Happening in Hillsborough


Happening in Hillsborough

Love Gilda (2018)

09-25-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared one of America’s sweethearts.

Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, Love Gilda is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own...

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Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared one of America’s sweethearts.

Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, Love Gilda is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with personal friends like Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels and Martin Short, and rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph), it opens up a window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

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The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters with author Gary Monroe

09-25-2018

Presented by East Hillsborough Historical Society at 1914 Plant City High School Community Center, Plant City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Highwaymen: Florida’s African American Landscape Painters introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the hardships and the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State.

Working with inexpensive...

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The Highwaymen: Florida’s African American Landscape Painters introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the hardships and the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State.

Working with inexpensive materials, the Highwaymen produced an astonishing number of landscapes that depict a romanticized Florida—a faraway place of wind-swept palm trees, billowing cumulus clouds, wetlands, lakes, rivers, ocean, and setting sun. With paintings still wet, they loaded their cars and traveled the state's east coast, selling the images door-to-door and store-to-store, in restaurants, offices, courthouses, and bank lobbies. Rediscovered in the mid-1990s, today they are recognized as the work of American folk artists.

Gary Monroe tells the story behind the Highwaymen, a loose association of 25 men and 1 woman from the Ft. Pierce area—a fascinating mixture of individual talent, collective enterprise, and cultural heritage. He also offers a critical look at the paintings and the movement's development. Mr. Monroe’s book, The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters, will be available for purchase with author signing.

“Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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USF Presents - Carrie Strickland of Works Progress Architecture, Portland

09-25-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF C.W. Bill Young Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm

Works Progress Architecture is an innovative architectural design studio with offices in Portland and Los Angeles. Formed in 2005, W.PA has established a design approach rooted in clear conceptual responses to each projects site, program, and environmental requirements. W.PA’s approach integrates extensive experience across a wide spectrum of project types, producing evocative and conceptually clear designs, threading a line between specificity and self-evident expression.  We have...

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Works Progress Architecture is an innovative architectural design studio with offices in Portland and Los Angeles. Formed in 2005, W.PA has established a design approach rooted in clear conceptual responses to each projects site, program, and environmental requirements. W.PA’s approach integrates extensive experience across a wide spectrum of project types, producing evocative and conceptually clear designs, threading a line between specificity and self-evident expression.  We have embraced a methodology that operates within the dimension of traditional architecture and a shared human experience. The simplest of gestures can describe the most ambitious of structures.  We continue the search for an expression based on a common denominator, a collective sensory empathy. We believe that there is a meaningful truth held within collective understanding.  We advocate for simplicity in the face of ever-evolving complexity, for quiet amid the cacophony of the newest.  When a simple but comprehensive analogous construct evolves from an architectural program and is portrayed candidly, it can convey a deeper cultural and universally humanistic meaning.

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Tags:   Art TalksLectures

For Freedoms at Bull Market

09-26-2018

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Marshall Student Center/Conference Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 26 @ 8:00 am

Inspired by the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Roosevelt and Norman Rockwell, For Freedoms 50 States Initiative is an anti-partisan, national platform using art as a means for civic engagement, discourse and direct action. The CAM Club invites the community to participate by creating a lawn sign to articulate their own vision of freedom for public display outside the museum.

The event will take place at the CAM Club tent located at Bull Market, located outside of the Marshall...

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Inspired by the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Roosevelt and Norman Rockwell, For Freedoms 50 States Initiative is an anti-partisan, national platform using art as a means for civic engagement, discourse and direct action. The CAM Club invites the community to participate by creating a lawn sign to articulate their own vision of freedom for public display outside the museum.

The event will take place at the CAM Club tent located at Bull Market, located outside of the Marshall Center on the USF Tampa campus.

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USF Jazz Ensemble 1 & 2

09-26-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

In their premier concert of the season, Jazz Ensembles I and II will both debut their new personnel performing classic works from the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, as well as the latest in award-winning contemporary jazz compositions.

In their premier concert of the season, Jazz Ensembles I and II will both debut their new personnel performing classic works from the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, as well as the latest in award-winning contemporary jazz compositions.

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USF Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Farah Al Qasimi

09-26-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF FAH-290, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Farah Al Qasimi is an artist and musician based between New York City and Dubai. Most recently, she won the 2018 NADA artadia Prize and is a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Farah Al Qasimi is an artist and musician based between New York City and Dubai. Most recently, she won the 2018 NADA artadia Prize and is a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey

09-27-2018

Presented by HCC Ybor Campus - Theatre Department at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Hillsborough Community College’s Theatre Department presents “Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey” on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ybor City Campus Mainstage Theatre.

Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. Third Culture Kids are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, and military -- anyone whose family has relocated overseas because of job placement. Liang weaves humorous stories about growing up as an...

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Hillsborough Community College’s Theatre Department presents “Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey” on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ybor City Campus Mainstage Theatre.

Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. Third Culture Kids are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, and military -- anyone whose family has relocated overseas because of job placement. Liang weaves humorous stories about growing up as an Alien Citizen abroad with American commercial jingles providing her soundtrack through language confusion, first love, culture shock, Clark Gable, and sandstorms.

Our protagonist deals with the decisions every global nomad has to make repeatedly: to adapt or to simply cope; to build a bridge or to just tolerate. From being a Guatemalan-American teen in North Africa to attending a women’s college in the USA, Alien Citizen reflects the experience that neither one was necessarily easier than the other. She realizes that girls across the world are growing into womanhood in environments that can be hostile to females (including the USA). How does a young girl cope as a border/culture/language/religion straddler in country after country that feels "other" to her when she is the “other?” Where is the line between respecting others and betraying yourself?

Humor is a great survival mechanism! And friends make all the difference.

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Time Is Art (2015)

09-27-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

SyncLife1320 presents a FREE networking reception and community screening of the acclaimed documentary, Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream.

This inspiring film follows an aspiring writer who is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt’s deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of synchronicity – the concept that everything is interconnected, and that time is not so much a chronology as it is an...

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SyncLife1320 presents a FREE networking reception and community screening of the acclaimed documentary, Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream.

This inspiring film follows an aspiring writer who is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt’s deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of synchronicity – the concept that everything is interconnected, and that time is not so much a chronology as it is an infinite cycle. Considering herself something of a skeptic, she treads the fine line between nervous breakdown and ecstatic revelation as she seeks out guides in her search for answers. Together, they explore a reality where time is transformed from a unit that can be measured and commodified -“Time is money”- to an experience of oneness with the natural rhythms of nature and the universe. It is here that the writer discovers that time is, in fact, art.

Inspired by acclaimed & visionary author José Argüelles’ studies in ancient indigenous wisdom and presented as a cinematic meditation along the lines of Waking Life and SamsaraTime Is Art takes an experimental approach that allows us to experience reality as Jennifer begins to see it – one less concerned with linear storytelling, and more open to the cyclical patterns of nature, the hidden meanings of symbols, and the dreamlike overlapping of people, places, and moments. Compelling conversations with fellow seekers Toko-Pa Turner, Richard Tarnas, Amy Lansky, Graham Hancock, Daniel Pinchbeck and Rupert Sheldrake as well as artists and activists guide us through the underlying premise of the film: perhaps we can tap into a way of being that is not ruled by a finite sense of time, but rather by the ability to live in harmony with the true creative nature of our existence.

This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

The pre-film reception begins at 6:00pm. Following the 7:30pm screening, please stay for a panel discussion and audience Q&A with the filmmakers, and an optional sound bath experience that will begin at 9:3opm (suggested sound bath donation is $20). For more information about SyncLife1320 and their two-day Time Is Art retreat, visit www.synclife1320.com

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Fourth Friday

09-28-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

Every Fourth Friday, FMoPA has an exhibition opening, and/or lecture.

Every Fourth Friday, FMoPA has an exhibition opening, and/or lecture.

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Girls Night Out Comedy

09-28-2018

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Girls Night Out is a comedy show that features a line up of female comedians. Join us for a night of laughs featuring: Heather Campese, Trish Keating, Helen Keaney and Catherine Maloney.

Girls Night Out is a comedy show that features a line up of female comedians. Join us for a night of laughs featuring: Heather Campese, Trish Keating, Helen Keaney and Catherine Maloney.

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

09-28-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in more than six countries, and has been touring since 2003. Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour!

SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million...

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in more than six countries, and has been touring since 2003. Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour!

SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next!

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Carrollwood Blues & BBQ

09-29-2018

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

Back for a third year, we will fill the air with the smell of BBQ and the sounds of live Blues music. It’s going to be a good ‘ol fashioned backyard barbecuing bluesy time! Presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free.

If you are interested in getting involved, email Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Back for a third year, we will fill the air with the smell of BBQ and the sounds of live Blues music. It’s going to be a good ‘ol fashioned backyard barbecuing bluesy time! Presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free.

If you are interested in getting involved, email Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

09-29-2018

Presented by Carrollwood Players, Inc. at Carrollwood Players Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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All Vegan and Gluten Free Market

09-29-2018

Presented by Lake Chapman Market at Lake Chapman Market, Lutz
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Join us As we Celebrate Everything and ALL things Vegan and Gluten Free!

All Items and goods are guaranteed to be both Vegan and Gluten Free!

Produce, prepared foods, jewelry, plants, flowers, skin care, local ART, Vegan candles, Vegan Leather, Specialty Deserts, Vegan Ice cream and so much more!

Open your mind to the Vegan possibilities beyond Food !

Stay tuned for Vendor Spotlights and Generous Giveaways featured on our Facebook Page !

Get your Gluten Gone and Your Vegan On !

