Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Top things to do this weekend: Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

RING LEADERS: Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair

It has been more than 25 years since Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair first squared off in a wrestling ring. Now they’re getting back together in Tampa for a face to face called Legends of the Ring: A Conversation About the Golden Age of Wrestling. It’s taking place Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe inside Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Jimmy Hart, the "Mouth of the South," will host the event. Two of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, these two men have outlived and outlasted many of their peers and also developed a healthy amount of respect for each another. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show is at 10. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. $145 and up; reserved seats $295 and up. Toll-free 1-866-502-7529. seminolehardrocktampa.com.

MORE GASPARILLA: Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade

We aren’t done with Gasparilla yet. On Saturday, the Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade brings illuminated floats, led by grand marshal USF president Judy Genshaft, rolling down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. And two of the parade’s most popular celebrities — Divorce Court’s Judge Lynn Toler and Jerry Springer — will be there again this year. The floats are accompanied by dozens of marching bands, local dignitaries and thousands of participants as they throw beads and doubloons to an estimated 100,000 spectators. The parade starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at Seventh Avenue and Nuccio Parkway. Free.

Click here to read an interview with Jerry Springer.

OPERATION FINALE: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann

The Florida Holocaust Museum on Saturday opens a blockbuster exhibition on the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, one of the most dramatic espionage stories in modern history. Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann details the daring abduction in Argentina and the globally broadcast trial of Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the logistics to transport millions of Jews to concentration camps. The exhibit puts visitors in the courtroom of the historic 1961 trial using video montages surrounding the actual bulletproof box Eichmann sat in. The intriguing story is in production as a movie, also called Operation Finale, starring Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac as Mossad agent Peter Malkin and Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann. The exhibit runs through July 15 at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, though it is closing at
3 p.m. Saturday for a sold-out gala that night. $16, $14 seniors, $8 ages 7-17, military/USF students/ages 6 and younger free. (727) 820-0100.

Read an interview with Avner Avraham, a former Mossad agent and curator of the exhibition, at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

   
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