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Mixed Bag Exhibition Opening

09-24-2017

Presented by Studio 1212 Art Gallery at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm
The opening reception for "Mixed Bag" will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 pm.  This show features a mix of mediums, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink, pastel and collage/assemblage works by our 22 local artist... [more+]
The opening reception for "Mixed Bag" will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 pm.  This show features a mix of mediums, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink, pastel and collage/assemblage works by our 22 local artist members. Those who attend our reception will have an opportunity to win a basket full of original artwork valued at over $100. Lots of free parking. We are open to the public each Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Critiques are held on the third Tuesday and the last Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. We encourage local artists to brig in one or two unframed, unfinished paintings for a free critique. [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibitions

The Psychedelic Furs

09-24-2017

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Psychedelic Furs on The Singles Tour with special guest BASH & POP  arrive at the Capitol Theatre! Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio... [more+]
The Psychedelic Furs on The Singles Tour with special guest BASH & POP  arrive at the Capitol Theatre! Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song Pretty In Pink, the band’s legacy was cemented. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Morgan James Reckless Abandon Tour

09-27-2017

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Broadway superstar and Postmodern Jukebox featured vocalist Morgan James makes her way to Clearwater for her Capitol Theatre debut! She has starred in numerous Broadway shows, including Motown: The Musical, Godspell, and The Addams Family. James... [more+]
Broadway superstar and Postmodern Jukebox featured vocalist Morgan James makes her way to Clearwater for her Capitol Theatre debut! She has starred in numerous Broadway shows, including Motown: The Musical, Godspell, and The Addams Family. James is also well known for her numerous musical collaborations with the viral sensation, Postmodern Jukebox. On her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon, James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice and a soulful poise resulting in a fusion of pop, funk, and R&B with a classic approach [less-]
Tags:  Music

Bazaar Art Throwdown & Open Air Art Bazaar

12-02-2017

Presented by Bazaar Art LLC at Station Square Park, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 07 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 5:00 pm
Bazaar Art is hosting another exciting and unique Art Throwdown and Open Air Art Bazaar at Station Square Park in Downtown Clearwater. The Bazaar Art Throwdown will take place from 5pm - 9pm. During the event 3 local artists will compete head to... [more+]
Bazaar Art is hosting another exciting and unique Art Throwdown and Open Air Art Bazaar at Station Square Park in Downtown Clearwater. The Bazaar Art Throwdown will take place from 5pm - 9pm. During the event 3 local artists will compete head to head for cash prizes while creating beautiful original art. The completed paintings will be voted on by two judges and tallied votes by you. Come on out and vote for your favorite artist, listen to live music with Rob Peniak, find amazing art by local artists, watch live art demonstrations, paint a rock at the free Bazaar Art Rocks table and so much more... Sponsored by the City of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency, Clearwater Parks and Recreation, Belloise Realty, Cleveland Street Café and Murielle Wineries. To register online visit facebook.com/bazaarartzone/events or contact Jennie pearl at BazaarArtLLC@Gmail.com or call (727) 944-2974   [less-]
Tags:   Kids & Family Music

Night in the Islands

10-07-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 07 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Tarpon Springs presents Night in the Islands–a free event on the world famous Sponge Docks. Enjoy Greek music, dancing, and dining! An hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6-7:00 p.m. The event features... [more+]
The City of Tarpon Springs presents Night in the Islands–a free event on the world famous Sponge Docks. Enjoy Greek music, dancing, and dining! An hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6-7:00 p.m. The event features live music by Ellada, an exciting band composed of three of the most accomplished Greek musicians in Florida—Leonidas Zafiris, bouzouki; Elias Poulos, vocals; and Dino Theofilos, keyboard. Located at the Sponge Docks (between Hope and Athens Street). [less-]
Tags:   FreeMusic

Salsa on the Sponge Docks

10-14-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm
From the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Orquesta Infinidad has been performing salsa, merengue, cumbia, Latin jazz, and an array of other Latin musical genres for more than two decades. Participate in a free dance lesson by respected... [more+]
From the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Orquesta Infinidad has been performing salsa, merengue, cumbia, Latin jazz, and an array of other Latin musical genres for more than two decades. Participate in a free dance lesson by respected instructor Jairo Garcia from 6-7 pm and then dance the night away under the stars as the band performs from 7-10 pm.   [less-]
Tags:   Free

