Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14

Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor: The two singer-songwriters who have careers spanning more than four decades. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Hungrytown: Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson make up the acclaimed acoustic duo Hungrytown, and their music has appeared in Portlandia and The Daily Show, as well as sporting events including NASCAR. Their latest album, Further West, made the Top 10 on the American Folk DJ charts for two months. 2 p.m., Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. Free. (727) 562-4970.

Sunday Bicycle Rides: A 26-mile ride to MacDill Air Force Base via the Riverwalk and the Gadsden Park bike trail. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 16 mph. Call (727) 415-8993. 8 a.m., The Independent - Seminole Heights, 5016 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free.

Florida Manatee Festival: Includes a tiny house display, fine arts show, craft show, manatee education and viewing, entertainment, food, inflatables, costumed characters and face painting. Parking available at the Crystal River Mall with free shuttles. 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.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

Yoga + Dali: The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $15, $10 members. (727) 823-3767.

Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Big Celebration Block Party: A battle of the bands and block party featuring entertainment by the Florida A&M Rattlers, Tuskegee University’s Marching Crimson Piper Band, South Carolina State Marching "101" Band, Talladega College Tornado, Edward Waters High School and other local high school bands. 3 p.m., Jefferson High School, 4401 W Cypress St., Tampa. $15, $10 students. (813) 872-5241.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest: In part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, this weekend celebration features music by national, local and regional acts including Stokley and Norman Brown, a children’s village, health screenings and giveaways. 12 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, ages 10 and younger free. (813) 218-3320.

Spotlight Series: Raisin in the Sun: A discussion of the history, context and characters of plays from American Stage’s season. Behind the scenes of the upcoming production directed by L. Peter Callender. Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking family drama is the first play in the theater’s American Legacy series of modern classics that lend historical perspective to stories from our past. 1 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10; free for members. (727) 823-7529.

21st Century Voices: Good Bad People: The play festival features five works selected from submissions from throughout the country, presented in staged readings and workshops, with talkbacks. By Rachel Lynett. 2 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.

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; strazcenter.org.

The 5th Dimension: A pop, R&B soul group featuring Florence LaRue. 2 and 7 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $34.50-$49.50. (727) 587-6793.

Beginners Guide to Disc Golf: The Tampa Bay Disc Sports Club will hold a short clinic followed by a supervised round for players looking to learn the game of disc golf. There will be discs available to use during the event. 2 p.m., Northeast Coachman Park, 1120 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Free.

Totally ’80s Classic Movies: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982): The newly restored and reseated historic theatre presents a "Rewind" series of classic films from the e_SSRq80s. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Social Repose: Electronic artist Social Repose, a project started by YouTube personality Richie Giese, works in dark, atmospheric sounds. 7 p.m., The Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15. (813) 972-8152.

Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series: Stewart O’Nan and Laura McCaffrey: Authors present readings from their works followed by book signings. Readings by short fiction workshop faculty member Stewart O’Nan, followed by Young Adult Writing workshop faculty member Laura McCaffrey. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7994.

Nikki Glaser: The creator and star of the Comedy Central series Not Safe With Nikki Glaser. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

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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