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Get Out: Weekend Events Preview Feb. 3-5

There's no shortage of diversions this weekend, from bike rides and runs, musicals, comedy, the Lightning, and a slew of music concerts

Where/When: 200 E Twiggs St, today, 10 a.m.

Why go: Located from the 200 block to 300 block of Twiggs Street, the Tampa Downtown Market offers fresh, high-quality food from local farmers and gourmet products from local artisans.

The market appears every Friday from October to May, weather permitting.

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd, today, 10 a.m.

Why go: Our Victorian palace has a new exhibit featuring a collection of antique valentines from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Samples of this treasured paper ephemera will be on display through February 27th.  Themes often included pictures of children and cherubs, cupids and arrows, hearts, forget-me-nots, lush cabbage roses, bits of lace, feathers, seashells and dried flowers - all intertwined with sentimental messages. 

Price: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students; $5 for children ages 4 to 12

 

Where/When: Italian Club, 1731 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, today, 5 p.m., today, 5 p.m.

Why go: Come join us in the Cantina for happy hour with great drink prices and a terrific buffet for $10 set up by Wayl of a Time Catering.  Follow the link for this week's menu: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1pCgs6YOurraFVG1-6xDYJDn-_gDGMKKDQLWMOInG0lU

Price: $10 for buffet, $5 10 and under

Where/When: Hillsborough High School softball field, 405 E Osborne Ave, today, 7 p.m.

Why go: Your HHS Terriers will have a Red and Black Scrimmage at HHS Softball Field. Bring your camera for scrapbook pictures. The softball field is located on the south side of E. Osborne Ave between N. Central Ave and N. Florida Ave.

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus, E Palm Ave & N 14th , today, 7:30 p.m.

Why go: Ballet Fleming, a contemporary ballet company from Philadelphia, presents an evening of "rock 'n roll ballet."

Price: $15; $5 for seniors and students; free for HCC students, faculty and staff

 

Where/When: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, today, 8 p.m.

Why go: This new, acclaimed 25th-anniversary production of the legendary musical “Les Miserables” includes “dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo,” the Straz Center says. Based on Hugo’s classic novel, the score includes the songs, “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.”

Price: $55 and up

 

Where/When: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, today 8 p.m.

Why go: The Florida Orchestra presents Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Also on the program are the string-orchestra version of Bartok's "Rumanian Folk Dances" and Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 3."

Price: $15 and up

 

Where/When: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, today 8 p.m.

Why go: The Irish Comedy Tour brings together three comedians with Irish ancestry: Detroit native Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy of Boston and Derrick Keane from the Dublin suburb of Inchicore, who also adds authentic Irish music to the show. NOTE: Contains mature subject matter and language.

Price: $26.50 and up

 

Where/When: Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St, today, 8 p.m.

Why go: The Tampa Theatre welcomes acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson, with special guests Steve Robinson and Ed Woltil.

Price: $26 and up

 

Where/When: Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd, today, 8 p.m.

Why go: Skipper’s Smokehouse presents a rockin' night with the Toronto-based Celtic-tinged roots-rock band Enter the Haggis and the Bradenton rock-pop favorite The Human Condition.

Price: $12 in advance; $15 at the door

 

Where/When: Byblos Cafe and Bar, 2832 S Macdill Ave, today, 10 p.m.

Why go: Byblos Cafe & Bar presents two-for-one drinks for the first hour of its weekly Late Night Lounge Fridays.

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Saturday, 6:30 a.m.

Why go: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo and the Lake Magdalene Elementary Manatees present this "Run for the Manatees" 5K and one-mile fun run. This event benefits the Zoo's manatee hospital and students of Lake Magdalene Elementary.

Registration this morning opens at 6:30am. The 5K starts at 8am, and the one-mile begins at 9am.

Awards will be presented for the 5K’s top overall male and female, and for the standard five-year age divisions (three deep) in the 5K.

NOTE: The Hillsborough County Parks Department charges $2 per car at the park entrance to enter the park.

Price: $30, $10 for the one-mile

 

Where/When: , 6610 Whiteway Dr, Temple Terrace, Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why go: This 90 minute class is for adults (18 plus) interested in riding bicycles for transporation around the Tampa Bay area.

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: , 1101 W Sligh Ave, Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why go: The zoo invites adults ages 18 and older to a morning of hands-on activities, hikes through the zoo, and animal encounters, all of which provide tips and tools needed to make your backyard friendly to wildlife.

Price: $25 with zoo pass; $40 without

 

Where/When: Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Why go: Our Victorian palace has a new exhibit featuring a collection of antique valentines from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Samples of this treasured paper ephemera will be on display through February 27th.  Themes often included pictures of children and cherubs, cupids and arrows, hearts, forget-me-nots, lush cabbage roses, bits of lace, feathers, seashells and dried flowers - all intertwined with sentimental messages.

Price: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students; $5 for children ages 4 to 12

 

Where/When: Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plz, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Why go: This exhibit explores the many ways we communicate -- from facial expressions to Facebook -- at 15 hands-on stations. Use sign language, explore Morse code, create cave art, and more.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 6.

Price: free with admission: $15 for adults; $12.50 for seniors and military personnel; $9.50 for children ages 1 and older; free to museum members

 

Where/When: Centennial Park, Ybor City, 8th Ave. and 19th St., Saturday, 11 a.m.

Why go: Sample the wares of several food trucks during the Ybor City Saturday Market at Centennial Park today.