A Night on Broadway - Qol Quartet

10-21-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Be transported through an odyssey of storytelling with the excitement and grandeur of beautiful song by the Qol Quartet, a Sarasota-based quartet of professional singers. Qol ['kol], ancient Aramaic for the “voice of thunder,” seems a... [more+]
Be transported through an odyssey of storytelling with the excitement and grandeur of beautiful song by the Qol Quartet, a Sarasota-based quartet of professional singers. Qol ['kol], ancient Aramaic for the “voice of thunder,” seems a fitting choice for the group’s name. Like thunder, the four voices of Qol combine with power and natural beauty to convey tales of love and treachery, honor and betrayal, set in ancient as well as contemporary times. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Toad the Wet Sprocket

10-26-2017

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Alternative rock band, Toad the Wet Sprocket featuring Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals and Randy Guss on the drums are making their way to Clearwater for their debut... [more+]
Alternative rock band, Toad the Wet Sprocket featuring Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals and Randy Guss on the drums are making their way to Clearwater for their debut at the historic, Capitol Theatre! While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, Walk on the Ocean, All I Want, Something’s Always Wrong, and Fall Down, recent fans will be familiar with their new hits such as California Wasted which continues to climb the charts. Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. They share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Films Explore Working in Tarpon Springs

10-27-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Public Library, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Many documentary and fictional films have effectively examined the work experience—and we chose three about local occupations. The following films will be accompanied by interpretive introductions by Tina Bucuvalas and followed by audience... [more+]
Many documentary and fictional films have effectively examined the work experience—and we chose three about local occupations. The following films will be accompanied by interpretive introductions by Tina Bucuvalas and followed by audience discussion:
  • Fishing All My Days: Florida Shrimping Traditions (1986, Florida Folklife Program/Dept. of State, 29 mins).  Although this documentary concerns Fernandina Beach, shrimping is an important local industry and several shrimp boats dock in the Anclote River.
  • Every Island Has Its Own Song (1988, Florida Folklife Program/Dept. of State, 28 mins) is a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris (1924-2001) and his family. Tsimouris brought the complex music of the tsabouna, a type of bagpipe, from Kalymnos, Greece, to Tarpon Springs. In 1991 he became the first Floridian to receive a National Heritage Fellowship.
  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953, written by A.I. Bezzerides, 102 mins) is a commercial film about Greek sponge fishermen in Tarpon Springs and their conflicts with Key West spongers. It was shot in Tarpon Springs and residents appear in the film.
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Tags:  Film

Company

11-30-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain... [more+]
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage. [less-]
Tags:   MusicTheatre

30th Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival

11-12-2017

Presented by SIK Promotions at Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am
Historic Tarpon Springs is famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but also for some of the best Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. This three day outdoor Seafood Festival, hosted by The Tarpon Springs... [more+]
Historic Tarpon Springs is famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but also for some of the best Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. This three day outdoor Seafood Festival, hosted by The Tarpon Springs Merchant’s Association, will feature tons of fresh local seafood to tempt your taste buds, an art & craft show with up to 80 local and regional artists selling their work, continuous live music, unique retail shops and complimentary festivities for the whole family. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & Family Music Special Events

Opera Tune Up with Constantine Grame

11-16-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Whether you are an opera aficionado or newfound fan, you’ll enjoy this preview event before New Century Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Maestro Constantine Grame is your host for an evening filled with singing and a... [more+]
Whether you are an opera aficionado or newfound fan, you’ll enjoy this preview event before New Century Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Maestro Constantine Grame is your host for an evening filled with singing and a variety of interesting information about the composer, history, libretto and more. You’ll get a “sneak peek” of a few scenes from the opera and learn about the roles the cast will portray. Come to this special “tune up” and add to your enjoyment of opera! [less-]
Tags:  Music

Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival

11-19-2017

Presented by Suncoast Jazz Classic at Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am
An indoor jazz festival on Clearwater Beach.  Spanning the ballrooms between the Sheraton and Marriott on Sand Key Beach for three days.  Festival goers can hop on and off the Jolley Trolley to enjoy a variety of jazz ensembles and jam... [more+]
An indoor jazz festival on Clearwater Beach.  Spanning the ballrooms between the Sheraton and Marriott on Sand Key Beach for three days.  Festival goers can hop on and off the Jolley Trolley to enjoy a variety of jazz ensembles and jam sessions.  Nationally recognized entertainers have been serenading festival goers for 27 years, including top talent like:
  • High Sierra
  • Wally's Warehouse Waifs
  • Dave Bennett Quartet
  • Tom Rigney and Flambeau
  • Professor Cunningham and His Old School
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Danny Sinoff Quintet
  • Al Downing Allstars with Synia Carroll
  • Bill Allred
  • Allan Vache
  • Bob Price
  • Lorri Hafer
  • Nate Najar
  • John Lamb
  • Mark Feinman
  • Pepper
  • Bakey & Betty
  • Dan Howard
  • Herb Roselle
  • Betty Comora
  • Mide Evans
  • Jam Sessions with Dr. Jim Gover
The festivities last all week long around Clearwater with a major concert on Wednesday night with LOUIS PRIMA JR. at the Largo Cultural Center.  The fun really gets going Friday morning with the opening poolside Parasol Parade and the music goes until the wee hours of the morning all weekend long. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Orlando Transit Authority – A Chicago Tribute Band

11-18-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Beginnings”… Chicago was one of the most famous rock and roll horn bands in the world with hit after hit in the 70s and 80s. Orlando Transit Authority is Florida’s premier Chicago tribute... [more+]
“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Beginnings”… Chicago was one of the most famous rock and roll horn bands in the world with hit after hit in the 70s and 80s. Orlando Transit Authority is Florida’s premier Chicago tribute band and they’re going to be rocking the house with fellow Chicago lovers during this two-hour concert. If you love the music of Chicago, this show is a must-see! Presented by Allengang Entertainment, LLC.   [less-]
Tags:  Music

Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival

12-02-2017

Presented by Friends of the Island Parks at Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am
The Friends of the Island Parks will host the Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Honeymoon Island State Park This family-oriented festival features 6 hours of traditional bluegrass music and... [more+]
The Friends of the Island Parks will host the Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Honeymoon Island State Park This family-oriented festival features 6 hours of traditional bluegrass music and promotes the natural beauty of Honeymoon Island State Park. The event is located in the shady picnic area near the north beach and wooded hiking trails. Featured Bands: Little Roy and Lizzy Show (Georgia), Highway 41 South (Bradenton), Sassafras (Wesley Chapel), and Stump Hollow (host band) (Florida). [less-]
Tags:   Music

The Marriage of Figaro by New Century Opera

12-13-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Tarpon Arts is thrilled to welcome New Century Opera and their presentation of Mozart’s immortal romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. Figaro and his fiancée, Susanna, are ready to marry, but their boss, Count Almaviva, has his own designs... [more+]
Tarpon Arts is thrilled to welcome New Century Opera and their presentation of Mozart’s immortal romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. Figaro and his fiancée, Susanna, are ready to marry, but their boss, Count Almaviva, has his own designs on Susanna. Based on Beaumarchais's 18th-century farce, The Marriage of Figaro showcases some of Mozart's greatest music and brings to life an engaging story which is simultaneously funny and deeply moving. [less-]
Tags:   TheatreMusic

A Night Before Christmas with Maria Zouves

12-15-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm
Join opera luminaries Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, accompanied by Constantine Grame, for a special celebration with classic holiday stories and seasonal music favorites. Bring the whole family for an evening that is sure to put you in the... [more+]
Join opera luminaries Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, accompanied by Constantine Grame, for a special celebration with classic holiday stories and seasonal music favorites. Bring the whole family for an evening that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit and warm your heart the whole winter long! Maria Zouves is the founder of the Savannah VOICE Festival, Executive Director of VOICExperience, an educator, producer, director, and writer. This Greek American soprano has sung leading roles in the regional United States, made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1997 and is recorded under the VAI label. This holiday concert supports the VOICExperience national vocal training program.   [less-]
Tags:  Music

Mixed Bag Exhibition Opening

09-24-2017

Presented by Studio 1212 Art Gallery at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm
The opening reception for "Mixed Bag" will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 pm.  This show features a mix of mediums, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink, pastel and collage/assemblage works by our 22 local artist... [more+]
The opening reception for "Mixed Bag" will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 pm.  This show features a mix of mediums, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink, pastel and collage/assemblage works by our 22 local artist members. Those who attend our reception will have an opportunity to win a basket full of original artwork valued at over $100. Lots of free parking. We are open to the public each Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Critiques are held on the third Tuesday and the last Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. We encourage local artists to brig in one or two unframed, unfinished paintings for a free critique. [less-]
Tags:  Art Exhibitions

The Psychedelic Furs

09-24-2017

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Psychedelic Furs on The Singles Tour with special guest BASH & POP  arrive at the Capitol Theatre! Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio... [more+]
The Psychedelic Furs on The Singles Tour with special guest BASH & POP  arrive at the Capitol Theatre! Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song Pretty In Pink, the band’s legacy was cemented. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Morgan James Reckless Abandon Tour

