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Menus: The Epicurean Experience

12-23-2017

Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Henry B. Plant Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Menus: The Epicurean Experience, opening on March 17, 2017. Please join us on March 17th at 7:00 pm for a lecture by Patrick [more+]
The Henry B. Plant Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Menus: The Epicurean Experience, opening on March 17, 2017. Please join us on March 17th at 7:00 pm for a lecture by Patrick Dunne, proprietor of Lucullus antiques in New Orleans.  The shop has been featured in Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, Vogue, and The New York Times.  Dunne is the author of The Epicurean Collector, and has both written for and served as a contributing editor for a number of interior design and lifestyle magazines.  The lecture is free and open to the public. This exhibit uses original menus as a starting point to explore the fine dining at the Tampa Bay Hotel and other grand Florida resorts from 1891 to 1932.  These rarely exhibited menus draw visitors into the conversation of Victorian food, the source of food, its preparation, etiquette, fashion, and utensils that blend together to create the Victorian epicurean experience.  We will briefly touch on menu art and children in the Hotel dining room. This exhibit displays original artifacts, including menus, photos, clothing, and utensils from the Tampa Bay Hotel and other Florida hotels. At the Tampa Bay Hotel, and other Florida resorts, meals were not simply about eating, but instead were a fine dining experience.  Thought and care were put into food choices, decorations, place settings, music selection, and of course, menu design.  Dressing for dinner often took over an hour, and meals could be a full ten courses.  Meals for special events and holidays were even more elaborate.  Included in the exhibit are menus from holidays such as Independence Day (1898), George Washington’s birthday celebration (1901), Thanksgiving (1905), New Year’s (1912) and Christmas (1911, 1912). The menu is the map that guides diners through their dining experience.  It lays the foundation for what they anticipate their experience to be based on the elaborate dishes served, the number of courses, the detail and extravagance of the menu design, the international elements, and dinner entertainment. Blended with these obvious dining elements are the subtle ingredients of fashion and etiquette and the behind the scenes components of where food comes from and how it is prepared. Menus: The Epicurean Experience opens on March 17th and runs through December 23, 2017.  Entrance to the exhibit is included with admission to the Museum.
This exhibit has been graciously underwritten by Greenberg Traurig, LLC, The Knox Family Foundation, and Dr. and Mrs. Garth Drewry. [less-]
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2017-2018 Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

01-05-2018

Presented by Tampa Downtown Partnership at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by USAmeriBank. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the [more+]
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by USAmeriBank. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Ice Rink Information: Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink welcomes families and friends to share in this holiday tradition with a view of the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk and Hillsborough River. Whether you are a first-timer, or an experienced skater, the Winter Village Ice Rink is a must-do activity this holiday season. Monday – Thursday | 4pm – 9pm Friday | 4pm – 10pm Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm During Hillsborough County School Breaks Monday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm Holiday Hours Thanksgiving | 4pm – 10pm Christmas Eve | 12pm – 6pm Christmas Day | 4pm – 10pm   Holiday Market: The Winter Village Shops feature 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. This “pop-up” holiday shopping experience features decorative goods, apparel, handmade toys, jewelry, dog accessories, and more! Thanks to the generous support of PODS, each Winter Village Shop is held in a PODS container in a market-style layout. Visitors are encouraged to shop at the various boutiques during their visit, all while enjoying a beautiful view of the Hillsborough River. Thursday | 4pm – 9pm Friday | 4pm – 10pm Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm During Hillsborough County School Breaks Monday – Saturday | 10am -10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm Holiday Hours Thanksgiving | CLOSED Christmas Eve | 12pm – 6pm Christmas Day | 4pm – 10pm Holiday Cafe: Taste the holiday season with drinks and treats from Kahwa Coffee, Mise En Place, and Whatever Pops. Tampa Theater Winter Classics: Date: Select Fridays and Saturdays Time: 7:30 pm Cost: Free Tampa’s majestic movie palace shares the warmth and light of the season with classic holiday favorites on the big screen. With Tampa Theatre temporarily closed for restoration, the 2018 Holiday Classics Movie Series will be presented as a series of free, family-friendly films in Curtis Hixon Park, Nov. 18-Dec. 16, as part of the Winter Village celebration. Friday, Nov. 17 – White Christmas Saturday, Nov. 18 – Home Alone Friday, Nov. 24 – Miracle on 34th Street Saturday, Nov. 25 – A Christmas Story Friday, Dec. 1 – The Polar Express Friday, Dec. 15 – Elf Saturday, Dec. 16 – It’s a Wonderful Life New this year, the Winter Village Express offers a holiday experience aboard a holiday-themed Streetcar. Hop on at Centro Ybor and enjoy treats, music and fun as you travel to Whiting Station. A quick walk along the Riverwalk brings you to Winter Village. [less-]
Tags:   FreeFilm

The Victorian Christmas Stroll

12-23-2017

Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the Henry B. Plant Museum’s 36th Annual Victorian Christmas Stroll.  With the wide variety of decorations, there is sure to be something for [more+]
Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the Henry B. Plant Museum’s 36th Annual Victorian Christmas Stroll.  With the wide variety of decorations, there is sure to be something for everyone.  We are proud to offer an interactive sensory tree activity for visitors with sensory disabilities.  Look closely in exhibit cases and you will find tiny antique trees as small as 1” in height.  Be amazed at decorations harkening back to the Tampa Bay area’s history of aviation.  Gaze in wonder at antique ornaments and colorful nutcrackers in an old-fashioned Christmas scene.  Other decorations include a replica Plant System train, vintage fashions, antique toys, locally sourced items, and fanciful ornaments. The Victorian Christmas Stroll celebrates the warmth and spirit of an old fashioned holiday, while encouraging a sense of community.  Complimentary cider and cookies will be served on the veranda each day while holiday music floats through the air.  Guests can enjoy live music each evening from 6 pm – 8 pm.  Shoppers in the Museum Store will find snuggly Teddy Bears available for purchase.  For each bear bought in the Store, the Museum will donate another one to the Tampa Police Department Family Violence Unit. The Museum will host a number of special performances during the Victorian Christmas Stroll.  Included are:
  • December 1: Member Appreciation Day, Stroll Grand Opening
    • Featuring: Classical Guitar with John Barr 10 am – 12 pm and Classical Harp with Damara Chaudhuri 1 – 3 pm.
  • December 1-10: Drop off your Letters to Santa!
  • December 3, 10, 17: Upstairs/Downstairs Live Theater, 2 pm
  • December 9: Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
  • December 21: Music in the Museum, 11 am
  • December 17: Children’s Day at the Stroll, 10 am – 5 pm
    • Featuring: Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre, paper crafting, story-time, and more.
Proceeds from the Victorian Christmas Stroll fund museum restoration and preservation projects, as well as educational programming. [less-]
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Hidden Springs Ale Works fresh exhibit of 9 local artists: CHANGING SEASONS

01-05-2018

Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Hidden Springs Aleworks, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 18 @ 5:00pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 5:00pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 5:00pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 5:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 5:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 5:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 5:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 5:00pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 5:00pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 5:00pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 5:00pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 01 @ 5:00pm Mon, Jan 02 @ 5:00pm Tue, Jan 03 @ 5:00pm Wed, Jan 04 @ 5:00pm Thu, Jan 05 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

Hidden Springs Ale Works, 1631 Franklin Street in Tampa Heights celebrates changing seasons with new art exhibit of  nine artists in this fresh show, CHANGING SEASONS, November 17-January 5, 2018. Opening reception Friday, November  17, 7pm to [more+]
Hidden Springs Ale Works, 1631 Franklin Street in Tampa Heights celebrates changing seasons with new art exhibit of  nine artists in this fresh show, CHANGING SEASONS, November 17-January 5, 2018. Opening reception Friday, November  17, 7pm to closing, featuring music, brews, food trucks, always kid and pet friendly. Artists range from photography, collage, acrylics, charcoals, abstract to realism with lots craziness in between!  Come on out to meet our nine artists while enjoying Hidden Springs fantastic fresh brews and having a blast celebrating a new season of art, talent and fun before the holidays take over!  Our nine featured artists are "newbies" Linda Leckey, Maggie Arnold, Jodi Loson and Dore Anderson. Returning artists displaying their latest creations are Judy Bales, Terry Klaaren, Kirsten Matteson, Tim Gibbons and Goose Pekarek. Come on out to see what our new and returning artists are up to with their newest visions of our world and changing seasons.  If you're an artist wishing to show your art in public places contact Funky As A Monkey Art Studio, tim@funkyasaonkey.com, curators of Hidden Springs Ale Works to become one of our stellar artists. Support local art in public places! [less-]
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Pinellas Ale Works Fresh Art Exhibit: New Year In Art

01-26-2018

Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Pinellas Ale Works, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 18 @ 3:00pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 3:00pm + 38 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 3:00pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 3:00pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 3:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 3:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 3:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 3:00pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 3:00pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 3:00pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 01 @ 3:00pm Mon, Jan 02 @ 3:00pm Tue, Jan 03 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 04 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 05 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 06 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jan 07 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 08 @ 3:00pm Mon, Jan 09 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 10 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 11 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 12 @ 3:00pm Sat, Jan 13 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 14 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jan 15 @ 3:00pm Tue, Jan 16 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 18 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 19 @ 3:00pm Sat, Jan 20 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 21 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jan 22 @ 3:00pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 25 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 26 @ 3:00pm - less dates and times

Pinellas Aleworks announces a fresh exhibit to celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year in NEW YEAR IN ART exhibit, December 15-January 26, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, December 16, 7-closing.  The three new artists who will be [more+]
Pinellas Aleworks announces a fresh exhibit to celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year in NEW YEAR IN ART exhibit, December 15-January 26, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, December 16, 7-closing.  The three new artists who will be exhibiting are Hailey Clark, with her interesting and colorful abstracts, Elizabeth Humphrey with her fanciful and psychedelic pooch portraits and Eileen "Mish Murphy" with her fantastical gecko and lizard photographs.  Come help celebrate the fresh art, the holidays while enjoying PAW's freshly crafted brews, food truck fare, music, games and MORE!  PAW is always family and pet friendly. [less-]
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TECO Public Art Gallery presents 'Chroma', featuring artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr

01-02-2018

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 8:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 8:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 8:00am + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 8:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 8:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 8:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 8:00am - less dates and times

Chroma is a Solo Exhibition that features ­­­­15 boldly colorful paintings by Tampa artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, who was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Primarily working with acrylic and pastel, the flexibility of the [more+]
Chroma is a Solo Exhibition that features ­­­­15 boldly colorful paintings by Tampa artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, who was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Primarily working with acrylic and pastel, the flexibility of the medium allows Elizabeth to use gradual shading to soften transitions or create more energetic and fanciful settings in a style she views as “modern expressionism”. Elizabeth’s work is inspired by the sights and colors of nature rather than the urban cityscapes of the “Big Easy”. But just as New Orleans has its own unique culture, her style is distinctly her own and not quite down the straight and narrow. Though her varied palette may appear in the natural landscapes and wildlife that she portrays, colors are often subverted and made to step outside their normal bounds. In tribute to Elizabeth’s singular approach, her paintings have been the subject of both juried and solo exhibits garnering awards as well as accolades. Whether portraying scenes from her travels or more locally inspired settings, her works have become a part of treasured private collections stretching from Hawaii to New York. [less-]
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Exhibit of Florida Bodegas and the Immigrant Experience

12-31-2017

Presented by St. Petersburg Museum of History at St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:00am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 9:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Peter Bates has been a documentary photographer for over forty years. For his current series, he travels all over Florida in search of colorful bodegas and convenience stores, mostly owned and run by immigrants. He employs high dynamic range [more+]
Peter Bates has been a documentary photographer for over forty years. For his current series, he travels all over Florida in search of colorful bodegas and convenience stores, mostly owned and run by immigrants. He employs high dynamic range (HDR) techniques, and photographs at twilight. He also photographs and films the owners to convey compelling details about their lives and businesses. [less-]
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"COLOR & ABSTRACTION"

12-31-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:00am + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Painting without subject matter successfully can be very hard. This show features 44 mostly large abstracts (only a few have a recognizable subject in them). While some are peaceful or lyrical, others are bold and dramatic. Most of the work is [more+]
Painting without subject matter successfully can be very hard. This show features 44 mostly large abstracts (only a few have a recognizable subject in them). While some are peaceful or lyrical, others are bold and dramatic. Most of the work is painted in many layers, with marks and lines, texture and pattern. Color is the most obvious consideration. [less-]
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Merry + Bright: Holiday Show and Sale

