Happening in Hillsborough


Happening in Hillsborough

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit

07-23-2018

Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Center Place (Brandon Library), Brandon
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm

Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter...

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Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter too. The original musical is sung live by puppeteer and lyricist, Jerry Bickel.  Bickel received the Distinguished Career Award in Children’s/Youth Theatre from the Florida Theater Conference and has made performance tours across the US and a dozen international appearances in Europe, Asia and South America.

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The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit

07-24-2018

Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Lutz Branch Library, Lutz
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm

Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter...

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Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter too. The original musical is sung live by puppeteer and lyricist, Jerry Bickel.  Bickel received the Distinguished Career Award in Children’s/Youth Theatre from the Florida Theater Conference and has made performance tours across the US and a dozen international appearances in Europe, Asia and South America.

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2018 Members Show Awards Ceremony

07-27-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its 18th annual “Members Show” on July 27 at 5 p.m. with a reception and awards ceremony. Works shown include member-submitted photographs in six categories.

All submitted work will be exhibited, and winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the reception. Reception attendees who submit a donation to the museum will vote on an overall best-in-show winner.

Category winners will receive a prize from...

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its 18th annual “Members Show” on July 27 at 5 p.m. with a reception and awards ceremony. Works shown include member-submitted photographs in six categories.

All submitted work will be exhibited, and winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the reception. Reception attendees who submit a donation to the museum will vote on an overall best-in-show winner.

Category winners will receive a prize from one of the following sponsors: Busch Gardens, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, MOSI, Chipotle and Ron Giovannelli in recognition of the USF College of Engineering. All submissions will be shown in the community gallery until August 31.

“The ‘Members Show’ is a wonderful opportunity for the museum to connect with its members in a more personal way,”  said Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “We enjoy showcasing their creativity and appreciate the hard work they put into creating photographs for this show.”

Submissions from FMoPA members will be accepted through July 20. For more information about the Members Show or submitting entries, visit http://membersshow.fmopa.org/.

 

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Classics - Legendary Pioneers of NYC Graffiti Customize Shoes Displayed in Ybor City

07-27-2018

Presented by mergeCulture Gallery at Burn Rubber, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

Reebok Classic X Burn Rubber X Mergeculture

South Bronx graffiti on the MTA subways from the early 70s through 1984 (before the clean car movement put in place by the city of New York) has influenced modern contemporary art, street culture, and modern street art. These artists got their start in the yards of the bronx, painting full subway cars. Underground art in NYC was at a prime, it created the products of Keith Haring and Basquiat, as well as other artists such as Blade, who still...

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Reebok Classic X Burn Rubber X Mergeculture

South Bronx graffiti on the MTA subways from the early 70s through 1984 (before the clean car movement put in place by the city of New York) has influenced modern contemporary art, street culture, and modern street art. These artists got their start in the yards of the bronx, painting full subway cars. Underground art in NYC was at a prime, it created the products of Keith Haring and Basquiat, as well as other artists such as Blade, who still travels the world showing work.

See the work of Blade, TKid 170, Part One, Crash One, Lady Pink in addition to 14 other artists.

20 artists, a mix of both veteran and upcoming multi-style graffiti writers (Pioneers of the graffiti movement in NYC), and contemporary artists will customize sneakers (either the classic leather or workout classic) in their own style.

All custom sneakers are going to be displayed on a commemorative stand and available for purchase.

The artists invited to this exhibit are masters of their craft, this is going to be one of the most heavy hitting exhibits Ybor City has seen in a while.

Artists Confirmed Customizing 1 Pair of Reebok Classics in this Exhibit:

Blade (Bronx, NY)
Cope2 (Bronx, NY)
Crash One (Bronx, NY)
Terrible Tkid 170 (Bronx, NY)
Part One (Bronx, NY)
Lady Pink (Bronx, NY)

GIZ (Brooklyn, NY)
DEB (San Fransisco)
Atomik (Miami)
Eric Inkala (Brooklyn, NY)
Sentrock (Chicago)
Birdcap (Memphis, TN)
The Peach Moon (Tampa, FL)
Michael Mauldin (Atlanta)
Stephen Palladino (Brooklyn, NY)
Cuddly Rigor Mortis (Jackson, NJ)
Nate Dee (Miami)
Jnkyrd (Tampa, FL)
Scumrag (Tampa, FL)
Illsol (Tampa, FL)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

07-28-2018

Presented by Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures...

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Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.

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Balcony-To-Backstage Tour

07-28-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:30 pm

Where does the organ go when the movie starts? Why is there a stuffed peacock perched near the proscenium? (And, for that matter, what is a "proscenium" anyway?)

Learn the Theatre's secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a "balcony to backstage" tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. The 90-minute tours will kick off in the lobby at 11:30am and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.Please be advised that this is...

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Where does the organ go when the movie starts? Why is there a stuffed peacock perched near the proscenium? (And, for that matter, what is a "proscenium" anyway?)

Learn the Theatre's secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a "balcony to backstage" tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. The 90-minute tours will kick off in the lobby at 11:30am and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.Please be advised that this is a walking tour that will include extended periods of standing and several opportunities to navigate stairs.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 2 to 12. Doors open at 11:15am

Want to tour FOR FREE? Become a Tampa Theatre Member! Members always receive free admission to Balcony to Backstage Tours, and you can apply the cost of your tour ticket toward a Membership at any level. Just visit the Box Office on the day of your tour to join and redeem your tour ticket for a $10 savings.

Offer available same-day at the Box Office only.

