schedule Noon – Champions – Kids on the Block 11 am – Beyond Chaotic 1 pm – Mr. Tommy Food Trucks
PHO Truck / Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese Kebabalicious / Skoops Italian Ice
Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.
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Tags:   Free Special EventsKids & Family

Art Spot

04-29-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am
Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Make sure to visit every week because no two Saturdays are alike!
Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Make sure to visit every week because no two Saturdays are alike! [less-]
Tags:  Free

Book of Love: A 50's & 60's Jukebox Concert Event

04-29-2017

Presented by Aeon Life Theater, inc at Cuban Club of Tampa, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm
Aeon Life Theater would like to invite you to join us for "The Book of Love: A 50's & 60's Jukebox Concert Event", featuring hit songs such as: "Mack the Knife," "Earth Angel," "Hit the Road Jack," and "Can't Help Falling in Love". This show is playing for one weekend only at the Cuban Club (Ybor City, FL) with 3 shows ready to entertain the whole family!
Shows open Friday April 28th at 8:30pm, Saturday April 29th at 2:00pm and 8:30pm.
We are also offering a pre-show lunch or dinner with...
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Aeon Life Theater would like to invite you to join us for "The Book of Love: A 50's & 60's Jukebox Concert Event", featuring hit songs such as: "Mack the Knife," "Earth Angel," "Hit the Road Jack," and "Can't Help Falling in Love". This show is playing for one weekend only at the Cuban Club (Ybor City, FL) with 3 shows ready to entertain the whole family!
Shows open Friday April 28th at 8:30pm, Saturday April 29th at 2:00pm and 8:30pm.
We are also offering a pre-show lunch or dinner with catering provided by MISSION BBQ for only $7.50 more. Dinner is served from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and Lunch is served 12:30pm-1:30pm.
DINNER + SHOW only $29.50 (pre-purchase required)
Group Discount: If you purchase 10 or more get tickets you receive $5 off each ticket! (Only valid for Dinner + Show Tickets)
SHOW ONLY Tickets are $22 (doors sales available)
The Book of Love is a crowd-pleasing show that brings back the comedy and laughs, the dance steps, the interaction & pure fun of a magical time gone by, in one powerful show of non-stop music and comedy. This two-hour version of the show flawlessly mixes songs from Doo Wop to Sinatra to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Aeon Life Theater welcomes you to put your dancing shoes on and enjoy the great songs, terrific voices, and the easy camaraderie of these artists as they transport you back to the 1950's and 60's.
We will be performing at the Cuban Club in Ybor City, FL (2010 Republica de Cuba (14thAve), Ybor City, FL 33605). There is free parking behind the building for shuttles (please contact tammy@aeonlifetheater.com to coordinate -- shuttle drivers receive a FREE "Dinner + Show" ticket, as well!). There is also hourly parking at the Palm Ave Parking Garage for individual drivers.
Visit our website to purchase tickets or contact us today to coordinate your group visit!
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Tags:   Comedy VarietyTheatre

Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade

04-29-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO Join us under the big top and unleash your inner child at Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade! Enjoy delicious cocktails, delectable hors d'oeuvres, delightful performances, dazzling art and daring fashion. Chase "la fée verte" under the moonlight at the Tampa Museum of Art! Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programing and world-class exhibitions. The LGBT community has... [more+]
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO Join us under the big top and unleash your inner child at Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade! Enjoy delicious cocktails, delectable hors d'oeuvres, delightful performances, dazzling art and daring fashion. Chase "la fée verte" under the moonlight at the Tampa Museum of Art! Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programing and world-class exhibitions. The LGBT community has been synonymous with Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay and around the world. It’s befitting that Pride & Passion, a signature fundraising event for the Tampa Museum of Art, features our community. It’s equally befitting that the money we raise funds programs at the Museum that reduce barriers to admission, create safe places for people to experience the arts, and celebrates our local talent. The inspiration for Pride & Passion 2017 comes from the circuses, cabarets, and vibrant performance halls frequented by 19th century artists, intellectuals and writers in Paris. With Cirque de Mascarade, the Pride & Passion mantra of “dress to impress” invites guests to add a 19th century bohemian twist to your black tie attire. The 2017 Pride & Passion Committee is comprised of friends and members of the LGBT community who produce Pride & Passion in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art: Nicholas Buchanan, Chair Steven Ballard, 2018 Incoming Chair Marvin Meeks, 2019 Incoming Chair Thomas Aue, Whitney Brundage, Lillian Chor, Todd Edwards, Libby Hopkins, Sing Hurt, Russ Martin, Trent McAree, Joel Rivera, and Kate White. #PridePassionArt LIKE Pride & Passion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pridepassionart FOLLOW Pride & Passion on Twitter: www.twitter.com/pridepassionart FOLLOW Pride & Passion on Instagram: www.instagram.com/pridepassionart [less-]
Tags:   Art Exhibition Museums

