Monday, April 23, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 4

Tall Ship Lynx Visits St. Petersburg: The Lynx, a 122-foot long, 94-foot-tall square topsail schooner, will be open for dockside tours and public sailaways through April 14. Public tours start at 10 a.m. at the Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $6, 12 and younger free (tours); $65, $35 12 and younger (sailaway). Toll-free 1-866-446-5969.

Dave Foley: The comedian is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch show Kids in the Hall and the sitcom Newsradio. In recent years, he has returned to the world of standup. See him at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18. (813) 960-1197.

Rock the Park: Bring blankets and enjoy food and music at this monthly concert. Performing this month are Poetry N Lotion, Good Graeff and Samurai Shotgun. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Free.

Hair: It's all peace signs, tie-dye and love at the three-day run of the musical featuring Aquarius and Let the Sun Shine In. See the opening night performance at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50-$70. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Hannibal, 10 p.m., NBC A prequel series that's actually a decent idea: The serial killer doctor from The Silence of the Lambs helps FBI profiler Will Graham catch other killers. Except when he's out eating the population of Baltimore for dinner and trying to slash the agent with a Linoleum knife.

correction

The poetry reading Bellocq's Ophelia will be held in the HCC Ybor Plaza, at the southwest corner of Palm Avenue and 15th Street in Ybor City. An incorrect location was listed in Weekend, which is printed in advance.

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