Sunday, December 17, 2017
Features and More

Plan your weekend

Plan your weekend

Concert

Rush The prog-rock demigods will offer plenty of air-guitar opportunities and bromance moments Saturday, touring in support of 20th studio album Clockwork Angels. They hit the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $40-$125. (813) 740-2446.

Food

Zoofari Eat like an animal at the 26th annual Zoofari. Guests can chow on dishes from various Tampa restaurants, check out wildlife and catch bands including '90s swing-revival act Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Go Daddy-O, You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight). 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. $75 advance online, $80 at gate. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Stage

Gorey Stories Edward Gorey fans love this deliciously macabre celebration of his art, prose and tales of Victorian perversity. This restaging of the show that Jobsite Theater first mounted four years ago runs through Nov. 18 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. There's a sneak preview Friday of the one-man show POE, inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and performed by actor Giles Davies. It's pay what you can at the door at 8 p.m. It's also playing after Gorey Stories at 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $13 or $6 with a Gorey ticket. Gorey tickets are $28. (813) 229-7827, strazcenter.org.

Bend and balance

Cirque Italia Running from tonight through Dec. 2, this show of aerial artists, contortionists, hand-balancers, clowns and other circus acts will be performing Act XII — so named because this is the first year of the show — under the big top on property adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Its website describes owner Manuel Rebecchi's vision as "a sort of Soleil meets Age of Aquarius." Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. $25-$40 for adults, $10-$35 for chidren 2 to 12. (813) 987-6000; mosi.org.

Take the kids

SPIFFS Eat your way around the world as you move from village to village sampling a variety of homemade ethnic dishes at the 38th annual St. Petersburg International Folk Fair. Folk dancing and music will be performed on two stages throughout the day. $10, $6 students, 5 and younger free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 522-1896.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

Comments
She was about to celebrate her 94th birthday — and ended up in the back of a police car

She was about to celebrate her 94th birthday — and ended up in the back of a police car

Two days before her 94th birthday, Juanita Fitzgerald was arrested and hauled off to jail.The Eustis woman’s crime?She was being evicted and had fallen behind on her rent, WFTV 9 News reported. Instead of vacating her home at the National Church Resi...
Published: 12/16/17
Festivus 2017: Send us your grievances

Festivus 2017: Send us your grievances

Here's your chance. Tell us what annoyed you in 2017, and we'll share it with our readers.
Published: 12/15/17
Updated: 12/16/17
Fueled by indulgence and machismo, restaurants are a hotbed for sexual harassment

Fueled by indulgence and machismo, restaurants are a hotbed for sexual harassment

When Brenda Terry was 16 and living in St. Louis, she was a hostess and food runner at a sports bar where female employees wore cute, little cheerleading skirts. One night, she said, a patron grabbed her crotch. She ran to her management team and the...
Published: 12/15/17
Self-serve beer bar opens Saturday in downtown St. Pete

Self-serve beer bar opens Saturday in downtown St. Pete

Pour Taproom, a craft beer bar with 85 taps that customers pour their own brew from, will open at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16. The nearly 2,300-square-foot bar at 225 Second Ave. N has undergone extensive renovations, including a St. Petersburg-themed...
Published: 12/15/17
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry May 19

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry May 19

LONDON — Kensington Palace says the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on May 19. The palace announced the date Friday and confirmed the ceremony will take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple announced their...
Published: 12/15/17
Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill

Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A half hour to curtain, Al Pitrelli unwinds on a couch in his spartan dressing quarters, fresh off a loading-dock Marlboro. He’s deep inside an arena, about to play the 29th show in the 18th city of the Trans-Siberian ...
Published: 12/15/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 18-24.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 18-24.

Gasparilla Bowl: The postseason college football game at Tropicana Field on Thursday brings Florida International University from Conference USA to play the Temple Owls from the American Athletic Conference. ($40-$80). gasparillabowl.com. The 8 p.m....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

The theatrical tour about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. that Tavis Smiley was slated to bring to Tampa’s David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled in the wake sexual misconduct allegations against the broadcaster.Death...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17
This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

PARADES Homosassa Christmas Boat Parade Parade begins at Marker 75 by Bird Island. Free. Homosassa Springs Marina, 10806 W Halls River Road, Homosassa. 6 p.m. Dec. 16.   Indian Rocks Beach Boat Parade It begins at the Holiday Inn Harbourside and...
Published: 12/14/17
Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

Take a second and try to think of a few of the world’s biggest drinking cultures. Ireland is a freebie, but then you’ll probably move onto Germany, Russia and possibly even South Korea (yep, South Korea goes hard).How about Spain? No, I’m not just ta...
Published: 12/14/17