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.

Thumbnail image to click to 2019 November-December calendar. Images in clockwise order from left to right: One dancer mid hand-stand on stage; Group of artist students posing together for a photoshoot to promote their BFA Thesis Exhibition; poster for Cabaret featuring a chair in front of a red background; USF Choirs students singing on stage for the Choral Holiday Concert.

November 2019

The Return of the Real: Robert Lazzarini & Rodrigo Valenzuela
Aug 26 – Dec 7
Contemporary Art Museum
Free admission
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BFA Thesis Exhibition: Breathing Space
Reception: Nov 15 at 7:00 pm
Nov 18 – Dec 5
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Free event
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Cabaret
Nov 15 & 16, 21-23 at 7:30 pm
Nov 17 & 24 at 3:00 pm
Theatre 2
Tickets $15/$20
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USF Symphony Orchestra
Nov 24 at 2:00 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $5/$10/$15
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USF Symphonic Band: Seasons of Life
Nov 26 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $5/$10/$15
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December 2019

Dance BFA End of Semester Showings
Dec 3 at 7:30 pm
Theatre 1
Tickets: $10
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USF Choral Holiday: Comfort ye
Dec 4 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets: $5/$10/$15
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Breaking Barriers: Selected Work
Dec 11 & 12
Reception: Dec 12 at 7:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event
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Architecture & Community Design 5x10 Alumni Presentations + Open House
Dec 12, Alumni Presentations at 5:30 pm, Open House at 6:30 pm
Architecture Building (HMS)
Free Event
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 January 2020

Gallery Talk with artists Hope Ginsburg and Anastasia Samoylova
Jan 17 at 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

Sponge Exchange + FloodZone
Jan 17 – Mar 7
Reception: Jan 17 at 7:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

Exhibition Coffee Reception + Panel Discussion – Rising Above: Art and Climate Resiliency
Jan 18
Reception: 10:00 am, Contemporary Art Museum
Panel Discussion: 11:00 am, Music Conference Center (MUS 172)
Free Event

Food Fight & Deconstructing (The)monstrosity of the Other
Jan 21 – Jan 30
Reception: Jan 24 at 7:00 pm
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Free Event

Art Thursday: Curator’s Talk + Reception
Jan 23 at 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

Anastasia Samoylova & David Campany Talk + FloodZone Book Signing
Jan 26 at 11:00 am
Oxford Exchange

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: John Robison, Lutes, Oboe & Recorder
Jan 26 at 4:00 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

Steinway Piano Series: Liza Stepanova
Jan 26 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

Kennedy Family Artist: Coco Fusco
Jan 30 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)
Free Event

McCormick Marimba Festival: Solo Showcase
Jan 31 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Free Event

Student Dance Concert
Jan 31 at 7:30 pm
Feb 1 at 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Theatre 1
Tickets $10/$15