Join us As we Celebrate Everything and ALL things Vegan and Gluten Free!

All Items and goods are guaranteed to be both Vegan and Gluten Free!

Produce, prepared foods, jewelry, plants, flowers, skin care, local ART, Vegan candles, Vegan Leather, Specialty Deserts, Vegan Ice cream and so much more!

Open your mind to the Vegan possibilities beyond Food !

Stay tuned for Vendor Spotlights and Generous Giveaways featured on our Facebook Page !

Get your Gluten Gone and Your Vegan On !

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City of Tampa Photographer Laureates

09-30-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will exhibit the work of Tampa’s very own photographers laureate on July 9 through September 30.

Each year from 2003-2013, the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division commissioned an artist to photograph a perspective of the City of Tampa with an emphasis on what it means to be in Tampa at this particular time in history. The result of this juried process has produced a public collection and archive that is representative of the life and times in Tampa...

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will exhibit the work of Tampa’s very own photographers laureate on July 9 through September 30.

Each year from 2003-2013, the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division commissioned an artist to photograph a perspective of the City of Tampa with an emphasis on what it means to be in Tampa at this particular time in history. The result of this juried process has produced a public collection and archive that is representative of the life and times in Tampa by regional, national and international photographers.

Titled “City of Tampa Photographer Laureates 2003-2013,” FMoPA’s exhibition will feature about 50 selections from all Photographer Laureates.

“Tampa Photographer Laureates are talented individuals who have uniquely shown us the culture, the background and the depths of Tampa,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “Their work is a constant reminder of a city that’s ever-changing.”

Exhibiting artists include Marion Belanger, Jeremy Chandler, Suzanne Camp Crosby, MK Foltz, Karen Glaser, Steven S. Gregory, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Barbara Jo Revelle, Beth Reynolds and Ric Savid.

The exhibition will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission fee. Museum admission is free for members and $10 for not-yet members. To learn more about this exhibition and other programming at the museum, visit www.fmopa.org

Special thanks to the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division.

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Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto

09-30-2018

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto
On view May 3 through September 30, 2018
Tampa Museum of Art will present Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto May 3 through September 30, 2018. This exhibition places in dialogue, for the first time, the work of two of the 20th century’s most innovative artists exploring light and space. Since the 1960s, Bell and Soto have pushed the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture with new...
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Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto
On view May 3 through September 30, 2018
Tampa Museum of Art will present Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto May 3 through September 30, 2018. This exhibition places in dialogue, for the first time, the work of two of the 20th century’s most innovative artists exploring light and space. Since the 1960s, Bell and Soto have pushed the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture with new materials and forms. While there have been several exhibitions devoted to each artist, Bell and Soto aims to present their works in a fresh context not yet explored by curators and art historians. Bell and Soto is not a survey or historical overview of the artists’ prolific careers. Rather, the show will juxtapose key bodies of work by both artists in three sections: Cubes and Structures; Vapor and Vibration; and Light and Transparency.
Cubes and Structures section will explore the reductive significance of the cube and the grid as both artists pushed beyond traditional painting formats and pedestal sculpture. Vapor and Vibration looks at how Soto and Bell have used color, as well as contrasting properties of light and dark, to render spatial illusion and optical effects in 2D planes. The final section, Light and Transparency, demonstrates the artists’ investigations of light, color, and surface in experiential-based sculpture and installation.  Forty-five objects will be on view in Bell and Soto and will feature influential works from the 1960s through the present.

Image credit:Larry Bell (American, b. 1939), Shadow Box 3, 2005.Wood and coated glass. Courtesy of McClain Gallery, Houston. Image courtesy of McClain Gallery, Houston. Photographer: Nash Baker. © Larry Bell.

 

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Bruce Dale Exhibition Opening

09-30-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) will exhibit the work of former “National Geographic” photographer Bruce Dale from July 9 to September 30 at the museum in downtown Tampa.

With a creative and deeply personal approach to his photography, Dale has traveled to more than 75 countries and captured some of the most compelling scenes in modern photojournalism.

Titled “Beyond the Lens,” Dale’s exhibition will consist of more than 50 portraits taken over the course of his...

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) will exhibit the work of former “National Geographic” photographer Bruce Dale from July 9 to September 30 at the museum in downtown Tampa.

With a creative and deeply personal approach to his photography, Dale has traveled to more than 75 countries and captured some of the most compelling scenes in modern photojournalism.

Titled “Beyond the Lens,” Dale’s exhibition will consist of more than 50 portraits taken over the course of his career.

“Bruce Dale’s photography explores different places and perspectives from all over the globe, and yet he somehow always makes them seem familiar,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “There’s such a universal beauty and relatability to his work.”

Dale has won a number of prestigious awards throughout his career, including White House Photographer of the Year in 1989. One of his photographs currently journeys through space on NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.

