Monday, July 16, 2018

Weekend Planner

Restaurant openings: The Donut Experiment, Oak and Stone, new offerings at Disney Springs

Restaurant openings: The Donut Experiment, Oak and Stone, new offerings at Disney Springs

NOW OPEN: DONUT EXPERIMENTDebbie Waldecker has just opened the Donut Experiment in Indian Shores. Things start with a fresh-made, warm cake doughnut and then you pick from a huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or gl...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday July 8

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday July 8

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The modern take on the classic fairy tale features songs including Impossible/It’s Possible and Ten Minutes Ago. 1 and 6:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Pl...
Published: 07/06/18
Top things to do this week: Steampunk convention, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, last week for Eichmann exhibit

Top things to do this week: Steampunk convention, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, last week for Eichmann exhibit

COMEDY: INTERACTIVE INTROVERTSYouTube comedy stars Daniel Howell and Phil Lester rode the social media wave to their own show on BBC Radio, a No. 1 bestselling book (2015’s The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire) and a world tour with their new theatrical ...
Published: 07/05/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday July 7

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday July 7

Aethertopia: The two-day celebration of steampunk with hatters, storytellers, inventors, artists, seamsters, gauntlets, armor, theater and explorers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $49-$55, $1...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/05/18
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The First Purge,’ free Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The First Purge,’ free Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary

OPENING: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Striving for a work-life balance proves elusive for Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), the superhero with the ability to shrink, when he is confronted with a new mission and a new partner, the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly). With Michael Pe...
Published: 07/05/18
Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

When I was a kid, my dad took me to an Oakland A’s game and I managed to catch Jose Canseco coming out of the locker room, toweling off from a shower. In retrospect, I’m not sure how I ended up in a position to catch my favorite player outside of an ...
Published: 07/05/18
This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

THIS GUY AGAIN: CHRIS BROWNChris Brown is in town Friday, so it’s time to start guessing what sort of trouble he’ll get into. A scuffle with a photographer? It’s happened at least twice in Tampa Bay alone, including last April at a club near Amalie A...
Published: 07/05/18

Book events: John Cinchett to discuss ‘Historic Tampa Churches’

Book TalkJohn Cinchett (Historic Tampa Churches) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.Teacher and author Rob Sanders reads from his new children’s book, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and...
Published: 07/05/18
Cute and creepy art dolls live at Florida CraftArt and a summertime show round up

Cute and creepy art dolls live at Florida CraftArt and a summertime show round up

CREEPY-CUTE: DOLLS AND WHERE THEY LIVEDolls are one of those really divisive things; some folks are completely enchanted by them while others find them bone-chillingly creepy. An exhibition of imaginative artist-made dolls at Florida CraftArt, Dolls ...
Published: 07/05/18
This week on stage: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘So Long Life,’ American Stage previews ‘Bad Jews’

This week on stage: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘So Long Life,’ American Stage previews ‘Bad Jews’

THE BALL IS BACK: CINDERELLAThe national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes with flamboyant colors, ebullient music and lavish costumes."My favorite song is a huge ball scene at the end of Act 1, when Ella and the prince fall in love ...
Published: 07/05/18