Saturday, February 8
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents Lewis Black. Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black returns to the Van Wezel with his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing, skewering anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. Tickets start at $52 at Vanwezel.org.
Sunday, February 9
Southern nights Tampa presents the 2020 Mr. and Miss Tampa Pride Pageant at 8pm. There is a $100 entry fee to compete, and registration at 4pm. Winners receive $500 cash.
Categories of competition… Themed Presentation: “Passionate in Purple”, Evening Gown/Formal Wear, On-Stage Interview and Talent (seven minute maximum). Contestants are required to submit their own music for Presentation and Talent, only, on USB. If you have any questions, please contact Aries Mateo Kelly, Kenya M. Black, Victoria S. Mateo or Esme Russell on Facebook or call them if you have their cell (I’m not giving them out and getting yelled at…LOL).
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Presents Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles with unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December ’63 – Oh What A Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and of course, “Grease.” His songs have been omnipresent in other iconic movies such as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing, Mrs. Doubtfire, Conspiracy Theory and The Wanderers. Buy tickets at Vanwezel.org
Thursday, February 13
Don’t forget that every Thursday at Barcodes Orlando is Retro night with bartender Ryan. The night always features special video entertainment, music videos, commercials, TV and Movie clips, plus lots of men. As always, there is no cover at Barcodes, and plenty of free parking.
Southern Nights Orlando presents their 6th Annual PICK A TRICK ‘A Valentine’s Day Event.’ Rules: See someone you like? Choose their # and write a secret note to them! There is no cover before 11pm 21+ or w/ College ID till 12am (18+ Welcomed). Freshmen Line Up at 10:30pm hosted by: Cara Cavalli, and show time at 12:30am hosted by Axel Andrews with Roxxxy Andrews and Kaija Adonis. DJ Jeff DLux Cowart & DJ Sledge Melvin spinning.
Friday, February 14
Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater presents, from season one of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Ongina in her “Ongina Monologues” for one amazing night with two shows: 7:15 and 9:45 with the Divas of Hamburger Mary’s (Antwanette, Jocelyn, Delores and Amanda). General admission is $7.50 with VIP meet and greet $15. Make reservations now at 727.400.6996.
Steam Fridays at the Honeypot presents “Amy’s Matchmaker Game,” where everyone falls in love. The night will feature super sexy dancers all night, DJ Charles Machado, and a fabulous show by Amr DeMilo and cast. Doors open at 10pm with no cover for 21+ till 10:30pm and only $5 thereafter. Under 21 $10 all night.
The AMALIE ARENA in conjunction with Opera Tampa present Andrea Bocelli in concert. The world’s beloved tenor delivers this special Valentine’s Day concert after his sold-out 2018 performance at Amalie Arena. Andrea Bocelli, hailed as one of the most romantic voices of our time, performs an evening of soaring arias, crossover hits and music from his No. 1 Billboard album Si perfectly designed to celebrate the day of love. Tickets start at $133 at Amaliearena.com.
Southern Nights Orlando’s #FlexFriday invites everyone to join them as they welcome Jinkx Monsoon RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 winner. They also feature drag shows at 11pm & 12:30am featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Sassy Devine, & Tashae Sherrington! If you can’t see Jinkz tonight you can catch her tomorrow, Saturday, February 16 at Southern Nights Tampa.
Saturday, February 15
Amor Event’s Live Presents Valentine’s Weekend Saturday February 15th the Love Ball. Doors Open at 9pm, with door diva Samantha Stone and no cover until 10pm and only $10 after. Show Time is at 12am with Yeisa Jovovich, Kiala Santi and Jeivy Lalique. This new venture features 3 Clubs, and 3 Vibes starring” Latin Club DJ Sergio Corderor, House Beats Club DJ Kraig Matthews, and Hip Hop Club DJ Ray Rivera with at 12am show by Angelica Michelle Jones.
The Parliament House Orlando presents “Roaring 20’s, the Party of the Decade.” They invite you to escape and unwind in the hidden speakeasy…if you can find it. The night will feature Themed shows and entertainment, the footlight players and DJ Brianna. There will also be a dress to impress $300 costume contest.
Sunday, February 16
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Presents Mandy Patinkin in Concert in Diaries. This show presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records. From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, and Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget. Tickets start at $37 at Vanwezel.org.
