Sunday, May 20, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 25

World Wing-Eating Championship: The event returns to the Original Hooters in Clearwater and A-list eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is expected to return to defend his title. If you go, plan to carpool and get there early — parking last year was mobbed. It starts at 7 p.m. at Hooters, 2800 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Free for spectators. (727) 797-4008.

Our Town Conversations — Mike Clay: The chief meteorologist for Bay News 9 has won a Florida Suncoast Emmy and a Florida Associated Press award for Best Weathercast for severe weather coverage. The talk starts at 6 p.m., but come early for hors d'oeuvres at Cafe Gala at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. $5 (reservations required), free members. (727) 823-3767.

An Evening with Eric Draper: Draper will discuss his career as chief White House photographer and the compilation of his new book Front Row Seat, a photographic portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush. The talk begins 7:30 p.m. with a book signing to follow at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $30, $50 per couple. (813) 657-6499.

Souls of Mischief: The California hip-hop group comes to St. Pete to take us back to the early '90s. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

TO WATCH

Rookie Blue, 10 p.m., ABC: Callaghan is brought in to help find a missing woman in a case that is very reminiscent of a past investigation. Well, given all the cop shows on these days, some of them are bound to feel familiar.

 

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Florida Orchestra closes 50th masterworks season with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Florida Orchestra closes 50th masterworks season with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

TAMPA — The Florida Orchestra wraps up its final masterworks concert of the season with a masterfully complex Johannes Brahms piano concerto and Ludwig van Beethoven’s warmly accessible Symphony No. 6, commonly known as the "Pastoral."Friday’s sold-o...
Published: 05/19/18
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Published: 05/18/18
I went through 'Jeopardy!' auditions in Tampa, and I have a few questions

I went through 'Jeopardy!' auditions in Tampa, and I have a few questions

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