Friday, July 20, 2018
Events

Plan your weekend June 10-12: Journey, Star Wars Night at the Rays, Kidz Bop

Plan your weekend

Concert

Journey, Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason: You never know when you might witness a rare collaboration when these legends perform Friday at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. They have been stepping in at unexpected moments during the tour. Even if the three bands don't share a stage, it'll be a night of wall-to-wall hits, including the new national anthem, Don't Stop Believin'. Show time is 7 p.m. Friday at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25 and up. (813) 740-2446. livenation.com.

Baseball

Star Wars Night at the Rays: Costumes are encouraged Saturday, and there will be photo opportunities with characters from the 501st Legion, the local band of costume enthusiasts so good that George Lucas has used them in promotional events. Lots of music and sights from the movies will be shown throughout the game when the Tampa Bay Rays battle the Dark Side — er, the Houston Astros. But the best part is the night's giveaway: the Chris Archer stormtrooper bobblehead, given to ticket holders while supplies last. The game is at 4:10 p.m. Saturday. Ticket prices vary by game. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.

Take the kids

Kidz Bop Kids: The family-friendly quartet that performs pop music cover tunes, has become a media empire, selling more Top 10 albums than Bruce Springsteen or Madonna. The Kidz Bop Kids: Life of the Party tour brings pop songs and dance moves in an interactive show at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday. $25-$35. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com.

Live music

Music on Main Streets: More than two dozen venues in the Grand Central District, the EDGE District and Deuces Live Main Street in St. Petersburg are hosting a weeklong celebration of live music through Sunday. You can find the lineup of the free shows at facebook.com/StPeteMainStreets. It includes singer-songwriter night at the Queens Head, 2501 Central Ave., on Friday and folk duo Chant the Trees 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Creative Clay, 1114 Central Ave.

Stage

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche: Stageworks Theatre concludes the season with a comedy that mashes up 1950s America with contemporary camp, inviting audiences to the 1956 breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. Nuclear annihilation looms large, but may not be quite as important as the society's annual quiche-tasting contest. The show opens at 8 p.m. Friday and runs through June 26 at 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30, seniors $25, students and military $15. A preview tonight is $15. (813) 374-2416. stageworkstheatre.org.

Tap

Beer Project: The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg quenches thirsts 7 to 10 p.m. Friday with its Beer Project: Beer + Art Lounge and on Saturday, home brewers can show off their best brews. Local breweries take on the museum's challenge Friday to create unique, small-batch brews that connect with featured museum works such as Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of death, and George Inness' Early Moonrise. The event benefits the museum's art conservation fund, and tickets are $55 advance, $65 at door. Guests must be 21 or older and the price includes beer, Pilsner glass, brewers collector cards, wine, food and galleries. From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, home brewers can show off their best brews at the museum; tickets for that are $30 at the door. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Get outside

World Oceans Day Clean-up: This weekend Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is calling all kayakers, canoers, paddleboarders, boaters, divers and anyone else who wants to pitch in to spend Saturday morning cleaning up local waterways. There are several spots staked out along the Hillsborough River, including Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., and Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St. in Tampa. From 9-11 a.m. Saturday, volunteers will aim to make the waterways trash-free. Register online, sign waiver forms and download the Marine Debris Tracker app at keeptampabaybeautiful.org.

Date night

Second Saturday ArtWalk: The monthly art hop in St. Petersburg has become a sprawling event that is more trolley tour than sidewalk stroll. It includes galleries and studios in five arts districts in or near downtown, and many use the evening to introduce new shows. All participating venues will remain open until 9 p.m. and free trolleys begin their runs at 5 p.m. For a map of galleries and trolley stops and routes, go to stpeteartsalliance.org. Don't miss glass artist Duncan McClellan's multi-functioning space with a hot shop, gallery, entertainment areas and garden. There will be a glass-blowing demonstration during ArtWalk beginning at 6:15 p.m. Live jazz begins at 8 p.m., and there's a cash bar. As with all venues in the ArtWalk, admission is free. The gallery is located at 2342 Emerson Ave., S.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at [email protected] Follow @SharonKWn.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday July 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday July 22

Safety Last!: Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classic Movie Series throws in a true classic this week with the iconic silent film Safety Last! (1923) accompanied by music performed on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St....
Updated: 6 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 21

Chicago & Reo Speedwagon: Two of the most successful, legendary and critically acclaimed rock bands perform some of their greatest hits and more. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$129.50. (813) 740-2446....
Updated: 6 hours ago
Review: Kent Wascom's 'New Inheritors' a novel of love, power on the gulf coast

Review: Kent Wascom's 'New Inheritors' a novel of love, power on the gulf coast

When a woman looks at the hands of the toddler who will become the main character of The New Inheritors, she sees "written in the lines of his palms a bird’s vision of the rivers and creeks that fanned across the region of his birth, the upper ...
Published: 07/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

Rascal Flatts: American country band will perform with special guests Dan +Shay and Carly Pearce. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $21-$85.75. (813) 740-2446. Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd: The concert serie...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Well, the bad news is that Blue Torch Cigars & Winery is not actually a winery. That combination seemed too ambitious to fly under my radar, as Blue Torch had since its opening this year, and that ended up being true.While it’s a curious name for wha...
Published: 07/19/18

Hernando Events for July 27

Events28 SaturdayWalking Sticks Club: Perry Oldenburg: The club will meet at Perry Oldenberg Wildlife and Environmental Area located off Deer Run Road, north of Brooksville. Registration is required. Those attending will learn about the history of Pe...
Published: 07/19/18
Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

When Paul Reiser returned to standup comedy a few years ago, younger comics couldn’t figure him out. "All the younger comics would say, ‘Are you doing a special?’ I’d go no," said Reiser, 62. "‘What, are you getting rea...
Published: 07/19/18
Top events this weekend: Rascal Flatts, #MomTruths comedy, Metrocon, swimsuit bar crawl

Top events this weekend: Rascal Flatts, #MomTruths comedy, Metrocon, swimsuit bar crawl

MusicConcerts: Country band Rascal Flatts boot scoots through Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday ($21-$85.75). Saturday, rock-reggae-hip-hop fusion band Slightly Stoopid perform at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg ($25-$40.98), while ...
Published: 07/19/18
Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

For many sufferers of celiac disease, going out for a pint typically means ordering a cider. But brewers have worked hard to provide a reasonable analog for gluten-free drinkers, offering a range of brews produced from grains like sorghum and rice.Mo...
Published: 07/19/18
What’s on stage this week: Hawk & Wayne does politics, Opera Tampa toasts Gilbert & Sullivan

What’s on stage this week: Hawk & Wayne does politics, Opera Tampa toasts Gilbert & Sullivan

OPEN SEASON: TRUST METwo candidates will square off Friday to debate one of the hottest topics of the political season: immigration. You can see them in action at the First Unity Spiritual Campus, where you also may spot campaign staffers, managers a...
Published: 07/18/18
Updated: 07/19/18