An Evening of Song with Aaron Tveit

04-30-2017

Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Gabe Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal, began his Broadway career when a mock audition for RENT during a college acting class turned into the real thing, landing him a role on the national tour. This undeniable “it” factor led him to Grease Live! on Fox, Gossip Girl and in the film version of Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Sold out for six straight nights in New York, Tveit’s cabaret show blends the... [more+]
Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Gabe Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal, began his Broadway career when a mock audition for RENT during a college acting class turned into the real thing, landing him a role on the national tour. This undeniable “it” factor led him to Grease Live! on Fox, Gossip Girl and in the film version of Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Sold out for six straight nights in New York, Tveit’s cabaret show blends the best of his onstage charm and unforgettable voice. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Staged Reading: KIDSPEAK 2.0 Youth Playwriting Competition

04-30-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Players, Inc. at Carrollwood Players Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Directed by Leo Salerno | Youth Director Maggie Gamson Produced by Deb Kelley and Jim Russell KIDSPEAK brings the imagination of these children to life as their short plays receive their world premiere with a cast of 14 adult actors in the CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players as a staged reading. From true love, disobeying parents, bullying, and an immigration English test to a robot dog, a spell book, friendship, and self-reliance, the play topics are a varied as the young writers... [more+]
Directed by Leo Salerno | Youth Director Maggie Gamson Produced by Deb Kelley and Jim Russell KIDSPEAK brings the imagination of these children to life as their short plays receive their world premiere with a cast of 14 adult actors in the CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players as a staged reading. From true love, disobeying parents, bullying, and an immigration English test to a robot dog, a spell book, friendship, and self-reliance, the play topics are a varied as the young writers selected from Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Orange Grove Middle Magnet School of the Arts, and Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park. Featured plays are Busted by Jaiden Battle; The Rumors by Zandra Barnes; Adam and I Til Dawn by Jada Holland; My Next-Door Neighbor by AryAnna Gregory; The Book Spell by Gabrielle Odolphe; Donnie and His Conscience by Yasmin Serrano; The Seven Habit Dilemma by Ilyana Woodring and Robot Dog's Plan by triplets, Antony, Gian & Stefan Simonetti. Director Leo Salerno returned for his second year and was pleased to share his role with the show's first youth director, twelve-year-old actress Maggie Gamson. Returning KIDSPEAK actors are Alexa Sheppard, Carlee Soto, Kenneth Grace, and Jim Moss. Making their KIDSPEAK 2.0 debut are Jacob Mohr, Monique Brown, Gemma Davimes, Larry Corwin, Heather Clark, Petra Sussman, Casper Hignite, Dale Noss, Cinda Goeken, and Travis Byington. One young playwright will be announced as the winner, with two runners-up at the close of last performance, based upon audience and judges’ vote and will receive a trophy.   [less-]
Tags:   Children's TheatreTheatre

The Zombie Apocalypso

04-30-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
With an impressive repertoire ranging from contemporary pop to classical music, the Carrollwood Brass will entertain and surprise you. The concert’s title, Zombie Apocalypso, is named after the 4-movement piece of the same name (Calypso HoneymoonA Love UndyingMarch of the Zombies and El Mariachi de la Muerta). Other selections will include Next Stop Funksville, The Pink Panther, Waltz of the Dead and more. The Carrollwood Brass performs under the direction of Chris Hugues. [more+]
With an impressive repertoire ranging from contemporary pop to classical music, the Carrollwood Brass will entertain and surprise you. The concert’s title, Zombie Apocalypso, is named after the 4-movement piece of the same name (Calypso HoneymoonA Love UndyingMarch of the Zombies and El Mariachi de la Muerta). Other selections will include Next Stop Funksville, The Pink Panther, Waltz of the Dead and more. The Carrollwood Brass performs under the direction of Chris Hugues. [less-]
Tags:   Classical OperaMusic

