Saturday, March 31
Barcodes presents their monthly Leather night (last Saturday of the month) hosted by Daddy Dave Hall and featuring live BDSM demonstrations throughout the night. As always, there is no cover and free parking.
Thursday, April 5
mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts from tonight through April 15. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line. Ticket start at $35.50.
Friday, April 6th
Southern Nights Tampa presents NeiBEARhood Takeover: 3rd Annual Circuit Cub Glow Jock Strap Party featuring DJ Neon the Glowgobear from Atlanta. Neon/Glow Jock Strap attire strongly encouraged. This event is sponsored by CellBlock13LA & Timoteo Studio with giveaways all night long!!! Also Sponsored by: One Magical Weekend. Thi sis a 21+ event!
Hamburger Mary’s Brandon presents “The Men of Magic Mike Tribute Tour” at 10:30p.m. If you liked or lusted after the movie, this is a show you do not want to miss!
Shawn Wayans comes to the Improv Comedy Theater and restaurant Tampa today and tomorrow Saturday April 7. Shawn made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film I’m Gonna Get You Sucka. Immediately following his feature film debut, Shawn joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, In Living Color. Shawn starred in the box office hits; Little Man and White Chicks, both of which he also co-wrote and co-executive produced. Shawn began co-writing his string of blockbusters with the smash Scary Movie where he also played Ray, an ambiguously gay football jock, alongside his brother Marlon Wayans, and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.. Shawn, along with his brothers and sisters, created Thugaboo and the subsequent Boo Crew animated specials for Nickelodeon. When not on the road performing standup, Shawn can be found hard at work in the “lab” where he and his brothers are busy concocting their next project. Tickets are $30.
Saturday, April 7
The Amway Arena presents Stars on Ice in the Olympic season! The best of the U.S. will be coming to you direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea to skate together – live in an all-new Stars on Ice! See America’s top medal contenders including 2018 U.S Champions Nathan Chen, Bradie Tennell and Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue, three-time World Medalists Maia & Alex Shibutani, and U.S. Medalists Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen and Adam Rippon, along with Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White, World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner and U.S. Champion Jason Brown in the 2018 Stars on Ice tour! Tickets start at $12.
The Club Orlando presents “Orlando CumUnion: An International Sex Party” from 10p.m. to 4a.m. Lockers are $26 with rooms $38. For more info go to: Club-Orlando.com.
Tuesday, April 10
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents Jersey Boys from today until Thursday, April 12 (just 3 days). Jersey Boys is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Tickets start at $66.
Wednesday, April 11
Amalie Arena presents Lorde he Melodrama World Tour with special guest Rap duo Run The Jewels Ticket Prices are: $35.75, $55.75, $75.75 and $95.75.
Friday, Apr 13
The Straz Center presents Randy Rainbow live! Famous for his hilarious viral videos depicting himself swapped into political interviews or commentary, Randy Rainbow has become clapback king of the internet since the 2016 presidential debates. Also a comedy writer and fixture of the New York Broadway and cabaret worlds, Randy moonlights as a talking head for VHI and stars in his long-running creation, the BroadwayWorld.com web series Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow and Last Minute with Randy Rainbow. Tickets start at $39.75.
Margaret Cho comes to the Orlando Improv Comedy Theater and restaurant on tonight and Saturday April 14 with 2 shows each night.
Saturday, April 14
The Tampa Museum of Art presents the 13th Annual Pride & Passion: Strange Beauty, which will be a fun and energy-filled evening full of surprises from 8p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, passes to the Museum. Renew you membership now and save $25 on each ticket purchased. To purchase tickets or f or more information go to: TampaMuseum.org.
OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center in association with UCF Celebrates the Arts present a conversation with Mayim Bialik entitled: “The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny).” Mayim Bialik plays Amy Farrah Fowler on TV’s hit show The Big Bang Theory and uses her PhD in Neuroscience as the foundation for her unforgettable character. Mayim will share her hilarious sense of humor and her keen scientific mind as she explores her life as a scientist and the special relationship that exists between The Big Bang Theory and its audience. Starting at 8p.m. with tickets starting at $35 with Meet And Greet tickets $200.
Tuesday, April 17
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents Let It Be, which celebrates the music of The Beatles. It relives the past from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, with favorite hits including “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Twist and Shout” and “Strawberry Fields,” and imagines the reunion that never was. The show starts at 8p.m. and tickets are $46 – $76 at Vanwezel.org, the Box Office, or by calling 941-953-3368.
Wednesday, April 18
Southern Nights Orlando presents Miss Darkside Comedy Queen starring Sorcha Mercy, Miss Darkside Coemdy Queen 2017, and Amanda Punchfuk, National Miss Comedy Queen 2017. Categories include: interview, comedic talent, outrageous evening gown, presentation: Gooder than Grits, a country hoedown, and the 60 second spokeswoman. For more information email: Darkside_Ent@yahoo.com.
Global rock icons and newly announced Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi, bring their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation, to Orlando’s Amway Center. Tickets start at $26.
Friday, April 20
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 Season 10 and All Stars COLLIDE for Orlando’s White Party Weekend at the Parliament House. Tonight they present All Star Finalist Kennedy Davenport who joins the Footlight Players at 10pm & 12am. There is a $20 VIP Meet & Greet/Photo Op which is on sale now, with general admission paid at the door. Then on
Saturday April 21 – the reigning queen from Season 9 Sasha Velour is joined by Season 10’s Asia O’hara and Kameron Michaels! $10 General Admission in advance on sale now. $30 VIP Meet & Greet/Photo Op on sale now! General Admission is $15 at the door. The shows are nightly at 10pm & 12am. White Attire is encouraged Saturday Night!