Visitors who wish to learn more about Dale’s work can hear him speak in an artist talk at the museum on August 24 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free for FMoPA members. Not-yet members may receive admission in exchange for a donation in the amount of their choosing.

“Beyond the Lens” will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission fee. Museum admission is free for members and $10 for not-yet members. To learn more about this exhibition and other programming at the museum, visit www.fmopa.org.

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USF Wind Ensemble: East Meets West

09-30-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm

The USF Wind Ensemble will hold its first concert of the academic year on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 in USF's Concert Hall. As indicated by the concert's title, "East Meets West" the program includes music that represents cultures from around the globe including Ron Nelson's "Rocky Point Holiday", Michael Colgras's "Bali", Henry Cowell's "Celtic Set", and Chen Yi's "Dragon Rhyme". In addition, we will feature Dr. Jeremy Brown from the University of Calgary as the saxophone soloist on...

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The USF Wind Ensemble will hold its first concert of the academic year on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 in USF's Concert Hall. As indicated by the concert's title, "East Meets West" the program includes music that represents cultures from around the globe including Ron Nelson's "Rocky Point Holiday", Michael Colgras's "Bali", Henry Cowell's "Celtic Set", and Chen Yi's "Dragon Rhyme". In addition, we will feature Dr. Jeremy Brown from the University of Calgary as the saxophone soloist on Kenneth Fuchs' terrific concerto "Rush".

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Monday Night Jazz Series: DUKE’S IN TOWN

10-01-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 01 @ 7:30 pm

John Lamb, with a big, soulful sound, perfect time, and a commanding stage presence, is a Bay Area treasure. As
Duke Ellington’s bassist, he toured the world and appeared on classic recordings including ‘The Far East Suite.’ He maintains a busy performance schedule after decades as a music educator, and a
few years ago traveled to Toronto to record ‘Conversations - North of the Border,’ which includes his composition, ‘Duke’s In Town.’ Lamb brings a singular insight into the...

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John Lamb, with a big, soulful sound, perfect time, and a commanding stage presence, is a Bay Area treasure. As
Duke Ellington’s bassist, he toured the world and appeared on classic recordings including ‘The Far East Suite.’ He maintains a busy performance schedule after decades as a music educator, and a
few years ago traveled to Toronto to record ‘Conversations - North of the Border,’ which includes his composition, ‘Duke’s In Town.’ Lamb brings a singular insight into the incomparable music of Duke
Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. D

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Mean Girls (2004)

10-03-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 03 @ 8:00 pm

REWIND tends to specialize in movies that only came to be beloved in hindsight. Mean Girlswas a hit from day one. And it’s easy to understand why — interviews about the movie, writer Tina Fey once said that adults thought it was funny, and laughed at the jokes, but “young people watch it like a reality show […] It’s much too close to their real experiences, so they are not exactly guffawing.” It’s that kind of whip-smart satire, just real enough to sting and just exaggerated...

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REWIND tends to specialize in movies that only came to be beloved in hindsight. Mean Girlswas a hit from day one. And it’s easy to understand why — interviews about the movie, writer Tina Fey once said that adults thought it was funny, and laughed at the jokes, but “young people watch it like a reality show […] It’s much too close to their real experiences, so they are not exactly guffawing.” It’s that kind of whip-smart satire, just real enough to sting and just exaggerated enough to be funny, that give Mean Girls a lasting life that a lot of its ilk never got. It’s relatively easy to make She’s All That (no offense, Freddie Prinze Jr.); every generation only gets one Heathers, at most.

But even though it was a box office success, it’s had an explosion of popularity in the age of social media. In fact this whole summary would probably be better as a gallery of animated .gifs. The story of dazzlingly charismatic fish-out-of-water Cady (Lindsay Lohan) and her attempt to navigate the cliques and pitfalls of high school in the early 2000s, Mean Girls has the trifecta of components that assure lasting relevance on the various ‘Books and ‘Grams: it’s very quotable (fetch, Glen Coco, pink Wednesdays, boo you etc.), and it’s very clip-able (the cast combines comedy leading-lights and a half-dozen young actors who were all on the rise, and the jokes come fast and furious), and it’s very relatable (see above – it’s inclusive and honest about sometimes harrowing experiences of teens, especially teen girls).

Join REWIND for Mean Girls on Mean Girls Day, October 3, at 8:00pm. It’s cool, you can sit with us.

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Pick of the Litter (2018)

10-03-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 4:15 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 4:15 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm Mon, Oct 01 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Oct 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 03 @ 5:15 pm - less dates and times

Pick of the Litter tails (pun definitely intended) a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense, two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human....

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Pick of the Litter tails (pun definitely intended) a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense, two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut — only the best of the best make it, the “pick of the litter.”

With deft storytelling skill, directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy (The Human Experiment, Witch Hunt, and Love Hate Love) introduce us to a group of unique canine characters along with their human counterparts. Pick of the Litter is a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs, especially those that some of us are lucky enough to work beside each day.