09-27-2017

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Broadway superstar and Postmodern Jukebox featured vocalist Morgan James makes her way to Clearwater for her Capitol Theatre debut! She has starred in numerous Broadway shows, including Motown: The Musical, Godspell, and The Addams Family. James... [more+]
Broadway superstar and Postmodern Jukebox featured vocalist Morgan James makes her way to Clearwater for her Capitol Theatre debut! She has starred in numerous Broadway shows, including Motown: The Musical, Godspell, and The Addams Family. James is also well known for her numerous musical collaborations with the viral sensation, Postmodern Jukebox. On her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon, James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice and a soulful poise resulting in a fusion of pop, funk, and R&B with a classic approach [less-]
Tags:  Music

Bazaar Art Throwdown & Open Air Art Bazaar

12-02-2017

Presented by Bazaar Art LLC at Station Square Park, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 07 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 5:00 pm
Bazaar Art is hosting another exciting and unique Art Throwdown and Open Air Art Bazaar at Station Square Park in Downtown Clearwater. The Bazaar Art Throwdown will take place from 5pm - 9pm. During the event 3 local artists will compete head to... [more+]
Bazaar Art is hosting another exciting and unique Art Throwdown and Open Air Art Bazaar at Station Square Park in Downtown Clearwater. The Bazaar Art Throwdown will take place from 5pm - 9pm. During the event 3 local artists will compete head to head for cash prizes while creating beautiful original art. The completed paintings will be voted on by two judges and tallied votes by you. Come on out and vote for your favorite artist, listen to live music with Rob Peniak, find amazing art by local artists, watch live art demonstrations, paint a rock at the free Bazaar Art Rocks table and so much more... Sponsored by the City of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency, Clearwater Parks and Recreation, Belloise Realty, Cleveland Street Café and Murielle Wineries. To register online visit facebook.com/bazaarartzone/events or contact Jennie pearl at BazaarArtLLC@Gmail.com or call (727) 944-2974   [less-]
Tags:   Kids & Family Music

Night in the Islands

10-07-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 07 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Tarpon Springs presents Night in the Islands–a free event on the world famous Sponge Docks. Enjoy Greek music, dancing, and dining! An hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6-7:00 p.m. The event features... [more+]
The City of Tarpon Springs presents Night in the Islands–a free event on the world famous Sponge Docks. Enjoy Greek music, dancing, and dining! An hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6-7:00 p.m. The event features live music by Ellada, an exciting band composed of three of the most accomplished Greek musicians in Florida—Leonidas Zafiris, bouzouki; Elias Poulos, vocals; and Dino Theofilos, keyboard. Located at the Sponge Docks (between Hope and Athens Street). [less-]
Tags:   FreeMusic

Salsa on the Sponge Docks

10-14-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm
From the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Orquesta Infinidad has been performing salsa, merengue, cumbia, Latin jazz, and an array of other Latin musical genres for more than two decades. Participate in a free dance lesson by respected... [more+]
From the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Orquesta Infinidad has been performing salsa, merengue, cumbia, Latin jazz, and an array of other Latin musical genres for more than two decades. Participate in a free dance lesson by respected instructor Jairo Garcia from 6-7 pm and then dance the night away under the stars as the band performs from 7-10 pm.   [less-]
Tags:   Free

A Night on Broadway - Qol Quartet

10-21-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Be transported through an odyssey of storytelling with the excitement and grandeur of beautiful song by the Qol Quartet, a Sarasota-based quartet of professional singers. Qol ['kol], ancient Aramaic for the “voice of thunder,” seems a... [more+]
Be transported through an odyssey of storytelling with the excitement and grandeur of beautiful song by the Qol Quartet, a Sarasota-based quartet of professional singers. Qol ['kol], ancient Aramaic for the “voice of thunder,” seems a fitting choice for the group’s name. Like thunder, the four voices of Qol combine with power and natural beauty to convey tales of love and treachery, honor and betrayal, set in ancient as well as contemporary times. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Toad the Wet Sprocket

