Sunday, May 27, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 18

Jillian Michaels: For 11 seasons, Michaels has starred on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Now, she brings her Maximize Your Life show to Clearwater to share her keys to health, success and happiness to harness your potential, kickstart your goals and live an exceptional life. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49–$75. (727) 791-7400.

Sunscreen Film Festival: The 8th annual festival kicks off today with an opening night screening of Hecho en México and party at NOVA 535, with more events and screenings throughout the weekend. Go to sunscreenfilmfestival.com for a complete schedule. It starts at 10 a.m. at Baywalk 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $35 per day. (727) 259-8417.

David Benoit and Brian Culbertson; Piano2Piano: The two high-profile contemporary jazz pianists join together to perform some of their best-known compositions on two acoustic grand pianos. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $42.50–$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

Lewis Black: The acerbic comic, actor and author has a love/hate relationship with America that he expresses — often loudly — in his standup routine. See him at 8 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $39.50. (813) 229-7827.

Happy Birthday Crossword Puzzles: Join Washington Post crossword constructor Merl Reagle in honoring the 100th birthday of the crossword puzzle with a discussion on crosswords and using the English language as a "playground." Reagle will also play a game of "25 Questions" with the audience, give out prizes and conduct a question and answer session. It all starts at 6 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620.

To watch

Parks and Recreation, 9 p.m., NBC: Leslie wants to get rid of some outdated Pawnee laws. The one forbidding women from serving in politics probably will cause some problems.

Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell, 10 p.m., Food: A Cuban cafe is celebrating 50 years by looking for a new chef. It must be safe to say the kitchen didn't operate that way all five decades.

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With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

TAMPA — Behind the construction walls near the carousel at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, hammers, saws and power drills made a racket in the blazing Friday heat. A raft full of 100-pound water jugs took test trips on the new Roaring Springs ride set ...
Published: 05/25/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Sacred Art Tour of the Tibetan Monks: Eight Dalai Lama-sanctioned monks from India are creating a sand mandala of the Green Tara, a female representation of the Buddha of Compassion. During opening ceremonies, the monks will chant, play long Tibetan ...
Published: 05/25/18
Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day is a time to say "thank you" to our veterans. The following is a list of free offers for them to enjoy. Some even last all summer.• Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests get free admission to the th...
Published: 05/25/18
Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Due to its salacious scripted story lines mixed with choreographed violence, professional wrestling is often referred to as a kind of soap opera. But Palm Harbor’s John Crowther sees it differently. Professional wrestling, he said, is a comic book st...
Published: 05/25/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival: In addition to cocktails, music headliners today are Everclear and Fastball. 11 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $20-$30 single day; $35, $40 at door (if available) for two-day tickets; VIP $100-$225. ...
Published: 05/25/18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 26

97X Barbecue, Music and Arts Festival: Alt-rock station 97X expands the annual Memorial Day weekend music festival to show love to all arts with a display by local artists and a music line-up including The Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah and the Lion,...
Published: 05/25/18
Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Published: 05/24/18
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

TAMPA — The Ballet Nacional de Cuba performed Giselle, its signature ballet, on Wednesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty-four dancers charmed a packed house, culminating in about two hours an effort that took more tha...
Published: 05/24/18
Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Lakeland’s a little out of the way, but I’m always eager to check out the bar scene there when passing through or attending an event. Every place I’ve visited just seems so pleasant.I regret missing the boat on the city’s first brewery, Lakeland Brew...
Published: 05/24/18
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

The saga of Barley Mow Brewing Company and its eventual offshoot/successor Sea Drift Ales & Lagers is a complicated one. The most interesting part is how the latter came to be as a result of brewery-distributor tensions, in which Barley Mow pulled an...
Published: 05/24/18