Events & Performances

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 also host several outdoor music festivals and events throughout the year. We look forward to introducing more area talent through future performances and concerts. Who knows? Perhaps our next headliner will be you!

Upcoming Events & Performances

Sep
27
Tue
FLORIDA TREASURES (cancelled)
Sep 27 @ 10:45 am

Due to Hurricane Ian, Florida Treasures is cancelled. Ticketholders will be contacted with options. Thank you!


Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida history. The audience will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida’s “Almost Oldest” city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the “Original” Pocahontas story.

Recommended for grades K-8

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Social Studies


Admission: $7


Schedule a Field Trip

Schedule a field trip for your school or homeschool group! Contact Education Director Katie Castonguay at [email protected] or (813) 922-8167 for details.


Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

Sep
28
Wed
FLORIDA TREASURES (cancelled)
Sep 28 @ 10:45 am

Due to Hurricane Ian, Florida Treasures is cancelled. Ticketholders will be contacted with options. Thank you!


Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida history. The audience will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida’s “Almost Oldest” city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the “Original” Pocahontas story.

Recommended for grades K-8

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Social Studies


Admission: $7


Schedule a Field Trip

Schedule a field trip for your school or homeschool group! Contact Education Director Katie Castonguay at [email protected] or (813) 922-8167 for details.


Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

Sep
30
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM (cancelled)
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

Due to Hurricane Ian, Jazz with Jim is cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted with options.


It’s more than a jazz concert. It’s time with friends.

Jazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge (saxophone/flute), Ron Delp (keyboard), Jeff Hanson (drums), and John Tschirhart (bass) — together, they are The Jazz Directions.

Tom Ziegelhofer with trumpetThis month, The Jazz Directions will welcome guest musician trumpeter Tom Ziegelhofer. Ziegelhofer has performed professionally with Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Nell Carter, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope, and Connie Stevens, just to name a few. He has also opened for Miami Sound Machine and Basia. In addition, Ziegelhofer was a founding Baytown Brass member and performed with The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra. He currently performs with Late Night Brass, a high-energy 10-piece group covering songs by Chicago, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, Gloria Estefan, Incognito, and many more.

As an educator, “Mr. Z” taught at Eisenhower Jr. High, Hillsborough High School, Webb Middle School, Buchanan Middle School, and Roland Park Middle School. In 1996 Mr. Z was hired as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum for the new Performing Arts High School at Howard W. Blake High School and retired in June 2009 after 37 years in education. He is currently working as the Jazz Outreach Artist and private trumpet instructor for 3 of the local high schools in the Tampa Bay area.


Reserved VIP Seating: $15 member / $20 general admission
General Seating: $13 member / $18 general admission

This event has reserved seating.

Stream it Live: FREE! (online processing fees apply)

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

 

Oct
5
Wed
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Oct 5 @ 10:45 am

Presented by Strictly Entertainment

Circus props and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination to stimulate thought, interest, and a better understanding of science for grades K through 5. Added to the fun is a wild investigation of astronomy. Lippo arrives on the scene atop the giant rolling globe “SUN” and rides thru the solar system on a unicycle. All the scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic, and more.

Recommended for grades K-6

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Mathematics, Science


Admission: $7


Schedule a Field Trip

Schedule a field trip for your school or homeschool group! Contact Education Director Katie Castonguay at [email protected] or (813) 922-8167 for details.


Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

Oct
6
Thu
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Oct 6 @ 10:45 am

Presented by Strictly Entertainment

Circus props and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination to stimulate thought, interest, and a better understanding of science for grades K through 5. Added to the fun is a wild investigation of astronomy. Lippo arrives on the scene atop the giant rolling globe “SUN” and rides thru the solar system on a unicycle. All the scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic, and more.

Recommended for grades K-6

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Mathematics, Science


Admission: $7


Schedule a Field Trip

Schedule a field trip for your school or homeschool group! Contact Education Director Katie Castonguay at [email protected] or (813) 922-8167 for details.


Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

The Art of BRAILLE
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An engaging talk about the art of [BRAILLE] with [Matt Weihmuller]

This lecture will feature the experiences of Matt Weihmuller, a visually impaired music instructor and saxophonist in Tampa, Florida. You will learn about Matt’s experience with Braille, how he uses Braille music codes, and the trials and tribulations he encounters as a present-day music teacher instructing blind and sighted students.

About the [ARTIST]: Matt Weihmuller

Jazz musician Matt Weihmuller on saxophone.Matt Weihmuller is a jazz saxophonist from Tampa, Florida. He attended the H.W. Blake High School of the Arts. He then moved to Tallahassee, where he completed his undergraduate education (magna cum laude) and master’s of music degrees at Florida State University.

