We have uplifting, spiritual and just plain hot music, outdoor partying with perfect weather, some wicked ladies, a steamy film classic, and Oscar worthy films fill our post-holiday weekend agenda.
BREWS AND BITES Friday, Jan. 11 6 p.m.
Come one, come all and have a ball and bring the pets (leashed) to a really fun outdoor party complete with food trucks, or menu fare of salads and sandwiches, a variety of great drinks, and one of the best views of the channel, and a it's all outdoors, perfect for the weather. Free admission, not free the food and drinks.
Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk 333 S. Franklin St. Tampa 33602 813-274-7317 sailpavilion
WINTER JAM 2013 Saturday, Jan. 12 6 p.m.
This is the largest Christian music festival of the year and it rocks. It's sponsored by Newsong and features headliner, Toby Mac along with Red, Matthew West and Sidewalk Prophets. Admission is $10
Tampa Bay Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive Tampa 33602 813-301-2500 jamtour.com
WICKED Saturday, Jan 12 8 p.m.
Just a reminder to remember this Broadway Tony award-winning musical about the wicked and wonderful ladies who were part of OZ long before Dorothy arrived. Admission is $73.50 - $173.50
Straz Center/Performing Arts 1010 N. MacInnes Place Tampa 33602 813-229-7827 strazcenter
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Sunday, Jan. 13 3 p.m.
This is part of the Tampa Theatre's 'Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen and boy, is this one hot. Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor steam up the screen in this 1958 film adaptation of the the famous author, Tennessee Williams play. Admission is $9 $7 members.
Tampa Theatre 711 N. Franklin St. Tampa 33602 813-274-8982 tampatheatre
PON SITE Sunday, Jan 13 2 p.m.
We don't know what that phrase means, but the event is a great day-long reggae music party, complete with food and craft culture thingys and of course lots of martinis at this trendy indoor and outdoor saloon. Free admission, drinks and food not free
Martini Republic 912 N. Franklin St. Tampa 33602 813-229-5544 martinirepublic
NEW DIRECTIONS VETERANS CHOIR Sunday, Jan 13 4 p.m.
This choir is composed of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, and the music is a cappela and the result is uplifting and enchanting. Admission is $18
Straz Center/Performing Arts 1010 N. MacInnes Place Tampa 33602 strazcenter
AT THE MOVIES ALL THIS WEEKEND VARYING TIMES
Well, the nominations are out for the Oscars and some of the nominees are right here at Muvico Centro in Ybor, and maybe, if you're a movie buff, you could just take the whole weekend and gobble up some of this great movie feed before the big show. You've got Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Django Unchained all right here at the Muvico Centro Ybor. Admission is $9 adults $7 seniors $7 kids.
Muvico Centro Ybor Centro Ybor Plaza 7th and 16th streets Ybor City Tampa 33605 813-242-0664