Arts Calendar of Events


Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending one or more of the almost 300 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, talks, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals presented by the USF College of The Arts. The events listed below are open to students and the Tampa Bay community. Visit the Arts Box Office for tickets and guest services.

Image comprised of four smaller images. Clockwise from left to right: a close-up of the violin section of the USF Symphony Orchestra in performance; a dance student gracefully in motion against a white backdrop; a poster for the Arroz con Frijoles exhibition; and artist Rodrigo Valenzuela's archival inkjet print titled "Barricade# 3." Center of large image reads "Click to view pdf. 2019 Aug-Oct Events Calendar."

September 2019

The Return of the Real: Robert Lazzarini & Rodrigo Valenzuela
Aug 26 – Dec 7
Artists' Conversation & Exhibition Reception: Sep 6 at 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free admission
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Aberdeen, Scotland Studio Summer 2019
Aug 26 – Sep 13
Architecture Gallery (HMS building)
Free event
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Arroz con Frijoles
Sep 9 – 19
Reception: Sep 13 at 7:00 pm
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Free event
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Florence, Italy Studio Summer 2019
Sep 16 – Oct 4
Architecture Gallery (HMS)
Free event
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The Return of the Real Curator's Tour
Sep 25 at 7:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free admission
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The Wolves
Sep 26 – 28 at 7:30 pm
Sep 29 at 3:00 pm
Theatre 2
Tickets: $10/$15
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The Return of the Real Symposium
Sep 26 at 11:00 am
Music Conference Center
Free event
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Faculty Recital: John Robison Goes Luting
Sep 29 at 4:00 pm
Barness Recital Hall (MUS building)
Tickets: $10/$15
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Rumble + Ritual / Natural / Virtual
Sep 30 – Oct 10
Reception: Oct 4 at 7:00 pm
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Free event
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October 2019

CAM Club Exhibition Tour - The Return of the Real
Oct 2 at 2:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free event
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USF Jazz Ensemble 1: We're Back!!
Oct 2 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $10/$15
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USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Flute Trios from 1954-2016
Oct 3 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$15
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Fall Dance Concert
Oct 3 – 5 at 7:30 pm
Oct 6 at 3:00 pm
Theatre 1
Tickets: $10/$15
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USF Wind Ensemble: Bonne Après-Midi
Oct 6 at 2:00 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $10/$15
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Chicago Studio Summer 2019
Oct 7 – Oct 25
Architecture Gallery (HMS building)
Free event
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Nick Cave: Art, Performance, and Empowerment
Oct 8 at 5:30 pm
Tampa International Airport
Free event
RSVP to TPAevents@tampaairport.com

USF Symphonic Band: Of Our New Day Begun
Oct 8 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $10/$15
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Nick Cave & Bob Faust Workshop: Identity and The Art of Introduction
Oct 9 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Theatre 2

USF Jazz Ensemble 2
Oct 10 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$15
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Public Art Walking Tour
Oct 12 at 11:00 am
Tour starts at Nancy Holt’s Solar Rotary, located between Cooper Hall (CPR) and the Communication & Information Sciences Building (CIS).
Free event

USF Symphony Orchestra
Oct 13 at 2:00 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $10/$15
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Steinway Piano Series: Jennifer Hayghe
Oct 13 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$15 (On sale 30 days before the event)
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Monday Night Jazz Series: The Music of Art Blakey
Oct 14 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $20*
*$15 for Tampa Jazz Club Members & Seniors; $10 for students with ID
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Art Thursday: Student Showcase
Oct 17 at 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

USF Choirs: Correspondence
Oct 18 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $10/$15 (On sale 30 days before the event)
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Steinway Piano Series: David Kalhous
Oct 20 at 4:00 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$15 (On sale 30 days before the event)
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Night Swim + Yeehaw
Oct 21 – 31
Reception: Oct 25 at 7:00 pm
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Free event
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Kennedy Family Visiting Artist: Tim Roda
Oct 24 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)
Free event
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Guest Artist Recital: Karen McLaughlin Large, flute
Oct 24 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$15 (On sale 30 days before the event)
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Spoken Word & Open Mic Night: Poetry of Resistance
Oct 25 at 5:30 pm
The Cantina at Centro Asturiano (1913 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602)
Free event

Tropical House Summer 2019
Oct 28 – Nov 16
Architecture Gallery (HMS building)
Free event
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