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Why go: MOSI welcomes Hunter Morera, a patented  "cool tool" inventor who was on the Discovery Channel show  "Pitchmen." Morera's inspirational story about creating an innovative  product while overcoming personal challenges is sure to inspire other young dreamers, the museum says.

Price: $8, $6 for MOSI members

 

Where/When: Hyde Park Village, 802 S Village Cir, Saturday, noon

Why go:

For  the past 20-plus years Yoko Ono and Legacy Fine Art & Productions  have brought this exhibit across the United States as a way to honor  John Lennon’s memory and celebrate his messages of peace, love  and truth.

The exhibit returns to Hyde Park Village in Tampa, focusing this year  on truth and our continued quest to find all that is true in the world  and within ourselves. You will have an opportunity to see John as an  artist in the true sense of the word and not only take a look into his  mind, but experience “A Day in the Life” of  John Lennon through his  drawings, sketches and written words from his days as a Beatle up until  his untimely death.

Throughout the years, the exhibit has been ever changing but the message has always remained the same: imagine.
Join us in remembering John Lennon.

In the spirit of John and Yoko’s benevolence, this exhibit will help benefit the Jason Ackerman Foundation,  a local non-profit who is dedicated to improving the lives of children  who have faced and survived tragic circumstances through educational  support and entertaining experiences.

Price: $2 suggested donation

 

Where/When: John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Dr, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Why go: Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to this creative afternoon using LEGO building blocks. The library provides the LEGOs -- you provide the imagination.

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Price: $15 and up

 

Where/When: Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus, E Palm Ave & N 14th , Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Why go: Ballet Fleming, a contemporary ballet company from Philadelphia, presents an evening of "rock 'n roll ballet."

Price: $15; $5 for seniors and students; free for HCC students, faculty and staff

 

Where/When: , 5020 N Florida Ave, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Why go: From Nate Najar's website: Nate Najar is an American jazz guitarist, composer and producer delivering melodies that delight the human spirit.

This determined music raconteur with an old soul is singlehandedly reintroducing the finger-style nylon string classical guitar technique to a new generation of music lovers.

Channeling the essence of Charlie Byrd, Najar’s expressive blend of phrasing, groove and rhythmic refrain delivers compositions informed with his passion for all music, from traditional jazz, to blues, gospel, and sizzling Brazilian beats.

As a technical perfectionist with highly acute ears, every tune evokes a certain feeling, mood or purpose. For Najar, interpreting melodies for appreciative audiences without the constraint of genre labels is the ultimate expression.

Look for the new album from the Nate Najar Trio in early 2012!

Price: FREE

 

Where/When: Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Why go: Skipper’s Smokehouse and WMNF (88.5 FM) present a night of Americana music with Texas native James McMurtry and special guest Jonny Burke.

Price: $17 in advance; $20 at the door

 

Where/When: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Why go: This new, acclaimed 25th-anniversary production of the legendary musical “Les Miserables” includes “dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo,” the Straz Center says. Based on Hugo’s classic novel, the score includes the songs, “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.”

Price: $55 and up

 

Where/When: Museum of Science and Industry4801 E Fowler Ave, Sunday, 11 a.m.

Why go: If you're interested in a way to shape up this year, MOSI offers this  "ever-rocking, energy-popping, hip-hopping class." Personal-fitness  health professionals will present isometric techniques that are  age-appropriate for the group. Please wear workout gear.

Price: $8 per person; $6 for MOSI members

 

Where/When: Hyde Park Village, 802 S Village Cir, Sunday, noon

Why go:

For  the past 20-plus years Yoko Ono and Legacy Fine Art & Productions  have brought this exhibit across the United States as a way to honor  John Lennon’s memory and celebrate his messages of peace, love  and truth.

The exhibit returns to Hyde Park Village in Tampa, focusing this year  on truth and our continued quest to find all that is true in the world  and within ourselves. You will have an opportunity to see John as an  artist in the true sense of the word and not only take a look into his  mind, but experience “A Day in the Life” of  John Lennon through his  drawings, sketches and written words from his days as a Beatle up until  his untimely death.

Throughout the years, the exhibit has been ever changing but the message has always remained the same: imagine.
Join us in remembering John Lennon.

In the spirit of John and Yoko’s benevolence, this exhibit will help benefit the Jason Ackerman Foundation,  a local non-profit who is dedicated to improving the lives of children  who have faced and survived tragic circumstances through educational  support and entertaining experiences.

Price: $2 suggested donation

 

Where/When: Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Why go: The Tampa Theatre presents an afternoon of classic Looney Tunes cartoons, including "What's Opera, Doc?" "One Froggy Evening," "Rabbit of Seville," "A Fractured Leghorn," and more.

Price: $9 for adults; $7 for theatre members (online purchase has an additional fee)

 

Where/When: Marjorie Park Marina, 97 Columbia Dr, Sunday, 4 p.m.

Why go: Kris and Tammy Greene lead the Davis Island bike rides - Here is what they have scheduled:

At 4:00 for those who want to ride 15 miles we do a 5 mile loop, and meet those who want to go a shorter distance at 4:30 to ride the 10 mile loop. The average speed for these rides are 12 to 15 mph.

Join in for some fun wheel spinning, on your retro bike, or what ever ya ride, afterwards join us for a meal and a drink to relax, catch up on old times, and make new friends.

The Slice has given the group a 10 percent discount, they will do an even better deal if more people show up for the ride and social hour.

Remember all rides require a helmet.

Price: FREE

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