Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Nov. 11

Katherina Barrera of St. Petersburg flies a kite with her granddaughter Akacia Goodwin of Gulfport at the Veteran's Day Fall Fly on TI in 2014. The festival returns this weekend. (
Katherina Barrera of St. Petersburg flies a kite with her granddaughter Akacia Goodwin of Gulfport at the Veteran's Day Fall Fly on TI in 2014. The festival returns this weekend. ( MONICA HERNDON | TIMES [2014])
Published November 9 2018

Ribfest: This final day of music, ribs and fair food brings headliners Los Lonely Boys and Barenaked Ladies. Opens at 12 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 528-3828;

Shakespeare in the City: The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 7:30 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Ray Lamontagne: Grammy nominated singer/songwriter will perform on his acoustic tour, Just Passing Through with an accompaniment from John Stirratt of Wilco on the bass. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $49.50-$99.50. (727) 893-7832;

Amanda Shires: Grammy award winning singer-songwriter and violin player known to some as the wife and bandmate of Jason Isbell will perform in support of her new album To The Sunset. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25 and $35. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Am: Considered the premiere amateur event in skateboarding, the Skatepark of Tampa’s annual contest is the place some of the world‘s best street skateboarders were first brought into the spotlight. 9 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $5-$10 daily. (813) 621-6793;

Veterans Day at the Dali: Admission is free for all veterans and active duty personnel, plus one guest. 10 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students/ages 13-17, $10 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767;

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival: 10 a.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 322-5217;

Repticon: Everything at Repticon slithers or crawls. Vendors will be on hand with reptile pets and everything related to reptiles, amphibians, exotic animals, as well as raffles, seminars and children’s activities. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10, $5 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (863) 268-4273;

Tampa Bay Fall RV Show: The Florida RV Trade Association show brings new and used travel trailers, motor homes, tent campers and conversion vans and lots of booths featuring parts and accessories, insurance, RV repair and financing. 11 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $4, 16 and younger free. (813) 741-0488;

Creative Clay Fest: This annual contemporary folk art and music street festival features an array of musical acts, local artists and family activities. Music line-up includes Acho Brother, Ella Jet and Future Soul and Rebekah Pulley. Benefits Creative Clay. 11 a.m., 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 825-0515;

Ukrainian Autumn Festival: The annual celebration features music by Cathy and the Lorelei Band, dancing, Ukrainian food, arts and crafts, games for kids, rides, beer and an auction. 11 a.m., Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 430 90th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $3, 11 and younger free (food and drink additional). (727) 576-1001.

Tampa Greek Festival: Opa! The 38th annual festival celebrates Greek heritage and culture with Mediterranean cuisine, church tours, a play zone, full bar, shopping and Greek dancing. Benefits LifePath Hospice. 11 a.m., St. John Greek Orthodox Church and School, 2418 W Swann Ave., Tampa. $2, 11 and younger free, free Friday until 4 p.m. (813) 876-8830;

Heroes Weekend: The salute to national and local heroes starts with a community Veteran’s Day parade down Beach Boulevard (11 a.m.) to the opening ceremonies (noon) and a beach volleyball game. 11 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1118;

Veterans Day at the History Center: Hear stories of Tampa Bay area soldiers who lost their lives or performed heroic acts during active military duty. Visitors can talk to History Center experts and hear stories of service members dating back to 1830. Also, the barbershop quartet Easy Street will perform patriotic tunes (noon only). 12 p.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. $14.95, $12.95 seniors/students, $10.95 ages 7-17, 6 and younger free. (813) 228-0097;

Chowder Challenge: Local restaurant chefs compete to come up with the best-tasting chowder. Benefits Pass-A-Grille Woman’s Club, and other local organizations. 1 p.m., Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $15 advance (ages 12 and up), $20; children under 12 free with one paid adult ticket. (727) 363-9245;

Pooch and Hooch Festival: Canine Carnival on the patio, with cocktail samplings from the distillery, Pinellas Ale Works and 81Bay Brewing Company brews, carnival style treats (for humans), games and contests for both people and pets, pet vendors, Canine Caricatures taking orders for artwork starring your favorite pooch, with the $25 deposit benefitting Friends of Strays. 1 p.m., Kozuba and Sons Distillery, 1960 Fifth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free admission, drink and food prices vary. (727) 201-9078.

Amistice Day Concert: The Church of the Ascension will join carillonneurs all over the world and ring the bells to celebrate Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Carillonneurs Beth Kendall and Frances Newell will perform some patriotic songs, classical music, folk songs and a little swing. 6 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. Free. (727) 447-3469.

Cannonball Cabaret: Complete with corsets, fishnets, garters and petticoats, the vintage vaudeville cabaret company presents a sexy, sultry escape show. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 members. (727) 895-6620;

Tommy Shillue: He’s the host of his self-titled show on Fox News Radio, was a correspondent on the Daily Show, has his own Comedy Central special, is part of Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet called the Rag Time Girls and has made the rounds of the late night shows. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$16.50. (813) 960-1197;

(Sandy) Alex G: Multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed indie singer-songwriter will perform with opening act Half Waif. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $16. (813) 241-8600;

Bas: J. Cole’s signee will perform. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$40. (813) 248-9500;


Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI: Themed kite flying event features tons of red, white and blue kites, banners and flags. Includes general kite flying, kite games, stunt kite lessons, demonstrations, bubbles and candy falling from the sky. 10 a.m., Thunderbird Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 320-9463;

Imagination Day: This day of family activities includes painting, a weather lab and hands-on science stations. The first 100 children take home a super hero cape. 12 p.m., Westfield Citrus Park , 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa. Free. (813) 926-4644.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo: An all ages dance party that follows two friends who experiment with live music to make it more fun. 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $18-$35. (727) 791-7400.


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