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Love Gilda (2018)

09-25-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared one of America’s sweethearts.

Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, Love Gilda is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own...

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Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared one of America’s sweethearts.

Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, Love Gilda is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with personal friends like Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels and Martin Short, and rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph), it opens up a window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

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The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters with author Gary Monroe

09-25-2018

Presented by East Hillsborough Historical Society at 1914 Plant City High School Community Center, Plant City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Highwaymen: Florida’s African American Landscape Painters introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the hardships and the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State.

Working with inexpensive...

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The Highwaymen: Florida’s African American Landscape Painters introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the hardships and the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State.

Working with inexpensive materials, the Highwaymen produced an astonishing number of landscapes that depict a romanticized Florida—a faraway place of wind-swept palm trees, billowing cumulus clouds, wetlands, lakes, rivers, ocean, and setting sun. With paintings still wet, they loaded their cars and traveled the state's east coast, selling the images door-to-door and store-to-store, in restaurants, offices, courthouses, and bank lobbies. Rediscovered in the mid-1990s, today they are recognized as the work of American folk artists.

Gary Monroe tells the story behind the Highwaymen, a loose association of 25 men and 1 woman from the Ft. Pierce area—a fascinating mixture of individual talent, collective enterprise, and cultural heritage. He also offers a critical look at the paintings and the movement's development. Mr. Monroe’s book, The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters, will be available for purchase with author signing.

“Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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USF Presents - Carrie Strickland of Works Progress Architecture, Portland

09-25-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF C.W. Bill Young Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm

Works Progress Architecture is an innovative architectural design studio with offices in Portland and Los Angeles. Formed in 2005, W.PA has established a design approach rooted in clear conceptual responses to each projects site, program, and environmental requirements. W.PA’s approach integrates extensive experience across a wide spectrum of project types, producing evocative and conceptually clear designs, threading a line between specificity and self-evident expression.  We have...

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Works Progress Architecture is an innovative architectural design studio with offices in Portland and Los Angeles. Formed in 2005, W.PA has established a design approach rooted in clear conceptual responses to each projects site, program, and environmental requirements. W.PA’s approach integrates extensive experience across a wide spectrum of project types, producing evocative and conceptually clear designs, threading a line between specificity and self-evident expression.  We have embraced a methodology that operates within the dimension of traditional architecture and a shared human experience. The simplest of gestures can describe the most ambitious of structures.  We continue the search for an expression based on a common denominator, a collective sensory empathy. We believe that there is a meaningful truth held within collective understanding.  We advocate for simplicity in the face of ever-evolving complexity, for quiet amid the cacophony of the newest.  When a simple but comprehensive analogous construct evolves from an architectural program and is portrayed candidly, it can convey a deeper cultural and universally humanistic meaning.

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For Freedoms at Bull Market

09-26-2018

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Marshall Student Center/Conference Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 26 @ 8:00 am

Inspired by the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Roosevelt and Norman Rockwell, For Freedoms 50 States Initiative is an anti-partisan, national platform using art as a means for civic engagement, discourse and direct action. The CAM Club invites the community to participate by creating a lawn sign to articulate their own vision of freedom for public display outside the museum.

The event will take place at the CAM Club tent located at Bull Market, located outside of the Marshall...

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Inspired by the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Roosevelt and Norman Rockwell, For Freedoms 50 States Initiative is an anti-partisan, national platform using art as a means for civic engagement, discourse and direct action. The CAM Club invites the community to participate by creating a lawn sign to articulate their own vision of freedom for public display outside the museum.

The event will take place at the CAM Club tent located at Bull Market, located outside of the Marshall Center on the USF Tampa campus.

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USF Jazz Ensemble 1 & 2

09-26-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

In their premier concert of the season, Jazz Ensembles I and II will both debut their new personnel performing classic works from the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, as well as the latest in award-winning contemporary jazz compositions.

In their premier concert of the season, Jazz Ensembles I and II will both debut their new personnel performing classic works from the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, as well as the latest in award-winning contemporary jazz compositions.

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USF Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Farah Al Qasimi

09-26-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF FAH-290, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Farah Al Qasimi is an artist and musician based between New York City and Dubai. Most recently, she won the 2018 NADA artadia Prize and is a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Farah Al Qasimi is an artist and musician based between New York City and Dubai. Most recently, she won the 2018 NADA artadia Prize and is a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey

09-27-2018

Presented by HCC Ybor Campus - Theatre Department at HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Hillsborough Community College’s Theatre Department presents “Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey” on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ybor City Campus Mainstage Theatre.

Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. Third Culture Kids are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, and military -- anyone whose family has relocated overseas because of job placement. Liang weaves humorous stories about growing up as an...

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Hillsborough Community College’s Theatre Department presents “Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey” on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ybor City Campus Mainstage Theatre.

Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. Third Culture Kids are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, and military -- anyone whose family has relocated overseas because of job placement. Liang weaves humorous stories about growing up as an Alien Citizen abroad with American commercial jingles providing her soundtrack through language confusion, first love, culture shock, Clark Gable, and sandstorms.

Our protagonist deals with the decisions every global nomad has to make repeatedly: to adapt or to simply cope; to build a bridge or to just tolerate. From being a Guatemalan-American teen in North Africa to attending a women’s college in the USA, Alien Citizen reflects the experience that neither one was necessarily easier than the other. She realizes that girls across the world are growing into womanhood in environments that can be hostile to females (including the USA). How does a young girl cope as a border/culture/language/religion straddler in country after country that feels "other" to her when she is the “other?” Where is the line between respecting others and betraying yourself?

Humor is a great survival mechanism! And friends make all the difference.

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Time Is Art (2015)

09-27-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

SyncLife1320 presents a FREE networking reception and community screening of the acclaimed documentary, Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream.

This inspiring film follows an aspiring writer who is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt’s deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of synchronicity – the concept that everything is interconnected, and that time is not so much a chronology as it is an...

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SyncLife1320 presents a FREE networking reception and community screening of the acclaimed documentary, Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream.

This inspiring film follows an aspiring writer who is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt’s deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of synchronicity – the concept that everything is interconnected, and that time is not so much a chronology as it is an infinite cycle. Considering herself something of a skeptic, she treads the fine line between nervous breakdown and ecstatic revelation as she seeks out guides in her search for answers. Together, they explore a reality where time is transformed from a unit that can be measured and commodified -“Time is money”- to an experience of oneness with the natural rhythms of nature and the universe. It is here that the writer discovers that time is, in fact, art.

Inspired by acclaimed & visionary author José Argüelles’ studies in ancient indigenous wisdom and presented as a cinematic meditation along the lines of Waking Life and SamsaraTime Is Art takes an experimental approach that allows us to experience reality as Jennifer begins to see it – one less concerned with linear storytelling, and more open to the cyclical patterns of nature, the hidden meanings of symbols, and the dreamlike overlapping of people, places, and moments. Compelling conversations with fellow seekers Toko-Pa Turner, Richard Tarnas, Amy Lansky, Graham Hancock, Daniel Pinchbeck and Rupert Sheldrake as well as artists and activists guide us through the underlying premise of the film: perhaps we can tap into a way of being that is not ruled by a finite sense of time, but rather by the ability to live in harmony with the true creative nature of our existence.

This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

The pre-film reception begins at 6:00pm. Following the 7:30pm screening, please stay for a panel discussion and audience Q&A with the filmmakers, and an optional sound bath experience that will begin at 9:3opm (suggested sound bath donation is $20). For more information about SyncLife1320 and their two-day Time Is Art retreat, visit www.synclife1320.com

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Fourth Friday

09-28-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

Every Fourth Friday, FMoPA has an exhibition opening, and/or lecture.

Every Fourth Friday, FMoPA has an exhibition opening, and/or lecture.

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Girls Night Out Comedy

09-28-2018

Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Girls Night Out is a comedy show that features a line up of female comedians. Join us for a night of laughs featuring: Heather Campese, Trish Keating, Helen Keaney and Catherine Maloney.

Girls Night Out is a comedy show that features a line up of female comedians. Join us for a night of laughs featuring: Heather Campese, Trish Keating, Helen Keaney and Catherine Maloney.

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

09-28-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in more than six countries, and has been touring since 2003. Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour!

SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million...

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in more than six countries, and has been touring since 2003. Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour!

SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next!

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Carrollwood Blues & BBQ

09-29-2018

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

Back for a third year, we will fill the air with the smell of BBQ and the sounds of live Blues music. It’s going to be a good ‘ol fashioned backyard barbecuing bluesy time! Presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free.

If you are interested in getting involved, email Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Back for a third year, we will fill the air with the smell of BBQ and the sounds of live Blues music. It’s going to be a good ‘ol fashioned backyard barbecuing bluesy time! Presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free.

If you are interested in getting involved, email Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

09-29-2018

Presented by Carrollwood Players, Inc. at Carrollwood Players Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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All Vegan and Gluten Free Market

09-29-2018

Presented by Lake Chapman Market at Lake Chapman Market, Lutz
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Join us As we Celebrate Everything and ALL things Vegan and Gluten Free!

All Items and goods are guaranteed to be both Vegan and Gluten Free!

Produce, prepared foods, jewelry, plants, flowers, skin care, local ART, Vegan candles, Vegan Leather, Specialty Deserts, Vegan Ice cream and so much more!

Open your mind to the Vegan possibilities beyond Food !

Stay tuned for Vendor Spotlights and Generous Giveaways featured on our Facebook Page !

Get your Gluten Gone and Your Vegan On !

Join us As we Celebrate Everything and ALL things Vegan and Gluten Free!

