We have events emphasizing health and wellness issues, a fab dance presentation, more great hockey, a chance to schmooze with colleagues and potential employers, a phototography exhibit, and nary a bead, cannon, mug of rum or pirate in sight. Whew.
ASK THE DOCTORS Tuesday, Jan. 29 11:45 a.m.
This is a presentation of the Woman Series Luncheons of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and it's a no holds barred interactive Q&A panel with three doctors all about women's health and wellness issues Maybe some ladies who are now thinking of joining the military might want to bone up on how fit one must be to hump a 30-pound pack in Afghanistan. $60 $50 members
Straz Center/Performing Arts 1010 N. MacInnes Place Tampa 33602 813-228-7777
TRACES Tuesday, Jan 29 7:30 p.m.
This marvelous dance presentation combines music, illustration, circus traditions, street performance, acrobatics, skateboarding, lighting, and of course, dancers in a thoroughly modern dance review. Tickets start at $31.50
Straz Center/Performing Arts 1010 N. MacInnes Place Tampa 33602 813-229-7827 strazcenter
HOPE AND HELP LUNCHEON Wednesday, Jan. 30 Noon
The ALA association Florida Chapter presents this luncheon to explain what it means to live with ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In lieu of a set ticket price, donations are requested to assist in research and treatment for the disease.
Glazer Children's Museum 110 W. Gasparilla Place Tampa 33602 813-639-9000 ext. 124
A COUPLE OF WAYS OF DOING SOMETHING Thursday, Jan. 31 6 p.m.
This is a reception for the newest photography show at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. which will run through March 31. The renowned photographer -and painter - Chuck Close, has gained fame and accolades for these amazing daguerrotype portraits of contemporary artists and friends, including Brad Pitt and Philip Glass. $10 suggested donation
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 400 N. Ashley Drive Tampa 33602 813-221-2222
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Thursday, Jan. 31 5:30 p.m.
Once again, the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is right on it, helping you to network and schmooze with colleagues and contacts with complimentary hors d' oeuvres and cocktails in a congenial setting. Wear your best black suit, and no pirate beads, please.
Embassy Suites Downtown Tampa 513 S. Florida Ave. Tampa 33602 813-228-7777
TAMPA BAY LIGHTING Vs. WINNIPEG JETS Friday, Feb. 1 7:30 p.m.
Ice, blades, action. Think Stanley Cup. Admission is $6 to $89
Tampa Bay Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive Tampa 33602 lightning