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  1. Feel the love: Valentine's Day events in Tampa Bay


    Total Eclipse of the Heart

    Enjoy a light "love themed" dinner as the planetarium shows scenes of Paris, Buenos Aires and Fiji and you hear tales of ancient love stories. $120 per couple, $90 per couple members (registration required). Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) …

  2. Stage planner: 'Book of Mormon' returns, PostSecret on stage, plus 'Rita Hayworth: The Heat Is On'



    Photo courtesy of Quinn Lemley. Actress Quinn Lemley embodies the late movie legend in Rita Hayworth: The Heat Is On!
  3. Things to do Planner: Sant' Yago Knight Parade, Tweed Ride, Florida State Fair continues


    BEAD IT: Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade

    Jim Arnold strikes a pose during the 2015 Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade in Ybor City. 
  4. Movie planner: Michael Moore's 'Where to Invade Next' is soft, 'Zoolander 2' and 'How to Be Single' open


    INDIE FLICKS: Where to Invade Next

    Dakota Johnson, left, and Rebel Wilson star in How to Be Single.
  5. Art planner: Classical guitars bring joyful noises to MFA, John Kiley's glass are balancing acts at Chihuly Collection

    Visual Arts


    The big show opening Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, is a group of portraits from the 18th to early 20th centuries. Two others are also worth a good look. And though they're visual, sound is an equal component in both.

    This 1937 guitar from Hermann Hauser  has spruce top and rio rosewood/jacaranda back and sides.
  6. Dining planner: Chocolates and other sweet temptations for Valentine's Day

    Food & Dining

    Finding sweets for your sweetheart

    For Valentine’s weekend, sweets for your sweetheart are a must.
  7. Outside Planner: Grayton Beach getaway, camping with the family, and a sturdy cooler



    March, 2015, Manatee Springs campsite set up with picnic bench, tent and fire.
  8. Music Planner: Andrea Bocelli opens up about love, plus Carly Rae Jepsen and Hillsong United

    Music & Concerts

    THAT'S AMORE: Andrea Bocelli

    Few artists speak the language of love like Andrea Bocelli, the renowned Italian tenor who returns to Amalie Arena tonight for his third Tampa concert in five years. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we thought: Who better to advise us on matters of the heart than …

    MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Andrea Bocelli sings on stage during the MTV EMA’s 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images for MTV)
  9. Review: Plensa sculptures at Tampa Museum of Art offer much more than face value

    Visual Arts


    Easy to love Jaume Plensa's sculptures for their face value.

    Jaume Plensa’s giant sculptures with the University of Tampa in the background on 1/21/16.  “Jaume Plensa: Human Landscapes”  opens at Tampa Museum of Art on Sunday 1/24/16. His work will be seen in the museum’s galleries but sculptures but are also installed outside and in the atrium, on view to everyone anyone passing by. The museum is located 120 W Gasparilla Plaza (next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park), Tampa. Go to for more information.
  10. Review: Stageworks' preachy production of 'In the Blood' feels anemic


    TAMPA — From the start, it's clear that In the Blood might offer insights into the lives of people we either do not see, or people we drive past with eyes fixed straight ahead.

    Erica Sutherlin (standing) plays Hester in Stageworks Theatre's In the Blood. The play also features, from left, Willie Hannah, Johnny Garde, Suzy Devore, Amber Forbes and Domingo Ocasi. Courtesy of Stageworks Theatre.