Make us your home page
Instagram
things to do

Things to do for Dec. 30-Jan. 4

Outback Bowl: Today is Beach Day for the marching bands and cheerleaders for the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes to compete in friendly contests at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., before the game at Raymond James Stadium on Wednesday. Tuesday brings a parade in Ybor City at 5:30 p.m.

First Flight: Wednesday will mark 100 years since Tony Jannus' first flight carrying a paying customer across the bay. The founder of Fantasy of Flight will re-enact it in his reproduction of the original Benoist airboat biplane. After a 9 a.m. celebration in St. Petersburg's yacht basin, the plane heads to Tampa's Peter O. Knight Airport.

date night

New Year's Eve: We've got loads of parties to consider, including Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff at the Seminole Hard Rock ($85 advance, $95 day of). There will be fireworks on Clearwater Beach, downtown St. Petersburg, Tampa's Channel District and Apollo Beach to ring in the new year. For more New Year's events, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.

B.B. King: The blues legend and his equally fabled guitar Lucille will put on a New Year's Eve show and an encore two days later at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre; 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. Thursday. $65-$200.

Carl Labove: Side Splitters is bringing in the veteran comic, a friend of the late Sam Kinison, for New Year's Eve shows ($17-$75) and performances through Sunday ($14-$18.50) at sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Neil Sedaka: The singer, pianist and composer who made breaking up hard to do brings 56 years' worth of songs to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $39-$80.

Ballet: The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre will bring Sleeping Beauty, a three-act ballet of the classic fairy tale set to the music of Tchaikovsky, to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday at 3 p.m. ($39-$80).

kids and family

Circus: Elephants and other animals parade through downtown Tampa starting at 10 a.m. today when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town. The circus opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets are $16-$70 at ringling.com.

Barkarilla the Pooch Parade: Check out the doggies trying to look daring as they parade at 2:30 p.m. Saturday down E Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. The $5 admission to the party at The Dirty Shame, 1929 E Seventh Ave. benefits local animal rescue organizations.

more to explore

Wallet take a hit lately? Find cheap date night ideas at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Things to do for Dec. 30-Jan. 4 12/29/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 30, 2013 12:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Innovocative Theatre company debuts with workmanlike production of 'Proof'

    Stage

    TAMPA — A new company debuts with Proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer-winning play. Innovocative Theatre, founded by Dunedin native Staci Sabarsky, is currently running productions out of Stageworks Theatre space. Sabarsky also directs and performs in the show.

    Dennis Duggan plays Robert Marie-Claude Tremblay plays Catherine in Innovocative Theatre's first production, Proof, by David Auburn. Photo courtesy of Staci Sabarsky.
  2. Drink of the week: Yalumba Y Series Viognier, South Australia 2016

    Bars & Spirits

    I've long wondered why viognier isn't a more popular wine. With its seductive floral aromas and luscious fruit flavors, it's one of my favorite whites.

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 26

    Events

    The Rocket Summer: Bryce Avary embarks on a 10th anniversary tour of the multi-instrumentalist's album Do You Feel. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $16. (813) 241-8600; crowbarlive.com.

    Bryce Avary of the Rocket Summer performs at Crowbar in Tampa on 7/26/17. Credit: Ben Zucker
  4. 21 fun places to escape the heat (or rain) and chill indoors in Tampa Bay

    Events

    A simple walk down the street this summer can feel like it takes years. With the humidity and the Florida sun blazing, no amount of time feels like enough to cool off in summer. To help you regulate, our critics and writers came up with a few places that encourage lingering for just ... a few ... more ... minutes.

  5. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 21: Tears of love and parting mark the beginning of the final leg of a pilgrim's journey.

    Travel

    Day 21: León to Hospital de Orbigo: 32.6 km, 8.75 hours. Total for Days 1-21 = 498 km (309 miles)