Upcoming Events

View the April Calendar of Events (PDF).

See the calendar of special events held in Ybor City each year.

Every Wednesday

1 Million Cups Tampa
Free | 9 a.m. | Mark Sharpe Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, 2101 E. Palm Ave. | (813) 204-9267
1millioncups.com/tampa

Ybor City Wine Society Educational Wine Tasting
$15 | 7 p.m. | Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E. 8th Ave. | (813) 999-4966
yborcitywinebar.com

Ybor City Local Event

First Thursday of the Month

Ybor City Craft Beer Society Monthly Beer and Food Pairing
$25 | 7 p.m. | Ybor City Wine Bar | (813) 999-4966
yborcitywinebar.com

Third Thursday of the Month

Third Thursday Tap Takeover
FREE | 6-8 p.m. | The Bad Monkey | (813) 280-9971
badmonkeyybor.com

Every Saturday

Saturday Yoga in Ybor
9:30 a.m. | Ybor City Museum State Garden | (813) 248-9642
Facebook.com/yogainybor

Ybor City Saturday Market
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Centennial Park | (813) 241-2442
YborMarket.com

First Saturday of the Month

Pets on the Patio
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Gaspar's Grotto | (813) 248-5900
GasparsGrotto.com

Streetcar Live Concert Series
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | On the TECO Line Streetcar | Facebook.com/TECOLineStreetcar | (813) 254-4278

Art on 19th Street
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Singing Stone Gallery | (813) 728-4325
SingingStoneOnline.com

Now - April 30, 2015

41st Annual HCC Juried Student Art Exhibition
This exhibition is the annual HCC student show in which all art students enter selected mediums created in the two semesters of 2014-15. A respected outside juror will judge the work. Winners will receive monetary scholarships sponsored by Tampa’s Art support group, Las Damas De Arte, who we have collaborated with for 25+ years.
Gallery hours: Mon. & Wed-Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tues noon- 7 p.m. | FREE
Salon de Refuses Exhibit, Maze Student Gallery, HCC Ybor Campus Administration Building, 3rd Floor | 2112 N 15th St. hccfl.edu | (813) 964-8995

May 1 & 2, 2015

WMNF Tropical Heatwave
At 34 years, Tropical Heatwave is one of the country's longest running festivals and has become an annual rite of Spring for fans of extraordinary and eclectic live music. The Heatwave tradition continues this year with two nights of live music featuring 60 bands playing at venues throughout Ybor City. The festival is often described as a manifestation and celebration of the sense of community that WMNF has created. With multiple stages, Heatwave ensures that each person creates their own unique experience.
6 p.m. | $42 advance tickets, $50 at the door
Venues throughout Ybor City; main stage at Cuban Club | tropicalheatwave.org | (813) 238-8001

May 2 & 3, 2015

Hansel and Gretel
Presented by Brandon Ballet and HCC Ybor Campus - Theatre Department, this innovative ballet performance, with a musical score by Russian composer Reinhold Glière, is created and choreographed by Octavio Martin, Artistic Director for Brandon Ballet.
$15-30 | May 2, 7 - 9 p.m.; May 3, 4 - 6 p.m.
HCC Ybor Main Stage Theatre, 2204 N. 15th Street | BrandonBallet.org | (813) 684-4282

May 3, 2015

Italian Club’s Annual Comedy Music Spectacular
The Italian Club’s annual star-styled revue is back, presenting the unforgettable music of star performers Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Sonny and Cher, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Cash and June. The show features impersonators, singers and a comedy magician. Proceeds benefit the Italian Club Cemetery.

4 p.m. | $35
Italian Club | 1731 E 8th Ave. | italian-club.org | (813) 248-3316

May 6-8, 2015

Creatives ReFired: Pot Paper Wood and Plastic
A collective show of female working artists at HCC Visual and Performing Arts Gallery featuring Paula Brett, Suzanne Camp Crosby, Kimberli Cummings, Brenda Gregory, Cindy Hennessy, Victoria Jorgensen, Candace Knapp, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Kim Radatz, Marina Shemwell and Kate Swann.
Artist Reception: May 7, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
FREE and open to the public | Gallery hours: Mon and Wed - Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Tues noon - 7 p.m.
HCC Ybor Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, Palm Ave and 15th Street | hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674 or ckossar@hccfl.edu

May 9-17, 2015

It’s Okay to Stare | Paintings by Emiliano Settecasi
It's Okay To Stare
is a collection of paintings that highlight human uniqueness in highly saturated, boldly contoured, somewhat wacky portraits of fictional subjects loosely inspired by the vast number of intense personalities or personal tendencies Emiliano Settecasi has observed throughout his life and travels, including his own. The show will also feature a temporary, gallery-exclusive mural created by Settecasi specifically for this exhibition.
Opening Reception: Sat., May 9, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. | FREE and open to the public
Other hours by appointment
Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E 6th Ave. | Facebook.com/Silver.Meteor | (813) 300-3585

May 11, 2015

Break It Down: Artist Q&A | Creatives ReFired: Pot Paper Wood and Plastic
An artist Q&A with the participants in the Creatives ReFired: Pot Paper Wood and Plastic show.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | FREE and open to the public | Gallery hours: Mon and Wed - Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Tues noon - 7 p.m.
HCC Ybor Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, Palm Ave and 15th Street | hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674 or ckossar@hccfl.edu

May 18-June 18, 2015

The Message Is In The Medium: Silk Artists Portray World Visions
Seven silk painters from the US and Europe have been invited to create an installation of 2D and 3D landscapes and dreamscapes celebrating the rising awareness of women’s world visions on global and environmental concerns. The artworks are all on hand-painted silk panels, curated by Tampa silk artist Elizabeth Mitchell.
Artist Reception: Thurs., June 4, 4:30-7:30pm
FREE and open to the public | Gallery hours: Mon and Wed - Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Tues noon - 7 p.m.
HCC Ybor Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, Palm Ave and 15th Street | hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674 or ckossar@hccfl.edu

May 31, 2015

Spring Fling Sip & Shop Wine Tasting Event
Presented by the Ybor City Wine Bar, this unique spring-themed wine tasting event will feature more than 100 wines as well as food pairings to select from. The event will be held outside in the beautiful courtyard of Centro Ybor in front of the wine bar. Enjoy a 25% discount on all wine and craft beer purchased during the event.
$50 | 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
1600 E. 7th Ave., on the 1st floor of the Centro Ybor Complex | YborCityWineBar.com | (813) 999-4966