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Tampa Bay Metro Arts and Entertainment Guide. The premiere guide to the best in arts and entertainment around metro Tampa Bay, Florida.

Pavilion Chairs Maryann Ferenc & Chef Marty Blitz

Art Inspires and Nourishes at Pavilion XXXII

    Made in Tampa Bay Pavilion XXXII Honoring Celia & Jim Ferman Chairs Maryann Ferenc & Chef Marty Blitz   The Tampa Museum of Art’s legendary gala returns on Saturday, November 4, 2017, as Pavilion celebrates 32 years of a...

7th Annual Tampa Pig Jig

  Tampa Pig Jig   More than 8,500 barbecue and music fans will converge on Tampa’s riverfront in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for the 7th Annual Tampa Pig Jig, presented by USAmeriBank and RIPA & Associates on...
Tom Petty - A Florida Son

Free Falling: A Tom Petty Song for Every Situation

  A Florida Son Tom Petty Leaves Us With A Legacy of Music (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017)   Thomas Earl Petty was born October 20, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, the first of two sons of Kitty...
Susanne Bartsch

A Bold Look At The Art Of Fashion Icon Susanne Bartsch

    The upcoming exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art will display Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter from July 29 – November 12, 2017. The exhibit will feature 35 looks spanning Bartsch’s career including designs by Alexander...
Art of the Brick

THE ART OF THE BRICK

  EXPERIENCE THE ART OF THE BRICK in Downtown Tampa   Free to all from June 23 through September 4 802 East Whiting Street   THE ART OF THE BRICK is a global touring exhibition rated by CNN as one of...
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017

Margaritas, Barenaked Ladies and Fireworks

  The 5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns, serving up fabulous Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands w/ headliner BARENAKED LADIES, and an amazing fireworks show.   Saturday, May 27, 12 PM - 11 PM Spend Memorial Day weekend with...
Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns To Tampa’s Riverwalk

    The 2-day festival held on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will offer music and activities for the entire family. The festival will feature more than 40 bands along four stages. "GMF 2017 will feature the biggest acts to...
Gasparilla International Film Festival event

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

          The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, will re-arrange their daily routines to...
Serena Williams

On Exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art

      Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present   The exhibition currently on display at the Tampa Museum of Art was created in hopes to bring a new audience to the museum. The 217...

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children...
Santaella Studios For The Arts

Calling all Art, History and Charity Lovers

  Start the weekend off right by meeting local artists and creatives and supporting the Children’s Cancer Center. The historic Santaella Studios for the Arts will be hosting the annual Open House & Art Show...
The Chainsmokers perform at 93.3 Jingle Ball 2016

93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2016

On the second to last stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2016 at Amalie Arena presented by Capital One in Tampa, iconic and emerging performers hit the stage including Pitbull, The Chainsmokers,...
Museum of Fine Arts

Two New Art Leaders in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has quite the arts scene and two important cultural influences, the Museum of Fine Arts and Florida CraftArt, each have new directors that will lead the respective destinations into the new year.     Kristen...

Getting A Groove On

  Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm - 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in...

Art: Tampa Museum of Art Showcases Folk Art

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From The American Folk Art Museum     Featuring more than 100 works by diverse artists, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, presents an original premise that considers the changing implications...
Norma Kamali in Tampa Bay

Fashion & Art: A Discussion With Norma Kamali

   Merging Fashion, Fitness and Art  Metro Exclusive Interview With Norma Kamali by Ronda M. Parag   On June 6 in New York City, Norma Kamali received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion...

Fashion and Surrealism at The Dali Museum

Roy Stevens, Horst directing fashion shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives, 1949.  © Condé Nast / Horst Estate     Fashion and Art Meld in the Current Exhibition on Display at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg   Horst: Photographs —...

Straz Center Presents The Realish Housewives of South Tampa – A Parody

Cast of The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody - photo Kirsten Miccoli   Get Ready Tampa For A Hilarious Night Of Feuds, Friends And Fun At The Jaeb Theatre. Brawls! Booze! Botox! The Straz Center...

METRO ART: Canvassing The Bay

   By Mary Lou Janson   Large-scale paintings are popping up in unexpected places throughout Tampa Bay, creating brilliant backdrops on exterior walls, adding drama to drab parking garages and bringing original, dynamic artworks to the...

Exploring the Evolution of Portraiture Art

Vanni Rossi (Italian, 1894-1973) Self-Portrait Smoking (1920) Oil on canvas Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson     Contemplating Character Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud There is still time to visit the Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition Contemplating...
The Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Cultivating Culture in Tampa Bay

  GMF at night along the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  Photo by Michael Schuhmann   The cultural happenings of music and movies as Gasparilla celebrations continue to cultivate the arts. By Mary Lou Janson       Live music and independent...
TORUK is a live immersive multi-media spectacle

New Cirque du Soleil Show Comes To Tampa

    New Cirque du Soleil show TORUK – The First Flight is coming to the Bay area.   Inspired by James Cameron’s movie AVATAR, the new Cirque du Soleil touring show TORUK – The First Flight is...

