Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (03.31-04.03.14)

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Monday, March 31

Rays Opening Day Rally & Game!
Welcome the 2014 baseball season with a free Lunchtime Opening Day Rally in front of 1320 Central Ave. Food, fun, giveaways and more! Games for the family! Dance to a DJ! Everyone’s invited! Wear your Rays gear and bring the cowbells! 11am-1pm. Stick around and watch them open the season up against the Blue Jays at 4:10pm. 

Boyd Hill Creative Exercise
Creative Exercise Mondays and Fridays for only $3 per day (or $16 per month) at Boyd Hill! Class includes toning, stretching, laughing and dancing with a “feel good” vibe. Specifically designed for Individuals over 50. 10:15-11:15am. Boyd Hill 1101 Country Club Way South.

Monday Night Trivia @Ferg’s

Bring a group of friends and win awesome prizes! Prizes to TOP 3 Teams 1st – $30 in Ferg’s Bucks, 2nd – $20 in Ferg’s Bucks, 3rd – $10 in Ferg’s Bucks. 7-9pm. Ferg’s 1320 Central Ave.

Rays Opening Day Special at Everything Dolce
$5 hotdog and drink baseball special! $3 domestics too! Plus Imani and Julian Camaz perforiming live at the courtyard from noon til 3pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue.

Tuesday, April 1

Ballroom Dancing at the Sunshine Center
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing and twirl every Tuesday. DJ Darlene entertains with some classic varieties including foxtrot, polka, swing, waltz, rumba and many other types of music. Cookies and coffee served. For more information on this or more programs for older adults, call the Sunshine Center at 727-893-7101 or see stpeteparksrec.org. $2. 1-3pm. Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N.

Gathr Films Preview Series
Film TBD. The Gathr Preview Series gives audiences in select cities the chance to see the best new independent cinema in theaters before anyone else – even before the NYC and LA releases. Think of it as your year-round film festival, movie club, and mid-week date night all rolled into one! Members can preview a new movie every week, participate in filmmaker Q&As, attend events, and more. Join us, bring your friends, and be the first to see the movies everyone will be talking about! The screening begins at 7:30pm.  Non-members of the Gathr Series can pay for full price tickets, $10, on a first come first serve basis. Muvico Theaters, 151 2nd Avenue N. 

Foina Frensche + Vegas Revue
Live music every day! Starts with Fiona Frensche from 5-7pm and then the Vegas Revue hosted by Tony Castellano from 7:30-10pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue.

Because of Science, I Have to be an Atheist & Other Fallacies of Our Age
Join Professor Philip Clayton, of Claremont School of Theology, in an interactive conversation on science and the spiritual journey. Author of numerous books and articles on science philosophy, and religion, Professor Clayton seeks the intersections of ethics, faith, and the most significant issues facing our pluralistic society. Part of the Presidential Event Series and the College Program Series. Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life. 7pm. Free. Eckerd College Fox Hall, 4200 54th Ave S

The Queen and I: Charity Bingo
Come and enjoy delicious Thai food while watching the lovely Miss Arica Love perform! Prizes will be given to lucky winners and proceeds go to charity (recipients change weekly). RSVP at 727-251-4630. Bingo starts at 7 PM and show starts at 9pm. Queen and I 2410 Central Avenue.

Tuesday Night Trivia at Crowley’s
Have fun with friends and WIN! Prizes to TOP 3 Teams 1st – $20 in Crowley’s Cash, 2nd – $15 in Crowley’s Cash, 3rd – $10 in Crowley’s Cash. 8 PM – 10 PM. 269 Central Avenue. 

Michael David Wine Tasting
These are the wild and crazy guys who bring you Petit Petit and Inkblot and the rest of their lineup is killer juice! Come anytime between 6:45-8:45 p.m. and you will be happy the rest of your life! $10. Wine Madonna 111 2nd Ave NE at the Plaza Courtyard

Wednesday, April 2

Ladies Night at Calypso
Every Wednesday night is Ladies Night at Calypso. $5 specialty frozen drinks, $4 Bacardi, $4 3Olives Flavors, $2.50 LandSharks. Half Price select Apps. 7–11pm. Hideaway Cafe 217 Central Ave.