The Azure Sky in Oz

04-30-2017

Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
Carrie Drazek believes that theatre should inspire and change hearts for the better. Her latest project fits the bill perfectly. Opening April 21st, Drazek performs the one-woman show “The Azure Sky in Oz” in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center For The Performing Arts. Directed by Padraic Lillis and written by two-time Eugene O’Neill playwright Bill Leavengood,  the story is inspired by two real-life women, Special Ed teacher Mary Tilford and visual artist Michelle... [more+]
Carrie Drazek believes that theatre should inspire and change hearts for the better. Her latest project fits the bill perfectly. Opening April 21st, Drazek performs the one-woman show “The Azure Sky in Oz” in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center For The Performing Arts. Directed by Padraic Lillis and written by two-time Eugene O’Neill playwright Bill Leavengood,  the story is inspired by two real-life women, Special Ed teacher Mary Tilford and visual artist Michelle Feulner-Castro. “The Azure Sky in Oz” examines and celebrates what being a teacher and a parent of a special needs child entails. “Mary and Michelle have stories that deserve to be told, and which I feel are important for society, as a whole, to hear.”  Leavengood explained. Act One occurs in “Miss Tilford’s” portable classroom in Deltona, Florida as she readies the room for the new school year. Mary recalls the journey of producing and directing “The Wizard of Oz” with “her kids” while unpacking the little toys she uses to deflect the often unpredictable behavior of her ESE students. Act Two finds the audience on the flip side of the coin nestled in the studio of artist Michelle Feulner-Castro, the mother of a profoundly autistic, non-verbal teenager. Michelle is recovering from an episode not unfamiliar to parents of autistic children: Trevor has damaged a piece of art which is due to be hung that night in an important art show. As Michelle struggles to gain her equilibrium through the creative process she shares her raw emotions about the challenges of being Trevor’s mom. The demanding material is something Drazek is looking forward to: “When I read the play, it moved me so much. The strength and fortitude that these characters demonstrate throughout their entire lives inspired me on a very personal level.”   The Azure Sky in Oz will be produced by Carrie Drazek as well and is sponsored by Gibbs & Parnell, P.A.    A portion of proceeds from the play will benefit The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. [less-]
Tags:   DramaTheatre

The Princess Bride

04-30-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
There is a secret to making an all-time great fantasy story for kids, and it’s simple.  Kids don’t only identify with kid characters — they imagine themselves as grown-ups. The old fairy tales knew it. The original Star Wars trilogy knew it.  And The Princess Bride not only knows that secret, in a lot of ways it’s a movie about that secret — and about not losing your childlike sense of excitement and adventure as you grow up (and learn to like kissing, too).
There is a secret to making an all-time great fantasy story for kids, and it’s simple.  Kids don’t only identify with kid characters — they imagine themselves as grown-ups. The old fairy tales knew it. The original Star Wars trilogy knew it.  And The Princess Bride not only knows that secret, in a lot of ways it’s a movie about that secret — and about not losing your childlike sense of excitement and adventure as you grow up (and learn to like kissing, too). [less-]
Tags:  Film

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

04-30-2017

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It encompasses approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unforgettable moments of drama and excitement from around the globe. The photographers represented in Who... [more+]
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It encompasses approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unforgettable moments of drama and excitement from around the globe. The photographers represented in Who Shot Sports include Richard Avedon, Al Bello, David Burnett, Rich Clarkson, Georges Demeny, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Rineke Dijkstra, Brian Finke, Toni Frissell, Ken Geiger, LeRoy Grannis, David Guttenfelder, Ernst Haas, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Walter Iooss, Jr., Heinz Kleutmeier, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Neil Leifer, Étienne-Jules Marey, Bob Martin, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Muybridge, Catherine Opie, Leni Riefenstahl, Robert Riger, Alexander Rodchenko, Howard Schatz, Flip Schulke, George Silk, Barton Silverman, and others.
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by Gail Buckland, Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. [less-]
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Beth Kokol: Indigo Blue

04-30-2017

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 27 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 am
TECO Public Art Gallery in downtown Tampa is proud to present Creative Loafing’s 2016 Best Local Artist Beth Kokol in her first Solo Exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth will exhibit her Painting and Mixed Media work March 2 - April 30, 2017. “This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on Canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes... [more+]
TECO Public Art Gallery in downtown Tampa is proud to present Creative Loafing’s 2016 Best Local Artist Beth Kokol in her first Solo Exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth will exhibit her Painting and Mixed Media work March 2 - April 30, 2017. “This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on Canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes Monotypes and Acrylic skins on watercolor paper and is more landscape in nature. Also in this collection are several Mixed Media pieces that include Papyrus Paper that I made and in some cases it is collaged with suede and silk from some very old furniture that comes from my husband’s family.” Beth Kokol will be present for downtown’s Fourth Friday Event on March 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at TECO Public Art Gallery. Beth will lead a Talk & Tour with visitors and talk about her work, her inspirations and take questions. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us. [less-]
Tags:   FreeArt Exhibition


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