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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 26

Gasparilla: The Jose Gasparilla invades Tampa Bay yet again. Party with the marauding buccaneers during the street festival, see the mayor surrender the key of the city to Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and get showered with beads on Bayshore Boulevard. It all starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Tampa. Free.

Ron White: The cigar-smoking, scotch-swilling funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall for a set of standup shows. The early show is sold out but you can see him at 9:30 p.m. at 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater. $48.75-$58.75. (727) 791-7400.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Moonrise Kingdom: Bring blankets, low lawn chairs or towels to plop on the ground and watch Wes Anderson's latest film. Shows start around dusk at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. Free.

Tampa Bay Times Home Show: The largest home show on Florida's west coast brings the area's top home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes and landscaping. Doors open at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Kumquat Festival: Sample everything from pies and cookies to salsas and smoothies made with the sweet-tart tiny fruit at this annual festival. There's also arts and crafts, a children's area and entertainment. It's at 9 a.m. in downtown Dade City, Meridian Ave. at U.S. 301. Free. (352) 567-3769.

to watch

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC Adam Levine is finally giving up on being both host and musical guest. Thank you, Kendrick Lamar.

Tv correction

WFLA-Ch. 8 will televise Tampa's Gasparilla Parade from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today. Animal Adventures will be aired from 2-2:30 p.m., and U.S. Figure Skating Championships from 4:30-6 p.m. The listings were incorrect in this week's TV Times.


The tall ship Lynx that is visiting St. Petersburg will be visible from some vantage points during the Gasparilla invasion today in Tampa, but it will not sail into the channel. An item in Weekend was unclear.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 26 01/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 10:10pm]
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