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  1. Plan your weekend Nov. 21-23

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Comedy

    Garfunkel and Oates The comedy duo stage-named for famous second banana are, respectively, Riki Lindhome (tall, airy blond) and Kate Micucci (short brunet, with a running joke about growing a mustache). You might recognize Lindhome from Gilmore Girls and House, …

  2. Raid Grandma's closet! Ugly sweater party for Tampa charity

    Events

    Count on seeing both hipsters and Grandma shopping in the same Christmas sweater department soon, because ugly sweater parties are returning. (You can even get a Tampa Bay Lightning ugly sweater, pictured, at shop.nhl.com/Ugly_Sweaters.) The Heavy Pets, …

    You can even get a Tampa Bay Lightning ugly sweater at shop.nhl.com/Ugly_Sweaters.
  3. After 16 years, St. Petersburg's Midtown Sundries closes

    Food & Dining

    ST. PETERSBURG — After 16 years, one of downtown St. Petersburg's longest-running restaurants closed its doors Tuesday, leaving employees, vendors and customers rattling the locked door at lunchtime Wednesday. Midtown Sundries at 200 First Ave. S posted a sign on the window, saying, in part, "It has been a great …

    Midtown Sundries' distinctive sign was one of the more memorable parts of the bar.
  4. See wealth of Spain's colonial empire at Ringling Museum

    Visual Arts

    SARASOTA

    We love looking in other people's homes, especially if they're rich other people. Back in the 18th century, people didn't get much richer than those living in Spain's colonial empire in Central and South America and the West Indies.

    This portrait from 1806, painted by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, is of Don Tadeo Bravo de Rivero, a Peruvian Creole from a prominent family, who had a successful diplomatic career in Madrid, where this was created. He benefited from a policy instituted by the king to promote loyalty among the colonials and incorporate them into Spanish society by granting them prestigious positions in the Spanish government.
  5. SoundCheck: Aaron Carter, Anberlin among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Aaron Carter

    With the Crazy Carls, Eden Shireen, the Infinite Eights

    Aaron Carter will be at Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday.
  6. Interview: Garfunkel and Oates on bingo and bad dates

    Music & Concerts

    Garfunkel and Oates aren't the rock 'n' roll hall of famers you may think they are. Even if they were, that musical pairing likely wouldn't be as weird, and definitely not as funny.

    Kate Micucci, left, and Riki Lindhome are the musical group Garfunkel and Oates. (Getty Images) 
  7. Meet landscape painters Taylor Ikin, Joseph Melancon at Nuance Galleries

    Visual Arts

    You still have more than a week to enjoy the lovely landscapes of painters Taylor Ikin and Joseph Melancon at Nuance Galleries, 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, before their show closes on Dec. 30. But Friday is your final opportunity to meet them at the gallery. Ikin paints in watercolor, Melancon in oils, but their …

    Taylor Ikin, Morning Reflections, watercolor.
  8. Lawyer to discuss recovery of art looted by Nazis

    Visual Arts

    The sorry tale of art looted from museums and private collections in Europe by the Nazis during World War II has been told many times in books and films such as the recent Monuments Men. The restitution process is ongoing and difficult, which will be the topic of lawyer Howard Spiegler's talk at 7 p.m. today at …

    New York attorney Howard Spiegler, an expert on recovering stolen Nazi art, will speak at a Tampa temple.
  9. CraftArt Festival fills St. Petersburg streets this weekend

    Visual Arts

    Fine crafts, already brimming in the newly expanded gallery at Florida CraftArt (formerly Florida Craftsmen Gallery), spill into the adjacent streets for the CraftArt Festival, the annual outdoor festival in downtown St. Petersburg. Held Saturday and Sunday, it features Florida craftsmen and those from around the United …

    Donald Boudreau, wood.
  10. 3 picks: Neil Simon play, Florida Orchestra galore, 'So You Think You Can Dance' tour

    Stage

    Laughter on the 23rd Floor

    American Stage's season was already in place when Sid Caesar died in February, but one play on the lineup unknowingly sat waiting in tribute. The St. Petersburg theater presents Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor, inspired by Simon's time as a writer on Caesar's …

    American Stage’s show harkens back to Neil Simon’s time writing for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows.