Events in the Tampa Bay area during the Republican convention: in the halls of power and in the streets

08/16/12 Seán Kinane
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Protesters, like those seen here at an Occupy Tampa demonstration in October 2011, are expected for the Republican convention.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF (Oct. 2011)

Here's an updated list in calendar form

Here are some things we know are going on in Tampa and nearby during the Republican National Convention. No endorsement implied.

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Monday, August 20, 2012 5:00pm Food Not Bombs World Gathering KICKSTARTER Voice of Freedom Park in Tampa, Florida

Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:00pm Protest at Raytheon in Largo Ratheon - 7887 Bryan Dairy Road - Largo, FL 33777

Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:00pm CODEPINK Convergence and Activist Training Camp in Tampa for the RNC Sacred Grounds Coffee House in Tampa, Florida

Sunday August 26, noon, Ron Paul rally at the USF SunDome, Tampa

Sunday August 26, 1:00 PM - Gathering the 99%, Tampa Theatre.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:00pm Mass Media: Enemy or Tool? with David Z. Morris Cafe Hey in Tampa, Florida

Sunday August 26, 4:00 PM - Patients Over Politics, St Pete Tropicana Field. Doctors for America.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:30pm Death of Democracy March Mirror Lake Park. 2nd Avenue North and 5th Street, St. Petersburg, FL.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 5:30pm Community Vigil and March on the "RNC Kick-Off Party" at the Trop. Mirror Lake, St. Petersburg, FL

Sunday, August 26, 2012 Republican convention kick-off party, Tropicana Field

Sunday August 26, 2012 6:30 p.m. Tea Party Unity Rally at the River Church 3738 River International Drive, Tampa. With Michelle Bachmann and Hermann Cain

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00am March On The RNC Perry Harvey Snr Park 1200 N. Orange Ave Tampa, FL

Monday, August 27 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm Official RNC session at Tampa Bay Times Forum

Monday, August 27, 2012 8pm Celebration of Resistance at the RNC w/David Rovics, Freedom Hall, Vermin Supreme, Ritt Momney and more New World Brewery in Tampa, Florida

Monday, August 27, 2012 11pm Roving Radical Dance Party Centennial Park in Tampa, Florida

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5pm (noon setup) Rally and March Against Voter Suppression @ the RNC Centennial Park in Tampa, Florida

Tuesday, August 28 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm Official RNC session at Tampa Bay Times Forum

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:00 PM Planned Parenthood March Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Boulevard, Tampa

Wednesday August 29, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Youth Panel featuring Chelsea Clinton and George P. Bush at Imporv Theatre, Ybor City

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March to demonstrate the reality of Romney's America Downtown Tampa Official Parade Route. West Florida Central Labor Council.

Wednesday, August 29 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm Official RNC session at Tampa Bay Times Forum

Thursday, August 30, 2012 all day The Crowning of the Moonchild: A Puppet Tribute to Mitt Romney TBD, Tampa

Thursday, August 30 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm Official RNC session at Tampa Bay Times Forum

Friday, August 31, 2012 Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman at Palladium in St. Pete: Fundraiser for WMNF 6:30 p.m. reception; 8:00 p.m. talk $10 in advance from Palladium; $15 day of event; $80 VIP reception with signed book

previous events:

Saturday, August 18, 2012 7:00pm The Free Speech Zone! With guest Jim Hightower David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida

Friday, August 17, 2012 all day Park Prep = Awesome World Gathering Voice of Freedom Park in Tampa, Florida

Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:00pm Bob Buckhorn's RNC Town Hall Meeting (Kate Jackson Community Center) Kate Jackson Community Center on South Rome Ave.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:00pm Romney-Ryan Pink Slip Flyering Event in Ybor

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:00pm Bob Buckhorn's RNC Town Hall Meeting (Stetson University) Stetson University College of Law-Tampa Law Center in Tampa, Florida

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:30pm WMNF presents "Vegucated" The Roosevelt 2.0 in Tampa, Florida

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You have two event dates with incorrect day of week/ day of the month combination. (August 28 is a Tuesday, not Wednesday.) Please specify the amount of cover for the fundraiser for Amy Goodman event on Friday 8/31

Thanks. Corrected.

Thanks Darden, I corrected those two dates. Here's the information for Amy Goodman: $10 pre-sale from Palladium $15 day of event $80 VIP reception, includes signed book Also, for the latest list of events, please see: