Weekend Top 10(ish): Hurricane Ian “Hits” Town

By the time this is released, Hurricane Ian will have made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast. I hope everyone in Tampa Bay has made it through with minimal damage. The status for events this weekend is unsure at best, most venues are closed through at least Thursday the 29th. I will share some events that may have the chance to go ahead or run through the month. Please check their websites for up-to-date statuses.

Here are a few of the events that have been canceled or postponed until further notice:

The 2022 Equality Florida Tampa Gala Website

Studio Grand Central has cancelled Thursday 9/29 & Friday 9/30 performances of Vita Veritas Tickets can be exchanged Website

The Palladium is closed until Monday, October 3rd. All scheduled performances (4) from 9/27 – 10/1 are postponed. Website

The Florida Orchestra’s 55th Season Celebration Featuring Itzhak Perlman originally scheduled for 10/1 has been postponed Website

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is closed through Friday, September 30th. Performances of Spanish Nights, Avenue Q, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile originally scheduled for 9/30 – 10/2 are cancelled. Website

The Florida State Fairgrounds has postponed the Tampa Bay Boat Show, originally scheduled for September 30th-October 2nd Website

MIDFLORIDA Ampitheatre has postponed the Luke Bryan concert originally scheduled for October 1st Website

Saturday, October 1st

Horsepower for Kids fall Festival
8005 Race Track Road, Tampa

Take the entire family for a fun “day on the farm.” There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, games, and even a big ‘ole fire pit. Though scheduled to open today, this event is currently postponed, but does run through October 30th, so check the website often for re-opening 11am-5pm Tickets and information

Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare Presented by: St. Pete Shakes
Williams Park, St. Pete

Courtesy of St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival

The Bard was equally adept at both comedy and tragedy. Twelfth Night or What You Will, is a romantic comedy believed to have been written between 1601-1603. The play containing the famous line, “If music be the food of love, play on,…” is romance centered with the typical comic mix-ups, misunderstandings, obstacles, and the ultimate satisfying conclusion. Please check for cancellations.  October 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, & 9th 7:30pm Admission is FREE RSVP here

Sunday, October 2nd

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

It’s only game four, and our Bucs will be nationally featured on NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the second time! The game is likely to go on as scheduled unless there are particularly rough conditions either with power or field conditions, but as of this moment, the game is on! The Bucs are looking to bounce back after a rough loss to the “Pack,” so, treat yourself to see the Super Bowl LV rematch between Patrick Mahomes and the GOAT, Tom Brady. Pro-Bowl WR, Mike Evans is back, so it should be a barn burner.
October 2nd Kickoff 8:20pm Tickets and information

Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Guest, Barry Bostwick
Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater, St. Pete

Courtsey of The Mahaffey

Damn it, Janet! The original Brad Majors will (hopefully) be in town for a screening of arguably, the most famous cult classic in cinematic history. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the OG of interactive entertainment, has been adding devoted disciples since I was a senior in High School – a that’s a long, long time warp ago. Bring your toast, toilet paper and playing cards for a memorable night with special guest Barry Bostwick (Spin City, Tony Award winner). What a great way to open Halloween season!
October 2nd – 8pm VIP and general Tickets available here

Wednesday, October 5th

Panic! At The Disco w/ MARINA & Jake Wesley Rogers
Amalie Arena, Tampa

Courtesy of Panic! At The Disco

Grammy Nominated and multi-platinum album winners, Panic! At The Disco announced their 7th studio album, Viva Las Vengeance, and are taking the reimagined sound it on tour. Frontman, Brendan Urie saiys, “Viva Las Vengeance is a look back at who I was 17 years ago and who I am now with a fondness I didn’t have before.
October 5th 7pm Tickets and information

Preview: All Things Equal – The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Rupert Holmes
freeFall Theatre, St. Pete

Courtesy of freeFall Theatre

The much-anticipated WORLD premiere of All Things Equal happens right here in Tampa Bay!! Tony Award winning playwright, Rupert Holmes chose freeFall to stage this sure fire hit for the very first time. Be a fly on the wall of RBG’s chambers as she discusses her remarkable life and career with a close family friend. One preview performance. Officially opens on 10/6 and runs through 10/23/22 Wed-Sat 7pm and Sun 2pm matinees
Tickets and information here

Encore Production of ANN by Holland Taylor
The Studio @620, St. Pete

Courtesy Studio @620

Former Texas Governor, the late Ann Richards, was a larger than life political figure who captured the imagination of the nation at the 1988 Democratic Convention when she uttered the now iconic line having to do with GHW Bush and his “special” birth right (No spoilers for those who are too young to remember). Our very own Bonnie Agan brings Governor Richards to life in this one woman show that is so chock full of laughs and fascinating American history, you’ll swear it was only a 30-minute show. Directed by the equally fabulous Lisa Ticomi.
October 5th-16th  Weds-Sat 8pm – Sun 2pm matinees
Tickets and information

Hope you are all safe and sound out there, my friends
Cindy
Please send your October events: cstovall5@gmail.com

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