Friday, July 20, 2018
Events

Top things to do this week: Vodka Latke, comedian Gabriel Iglesias, aquarium Snow Days

FLUFFYMANIA: Gabriel Iglesias

Popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias lets the fluff fly on Friday when he brings his stand-up comedy tour to the University of South Florida Sun Dome. He’s best known for his appearances on Comedy Central, where he came up with his famous tag, "I’m not fat, I’m fluffy," but he recently he got attention for his cameo in the Netflix series Narcos. He was shown prominently on the trailer for Season 3 getting blown away with a submachine gun, a big departure from the cake-loving, giddy comedian who mixes storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects in an all-ages show. He takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $37.75-$82.75. sundomearena.com.

BAR MITZVAH: Vodka Latke

The biggest social event of the year for young Jewish singles and couples is Vodka Latke, always held on Christmas Eve, which is Sunday this year. The chic night includes food, unlimited Tito’s vodka and games. Benefits the Jewish Federations and Tampa Jewish Family Services. 9 p.m. until 1 a.?m. at Franklin Manor, 912 N Franklin St., Tampa. $45 advance, $54 at the door. (813) 769-4723. jewishtampa.com/vodkalatke.

BELIEVE: Cirque Musica Holiday

The cast of Cirque Musica Holiday will bring an all-new show called Believe, a high flying Cirque du Soleil-style show set to holiday music. Described as "circus acts meet orchestra," the event features an orchestra performing alongside aerialists, jugglers and high-flying dangerous acts. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25-$85. (813) 301-2500. cirquemusica.com.

IT’S COLD: Snow Days at the Aquarium

Florida kids get to play in the snow the week after Christmas when the Florida Aquarium brings back Snow Days at the Aquarium. From noon till 5 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 31, the snow play area for kids is included with admission. Insider tip: Wear closed-toed shoes and bring gloves to keep hands warm. A change of clothes might be handy as well. Also included with admission is a new 4-D Theater, which is screening Polar Express with sensory effects such as bubbles, wind and scents daily through Jan. 11. The aquarium is open 9:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily. $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 flaquarium.org. (813) 273-4000.

FORECAST: Check the weekend’s weather forecast while making your plans.

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