10-26-2017

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall at Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Alternative rock band, Toad the Wet Sprocket featuring Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals and Randy Guss on the drums are making their way to Clearwater for their debut... [more+]
Alternative rock band, Toad the Wet Sprocket featuring Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals and Randy Guss on the drums are making their way to Clearwater for their debut at the historic, Capitol Theatre! While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, Walk on the Ocean, All I Want, Something’s Always Wrong, and Fall Down, recent fans will be familiar with their new hits such as California Wasted which continues to climb the charts. Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. They share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Films Explore Working in Tarpon Springs

10-27-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Public Library, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Many documentary and fictional films have effectively examined the work experience—and we chose three about local occupations. The following films will be accompanied by interpretive introductions by Tina Bucuvalas and followed by audience... [more+]
Many documentary and fictional films have effectively examined the work experience—and we chose three about local occupations. The following films will be accompanied by interpretive introductions by Tina Bucuvalas and followed by audience discussion:
  • Fishing All My Days: Florida Shrimping Traditions (1986, Florida Folklife Program/Dept. of State, 29 mins).  Although this documentary concerns Fernandina Beach, shrimping is an important local industry and several shrimp boats dock in the Anclote River.
  • Every Island Has Its Own Song (1988, Florida Folklife Program/Dept. of State, 28 mins) is a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris (1924-2001) and his family. Tsimouris brought the complex music of the tsabouna, a type of bagpipe, from Kalymnos, Greece, to Tarpon Springs. In 1991 he became the first Floridian to receive a National Heritage Fellowship.
  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953, written by A.I. Bezzerides, 102 mins) is a commercial film about Greek sponge fishermen in Tarpon Springs and their conflicts with Key West spongers. It was shot in Tarpon Springs and residents appear in the film.
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Tags:  Film

Company

11-30-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain... [more+]
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage. [less-]
Tags:   MusicTheatre

30th Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival

11-12-2017

Presented by SIK Promotions at Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am
Historic Tarpon Springs is famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but also for some of the best Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. This three day outdoor Seafood Festival, hosted by The Tarpon Springs... [more+]
Historic Tarpon Springs is famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but also for some of the best Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. This three day outdoor Seafood Festival, hosted by The Tarpon Springs Merchant’s Association, will feature tons of fresh local seafood to tempt your taste buds, an art & craft show with up to 80 local and regional artists selling their work, continuous live music, unique retail shops and complimentary festivities for the whole family. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids & Family Music Special Events

Opera Tune Up with Constantine Grame

11-16-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Whether you are an opera aficionado or newfound fan, you’ll enjoy this preview event before New Century Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Maestro Constantine Grame is your host for an evening filled with singing and a... [more+]
Whether you are an opera aficionado or newfound fan, you’ll enjoy this preview event before New Century Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Maestro Constantine Grame is your host for an evening filled with singing and a variety of interesting information about the composer, history, libretto and more. You’ll get a “sneak peek” of a few scenes from the opera and learn about the roles the cast will portray. Come to this special “tune up” and add to your enjoyment of opera! [less-]
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Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival

11-19-2017

Presented by Suncoast Jazz Classic at Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am
An indoor jazz festival on Clearwater Beach.  Spanning the ballrooms between the Sheraton and Marriott on Sand Key Beach for three days.  Festival goers can hop on and off the Jolley Trolley to enjoy a variety of jazz ensembles and jam... [more+]
An indoor jazz festival on Clearwater Beach.  Spanning the ballrooms between the Sheraton and Marriott on Sand Key Beach for three days.  Festival goers can hop on and off the Jolley Trolley to enjoy a variety of jazz ensembles and jam sessions.  Nationally recognized entertainers have been serenading festival goers for 27 years, including top talent like:
  • High Sierra
  • Wally's Warehouse Waifs
  • Dave Bennett Quartet
  • Tom Rigney and Flambeau
  • Professor Cunningham and His Old School
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Danny Sinoff Quintet
  • Al Downing Allstars with Synia Carroll
  • Bill Allred
  • Allan Vache
  • Bob Price
  • Lorri Hafer
  • Nate Najar
  • John Lamb
  • Mark Feinman
  • Pepper
  • Bakey & Betty
  • Dan Howard
  • Herb Roselle
  • Betty Comora
  • Mide Evans
  • Jam Sessions with Dr. Jim Gover
The festivities last all week long around Clearwater with a major concert on Wednesday night with LOUIS PRIMA JR. at the Largo Cultural Center.  The fun really gets going Friday morning with the opening poolside Parasol Parade and the music goes until the wee hours of the morning all weekend long. [less-]
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Orlando Transit Authority – A Chicago Tribute Band

