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Virtual events for the week of Aug. 3-9

Tampa Bay Times logo Tampa Bay Times 8/3/2020 By Kelly A. Stefani, Tampa Bay Times

The number of positive coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continues to soar in Florida. To stay safe, you might opt for virtual events. From Piff the Magic Dragon to a Broadway play and Tampa Theatre’s Groundhop Day Beer Festival streaming, here’s a list of virtual events we found.


Streaming Coffee With a Curator: Coffee With a Curator gets streamed on the Dalí YouTube channel as curator of education Peter Tush presents “Dalí and Catholicism.” Free. 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday. (727) 823-3767.

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus: A virtual exhibition expressing artist impressions of the current reality of the coronavirus. Find it at Remains on virtual display through Dec. 12. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. (813) 974-4329.

Dreams of Dalí in Virtual Reality (at home): Travel through Dreams of Dalí using your home virtual reality systems. Go to and download the tool that fits your device. Free. Anytime daily.

Virtual Art Walk: Join Creative Clay for a virtual walk through “Mustaches and Mark Making” by Michael R. Find it at Free. 5-9 p.m. Saturday. (727) 825-0515.


Imagine Our Florida’s Virtual 5K: Run or walk at your own pace and on your own time. Sign up at for the link to self-report your time. You can run on a treadmill, around the block or out in nature. You have until Dec. 31 to complete your run. $25 . Anytime daily. (727) 742-2029.

Save the Manatee Virtual 5K: Run, walk or bike your favorite course near home and receive a manatee T-shirt, finisher’s medal and race bib. Benefits Save the Manatee Club’s manatee conservation efforts. Sign up at Donations appreciated. Anytime daily. (407) 539-0990.

Yoga as a Quiet Meditation: Certified yoga instructor Aileen Curtin leads an hour of quiet meditation. Find it on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. 6-7 p.m. Monday. (727) 322-4610.

Mindfulness Meditation: Learn mindfulness practices to help reduce stress, focus your intention, gain happiness and improve your health. Tune in on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday. (727) 322-4610.

Mindful Meditation for Professionals: Learn mindfulness practices to help you reduce stress, focus your intention, experience greater happiness and improve your health. Join the session on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. Noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday. (727) 322-4610.

Love Lives On — A Virtual Memorial Service: A community memorial service to mourn those we’ve lost during this complicated time. Find it on the Suncoast Hospice Facebook page. Free. 4-5 p.m. Thursday. (727) 467-7423.


Virtual Kids Time With Westfield and Young at Art Museum: Westfield malls release weekly videos featuring arts and crafts and story times for you and your little ones. This week’s topic is “Paper Bag Mushroom DIY.” Join Westfield Brandon, Westfield Citrus Park and Westfield Countryside on Facebook or Instagram. Free. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. (813) 661-6255.

KidSpace: Kids can become scientific masters of the universe in this exploration of the sun, planets, other moons in our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy and beyond. Go to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Facebook page to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. (941) 746-4131.


Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema: Tampa Theatre is holding a virtual film festival, with art house films available for streaming at home.

Fisherman’s Friends (113 min.): In the 2018 drama, a cynical London music executive is forced to re-evaluate himself after being assigned the impossible challenge of signing a small-town group of singing fishermen. $12.

Dirt Music (104 min.): The 2020 romance tells the story of love and redemption in the Australian fishing trade. $12.

Carmilla (96 min.): In the 2019 romance, a 15-year-old girl lives in seclusion on a country estate with her father and strict governess. $12.

Waiting for the Barbarians (103 min.): In the 2020 adventure, a young colonel conducts ruthless interrogations in a barbarian border town. $12.

John Lewis: Good Trouble (96 min.): The 2020 documentary chronicles Lewis’ 60 plus years of social and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration. $12.

Guest of Honour (120 min.): In the 2020 thriller, a hoax instigated by a bus driver goes very wrong. $12.

We Are Little Zombies (120 min.): The 2020 comedy looks at four Japanese children who can’t cry after their parents are cremated. Filmed in Japanese with English subtitles. $12.

The Tobacconist (113 min.): In the 2018 drama, a 17-year-old becomes an apprentice in a tobacco shop. $12.

To watch films, register at Films are available anytime daily until roughly Aug. 20.

