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Monday, July 29

Great Art Explorations
Take some time to create your own personal work of art at Great Explorations Children’s Museum! Join us every Monday and Wednesday as we learn about art materials and methods to boost your budding artist’s creative imagination. Dress for fun, and leave the mess at the museum! Sponsored by AmeriCorps, the program is FREE for all ages with paid admission. We invite you to drop in and take part in some Great ART Explorations. 2-2:45pm. Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St. N.

Tuesday, July 30

Studio@620: Memoirs of a Painted Woman
The Studio@620 welcomes Karleigh Chase as she gives us a glimpse into the imagined inner workings of such notable women subjects like Marilyn, Mona Lisa, Gala, or The Girl with the Pearl Earring."Memoirs of a Painted Woman" is a one-woman show that delves into the private lives of the women in some of the most famous paintings in history. What is it like to be immortalized in a painting? Are these women really who we think they are? Hear what they have to say about the true life of being a muse. You won’t read these stories in an art history textbook. $15. 7:30pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave. S.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Cheer on your TB Rays and join the excitement at the Trop as they take on the Diamondbacks. 7:10pm. Tickets available here. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr.

Wednesday, July 31


Falling Leaf Project
The Fall’s Cut, Fold, Shred paper exhibition will feature a cascade of thousands of decorative leaves and you are invited to create the leaves. Come join the fun every Wednesday and Saturday during July and August. Free. 10:30am. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Cheer on your TB Rays and join the excitement at the Trop as they take on the Diamondbacks. 7:10pm. Tickets available here. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr.

My Name is Asher Lev (Through the Weekend)

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist. 8pm. American Stage, 163 3rd St. N.

Thursday, August 1

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. Free. 6pm. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd.

Extended Hours and Reduced Admission!

Every Thursday, museums in the ‘Burg extend their hours and offer reduced admission. 

Go to each venue you wish to visit to view their offer.

freeFall Theatre: Spring Awakening

The ground-breaking rock musical that took Broadway by storm, with a powerful score by Duncan Sheik, will take to the stage as the finale of our season. This daring evening of musical theatre draws stunning parallels between the youth of the late 19th century (when the original play was written) and the youth of today. Fearlessly employing anachronism and a dynamic expressionistic style, don’t miss freeFall’s bold take on this modern classic. (This show contains adult language and situations and is intented for mature audiences only.) $37. 7pm. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave.

Studio@620: Homefires Burning

Join us as we premiere two new haunting stories about the fierce fight to reclaim and hold on to that most elemental human need- a place of one’s own- told by two unique and surprising women. Performed by Betty-Jane Parks and Roxanne Fay. Admission $20, $15 students and seniors. 7pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave. S.

Bike Night @ Club Detroit
Live rock shows with Jesse Kage. Bike show, cool prizes, and BBQ specials! $2 drafts and Coronas at The Kitchen and $3 Rolling Rocks and $4 3 Olives. 7pm. Club Detroit 16 2nd Street N.

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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.