Make us your home page
Instagram
Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

On your radar: British ska band The English Beat, and an acoustic Richard Marx concert

Florida State Fair: The fair opens today and runs through Feb. 18 with nearly 80 rides, games, animal exhibits, demonstrations and, of course, lots of fried food stuffs that have no business being fried. This year, the fair will be celebrating Florida's 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce de Leon with a Tampa Bay History Center exhibit. Today is Heroes Day; all active, reserve, or retired military veterans, law enforcement, firemen and first responders are admitted free with I.D. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8–$12 ages 12 and older, $4–$6 ages 6–11, 5 and younger free. $5 admission after 5 p.m. (813) 621-7821.

A Masked Ball: Illicit love and political intrigue are woven through Verdi's romantic tragedy, when a king falls for his best friend's wife. See it at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $34.50. (813) 229-7827.

Jon Reep: You'll recognize this comic who won Last Comic Standing as "the Hemi guy" in Dodge commercials. See him at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18. (813) 960-1197.

The English Beat: The British ska band who broke through in the '80s with hits like Mirror in the Bathroom and Save It for Later returns to the bay area for this concert at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 565-0551.

Richard Marx: Don't miss this acoustic show by the ultimate musical storyteller who is always cool about taking audience requests. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $42.50–$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

To watch

Season premiere; Community, 8 p.m., NBC: Can Jeff finally get the credits he needs and graduate? There must be more cancellation rumors.

Season premiere; BrandX With Russell Brand, 11:30 p.m., FX: Russell made it to a second season. This is better than It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia how?

On your radar: British ska band The English Beat, and an acoustic Richard Marx concert 02/06/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:51am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Glen Campbell's wife Kim discusses challenges, guilt caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, others face

    Life Times

    If there's one thing Kim Campbell would change about caregiving for Alzheimer's patients, it's the attitude so many of us have toward transferring a loved one from home to a long-term care facility. According to Campbell, it's often the most kind, loving decision you can make. It's not a sign of failure, but one of …

    Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell, is acknowledged by those attending the free event where she shared the story of her personal journey with Alzheimer???‚??„?s disease and the struggles she faced caring for her husband on Friday (5/26/17) at the Suncoast Hospice's Empath Health Service Center in Clearwater. Empath Choices for Care, a member of Empath Health, and Arden Courts Memory Care hosted the free event where Kim shared her story to help others understand the early stages, how the disease changes lives, the challenges families face and the role of caregiver.
  2. What happened when I took my dad to a Pitbull concert

    Music & Concerts

    TAMPA — "So, you know how you like Pitbull?" I asked my dad. "We can see him."

    Selfie of Divya Kumar and Anand Kumar at Pitbull/Enrique Iglesias concert.
  3. Tampa City Council votes to accept travel invitation from Cuban ambassador

    Blogs

    The invitation came to Tampa City Council chairwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin in a June 9 letter from Cuban ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas Rodriguez.

    The Tampa City Council voted 6-0, with Frank Reddick out of the room, to respond to a travel invitation from Cuban ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas Rodriguez.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

    Events

    St. Pete Pride Festival: The daytime festival covers Central Avenue's Grand Central District with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food. 9 a.m., Grand Central District, 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 342-0084.

    Kristen Whalen poses for a photo before the start of the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg last year. It's that time of year again, so check with us for your planning purposes. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times (2016)]
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 24

    Events

    St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade: St. Pete Pride's popular parade moves to downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. The block party brings DJs, food and drinks starting at 2 p.m. The parade steps off at Fifth Ave NE and Bayshore at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. 2 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth …

    Thousands line the streets of Central Ave. during the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg.  [Saturday, June 25, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]