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  1. Plan your weekend Aug. 28-Sept. 1


    Plan your weekend

    Labor Day

    Boat parade and fireworks The Channelside district in Tampa is making Labor Day festive with a lighted boat parade followed by fireworks starting at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Florida Aquarium is getting into the act with extended hours until 9 p.m., and admission (regularly $23.95 …

  2. See some of the area's biggest art shows before they move on

    Visual Arts

    Summer has been, by tradition, a slow time for area museums because the heat and humidity have kept many residents and tourists away. Times have changed, and with them, we have seen ambitious and important exhibitions become the summer norm instead of the exception in many of them. So before they leave in a month or …

    Artist Sun Xun paints detail into the installation in a gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The piece is part of “My Generation: Young Chinese Artists,” an exhibit taking place at the Museum of Fine arts as well as at the Tampa Museum of Art through Sept. 28.
  3. Step into the Airstream to check out art

    Visual Arts

    Photographers Matt and Rebecca Sexton Larson don't stay still for long ever since they launched Boxfoto, a movable concept to create, show and sell their work. The husband and wife roll all over the place in their nifty Airstream, outfitted as a mobile studio and display center for their own work and that of people who …

    Rebecca Sexton Larson, Drifting, 2014, bromoil print.
  4. Extended Members' Show closing at Morean

    Visual Arts

    Friday is absolutely, positively the last day to see the popular Members' Show at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. It was scheduled to close earlier in August but was extended. Shown is Steven Kenny's oil painting, St. Petersburg Alley #5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through …

    Steven Kenny, St. Petersburg Alley #5, oil on panel.
  5. Epcot adds after-hours party to food and wine fest


    There will be a new after-hours street party this year during Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, which starts next month at the Orlando theme park. The Late Nights Live! party will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. during the festival for $79 per person. That gets you six items from select …

    Le Cellier‚€™s popular wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce is paired with the perfect syrah at the Canada marketplace during the 17th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 28-Nov. 12, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
  6. Rays host 'Star Wars' night Saturday when playing dark lords of Boston


    Saturday is Star Wars night when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the dark empire of the Boston Red Sox, and if you buy a tandem ticket by Wednesday night, you get a special Rebel Pilot Wil Myers Bobblehead. There will be Star Wars-themed contests throughout the game and characters available for pictures …

  7. USF students get free show by 'Undateable' comic


    Comic Chris D'Elia, better known to TV viewers as Whitney Cummings' boyfriend on Whitney and one of the leads in the NBC sitcom Undateable, is coming to the Straz Center on Oct. 25, but if you're a USF student, you can see him for free sooner. He'll be the headliner at the school's annual USF Round Up pep …

    NBC Chris D'Elia as Danny in Undateable.
  8. Review: Thomas Chimes' eclectic art intrigues at Ringling

    Visual Arts


    Thomas Chimes could have been part of the fraternity known as the abstract expressionists with distinguished members such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Barnett Newman. But he was only in his early 30s in the 1950s when that New York art movement was in full flower and probably felt he had …

    Thomas Chimes, Self Portrait, 1947, oil on masonite on panel.
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  10. Bollywood's Rani Mukherjee tackles child trafficking in 'Mardaani'


    The Hindi film industry has a reputation for happy endings and song and dance, but it has its darker side too, as shown in this weekend's release.

    In Mardaani, senior police inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy, played by Rani Mukherjee, takes on the head of a human trafficking operation.