The Ailey II company embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. This performance will feature Ailey’s cultural treasure Revelations which explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul with the country’s best young dance talent and the most outstanding emerging choreographers. strazcenter.org
YOGA IN THE GARDENS
Every Wednesday & Thursday from 10:30 - 11:45 am at the Sunken Gardens in St. Pete. $20 includes all day admission to the gardens and yoga class. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to register at front desk, no pre-reg needed. Bring your mat, any props, refillable water bottle and wear sunscreen and bug spray. Children above the age of 10 may attend with a parent. stpete.org/visitors/sunken_gardens.php
FLORIDA STATE FAIR
Feb. 9 - 20 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The Florida State Fair boasts the largest Midway in the United States, a robust agricultural program, a circus, interactive animal exhibits and attractions each year. As the first State Fair of the year, the Florida State Fair is the first to debut all of the new and unique fair foods visitors have come to know and love. It’s affordable family fun at its best. floridastatefair.com
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
Feb. 10 - 25 performed by the Carrollwood Players on their Mainstage Theatre in Tampa. A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her Black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” carrollwoodplayers.org
BARK IN THE PARK
Feb. 11, 11 am - 3 pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Dog and family-friendly outdoor festival, featuring adoptable animals, activities for dogs, vendor booths, food trucks, and music. This festival supports the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, who saves over 13,000 homeless animals each year with generous donations by sponsors. barkintheparktampa.com
CUPID’S UNDIE RUN
Feb. 11, noon - 4 pm at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill in St. Pete. This “brief” fun run is a fundraiser for neurofibromatosis research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Gather for a party, then run, then party again, all for a good cause. Running only in your stylish undies is recommended but not required. cupids.org
SECOND SUNDAY MARKET
Feb. 12, 11 am - 3 pm at Armature Works. Second Sunday is a market + art walk on the second Sunday of the month. Shop from artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, and wood-work in the “Gathering” space. The event will also feature an art walk in the Courtyard and Western Walkway, showcasing dozens of local and regional artists. armatureworks.com
Feb. 21, 8 pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. The 14-time GRAMMY® winner and Billboard Century Award recipient has recorded more than 25 albums, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement award in 2018. Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s with hits such as “Sweet Dreams,” and “That Lovin’ You Feeling Again.” rutheckerdhall.com
BLACK HISTORY MONTH RECEPTION
Feb. 24, 5:30 - 9 pm at the Tampa Bay History Center. Hear from keynote speakers, NFL Hall of Fame member Derrick Brooks and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. as they honor Clarence Fort who was instrumental in organizing Tampa’s peaceful demonstrations during the Civil Rights Movement. Get a preview of a new exhibit about local Black history. tampabayhistorycenter.org
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL
Feb. 24, 7:30 pm at the Straz Center. Phil Rosenthal is the creator and star of the Netflix series Somebody Feed Phil. He will discuss his travels, the foods he finds there, and related anecdotes when he brings his cumbersomely-titled An Evening With Phil Rosenthal of Somebody Feed Phil to Tampa. strazcenter.org
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