All Items and goods are guaranteed to be both Vegan and Gluten Free!

Produce, prepared foods, jewelry, plants, flowers, skin care, local ART, Vegan candles, Vegan Leather, Specialty Deserts, Vegan Ice cream and so much more!

Open your mind to the Vegan possibilities beyond Food !

Stay tuned for Vendor Spotlights and Generous Giveaways featured on our Facebook Page !

Get your Gluten Gone and Your Vegan On !

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City of Tampa Photographer Laureates

09-30-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will exhibit the work of Tampa’s very own photographers laureate on July 9 through September 30.

Each year from 2003-2013, the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division commissioned an artist to photograph a perspective of the City of Tampa with an emphasis on what it means to be in Tampa at this particular time in history. The result of this juried process has produced a public collection and archive that is representative of the life and times in Tampa...

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will exhibit the work of Tampa’s very own photographers laureate on July 9 through September 30.

Each year from 2003-2013, the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division commissioned an artist to photograph a perspective of the City of Tampa with an emphasis on what it means to be in Tampa at this particular time in history. The result of this juried process has produced a public collection and archive that is representative of the life and times in Tampa by regional, national and international photographers.

Titled “City of Tampa Photographer Laureates 2003-2013,” FMoPA’s exhibition will feature about 50 selections from all Photographer Laureates.

“Tampa Photographer Laureates are talented individuals who have uniquely shown us the culture, the background and the depths of Tampa,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “Their work is a constant reminder of a city that’s ever-changing.”

Exhibiting artists include Marion Belanger, Jeremy Chandler, Suzanne Camp Crosby, MK Foltz, Karen Glaser, Steven S. Gregory, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Barbara Jo Revelle, Beth Reynolds and Ric Savid.

The exhibition will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission fee. Museum admission is free for members and $10 for not-yet members. To learn more about this exhibition and other programming at the museum, visit www.fmopa.org

Special thanks to the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division.

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Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto

09-30-2018

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto
On view May 3 through September 30, 2018
Tampa Museum of Art will present Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto May 3 through September 30, 2018. This exhibition places in dialogue, for the first time, the work of two of the 20th century’s most innovative artists exploring light and space. Since the 1960s, Bell and Soto have pushed the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture with new...
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Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto
On view May 3 through September 30, 2018
Tampa Museum of Art will present Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto May 3 through September 30, 2018. This exhibition places in dialogue, for the first time, the work of two of the 20th century’s most innovative artists exploring light and space. Since the 1960s, Bell and Soto have pushed the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture with new materials and forms. While there have been several exhibitions devoted to each artist, Bell and Soto aims to present their works in a fresh context not yet explored by curators and art historians. Bell and Soto is not a survey or historical overview of the artists’ prolific careers. Rather, the show will juxtapose key bodies of work by both artists in three sections: Cubes and Structures; Vapor and Vibration; and Light and Transparency.
Cubes and Structures section will explore the reductive significance of the cube and the grid as both artists pushed beyond traditional painting formats and pedestal sculpture. Vapor and Vibration looks at how Soto and Bell have used color, as well as contrasting properties of light and dark, to render spatial illusion and optical effects in 2D planes. The final section, Light and Transparency, demonstrates the artists’ investigations of light, color, and surface in experiential-based sculpture and installation.  Forty-five objects will be on view in Bell and Soto and will feature influential works from the 1960s through the present.

Image credit:Larry Bell (American, b. 1939), Shadow Box 3, 2005.Wood and coated glass. Courtesy of McClain Gallery, Houston. Image courtesy of McClain Gallery, Houston. Photographer: Nash Baker. © Larry Bell.

 

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Bruce Dale Exhibition Opening

09-30-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) will exhibit the work of former “National Geographic” photographer Bruce Dale from July 9 to September 30 at the museum in downtown Tampa.

With a creative and deeply personal approach to his photography, Dale has traveled to more than 75 countries and captured some of the most compelling scenes in modern photojournalism.

Titled “Beyond the Lens,” Dale’s exhibition will consist of more than 50 portraits taken over the course of his...

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) will exhibit the work of former “National Geographic” photographer Bruce Dale from July 9 to September 30 at the museum in downtown Tampa.

With a creative and deeply personal approach to his photography, Dale has traveled to more than 75 countries and captured some of the most compelling scenes in modern photojournalism.

Titled “Beyond the Lens,” Dale’s exhibition will consist of more than 50 portraits taken over the course of his career.

“Bruce Dale’s photography explores different places and perspectives from all over the globe, and yet he somehow always makes them seem familiar,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “There’s such a universal beauty and relatability to his work.”

Dale has won a number of prestigious awards throughout his career, including White House Photographer of the Year in 1989. One of his photographs currently journeys through space on NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.

Visitors who wish to learn more about Dale’s work can hear him speak in an artist talk at the museum on August 24 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free for FMoPA members. Not-yet members may receive admission in exchange for a donation in the amount of their choosing.