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Christmas in July

07-28-2018

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am

40 Plus Vendors! Kids crafting room. Santa arrives at 11am.
Jen's Famous Nog - Free

Free admission

Outside Food Vendors & More!

40 Plus Vendors! Kids crafting room. Santa arrives at 11am.
Jen's Famous Nog - Free

Free admission

Outside Food Vendors & More!

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Once Upon a Mattress

07-29-2018

Presented by Plant City Entertainment at Plant City Entertainment, Inc. Theater, Plant City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious...

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If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again!

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Oliver!

07-29-2018

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Performed by MAS Community Theatre

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and song ever to hit the stage.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and...

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Performed by MAS Community Theatre

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and song ever to hit the stage.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com

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Sing-Along Mary Poppins (1964)

07-29-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm

Walt Disney, on the advice of his daughters, tried for more than two decades to turn Mary Poppins into a movie. But P.L. Travers, author of the popular kids’ books series that originated our favorite magical nanny, stonewalled him — Disney had mostly made animated movies and lower-profile live-action pictures when negotiations began in the ‘30s, and she didn’t think they’d do her beloved character justice.

Finally, in 1961, she agreed. They got Julie Andrews, an acclaimed stage...

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Walt Disney, on the advice of his daughters, tried for more than two decades to turn Mary Poppins into a movie. But P.L. Travers, author of the popular kids’ books series that originated our favorite magical nanny, stonewalled him — Disney had mostly made animated movies and lower-profile live-action pictures when negotiations began in the ‘30s, and she didn’t think they’d do her beloved character justice.

Finally, in 1961, she agreed. They got Julie Andrews, an acclaimed stage actress, to make her motion picture debut; they got Dick Van Dyke, a huge TV star, to do the world’s worst Cockney accent. And with its innovative mix of animation and live actors, its timeless songs – these are sing-along screenings after all! – and its uplifting and optimistic message, the film was such a smash success (Walt’s only movie to get a Best Picture nomination in his lifetime) that the fortune it made at the box office funded the purchase of huge swaths of Central Florida land that would eventually become Walt Disney World. And so: you have Mary Poppins to thank for the contemporary Orlando metropolitan area. Who knew?!

Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character – or in a Mary Poppins-inspired costume – for these very special sing-along screenings!

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Seeing Now, an exhibition of new works featuring the artists of Creatives Exchange Artist Collective

07-31-2018

Presented by HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery at HCC Ybor Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Ybor Gallery, Hillsborough Community College, is pleased to announce  Seeing Now, a multi—disciplinary exhibition of new works featuring the artists of Creatives Exchange Artist Collective. Seeing Now is a juried selection of works which share a contemporary woman’s perspective. The artwork communicates the current visible or hidden forces shaping the participating artists’ work. Artworks selected by Juror Catherine Bergmann, include a variety of media: photography, sculpture,...

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Ybor Gallery, Hillsborough Community College, is pleased to announce  Seeing Now, a multi—disciplinary exhibition of new works featuring the artists of Creatives Exchange Artist Collective. Seeing Now is a juried selection of works which share a contemporary woman’s perspective. The artwork communicates the current visible or hidden forces shaping the participating artists’ work. Artworks selected by Juror Catherine Bergmann, include a variety of media: photography, sculpture, jewelry, painting, encaustic, video and works on paper. The opening reception will feature a dance performance choreographed by member Cynthia Hennessy. Other Creatives Exchange artists featured in Seeing Now include: Paula Brett, Jenny Carey, Suzanne Camp Crosby, Kimberli Cummings, Melissa Fair, Eileen Goldenberg, Brenda Gregory, Victoria Jorgensen, Candace Knapp, Kim Radatz, Debra Radke, Rose Rosen, and Suzanne Williamson.

A selected panel of artists from Creatives Exchange will participate in a Seeing Now Artist Talk July 19, 6:00 pm in the HCC Ybor Gallery.

 

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

08-03-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:30 pm

It used to be nerd gospel, somewhere between a superstition and a prophecy, than only odd-numbered Star Trek movies were good. This little pearl of well-polished cultural wisdom was taken so seriously, and held so true, that, apparently finding themselves unable to simply make odd-numbered movies better, they just stopped putting numbers on the sequels entirely. But the idea never would have taken root if it weren’t for two things: the first Star Trek movie is pretty bad (stodgy,...

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It used to be nerd gospel, somewhere between a superstition and a prophecy, than only odd-numbered Star Trek movies were good. This little pearl of well-polished cultural wisdom was taken so seriously, and held so true, that, apparently finding themselves unable to simply make odd-numbered movies better, they just stopped putting numbers on the sequels entirely. But the idea never would have taken root if it weren’t for two things: the first Star Trek movie is pretty bad (stodgy, wrong-headed, felt nothing like the show) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is really, really good.

There was a lot on the line when this movie got made. Pop culture was turning away from science fiction (partially because Star Trek: the Motion Picture was so poorly received). Paramount had a huge amount of money on the line. So they took the risk of removing series creator Gene Roddenberry from the project, they saved a bunch on reused sets and special effects, they revived an under-utilized character from the show rather than risk creating new characters who might not be liked (and Ricardo Montalban knew exactly how much scenery to chew) and they hung the whole story on the bones of a tale that was acknowledged to be pretty decent: Moby Dick. The result was one of the classic all-time space movies. And yes, that’s Ricardo’s real chest. From hell’s heart, REWIND stabs at thee with Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan.

