February 28, 2015

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts  9am to 6pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Enjoy a delightful, culture-rich day where you can delight in artistic inspiration in a versatile range of mediums, from watercolor to wood, painting to printmaking. Get outdoors. Get into the art. It’s a breath of fresh air any way you look at it.

The Tampa Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo 10am to 4pm Tampa Convention Center This event is an opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from top franchise concepts and gather all the information you need to find the franchise that matches your skills and budget.

1/2 Off Admission, Healthy Family Fair & Wizard of Oz  10am to 6pm Glazer Children’s Museum The Museum offers half off admission for all in attendance this day only. Includes the Healthy Family Fair and the much talked about Wizard of Oz Traveling Exhibit.

Art Spot

11am to 2pm Tampa Museum of Art A drop-in art program offered by the Museum. Let your children explore their creativity by creating a self-guided art project with gallery-related monthly themes.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids  Shows at 2pm and 7pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals and discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.

First Date – Broadway’s Musical Comedy 

Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm 
Straz Center for the Performing Arts 
When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show

Begins 4pm
Amalie Arena
In a captivating combination, Master Magician Mickey Mouse and the always-dazzling Minnie Mouse join forces with professional illusionist Zach Williams for a magical production on stage. Featuring grand illusions and everyone’s favorite Disney characters.

Live & Local: Rebecca Zapen 

4:45pm to 6:45pm

Straz Center for the Performing Arts A third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter.  

Marcello Giordani  Begins 7pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts Straight from his starring role in Aida at the Met, Marcello Giordani arrives in Tampa for a spectacular solo performance. This Italian opera phenom is renowned for his versatility, range, and impeccable vocal quality, creating one operatic tour-de-force after another.

AEG Live presents Miranda Sings

Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night of comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail and never-before-seen videos to the Tampa Theatre’s historic stage.

My Sinatra  Begins 7:30pm Straz Center for the Performing Arts This one-man musical explores the sometimes strange, frequently hilarious, and always interesting life of Cary Hoffman, a Sinatra idolizer with unparalleled ability to channel the voice of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Downtown Music Scene

List of musical entertainment at downtown bars and restaurants updated weekly. Check Arts and Culture Spotlight section below for more to do in downtown! 

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