Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 13

Monster Jam: Just when lesser cars thought it was safe, Monster Jam returns to Raymond James Stadium to run the specially built track. 7 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $15-$185. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration: News anchor Reginal Roundtree serves as grand marshal for this parade featuring the Embracing Legacy Mighty Marching Drumline, the Tarpon Springs High School Drumline, floats, vans, cars and marching units. A festival follows the parade in Dorsett Park with awards for best floats, a performance by Pretti Emage, music, vendors, food and drink. 11 a.m., Vinson Funeral Home, 456 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 938-3711.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest: Music by national, local and regional acts including Stokley and Norman Brown, a children’s village, health screenings and giveaways. Noon, Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, ages 10 and younger free. (813) 218-3320.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Meet at the park for opening ceremonies before departing to participate in various community service projects. 8 a.m., Tomlinson Park, 1820 55th St S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1118.

Florida Manatee Festival: Includes a tiny house display, fine arts show, craft show, manatee education and viewing, entertainment, food and more. 9 a.m., Manatee Festival Site in Downtown Crystal River, U.S. Highway 19 and Citrus Avenue, Crystal River. $5, 12 and younger free. (352) 795-3149.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market: More than 170 local vendors. 9 a.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-4921.

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale: Take in the natural beauty of cut gems. 10 a.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 709-3236.

Sunshine Music Festival: Phish bassist Mike Gordon will join Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi at their annual festival. The lineup also includes Medeski Martin and Wood, Galactic, Hot Tuna, the Suffers and the Foundation of Funk supergroup. Gates open at noon. 1 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $64.95 and up.

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 11. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42. (813) 229-7827.

21st Century Voices: Postlingual: The play festival features five works selected from submissions from throughout the country, presented in staged readings and workshops, with talkbacks. By Brooke Downs. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 per reading; all access pass $40, $30 members. (727) 823-7529.

St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk: Studios and galleries in the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District come together for one arts celebration. Free trolley available. Map available at stpeteartsalliance.org. 5 p.m., Downtown St. Petersburg, Various locations, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 518-5142.

Mallory Moyer: Singer and songwriter known for her progressive and rustic style and for mixing indie with fold and soul will perform. 6 p.m., St. Pete Artworks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. free. Donations accepted. (727) 710-7716.

Winter Jam: The multi-artist extravaganza is set to showcase top Christian musicians including platinum-selling rockers Skillet as headliner. Other artists include Kari Jobe (featuring Cody Carnes), Building 429; comedian John Crist, hip-hop artist KB; NewSong and Jordan Feliz. 6 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15 door only. (813) 301-2500.

Chick Corea: The 22 time Grammy winner performs with drummer Dave Weckl and bassist John Patitucci. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $55-$85. (727) 341-4772.

Cocktails and Couture: Apocalipstick: The fashion and art show has three themed rooms with their own craft cocktail menus, live entertainment, dance troupes and art by the Bella Danza collective. Fashion shows at 8 and 10 p.m. feature designers Elizabeth Carson Racker, Halle Elizabeth Couture, Juliet Retro and more. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $13-$60. (813) 247-2555.

CSN songs: Musical group known for performing the harmonious vocals of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young take the stage. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$35. (727) 822-3590.

U.S. Bombs: American punk rock band. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15-$18. (813) 241-8600.

Bria Skonberg: The singer and trumpeter. 8 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $24.50-$39.50. (727) 587-6793.

21st Century Voices: Group: The play festival features five works selected from submissions from throughout the country, presented in staged readings and workshops, with talkbacks. By Alex Rubin. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 per reading; all access pass $40, $30 members. (727) 823-7529.

Gnit: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents the play that follows young Peter Gnit as he travels the world on a journey of self-discovery that often results in missteps. Through Jan. 28. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Theatre Center Studio Theater (TAR 120), 3837 USF W Holly Drive, Tampa. $25, $20 student/senior/military. (813) 974-3867.

Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series: Ana Menendez: Authors present readings from their works followed by book signings. Keynote speaker, Ana Menendez with an on stage Q and A with Les Standiford following. 8 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7994.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Treasure Island Sport Kite Festival and Competition: Flyers perform to music at this two-day event in dual-line and multi-line sport kite flying in a wide array of disciplines. Free lessons on how to fly stunt kites. 10 a.m., Thunderbird Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 320-9463.

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