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"Hot Summer Show II," Clayton Gallery Artists

08-04-2018

Presented by Clayton Galleries at Clayton Galleries, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Gallery continues its annual summer series with “HOT SUMMER SHOW II”, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists. The show will start on July 5th and run through August 4th . There will be no opening receptions for the summer shows.

A variety of media will be showcased in each of the exhibitions including oil, acrylic,and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media works, photography, and sculpture. The artists participating are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Natty Moss Bond, Peter...

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The Gallery continues its annual summer series with “HOT SUMMER SHOW II”, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists. The show will start on July 5th and run through August 4th . There will be no opening receptions for the summer shows.

A variety of media will be showcased in each of the exhibitions including oil, acrylic,and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media works, photography, and sculpture. The artists participating are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Natty Moss Bond, Peter Brown, Jeanne Cameron, Robin Cody, Dolores Coe, Virginia Derryberry, Benjamin Dimmitt, Billie Hightower, Cassandra James, Tim Kennedy, Lennie Kesl, Carl Kickerbocker, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, Peter Kuentzel, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Lynn Manos, Bruce Marsh, Kate Norris, Yoko Nogami, George Pappas, Lucca Pizorno, Stacy Rosende, Claudia Ryan, Roberta Schofield, Joyce Ely-Walker, Laura Waller, and Kathy Wright.

 

 

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Restricted

08-04-2018

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Restricted will display seldom seen but important works from the permanent collection of the USF Contemporary Art Museum, including paintings, prints, video, sculptures, installations, and archival material by leading artists such as Claes Oldenburg, John Cage, Lynda Benglis, Mernet Larsen, Burt Barr, and many others. All the works are restricted in the environments and contexts in which they can be displayed and this exhibition offers not only the opportunity to view these “hidden...

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Restricted will display seldom seen but important works from the permanent collection of the USF Contemporary Art Museum, including paintings, prints, video, sculptures, installations, and archival material by leading artists such as Claes Oldenburg, John Cage, Lynda Benglis, Mernet Larsen, Burt Barr, and many others. All the works are restricted in the environments and contexts in which they can be displayed and this exhibition offers not only the opportunity to view these “hidden gems,” but a discussion of their care and the competing pressures of best museum practices.

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Rope

08-05-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 05 @ 3:00 pm

Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for spectacle. Everybody can remember one thing about each of his movies, whether they’ve seen them or not: the crop duster in North by Northwest, the shower scene in Psycho, the dolly zoom he invented for Vertigo. But the thing everyone remembers about Rope, starring James Stewart and Farley Granger in a drama about a truly cold-blooded murder, is both more encompassing and less iconic — famously, Rope is shot to look like one long, single take with no...

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Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for spectacle. Everybody can remember one thing about each of his movies, whether they’ve seen them or not: the crop duster in North by Northwest, the shower scene in Psycho, the dolly zoom he invented for Vertigo. But the thing everyone remembers about Rope, starring James Stewart and Farley Granger in a drama about a truly cold-blooded murder, is both more encompassing and less iconic — famously, Rope is shot to look like one long, single take with no cuts. Every edit (film canisters at the time could only hold about ten minutes of film) is hidden by a pan or a zoom into a static object, suggesting continuous motion, but that’s standard film trickery compared to the other innovations required. Hitchcock built a set with walls that could silently roll away when not appearing on camera. He had cameras on tracks with precise choreography. He painted the biggest background cyclorama ever used on a sound stage. During filming, a dolly fell on a cameraman’s foot and broke it in the middle of a long take, so he was gagged and removed from the studio so that the shot wouldn’t be interrupted. A daring experiment, Rope was considered a failure… by Hitchcock himself! But hindsight and posterity have agreed that it’s both technically proficient and artistically important.

Immediately after the film, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of Rope and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.

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The Little Mermaid (2018)

08-08-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm

Join Tampa Theatre, the Florida Aquarium and Film Tampa Bay on the red carpet for a very special premiere screening of The Little Mermaid – a modern-day retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the first feature film from Kingsway Productions and Conglomerate Media and executive producer Jessica Steinbrenner.

Cam Harrison (William Moseley), a young journalist travels with his ailing niece, Elle (Loreto Peralta), to Mississippi in search of the magical healing...

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Join Tampa Theatre, the Florida Aquarium and Film Tampa Bay on the red carpet for a very special premiere screening of The Little Mermaid – a modern-day retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the first feature film from Kingsway Productions and Conglomerate Media and executive producer Jessica Steinbrenner.

Cam Harrison (William Moseley), a young journalist travels with his ailing niece, Elle (Loreto Peralta), to Mississippi in search of the magical healing potion that has been sweeping the nation. In his journey he discovers a traveling circus claiming to have a real live Mermaid (Poppy Drayton). Intrigued by what could be, but filled with suspicion over the Mermaid’s validity, Cam travels to the Circus with Elle. There they discover not only that the Mermaid is real, but that she is being held captive by the evil wizard Locke (Armando Gutierrez), as she is the key behind the magical potion. Cam and Elle develop a growing friendship with the Mermaid and want to free her from Locke’s spell. But in order to do so, they must figure out how to get past Locke and his evil sidekick.

Special pre-film photo-ops on the red carpet will include the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids and The Florida Aquarium street team, starting at 6:15pm. After the movie, stars Poppy Drayton and William Moseley, and director Blake Harris will be live on the Tampa Theatre stage for a discussion and audience Q&A.

This is a FREE, family-friendly community screening, but seating is limited and you must to the link below to reserve your complimentary tickets (limit four per order).