“Beyond the Lens” will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission fee. Museum admission is free for members and $10 for not-yet members. To learn more about this exhibition and other programming at the museum, visit www.fmopa.org.

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USF Wind Ensemble: East Meets West

09-30-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm

The USF Wind Ensemble will hold its first concert of the academic year on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 in USF's Concert Hall. As indicated by the concert's title, "East Meets West" the program includes music that represents cultures from around the globe including Ron Nelson's "Rocky Point Holiday", Michael Colgras's "Bali", Henry Cowell's "Celtic Set", and Chen Yi's "Dragon Rhyme". In addition, we will feature Dr. Jeremy Brown from the University of Calgary as the saxophone soloist on...

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The USF Wind Ensemble will hold its first concert of the academic year on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 in USF's Concert Hall. As indicated by the concert's title, "East Meets West" the program includes music that represents cultures from around the globe including Ron Nelson's "Rocky Point Holiday", Michael Colgras's "Bali", Henry Cowell's "Celtic Set", and Chen Yi's "Dragon Rhyme". In addition, we will feature Dr. Jeremy Brown from the University of Calgary as the saxophone soloist on Kenneth Fuchs' terrific concerto "Rush".

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Monday Night Jazz Series: DUKE’S IN TOWN

10-01-2018

Presented by USF College of the Arts at USF Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 01 @ 7:30 pm

John Lamb, with a big, soulful sound, perfect time, and a commanding stage presence, is a Bay Area treasure. As
Duke Ellington’s bassist, he toured the world and appeared on classic recordings including ‘The Far East Suite.’ He maintains a busy performance schedule after decades as a music educator, and a
few years ago traveled to Toronto to record ‘Conversations - North of the Border,’ which includes his composition, ‘Duke’s In Town.’ Lamb brings a singular insight into the...

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John Lamb, with a big, soulful sound, perfect time, and a commanding stage presence, is a Bay Area treasure. As
Duke Ellington’s bassist, he toured the world and appeared on classic recordings including ‘The Far East Suite.’ He maintains a busy performance schedule after decades as a music educator, and a
few years ago traveled to Toronto to record ‘Conversations - North of the Border,’ which includes his composition, ‘Duke’s In Town.’ Lamb brings a singular insight into the incomparable music of Duke
Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. D

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Mean Girls (2004)

10-03-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 03 @ 8:00 pm

REWIND tends to specialize in movies that only came to be beloved in hindsight. Mean Girlswas a hit from day one. And it’s easy to understand why — interviews about the movie, writer Tina Fey once said that adults thought it was funny, and laughed at the jokes, but “young people watch it like a reality show […] It’s much too close to their real experiences, so they are not exactly guffawing.” It’s that kind of whip-smart satire, just real enough to sting and just exaggerated...

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REWIND tends to specialize in movies that only came to be beloved in hindsight. Mean Girlswas a hit from day one. And it’s easy to understand why — interviews about the movie, writer Tina Fey once said that adults thought it was funny, and laughed at the jokes, but “young people watch it like a reality show […] It’s much too close to their real experiences, so they are not exactly guffawing.” It’s that kind of whip-smart satire, just real enough to sting and just exaggerated enough to be funny, that give Mean Girls a lasting life that a lot of its ilk never got. It’s relatively easy to make She’s All That (no offense, Freddie Prinze Jr.); every generation only gets one Heathers, at most.

But even though it was a box office success, it’s had an explosion of popularity in the age of social media. In fact this whole summary would probably be better as a gallery of animated .gifs. The story of dazzlingly charismatic fish-out-of-water Cady (Lindsay Lohan) and her attempt to navigate the cliques and pitfalls of high school in the early 2000s, Mean Girls has the trifecta of components that assure lasting relevance on the various ‘Books and ‘Grams: it’s very quotable (fetch, Glen Coco, pink Wednesdays, boo you etc.), and it’s very clip-able (the cast combines comedy leading-lights and a half-dozen young actors who were all on the rise, and the jokes come fast and furious), and it’s very relatable (see above – it’s inclusive and honest about sometimes harrowing experiences of teens, especially teen girls).

Join REWIND for Mean Girls on Mean Girls Day, October 3, at 8:00pm. It’s cool, you can sit with us.

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Pick of the Litter (2018)

10-03-2018

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 4:15 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 4:15 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm Mon, Oct 01 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Oct 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 03 @ 5:15 pm - less dates and times

Pick of the Litter tails (pun definitely intended) a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense, two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human....

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Pick of the Litter tails (pun definitely intended) a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense, two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut — only the best of the best make it, the “pick of the litter.”

With deft storytelling skill, directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy (The Human Experiment, Witch Hunt, and Love Hate Love) introduce us to a group of unique canine characters along with their human counterparts. Pick of the Litter is a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs, especially those that some of us are lucky enough to work beside each day.

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