Monday, July 16, 2018

Events

Jawing with Richard Dreyfuss about his movies, feuds and why he’s coming to SharkCon in Tampa

Jawing with Richard Dreyfuss about his movies, feuds and why he’s coming to SharkCon in Tampa

How is Richard Dreyfuss?"I’m fine," he said, then paused. I’m ... fine. I’m okay. When you are 70 years old, you have to make that a cautious statement."The Oscar winner will be in Tampa this weekend at SharkCon, which has expanded in its fifth year ...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Ticket window: Star Wars Live In Concert with The Florida Orchestra, David Sedaris, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald and more.

Ticket window: Star Wars Live In Concert with The Florida Orchestra, David Sedaris, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald and more.

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Straz Center, Tampa, $35-$57, on sale at noon Friday at the box office or (813) 229-7827.• Sebastian Maniscalco, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Straz Center for...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/11/18
Lori Roy’s novel ‘The Disappearing’ draws from Florida’s Dozier and Ted Bundy

Lori Roy’s novel ‘The Disappearing’ draws from Florida’s Dozier and Ted Bundy

TIERRA VERDEAuthor Lori Roy has lived in Florida since 1996, but it wasn’t until her fourth novel that she wrote a story set in the state. "I just wrote an essay for CrimeReads on the intersection of Southern Gothic and crime fiction," Roy says. "You...
Published: 07/12/18
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’

OPENING THURSDAY: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATIONThe extended family of monsters heads out on a luxury cruise ship. Voices include Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks. Written by Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers. Directed ...
Published: 07/11/18
Cool off at the Cool Art Show, fruit is muse at Mize and gain insight at the TMA

Cool off at the Cool Art Show, fruit is muse at Mize and gain insight at the TMA

DON’T SWEAT IT: COOL ART SHOWThe Cool Art Show, always held in the middle of summer, always in the sweet, sweet air conditioning of the Coliseum, is a fine St. Petersburg tradition. Sponsored by the Professional Association of Visual Artists, the sho...
Published: 07/11/18
Top things to do this week: SharkCon with Richard Dreyfuss, Mud Wars

Top things to do this week: SharkCon with Richard Dreyfuss, Mud Wars

SHARKCON: Richard Dreyfuss and Sharknado starsIn its fifth year, SharkCon has expanded from a weekend all about sharks with a touch tank, ocean bounce house and science talks, adding a comic con element with celebrity appearances by Richard Dreyfuss,...
Published: 07/11/18
This week’s top Tampa concerts: Sam Smith, Chief Keef, Ghastly and more

This week’s top Tampa concerts: Sam Smith, Chief Keef, Ghastly and more

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: Sam Smith and CamWhat’s with all the pop lads going out with country gals this year? Harry Styles is touring with Kacey Musgraves. Niall Horan is hitting the road with Maren Morris. And on Friday, Sam Smith is coming to Tamp...
Published: 07/11/18
What’s on stage this week: ‘Bad Jews,’ ‘Red,’ ‘It Shoulda Been You’

What’s on stage this week: ‘Bad Jews,’ ‘Red,’ ‘It Shoulda Been You’

AMERICAN STAGE: BAD JEWSWe know that death draws family members closer together. Except when it drives them further apart. A grandfather’s valuable heirloom shifts relatives from grief to competition, questions about who was closer to the deceased an...
Published: 07/11/18
Language experts weigh in: Has Meghan Markle copped a British accent?

Language experts weigh in: Has Meghan Markle copped a British accent?

A viral Twitter video from the June visit of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle in your Twitter feed), to chat with the crowds in Chester has the interwebs debating. Has she picked up a slight British accent?"Allo princess" mocked a headline fr...
Published: 07/11/18
Friday is National French Fry Day. Find (free!) fries in Tampa Bay.

Friday is National French Fry Day. Find (free!) fries in Tampa Bay.

Guess what Friday is? It’s National Fry Day (#FRYdayThe13th, see what they did there?). Fun fact: Their origin story may not lie in France but in Belgium. So why do we credit France? Thomas Jefferson is said to have introduced deep-fried potatoes at ...
Published: 07/11/18