12-29-2017

Presented by Morean Arts Center at Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:00am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

 Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking-stuffers.
 Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking-stuffers. [less-]
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Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc. Holiday Open House

01-06-2018

Presented by Syd Entel Galleries Susan Benjamin Glass at syd entel galleries, Safety Harbor
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:30am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:30am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:30am + 15 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:30am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:30am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:30am Mon, Dec 25 @ 9:30am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:30am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:30am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:30am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:30am Sat, Dec 30 @ 9:30am Sun, Jan 01 @ 9:30am Mon, Jan 02 @ 9:30am Tue, Jan 03 @ 9:30am Wed, Jan 04 @ 9:30am Thu, Jan 05 @ 9:30am Fri, Jan 06 @ 9:30am - less dates and times

Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor invites you and your guests to our Holiday Open House. Come enjoy a festive evening and shop the night away! Saturday December 2, 5-8PM Show continues [more+]
Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor invites you and your guests to our Holiday Open House. Come enjoy a festive evening and shop the night away! Saturday December 2, 5-8PM Show continues through January 6th. When searching for something extraordinary this holiday season look no further than Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass. Shaped by the Artists hands, you will find finely crafted treasures of cut, carved and blown glass. Give the gift of color by giving an original painting in oil or acrylic. Today’s premiere artists fill the gallery walls with some of their finest works. Just arrived and not to be missed the latest Borowski Glass Collection! From a small glass workshop in Poland to one of the most renowned artistic studios in the world the gallery is proud to present the latest glasswork from this incredible family. Stanislaw Borowski the father and sons, Stani Jan, Pawel and Wiktor . Made with love, passion and perfection the collections include functional objects, whimsical outdoor garden sculptures and one of kind masterpieces. Take home a swan bowl or giraffe vase. For that special collector and art lover the Artist Collection includes a King and Queen or the Retro car that show the incredible creativity and technical skill of the Borowski brothers. The show is open to the public.   [less-]
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"The Holocaust and the Book of Fire" by Murray Zimiles

12-31-2017

Presented by Florida Holocaust Museum at Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles opens to the public on September 2, 2017 and is on display at The Florida Holocaust Museum through December 31, 2017. The paintings, drawings, prints, and artists’ books by Murray [more+]
The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles opens to the public on September 2, 2017 and is on display at The Florida Holocaust Museum through December 31, 2017. The paintings, drawings, prints, and artists’ books by Murray Zimiles are graphic statements meant to engage and propel the viewer into a whirlwind of fire and devastation.  In these powerful works, Zimiles deals with issues like the absence of God during the Holocaust and the absence of civilization.  Zimiles is the stepson of Holocaust Survivor and felt obligated as an artist to deal with the subject. [less-]
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Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume

04-01-2018

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am + 87 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 07 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 08 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 14 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 15 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 17 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 18 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 19 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 20 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 21 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 22 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 23 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 24 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 25 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 26 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 27 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 28 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 29 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 30 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 31 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 04 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 05 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 09 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 10 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 12 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 13 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 14 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 15 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 16 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 17 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 18 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 19 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 20 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 21 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 22 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 24 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 25 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 26 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 27 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Mar 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Mar 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Mar 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Mar 04 @ 10:00am Sun, Mar 05 @ 10:00am Mon, Mar 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Mar 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Mar 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Mar 09 @ 10:00am Sat, Mar 10 @ 10:00am Sun, Mar 11 @ 10:00am Mon, Mar 12 @ 10:00am Tue, Mar 13 @ 10:00am Wed, Mar 14 @ 10:00am Thu, Mar 15 @ 10:00am Fri, Mar 16 @ 10:00am Sat, Mar 17 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Iconic costumes from ―a galaxy far, far away are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Culled from [more+]
Iconic costumes from ―a galaxy far, far away are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Culled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a partnership of the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm. George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia. Presenting more than 60 of the finest hand-crafted costumes from the first seven films in the Star Wars series, the exhibition uncovers the challenges, the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of Lucas, the concept artists and costume designers. The costumes reflect an eclectic mix of cultural, historical and mythical sources that add rich texture to the story. [less-]
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Mernet Larson: Getting Measured 1957-2027

02-11-2018

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:00am + 53 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 07 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 08 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 14 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 15 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 16 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 17 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 18 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 19 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 20 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 21 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 22 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 23 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 24 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 25 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 26 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 27 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 28 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 29 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 30 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 31 @ 11:00am Wed, Feb 01 @ 11:00am Thu, Feb 02 @ 11:00am Fri, Feb 03 @ 11:00am Sat, Feb 04 @ 11:00am Sun, Feb 05 @ 11:00am Mon, Feb 06 @ 11:00am Tue, Feb 07 @ 11:00am Wed, Feb 08 @ 11:00am Thu, Feb 09 @ 11:00am Sat, Feb 10 @ 11:00am Sun, Feb 11 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). Her work alludes to a range of art historical references, from 12th-century Japanese scrolls, 15th-century Italian painting, [more+]
The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). Her work alludes to a range of art historical references, from 12th-century Japanese scrolls, 15th-century Italian painting, to the geometric abstractions of Russian artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941). Her early abstract compositions, such as Duccio’s Saint (1988) in the Tampa Museum of Art’s collection, reflect her ongoing formal explorations of experiential time, space, and color. Later figurative paintings, including the recent work Raft (2017), depict ordinary moments and activities—from reading in bed, attending casual dinners, to participating in faculty meetings. The exhibition Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured will feature never-before-seen early drawings, a select group of studies and works on paper, and a survey of paintings from the 1960s to the present. Larsen’s art resides in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The artist divides her time between Tampa and New York City. [less-]
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2017 Photo Benefit Sale

01-26-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:00am + 37 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 07 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 08 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 14 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 15 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 16 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 17 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 18 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 19 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 20 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 21 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 22 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 23 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 24 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 25 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 26 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