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There's No Such Thing as "Flesh Tones" Demonstration

08-09-2018

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm

Ashley Cassens demonstrates how to mix a broader and more realistic color palatte when painting the figure.  The demonstration focuses on methods in oils, but can be beneficial for anyone who works in color.  Join Ashley as she shares how to develop a keen eye for color and act on it!  This demo is useful for both the beginner and advanced artists, as well as artists who work from photos and from life.

Ashley Cassens demonstrates how to mix a broader and more realistic color palatte when painting the figure.  The demonstration focuses on methods in oils, but can be beneficial for anyone who works in color.  Join Ashley as she shares how to develop a keen eye for color and act on it!  This demo is useful for both the beginner and advanced artists, as well as artists who work from photos and from life.

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Connections - Open to Individuals

08-09-2018

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 09 @ 5:30 pm

Connections is a free mental healthcare community art engagement program. Sessions focus on providing participants and loved ones with a break from the mental strains of stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience.

Connections is a free mental healthcare community art engagement program. Sessions focus on providing participants and loved ones with a break from the mental strains of stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience.

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BREAKING BARRIERS – A FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS

08-10-2018

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF School of Art & Art History, FAH283, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm

BREAKING BARRIERS – A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series

Workshops meet Fridays 1-5pm in the USF School of Art and Art History, FAH283

Registration or Questions:

Email Dolores Coe at dcoe1@usf.edu or Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu

 

Workshop series is free to veterans, sponsored through USFCAM’s Museums on Call project. No previous experience is required. Required Equipment: DSLR Camera. (Inquire for availability)

 

Veterans, please join...

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BREAKING BARRIERS – A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series

Workshops meet Fridays 1-5pm in the USF School of Art and Art History, FAH283

Registration or Questions:

Email Dolores Coe at dcoe1@usf.edu or Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu

 

Workshop series is free to veterans, sponsored through USFCAM’s Museums on Call project. No previous experience is required. Required Equipment: DSLR Camera. (Inquire for availability)

 

Veterans, please join photographer Jim Reiman in a series of intensive photography workshops as he introduces the tools, techniques—and what can be explored–through a wide range of weekly portrait focused projects.

This five-week series of four-hour workshops is designed for all levels of experience, beginning to advanced, and invites veterans to explore tools and processes in creating their own photographic imagery. Participants will work in studio, digital lab and environmental settings. The series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review. A special showing of selected works from each participant will be exhibited at USF in Fall 2018.

Jim Reiman is a Tampa-based photographer, designer and educator. Reiman’s personal photographic work often involves themes of masculine iconography, geek culture and science. He also works commercially with a wide variety of clients ranging from actors, models, cosplayers, filmmakers and companies in need of photography, video and design work. He received his BFA in photography/digital imaging from Central Washington University in 2005 and his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2009. Jim Reiman is currently the lead photography/video instructor at The Art institute of Tampa. Learn more about Jim Reiman at http://jamesreimanphoto.com/.

MUSEUMS ON CALL

USF Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to offer Breaking Barriers arts programming to our military veterans, in partnership with the USF School of Art and Art History http://art.usf.edu/. USFCAM joins a statewide initiative of museums, Museums on Call, to develop and present arts based experiences for military and active veterans and their families. Our programming is offered to all USF veteran students, staff and alumni—and veterans throughout our community.

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

08-12-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm

History has kind of lost sight of the fact that Frank Sinatra was a well-regarded actor. Even ignoring his musicals, Ol’ Blue Eyes put together a pretty solid filmography – he won Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity! He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for The Man with the Golden Arm! He was a convincing action star in Von Ryan’s Express! But his best role was in Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate, playing an Army captain who harbors suspicions about the...

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History has kind of lost sight of the fact that Frank Sinatra was a well-regarded actor. Even ignoring his musicals, Ol’ Blue Eyes put together a pretty solid filmography – he won Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity! He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for The Man with the Golden Arm! He was a convincing action star in Von Ryan’s Express! But his best role was in Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate, playing an Army captain who harbors suspicions about the Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Raymond Shaw, he used to command. Shaw has been turned into a sleeper agent for the Soviets through hypnosis and brainwashing, and he seeks to assassinate a presidential nominee and throw the U.S. into chaos (look for a scorching, brilliant Oscar-nominated performance from a young Angela Lansbury as Shaw’s mother).

Vivid and smart, at turns gritty and surreal, Hollywood scuttlebutt is that it was removed from distribution for political reasons after JFK’s assassination. In truth, the film was widely forgotten until the ‘80s. But, like reappraisals of Frank Sinatra’s acting career and the spectre of Russian infiltration, history forgotten tends to reiterate itself.

Immediately after the film, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of The Manchurian Candidate and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.

The Summer Classics

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Rasin Mwen (My Roots) Movie Screening

08-12-2018

Presented by JRR Studios at NetParkt Theater, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm

Whether it’s on the soccer field or in a back alley, in modern day Haiti the strong survive but the smart thrive. Belensky Pétion, a heavy gambler, an upcoming soccer star and ladies’ man is deep in debt to Louidor, a local loan shark.

Whether it’s on the soccer field or in a back alley, in modern day Haiti the strong survive but the smart thrive. Belensky Pétion, a heavy gambler, an upcoming soccer star and ladies’ man is deep in debt to Louidor, a local loan shark.

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The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit

07-23-2018

Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Center Place (Brandon Library), Brandon
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm

Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter...

