Registry Tampa Bay

Wow! It’s another packed week of activities in Tampa Bay – definitely something for every age and taste, and lovingly curated for you! Find out who shines in the #RegistrySpotlight right here!


Thursday and Beyond


The Smuggler: A Thriller in Verse
Jobsite Theater @the Straz/Shimberg Theater, Tampa

Giles Davies in Jobsite’s The Smuggler: A Thriller in Verse. (Photo: James Zambon Photography)

Happy 25th Anniversary to our own Jobsite Theater – no small feat. Thank you for a quarter century of top shelf theater. Tampa Bay is so lucky to have this jewel in its theatrical crown. In this mischievous, one-man, rhyming-verse dark comedy, Tim learns the price he must pay to become an American. Step into his secret speakeasy (with a real working bar!) to hear a twisty story with unsavory characters and shady shenanigans. This is a much-lauded play, and tickets are going fast, so jump on it!

Now through Sunday, June 9th
Find tickets, performance times, and more information HERE.



**Registry Spotlight Event**

This classic show by John Cameron Mitchell has stood the test of time and becomes more relevant each year. It’s a don’t miss production that shines in the #RegistrySpotlight this week.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch
American Stage, DTSP


Courtesy of American Stage

Hers’s a blockbuster from American Stage. Welcome to a euphoric night on a rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster with our transgender icon and protagonist, Hedwig. Powered by a live band, epic rock music and hard-hitting lyrics, this darkly humorous self-love story, explores gender identity, acceptance and the freedom to be whoever you want to be. This multi-Tony award winning show will leave you begging for more. And catch an additional week of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the grunge alleyway venue that is Jannus Live! 18 and over at both venues. Content includes sexuality and spoken violence. Opening reception Friday night @7pm featuring the artwork of John Gascot

Now through Sunday, June 9th
(Jannus Live! performances on Thursday – Sunday, May 13th – 16th)

Find tickets, performance times, and more information HERE.





Opening – Reimagining Nature: Dali’s Floral Fantasies
The Dali Museum, St. Pete

Reimagining Nature: Dalí’s Floral Fantasies presents Salvador Dalí’s best-loved botanical print suites sourced from The Dalí’s collection. This exhibition features three rarely displayed suites of botanical prints made by Dalí between 1968 and 1972, highlighting some of the most treasured works on paper in the Museum’s permanent collection. On display together for the first time in two decades, these astonishing works transform renderings of fruits and flowers, reimagining them as surreal creations at the height of the Pop era.

Saturday, May 18th – Sunday, October 20th
Find tickets, museum hours, and more information HERE.



J.C. Newman Founder’s Day
El Reloj Cigar Factory, Ybor City

This fabulous family friendly event celebrates a cornerstone in the rise of Tama Bay – cigar making Here’s what you can expect:
Free tours of the Reloj cigar factor
Cuban sandwich eating challenge featuring the Hungry Couple and Drew Garabo of 102.5 THE BONE
Lawn games featuring Centro Asturiano de Tampa & The Tampa Baseball Museum
Balloon artists
Meet the misfits of Ybor Misfits Microsanctuary Chicken and Rooster
Bread on the Bay Cuban Sandwiches
Mom’s Tacos and more food trucks
Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique
MOSI kids science experiment stations

Saturday, May 18th @11am – 3pm
Find more information HERE.



13th Annual Brazilian Festival
Waterworks Park, Tampa

Since its inception in 2012, the Annual Brazilian Festival has become the Largest community event in the State of Florida, a beacon and symbol of Brazil’s rich musical heritage and cultural diversity, showcasing some of Brazil’s pioneering & renowned artists, promoting multicultural unity, to inspire environmental awareness. An amazing journey into Brazil’s Art, Culture and Tradition featuring International Acts , Samba Dancers, Kids Rides, Exhibitors, and the taste of the Brazilian Cuisine showcased by minority food vendors to offer a dream day in Brazil’s Flavor-land.

Saturday, May 16th @12pm – 11pm
Find more information HERE.



Gather & Grow
Creative Play Children’s Learning Center, Gulfport

Time to have a great time for an even greater cause. Creative Play Children’s Learning Center cordially invites you to the 2nd ‘Gather & Grow’, a fundraising reception that represents an important milestone in the journey to expand the school into a new, larger, location. The Gather & Grow Reception promises to be an evening of community spirit, philanthropy, and fun. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a farm-to-table experience featuring fresh produce from the center’s own garden, along with local musicians, artwork, and a silent auction. At this party of epic proportions, we will honor the time we’ve spent building community in Gulfport, while looking ahead to our bright future in our new location.

Saturday, May 19th @6pm – 9pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.





Final Premier League Watch Party
MacDinton’s Irish Pub, Tampa

European football (soccer to us) is finally becoming more popular here in the US. Could be a Ted Lasso thing, but it’s happening. The Premier League is the best of the best and the finals in this 38-week season is finally here. MacDinton’s is hosting a Final Premier League Watch Party and it promises to be a big event over 17 hours. Ther’s a free breakfast buffet from 10am – 11:30 am, bottomless mimosas, deep discounts on brand name beers, games, and prizes. See what the world-wide fuss is all about and try something new. GOOOOOAL!!!

Sunday, May 19th @10am – Monday, May 20th @3am
Find more information HERE.



Murder Mystery Party
St. Petersburg City Theatre, St. Pete

Did you know that May is mystery month? Neither did I, but SPCT gives you a great chance to have some fun and solve a murder. Nice!
It’s also a great opportunity to support a community theater that has been entertaining us for a century.
Bring your sleuthing skills and enjoy a night of intrigue, deceit, and fun! Dressing up in your favorite 1920s costume is not only welcome but encouraged, however, SPCT will also have props and accessories to help you step into character.

All are welcome – no auditions or rehearsal, just a show up and have a good time. Entry is by donation at the door.

Sunday, May 19th @6pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.



**Concert Corner**


New Tampa Unplugged Featuring La Lucha & Friends
New Tampa Arts Center, Tampa

L to R: François de Lima,, La Lucha, LaRue Nickelson.

Sunday, May 19th @3pm – 5pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.



Bad Bunny: Most Wanted Tour
Amalie Arena, Tampa

Tuesday, May 21st @8pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.



Dave Matthews Band Tour 2024
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Dave Matthews Band

Wednesday, May 22nd @7:30pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.



**Just for Laughs**



Kathy Griffin
Straz Center/Ferguson Hall

Thursday, May 16th @7:30pm
Find Tickets and more information HERE.



Kevin Hart: Brand New Material
Straz Center/Morsani Hall, Tampa

Saturday & Sunday, May 18th & 19th @7pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.



Have fun and stay safe out there!

Artwork by Kevin Grass

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