Tampa Bay Area Upcoming Events:
John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown
Carol Morsani Hall – The Straz Center
What: A theatre-lover or not, you will find this on-tour Broadway solo performance by John Leguizamo very amusing! “Ghetto Klown is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would NEVER want the general public to know,” Leguizamo said.
Ticket prices vary.
Mind Bending Comedy with Rob the Mentalist and Steve Lazlow
Tampa Pitcher Show
What: Interested in humor and mind teasers? Come to see if you can figure out the hysterically perplexing performance of Rob the Mentalist followed by The Comic performance by Steve Lazlow! Tickets $10, one drink minimum.
First Annual Gasparilla Music Festival
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (or later)
What: Not a night owl? Soak up a day filled with tunes, food, drinks, and friends as you enjoy Tampa’s first ever Gasparilla Music Festival! Tickets $20
Inaugural Bar Wars bartending competition
Gaspar’s Grotto in Ybor
What: Experience an atmosphere of competition and fun while watching 10 of your favorite bartenders from around Tampa compete! Events include a talent show, bar trivia and fastest drinks served. FREE entry with $2 drink specials all day!
DJ Magic Mike at Jackson’s Nightclub
Jackson’s Bistro Bar and Sushi
What: Dance your post-midterm stresses away at Jackson’s nightclub! One of the top DJs and mixmasters in the world, DJ Magic Mike, will be spinning the hits all night long at this premier nightclub in Downtown Tampa.
Bikini Laser Tag
11:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.
What: Looking for ‘the ultimate party?’ This event features bikinis, laser tag, cosmic bowling and dubstep! If you’re looking for a crazy time, this event is the place to be. Those dressed in bikinis get FREE entry.
Spring Training: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies
George Steinbrenner Field
What: For all you sports lovers, come out to watch the New York Yankees play the Philadelphia Phillies! Kick back while enjoying hot dogs, beverages and of course America’s pastime!
Hunter Hayes Concert
What: Any country fans out there? The country music singer and song writer, Hunter Hayes, will be performing live in concert! It’s a family friendly show with all ages welcome. Tickets $10
Hunahpuh's Day at Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
What: If you are passionate about beer, then a Monday beerfest is your dream come true! Celebrate the release of Cigar City Brewing's most sought-after beer, Hunahpuh's Imperial Stout, with this mini beer fest going on all day long!
March 16 - 18
Chalk Walk Art Festival 2012
Hyde Park Village Tampa
What: Looking to quench your creative side? This three-day long event art festival features nearly 50 amazing chalk artists drawing right on the street! There will be children’s activities, live bands and more!
St. Patty’s Day Plans for March 17!
Epic St. Patty's Party featuring DJ Pauly D
Hawaiian Village Tampa – a resort featuring pools, six bars, cabanas and rooms overlooking the venue
What: If you’re into the party scene, this is surely the place to be on St. Patrick’s day! An all-day pool party, this event features pop culture icon, DJ Pauly D, as well as many other live performances. Specials include $2 green beers, Leprechauns, dunk tanks, shamrock fist pumpers and great Irish food!
St Patrick's Day Parade at Ybor City
Ybor City streets
What: What’s a holiday without a parade? There will be food, entertainment and fun for all during the parade as it cruises through Ybor’s historic streets.
MacDinton’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
MacDinton’s Irish Pub, Both Locations! Multiple bands at Jannus Live location
11 a.m. - Close
What: Don’t want to go to a party, but still want to celebrate? At MacDinton’s you can enjoy Irish dancers and bagpipers, along with live music and Irish whiskey specials all day and night! $10 cover after 5 p.m.
Fourth Annual Dyeing the Channel Green
Channelside Bay Plaza
What: Watch as the Garrison Channel goes green for the third year in a row, using an environmentally friendly liquid dye. Enjoy live music, boat rides, and Irish specials!