Give the gift of fine-art photography this holiday season! The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its annual Photography Benefit Sale Monday in the Community Gallery. The Benefit Sale gives FMoPA members the chance to display and sell [more+]
Give the gift of fine-art photography this holiday season! The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its annual Photography Benefit Sale Monday in the Community Gallery. The Benefit Sale gives FMoPA members the chance to display and sell their work within a museum setting, and it gives museum visitors a rare opportunity to view—with the option of purchasing—work produced by local photographers. “Every year we look forward to the Photography Benefit Sale because we are able to host many different photographers in one space and build the community we have at FMoPA,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. Fifty-four artists and more than 140 pieces will be included in the exhibition. All of the photographs are for sale. Artists set their own prices and will retain 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their work. “It’s an excellent opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts and support local artists at the same time,” said Carrier. The exhibition will be on display through January 26, 2018. [less-]
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Under the Cuban Sun

12-31-2017

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 12:00pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 12:00pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 12:00pm + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 12:00pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 12:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 12:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 12:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 12:00pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 12:00pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 12:00pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

The exhibition looks at both the Cuban eye and at its visitors’ eye and spans a period of time that is historic: the early 1930’s to present day. Beginning with Walker Evans and concluding with the work of Raúl Cañibano, we take a walk through [more+]
The exhibition looks at both the Cuban eye and at its visitors’ eye and spans a period of time that is historic: the early 1930’s to present day. Beginning with Walker Evans and concluding with the work of Raúl Cañibano, we take a walk through time and space. They are the monumental bookends for our stroll. Walker Evans first photographed Cuba in the thirties. Raúl Cañibano is today’s masterful Cuban equivalent. Both have directed their gaze toward the nitty gritty of Cuban everyday life: the posed dockworker, the striding school boy. They look out at us with their body language that speaks volumes about the human condition; which without saying a word tells us everything. [less-]
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St. Petersburg Opera "Seasonal Sparkle 2017"

12-19-2017

Presented by St. Petersburg Opera Company at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 7:30pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:30pm
For many folks on the West Coast of Florida, this is our favorite musical event of the year. It's  not all a night at the opera. It's an evening where professional musicians get to perform family-friendly, delightful songs and orchestra numbers.  [more+]
For many folks on the West Coast of Florida, this is our favorite musical event of the year. It's  not all a night at the opera. It's an evening where professional musicians get to perform family-friendly, delightful songs and orchestra numbers.  Seasonal Sparkle will be a tour through the seasons with a final stop in this month's happy holidays. Our 40-piece professional orchestra will join with nationally-recognized singers and our top-notch chorus. St. Petersburg Opera Youth Chorus will join the fun and warm your holiday spirits. If you love joyful music performed at the highest level of professionalism, Seasonal Sparkle 2017 is a must-see.  If you attend this year, we are confident that you'll come back for 2018. [less-]
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Small Works Group Exhibition

01-13-2018

Presented by Clayton Galleries at Clayton Galleries, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

Clayton Galleries will be opening “SMALL WORKS”, a holiday group show. This annual exhibition will feature work by gallery artists. The show will include work that is no larger than 24” x 24”. A variety of media will be showcased [more+]
Clayton Galleries will be opening “SMALL WORKS”, a holiday group show. This annual exhibition will feature work by gallery artists. The show will include work that is no larger than 24” x 24”. A variety of media will be showcased including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as, mixed media works on paper, photography, and sculpture. The participating artists are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Peter Brown, Jeanne Cameron, Robin Cody, Dolores Coe, Lynn Davison, Virginia Derryberry, Benjamin Dimmitt, Billie Hightower, Cassandra James, Tim Kennedy, Lennie Kesl, Carl Knickerbocker, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, Peter Kuentzel, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Elle Leonard, Lynn Manos, Bruce Marsh, Kate Norris, Yoko Nogami, George Pappas, Stacy Rosende, Claudia Ryan, Roberta Schofield, Joyce Ely-Walker, Laura Waller, and Kathy Wright [less-]
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Team Trivia Night

03-20-2018

Presented by Pokey's Rock and Rolls at Pokey's Rock and Rolls, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 7:00pm Mon, Jan 02 @ 7:00pm + 10 more dates and times

Mon, Jan 09 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 16 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 30 @ 7:00pm Mon, Feb 06 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 13 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 20 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:00pm Mon, Mar 06 @ 7:00pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Team trivia night at Pokey's with cash prizes every Tuesday night. Food and Drink specials with a wide range of meals and beers and wines on offer.
Team trivia night at Pokey's with cash prizes every Tuesday night. Food and Drink specials with a wide range of meals and beers and wines on offer. [less-]
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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

12-24-2017

Presented by American Stage Theatre Company at American Stage, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 7:00pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 22 @ 8:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 3:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 8:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 1:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Adapted by Joe Landry American Stage DECEMBER 16th-DECEMBER 24th [more+]
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Adapted by Joe Landry American Stage DECEMBER 16th-DECEMBER 24th Directed by Stephanie Gularte This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage, and live, on-stage sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers a world in which he’d never been born one fateful Christmas Eve. “a delightful experience…” -Tampa Bay Times “One of the best holiday shows around. Fresh and inventive. Highly recommended.” -Chicago Sun-Times [less-]
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Big Rays Fish Camp Night Market

09-26-2018

Presented by Harbour Island Art Walk at Big Ray's Fish Camp, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 20 @ 7:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 03 @ 7:00pm + 10 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 10 @ 7:00pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 7:00pm Wed, Jan 31 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 07 @ 7:00pm Wed, Feb 14 @ 7:00pm Wed, Feb 21 @ 7:00pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:00pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 7:00pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

On Ballast Point in South Tampa! Live Music - Night Market - The BEST Grouper Sandwich in town! Vendors inquire at info@harbourislandartwalk.com
On Ballast Point in South Tampa! Live Music - Night Market - The BEST Grouper Sandwich in town! Vendors inquire at info@harbourislandartwalk.com [less-]
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Menus: The Epicurean Experience

