Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Events

On your radar: Pink, Hilary Hahn and the New York Yankees

Pink: On her Truth About Love Tour, the singer returns to Tampa for her first local headlining show since 2006 at Jannus Landing. Now she's bringing her ever-growing catalog of hits including Get the Party Started, Who Knew and Blow Me (One Last Kiss) — not to mention all those high-wire stage performances and Swedish rockers. The Hives open the show at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $36.75-$96.75. (813) 301-2500.

Hilary Hahn: Violinist Hilary Hahn's probing interpretations, technical brilliance and commitment to new music has helped her bring her love of classical music to a diverse audience. She performs at 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $45. (813) 229-7827.

New York Yankees Spring Training: Looking to get a head start on the season? Skip out of the office a bit early to see the Yanks face off against the Baltimore Orioles. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. at George M. Steinbrenner Field, One Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa. $17-$33. (813) 875-7753.

The Piano Lesson: If you haven't seen this August Wilson play yet, this is your last week to catch it. 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. It's at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

To watch

Season premiere; Psych, 10 p.m., USA: Shawn seeks revenge for his dad's shooting and a main character gets married. Oh, please, don't let the person getting married be the one who shot Shawn's dad.

Series premiere; Boston's Finest, 9 p.m., TNT: Donnie Wahlberg gets all nostalgic and produces a reality series about Boston cops. We wonder if any of those cops arrested his brother Mark.

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Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

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Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

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Published: 02/19/18
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

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The American Library Association announced its 2018 Youth Media Award winners Monday during its midwinter meeting in Denver.The annual awards honor books, video and audio for children and young adults and are highly regarded guides for booksellers, t...
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Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

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