In 2012, he moved back to Tampa. He has been the jazz and saxophone instructor at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts for the last nine years, including the annual “Jazz Intensive” summer camp furthering students’ improvisational skills.

In addition to his time at the Straz Center, Matt joined the Arts4All Florida organization in 2014. He currently works with the Young Performers Program, which provides instruction for young performers with disabilities. Additionally, matt performs with several groups of varying genres and participates as a speaker or panelist sharing his unique experiences regarding the subject of diverse learning, including several engagements as a guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Matt’s greatest personal goal is to champion the cause of increasing Braille literacy for young blind musicians.


Admission is [FREE]

This event is free and open to the public. As a courtesy, we ask that you please help us plan for your arrival by emailing [email protected] to let us know you will attend.

[THANK YOU] and we will see you soon!

Project funded by AARP.

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Oct
7
Fri
CARROLLWOOD JUKEBOX
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Dance the night away with Carrollwood Jukebox – a live big band playing some of the most popular hip swivelin’, jump jivin’, swing dancin’, Latin lovin’, waltz and cha-cha steppin’, contemporary tunes of the 20th century!

Cue the trumpets because the Carrollwood Jukebox Big Band is finally back in concert! After a two-plus-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the band is back and ready to play for you! Whether you want to just sit and tap your toes or get up and swing those hips, be prepared for a fun night with friends and family.


Admission: $12 member / $15 general admission

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

Oct
8
Sat
CARROLLWOOD MARKET
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Carrollwood Market logo

The Carrollwood Market supports local vendors selling what’s made in Tampa Bay! Find a vast variety of fresh produce, plants, farmed eggs & meats, baked goods, artisan products, lunch bites, local art, handcrafts, and more. Fun for all ages, dog-friendly, free parking, bike valet, and local live music!

The Carrollwood Market is held the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.tampabaymarkets.com.

Tampa Bay Markets logo

BLIND VISIONARIES: The Seeing with Photography Collective & Daniel Kelly Trio
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm

See and hear art in a whole new way through the lens of blind photographers and live music inspired by their stunning and thought-proving images.

Blind Visionaries DKBV_PerkinsonCenter_1.7.22Blind Visionaries is a multi-media performance featuring video projections of stunning photos created by the blind and visually impaired members of The Seeing with Photography Collective. In addition, the presentation includes audio interviews of the photographers speaking about their experiences of living with blindness. The event also includes a live performance featuring original music composed by Daniel Kelly and performed by the Daniel Kelly Trio.

Daniel’s music compositions aim to capture the emotional quality of the photos. The photos, created by photographers who originally had sight but gradually lost it through illness, were created by extending the camera’s exposure for several minutes rather than a fraction of a second. First, the camera is placed on a tripod, and the subject is framed within the shot. Then, the lights are turned out, the exposure is opened, and the photographer uses flashlights to light the person being photographed. Finally, what is illuminated by the flashlights is exposed to the film. So, if a person’s head is lit and she moves her head, and it is lit again, the photo will reveal two heads in one image. This light painting method of making photos creates evocative, surreal portraits. Photography from the Seeing with Photography Collective has been exhibited worldwide.

Audience members will create a new photo with members of the Collective that is projected on the screen during the concert.


Admission: $20 members / $25 general admission

Project funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

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Oct
14
Fri
ART RECEPTION: “Beyond Sight”
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet the artists of Beyond Sight, a tactile exhibit designed to be experienced beyond the sense of sight. Each 3D piece will be created using unique materials (textiles, layered paint, hardware, and other mixed media) designed to invigorate the imagination through touch. Sighted, blind, and low-vision art enthusiasts will appreciate this inclusive exhibit.

Other exhibits on display this month include Horoscope by Florida in Art, Mini Matisse Show presented by The Gallery, and Fluid by Cindy Valdez.

Project funded by AARP.

2022 AARP Community Challenge Logo

Oct
15
Sat
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a spooky afternoon with games, music, and treats! Parents and kids are encouraged to dress up. Suggested for ages 2-12.


1 Child & 1 Adult:

$15 member / $20 general admission

Add’l Adult:

$12 member / $17 general admission

Add’l Child:

$8 member / $12 general admission

 

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

 

LITTLE ROCK HORROR SHOP MURDER! & Wine Tasting
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK HORROR SHOP MURDER! & Wine Tasting @ Carrollwood Cultural Center (The Studio)

On October 15, The Studio at Carrollwood Cultural Center will transform into a crime scene…and you just might be the murderer!  Join us for the original Red Herring Games murder mystery party, Little Rock Horror Shop Murder.

The Plot

Hyde Studios is probably best known for its cliché-crammed science fiction and horror B-movies. They may have flopped at every box office release but have surged in popularity since thanks to their cult status as being the cheesiest movies around.