A Killer Party: More than 40 Broadway professionals present this livestreamed murder-mystery musical. Features 85 minutes of performance, along with behind-the-scenes footage and cut material. Three-episode installments are available for streaming anytime through Aug. 19. To sign up, go to A portion of the proceeds benefits the Straz Center. $9.99-$12.99. Anytime Wednesday through Aug. 19. (813) 229-7827.

Piff the Magic Dragon: Broadcast via Zoom live from Las Vegas, Piff the Magic Dragon brings an all-new, interactive show. Streaming can be viewed on any one device. Allows for family-style viewing. Register at for a Zoom ID. $35.75. 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday.


Virtual Panel With Tampa Bay Noir Contributors: Join Tombolo Books to discover the dark side of Tampa Bay as Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies with Tampa Bay Noir. Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft will discuss what she describes as “the shady stuff people get up to in the sunshine” with contributing authors Gale Massey, Lisa Unger and Sterling Watson. Call the bookstore for information on registering for a Zoom ID. Free. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. (727) 755-9456.

Stonewall Conversation: Artist Sasha Wortzel: The artist and filmmaker talks about her three most recent films: Happy Birthday, Marsha; We Have Always Been on Fire; and This Is an Address. Go to, hover over “programming” and select “public programming” to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Contemplative Ancestors: Women Mystics: Dr. Ricky Cotton explores the lives of four female mystics who lived colorful, creative, courageous lives. This four-part series includes teaching, discussion and time for practicing contemplative prayer. The first session is Thursday. Call for a Zoom ID. $15. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. (813) 229-2695.

Suffragist Saturdays: Florida Studio Theatre celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with in-depth talks by leading women from the community. This portion features Sonia Pressman Fuentes. Register at for a Zoom ID. Free. 4 p.m. Saturday. (941) 366-9000.


Florida Friendly Friday: Summer Gardening: Extension horticulturist Bob Albanese and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping team discuss summertime bugs, watering techniques, what to plant and more. Email to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday. (727) 582-2517.

Water Wise Workshop: Florida Friendly Landscape experts provide advice on mowing, fertilization, mulching, pest control and sensible sprinkling. Email to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. (727) 582-2517.


Painting Giveaway: Syd Entel Galleries and artist Maya Eventov will give away a 3D acrylic painting, with custom framing, to someone who has been on the frontline. Go to to nominate any doctor, nurse, first responder, EMT or health care provider. Submissions may be made through Monday. Free. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. (727) 725-1808.

2020 Political Hob Nob: Virtually hop from table to table networking with candidates running for federal, state and local office. Register at $35. 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday. (813) 276-9457.

Tampa Virtual Game Night: Sessions of virtual trivia, charades, drawing and other games. Find them on the Let’s Roam YouTube page. Free. 5-11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Toll-free 1-833-202-7626.

Virtual Wine Tasting: Go to to purchase a wine or cheese-tasting package for curbside pickup. Then, go to the Vintage Wine Cellars Facebook page for a livestreamed tasting. Watch for free; wine and cheese packages $70-$150. 7-8 p.m. Friday. (813) 879-2931.

Hearts and Hope: This year’s annual fundraiser goes live on YouTube and features performances by the Angie Rey Project, Janelle Sadler and Robin Swenson, Black Honkeys, Brother Brownlow, Ronnie Dee and the Superstars, Gumbi Ortiz and Stormbringer. $10 (additional donations appreciated). 7-8 p.m. Friday. (727) 204-4163.

Virtual Beer Fest: This year’s “Groundhop Day”-themed festival goes virtual. Order an assortment of 12 locally produced beers on the Tampa Theatre website. Beer box includes two tasting glasses, a bag of fresh popcorn and surprises. Pick up the package under the Tampa Theatre marquee from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday or 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The tasting will be held on Tampa Theatre’s Facebook page. Includes music by Ronnie Dee and the Superstars, brewmaster talks and a Netflix watch party of the comedy Groundhog Day. $55-$75. 6 p.m. Saturday. (813) 274-8286.

Speakeasy Soiree and All That Jazz: The juice joint for the speakeasy soiree is closed. So, the party goes virtual. Newsboy caps and strings of pearls recommended. Register at Donations and proceeds from auctions benefit Suncoast Hospice. 7-8 p.m. Saturday. (727) 523-3419.


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