Hideaway Café: Blues Jam
Weekly (now free) Blues Jam. Doors open at 5 for happy hour (5-7). Music goes from 7-10. TC Carr hosts every 1st and 3rd Wednesday and Betty Fox hosts every 2nd and 4th. So invite some friends and head on out to get over the mid-week blues! 1756 Central Avenue.

Musician Jams @ Everything Dolce
Musicians Jam: Hosted by Julian Camaz. All accomplished musicians welcome on stage and receive a complimentary beer, house wine or specialty coffee. 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue.

The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers, whose latest album, Miracle, delivers on a roots reggae promise that harkens back to the golden era of the genre equally as it creates the sound of tomorrow. To listen to the Original Wailers is to hear musical history while it is being made. 7pm. $15 adv, $20 doors. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N

*Photo via SongKick

Around the World in 80 Days (Wednesday and Thursday)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is set to the year of 1872 where the adventure begins in London and takes you around the globe and back. Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 33 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s new adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time! 8pm. Ticket info. American Stage Theater Company 163 3rd St N.

Thursday, April 3

Living Room Live
Back to its originally scheduled timeslot, Hideaway Cafe is happy to announce its weekly Thursday night writers’ night, Living Room Live! Hosted by Rebekah Pulley, doors open at 5pm for happy hour and dinner specials. Music runs from 7-10pm. 1756 Central Avenue.

EDGE District Farmers Market
Market vendors will be set up along the sidewalks and closed street section of 11th St N from Central Ave to 1st Ave N. Enjoy fresh, locally-grown and hand-made food and craft goods from local vendors and businesses in the EDGE District the 1st Thursday of every month from 3-8pm.

TFO Coffee: Theme & Variations
Theme & Variations features Ives’ Variations on “America” along with select movements from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony. Stuart Malina conducts. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be served an hour prior to the performance. 11am. Tickets from $24-$42. Mahaffey 400 1st St S

Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.:

Story Time for Families
Join the Dali in the Education Classroom for story time featuring selected books from the Dali Museum library and store. 11:15am
Dali & Beyond Film Series: Andy Warhol: Life and Death
"If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings, my films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it." With this provocative revelation, Andy Warhol bares himself as a brilliantly intricate artist, a double-edged individual with an often unsuspected substance. This film sheds light on a conflicting personality that borders on that of a tragic hero. (Synkronized USA, 2007, 80 min) 6pm.
Opera at the Dali
Experience Opera at The Dali, a new collaboration between The Dali and St. Petersburg College. Opera at the Dali introduces audiences to emerging opera artists through dynamic 20-minute performances held on the first Thursday of every month. Artists perform on the spiral staircase. Performances held on the Spiral Staircase in the museum lobby. 6pm.

Thursday Night Turbo Trivia at Ferg’s
Prizes to Top 3 Teams: 1st – $30 in Ferg Bucks, 2nd – $20 in Ferg Bucks, 3rd – $10 in Ferg Bucks. Come and win! 7-8:30pm. Everything Dolce 1320 Central Avenue.

Branford Marsalis Quartet
Renowned Grammy Award saxophone player Branford Marsalis and his innovative, hard-working jazz ensemble will present original compositions and classics by the masters. A virtuoso on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, Marsalis has set himself apart with his impeccable technique and interpretive insight, embracing his art form’s long tradition while diving into infinite improvisational possibilities. Like his father and brothers, he received a 2011 Jazz Master award. In his varied career, Marsalis has lead The Tonight Show with Jay Leno band for three years, performed with symphony orchestras, collaborated with Sting and the Grateful Dead, had his own hip-hop band Buckshot LeFonque and composed scores for Broadway.  8pm. Tickets $39, $49, $59. Palladium 253 5th Ave N.

*Video via MarsalisMusic

Live Jazz Band @ Café Alma
Live music and $5 martinis—don’t miss it! 7–9:30pm. Cafe Alma 260 1st Avenue South.

Live music every day at Everything Dolce 
Thursday nights are Groove Thang’ with DJ Matty Blue offering Deep, Funky, Sexy & Soulful House Music. $1 Beers and $2 Sangrias from 8pm-9pm. Desserts, specialty coffees, and full menu available all night. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue.

The 5th Annual Tampa Chillounge Night is this weekend at Curtis Hixon Park starting at 7pm. We’re giving away 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS to the coolest outdoor lounge party in the Southeast.

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Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.