With a new science fiction double feature in the early stages of production, the last thing anyone expected was for the studio owner and director, Jacqueline Hyde, to vanish mysteriously one evening, leaving no traces apart from a pool of blood, an upturned sign and a slight burning smell.

What happened to Jacqueline Hyde? Where is her body? Who is responsible? And will the new B-movie, ’Little Rock Horror Shop’, ever be made?

The Party

Little Rock Horror Shop Murder is an interactive, murder mystery, rollplay game where the ticket holders ARE the characters. The evening will include five wine tastings: one sparkling, three from around the world (2 reds and 1 white), and one dessert wine. Lite bites and small desserts will also be served.

The game is loosely based on the popular musicals of similar names. The game is rated M for Mature as there is adult content (see below) Participants must be 21 or older.

Are Costumes Required?

Of course!

To Join the Party

There are 20 tickets available for this game. To join the party, select a character from below and purchase the “ticket” that coincides with that character’s name. There is only one ticket available per character. Once you purchase your ticket and have adopted your persona for the evening, start preparing for a killer of a good time.

Game Characters

Frankie Furtive – Outrageous non-binary scientist. (Gender Neutral)
Sweet and sexual, from an as yet unexplored planet, Frankie has rather unusual attire for a laboratory worker – stockings and a corset!

Madge Entatona – Maid. (Female)
Rather unorthodox, Madge is not what you might expect from your average suburban cleaner.

Venus Flytrapp – Walking, talking plant. (Gender Neutral)
Dressed entirely in green, Venus has very red lips and a larger-than-life personality.

Seymour Plants – Flower shop assistant. (Male)
With thick-rimmed glasses and a V-neck sweater/vest, Seymour is not exactly a girl magnet.  That’s what probably makes him an ideal employee!

Niff-Naff – Handyman. (Male)
Bald and creepy, Niff-Naff has a habit of lurking in dark corners.

Audrey Skidrow – Co-worker of Seymour Plants. (Female)
Shy, friendly and awkward, Audrey is a lisping, conservatively dressed blonde bombshell.

Chad Minors – Young American man and budding actor. (Male)
Chad is rather self-conscious and keen to defend his fiancée from predatory advances, despite his very staid taste in clothing.

Nanette Silly – Young American woman. (Female)
Easily led and somewhat naïve, Nanette is out of her depth and prone to screaming.

Cally Umbia – Entertainer. (Female)
Fond of bright colours, top hats and tails, Cally is a sequin-loving beauty with poor taste in men.

Phil Cavities – Sadistic dentist. (Male)
In a white coat and with various dental implements to hand, Phil is struggling with laughing gas addiction, but that doesn’t seem to stop him working.

Roxette Crystal – Greek chorus girl. (Female)
Showily dressed with matching gloves and shoes, Roxette’s well-coiffured hair and stage make-up means she’s ready to burst into song whenever and wherever she’s needed.

Rocky Sixpack – A perfect man. (Male)
In just gold lame pants, very little is left to the imagination.  Rocky is the blonde, blue-eyed boy of your dreams!

Trixie Usherette – Cinema worker. (Female)
Equipped with her usherette flashlight and tray, you can stop her and buy one any time you need it.

Teddie Meatloaf – Pizza delivery boy. (Male)
An ugly greaser, Teddie is usually in denim or leathers and is a bit of a rocker.

Chanson Chiffon – Greek chorus girl. (Female)
Sweet voiced, bouffant-haired and in a 1950s dress, Chanson is never far from Roxette’s side and just as ready to break into song.

Dr Grey Spott – Retired science tutor. (Male)
In tweed jacket and school tie, Dr Spott sports a pair of thick glasses and has a clinical, scientific mind.

Dink Dorkinson – Radio DJ. (Male)
Built with a body and face for radio, Dink has a dorkish sense of dress, a 50s hairdo and a really loud voice and laugh.

Mona Lott – Dental nurse. (Female)
Cynical and long suffering, Mona sports a sexy nurse’s outfit and is always ready to offer a supporting role with Phil’s treatment.

Anna Ryllis – Flower shop owner. (Female)
Grumpy, stingy owner of Ryllis Flower Shop, Anna always has a pair of secateurs and other tools of the trade in her apron.

Ray Gunns – Ghostbuster. (Male)
Always in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ray has blundered his way into the plot but is ready to shoot his way out of the problem if the need arises.


Admission: $30

Content Warning: Contains adult content including a murder (violence suggested), language (mild swearing, sexual innuendo, suggestive language, flirting), and mature themes (non-politically correct language, sadomasochism, multiple dating/sexual partners, drug usage).

Oct
16
Sun
FRANZ MANTINI, pianist
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm

Audience favorite, pianist Franz Mantini, will perform a carefully curated selection of classical music that will whisk your thoughts away for a lovely Sunday afternoon. Mr. Mantini’s solo program will feature music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Granados.