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Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter too. The original musical is sung live by puppeteer and lyricist, Jerry Bickel.  Bickel received the Distinguished Career Award in Children’s/Youth Theatre from the Florida Theater Conference and has made performance tours across the US and a dozen international appearances in Europe, Asia and South America.

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The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit

07-24-2018

Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Lutz Branch Library, Lutz
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm

Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter...

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Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre, internationally known for its nine-feet-tall giant puppet musicals, goes pint-sized with command performances of its original musical and glove-puppet production…“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Mischievous Peter leans the hard way “It’s better to be good than bad” when he disobeys his mother. He ventures into Farmer Macgregor’s Garden for a bite of fresh salad and almost ends up in the stew. He hops out into the audience for quite a bit of laughter too. The original musical is sung live by puppeteer and lyricist, Jerry Bickel.  Bickel received the Distinguished Career Award in Children’s/Youth Theatre from the Florida Theater Conference and has made performance tours across the US and a dozen international appearances in Europe, Asia and South America.

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2018 Members Show Awards Ceremony

07-27-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its 18th annual “Members Show” on July 27 at 5 p.m. with a reception and awards ceremony. Works shown include member-submitted photographs in six categories.

All submitted work will be exhibited, and winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the reception. Reception attendees who submit a donation to the museum will vote on an overall best-in-show winner.

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its 18th annual “Members Show” on July 27 at 5 p.m. with a reception and awards ceremony. Works shown include member-submitted photographs in six categories.

All submitted work will be exhibited, and winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the reception. Reception attendees who submit a donation to the museum will vote on an overall best-in-show winner.

Category winners will receive a prize from one of the following sponsors: Busch Gardens, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, MOSI, Chipotle and Ron Giovannelli in recognition of the USF College of Engineering. All submissions will be shown in the community gallery until August 31.

“The ‘Members Show’ is a wonderful opportunity for the museum to connect with its members in a more personal way,”  said Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “We enjoy showcasing their creativity and appreciate the hard work they put into creating photographs for this show.”

Submissions from FMoPA members will be accepted through July 20. For more information about the Members Show or submitting entries, visit http://membersshow.fmopa.org/.

 

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Classics - Legendary Pioneers of NYC Graffiti Customize Shoes Displayed in Ybor City

07-27-2018

Presented by mergeCulture Gallery at Burn Rubber, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

Reebok Classic X Burn Rubber X Mergeculture

South Bronx graffiti on the MTA subways from the early 70s through 1984 (before the clean car movement put in place by the city of New York) has influenced modern contemporary art, street culture, and modern street art. These artists got their start in the yards of the bronx, painting full subway cars. Underground art in NYC was at a prime, it created the products of Keith Haring and Basquiat, as well as other artists such as Blade, who still...

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Reebok Classic X Burn Rubber X Mergeculture

South Bronx graffiti on the MTA subways from the early 70s through 1984 (before the clean car movement put in place by the city of New York) has influenced modern contemporary art, street culture, and modern street art. These artists got their start in the yards of the bronx, painting full subway cars. Underground art in NYC was at a prime, it created the products of Keith Haring and Basquiat, as well as other artists such as Blade, who still travels the world showing work.

See the work of Blade, TKid 170, Part One, Crash One, Lady Pink in addition to 14 other artists.

20 artists, a mix of both veteran and upcoming multi-style graffiti writers (Pioneers of the graffiti movement in NYC), and contemporary artists will customize sneakers (either the classic leather or workout classic) in their own style.

All custom sneakers are going to be displayed on a commemorative stand and available for purchase.

The artists invited to this exhibit are masters of their craft, this is going to be one of the most heavy hitting exhibits Ybor City has seen in a while.

Artists Confirmed Customizing 1 Pair of Reebok Classics in this Exhibit:

Blade (Bronx, NY)
Cope2 (Bronx, NY)
Crash One (Bronx, NY)
Terrible Tkid 170 (Bronx, NY)
Part One (Bronx, NY)
Lady Pink (Bronx, NY)

GIZ (Brooklyn, NY)
DEB (San Fransisco)
Atomik (Miami)
Eric Inkala (Brooklyn, NY)
Sentrock (Chicago)
Birdcap (Memphis, TN)
The Peach Moon (Tampa, FL)
Michael Mauldin (Atlanta)
Stephen Palladino (Brooklyn, NY)
Cuddly Rigor Mortis (Jackson, NJ)
Nate Dee (Miami)
Jnkyrd (Tampa, FL)
Scumrag (Tampa, FL)
Illsol (Tampa, FL)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

07-28-2018

Presented by Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures...

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Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.

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Balcony-To-Backstage Tour

07-28-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:30 pm

Where does the organ go when the movie starts? Why is there a stuffed peacock perched near the proscenium? (And, for that matter, what is a "proscenium" anyway?)

Learn the Theatre's secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a "balcony to backstage" tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. The 90-minute tours will kick off in the lobby at 11:30am and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.Please be advised that this is...

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Where does the organ go when the movie starts? Why is there a stuffed peacock perched near the proscenium? (And, for that matter, what is a "proscenium" anyway?)

Learn the Theatre's secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a "balcony to backstage" tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. The 90-minute tours will kick off in the lobby at 11:30am and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.Please be advised that this is a walking tour that will include extended periods of standing and several opportunities to navigate stairs.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 2 to 12. Doors open at 11:15am

Want to tour FOR FREE? Become a Tampa Theatre Member! Members always receive free admission to Balcony to Backstage Tours, and you can apply the cost of your tour ticket toward a Membership at any level. Just visit the Box Office on the day of your tour to join and redeem your tour ticket for a $10 savings.

