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  1. Orlando observation wheel offers new Eye Glow ticket to get the party started


    The Orlando Eye has introduced Eye Glow, a new nighttime upgrade of $10 on top of the $20 admission that includes a wine, beer, cider or glass of champagne and access to the new Eye Glow lounge, before boarding the 400-foot observation wheel.

    Tickets are available nightly after 6 p.m. for Orlando Eye’s new Eye Glow lounge.
  2. Review: 'The 39 Steps' at American Stage a riotous take on Hitchcock


    ST. PETERSBURG — With an exaggerated creak, two huge doors slowly swing open. Into the lighted space behind the false proscenium step two silent, formally dressed men. They preen and bustle, addressing their imaginary audience and removing the sheets that until now have covered just a few rude props: a door frame, …

    Richard Hannay (Jed Peterson) is a bored and disaffected 1930s Londoner who finds himself drafted into an outlandish spy caper by femme fatale Annabella Schmidt (Juliana Davis) who has conned herself into his flat. 
Photo by 
Chad Jacobs
  3. Art Planner: Restorative shows at the Tampa Museum of Art, USF

    Visual Arts


    Nancy Graves, Canopic Prestidigitation, 1990, lithograph with chine-colle and cast paper
Image from the Tampa Museum of Art
  4. Stage Planner: 'Kinky Boots' mirrors real life, catch these shows before they end



    You've heard of the musical Kinky Boots, which won six Tony awards in 2013. Perhaps you saw the 2005 movie. Both are "based on a true story." The Broadway show opens Tuesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

    The musical, Kinky Boots, is based on a true story about a shoe factory in Northampton, England.
  5. Movie Planner: Cranston shines in 'Trumbo,' plus Thanksgiving movies




    Hollywood's blacklist era in the mid-20th century produced more than its share of creative martyrs, none more famous than screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, whose ties to Communist Party members and principles made him unhired by studios caving to Red Scare tactics.

    Bryan Cranston’s sly righteousness makes for one of the season’s more amusing performances in Trumbo.
  6. Music Planner: Billy Gibbons, Mac Miller, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Don't Stop St. Pete

    Music & Concerts

    You'd think after nearly 50 years slinging buzz-cut blues in ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons would stick to more of the same on his new debut solo LP. Instead, Perfectamundo veers into hazy, funky Afro-Cuban territory, diving all-in on syncopated rhythms and click-clacking percussion; collaborating with …

    Scott Bradlee of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox comes to Tampa on Friday night.
  7. Things to Do Planner: Glazer Museum lights up, author David Maraniss, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens


    BRIGHT NIGHTS: Glazer lights up

    The interactive Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park this week is opening a new after-hours playtime called Bright Nights. The museum's top exhibit areas are lit up and in tune with holiday classics set among a dazzling light show. Held Thursday and …

    Kailey Katow makes a toy sandwich at the Glazer Children’s Museum. The museum is offering Bright Nights playtime Thursday and Friday evenings.
  8. Audacious or feel-good? 'Kinky Boots' is a little of both


    Auditions for a new musical in Chicago started with a rough patch.

    Costume designs for Kinky Boots earned a Tony nomination for Gregg Barnes.

Courtesy of the Straz Center.
  9. Review: 'Victor Frankenstein' better left for dead


    At this time of giving and being thankful for life's blessings, I give you the advice to stay far away from Victor Frankenstein. You can thank me later.

    Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as the titular doctor are certainly game for more daring material than Max Landis’ screenplay provides.
  10. Plan your weekend, Thanksgiving edition: Turkey Trot, Black Friday alternative, Seaboard Seafood Fest


    Plan your weekend

    Get moving

    Turkey Trots: Earn your Thanksgiving calories at Turkey Day races. The Goody Goody Turkey Gobble, a 5K out and back course across the Platt Street bridge and along Bayshore Boulevard, benefits Tampa YMCA. $32 on acti …