Make us your home page

Plan your weekend March 29-31

Plan your weekend

Holiday hop

Easter We have a full basket of events to choose from, a scuba-diving Easter Bunny at the Florida Aquarium Friday through Sunday, a helicopter egg drop Saturday at 11 a.m. in Dunedin's Highlander Park and loads more to be found at


Seinfield and Miller We've got two popular comics in town this weekend, Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller. Seinfeld, the king of "nothing," has two shows on Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. There are limited tickets available for early show. $49-$79. And acerbic Saturday Night Live alum Dennis Miller performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $42.50, $52.50, $62.50, $69. (727) 893-7832.


When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) An old man who was once a superb chef unfolds a mysterious story when a young reporter comes to interview him in prison. This show at American Stage runs through April 21. Tickets are $29 for Wednesday matinees; $39 Tues.-Thurs. nights and Sat.-Sun. matinees; $49 Fri.-Sat. nights; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.


Cuban Sandwich Festival Who has the best Cuban sandwich in the state? Find out at this festival in honor of the sandwich so important to Tampa that its city council passed a resolution calling it their own. More than 20 restaurants from across the state compete in the Cuban Sandwich Smackdown. Register at the event to join area celebrity judges and vote for the winner. The festival also includes Latino food for sale, art, live music, dance performances and more. Free. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-2442. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jersey boys

The Midtown Men The four actor-singers from the original cast of Jersey Boys, the hit Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, have got the sound of Sherry, Let's Hang On, Working My Way Back to You and other Seasons songs down solid. The quartet, backed by a seven-piece band, is now on tour with a show that also features '60s staples like the Beatles' Can't Buy Me Love, the Turtles' Happy Together and the Zombies' Time of the Season. The Midtown Men perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $35, $45. (727) 791-7400;

Take the kids

Blast Friday This monthly street party in downtown Clearwater brings a free concert by country-rock veterans Pure Prairie League, so expect Amie ("What you wanna do?") to get stuck in your head all weekend. The family-friendly celebration will also have vendors, food, activities, contests and entertainment in the 400 block of Cleveland Street. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Plan your weekend March 29-31 03/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Spaceballs 2 could really happen, Mel Brooks says


    When Mel Brooks talks about a sequel to Spaceballs, ‘80s fans are tempted to politely smile and nod our heads. It’s a joke, we figure, because how can you possibly recapture the magic of the 1987 Star Wars spoof, especially since John Candy has passed away. 

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23


    Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons: The original Jersey boy himself has produced hits like Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, December '63 and Grease during his long-lasting career both solo and with the Four Seasons. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, …

    Saint PAUL, MN - JULY 25: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons perform at the 2010 Starkey Hearing Foundation 10th Annual "So the World May Hear" Gala at Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 25, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Frankie Valli
  3. Painted with suspense


    TAMPA — Sometimes a show comes along that does everything. It engages the senses on every level, tells a story that feels real and keeps you guessing to the end.

    Ned Averill-Snell, left, plays Latham and Landon Green is Stumpy, two working class painters working to convert a loft for a well-off couple.
  4. Review: ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' remake should be left in a corner


    It seems as if nothing is sacred anymore.

    Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin in ABC's Dirty Dancing remake.
  5. Restaurant review: Tampa wine bar Cru Cellars also a worthy spot to indulge in sophisticated plates

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA -- One of the joys of writing about businesses in a particular market over a long period of time is watching some of them find their footing, mature and blossom. Cru Cellars has seriously come into its own.

    Citrus Panzanella, with blood orange, grapefruit, orange, fennel and crouton, at Cru Cellars in Tampa.