“Showstoppers: A Musical Revue”
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: July 17-19, 2014
“Showstoppers” is a show for kids, by kids. Patel Conservatory Theater students will perform some of the best-loved musical numbers in a tribute to shows that went “from stage to screen.” Tickets to this toe-tapping, hand-clapping, heart-pounding revue are only $10 in advance and $15 after July 17.
Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: July 10-13, 2014
Loki is at it again, stirring up trouble right here in Tampa Bay. To defeat him, Marvel’s most powerful super heroes – The Avengers, Spider-Man and Wolverine – must work together. As they cover the globe in search of the mystical Cosmic Cube fragments, they run into super-villains Doctor Octopus, Red Skill, Madame Hydra and the Green Goblin. Over 25 Marvel characters will make an appearance in this electrifying show that is suitable for boys and girls alike.
Embassy Suites Tampa – USF Campus
3705 Spectrum Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Date: Aug. 10, 2014
This event is designed specifically for moms and daughters. The fun and glamour includes various vendors, mini manicures, makeovers, guest speakers, fashion shows and more. It’s a great opportunity to meet other moms and let your daughter make friends. The cost is $20 for empresses and $10 for princesses.
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
Dates: Sept. 26-28, 2014
Sci-Con is a family-friendly event hosted by local science fiction fan club groups. This exciting convention includes a 24-hour game room, movie room, prop display, masquerade ball (so wear your best sci-fi costume!) and guest speakers. The line-up of actors, authors and musicians includes Richard Hatch, Nicki Clyne, Aron Eisenberg, Jack Stauffer and former NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave. This is the inaugural event, so you won’t want to miss it!
Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 U.S. Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33610
Dates: Aug 2-3, 2014
For a last huzzah before summer comes to a close, check out the inaugural Tampapalooza. Admission is free, but you’ll want to bring some cash to spend at the farmers’ market and other vendors’ stalls, which will be entirely populated by local small business owners. There will also be locally-based, live entertainers such as musicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, magicians and balloon artists. Tampapalooza is all about supporting independent, locally owned businesses. Have some fun and give the local economy a boost while you’re at it.
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