12-23-2017

Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Henry B. Plant Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Menus: The Epicurean Experience, opening on March 17, 2017. Please join us on March 17th at 7:00 pm for a lecture by Patrick [more+]
The Henry B. Plant Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Menus: The Epicurean Experience, opening on March 17, 2017. Please join us on March 17th at 7:00 pm for a lecture by Patrick Dunne, proprietor of Lucullus antiques in New Orleans.  The shop has been featured in Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, Vogue, and The New York Times.  Dunne is the author of The Epicurean Collector, and has both written for and served as a contributing editor for a number of interior design and lifestyle magazines.  The lecture is free and open to the public. This exhibit uses original menus as a starting point to explore the fine dining at the Tampa Bay Hotel and other grand Florida resorts from 1891 to 1932.  These rarely exhibited menus draw visitors into the conversation of Victorian food, the source of food, its preparation, etiquette, fashion, and utensils that blend together to create the Victorian epicurean experience.  We will briefly touch on menu art and children in the Hotel dining room. This exhibit displays original artifacts, including menus, photos, clothing, and utensils from the Tampa Bay Hotel and other Florida hotels. At the Tampa Bay Hotel, and other Florida resorts, meals were not simply about eating, but instead were a fine dining experience.  Thought and care were put into food choices, decorations, place settings, music selection, and of course, menu design.  Dressing for dinner often took over an hour, and meals could be a full ten courses.  Meals for special events and holidays were even more elaborate.  Included in the exhibit are menus from holidays such as Independence Day (1898), George Washington’s birthday celebration (1901), Thanksgiving (1905), New Year’s (1912) and Christmas (1911, 1912). The menu is the map that guides diners through their dining experience.  It lays the foundation for what they anticipate their experience to be based on the elaborate dishes served, the number of courses, the detail and extravagance of the menu design, the international elements, and dinner entertainment. Blended with these obvious dining elements are the subtle ingredients of fashion and etiquette and the behind the scenes components of where food comes from and how it is prepared. Menus: The Epicurean Experience opens on March 17th and runs through December 23, 2017.  Entrance to the exhibit is included with admission to the Museum.
This exhibit has been graciously underwritten by Greenberg Traurig, LLC, The Knox Family Foundation, and Dr. and Mrs. Garth Drewry. [less-]
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2017-2018 Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

01-05-2018

Presented by Tampa Downtown Partnership at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by USAmeriBank. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the [more+]
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by USAmeriBank. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Ice Rink Information: Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink welcomes families and friends to share in this holiday tradition with a view of the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk and Hillsborough River. Whether you are a first-timer, or an experienced skater, the Winter Village Ice Rink is a must-do activity this holiday season. Monday – Thursday | 4pm – 9pm Friday | 4pm – 10pm Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm During Hillsborough County School Breaks Monday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm Holiday Hours Thanksgiving | 4pm – 10pm Christmas Eve | 12pm – 6pm Christmas Day | 4pm – 10pm   Holiday Market: The Winter Village Shops feature 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. This “pop-up” holiday shopping experience features decorative goods, apparel, handmade toys, jewelry, dog accessories, and more! Thanks to the generous support of PODS, each Winter Village Shop is held in a PODS container in a market-style layout. Visitors are encouraged to shop at the various boutiques during their visit, all while enjoying a beautiful view of the Hillsborough River. Thursday | 4pm – 9pm Friday | 4pm – 10pm Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm During Hillsborough County School Breaks Monday – Saturday | 10am -10pm Sunday | 12pm – 9pm Holiday Hours Thanksgiving | CLOSED Christmas Eve | 12pm – 6pm Christmas Day | 4pm – 10pm Holiday Cafe: Taste the holiday season with drinks and treats from Kahwa Coffee, Mise En Place, and Whatever Pops. Tampa Theater Winter Classics: Date: Select Fridays and Saturdays Time: 7:30 pm Cost: Free Tampa’s majestic movie palace shares the warmth and light of the season with classic holiday favorites on the big screen. With Tampa Theatre temporarily closed for restoration, the 2018 Holiday Classics Movie Series will be presented as a series of free, family-friendly films in Curtis Hixon Park, Nov. 18-Dec. 16, as part of the Winter Village celebration. Friday, Nov. 17 – White Christmas Saturday, Nov. 18 – Home Alone Friday, Nov. 24 – Miracle on 34th Street Saturday, Nov. 25 – A Christmas Story Friday, Dec. 1 – The Polar Express Friday, Dec. 15 – Elf Saturday, Dec. 16 – It’s a Wonderful Life New this year, the Winter Village Express offers a holiday experience aboard a holiday-themed Streetcar. Hop on at Centro Ybor and enjoy treats, music and fun as you travel to Whiting Station. A quick walk along the Riverwalk brings you to Winter Village. [less-]
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The Victorian Christmas Stroll

12-23-2017

Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the Henry B. Plant Museum’s 36th Annual Victorian Christmas Stroll.  With the wide variety of decorations, there is sure to be something for [more+]
Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the Henry B. Plant Museum’s 36th Annual Victorian Christmas Stroll.  With the wide variety of decorations, there is sure to be something for everyone.  We are proud to offer an interactive sensory tree activity for visitors with sensory disabilities.  Look closely in exhibit cases and you will find tiny antique trees as small as 1” in height.  Be amazed at decorations harkening back to the Tampa Bay area’s history of aviation.  Gaze in wonder at antique ornaments and colorful nutcrackers in an old-fashioned Christmas scene.  Other decorations include a replica Plant System train, vintage fashions, antique toys, locally sourced items, and fanciful ornaments. The Victorian Christmas Stroll celebrates the warmth and spirit of an old fashioned holiday, while encouraging a sense of community.  Complimentary cider and cookies will be served on the veranda each day while holiday music floats through the air.  Guests can enjoy live music each evening from 6 pm – 8 pm.  Shoppers in the Museum Store will find snuggly Teddy Bears available for purchase.  For each bear bought in the Store, the Museum will donate another one to the Tampa Police Department Family Violence Unit. The Museum will host a number of special performances during the Victorian Christmas Stroll.  Included are:
  • December 1: Member Appreciation Day, Stroll Grand Opening
    • Featuring: Classical Guitar with John Barr 10 am – 12 pm and Classical Harp with Damara Chaudhuri 1 – 3 pm.
  • December 1-10: Drop off your Letters to Santa!
  • December 3, 10, 17: Upstairs/Downstairs Live Theater, 2 pm
  • December 9: Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
  • December 21: Music in the Museum, 11 am
  • December 17: Children’s Day at the Stroll, 10 am – 5 pm
    • Featuring: Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre, paper crafting, story-time, and more.
Proceeds from the Victorian Christmas Stroll fund museum restoration and preservation projects, as well as educational programming. [less-]
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Hidden Springs Ale Works fresh exhibit of 9 local artists: CHANGING SEASONS

