Friday, December 15, 2017

Updated: Bryan Adams, Jurassic Quest, Chris Tucker, Winefest, more canceled or postponed by Hurricane Irma

The threat of Hurricane Irma means making weekend plans can be tricky. Some organizers and theme parks are putting out word about postponements and refunds.

If you have an event that has been canceled or postponed, email [email protected] to alert us of the change.

Follow @thingstodotampa for updates.


Improv: Comic Corey Holcomb's shows Friday-Sunday are canceled but the Ybor City club is bringing in their favorite local comics for "Irmageddon." Featured comics are Michael Murillo, William Sloan, Rio Paris, John Jacobs and more at 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. $5. Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000.

Steve Earle and the Dukes: The Grammy-winning country singer's soldout show at Clearwater's Capital Theatre has been postponed, but a new date has not been announced yet.

Two-Headed Calf Festival: The festival of oddities at the St. Petersburg Museum of History announced the party is "mooo-ving" to Sept. 16. Tickets already purchased will be honored on that date. $30-40. (727) 894-1052. In addition, the museum will be closed starting Friday through Monday to prepare for Hurricane Irma.

Adam Ant: The New Wave icon has postponed his Friday concert at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, but promises to reschedule.

Bryan Adams: The singer announced he has rescheduled Florida tour dates, including a stop at Clearwater's Coachman Park on Sunday. Tickets will be honored for the new date, which will be announced soon.

Chris Tucker and D.L. Hughley: Friday's comedy show at Amalie Arena has been rescheduled to Oct. 7. All tickets for the original date are valid for the rescheduled date, no exchanges needed. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Tampa Theatre Winefest: Best announcement of the day: "Tampa Theatre has made the very uncool decision to postpone our WineFest 2017: "Wine's World" fundraiser to a later date."

Tampa Boat Show: The Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday postponed the Tampa Boat Show planned for this weekend to Oct. 13-15 because of the threat of Hurricane Irma. The convention had been expected to draw 15,000 people for more than 500 boat displays and 180-plus exhibits. Have a ticket but can't go on Oct. 13-15? To request a refund, contact Debbie Harewood at [email protected]

Jurassic Quest: The animatronic dinosaur adventure that was scheduled for the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa this weekend has been canceled. No word yet on a rescheduled date.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Blackberry Smoke: The Southern rockers' show at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Saturday has been postponed.

City: The Tampa Museum of Art's fashion fundraising gala will have to find another weekend to transform into a mini New York City. Saturday's gala has been postponed because getting a flight into Tampa was just about impossible even for fashion icon Susanne Bartsch. Stay tuned on for a new date.

Remembering Snooty: A community memorial and museum open house for the beloved 69-year-old manatee at the South Florida Museum has been rescheduled for Sept. 24.

Guy Harvey Weekend: Busch Gardens has moved events featuring the marine wildlife artist from this weekend to Dec. 16-17. Guests who purchased tickets to Painting on the Wild Side will automatically be refunded.

Author Lisa Unger: The library fundraiser lunch with the New York Times bestselling author has been postponed to Oct. 13. See for tickets.

Author Mike McIntire: The talk by the author of Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul of College Sports hsa been moved to Oct. 22 at the Oxford Exchange

Imagination Gala: The Glazer Children's Museum's annual fundraiser Friday is canceled.

Ellis Paul: The acoustic folk singer-songwriter's show Saturday at the Attic in Tampa has been canceled. The club said it will be rescheduled on a later date.

John Moreland: The Oklahoma singer-songwriter's Tuesday show at the Straz Center has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. "We plan to reschedule the dates, so please stay tuned for further updates," he said in a news release.

Sound of Gospel: The show Saturday at the Palladium in St. Petersburg has been postponed to March 4.

Skinhead speech: A program called "A Former Skinhead Speaks Out Against Hate" scheduled for Thursday at Eckerd College has been postponed. A future date will be announced, the college said.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs will not play the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday as was scheduled, the NFL has announced. They will instead play the Dolphins in Miami on Nov. 19.

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Ben Gleib: The comedian was scheduled to perform at Side Splitters Thursday-Sunday, but all shows have been canceled. There aren't any current plans to reschedule.

The Flick: All performances, events and operations at the Straz Center have been canceled Saturday-Sunday, that includes two performances of Jobsite Theater's The Flick. Tickets for these performances will be honored through the run of the show, which closes on Sept. 24.

