Events

At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, magic is around every corner. Music fills the air, colors dress the walls, dancers float on stage and drama evokes emotion. The Center has been honored to host an array of local talents from visual artists, instrumentalists, singers, dancers and theatre groups. We look forward to introducing more area talent through future performances and concerts. Who knows? Perhaps our next headliner will be you!

In the next 90 days…

Sep
11
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoJazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Sep
12
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

Sep
13
Sun
THE LINT ROLLERS
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THE LINT ROLLERS @ Carrollwood Cultural Center (Main Theatre) | Tampa | Florida | United States

Help us celebrate with The Lint Rollers!

The Lint Rollers with various members of The Rolling Lint Revue will perform at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on Sunday, September 13 at 5 p.m. We are celebrating our new sound and lighting systems from our Sounds Right and Turn on the Lights campaigns. Admission is “pay what you are willing to donate — and then some” with proceeds going to the Center’s Tuition Assistance Fund.

Sep
18
Fri
STEVEN LOLLI, comedian
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Steven Lolli began earning his underground status as the only white, Jewish comedian in black comedy clubs in south LA in early 2002. Lolli, who found it impossible to tolerate Hollywood’s comedy clubs, ventured to a different side of town and became an irregular act in front of an unlikely audience gaining him cult status in LA when he was eventually chosen as a creative collaborator by Katt Williams (2007). The collaboration with Williams led Lolli to be featured as himself in” Katt Williams: 9 Lives” (2010) with Williams calling Lolli “Too funny for his own good”.
In May of 2013, Lolli was asked to headline an awards benefit honoring Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch and the President of HBO. He roasted the comedy business saying “American comedy… it was over as soon as Eddie Murphy became the five farting fat people”. The performance garnered the attention of author Mark London Williams who described Lolli as “The keen eye of Lenny Bruce with Charles Bukowski’s raunchy appetite…” He has since been listed by Shareranks.com among the 50 greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all-time.
2014 saw him write and co-direct his first film “Yoga Ho” which he also appears in. When he is not writing and directing, Lolli is busy headlining the “High Class Poverty” comedy tour at Performing Arts Centers and Colleges nationwide last year and will return this year with a slew of the Bay’s best local comedians opening up for him.
Steven Lolli’s bold and unapologetic comedy will appeal to fans of Louis CK, George Carlin and Chris Rock. (Includes adult themes and language.)

ALSO PERFORMING

Tyler Horvath

TylerHorvathTyler is a young Tampa Bay Area comedian. After acquiring a thoroughly useless bachelor’s degree and $25,000 in student debt, he found himself listless in a boring job, looking forward to a life of boredom. So he decided to pursue stand up comedy as an outlet for his frustrations with the world. Yes his story is cliche but, he maintains, that is America’s fault, not his. Tyler’s influences include George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Louis CK, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.

Tarik Lewis

TarikLewisThe son of a postal worker and English teacher, Tarik was born in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of five the Lewis family moved from a predominately Black neighborhood in Queens, to a predominately White suburb in Tampa, Florida. Tarik is an in your face comedian not afraid to touch on topics that other comedians shy away from. With material from politics and ethics, relationships and family; he wields an arsenal that can please any crowd. He has gone on to perform at nightclubs, colleges, and comedy shows opening for acts such as Gary Owens, Hannibal Burress, Bruce Bruce and SNL alum Finesse Mitchell.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $17 member / $21 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $19 member / $23 general admission

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Sep
25
Fri
THE THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS with A.C.T. for Youth
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Three Little Circus Pigs - ACT YouthCome one, come all to The Crackling Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus.  In this comic retelling of the traditional story, The Three Little Pigs, it’s The Big Bad Wolf who just might turn out to be the hero! (Grades K-5)

CLICK HERE to download a study guide.


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

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Sep
29
Tue
THE TORTOISE & THE HARE: THE MUSICAL with A.C.T. for Youth
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Tortoise & The Hare - ACT YouthAesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical with audience participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise compete?  The famous sports reporter Howard Crow-sel will be there to call the “play by play” in this fantastic fable with an ANTI-BULLYING message. (Grades K-5)


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

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Sep
30
Wed
THE TORTOISE & THE HARE: THE MUSICAL with A.C.T. for Youth
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Tortoise & The Hare - ACT YouthAesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical with audience participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise compete?  The famous sports reporter Howard Crow-sel will be there to call the “play by play” in this fantastic fable with an ANTI-BULLYING message. (Grades K-5)


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

Oct
9
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoJazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
10
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

Oct
11
Sun
MR. TOMMY’S VERY UN-SCARY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MR. TOMMY'S VERY UN-SCARY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL @ Carrollwood Cultural Center (Main Theatre) | Tampa | Florida | United States

Join Mr. Tommy for a scare-free Halloween Party with monster hits and a jack-o-lantern full of fun! Come in costume…there will be treats!

Composer and author Tommy Girvin has been touring the world as writer, lead guitarist and musical director for the rock singer Eddie Money for the past 26 years. He has also played on many hit recordings, and his songs are currently being played on hit television shows like Ellen, Tyra Banks, Extra, Fox sports, and the National Geographic Channel to name just a few.

Through the years, Tommy has developed a teaching method and has been a guitar/music teacher for many students, many of them have continued on to a successful musical career.

With 4 CDs out and more on the way, Mr. Tommy has been entertaining children for years, and has a unique ability to connect with and inspire children musically.


ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Oct
14
Wed
BANANIMAGINATION with Shana Banana
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Shana BananaWhat makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind to make (and enjoy) good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc.

About Shana Banana

What happens when you get a Master’s degree in Oceanography? You become a national children’s entertainer, of course! After working and teaching (and playing lots of music) on a marine research vessel, Shana Smith decided to take a leap of faith and formalize her creative talents and training in singing and songwriting. Shana discovered and developed her incredible joy of writing songs for children first as a touring folk musician when children were in the audience, and then on the grounds of her mother’s preschool. Over the years, she became nationally known as “Shana Banana®” and earned a reputation as one of today’s top children’s entertainers, with a voice that still delves into blues, jazz, and folk as well. Inspired by her mother’s extensive early childhood background, her own academic background in the sciences and her performances at schools and teacher education workshops, Shana also became an avid producer of curricula and study guides, and continues to hone her interests in and passion for music and education. She has also professionally trained, taught and choreographed in acting, music, and dance, respectively.

To find out more, go to www.ShanaBanana.comGo Bananas! 


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

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BANANIMAGINATION with Shana Banana
Oct 14 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Shana BananaWhat makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind to make (and enjoy) good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc.

About Shana Banana

What happens when you get a Master’s degree in Oceanography? You become a national children’s entertainer, of course! After working and teaching (and playing lots of music) on a marine research vessel, Shana Smith decided to take a leap of faith and formalize her creative talents and training in singing and songwriting. Shana discovered and developed her incredible joy of writing songs for children first as a touring folk musician when children were in the audience, and then on the grounds of her mother’s preschool. Over the years, she became nationally known as “Shana Banana®” and earned a reputation as one of today’s top children’s entertainers, with a voice that still delves into blues, jazz, and folk as well. Inspired by her mother’s extensive early childhood background, her own academic background in the sciences and her performances at schools and teacher education workshops, Shana also became an avid producer of curricula and study guides, and continues to hone her interests in and passion for music and education. She has also professionally trained, taught and choreographed in acting, music, and dance, respectively.

To find out more, go to www.ShanaBanana.comGo Bananas! 


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

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Oct
17
Sat
SHAUN HOPPER, fingerstyle guitar
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

shaun_picAcoustic “fingerstyle” guitarist Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern  gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he  unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fret-board, Shaun merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive  elements, to captivate everyone within an earshot. Whether his listeners are  guitar enthusiasts or not matters little, within a few seconds they soon realize  that they are listening to a true virtuoso.

Shaun’s stagecraft is equally impressive and  engaging. Weaving in humorous tales from his small town Georgia roots and  sharing an occasional glimpse into his “backwoods” childhood, he  stirs his audience with both laughter and introspection. Shaun’s modest  upstarts bespeak his self-effacing nature, and yet it is years of cloistered  practice which cuts through on stage with searing confidence. A self-assurance  rarely found in performers twenty or thirty years his senior. What you hear in  his music is quite unexpected… even edgy. Coming from a succession of Georgia steel-workers, Adel native Hopper reveals an insatiable drive to engage a far  wider and more international audience.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $18 member / $22 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $20 member / $24 general admission

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Oct
22
Thu
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
23
Fri
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
24
Sat
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
30
Fri
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
31
Sat
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Nov
1
Sun
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Written by Katherine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Nov
8
Sun
A CONCERT FOR VETERANS
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Free Veterans Day ConcertThe Carrollwood Winds, under the direction of Joshua Hobbs, will perform a free concert celebrating and thanking veterans. Please request tickets early. Capacity is limited.

Nov
13
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoJazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Nov
14
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

Nov
16
Mon
THE SUNSET LIMITED by Cormac McCarthy (Industry Night)
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s an “Industry Night” at the The Carrollwood Cultural Center with MAS Community Theatre! This one night of networking and social gathering for the theatre industry will conclude with an extraordinary theatrical event.


The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Keith Eisenstadt and Aaron Washington

Cast: Joshua Goff and James Rayfield

An experimental theatre event. Join us to see what happens when two actors rehearse with separate directors; and experience the first time they share the stage together. 

Show Overview:

On a subway platform in New York City, an ex-con from the South saves the life of an intellectual atheist who wasn’t looking for salvation. Now, the reformed murderer-turned-savior ventures to offer salvation of another kind, bringing the failed suicide victim back to his Harlem apartment for an articulate and moving debate about truth, fiction and belief. The two men are named Black and White, as indeed they are. White is disillusioned and disenchanted by the modern world. Black had an epiphany after a nasty knife fight in the penitentiary and discovered a faith that he now wants to share with others, or at least with White. Black begins in control, but it quickly becomes clear that the nonbeliever is much more secure in his convictions than the believer. And when White goes on the attack, his nihilism steamrolls his opponent. Is Black a guardian angel or just a sinner looking for redemption? Was White really saved, or is he stuck in a kind of purgatory? (The Sunset Limited is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.)


RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Nov
18
Wed
OUR AMERICA with A.C.T. for Youth
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Our America with A.C.T. For YouthMulti-Cultural folktales and songs from the American experience are brought to life by Tall Tale heroes Mike Fink & Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. Included are stories from Asian-American, Latin-American and Native-American cultures, along with the history of the Underground Railroad.

Two performances!  10:30  &  11:45am


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

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Nov
21
Sat
GIRLS NIGHT OUT Comedy Show
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Our new fall installment of Girls Night Out will feature a new line-up of three hilarious women who will keep you laughing in between sips of chardonnay. More info coming soon.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $13 member / $17 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $15 member / $19 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.