01-05-2018

Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Hidden Springs Aleworks, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 18 @ 5:00pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 5:00pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 5:00pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 5:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 5:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 5:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 5:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 5:00pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 5:00pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 5:00pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 5:00pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 01 @ 5:00pm Mon, Jan 02 @ 5:00pm Tue, Jan 03 @ 5:00pm Wed, Jan 04 @ 5:00pm Thu, Jan 05 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

Hidden Springs Ale Works, 1631 Franklin Street in Tampa Heights celebrates changing seasons with new art exhibit of  nine artists in this fresh show, CHANGING SEASONS, November 17-January 5, 2018. Opening reception Friday, November  17, 7pm to [more+]
Hidden Springs Ale Works, 1631 Franklin Street in Tampa Heights celebrates changing seasons with new art exhibit of  nine artists in this fresh show, CHANGING SEASONS, November 17-January 5, 2018. Opening reception Friday, November  17, 7pm to closing, featuring music, brews, food trucks, always kid and pet friendly. Artists range from photography, collage, acrylics, charcoals, abstract to realism with lots craziness in between!  Come on out to meet our nine artists while enjoying Hidden Springs fantastic fresh brews and having a blast celebrating a new season of art, talent and fun before the holidays take over!  Our nine featured artists are "newbies" Linda Leckey, Maggie Arnold, Jodi Loson and Dore Anderson. Returning artists displaying their latest creations are Judy Bales, Terry Klaaren, Kirsten Matteson, Tim Gibbons and Goose Pekarek. Come on out to see what our new and returning artists are up to with their newest visions of our world and changing seasons.  If you're an artist wishing to show your art in public places contact Funky As A Monkey Art Studio, tim@funkyasaonkey.com, curators of Hidden Springs Ale Works to become one of our stellar artists. Support local art in public places! [less-]
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Pinellas Ale Works Fresh Art Exhibit: New Year In Art

01-26-2018

Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Pinellas Ale Works, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 18 @ 3:00pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 3:00pm + 38 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 20 @ 3:00pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 3:00pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 3:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 3:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 3:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 3:00pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 3:00pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 3:00pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 01 @ 3:00pm Mon, Jan 02 @ 3:00pm Tue, Jan 03 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 04 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 05 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 06 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jan 07 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 08 @ 3:00pm Mon, Jan 09 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 10 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 11 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 12 @ 3:00pm Sat, Jan 13 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 14 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jan 15 @ 3:00pm Tue, Jan 16 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 18 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 19 @ 3:00pm Sat, Jan 20 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jan 21 @ 12:00pm Mon, Jan 22 @ 3:00pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 3:00pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 3:00pm Thu, Jan 25 @ 3:00pm Fri, Jan 26 @ 3:00pm - less dates and times

Pinellas Aleworks announces a fresh exhibit to celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year in NEW YEAR IN ART exhibit, December 15-January 26, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, December 16, 7-closing.  The three new artists who will be [more+]
Pinellas Aleworks announces a fresh exhibit to celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year in NEW YEAR IN ART exhibit, December 15-January 26, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, December 16, 7-closing.  The three new artists who will be exhibiting are Hailey Clark, with her interesting and colorful abstracts, Elizabeth Humphrey with her fanciful and psychedelic pooch portraits and Eileen "Mish Murphy" with her fantastical gecko and lizard photographs.  Come help celebrate the fresh art, the holidays while enjoying PAW's freshly crafted brews, food truck fare, music, games and MORE!  PAW is always family and pet friendly. [less-]
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TECO Public Art Gallery presents 'Chroma', featuring artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr

01-02-2018

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 8:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 8:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 8:00am + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 8:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 8:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 8:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 8:00am - less dates and times

Chroma is a Solo Exhibition that features ­­­­15 boldly colorful paintings by Tampa artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, who was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Primarily working with acrylic and pastel, the flexibility of the [more+]
Chroma is a Solo Exhibition that features ­­­­15 boldly colorful paintings by Tampa artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, who was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Primarily working with acrylic and pastel, the flexibility of the medium allows Elizabeth to use gradual shading to soften transitions or create more energetic and fanciful settings in a style she views as “modern expressionism”. Elizabeth’s work is inspired by the sights and colors of nature rather than the urban cityscapes of the “Big Easy”. But just as New Orleans has its own unique culture, her style is distinctly her own and not quite down the straight and narrow. Though her varied palette may appear in the natural landscapes and wildlife that she portrays, colors are often subverted and made to step outside their normal bounds. In tribute to Elizabeth’s singular approach, her paintings have been the subject of both juried and solo exhibits garnering awards as well as accolades. Whether portraying scenes from her travels or more locally inspired settings, her works have become a part of treasured private collections stretching from Hawaii to New York. [less-]
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Exhibit of Florida Bodegas and the Immigrant Experience

12-31-2017

Presented by St. Petersburg Museum of History at St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:00am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 9:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Peter Bates has been a documentary photographer for over forty years. For his current series, he travels all over Florida in search of colorful bodegas and convenience stores, mostly owned and run by immigrants. He employs high dynamic range [more+]
Peter Bates has been a documentary photographer for over forty years. For his current series, he travels all over Florida in search of colorful bodegas and convenience stores, mostly owned and run by immigrants. He employs high dynamic range (HDR) techniques, and photographs at twilight. He also photographs and films the owners to convey compelling details about their lives and businesses. [less-]
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"COLOR & ABSTRACTION"

12-31-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:00am + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Painting without subject matter successfully can be very hard. This show features 44 mostly large abstracts (only a few have a recognizable subject in them). While some are peaceful or lyrical, others are bold and dramatic. Most of the work is [more+]
Painting without subject matter successfully can be very hard. This show features 44 mostly large abstracts (only a few have a recognizable subject in them). While some are peaceful or lyrical, others are bold and dramatic. Most of the work is painted in many layers, with marks and lines, texture and pattern. Color is the most obvious consideration. [less-]
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Merry + Bright: Holiday Show and Sale

12-29-2017

Presented by Morean Arts Center at Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:00am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 9:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

 Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking-stuffers.
 Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking-stuffers. [less-]
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Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc. Holiday Open House

