Thursday, January 18, 2018
Events

Plan your weekend: Mother's Day, WaZoo BeerFest

Plan your weekend

Call your mother

Mother's Day: Luckily for last-minute shoppers, a number of attractions are free for moms Sunday including the Tampa Museum of Art, and it's the last week to see Spanish artist Jaume Plensa's large-scale sculptures, on show through May 15. Also Dinosaur World, the Tampa Bay History Center and the Glazer Children's Museum offer Mom free admission. Find more Mother's Day deals and events at TampaBay.com/holiday.

Music

Florida Orchestra rocks: The orchestra celebrates the music of the Police, also known as Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. A cover band will join the orchestra for performances of the post-punk icon's five-album legacy. Selections include Roxanne, Walking on the Moon, Every Breath You Take and more. It starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$65. (727) 892-5798. themahaffey.com.

Beer

WaZoo BeerFest: With more than 250 beers and beverages from around the world on Saturday, this is the 21st year for this all-inclusive tropical tasting party. But this year it has been moved up to spring. Here's hoping for cooler weather and no summer downpour. More areas of the zoo open for viewing, as well as outdoor games like corn hole. The party starts at 8 p.m. at the zoo at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $65, $50 members and $35 for the designated driver through Friday. They go up to $10 on the day of at lowryparkzoo.com/wazoo.

Hip-hop

Young Thug: The raspy Atlanta eccentric is neck and neck with Future in terms of productivity the last 12 months, dropping at least five mixtapes (including his entire Slime trilogy) with another on the way. His flamboyant fashion sense and space-cadet persona give him an otherworldly aura, which might be why Kanye West recruited him for his latest odyssey, The Life of Pablo. 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ritz, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $29.50 and up. (813) 247-2555. t heritzybor.com.

Film

Tampa Pitcher Show fundraiser: Could this be the last Pitcher show? For years, Tampa Pitcher Show has been a refuge for Tampa Bay's independent filmmaking scene. Times have changed and Tampa Pitcher Show apparently isn't aging well and an expensive digital projection setup is causing other expenses to mount. A bunch of local filmmakers are raising funds Saturday to keep Tampa Pitcher Show "open as long as possible." Admission is $10, including five raffle tickets. Doors opens at noon for seven hours of shoestring cinema with titles like Mombie and Gynecologist: The Musical and a performance by standup comedian Nicole Lauren. Tampa Pitcher Show is located at 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. (813) 963-0578. tampapitchershow.net.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, [email protected] Follow @SharonKWn.

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