Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Arts & Culture
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    July 25, 2013
    Sinatra fans are in for a treat! This Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m., The Cuban Club in Ybor will be hosting the 16 th Annual “Celebrate Sinatra” night club party! Guests will be able to celebrate the life and music of Ol’ Blue Eyes by dancing to American standards performed by Tom Tiratto’s 17-piece jazz orchestra. Other entertainment includes Ignacio Marin’s “Latin Lovers” performing mambo, cha-cha and other Latin favorites in the Copa Room....
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    July 17, 2013
    Hey movie (and musical) buffs! This Friday through Sunday, July 21, the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will be presenting their adaptation of the 1986 film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, “Little Shop of Horrors”! The Straz Center’s musical rendition of the cult favorite, featuring an alien plant bent on world domination, will include hits like “Skid Row, “Grow for Me,” “Dentist!” and “Suddenly...
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    July 16, 2013
    METROCON , Florida’s largest anime convention, is coming back to the Tampa Convention Center for 2013! The convention kicks off next Friday, July 26 and runs through Sunday, July 28. METROCON began in 2003 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Tampa, and now in its 11 th year is a 3-day anime adventure that attracts over 8,000 attendees annually. With fan-favorite events like the Anime Human Chess Match and Fantasy Masquerade along with all-new LIVE fire shows and the METRO Star Party, this...
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    July 15, 2013
    Love horror flicks? You’re in luck! This Friday, July 19, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be hosting “Scream on the Green,” a FREE monthly movie series featuring classic horror films! On the marquee for this week is the 2004 flick “Dawn of the Dead.” If you’re not too busy hiding under your blankets, food, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own treats along with low-backed chairs (that will permit those behind you...
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    July 13, 2013
    Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)! On Sunday, July 21, MOSI guests will be treated to hand-dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream (while supplies last). Blue Bell will be serving the ice cream, included with MOSI admission, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. While you’re there, you can watch MOSI’s InterActors demonstrate the Science of Freezing with a cryo freezing demonstration, using liquid nitrogen. It will also take place in the Grand...
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    June 24, 2013
    Here’s your chance to see some of the biggest names in performing arts put together a truly unique performance with the students of the Patel Conservatory ! Snippets of seasons past, present and future from the ’ Broadway series will be performed by Patel Conservatory students in Showstoppers: A Musical Revue . The curtains open June 27-28 at 7 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center. The students, grades five through college, are being taught by some of the industry’s...
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    June 21, 2013
    Jack Woodville London, 2011-2012 Author of the Year, will be making a special appearance at Old Tampa Book Company this Saturday, June 22! Jack is known for his ability to capture the essence and language of a time period and transport us into 1944 while reading his novels. He has been given many awards for his accurate historical research and superb writing style including becoming a finalist for “Best Novel of the South” and Military Writers Society of America’s...
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    June 21, 2013
    Performing Arts fans, if you’re into music, concerts or ballet, the Straz Center has some big events in the coming weeks that you won’t want to miss! Today, June 21, the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will be putting on their Junior Intensive Ballet, showcasing graduates from the Patel Conservatory’s Summer Junior Intensive Ballet Program. The show will be taking place in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center at 4:30 p.m....
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    June 14, 2013
    This Saturday night at the Straz Center come and experience “The Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan live! He’s the star of Nat Geo’s brand new series, Leader of the Pack and bestselling author. Watch him perform his incredible dog training techniques in a LIVE seminar that will give you tips and tricks to transform your dog (and you as a dog owner). He will show you how to see the world through your dog’s eyes and how you play a role in their behavior. In the...
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    May 17, 2013
    Get ready to move it, move it! Saturday, May 18, Busch Gardens Tampa will unveil its newest live stage show, “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” . Guests will party alongside their favorite characters from the hit “ Madagascar” movie series, including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and King Julien! To go along with the show’s premiere on Saturday, the park is hosting a weekend-long party with on-the-hour dance parties and character meet and greets in the...