98ROCK, Tampa Bay’s Rock Station, presents Tampa’s premier rock festival’s 10th Anniversary, 98ROCKFEST “The Big 10”, at 6p.m. at Amalie Arena. 98ROCK’s on-air personalities “Crash & AJ” officially announced the lineup which will include rock legends Shinedown to headline, Three Days Grace, Seether, Starset, Fozzy, 10 Years and more. Tickets are: $29, $45, $55 and $75 with VIP ticket packages at $199.
Saturday, April 21
Southern Nights Orlando presents The Devil Wears Prada: The Dragsical, encore performance with doors opening at 8p.m. and the show time at 9p.m. The Devil Wears Prada: The Dragsical is a 45 minute live musical show based off of the iconic film. Written and directed by MR MS Adrien, this show is the first in a series of Dragsicals…not quite a drag show, not quite a musical, where they retell your favorite stories the way they were meant to be told… with drag queens and music! They are bringing the movie to life right in front of your eyes in this hilarious retelling starring some of your favorite Orlando drag queens and featuring some of your favorite songs. The show stars: MR MS Adrien as Miranda; Natalia Taylor Adonis as Andy; Natalie Nayles as Emily; Mike Van Dyke as Nigel and features Dallas Cole & Dre Green. Tickets $20 at: mrmsadrien.ticketleap.com/the-devil-wears-prada-the-dragiscal.
Neema’s Upscale Latin Night: Amor at Stonewall Orlando will be celebrating Neema’s birthday with a big extravaganza starring the sexy male revue, Kandy Ho, Elishaly D’Witshes, Angelica Sanchez, Mimi Marks, Poizon Ivy and Rochelle Mon Cheri with a show time of 12 midnight. This is a 21+ event with doors opening at 9pm with a $10 cover.
Sunday, April 22
If you are like me and are still longing for the TV Show Smash to come back, here is a chance to get a little fix as the Straz Center presents Megan Hilty. Take a heavy serving of Marilyn Monroe, mix it with a dollop of Dolly Parton and Christina Applegate, then add a dash of Kristin Chenoweth and you’ll have the extraordinary stage presence of Broadway musical star Megan Hilty (Wicked). The rightful heir to the legendary line of explosive blonde superstars, Hilty appears for one night only in this intimate evening of song. Tickets start at $35.50.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents Bill Engvall at 7p.m. Bill is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum-selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. He was a contestant on Season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. He also lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV. Tickets start at $66.
Monday, April 23
Miss Florida at Large 2018 will once again be held at the World Famous Parliament House on Monday, April 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the pageant starting promptly at 8pm. To reserve your hotel room, call 407-425-7571 ($54.95 including tax). The pageant will honor the current reigning Miss Florida F.I. At Large, Angelica Sanchez, as well as Angel Sheridan who is celebrating her 30th anniversary. The pageant will also star Miss Florida F.I., Kalah Mendoza; Mr Florida M.E. Antonio Edwards and the former Miss Florida F.I.’s at Large (Joey Brooks, Lola Lush, Sierrah Foxx, Lorrie Del Mar, Nicolette Ashton, Jasmine Skiies, Jocelyn Summers, Sasha Sommers, TP Lords and Nicole T. Phillips). To purchase tickets for the Miss Florida at Large Pageant, which start as low as $25, go to: Brownpapertickets.com/event/3372674. For more information, call Scott at (954) 478-4587.
Tuesday April 24
Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon P!NK brings her Beautiful Trauma World Tour to the Amway Center in Orlando at 7p.m. Tickets start at $139.
Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando 17/18 Season presents Something Rotten starting tonight and going through Sunday, April 29 the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s! When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! This hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine). Tickets: start at $34.25
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway hit Waitress from today until Sunday, April 29. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Intended for mature audiences; contains adult themes and language. Tickets start at $45.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents A Chorus Line for 2 days only: today and tomorrow Wednesday April 25. A Chorus Line is musical theatre in its most pure form! Its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage has earned the show unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater. The iconographic stories, simultaneously touching, funny and inspiring, will haunt you long after you leave the theater.
Friday, April 27
Metro Wellness & Community Centers invites everyone to their Charity Auction for a Night Out with a Community Leader from 6:30-9p.m. at the Creative Loafing Space (1911 N 13th St w200). Their auctioneers include well known media personalities, local entrepreneurs, elected officials, and physicians. Each bid will also include the “night out” experience, which may be dinner, passes to a local museum or exhibition, etc. Event tickets are $15 and are now available at metrotampabay.org/event/auctionevent. In addition to mingling with the community leaders during the fun event, tickets include light appetizers and a donation bar. Event and Item Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. All proceeds benefit Metro Wellness & Community Centers. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the venue.
Saturday, Apr 28
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Shangela joins the Footlight Players at 10pm & 12am. Doors open AT 8 p.m. with the theater doors opening at 9:30p.m. and 11:30p.m. 18+ Welcome. VIP/Photo Op available for $40. General Admission at the front door only!
Sunday, April 29
Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, and America’s favorite ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road and stops in Tampa at AMALIE Arena at 3p.m. Tickets are: $48.25