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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 5

Labor Day: If you're lucky enough not to work today, here are three options to get your booty off the couch. The Old Skool Labor Day party at Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater starts at 1 p.m. ( The Rock Allegiance Tour, with Buckcherry and Papa Roach, is 2 p.m. at Stadium Green Iguana in Tampa ($29.50 and up). And if it's raining, the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa has buy-one-get-one-free admission. Visit for information.

Fashion's Night Out: It's the ultimate fashionista event at International Plaza and Bay Street, also celebrating its 10th anniversary. Expect a red carpet and music from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with fashion shows and incentives from stores and restaurants. More events:

Bucs kickoff party: This annual free party with Bucs players and cheerleaders also features music by alt-metal group Nonpoint. It's 5:30 p.m. Friday at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg.

Date Night

Capitol Classics: It's a twofer on classic rom-coms. On Tuesday see the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal (7:30 p.m., $6). On Friday it's Moonstruck, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis (7:30 p.m., $8). Both at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.

Brad Paisley: The country superstar is bringing a posse: Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann, Sunny Sweeney, JaneDear Girls and Edens Edge. But wait, he'll also throw in a fun zone with boat and car simulators and a slip 'n' slide. Starts at 4:45 p.m. Friday at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. $25-$60. (813) 740-2446.

The Guys: This play tells the story of grief and friendship between a New York City writer and firefighter after Sept. 11. It opens Thursday at the Straz Center in Tampa ($24.50; (813) 229-7827). Also at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center in Hudson on Friday-Sunday ( (727) 857-2604).

Kids and Family

Kid's art fest: Climb into the ring for the Dunedin Fine Art Center's grand reopening of its David L. Mason Children's Art Museum and a day of circus-themed entertainment. The free family day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with circus performers, music and the annual paint-a-car.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic: See every Disney character you can think of — more than 60 — on ice, with shows Friday through Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 301-2500.


Events marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 start this week. Get a list at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 5 09/04/11 [Last modified: Sunday, September 4, 2011 9:11pm]
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