Make us your home page

Plan your weekend Oct. 4-6

Plan your weekend


Keith Urban The country star and American Idol judge pushes the boundaries of country music with his new album, Fuse. And on Friday you can see him at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday. $29.25-$59; (813) 740-2446.


Romeo and Juliet St. Petersburg Opera Company opens its eighth season this weekend with 19th century French composer Charles Gounod's lush and moving treatment of their love story. Naturally the stage will include a major sword fight. But more important, the show offers some stunning examples of an opera composer's dramatic art. The three performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Performed in French with English supertitles. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.


FootGolf What? You never heard of FootGolf? The game is played using a soccer ball on a golf course where 21-inch diameter holes, 14 inches deep, have been carved into the turf. Players tee off and aim for the holes marked with red flags, kicking their way through the 9- or 18-hole course with as few shots as possible. The lowest score wins. FootGolf kicks off this weekend with two big events. A free FootGolf Open House is slated for Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. with a practice round at 4 p.m. for those who have pre-registered for Sunday's Tampa Bay FootGolf Open. Sunday registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with tee off beginning at 1 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Regular FootGolf will be available weekend afternoons beginning Oct. 12. Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. Visit or call the Pro Shop at (727) 518-3024.


Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival This is the 24th year for this festival, which runs Friday through Oct. 12 at Tampa Theatre, and weekdays only at BayWalk 20 in St. Petersburg. Opening the festival at Tampa Theatre is a free showing of The Happy Sad, examining bisexual curiosity among two Manhattan couples The story's legit stage roots (adapted by Ken Urban from his play) constantly show but the performances are ever-watchable. Tickets are $15 for Friday's 10:30 p.m. party at the Vault, 611 N Franklin St. in Tampa. The opening-night movie begins at 8 p.m. but the festivities begin at 7 on the orange carpet leading into Tampa Theatre, hosted by fashion designer and online personality Jorge Alvarado. Also free of charge is Saturday's first offering Fit (10:30 a.m.), a youth-centered dance revolution against homophobic bullying in schools. All other festival screenings cost $10 for non-pass holders, with a $2 discount for students with proper ID. Visit for information.


Hooters 30th birthday What a wingding! Hooters is turning 30 on Friday, and this week the titillating wing house is having a weeklong series of deals and celebrations leading up to its milestone birthday. On Friday, numbered tickets will be distributed to party guests at all 452 locations for an 8 p.m. national TV reveal on FOX Sports 1, when ex-Bucs coach Jon Grudin announces one winner at each location of free chicken wings for a year. Lynne Austin, one of the first Hooters girls and a former Playboy Playmate of the Month, will be at the Original Hooters, 2800 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, on Friday, along with numerous other original Hooters Girls, including Miss Hooters International 2013 Marissa Raisor, who is also the Hooters calendar cover girl for 2014. They'll all sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Plan your weekend Oct. 4-6 10/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 17: Think 11 miles of nothing but straight trail and open, flat fields sounds easy? Think again.


    Day 17: Villarmentero de Campos to Lédigos: 33.5 km, 10.25 hours. Total for Days 1-17 = 394 km (245 miles)

  2. Tom Sawyer with a revolver? Twain house has live 'Clue' game


    HARTFORD, Conn. — Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens' billiard room with a revolver?

    In this July 14 photo, actor Dan Russell, left, portraying the character Arkansas from Mark Twain's book Roughing it, responds to a question from 10-year-old Emma Connell, center, of Arizona during a "Clue" tour at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn. The tour allows visitors to interact with Twain characters while playing a live-action version of the board game. [AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb]
  3. Until this song, Alan Parsons Project stood on much higher ground


    Listening to yesterday's Keats song made me pine for more Alan Parsons Project music and today we dig deeper into their catalogue with Standing On Higher Ground.

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23


    Marie Antoinette: Freefall 411: A contemporary look at the historic pariah looks at Marie Antoinette through the lens of society's obsession with celebrity. Through August 13. A brief talk prior to the performance provides insight to the production. 1 p.m., show starts at 2 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central …

    Lucas Wells as King Louis XVI, left, and Megan Rippey as Marie Antoinette in Freefall Theatre's "Marie Antoinette."
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 22


    Snooty the Manatee's 69th Birthday Bash: Snooty, documented by Guinness World Records as the oldest known manatee in captivity, turns 69 and celebrates with children's games, art activities, cookies, drinks , interaction with Snooty the mascot and reduced price museum admission. 10 a.m., South Florida Museum, 201 …

    Snooty the manatee poses for a photo Thursday morning while three young manatees are unloaded from Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa Thursday morning at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
PAUL VIDELA/ 12/20/07