Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 4

Erase Hate Festival: The weather should cooperate this weekend for this festival in Curtis Hixon Park, which was canceled in April due to the threat of rain. Cult singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, the festival's original headliner, will return with other artists performing music all day. (Carlile performs around 7:30 p.m.) There will also be food trucks on hand. Proceeds benefit Erase Hate Tampa Bay, a nonprofit that teaches students about tolerance. Starts at noon at 600 N Ashley Drive in Tampa. Free.

Sunday Comedy Series: Hawk and Wayne's News of the Weird: Using some of the stories from Chuck Shepherd's nationally syndicated News of the Weird column, comedy duo Hawk & Wayne create this improv comedy show. It's at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. Pay what you can at the door. (727) 823-7529.

Bicycle Bash: Gather with fellow bike lovers at this event that promotes bicycling as part of a healthy lifestyle. Bike to the Riverwalk after enjoying music, food, a swap meet and vendors. Starts at 10 a.m. at Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free. (813) 468-0064.

Romeo + Juliet: The innovative theater stages an edgy take on Shakespeare's masterpiece about star-crossed lovers. See it at 2 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205.

To watch

SEASON PREMIERE The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo Ex-Miss USA Kenya Moore joins the crowd, and she's competing for the crown of most hated housewife right off the bat.

SEASON PREMIERE The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, 9 p.m., Food Given basic cable's adoration of the word "Wars," we're surprised this one isn't called Iron Chef Wars: The Chef-ening.

More to explore

Find complete movie listings at tampabay.com/things-to-do/movies.

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