Diversity Day: This program scheduled for Friday at Station Square Park has been canceled.

DIY Tips: The do it yourself session with HGTV's Design Star winner Jennifer Bertrand at G. Fried Flooring in Brandon has been rescheduled to Oct. 13-14.

Night Market: LocalShops1's first DTSP Night Market, scheduled for Thursday night, has been canceled. A new date will be scheduled soon.

Night in the Islands: The Greek party on the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks on Saturday has been canceled.

Taste of Trinity: Saturday's foodie event in New Port Richey has been canceled. It will be rescheduled.

The Fit Foodie Festival: The Clearwater event on Saturday has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in the coming weeks.

World Suicide Prevention Day: The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's event Saturday at at the Haley VA Center in Tampa has been canceled.

Masonic Band Concert: A free concert by the Masonic Band of St. Petersburg planned for Sunday at the Masonic Home, 3100 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, has been canceled. No plans to reschedule.

Mobile Collection Event: The Pinellas County Mobile Collection event planned for this Saturday at the SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S, has been canceled. Organizers will try to reschedule the event at a later date.

PSTA Groundbreaking: PSTA's groundbreaking for the Clearwater Beach Transit Center on Thursday morning has been canceled. The organization will reschedule.

POW ceremony: Bay Pines VA Health Care System's planned POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept. 12, has been postponed.

Tampa Bay United: Hillsborough's biggest youth soccer organization has closed all fields and canceled all games through the weekend.

Florida Holocaust Museum: The St. Petersburg museum is closing early on Thursday and will remain closed through Monday.

Palmetto Historical Park: The park and the Agricultural Museum are closed through Tuesday. Plans are to re-open on Wednesday.

Modest Mouse: The Friday concert in Orlando has been canceled.

Original Hooters to Hooters: The Clearwater 10K and 5K has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Clearwater Libraries: All branches in the Clearwater Library System as well as non-essential city facilities (recreation centers and city office buildings) will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame gala: The induction ceremony and gala originally scheduled for Friday has been postponed. Organizers intend to reschedule the event at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in the near future.

Gulfport Casino: All activities on Saturday and Sunday, including the volleyball activities on Gulfport Beach, are canceled.

Kid's Art Fest: The Dunedin Fine Art Center family event on Saturday has been canceled.

Markets and Mentors: Saturday's craft boutique fundraiser for Red Tent will be rescheduled.

Diversity Day: The family event at Clearwater's Station Square Park has been canceled.

Lowry Park Zoo: Closed Friday, advises that you check their social media accounts for updates.

Florida Aquarium: The aquarium remains open for now, but will close on Sunday. The outside patio, including the Splash Pad, will be closed Friday starting at 2 p.m. and will remain closed throughout the storm.

Glazer Children's Museum: Closed through Monday. Also, Friday's Imagination Gala has been postponed.

St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club: The weekly Friday Night Shuffle is canceled as the club will be closed.

YMCA: Locations in Hillsborough and east Pasco counties are closing facilities on Sunday and also cancelling all programs, classes and events scheduled for Monday.

St. Anthony's Hospital Volunteer Recruitment Fair: The event, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, has been postponed.


Outdoor concerts: We are keeping a close eye on some concert venues. No decision yet on Depeche Mode next week at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa and Ritz Ybor is making flood plans but doesn't expect any shows to be affected.

SCHOOLS: Here's how Tampa Bay schools are handling Hurricane Irma

Rock the Universe: The huge Christian music concert series is a go on Friday but it called off Saturday's show at Universal Orlando. Check out the event details at

Second Saturday Artwalk: The trolleys will not be running in downtown St. Petersburg for Artwalk Saturday evening; however, some of the galleries and studios do plan on being open, so check with your favorite gallery/studio for any further details.

Legoland: The Winter Haven theme park on Tuesday announced that it will allow cancelation or changes to tickets or vacation packages if a hurricane warning is issued for the Polk County area or the area guests are traveling from, within seven days of their visit. See for details. "Based on the storm's trajectory and any warnings issued for our area, we will continue to post updated communications on our website and social media channels," a park statement said.

Walt Disney World: Saturday's Night of Joy and Sunday's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party have been called off . For vacationers, the theme park's policy is that if a hurricane warning is issued for the Orlando area — or for your residence — within seven days of your scheduled arrival date, you may reschedule or cancel your without any fees imposed by Disney. For more details see

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