Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 5

2 Trains Running: In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination and the rise of the black power movement in 1969, a young man learns about social awareness when an iconic Pittsburgh diner is slated for demolition. Show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Join Mayor Buckhorn as food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. This month, two new trucks, Aloha To Go and Street Surfer, will be joining the party. It starts at 11 a.m. in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.

Shen Yun: Classically trained dancers and a full orchestra weave ancient legends with modern heroic tales to explore 5,000 years of Chinese culture. See it at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $52.50-$202.50. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Top Chef, 10 p.m., Bravo After last week's disappointing double elimination, it's down to Nick and Nina, which sounds like the title of an NBC sitcom.

Arrow, 8 p.m., CW Is it just us, or do you like Laurel better now that she's a pill-popping boozer? Drink up, Ms. Lance, because the League of Assassins is back.

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COMING UP

Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: Gasparilla is over, but you need more beads, right? Get some at this nighttime parade, with more than 100 lighted floats, marching bands, krewes and TV talk-show host Jerry Springer, who returns as a guest. It's free Saturday in Ybor City. (813) 241-6554.

Bands, Brew and BBQ: In the wake of the Blackfish controversy, bands have been dropping out of this SeaWorld/Busch Gardens series, which also features craft beers and food. When it opens at Tampa's theme park on Saturday, who will the act be? Stay tuned for an announcement sometime this week. Included in park admission.

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‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

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

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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...
Updated: 12 hours ago
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

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Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

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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

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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
You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

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More than 100,000 people showed up at Amalie Arena in 2016 to frolic in a huge ball pit. It was a sea of 1.2 million white orbs so vast that grown men could belly flop and remain afloat. Almost two years after the Beach Tampa packed up, some 15,000 l...
Published: 01/18/18
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Bar review: Florida spirits and brews at the newest Local Draught House in Tampa

Bar review: Florida spirits and brews at the newest Local Draught House in Tampa

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