Tuesday, February 18
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30pm. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms. Tickets start at $39.50 at Drphillipscenter.org
Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls, which makes 2 stops In Central Florida, is the hilarious hit musical show from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. Catch Mean Girls at the Straz Center in Tampa from today through Sunday February 23 (StrazCenter.org) and then at the Dr. Phillips Center from Tuesday, February 25 to Sunday, March 1 (DrPhillipscenter.org)
Thursday, February 20
The Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa presents Jeff Foxworth with two shows: 7 and 9:30pm. Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple GRAMMY Award nominee and best- selling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, Jeff Foxworthy’s act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. Must be at least 21 years old to attend, and tickets, which start at $70, are available at Ticketmaster.com and at Rock Shop store.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents IL VOLO: The Best of 10 Years at 8pm. From their debut in 2011 to the present day, the three young artists have performed over 300 concerts in 210 cities on 3 continents, mostly sold out, with plans for future tours throughout Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. A total of over 2.000,000 paying audience members have attended their concerts. The new album, 10 Years – The Best of, offers all the best of Il Volo’s repertoire, from “O Sole Mio” to “My Way” to “Grande Amore.” The track list is comprised both by songs recorded in the studio and by new live recordings. Tickets start at $25 at Drphillipscenter.org. You can also catch them on Monday, February 24th at the Straz Center in Tampa.
The Amway Center presents Gabriel Iglesias at 8pm in Beyond the Fluffy Tour. Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and sell out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is also one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with over 410,000,000 views and has over 14 million fans across social media. Tickets start at $41 at AmwayCenter.com
Friday, February 21
The Tampa Imrov presents Michael Rapaport tonight and tomorrow, Saturday, February 22. Michael is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over sixty films since the early 1990s, and starred on the sitcom The War at Home. He also appeared in Boston Public, Friends, Prison Break, Justified and Atypical. Some of his notable film roles include True Romance, Higher Learning, Metro, Cop Land, Deep Blue Sea, The 6th Day, Dr. Dolittle 2, Big Fan, and The Heat. He also directed the award- winning documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. He’s also the host of the world wide phenomenon I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast. Tickets are $25 at ImprovTampa.com
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Willie Nelson & Family at 8pm. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. Tickets start at $39.50 at Drphillipscenter.org.
Saturday, February 22
The Parliament House Orlando presents “Go-Go Invasion” with Tegan Reigns, Carmelo, Jose and Tyrell. The night will also feature DJ Brianna till 3am and the Footlight Players at 10pm and 12am.
Sunday, February 23
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Dancing with the Stars Live at 3 and 7pm. The all-new production will feature fan-favorite professional dancers wowing audiences with every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. The show continues its legacy of performing showstopping routines alongside new numbers choreographed just for the live show. The tour delivers a spectacular night of dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Brandon Armstrong, Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach. Tickets start at $49.50 at Drphillipscenter.org
Wednesday, February 26
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Che Malambo, the Powerhouse All-Male Dance Company From Argentina who performs in the South American cowboy (gaucho) tradition. Che Malambo’s mission is to share the spellbinding strength, agility and power of gaucho physical art forms. The guys engage in the malambo – a dance duel featuring the zapateo, a competition of furious footwork imitating horses’ hooves. They drum with bombos and bring spine-tingling performances with the boleadoras, throwing weapons of long cords with stones tied to the ends. Tickets start at $29 at StrazCenter.org
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Presents Les Miserables, Cameron Mackintosh new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. From today through Sunday March 1, with tickets starting at $82 at VanWezel.org
Friday, February 28
Southern Nights Orlando’s #FlexFriday invites everyone to join them as they welcome Willam of RuPaul’s Drag Race. They also feature drag shows at 11pm & 12:30am featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Sassy Devine, & Tashae Sherrington! If you can’t see Jinkz tonight you can catch her tomorrow, Saturday, February 29 at Southern Nights Tampa.
Wednesday, March 4
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents the iconic Gladys Knight at 8pm. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Tickets start at $39.50 at Drphillipscenter.org
Thursday, March 5
The Amway Center in association with Nick Cannon present MTV WILD ‘N OUT LIVE. Fans can expect stand-up routines by their favorite Wild ‘N Out cast members including DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Hit Man, Conceited, DJ D-Wreck and Pretty Vee (lineup varies by city), as well as live music performances by Saweetie (“My Type” and “Icy Grl” – Recording Industry of Association of America platinum-certified). Each night, Cannon and the cast will also invite members of the audience to join them for Wild ‘N Out’s most popular games. Tickets start at $19.50 at AmwayCenter.com.