01-06-2018

Presented by Syd Entel Galleries Susan Benjamin Glass at syd entel galleries, Safety Harbor
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 9:30am Tue, Dec 19 @ 9:30am Wed, Dec 20 @ 9:30am + 15 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 9:30am Fri, Dec 22 @ 9:30am Sat, Dec 23 @ 9:30am Mon, Dec 25 @ 9:30am Tue, Dec 26 @ 9:30am Wed, Dec 27 @ 9:30am Thu, Dec 28 @ 9:30am Fri, Dec 29 @ 9:30am Sat, Dec 30 @ 9:30am Sun, Jan 01 @ 9:30am Mon, Jan 02 @ 9:30am Tue, Jan 03 @ 9:30am Wed, Jan 04 @ 9:30am Thu, Jan 05 @ 9:30am Fri, Jan 06 @ 9:30am - less dates and times

Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor invites you and your guests to our Holiday Open House. Come enjoy a festive evening and shop the night away! Saturday December 2, 5-8PM Show continues [more+]
Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor invites you and your guests to our Holiday Open House. Come enjoy a festive evening and shop the night away! Saturday December 2, 5-8PM Show continues through January 6th. When searching for something extraordinary this holiday season look no further than Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass. Shaped by the Artists hands, you will find finely crafted treasures of cut, carved and blown glass. Give the gift of color by giving an original painting in oil or acrylic. Today’s premiere artists fill the gallery walls with some of their finest works. Just arrived and not to be missed the latest Borowski Glass Collection! From a small glass workshop in Poland to one of the most renowned artistic studios in the world the gallery is proud to present the latest glasswork from this incredible family. Stanislaw Borowski the father and sons, Stani Jan, Pawel and Wiktor . Made with love, passion and perfection the collections include functional objects, whimsical outdoor garden sculptures and one of kind masterpieces. Take home a swan bowl or giraffe vase. For that special collector and art lover the Artist Collection includes a King and Queen or the Retro car that show the incredible creativity and technical skill of the Borowski brothers. The show is open to the public.   [less-]
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"The Holocaust and the Book of Fire" by Murray Zimiles

12-31-2017

Presented by Florida Holocaust Museum at Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles opens to the public on September 2, 2017 and is on display at The Florida Holocaust Museum through December 31, 2017. The paintings, drawings, prints, and artists’ books by Murray [more+]
The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles opens to the public on September 2, 2017 and is on display at The Florida Holocaust Museum through December 31, 2017. The paintings, drawings, prints, and artists’ books by Murray Zimiles are graphic statements meant to engage and propel the viewer into a whirlwind of fire and devastation.  In these powerful works, Zimiles deals with issues like the absence of God during the Holocaust and the absence of civilization.  Zimiles is the stepson of Holocaust Survivor and felt obligated as an artist to deal with the subject. [less-]
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Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume

04-01-2018

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am + 87 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 07 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 08 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 14 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 15 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 17 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 18 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 19 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 20 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 21 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 22 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 23 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 24 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 25 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 26 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 27 @ 10:00am Sun, Jan 28 @ 10:00am Mon, Jan 29 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 30 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 31 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 04 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 05 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 09 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 10 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 12 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 13 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 14 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 15 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 16 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 17 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 18 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 19 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 20 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 21 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 22 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 24 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 25 @ 10:00am Mon, Feb 26 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 27 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Mar 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Mar 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Mar 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Mar 04 @ 10:00am Sun, Mar 05 @ 10:00am Mon, Mar 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Mar 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Mar 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Mar 09 @ 10:00am Sat, Mar 10 @ 10:00am Sun, Mar 11 @ 10:00am Mon, Mar 12 @ 10:00am Tue, Mar 13 @ 10:00am Wed, Mar 14 @ 10:00am Thu, Mar 15 @ 10:00am Fri, Mar 16 @ 10:00am Sat, Mar 17 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Iconic costumes from ―a galaxy far, far away are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Culled from [more+]
Iconic costumes from ―a galaxy far, far away are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Culled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a partnership of the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm. George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia. Presenting more than 60 of the finest hand-crafted costumes from the first seven films in the Star Wars series, the exhibition uncovers the challenges, the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of Lucas, the concept artists and costume designers. The costumes reflect an eclectic mix of cultural, historical and mythical sources that add rich texture to the story. [less-]
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Mernet Larson: Getting Measured 1957-2027

02-11-2018

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:00am + 53 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 07 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 08 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 14 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 15 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 16 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 17 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 18 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 19 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 20 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 21 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 22 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 23 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 24 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 25 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 26 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 27 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 28 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 29 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 30 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 31 @ 11:00am Wed, Feb 01 @ 11:00am Thu, Feb 02 @ 11:00am Fri, Feb 03 @ 11:00am Sat, Feb 04 @ 11:00am Sun, Feb 05 @ 11:00am Mon, Feb 06 @ 11:00am Tue, Feb 07 @ 11:00am Wed, Feb 08 @ 11:00am Thu, Feb 09 @ 11:00am Sat, Feb 10 @ 11:00am Sun, Feb 11 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). Her work alludes to a range of art historical references, from 12th-century Japanese scrolls, 15th-century Italian painting, [more+]
The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). Her work alludes to a range of art historical references, from 12th-century Japanese scrolls, 15th-century Italian painting, to the geometric abstractions of Russian artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941). Her early abstract compositions, such as Duccio’s Saint (1988) in the Tampa Museum of Art’s collection, reflect her ongoing formal explorations of experiential time, space, and color. Later figurative paintings, including the recent work Raft (2017), depict ordinary moments and activities—from reading in bed, attending casual dinners, to participating in faculty meetings. The exhibition Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured will feature never-before-seen early drawings, a select group of studies and works on paper, and a survey of paintings from the 1960s to the present. Larsen’s art resides in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The artist divides her time between Tampa and New York City. [less-]
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2017 Photo Benefit Sale

01-26-2018

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:00am + 37 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00am Mon, Dec 25 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00am Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 01 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 07 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 08 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 14 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 15 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 16 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 17 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 18 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 19 @ 11:00am Sat, Jan 20 @ 11:00am Sun, Jan 21 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 22 @ 11:00am Tue, Jan 23 @ 11:00am Wed, Jan 24 @ 11:00am Thu, Jan 25 @ 11:00am Fri, Jan 26 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

