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

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 8

Clearwater Beach Uncorked: Wine experts, brewmasters and chefs join forces so guests can indulge in their culinary creations. It starts at 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $85 per day; VIP $125. Admission includes access to the Uncorked Spirits Beach Bar and a dessert tent filled with sweets and sparkling wines. (954) 960-6083.

Kenny Loggins: In the '80s, he gained popularity as the movie soundtrack king, with I'm Alright (Caddyshack) and Footloose (Footloose), but he has been creating soft rock since the '70s. Fellow '70s band Pablo Cruise will open. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $55-$95. (727) 791-7400.

Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: The night-time parade features more than 100 illuminated floats, marching bands, krewes and their royalty. It begins at 7 p.m. at Seventh Avenue and Nebraska Avenue, Ybor City. Free. (813) 241-6554.

Warhol Yourself: Self-Portrait Workshop: Bring the entire family, even the pets, to make Warhol-inspired pop-art portraits. In the style of Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, your photos will be taken, printed out in black and white on cardstock, and then you can color or paint them. It's at 3 p.m. at Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15 per portrait. (727) 822-7872, ext. 211.

Busch Gardens Serengeti Night Safari: Travel through the park's Edge of Africa in the dark while viewing the nighttime behaviors of lions, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and more, then cozy up around a bonfire. Before and after the safari, drinks, appetizers and desserts are provided in the Safari Club. Guests must be 21 and up to participate. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $69 per person. Park admission not required. (813) 987-5600


Lil Bub's Special Special, 9 p.m., Animal Planet Sorry, Grumpy Cat, Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat. Only Lil Bub gets his own TV special co-starring Amy Sedaris. LOL!

The Girl He Met Online, 8 p.m., Lifetime A bipolar woman has trouble making relationships work until meeting the man of her dreams online. But then someone up and dies, which becomes a whole awkward thing.


For some alternative Valentine's Day date ideas, check out the #PlayTampaBay video at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 8 02/07/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 7, 2014 7:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 29-June 4


    Memorial Day: Among the free events paying tribute to fallen soldiers today is the Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony in St. Petersburg, with speakers including Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Charlie Christ, musical performances, a rifle salute and taps. (727) 319-6479 . The Florida National Cemetery …

    Young blonde boy carrying an American Flag over a wooden Bridge.
  2. Fans in Florida and beyond won't forget Gregg Allman

    Music & Concerts

    The end can come quickly for those who live fast and live hard, who create worlds with their talent and sometimes come close to throwing them away.

    This Oct. 13, 2011 file photo shows Gregg Allman performs at the Americana Music Association awards show in Nashville, Tenn. On Saturday, May 27, 2017, a publicist said the musician, the singer for The Allman Brothers Band, has died. (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28


    Alabama: The country music all-timers hit the road for the Southern Drawl tour with openers, the Charlie Daniels Band. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $26-$86. (813) 301-2500.

    Handout photo of Alabama, performing 5/28/17 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Credit: Alan Messer
  4. Find serenity at Grand Cayman Island's Cemetery Beach



    Hey, cruisers, if you've been to Hell and back, snuggled with the stingrays and taken photos with the turtles at the Cayman Turtle Centre, you might be looking for something different on your next trip. (Guilty!)

    Good snorkeling can be found off shore at Cemetery Beach in Grand Cayman.
  5. Karen Bail, who helped Gibbs kids get to Broadway, retires


    ST. PETERSBURG — When neatnicks retire, they leave no trace behind. Their desks are clean, like a runway after the plane has taken off.

    Karen Bail warms up seniors Jonathan O’Brien, left, as Juan Peron and Addam Setzer as Che Guevara before the dress rehearsal of Evita in April.