Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in North Pinellas May 13 and beyond

13 Today

Moonshiners' Tim Smith: Meet Tim Smith (of Discovery Channel's Moonshiners series) as he presents samplings of Climax Moonshine, and signs bottles (limited bottles for purchase). Must be 21 or older. 4-7 p.m. Free. B-21 Fine Wines & Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-5049. b-21.com.

Art to the Rescue: The annual art exhibit and fundraiser benefits the Dunedin Doggie Rescue. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Stirling Art Studio, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. (727) 433-1420.

Styx: Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips perform music from over four decades of chart hits. 38 Special opens. 8 p.m. $48.75-$98.75. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

14 Saturday

Barbecue Eats and Boogie Beats: Savor great barbecue, music from decades past, with dancing, silent auctions, memory photos with vintage cars, and cash bar. Tickets available at Tarpon Spring's Historic Train Depot Museum (160 E Tarpon Ave.), or call (727) 487-0059. 5:30-9 p.m. $30, plus cash bar. Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd.

Monopoly Night: A high-stakes game of Monopoly for adults including dinner buffet, auctions, prizes and fast-paced gaming with a real jail. Benefits Charity Works projects. 6 p.m. $125-$200. Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. (727) 447-2064. belleaircc.com.

Michael Carbonaro: The comic magician takes his truTV series The Carbonaro Effect on the road. 7:30 p.m. $36.50. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

15 Sunday

Undercover Boss Viewing Party: Gather at Hamburger Mary's in Tampa and Clearwater to watch the episode featuring Hamburger Mary's franchises, two owners (Brandon and Ashley Wright) and Kenny, a server at the Clearwater location. 9 p.m. No cover. Hamburger Mary's, 28910 U.S. 19. (727) 400-6996. hamburgermarys.com/tampa.

16 Monday

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week: Expanded celebration offers the chance to check out Clearwater's roster of restaurants, with prix fixe menus specially prepared by the chefs, from casual cuisine to fine dining; rate your experience for each restaurant for Best in Class, and have your restaurant "passport" stamped for a chance to win beach getaways. See website for participating restaurants. $15-$35 prix fixe menus; some offer lunch for $10-$15. clearwaterbeachrestaurantweek.com.

17 Tuesday

Momentum Awards: 9th Annual Momentum Awards will recognize businesses and individuals for their contribution to the betterment of downtown. 6:30 p.m. Free. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 204-6413.

18 Wednesday

Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Book Club: 7 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. (727) 943-4922.

19 Thursday

Laughing Stock: A small, scrappy New England theatre company rehearses and performs three shows at once, Hamlet, Charley's Aunt and Dracula, to avoid paying royalties. 7:30 p.m. $20, $10 students and military. Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

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