Things to Do in Tampa Bay this Week
This is a big week for Tampa Florida attractions!
SOCIAL AWARENESS: The BIG TedX Change event happens Thursday, April 5th from 10AM to 4PM. The live streaming event is originating in Berlin and has been organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to take a look at real, Big Picture ideas. 4 speakers will discuss:
Why invest in overseas development?
How can we cross political boundaries and borders to bring about positive change?
What returns can we expect on those investments?
If you’ve never experienced a TedX event, check out these videos , be inspired and register for this free event (). The Poynter Institute at 801 3rd St. South in St. Petersburg will be hosting the session.
FREE PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE..AND MARTINIS: The Museum of Fine Arts, also in St. Petersburg, will be hosting a FREE photography lecture. Dr. John Rohrbach, one of the country’s leading photography scholars, will present the final Collectors Circle Lecture of the season this Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m.
His topic will be “Color Photographs Are Not Art.” The lecture, sponsored by Northern Trust, is free with Museum admission, which is only $10 from 5-8 p.m. Everyone 21 and older can also enjoy one free martini with MFA admission, courtesy of Catering by Lundy’s.
Dr. Rohrbach, will focus on the decades-long battle to gain artistic acceptance of color photography. He will also examine the diverse reactions and in many cases, strong opposition to this change when it finally arrived in the 1970s.
LEARN SPANISH: The Spanish Conversation for Novices class, led by Lyl Polanco at the Spanish Consultants Center, 609 S. Himes Avenue in South Tampa, starts on Wednesday at 6:30PM. This is a great place to learn to communicate with the LARGE Spanish speaking population in the Tampa Bay area.
FROZEN FOUR: The newly renamed Tampa Bay Times Forum will be hosting the Frozen Four Semi-finals this weekend. Games 1 and 2 puck off Thursday night and caps Friday night’s sporting events for these NCAA, Division 1 games.
GET OUT OF TOWN: If you feel like a change of pace for the day and want to get out of Tampa Bay a bit. Check out the still new and shiny Legoland. This 150 acre park is devoted to one of the most versatile and FUN toys on the market – and they manage to keep adults and children entertained with more than 50 rides and a personal favorite, Miniland USA!
You will be awed by the perfect scale reproductions of the Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Speedway, NYC and more. The Legoland Park, in less than 2 months, will open the LEGOLAND® Water Park right next door. More than a half a million gallons of H20 were pumped into the LEGO® Wave Pool by a friend of the LEGO City Volunteer Fire Department.
But don’t wait! Get your tickets today and head to Legoland this weekend. Legoland Florida Special Offer: Save 20%