Ring in the New Year at Tampa’s Rooftop Eve

Good Bye 2015, Hello 2016     The top floor of Tampa's Ft. Brooke Parking Garage will host one of the chicest and hottest places to ring in 2016. The new location, this year,will offer amazing views...

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

  Visit with Santa at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through Dec. 31   Start a family tradition by visiting the million twinkling lights, holiday shows and even Santa himself at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through December 31....

The Vinoy Renaissance Host Alt-Pop Duo MS MR

Alt Duo MS MR will perform at the Renaissance Vinoy     Looking for a fun local happening on Friday? Renaissance Hotels has teamed up with Billboard and AEG for its "The Navigator Live" event series...

Ready, Set, Shop at JLT’s Holiday Gift Market

  Shoppers are delighted with the selection of holiday merchants at the Junior League of Tampa's 2014 Holiday Gift Market     It is time to find the perfect gifts for yourself or someone on your gift...
Maureen and Doug Cohn

A PASSION FOR ART

Maureen and Doug Cohn Support Tampa Museum of Art Maureen and Doug Cohn   Maureen and Doug Cohn are pillars within the Tampa Bay art scene, as both private collectors and supporters. The Cohn’s passion for art...

Bay Area Unites for 7th Annual FARA Energy Ball

    In the pursuit of treatments and a cure for FA, the Tampa community will unite with scientists and patient families on September 17-19, 2015 at the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) seventh annual Scientific...
Tampa Theatre WineFest

Tampa Theatre 2015 WineFest

  Not-to-be-missed, the Tampa Theatre hosts the 14th annual movie-themed wine and food event with something for everyone. From the new Thursday night kickoff, Movie Under the Stars, to the Friday Wine Tasting, to Saturday's...

Beat the Summer Heat

Two New Exhibitions At The Tampa Museum of Art Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Flowers (II.64-73?), edition ?, 1970 Screenprint 38 1/8 x 38 1/8 in. 2006.161 Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer © 2015 The Andy...
Checkers

Rockwell: A True Artist

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell on view at Tampa Museum of Art     One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978) was a keen observer of...

Time for the Movies

Time for the Movies at the 2015 Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival   The 9th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival offers 140 films and attracts enthusiasts, filmmakers and talent from across the globe in...
Trampled by Turtles to perform at the Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Fest Finding its Groove in 4th Year

Growing Festival Offers 'Something for Everyone' March 7 & 8 in Downtown Tampa       The Gasparilla Music Festival ("GMF") is holding its fourth annual installment the weekend of March 7-8 in downtown Tampa and continues to build...
Best of Show

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Winners

The 45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts announces winners of the awards, totaling $75,000. Recently hosted at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, February 28th - March 1st, the event is a premier...

45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

    Artists from around the world fill Curtis Hixon Park for the Gasparilla Arts Festival     Time to get your fill of art this weekend at the annual arts festival in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – downtown...
Kirk Ke Wang

YES & NO

  Yes & No, by Kirk Ke Wang opens Friday, February 20 at CASS Contemporary from 7 - 9 PM. Appetizers by Datz, wine by Cru Cellars, and valet provided.     Explore paintings, photographs, and installations that depict...
Straz Center 2015-16 Season

Straz Center Previews Broadway Series

    Filled with hits for all ages, The Straz Center offers eight shows as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway season. Lion King returns to wow audiences, along with Tony Award winners...

Book of Mormon Opens at The Straz Center

      Specially Priced Tickets Available The wildly funny and winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, opens at the Straz Center in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and runs for a...
Rooftop Eve Tampa

Rooftop Eve Party

    The Rooftop Eve Goes Downtown with “City Nights” Celebration   The Rooftop Eve, Tampa’s most unique New Year’s Eve party, goes downtown with a new location across from Amalie Arena, in the heart of downtown Tampa. The...

Art and Fashion Collide

Art and Fashion Collide at SmARTly DRESSED     It’s time to dress to impress at the 37th annual fall fashion show, luncheon and silent auction, to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts presented by The Stuart...

Celebrate the Panama Canal

  Museum of Fine Arts exhibits photographs by Ernest “Red” Hallen                             In celebration of the centennial of the Panama Canal, the Museum of Fine Arts commemorates the milestone with an exhibit of 50 photographs by Ernest...
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Collaboration Between Museums

    My Generation: Young Chinese Artists  Local museums often work together to raise the cultural awareness and bring art to the community. For the first time, The Museum of Fine Arts Director, Kent Lydecker, and Tampa...

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