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Plan your weekend Jan. 8-10: Ringling circus, Dreyfuss and 'Jaws' and toy pianos get their due

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Kids and family

Circus: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has returned to Tampa with big cats, bigger costumes and even bigger elephants (the big guys will retire in a couple of years). There will be eight performances at the Amalie Arena through Sunday with ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverso. $16-$70 at ringling.com.

Film

Jaws and Richard Dreyfuss: Saturday brings a rare opportunity to hear the Oscar-winning actor discuss Steven Spielberg's shark thriller at a 40th anniversary screening followed by a Q&A with the audience. 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50, $55, $75. (727) 791-7400. Get tickets atthecap.com.

Art

Sand mandala: Losang Samten, one of the greatest practitioners of the art of Buddhist sand mandalas, will be creating a mandala all this week and next at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. See the work in progress 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 255 Beach Drive NE, and enjoy the peaceful setting. You can stop in any time for a free look at the work in progress in the conservatory. But do make a point of checking out the museum's exhibits, especially the Buddha sculptures in the Asian Gallery. Museum admission is $17 adults; $15 seniors and military; $10 college students with ID and youths 7 to 18. Younger than 6 free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 255 Beach Drive NE.

Stage

Israel Horovitz's Lebensraum: The renowned playwright is doing his second residency with Jobsite Theater, and the creative team will give a post-show talkback opening night on Friday. The show runs through Jan. 31 at the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $28. jobsitetheater.org.

Music

Florida International Toy Piano Festival: Tinkle, tinkle little star of this music festival that would no-doubt please Schroeder and the Peanuts gang. The toy piano is taken seriously this weekend with composers, academics and performers from Europe and across the United States. Highlights include a concert by electronic piano duo Toyeurism (8 p.m. Friday at the Space at 2106 Main St., Tampa); "Deconstructed Disney," a performance of experimental Disney interpretations by Toyeurism and Jamison Williams (8 p.m. Saturday at the Space at 2106 Main); and a festival-closing multimedia collaboration between performers and visual artists (8 p.m. Sunday, MF Arts Ybor, 1616 E Second Ave., Ybor City). Some events are free; some require a ticket or donation of $10 or less. For a full schedule and ticket info, see TheNewMusicConflagration.org.

Beer

Home Brew Competition: You have what it takes? West Bay Public House hosts a Home Brew Competition Saturday at 3 p.m. The challenge pits home brewers' best beers and ales against others for the chance to win in different beer style categories. Guests sample the entries, with a Fork in the Road food truck on site to provide ballast. No limit to how many beers home brewers may enter; must bring at least 64 oz. per brew for competition. $5 to taste brews, free to enter the contest. 80 Clearwater-Largo Road S, Largo. (727) 588-4444.

Pets

Barkarilla: The Pooch Parade: Like a doggie Gasparilla, the sixth annual pirate pooch parade adds a pup crawl this year. Pirate up your pups and yourselves and head out to the patio at Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza in Ybor City Saturday for the Pooch Parade down the Seventh Avenue sidewalks at 2:30 p.m. There will be entertainment by Mr. Bones, a pirate float contest, pet photos, raffles and the crowning of a king and queen. Benefits animal charities. $5 for humans, dogs free. 1701 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-2056. Noon-5 p.m.

Waltz

The Florida Orchestra: Music director Michael Francis conducts cello soloist Maximilian Hornung for Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. The program includes Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales, Strauss Jr.'s Wiener Blut, H.K. Gruber's Charivari and Richard Strauss' suite from Der Rosenkavalier. Concerts start at 8 p.m. Friday at the Straz Center; 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne can be reached at swynne@tampabay.com. Follow @SharonKWn on Twitter.

Plan your weekend Jan. 8-10: Ringling circus, Dreyfuss and 'Jaws' and toy pianos get their due 01/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:17pm]
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