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Nightlife, Comedy, Concerts & Theater

Chicago at The Straz Center Sept 18 - 23
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Got an itch to do stand-up? Check out local open mic nights including The Iberian Rooster, Ruby’s Elixir or take an improv class at the American Stage, Catch a show at Coconuts Comedy Club @ MJ’s (St. Pete Beach), SideSplitter’s Comedy Club (Tampa) or Snapper’s Grill & Comedy Club (Palm Harbor)

Improv Comedy Theater  

Nate Bargatze
September 7 & 8

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Karlous Miller

21 & over
September  6 – September 13 – Get Tickets

Jasmin Brown as Toya Turnup – September 20 – 21 and over special engagement.

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Jannus Live

September 28 – The Summer After Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional & All Time Low
Gates 6:00 pm Tickets $38.50 Adv // $41 At Door
All Ages
September 29 – Slippery When Wet: A Bon Jovi Experience
Gates 7:30 pm Free Event!
All Ages
October 5 – The South Takeover featuring Trick Daddy & Trina
Gates 7:30 pm Tickets $40.00 Adv // $65.00 At Door
October 19 – Sun-Dried Vibes
Gates 7:00 pm Free Event!
All Ages
October 20 – Streetlight Manifesto
Gates 7:00 pm Tickets $22.50 Adv // $25.00 At Door
All Ages
October 25 & 26 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Gates 7:00 pm Tickets $30 Adv // $35 At Door
All Ages

Ruby’s Elixir 

September 9 – Family Funk Jam  7:30 opener – 9:00 Headliner

September 10 – Shawn Brown with special guest  Latraia Savage

7:309 opener  – 9:00 Headliner

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STAR POWER @THE STRAZThe big news? The Broadway musical blockbuster Hamilton is coming to The Straz in 2019!

Broadway Musical Blockbuster Hamilton is Coming to Tampa Bay! 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it’s coming to Tampa!

Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!

Intended for mature audiences.

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Lucia Micarelli
SEP 29, 2018

Fiery violinist Lucia Micarelli made her international name as a soloist with Josh Groban’s world tours —but her role as “Annie” on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Treme made her a celebrity. Micarelli debuted as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra at six years old, quickly becoming a sensation throughout the islands. She studied at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, there under the tutelage of Pinchas Zukerman, before landing a spot with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that led to Groban’s tour. A technical wizard, a performance marvel, Micarelli’s towering stage presence keeps critics in awe and audiences on their feet.

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12th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Benefit
SEP 15, 2018

Laugh until your stomach hurts. That’s what local premier comedy fundraiser, Crackup Cancer, gives you. Oh, and by the way, 100% of the profits of the show go directly to help local cancer patients and their families. In its 12th year, Crackup Cancer Comedy Benefit, continues to delight and provide some of the best laughs at the best prices anywhere. This year will be no different as the show will feature comics Kevin Rogers, Rahn Hortman, and “Best of the Bay” Al Romas. Crack up Cancer is also proud to feature two national headliners this year, including Vanessa Hollingshead of NYC, credits include Vagina Monologues on Broadway, and Pat Godwin, as featured on Last Comic Standing. Tickets start at $30, preferential seating at $50, and an exclusive VIP reception with food, drinks and meet the comics prior to the show will be $150. Profits this year benefit local organizations Cure on Wheels, Beat NB, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, and the Livestrong Foundation Grant through the YMCA.

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Amalie Arena

Paul Simon
Sep 7, 2018 — 8:00 PM

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Scorpions and Queensryche
Sep 14, 2018 — 8:00 PM

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Nick Cannon: Wild N Out Live
Sep 16, 2018 — 8:00 PM

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The Duke Energy Center for the Arts –MAHAFFEY THEATER

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 7:30PM – Dr. Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life Tour – An Antidote to Chaos – Tickets start at $38.50

Dr. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the million-plus selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jan 2018, Penguin Books), which has been a Number 1 bestseller in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands and Brazil, and which is now slated to be translated into 40 languages. His now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (just released as an audiobook) offers a revolutionary take on the psychology of religion, and the hundred or more scientific papers he published with his colleagues and students have substantively advanced the modern understanding of creativity and personality.

He is regarded by his current University of Toronto students as one of three truly life-changing professors and was nominated for the prestigious Levinson Teaching Prize as a Harvard professor. His classroom lectures on mythology and the psychology of religion, based on Maps of Meaning, were turned into a popular 13-part TV series on TVO.

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The Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College

June 29-7/8 St. Petersburg Opera: Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man






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