Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Plan your weekend Oct. 14-16: Amy Schumer, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Jurassic Quest, Pops in the Park

Plan your weekend

Comedy

Amy Schumer: The first female comic to headline Madison Square Garden or to win an Emmy for a sketch series continues her hot streak with a huge show in Tampa's Amalie Arena on Sunday. See what she has to say when she's back in Tampa, the "horrendous" city that appears in a story in her bestselling book about a great one-night stand. The show is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $35.25 and up. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Music

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: It's been a tough year for this annual festival after two of its 2016 headliners, Gregg Allman and then replacement Daryl Hall, were forced to back out of the lineup due to illness. But there's still an array of diverse talent at Clearwater's long-running festival, which once again blends funk, pop, soul and Americana into its formerly jazz-only mix. Today brings Kool and the Gang and the Commodores, and Friday brings Big Easy superstars Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Replacing Daryl Hall at the top of the bill Saturday is British reggae-pop act UB40. Doors open at 2 p.m., and there will be fireworks at 10:45. On Sunday, the fest's Americana day closes with Grace Potter. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $16 per day, $26 for Saturday and Sunday and $52 for the weekend. For a full schedule see clearwaterjazz.com.

Classical rock

Florida Orchestra rocks Genesis: The British rock band's versatility will shine on Friday when the Florida Orchestra performs the Music of Genesis with special guest Daryl Stuermer, the guitarist who replaced Steve Hackett in 1977. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$65. (727) 892-5798. themahaffey.com.

Take the kids

Jurassic Quest: The traveling dinosaur exhibit makes its first stop in Tampa this weekend, bringing 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs to the Florida State Fairgrounds. Kids can excavate fossils, climb and ride and see a display of real fossils to sneak in some education. A walking schedule starts at 10:30 a.m., in which several adolescent dinosaurs take a walk around Jurassic Quest for half an hour. Yes, you can pet them. $20, $18 seniors/military, $15 ages 2-12. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (936) 588-3332. 3-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. jurassicquest.com.

Halloween

A Night at the Museum: The Tampa Bay History Center invites families come run into pirates, explorers, Florida pioneers and even the Ghostbusters as they trick-or-treat among the exhibits. There's a costume contest, a magician and kid-friendly activities. $12, $10 children. Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Picnic

Pops in the Park: One of the most popular days of the year to picnic is when the Florida Orchestra brings a free show of Broadway and film scores as well as classical favorites to Tampa and St. Petersburg. Saturday in Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, there will be a canned food drive and fireworks after the show. Then on Sunday, the orchestra performs in River Tower Park, 401 E Bird St., Tampa. No fireworks there, but canned goods will be collected. Both shows start at 7 p.m.

Movies

25-cent movies at Tampa Theatre: The historic movie house is celebrating its 90th birthday and on Saturday will roll back admission to 1926 prices of just 25 cents for movies: Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo (11:45 a.m.), the 2011 Oscar-winning silent film tribute The Artist (3:15 p.m.), Buster Keaton's silent 1928 comedy The Cameraman (7 p.m.) accompanied by the theater's Mighty Wurlitzer organ and Oscar winner Cinema Paradiso (10:10 p.m.). Tickets available only for cash at the theater's box office, 711 Franklin St., Tampa.

Art

Free Family Day at Tampa Museum Of Art: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Tampa Museum of Art will have a free family day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy hands-on art activities, live entertainment, cultural performances, food tastings and more. Docents also will be on hand to take you through the current exhibitions at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, near Ashley Drive at Polk Street. (813) 274-8130. tampamuseum.org.

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