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.

Preview image for the 2020 January-February Events Calendar. From clockwise left to right: An illustrated poster for TheatreUSF's Orlando depicting a close-up of a face; a solo female dancer mid-dance pose with a chair a few feet behind her on the stage; the lower half of an alligator is visible in murky green waters; students perform with the trombone as part of an orchestra.

 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

Rebecca Penneys Piano Concert
Jan 19 at 2:00 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

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

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

February 2020

McCormick Marimba Festival
Feb 1 from 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Concert Hall
Free Event

USF Theatre Staged Reading Series
Feb 1 & Feb 8 at 7:30 pm
Feb 2 & Feb 9 at 3:00 pm
TAR 120 
Free Event

Composition in Asia Symposium: Closing Concert
Feb 2 at 2:00 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

USF Faculty Recital: John T. Posadas, Viola & Eunmi Ko, Piano 
Feb 5 at 7:30 pm
Barness Rcital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

CAM Club presents Film on the Lawn
Feb 6 at 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist: Sama Alshaibi
Feb 6 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)
Free Event

Settling the Score: A Celebration of Women Composers
Feb 6 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

Guest Composition Recital: Kim Eunhye & Park Yong Na
Feb 7 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

Steinway Piano Series: Jasmin Arakawa
Feb 9 at 4:00 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

The Stone Garden & Subtlety: a User's Manual
Feb 10- Feb 20
Reception: Feb 14 at 7:00 pm
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Free Event

Monday Night Jazz Series: Dave Pietro
Feb 10 at at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall 
Tickets $20*
*$15 for Tampa Jazz Club Members; $10 for Students with ID

Art Thursday: Gallery Talk + Reception with Anastasia Samoylova & Ksenia Nouril, PhD
Feb 13 at 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

Rutenberg Chamber Music Series: James Dunham, Viola
Feb 15 at 7:30 pm 
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

USF Wind Ensemble: Tell Me a Story
Feb 16 at 2:00 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

USF Wind Ensemble Side by Side with Durant High School
Feb 18 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

SYCOM Concert: Music for FloodZone + Sponge Exchange
Feb 21 at 7:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event

Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg
Feb 23 at 3:00 pm
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

Rutenberg Chamber Music Series: Baumer String Quartet
Feb 23 at 4:00 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs Public Performance
Feb 23 at 6:00 pm
The Sponge Exchange, Tarpon Springs

USF Symphonic Band featuring Eunmi Ko, Piano
Feb 25 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

USF Jazz Ensemble
Feb 27 at 7:30 pm
Barness Recital Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

Orlando, British International Theatre Production
Feb 27-29 at 7:30 pm
Mar 1 at 3:00 pm
Theatre 2
Tickets $10/$15

USF Choirs: Fury and Fire
Feb 28 at 7:30 pm
Concert Hall
Tickets $5/$10/$15

USF Public Art Walking Tour
Feb 28 at 12:00 pm
Tour starts at the Contemporary Art Museum
Free Event