Offer available same-day at the Box Office only.

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Christmas in July

07-28-2018

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am

40 Plus Vendors! Kids crafting room. Santa arrives at 11am.
Jen's Famous Nog - Free

Free admission

Outside Food Vendors & More!

40 Plus Vendors! Kids crafting room. Santa arrives at 11am.
Jen's Famous Nog - Free

Free admission

Outside Food Vendors & More!

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Once Upon a Mattress

07-29-2018

Presented by Plant City Entertainment at Plant City Entertainment, Inc. Theater, Plant City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious...

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If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again!

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Oliver!

07-29-2018

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Performed by MAS Community Theatre

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and song ever to hit the stage.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and...

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Performed by MAS Community Theatre

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and song ever to hit the stage.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com

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Sing-Along Mary Poppins (1964)

07-29-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm

Walt Disney, on the advice of his daughters, tried for more than two decades to turn Mary Poppins into a movie. But P.L. Travers, author of the popular kids’ books series that originated our favorite magical nanny, stonewalled him — Disney had mostly made animated movies and lower-profile live-action pictures when negotiations began in the ‘30s, and she didn’t think they’d do her beloved character justice.

Finally, in 1961, she agreed. They got Julie Andrews, an acclaimed stage...

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Walt Disney, on the advice of his daughters, tried for more than two decades to turn Mary Poppins into a movie. But P.L. Travers, author of the popular kids’ books series that originated our favorite magical nanny, stonewalled him — Disney had mostly made animated movies and lower-profile live-action pictures when negotiations began in the ‘30s, and she didn’t think they’d do her beloved character justice.

Finally, in 1961, she agreed. They got Julie Andrews, an acclaimed stage actress, to make her motion picture debut; they got Dick Van Dyke, a huge TV star, to do the world’s worst Cockney accent. And with its innovative mix of animation and live actors, its timeless songs – these are sing-along screenings after all! – and its uplifting and optimistic message, the film was such a smash success (Walt’s only movie to get a Best Picture nomination in his lifetime) that the fortune it made at the box office funded the purchase of huge swaths of Central Florida land that would eventually become Walt Disney World. And so: you have Mary Poppins to thank for the contemporary Orlando metropolitan area. Who knew?!

Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character – or in a Mary Poppins-inspired costume – for these very special sing-along screenings!

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Seeing Now, an exhibition of new works featuring the artists of Creatives Exchange Artist Collective

07-31-2018

Presented by HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery at HCC Ybor Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Ybor Gallery, Hillsborough Community College, is pleased to announce  Seeing Now, a multi—disciplinary exhibition of new works featuring the artists of Creatives Exchange Artist Collective. Seeing Now is a juried selection of works which share a contemporary woman’s perspective. The artwork communicates the current visible or hidden forces shaping the participating artists’ work. Artworks selected by Juror Catherine Bergmann, include a variety of media: photography, sculpture,...

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Ybor Gallery, Hillsborough Community College, is pleased to announce  Seeing Now, a multi—disciplinary exhibition of new works featuring the artists of Creatives Exchange Artist Collective. Seeing Now is a juried selection of works which share a contemporary woman’s perspective. The artwork communicates the current visible or hidden forces shaping the participating artists’ work. Artworks selected by Juror Catherine Bergmann, include a variety of media: photography, sculpture, jewelry, painting, encaustic, video and works on paper. The opening reception will feature a dance performance choreographed by member Cynthia Hennessy. Other Creatives Exchange artists featured in Seeing Now include: Paula Brett, Jenny Carey, Suzanne Camp Crosby, Kimberli Cummings, Melissa Fair, Eileen Goldenberg, Brenda Gregory, Victoria Jorgensen, Candace Knapp, Kim Radatz, Debra Radke, Rose Rosen, and Suzanne Williamson.

A selected panel of artists from Creatives Exchange will participate in a Seeing Now Artist Talk July 19, 6:00 pm in the HCC Ybor Gallery.

 

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

08-03-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:30 pm

It used to be nerd gospel, somewhere between a superstition and a prophecy, than only odd-numbered Star Trek movies were good. This little pearl of well-polished cultural wisdom was taken so seriously, and held so true, that, apparently finding themselves unable to simply make odd-numbered movies better, they just stopped putting numbers on the sequels entirely. But the idea never would have taken root if it weren’t for two things: the first Star Trek movie is pretty bad (stodgy,...

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It used to be nerd gospel, somewhere between a superstition and a prophecy, than only odd-numbered Star Trek movies were good. This little pearl of well-polished cultural wisdom was taken so seriously, and held so true, that, apparently finding themselves unable to simply make odd-numbered movies better, they just stopped putting numbers on the sequels entirely. But the idea never would have taken root if it weren’t for two things: the first Star Trek movie is pretty bad (stodgy, wrong-headed, felt nothing like the show) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is really, really good.

There was a lot on the line when this movie got made. Pop culture was turning away from science fiction (partially because Star Trek: the Motion Picture was so poorly received). Paramount had a huge amount of money on the line. So they took the risk of removing series creator Gene Roddenberry from the project, they saved a bunch on reused sets and special effects, they revived an under-utilized character from the show rather than risk creating new characters who might not be liked (and Ricardo Montalban knew exactly how much scenery to chew) and they hung the whole story on the bones of a tale that was acknowledged to be pretty decent: Moby Dick. The result was one of the classic all-time space movies. And yes, that’s Ricardo’s real chest. From hell’s heart, REWIND stabs at thee with Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan.

