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February 2018 Events February 1 - 28 MFA STAR WARS AND THE POWER OF COSTUME Take a unique journey into the Star Wars universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. Feast your eyes on the costumes of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and more! Don’t miss your chance to see iconic figures from your favorite movies. www.mfastpete.org

February 1 - 28 MUTINY AT THE MUSEUM - GLAZER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM February is full of new programs and some sweet favorites too at the Glazer Children’s Museum! GCM’s throw-back month will begin with celebrating the classic children’s game, Candy Land. The museum’s new twist on Valentine’s Day features board games, candy, and a lot of fun for the family. www.glazermuseum.org February 1-28 GASPARILLA: A TAMPA TRADITION The Gasparilla invasion takes over the Henry B. Plant Museum! Visit the museum and experience an exhibit on the rich history of Tampa’s oldest and most fun-loving community festival. The new exhibit, Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition explores Tampa’s premier party, attended by a motley crew of the famous and infamous, the beautiful people and bad dudes. www.plantmuseum.com

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February 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, & 26-28 REAL MUSIC REAL MASTERS - BUSCH GARDENS CONCERT SERIES The longest-running concert series at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay returns in January with incredible live music spanning from the 1950s to today, plus all-new entertainment including pop and country artists, a dazzling cirque show and a rhythmic Irish dance group. Live performances are scheduled Monday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the climatecontrolled Stanleyville Theater. www.buschgardens.com February 1-19 EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Kick off 2018 with world-class cuisine, remarkable visual art and an extraordinary lineup of live entertainment! Experience the ultimate cultural celebration as food, art and entertainment perfectly merge— running February 1 through February 19! Also, take in a smash-hit smorgasbord of musical performances featured throughout the Festival - from local bands to Broadway stars and beyond. www.disneyworld.disney.go.com February 2-4 GIOACHINO ROSSINI’S THE BARBER OF SEVILLE AT THE STRAZ The race for Rosina’s love is on — but how can Count Almaviva get her from Dr. Bartolo’s clutches? Almaviva needs the man about town who can make things happen, and that man is Figaro, the barber of Seville. Shave and a haircut, two wits: but Bartolo is no match for Figaro’s madcap series of subterfuges that gets Almaviva en vivo with Rosina. Gioachino Rossini’s hilarious comic opera contains some of the most recognizable arias of all time, and this bright, bold music paired with laugh-out-loud situation comedy will have you humming figaro all the way home. www.strazcenter.org

February 3 & 17 MFA MAKE & TAKE SATURDAYS Create your own masterpiece inspired by works in the collection and special exhibitions. Supplies are included. FREE with Museum admission. No registration necessary. Recommended for ages five and older, but entire families are encouraged to participate. www.mfastpete.org February 3, 4, 10 & 11 SESAME STREET PIRATE PARTY WEEKENDS

February 3 MONSTER JAM Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage at Raymond James Stadium, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit. This new show will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, fourwheel excitement that is fun for the entire family. www.raymondjamesstadium.com February 6 CHILDREN’S BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH FREE TUESDAY AT THE GLAZER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The Children’s Board of Hillsborough proudly presents a Free Admission Tuesday program held on the first Tuesday of every month, between 12-7pm. Join us for free, family fun at the GCM. www.glazermuseum.org

All hands on deck during this all-new pirate festival as Busch Gardens kicks-off a year of playing, laughing and learning with Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends! Join your favorite Sesame Street crew decked out in pirate gear Saturdays & Sundays Feb 3-11. Young lads and lasses are invited to join in the celebration each weekend, featuring Pirate character parades and dance parties, themed story times, a treasure scavenger hunt, exclusive photo opportunities, color your own pirate bandana and more! www.buschgardens.com February 3,10, 17, & 24 DILLYDALLY WITH DALI Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. www.thedali.org

February 7 EXPLORING TAMPA’S HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS Get to know Tampa’s neighborhoods from the experts! Insiders and historians discuss Tampa’s oldest neighborhoods, including Seminole Heights, Sulphur Springs, Port Tampa City, Davis Islands, West Tampa, Central Avenue and Temple Terrace. During this special four-week session, each neighborhood has a different passionate presenter. www.tampabayhistorycenter.org February 8,10,15, 17, 26, & 28 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING HOME GAMES Catch the First Place Tampa Bay Lightning as the Lightning’s 25th skates for the Cup! Bring the Thunder this February and come cheer on your hometown Bolts as they take on the Canucks, the Kings, the Red Wings, the Devils, the Maple Leafs, and the Sabres! www.amaliearena.com February 8-19 FLORIDA STATE FAIR The 2018 Florida State Fair will open on Thursday, February 8 with plenty of new rides, exhibits and, of course, fair food.

February 2, 9, 16 & 23 HEART HEALTH FRIDAYS AT GREAT EXPLORATIONS Join the Great Explorations Museum on Fridays in February from 2-4pm for activities that focus on heart health. Community Partners will join Great Ex to deliver fun, engaging and educational information about maintaining a hearthealthy life. www.greatex.org Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

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Gulf Coast Family - February 2018  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...

Gulf Coast Family - February 2018  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...