Around Town Tampa Bay Edition May 2016

City of Tampa 1905 Lafayette Street Bridge - Men on foot, boys on bicycles, railroad tracks and horse drawn buggies cross the Lafayette Street Bridge. The bridge crossed the Hillsborough River. Note the sign "Walk Your Horses". Photo Credit: Manatee County Public Library System

7 Mom’s Special Night with the Sounds of Swing. Join us for a fabulous evening in honor our favorite ladies – moms! Celebrate Mother’s Day a little early this year with a night of great music and a chance to dance. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 – $18 and include free dance lessons – and of course, Mom’s ticket is free! (Please call or visit the Center to reserve, as tickets are limited.) Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Rd., Tampa, 33618. (813) 922 – 8167.

11 Senior Day at the Park. Event features health, wealth, and everyday knowledge from agencies, resources & partners of the community. Free. Enjoy light snacks, speakers, and giveaways. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brandon Community Center, 502 E. Sadie St., Brandon. To learn more, call (813) 635 – 8179.

11 Tour & Lunch at Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa.  Tour and learn the  history of this historic hotel built in the 1920s. After the tour enjoy lunch at the Teppanyaki  Grill and Supreme Buffet, St. Pete. $38. County bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. from Northdale Park for St. Pete Beach. Call (813) 985 – 4859.

13 Tango Caliente – The Florida Orchestra. Be transported by the sounds of the dance of romance, and the tango, in a night of classics. All with Argentinean dancers, singer and bandoneon artist. $17.50 – $47.50. 8 p.m. Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602. (813) 229 – 7827. Visit

14 Summer Concert Series. Florida Orchestra will join pianist Franz Mantini for Strings. Guideri and Mantini will perform a program featuring both solo and ensemble works. Tickets $17 – $23. 7 p.m.  The Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa 33618. (813) 922- 8167.

18 Tampa Area Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting. Light refreshments are served, and meeting will end before 3 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s is welcome to attend, as well as caregivers, family members, or a caring friend. This is the place to learn about medications and progress toward a cure.   North Tampa Library on 10109 N. Ashley St., Tampa 33612. Call (813) 932- 6902.

20 & 21 Hypnotized Live! Starring Michael C. Anthony: SEE the Show or BE the Show! $40 – $50. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center, Ferguson Hall, 1010 N. W. C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602. (813) 229-7827.

22 Harbour Island Art Walk. Take a stroll down Tampa’s Waterfront where you can socialize, shop, listen to live music, unique art, gift, jewelry, home and garden collectibles, specialty food, and treasures. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 800 Post Harbor Drive, Tampa, 33602. Visit

23 CCC Book Club. Explore a wide variety of books and interests of fiction and nonfiction, male and female authors, selections old and new. Free. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 45 Lowell Rd., Tampa, 33618. For more information, call (813) 264-8518.

27 Return of comedian Robin Savage. Alongside her will be Rene Brey and Amanda Jordan as they make their Cultural Center debut. $14 – $20. 8 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa. 33618. Call (813) 922 – 8167 or visit

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