11-18-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Beginnings”… Chicago was one of the most famous rock and roll horn bands in the world with hit after hit in the 70s and 80s. Orlando Transit Authority is Florida’s premier Chicago tribute... [more+]
“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Beginnings”… Chicago was one of the most famous rock and roll horn bands in the world with hit after hit in the 70s and 80s. Orlando Transit Authority is Florida’s premier Chicago tribute band and they’re going to be rocking the house with fellow Chicago lovers during this two-hour concert. If you love the music of Chicago, this show is a must-see! Presented by Allengang Entertainment, LLC.   [less-]
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Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival

12-02-2017

Presented by Friends of the Island Parks at Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am
The Friends of the Island Parks will host the Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Honeymoon Island State Park This family-oriented festival features 6 hours of traditional bluegrass music and... [more+]
The Friends of the Island Parks will host the Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Honeymoon Island State Park This family-oriented festival features 6 hours of traditional bluegrass music and promotes the natural beauty of Honeymoon Island State Park. The event is located in the shady picnic area near the north beach and wooded hiking trails. Featured Bands: Little Roy and Lizzy Show (Georgia), Highway 41 South (Bradenton), Sassafras (Wesley Chapel), and Stump Hollow (host band) (Florida). [less-]
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The Marriage of Figaro by New Century Opera

12-13-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Tarpon Arts is thrilled to welcome New Century Opera and their presentation of Mozart’s immortal romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. Figaro and his fiancée, Susanna, are ready to marry, but their boss, Count Almaviva, has his own designs... [more+]
Tarpon Arts is thrilled to welcome New Century Opera and their presentation of Mozart’s immortal romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. Figaro and his fiancée, Susanna, are ready to marry, but their boss, Count Almaviva, has his own designs on Susanna. Based on Beaumarchais's 18th-century farce, The Marriage of Figaro showcases some of Mozart's greatest music and brings to life an engaging story which is simultaneously funny and deeply moving. [less-]
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A Night Before Christmas with Maria Zouves

12-15-2017

Presented by Tarpon Arts at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm
Join opera luminaries Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, accompanied by Constantine Grame, for a special celebration with classic holiday stories and seasonal music favorites. Bring the whole family for an evening that is sure to put you in the... [more+]
Join opera luminaries Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, accompanied by Constantine Grame, for a special celebration with classic holiday stories and seasonal music favorites. Bring the whole family for an evening that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit and warm your heart the whole winter long! Maria Zouves is the founder of the Savannah VOICE Festival, Executive Director of VOICExperience, an educator, producer, director, and writer. This Greek American soprano has sung leading roles in the regional United States, made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1997 and is recorded under the VAI label. This holiday concert supports the VOICExperience national vocal training program.   [less-]
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Artist’s Free Critique

Studio 1212 offers a free critique the third Tuesday of every month.  We invite all artists to bring in one or two unframed, unfinished paintings to be critiqued.

Studio 1212 was founded in October 1970 by former students of William Pachner and is the oldest artist cooperative in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

The purpose of Studio 1212 is to provide the opportunity to associate with other artists on an informal  basis; also, to promote group discussions, exhibit work as a group, support open workshops and information exchange regarding the arts. In addition, we endeavor to sponsor art education in our community.

1405 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 446-4566
www.studio1212.org

Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival

Nightly sunset celebration that begins 2 hours before sunset and lasts until 2 hours after sunset, weather permitting. Featuring artisans, crafters, street performers and live musical and

Begins 2 hours before sunset – ends 2 hours after sunset

(727) 449-1036
www.sunsetsatpier60.com

Blast Friday Clearwater

Come party downtown at Blast Friday. Entertainment to be announced – beer, wine, food and merchandise available for sale.

Location: Osceola to Ft. Harrison on Cleveland Street

Last Friday of every month from 5:30 – 10:00pm

www.blastfridayclearwater.com

Clearwater’s Dolphin Trail

Clearwater’s Dolphins Trail is a unique artistic initiative featuring a growing pod of more than 101 6-foot tall fiberglass dolphins, each individually designed by a local artist and sponsored by an area business. Follow the trail at your leisure, with the map provided here.

Various locations, year round

www.visitclearwaterflorida.com/dolphintrail

Peace Memorial Concert Series

Please join us in Peace Memorial’s historic sanctuary for the next concert.

Concerts are held at 3:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. No tickets are required, but an offering will be taken. We kindly suggest a minimum donation of $5 to support future concerts. A light reception follows in Roebling Fellowship Hall.

Click here for directions and parking information

Capitol Theater

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