Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 14

Volta: The bendy people of Cirque du Soleil bring the Grand Chapiteau to Tampa. Through March 4. 7:30 p.m., Greyhound Track, 8300 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Starting at $37. Toll-free 1-877-924-7783.

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Andrea Bocelli: The world-renowned Italian tenor. He will be joined by Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and distinguished soprano Nadine Sierra as guest performers. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $75-$355. (813) 301-2500.

Rufus Wainwright: Celebrate a night of romance with the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and composer, known for his acclaimed rendition of Hallelujah. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$59. (727) 791-7400.

Valentine’s Lunch and Dinner Cruise: A variety of romantic cruises depart all weekend long with prix fixed menus, DJ dancing, long stemmed roses and a champagne toast. Sails from both Tampa and Clearwater locations. 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $49.95, $39.95 (child) (Brunch); $79.95-$99.95, $59.95 (child) (Dinner). (813) 223-7999.

Valentine’s Day Wedding Ceremony: Pinellas County Clerk of Courts Ken Burke presides over a mass ceremony as sweetheart couples exchange wedding vows among the beauty of the Florida Botanical Gardens. Registration required by Jan. 26 and marriage license applications must be filed by Feb. 9. 2 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Free (standard marriage license fee required). (727) 464-3008.

Ales and Wild Tails: Wildlife Refuges - America’s Best Kept Secret: Enjoy craft beers while discussing environmental topics relevant to today. "Tails" is wordplay for the wildlife-oriented topics. This month, Dave Howard, board member of The Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, provides an overview of the National Wildlife Refuge system with a focus on Egmont Key, Passage Key and Pinellas National Wildlife Refuges. 6 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 821-2533.

Movie Lovers Vow Renewal: Internet certified ordained Reverend John Bell invites married couples to the stage for a mass renewal of their wedding vows before a screening of When Harry Met Sally. Unmarried couples holding a legal marriage license can join in the nuptials. Includes a service filled with romantic movie quotes and a champagne toast. 7 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10. (813) 274-8982.

The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece follows Amanda Wingfield, who dwells in her idealized youth and smothers her grown children. Through Feb. 25. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 498-5205.

John Moreland: Singer and musician will perform his latest hit Big Bad Luv and more. 7:30 p.m., Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, 706 Second St., Safety Harbor. $20-$25. (727) 725-4018.

Beer My Valentine: Grab a candy filled glass and a ValenStien Beer bag as you enjoy $4 Passion of the Heights and Raspberry Berliner Draughts. 8 p.m., The Brass Tap, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. No cover. (813) 241-0000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida State Fair: Catch the Country Gold Tour concert at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Performers include Leroy Van Dyke, Moe Bandy, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage and TG Sheppard. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $13, $7 ages 6-11, $9 seniors; $35 anyday armband; $25 weekday armband. (813) 740-4640.

TO WATCH

The Lion King, 9 p.m., Freeform: What better way to end Valentine’s Day than with Simba, Timon and Pumba in one of the greatest animated Disney movies?

MORE TO EXPLORE

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