Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 10

Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: USF System President Judy Genshaft serves as grand marshal for the night-time parade featuring more than 100 illuminated floats, marching bands, krewes and their royalty. The parade starts at Seventh Avenue and Nuccio; moves east on Seventh to 22nd Avenue, the parade’s end. This year’s special guests include Jerry Springer and Divorce Court’s Judge Lynn Toler. 7 p.m., Knight Parade Starting Point, Seventh Avenue and Nebraska Avenue, Ybor City. Free. (813) 248-3088.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Music of Star Trek and Star Wars: Under the direction of Michael Francis, the orchestra presents a concert that pits Trekkies against The Force. 2 and 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Chocolate Fantasy: The 2018 festival runs weekends through March 25 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. Available for an additional charge is Pig ‘N’ Swig ($15), Pub Crawl ($35), Royal High Tea ($20) and Henry’s Happy Hour ($20). The festival opens with a chocolate festival with free samples, a fencing competition, fudge fling, whirlwind wedding war and a pie eating contest. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95, $17.95 seniors/students, $13.95 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (813) 983-0111.

Rays Fan Fest: This year’s free activities include clubhouse tours, arcade games and food tasting. Kids can run the bases, high five players, have a story read to them and participate in interactive baseball activities. Benefits the Rays Baseball Foundation. 11 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free, $20 per autograph. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Okee Dokee Brothers: Grammy-award winning Okee Dokee Brothers Joe and Justin best known for their adventure album series chronicled in their films Can You Canoe?: A Mississippi River Adventure, Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure, and Saddle Up: A Western Adventure will perform. 1 p.m., Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 253-7201.

2018 Love ‘n Dixie Show : Five brass players with percussion will feature ballads for your Valentine and several Dixieland tunes for the Mardi Gras month featuring Fats Walker, George Gershwin, Billy Joel and Eubie Blake. 2 p.m., Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 784-3332.

The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece follows Amanda Wingfield, who dwells in her idealized youth and smothers her grown children, driving her son, Tom, to escape to the streets and her daughter, Laura, to retreat to her collection of glass animals. Through Feb. 25. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 498-5205.

Beau-Tea-Ful Romance: Enjoy music and candlelit tables at a romantic "Paris" themed Valentine’s Day high tea. Sittings at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. 4 p.m., Tilted Teacup Tea Room, 103 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville. $34.95. (352) 593-4111.

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. 4:30 and 8 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.

Dining in the Dark: Rely on your senses of smell, taste and texture as you dine in total darkness. Cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing. Event includes silent auction and a selfie photo contest. Benefits Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. No tickets sold at the door. 6 p.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Advance tickets are $100. (352) 754-1132.

Duality: Enjoy a performance by the Aerial Dragaons at this Duality Lingerie fashion show with music and cocktails. 7 p.m., The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $75, $125 VIP. (813) 385-6894.

Muse Art and Body Art Show: This Valentine’s themed, naughty night on the town features a "breathing canvas" of nude models painted head to toe, video art, a runway show and music. 18 and older only. 8 p.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20, $45 VIP. (727) 324-3878.

Under The Streetlamp: Featuring four leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys, this concert is a celebration of classic hits of American Radio Songbook from the ‘50s through the ‘70s. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

Vic DiBitetto: The grand prize winner of ABC’s America’s Funniest People. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $27.50-$47.50. (727) 822-3590.

 

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida State Fair: Disney and Nickelodeon Stars: Area youth can hang with some of their favorite Disney and Nickelodeon stars in the Teen Stars Live Tour. Shows at 1 and 4 p.m. Mini monster truck racing at 3 and 7 p.m. It’s also FFA and 4-H Day. 9 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.

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