Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 2

Einstein on Food and Wine: MOSI's 18th annual fundraiser event features wines, champagne, culinary treats from area restaurants, plus music and a silent auction. VIP ticketholders can meet hunky Fabio Viviani, above, of Bravo's Top Chef. Benefits MOSI education programs. Must be 21 or older to attend. Be there at 7 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $80, $60 members. (813) 987-6000.

Willie Nelson: The 79-year-old legend of outlaw country music is joined in this concert by his son Lukas Nelson. See them at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $48.50-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Monster Jam: Giant car-crushing custom-designed trucks are back. Go early for tailgating from 2 to 5 p.m. to get a close-up view of the trucks and meet the drivers during the "Party in the Pits." The main event begins at 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. $15-$35. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

Hay Fever: Each member of the Bliss family invites a guest without consulting the other's in Noel Coward's comedy of bad manners. See it at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center in Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Singing Tree: The duo combines folk and classical music at 7:30 p.m. at University of Tampa Sykes Chapel, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-3333

The Piano Lesson: After arriving in Pittsburgh from the South, Boy Willie decides to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations for some quick cash. See August Wilson's play at 3 and 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $39-$49; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

TO WATCH

Second Annual NFL Honors, 9 p.m., CBS Alec Baldwin hosts the awards show for NFL players, who go through life oh-so-unappreciated. If only there was some kind of trophy they could win.

Betty & Coretta, 8 p.m., Lifetime Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett play Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King in a movie about the widows of Malcolm X and MLK. Sounds kinda interesting, actually.

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