Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 3

School of Rock - The Musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway smash is based on the movie starring Jack Black. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $38-$108. (813) 229-7827.

Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market : Shop the family and pet friendly market, with local produce, vendors, arts and crafts, specialty food items and food trucks on site, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. through end of May. 10 a.m., Madeira Beach, On Madeira Way, between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N, Madeira Beach. Free (items individually priced). (727) 278-4285.

Polar Express 4-D Experience: The new 4-D Theater gets into the holiday spirit with a screening of Polar Express. 10 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $28.95, $26.95 seniors, $23.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium’s site. (813) 273-4000.

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $13. (813) 221-3686.

Coffee with a Curator: Dali’s Secret Society: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum’s education team or an invited speaker. In this portion, Shaina Harkness, Dali Collection Database Manager, will discuss the Zodiac Group. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Salute to Vienna: A New Year’s Concert: The annual tradition features Strauss waltzes, polkas and operetta performed by the Strauss Symphony of America, accompanied by professional ballroom and ballet dancers. $38-$79.83. 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $35-$100. (800) 826-9303.

Sam Tripoli: The former co-host of Spike TV’s Wild World of Spike. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$16. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE: The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS: Season 30 starts in Washington Square Park in New York City, then the 11 teams fly to Iceland to traverse a massive canyon.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20

Dia De Los Muertos: Join the Mexican celebration that has been organized each year since 1992 by the owners of Casa Tina to pay reverence to loved ones who have passed. The celebration includes a candlelit processional with giant traditional puppets ...
Published: 10/19/18
Is the annual pass worth it? As Disney changes pricing system, we help you decide

Is the annual pass worth it? As Disney changes pricing system, we help you decide

Though costly, annual passes at Disney World, Universal, Busch Gardens and other parks can sometimes be a smarter choice. You just have to know what you’re getting.
Published: 10/19/18
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Novels ‘The Floating World’ and ‘Summer Cannibals’ focus on families in crisis

Debut novels by C. Morgan Babst and Melanie Hobson differ in settings — post-Katrina New Orleans versus a mansion on a Canadian cliff — but both offer insight into complex family dynamics.
Published: 10/19/18
Singer Seal to headline February’s Florida Orchestra gala

Singer Seal to headline February’s Florida Orchestra gala

ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Orchestra has landed Seal, a four-time Grammy winner, to headline its fundraising gala at the Mahaffey Theater Feb. 9.The London-born star, who has sold more than 30 million albums on the strength of his versatile, smooth...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Oct. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Oct. 19

The Florida Orchestra: Music of Queen: Fronted by a full rock band and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, the orchestra performs the legendary band’s greatest hits with power and grandeur. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35 and up. ...
Published: 10/18/18
tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide for 2018

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This summer, tbt* readers cast more than 2,000 votes for their favorite bar in our annual readers' choice contest, Tampa Bay's Ultimate Bar Awards.
Published: 10/18/18
So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

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TAMPA — The latest touring Broadway show in town fails spectacularly. It’s supposed to.The Play That Goes Wrong had a full house at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts laughing almost the entire time, in a way I have never heard bef...
Published: 10/17/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 18

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Published: 10/17/18
Last year, the arts got little state money. This year, arts groups are watching.

Last year, the arts got little state money. This year, arts groups are watching.

In March, the state slashed funding for hundreds of Florida’s arts and cultural programs by 90 percent. The dropoff came as a blow to the gut, like downsizing from two loaves of bread to one piece.After three straight years of cuts, arts nonprofit or...
Published: 10/17/18
In theaters this week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘The Old Man & The Gun,’ Tampa Theatre gets in spooky spirit

In theaters this week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘The Old Man & The Gun,’ Tampa Theatre gets in spooky spirit

Catch loads of Halloween classics at Tampa Theatre or the Halloween revival that brings Jamie Lee Curtis back after 40 years.
Published: 10/17/18