Saturday, January 20, 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Parks and Recreation, 9 p.m., NBC: Leslie wants to get rid of some outdated Pawnee laws.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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Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPA Charles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event. The details in Hessemer’s oil painting s...
Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Fans of notorious street artist and activist Banksy won’t have to travel too far to see one of his original pieces, thanks to an exhibit opening on Jan. 27 at the Outer Space Gallery in Winter Haven. The "Haight Street Rat" will be on display, on the...
Published: 01/18/18
Updated: 01/19/18
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

Peter Mayle, whose international bestseller A Year in Provence sent countless tourists to the vineyards and lavender fields of Southern France, has died.In an email, Mr. Mayle’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, reported that he died Thursday in a hospital...
Published: 01/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

FestivalsFlorida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo and Rodeo: The three-day event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville. Features ...
Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

On Saturday, the kids get first crack at the booty from the pirates at the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, the annual alcohol-free party on Bayshore Boulevard. To kick off the season of Jose Gaspar, the fictitious marauder whose legend has...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

TAMPA — Jose Gaspar, mythical pirate, meet Lord Stanley of Preston. Hang out, get to know one another, have as much fun as possible during the wrinkle in time that makes possible what will likely be a one-time-only encounter. Next weekend, th...
Published: 01/18/18
Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

Tampa native Julie Harris worked for the City of Tampa for 22 years, under four mayoral administrations, until retiring as director of communications and neighborhood liaison in 2003.Her familiarity with Southeast Seminole Heights and countless conta...
Published: 01/18/18