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"Hot Summer Show II," Clayton Gallery Artists

08-04-2018

Presented by Clayton Galleries at Clayton Galleries, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Gallery continues its annual summer series with “HOT SUMMER SHOW II”, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists. The show will start on July 5th and run through August 4th . There will be no opening receptions for the summer shows.

A variety of media will be showcased in each of the exhibitions including oil, acrylic,and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media works, photography, and sculpture. The artists participating are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Natty Moss Bond, Peter...

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The Gallery continues its annual summer series with “HOT SUMMER SHOW II”, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists. The show will start on July 5th and run through August 4th . There will be no opening receptions for the summer shows.

A variety of media will be showcased in each of the exhibitions including oil, acrylic,and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media works, photography, and sculpture. The artists participating are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Natty Moss Bond, Peter Brown, Jeanne Cameron, Robin Cody, Dolores Coe, Virginia Derryberry, Benjamin Dimmitt, Billie Hightower, Cassandra James, Tim Kennedy, Lennie Kesl, Carl Kickerbocker, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, Peter Kuentzel, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Lynn Manos, Bruce Marsh, Kate Norris, Yoko Nogami, George Pappas, Lucca Pizorno, Stacy Rosende, Claudia Ryan, Roberta Schofield, Joyce Ely-Walker, Laura Waller, and Kathy Wright.

 

 

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Restricted

08-04-2018

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Restricted will display seldom seen but important works from the permanent collection of the USF Contemporary Art Museum, including paintings, prints, video, sculptures, installations, and archival material by leading artists such as Claes Oldenburg, John Cage, Lynda Benglis, Mernet Larsen, Burt Barr, and many others. All the works are restricted in the environments and contexts in which they can be displayed and this exhibition offers not only the opportunity to view these “hidden...

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Restricted will display seldom seen but important works from the permanent collection of the USF Contemporary Art Museum, including paintings, prints, video, sculptures, installations, and archival material by leading artists such as Claes Oldenburg, John Cage, Lynda Benglis, Mernet Larsen, Burt Barr, and many others. All the works are restricted in the environments and contexts in which they can be displayed and this exhibition offers not only the opportunity to view these “hidden gems,” but a discussion of their care and the competing pressures of best museum practices.

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Rope

08-05-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 05 @ 3:00 pm

Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for spectacle. Everybody can remember one thing about each of his movies, whether they’ve seen them or not: the crop duster in North by Northwest, the shower scene in Psycho, the dolly zoom he invented for Vertigo. But the thing everyone remembers about Rope, starring James Stewart and Farley Granger in a drama about a truly cold-blooded murder, is both more encompassing and less iconic — famously, Rope is shot to look like one long, single take with no...

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Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for spectacle. Everybody can remember one thing about each of his movies, whether they’ve seen them or not: the crop duster in North by Northwest, the shower scene in Psycho, the dolly zoom he invented for Vertigo. But the thing everyone remembers about Rope, starring James Stewart and Farley Granger in a drama about a truly cold-blooded murder, is both more encompassing and less iconic — famously, Rope is shot to look like one long, single take with no cuts. Every edit (film canisters at the time could only hold about ten minutes of film) is hidden by a pan or a zoom into a static object, suggesting continuous motion, but that’s standard film trickery compared to the other innovations required. Hitchcock built a set with walls that could silently roll away when not appearing on camera. He had cameras on tracks with precise choreography. He painted the biggest background cyclorama ever used on a sound stage. During filming, a dolly fell on a cameraman’s foot and broke it in the middle of a long take, so he was gagged and removed from the studio so that the shot wouldn’t be interrupted. A daring experiment, Rope was considered a failure… by Hitchcock himself! But hindsight and posterity have agreed that it’s both technically proficient and artistically important.

Immediately after the film, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of Rope and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.

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The Little Mermaid (2018)

08-08-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm

Join Tampa Theatre, the Florida Aquarium and Film Tampa Bay on the red carpet for a very special premiere screening of The Little Mermaid – a modern-day retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the first feature film from Kingsway Productions and Conglomerate Media and executive producer Jessica Steinbrenner.

Cam Harrison (William Moseley), a young journalist travels with his ailing niece, Elle (Loreto Peralta), to Mississippi in search of the magical healing...

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Join Tampa Theatre, the Florida Aquarium and Film Tampa Bay on the red carpet for a very special premiere screening of The Little Mermaid – a modern-day retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the first feature film from Kingsway Productions and Conglomerate Media and executive producer Jessica Steinbrenner.

Cam Harrison (William Moseley), a young journalist travels with his ailing niece, Elle (Loreto Peralta), to Mississippi in search of the magical healing potion that has been sweeping the nation. In his journey he discovers a traveling circus claiming to have a real live Mermaid (Poppy Drayton). Intrigued by what could be, but filled with suspicion over the Mermaid’s validity, Cam travels to the Circus with Elle. There they discover not only that the Mermaid is real, but that she is being held captive by the evil wizard Locke (Armando Gutierrez), as she is the key behind the magical potion. Cam and Elle develop a growing friendship with the Mermaid and want to free her from Locke’s spell. But in order to do so, they must figure out how to get past Locke and his evil sidekick.

Special pre-film photo-ops on the red carpet will include the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids and The Florida Aquarium street team, starting at 6:15pm. After the movie, stars Poppy Drayton and William Moseley, and director Blake Harris will be live on the Tampa Theatre stage for a discussion and audience Q&A.