Give the gift of fine-art photography this holiday season! The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its annual Photography Benefit Sale Monday in the Community Gallery. The Benefit Sale gives FMoPA members the chance to display and sell [more+]
Give the gift of fine-art photography this holiday season! The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its annual Photography Benefit Sale Monday in the Community Gallery. The Benefit Sale gives FMoPA members the chance to display and sell their work within a museum setting, and it gives museum visitors a rare opportunity to view—with the option of purchasing—work produced by local photographers. “Every year we look forward to the Photography Benefit Sale because we are able to host many different photographers in one space and build the community we have at FMoPA,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. Fifty-four artists and more than 140 pieces will be included in the exhibition. All of the photographs are for sale. Artists set their own prices and will retain 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their work. “It’s an excellent opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts and support local artists at the same time,” said Carrier. The exhibition will be on display through January 26, 2018. [less-]
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Under the Cuban Sun

12-31-2017

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 12:00pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 12:00pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 12:00pm + 11 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 12:00pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 12:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00pm Mon, Dec 25 @ 12:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 12:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 12:00pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 12:00pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 12:00pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 12:00pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

The exhibition looks at both the Cuban eye and at its visitors’ eye and spans a period of time that is historic: the early 1930’s to present day. Beginning with Walker Evans and concluding with the work of Raúl Cañibano, we take a walk through [more+]
The exhibition looks at both the Cuban eye and at its visitors’ eye and spans a period of time that is historic: the early 1930’s to present day. Beginning with Walker Evans and concluding with the work of Raúl Cañibano, we take a walk through time and space. They are the monumental bookends for our stroll. Walker Evans first photographed Cuba in the thirties. Raúl Cañibano is today’s masterful Cuban equivalent. Both have directed their gaze toward the nitty gritty of Cuban everyday life: the posed dockworker, the striding school boy. They look out at us with their body language that speaks volumes about the human condition; which without saying a word tells us everything. [less-]
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St. Petersburg Opera "Seasonal Sparkle 2017"

12-19-2017

Presented by St. Petersburg Opera Company at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 18 @ 7:30pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:30pm
For many folks on the West Coast of Florida, this is our favorite musical event of the year. It's  not all a night at the opera. It's an evening where professional musicians get to perform family-friendly, delightful songs and orchestra numbers.  [more+]
For many folks on the West Coast of Florida, this is our favorite musical event of the year. It's  not all a night at the opera. It's an evening where professional musicians get to perform family-friendly, delightful songs and orchestra numbers.  Seasonal Sparkle will be a tour through the seasons with a final stop in this month's happy holidays. Our 40-piece professional orchestra will join with nationally-recognized singers and our top-notch chorus. St. Petersburg Opera Youth Chorus will join the fun and warm your holiday spirits. If you love joyful music performed at the highest level of professionalism, Seasonal Sparkle 2017 is a must-see.  If you attend this year, we are confident that you'll come back for 2018. [less-]
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Small Works Group Exhibition

01-13-2018

Presented by Clayton Galleries at Clayton Galleries, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00am Tue, Dec 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Dec 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 02 @ 10:00am Tue, Jan 03 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 04 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 05 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 06 @ 11:00am Mon, Jan 09 @ 10:00am Wed, Jan 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Jan 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Jan 12 @ 10:00am Sat, Jan 13 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

Clayton Galleries will be opening “SMALL WORKS”, a holiday group show. This annual exhibition will feature work by gallery artists. The show will include work that is no larger than 24” x 24”. A variety of media will be showcased [more+]
Clayton Galleries will be opening “SMALL WORKS”, a holiday group show. This annual exhibition will feature work by gallery artists. The show will include work that is no larger than 24” x 24”. A variety of media will be showcased including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as, mixed media works on paper, photography, and sculpture. The participating artists are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Peter Brown, Jeanne Cameron, Robin Cody, Dolores Coe, Lynn Davison, Virginia Derryberry, Benjamin Dimmitt, Billie Hightower, Cassandra James, Tim Kennedy, Lennie Kesl, Carl Knickerbocker, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, Peter Kuentzel, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Elle Leonard, Lynn Manos, Bruce Marsh, Kate Norris, Yoko Nogami, George Pappas, Stacy Rosende, Claudia Ryan, Roberta Schofield, Joyce Ely-Walker, Laura Waller, and Kathy Wright [less-]
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Team Trivia Night

03-20-2018

Presented by Pokey's Rock and Rolls at Pokey's Rock and Rolls, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 7:00pm Mon, Jan 02 @ 7:00pm + 10 more dates and times

Mon, Jan 09 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 16 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 30 @ 7:00pm Mon, Feb 06 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 13 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 20 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:00pm Mon, Mar 06 @ 7:00pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Team trivia night at Pokey's with cash prizes every Tuesday night. Food and Drink specials with a wide range of meals and beers and wines on offer.
Team trivia night at Pokey's with cash prizes every Tuesday night. Food and Drink specials with a wide range of meals and beers and wines on offer. [less-]
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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

12-24-2017

Presented by American Stage Theatre Company at American Stage, St. Petersburg
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 7:00pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 22 @ 8:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 3:00pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 8:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 1:00pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Adapted by Joe Landry American Stage DECEMBER 16th-DECEMBER 24th [more+]
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Adapted by Joe Landry American Stage DECEMBER 16th-DECEMBER 24th Directed by Stephanie Gularte This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage, and live, on-stage sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers a world in which he’d never been born one fateful Christmas Eve. “a delightful experience…” -Tampa Bay Times “One of the best holiday shows around. Fresh and inventive. Highly recommended.” -Chicago Sun-Times [less-]
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Big Rays Fish Camp Night Market

09-26-2018

Presented by Harbour Island Art Walk at Big Ray's Fish Camp, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 20 @ 7:00pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 7:00pm Tue, Jan 03 @ 7:00pm + 10 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 10 @ 7:00pm Wed, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm Wed, Jan 24 @ 7:00pm Wed, Jan 31 @ 7:00pm Tue, Feb 07 @ 7:00pm Wed, Feb 14 @ 7:00pm Wed, Feb 21 @ 7:00pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:00pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 7:00pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

On Ballast Point in South Tampa! Live Music - Night Market - The BEST Grouper Sandwich in town! Vendors inquire at info@harbourislandartwalk.com
On Ballast Point in South Tampa! Live Music - Night Market - The BEST Grouper Sandwich in town! Vendors inquire at info@harbourislandartwalk.com [less-]
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