Admission: $15 member / $20 general admission

 

Stream it Live: $10

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

 

Oct
18
Tue
TIME MACHINE
Oct 18 @ 10:45 am

Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

H.G. Wells’ 1895 Science Fiction novel travels to the stage in this “Steampunk” rock musical. A Victorian Era Time Traveler ventures far into the future encountering the ethereal Eloi and the dangerous subterranean Morlocks. He must return to his own time with a lesson in embracing diversity essential to saving the human species. It’s a S.T.E.A.M. Powered Performance!

Recommended for grades K-8

Curriculum Connections: Music, Theatre, Language Arts


Admission: $7


Schedule a Field Trip

Schedule a field trip for your school or homeschool group! Contact Education Director Katie Castonguay at [email protected] or (813) 922-8167 for details.

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

Oct
19
Wed
TIME MACHINE
Oct 19 @ 10:45 am

Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

H.G. Wells’ 1895 Science Fiction novel travels to the stage in this “Steampunk” rock musical. A Victorian Era Time Traveler ventures far into the future encountering the ethereal Eloi and the dangerous subterranean Morlocks. He must return to his own time with a lesson in embracing diversity essential to saving the human species. It’s a S.T.E.A.M. Powered Performance!

Recommended for grades K-8

Curriculum Connections: Music, Theatre, Language Arts


Admission: $7


Schedule a Field Trip

Schedule a field trip for your school or homeschool group! Contact Education Director Katie Castonguay at [email protected] or (813) 922-8167 for details.

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

Oct
21
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM: Matt Weihmueller
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm

It’s more than a jazz concert. It’s time with friends.

Jazz musician Matt Weihmuller on saxophone.Jazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge (saxophone/flute), Ron Delp (keyboard), Jeff Hanson (drums), and John Tschirhart (bass) — together, they are The Jazz Directions.

This month, The Jazz Directions will welcome guest musician Matt Weihmueller. Weihmuller is a jazz saxophonist from Tampa, Florida. He attended the H.W. Blake High School of the Arts. He then moved to Tallahassee, where he completed his undergraduate education (magna cum laude) and master’s of music degrees at Florida State University.

In 2012, he moved back to Tampa. He has been the jazz and saxophone instructor at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts for the last nine years, including the annual “Jazz Intensive” summer camp furthering students’ improvisational skills.

In addition to his time at the Straz Center, Matt joined the Arts4All Florida organization in 2014. He currently works with the Young Performers Program, which provides instruction for young performers with disabilities. Additionally, Matt performs with several groups of varying genres and participates as a speaker or panelist sharing his unique experiences regarding the subject of diverse learning, including several engagements as a guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Matt’s greatest personal goal is to champion the cause of increasing Braille literacy for young blind musicians.


Reserved VIP Seating: $15 member / $20 general admission
General Seating: $13 member / $18 general admission

This event has reserved seating.

Stream it Live: FREE! (online processing fees apply)

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

AARP Florida Logo - Red

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

 

Oct
22
Sat
FALL FEST
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s fall, y’all! Celebrate pumpkin spice and everything nice with friends and neighbors during the inaugural Fall Fest in celebration of Carrollwood Village’s 50th Anniversary!

In collaboration with the Carrollwood Village HOAs and the Carrollwood Cultural Center, Fall Fest is a free, family-friendly event with food trucks, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, fair games and contests, family photo opportunities, and more!

Fall Fest is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.

Carrollwood Village


Be a Vendor

Set-up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Artisan Vendors: $45 Center member / $50 non-member / Free for HOA members

Food Vendors: Free (donation of 10-15% event proceeds suggested)

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2022

Nov
4
Fri
ART RECEPTION: “Student/Faculty Art Show”
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ART RECEPTION: "Student/Faculty Art Show" @ Carrollwood Cultural Center (Main Theatre)

The Student/Faculty Art Show showcases work completed by students, faculty members, and volunteers of the Center during the past three years. Other exhibits on display include Reflections by the Sea by Betsy Ore Glass, Non-linear by Mark Lembo, Impressions by David Del Toro, and Fluid by Cindy Valdez.

 

Nov
5
Sat
THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm

Experience an authentic recreation of a live Doors show complete with the looks, sounds and theatrics of the real thing.

The Doors of Perception are a 4-piece Tribute Band to the ethereal and experimental classic rock band, The Doors. This tribute band will bring you back to the psychedelic era with the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of a real Doors show. The name, The Doors of Perception, taken from the famous book by Aldous Huxley, was Jim Morrison’s original name for his band before it was shortened to The Doors.


Admission: $22 member / $27 general admission

Stream it Live: $10

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!