This is a FREE, family-friendly community screening, but seating is limited and you must to the link below to reserve your complimentary tickets (limit four per order).

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There's No Such Thing as "Flesh Tones" Demonstration

08-09-2018

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm

Ashley Cassens demonstrates how to mix a broader and more realistic color palatte when painting the figure.  The demonstration focuses on methods in oils, but can be beneficial for anyone who works in color.  Join Ashley as she shares how to develop a keen eye for color and act on it!  This demo is useful for both the beginner and advanced artists, as well as artists who work from photos and from life.

Ashley Cassens demonstrates how to mix a broader and more realistic color palatte when painting the figure.  The demonstration focuses on methods in oils, but can be beneficial for anyone who works in color.  Join Ashley as she shares how to develop a keen eye for color and act on it!  This demo is useful for both the beginner and advanced artists, as well as artists who work from photos and from life.

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Connections - Open to Individuals

08-09-2018

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 09 @ 5:30 pm

Connections is a free mental healthcare community art engagement program. Sessions focus on providing participants and loved ones with a break from the mental strains of stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience.

Connections is a free mental healthcare community art engagement program. Sessions focus on providing participants and loved ones with a break from the mental strains of stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience.

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BREAKING BARRIERS – A FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS

08-10-2018

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF School of Art & Art History, FAH283, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm

BREAKING BARRIERS – A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series

Workshops meet Fridays 1-5pm in the USF School of Art and Art History, FAH283

Registration or Questions:

Email Dolores Coe at dcoe1@usf.edu or Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu

 

Workshop series is free to veterans, sponsored through USFCAM’s Museums on Call project. No previous experience is required. Required Equipment: DSLR Camera. (Inquire for availability)

 

Veterans, please join...

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BREAKING BARRIERS – A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series

Workshops meet Fridays 1-5pm in the USF School of Art and Art History, FAH283

Registration or Questions:

Email Dolores Coe at dcoe1@usf.edu or Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu

 

Workshop series is free to veterans, sponsored through USFCAM’s Museums on Call project. No previous experience is required. Required Equipment: DSLR Camera. (Inquire for availability)

 

Veterans, please join photographer Jim Reiman in a series of intensive photography workshops as he introduces the tools, techniques—and what can be explored–through a wide range of weekly portrait focused projects.

This five-week series of four-hour workshops is designed for all levels of experience, beginning to advanced, and invites veterans to explore tools and processes in creating their own photographic imagery. Participants will work in studio, digital lab and environmental settings. The series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review. A special showing of selected works from each participant will be exhibited at USF in Fall 2018.

Jim Reiman is a Tampa-based photographer, designer and educator. Reiman’s personal photographic work often involves themes of masculine iconography, geek culture and science. He also works commercially with a wide variety of clients ranging from actors, models, cosplayers, filmmakers and companies in need of photography, video and design work. He received his BFA in photography/digital imaging from Central Washington University in 2005 and his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2009. Jim Reiman is currently the lead photography/video instructor at The Art institute of Tampa. Learn more about Jim Reiman at http://jamesreimanphoto.com/.

MUSEUMS ON CALL

USF Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to offer Breaking Barriers arts programming to our military veterans, in partnership with the USF School of Art and Art History http://art.usf.edu/. USFCAM joins a statewide initiative of museums, Museums on Call, to develop and present arts based experiences for military and active veterans and their families. Our programming is offered to all USF veteran students, staff and alumni—and veterans throughout our community.

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

08-12-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm

History has kind of lost sight of the fact that Frank Sinatra was a well-regarded actor. Even ignoring his musicals, Ol’ Blue Eyes put together a pretty solid filmography – he won Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity! He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for The Man with the Golden Arm! He was a convincing action star in Von Ryan’s Express! But his best role was in Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate, playing an Army captain who harbors suspicions about the...

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History has kind of lost sight of the fact that Frank Sinatra was a well-regarded actor. Even ignoring his musicals, Ol’ Blue Eyes put together a pretty solid filmography – he won Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity! He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for The Man with the Golden Arm! He was a convincing action star in Von Ryan’s Express! But his best role was in Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate, playing an Army captain who harbors suspicions about the Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Raymond Shaw, he used to command. Shaw has been turned into a sleeper agent for the Soviets through hypnosis and brainwashing, and he seeks to assassinate a presidential nominee and throw the U.S. into chaos (look for a scorching, brilliant Oscar-nominated performance from a young Angela Lansbury as Shaw’s mother).

Vivid and smart, at turns gritty and surreal, Hollywood scuttlebutt is that it was removed from distribution for political reasons after JFK’s assassination. In truth, the film was widely forgotten until the ‘80s. But, like reappraisals of Frank Sinatra’s acting career and the spectre of Russian infiltration, history forgotten tends to reiterate itself.

Immediately after the film, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of The Manchurian Candidate and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.

The Summer Classics

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Rasin Mwen (My Roots) Movie Screening

08-12-2018

Presented by JRR Studios at NetParkt Theater, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm

Whether it’s on the soccer field or in a back alley, in modern day Haiti the strong survive but the smart thrive. Belensky Pétion, a heavy gambler, an upcoming soccer star and ladies’ man is deep in debt to Louidor, a local loan shark.

Whether it’s on the soccer field or in a back alley, in modern day Haiti the strong survive but the smart thrive. Belensky Pétion, a heavy gambler, an upcoming soccer star and ladies’ man is deep in debt to Louidor, a local loan shark.

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